Fantasy Light Novel Series The Unwanted Undead Adventurer is Getting an Anime Adaptation! 1st Trailer Out!

A new fantasy anime has just been given the green signal and we are hyped! The Unwanted Undead Adventurer will be getting an anime adaptation and there’s a lot of to look forward to. The light novel series was serialized on the Shosetsuka no Naro website and has been in print since 2016.

The dark fantasy series is created by Yu Okano and currently has 9 volumes. A manga adaptation of the series has also been acquired by Overlap, and the English version of the series is published by J-Novel Club. The manga for The Unwanted Undead Adventurer is published by Comic Gardo.

The light novel for the series is rated 7.3/10 on My Anime List!

The Unwanted Undead Adventurer Trailer

What is The Unwanted Undead Adventurer About?

Rentt Faina, a young adventurer, has led a rather mundane adventuring life. With his conquests consisting mostly of hacking away slimes and goblins, nothing much ever seems to happen, leaving him feeling very mediocre. He feels stuck doing his job for a nominal amount of money every day and longs for change.

He happens to find a path in the Labyrinth of the Reflected Moon and finds himself face to face with a dragon. The dragon happens to consume him immediately, but to his surprise, he does not die. His form shifts to that of a skeleton who is left with nothing but a rusty sword. Rentt begins a new life while trying to find his human appearance again with Existential Evolution.

His ghoul-like appearance does not spare him company, as he finds people who join him on his adventures as he tries to evade the labyrinth that tries to consume him despite being undead.

The anime adaptation has only been announced! The visuals, posters and other details should be released throughout the year. The illustrator of the light novel, Jaian has posted an illustration to celebrate the announcement of the anime adaptation!

When Will The Unwanted Undead Adventurer Release?

With the announcement of the anime adaptation for The Unwanted Undead Adventurer just being made, it would be fair to assume that the anime has been underworked for at least a while. That said, it is unlikely that this release will be a part of the 2022 anime calendar. The earliest possible release looks about Winter 2023 or after.

As far as adaptation lengths go, the single cour release format seems to be the most likely. This means The Unwanted Undead Adventurer is likely to release 12-14 episodes for its first season. The opening and ending themes of the anime will also be confirmed by the end of this year.

Where Can I Watch The Unwanted Undead Adventurer?

The Unwanted Undead Adventurer has not announced broadcast details yet but it will definitely get a TV release on the known broadcast blocks as well as a potential platform release on streaming services like Crunchyroll, Netflix or Hulu. A Crunchyroll release could also mean a potential English Dub for the anime!

The Unwanted Undead Adventurer Characters Cast and Staff

There have been no announcements of the voice cast of the anime adaptation of The Unwanted Undead Adventurer. Even the anime studio is yet to be announced. the cast will be updated as soon as the announcements are made.

The characters that will be appearing in the anime include:

  • Rentt Faina
  • Lorraine Vivie
  • Rina Rupaage
  • Sheila Ibariss
  • Clope
  • Luka
  • Raiz Dunner
  • Laura Satil

Additional characters and voice actors will be updated along with the production staff for the anime soon!

FAQs – The Unwanted Undead Adventurer Edition

Q. Is The Unwanted Undead Adventurer good?

A. The Unwanted Undead Adventurer or Nozomanu Fushu no Bokensha is a dark fantasy series that contains most of your usual fantasy or even isekai elements without being your typical isekai or fantasy series. It feels like a series that set out being an isekai but just says no and remains a fantasy series without shifting worlds.

The series has an interesting ensemble of characters as well as a solid storyline. The light novel is rated 7.3/10 on My Anime List and has a decent follower base. All in all, The Unwanted Undead Adventurer is definitely worth a shot for fantasy and adventure lovers.

Q. How many volumes of The Unwanted Undead Adventurer light novel are there?

A. The latest volume of The Unwanted Undead Adventurer light novel was released in June 2021. The 9th volume is the latest in Japanese releases and the English release has also caught up. The 10th volume of the light novel ships on April 25th! The manga series that has also been written by Yu Okano has 8 published volumes.

Stay tuned for updates on The Unwanted Undead Adventurer and all the good stuff from your favourite titles. In the meantime, don’t forget to let us know your picks from Spring 2022 anime releases and let us know all you plan to watch in the upcoming season!

Source: Comic Natalie

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