On Saturday, the official cast, staff, teaser visual, PV, and a 2024 debut were announced for the anime adaptation of Yu Okano’s The Unwanted Undead Adventurer light novel series.
The staff is as follows:
- Noriaki Akitaya (Bakuman. all three seasons, Slow Loop) is the director of the anime at CONNECT.
- Yukie Sugawara (Overlord all four seasons) is overseeing the series scripts.
- Takao Sano (The Honor Student at Magic High School, Restaurant to Another World) is the character designer.
The cast is as follows:
- Ryota Suzuki as Rentt Faina
- Mikako Komatsu as Lorrane Vivie
- Ikumi Hasegawa as Sheila Ibarss
- Sayumi Suzushiro as Rina Rupaage
Yu Okano launched the manga on the Shosetsuka ni Naro website in 2016. OVERLAP is publishing the light novel in print with illustrations by Jaian in October 2017.
A manga adaptation created by Haiji Nakasone began serialization on the Comic Gardo website, owned by OVERLAP, in November 2017.
J-Novel Club handles the English publication of both the light novel series and the manga adaptation, providing an English version of the story, and it describes it as:
Rentt Faina, a twenty-five-year-old adventurer, has been hacking away at monsters for a decade.
However, without much talent for the job, Rentt finds himself stuck hunting Slimes and Goblins for meager amounts of coin every day.
Little does he know, all this is about to change when he comes across a seemingly undiscovered path in the Labyrinth of the Moon’s Reflection.
What awaits him at the end of the path, however, is neither treasure nor riches, but a legendary dragon that wastes no time swallowing him whole!
Waking up a short time later, Rentt finds himself not quite dead, but not very alive either— He is nothing more than a pile of bones!
Armed with nothing but his trusty sword, tool belt, and ghoulish new looks, Rentt sets off on his quest as a newly reborn Skeleton to achieve Existential Evolution, hoping to one day return to civilization with a more human form.
Will Rentt succeed, or will the labyrinth consume him for the rest of his un-death…?