Japanese publisher Overlap announced today that the light novel series “The Unwanted Undead Adventurer” (jap.: “Nozomanu Fushi no Boukensha”) will receive an anime adaptation.
Further details are still pending
So far, all that is known is that the anime adaptation will be a series that will air on Japanese television. Concrete details, such as a start date and details about the production team, have not been confirmed at this time.
“The Unwanted Undead Adventurer” was penned by Yuu Okano (“Revived the Devil”) and has been published in Japan since October 2017 with illustrations by Jaian. A manga adaptation by Haiji Nakasone (“Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero”) launched in November 2017.
U.S. publisher J-Novel Club is publishing both the original light novel and the manga adaptation with English translations.
Video of the announcement
The Unwanted Undead Adventurer: Storyline
Rentt Faina, a 25-year-old adventurer, has been hacking at monsters for a decade. However, since he doesn’t have much talent for this job, he has to hunt slimes and goblins every day for little money. Little does he know that this is about to change when he stumbles upon a seemingly undiscovered path in the labyrinth of the Moon Mirror. But what awaits him at the end of the path is neither treasure nor riches, but a legendary dragon that swallows him without further ado!
When Rentt wakes up a short time later, he’s not quite dead, but he’s not very much alive either – he’s nothing but a pile of bones! Armed with his trusty sword, tool belt, and new appearance, Rentt sets out as a skeleton to achieve existential evolution in hopes of one day returning in a more human form.
Will Rentt succeed, or will the Labyrinth devour him for the rest of his undeath …?