Originally releases as a webcomic, ‘The Unwanted Undead Adventurer’ is a light novel series written by Yu Okano and illustrated by Jaian. It has been published by Overlap Bunko with the English translation being released digitally by J-Novel Club. Overlap has announced that an anime adaption has begun development.
The series is also known as ‘The Unwanted Immortal Adventurer’ or ‘Nozomanu Fushi no Boukensha’ in Japan with Crunchyroll reporting that over 1.4 million copies have been sold in Japan since it was launched in 2017. There is no report yet on the studio, crew, or cast for the upcoming series.
Overlap Bunko also dropped a teaser with some visuals from the series to celebrate the announcement.
You can watch the teaser trailer below:
MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,
“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…?”
There has been no word yet on a release date.
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