On Thursday, TMS Entertainment made an exciting announcement: Hulu has obtained the television anime rights for Yoshifumi Tozuka’s manga, Undead Unluck. The series is set to debut on the streaming service in October. Additionally, TMS Entertainment revealed that the anime will be featured at Hulu’s interactive Entertainment Hall activation during Anime Expo 2023 this weekend.
This adds to the already planned separate event for the anime at the convention on Sunday, where voice actors Natsuki Hanae (Shen) and Moe Kahara (Fuuko Izumo), manga editor Takumi Hashimoto, Undead Unluck’s editor, and producer Ryōta Hasegawa will attend as special guests. To top it off, TMS Entertainment and Bang Zoom! Studios will conduct open auditions for an English dub role in the anime at Anime Expo on Tuesday.
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When a hapless girl crosses paths with an immortal guy, chaos ensues! Exhausted by unwittingly causing fatalities with her unique power, Unluck, Fuuko Izumo embarks on a quest to bring an end to it all. However, her encounter with Andy, a man yearning for death yet unable to meet his demise, offers her a purpose to keep living—and he discovers a rare individual capable of granting him the eternal rest he desperately craves.
The upcoming anime brings together the key team from the acclaimed Fire Force series. Yuki Yase, known for directing JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, takes the helm as the director at David Production. Hideyuki Morioka lends his talent in character animation design, while Kenichiro Suehiro composes the captivating music. UNLIMITED PRODUCE by TMS takes charge of production and planning for the anime.
Leading the cast, Moe Kahara portrays the spirited Fuuko Izumo, with Yūichi Nakamura bringing life to the enigmatic Andy. Kenji Nomura takes on the role of the mysterious Void, and Natsuki Hanae lends his voice to the charismatic Shen.
Originally published as a one-shot in January 2019 in Weekly Shonen Jump, ozuka’s manga quickly gained popularity, leading to a serialized version in the same magazine in January 2020. Viz Media began digitally publishing the manga in January 2020, followed by a print release in May 2021. Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service also offers digital releases of the manga.
Earning accolades, the manga secured the impressive #14 position on the esteemed Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2021 list for male readers. Additionally, it emerged victorious in the prestigious sixth “Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Taishō” (up-and-coming manga awards) in August 2020.
Source | TMS Entertainment