“Wataru Yokojima Takes on James Moriarty Role in Anime Comedy ‘Undead Girl Murder Farce'”

On Tuesday, the official website of the anime adaptation of Yugo Aosaki’s thrilling series “Undead Girl Murder Farce” unveiled an exciting update: Wataru Yokojima has been cast as James Moriarty, the formidable mastermind behind the notorious criminal syndicate known as Banquet.

Undead Girl Murder Farce
Undead Girl Murder Farce 2023

The anime premieres on Fuji TV’s +Ultra block in July. Crunchyroll will globally stream the show, excluding Asia, simultaneous with its Japanese airing.

The main cast includes:

  • Tomoyo Kurosawa as Aya Rindo
  • Taku Yashiro as Tsugaru Shinuchi
  • Makoto Koichi as Shizuku Hasei
  • Sayumi Suzushiro as Annie Kerber
  • Shinichiro Miki as Sherlock Holmes
  • Masaki Aizawa as John H. Watson
  • Mamoru Miyano as Arsene
  • Lupin Hiro Shimono as Phantom

Mamoru Hatakeyama (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) directs the anime at Lapin Track. Noboru Takagi (Golden Kamuy) handles series composition. Noriko Itou (Kakegurui) designs the characters based on original designs by Zerogo Iwamoto. Naho Kozono (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation) serves as sub-character designer and chief animation director. Yuma Yamaguchi (I’M KODAMA KAWASHIRI) composes the music. Kazuhiro Wakabayashi (Bungo Stray Dogs) is the sound director.

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Undead Girl Murder Farce casted

Aosaki began the novel series in 2015. Kodansha USA Publishing licensed the manga adaptation, and it describes the story:

The 19th century ends—a vampire’s wife is slain, and the detective known as the “cage user” is summoned to solve the crime. But there’s more to the detective and the curtained birdcage he carries… because when unraveling a case with a creature, it might just require one to comprehend one! Haruka Tomoyama launched the manga adaptation based on Aosaki’s story in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine in June 2016. It has since shifted to Nemesis magazine in June 2017 and then again to the Comic Days website in September 2018.


Source | Undead Girl Murder Farce official Website / Comic Natalie

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