The latest character visual for the Undead Murder Farce TV anime series has been released, highlighting Kaya (voiced by Saima Nakano). She is a girl originally from a human village who has lived in the werewolf village of Wolfenhele since she was 10 years old. The anime is scheduled to premiere sometime in July 2023.
Nakano joins a main cast that features Tomoyo Kurosawa as Aya Rindou, Taku Yashiro as Tsugaru Shinuchi, Makoto Koichi as Shizuku Hasei, and Sayumi Suzushiro as Annie Keber.
Other voice cast members include Shinichirou Miki as Sherlock Holmes, Masaki Aizawa as John H. Watson, Hiro Shimono as Phantom, Mamoru Miyano as Arsene Lupin, Wataru Yokojima as James Moriarty, Tomokazu Sugita as Aleister Crowley, Reina Kondou as Carmilla, Itaru Yamamoto as Victor, Souma Saitou as Jack the Ripper, Maaya Uchida as Nora, and Yumiri Hanamori as Vera.
Mamoru Hatakeyama (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) is the anime series’ director, with Noboru Takagi (In/Spectre) as series screenwriter, Noriko Itou (Kakegurui xx sub-character designer) as character designer and chief animation director, Naho Kozono (Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys co-sub-character designer) as sub-character designer and chief animation director, and yuma yamaguchi as music composer. Lapin Track is the animation production company for the anime.
The anime is based on Yuugo Aosaki’s supernatural novels of the same name, which was first published by Kodansha on December 17, 2015, under its Kodansha Taiga label. Three volumes have been released as of April 2021. A manga adaptation by Haruka Tomoyama was also published in Monthly Shounen Sirius on June 25, 2016, before transferring to the Comic Days website in 2018. Kodansha USA is releasing the manga in English as Undead Girl Murder Farce, with three tankoubon volumes released as of June 2018.
Crunchyroll will stream Undead Murder Farce worldwide, outside of Japan. It describes the synopsis as:
The 19th century — a world inhabited by vampires, golems, werewolves and other paranormal creatures. Immortal beauty and disembodied head Aya Rindo, along with half-human-half-demon “Demon Killer” Tsugaru Shunichi and her loyal maid Shizuku Hasei, travels through Europe as supernatural detective “The Cage User,” solving supernatural mysteries while she searches for her lost body.