Undead Murder Farce Reveals New Visual Illustrated by Original Character Designer

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© Yugo Aosaki,​Kodansha/​THE CAGE USERS

The production team for Undead Murder Farce has revealed a new illustration for the anime, drawn by the series’ original character designer Iwamoto05. The 13-episode anime is scheduled to premiere on July 5, 2023. 

The anime series is directed by Mamoru Hatakeyama (Kaguya-sama: Love is War), 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 handling the animation production. 

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© Yugo Aosaki,​Kodansha/​THE CAGE USERS

Meanwhile, the main voice cast includes Tomoyo Kurosawa as Aya Rindou, Taku Yashiro as Tsugaru Shinuchi, Makoto Koichi as Shizuku Hasei, Sayumi Suzushiro as Annie Keber, Shinichirou Miki as Sherlock Holmes, and Masaki Aizawa as John H. Watson. Other vice cast members consist of 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, Yumiri Hanamori as Vera, and Saima Nakano as Kaya

The anime is based on Yuugo Aosaki’s supernatural novels, 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. A fourth volume will be released digitally on July 5, 2023. 

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© Yugo Aosaki,​Kodansha/​THE CAGE USERS

Crunchyroll will stream Undead Murder Farce outside of Japan, describing 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.

Source: Undead Murder Farce Official Japanese Twitter

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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