Undead Unluck Reveals Main Trailer and Theme Songs


A main trailer has been released for the upcoming Undead Unlock anime, which is set to begin airing in Japan on October 6 (effectively October 7 at 1:23 AM JST). Details for the show’s theme songs were also announced.

The opening song for Undead Unlock is titled “01” and has Queen Bee as the performing artist. The song is previewed in the trailer’s second half, where it accompanies intense displays of various inhuman powers. Meanwhile, the ending theme is “know me…” by Kairi Yagi.

Undead Unlock is based on the manga by Yoshifumi Tozuka, which began serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in 2020 and will release its 18th tankoubon volume on October 4. Viz Media describes the plot as:

All Fuuko wants is a passionate romance like the one in her favorite shojo manga. Unfortunately, her Unluck ability makes that impossible. But just as Fuuko hits rock bottom, Andy sweeps her off her feet—literally! Now she’s become Andy’s unwilling test subject as he works to find a way to trigger a stroke of Unluck big enough to kill him for good. However, when the pair discovers a secret organization is hunting them, it puts Andy’s burial plans on hold.

The anime is directed by Yuuki Yase (Fire Force Season 1, Mekaku City Actors) at david production with Hideyuki Morioka (Fire Force) as character designer and chief animation director. Other staff include:

• Chief animation director: Shunichi Ishimoto (Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan character designer et al.) 
• Chief animation director: Yumenosuke Tokuda (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: STONE OCEAN Ep 18 et al.)
• UMA designer and main animator: Kazuhiro Miwa (Fire Force main animator)
• Main animator: Hiroyuki Ookaji (Fire Force)
• Main animator: Kouichi Sato (The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious ending storyboard artist, unit director, and key animator)
• Color designer: Aiko Mizuno (The House of the Lost on the Cape)
• Art director: Keito Watanabe (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: STONE OCEAN)
• Compositing director: Takao Saitou (Persona 5 The Animation)
• VFX supervisor: Ryo Oohashi (Credited for VFX on Fire Force and The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes)
• Music composer: Kenichirou Suehiro (Fire Force, The Eminence in Shadow)
• Sound director: Jin Aketagawa (Fire Force)

Meanwhile, the cast includes Moe Kahara as Fuuko, Yuuichi Nakamura as Andy, Natsuki Hanae as Shen, Kenji Nomura as Void, Aoi Yuuki as Gina Chamber, Mariya Ise as Juiz, Rikiya Koyama as Billy Alfred, Rie Kugimiya as Tatiana, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Top Bull Sparx, Kouji Yusa as Nico Vorgeil, and Tomokazu Sugita as Apocalypse.

Hulu will stream the show outside of Japan.

Source: TMS Anime Official Channel

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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