Undead Unluck anime release date reportedly in 2023 [Trailer]

Key visual for Undead Unluck, featuring Fuuko and Andy.
Key visual for Undead Unluck, featuring Fuuko and Andy. Pic credit: @shonenjump.com/j/rensai/undead.html

The Undead Unluck anime release date is reportedly in 2023.

According to Shonen Jump News – Unofficial (@WSJ-manga) the domain undead-unluck.net was recently registered, which means there may be a chance that the comedy, supernatural manga titled Undead Unlock by Yoshifumi Tozuka is about to get the anime adaptation treatment. It is still unknown whether or not the domain is official, but we will keep you posted.

Shonenleaks (@shonenleaks) tweeted, “Leak: Undead Unluck anime will broadcast in 2023!”

Keep in mind that this information has not been substantiated by any official sources. As such, it should be treated as a rumor and taken with a grain of salt.

Since January 2020, the Undead Unluck manga has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Its chapters have been collected in twelve tankobon volumes as of July 2022.

You can watch a trailer for the manga that was made by Viz Media on their official YouTube channel here:

The official trailer for the manga Undead Unluck.

What is the plot of Undead Unluck?

The story centers on a young girl named Fuuko Izumo, who has been living in seclusion for 10 years since an incident occurred, which left more than 200 people dead, including her parents when she was just 8 years old. The only thing keeping Fuuko going was a long-running shoujo manga series, but when that finally comes to an end Fuuko decides she no longer has a reason to live and decides to plan her suicide.

Another reason Fuuko wants to commit suicide is that she was cursed with a strange ability called “unluck”. When people come into contact with her physically they are cursed with bad luck that can even end up being fatal.

That’s when she meets an undead man, who has amazing regenerative abilities that nullify Fuuko’s “unluck” ability even when he hugs her. Unfortunately, he’s unable to regenerate his clothes and spends most of the time strutting around naked.

This mysterious undead man has grown tired of his immortality and is searching for a way to “die the best death possible”. Since this undead man decides to start tagging along with Fuuko she decides to name him “Andy”.

Andy has the ability to fire his finger like a bullet and if he removes the card in his head a second personality named Victhor takes over his body. As they begin to travel together a mysterious organization called the Union begins to chase them for unknown reasons.

Vol 1 cover of Undead Unluck, featuring Andy and Fuuko.
The Undead Unluck Volume 1 cover art features Andy and Fuuko. Pic credit: @nautiljon.com

Later, an assassin from the Union named Shen reveals that the organization has a special team of ten people with special abilities and that if they decide to join up they will no longer be hunted. Fuuko and Andy decide to join in order to attain Andy’s wish for “the best death”, and they end up battling powerful enemies and uncovering the mysteries in their world.

The Union bases its mission on the writings found inside a book called Apocalypse, which has supernatural powers. The Union is an organization made up of special individuals called Negators – people with the ability to negate the rules of the world. Their mission is to hunt UMA – Unidentified Mysterious Animals that are the embodiment of Earth’s rules and are created by God in order to bring about the Apocalypse. The Union must also face off against a group of Negators that opposes the Union called Under, and its Regulators – beings chosen to do God’s bidding to bring about the Apocalypse.

Where can I read the Undead Unluck manga?

In January 2019, a one-shot chapter was published in Shueisha’s shonen manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump. On January 20, 2022, the manga started its serialization in the 2020 8th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump. 

You can watch a teaser video for the manga by Jumps Comics Channel here:

Trailer for the manga Undead Unluck.

The English version of the manga is digitally serialized by Viz Media on its Shonen Jump website. In October 2020, Viz Media announced the print and digital publication of the manga, and the first volume was published on May 4, 2021.

You can read a free preview of the Undead Unluck English translation of Volume 1 here.

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