Undead Unluck anime reveals main cast

Key visual for the upcoming anime Undead Unluck featuring character design for Andy and voice actor Nakamura Yuichi, character design for Fuuko Izumo and voice actress Kishimoto Moeka.
Key visual for the upcoming anime Undead Unluck featuring character design for Andy and voice actor Nakamura Yuichi, character design for Fuuko Izumo and voice actress Kishimoto Moeka. Pic credit: @undeadunluck_en/Twitter

The Undead Unluck anime release date is confirmed for 2023! The exact time frame for the premiere hasn’t been announced yet.

On November 20, 2022, the official Twitter account for the upcoming anime adaptation of Yoshifumi Tozuka’s Undead Unluck manga reveals its main cast. Voice actor Nakamura Yuichi will play Andy while Kishimoto Moeka will play Izumo Fuuko.

Who is Nakamura Yuichi?

Nakamura Yuichi is a Japanese voice actor, a narrator (books), and YouTuber. As of October 1, 2020, he has become affiliated with the agency INTENTION. He is known for having a very calm, clear voice and usually voices teenage boys to wise men in their 30s.

He is most known for his roles in anime including Gray Fullbuster in Fairy Tail, Mumen Rider in One Punch Man, Gai Tsutsugami in Guilty Crown, Brunco Bucciarati in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind, Tetsurou Kuroo in Haikyuu!!, Satoru Gojo in Jujutsu Kaisen, Tsukasa Shishio in Dr. Stone, Hawks in My Hero Academia, Shigure Sohma in Fruits Basket, Cid Rains in Final Fantasy XIII. Nakamura also dubbed Chris Evans in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Liam Hemsworth in Hunger Games.

Who is Kishimoto Moeka?

Kishimoto Moeka is a voice actress, who is best known for playing the following roles in anime: Tomoe Inui in How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom, Akari Tokitou in The Executioner and Her Way of Life, Hasu in In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki, Lilia in The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest.

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.

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”. However, a mysterious organization called the Union begins to chase them for unknown reasons.

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 missions 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, and its chapters have been collected in twelve tankobon volumes as of July 2022.

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 Undead Unluck, vol. 1 here.

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