This year’s Jump Festa has focused on big news from some notable names in the Shonen Jump universe, including the likes of Dragon Ball Super, My Hero Academia, One Piece, Chainsaw Man, and more. On top of old favorites dropping new reveals, new anime adaptations are also confirmed to fill out the Shonen genre. A big addition is Undead Unlocka new heavy hitter that arrived on the Shonen scene in 2020 and has now given fans a first look at this franchise unlike any other.
Undead Unlock was confirmed to get an anime earlier this year, with Fuuko Izumo and the undead brawler known as Andy to be played by voice actors Moeka Kishimoto and Yuichi Nakamura. The series itself will be brought to life by David Production, and the studio is perhaps best known for its work with JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Fire strength to mention some. First appearing in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump thanks to creator Yoshifumi Tozuka, the series introduced a story of a zombie who finds the perfect partner to end his existence, thanks in part to a young girl’s unfortunate powers plaguing her life.
Jump Festa gave fans a first look at Undead Unlock via new footage that can be seen below, showing what Andy and Izumo look like in motion courtesy of David Production:
Undead Unluck Anime
Planned in 2023!
(Animation Production: David Production)
— AnimeTV Chain (@animetv_jp) 17 December 2022
If you haven’t had the chance to check out Undead Unlockthe official description from Viz Media reads as follows:
“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 while he works to find a way to trigger an unfortunate blow big enough to kill him for good. But when the pair discover a secret organization is hunting them, it puts Andy’s funeral plans on hold.”
Currently, the Undead Unlocks manga continues in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump, so there is plenty of material for the anime to translate in the future.
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