A pretty welcome new project is in the mix with the previous announcement of an anime adaptation of the Dead Mount Death Play manga from Ryohgo Narita. The project is set for an April 2023 debut as part of the spring season and we’ve had a lot of information so far. The show saw an April 10th, 2023 debut and then the wait was on for the second cour that was scheduled for an October 2023 debut.
With the show seeing an October 16th, 2023 premiere date, the official site has now dropped the first preview of the twentieth episode that’s due out on November 28th, 2023 for it.
The adaptation has set Manabu Ono to direct it while also overseeing the scripts with Yuki Sugiwara and Yoriko Tomita. Hisashi Abe is on board as the character designer with GEEK TOYS handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Yuki Sakakihara as Polka Shinoyama, Inori Minase as Misaki Sakimiya, Yūma Uchida as Takumi Kuruya, Takuya Eguchi as Tsubaki Iwanome, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Gōzaburō Arase, Atsumi Tanezaki as Lisa Kuraki, Misato Fukuen as Koyū Azuma, Kazuhiro Yamaji as Rozan Shinoyama, Yō Taichi as Saya Shinoyama, Rumi Okubo as Izuna Ajishiro, Ikumi Hasegawa as Furuto Ichinose, and Haruka Shiraishi as Saki Aikawa.
Sou is on board to perform the opening theme song “Nero” while Inori Minase performs the ending theme song “Aolite.” For the second cour, Inori Minsae is on board to perform “Scrap Art” for it while Yuma Uchida is performing “Hope” for the ending theme song.
The manga from Ryohgo Narita began in 2017 and has ten volumes out as of this month in Japan. Yen Press releases it in English with a simulpub.
Plot Concept: It’s a showdown for the ages as the legendary hero takes on the corpse god necromancer, but when the dust settles, something isn’t quite right… In the final moments of their epic confrontation, the corpse god’s final gambit shot was wholly unexpected — reincarnation magic! Across space and time, a boy named Polka Shinoyama awakens feeling…not quite himself…… Who could’ve expected that the climactic battle between good and evil would turn out like this??