Anime about a guy reincarnated in a vending machine world
Kodoani.com – Kadokawa announced on Saturday that the novel Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon (Jidōhanbaiki ni Umarekawatta Ore wa Meikyū ni Samayō) is adapting an anime. The announcement does not reveal the format of the anime.
The announcement trailer below begins with the narrator introducing a fantasy world “saved many times by reincarnated people”, then surprisingly remarking that the fate of the world is now located in a vending machine.
A middle-aged man with only one passion in his life met a worthy end in a traffic accident. That’s where most stories would end, but instead, this is where the story begins as he is reincarnated into what he most admires in life – a vending machine! But the guy’s new life (?) happens in the worst possible place – what can a vending machine do in a dungeon full of monsters when he can’t speak or even move on his own?
Hirukuma began serialization on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website in March 2016, and ended it in December of that year, with an epilogue serialized from January to February 2017. Kadokawa’s Sneaker Bunko began serialization. A print edition of the novel with illustrations by Itsuwa Katō, began with the first volume in July 2016. The third and final volume was published in February 2017.
Kunieda launched a manga adaptation of the novel in Kadokawa’s Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine in August 2021. Kadokawa published the manga’s first volume on March 25. Yen Press will publish the manga digitally alongside while the chapters were released in Japan.