Undead Unluck has had 2 consecutive years in the nomination manga readers want an anime adaptation (List of AnimeJapan 2021 and 2022). What is the attraction of the series besides the formidable rookies of Weekly Shonen Jump like MASHLE and SAKAMOTO DAYS?
Undead Unluck follows the two main characters Andy and Fuuko, also known as “Undead” and “Unluck.”. Andy and Fuuko are Negaters, individuals who can negate the rules of the world. Andy’s “Undead” ability grants him immortality. As for Fuuko’s, anyone who comes into contact with her skin will encounter unthinkable bad luck, such as a falling meteorite.
While being hunted by an organization of the Negatives known as Union, the duo eventually join their ranks and join forces in an effort to prevent an impending world-ending catastrophe.
Although preventing the world from ending is a common motif in manga and anime, Undead Unluck depicts the story in a very interesting and unique way. Union has a book called Apocalypse, which is directly related to the disaster the group is trying to prevent. Apocalypse gave Union tasks to complete, and if they failed, they were punished.
After receiving enough punishment, the world will face doom. It’s an interesting and unique concept that sets the series apart and makes the world in it more engaging and perfect for an anime adaptation.
Although Andy is the one doing most of the fights, he has never considered Fuuko to be weak, even relying on her help to win battles due to her strong impact. of Unluck’s ability. This helps Fuuko become an integral part of the story, not just a “scrap” character in need of someone to save.
Regarding the power system, all abilities are “negative”, and each will have specific rules to activate. There are two types: Self-Goal and Out-of-Goal. For example, Andy – Undead, is self-target, himself is immortal, while Fuuko – Undead, is an external target, influencing others. Also can be extended to other types, like Untruth which is an external target but can only affect one target, not many at a time like Fuuko.
All of the powers in Undead Unluck follow this logic, and it makes for a lot of interesting moments, especially when readers are introduced to the new Negatives, as they always carry a sense of mystery about them. power and how it works.
Although there are many series that deserve an anime adaptation, few are as exploitable and worthy as Undead Unluck. With an interesting storyline, great characters and unique power system, the manga has become one of the best series on the market. With the right studio lead, Undead Unluck could easily become the next anime hit after its forebears.