Hulu Acquires Exclusive Streaming Rights to ‘Undead Unluck’ Anime

The ‘unlucky’ Fuuko, whose touch may kill, runs upon Andy, a zombie with a death wish. In ‘Undead Unluck’, Andy and a group named The Union go up against opposing forces made up of persons with Andy’s skills.

The first teaser for the anime adaptation was issued by TMS in December of last year. The rate at which Andy was healing and the extent of his superhuman power astounded us.

TMS Entertainment revealed on Thursday that Hulu will have exclusive streaming rights to the Undead Unluck anime adaptation. The first airing of the anime is scheduled for October of this year. On July 2 at Hulu’s booth at Anime Expo 2023, the world premiere of the anime will take place.

The first episode of “Undead Unluck” will also debut at the event. Manga editors Takumi Hashimoto and Ryta Hasegawa, together with voice actors Natsuki Hanae (CV: Shen) and Moe Kahara (CV: Fuuko Izumo), will appear on a special panel for the anime.

On Tuesday, July 4th, TMS and Bang Zoom! Studios will hold an audition for a part in the English dub of the anime at the convention.

The following people have been identified as working on the show:

PositionStaffOther Works
DirectorYuki YaseFire Force
Character DesignHideyuki MoriokaFire Force, D.Gray-man
MusicKenichiro SuehiroFire Force, Goblin Slayer
Animation Productiondavid productionFire Force, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

The protagonists of “Undead Unluck” are motivated by self-interest and join forces with the Union, much like “Chainsaw Man” characters. It lacks the gloom and dread of the original and replaces it with a lighter, more comedic tone.

Undead Unluck

Undead Unluck

Yoshifumi Tozuka has written and created a manga series titled Undead Unluck. Since January 2020, it has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. It has been compiled into 16 volumes as of May 2023.

The protagonist Fuuko Izumo is a bad luck charm who brings misfortune to whomever she comes into contact with. She contemplates suicide as an escape from the mental anguish caused by her power, but encounters Andy, a zombie who hopes to have the “best death”. The two of them sign up with Union, a shadowy group that includes Fuuko and Andy, and complete assignments outlined in a tome titled “Apocalypse”.