Nozomanu Fushi no Boukensha

The Unwanted Undead Adventurer

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Japanese: 望まぬ不死の冒険者
English: The Unwanted Undead Adventurer
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2024 to Mar 25, 2024
Premiered: Winter 2024
Broadcast: Mondays at 21:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Connect
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.441 (scored by 6837568,375 users)
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Ranked: #20822
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Popularity: #1719
Members: 132,040
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Preliminary Spoiler
Mar 22, 2024
This is technically a calming slice of life type action fantasy anime.
The character and surrounding people are developed well. There are fights at intervals.
The concept is familiar yet unique.
The screenplay has some depth and it keeps you interested.
Watch it when you want a chill anime.

Adventuring and its risks are well explained.
One good part - No extremely annoying character which has now become a common trait.
This makes the anime so peaceful.

Jan 22, 2024
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
(update upon completion)

Unwanted Undead Adventurer is a role model of an anime "playing on the safe side". There was absolutely nothing unpleasant or controversial - the anime just focused on telling the story of a nice guy (and nice people around him). The risk, of course, is that the anime may come across as boring or forgettable for some viewers. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for an easy-to-watch and relaxing adventure anime, but not to those who want an adrenaline-filled experience.

(preliminary review at ep.3)

This is a distinct adventure anime compared to other light novel adaptions.

Right from ep.1, main character Rentt’s made extensive ...
Jan 25, 2024
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
Coming from the light novel, the Unwanted Undead Adventurer anime is more or less what I expected – a slow, deliberately paced story with plenty of time for the main character’s thoughts. I may be a bit biased (the LN is one of my favorites, after all), but so far I’ve been enjoying the anime.

While I don’t think the story’s natural pacing makes it well suited for an anime adaptation, they have changed a few details to make events progress smoother and quicker. And so far I feel that has worked out quite well. I know that people who are familiar with the source material ...
Mar 23, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Story & Plot: 7/10
The story is arguably slow, the first few episode was amazing where the story developed, while in the middle it starts to falter and continue with what feels like fillers episode with minimal to no developement in the plot. some episode felt really dragged out. depsite all this the story that is trying to discover the theme of humanity in a setting where you are reincarnated as a monster is really refreshing, it strays far away from your normal undead isekai/fantasy show where they just dont bother addressing this part. i just hope if this has a chance for season 2 it ...
May 10, 2024
The show's pretty rock solid. It sorta gives off "We have Frieren at home" vibes. It's a degree of quality higher than the typical seasonal production, and each episode is good. It's a traditional adventure story rather than an action or comedy, with the character growing over time. He's very likable and it's easy to care about his progress and goals. There is an actual story being told, which is more than welcome in the realm of crystallized isekai worlds. Additionally, it feels like the characters were written for adults. They behave maturely and don't act like complete morons, which is a breath of fresh ...
Feb 4, 2024
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
As a fan of the light novel (and a bit of a stickler on odd details) I can say that this series is a good watch.

It's a slow paced, well built story that focuses a lot on the journey of the main character - Rentt Faina - as he figures out the whole undead thing. It still has a bit of a game-ish aspect to it with the idea of him killing monsters to make himself more powerful, but this, at least, is handled better than a good number of other series.

And without delving too deeply into spoilers, I think it presents it's big, ...
Mar 9, 2024
Preliminary (10/12 eps)
This shows started cool but quickly went down hill.
It is just : "Side quest, the anime" without any actual character development.

Our mc is a good guy so by doing these side quests he shows he is a good guy.
But wait !
With the next side quests, he shows yet again that he is a good guy.
Oh right and he is very overpowered but also modest to boot.

They completely forgot the fact that he has to sneak around because he is a monster.
Or completely forgot about the girl that buys him clothes in epi 1-2.
Apr 1, 2024
I really enjoyed this show, but it's worth noting going in that it's not got a set plot, to speak of. It's more of a slice of life with earnest storytelling, well told. As I say I enjoyed it for what it was but if you need a set plot and arc this probably isn't for you.

For what it's worth the characters are excellent and well rounded, though the show centrally revolves around the protagonist and his adventures/internal dialogue.

This is a serious show with good writing and storytelling that kept me absorbed. I appreciated the slice-of-life drama style too.
Mar 22, 2024
Great premise and huge potential for a great story that quickly turns into garbage writing and kids show. 
It had a good base recipe for an interesting story: 
A good,hardworking, likeable adventurer who, despite all of his effort, cannot move past the limitations of his body.  gets killed and finds himself to become a monster while retaining seemingly intact consciousness, personality, and memories. All while having a mad scolar/mage/love interest who is willing to hide and help him stay human on the inside.

It had no isekai BS, no harem. No stupid, silly jokes, and good art to boot. 

It explores the themes of : The meaning of humanity, ...
Mar 5, 2024
Preliminary (9/12 eps)
THIS IS WHAT I CALL A GOOD ISEKAI. The plot may not seem to out of the ordinary but damn it feels good to watch isekais that actually aren’t just brain rot, harem shit. All the characters are likeable and the main character isn’t obnoxious. This is the kind of isekai that makes it possible for me to not write off the whole genre.
The art is generic not the highest quality but that’s fine cause it’s not trying to take itself that serious. It’s just a chill isekai about some actual decent dude getting turned into a mob which makes him evolve and shit. Nothing ...
Mar 24, 2024
Mixed Feelings
I’ll keep this short:

The best part of the this show is the first four episodes. It’s actually pretty interesting, the art is well done, and there’s some creative concepts that haven’t really been touched by any other fantasy.

After that though, it becomes insanely boring and filler. You can’t have a show where the premise is based on a unique set of circumstances that the MC has to deal with then completely dissolve any tensions or plot elements around them by the fourth episode. Every single episode after this point becomes the most generic and more importantly boring Isekai slop.

Enjoy the first four or five episodes ...
Mar 27, 2024
Mixed Feelings
There is no better word to describe this anime than: Average.

After watching all its chapters, I wouldn't say that it has good things to highlight, but I can't say that it has bad things to point out either. The work fulfills the purpose of entertaining, but does not seek to go further or win your affection. The story points out the theme of "existential evolution" as a phenomenon to which we must pay attention, but after a few chapters even the anime itself forgets. He decides to skip evolution and instead focus on the protagonist's capabilities.

Rent Faina has no charisma at all. He has experience ...
Mar 26, 2024
Unwanted Undead is a very solid fantasy adventure that leans more into the adventuring slice of life, rather than any epic storylines. It does what it set out to do rather well and is enjoyable through-out.

Animation / Art / General Visuals - 7/10

The art is clean and detailed, and animations decent. The show does seem to have moments where they've decided against including scenes completely rather than spend effort trying to animate them. As such there aren't any spectacular battle scenes, though what we get is good enough.

Sound / Music / Voice Acting - 7/10
Mar 16, 2024
Preliminary (11/12 eps)
Why 8? Because I rate on how much I've enjoyed something, not as an objective or comparative score.

The premise is straight forward and smells like slop, meaning a cynically pumped out show with little to no variation.
I can't claim that it meaningfully deviates from formulaic isekai-like generic fantasies, because it relies on too many tropes and never feels like a full throated production that people put their passion into, it looks fine, the acting is fine, the music is fine and while none of it is special, it also never disappoints.

It's a very decent story that has an appreciably slow pace without dragging things ...
Apr 20, 2024
This anime might be one of the greatest dark horses of the year, it is a incredible fantasy the likes of which i havent seen since danmachi, and arguably even better than it. If you like all things fantasy, this is for you.

Nozomanu Fushi no Boukensha follows the story of rennt and his journey to become a mythril class adventure. If youve already read the synopsis though you already know this of course, however where this show excels is the fact that it is ACTUALLY dedicated to following that goal. where many isekai and adventure shows will put that goal to the side, in ...
Feb 24, 2024
Preliminary (7/12 eps)
It's quite rare for me to leave a review for anime. (My first time I think) This show is almost similar to isekai shows but I think this will have an interesting storyline. The characters were interesting and enjoyable to watch.
The art style is great and the animation is well made.
This show has been great so far, the story is great and I don't feel bored out when watching it.
Definitely would recommend this show to someone who likes adventuring type anime. It's quite typical but the fact that the MC is an undead is really interesting.
Looking forward to see the story progression.
Mar 22, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (12/12 eps)
Nothing much to say, so I'll keep it short.
Being the bottom dwelling fantasy enjoyer that I am, I saw potential in the first few eps, the hook was great and it established the world and the plot pretty well, but it's just downhill from there.

The entire anime feels like multiple filler arcs stitched together. If you're here for some story and world building, you will probably be disappointed. The arcs feel weightless and disconnected, the MC is uninteresting and static, the world feels boring and shallow, despite so many locations and characters. I forgot this anime was airing at some point.

It's not a bad ...
Apr 30, 2024
A veteran Bronze-ranked adventurer with a dream of becoming a Mythril-ranked adventurer discovers a new section in a well-known dungeon and decides to explore it alone. There he finds a creature that defies logic and reason, and is ultimately killed by it... or so it would seem, but as this adventurer's luck would have it, he survives the encounter and becomes an undead skeleton with his mind intact.

The Unwanted Undead Adventurer is an action/fantasy that bears a close thematic resemblance to isekai, as the protagonist must engage in a bit of identity fraud in order to return to civilization and not be ousted by those ...
Apr 8, 2024
Preliminary (9/12 eps)
Once again as it's common with this season it's starts off with an interesting and exciting concept, adventurer turned undead, can evolve by killing other monsters. That's quickly dropped after a couple of episodes, they then just focus on talking... Talking a d more talking. To summarize one episode, they start talking about the quest or introducing it for about 3-4 minutes, then they move on to the girls house to because she got to be updated on the upcoming quests, they talk again for minutes, then they head over to the village where once again he gets to talk to the people about ...
Feb 27, 2024
Preliminary (8/12 eps)
So far, a great quality adventure anime. Absolutely recommended!

For anyone who had not read the books, it is easy to follow along with the development of the plot. A viewer can easily understand the main character's intentions and actions without them needed to be explained too much, making the flow of the anime quite consistent. The main character keeps a fun, caring, genuine personality throughout the series. The main character's personal development is not without struggle, but still progresses at a satisfying rate. The story line showcases Rentt's knowledge extraordinarily well, without making his character seem arrogant or cocky, and by showing his deepened knowledge, ...