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Nov 14, 2022 7:54 PM
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King Records opened an official website for a television anime adaptation of Ryohgo Narita and Shinta Fujimoto's Dead Mount Death Play manga on Tuesday, revealing the main cast, staff, a teaser visual (pictured), and the first promotional video. The anime is set to debut in April 2023.

Cast
Polka Shinoyama: Yuuki Sakakihara (Lycoris Recoil)
Misaki Sakimiya: Inori Minase (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!)
Takumi Kuruya: Yuuma Uchida (Jujutsu Kaisen)

Staff
Director, Series Composition: Manabu Ono (Sword Art Online: Alicization)
Assistant Director: Takaharu Ookuma (Houkago Teibou Nisshi director), Yoshiki Kitai (Yakusoku no Neverland episode director)
Character Design: Hisashi Abe (Berserk)
Script: Manabu Ono, Yukie Sugawara (Overlord), Yoriko Tomita (Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru)
Sound Director: Takayuki Yamaguchi (Kami no Tou)
Recording Studio: Half H.P Studio
Music: F.M.F (Yuuki Nara, eba, Kana Utatane)
Studio: GEEK TOYS

Narita began writing the action fantasy manga with illustrations by Fujimoto in Young Gangan in October 2017. Square Enix shipped the ninth volume on April 25.

Yen Press licensed the manga in English in October 2017. The eighth volume went on sale on September 20.

Synopsis
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?? (Source: Yen Press)

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Official site: https://dmdp-anime.jp/
Official Twitter: @DMDP_anime

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Dead Mount Death Play on MAL
Hyperion_PSNov 14, 2022 8:01 PM
Nov 14, 2022 8:31 PM
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Just yesterday I was thinking this one will get an adaptation for sure and once again I wasn't wrong.If I had started a topic before that I could be more happy haha :D

Honestly I'm not excited about this one, having read the source it's just mediocre or fine at best imo but that doesn't mean many people will dislike it.On the contrary it has all of the shounen elements that will make it popular and liked among shounen fans.
Oh also this is a reverse isekai overlord story so yeah there is that too...
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Nov 14, 2022 8:33 PM
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Looks interesting! The story is telling in Durarara manner!
Nov 14, 2022 8:56 PM
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Nah those skeletons will be full on CG, I know.
Nov 14, 2022 9:36 PM
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Premise is somewhat interesting, but studio is not.
Nov 14, 2022 10:07 PM
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Nah those skeletons will be full on CG, I know.

Either that or the anime would contains THIS level of animation quality (Since it's the same studio lol):



Although the staff list and the PV seem like this would be better than Plunderer/Hensuki/RErideD and whatever the anime that will premiere at Winter 2023 at the very least.
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If it's Ryohgo Narita manga, then it's a must watch for me
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Nov 14, 2022 10:27 PM
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sounds chuuni as hell
i'm in

Nov 14, 2022 10:52 PM
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No fucking way!!!!! I can't believe this is getting an anime. Everything I read keeps getting animated. Do I just have really amazing taste or is it something more?
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Inori Minase back as female leads in new adaptations? Where to deposit money?
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TheDeuceCipher said:
Just yesterday I was thinking this one will get an adaptation for sure and once again I wasn't wrong.If I had started a topic before that I could be more happy haha :D

Honestly I'm not excited about this one, having read the source it's just mediocre or fine at best imo but that doesn't mean many people will dislike it.On the contrary it has all of the shounen elements that will make it popular and liked among shounen fans.
Oh also this is a reverse isekai overlord story so yeah there is that too...
it's seinen, not shounen.
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Ngl the only thing I remember about the manga is every character seems to be unhinged in one way or another, and its artstyle

maybe time to pick it up again




















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No fucking way!!!!! I can't believe this is getting an anime. Everything I read keeps getting animated. Do I just have really amazing taste or is it something more?

I think so! You predict anime adaptations!
Nov 15, 2022 12:00 AM

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Kuma said:
TheDeuceCipher said:
Just yesterday I was thinking this one will get an adaptation for sure and once again I wasn't wrong.If I had started a topic before that I could be more happy haha :D

Honestly I'm not excited about this one, having read the source it's just mediocre or fine at best imo but that doesn't mean many people will dislike it.On the contrary it has all of the shounen elements that will make it popular and liked among shounen fans.
Oh also this is a reverse isekai overlord story so yeah there is that too...
it's seinen, not shounen.

While I was reading it definitely felt like a shounen that's why I personally think it'll draw more attention of shounen audiences rather than seinen ones.
Bard_ErenNov 15, 2022 12:21 AM
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Nov 15, 2022 2:09 AM

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at long last ... the animation with the spirits around the 18 second mark looks really cool, i'm excited to see how they'll do the other magic scenes.
Nov 15, 2022 3:04 AM

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The animation in the trailer looked cool, at the least the cuts they showcased were cool. I suppose, might check this out.
Nov 15, 2022 5:13 AM

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Trailer looks good but I'm tired of isekai/fantasy genre so I'm not too excited about this one
Nov 15, 2022 6:22 AM
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I'm expecting this to be something I could end up liking a lot, and so far, I think I'll be right
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RedChrome said:
Trailer looks good but I'm tired of isekai/fantasy genre so I'm not too excited about this one


this is reverse isekai, MC from fantasy world to japan and he will have a confrontation with a gang in japan, but the ability he brought from his world is weakening.
Nov 15, 2022 10:34 AM

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Miraikane said:
RedChrome said:
Trailer looks good but I'm tired of isekai/fantasy genre so I'm not too excited about this one


this is reverse isekai, MC from fantasy world to japan and he will have a confrontation with a gang in japan, but the ability he brought from his world is weakening.


Oh I see

Regardless my opinion is still the same
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Ngl the only thing I remember about the manga is every character seems to be unhinged in one way or another, and its artstyle

maybe time to pick it up again


Well that seals it for me, can't wait to watch this. But in the meantime I'll be checking out the manga.
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Miraikane said:
RedChrome said:
Trailer looks good but I'm tired of isekai/fantasy genre so I'm not too excited about this one


this is reverse isekai, MC from fantasy world to japan and he will have a confrontation with a gang in japan, but the ability he brought from his world is weakening.

Great premise, thanks for the info!
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I just wanted to see the manga page but to my surprise I was brought to an anime page. A surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one.
Can't wait to watch this.

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Oh look, they made an anime about the state of creativity in the industry. Dead indeed.

Miraikane said:
RedChrome said:
Trailer looks good but I'm tired of isekai/fantasy genre so I'm not too excited about this one


this is reverse isekai, MC from fantasy world to japan and he will have a confrontation with a gang in japan, but the ability he brought from his world is weakening.


Not to piggyback on someone else's complaint but that really doesn't fix it. Reverse Isekai is still Isekai. The typical issues are still there, just given a quick lampshade and repaint.
A poor summary of the MILGЯAM update:

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O_T_T said:
Oh look, they made an anime about the state of creativity in the industry. Dead indeed.

Miraikane said:


this is reverse isekai, MC from fantasy world to japan and he will have a confrontation with a gang in japan, but the ability he brought from his world is weakening.


Not to piggyback on someone else's complaint but that really doesn't fix it. Reverse Isekai is still Isekai. The typical issues are still there, just given a quick lampshade and repaint.

At least it is REAL world and not imagined one.
Nov 18, 2022 1:54 AM

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Good to have more of Narita Ryohgo's work animated but the studio for this one is concerning.
Nov 24, 2022 8:36 AM

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Kuma said:
it's seinen, not shounen.

While I was reading it definitely felt like a shounen that's why I personally think it'll draw more attention of shounen audiences rather than seinen ones.

Seinen and shounen are magazine labels, they have nothing to do with story of a manga.
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bastek66 said:
TheDeuceCipher said:

While I was reading it definitely felt like a shounen that's why I personally think it'll draw more attention of shounen audiences rather than seinen ones.

Seinen and shounen are magazine labels, they have nothing to do with story of a manga.

I'm talking about target demographic in that regard.
Shounen is targeted to young boys/teenagers whereas seinen is targeted to young adults.
I know they're magazine labels but they're not completely irrelevant.
Most of the time seinen has more different tropes, characters, story, execution and such but the way I saw it while I was reading DMDP it felt more like a shounen, this is what I'm talking about.
I'm talking with my perspective.
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TheDeuceCipher said:

I'm talking about target demographic in that regard.
Shounen is targeted to young boys/teenagers whereas seinen is targeted to young adults.
I know they're magazine labels but they're not completely irrelevant.
Most of the time seinen has more different tropes, characters, story, execution and such but the way I saw it while I was reading DMDP it felt more like a shounen, this is what I'm talking about.
I'm talking with my perspective.

No, manga demographics are irrelevant these days, anime are targeted to everyone regardless are they originally shounen or seinen. For example Kimetsu is popular with all demographics, yes even little kids, Tokyo Ghoul was hugely popular with women, same with Hero Academia.
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O_T_T said:
Oh look, they made an anime about the state of creativity in the industry. Dead indeed.

Miraikane said:


this is reverse isekai, MC from fantasy world to japan and he will have a confrontation with a gang in japan, but the ability he brought from his world is weakening.


Not to piggyback on someone else's complaint but that really doesn't fix it. Reverse Isekai is still Isekai. The typical issues are still there, just given a quick lampshade and repaint.


It's a bit different but it's bad just like you think it is. It's basically jujutsu kaisen, with isekai necromancer. It's a weird nauseating nice guy necromancer that pulls into the real world to escape the hero party and fights yakuza and magical charas in a battle shounen. From what I recall it has some memorable "deep" lines like " I consider everyone a toy, but I differ in how I treat toys", to go with the immensely "creative" story. It's more of a battle shounen bad than an isekai bad.
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ChouunShiryuu said:
O_T_T said:
Oh look, they made an anime about the state of creativity in the industry. Dead indeed.



Not to piggyback on someone else's complaint but that really doesn't fix it. Reverse Isekai is still Isekai. The typical issues are still there, just given a quick lampshade and repaint.


It's a bit different but it's bad just like you think it is. It's basically jujutsu kaisen, with isekai necromancer. It's a weird nauseating nice guy necromancer that pulls into the real world to escape the hero party and fights yakuza and magical charas in a battle shounen. From what I recall it has some memorable "deep" lines like " I consider everyone a toy, but I differ in how I treat toys", to go with the immensely "creative" story. It's more of a battle shounen bad than an isekai bad.


Not Really.
I didn't see any similarity with JJK.
Riz not really a good guy. He literally kill and torture bunch of people.
And The story focuses more on mystery rather than battle. Majority of the chapter focuses on how Earth connected with other world and the effect of it.
IMO, DMDP has an amazing story, with fantastic plot, interesting character, intriguing mystery, great art, and cool fight scene.
Just my opinion tho.
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Not Really.
I didn't see any similarity with JJK.
Liz not really a good guy. He literally kill and torture bunch of people.
And The story focuses more on mystery rather than battle. Majority of the chapter focuses on how Earth connected with other world and the effect of it.
IMO, DMDP has an amazing story, with fantastic plot, interesting character, intriguing mystery, great art, and cool fight scene.
Just my opinion tho.

Those are the fight focussed shounen vibes it gave me when i first read it a few years back. It's apparently a seinen but never felt like one. Even more accurately, felt kinda like this:-
https://myanimelist.net/anime/40908/Kemono_Jihen

As for the amazing part, nothing really felt amazing. The MC was pretty annoying with his edgy-nice guy act, the other charas also felt like cardboard cutouts. Guy is like "i love human life because human life is like toys and toys make children happy", "why can't I force myself to abandon my nakama and run, i've become a fool" all this with his edgy indifferent poker face act, other "interesting charas" were not much different. The plot felt like what I described at the start. Maybe I misremember bits since some time passed, but i doubt it.
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felixculpa said:


Not Really.
I didn't see any similarity with JJK.
Riz not really a good guy. He literally kill and torture bunch of people.
And The story focuses more on mystery rather than battle. Majority of the chapter focuses on how Earth connected with other world and the effect of it.
IMO, DMDP has an amazing story, with fantastic plot, interesting character, intriguing mystery, great art, and cool fight scene.
Just my opinion tho.

Those are the fight focussed shounen vibes it gave me when i first read it a few years back. It's apparently a seinen but never felt like one. Even more accurately, felt kinda like this:-
https://myanimelist.net/anime/40908/Kemono_Jihen

As for the amazing part, nothing really felt amazing. The MC was pretty annoying with his edgy-nice guy act, the other charas also felt like cardboard cutouts. Guy is like "i love human life because human life is like toys and toys make children happy", "why can't I force myself to abandon my nakama and run, i've become a fool" all this with his edgy indifferent poker face act, other "interesting charas" were not much different. The plot felt like what I described at the start. Maybe I misremember bits since some time passed, but i doubt it.


It might give you battle shounen vibes, but in actuality, there's barely any major fight. Like I said, it focuses more on mystery rather than fight.

Riz not just simply "edgy nice guy". Again, he doesn't hesitant to kill or torture those he considers his enemy.
On the other hand, you're right when you say that he can't abandon his friend. He has high degree of Sympathy toward his friends/those he considers his kin.
Because of this sympathy, his "synchronization" with the dead is at a higher level than even Easlies.
But this also means he has almost no sense of independence. He devotes all of himself to his kin. This fact makes him vulnerable. His sense of self was too diluted to be a necromancer, to the point where enemy necromancer can easily manipulated him. Throughout the series, this high sympathy trait portrayed more as a weakness or obstacle to overcome, rather than a strength. This series is a journey for Riz to becomes person of his own. Like Easlies said, "If the day ever comes when he is able to choose his path of his own volition, than at last, he will be complete as a necromancer."

And yeah, the edginess (and fan-service) on early chapter directly intended to appeal to certain demographic (young teen), whom fanservice and edge works as successful bait.
On later chapter, you can hardly find any of that. Instead, they hit you with usual Narita tropes.

As for other character being cardboard cutouts, I disagree.
Almost every character in this series has more depth than what they look like.
At first, Takumi may looks like your usual hacker with his silly VR goggles. But more you know him, more you understand why he becomes what he becomes. You learn about how he developed the phobia of reality and why he always wears his goggles. You learn why he doesn't trust people and value his life more than his friend.
At first, Misaki may looks like your usual crazy girl. But again, more you know her, more you understand why she becomes what she becomes. You learn about her tragic childhood. You learn about how distorted the idea of "happiness" she has.
I can go on and on about other Character like Iwanome, Clarissa, Majiri, Yumegi, Sorimura, Civil, etc., but I think I make my point.
Not to mention how the character interconnected with each other, navigating increasingly webbed plot threads.

The plot not simply "a weird nauseating nice guy necromancer that pulls into the real world to escape the hero party and fights yakuza and magical charas in a battle shounen." It has more than that. It feels like every character in this series has their own plotline, but actually every plot interconnected with each other with shocking plot twist in it. I can talk about how good the plot interconnected with each other, but it's spoiler so I can't say much.
The mystery aspect in this series also very good. It makes you want more and more.
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felixculpa said:
ChouunShiryuu said:

Those are the fight focussed shounen vibes it gave me when i first read it a few years back. It's apparently a seinen but never felt like one. Even more accurately, felt kinda like this:-
https://myanimelist.net/anime/40908/Kemono_Jihen

As for the amazing part, nothing really felt amazing. The MC was pretty annoying with his edgy-nice guy act, the other charas also felt like cardboard cutouts. Guy is like "i love human life because human life is like toys and toys make children happy", "why can't I force myself to abandon my nakama and run, i've become a fool" all this with his edgy indifferent poker face act, other "interesting charas" were not much different. The plot felt like what I described at the start. Maybe I misremember bits since some time passed, but i doubt it.


It might give you battle shounen vibes, but in actuality, there's barely any major fight. Like I said, it focuses more on mystery rather than fight.

Riz not just simply "edgy nice guy". Again, he doesn't hesitant to kill or torture those he considers his enemy.
On the other hand, you're right when you say that he can't abandon his friend. He has high degree of Sympathy toward his friends/those he considers his kin.
Because of this sympathy, his "synchronization" with the dead is at a higher level than even Easlies.
But this also means he has almost no sense of independence. He devotes all of himself to his kin. This fact makes him vulnerable. His sense of self was too diluted to be a necromancer, to the point where enemy necromancer can easily manipulated him. Throughout the series, this high sympathy trait portrayed more as a weakness or obstacle to overcome, rather than a strength. This series is a journey for Riz to becomes person of his own. Like Easlies said, "If the day ever comes when he is able to choose his path of his own volition, than at last, he will be complete as a necromancer."

And yeah, the edginess (and fan-service) on early chapter directly intended to appeal to certain demographic (young teen), whom fanservice and edge works as successful bait.
On later chapter, you can hardly find any of that. Instead, they hit you with usual Narita tropes.

As for other character being cardboard cutouts, I disagree.
Almost every character in this series has more depth than what they look like.
At first, Takumi may looks like your usual hacker with his silly VR goggles. But more you know him, more you understand why he becomes what he becomes. You learn about how he developed the phobia of reality and why he always wears his goggles. You learn why he doesn't trust people and value his life more than his friend.
At first, Misaki may looks like your usual crazy girl. But again, more you know her, more you understand why she becomes what she becomes. You learn about her tragic childhood. You learn about how distorted the idea of "happiness" she has.
I can go on and on about other Character like Iwanome, Clarissa, Majiri, Yumegi, Sorimura, Civil, etc., but I think I make my point.
Not to mention how the character interconnected with each other, navigating increasingly webbed plot threads.

The plot not simply "a weird nauseating nice guy necromancer that pulls into the real world to escape the hero party and fights yakuza and magical charas in a battle shounen." It has more than that. It feels like every character in this series has their own plotline, but actually every plot interconnected with each other with shocking plot twist in it. I can talk about how good the plot interconnected with each other, but it's spoiler so I can't say much.
The mystery aspect in this series also very good. It makes you want more and more.


Haha that's a lot of passion for this title. I'm not too keen on the manga, but if what you say is true and the initial parts were just bait and red herrings, think i'll pick it back up with the anime. Usually a story gives you what you're in for at its best at the start, but yeah, there are exceptions.
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Thanks to MAL, I found out that apparently I read the manga in 2019...?
but i don't remember ANYTHING about it.
the pandemic really messed with my memories lol

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