The previously announced Dead Mount Death Play anime will premiere on April 10. As part of the announcement, a new trailer has been released. Studio Geek Toys is animating the series, with direction and series composition from Manabu Ono.
The anime will be split into two cours, with the second part scheduled to air in October 2023. Takaharu Ookuma and Yoshiki Kitai will serve as assistant directors, while Hisashi Abe will do the character designs. The opening theme song is titled “Nero” by Sou, while the ending theme song is “Iolite” by Inori Minase. The cast for Dead Mount Death Play anime includes:
- Inori Minase as Misaki Sakimiya
- Yuki Sakakihara as Polka Shinoyama
- Haruka Shiraishi as Saki Aikawa
- Rumi Ookubo as Izuna Ajijo
- Nobuhiko Okamoto as Kozaburo Arase
- Ikumi Hasegawa as Koryuto Ichonase
- Atsumi Tanezaki as Risa Kuraki
- Yuma Uchida as Takumi Kuruya
- Misato Fukuen as Xiaoyu Lei
- Kazuhiro Yamaji as Rosan Shinoyama
- You Taichi as Saya Shinoyama
- Takuya Eguchi as Tsubaki Yuwanome
Dead Mount Death Play is based on a manga series by Ryogo Narita with art from Shinta Fujimoto. The manga has been serialized in Square Enix’s bimonthly magazine Young Gangan since October 2017. The series released the first compiled volume in April 2018 and the latest, tenth volume, on November 25, 2022.
Yen Press licensed the manga for English release and published eight volumes as of September 2022. The official website describes the plot of the first volume as:
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: Official Website
© Ryogo Narita, Shinta Fujimoto / Square Enix, “Dead Mount Death Play” Production Committee