The new supernatural detective anime Undead Girl Murder Farce exists in a world where the most famous monster in history has died.
The opening episodes of Undead Girl Murder Farce introduce the main characters of the anime and firmly establish the monster-filled world where the story takes place. However, a huge bomb was dropped during a quick dialogue from the second episode that revealed that Count Dracula, the most iconic Vampire of all time, was dead. This revelation explains that he was killed by human hunters, determining how dangerous life in this world is for Vampires.
How the undead murderous antics set up Dracula’s death
The scene appears in the opening moments of Episode 2, “Vampires,” when a pair of famous beings, Raoul and Lord Goddard, discuss their expected relationship with humans in the series. when hunting a deer. This conversation establishes a fragile harmony between them, with Vampires being allowed to coexist alongside humans as long as they abstain from drinking their blood. However, Raoul explains that the Hunters still come looking for them, saying, “They’ve been rough on us ever since Count Dracula was taken down.” This classically reveals that humans have killed the legendary Vampire King.
Despite the predetermined death of this iconic character, the anime will feature many other literary icons. This includes Sherlock Holmes (voiced by Shin-ichiro Miki, the voice of James in Pokémon), John Watson (played by Masaki Aizawa, known for his various roles in Death Note, Hunter x Hunter, Naruto). , etc.), Arsène Lupin (played by Mamoru Miyano, who voiced Light Yagami in Death Note and Rintaro Okabe in Steins;Gate) and James Mortiarty (played by Wataru Yokojima, the actor behind Alexander Lloyd in Tiger & Bunny). In addition, real-life historical figures such as Jack the Ripper (Soma Saito) and Aleister Crowley (Tomokazu Sugita) will also play roles in the anime.
About Undead Girl Murder Farce
Undead Girl Murder Farce is a gothic detective story based on the novel series of the same name by Yogo Aosaki. The story follows a caged semi-demon fighter named Tsugaru Shinuichi, who comes across a talking head in a birdcage, Aya Rindo, and her servant Shizuku Hasei. The trio leave Japan to venture across Europe in search of Aya’s body, taking on detective cases along the way. They quickly become embroiled in the death of a Vampire in a Knives Out-esque murder mystery.
The first episode of the anime will premiere on Crunchyroll on July 5, 2023. Other notable anime that will begin soon include Jujutsu Kaisen Part 2 (July 6) and Bleach: A Thousand Years of Blood. 2 (July 8).
Source: Undead Girl Murder Farce, via Crunchyroll