Fans of the Dead Mount Death Play anime adaptation have been treated to a teaser visual for its second cour, set to debut in October 2023. The first cour premiered in April and garnered attention from streaming platforms like Crunchyroll, Ani-One Asia, and Bilibili, which brought the show to international audiences.
Based on the Square Enix-published reverse isekai manga by Ryohgo Narita and Shinta Fujimoto, Dead Mount Death Play follows a legendary hero’s showdown with a corpse god necromancer. However, a surprising twist occurs during their climactic battle: reincarnation magic. The hero finds himself reincarnated as a boy named Polka Shinoyama, unsure of his new identity and purpose. The series blends action, fantasy, and unexpected narrative turns.
Under the direction and series composition of Manabu Ono, known for works like Sword Art Online: War of Underworld and Sakura Wars the Animation, Dead Mount Death Play continues to captivate viewers. Ono is joined by Takaharu Ookuma and Yoshiki Kitai as assistant directors, ensuring a cohesive and visually engaging experience.
The talented staff also includes Hisashi Abe as character designer and Yuki Nara, eba, and Kana Utatane as music composers. With GEEKTOYS handling the animation production, fans can expect a high-quality adaptation.
As the second cour approaches, fans on Reddit have shared their thoughts. Some are eager to see how the arc will be adapted, hoping for more action and payoff. Others appreciate the similarities between Dead Mount Death Play and Ryohgo Narita’s previous work, Durarara, while expressing excitement about the upcoming episodes. The stacked lineup of characters and factions, as well as the series’ ability to flesh out each character, has left a positive impression.
For those who may have overlooked Dead Mount Death Play during its initial release, there’s hope that the second cour will reignite interest. The anticipation is high, with fans looking forward to what lies ahead in this fascinating and unique series.
With the second cour set to premiere in October, fans can’t wait to dive back into the world of Dead Mount Death Play and experience the thrilling continuation of the story.