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My Instant Death Ability Is So Overpowered Anime Reveals More Cast, Previews Opening Song in 2nd Promo Video

posted on by Joanna Cayanan
Anime premieres on January 4

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Tsuyoshi Fujitaka's My Instant Death Ability Is So Overpowered (Sokushi Cheat ga Saikyōsugite, Isekai no Yatsura ga marude Aite ni Naranain Desu ga.) light novel series started streaming the anime's second promotional video on Thursday, which revealed five new cast members. The video also previews the opening theme song "Killer Bars" by Hilcrhyme.

The newly announced cast includes:

Sayaka Kikuchi as Sōra Akino
Kiyono Yasuno as Ryoko Ninomiya
Anna Suzuki as Carol S. Lane
Shōhei Komatsu as Haruto Ōtori
Shōgo Sakata as Taku Yazaki

The anime will premiere on January 4. HIDIVE will stream the anime, and it had its North American premiere at this year's Anime NYC event on November 17.

Masakazu Hishida (Fairy Ranmaru, Ensemble Stars!, KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm) is directing the anime at animation studio Okuru to Noboru. Jou Aoba (a penname for Hishida) is writing and overseeing the series scripts. Sayuri Sakimoto (Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki OAV 5/2020) is the character designer. Music composers include Hanae Nakamura, Tatsuhiko Saiki, Kanade Sakuma, and Daisuke Kadowaki. Maika Sakuragi (voiced by Anna Suzuki) of the virtual girl group Utahime Dream will perform the ending theme song "Haze."

The anime will star:

J-Novel Club offers the light novel series in English, and it describes the story:

Awaking to absolute chaos and carnage while on a school trip, Yogiri Takatou discovers that everyone in his class has been transported to another world! He had somehow managed to sleep through the entire ordeal himself, missing out on the Gift — powers bestowed upon the others by a mysterious Sage who appeared to transport them. Even worse, he and another classmate were ruthlessly abandoned by their friends, left as bait to distract a nearby dragon.
Although not terribly bothered by the thought of dying, he reluctantly decides to protect his lone companion. After all, a lowly Level 1000 monster doesn't stand a chance against his secret power to invoke Instant Death with a single thought! If he can stay awake long enough to bother using it, that is...

Fujitaka first released the story on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website in 2016 before Earth Star Entertainment began publishing it with illustrations by Chisato Naruse.

Hanamaru Nanto has been serializing a manga adaptation titled My Instant Death Ability Is So Overpowered —AΩ— on the Comic Earth Star service since 2018. J-Novel Club also offers the manga in English.

Sources: My Instant Death Ability Is So Overpowered anime's website, MoCa News

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