Undead Unluck

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Alternative Names: アンデッドアンラック
Type: Manga
Volumes: 0 (4/2020)
Chapters: 14 (4/2020)
Status: ongoing
Publication date: January 20, 2020
Genres: action, comedy, ecchi, shounen, supernatural
Authors: Yoshifumi Tozuka
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Synopsis:
Fuko is on the verge of committing suicide until an Undead, Andy, steps in to save her. By simply touching Fuko, Andy ends up with the bad luck and ends up the one getting hit by the oncoming train. With his immortal body and growing tired of living for over 200 years, Andy sees the potential to finally die and forcefully wants to experiment on the logistics of Fuko's "Unluck" powers.

Skipping over the ecchi introductory chapters, the action immediately picks up because both Andy and Fuko become targets of assassins who also have their own unique superhuman abilities. Surprisingly, one of their hunters is willing to tell them that if they can manage to kill two assassins, it would give them the opportunity to join the secret organization.

After several battles with creative manipulation of their abilities, Andy and Fuko achieve access into the "Union". They learn how the Union missions to keep Unidentified Mysterious Animals (UMA; pronounced yuma) from keeping havoc is actually protecting the world from the strongest UMA from manifesting and destroying the Earth. With his shoot first, ask questions later mindset, Andy immediately takes on the hardest missions, dragging Fuko along for all the chaos!

My personal tidbit: I started reading the series because the fight scenes caught my eye when I browse through the WSJ. The twists and creativity of the fights are unique and something I haven't seen in any other manga.


(Source: me, because the online one's sucked since they are only based on the first few chapters)


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Hey @Marco Polo, it seems like our taste in characters/manga does overlap quite a bit, so if you got the time I would suggest checking this out. This is one of the best fast starts to any series in a while for me (even better than Dr. Stone, and that was break-neck pacing for me). The chapter to chapter pacing is slower, but the plot progression is astronomically greater. This leads to the next part.

So this is Debbie Downer for everyone with Ragnarok/Norse based theories, but the mangaka for this series has rights/dibs on using Ragnarok for all of WSJ. Part of an editors job is to prevent direct overlap with other series in the same publication. Just posted the biggest One Piece related one earlier where: Sanji was supposed to be "Naruto". This describes the curl of his eyebrows. Naruto by Kishimoto was just about to start at the same time. Oda definitely had seniority, but it's Kishimoto's main character so Oda's "Naruto" had to change.

This unfortunately kills the direct reference to Ragnarok in all WSJ series. There can be a massive war, or the usual Oda inspiration from Ragnarok, but will likely have only bits of inspiration now that a different mangaka has claimed it.

Even though it's only 21 or so chapters in, I thought the mangaka was introducing the final boss/final events 3 times already. This Ragnarok introduction 2ish chapters ago has to be the climax of the series (and it's close to happening already). Bumping the thread since I can easily see this jumping into my top 5 all time rankings if it can keep up what it's doing. I personally find the action/fighting better than anything I've read recently (I think only Psyren had a similar level of uniqueness/beauty of realism from a martial arts standpoint blending with the manga magic).


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Oh this seems like a fun series, I'll have to check it out! Cheers for the recommendation @seiryu


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Marco Polo wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:42 pm
Oh this seems like a fun series, I'll have to check it out! Cheers for the recommendation @seiryu
You're welcome and I hope you enjoy it! Could definitely use someone to discuss because there's soooooo many directions the manga can go.


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