My Instant Death Ability Is So Overpowered is based on Fujitaka’s fantasy work, which was first released on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website in 2016. It later got published by Earth Star Entertainment with illustrations by Chisato Naruse. 

Image Credit: Crunchyroll
Image Credit: Crunchyroll

Finally, in December 2022, this series got an official announcement for the anime adaptation, which was great news for several followers of this story. Recently, the anime dropped its first trailer, which provided an insight into the series and revealed some of the cast.

My Instant Death Ability Is So Overpowered: release window, cast, and more

The anime is scheduled to be released in January 2024, and HIDIVE will be streaming the anime. In an upcoming event on November 17, the company will screen the anime’s North American premiere at Anime NYC 2023.

Here is the anime trailer, which was released on November 3, 2023. 

The series’ cast is revealed, and the anime will be directed by Masakazu Hishida, who has worked on other projects like Fairy Ranmaru and  Ensemble Stars!

Okuru to Noboru will be producing the anime. Jou Aoba, known by his pen name Hishida, will be writing and overseeing the series scripts. The soundtrack and music will be composed by Hanae Nakamura, Tatsuhiko Saiki, Kanade Sakuma, and Daisuke Kadowaki. Character designs for the series are undertaken by Sayuri Sakimoto.

In a recent X (Formerly Twitter) post, some information from the official website of the anime revealed the main cast of the anime. The series will star Kouki Uchiyama as Yogiri Takatou, Miyu Tomita as Tomochika Dannoura, Tomoko Kaneda as Mokomoko Dannoura, and Yui Horie as Sion the Sage.

J-Novel Club distributes 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 ordeal, 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 bothered by dying, he reluctantly protects 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 use it, that is.”

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