The official website for the anime adaptation of Hirukuma’s “Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon” light novel series has exciting news to share. They’ve just announced that the series is confirmed for a second season. To celebrate this occasion, Chief Animation Director Naoki Yamauchi created a special illustration.
Fans of the show were treated to the final episode of the first season, which aired on Wednesday. The anime made its debut on July 5th, airing on TOKYO MX and AT-X channels, along with a run on BS NTV. For international fans, Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, including an English dub option.
Jointly animated by Studio Gokumi and AXsiZ, Reborn as a Vending Machine, the I Now Wander the Dungeon’s anime adaptation was announced in August 2022. The anime is based on the light novel of the same name, written by Hirukuma and illustrated by Itsuwa Kato.
A very strange and fresh take on the isekai genre, Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon features a vending machine named Boxxo, who can only talk in vending machine terms, and a female hunter who carries Boxxo around on adventures together.
How would you feel if you were reincarnated into something you loved? Well, now we know how Boxxo feels and we can’t wait to follow more of their journey.
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Reborn as a Vending Machine: Staff, Cast & Plot
Noriaki Akitaya takes the director chair for the anime at Studio Gokumi and AXsiZ, with Slowcurve Co. producing the anime. Masayuki Takahashi will accompany Akitaya as assistant director. Tatsuya Takahashi wrote the scripts, and Takahiro Sakai was in charge of the animation, following the original designs by Yuki Hagure.
The chief animation directors helping Sakai are Naoki Yamauchi, Yoshiaki Tsubata, and Nanako Tatsu.
Other new staff members include Ryou Akizuki on monster design, Shigeyuki Koresawa and Tom on sub-character design, and Michiru Odaka and Monta Tokita on vending machine design.
Yuko Suzuki is the color key artist, with Eiji Iwase as the art director. Editing and sound directing will be handled by Kentarou Tsubone and Fumiyuki Go, respectively.
The promo video features the opening theme song, “Fanfare,” performed by Bradio, with music composed by Yuta Uraki and Keita Takahashi.
Hakkon or Boxxo is voiced by Jun Fukuyama, and Lammis is voiced by Kaede Hondo.
The newly announced cast members include Hyūrumi, voiced by Shiki Aoki, Shui voiced by Miyu Tomita, Kerioiru voiced by Kazuya Nakai, Firumina voiced by Ai Kayano; Director Bear, voiced by Atsushi Miyauchi, Aka voiced by Daiki Yamashita Shiro, voiced by Junya Enoki and Michelle voiced by Takuya Eguchi.
A falling vending machine kills the protagonist, a vending machine fanatic, and reincarnates him into the object of his death in another world. Immobile but with a “defensive force field” magic power, he can see and hear, but he can only speak in common vending machine language such as “Welcome” or “Too bad.”
He learns that he can function as a vending machine, dispensing any item he had purchased in his previous life, the profits turning into life-supporting points. He can change and add new features to the machine by using more coins and has control over the stock and price of the items he can dispense.
In the middle of nowhere, he meets Lammis, a hunter. She possesses Blessing of Might, a power that grants her incredible strength, but she’s still inexperienced in controlling her strength.
After he gives Lammis some food, the two become friends; after she calls him “Boxxo,” our protagonist receives a name, though his real name is never disclosed. Though Boxxo is very heavy, Lammis can carry him around. Reborn as a Vending Machine follows the two as they adventure through dungeons and the allies they meet during their ventures.