Yen Press has announced that it has licensed Kunieda’s manga adaptation of Hirukuma’s Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon (Jidōhanbaiki ni Umarekawatta Ore wa Meikyū ni Samayō) light novel series. The company is releasing the manga as a digital simulpublication, and it launched the first chapter on August 27, 2021.
The story is described as:
A middle-aged man with only one passion in his life meets a fitting end in a traffic accident. That’s where most stories would end, but instead, this is when his story begins when he’s reborn as what he admired the most in life–a vending machine. But his new lease on life(?) happens in the worst place possible–what can a vending machine do in a monster-infested dungeon when he can’t speak or even move on his own?
Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon debuted in Kadokawa’s Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine on August 27, 2021.