Zombies continue to rise from the dead and infiltrate the media in Japan, North America and the world with perennial favorites like The walking dead, the night of the living dead, and many others that offer a fresh take on the shuffling corpses. It should come as no surprise that anime continues to get into action as well, with the medium recently announcing that the hilarious manga series, Zom 100: bucket list of the deadwill receive a new anime that will be released this summer.
In the past we have seen zombie anime series including High School of the Dead, Zombieland Saga, Kabaneri from The Iron Fortressand Gyo all try to create new perspectives on the walking dead over the years. Zom 100: bucket list of the dead may have stereotypical zombies infecting the world, but the series’ protagonist is anything but. Akira is a young salaryman in Japan who finds himself working long hours at a grueling pace, leading him to question his life to the point where he is relieved when a zombie apocalypse breaks out. No longer shackled by the “nine to five” and deciding to do whatever he wanted in his life, he makes a bucket list that he must fulfill before becoming a zombie himself.
Bucket list of zombies
Viz Media has released a new trailer and poster for the upcoming comedy series where zombies take over the world and one ‘hero’ tries to do everything he could never do while working himself to the bone in an office environment:
If you haven’t had a chance to read the manga, Viz has an official description of it Zom 100: bucket list of the deadwhich will be released on Hulu in July:
“Surviving a zombie apocalypse is better than being a wage slave every day! After years of toiling for a soul-crushing company, Akira’s life has lost its luster. He lives in a garbage-filled apartment, his salary is terrible, and he can’t even work up the courage to confess his love to his beautiful colleague. But when a zombie apocalypse ravages his town, it gives him the push he needs to live for himself. Akira on a mission to get through all 100 items on his bucket list before he…well, kicks the bucket.”
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