Looking for a good anime series to give you the right dose of fright and laughter? Look no further as a new TV anime that fits the standards is coming this year! Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead (Zom 100: Zombie ni Naru Made ni Shitai 100 no Koto), a comedy manga written by Haro Aso and illustrated by Kotaro Takata is getting a TV anime adaptation in July and will stream on Hulu in the U.S.
The big news was shared by Viz Media on Friday, Jan 6. The announcement was coupled with a trailer for the anime. Check out the promotional video below!
Japanese voice actor Shūichirō Umeda will lead the series as Akira Tendo.
Kazuki Kawagoe is directing the anime, with Hanako Ueda as the assistant director. Hiroshi Seko is writing the scripts, while Kii Tanaka is supervising the character designs, with Junpei Fukuchi as the zombie designer. Makoto Miyazaki is composing the music.
Launched on Shogakukan’s Sunday GX magazine in 2018, Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead is a comedy drama manga set on a post-apocalyptic world infested by zombies.
Viz Media describes the story as follows:
Surviving a zombie apocalypse beats being a wage slave any day! After spending years slaving away for a soul-crushing company, Akira’s life has lost its luster. He lives in a trash-filled apartment, his pay is abysmal, and he can’t even muster up the nerve to confess his love to his beautiful co-worker. But when a zombie apocalypse ravages his town, it gives him the push he needs to live for himself. Now Akira’s on a mission to complete all 100 items on his bucket list before he…well, kicks the bucket.
The manga debuted in in October 2018. Shogakukan published the manga’s 12th compiled book volume on November 17.
Aside from the upcoming TV anime, the manga is also slated to have live-action movie this year.
Aso, the writer of the manga, is the man behind the celebrated manga series Alice in Borderland, which was recently made into a live-action series on Netflix.
Meanwhile, the series’ illustrator, Takata, is known for his other works, Hallelujah Overdrive! and I Am Sherlock.
More details about the TV anime are expected to be revealed soon.