Crunchyroll releases Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead as part of the summer lineup this year. The anime streaming platform officially acquired the streaming rights to the series to be simulcasted from Japan. This is a new take on the zombie horror genre as it adds a flare of comedy as seen in the original manga written by Haro Aso. Fans can now enjoy a new release that has already debuted on Crunchyroll, adding another must-watch to their anime list.
The Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead manga was released in 2018 with a total of 14 tankōbon volumes as of June 2023. The manga was later released in English for North America by Viz Media in July 2020 and quickly gained popularity. The anime is the latest adaptation of the manga but was also recently revealed to be getting a live-action adaptation by Netflix. This live-action adaptation was highlighted during the Anime Expo 2023 as the anime was revealed to be simulcast via Crunchyroll.
Zom 100 Anime Series Blends Horror & Comedy on Crunchyroll
It’s alive! Crunchyroll has officially acquired the streaming rights for the highly anticipated zombie horror comedy anime series Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, which began its simulcast on July 9 with new subtitled episodes every week. The anime is based on the hit manga series of the same name, written by Haro Aso (Alice in Borderland) and illustrated by Kotaro Takata, and currently serialized in Shogakukan’s Monthly Sunday Gene-X in Japan and distributed in English in North America by Viz Media.
Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead is animated by the studio BUG FILMS and directed by Kazuki Kawagoe (Komi Can’t Communicate). The series composition is written by Hiroshi Seko (VINLAND SAGA; Attack on Titan Final Season; Mob Psycho 100). Additional production credits include character design by Kii Tanaka (PuraOre! Pride of Orange), zombie design by Junpei Fukuchi (Pokémon), and music composed by Makoto Miyazaki (SPY x FAMILY; One Punch Man). The opening theme ‘Song of the Dead” is performed by KANA-BOON. The ending theme “Happiness of the Dead” is performed by Shiyui.
With three years under his belt at the company from hell, Akira Tendo is mentally and physically spent. All at the ripe old age of twenty-four. Even his crush from Accounting, Saori, wants nothing to do with him. Then, just when life is beginning to look like one big disappointment, it happens. The zombie apocalypse descends on Japan! Surrounded by hordes of hungry zombies, Akira comes to a realization that will forever change his life… “Wait, does this mean I never have to go to work again?” Confess to… party like it’s… travel Japan coast to… Now, with his nightmare job no longer, Akira’s got his mojo back. Let the bucket listing begin!!Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead – Official Synopsis
Japanese voice cast and characters:
- Shuichiro Umeda as Akira Tendo/Akira
- Tomori Kusunoki as Shizuka Mikazuki/Shizuka
- Makoto Furukawa as Kenichiro Ryuzaki/Kencho
- Minami Takahashi as Beatrix Amerhauser
Crunchyroll will feature Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead subtitled in English, French, German, Italian, Castilian Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Hindi, Russian, and Arabic. And the series will be dubbed in English, French, German, Italian, Castilian Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Hindi. Dub launches will be announced at a later date and subject to change.
The series will be simulcast weekly on Crunchyroll in the United States and its territories, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, as well as the Indian subcontinent.
This is a fantastic take on the zombie horror comedy scene as the new anime will provide a great new title for anime fans to enjoy. The thrill of seeing Akira tick everything off his bucket list during the undead apocalypse will lead to many fantastic moments as the characters do everything they can to survive. It will be interesting to see what twists and turns await Akira as he encounters a range of new allies and foes. Especially as he experiences many horrors while trying to clear his 100 objectives before it’s too late to live.
Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead is simulcast on Crunchyroll every Sunday on the anime streaming service, with episode 1 currently available. The new anime is available in multiple languages for dubs and subtitles, with more to be announced and launched soon.
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