Haro Aso and Kotaro Takata’s horror comedy manga Zom 100: Bucket List Of The Dead manga is getting an anime adaptation set to premiere in July 2023.
The anime will be exclusively streamed on Hulu for the U.S. audiences, while streaming partners for other territories are to be announced yet.
An official website, which was launched as a part of the anime adaptation, dropped an action packed trailer with English subtitles, as well as a new key visual on Jan 6, 2023.
The key visual features Akira Tendou and Shizuka Mikazuki zooming off on their bikes as zombies chase them from all direction.
The site also revealed that Shuichiro Umeda will be voicing the protagonist Akira Tendo.
Bug Films is in charge of the animation production of Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead anime, with Shogakukan producing it.
Kawagoe Kazuki will direct the anime and Ueda Hanako will serve as the assistant director. Seko Hiroshi will be in charge of series composition.
Other staff members include:
- Character Design: Kii Tanaka
- Zombie Design: Junpei Fukuchi
- Music: Makoto Miyazaki
- Music Selection: Maiko Gouda
- Sound Production: dugout
Official website describes the plot of the anime as:
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 is written by Haro Aso and illustrated by Kotaro Takata. The series began in Shogakukan’s seinen manga magazine Monthly Sunday Gene-X on Oct 19, 2018. Shogakukan has collected its chapters into individual tankobon volumes. The first volume was released on March 19, 2019. As of Nov 17, 2022, twelve volumes have been released.
In North America, Viz Media announced the English release of the series in July 2020. The series is licensed in France by Kana.
Source: Official Website
©Haro Aso, Kotaro Takata, Shogakukan/Zom100 Project