The television anime series Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead has released a new key visual and the second promotional video, confirming its debut on July 9 on Netflix and Hulu. The series is also set to receive a live-action adaptation on Netflix sometime later this year.
Two new additional cast members were also introduced. Makoto Furukawa plays Kenichirō “Kencho” Ryūzaki, a salesperson for a major real estate company, and a former rugby club member with protagonist Akira Tendō at college. Minami Takahashi plays Beatrix Amerhauser, a 21-year-old college student who has come to Japan from Germany.
Both Furukawa and Takahashi expressed their excitement and thoughts on their characters. Furukawa emphasized the story’s charm, saying, “The strength to live in a world of despair leads to catharsis, which I find appealing in this work.” Takahashi spoke of her character Beatrix, stating, “She is very straightforward and passionate about what she’s decided to do, and she’s very likable. We’ll definitely become good friends. I won’t tell you what, but she’s very prickly.”
In addition, the second promotional video features Shizuka Mikazuki, played by Tomori Kusunoki, and the newly announced characters Kencho and Beatrix. The trailer also gives fans a preview of the opening theme for the anime “Song of the Dead” by Japanese Alternative Rock band Kana-Boon and the ending theme “Happiness of the Dead” by J-pop singer Shiyui.
▍Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Anime PV 2
▍About Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead
Zom 100: Zombie ni Naru made ni Shitai 100 no Koto is a Japanese manga series written by Haro Aso and illustrated by Kotaro Takata. It has been serialized in Shogakukan’s Monthly Sunday Gene-X seinen manga magazine since October 2018. The series has been published in English as “Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead” by VIZ Media since February 16, 2021.
Akira Tendo a young 24-year-old man who watches zombie movies in his messy room while muttering, “Compared to the company, it seems like heaven”, is in his third year at a fairly enslaving company. One morning, zombies begin to proliferate in the city, starting with the janitor devouring the residents. What Akira felt as he was being chased by the approaching dead was…. happiness!?
▍Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Anime Staff & Production
Original Work: Zom 100: Zombie ni Naru made ni Shitai 100 no Koto by Haro Aso and Kotaro Takata (Published by Shogakukan: Monthly Sunday Gene-X)
Director: Kazuki Kawagoe
Assistant Director: Hanako Ueda
Series Composition: Hiroshi Seko
Character Design: Kii Tanaka
Zombie Design: Junpei Fukuchi
Music: Makoto Miyazaki
Music Selection: Maiko Gouda
Sound Production: dugout
Animation Production: BUG FILMS
Production: Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions Co., Ltd
▍Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Anime Cast
■ Akira Tendō – CV: Shūichirō Umeda
■ Shizuka Mikazuki – CV: Tomori Kusunoki
■ Kenichirō “Kencho” Ryūzaki – CV: Makoto Furukawa
■ Beatrix Amerhauser – CV: Minami Takahashi