“Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead” – A Series to Die For

Tired of your monotonous and draining work life? What if you no longer have to work but at the expense of an apocalypse? Such opportunity is undoubtedly scary, but anything is better than work for our protagonist Akira Tendo in the new anime series “Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead.

Zom 100 main charactersAkira Tendo and Shizuka Mikazuki riding a motorcycle while crowded by a horde of zombies.

Crossing off Zom 100 on Your Must-Watches

Introducing Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, one of the most anticipated anime series for Summer 2023. Zom 100 is written by Haro Aso, who garnered praise for his critically acclaimed work Alice in Borderland. The story offers an exciting twist on the zombie genre. Viewers can expect an upbeat, colorful, and dynamic new series to enjoy.

Zom 100 protagonist Akira Tendo freed from his job because of the zombie apocalypse.

From a Living Hell to an Actual Hell

The show starts with Akira Tendo, an ambitious new hire who envisions a bright future in his job. He is later faced with the harsh reality of his toxic workplace, compromising his overall well-being. He was welcomed by unpaid overtime, office romance, and abusive bosses. To push through, Akira gaslit himself as despair slowly seeped through him. Unexpectedly, the world succumbs to a zombie apocalypse, effectively halting workdays too. No longer shackled by his job, Akira Tendo is determined to make up for his lost time and face the new world headfirst.

Highschool of the Dead (2010) and School-Live (2015) show how zombie anime significantly differ.

The Undying Zombie Genre: What’s New?

Another zombie anime? Hearsays would discuss the Highschool of the Dead and School-Live on this topic. Both shows are about life in an apocalypse, so what’s new? Zom 100 delves into the issues of grief and despair early on. However, its positive tone would indeed be refreshing for enthusiasts and curious alike. Zombie fans are met with the occasional shock factors. On the other hand, newcomers could appreciate the vivid scenes that would leave you begging for more. The series is not a full-on horror flick. Instead, Zom 100 presents itself as an outgoing action show with hints of slice-of-life in an apocalyptic setting.

Poster for Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead featuring Akira Tendo, Shizuka Mikazuki, Beatrix Amerhauser, and Kenichirou Ryuuzaki.

Would I suggest watching Zom 100?

Absolutely! Zom 100: The Bucket List of the Dead is a rollercoaster ride that challenges the norms of its genre. Join Akira in crossing off his bucket list one by one as he meets new people and experiences the joys of life amid chaos and impending doom.

Where to Watch?

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead is currently streaming on Hulu, Netflix, and the official Muse Asia YouTube channel. Fans could expect it soon on Crunchyroll. Additionally, a live-action adaptation of the series is currently streaming on Netflix as well.

Author: Zephrix

Zephrix is a freelance writer and illustrator primarily focused on video games, anime, and Filipino literature.

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