This is a very random one indeed. The reason I checked out this manga (I only dug in like about 10 chapters or so) is that the concept seemed fun. And sure enough, this is a goofy manga just as I expected. It is totally over the top and entertaining. Zom 100 will make you laugh for sure, it is cliche as hell but the author knows this and uses this fact to his advantage. Making the series even funnier.
So welcome back to another edition of “Put This on Your Radar”. The series where we highlight some upcoming animes that caught our attention. Today we are talking about Zom 100. I will put the introduction and the news together in one section. And then I will move on to my thoughts and why you should check out the anime. With that said, let’s get right into it.
What you Need to Know about Zom 100
Zom 100: 100 Things I Wanna Before I Become a Zombie or Bucket List of the Dead (however you prefer) is based on the manga of the same name by Haro Aso and Kotarou Takata. The manga started serialization in Sunday Gene-X Magazine in October 2019, it is still ongoing with volume 13 being scheduled to ship next month.
As for the anime, the anime adaptation will be made by a completely new studio, BUG FILMS. The studio was made by the production company, Twin Engine. The project will be led by Kazuki Kawagoe, yes the same director as Komi-san. Makoto Miyazaki, known for his work on One Punch Man will be handling the music direction. Zom 100 is set to premiere in the Summer of 2023 i.e. sometime in July of this year. That is all we know for now, but we do have the first promo on our hands which you can check out right here.
I love the fact that the whole synopsis of the series is in the title. Yes, it is literally that. A normal dude’s life after a zombie outbreak is shown in a very light and funny tone. It is a really entertaining story. The MC has accepted that he will become a zombie at some point so he’s doing his best to fulfill his wishes before that. As I said earlier, the series is cliche but the author uses this fact to enhance his comedy. The series doesn’t take itself too seriously, it is just having fun.
Also, something interesting is that Viz Media licensed this! Viz Media! How long has it been since they licensed a non-sequel, lesser-known project? I don’t have a problem with what Viz does or anything but, this is rather “out of character” for them if you know what I mean. Well, good on them for at least trying something new.
Well, that is all for now. Let me know what you think in the comments below. I am fairly excited about this anime, looks pretty promising so far. The PV looks good too. I’ll be sure to let you know what I think about it when it eventually drops in the summer season. With that said, I will take my leave here. See ya!