Zom 100: List of the dead has been soaring ever since the manga first came out in 2018, and now Netflix is going to expand the franchise in a whole new way with a new live-action movie project in the works! Live-action anime adaptations may have been released recently with mixed fan responses, but the streaming service has actually had much more success adapting the manga and manhwa versions. in place. One of the major recent cases is that of Haro Aso Alice in Borderlandsand now Netflix has tapped into the creator’s new series for a new live-action project.
One of the main announcements from Netflix’s Geeked Week this year was that Alice in Borderland would return for a second season, and now Haro Aso and Kotaro Takata Zom 100: List of the dead will get his own live-action movie project. Celebrating the announcement by confirming that Eiji Akaso will start as the main character, Akira Tendo, you can take a first look at the new Zom 100: List of the dead movie below to get an idea of the kind of moviegoers this one will be attracted to:
need more undead in your life? ZOM 100: BUCKET LIST OF THE DEAD is a zombie movie about a young man whose lackluster life is reinvigorated when a zombie apocalypse hits his town #GeekedWeek pic.twitter.com/P0sSwcKF3i
—Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) June 7, 2022
The series has been a major cult hit with fans since its launch in Shogakukan’s Monthly Sunday Gene-X magazine, but luckily there are ways to check it out outside of Japan. If you wanted to search Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead »s original manga series, Viz Media has licensed the series for official release and you can find the volumes on shelves now. They describe the first volume in the series by Haro Aso and Kotaro Takata as such:
“In a garbage-filled apartment, 24-year-old Akira Tendo watches a zombie movie with lifeless, envious eyes. After spending three difficult years in an exploitative society in Japan, his spirit is shattered. He doesn’t can’t even muster the courage to confess his feelings to his beautiful colleague Ohtori. Then one morning, he comes across his landlord having lunch – who just happens to be another tenant! The whole town is crawling with zombies, and even though he running for his life, Akira has never felt more alive!”
What do you think? How do you feel Zom 100: List of the dead to get a live action movie with Netflix? What are you hoping to see from the manga make the leap to film? Let us know all your thoughts on this in the comments! You can even contact me directly about all things anime and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!