The official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Haro Aso and Kotaro Takata’s Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead manga announced on Thursday that the fourth episode’s premiere would be delayed to Monday, July 31 at 2:00 a.m. PDT (5:00 a.m. EDT) on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Netflix streaming services, citing production circumstances.
Despite the delay, the episode will still air on its regular schedule in Japan on Sunday, July 30 at 5:00 p.m. JST but will similarly be postponed on some Japanese streaming platforms.
The anime originally premiered in Japan on July 9 and has been licensed by Viz Media for North America, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand. A Viz Media co-production alongside Shogakukan and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions Japan, the anime debuted on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Netflix in the United States on July 9 at 5:00 a.m. EDT.
Shūichirō Umeda stars as the protagonist, Akira Tendo, while Tomori Kusunoki co-stars as the heroine, Shizuka Mikazuki, a risk-averse worker in a foreign finance company with an internal list of “100 things you must do to not become a zombie.” Makoto Furukawa plays Kenichiro Ryuzaki, and Minami Takahashi takes on the role of Beatrix Amerhauser.
The English dub cast for the anime includes:
- Laura Post as Beatrix Amerhauser
- Abby Trott as Shizuka Mikazuki
- Xander Mobus as Kenichiro Ryuzaki
- Zeno Robinson as Akira Tendo
Kazuki Kawagoe takes the helm as director for the anime at studio BUG FILMS, with Hanako Ueda as the assistant director. Hiroshi Seko oversees the series scripts, while Kii Tanaka handles character design, and Junpei Fukuchi brings the zombies to life with his designs.
Makoto Miyazaki composes the captivating music, while Maiko Gōda curates the perfect “music selection,” and dugout takes charge of sound production. Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions Co., Ltd is at the helm of the anime’s production. KANA-BOON delivers an electrifying opening theme, “Song of the Dead,” and Shiyui serenades with the ending theme, “Happiness of the Dead.”
Viz Media has licensed the manga, presenting a gripping story:
Escape from the mundane life of a wage slave? Surviving a zombie apocalypse sounds way better! Akira, worn out by years of soul-crushing work, lives in a trash-filled apartment, surviving on abysmal pay, and unable to confess his love to a beautiful co-worker. But when a zombie apocalypse engulfs his town, it sparks a fire within him to live life on his own terms. Now, Akira embarks on a mission to conquer all 100 items on his bucket list before the clock runs out… or before he “kicks the bucket.” The manga made its debut in Shogakukan’s Sunday GX magazine in October 2018 and was even nominated for an Eisner award.
This manga has also inspired a thrilling live-action film premiering worldwide on Netflix on August 3. Similar to Aso’s Alice in Borderland, which led to a live-action series adaptation on Netflix in December 2021, this anime’s future looks bright as it continues its success into a second season, released globally on Netflix in December 2022.