Netflix’s Geeked Week live stream on June 7, 2022, announced that the zombie apocalypse comedy manga titled Zom 100: Bucket List Of The Dead will get a live-action movie adaptation on the streaming platform. It will be exclusively distributed worldwide in 2023.
Eiji Akaso will play the lead role of the manga protagonist, Akira Tendo.
The staff includes:
- Director: Yusuke Ishida
- Screenplay: Tatsuro Mishima
- Music Producer: Kohei Chida
- Cinematographer: Taro Kawazu
- Photo: Satoru Tanaka
- Art: Ryota Eguchi
- Recording: Masaharu Tanabe
- Editing: Eri Usuki
- VFX Supervisor: Daniel P.Ferreira
- VFX Producer: Ryo Takadama
- Stylist: Haruki Koji
- Hair Makeup Direction: Rie Suda
- Special Makeup Director: Soichi Umezawa
- Action Director : Yuji Shimomura
- Executive Producer: Shinichi Takahashi (Manager of Netflix Content Acquisition Division)
- Producer: Teru Morii
- Production Cooperation: Plus One Entertainment Co., Ltd.
- Planning and Production Production: ROBOT
Director Ishida commented in commemoration of the announcement saying, “Although he is the main character of a zombie work, he does not use a gun or a bow and arrow. His only weapon is bottomless positiveness. ‘If you can’t do what you want and regret it, it’s better to be eaten by zombies.’ I think I was able to survive the long-term shooting even in Corona-era with the energy of the main character, Akira.
Eiji Akaso, the cast, and all the staff brought together ideas to make a bright and exciting Japanese zombie movie that looks like a jack-in-the-box.
I want you to enjoy an adventure full of laughter and thrills with Akira!”
Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead is a Japanese manga series written by Haro Aso and illustrated by Kotaro Takata. It has been serialized in Shogakukan’s seinen manga magazine Monthly Sunday Gene-X since October 2018. The series is licensed for English release in North America by Viz Media.
The series was nominated for the Eisner Award in the Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia and Best Humor Publication categories in 2022.
Surviving a zombie apocalypse beats being a wage slave any day! After spending years slaving away for a soul-crushing company, Akira’s life has lost its luster. He lives in a trash-filled apartment, his pay is abysmal, and he can’t even muster up the nerve to confess his love to his beautiful co-worker. But when a zombie apocalypse ravages his town, it gives him the push he needs to live for himself. Now Akira’s on a mission to complete all 100 items on his bucket list before he…well, kicks the bucket.
Source: Comic Natalie