The Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead anime just premiered last week, but Netflix is already gearing up for the release of a second adaptation of the IP. The live-action Zom 100 is set to premiere on the streaming platform in August, and we have a new trailer that gives us a better look at live-action Akira.
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The official description for the series reads:
Akira Tendo (Eiji Akaso) works at an exploitative company where he suffers endless hours and harassment from his boss. Spending more days feeling dead than alive, he awakes to discover his town has been devastated and overtaken by zombies and suddenly feels excited at the prospect of not needing to go to the office anymore. After witnessing an older co-worker he looked up to become a zombie, he comes to the realization that he’d rather be eaten by zombies if he can’t do what he wants.
Akira comes up with a bucket list of 100 things he wants to do before becoming a zombie. He crosses these items off the list as he experiences stay-at-home camping, paragliding, SUP yoga and other long-held dreams. What will become of him as he joyfully lives his life amid a zombie apocalypse?! And, as he holds on to his dream to become a superhero who saves everyone, what will happen when he battles a massive and deadly zombie shark!?
The zombie apocalypse genre has been one that’s evolved over the years, but Zom 100 looks to be one of the more comedic takes on zombies, with Akira actually finding relief that the apocalypse has gotten rid of his toxic job.
Though we should expect to see a lot of gore and zombies in the show, it looks like the series is also going to have fun just letting us follow Akira as he attempts to ‘Sieze the Dead’ with his newfound outlook on life.
Catch Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead when it premieres on Netflix on Aug. 3. The anime is currently streaming on Netflix as well.