With a unique approach to the survival genre, Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead has caught the attention of several anime watchers this year. Season 1 finally came to an end last week and fans are beginning to wonder “Will there be a Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Season 2? What part of the manga will the second season cover?”
In this article, we’ll discuss everything that we know about Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Season 2 including what lies next for Akira and his friends and when will we see them back fighting zombies!
Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Season 2?
On September 26, 2023, Zom 100’s official account confirmed on Twitter that the release of Episodes 10-12 will be delayed.
Finally three months later, on December 25, 2023, the remaining three episodes were released! The season’s ending suggested that the show has more to offer! But considering the previous delays, the studio might take a while to fully prepare itself before another release.
Since there is an ample amount of source material to adapt, we can expect an announcement anytime next year and potentially a release in 2025!
What is Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead about?
Tendou Akira, trapped in the corporate world finds himself hating his life. But suddenly he finds freedom as the world faces a zombie apocalypse. Accepting the fact that he might become a zombie eventually, he makes a list of things he wants to do before that.
What has happened in Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead so far?
The show begins with a flashback of Akira’s life. He was initially enthusiastic about working but after being exploited by a production company, he began to hate it. The zombie outbreak finally frees him from his job. Akira takes on the zombie apocalypse enthusiastically. He believes he would rather deal with zombies than go back to work.
The next day, he leaves the house as he runs out of beer. He meets a girl named Shizuka who criticizes him for being carefree and taking unnecessary risks. Unsure about what to do with his life now, he makes a list of 100 things he wants to do before he turns into a zombie. He realizes he wants to meet his parents and best friend Kenichirou more than anything.
He meets up with Kenichirou and inspires him to lead a similar life. They accept that eventually their lives will come to an end so they should live it to the fullest. Akira decides he wants to become a superhero, while Kenichirou decides to become a stand-up comedian. Later, they come across the same girl from earlier and Akira manages to save her. Eventually, they agree to travel together.
On their way to Akira’s hometown, their RV is damaged and Kenichirou is injured. Akira’s former boss, Kosugi, is the culprit. He offers to help them if they work for him for two days. Akira is forced to agree. Kosugi once again begins to exploit Akira. As a result, Akira’s trauma resurfaces and he feels helpless.
Shizuka recalls her past which was similar to Akira’s current situation and she helps him stand up for himself. Akira finally leaves his trauma and Kosugi behind. As they resume their journey, they meet Beatrix.
They help Beatrix who wishes to eat sushi prepared by the last surviving sushi chef. On their way, they come across several zombies. But together they can overcome the crisis and they fulfill Beatrix’s long-awaited wish. Beatrix decides to join them on their journey.
They finally reach Akira’s hometown. They are relieved to find out that everyone is safe. They receive the village’s hospitality and Akira helps his father on the farm. It is hinted that Akira’s father doesn’t have much time left due to health issues.
A number of refugees are given shelter in this village but a small group tries to cause issues. The group is led by Higurashi who attended the same college as Akira and Kenichi. The group leads zombies into the village and also sabotages other protective measures.
The backstories of all the members are told. Since they are displeased with the way society treats them, they decide to destroy society in return.
Fortunately, with the help of the villagers, Akira and his friends stop this crisis. Once finding out his father’s illness is not fatal at all, Akira decides to save the world! He decides to continue traveling in search of a vaccine to stop the apocalypse.
In the final episode, Akira and his friends leave the village. Akira believes they should keep moving north like all adventurers! The season ends as they are headed towards Hokkaido!
About the Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Manga
Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead anime series is based on the ongoing manga series by Aso Haro who has also created the manga series, Alice in Borderland. The manga series started running on October 19, 2018, in Monthly Sunday Gene-X. The manga has released a total of 15 volumes so far, consisting of 61 chapters.
Season 1 ended in Chapter 22 and marked the end of the “ Hometown of the Dead” arc. That still leaves more than half of the manga being unadapted. The manga series is updated with a new chapter every month. Chapter 62 is expected to be released around the third week of January.
The manga series has also been adapted into a live-action series by Netflix, which was released in August 2023.
What to expect from Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Season 2?
Though it’s not confirmed yet, we can still speculate what can be expected from Season 2 in terms of story.
Firstly, Akira’s list now has 86 things to do (including his friends’ goals) of which only 26 have been completed, so naturally we’ll see them work towards these goals! Season 2 will most probably begin in Hokkaido!
Also, a bunch of characters who survived were shown at the end of Season 1! We might see them make a reappearance and perhaps have a bigger role!
The Cast of Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead
Though the show has seen several delays, the casting of the characters has been consistent. It is safe to assume that the casting would not undergo any changes at least for Season 1. Some of the voice actors that have appeared in Season 1 are :
- Mikazuki Shizuka –
- Voiced by – Kusunoki Tomori
- Notable Roles – Makima from Chainsaw Man, Kohiruimaki Karen from Gun Gale Online
- Tendou Akira –
- Voiced by – Umeda Shuuichirou
- Notable Roles – Izumi Yuuki from Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie, Kazami Bird from Beyblade X
- Ryuuzaki Kenichirou –
- Voiced by – Furukawa Makoto
- Notable Roles – Saitama from One Punch Man, Shirogane Miyuki from Kaguya-sama: Love is War
- Beatrix Amerhauser –
- Voiced by – Takahashi Minami
- Notable Roles – Tadokoro Megumi from Food Wars!, Quetzalcoatl from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
- Kosugi Gonzou –
- Voiced by – Miyake Kenta
- Notable Roles – All Might from My Hero Academia, Scar from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
- Ootori Saori –
- Voiced by – Amamiya Sora
- Notable Roles – Akame from Akame ga Kill!, Kirishima Touka from Tokyo Ghoul
The show has been directed by Kawagoe Kazuki who has also directed – Komi Can’t Communicate.
The soundtrack has been produced by Miyazaki Makoto who has also worked on shows like One Punch Man and Spy x Family. The opening and ending songs of the show were performed by KANA-BOON and Shiyui.
Who will be producing Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Season 2?
According to MyAnimeList, the anime is part of a production deal between VIZ Media, Shogakukan, and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions. It has been animated by BUG FILMS who are fairly new and this is the first show they’re primarily working on.
There were many delays throughout the release of Zom 100 Season 1, and the final 3 episodes were delayed for three months.
There is no information about a studio change moving forward, the delays might feel like enough reason to predict a studio change.
But fans have been immensely pleased with the studio’s animation. Many fans were tweeting favorably after the final release, complementing the rise in quality. At this moment, it is unsure if the series will go through a studio change or not.
Who will enjoy Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead?
Full of bright colors, appealing character designs, and a fresh take on an existing premise, Zom 100 has been received positively by fans. The mood and pacing of the show are very similar to most of the modern Shounen shows. It has elements of humor, emotion, typical anime fan service, and action. It is safe to assume that it will be a fun watch for the majority of anime fans.
The live adaptation of the show has mostly been received poorly. The anime adaptation has some significant changes from the live adaptation. So it can be a chance to re-experience Akira’s journey for both the fans who liked or disliked the live action.
The show is similar to anime like High School of the Dead and School-Live! It is also similar to non-anime shows and movies like Zombieland, All of Us Are Dead, and Alice in Borderland. Fans of these shows should surely give Zom 100 a chance!
Anime Ratings for Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead
The show has been received positively by fans and critics. It has been praised for its unique approach to the dystopian genre. Following are the ratings for Zom 100 on popular anime databases:
- IMDb: 8/10
- MyAnimeList: 8.1/10
- AniList: 79/10
- AnimePlanet: 4.1/5
Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead FAQ
When will the remaining episodes of Season 1 released?
The remaining episodes (episodes 10, 11, and 12) have been released on 25th December and 26th December 2023.
Is Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Season 2 confirmed?
As of now, Season has not been confirmed. But based on the show’s popularity and positive reviews, it is very likely that it can receive a sequel.
Where can I watch Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead?
The show has so far been streamed on multiple platforms like Netflix and Crunchyroll. It has also been uploaded on YouTube by Muse Asia. The new episodes will likely continue to be available on these platforms.
Where is the Zom 100 Season 2 trailer?
Zom 100 season 2 is not officially confirmed. Given that the season 1 airing had to be stopped for production issues it is really hard to say when can we expect a season 2 trailer.
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