Zombie 100 (J-Pop) becomes a live-action movie for Netflix

Zombie 100 (J-Pop) becomes a live-action movie for Netflix

During its Geeked Week Netflix shared a first look at its new Zombie 100 series, the live-action adaptation of the manga of the same name written by Haro Aso, the author of Alice in Borderland (read our review in this article) and designed by Kotaro Takata. The manga has received wide acclaim and is currently in the running for two Eisner Awards, Best US Edition of International Material - Asia and Best Humor Publication.

Zombie 100 (J-Pop) becomes a live movie- action for Netflix

The film will star Eiji Akaso, known for starring in the 2017 film Kamen Rider Build, where he played the role of Ryuga Banjou, who will be Akira Tendo, a 24-year-old man who has lost everything. his passion for life after spending several years working in an exploitative company.

Here is the official synopsis:

Eiji Akaso is a young man exploited at work and underpaid, with no time to himself. Akira has become a "zombie" with the sole purpose of working. When the zombie apocalypse arrives, Akira is happy for the first time in three years because he has a day off. Realizing that the zombie apocalypse means he will probably never go back to work, Akira decides to make the most of his freedom and creates a list of 100 things he would like to do before becoming a zombie.

Below is the first photo of the film published by Netflix:

About Alice in Borderland

Haro Aso started serializing the manga in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday S (formerly Shōnen Sunday Chō) magazine in 2010. The series was moved to Weekly Shonen Sunday when it entered its final story arc in March 2015. The manga concluded in March 2016 with 18 volumes in total. In Italy the series is underway for the J-POP publishing house and you can retrieve it on Amazon.

Arisu, a former unemployed student and video game enthusiast, suddenly finds himself catapulted into the alternative Tokyo of a "borderland" identical in all respects to the real one, but deserted and dilapidated. In the company of two friends, the tough Karube and the erotomaniac Chota, Arisu will be forced to face a real survival game in that desolate scenario, in the form of a sequence of games with potentially ... deadly difficulty. Will the three boys be able to survive this new, dangerous world? Who created all this? But, above all, is there a way for them to return to their original lives?

As for the series, the first season premiered on Netflix in December 2020. It was the most viewed live-action series in Japan in 2020 and ranked in Netflix's top 10 in 40 countries and territories worldwide. Shinsuke Sato (live-action Bleach, film Kingdom, anime film Oblivion Island) will again direct the series. Yoshiki Watabe and Yasuko Kuramitsu will write screenplays with Satō again. ROBOT is accredited for design and manufacturing. The cast sees Kento Yamazaki, Tao Tsuchiya, Aya Asahina, Nobuaki Kaneko, Ayame Misaki again. The second season will be released worldwide on Netflix in December 2022.

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