Never are the words ‘Zombie’ and ‘cute’ used in the same sentence, unless it is Zombieland Saga. This anime is made by Cygames with Apex Images and does not rely on any source material. His first season in 2018 was quite successful. It premiered in October 2018 and was soon followed by a manga adaptation. The anime adaptation comes from the MAPPA studio, and hasn’t complained much until recently. This anime was written by Shigeru Murakoshi and directed by Munehisa Sakai. Japanese stations AT-X, Tokyo MX, SUN, BS11, Saga TV, and TVQ, broadcast the anime. English subtitled versions are broadcast on Aniplus Asia. Crunchyroll later licensed Zombieland Saga, Funimation, Medialink, Netflix, Bilibili and has been available to stream on these sources ever since.
The anime’s name sounds too intense for the original comedic nature. This CGDCT anime (except in the form of zombies) has received positive responses from fans around the world. It was nominated for several prestigious awards, including Anime of The Year (Mappa) and The Best Character Design. Mamoru Miyano, the Japanese voice actor for Kotaro Tatsumi, was awarded Best VA Performance for this anime. Another testament to the success of the first season is the release of the second season two and a half later!
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The second season comes out on MAPPA’s tenth anniversary with even more interesting content.
Zombieland Saga: Recap and Summary
Zombieland Saga is an anime that even the average anime fan has heard of. Idols are quite popular in anime. But zombie idols? The idea is weird, but they are way cuter than they sound. The complete uniqueness in the idea may be what makes more people interested in this anime.
The first season revolves around Sakura, who wants to become an idol. He was killed by the most violent criminal in the entire anime industry: a truck. After a concussion, he died, but he was resurrected by Kotaro Tatsumi ten years later. He aims to save Saga Prefecture, where he has raised singers from different eras. Now ten years after his death, Sakura can’t recall his memories.
He teamed up with Tae, Junko, Lily, Ai, Yuugiro, and Saki to form the idol group Franchouchou. Sakura’s enthusiasm pays off as she’s hard at work at her job. He encouraged everyone to do better while keeping parts from his memory in mind. Towards the end of the anime, he is frustrated by everyone’s lack of enthusiasm. His memories come back after he was hit by a truck (again), but he lost his memories as a zombie. She realizes that she is suffering from a stroke of bad luck where things don’t work out for her even if she tries hard. He left the group, but he was pushed by Kotaro.
In the end, Tae stepped forward and tried to scold him. This stirs Yuugiri and Ai, leading them to convince Sakura to rejoin. The anime ends on a cliffhanger where Okoba starts to notice the similarities between these girls and their personalities when they were alive.
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Zombieland Saga: Revenge Release Date
The second season of Zombieland Saga was announced in July 2019. Then in a broadcast, it was announced that the second season would be titled Zombieland Saga: Revenge. This anime has lots of plot holes to fill in from the first season. On top of that, it ends on a tantalizing cliffhanger already explaining that a second season is coming. How Cygames takes the plot forward this season is worth asking.
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The anime will air on April 8, 2021 at midnight (as per JST). MAPPA has animated the second season. It has been licensed by Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Muse Communication. Episodes will be aired weekly on their online platform.
There is no information regarding the number of episodes. However, we hope there will be at least 12 episodes like the first season. The opening song is ‘Taiga Yo Tomi Ni Naite Kude,’ and the ending theme is ‘Yume o Te ni, Modoreru Basho mo Nai Hibi o’.
The Official PV for Zombieland Saga: Revenge
The first PV was released on January 1, 2021. It introduced the main character and their manager Koutaro Tatsumi. You can watch the subtitled version of this PV on the official YouTube channel Funimation.
Another PV was released on April 5, 2021. The second PV featured some of the events of the Franchouchou members’ daily lives.
There are some high expectations of the upcoming plot. Details regarding Tae and Yugiri’s past have not been revealed. Hopefully we can see more of these characters in the new season.
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