Zombie Land Saga Staff Tease 'More' for Characters
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The final episode of MAPPA's undead idol series Zombie Land Saga wrapped on Thursday, but the show might go on for Franchouchou. The series' official Twitter account posted on Thursday thanking fans for their support and added that the zombie idols will still be "active" and that Zombie Land Saga will "continue." The account didn't clarify what continue means in this context, so the girls could pop up anywhere.
Fans of the show, including Vinland Saga manga creator Makoto Yukimura, shared their thoughts on the conclusion and hopes for a second anime season.
The anime follows Sakura Minamoto, who dreams of being an idol, but is hit by a car and wakes up as a zombie. A man named Kōtarō Tatsumi appears and tells her he's recruiting her into an idol group made up of zombies, dead girls he has "recruited" from several eras of Japanese history.
Munehisa Sakai (One Piece Film Strong World, Suite Precure, Sailor Moon Crystal) is directing the anime at MAPPA. "Kōhōkōchōka Zombie-gakari" (PR Zombie) is credited for the original work. Shigeru Murakoshi (Kakegurui, Garo -Vanishing Line- epsisode scripts) is in charge of series composition. Kasumi Fukagawa (Persona 3 the Movie #1 Spring of Birth assistant animation director) is designing the characters, Kazuo Ogura is the art director, Takashi Yanagida is the director of photography, and Masahiro Goto is the editor. Azusa Sasaki is in charge of color design, and Yasuharu Takanashi is composing the music. Avex Pictures is credited for music production, while dugout is credited for sound production.
The series includes real locations and references to Saga prefecture. The idol group's house is based on the former Mitsubishi Gōshi Kaisha Karatsu Branch Honkan, a cultural property within Karatsu city. The anime has helped the area's tourism with 1,000 visitors turning out for a single day event at the house.
Source: Zombie Land Saga's Twitter account