Zombie Land Saga's Real-Life Model Locale Damaged By Typhoon
posted on by Kim Morrissy
The former Mitsubishi Gōshi Kaisha Karatsu Branch Honkan, a cultural property within Saga Prefecture's Karatsu City and the model for the Western-style house in the Zombie Land Saga anime series, suffered damage from Typhoon No. 10 on Monday. A part of the roof and the window glass were damaged from the strong winds.
Originally built in 1908, Mitsubishi Gōshi Kaisha would eventually become the huge Mitsubishi Corporation, but its Karatsu branch oversaw the company's primary business in shipbuilding, insurance, internal trading, and mining during the Meiji era. The building was previously preserved as the Karatsu City Museum of History and Folklore but it was closed in 2003. The building was opened to the public on November 25, 2018.
The Zombie Land Saga anime premiered on October 4, 2018. 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. The series is getting a sequel titled Zombie Land Saga Revenge.
Source: Saga Shimbun LIVE