Zombie Land Saga Anime Gets Film Project
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
An event on Sunday for the Zombie Land Saga anime announced that the anime is getting a film project.
Avex Pictures began streaming an announcement video on Sunday for the film. The live-action promo video is titled "A Zombie-less Fight: Saga Revenge Edition." The video features actors Hakuryuu and Kunio Murai, who are both from Saga prefecture. The video features them arguing over the prefecture. Hakuryuu voiced the character White Ryu in the Zombie Land Saga Revenge anime.
MAPPA, Avex Pictures, and Cygames' Zombie Land Saga anime premiered in October 2018. Crunchyroll streamed the 12-episode series as it aired, and Funimation streamed an English dub.
The Zombie Land Saga Revenge sequel anime premiered in Japan on April 8, and aired for 12 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the sequel as it aired in Japan. Funimation began streaming an English dub in July.
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 anime inspired a stage play titled Zombie Land Saga Stage de Do-n! at Sōgetsu Hall in Tokyo in September 2020 with four performances. The play was originally scheduled to run in March 2020 in Tokyo with seven performances.
The anime inspired its first side story manga titled Zombie Land Saga Gaiden: The First Zombie by character designer Kasumi Fukagawa. The manga launched in Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine on May 19.
Sources: Zombie Land Saga anime's website, Comic Natalie