Written by: Jei Beltrano
Published on: October 17, 2021 at 15:04 PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter account for the original anime series "Zombie Land Saga" has announced on Sunday that the franchise is inspiring a film adaptation.
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A live-action promotional video featuring veteran Japanese actors Hakuryu and Kunio Murai was released. No other details were revealed as of writing.
The original Zombie Land Saga TV anime series consisted of two seasons. The first season was aired in Japan from October 4 and December 20, 2018 on Japan's AT-X, Tokyo MX, Sun TV, BS11, Saga TV, and TVQ. Consisted of 12 episodes, the series was directed by Munehisa Sakai with scripts written by Shigeru Murakoshi. The series' character designs were handled by Kasumi Fukagawa with art direction by Kazuo Ogura and photography direction by Takashi Yanagida. Azusa Sasaki was in charge of the color design, and Masahiro Goto for the editing. The series' music was composed by Yasuharu Takanashi, with production by Avex Pictures, while dugout produced the sound.
The second season of the series titled "Zombie Land Saga Revenge" was announced on July 27, 2019. The main staff and cast of the first season returned for the sequel. The series aired from April 8 to June 24, 2021 consisting of another 12 episodes.
Aside from the TV anime adaptation, the series was adapted into a manga by Megumu Soramichi which began its serialization on Cygames' Cycomi website on October 8, 2018. A stage play based on the anime, Zombie Land Saga Stage de Do-n!, was also set to premiere last March 11 to 14, 2020, but was later canceled due to the effects of COVID-19 pandemic in Japan.
The story follows high school student Sakura Minamoto who was abruptly killed by a truck on the morning she plans to submit an idol application in the year 2008. Ten years later, Sakura, along with six "legendary" girls from various eras of Japan's history, are brought back as zombies by a man named Kotaro Tatsumi, who seeks to revitalize Saga Prefecture by putting together an all-zombie idol group known as Franchouchou (フランシュシュ, Furanshushu)