Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead has been a popular Japanese manga series since it first premiered in 2018. Currently there are 14 volumes, with more to come. And anime version appeared earlier this year, and is currently available on Hulu and Netflix … and now Netflix is offering a live-action version. Click here to take a look at the trailer.
Zom 100 poses a simple question: If the zombie apocalypse comes, what do you want to do before you get turned into a shambling, ravenous member of the horde? The manga, and now the other formats, begin with the main character, Akira, as he cheers with delight when the zombies appear, because it means no more work at the awful, brain-killing job he hates, no more days feeling more dead than alive. So watching his co-workers being slaughtered by fast zombies is a good thing a far as he’s concerned. Now he can do whatever he wants – at least until the zombies catch him.
Akira comes up with a bucket list of a hundred things he wants to do before becoming a zombie, and he crosses each item off his list as he goes: paddle-board yoga, indoor camping, even paragliding … but he’s barely getting started when things get out of hand. Will he ever achieve his ultimate dream of becoming a superhero who saves everyone? And actually battles a zombie shark?
The manga alone is well worth a look. You can also purchase one or all through ZombieGiftGuide.com.