The much-anticipated release of episode 4 of the thrilling Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead anime has hit a stumbling block, leaving fans on the edge of their seats. The official website of the anime recently announced that the airing of episode 4, initially scheduled for July 30, has been pushed back due to unforeseen production issues. The culprit? These pesky production woes have wreaked havoc on the anime’s distribution across partner streaming services. But fear not, dear viewers, the undead may be relentless, but the anime’s new episode will rise from the grave on July 31 at 6:00 PM (JST), albeit on select streaming platforms.
The Behind-the-Scenes Conundrum
While the apocalypse of the undead may be the core theme of Zom 100, it appears that the real-world challenges of production have managed to infiltrate the anime’s domain. Animated by the esteemed BUG FILMS and helmed by the talented director Kazuki Kawagoe, the anime faced a series of hurdles that put a halt to its scheduled release. The team, including Assistant Director Hanako Ueda, Series Composer Hiroshi Seko, and Character Designer Kii Tanaka, along with other creative minds, have been striving to bring this action-packed spectacle to life.
The All-Star Cast
In a world teeming with zombies, the fate of our characters remains uncertain. Shuichiro Umeda lends his voice to the main protagonist, Akira Tendo, whose life takes an unexpected turn amid the chaos. Tomori Kusunoki steps into the shoes of Shizuka Mikazuki, while Makoto Furukawa portrays Kenichiro “Kencho” Ryuzaki. Additionally, Minami Takahashi adds depth to the character Beatrix Amerhauser. These talented actors breathe life into the story, making it an unforgettable experience for fans around the globe.
The Plot Unraveled
For those new to this captivating series, the plot revolves around Akira Tendo, a young man who’s had his fair share of hardships, surviving three grueling years at a soul-sucking job. Life couldn’t seem bleaker, but fate takes a wicked turn when Japan is plunged into a zombie apocalypse. Amid hordes of ravenous undead, Akira discovers a revelation that alters his destiny forever. With the mundane shackles of the daily grind lifted, he embarks on a bucket list adventure, ready to live life to the fullest.
Fans Speak Out
As the anime continues to draw in a devoted following, fans are quick to share their excitement. One enthusiast couldn’t contain their enthusiasm, labeling Zom 100 as the biggest surprise of the season, and perhaps the entire year. The mix of anticipation and concern for the delay is humorously expressed, with a witty remark about zombies getting “snappy around snack time.”
An International Collaboration
Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead stands as a testament to the power of international collaborations in the anime world. With VIZ Media, Shogakukan, and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions Japan joining forces, the anime has found its way to captivate audiences across North America, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand territories.
While the delay may have fans eagerly awaiting the next installment, the essence of Zom 100 remains intact – a tale of survival, self-discovery, and adventure in a world overrun by the undead. So, mark your calendars and get ready to embrace the next episode when it finally hits the screens, because when zombies are involved, you can bet things won’t be as smooth as a gentle stroll through the park!