Zombieland Saga

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ゾンビランドサガ
English: Zombie Land Saga
German: Zombie Land Saga
French: Zombie Land Saga
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2018 to Dec 20, 2018
Premiered: Fall 2018
Broadcast: Thursdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: MAPPA
Source: Original
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, ComedyComedy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Idols (Female)Idols (Female), MusicMusic, ParodyParody
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 7.511 (scored by 236209236,209 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #17702
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #449
Members: 488,915
Favorites: 3,169

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Synopsis

Sakura Minamoto dreams of becoming an idol. Unfortunately, reality hits her like a truck, and she dies in a sudden traffic accident. Ten years later, she wakes up in Saga Prefecture, only to find herself a zombie with no memory of her past. While still coming to terms with her demise, she meets a man named Koutarou Tatsumi, who explains that he has resurrected her and six other zombie girls from different eras for the purpose of economically revitalizing Saga by means of an idol group. Assuming the role of an abrasive manager, Koutarou begins scheduling events; the girls go along with it, eventually deciding to name their idol group Franchouchou.

An absurdly comedic take on the idol genre, Zombieland Saga tells the story of Franchouchou's heartwarming struggle to save Saga Prefecture while hiding their zombie identities and rediscovering their past lives.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Zombieland Saga is an original anime production announced by Cygames in collaboration with Avex Pictures and dugout, who are respectively producing the music and sound. The animation is done by studio MAPPA. Crunchyroll is simulcasting the episodes, while Funimation is simuldubbing them. Both the opening and ending theme songs ("Adabana Necromancy" and "Hikari e" respectively) are performed by Franchouchou.

On October 8, 2018, a manga adaptation was launched on Cygames' Cycomi website, which is being drawn by Megumu Soramichi (Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry).

Zombieland Saga won the Animation of the Year award in the Television category at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival in 2019.

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"Adabana Necromancy (徒花ネクロマンシー)" by Fran Chou Chou (フランシュシュ) [Sakura Minamoto (Kaede Hondo), Saki Nikaidou (Asami Tano), Ai Mizuno (Risa Taneda), Junko Konno (Maki Kawase), Yuugiri (Rika Kinugawa), Lily Hoshikawa (Minami Ta
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Ending Theme

"Hikari e (光へ)" by Fran Chou Chou (フランシュシュ) [Sakura Minamoto (Kaede Hondo), Saki Nikaidou (Asami Tano), Ai Mizuno (Risa Taneda), Junko Konno (Maki Kawase), Yuugiri (Rika Kinugawa), Lily Hoshikawa (Minami Tanaka)]




Reviews

Dec 20, 2018
Doesn't it feel like in today’s world, there’s way too many horror media that does same things over and over again? I’m not solely talking about anime alone but the horror genre has gotten to a point where it feels like we’ve seen just about anything. One of the most iconic type of horror is the dead coming back to life. In this case, I’m referring to zombies. Franchises like Resident Evil and The Walking Dead are among just a few well-known ones that comes to mind. But what if I told you that Zombieland Saga manages to revitalize a bit of the horror genre ...
Dec 20, 2018
Mixed Feelings
If there was a word to describe Studio MAPPA it would be disappointing. Being the spiritual successor for Studio Madhouse many of the shows least, in my opinion, fell flat in they face mainly because MAPPA loves the play the field spell card called style over substance where the writing for these shows seemed to fall by the side in favour of pretty colours and flashing scenes. Because of that I grown to dislike MAPPA as a whole as they seem to prioritised flashing visuals over storytelling. Zombieland Saga is, unfortunately, no exception to this as despite the show being advertised as a parody idol ...
Dec 31, 2018
Zombieland Saga was a huge disappointment to me. What started off as a brillant slap in japanimation clichés quickly became a huge cliché itself: an average idol anime.


STORY
A guy who somehow can revive people decides to use dead girls to make an idol group and make his town popular. Now that's an awesome plot! They try to mix up zombie stuff with idol stuff. What could possibly go wrong?
Well, here is what could go wrong:
- the series could try to take itself too seriously.
- Or it could simply give up on that inappropriate mix to become a classic idol series as there are plenty others.
- ...

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