Following the massive cancellation of live events in Japan that kicked off in February 2020, the live concert of MAPPA, Avex Pictures and Cygames' multimedia franchise, Zombieland Saga, titled “ZOMBIELAND SAGA LIVE ~ Franchouchou LIVE OF THE DEAD ~ ”, Was canceled from its original date scheduled for March 8, 2020. However, the franchise released a special video revealing that the concert will now take place on February 27 in Japan.
The video starring Mamoru Miyano, who voices the protagonist and manager of the musical unit Franchouchou, revealed that the concert, now titled “ZOMBIELAND SAGA LIVE ~ Franchouchou LIVE OF THE DEAD ~ R” (R for Revenge), will be held next February 27 at the Dorimu Hall in Tokyo. Finally, the statement also included a new promotional image for the event.
On the other hand, the franchise also inspires an anime adaptation, whose first season of twelve episodes was released in October 2018 in Japan, with the production of MAPPA studios, under the direction of Munehisa Sakai and scripts written by Shigeru Murakoshi. A second season is confirmed to premiere next April.
Cast of voices
- Mamoru Miyano as Koutarou Tatsumi.
- Asami Tano as Saki Nikaidou.
- Kotono Mitsuishi as Tae Yamada.
- Kaede Hondo as Sakura Minamoto.
- Minami Tanaka as Lily Hoshikawa.
- Maki Kawase as Junko Konno.
- Risa Taneda as Ai Mizuno.
- Rika Kinugawa as Yuugiri.
Zombieland Saga Synopsis
Sakura Minamoto dreams of becoming an idol. Unfortunately, reality hits her like a truck (literally) and she dies in a sudden car accident. Ten years later, she wakes up in Saga Prefecture, only to find herself turned into a zombie with no memory of her past. While she is still accepting her new destiny, she meets a man named Koutarou Tatsumi, who explains that he has resurrected her and six other girls from other eras as zombies with the goal of economically revitalizing Saga Prefecture by creating a group of idols. Assuming the role of an aggressive manager, Koutarou begins scheduling events; the girls finally accept it and decide to name their idol group "Franchouchou". An absurdly comical take on the anime idol genre, Zombieland Saga tells the moving story of Franchouchou saving Saga Prefecture while hiding their identities as zombies and rediscovering their past.
Source: Comic Natalie
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