The fall 2018 anime series Zombieland Saga has been a series with an eagerly anticipated sequel and we learned the good news about it at the end of 2020 about the new sequel series Zombieland Saga Revenge. Set for a spring 2021 premiere, Crunchyroll has picked up the series for simulcast while Funimation will be producing a dub for it on their service. Details regarding launch and more will come closer to its actual debut in April.
Check out our review of the first series.
The series was directed by Munehisa Sakai based on the series composition by Shigeru Murakoshi, who also wrote most of the scripts. Kasumi Fukagawa handled the character designs while MAPPA oversaw the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Mamoru Miyano as Kōtarō Tatsumi, Kaede Hondo as Sakura Minamoto, Asami Tano as Saki Nikaidō, Risa Taneda as Ai Mizuno, Maki Kawase as Junko Konno, Rika Kinugawa as Yūgiri, and Minami Tanaka as Lily Hoshikawa.
With the English language dub, Jad Saxton is the ADR director for it with Tia Ballard as the assistant ADR Director working from scripts by Katelyn Barr. The English cast includes Brina Palencia as Sakura Minamoto, Ricco Fajardo as Kotaro Tatsumi, Caitlin Glass as Saki Nikaido, Amanda Lee as Junko Konno, Stephanie Young as Yugiri, Sarah Wiedenheft as Lily Hoshikawa, Bryn Apprill as Ai Mizuno, Dawn M. Bennett as Tae Yamada, Alejandro Saab as Romero, Cris George as Wig, and Mike McFarland as Hochu.
Plot Concept: From throughout the ages, a group of legendary girls have become zombie idols to save Saga Prefecture. It’s the return of the cutting-edge zombie idol anime! One day, Minamoto Sakura lost her life in an unfortunate accident. Then, ten years later… After Sakura wakes up in a strange mansion, mysterious idol producer Minami Kotaro tells her that she will be joining a group of legendary girls to form an idol unit. The seven girls are charged with a quest to save the fading Saga Prefecture and adopt the group name Franchouchou. After overcoming the difficulties stemming from their different ages and different periods of history, their undead zombie bodies allow them to defy expectations of what idols can be. During the final winter of the Heisei era they performed their first featured concert at Karatsu’s Furusato Exhibition Hall, Arpino, taking another step towards becoming a legend. Now, in the modern Reiwa Era… The curtain rises on a new chapter in the story of Franchouchou, as they march towards a bright future full of hope. ”