Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead review: Adventurous zombie-drama gets tiresome

In Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, Tendo Akira is relieved from his toxic work life when a pandemic fills the world with zombies. The movie is now streaming on Netflix.


Tendo Akira’s first full-time job turns out to be the opposite of everything he dreamed about. It’s a living nightmare that requires him to work tirelessly and do overtime more often than not.

Tendo is advised by his best friend, Kencho, to quit his job and live his life the way he wants, but Tendo has accepted this way of life. A year passes with Tendo trying to survive, and finally, a zombie outbreak gives Tendo the much-needed escape from this disastrous life.

Tendo celebrates being free. In this new world, he plans to live the way he wants to, and if he can’t do that, he is better off as zombie food.

Tendo comes up with a list of things he wants to do before becoming zombie food and sets out to accomplish his goals one by one.

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Eiji Akaso as Tendo smoothly switches between two personalities that are opposites of each other. One is of the dull Tendo when he is working at his toxic workplace, and the other is when he is out there on an adventure.

A viewer easily starts rooting for him the moment his character switches to a happy persona. Akaso is able to show the immense joy that is inside Tendo.

Mai Shiraishi receives a typical mysterious character in the form of Shizuka. While Shiraishi delivers, the writing around Shizuka is not sufficient. Hence, one adores Shiraishi’s performance but is left wanting more out of her.

Shuntaro Yanagi, on the other hand, gives a decent performance as Kencho, Tendo’s best friend who stands up for him.

Lastly, Kazuki Kitamura manages to show that Kosugi is someone who just knows how to throw orders and manage people. At other times, he is just a selfish coward.


Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead picks up interest when Tendo expresses what he intends to do in this new post-apocalyptic world. The goals Tendo has are believable, fun, and relatable.

The film establishes how a person is no less than a zombie if they are working in an unhealthy environment in the simplest way possible, and how a zombie apocalypse can be better than this life.

The adventures Tendo goes on convince viewers to make the best of their lives if they are in a zombie apocalypse for as long as they can. That’s a great mantra to follow in your day-to-day life as well.

Most of the comical side of things is handled by the zombies alone. The zombies can be spotted in various funny positions, indulging in hilarious activities.


Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead is filled with cliches that come with the zombie genre. For the first half hour, it just feels like another zombie film that has nothing original on its side.

The film also doesn’t try to be surprising. Though it has some good action scenes, a viewer can easily predict the outcome, making whatever drama unfolds on the screen boring.


Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead is a silly watch for those who are looking for another zombie film. The idea of the main character making his post-apocalyptic life better than the one he lived is appealing for a while.

The action is sleek and adventurous. However, overall, the film is tiresome, considering how predictable it is.

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead
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Director: Yusuke Ishida

Date Created: 2023-07-31 16:21

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