It looks like Saga might have some hope, after all…

Earlier today, the official Zombie Land Saga anime website updated with a new key visual. The image features the lead cast members, both in their natural zombie states, as well as their “on-stage” personas.

 Zombie Land Saga Visual

Zombie Land Saga began airing on October 4.

Munehisa Sakai (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Season 1, One Piece Episodes 244 – 372) is directing the series at MAPPA, with Kazumi Fukagawa (Idolish7) providing character designs. Shigeru Murakoshi (Azure Striker Gunvolt, Garo: Crimson Moon) is in charge of series composition for the project.

Zombie Land Saga Key VisualThe confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Kōtarō Tatsumi: Mamoru Miyano
  • Sakura Minamoto: Kaede Hondo
  • Saki Nikaidō: Asami Tano
  • Ai Mizuno: Risa Taneda
  • Junko Konno: Maki Kawase
  • Yūgiri: Rika Kinugawa
  • Lily Hoshikawa: Minami Tanaka
  • Tae Yamada: ???
  • Policeman A: Hiroyuki Yoshino
  • Romero: Yasuhiro Takato

Zombie Land Saga is a co-production between Cygames, MAPPA, and Avex Pictures. Nobuhiro Takenaka will serve as producer for the project, which has been in the works for four years. In an interview with Anime Herald, Takenaka revealed that the studio is negotiating global licenses as of July. He added that MAPPA CEO Manabu Otsuka had the original idea for the work, stating “Otsuka-san of MAPPA had the idea and a clear vision.”

Crunchyroll is streaming the show as part of their Fall 2018 simulcast lineup. They describe it as:

A typical morning. The usual music. Their normal lives. The peace these seven girls experience will suddenly be destroyed. By the living dead… zombies. A reality that they never wanted a part of, an amazing and terrifying zombie world. They all share one wish: “We want to live.” These girls will struggle through this saga, in order to achieve a miracle. MAPPA, Avex Pictures, and Cygames team up to bring you a juicy, 100% original anime. A timeless shocker for all audiences, a brand new style of zombie anime, will soon rise.

Source: Ota-suke (thanks to MJ Warren for the tip!)