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* GhostAmnesia: Sakura doesn't remember much of her original life, which starts coming back to her in fragments after she performs for the first time. This becomes her primary motivator for continuing to perform.



* IdentityAmnesia: Sakura doesn't remember much of her original life, which starts coming back to her in fragments after she performs for the first time. This becomes her primary motivator for continuing to perform.

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[[spoiler: (This is definitely a masculine name in Japanese.)]]


** ''To My Dearest'', the song Lily addresses to [[spoiler:her father, is from the perspective of someone who has to say goodbye to a loved one far too soon. On the surface, it seems like a typical song mourning a relationship, but the subtext is very much about Lily's feelings for her father.]]

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** ''To My Dearest'', the song Lily addresses to [[spoiler:her father, [[spoiler:to her father,]] is from the perspective of someone who has to say goodbye to a loved one far too soon. On the surface, it seems like a typical song mourning a relationship, but the subtext is very much about Lily's feelings for her [[spoiler:her father.]]


** Episode 7 has Ai terrified of dying (again) from lightning. The buildup to the climax features her performing during a lightning storm.

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** Episode 7 has Ai terrified of dying (again) from lightning. The buildup to the climax features her performing during a lightning storm.storm, triumphantly pointing at the sky.


* TemptingFate: During a flashback in Episode 8, a living Lily declares that she will never grow up and will always look the same. She dies right after that and comes back as a zombie years later, so what she said is very true.

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* TemptingFate: TemptingFate:
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During a flashback in Episode 8, a living Lily declares that she will never grow up and will always look the same. She dies right after that and comes back as a zombie years later, so what she said is very true.true.
** Episode 7 has Ai terrified of dying (again) from lightning. The buildup to the climax features her performing during a lightning storm.


* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every episode so far ends with "SAGA".

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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every episode so far ends with "SAGA"."SAGA", at least in the original Japanese.


* LightningCanDoAnything: [[spoiler:A regular human can die by being struck by lightning. Zombies? It [[AutoTune AutoTunes]] their voice and enables them to shoot FrickinLaserBeams out of their fingers.]]

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* LightningCanDoAnything: [[spoiler:A A regular human can die by being struck by lightning. Zombies? It [[spoiler:It [[AutoTune AutoTunes]] their voice and enables them to shoot FrickinLaserBeams out of their fingers.]]


--->[[FilmTheShining Heeeeere's Kotaro!]] Barricades are supposed to keep the zombies out, you little sad sack!

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--->[[FilmTheShining --->[[Film/TheShining Heeeeere's Kotaro!]] Barricades are supposed to keep the zombies out, you little sad sack!

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** In the English Dub for Episode 7, Kotaro's line is changed to contain this reference:
--->[[FilmTheShining Heeeeere's Kotaro!]] Barricades are supposed to keep the zombies out, you little sad sack!


''Zombie Land Saga'' (ゾンビランドサガ) is an original anime collaboration between Creator/{{Cygames}} and Avex Pictures, and animated by Creator/{{MAPPA}}. Marketed as [[NeverTrustATrailer a seemingly run-of-the-mill zombie horror series]], its plot was kept heavily under wraps until its premiere on October 4, 2018, which revealed it to be an off-the-walls HorrorComedy with a biting[[note]]pun intended[[/note]] yet loving satire of the Japanese idol industry. The series is currently licensed by Website/{{Crunchyroll}} and Creator/{{Funimation}}.

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''Zombie Land Saga'' (ゾンビランドサガ) is an original anime collaboration between Creator/{{Cygames}} and Avex Pictures, and animated by Creator/{{MAPPA}}. Marketed as [[NeverTrustATrailer a seemingly run-of-the-mill zombie horror series]], its plot was kept heavily under wraps until its premiere on October 4, 2018, which revealed it to be an off-the-walls HorrorComedy with a biting[[note]]pun intended[[/note]] [[IncrediblyLamePun biting]] yet loving satire of the Japanese idol industry. The series is currently licensed by Website/{{Crunchyroll}} and Creator/{{Funimation}}.

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* MistakesAreNotTheEndOfTheWorld: This is a WhamLine for Sakura whenever Ai says this, as she realizes that maybe being massively unlucky is okay.


* OurZombiesAreDifferent: At first the girls act like typical zombies (although without the whole "turn you into one of them with a bite" thing), but once their brains are properly stimulated via DeathMetal, they start acting like humans again. The girls are closer to Russo zombies than the Romero-style mindless ones, and can blush, eat (though whether they can digest what they eat is a mystery), sweat, get winded, and even cry. They also require nightly sleep for rest. If it weren't for that pesky extremities-popping-off thing, they might even seem alive.

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: At first the girls act like typical zombies (although without the whole "turn you into one of them with a bite" thing), but once their brains are properly stimulated via DeathMetal, they start acting like humans again. The girls are closer to Russo zombies than the Romero-style mindless ones, and can blush, eat (though whether they can digest what they eat is a mystery), sweat, get winded, and even cry. They also require nightly sleep for rest. If it weren't for that pesky extremities-popping-off thing, they might even seem alive. See ''Lightning Can Do Anything'' above for extra perks.


* LoopholeAbuse: In episode 9, Koutarou lectures Saki with the rule that they can only interact with regular humans when they're doing idol business. [[spoiler:When Saki leaves to try and save her old friend's daughter from certain death, she not only abides to the rule against violence, she ''makes'' her actions into idol business by turning it into a "captain-for-a-day" publicity stunt, taking Maria's place in the contest and using that to not only save the girl and help repair her relationship with her mother, but also promote Franchouchou, therefore not breaking the rule.]]

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* LoopholeAbuse: In episode 9, Koutarou Kotaro lectures Saki with the rule that they can only interact with regular humans when they're doing idol business. [[spoiler:When Saki leaves to try and save her old friend's daughter from certain death, she not only abides to the rule against violence, she ''makes'' her actions into idol business by turning it into a "captain-for-a-day" publicity stunt, taking Maria's place in the contest and using that to not only save the girl and help repair her relationship with her mother, but also promote Franchouchou, therefore not breaking the rule.]]

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* LoopholeAbuse: In episode 9, Koutarou lectures Saki with the rule that they can only interact with regular humans when they're doing idol business. [[spoiler:When Saki leaves to try and save her old friend's daughter from certain death, she not only abides to the rule against violence, she ''makes'' her actions into idol business by turning it into a "captain-for-a-day" publicity stunt, taking Maria's place in the contest and using that to not only save the girl and help repair her relationship with her mother, but also promote Franchouchou, therefore not breaking the rule.]]

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** The beginning of the opening also has a subtle bait-and-switch, with the first couple of seconds having dark, disturbing zombie imagery. When it zooms in on a zombie's face, the intro decides to rewind everything from that point a la VHS tape rewinding, which segues into the actual intro featuring absurd colorful zombie imagery.

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