Japan has a reputation for having a strong work ethic and a culture that places emphasis on dedication and loyalty to one’s job. However, this has also led to some concerns about exploitative working conditions for Japanese employees.

This concern is highlighted in the anime Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead anime airing this summer.

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead anime is about a 24 years old guy, Akira Tendo who has been living a life of complete misery at his overly exploitative company for the past 3 years.

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead quotes are all about:

  • Exploitative Companies
  • Office Bullying
  • Long working hours
  • Side effects of overworking

Akira Tendo is able to break free from the shackles of his exploitative company with the help of most unlikely situations. A sudden zombie pandemic is Tendo’s way out.

12 Eye-opening Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead quotes on the working conditions of Japanese Employees

1. What’s it like working at Tendo’s Exploitative Company

You woke up with a 100 degree fever? You feel like you’re gonna die from overworking? Come talk to me when you’re actually dead. No one leaves until we’re all done.

2. Akira Tendo from Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead quotes Office Bullying, who is also a Victim of the ‘Salaryman’ Culture

Long working hours and bullying from their higher-ups robs employees of their will to quit and lose even the ability to make simple decisions.

3. Akira Tendo quotes The Side Effects of working at an Exploitative Company

They fall into depression and in the worst case, they are driven to suicide. Wow, exploitative companies seems like they’re hard to work for.

4. Akira Tendo Burnout quotes

There’s one thing that I think about before falling asleep. Please let me sleep and never wake me up.

5. Akira Tendo quotes

My soul was getting crushed in the gears of an exploitative corporation. So, I didn’t have the patience to listen to other people’s success stories.

6. Akira Tendo’s Life is a Living Hell

The long, hard hours at work have been overwhelming and it’s made me forget, what living like a human is?

7. Kenichiro isn’t Happy with his job either

I didn’t enjoy my job at all. Day after day, I had to smile at people while lying to their faces. I tricked them into bad contracts.

8. Kenichiro Ryuzaki quotes

The praise from the higher-ups, the company’s acknowledgment, the gorgeous models I dated. Dining out with big-time politicians and famous athletes, didn’t make me happy at all.

9. Akira Tendo is on Top of the World to have a day off from work

Until yesterday, I saw the world in monochrome, shrouded in black cloud. Blue skies, green trees and bright red blood! I’d forgotten the world was so full of color! I’m just so happy to have a day off from work!

10. Tendo finally gathers enough Courage to Quit his Tormenting job

I don’t even know why I’m working anymore. It’s time, I regain control over my life. So I’ve made up my mind to resign as of today!

11. What kind of people go on to be successful?

Guys who quit their jobs, drop everything and move on with their lives tend to be really successful later on. Like entrepreneurs or artists.

12. Hundred things to do before I turn into a zombie

We could die today or we could die 60 years from now. Either way, there’s never enough time to do all the things we want. So I’m gonna make a Bucket list of the dead.

Unlike Akira Tendo, you don’t have to wait for a zombie apocalypse to hit you to push you to finally quit your job if you’re unhappy with it.

It’s doesn’t necessarily has to be job but any part of your life like having an unhealthy habit or surrounding yourself with bad crowd, that’s messing you up from inside making your life a living hell.

Working passionately towards a goal is important but you should also know when to draw the line when things start to go out of hand.

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