News Is This a Zombie? Manga to Bundle Unaired Anime BD
posted on 2012-03-30 07:25 EDT
The Japanese publishing conglomerate Kadokawa announced that the sixth volume of Sacchi's Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? (Is This a Zombie?) manga series will bundle an original anime Blu-ray Disc in a limited edition on October 20. The included unaired episode 11 for the second anime season will be about 24 minutes long. The limited edition will also come with an exclusive illustrated variant cover, a novel booklet, and a tall case to contain the Blu-ray.
The first anime season based on Shinichi Kimura's original light novel series aired in Japan from January to March of last year. The eighth light novel volume bundled the franchise's first anime DVD last June. Also that month, Fujimi Shobo's Monthly Dragon Age magazine announced that a second anime season has been green-lit. The second season will premiere on April 4.
In the story, a normal high school boy named Ayumu Aikawa gets killed during a spate of mysterious serial killings. However, Ayumu is resurrected as a zombie by a necromancer girl named "Eu" (Eucliwood Hellscythe), who Ayumu had just met before dying. Ayumu then accidentally deprives the magical girl Haruna of her powers, so she demands that Ayumu take her place in fighting her nemesis Megalo.
Yen Press is publishing the first volume of the manga in North America this week. Crunchyroll streamed the first anime season into several countries as it aired in Japan. Funimation announced that it licensed the first season.
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