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Seven Seas Licenses Zombie Manga Igai: The Play Dead/Alive

posted on 2015-05-06 16:55 EDT
Tsukasa Saimura's series to debut on April 5, 2016 under Hour of the Zombie title

Manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it licensed Tsukasa Saimura's manga series Hour of the Zombie (Igai: The Play Dead/Alive). The publisher plans to release the first volume with a color insert on April 5, 2016 for US$12.99.

Seven Seas describes the story:

Akira is your typical student living a conventional high school life. He has dreams and aspirations like everyone else, and an unrequited crush on his childhood friend, Kurumi. Unfortunately for him she seems more interested in Akira's best friend, Umezawa. And yet their innocent love triangle pales in comparison to what the three friends are about to experience, even if it may yet be their saving grace.

Students are suddenly turning into frenzied zombies, attacking and gorging themselves upon each other's flesh. The school is being torn apart until suddenly... they stop. With the zombies apparently back to normal, the school is now divided between the previously turned and the unbitten. But how long will this peace last? And what caused students to turn in the first place? When any of your classmates could suddenly decide to have you for lunch, a friendly face can become the scariest thing in the room.

Saimura launched the manga in Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Ryū magazine in 2014, and Tokuma Shoten published the second compiled book volume in February.


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