Sankarea Zombie Romantic Comedy Manga to Get Extra Chapter
posted on by Kyle Cardine
The October issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine is announcing on Saturday that Mitsuru Hattori's zombie comedy manga Sankarea will receive a special chapter in the magazine's December issue. The magazine will also announce that the manga's 11th and final volume is slated for release on November 7.
The magazine announced last month that the Sankarea manga would end in the magazine's October issue, which ships on September 9. The manga's 10th volume previously revealed the series would end in the following volume.
The story begins with Chihiro Furuya, a high school freshman who is obsessed with zombies. Even his dream is to "kiss a zombie girl." Through an unexpected set of circumstances, Chihiro gets to know a pretty girl named Rea Sanka, and together, they try to revive Chihiro's pet cat Babu who died in an accident. Chihiro discovers that Rea wants to get away from her many responsibilities by becoming a zombie herself.
Hattori launched the manga in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shonen Magazine in 2009, and Kodansha Comics published the eighth volume in North America in August. The manga inspired a television anime in 2012, and Funimation released the anime in North America last year, but is was recalled and has not been re-released.