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Sankarea Zombie Romantic Comedy Manga's End Slated for Next Month

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

The September issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine is announcing on Saturday that Mitsuru Hattori's zombie comedy manga Sankarea will end its magazine run in the next issue on September 9. The manga's 10th book volume previously revealed the series would end in the following volume, due out in November.

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 Shōnen Magazine in 2009, and Kodansha Comics is publishing the eighth volume in North America this month. 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.

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