Zekkyō Gakkyū: Tensei Manga Gets New Short Anime Episode This Month

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1st anime episode based on sequel series aired in Japan on Tuesday

The June issue of Shueisha's Ribon magazine announced on Saturday that a new episode of the anime adaptation of Emi Ishikawa's Zekkyō Gakkyū: Tensei manga will air on Oha-Suta on May 31. The episode will adapt the sixth chapter of the manga, "Akai Fūsen" (Red Balloon). A short anime special based on the manga aired on Oha-Suta variety program on Tuesday, and Ribon's official YouTube channel also streamed the short.

Ishikawa's original Zekkyō Gakkyū manga follows a ghost girl named Yomi as she tells the reader various scary stories. Ishikawa began publishing the series in Shueisha's Ribon magazine in 2008, and the company published the 20th and final compiled volume in Japan in March 2015. Ishikawa then launched the Zekkyō Gakkyū Tensei series in Ribon last June, and Shueisha published the second compiled volume (pictured at right) on March 25.

The manga received a "vomic" (voice + comic) video in 2010, a three-episode series of anime shorts that aired in 2012 inside the Oha-Suta morning variety program, and a live-action film that opened in Japan in June 2013.

The original manga won the children's category of the Shogakukan Manga Awards in 2014.

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