Karada Sagashi Horror Manga Ends, New Series Launches
posted on by Karen Ressler
Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ web manga site published the 54th and final chapter of author Welzard and illustrator Katsutoshi Murase's Karada Sagashi (Body Search) on Friday. A new series titled Karada Sagashi Kai (Body Search Solution) will debut on Shonen Jump+ on January 5 after a prologue debuts on December 29.
Welzard and Murase launched the manga in September 2014, and Shueisha will publish the 16th compiled volume on December 4.
The manga is based on Welzard's cellphone novel of the same name, which launched on the Keitai Shōsetsu Noichigo site in 2013. The novel centers on Asuka, a high school student who sees the apparition of a dead student named Haruka, asking Asuka to find her body. As the story progresses, Asuka and her friends attempt to find the eight scattered pieces of Haruka's corpse in the school, and learn more about the Red Person that is hunting them as they do so. The Red Person hunts students who are alone at school to kill them, and until they exit the school gates, the Red Person will keep appearing before them. When the Red Person kills a student, it scatters the student's body into eight pieces, and tasks another person to find the pieces in the school. If Asuka fails to find Haruka's body, the day will keep repeating and she and her friends will keep dying until they do.
The manga inspired a series of anime shorts that debuted on Production I.G's new Tate Anime (Vertical Anime) app in July.
Source: Comic Natalie