Jun'ichi Fujisaku, TATE, Shindosha's Zombie of Mars Manga Ends in September

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Manga based on Fujisaku's novel launched in February 2018

The September issue of Kodansha's Young Magazine revealed on Tuesday that Jun'ichi Fujisaku, TATE, and Shindosha's Zombie of Mars (Kasei Zombie) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on September 20.

The manga is based on the novel of the same name by Fujisaku and illustrator Yūsuke Kozaki. The novel is set in Tokyo's Takadanobaba neighborhood, and follows a girl named Kanon as she confesses to her upperclassman Akiyama and goes on a date with him to see a movie he wanted to see, titled Kasei Zombie. Kanon becomes trapped after an earthquake occurs when she goes to the bathroom. When she finally escapes, she finds that Takadanobaba is overrun with zombies and has been blockaded off. Kanon then meets a man in a blue helmet who fights zombies with a bat.

Fujisaku, TATE, and Shindosha launched the manga in Young Magazine in February 2018. Shindosha is credited with the original concept and planning. Fujisaku writes the manga, and TATE draws the art. Kodansha published the manga's second compiled book volume on June 6. Micro Magazine-sha published the original novel in August 2017.

Fujisaku is known for his involvement in the Blood anime franchise. He is credited as planning assistant on Blood: The Last Vampire, director and script supervisor in Blood+, original concept supervisor and episode scriptwriter in Blood-C, and scriptwriter on Blood-C: The Last Dark. Fujisaka also wrote scripts for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, The Beast Player Erin, and Atom The Beginning. Fujisaku will launch the Ghost in the Shell: The Human Algorithm manga on September 20.

TATE drew the art for the manga adaptation of Gakuto Mikumo's Strike the Blood light novel series. The manga ran in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine from 2012 to December 2016. Kadokawa published 10 compiled book volumes for the manga. Yen Press publishes the manga in English, and shipped the 10th volume in April 2018.

Source: Young Magazine September issue

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