Ranked #1075

Sankarea (Manga)


Alternative Titles

English: Sankarea: Undying Love
Synonyms: Shiromabito
Japanese: さんかれあ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 59
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 9, 2009 to Nov 8, 2014
Authors: Hattori, Mitsuru (Story & Art)


Score: 7.921 (scored by 15088 users)
Ranked: #10752
Popularity: #80
Members: 31,147
Favorites: 1,227
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Furuya's obsessed with zombies. He collects any figurines, watches any movie, and plays any game with the living dead, and is even only interested in zombie girls. When his cat dies, Furuya begins trying to raise it from the dead using an ancient book of the occult he bought from a shop. But what will happen when he sees the idol of a nearby all girl's school walking close to where he conducts his experiment, wishing to die and be reborn as a different person?

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Sankarea was published in English by Kodansha Comics USA from June 11, 2013 to March 24, 2015.

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Apr 9, 2012

It's just not fair of you to keep coming up with fetishes to hook us poor unsuspecting fans over and over again with your adorable characters. You know it will work every time, so just stop abusing this power. Some of us still need to go outside and interact with normal people in a fashion that doesn't get us sent to the insane asylum.

Now you try to turn us into necrophiliacs? What did we ever do to you? Oh right the piracy, nevermind.

Anyway Sankarea is in a word, mindblowinglyawesome. See, I didn't use spaces so that still counts read more
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Sep 11, 2015
This is the first manga that has propelled me to write a review which should be a pretty big statement. Sankarea was truly an unique experience. Zombie moe rom-com? I have never even HEARD of that concept before! The story is absolutely superb and although it is a bit slow at first, I EXTREMELY RECOMMEND THAT YOU FOLLOW THROUGH TO THE ENDING. The only problem I had was that some of the characters were kind of generic. Rich, high class girl with overprotective father, childhood friend with unrequited love, etc. Overall, I highly recommend this manga.


Although the story started off slow, I kept reading read more
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May 28, 2015
Sankarea: Undying Love

Sankarea: Undying Love , literally undying love because it is a love between a human and a zombie. I first watch the anime and due to my interest on what will happen next i thoroughly read the manga only to be in love with this again.This anime is unique because you can feel the heartwarming love between our two protagonist even though the theme or scene is somewhat dark.

The story is told in an interesting way. You could literally feel the love every chapter. Also the darkness theme that is slowly oozing out little by little .Killing and making Rea a read more
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Sep 11, 2011
Note: This is my first review and I have no writing experience, but I'm writing this due the lack of recent reviews. All reviews are up to chapter 8 instead and this one is up to 20. Anyway, please review my review by giving me advice.

This manga has all ingredients of a typical Shonen. Ecchi, comedy, action and the drama. The setting is quite awesome though. It's spread out nice in the first two chapters, but like others said: it drags a little afterwards. Up to chapter 8 that is. The setting changes afterward and a new character appears, which spices things up. The background read more
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These two mangas deal with the relationship between the living and the undead. Sankarea is more in the shounen category and is told from the male's point of view whereas Zombie Romanticism is more of a seinen manga and it's told from the girl's perspective. If you liked one, you may like the other. 
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Sankarea and Elfen Lied are really similar (the anime of Elfen Lied more than the manga though, since the manga is really unfocused) - a guy gets into a relationship with a girl with special powers who needs his care but sometimes get violent. Through out the story, lots of events coincide, and the dramaturgy is really similar. Both are even unnecessary ecchi... If you compare the Elfen lied anime and the Sankarea manga I think they are both are great, tightly woven shounen stories with a "seinen" depth, and I recommend them both just as much. (I haven't seen the Sankarea anime, just so  read more 
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