As many of you have probably seen from things such as Death Panda, Uziga Waita isn't against injecting a little romance into his works along with healthy doses of black humor. Unfortunately, most people have an aversion to the nudity and gore in such works and will instantly dismiss them, but for those of you willing to brave the waters here, you might find a story that's actually somewhat touching.
Among guro circles, Uziga Waita is easily head and shoulders above most with regard to his art and drawing style. While You After the Rain has a pretty simplistic style lacking in polish compared to Death Panda, I think it works well considering one shots usually benefit from a straight-forward and no nonsense approach. When a story is only a dozen or so pages, there's really no reason to waste too much space.
This story is fairly simple: it's about a man (possibly the last) living in a city full of zombies. He keeps his girlfriend chained in his apartment and cares for her even though she too has succumbed to necrosis. As is the case with most good zombie stories, the zombies aren't the point of the story, they are the method with which the story is told.
It's in this situation of living with his zombiefied girlfriend that the protagonist is able to realize and correct his past mistakes. When you look past the guro surface of this manga, there's actually a really well-done romantic short waiting to be discovered. Personally, I was kinda touched by the flashback to the ice cream shop and felt satisfied with the progress made in such a short time.
Then again maybe I'm just a depraved psycho who loves guro. I'll leave it up to you. read more