Igai: The Play Dead/Alive
Hour of the Zombie
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Igai: The Play Dead/Alive

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Synonyms: Crueler Than Dead
English: Hour of the Zombie
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 46
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 18, 2014 to May 19, 2018
Genre: Horror Horror
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Comic Ryu
Authors: Saimura, Tsukasa (Story & Art)


Score: 6.341 (scored by 510510 users)
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Ranked: #141552
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Popularity: #7609
Members: 1,863
Favorites: 5

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Akira secretly fancies his childhood friend Kurumi, but she is in love with his buddy Umezawa. Akira is jealous of Umezawa, but is touched by his solid friendship. The threesome should have spent happy school days despite the uneasy triangle. But one day, some students suddenly start attacking other people, turning into human-eating monsters. In the ensuing chaos, Kurumi and Umezawa also turn into one of those cannibalistic monsters. Cornered by Kurumi, Akira braces himself for her fatal bite, but at that very moment, she comes to herself. But that was just the beginning.


Igai: The Play Dead/Alive has been published in English as Hour of the Zombie by Seven Seas Entertainment since April 5, 2016.


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Jun 17, 2021
SpearShake (All reviews)
A zombie story where the protagonist refuse to kill zombies.... There's soooo much drama. (>_>)

Story: Zombies that actually regains their mental sanity and, for a short amount a time can act like their normal self's. This might sound pretty interesting, but really think about it. Your friend is a zombie and tries to eat you, and suddenly he becomes completely normal for a while. Can you still kill him? That's what this manga is about. Some characters refuse to kill zombies, while others think it's kinder to end their suffering. The amount of melodramatic situations is just ridiculous. I just can't understand why you wouldn't read more

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