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Sankarea  
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Description
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?

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
さんかれあ
散华礼弥
Sanka Rea
Sankarea: Undying Love

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Latest Release(s)
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Completed)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Chap 9 + several later chapters

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Forum
6 topics, 30 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (962 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.35 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 16th 2014, 12:29pm PST

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Year
2009

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Kodansha USA (5 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #202 increased(+5)
Monthly Pos #268 increased(+66)
3 Month Pos #254 increased(+25)
6 Month Pos #225 increased(+33)

List Stats
On 5630 reading lists
On 926 wish lists
On 117 completed lists
On 148 unfinished lists
On 421 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Sankarea Zombie Romantic Comedy Manga's End Slated for Next Month 75 days, 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
Sankarea to End by November 136 days, 5 hours, 37 minutes ago
Sankarea pairing 803 days, 13 hours, 28 minutes ago
Sankarea Zombie Comedy Manga Gets Anime 1050 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes ago
Chapter 16 1284 days, 19 hours, 36 minutes ago

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by dreamer00013
April 23rd, 2011, 2:05pm
ok. shit. I regret only one thing about this manga: I started reading it before it was completed. And now I feel like I'm reading Deadman Wonderland, always waiting for more, always regretting the ongoing-status. Agh. But the art is quite nice (even though the big breasts of some are completely unrealistic), I don't mind the ecchi-tag (I usually avoid mangas with this genre) and the characters are interesting ^^ And the plot is evil because it keeps you thrilled.


For all fans of ongoing series (I know you guys exist): READ IT.
For all fans of completed series: Feel my pain and avoid it until it's completed.
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Addicting   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Shinjite Florana
June 30th, 2012, 11:19pm
Are you a sucker for unorthodox or supernatural love interests? Two words, my friends. Zombie. Romance.

The Manga is incredibly addicting and hasnít stumbled over itself yet. It does an amazing job of setting the mood and can be such a deceptively light-hearted romp only to come crashing down to earth with the true problems with caring for a decaying corpse with the strength to snap you like a kit-kat bar and at times, strange appetites that might put you or another loved one on the menu. Intriguing and building toward a climax I canít wait to read.

Definite thumbs up!
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Great Romantic Comedy   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Anabiotic_Pineapple
November 30th, 2011, 12:36pm
I'm a big fan of everything Hattori Mitsuru has ever made, and I personally believe this is his best work yet. Sankarea manages a delicate balance of grimness and lightheartedness that is fairly rare in most series. There is a lot more I could probably say about what makes this manga a great read, but it's hard to put into words for some reason.

Just as you start to think that things are getting to sickly sweet, something tragic happens. Or you'll be laughing one moment and then a bombshell gets dropped. The pacing is excellent and the characters are interesting to read as well.

So far, personal character development has been pretty minor. For the most part, the characters seem to be the same from the start of the manga as they are now, but that doesn't bother me too much. The plot is what has been advancing nicely, and it's kind of a treat to see characters that already feel developed react in the situations presented to them.

The only let down is Rea. She's one of the titular characters, but so far it seems the only reason she's around is for the sake of the male lead. I don't dislike her character, but I'm hoping that in future developments, she's able to be less codependent on that front.
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To be fair though, given what happens to her, it's not surprising she's the way she is.
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God Dammit! I love it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by badkittygrl4567
April 15th, 2011, 2:08am
I really love zombies too! <3 <3 <3 But Max is the obly zombie for me... This is really good! Its funny and sad at times, but most of all its very interesting. I wanna see what he is gonna do to Rea.
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A very strong start to a potentially good series   
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by spikebaby
July 16th, 2010, 3:24am
Sankarea started off very well. A quirky male lead (who makes really funny faces), an interesting, conflicted, yet cute female lead, nice comedy, and a unique premise. A guy obsessed with zombies? A girl wanting to be reborn (because her life sucks so much)??

Sounds like a good start to me.

The art is quite good, but nothing special. I would call it average, because though sometimes it is well drawn (the girl Sanka Rea has a very nice design), at other times it's just average, maybe even below. But it is bearable. I like it, if that's anything to go by. The paneling is easy to read and clean.

If the quality keeps this high in later volumes I think Sankarea will be a wonderful series. It makes me curious when it's basically a shonen romantic comedy....WITH A ZOMBIE TWIST!
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New theme   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hammertalkers
March 7th, 2010, 4:13am
I get this eerily feeling when reading this manga. It feels as if something horrible could go wrong any minute... unexpectedly, I love it.

There's alot of tension, but maybe has alot more to do with just having zombie as a theme. anyhow I love most of HATTORI Mitsuru works, and I have a good feeling I'll enjoy this one too.
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Pure Awesome   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Emperorpogi
March 5th, 2010, 8:27pm
This series is certainly not a generic romance. Though I have only read the first 3 chapters, it looks very promising and I am looking forward to what will happen in the future. The manga shows slight signs of necrophilia, but it looks like it is more of comedic value?

Anyhow, give it a try.
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Well done   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by swiftstrike
July 16th, 2010, 11:29am
balance between seriousness and comedy (IMO)
The main character looks like a cat almost all the time.
Art is pretty good during some scenes (especially when the comedy-style stops),

Definitely unique.
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Original, Funny but Serious at times, and Cute   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Spearsmen620
March 21st, 2010, 5:10pm
This manga is amazing! i have read up to chapter 4 but got hooked by reading the description. Sankarea is very original and comedic!! Awesome cliffhanger on chapter 4! i cant wait for the next chapter! XD!!!
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A very interesting manga. EDIT: Not anymore!   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Jandalman
December 28th, 2010, 3:42am
I personally find this manga rather unique though I'm sure others who have read weirder stuff may/will disagree. Up to chapter 7 so far and the plot in pretty good. Hope this series will continue on at a steady pace and may the scanlations keep pace with it! Thanks by the way for the hard work Simple Scans.

8.7 out of 10 at the moment.

EDIT: Wow this series has been on my "hold" list for years. Reason? It changed from an odd romantic comedy-horror series to a depressing, dramatic horror series with mentally sick bad guys and a continuously descending-into-darkness plotline. ie Cerberus syndrome in spades.

If you like dark depressing shit then go for this series. If you're a normal happy everyday human being then avoid it. Don't let the initial chapters fool you.

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