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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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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Complete)

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
7 topics, 32 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (991 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.35 / 10.0
10
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9+
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8+
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7+
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6+
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5+
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4+
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3+
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2+
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Last Updated
December 8th 2014, 2:51pm PST

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Year
2009

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Kodansha USA (9 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #429 increased(+120)
Monthly Pos #204 decreased(-108)
3 Month Pos #157 increased(+100)
6 Month Pos #194 increased(+64)

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On 5476 reading lists
On 932 wish lists
On 337 completed lists
On 149 unfinished lists
On 431 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Sankarae length 11 days, 14 hours, 15 minutes ago
Sankarea Zombie Romantic Comedy Manga's End Slated for Next Month 135 days, 23 hours, 33 minutes ago
Sankarea to End by November 196 days, 19 hours, 19 minutes ago
Sankarea pairing 864 days, 3 hours, 10 minutes ago
Sankarea Zombie Comedy Manga Gets Anime 1110 days, 13 hours, 45 minutes ago

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extremely original   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Hellsayer
April 8th, 2010, 9:14pm
you see tons of mangas about a boy who falls in love with a girl from another school, even with the girl who has a father that treats them badly, maybe even with the boy having a weird fetish! but when the girl gets turned into a zombie, i haven't read a manga like that yet.
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Enjoyable light hearted rom-com   
Rating: N/A
by Uthred
June 19th, 2012, 12:29am
It's an enjoyable, if often predictable romantic comedy. Nothing earth shattering but an enjoyable read nonetheless. To be honest I have to question the reading comprehension of those complaining that it somehow "changed", from the very first issue there was a heavy strand of comedy flowing through it, up to an including breaking the fourth wall.
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This was supposed to be a happy romance from the beginning   
Rating: N/A
by Kalamity501
November 6th, 2011, 3:57am
People complain that they were disappointed after the first few chapters of Sankarea, and I don't blame them; the manga's direction could have gone anywhere judging the from the first three chapters. In a nutshell,
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
she becomes a zombie after chapter 3.
From there, the story has a rather large amount of possibilities. Off the top of my head, I can think of "a tragic love story where the our lovers enjoy their small amount of time together as one of the partners deteriorates slowly but surely." I can also come up with "as a owner of a drug with huge medical and military implications, our Furuya battles alongside the now powered-up Rea to keep his new drug away from the hands of evil!" Notice how all the plots seem cliché and silly; that's because I suck at thinking of these things at the spot >_>
The point is, this manga could have gone anywhere from the first three chapters, but it decided to go the "a happy rom-com where our protagonists do all they can to overcome their difficulties (zombie) in order to fullfull each other's loves/live" Essentially your standard romantic comedy with a moderate amount of ecchi, only with a "zombie-twist" dictating the plot as well as zombie drama here and there. I'm expecting a happy end when the manga does conclude, and I wouldn't be surprised if a bunch of B.S. science has to be used to get there. But I don't mind that, because the characters are really sweet and earnest about their love, and it would feel good to see them live happily ever after.
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wierdER and still cute   
Rating: N/A
by nagi
January 16th, 2011, 1:21pm
I think the mangaka is on steroids. The mood changes with almost every frame: in the best parts it stars with "aww, that's cute", then goes to "now that's wierd" and "that can't get wierder" and "OK, it can" and then back again to being cute.
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I Want to Thank the Guy in the Previous Page   
Rating: N/A
by Seijurou
December 12th, 2011, 1:08am
I want to say thanks to the one I just pushed out of the page that said 'always always always,' complaining about the manga containing a love triangle. Focusing on a dead girl disgusts me, but now I am definitely reading this one, 'cause I love shit like love triangles (ef is FTW). Plus, the artist is pretty good at drawing.

... Last updated on December 12th, 2011, 1:11am
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Scary lol!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lorgeinoh
July 16th, 2010, 12:51am
1st time reading a manga
with a protagonist obsess
to zombies that makes me curious.

yup more on comedy than romance
but the one thing I love about this
is the obsess funny father who wants her
daughter back though he is kinda jerk
and the protagonist who help the heroine
and trying to solve the puzzle of preserving
life of his ideal zombie girl lol wierd taste
but if you saw the heroine you would not mind!
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Fantastic   
Rating: N/A
by Kevadu
March 18th, 2010, 12:18am
Unique, interesting, an unexpected. This is definitely not a generic romance series. Every chapter leaves me without a clue how things will develop in the next. How many serialized works can you say that about?
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Hattori Mitsuru has really grown as an author.   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Glad-kun
December 15th, 2014, 12:39am
His silliness and combination of dirtiness with certain naivety, coupled with art-style feel really good. Even with some weaknesses when tackling serious subjects(which doesn't come up often, but it was the case for Otogi no Machi no Rena) I always liked his style. And with Sankarea his writing grew and went where it didn't before. The dark place.

Sure, it's fairly easygoing in the beginning, but it goes where I didn't expect it to. The dark place.

I expected it to be more like a standard themed romcom manga and it exceeded my expectations. But every time at the last moment it took a step back. This, and a certain plot point really took away from the manga and that's why it doesn't get a perfect score. Details in the spoiler.

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Amnesia? Really? WHY? It's such a crude and overused cliche. I mean, sure, it helps the story reach the ending... but it's just lazy.

And there was always a step back at the last moment before committing to the "dark" themes. The most rage-inducing example was the second fakeout in the end. The first fakeout after the kiss was amazing. Everything was going bad than took a turn for a good ending and then *BAM* REALITY CHECK! And then... Nah... he survived his heart being eaten. Sure... It made me really angry and frustrated.
Commit to the bad ending or a good one with a bitter aftertaste(like she ate his arm or something) without deceiving . That fakeout really disappointed.

Half a point off for amnesia, full point off for the ending and unwillingness to commit.


... Last updated on December 15th, 2014, 12:40am
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F*ckin Good   
Rating: N/A
by Trey21
May 21st, 2010, 9:16pm
no lie here I thought it'd be another cliche romance I sure hell was wrong I checked out the first chapter and didn't even notice I was on the last translated page till i couldn't go any further
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Unique   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by emperor26
May 9th, 2010, 10:29pm
A rather interesting and original title from the same mangaka behind Ushio.

The characters, though a bit cliched, are nonetheless different from his previous work, the plot stood out for having a bit of romance and supernatural rolled up as one, along with the direction it took following the first chapter.

Looking forward to the rest of the chapters in the future.
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