English Title: Sarazanmai
Japanese Title: さらざんまい
Author: Kunihiko Ikuhara – 幾原邦彦 & Teruko Utsumi – 内海照子
Illustrator: Miggy – ミギー
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, LGBT+
Original Run: April 2019 – August 2019
English Run: June 2020 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Gentosha Comics
English Publisher: Seven Seas
Volumes in Japanese: 2 (Completed)
Volumes in English: 1 (In Progress)
Based on the hit anime by Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon, Revolutionary Girl Utena, PENGUINDRUM), three boys are transformed into mythical creatures with a mission in this action-filled LGBT+ comedy about friendship, secrets, and growing up. And don’t miss the manga spin-off, Sarazanmai: Reo and Mabu!
After accidentally breaking a statue of a kappa, junior high students Kazuki, Toi, and Enta are transformed into kappa themselves as punishment by Keppi, prince of the Kappa Kingdom. Keppi has a task for the boys if they want their bodies back: work for him to hunt down zombie kappas! Can the boys complete their mission—even if it means exposing their own darkest, deepest fears and desires to each other?
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Releasing November 17, 2020 — ISBN-13: 978-1645057963
Reviews of Sarazanmai
MAL Entry — Serialized in Comic Boost — Published May 2019 – ongoing (No current English release)
If you liked Sarazanmai, you might also want to try…
- Penguindrum — also written by Kunihiko Ikuhara
- The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria — supernatural exploration of identity and teen issues
- Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai — supernatural exploration of identity and teen issues
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