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: 2 (Complete as of August 2020)
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?
Reviews of Sarazanmai
- GAR GAR Stegosaurus: Vol 1
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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