The company will also publish the e-sports manga Versus Fighting Story
Publisher Ablaze announced on Monday that it has licensed Tsukasa Saimura and Kozo Takahashi’s Crueler Than Dead manga. The company will launch the manga in English on September 29.
Ablaze describes Crueler Than Dead:
No one knows where it started… but when the whole world finally realized what was going on, it was too late.
When Maki Akagi awakens in a laboratory full of corpses, she learns from a dying soldier that she is the result of a final experiment to cure humans due to a virus that turns them into zombies. . Accompanied by a boy who has also miraculously escaped, she will have to try to reach the very heart of a ravaged Tokyo rife with bloodthirsty monsters. The dome located there contains the last survivors of humanity. And humanity’s survival depends only on a few drops of this miracle vaccine…
Nihon Bungeisha published the second and final volume of the manga in Japan in March 2018.
Saimura also drew the Tokyo Undead manga based on the story by Shigeo Nakayama. Tokuma Shoten published both volumes of the manga concurrently in July 2015. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga and released both volumes in a magazine issue in October 2016. Seven Seas also published it. Nine volumes of Hour of the Zombie (Igai: The Play Dead) by Saimura / Alive) manga in English.
Ablaze also revealed that it will publish the Versus Fighting Story manga by writer Izu and artists Madd and Kalon on August 18.
Ablaze describes the Story of Struggling with Versus:
The first manga dedicated to the world of esports competition!
Max Volta, the leader of a pro team, kicks off the CAPCOM Pro Tour, one of the major international tournaments for Street Fighter V. Things don’t go as expected for the arrogant and overconfident Max. … even when named. the first choice to win the tournament, he suffered a crushing defeat. Max brought it out with his friends, which led to his sponsors pulling out. He feared his career was over. But then, the mysterious Inés offer to go back and assemble a team capable of defeating the god of Japanese fighting games… and this will cause a storm in the professional gaming world. Karma.
Glénat Manga previously published the manga in four volumes in France in 2018-2020.