Zombies for a long time have ingrained dread and fear into the personalities of the individuals who tune in, and still keep on doing as such in our current day. With their voracious craving for human tissue and minds, zombies are an amazing powerhouse particularly when they’re in huge gatherings. Assuming you at any point wind up encompassed by a bunch of these unforgiving creatures, make certain to come stacked as these zombies don’t mess around and they’ll whatever they can to guarantee they get a piece of your warm appetizing meat. In this manga list we’ll jump into the universe of zombies, as we count down to see just which zombie manga eats up the rest and brings home the delicious bunch of cerebrums. How about we pack our effects and survival kits and head out to see who takes it!
17. Guignol Kyuutei Gakudan
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural
The plot revolves around the unofficial Grand Orchestra, led by singer Lucille, who is looking for a way to save his younger sister Cordierite “Cordie”—who now despises him as the cold-hearted Queen Gemsilica, convinced that he tricked her into becoming queen in his place. The other members are violinist Kohaku, who was bitten by a guignol, and cellist Gwindel “Gwin,” a former guignol sculptor who keeps his daughter’s hedgehog with him.
They are soon joined by pianist Celestite “Celes,” who has been living under the identity of her twin brother Elestial “Eles” since a guignol attack left her as the only surviving child in her town. Berthier, the unofficial orchestra’s former pianist, whose violence drove his beloved, Lucille, away and who was resurrected by Le Sénat after his suicide, appears on occasion. Spinel, a spy for the queen who can manipulate her voice and whom Lucille befriended as a child when she snuck into the all-male monastery, is another recurring character.
For a fee, the unofficial orchestra travels to infected towns and destroys the guignols. They eventually obtain the Black Oratorio, which is said to be capable of destroying the queen and neutralising the virus when performed. Lucille and his orchestra confront Queen Gemsilica and find Berthier with a kidnapped Eles and the Black Oratorio, having left Eles behind for her own protection and being unaware that she took the Black Oratorio out of fear of its effects on the orchestra. Cookiete “Cook,” their servant, fatally wounds Queen Gemsilica.
Cook, the original king’s host, is secretly responsible for the manipulation that led to her becoming queen instead of Lucille. Berthier, persuaded to return the Black Oratorio, kills Cook as he tries to flee, and the music of the Black Oratorio is broadcast worldwide via the satellites previously used for Divine Lightning. The guignols are destroyed after singing along to the music. Eles realises she can live as herself now that she is separated from Lucille and the orchestra. Later, she joyfully re-joins Lucille and the unofficial orchestra, all of whom have been affected by the virus’s neutralisation.
Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
The plot follows Zoichi Kanoe and his AI companion Fuyu Kanoe, whose luminous form is integrated into his motorcycle’s system. They are TOA Heavy Industries agents sent to retrieve humans with the ability to resist and transmute the N5S infection that originated on Mars and is rapidly spreading throughout the world, transforming humans into “Drones”; disfigured, zombie-like beings.
15. Biohazard: Marhawa Desire
Genres: Action, Horror
The highly virulent C-virus wreaked global havoc, but where did the outbreak begin? The terrifying origins of the terrifying Resident Evil 6 game are revealed in this prequel to the hit game. A female student at Singapore’s prestigious and elite Marhawa High School undergoes a horrifying transformation.
Professor Doug Wright and his nephew Ricky are called in to investigate and find themselves caught up in a deadly and growing tragedy. As things spiral out of control, Chris Redfield and his team from the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance arrive on the scene, while a mysterious figure lurks in the background.
14. Mouryou no Yurikago
Genres: Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Ecchi
The cruise ship Cradle mysteriously capsizes in the middle of the ocean on its way back from the African continent. As a result of the ship’s twisted environment, the path to escape is now inverted, torn apart, and sinking. To make matters worse for the remaining survivors, some passengers have gone insane and started attacking one another, spreading a contagious frenzy with each assault.
Makoto Ayukawa, a student, awakens in the midst of this situation. Fortunately, she is rescued by classmate Yuuya Takigawa, and the two are able to reunite with more of their classmates. They are, however, unaware of a critical survival factor: selecting trustworthy allies, as the undead are not the only threat aboard the ship. With time running out, the group begins their perilous ascent in order to survive the cradle of monsters.
13. Koutetsujou no Kabaneri
Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Supernatural
In the midst of the industrial revolution, a monster appears that cannot be defeated unless its heart, which is protected by an iron layer, is pierced. The monster can create aggressive and undead creatures known as Kabane by infecting humans with its bite. People have built stations to protect themselves from these creatures on the island Hinomoto, which is located in the far east. People use Hayajiro, a steam-powered locomotive, to get to and from the station, as well as transport goods between them.
To defeat the creatures, Ikoma, a boy who lives in the Aragane station and helps to build Hayajiro, creates his own weapon called Tsuranukizutsu. One day, while waiting for an opportunity to use his weapon, he meets Mumei, a girl who is exempt from the obligatory Kabane inspection. Ikoma runs into Mumei again during the night as he witnesses Hayajiro’s outburst. The locomotive’s crew has been transformed into the creatures. Ikoma has been looking for an opportunity to attack the station, which is now under attack by Kabane.
12. Fort of Apocalypse
Genres: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Yoshiaki Maeda, who was falsely accused and convicted of murder, has just arrived at Shouran Academy Juvenile Detention Center. He is assigned to Cell 4 and is soon greeted by fellow inmates Gou Iwakura, Masafumi Yoshioka, and Mitsuru Yamanoi, who have all been detained on various charges and sentences. Yoshiaki, who already believes that life is full of misfortunes, is shocked to discover that the prison is in the midst of a violent power struggle.
However, things are about to get even worse for the inmates and employees, who have no idea that the outside world has been thrown into chaos by a sudden zombie apocalypse, and that a van carrying infected humans has just crashed into the prison, introducing them to the undead threat.
11. Zombieland Saga
Genres: Comedy, Supernatural
Sakura Minamoto, a high school student, is killed by a truck on the morning she plans to submit an idol application in 2008. Ten years later, Sakura, along with six “legendary” girls from various eras of Japanese history, are brought back as zombies by a man named Kotaro Tatsumi, who wants to revitalise Saga Prefecture by forming the all-zombie idol group Franchouchou.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Supernatural
Michiru Kita possesses Shinigami Eyes, a power that allows her to see a person’s near-death status by observing a ring around the person’s neck. When someone is marked for death, a grey ring appears that darkens over time. The person dies when the ring turns completely black. Two boys in her class, Chika Akatsuki and Shito Tachibana, both have black rings around their necks but are still alive. It is revealed that the two made a deal with Zombie-Loan after an accident that was supposed to kill them both.
In exchange for keeping them alive, the two must hunt zombies to repay their debt. When they discover Michiru’s ability, they want her to find people wearing rings and eliminate them. The next day, she was nearly killed but resurrected. Following an episodic hunt for Zombies, Chika and Shito defect from Zombie Loan and travel to China in an attempt to save Shito’s mother from the Xu-Fu. The Xu-Fu, on the other hand, captures Shito and attempts to use his body as a vessel for their leader, Lao Ye. After defeating Lao Ye, the duo returns to Zombie Loan.
Soon after, Ferryman begins deleting zombies in order to preserve the Akashic records, and he has targeted the Zombie Loan. As they progress through the Ferryman’s world, they become involved in the affairs of a Ferryman who attempts to destroy the world using records. Michiru discovers her powers are the result of an error in the records, as she was supposed to die as a stillborn. She uses her abilities to reverse time through the Akashic records, removing irregularities and zombies. The series concludes in a new timeline, with Michiru watching the accident of Chika and Shito on television and Bekko announcing the reopening of Zombie Loan.
9. Life is Dead
Genres: Comedy, Horror, Ecchi
Zombies can turn humans by biting them or infecting them with an STD. There are also different levels of Zombification. Now that the virus has spread, the government is attempting to control it by attaching a collar to every zombie above level 3. Yukio, unfortunately, is a level 3. This is his storey (at least, that’s how it appears)
Genres: Action, Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural
Ranmaru is a young cop with a troubled past. He joins a special unit called TOKKO to avenge his parents after being one of the few survivors of a mindless slaughter in his apartment building. On his first case, the already heinous murder scene transforms into one of terror as the inhuman killers begin to massacre the cops. Ranmaru’s mind is filled with questions after being saved at the last minute by a secret unit called TOKKO that uses swords instead of guns. He is determined to find the answers, no matter what it takes. What exactly are these monsters, and how did they recognise him?
7. Sunday Without God
Genres: Fantasy, Mystery
The storey takes place in a fictitious world in which humans lost the ability to have children and truly die fifteen years ago. Those who have passed away continue to exist, despite injury and decay. According to legend, God abandoned his creations but left them one final gift in the form of “gravekeepers,” strange people with the ability to give the living dead rest. Ai, a twelve-year-old girl, is one of these gravekeepers. When an immortal gunslinger named Hampnie Hambart massacres the residents of her small village, her life is changed forever. With nowhere else to go, Ai is forced to rely on Hampnie, and she eventually discovers the truth about him and her village.
Following that, she embarks on a journey, performing her duties as a gravekeeper and attempting to learn more about why the world has devolved into such a state, and she declares her desire to save the world that God has abandoned. She meets new people along the way, including Hampnie’s childhood friend Julie, the gravekeeper Scar, a mysterious boy named Alice, and a ghostly witch named Dee.
6. Corpse Princess
Genres: Action, Horror, Supernatural
Makina Hoshimura transforms into a living “Shikabane Hime” after being murdered . She must kill 108 other Shikabane while armed with dual MAC-11 submachine guns in order to gain entry into heaven. Keisei Tagami, a Buddhist monk with ties to the anti-corpse group known as the Kougon Sect, assists her in this task. Her ultimate goal is to destroy the Shikabane known as the Seven Stars in order to avenge her family’s death.
5. Zombie Hunter
Genres: Action, Horror
Toshio Tamura, the main character, was once a grand prix champion who finds himself as one of many people on a jungle island where he must complete a series of survival tests. He discovers that the cruel and deadly games were designed to find people worthy of hunting down alien parasites that hid inside corpses, turning them into zombies. Toshio initially declines the offer to become a zombie hunter because he sees his would-be boss as a dangerous and sick man, but he is soon forced into the role when his loved ones are in danger.
4. Is this a Zombie?
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Supernatural, Ecchi
Ayumu Aikawa is a zombie who was resurrected after being murdered by a serial killer by a necromancer named Eucliwood Hellscythe. As he tries to make the best of his undead life, he meets a Mas-Shjo named Haruna and inadvertently takes her magical powers, forcing him to become a Mas-Shjo (and thus crossdress). With the help of Eucliwood, Haruna, and a vampire ninja named Seraphim, Ayumu fights Megalos demons while trying to solve the mystery of his own death.
Genres: Comedy, Horror, Romance, Supernatural, Ecchi
Chihiro Furuya has an odd obsession with the undead. Surprisingly, he only has romantic feelings for female zombies. Chihiro’s craze is exacerbated by the recent accidental death of his pet cat Baabu, and he decides to brew an elixir of reanimation.
Chihiro, on the other hand, is unable to find the correct combination of ingredients to produce the solution, prompting him to give up and choose to bury Baabu instead. But, before he can, Chihiro meets the wealthy and alluring Rea Sanka, who encourages him to keep trying. As a result, Chihiro successfully creates the elixir by combining the poisonous hydrangea flower with his concoction. Rea, unaware that he has succeeded, attempts to end her miserable and restrained life by drinking the elixir she believes will poison her. However, after dying in a fatal accident, the elixir takes effect and Rea is resurrected as a zombie.
Rea, now free of her oppressive life, moves in with Chihiro, who must now use his knowledge of the undead to care for the adolescent female zombie.
2. I Am a Hero
Genres: Drama, Horror
Insecure Hideo Suzuki, 35, is forced to work as a mangaka’s assistant after his own series fails due to poor sales. As he struggles through a mundane life plagued by hallucinations, he realises his relationship with his girlfriend isn’t all that great, suspecting she’s cheating on him with her ex-boyfriend. However, after confronting her about the possible affair, Hideo feels bad about his interrogation and decides to pay her a visit to apologise.
But the world as he knows it is about to be turned upside down. At first, nothing appears to have changed, but he soon realises that society has devolved into a living nightmare, as the horrifying reality of what is going on around him finally sinks in.
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Slice of Life
Yuki Takeya is a cheerful high school girl who attends Megurigaoka Private High School and participates in the School Living Club with classmates Kurumi Ebisuzawa and Yuuri Wakasa. After a while, the city is overrun by a zombie outbreak. The outbreak spreads to the school, infecting many students and teachers. Yuki’s classmates work hard to keep Yuki safe while she attends fun school activities on a daily basis. Yuki is revealed to be a delusional high school student who initially believes that everything is normal and that her classmates and teachers are still alive and well.
Later, Megumi Sakura learns about the outbreak from her mother and Yuuri, realising the city’s situation has changed. Yuki later organises a school trip to the shopping mall, which, like the rest of the city, has been attacked by zombies. There, they recruit survivor Miki Naoki, who quickly learns about her delusions, including the fact that Megumi’s existence is one of them. She also learns from Yuuri and Kurumi how Megumi, who co-founded the School Living Club with Yuuri, gave her life to protect her students from the zombies.
The resulting shock led Yuki to believe that Megumi and the other students were still alive. Miki later learns a little about how Yuki’s way of thinking benefits Kurumi and others, and in order to learn more, she decides to join the School Living Club as a trial member. Yuki and her friends discover a hidden safe containing an emergency manual, revealing that the school was involved with a biological weapon and was built as a safe house in the event of an outbreak.
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