Manga Highschool of the Dead is finally returning from hiatus, which began in 2011 after the release of Chapter 29. The cover of the Full Color Edition 5 and 6 both shows the series’ reboot. The Monthly Dragon Age also reveals a spring release. One matter that perturbs me is that the 3 Kanjis on the Full Color Editions read ”再起動” which somewhat means “reboot” and Google Translate gives me “restart.” This might mean that the series might be retelling the story or starting a new story altogether. Either way, I’m sure all Highschool of The Dead fans will be pleased that the series is no longer in the cold storage.
Highschool of the Dead is set in the present day 2010 Japan, beginning as the world is struck by a deadly pandemic that turns humans into zombies, euphemistically referred to by the main characters as “Them” (奴ら Yatsu-ra?). The story follows a group of high school students, the high school’s nurse, and a young girl as they fight their way to safety through the deadly streets of Japan during a worldwide catastrophic event known as the “Outbreak”. As the cast tries to survive the zombie apocalypse, they must also face the additional threats of societal collapse, in the form of dangerous fellow survivors, and the possible decay of their own moral codes.