The famous Japanese leaker, Ryokutya, leaked that the anime Zombieland Saga will have a new manga spinoff that will start running from the month of May.
According to the leak, the manga will be titled Zombieland Saga Gaiden: The First Zombie and will be written by Kasumi Fukagawa.
It was also revealed that the publication will debut in the sixth issue of Ultra Jump magazine edited by Shueisha, which will be published in May of this year.
For now there are no details of the story, although from the title we assume that it will narrate the events that led the protagonists to become zombies.
The first season of the anime premiered in 2018 with animation by the Mappa studio, under the direction of Munehisa Sakai and scripts by Shigeru Murakoshi. It had 12 episodes in total. The second season is currently on air, and will feature the same number of episodes.
Here’s a synopsis of the show:
Sakura Minamoto dreams of becoming an idol. Unfortunately, reality hits her like a truck, and she dies in a sudden traffic accident. Ten years later, she wakes up in Saga Prefecture, only to find herself a zombie with no memory of her past. While still coming to terms with her demise, she meets a man named Koutarou Tatsumi, who explains that he has resurrected her and six other zombie girls from different eras for the purpose of economically revitalizing Saga by means of an idol group. Assuming the role of an abrasive manager, Koutarou begins scheduling events; the girls go along with it, eventually deciding to name their idol group Franchouchou.
An absurdly comedic take on the idol genre, Zombieland Saga tells the story of Franchouchou’s heartwarming struggle to save Saga Prefecture while hiding their zombie identities and rediscovering their past lives.