Seven Seas has announced the license of Land of the Rising Dead: A Tokyo School Girl’s Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, an illustrated and manga guide to all things zombie. The book will be published as a single large-trim edition, with a combination of color and black & white pages. It will be released on October 11, 2016 for $14.99 USA / $16.99 CAN.
Seven Seas describes the book:
Land of the Rising Dead: A Tokyo School Girl’s Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse is a survival guide told from the perspective of four Tokyo school girls as they learn to live through a zombie infestation. From the basics of zombie knowledge, to detailed location-specific plans, join our four plucky heroines in this manga-styled manual, whether in class, at the mall, or out on the streets of Tokyo.
Seven Seas will release Land of the Rising Dead: A Tokyo School Girl’s Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse as a single collectible edition, that comes jam-packed with dynamic black & white illustrations and comic strips throughout, eight full-color pages, plus a treasure trove of detailed advice on how to survive the zombie apocalypse.
Chapter titles include:
History of Zombies
Types of Zombies
Weapons and Armor
Zombie Survival 101
Survival Simulations 1 & 2
They also announced a shoujo-style all-new, illustrated edition of Jane Austen's classic, Pride and Prejudice. Shiei—artist of the New York Times' bestselling series Amazing Agent Luna, provides the manga-style artwork.
They describe the project:
“Our illustrated edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass was very well-received, and we're happy to see the growing anticipation for our upcoming Wizard of Oz omnibus.” said Seven Seas publisher Jason DeAngelis. “When we thought about which classics we'd love to give a visual update to next, Pride & Prejudice was the obvious choice. We know Shiei will bring Jane Austen's dramatic tale to life in an all-new way.”
Elizabeth Bennett is the second of five daughters in her tight-knit English family. When the wealthy and sociable bachelor Mr. Bingley moves into town, Elizabeth’s Mother sees a fresh opportunity to find her daughters a respectable and supportive husband. Sharp-tongued and smart-witted, Elizabeth doesn’t share her family’s enthusiasm, a sentiment only furthered by the arrival of Mr. Bingley’s incorrigible friend, Mr. Darcy.
Pride & Prejudice will be a four-hundred-page collection containing Jane Austen’s original text, along with over 120 black-and-white full-page and spot illustrations, four full-color single-page pin-ups, and a complete wrap-around full-color cover.
Seven Seas will release Pride & Prejudice on December 20, 2016 for $14.99 US / $16.99 CAN.
Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.