Making its paperback debut, the first manga volume of “Zonbicchi wa Bitch ni Fukumaremasu ka?” is now available – a series eccentrically titled, and with a story which one can rest assured, is very much equally so.
Rare indeed can one say a premise is entirely fresh, although that’s the case with “Zonbicchi wa Bitch” – the “Zombie-bitch” heroine named “Sakina” is a girl with little “life experience”. She hasn’t been around much basically, and after a friend of hers tells her just that, she begins having peculiar fantasies about her childhood friend, now boyfriend.
When speaking of this series, “peculiar” means erotic – and whilst our heroine is one day engulfed in those playful tidbits of imagination, she makes eye contact with an old geezer, becoming embarrassed by that for one or another reason, likely as she realized what it is she’s thinking about, and then proceeds to run off, shamed by her actions and thoughts. That ero-delusion of hers ends up costing her something invaluable, her life, as she’s devastatingly hit by a truck as she was running off.
However, her life doesn’t end there – this heroine of ours becomes another female in the recent trend of zombie characters. Yet that’s not all, certainly not – that would be much too simple and overdone at this point. For this heroine turned zombie bishoujo of ours to survive, she must constantly keep herself “excited” – prompting a continual flow of explicit gags. She might have been more modest a girl prior to her passing – however now as a zombie, she hasn’t much a choice but to indulge in raunchy dreams.
Of course, that specific facet will immediately make this a series not for everyone – yet those who either enjoy such, or can overlook it, will certainly find something grand.
Sakina was originally an honor student, a typical good girl type, and she still is – yet those self-inspired ero-illusions have become integral to her life. Thus the manga plays out in a slice of life fashion, with a rather quick pacing, as she deviates to those fantasies – yet all the while, sustains a contradictory feeling against them. Essentially, she made a mistake by ever listening to her friend – and the deeper story will stem from there.
This is a very interesting series, and with a legitimate plot, so one shouldn’t mistake it for one of those that only make up excuses for fanservice – that’s not the basis of this tale, and the visuals focus more so on Sakina’s conflicting facial reactions over any physique emphasis.
As this series is serialized in Gangan Joker, a magazine recently responsible for outputting some serious seinen titles such as Tasogare Otome and InuBoku SS which have managed to become animated, there’s still similar hope for this one as well. Yet till then, the manga is definitely enough for our satisfaction.