“Highschool of the Dead” is one of those series that came out during the height of the zombie apocalypse trend. At one point, the manga series was put on indefinite hiatus, and now, it’s author has passed away.
Anime News Network reported that Daisuke Satou died on March 22 at the age of 52, due to ischemic heart disease.
He worked together with Shoji Satou, the artist that provided the visuals for “Highschool of the Dead”. The manga was initially published in 2006 on Fujimi Shobo’s Monthly Dragon Age. Seven tankoubon (standalone book) volumes were released until the series was put on hiatus in 2011. A new chapter was released in 2013 but none followed afterwards.
Satou had also worked on numerous novels and several games during his time. These include “War in Vietnam” and “Escort Fleet”.
“Highschool of the Dead” was well-received and even got adapted into a 12-episode anime. With Satou gone, fans of the series may never find out what will happen next to the group of high schoolers caught in a zombie apocalypse. Alfred Bayle/JB