Sankarea USA vs Japan = “Guro vs Moe”

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The choice of cover for Sankarea’s US edition has raised more than a few fan eyebrows – ditching as it does the eye-wateringly cute cover of the original in favour of hanging intestines and undead menace more befitting Romeroland and its eternal zombie boom.

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Whatever its unwitting commentary on the state of the American psyche versus that of the Japanese, the new cover design is proving a hit amongst Japanese – most of whom it would seem prefer the US edition over the original, however enticing Rea’s armpits might be:

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Hanging intestines presumably mean the manga’s other meatier elements will survive intact, although American fans have long complained nothing is certain in the land of the free when it comes to such matters:

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The first English volume is due in June.

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