The Drifting Classroom, Vol. 1 by Kazuo Umezu

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Out of nowhere, a Japanese elementary school is transported into a hostile world. Soon, the students and teachers must struggle to survive in impossible conditions, besieged by terrifying creatures and beset by madness. Part horror, part science fiction, The Drifting Classroom is a classic can't-put-down manga series from horror manga master Kazuo Umezu.

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Kazuo Umezu was born September 3, 1936 in Wakayama, Japan. Umezu, who started drawing professionally in the 1950s, is considered the most influential horror manga artist ever. His many horror and sci-fi/horror works include Nekome Kozo ("The Cat-Eyed Kid", 1967-1968), Orochi, The Drifting Classroom (1972-1974), Ultraman (a manga adaptation of the TV series), Senrei ("Baptism"), My Name is Shingo, The Left Hand of God/Right Hand of the Devil, and Fourteen. His popular gag series Makoto-Chan (1976) and Again prove that Umezu is also an accomplished humor cartoonist. (He is also a musician.) Umezu's weird style, incredible ideas and sometimes terrifying imagery have made him a fixture of Japanese pop culture, and his work has been adapted into movies, anime and collectibles.

Published March 13, 2013 by VIZ Media: Editor's Choice. 208 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror. Fiction

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Sho’s elementary school — and the students inside it — have been mysteriously transported into a wasteland that seems to be Japan after a few million years have passed.

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Sho and his mother exchange nasty words when he doesn’t get his way, and he runs off to school, threatening never to return.

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