The Summer Hikaru Died Vol. 01
It has Hikaru’s face. It has Hikaru’s voice. It even has Hikaru’s memories. But whatever came down from the mountains six months ago isn’t Yoshiki’s best friend. Whatever it is, it’s dangerous. Carrying on at school and hanging out as if nothing has changed—as if Hikaru isn’t gone—would be crazy… but when it looks so very like Hikaru… and acts so very like Hikaru…
Hikaru ga Shinda Natsu by manga artist Mokumokuren won the Traditional Chinese Global Special Prize at the eighth Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards in 2022. It ranked first in the 2023 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! for the Male Readers division. The series has been published in English as The Summer Hikaru Died by Yen Press since July 18, 2023.
The Summer Hikaru Died is a dark and haunting tale of a boy, his friend who has been taken over by a mysterious being and the mysterious deaths that now plague their village.
The Summer Hikaru Died is a complicated and brilliant work of horror manga that is a must-read for the many fans of what is now one of the most popular genres in the world of manga.
Due to the detailed and grotesque art style and unique storytelling of creator Mokumokuren, The Summer Hikaru Died appeals greatly to fans of the iconic horror manga creator Junji Ito.
The announcement of The Summer Hikaru Died was one of the biggest in the history of Yen Press, speaking to the intense passion and excitement that the manga fanbase has for this series.
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