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Highschool of the Dead, Act. 30 now available!

Yesterday marked a milestone in the Yen offices with the publication of HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD, ACT. 30, the latest chapter in Daisuke Sato and Shouji Sato’s zombie extravaganza.  It was our first simultaneous e-book release of a chapter of Japanese content!  (Yes, with the time difference with Japan it might not have been truly “simultaneous,” but since it was the same day, we’re not splitting hairs.)

There are definitely some things we can make a bit more seamless, but on a whole, we’re thrilled with how the whole thing came together and want to thank everyone who’s already lent their support to the creators, to Kadokawa, and to us.  Making more content available to fans like this is a key initiative for Yen Press, and if you’re a fan of manga who wants the material faster and more accessibly in English, there really is no more positive impact you can make than by purchasing the official releases.

The chapter is currently available through the following e-tailers, and we hope you’ll check it out!  In the meantime, we’ll be working diligently behind the scenes in an effort to bring you more manga this way soon.  Stay tuned!

Kurt Hassler, Publishing Director

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145 Responses to “Highschool of the Dead, Act. 30 now available!”

  1. Makise Kurisu Says:

    I’d like to say that I just received my Umineko VOL 2 and the translation is simply amazing. Thank you Yen Press, the quality is great!!! I’ll be buying more of Umineko, thank you very much.

  2. Thanks you guys for the release,it has been a long time i see any update on this i thought it was cancel but am glad for tjis release

  3. omg iv been waiting for the next chapter for like a year now. so i give u my respects for continuing it

  4. klonesixfour Says:

    YYYYYYEEEESSS it came out finaly!

  5. This manga is soooo amazing, ive waited so long, we need more, I need more

  6. Truly amazing, great work guys this was the most epic and waited chapter of a manga ever.
    I really appreciate this huge effort and keep the good work.
    Kindly regards, G.

  7. Can’t wait til the second colour omnibus,the first one is proudly on my shelf

  8. Same day as Japan!!! That is soooo cool! :)

  9. Guess we should give up on any chance of the talent search. Sorry to sound like a repetitive loser, but I was really looking forward to this. It’s been soo long with out any word on it. I wish there were more places or site taking work for a contest or search. Is there a way you can point us in the right direction? Because I surely need help…

  10. Would it be possible to make this available for the UK market too?

  11. Great to see Highschool of the Dead back! Although it may be a bit too perverted to my liking.

  12. thank you very mutch ive been waiting for continuation of HOTD for a long time now i cant wait for anime series season 2 to come out i give you all my support. :) keep up te good work all fans will definetley apreciate

  13. When will the site be updated with all the new licenses, mainly kingdom hearts, seeing as the first two volumes are releasing next month(according to amazon)

  14. This is the best manga i have ever read especially that its story is amazingly thrilling not to mention how much the drawings are greatly clear and easy to read.I am personally looking forward to read the next chapter as soon as possible.I must say that i will be happy if by any possible means 2 or more chapters are published weekly.

  15. Can’t wait for vol.8! When is it gonna come out?

  16. Woooahh…. This is the best of all Zombie movie….. i really love this anime… Morepower to Yenpress i hope you well continue the next chapter.. Love u guys!!

  17. [...] the trend accelerates toward publishing manga simultaneously in Japan and North America, Yen Press has scored a coup: This week, the company released the long-awaited 30th chapter of Highschool of the Dead digitally [...]

  18. I love high school of the dead irs awsome and I have the full colored book 1 I love it and I want the second season to come out I have the first season and I watched it 4 times already keep it up can’t wait

  19. it was a very nice and outstanding manga hope to keep it rolling to the very last :) god bless you guys

  20. thanks for the upload, so when is the next episode coming out?

  21. @AlphaPig, you can still get a job with yp by summitting/showing them your work. Go to the ‘contact’ page for more info. C:

  22. Re: Highschool of the Dead new chapters
    The exact schedule for the releases of new HOTD chapters has not yet been finalized. As new chapters are published in Japan, we will be releasing them simultaneously, but we do not yet have information on when the next chapter is planned.
    It’s great to see so much enthusiasm for the new chapter! We thank you again for supporting HOTD and Yen Press releases!

  23. thx very much

  24. Richard J. Says:

    Oh man, I want to read this but I haven’t read the prior chapters yet (waiting for that color omnibus.) I guess I’ve got to wait anyway since my Mom has my Kindle.

  25. i am glad for this story’s been long time..not i hope this story high school of dead will continue..

  26. Ethan Wuycheck Says:

    I just want to thank you i have been waiting for High School Of The Deads return for two years now and to finaly read a new chapter was awesome. i was in McDonaldes when i found out and i scared a few people cause i yelled out “YES OH MY GOD YES” and i got stared at but it was worth it and i can’t wait until the next chapter ^_^

  27. more please

  28. John Walters Says:

    Hot diggie dog I been waiting so long that yal made my day! I love guys and thanks a billion trillions:)

  29. Ha Ha the post above mine is worded funny but anyway thanks guys this manga and anime series has made my week thanks and keep up the good work.

  30. I wish this manga will not be cancel hehehe

  31. I’m glad, I think this has come to an end, like a movie with uncertain story, hopefully have a good ending to the continuation of chapter 30

  32. OH MY GOD its been more than a year YESS

  33. Agus Siska Says:

    OH…. Thanks, it was a very nice. I read chpater 30, I will wait for the next chap..

    Thanks yenpress ^_^

  34. i really love the twist of the story

  35. bogals22 Says:

    FINALLY!!!..after 3 years, the lastest chapter was released!!!..thanks alot..

  36. Finally!!!! It was so good as a chapter and it has gotten so suspenseful. I question if there will be more frequent releases though? If there is then there will most likely be a surplus of more fans wanting to join the highschool of the dead movement.

  37. julius olan-olan Says:

    yes latest chapter is on the go but when is the next chapter i cant wait………

  38. Yes!!!!! one of the best mangas ever cant wait for the next act

  39. When will we be able to read more? I love this manga and I can’t wait to see how it continues.

  40. As previously posted–
    Re: Highschool of the Dead new chapters
    The exact schedule for the releases of new HOTD chapters has not yet been finalized. As new chapters are published in Japan, we will be releasing them simultaneously, but we do not yet have information on when the next chapter is planned.
    It’s great to see so much enthusiasm for the new chapter! We thank you again for supporting HOTD and Yen Press releases!

  41. Thanks For ch 30 :)

  42. hamadaanime Says:

    ooh yeaaaaah it came out finaly

  43. amikey mike Says:

    I like this comic…
    Thank you yenpress
    Please do not update after a long time, by the way.
    I waited ^^’
    Keep update!!

  44. cant wait for the next chapter…
    its a year huh.. ;) but im still happy..
    ill be looking forward for the next chapter.. hope it will come out soon..

  45. Yes, been waiting. Thank you, now can’t wait tell the next chapter.

  46. Thank you in advance for the up-coming High School of the Dead Omnibus #2! Can’t wait! Yen Press totally rocks!

  47. Yes’!!!!!!!!!! FInallY!!!!!!!!!! After years waiting!!!!! Here comes the new one!!! Wohooo please please please update the next chapet ASAP im very mich excited about this :) pls i hopw it wont take years again to publish..

  48. yeah right pls… update highschool of the dead asap

  49. If HOTD is cancelled it will deeply sadden me. Make chapter 31 soon!

  50. Thelight777 Says:

    THANK YOU FOR UPLOADING THIS, at first i was beggining to lose hope but this new installment relight the fire within my fan fire.

    Thank you, thank you, and thank you.

    Hope to see more of this in the future. ^^

  51. When will be the next act be release ? OMG I am so addicted to this anime because i kinda addicted to zombie movies. This is really awesome co’z it’s a amazing story. XD more ! more ! more !

  52. when will be the season 2 of the anime release ?

  53. this is the only manga and anime full of zombies so i do really like it

  54. i’m really waiting for the next chapter, so the anime will keep going too

  55. @Reyn – You would have to ask the people that put the anime out. We just work on the manga! Sorry!

  56. To the person who asked about Vol. 8, well that’s not coming out for a while (if ever). I don’t mean to be the negative nancey here, but this chapter would be the first Chapter of Vol. 8 so until there’s enough chapters out to fill a volume release (and with the author’s…erratic, schedule) it’s gonna be a while

  57. Just wondering wgen will the next chapter come out???

  58. nice!!! thanks a lot for update this manga, keep a good work, we just can cheer you and wait for next chap, or maybe HOTD anime season 2 :p hehe.

  59. Thanks for providing a simultaneous English language digital release. The publishing world is changing rapidly while the world is getting so much smaller with this ability for world wide releases of manga and other printed content.

    Can Yen Press provide us fans with any sales info on this digital release, and how much the almost immediate piracy of this content impacts future releases of HOTD, or any manga for that matter.

    Can we expect to see a translation of the Daisuke Sato Interview that was printed in the bonus color edition of Act 29 several months ago in Japan.


  61. Any chance we can get an issues that includes a translation of the Daisuke Sato Interview that was printed in the bonus color edition of Act 29 several months ago in Japan.

  62. UGH! I LOVED IT! I thought it was going to be canceled i kept hearing so many negatives, I was so scared. I’m pretty bummed about them ONLY releasing just One volume , buuuuuuuuuuuut it was worth it. Althou teasers arent nice Please continue!!

  63. Well done, and thank you.

  64. Beautiful work, great translation, looks awesome on the iPad.

    The color omnibus is also a work of art! Can’t wait for the 2nd edition.

  65. [...] Highschool of the Dead chapter 30 ?ã ?ánh d?u s? tr? l?i c?a mình t?i Nh?t B?n và các b?n in c?a chapter này c?ng s?n có v?i ngôn ng? ti?ng anh t? nhà xu?t b?n Yen Press ???c bán t?i các nhà bán l? tr?c tuy?n nh? Amazon (Kindle) | Barnes & Noble (Nook) | Google Play | iTunes Bookstore . Giám ??c Kurt Hassler c?a Yen Press ?ã ??ng t?i m?t l?i nh?n m?ng tung hô cho s? ki?n ?áng nh? này và c?ng khuy?n kích ng??i hâm m? cho l?n phát hành ??ng th?i c? 2 phiên b?n ngôn ng? Ti?ng Nh?t và Ti?ng Anh. Các b?n có th? tham kh?o thêm trên trang [...]

  66. Have to say, you have kept us waiting 2 years, release a new chapter that leaves us with more questions than answers, then resume the hiatus. Its August, you released this in April. Get in gear, we want more! At least update us on the status of the author.

  67. Why would you bring it back and then not publish anything more than one issue?

    If it is done then kill it already. If not then publish some more issues.

    The fans just want to know!!!!!!!!!

  68. @Anthony – We don’t have any control over the publication schedule of the HOTD chapters; this lies entirely with the Japanese publisher. Believe me, we’re just as excited for the next chapter as you guys!!

  69. Thanks very much for your hard work on this series!

    @Anthony: You are out of line. Fans should be able to understand that yenpress has nothing to do with hotd’s schedule. We need to be thanking them for their well done job with the series, not criticizing.

  70. I would like to know when chap 31 i coming out like every one ells so if u have a month when it is released i would be glad.

    Sincerely: A fan that want the next CHAP :)

  71. Is there a date for the next chapter to release please …. i just finished to read all the available chapter

  72. Its unfortunate Daisuke Sato didn’t release more of his story. Fan support has now started to drop after this long wait. HOTD may not survive its own apocalypse.

  73. Just viewed Act 30 using the new iBooks that comes with MacOS 10.9 Mavericks. Amazing how good it looks full screen on a large screen monitor.

  74. waahh…update more and more chapterr..plllleeaaasssseee…….

  75. when is ACT 31 be published..?

  76. Someone needs to kick Sato into motion. The tsunami is a few years past, he has shown he can draw manga, now he needs to do it. If he does’t want the series to continue (which would be the worst case scenario) at least finish it with a few more chapters to satisfy the fans! Its been 6 months since he released chapter 30, get him back in the game!

  77. “when is ACT 31 be published..?”

    @IR: FujimiShobo is the source publisher of HOTD, they would be the company to ask. If you look to one specific human for your answer, the guy holding all the cards would be Daisuke Sato, the author and owner of HOTD who choose to stop writing it a couple years ago.

  78. Just received the 2nd Omnibus, nothing like the smell of fresh ink as you flip through a ‘real’ book. Thanks for including the Daisuke Sato interview, that alone was worth the price of admission.

  79. Anyone knows when act 31 will be released?

  80. I hope an update will come soon.. Many of us have been waiting a year now????

  81. :( !!!!*

  82. when will you release chapter 31 ?

  83. YenPress, I just wanted to say… thank you so much for that 2nd color omni of High School of the Dead! It was so awesome! Please pass on my thanks and appreciation to Daisuke Sato sensei and Shouji Sato sensei! I sure hope there’s a third in the works in the next 5 years or so! :-) Thank you!!!

  84. Any idea when HOTD chapter 31 is being released? It has been a long time since this last one was released almost a year by the dates of posts here. This is by far one of my favorite manga and i would love to see how this ends. The anime has already ended and it was really disappointing but the manga is just starting to get very interesting.If anyone knows anything about a possible upcoming release would be nice to know

  85. Cyber Distortion Says:

    Well from reading the comments here it appears that the author and his motivation seem to be the key problem here. Temper-mentality in an artist is hardly a new thing and not even really unexpected in some of the more brilliant or eccentric ones.

  86. @Shoimi its true that the anime ended but they just recently sent out another episode of hotd and it it said to be continued, so i do believe we will be seeing some of the anime even if we dont see more chapters coming out! I’m very excited!

  87. Hey dude, iam still waiting for chap 30 ++, until now..
    Please keep moving, iam still waiting for this, i support you

  88. darrin bewley Says:

    About time…. im in Australia and ive been following this series… I even have the animea on dvd and blu ray….. when is the next chapter and next season coming out guys…. its been too long

  89. This will be very interesting, I can not wait to see the second sesaon. I believe there would be a second season though for a long time. This is my favorite anime, QUICK RELEASE SECOND SEASON

  90. I’m rather upset with whomever is running this series. If you are going to bail on it announce you are bailing on it, if you are going to continue it announce it. But don’t just leave the readers waiting for year at your convenience!

  91. Ruiizu-chan Says:

    Yay !! Finally ! I’ve been waiting for hell i know ! T^T Finally ! \*O*/

  92. chapter 30 was an awesome chapter… its been almost a year.. and im still waiting for the next chpter… please update…

    and i jope tjey make a season 2 for the anime…

    HOTD is awesome

  93. ranger man Says:

    still waitiiiiiiiiiing

  94. I’ve read all of the H.O.T.D Manga Chapters, where’s Chapter 31?? Someone please tell me when it will come out . . . Thanks, This website is helpful (‘o’)

  95. redemption024 Says:

    I guess it’s safe to assume that it’s back on an indefinite hiatus. Don’t know when ch31 will come out.

    I really hope they’ll continue this again after they’re done with Triage or whatever other things they have going on. I don’t find that shit interesting at all. I want HOTD now. lol

  96. Bring it On Release More of HOTD guys whats that? its been a lot time since the last update..

  97. BLADE221094 Says:

    Wow!I didn’t know that manga take so damm long 2 release,I’m feeling like drawing my own ending 2 this manga,hahahahahahahahaha!

  98. May 18 2014 and im still here waiting for chapter 31 or hotd season 2 :(

  99. BLADE221094 Says:

    Hahahaha!same here,let’s hope we get lucky and get season 2 at least bed its not in the mange owners hands I guess

  100. I think i will must wait at least until 2015…

  101. SonOfShadow Says:

    “this is how this anime end
    not with a bang, but whimper”
    i don’t want someone post that, just because this anime realy end, so please continue this anime

  102. I really give up this manga. I have waited so looooonggg… but there is no information… blablabla… although HOTD is mainstream but i think many people like it. -_-a

  103. QueenViolet0906 Says:

    I love H,O,T,D…….. By the way please continue season2 i’ll be waiting no matter what please keep updating us……. And my friend also love this manga………. certified OTAKU….. H, O, D, T <3


  105. NeedMoreHOTD Says:

    I just finished reading and watching H.O.T.D. I hope it will eventually continue…anime and manga alike!!

  106. I can’t wait any more please if anyone can give me any info about HOTD please I’m dying. 2nd season please be released

  107. I really hope they release these chapters more frequently, I own ever single chapter and the ones that wernt sold as books but as e-books I printed off, I would pay any amount of money for this to go faster I want to see more!!!

  108. thank you so much for the release. I also own all the colored volumes. I love highschool of the dead. If there are any releases soon please let us know. thank you and keep up the good work. :)

  109. Murderkittin Says:

    Sooooooooo is chapter 31 coming I’m still waiting for it, please don’t forget the fans of HOTD we’ll love the Manga and Anime.

  110. can’t wait for the next chapter 13.. when can be release the season 2? and the comic episode 31? i really can’t wait.. im so exited to read it.. pls anybody..

    thank you

  111. I love this manga ,please!!! continue and finish it

  112. Please continue the story..

  113. IM STILL WAITING FOR ACT 31!!!!!!

  114. Shouji Sato, they guy who Illustrates this manga recently had another of his manga series (Triage X) green lit for an anime. Triage X, which is also sold in the US by Yen Press, was supposed to be just temporary while they all waited for Daisuke Sato to write more HOTD. Now that Triage X has exceeded HOTD in manga acts, and its now going to be an anime, its unlikely HOTD will be brought back, at least not for a long time.

  115. Amazing the amount of abuse the fans put up with with respect to this series. I checked because a friend told me a new chapter came out and then discovered he was talking about something released over a year ago.

    I sold my copies at my sister’s garage sale and dropped it from my read list (well did the latter a while back). No manga is good enough to put up with a crazy mangaka.

  116. Im waiting for act 31 pls. Tell me

  117. Issue more acts of this a manga.

  118. when will the chapter 31 be available. it has been 1 year ago since the last update:= .

  119. Yup im still waitung for the up date. ^_^

  120. When will chapter 31 out?

  121. Are there any news from this great manga?
    it has been more than an year :-(

  122. Heh, this is the first manga that I wanted to buy after not getting enough of the story from the anime, but if the story isn’t finished, but left on a big cliff hanger with no expected date…it is a waste of money to do more than read an online synopsis.

    18 months and no news or hint that the group caught in a big fight with possible help coming from the school will do anything. Then there is Shido’s return, what sounds like a nuclear attack and what happened to Takagi’s parents. Well, I guess since we know the status of everyone they were looking for at the start, it is kind of “finished”.

  123. Shouji Sato, the Illustrator of HOTD, recently had another of his manga series (Triage X) green lit for an anime. Triage X, which is also sold in the US by Yen Press, was supposed to be just temporary while they all waited for Daisuke Sato to write more HOTD. Now that Triage X has exceeded HOTD in manga acts and its now going to be an anime, its unlikely HOTD will be brought back, at least not for a long time.

    But there is still hope. Shouji Sato has a long-stanging job offer for an illustrator assistant on his web site. If he were to get some help he may be able to get back to HOTD.

  124. Its been a long time since the animated was realise
    Many HOTD fans will throw such money for the story to be continued
    Wish that asami-san’s death will not go to waste
    Yen press plsss convince the head to continue it
    Its such a wonderful story

  125. so still no news about continuing? :( that sux so much…

  126. this left of in a cliffhanger more than a year ago but I know for a fact this series still has a lot of fans if it were to start up again a lot of money could be made even f its just the manga and not the anime but if the anime was to be released too that would make so much more money

  127. im still waitung for the up date. ^_^

    Also i agree with shade (^) post.

  128. I’m still waiting for the next chapter :’( it’s been a long long time since the latest chapter..

  129. Maybe we can pull a surge. Kickstart a billboard or something?

  130. When is your next chapter I love this story but its been like 2 years since you continued it please make more chapters ????

  131. Still waiting. please please Sato san I beg youuuuu….chapter 31 pleaseeeeeee. we will even pay for it

  132. True H.O.T.D. fan Says:

    Bring back high school of the dead! Just because some characters look alike from another story doesn’t give you a reason to drop a hit manga and anime! I mean they don’t even mimick each other, they have entirely diffrent story lines! I speak for all of the H.O.T.D. fans out there when I say this.

  133. I’m still waiting since years ago. got my hopes up and now thrown back to the ground. I want more!

  134. please make t.v. series of season 2 . I still waiting for the it. H.O.T.D is one of the best anime series i have ever watched.

  135. Thanks for finally talking about > Highschool of the Dead, Act.
    30 now available! | Yen Press < Loved it!

  136. “Please stop the hiatus and continue HOTD. We have been waiting for almost 3 years now, and still we have not given up on it. We still keep waiting eagerly for the next chapters and season 2 of the anime. So please Daisuke Sato-San, continue making HOTD.”

    Please relay this message to the creators of HOTD if possible…

  137. Another Heaven Says:

    Highschool Of The Dead

  138. I’m losing hope for the next chapters.. We(i.e. me and all the fans of HOTD) keep on waiting for the next release. But I’ll keep on waiting and drain every hope I still have for HOTD, ’til there’s none. But please, don’t keep us waiting for too long. I think 3 long years is enough wait for us, please don’t drag this hiatus on much longer, PLEASE, if they don’t plan on continuing HOTD, then please just say so. please don’t let us WAIT in VAIN. Thank you.

  139. it’s been a looooooooong wait without u, HOTD’a’.
    I always wonder when act 31 come out again.

    (Sing in ‘See You Again’ tune)

  140. Ano na ang nangyari 3 taon na ako nag-aantay sa episode ng HOTD bakit hanggang ngayon wala pa.. Bwisit

  141. Please continue H.O.T.D please.. :( I’ve been waiting so long.. :( its almost a years.. please

  142. mainmanizzy Says:

    I am slowly beginning to give up hope on the next release ×_×

  143. when chapter 31 coming?

  144. Man i am huge fan’s on hotd.

    I will not Wait act 31 anymore i though is just takeing too long.

  145. Act. 31 pls????

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