Twelve fighters enter, one fighter leaves—who will win the 12th Zodiac War?
Every 12 years, 12 fighters take the form of the Chinese zodiac and engage in a battle royale. With their strength and mysterious powers, they fight to the death and the sole survivor is granted the ultimate prize—any wish.
With half of the fighters down for the count, the Zodiac War rages on! Usagi—the fighter of the Rabbit—and his undead army continue to rampage across the battlefield, intent on destroying anyone who stands in their way. For an honorable fighter like Ox, Rabbit’s desecration of and complete disregard for human life is unacceptable. To obliterate this heretical army, Ox teams up with an unlikely ally—the drunkard Tiger!
About the Author
Born August 18, 1997, Akira Akatsuki made his manga debut in 2003 with Z-XL Dai in Akamaru Jump. He later published a number of one shots, such as Angel Agent, Contractor M&Y and Little Brave Pukateriosu, in Jump the Revolution!, Weekly Shonen Jump and Akamaru Jump respectively. His most notable work and first major collaboration with Nisioisin, Medaka Box, premiered in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2009 and concluded in 2013. He published two more one shots, Toshokan Kyuuseishu Kurabu (Library Savior Club) and Musume Iri-Hako (The Girl in the Box), the latter of which was another collaboration with Nisioisin, before starting work on Juni Taisen: Zodiac War in 2017 on Jump+.
Born 1981. In 2002, Nisioisin’s novel The Beheading Cycle won the 23rd Mephisto Prize and became his debut publication. Among his numerous novels are the Zaregoto series, the Monogatari series, the Densetsu series, and the Bokyaku Tantei series. He also wrote the manga tie-in novel Death Note: Another Note. As a manga writer, he has appeared in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine with his series Medaka Box and his Ogiri series of one-shot manga stories have seen the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump, Jump SQ, Weekly Young Jump and Bessatsu Margaret.
Born 1984. Illustrator Hikaru Nakamura made her debut in 2001 with her manga Kairi no Sue in the Monthly Gangan Wing magazine. Her other works include Arakawa Under the Bridge, published in Young Gangan, and 2009 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize winner Saint Young Men, published in Monthly Morning Two. She previously collaborated with Nisioisin for his Ogiri series with “The One Wish I Really Want to Come True, and the Ninety-Nine Others I Don’t So Much.”