Resident Evil 6 Prequel Manga Coming To North America

By Ishaan . March 5, 2014 . 11:40am

Manga publisher Viz Media has acquired the rights to the Biohazard: Marhawa Desire manga series, that serves as a prequel to Resident Evil 6, reports Anime News Network. The manga consists of five volumes, and the first will be published in November.


Here’s a story for the Resident Evil manga series, as provided by Viz:


The highly virulent C-virus became a global disaster, but where did the outbreak start? In this five-volume manga prequel to the hit Resident Evil 6 game with story and art by Naoki Serizawa, the terrifying origins are revealed. At the prestigious and elite Marhawa High School in Singapore, a female student suffers a horrifying transformation. Called in to investigate, Professor Doug Wright and his nephew Ricky find themselves caught up in a deadly and growing tragedy. As things get rapidly out of hand, Chris Redfield and his team from the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance arrive on the scene, while behind it all a mysterious figure looms.


In non-gaming news, Viz have also licensed the Master Keaton suspense manga series by Naoki Urusawa, Hokusei Katushika and Takashi Nagasaki. The series will debut in North America this December.

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  • Barrylocke89

    Does this manga detail the start of Chris’s long and hard journey of leaving anabolic steroids behind?

    • ZEROthefirst

      Stop kidding yourself, you know you want to see Chris punch more boulders to move them out of the way.

    • Oh, please. I like dem muscles. He’s so hot. ♥

      @lol at my Disqus avatar, since I’m Jessica.

  • DCBlackbird

    Resident Evil 6 needed some sort of infodump

  • Godman

    Damn this may just get me into reading Manga again

    • Chiupon

      if what sounds like a horrible plot interests you, frankly i can’t understand why you ever quit.


    Awesome! I almost gave up on this one in English, I’m not a manga reader but I’ll get this one since I’m RE & Chris Redfield fan.

  • makubexnas

    While i waited for manga to be release maybe should read resident evil 6 doujin manga on the internet………………………….MOTHER OF GAWD!..

  • Sigfried Silverblade

    Now that got me by surprise. Since the manga was already released here in Brazil, I kind of assumed it had been released in US before.

  • eilegz

    interesting for those who read the manga its there any jill hint there?

  • almostautumn

    Right— because RE needs to get even more confused and disjointed with its story-telling by reaching even further into multi-media.

    I’m surprised they never hired Stephanie Perry to pen a script for one of these games. I loved her novelizations when I was a kid, and while they retained that same super-flimsy plot as the games, they also created a far more clear plot-progression and consistency between the games then that which the actual games did.
    (BTW, her father, Steve Perry, wrote the first original Aliens novels, and they were a lot of fun too!)

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