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For the PlayStation Portable video game, see Corpse Party: Book of Shadows.
For the light novel, see Corpse Party: Book of Shadows (Light Novel).
For the live action movie, see Corpse Party: Book of Shadows (Live Action Movie).
Corpse Party: Book of Shadows

BookofShadows Volume 1 Cover

BookofShadows Volume 2 Cover

BookofShadows Volume 3 Cover

Manga Information
Japanese Title

コープスパーティー Book of Shadows

Genre

Ecchi, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, School, Seinen, Supernatural

Written By

Makoto Kedouin and 5pb.

Illustrated By

Mika Orie

Published By

Media Factory

Demographic

Shōnen

Magazine

Monthly Comic Alive

Label

MF Comics Alive Series

Original Run

January 2012

Volumes

3 (Complete)

Corpse Party: Book of Shadows (コープスパーティー Book of Shadows (ブックオブシャドウズ) Kōpusu Pātī: Book of Shadows (Bukku obu Shadōzu)?), is a Japanese manga series written by Makoto Kedouin and 5pb., illustrated by Mika Orie, and published by Media Factory. This is a manga adaptation of Corpse Party: Book of Shadows.

The first volume in the series was released on August 23, 2012 and the second volume was released on June 22, 2013. The third and final volume was released on March 22nd, 2014.

Plot

Corpse Party: Book of Shadows adds new twists and backgrounds for the characters who were barely touched upon in Corpse Party BloodCovered, plus a few details that may be important for eventual sequels.

The order of the chapters in the manga does not follow the same episode sequence as shown in the game. It also changes some elements and adds more to the story.

Characters

The majority of the cast of characters are a group of students from Kisaragi Academy, Byakudan Senior High School, and Paulownia Academy High School.

Main Characters
Character Design
Sayaka Ooue
The focus character of the first half of Volume 1.
Sayaka Ooue BoSManga
Naomi Nakashima
Focus character through-out the manga, mainly first half of Volume 1.
Naomi Nakashima BoSManga
Ayumi Shinozaki
Naomi's classmate and one of the focus characters through-out the manga.
Ayumi Shinozaki BoSManga
Mayu Suzumoto
Focus character of first half of second volume.
Mayu Suzumoto BoSManga
Sakutaro Morishige
Focus character of second half of second volume.
Sakutaro Morishige BoSManga
Yuuya Kizami
Focus character of first half of third volume.
Yuuya Kizami BoSManga
Yuka Mochida
Focus character of the second half of third volume.
Yuka Mochida BoSManga
Sachiko Shinozaki
Master of Heavenly Host Elementary School that appears through-out the manga.
Sachiko Shinozaki BoSManga
Supporting Characters
Character Design
Naho Saenoki
Sayaka's best friend and a paranormal investigator.
Naho Saenoki BoSManga
Seiko Shinohara
Naomi's best friend who Naomi tries to save.
Seiko Shinohara BoSManga
Yoshiki Kishinuma
Classmate of Mayu. Helps her in her journey.
Yoshiki Kishinuma BoSManga
Nana Ogasawara
A girl Mayu finds on her journey.
Nana Ogasawara BoSManga
Mitsuki Yamamoto
Yuuya's classmate, focus character of 14th chapter.
Mitsuki Yamamoto BoSManga
Masato Fukuroi
Mitsuki's classmate and friend.
Masato Fukuroi BoSManga
Satoshi Mochida
Yuka's older brother. Appears through-out the manga.
Satoshi Mochida BoSManga
Yui Shishido
Teacher of Kisaragi Academy High School's class 2-9. Focus character of 22th chapter.
Yui Shishido BoSManga

Volume List

 
Spoiler Warning!: Spoilers for Corpse Party: Book of Shadows and its manga follow
 
Volume 1
Manga Title Cover Release Date ISBN
Corpse Party: Book of Shadows 1
コープスパーティー Book of Shadows 1
BookofShadows Volume 1 Cover August 23, 2012 ISBN 978-4-8401-4707-1
  • #01 『Purgatory』 (#01 『煉獄』)
    Follows the point of view of Sayaka, who is about to be killed by Yoshikazu. Then it goes to a flashback of Sayaka having fun with Naho in their free time. The story goes on until Kou and Shougo enter Heavenly Host. Naho ends up in tears.
  • #02 『Naho Saenoki』 (#02 『冴之木七星』)
    Sayaka and Naho are together in Naho's house, who asks her to help her get to Heavenly Host. They both do the charm and end up being swallowed by the earthquake. Sayaka wakes up in the abandoned bomb shelter with Naho nowhere around.
  • #03 『Sayaka Ooue』 (#03 『大上さやか』)
    Sayaka, while travelling, finds a dissection room. She hides in the closet after she hears footsteps. She sees a girl being tortured by Yoshikazu. After she escapes, the point of view changes to a long time later, Sayaka passes out from exhaustion and is killed by Yoshikazu.
  • EXTRA 『Purgatory』 After Episode (EXTRA 『煉獄』 After Episode)
    Naho finds the corpse of Sayaka. After crying over it, she darkens, revealing the reason she ends up darkened through-out BloodCovered.
  • #04 『Seal』 (#04 『刻印』)
    Follows the point of view of Naomi, who ends up having a sleepover with Seiko, who was invited at her house for the first time. The two end up taking a shower together. The next day the two go to school.
  • #05 『Naomi Nakashima』 (#05 『中嶋直美』)
    After the events in the infirmary. Naomi gets in an argument with Seiko, who runs away. Naomi finds help from Sachiko, who reunites the two girls.
  • #06 『Seiko Shinohara』 (#06 『篠原世以子』)
    In the custodians closet, Seiko confessed to Naomi, who, embarrassed, walks out. After that she passes out and has a nightmare. She wakes up to find Seiko dying from being hanged, but manages to save her. After coming to her senses, she runs away, scared of Naomi. While running away she gets decapitated and Naomi cries over her death, while Sachiko laughs at her.
  • #07 『Remains』 (#07 『残滓』)
    Natsumi, Naomi's mother, calls the doctor and explains the situation to him. After that she goes up to Naomi's room and sees her daughter in the corner. After a little chat Naomi gets violent and Natsumi, feeling helpless, forces her daughter to take her medicine.
  • #08 『BLOOD DRIVE 1』 (#08 『BLOOD DRIVE・1』)
    Naomi is standing outside the Shinohara residence, about to go and talk to Yuu and his siblings about their deceased sister, but is stopped by Ayumi, who asks her to join her journey to find the Shinozaki estate. The two set out, determined to find answers.
Volume 2
Manga Title Cover Release Date ISBN
Corpse Party: Book of Shadows 2
コープスパーティー Book of Shadows 2
BookofShadows Volume 2 Cover June 22, 2013 ISBN 978-4-8401-5070-5
  • #09 『BLOOD DRIVE 2』 (#09 『BLOOD DRIVE・2』)
    Ayumi and Naomi enter a quiet countryside and are shocked to see that people are telling them off anytime the Shinozaki surname is mentioned. Luckily for the girls, a driver not from there lets them into his car and drives them towards their destination. After that we see the time the Kisaragi group did the "Sachiko Ever After". After that Mayu wakes up in the infirmary, where a bunch of ghost kids rips her into pieces.
  • #10 『Demise』 (#10 『夭逝』)
    Follows the point of view of Mayu, who has a flashback of the days before the festival, when she talks with Sakutaro. When she wakes up she is surprised to find Yoshiki, who tags along with her in hopes of finding Ayumi again. Along the way they find a girl who is tied down.
  • #11 『Yoshiki Kishinuma』 (#11 『岸沼良樹』)
    The two of them manage to save the girl and she introduces to be Nana. The three of them then go together, hoping to find others. They enter the reference room and find Ayumi, who is possessed. Yoshiki manages to get rid off of her possession and they all reunite once again.
  • #12 『Mayu Suzumoto』 (#12 『鈴本繭』)
    After the incident the group all decide to rest up, Nana and Mayu talk, but Nana says that she needs to use the lavatories. After a while Mayu finds her on the ground with her legs detached. Mayu, paralyzed in fear, watches as Yoshikazu drags her away. Soon after she enters the infirmary and Sachiko orders the children spirits to kill her. At the end of the chapter, Sakutaro finds her corpse.
  • EXTRA 1 『Demise』 Side Story (EXTRA・1 『夭逝』 Side Story)
    Chihaya wakes up and finds out that she is tied down, she sees Nari, who is blindfolded and tied to a chair, getting boiled with oil. Sachiko appears playing with a decapitated head of Nana. Soon after, Chihaya meets the same fate as Nari.
  • #13 『Shangri-La』 (#13 『理想郷』)
    Follows the point of view of Sakutaro, who just found a corpse he is very fascinated by. While exploring he meets up with Shougo, but they separate soon after. After entering the second building he bumps up into Mitsuki and Masato, who tell him that they found Mayu's student ID. After they separate too, he hears Mayu singing.
  • #14 『Mitsuki Yamamoto』 (#14 『山本美月』)
    After no luck in finding Mayu, He decided to head and look for Shougo. The story goes to Mitsuki and Masato, who both find the decapitated head and think of it as their friend Emi's, but soon the ghost proves them wrong. Suddenly Masato is hit by Yoshikazu and Mitsuki is told to run away. After Masato is critically injured, Yuuya Kizami, his classmate, finds him and stabs him to death. While running away she meets up with Yuuya.
  • #15 『Charm』 (#15 『蠱惑』)
    After meeting up with Yuuya, he attacks her, but she manages to run away. In the meantime Sakutaro finds Shougo's corpse and takes his camera. While looking into it, He meets up with Mitsuki, who panics and runs away. She then stumbles upon Yuuya, who kills her. Sakutaro finds her corpse and takes pictures of it. Getting back to the infirmary he sits down next to the corpse and gets a call from Mayu, who tells him not to look at her.
  • #16 『BLOOD DRIVE 3』 (#16 『BLOOD DRIVE・3』)
    After driving far enough, the driver lets the two girls go by themselves. Naomi and Ayumi only find a shed and decide to head back, but are surprised to find that the driver is gone, and only his car remains. They go back and find that a ghostly house stands where the estate is supposed to be. Determined, the two girls enter.
  • EXTRA 2 (EXTRA・2)
    It follows the story of ExChap6 of Corpse Party.
Volume 3
Manga Title Cover Release Date ISBN
Corpse Party: Book of Shadows 3
コープスパーティー Book of Shadows 3
BookofShadows Volume 3 Cover March 22, 2014 ISBN 978-4-04-066503-0
  • #17 『BLOOD DRIVE 4』 (#17 『BLOOD DRIVE・4』)
    Ayumi and Hinoe talk about witches and their origins, back in the present, Naomi and Ayumi find a way to the underground part of the estate. Hinoe gets a bad feeling.
  • #18 『Mire』 (#18 『泥濘』)
    Yuka wakes up in the science lab, tied down. She finds Yuuya and he reveals himself as the one who did it. While he is prepared to torture and kill Yuka, he remembers his past and how he became who he is.
  • #19 『Yuuya Kizami』 (#19 『刻命裕也』)
    A part of the group from Byakudan wake up inside the cursed school and decide to go look around, while their friend Ryosuke and Tomohiro stay behind, as the former is injured. Yuuya confirms the death of Kai and comes back to find Emi and Tomohiro arguing over leaving Ryosuke behind, thinking he is already dead. Yuuya pushes him down the stairs just to prove his death, which aggravates Tomohiro and scares Emi. Tohko doesn't believe Emi and still goes back towards Yuuya, who attacks her.
  • #20 『Tooth』 (#20 『歯』)
    Tohko, now panicking and scared, runs away, while Yuuya takes and consumes her fallen tooth. Back in the present, Yuuya starts feeling a headache and Yuka tells him that he can use her painkillers. Suddenly Yoshizaku appears and smacks Yuuya in the head, killing him. Yuuya's last thoughts end up being of how he starts feeling.
  • #21 『Yuka Mochida』 (#21 『田 由香』)
    Yuka gets saved by Yoshikazu, who doesn't follow Sachiko's orders and doesn't kill her. She runs away and sees her brother, but before she can call him out she falls through the floor into the abandoned bomb shelter. In there she meets up with Sachiko and the two walk in there together. Sachiko asks for some of Yuka's belongings and then forces Yuka to give her her life, after which Yuka gets killed by Yoshikazu, who splits her skull open.
  • #22 『Encounter』 (#22 『邂逅』)
    Satoshi visits his teacher Yui, who has a fever. While dreaming Yui remembers her school days and Tsukasa, as well as their encounter with the deceased school nurse. After she wakes up Satoshi mentions that she has a mark on her arm.
  • #23 『BLOOD DRIVE 5』 (#23 『BLOOD DRIVE・5』)
    After entering the basement, the two girls find a secret tome, Book of Shadows and decide to use it to revive their deceased friend Seiko. After they do the ritual, Seiko walks down the stairs, making Naomi really happy, but unfortunately for her, Seiko doesn't have the face and loses her limbs. Runes then appear on Ayumi as she screams.
  • #24 『BLOOD DRIVE 6』 (#24 『BLOOD DRIVE・6』)Screwdrivers hit Ayumi in the legs and more runes appear, in the meantime Naomi tries to put the fire out, only causing more damage. As it felt hopeless, Ayumi's sister Hinoe saves them. Everything seems fine, right before Hinoe gets decapitated by the books magic. Ayumi screams in despair and Naomi drags her out of the crumbling house.
  • EXTRA (EXTRA)
    Ayumi is explaining the ghosts and evil spirits to her classmates and tells them how her sister left protecting her. This is then revealed to be a flashback of Ayumi, who is in the hospital, sleeping and grieving her sisters death.
 
Significant plot details end here.
 

Gallery

The pictures below are Mika Orie's (the artist of the manga) reminders of volume 3 release date.

Trivia

  • There are many differences between the story of the manga and the game.
    • The one being revived by Ayumi and Naomi with the Book of Shadows is no longer Mayu Suzumoto, but Seiko Shinohara.
    • In "Shangri-la" Sakutaro meets up with Nari and Chihaya, but this doesn't seem to be the case in the manga.
    • Chihaya's fate in the manga is the not the same as in the games.
  • In the "BLOOD DRIVE" chapters, Ayumi and Naomi hinted that their friends died same way as in "Book of Shadows". It reveals that the "BLOOD DRIVE" chapters happen after the students survive the time loop in Wrong End 6 ★8 of Corpse Party (PSP, iOS).
  • It is revealed that the corpse in Shangri-la belongs to Mayu, as in the games it was only hinted at.
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