[[caption-width-right:277:So cute, she could just ''eat you up''.]]
''Living Dead'' is comedy/horror manga about Aoyama Keita, a boy who has a crush on fellow classmate Haida Monako but was too shy to tell her his feelings. Before he can ever work up the nerve to finally do so. She suddenly dies one day without warning much to his shock. Keita attends her funeral writing a letter and putting it in her coffin as a last respect. However as he arrives back at his home that night, Monako suddenly appears at his window very much alive...mostly.
As Keita quickly finds out, Monako has been turned into a zombie though exactly how and why eludes her. As she can't return home since she's supposed to be, y'know, dead. Keita's is the only place she can turn to since she read the letter that was in her coffin. Matters get more complicated as Monake now has a sudden habit of going from her nice cheerful self to a mindless monster at the drop of a hat. Though luckily eating meat seems to appease her. Thus begins Keita's new life living with the girl he adores...and trying not to become lunch in the process.
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Not to be confused with any of the ''Living Dead'' films by George A. Romero.
!! ''Living Dead'' contains the following tropes:
* AnArmAndALeg: Played for comedy as Monake's body is extremely fragile in her zombie state.
* DaydreamSurprise: Keita has one when Monake gets out of his sight.
* FirstEpisodeResurrection: Though exactly how Monako came to be this way hasn't been revealed.
* GenkiGirl: Monake full stop.
* [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Half The Girl She Used To Be]]: Chapter 4 via Axe. Chapter 5 via some sliding doors.
* LosingYourHead: Used as a RunningGag
* OnlySaneMan / StraightMan: Keita
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: FleshEatingZombie and possible VoodooZombie. There's some obvious magic involved here but hasn't been revealed yet. Monake still keeps her personality save for the usual bouts when she turns to a mindless monster. Also just eating regular meat will bring her back to normal.
* RealMenEatMeat: Inverted, it's Monake that loves eating meat. In fact, if she doesn't eat enough eat, she starts to act like a mindless zombie until she gets some.
* UndeathlyPallor: As the the color image shows, in the manga this is substituted with a kind of darkish color, making her look AmbiguouslyBrown.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Due to her parents selling her house, Monake doesn't have a home to return to.