The Drifting Classroom

Manga, vol.11 (1972)



Genres: Drama, Horror, Psychological, Science-Fiction, Supernatural, Mystery, Shounen
Tags: Apocalyptic Fiction, Monster
Release Date: 1972 ‑ 1974
Studios: Shougakukan Inc., Kadokawa Shoten
Type: Manga (1972)
Volumes: 11, Chapters: 44

Alternative names:

Hyouryuu Kyoushitsu
Drifting Classroom
In the aftermath of a strange earthquake, an entire elementary school vanishes, leaving nothing but a hole in the ground. While parents mourn and authorities investigate, the students and teachers of find themselves somewhere far away... somewhere cold and dark... a lifeless, nightmarish wasteland among which their school stands like a lone fortress. As panic turns to terror and the rules start to fall apart, a 6th-grade boy named Sho and his friends must try to survive in a hostile new world.
Following the occurrence of a strange earthquake, an elementary school mysteriously disappears, in which only a giant hole where the school once stood, remains. While the police and worried parents alike think that everybody in the school were somehow killed, the students and staff find themselves and their school in the middle of a barren wasteland. As chaos and panic begins to engulf the school and its inhabitants, sixth-grader Sho Takamatsu and his friends attempt to find out just what happened to them, while trying to stay alive.
On a day like any other day, Shou, his classmates and the entire elementary school were mysteriously transported to a barren wasteland filled with terror. There's no food or water, nothing in sight but an endless desert in all directions, and both the students and teachers are so terrified that they are rioting, murdering, and falling victim to their fears. With no idea of how they got there or how they'll survive, these students must work together and set forth into the unknown to discover the truth of their circumstances.


Kazuo Umezu (Story & Art)

Related characters:

Sho Takamatsu
Sho Takamatsu