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BIOHAZARD heavenly island (バイオハザード〜ヘヴンリーアイランド) is a manga series published from 2015 to 2017 in Weekly Shonen Champion. A tie-in to Resident Evil: Revelations 2  and Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps but set after the events of Resident Evil 6, the manga is written by Dai Satou with art from Naoki Serizawa.[1][2] who also did art for Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire for the weekly magazine as well.[3]

The first tankōbon volume was released on March 6, 2015, with four subsequent volumes released through February 8, 2017. The manga has also been released in France by Kurokawa, and in Germany by Kazé. The Japanese version of Resident Evil Zero's HD Remaster also included a T-shirt for Rebecca Chambers that was meant to promote the manga series.


Takeru Tominaga, a young assistant director on the popular TV show Idol Survival, arrives with the staff and competing idols on the island of Sonido de Tortuga to film the latest season. After encountering a mysterious "village shaman" and a voudou ritual, Tominaga and the other visitors find themselves in the middle of a zombie outbreak. At the same time, TerraSave sends Claire Redfield and Inéz Diaco to the scene to investigate reports of a biohazard outbreak, only to find deadly new B.O.W.s hidden within Tortuga. With their routes of escape cut off and mysterious parties working behind the scenes, both the Idol Survival crew and TerraSave's officers must fight their way through this new disaster.


Volume No. Image Publication date
BIOHAZARD heavenly island 1 BIOHAZARD heavenly island Vol.1 - Japanese front cover March 6, 2015 (JP)
BIOHAZARD heavenly island 2 BIOHAZARD heavenly island vol 2 September 8, 2015 (JP)
BIOHAZARD heavenly island 3
BIOHAZARD heavenly island vol 3
February 8, 2016 (JP)
BIOHAZARD heavenly island 4
BIOHAZARD heavenly island vol 4
September 8, 2016 (JP)
BIOHAZARD heavenly island 5
BIOHAZARD heavenly island vol 5
February 8, 2017 (JP)


Following the conclusion of the BIOHAZARD Marhawa Desire manga series, Capcom producer Masachika Kawata expressed interest in collaborating with Weekly Shounen Champion on another original storyline, this time as a tie-in to Resident Evil: Revelations 2.[4] Having had time to reflect on Marhawa Desire, Kawata felt the next series should take Resident Evil in a new direction. Whereas that manga was more subdued with a detective storyline taking up half the run, Kawata felt the new manga should have an explosive start, being set on a tropical island with gratuitous violence and scantily-clad women. Among the buzzwords used for this piece was "eroguro" (エログロ?), a genre more often associated with snuff-themed pornography, though radically toned down in comparison to function as a shounen manga.[4] Serizawa himself felt what was printed was far more violent than would normally have been accepted.[5]

The production team consisted of Kawata himself as producer and supervisor, Yasuhiro Seto and Dai Satou working as writers, and Naoki Serizawa as artist. Seto and Satou would provide the scripts for each issue, to be sent to Serizawa and then overseen by Weekly Shounen Champion's editorial department. At times they or the writers would request changes, and in some cases entire issues had to be thrown out and replaced.[4]

As had been Capcom's licensing policy for some time with their expanded universe works, care was taken to make sure Heavenly Island would stand on its own as an independent story rather than requiring the reader having completed Revelations 2. Kawata felt throwing in too many established game characters would hurt the manga in the long run just as it would a game story, and it was decided the protagonist should be a young Japanese man who could resonate with the reader, with established game characters showing up over the course of the story.[4]

When designing the characters, Serizawa drew inspiration from Resident Evil: Afterlife and Ali Larter's depiction of Claire Redfield. To individualise each of the gameshow contestants, Kawata asked that each woman have their own unique swimsuit.[4]


To promote the manga, Naoki Serizawa, Masachika Kawata and Yasuhiro Seto appeared in Zombie make-up for an interview with GameSpark.[4]