Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012
24 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 7.581 (scored by 57104 users)
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SynopsisFuruya's not interested in the living, he's got zombies on the brain! When Furuya's cat dies, he decides he's going to try and bring it back to life. In the process, he stumbles across a girl who is involved in an accident and turns into a real zombie! What's Furuya going to do now that the thing he loves the most is right in front of his eyes?
Related AnimeAdaptation: Sankarea
Side story: Sankarea OVA
Sequel: Sankarea: Wagahai mo... Zombie de Aru...
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I wasn't so sure about this show when I read about it. I try not to look to deep and spoil something that I shouldn't. Regardless, this show is very entertaining.
Spoiler Free, outside from the summary information.
Quick and simple for those that want to know if this is a go or not.
This story was very enjoyable to me. It had just the right amount of comedy and ecchi without hurting the quality of the entire show. It pulls you in to see what on earth could happen next. With the whole plot around zombies, you cant usually go wrong, usually. The story will have you wanting things to happen and wish things continue, since theres only one season.
The art was very good and on par with what I enjoy looking at. Everything fit and looked amazing the whole time I was watching it. I really enjoy eye candy.
The soundtrack was fine. There isn't a negative thing I can really say about it.
This is why the show is special, the characters. One crazy about zombies, one too rich to be free, best cat in the world and more await when you decide to start this anime. The chemistry between everyone is just great. The show really shines when you want to know more about the characters.
The show was, like I said before, very enjoyable. The characters, plot and art all mix together to make a decent anime worthy of anyones time.
Overall, this was a pleasant journey. I begged for more in the end and that to me means that the anime did a great job. You'll love the situations they get into as well as the overall story. The art work just adds more praise to such a wonderful anime. If you like the idea of zombies and a bit of ecchi/romance then give it a try. I did and was thoroughly surprised. read more
This is my second review of anything, ever...
So feedback and constructive criticism is more than welcome.
I was tired and worn out, buried beneath a mountain of coursework and deadlines so despite all of my sanctimonious babble about "artistic integrity" (that I was supposed to be directing at my dissertation) I looked for a series where I could simply switch my brain off and (excuse the pun) stare at the screen like a zombie.
I'm going to warn you right now that the Synopsis is severely misleading, I thought I was going into some plot-less, half baked ecchi-spin that was riddled with awkward comedy and teenage angst.
Whilst there was some of that thrown into the mix, it wasn't as prevalent as you might think.
The first three episodes are what made this anime for me.
For an anime laballed as a "comedy" they were extremely poignant.
Don't get me wrong the comedy was there, but its was soon barged aside by an ominous sense of foreboding.
We have Chihiro Furuya, who has been labouring for the better part of a week in an abandoned hotel to reanimate his beloved pet and best friend, Babu.
Then we have Rea Sanka a troubled girl who spends her nights screaming her problems down a well in order to find some form of release.
Through happenstance the two discover each-other and slowly but surely become friends.
It's this relationship that really got me, They could have gone with every Cliché in the book, but instead there was a sufficient amount of depth, especially considering the genre.
Then tragedy Strikes and Rea dies right in front of Chihiro's eyes, HOWEVER, she soon gets back up as a member of the living dead.
You'd think for our Zombie doting hero this would be a dream come true? He's finally got the hot Zombie girlfriend he always wanted, right?
Well not quite.
From there on out the story continues at a well executed pace, but despite it's roots in comedy the dark and ever-present overtones don't disappear.
Both the art and sound did their job, there was nothing that stuck out and nothing that didn't fit.
My only real observation is that they seemed to make Chihiro as plain as possible putting a lot of attention into Rea, Ranko and Rea's father. Sometimes the designs seemed to out-balance each-other, this may have been to emphasize just how average/ordinary Chihiro was? I can't say.
The characters and their development are what really stood out here.
Our Zombie obsessed protagonist. He wanted nothing more than to find a cute Zombie girl and fall for her, Or did he?
Upon meeting Rea we see our archetypal otaku style character come out of his shell. He empathises with her and Just maybe he's found a girl who doesn't have to be a zombie for him to fall in love with her?
He seems happy just making her feel free for a short time each night, until tragedy strikes. At this point we see Chihiro's character do a complete 180. He wants nothing more than to preserve Rea's body or even restore it? He take complete responsibility in trying to save her and grows as a person because of it.
The girl who, Ironically, only began to feel alive after she'd died.
Her story is one that is fairly dark in theme considering the setting of the show.
Abused and neglected she finds a friend in Chihiro whilst trying to escape a dictatorial patriarch who is perverted in the worst sense of the word.
It creeped me the fuck out.
She becomes more outgoing as a person whilst in the care of Chihiro and strives to live life as a normal girl. There are however subtle implications and questions posed as to how long she can retain control, will she kill Chihiro or not? How long will her body last?
It's all something that has to be in context for you to fully grasp.
The supporting cast were exactly that, supporting cast.
There's nothing particularly special about them, I really enjoyed Mero as the silent sister with comical snark, She somewhat reminded me of a warmer Koneko.
Despite it's many tropes and Clihés Sankarea was very enjoyable. I still stand by the opinion that the first three episodes were the best, and whilst the quality of story-telling did drop somewhat after that I still enjoyed the show tremendously.
The fan-service was fairly modest which helped keep the emotional parts of the show more meaningful as they weren't trying to shove tits and ass down your throat at every plot twist. ( not that I don't enjoy that, I do)
My biggest brain-durp came when they were happy to show full frontal nudity but they censored the wound that killed Rea? That's only a minor niggle though.
The ending left me praying for a second season, so all in all it did it's job.
I like Series that surprise me and Sankarea did just that.
Both of these Anime are dark Gothic revolving around the unusual romance a guy has with... a girl out of horror who just wants to be... normal... and not a monster.
Both series are about an offbeat high school boy and his supernatural girlfriend, with plot elements including attempts to better understand her unusual situation and dark past, their developing relationship, and her desire to be a normal girl. Sankarea is overall lighter in tone compared to Tasogare Otome, but they both have serious and dramatic moments in spades.
Both have quite similar plot especially the unusual romance between a human and the dead.
unusual couples = unusual romance
+Both have Horror, Romance, School, Shounen, Supernatural Genre.
+Both have a strange girl beside main male character.
+Both feel same while watching them.
+Both main main girl character have dark past .
Both deal with issues of death--although this show has a ghost and Sankarea has a zombie, the relationships they have with their respective main characters is pretty similar as well.
~ Gothic theme
~ Main girls characters are shy and just want to be accepted by others.
~ Main guy protects Main girl
~ Main guy tries to solve her *mystery*
~ Similar art style
~ Similar feeling overall regarding their relationship
~ Horror and romance genres combined with comedy
Both deal with romance between a human boy and a non human girl. Both have ecchi in them and you will likely find the story in each to be darker than what you might expect.
Both series features the theme of the supernatural and undead as the main female protagonist bonds with the male protagonist after certain events.
Both series contains a story that is mixed with drama, comedy, some ecchi, emotions, and romance.
Both series has a similar feeling.
Both Anime is about love after death, one is zombie and other one is ghost is kinda the same.....
Pretty much the same "weird" romance, both have also some mystery to unfold and the characters are quite funny!
Supernatural love interests the anime. With one being a zombie and the other being a ghost. Both have a above average main character, encountering a interesting girl.
Both anime have an unusual coupling. In Tasogare Otome x Amnesia, its boy-ghost, while in Sankarea, the love interest is boy-zombie. They were both also released and ended around the same time. However, the animation styles are a little different but the main girl characters look similar.
The story lines are both similar as well as the main girl character looks like each other.
Both main heroines are of supernatural origin that want to enjoy the happiness of a normal life while the main male protagonists search for answers to their conditions.
well both have same kind of story .
Both contain Romance between the living and the living dead. As well as helping each other out and looking out for each other in their day to day lives.
• Both of these anime are dark.
• Both of these anime are revolving around a guy.
+ Romance stories about high school students, and the brought-back-to-life female lead
+ Similar mixes of comedy, drama, and a little horror
- The girl in Amnesia is a ghost who can only be seen by a few people while in Sankarea the girl is a zombie
- Amnesia has much more of a school setting and a much bleaker atmosphere while Sankarea takes place in more places and has more fanservice
Both anime are about a main character falling in love with a girl that is deceased/undead/dead/whatever you may call it.
Weird people do weird things with weird zombies.
Both series involve around romantic comedy and the whole undead theme. Both male protagonists seems to have an indifferent attitude towards life but seems to later change through chance encounters with other various characters. Both series contains light hearted comedy and some fan-service to spice things up.
If you like the kinda idea where the main character is a human looking zombie then you should check out Sankarea, Sankarea is the same in a way but is way better...........
Both shows have protagonist that are zombies, and try to act human.
Both have similar genres. One episode can be comedic, while another episode can be tragic and emotional.
Protagonist are same zombie
lol haha . thats all :D
Opening Theme"Esoragoto (絵空事)" by nano.RIPE
Ending Theme"Above your hand" by Annabel
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