Ranked #1344


Alternative Titles

English: Sankarea: Undying Love
Japanese: さんかれあ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012
Premiered: Spring 2012
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.561 (scored by 89,407 users)
Ranked: #13442
Popularity: #171
Members: 156,119
Favorites: 755
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Furuya'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?

(Source: FUNimation)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Sanka, Rea
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Uchida, Maaya
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Furuya, Chihiro
Furuya, Chihiro
Shintani, Ryouko
Shintani, Ryouko
Kimura, Ryouhei
Kimura, Ryouhei
Furuya, Mero
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Iguchi, Yuka
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Fukuen, Misato
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Omata, Shinichi
Omata, Shinichi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshida, Shunji
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Episode Director
Sugihara, Kenji
Sugihara, Kenji
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(2/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Once I... Become... a Zombie
Watashi ga... Zombie ni... Nattara (私が…ゾンビに…なったら)
Apr 6, 2012
2 I... Succeeded
Seikou... Shiteta (成功…してた)
Apr 13, 2012

Opening Theme

"Esoragoto (絵空事)" by nano.RIPE

Ending Theme

"Above your hand" by Annabel

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May 10, 2012
So imagine this. Close your eyes and picture yourself walking to school, having a great day, realizing that you just aced a test, talked to a boy/girl you like, ate a good meal, and come home. You go to your room to relax but the first thing you see is a zombie girl lying half-naked on your bed. You try to to tell yourself if this is reality or fiction but just can't seem to do it.

Honestly, that's the feeling I got when I first started watching this series. In other words, very surprising. Originally, I didn't have high expectation of this series. No, it read more
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Jul 8, 2012
Falling into 6 genres, Sankarea lacked a specific direction and yet remained enjoyable.

The first 3-4 episodes focused on mainly building the setting on which the rest of the show would be based on, and from there it took the direction of a typical romantic comedy SoL type anime. Being a fan of many SoL anime, I found the rest of the show to be enjoyable. Those who do not enjoy SoL shows may be disappointed after watching the well paced, plot based first 3 episodes when the majority of the show is a character based comedy.

As for horror and ecchi, both were incorporated into Sankarea read more
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Nov 7, 2013
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.

Story: 8
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 read more
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Jan 30, 2014
Tell me if you've heard of this before. A high school boy dreams to be with his ideal girl. Not too uncommon among romantic tales, but here's something that might run your blood cold, pun intended. He likes zombies. He really likes zombie girls, and one day, POOF! Due to plot, he gets to live with one. With a premise like this, what could possibly go wrong? Quite a bit actually, yet Sankarea stands out as quite the opposite, as something special. It, however, requires some context.

Adapted from a manga of the same name by Mitsuru Hattori, Sankarea was directed by Shinichi Omata, with in-show read more
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Anime: Tasogare Otome x Amnesia
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. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Bakemonogatari
MC's both deal with the supernatural quite well and it makes sense considering their outsider status.

The main females are both beautiful and strange, giving the romance plots similar feels despite the stories and themes of the shows being quite different.

Both shows have ecchi elements but in a more sexy and mature way (esp in Monogatari's case) than most anime can manage to pull off. 
reportRecommended by Hoax415
Anime: Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?
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. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Anime: Blood Lad
If you're fan of comedy involving supernatural beings or certain day when a normal character becomes abnormal, then Sankarea and Blood Lad are two series that should be worth a try.

They both involve the concept in which a normal character who recently died returns to life but no longer are the same as they are before. They must adjust to their new living conditions and often faces new strange twists with the "life" they live now.

Both series has a lot of comedy and fun dialogues. The character interactions are also amusing to watch. At the same time, expect little bits of  read more 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Anime: Nisemonogatari
Similarly trippy styles of direction. Protagonists who mess with the supernatural in somewhat serious ways. Fanservice. Fanservice. Fan. Service. 
reportRecommended by Noellage
Anime: Highschool of the Dead
Both are zombie animes,other than that these two are completley different.Sankerea is about trying to prolong a zombie girls life while Highschool of the Dead is just about escaping from the zombie infestation.But you dont find many zombie animes so if your a zombie fan like me you'll enjoy both. 
reportRecommended by Ozzey

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