Ranked #1333


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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.561 (scored by 82652 users)
Ranked: #13332
Popularity: #171
Members: 143,705
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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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Sankarea
Side story: Sankarea OVA
Sequel: Sankarea: Wagahai mo... Zombie de Aru...

Characters & Voice Actors

Sanka, Rea
Sanka, Rea
Uchida, Maaya
Uchida, Maaya
Furuya, Chihiro
Furuya, Chihiro
Shintani, Ryouko
Shintani, Ryouko
Kimura, Ryouhei
Kimura, Ryouhei
Furuya, Mero
Furuya, Mero
Iguchi, Yuka
Iguchi, Yuka
Fukuen, Misato
Fukuen, Misato


Omata, Shinichi
Omata, Shinichi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshida, Shunji
Yoshida, Shunji
Episode Director
Sugihara, Kenji
Sugihara, Kenji
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Performance

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Episodes  2 / 12
Aired  Apr 6, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012
Status  Finished Airing

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Jun 5, 2:59 PM
This is the most screwed up romantic comedy ever. Zombies are not sexualized the same way that vampires, ghosts, or even werewolves are. Zombies in fiction are generally considered gross, and having a romantic obsession considered weird. This show knows this and has fun with it whenever possible. But that is not the only way that it is hilarious. The dialogue, the characters, they all work together for great comedy. It's funny, engaging, weird, and surprisingly heartfelt. I would recommend it.
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Feb 15, 11:17 AM
Sankarea is a 13-episode anime series created by studio Deen. The story follows Chihiro Fuwuya a zombie fanatic who spends the majority of his time watching zombie and horror movies. One day his cat Babu is ran over by a car. A saddened Chihiro attempts to resurrect his cat with the help of a troubled girl called Rea Sanka.

When I finished high school of the dead I found myself craving for more zombie-oriented anime. After searching around on the internet I saw some recommendations and the first notable one I saw was Sankarea. My expectations as from the previous anime were gore, violence and over-the-top read more
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Jun 3, 2:00 PM
This is my first review, so I'm going to be as careful as possible here. This story is something I've sort of seen before, but with zombies instead.

Story:8 "Very Good"
The story overall is a nice idea, but the ending is unclear if you watch just the anime. The manga explains and goes further than the anime. This is actually pretty common though, so I will be giving the story an 8. Also it's extremely hard for me to talk about the story without writing any spoilers.

Art:9 "Great"
The artwork is odd, yet interesting, as the main characters look pretty and realistic. I'll explain odd in read more
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Dec 14, 2014 5:47 PM
It pains me a lot to give this series a 7. In fact, I really want to give it a 9 or 10 for this review. However, a few things stop it from being higher, actually only two things really. The first thing is simple. It never keeps the amazement factor rolling, the first three episodes were fantastic, but it slow goes to great, then good, then just plain OK. The second, and in my opinion much more important thing is that it stop just when things get interesting. It force me to read the manga from which this is adapted from and actually read more
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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
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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. 
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Ending Theme

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