Ranked #1407

Highschool of the Dead

Alternative Titles

English: High School of the Dead
Synonyms: Gakuen Mokushiroku: Highschool of the Dead, HOTD, HSOTD


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2010 to Sep 20, 2010
Premiered: Summer 2010
Broadcast: Mondays at 11:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.541 (scored by 290,108 users)
Ranked: #14072
Popularity: #21
Members: 425,333
Favorites: 6,020
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A mysterious, lethal disease is on the loose worldwide, resulting in a catastrophic death rate of humanity, and the increasing rise of attacks, caused by the living dead.

In Japan, several high school students and a school nurse have banded together to escape Fujimi High School shortly after it was attacked by zombies. The group now attempts to figure who or what was responsible for this plague, and in the meantime, attempt to survive the present apocalypse.

The story is initially narrated through the eyes of Takashi Komuro, one of the students who had survived in the initial outbreak.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Busujima, Saeko
Busujima, Saeko
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Komuro, Takashi
Komuro, Takashi
Suwabe, Junichi
Suwabe, Junichi
Harada, Hitomi
Harada, Hitomi
Hirano, Kouta
Hirano, Kouta
Hiyama, Nobuyuki
Hiyama, Nobuyuki
Miyamoto, Rei
Miyamoto, Rei
Inoue, Marina
Inoue, Marina


Araki, Tetsurou
Araki, Tetsurou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Tanaka, Kazuya
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Kumazawa, Yuuji
Kumazawa, Yuuji
Episode Director, Storyboard
Mitsuyuki, Masuhara
Mitsuyuki, Masuhara
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 Spring of the DEAD
Spring of the DEAD (Spring of the DEAD)
Jul 5, 2010
2 Escape from the DEAD
Escape from the DEAD (Escape from the DEAD)
Jul 12, 2010
3 Democracy under the DEAD
Democracy under the DEAD (Democracy under the DEAD)
Jul 19, 2010
4 Running in the DEAD
Running in the DEAD (Running in the DEAD)
Jul 26, 2010
5 Streets of the DEAD
Streets of the DEAD (Streets of the DEAD)
Aug 2, 2010

Opening Theme

"HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD" by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets

Ending Theme

#01: "Kimi to Taiyou ga Shinda hi" by Maon Kurosaki (ep 1)
#02: "Color Me Dark" by Maon Kurosaki (ep 2)
#03: "Return to Destiny" by Maon Kurosaki (ep 3)
#04: "Cold Bullet Blues" by Maon Kurosaki (ep 4)
#05: "Memories of Days Gone By" by Maon Kurosaki (ep 5)
#06: "Under The Honey Shine" by Maon Kurosaki (ep 6)
#07: "fuss fuzz" by Maon Kurosaki (ep 7)
#08: "The place of hope" by Maon Kurosaki (ep 8)
#09: "Houseki no Spy" by Maon Kurosaki (ep 9)
#10: "THE last pain" by Maon Kurosaki (ep 10)
#11: "Hollow Men" by Maon Kurosaki (ep 11)
#12: "The Eternal Song" by Maon Kurosaki (ep 12)

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Aug 19, 2010
High School of the Dead is about a group of breasts trying to avoid getting eaten by zombies in whatever way possible. Tagging along with these breasts are 2 of our heroes, Kouta and Takashi. A couple pairs of breasts are even in on the action part when they're not bouncing across the screen like jello filled balloons hiding behind incomplete articles of clothing.

But in all seriousness, High School of the Dead has actually been very enjoyable overall. And I'm not a fan of fan service.

Story: Here are some breasts, here are some zombies, and here are 2 guys to enjoy and protect the breasts read more
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May 17, 2014
One could review this in a single sentence: "Why is no one having sex in this hentai anime?"

Here's the plot: In an alternate universe where the average female has breasts the size of grapefruits and all bras are made of wet paper towels, a zombie apocalypse happens. And as far as the plot goes, that about covers it. You could probably replicate it by watching The Walking Dead on mute next to a porn hub playlist.

In all seriousness, this is one of the worst anime I've ever seen. Here is one of those anime that really struggles to understand what its trying to be.The mindless read more
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Sep 18, 2010
High School Of The Dead is a good anime. The tragedy is that it could have been a *great* anime if not for some horrible mistakes.

Let me explain. The setup is awesome. Zombie apocalypse+ a renegade group of kids + anime? It's pretty much every nerd's wet dream. Unfortunately, the writers decided to focus on the "wet" part much more than the dream.

A lot of people have been debating over HotD's overuse of fan service. Is it justified? I personally don't think so. Here you have a perfectly awesome setup for the apocalypse. People grabbing their guns, moral read more
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Oct 25, 2014
Warning: the following review contains spoilers and gratuitous amounts of pure, seething rage. Please don't be offended or take this review too seriously. I don't actually want to kill zombie fans. I just REALLY hate zombie media.


Highschool of the Dead represents the latest in an endless string of attempts to cash in on Zombiemania. If there is one thing that makes me go blind with rage it is zombie media and the brainless IDIOTS that keep this cash train rolling. Shows, games, and movies that are decent or mediocre become "OMG da best thing EVAR!" thanks to moron zombie fans. Walking Dead is a mediocre read more
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'Highschool of the Dead' highlights the struggle for survival when the apocalypse has arrived. In the midst of such danger, desires arise in the most unpredictable of situations and the thought of 'you only live once' comes into play which in turn leads a person to show his true colours.

'High School DxD' exhibits an ambitious person who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals, be it in a comedic or perverted way.  read more 
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The main theme for both anime series is" survival." Their peaceful days are changed forever. The humans face an unstoppable force that causes the world to panic in fear. The Zombie/Titans appear in groups and attack on instinct.
With only a select few of brave humans will humanity survivor or cease to exist.  
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Both anime are focused on survival, and the main characters are constantly worried about betrayal. Rightfully so, I might add. Highschool of the Dead has massive amounts of ecchi and fanservice while Btooom has barely any. 
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Both don't have a serious story and is all about the badass characters and the gory action, both have zombies in them, both have bad ass weapon specialist. HOTD has ecchi and Hellsing Ultimate has those cartoon comedy moments. Both are high quality animation Madhouse production. 
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Tired? Stressed? You will feel better sitting on the couch watching fanservice (the source of all problems). Storylines play no important role in these two worlds where sexual attraction and pleasure conquers all.

‘Highschool of the Dead’ puts you in a world of zombie filled with stench of death where hope is the furthest thing from one’s mind. In the depths of this crisis, a group of gorgeous females charms the city with both their look and appealing physiques. It is almost impossible to miss out on a potentially hot scene wherever you are. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing beautiful woman taking  read more 
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