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Sankarea


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.541 (scored by 112,571 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #14412
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #176
Members: 200,165
Favorites: 1,050
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Ranked #1441Popularity #176Members 200,165
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

Chihiro Furuya likes zombies. There’s something about the shambling corpses and blood that appeals to him on a visual level, and since childhood he longed to enter into a romantic situation with one. He gets his wish when he encounters Rea Sanka—the daughter of the school director—at the abandoned building he uses in an attempt to resurrect Baabu, the family cat, with a resurrection potion. Hoping to escape her awful home life, Rea consumes the potion and falls to her death, only to come back as a zombie?! Could this possibly be Chihiro's dream come true, or will it be a rude awakening?

Background

The initial English DVD and Blu-Ray releases were edited for content, but customers were allowed to exchange it for an uncensored version later on.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sanka, Rea
Sanka, Rea
Main
Uchida, Maaya
Japanese
Uchida, Maaya
Furuya, Chihiro
Furuya, Chihiro
Main
Shintani, Ryouko
Japanese
Shintani, Ryouko
Kimura, Ryouhei
Japanese
Kimura, Ryouhei
...
Furuya, Mero
Furuya, Mero
Supporting
Iguchi, Yuka
Japanese
Iguchi, Yuka
Baabu
Baabu
Supporting
Fukuen, Misato
Japanese
Fukuen, Misato

Staff

Omata, Shinichi
Omata, Shinichi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshida, Shunji
Yoshida, Shunji
Episode Director
Takagi, Noboru
Takagi, Noboru
Script, Series Composition
Sugihara, Kenji
Sugihara, Kenji
Script


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"Esoragoto (絵空事)" by nano.RIPE

Edit Ending Theme

"Above your hand" by Annabel



More reviewsReviews

Stark700
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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finalchance531
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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Lanthanum
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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ZeroReq011
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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