Ranked #1328


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
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Score: 7.561 (scored by 80928 users)
Ranked: #13282
Popularity: #172
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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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Adaptation: Sankarea
Side story: Sankarea OVA
Sequel: Sankarea: Wagahai mo... Zombie de Aru...

Characters & Voice Actors

Furuya, Chihiro
Furuya, Chihiro
Shintani, Ryouko
Shintani, Ryouko
Kimura, Ryouhei
Kimura, Ryouhei
Sanka, Rea
Sanka, Rea
Uchida, Maaya
Uchida, Maaya
Fukuen, Misato
Fukuen, Misato
Kanemitsu, Nobuaki
Kanemitsu, Nobuaki


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

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Aired  Apr 6, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012
Status  Finished Airing
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Feb 15, 2015
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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Dec 14, 2014
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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Nov 11, 2014
Hi there. The name's Brad, and this'll be my first review here on MAL. Decided to pick Sankarea for my first review because I finished it just the other day, and it's still fresh in my mind. Keep in mind that I'm not a huge fan of using scales from 1 to 10 when giving my opinion on things, but it gets the point across without too much fuss. I will try my best to keep my reviews on the site spoiler free. Now without further ado, let's start this.

Story: 7/10
The premise of Sankarea is original, that much is certain. All zombies aside though, it's 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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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
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. 
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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
Similarly trippy styles of direction. Protagonists who mess with the supernatural in somewhat serious ways. Fanservice. Fanservice. Fan. Service. 
reportRecommended by Noellage
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
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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