Ranked #1338


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
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.561 (scored by 92,462 users)
Ranked: #13382
Popularity: #169
Members: 162,037
Favorites: 812
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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
Furuya, Mero
Iguchi, Yuka
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Fukuen, Misato
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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

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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Nov 15, 2015
Sankarea is an absolutely beautiful anime, especially for one with an Ecchi tag.

Story: 8/10
Sankarea's story starts off somewhat generic, a high-schooler with a dream girl, but with a particularly interesting twist. He's only into the undead. The story thus progresses in a very fluid way, with little bumps. The story is enjoyable, and keeps you interested to watch the next episode.

Art: 8/10
The art is nice, albeit different. The girls are nicely proportioned and don't have absolutely large eyes, and the boys are very distinct. All the characters are designed in such a way that none of them share similar features yet look human. It's read more
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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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Jun 5, 2015
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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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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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. 
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