Ranked #1202


Alternative Titles

English: Sankarea
Synonyms: 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: 7.581 (scored by 66326 users)
Ranked: #12022
Popularity: #169
Members: 113,513
Favorites: 589
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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

Furuya, Chihiro
Furuya, Chihiro
Dismuke, Aaron
Dismuke, Aaron
Shintani, Ryouko
Shintani, Ryouko
Sanka, Rea
Sanka, Rea
Ballard, Tia
Ballard, Tia
Uchida, Maaya
Uchida, Maaya
Rial, Monica
Rial, Monica
Fukuen, Misato
Fukuen, Misato
Kanemitsu, Nobuaki
Kanemitsu, Nobuaki


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

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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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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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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.
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.

Opening Theme

"Esoragoto (絵空事)" by nano.RIPE

Ending Theme

"Above your hand" by Annabel

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