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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: 7.511 (scored by 310,826 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #15022
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #23
Members: 457,623
Favorites: 6,311
Ranked #1502Popularity #23Members 457,623
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Episodes: /12


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.


Preview showing on June 27th while the regular TV airing started on July 5th.

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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

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

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#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)

More reviewsReviews

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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OVA of Highschool of the Dead Announced

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Sentai Filmworks Acquires Highschool of the Dead

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