English: High School of the Dead
Synonyms: Gakuen Mokushiroku: Highschool of the Dead, HOTD, HSOTD
Japanese: 学園黙示録 HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD
Jul 5, 2010 to Sep 20, 2010
24 min. per ep.
R+ - Mild Nudity
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SynopsisA 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.
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme"HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD" by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets
Ending Theme#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)more
#12: "The Eternal Song" by Maon Kurosaki (ep 12)
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 pretty much sums it up. With a show like this, do you really need a complex plot? Do you watch The Simpsons in the hopes that the characters will change and mature as time goes by? God no. Homer's still an ignoramous (all be it tainted by the Family Guy brand of humour) and Bart's still causing trouble. High School of the Dead operates in a similar fashion. You don't really expect much in terms of character development or plot. You expect a lot of fan service, and some action whilst fighting zombies. HOTD delivers on both. It's the "how" that sets it apart though.
Art: So HOTD is well animated. Just putting that out there. The animation is clear, it's well done, and it's eye-catching. The way they animate action scenes is high quality stuff. And they made sure that boobs would jiggle at every opportunity. So there's a good framerate going, and crisp clean artwork.
Sound: I like to think of the sound section as more than just opening and ending tracks. When we're talking about sound, we're talking about background music, sound bytes and effects, voice casting etc... HOTD has no characters whose voices don't suit them, and the voice acting is well performed. The drone of zombies does it's job. To be honest, I haven't really noticed background music in the episodes during action scenes. I can't tell you if the background music fits well or not, cause there may not be much. But what I can tell you is that what they're doing sound-wise in the show works. Where they choose to put music blends so well you won't be able to distinguish it from the animation. Where there is no music, it adds a suspenseful effect to help bring you the realization that we're in a zombie-infested wasteland of a city. So the sound department is definitely solid.
Character: Here are some boobs, sometimes they show butts too. Honestly, character is underdeveloped in HOTD. We've got a ditzy nurse, an egotistical girl, a somewhat selfish and reliant girl, a strong girl displaying leadership qualities, a macgyver who can work with any scenario, and the male leader. But most of that can be summed up as such. " We have 4 pairs of breasts, one is useful, a Macgyver and a typical male lead. I don't mean to demean it or anything, but the other characters get so bogged down in fan service that you could seriously give them any archetype and the show wouldn't be much different. HOTD revolves around only 3 of the 6 main characters, and the only thing bringing it up from mediocre to fair (5 to 6) is our Macgyver. Kouta is not only epic and awesome in his practical knowledge, he's wonderfully written, funny, and someone our inner otaku can relate to.
Enjoyment: I really, really dislike fan service anime. You have to give me more than some panties and bras to make me want to watch a show. Thankfully, HOTD realized this. There is enough action to make it enjoyable on that aspect alone, but I really feel like Kouta saves the show from being a big flop. He's not the main character, nor is he the most important, but he's there as some comic relief, as well as an integral part of the main cast. You'll find yourself enjoying this show overall, and when you look back, you'll find most of the best parts involved Kouta getting a nosebleed, getting all excited over a weapon, or shooting zombies in the head with a nail gun. That's not to say you can't enjoy anyone else, Kouta just elevates it to be really enjoyable.
Overall: Amidst the incredibly overwhelming fan service, there's a lot of great stuff going on in HOTD. There's good action, there's some small romance, there's comedy, there's suspense and there's the reality of the situation in that the characters portrayed aren't really all that special outside their role in the group. We've got an assembly of people who rely on each other for survival, in a world crawling with danger. And overall, it's a pretty good show.
And a final note: Really, I don't mean to try and simplify a show beyond what it is, but HOTD is already pretty simple. Here are some Zombies, here are some boobs, enjoy. read more
When I first saw HSotD, I thought immediately of Left For Dead; in both cases we have a zombie apocalypse with hoards of unimportant victims of zombification and follow a group trying to survive through hacking away. However, differences soon emerge. Unlike the game, contact with a zombie will result in a painful death followed by zombification and unlike the game you don't have a cast of high schoolers, where all the girls seem to be size D+.
High School of the Dead is about being over the top. It's over the top in violence, fan service, and plot pacing. However, despite starting in a high school, the series soon leaves that setting behind, so the title I guess refers more to the cast than the eventual setting.
This is a series for those who like thrillers and are okay with excessive, sometimes approaching H-status, fan service. Not for the younger audience, and not a series to eat dinner in front of (for the most part...).
Production quality is very good for this series. You get a very good mix of colors, changing drastically with the mood. Character designs are fairly good although proportion-wise the females are obviously designed to attract a certain type of guy... This series has a lot of fighting (with decent but not great choreography) involving both melee with a variety of instruments as well as a full arsenal of firearms for gun enthusiasts. There will be decapitations, amputations, and a lot of other pseudo gore that may make you not so hungry. In addition to action, it appeals to the ecchi crowd with an overabundance of fan service shots including endless panty shots and bouncy body parts (in addition to many partial nudity shots, doesn't help that the girls wear paper clothing). But seriously? Firing a sniper rifle using breasts to absorb the recoil is just plain mean...
The OP to this series is very appropriately chaotic while presenting an ominous mood that fits with having to hack through endless hordes; all the while presenting a decent melody (ignoring the overly fan-service based shots). The ED provides some respite from the chaos with a very slow pacing. I like the cinematic fade-in to the ED but sometimes it doesn't fit with the rest of the episode, in some cases it is literally the only break from otherwise non-stop action. BGM is appropriate but is usually droned out by the moans (or groans?) of the zombies. It complements the series well enough but isn't particularly memorable.
VAs do a good job, as expected, but the stand out for me was Marina Inoue as Rei, who I think out of all the characters had the most personality, and I'm not speaking bust. To be honest, the roles aren't terribly bad as many of the lines are just grunting while running, hacking, or performing some more devious acts...
This story is very frantic, following a group of students as they live through a growing pandemic that soon encapsulates the whole world. It follows their journey out of school and to various locations in an attempt to find their family (to be honest I'd be more worried about my own well being) and somehow escape, whatever that means. It feels almost Left For Deadish as along the way they find certain "safe houses" that, as in games, are somehow surrounded by impossible numbers of zombies for them to cross. You get a few minor side plots, one following a pointlessly political teacher who turns students into faithful slaves, but is otherwise completely tangential to the main plot line.
There are a few break episodes and other moments where the characters take a breather and you get to learn a bit about their personalities through their interactions with each other. However, these aren't very often and the series ends episodes on cliffhangers repeatedly; I'd recommend just chaining it as it isn't terribly long.
The story does a decent job of filling in the background setting by showing additional viewpoints including policemen desperately holding a bridge, an agent at an island airport, and some shots in the US and other locales, giving a completely hopeless picture as there really doesn't seem to be any safe haven.
The manga is still ongoing so you can't really expect the anime to give a proper ending, which was a little frustrating cause all you know is that they've been lucky so far. It will be interesting to see how/if they follow up on this one (the OVA really doesn't count).
The character development was strong at first, showing how the reality of the situation took time to sink in (hey, I thought 911 was a movie at first too), but then gradually faded away as each character fell into the role of chopping up zombies to make the next "check point". There are definitely some character relationships going on as this eventually turns into a semi-harem as all three girls have a thing for the main male lead. I will admit that Takashi has more balls than a lot of male leads in series these days. However, they never really have time to "solidify" any of these relationships so you can slap a big "pending" onto that category.
The characters are quite varied, you pretty much get a little bit of everything. You get a fat dude with a gun fetish, a bookworm, a sword warrior, the ditzy school nurse, and the girl you wish you had but could never get. However, despite the break scenes where stuff slows down, you never really get a sense of the characters, a chance to relate to them; all you notice is that the girls are a bit too bouncy in certain areas.
This was a decently entertaining watch, though I could tune out most of the fan service. The plot line was decently engaging though there aren't too many surprises when you're already in a zombie apocalypse. An attempt to throw some base comedy sometimes lightens the mood though I would have preferred them to keep the serious tone, and stick to a more horror-based approach. It's still a fun watch as you follow the group on an uphill battle for survival. Definitely looking forward to the next installment, if it ever comes. read more
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 sex and violence, which is what it is, is constantly being undercut by one of the worst harem anime plots I've ever seen. Character development is minimalist to say the least, and every time it tries to make a character even remotely interesting, it's undercut by how silly the whole thing is. One minute a girl is talking about how she's afraid of her inner, violent, dark side, and the next she's riding on the roof of a van wearing nothing but underwear and an apron while holding a katana.
This anime accomplishes virtually nothing. It fails at being hentai, it fails at being harem, and it doesn't add anything to either genre or any other. Would not watch again. read more
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 show, but zombie fans think it is Godlike. The Last of Us was a decent 3rd person shooter that stole some puzzle elements and escort missions from the vastly superior game Ico. Zombietards voted it game of the year and say it is the best game on the PS3! I own The Last of Us and enjoyed it somewhat, but I could name 20 better games for the PS3 off the top of my head without even breaking a sweat. These rabid, conformist fans are the only real zombies and I feel like one of the few lone survivors to not get infected by the zombietard virus!
Story and characters: 1/10
Zombies randomly start attacking and some bland Gary Stu and his harem of poorly drawn, badly proportioned, G cup babes must fight the zombies. Japan is quickly overrun and the world's governments decide to nuke each other with ICBMs. The US is able to shoot down all but one ICBM from China and Russia while completely destroying both countries with thousands of ICBMs. Yet, the blanket of radiation from the hundreds of missiles used to wipe out China has no effect on Japan, less than 100 miles away! Only the 1 missile that hit Japan has the minor effect of taking out the electric grid. The radiation is simply ignored. I am not even going to bother explaining why the US isn't capable of shooting down thousands of incoming hypersonic missiles with our current technology. I am thinking WAY too hard considering the average IQ of this fandom. Sadly, the only reason this series isn't rated an 8.5 out of 10 is that the fanservice angered Western female viewers. If this series had ditched its piss poor attempts at humor, toned down the fanservice, and taken itself seriously it would be called...Attack on Titan. Which Zombietards also think is "da best show Evar". They are so conditioned like Pavlov's dogs to have a kneejerk positive response to zombie BULLSHIT, that you can replace the zombies with drooling, stumbling giants and the positive response is the same. As long as everything else in the formula is left unchanged.
You fail human anatomy FOR EVER!
The soundtrack is very lacking. At least a horror series should have a creepty OST, but this one sucks shit through a straw.
I want to use a baseball bat and brain the production staff and everyone who worked on this lazy, mockbuster!
The massive production budget barely saves this one from the lowest rating, despite my overwhelming hatred of this series! Now if you will excuse me, I'm going to go read something good like The Brothers Karamazov. Then I will use the book's tremendous size to beat some zombie fans to death with it! read more
A blood world filled with paradise where both the main characters find themselves in an irresistible position of being able to own the highest standard of a woman.
'Highschool of the Dead' highlights the struggle for survival when the apocalypse has arrived. In the midst of such danger, desires arise in the most unpredictable of situations and the thought of 'you only live once' comes into play which in turn leads a person to show his true colours.
'High School DxD' exhibits an ambitious person who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals, be it in a comedic or perverted way. Putting battles side, adding to the picture are several beautiful individuals that would be able to tickle one's sense in the greatest of manners.
If you liked Highschool DxD, then you will like Highschool of the Dead too. Action, Ecchi, Supernatural are some genres in both anime. Cute girls with powers or guns —perfect !
The main characters are similar (a shy girl, the most powerful girl, a smart girl, and a guy...) A harem for the eyes ! ;)
In both shows,the story is good, there are good fights, pretty girls and ecchi.
Both have the "supernatural" aspect, some of the girls are into the protagonist, and of course both have a little bit of ecchi.
Both has same amount of fan service , actions, interesting story lines
Lots of ecchi, some fights, good quality and too much awesomeness all over the anime
hot girls, lots of fanservice, fighting and good story
Oppai, oppai, and then more oppai. These series have redefined the term "fan-service", using some of the most entertaining ways to show off boobs. Must-watch for aspiring gentleman (ecchi-lover).
the horrors of the supernatural and a also some good laughs...
Both shows have a great deal of half naked girls with a weapons, action and humor. What's not to like. So if you enjoyed Highschool DxD, there is no doubt that you'll like HOTD.
Both are about how a guy is suddenly thrown into a life threatening situation where they have no control over.Both are ecchi/action and a little bit of harem type animes.Highschool DxD has more of a demon/action theme to it where as Highschool of the Dead is more of a horror/action.
Highschool of the dead reminded me of Highschool DXD. The main characters are really similar. They series are really good, with a good plot. Either way, both series are a must watch ^.^
-Both focus a lot on action and ecchi.
-Both about monsters. (HOTD has zombies, while DXD has demons, etc)
-Both have 4-5 females, and 2 males as the main characters. Basically what I'm trying to say here, is that in both series there's a group of breasts fighting, while their clothes slowly rips apart, along with 2 other male main characters.
-Both have either weapons/powers.
-Both have lots of blood.
Did I say ecchi? Well imma say it again xD. Both series contains a lot of ecchi~!
It has the same genres, the same harem girl types, and the same need for more, though in DxD's case, it has received a 2nd Season and the 3rd will probably be released Late 2014 or Early 2015
Both have a same genre Harem,Ecchi and action
Both have strong bad ass characters
Both have a friend that needs to be protected
- Both have a 'highschool' and paranormal settings.
- MC in both series is easily like-able.
- Both follow a fan service/ecchi theme.
I watched High school DxD before HOTD and was hesitant to watch Highschool of the Dead because I ignorantly decided that it was probably going to be dull and no real plot however, I pulled myself to watch it and it was honestly surprising how there were elements which evoked emotion and not just in an erotic way... Definitely a must watch.
It both has the action in it and the harem. I guess thats important to some and the art are both about the same. I guess this 2 will be the absolute pair if its asking for similar recommendation.
The main theme for both anime series is" survival." Their peaceful days are changed forever. The humans face an unstoppable force that causes the world to panic in fear. The Zombie/Titans appear in groups and attack on instinct.
With only a select few of brave humans will humanity survivor or cease to exist.
•both are an anime where humans are abruptly shattered with tragedy and despair within a few minutes of there normal everyday lives.
•both anime shows the existence of an unnatural 'being' appearing out of nowhere suddenly and destroying what humanity created within centuries only to crumble within a few hours or less.
•both are very realistically precise as to what humans exactly 'do' in a do or die situation/desperate situation, it shows the mental state as something unnatural in everyday lives appears suddenly and causes upright despair, will they rebel,cower in fear,be courageous,stupidity etc.
•both animes follow/show as the story progresses a group of young teenagers as they fight for their/humanity survival, defeating the 'beings' as they move to safety.
•both show tragic deaths in inhumane ways, that will strike emotion into the audience, while the supporting cast watches the slaughter
•they are both similar as a group of teens are fighting against 'monsters' to save humanity/themselves, probably enjoy one if you enjoy the other.
Survival anime, bloody and gorey, group of teens (plus a few adults) fighting against a group of hostile creatures that prey on mankind. Both have very similar atmospheres and story telling aspects. They both have narration that creates suspense and thrill for the shows. HOTD has a lot more ecchi, while SnK actually kills major characters so those are just a few of the differences.
Both very similar, due to having to fight for survival. One being zombies and the other being titans.
In a world that has been taken over by zombies (HOTD)/titans (AoT), the main characters fight for survival.
Survival is the central theme for both anime.
'Shingeki no Kyojin' and 'Highschool of the Dead' are similar because it has a 'Dystopian' kind of anime. Wherein Shingeki no Kyojin, Titans (giant human-like creatures) are eating humans not for food source but just for pleasure, but there are soldiers who fight these Titans in order to save humanity! While in Highschool of the Dead, a Zombie Apocalypse has occurred! And there's a bunch of Highschool students are struggling to survive. Will they survive this insane sudden occurrence? Find out!
Both anime focus on how people cope with an overwhelming force. In HSOD the characters find themselves laughing at the reminder that their are still human and in Skingeki no Kyojin man kinds hopes and dreams of ever leaving the walls are riding on people that have to change, loss themselves as human beings, to make achieve that. In both the changes leave the characters as something even worse than the very thing they are trying to beat.
Both anime are set in an apocalypse with weird creatures, HotD has zombies and SnK has titans. But HotD has humor in it and SnK is too serious.
Both shows are about fighting an un-natural threat to humanity. They also both have a post-apocalyptic, dystopian vibe to them. Even the pacing and the character moments seem pretty similar. The major difference between the two is that in-between action scenes, Attack on Titan focuses on comedy, while Highschool of the Dead focuses on boobs & sexual situations.
Both of these anime have very serious and tense atmosphere which sets them apart from a lot of anime.
Both anime depict the human race on the verge of destruction.
These two anime are very different in terms of plot, but if you liked the suspense and intensity of Attack on Titan, you will enjoy Highschool of the Dead.
Contains a lot of violence as well as a good amount of fan service.
Both contain a big amount of blood, action-packed & not to mention all the ecchi elements they have.
In both,the characters are forced to cooperate and fight against monsters/zombies in order to survive.
HOTD has much better animation and character design.
If you like one you might enjoy the other as well.
People must survive an impossible situation, in Gantz there are aliens; in Highschool of the Dead there are zombies. Both have nudity, both are very gore. While Gantz have realistic characters, HOTD focuses more on fan service and Bad-ass characters.
it have so much action like gantz
also its about a group pf people who have to run for there lives
Both have fowl language and fan service.
Both series have an inexplicable amount of blood, gore, and tits.
However, Highschool of the Dead feels a bit more self-aware of it's perversions and comes off as comedic-yet-juvenile, while Gantz takes itself a bit more seriously all-around, making the perverted moments seem a bit more mature.
Both anime are focused on survival, and the main characters are constantly worried about betrayal. Rightfully so, I might add. Highschool of the Dead has massive amounts of ecchi and fanservice while Btooom has barely any.
Both main characters left their normal life's and have the same goal: Stay alive in a world ruled by chaos and cruelty
Survival of the fittest!!
Good character development
HOFD= Guns and Explosives
Btoom= Bombs and BIM's
and of course= Boobs
full of gruesome kill scenes, amazing plots and vivid art work. These both focus on the will to survive by characters in the situations they are put in, both also focus on the male demographic (high school of the dead a lot more than Btoooom!). both are amazing and action packed and are good for a Binge watch.
- Similar art/atmosphere
- Both MC's struggle to fight for their lives
- Btooom! focuses on one girl while HOTD has many
- Btooom! is less ecchi/more real/dramatic
hotd is pervy and btooom is more discreet about it and has a bit more respect. it pleasantly surprised me cause we know anime.
now that that's out of the way, they are a bit different , yet have a similar feel.
on one hand, a guy is mindlessly killing zombies, holding onto the fact that they are dead and it is justifiable to keep himself sane, while the other has a guy forced kill real live people and has actually lost his mind a few times.
either way, there are deaths, gore, and boobs.
hotd is less thought provoking (boo), but has more bloodshed (yay) and unnecessary fanservice (boo) so that's something.
btooom has more food for thought (yay) and thankfully less pervy moments (yay), but when it does have them... it almost ruins the entire mood (BOO).
but if those boo moments don't bother you (or you enjoy them), check the other out.
Both Have Like That Same Vibe / Feeling even though one is about zombies and one is about dead kids and their life. U get the feeling that like the group is fight against everything else and like stick together with lots of comedy =D hotd has more eechi though.
Both are story of survival. In, Angel Beats! they fight to survive so that they will not disappear from the afterlife while in Highschool of the Dead they fight to survive from the creepy undead zombies. You can say that they are both gore and have unexpecteed endings.
Both involve combat at what seem like large school complexes, and feature brutal, bloody, gory combat. Also seems to feature characters with pasts they regret.
The art work is very similar and it also has to do with untrained kids dealing with weapons for separate insane reasons. Angel Beats is definitely the greater of the two taking out the ecchi elements in HOTD and replacing it with very intense drama but HOTD concept is very imaginative and is actually very hard to pull off when it comes to zombie apocalypse as it never truly has an ending just ask the people who made RESIDENT EVIL
I just finished watching highschool of the dead and it was amazing!! I noticed that both anime have very different conflicts and yet they were so similar because neither group of people in both animes knew what was happening to them. I'll get straight to the point. If you liked one of them you will definitely like the other in terms of action, romance, and supernatural/ a slight mystery aspect in both! The only major difference that I saw in them was the ecchi. As far as I can remember I don't recall much ecchi in angel beats but both have a sort of comedy relief at times and are very serious. Good luck with your anime watching👍
Both don't have a serious story and is all about the badass characters and the gory action, both have zombies in them, both have bad ass weapon specialist. HOTD has ecchi and Hellsing Ultimate has those cartoon comedy moments. Both are high quality animation Madhouse production.
To quote Wedding Crashers "It's sexual and violent."
Blood, Gore, Action. Both feature a rather large amount of fan service and both feature at least one girl with a rifle.
Incredibly bloody and entertaining action horror anime which make for great popcorn material.
violence and good story line
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