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Highschool of the Dead

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
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Ranked: #11722
Popularity: #22
Members: 329,208
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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.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Highschool of the Dead
Side story: Highschool of the Dead: Drifters of the Dead

Characters & Voice Actors

Busujima, Saeko
Busujima, Saeko
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Hannah, Taylor
Hannah, Taylor
Hirano, Kouta
Hirano, Kouta
Hiyama, Nobuyuki
Hiyama, Nobuyuki
Laskowski, Mark
Laskowski, Mark
Komuro, Takashi
Komuro, Takashi
Suwabe, Junichi
Suwabe, Junichi
Anzaldua, Leraldo
Anzaldua, Leraldo
Maresato, Alice
Maresato, Alice
Karbowski, Brittney
Karbowski, Brittney
Taketatsu, Ayana
Taketatsu, Ayana


Araki, Tetsurou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Hanyuu, Naoyasu
Episode Director
Kumazawa, Yuuji
Episode Director, Storyboard

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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 29, 2014
Highschool of the Dead is one of those shows that I find myself having to show all of my friends, but not for the reasons the creators would probably like. Simply put, this show is bad. It is bad on a rather insulting level too. What could have been an enjoyable zombie romp had to be castrated with annoying characters, stupid plot moments, inconsistent logic (even within the realm of it's own universe), unbelievable amounts of fan service, and moments that just make you scratch your head and wonder how this ever made it into production. Because it didn't just make read more
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Feb 11, 2013
It's a cliche zombie survival story that i'm sure you're all accustom too. The main cast escapes the school and tries to find other survivors while going place to place to survive and find out how to stop the zombie apocalypse. There's nothing original about the story as expected, but it's a zombie survival story so that can't be complained about too much besides the fact that there's no real plot development aside from showing how the zombie outbreak is affecting society and the main cast moving from place to place, there's no answers at all. It's completely unremarkable and predictable in it's storytelling and read more
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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.
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.
Contains a lot of violence as well as a good amount of fan service.
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.
The protagonists and their friends are isolated from society (or a lack of), and they must fight for their survival. Both are gory in nature and features heated fight scenes.
Both ecchi.
Both are about zombies.
HSOTD is WAY more ecchi and violent ~
both really good. ;3

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)
#12: "The Eternal Song" by Maon Kurosaki (ep 12)

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