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Highschool of the Dead (Manga)

Highschool of the Dead

Alternative Titles

English: Highschool of the Dead
Synonyms: Gakuen Mokushiroku, High School of the Dead, HOTD


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Aug 9, 2006 to ?
Authors: Satou, Daisuke (Story), Satou, Shouji (Art)
Serialization: Dragon Age


Score: 7.981 (scored by 21705 users)
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Popularity: #42
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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.


Full color edition of the first 7 volumes of Highschool of the Dead were released from February 25, 2011 to September 7, 2013.

The series has been published in English by Yen Press since January 25, 2011 and digitally since March 30, 2012. Yen Press has also released 2 hardcover omnibuses containing the color volumes.

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Jan 27, 2008
After I got bored with watching anime, I started reading manga that wasn't to widely known. One night around 9 p.m., I was scrolling down the list of the website I was using to find something interesting. After checking out a few lame things, I clicked on the Highschool of the Dead. The very first page, bam, zombies attacking big breasted chicks. I was already hooked because I'm total blood and gore fan but I wasn't expecting too much other than a constant bloodfest. By chapter three, I couldn't stop reading at all. While there was still some pretty read more
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Jan 3, 2015
Warning: There may be minor spoilers. I don't go into detail, but if you're really worried, please just scroll down to the enjoyment section and beyond.

Highschool of the Dead. A franchise that is as much of a joke as it is a failure. Well, at least, that what some people think. There are a number of people who just can't look past the "bullet dodging boobs" and the apron-wearing, breast smother antics of the series' heroines. As a former member of that mindset, I at first could not stomach the cheesiness of the work, simply because I thought it had no substance. However, after read more
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Aug 24, 2010
[I'm not really into reviews, so if I did something wrong, don't mind me. Also I'm focusing a bit more on anime vs. manga]

Highschool of the Dead. When I first heard the name, I though it was a parody. I don't really have a good reason for it. Of course, I heard about it when anime came out, so anime being slow every week and all that I decided to read manga, and I literally couldn't stop.

What you should first know about manga, if you've seen the anime, is that it has much less fanservice than anime. And that's why it's better. There is still read more
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Mar 25, 2009
Story: 9 : It sounds simple because it is. It's about the world getting taken over by zombies and how a small group of 3 girls, 2 boys, and 1 woman survive. But, whats really great about it is that, even though the plot is straight-forward, the characters are what really drive this thing forward. Random plot tickets aren't handed out by distant power/authority figures. Fate has no hand in anything. It's all the characters deciding what to do, when to do it, and how to get it done. Everything. This focuses on their development from "civilized" humans read more
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Manga: Eden no Ori
Cage of Eden is basically like Highschool of the Dead except, you know, better. Though both manga are set in a world of fantasy, CoE has a much more realistic tone to it. The characters are generally more likable, realistic, and relatable. Plus, I appreciate the fact that though both are kinda ecchi, the girls in CoE have breasts that, though still rather large, are not as ridiculously sized as it is in HoD (I honestly began to question whether they were really human and not just a pair of boobs with a small head and body attached for decoration). I always find myself going back  read more 
reportRecommended by Jasonbear
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Both series follow characters in the midst of a zombie outbreak. 
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Manga: Gantz
If you like GANTZ you will love Highschool of the Dead (HOTD) as well. Both have a kick ass main character and tons of hot girls that somehow tie into the story plot. In GANTZ you follow a team of individuals as they are summoned on missions to kill off aliens, while given extremely powerful weapons. In HOTD you read as a group of high school students are forced to fend off zombies and fight for their lives, trying not to get bitten. As in GANTZ, HOTD is filled with blood and violence as the band of average individuals try desperately under circumstances they have  read more 
reportRecommended by Xavan
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Narrative and character tropes in these two titles are basically the same. One could argue that Mahou Shoujo of the End is HotD with "zombie" magical girls. 
reportRecommended by radiantfire
Manga: Triage X
Same artist, and it's similar in that these are both series that largely focus on girls, guns, and cool vehicles. Triage X was in fact largely created for the purpose of filling Highschool of the Dead's space while it was on hiatus, so content-wise, expect a lot of similarities. 
reportRecommended by gringe
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Both manga are of the survival horror genre, which I think there should be more of! 
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Manga 'Highschool of the Dead' To Be Resumed in Spring

According to Monthly Dragon Age, manga "Highschool of the Dead" was announced to be resumed this Spring. Its serialization has been suspended since 2011. Source: Sc...read more

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