Sankarea: Undying Love

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Japanese: さんかれあ
English: Sankarea: Undying Love
German: Sankarea: Undying Love
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:55 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, HorrorHorror, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural, EcchiEcchi
Theme: Love PolygonLove Polygon
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.271 (scored by 316578316,578 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #28582
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #349
Members: 618,439
Favorites: 2,727

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Ever since he was a child, zombie-obsessed Chihiro Furuya has wanted an undead girlfriend. Soon enough, his love for all things zombie comes in handy when his cat Baabu gets run over, prompting Chihiro to try to make a resurrection potion and bring him back to life. During his endeavor, he sees a rich girl named Rea Sanka yelling into an old well every day about her oppressive life. After meeting and bonding with her, Chihiro is convinced by Rea to persevere in saving Baabu. Eventually, he succeeds with the help of the poisonous hydrangea flowers from Rea's family garden.

Unaware of the potion's success and seeking to escape the burdens of her life, Rea drinks the resurrection potion, mistakenly thinking she will die. Though it doesn't kill her, the effects still linger and her death from a fatal accident causes her to be reborn as a zombie. With help from Chihiro, Rea strives to adjust to her new—albeit undead—life.

For a boy wanting a zombie girlfriend, this situation would seem like a dream come true. But in Sankarea, Chihiro's life becomes stranger than usual as he deals with Rea's odd new cravings and the unforeseen consequences of her transformation.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The initial English DVD and Blu-Ray releases were edited for content, but customers were allowed to exchange it for an uncensored version later on.

Characters & Voice Actors

Sanka, Rea

Uchida, Maaya

Furuya, Chihiro

Kimura, Ryouhei


Fukuen, Misato

Furuya, Mero

Iguchi, Yuka

Saouji, Ranko

Yahagi, Sayuri

Furuya, Jogorou

Saitou, Shirou

Sanka, Aria

Asano, Mayumi


Iwase, Shuuhei

Furuya, Doon

Ogino, Seirou

Sanka, Danichirou

Ishizuka, Unshou



Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
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"Esoragoto (絵空事)" by nano.RIPE

Ending Theme

"Above your hand" by Annabel

Episode Videos


May 10, 2012
So imagine this. Close your eyes and picture yourself walking to school, having a great day, realizing that you just aced a test, talked to a boy/girl you like, ate a good meal, and come home. You go to your room to relax but the first thing you see is a zombie girl lying half-naked on your bed. You try to to tell yourself if this is reality or fiction but just can't seem to do it.

Honestly, that's the feeling I got when I first started watching this series. In other words, very surprising. Originally, I didn't have high expectation of this series. No, it ...
Nov 22, 2014
Mixed Feelings
~ this review contain spoiler ~

The first few episodes of this show really lead into what should have been a really decent story. The premise was there, the characters were there, but the follow through was very much less than ideal.

It’s a bit of trouble to explain without throwing in a couple of spoilers, so if you plan on watching this series and don’t want spoilers, stop here. You’ll see for yourself what I’m talking about when I say the execution was terrible. For those that don’t care much about ...
Jul 15, 2012
Sankarea is an adaptation of Hattori Mitsuru's light novel series. Mostly, the anime stayed true to the manga and as such many of my issues to do with the show stemmed from the poorly written script.

*Please stop reading here if you have not seen the show and do not like spoilers*

Story: 4
The story is of a young sheltered girl trying to free herself from the clutches of her very strange family - namely an abnormally obsessed father and an indifferent mother. The main story itself was quite interesting but that is where the positive ends. In trying to establish a deeper story, Sankarea poorly ...

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