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Sankarea


Alternative Titles

English: Sankarea: Undying Love
Japanese: さんかれあ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.501 (scored by 153,817 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #16102
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #196
Members: 281,466
Favorites: 1,417
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Episodes: /12
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Synopsis

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]

Background

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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Furuya, Jogorou
Supporting
Saitou, Shirou
Japanese
Sanka, Aria
Supporting
Asano, Mayumi
Japanese
Yasuda
Supporting
Iwase, Shuuhei
Japanese
Furuya, Doon
Supporting
Ogino, Seiro
Japanese
Butler
Supporting
Kanemitsu, Nobuaki
Japanese

Staff

Omata, Shinichi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshida, Shunji
Episode Director
Takagi, Noboru
Script, Series Composition
Sugihara, Kenji
Script


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"Esoragoto (絵空事)" by nano.RIPE

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"Above your hand" by Annabel




More reviewsReviews

May 10, 2012
Stark700 (All reviews)
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 read more
Nov 7, 2013
finalchance531 (All reviews)
I wasn't so sure about this show when I read about it. I try not to look to deep and spoil something that I shouldn't. Regardless, this show is very entertaining.

Spoiler Free, outside from the summary information.
Quick and simple for those that want to know if this is a go or not.

Story: 8
This story was very enjoyable to me. It had just the right amount of comedy and ecchi without hurting the quality of the entire show. It pulls you in to see what on earth could happen next. With the whole plot around zombies, you cant usually go wrong, usually. The story will have read more
Jul 8, 2012
Lanthanum (All reviews)
Falling into 6 genres, Sankarea lacked a specific direction and yet remained enjoyable.

The first 3-4 episodes focused on mainly building the setting on which the rest of the show would be based on, and from there it took the direction of a typical romantic comedy SoL type anime. Being a fan of many SoL anime, I found the rest of the show to be enjoyable. Those who do not enjoy SoL shows may be disappointed after watching the well paced, plot based first 3 episodes when the majority of the show is a character based comedy.

As for horror and ecchi, both were incorporated into Sankarea read more
Jan 30, 2014
ZeroReq011 (All reviews)
Tell me if you've heard of this before. A high school boy dreams to be with his ideal girl. Not too uncommon among romantic tales, but here's something that might run your blood cold, pun intended. He likes zombies. He really likes zombie girls, and one day, POOF! Due to plot, he gets to live with one. With a premise like this, what could possibly go wrong? Quite a bit actually, yet Sankarea stands out as quite the opposite, as something special. It, however, requires some context.

Adapted from a manga of the same name by Mitsuru Hattori, Sankarea was directed by Shinichi Omata, with in-show read more

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