Highschool of the Dead

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Synonyms: Gakuen Mokushiroku: Highschool of the Dead, HOTD, HSOTD
English: High School of the Dead
Spanish: High School Of The Dead: Apocalipsis en el Instituto
French: High School of The Dead
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2010 to Sep 20, 2010
Premiered: Summer 2010
Broadcast: Mondays at 11:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense, EcchiEcchi
Themes: GoreGore, SurvivalSurvival
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.071 (scored by 948228948,228 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #38742
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #78
Members: 1,514,631
Favorites: 10,267

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Episodes: /12


It happened suddenly: The dead began to rise and Japan was thrown into total chaos. As these monsters begin terrorizing a high school, Takashi Kimuro is forced to kill his best friend when he gets bitten and joins the ranks of the walking dead. Vowing to protect Rei Miyamoto, the girlfriend of the man he just executed, they narrowly escape their death trap of a school, only to be greeted with a society that has already fallen.

Soon, Takashi and Rei band together with other students on a journey to find their family members and uncover what caused this overwhelming pandemic. Joining them is Saeko Busujima, the beautiful president of the Kendo Club; Kouta Hirano, an otaku with a fetish for firearms; Saya Takagi, the daughter of an influential politician; and Shizuka Marikawa, their hot school nurse. But will the combined strength of these individuals be enough to conquer this undead apocalypse?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Araki, Tetsurou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD" by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets

Ending Theme

1: "Kimi to Taiyou ga Shinda hi" by Maon Kurosaki (eps 1)
2: "Color Me Dark" by Maon Kurosaki (eps 2)
3: "Return to Destiny" by Maon Kurosaki (eps 3)
4: "Cold Bullet Blues" by Maon Kurosaki (eps 4)
5: "Memories of Days Gone By" by Maon Kurosaki (eps 5)
6: "Under The Honey Shine" by Maon Kurosaki (eps 6)
7: "fuss fuzz" by Maon Kurosaki (eps 7)
8: "The place of hope" by Maon Kurosaki (eps 8)
9: "Houseki no Spy" by Maon Kurosaki (eps 9)
10: "THE last pain" by Maon Kurosaki (eps 10)
11: "Hollow Men" by Maon Kurosaki (eps 11)
12: "The Eternal Song" by Maon Kurosaki (eps 12)


May 18, 2024
It's amazing how overblown and exaggerated it was, the way people would always describe the fan service in this show to me. The only point I could agree on is that it's out-of-place a lot of the time. Sure, tits don't tend to jiggle like spanked jello every time a girl stands up or sits down, and bullets will not fly dynamically around one boob, through the grand canyon and back out past the other. But I gotta say, for how much people told me this show is ruined by fan service, I feel deliberately misled. There was plenty of action scenes, and like I ...
Feb 2, 2024
Mixed Feelings
yeah yeah this was a show

story - 2
shit was donkey horse raddish, i think a 3 is too high aswell. this is just a "funny" fan service show, that I LOVE! IM A GOONER HOW COULD YOU TELL?


average 10 and 2 and you get 5
so i'll go with a 4.
would never watch this shit again
Apr 15, 2023
I deeply regret ever watching this garbage. Honestly the way it tries to pander to a specific demographic is just offending.
To summarize the plot briefly, it's just a couple teens trying to avoid being eaten while constantly showing breast and nudity every single moment.
The show really tried hard to show nudity, I can't believe this made it to T.V.
The amount of nudity doesn't even go with the plot, it has bad timing, a lot of things don't make sense even within the story.
The series doesn't have any value to teach the audience, nothing to reflect on. The action scenes are so ...

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