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 946300946,300 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #44072
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #78
Members: 1,511,109
Favorites: 10,293

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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?

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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)


Aug 9, 2010
After seeing the long line of reviews on HotD, I thought I'd say my piece on here to what I think is a "good" show. Not a "very good" show, not even a "great" show, but a "good" show as it is. Of course this may change should the anime continue to be as entertaining as its been so far.

Having come with no expectations, seeing as that ecchi seemed to ooze the moment you watch opening credits(something people should have noticed when they started this series), I was pleased and amused to what it had delivered.

Story - 6
Before I start I believe it my duty ...
Aug 13, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Hello there fellow anime lover, and welcome to yet another review of the REALLY hyped anime called Highschool of the dead (or HOTD for short...). In this review I'll be pointing out why you should (or you should not) watch this, but before I start let me say one thing: If you don't like high-end ecchi animes then this series is NOT for you. That said, let's get on with it.

HOTD is yet another one of Japan's attempts to take on the "zombie fighting" scene, this time following six survivors as they try to... well... survive through the apocalypse. Does it remind you of something? ...
May 17, 2014

--The review contains spoilers--

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 ...

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