High School of the Dead

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  • TV-MA
  • 2010
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (12,634)

High School of the Dead is a thrilling anime series set in a world where a deadly virus has turned the majority of the human race into zombies. The story follows a group of high school students and their school nurse as they attempt to survive and navigate their way through this new post-apocalyptic world.

The main protagonist is Takashi Komuro, a second-year student at Fujimi High School, who awakens one day to find his town overrun with zombies. After teaming up with childhood friend Rei Miyamoto and a small group of classmates, they find themselves fighting for survival against hordes of undead monsters.

Takashi is a natural leader, using his experience in airsoft to quickly adapt to the new situation and develop effective strategies for taking down the undead. Rei, meanwhile, is a skilled martial artist who proves just as capable at defeating zombies as Takashi. The two share a complicated history, with Rei having feelings for Takashi that are not always reciprocated.

The other members of the group include Saya Takagi, the smartest girl in the school, who proves just as useful for her knowledge as she does for her combat skills. She often finds herself at odds with Takashi, who is more of a hands-on type of leader. Kohta Hirano is the resident gun enthusiast, providing the group with much-needed firepower. Rounding out the group is Saeko Busujima, a swordswoman who is incredibly skilled with her weapon of choice.

Together, the group fights their way through zombie-infested streets in search of their families and a safe haven. Along the way, they encounter other survivors, both friendly and hostile, but always with the common goal of staying alive.

One of the unique aspects of High School of the Dead is its heavy reliance on fanservice. While the show is packed with thrilling zombie action, it also features a lot of fanservice shots of the female characters, often in suggestive poses or clothing. This has caused some controversy among critics, who feel that it undermines the serious tone of the show. However, fans of the series would argue that the fanservice adds to the overall enjoyment of the show.

Another standout feature of High School of the Dead is its animation style. The show uses a mix of traditional hand-drawn animation and CGI, resulting in some incredible action sequences that are both fast-paced and visually stunning. The show also has a great sense of pacing, with tense moments of silence punctuated by explosive bursts of zombie attacks.

While it may not be for everyone, High School of the Dead is a thrilling and exciting anime series that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Its unique blend of horror and fanservice make it stand out from other zombie-themed shows and the characters are all likable and relatable in their own ways. Whether you're a fan of zombies or just looking for an exciting new anime to watch, High School of the Dead is definitely worth checking out.

High School of the Dead is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on October 14, 2010.

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All Dead's Attack
12. All Dead's Attack
December 30, 2010
Electronic equipment is wiped out by a EMP wave leaving Komuro and his friends to defend the mansion.
Dead Storm Rising
11. Dead Storm Rising
December 23, 2010
Decisions to chose a leader after tempers get high in the House of Saya Takagi.
The Dead's House Rules
10. The Dead's House Rules
December 16, 2010
Takagi's house is an impenetrable fortress, which is run by her parents and a army of workers.
The Sword and Dead
9. The Sword and Dead
December 9, 2010
Is Saeko's true nature only skin deep find out as her true nature is revealed.
The Dead Way Home
8. The Dead Way Home
December 2, 2010
The group takes a wrong turn after crossing the river to only find them selves trapped.
Dead Night and the Dead Ruck
7. Dead Night and the Dead Ruck
November 25, 2010
The group learns a valuable lesson that you can not save everyone.
In the Dead of the Night
6. In the Dead of the Night
November 18, 2010
Things heat up on the street as the group relaxes and gathers supplies at a safe house.
Streets of the Dead
5. Streets of the Dead
November 11, 2010
Dissension in the ranks splits up the bus group and Komuro and Rei find that crossing any bridge presents a world of problems.
Running in the Dead
4. Running in the Dead
November 4, 2010
Rei and Komuro find that there is more to fear in this new world besides the walking dead as they are on their way to the meeting point.
Democracy Under the Dead
3. Democracy Under the Dead
October 28, 2010
Tension is growing as more people swell into the ranks and one survivor declines to continue with the group.
Escape from the Dead
2. Escape from the Dead
October 21, 2010
The survivors realize new traits about the enemy, which help them, realize the harsh situation they're really in.
Spring of the Dead
1. Spring of the Dead
October 14, 2010
Takashi Komuro and his friends frantically hunt for a way to break free from the living dead while the world erupts into anarchy around them.
Where to Watch High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead is available for streaming on the The Anime Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch High School of the Dead on demand at Amazon Prime, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 14, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (12,634)