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Highschool of the Dead 

Gakuen Mokushiroku: Highschool of the Dead (original title)
Highschool of the Dead is set in the present day, beginning as the world is struck by a deadly pandemic that turns humans into zombies, euphemistically referred to by the main characters as... See full summary »
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Jun'ichi Suwabe ...
 Takashi Komuro (12 episodes, 2010)
Marina Inoue ...
 Rei Miyamoto (12 episodes, 2010)
Eri Kitamura ...
 Saya Takagi (12 episodes, 2010)
Miyuki Sawashiro ...
 Saeko Busujima (12 episodes, 2010)
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 Shizuka Marikawa (12 episodes, 2010)
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 Shizuka Marikawa (12 episodes, 2010)
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 Arisu Maresato (6 episodes, 2010)
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 Zeke (6 episodes, 2010)
Kishô Taniyama ...
 Kouichi Shidou (6 episodes, 2010)
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Highschool of the Dead is set in the present day, beginning as the world is struck by a deadly pandemic that turns humans into zombies, euphemistically referred to by the main characters as "them" since they are no longer considered human. The story follows a group of high school students, the high school's nurse, and a young girl as they fight their way to safety through the deadly streets of Japan during a worldwide catastrophic event known as the "Outbreak". Led by sophomore Takashi Komuro, the focal group of survivors consists of six others and a small dog, and creating a gestalt team with one purpose: to survive. Written by josiah

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Violence, action, up-skirt, cleavage and gore aplenty
10 March 2014 | by (Novelist of The Final Version) – See all my reviews

A small band of students escape the post-zombiefication of their school to discover their families fates while battling some unsavoury survivors and zombie hordes.

The teen focus for the most part works, although it plays a little awkward for viewers given the abundance of up-skirt and cleavage shots. Still it's an interesting perspective. Some of the scenes granted are childish and overly comedic but these are few and those familiar with the anime style wont bat an eyelid. The interplay between the teenagers and adult protagonists are handled well and the highschoolers especially Psycho and Takashi come across older than they are.

There's cursing, violence, action and gore aplenty, the slow moving zombies are perfectly realised, gruesome and scary which gives the show the required edginess to hold its own. High School of the Dead is designed and drawn skilfully with the sound design and soundtrack as equally pleasing.

Yes, it suffers from the all zombie genres clichés and stereotypes but it's fulfilling, exciting and fun.


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