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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
5 July 2010 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
They're gonna graduate with horrors
Plot:
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... See more »
User Reviews:
Zombies in a Manga? Yeah! And it works out so well... See more (27 total) »

Cast

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Junichi 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)
Nobuyuki Hiyama ... Kouta Hirano / ... (12 episodes, 2010)
Yukari Fukui ... Shizuka Marikawa (12 episodes, 2010)

Monica Rial ... Shizuka Marikawa (12 episodes, 2010)
Ayana Taketatsu ... Arisu Maresato (6 episodes, 2010)
Hitomi Harada ... Zeke (6 episodes, 2010)
Kishô Taniyama ... Kouichi Shidou (6 episodes, 2010)
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Series Directed by
Tetsuro Araki (12 episodes, 2010)
Tetsuo Ichimura (2 episodes, 2010)
Yuuji Kumazawa (2 episodes, 2010)
Naoyasu Hanyu (1 episode, 2010)
Mitsuyuki Masuhara (1 episode, 2010)
Takenori Mihara (1 episode, 2010)
Yasushi Muroya (1 episode, 2010)
Yûsuke Onoda (1 episode, 2010)
Tooru Takahashi (1 episode, 2010)
Chie Yamashiro (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Writing credits
Yôsuke Kuroda (12 episodes, 2010)
Daisuke Satô (12 episodes, 2010)
Shôji Satô (12 episodes, 2010)

Series Produced by
Kentarô Hashimoto .... animation producer (12 episodes, 2010)
Akihiro Kawamura .... planner (12 episodes, 2010)
Yasuhiro Mikami .... planner (12 episodes, 2010)
Mitsutoshi Ogura .... producer (12 episodes, 2010)
Hisato Shirai .... planner (12 episodes, 2010)
John Ledford .... executive producer: Sentai Film Works (4 episodes, 2010)
Eiichi Takahashi .... executive producer: Sentai Filmworks (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Original Music by
Takafumi Wada (12 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Cinematography by
Kazuhiro Yamada (12 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Film Editing by
Bun Hida (12 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Production Management
Joey Goubeaud .... production manager (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Art Department
Ken Hashimoto .... color key (12 episodes, 2010)
Ryôsuke Nakamura .... storyboard artist (12 episodes, 2010)
Daisuke Niitsuma .... prop designer (12 episodes, 2010)
Yuuho Taniuchi .... artboards (12 episodes, 2010)
Tetsuro Araki .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2010)
Yuuji Kumazawa .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Sound Department
Kazuya Tanaka .... sound director: Aquatone (12 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Animation Department
Hitomi Ochiai .... sub character designer / animation director (12 episodes, 2010)
Masayoshi Tanaka .... character designer / animation director (12 episodes, 2010)
Shin'ichi Miyamae .... animation director (3 episodes, 2010)
Mitsuko Baba .... animation director (2 episodes, 2010)
Hideki Inoue .... animation director (2 episodes, 2010)
Ryoko Nakano .... animation director (2 episodes, 2010)
Kôji Ôdate .... animation director (2 episodes, 2010)
Akira Ôtsuka .... animation director (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Other crew
Kaoru Bertrand .... translator (4 episodes, 2010)
Kayla King .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2010)
E.W. Rector III .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2010)
 

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"Gakuen mokushiroku: Highschool of the dead" - Japan (original title)
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Zombies in a Manga? Yeah! And it works out so well..., 5 December 2011
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

When I learned about this title on Amazon, I just had to get it in my collection, so I did order it and sat through it almost immediately as it arrived.

What is not to like here? Manga. Zombies. And I like both, especially zombies, so I was very excited to see this series.

Now having seen the 12 episodes on the DVD, I can say that I am honestly very glad that I did buy this DVD, because "High School of the Dead" was awesome.

The story is pretty much as in most other zombie movies. There is an outbreak of something causing dead people to rise up, look for living people to bite and devour, and they in turn rise as zombies as well, spreading the infection. And in the midst of this chaotic outbreak is a small group of unlikely survivors who teams up and have to struggle to stay alive in a world gone to Hell.

Being a Manga, you will, of course, be in for some outrageous turns and twists in the storyline. And trust me, there are just that in wait.

I must admit that I am conflicted whether to rate "High School of the Dead" an 8 or a 7. I went with the 8 because it was a nicely animated movie, had a great story, and best of all; lots of zombies! What was causing me to have gone for a lower grade was the excessive urge to constantly show jiggling breasts in almost every scene. It was ridiculous and it was seriously too much. It just brought too much juvenile humor to the series. And it was a shame.

What irritated me about this series was episode 6. It was over the top, too much nudity, too much stupidity, and it was not working in the series at all. I was at the brink of turning it off and not finish off the last 6 episodes. However, I did, and luckily they did tone down the nudity (and just kept it at an excessive showing of over-sized, jiggling breasts everywhere). They should have opted not to have episode 6 turn out like that, or just cut it out of the series entirely.

One thing puzzled me was that this series was set in Japan, right? Fair enough. But did you notice the breast size of the women in here? Come on? It was ridiculous. I know it is a Manga and is an animated movie, but seriously? Those sizes were bordering on being inhuman!

Now, with all Japanese Manga, you need to watch it with the original language track, of course. I got the dual language (Japanese and English) DVD version, and I also gave the English version a go. And I must say that the voice cast (and voice acting) in the English version wasn't too bad.

"High School of the Dead" is a must have in any collection if you like Manga and zombies.

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