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Highschool of the Dead 

Gakuen mokushiroku: HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD (original title)
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High school students are overwhelmed with the start of the zombie apocalypse.
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Series cast summary:
Jun'ichi Suwabe ...  Takashi Komuro 12 episodes, 2010
Marina Inoue ...  Rei Miyamoto 12 episodes, 2010
Eri Kitamura Eri Kitamura ...  Saya Takagi 12 episodes, 2010
Nobuyuki Hiyama ...  Kôta Hirano / ... 12 episodes, 2010
Yukari Fukui Yukari Fukui ...  Shizuka Marikawa 12 episodes, 2010
Leraldo Anzaldua ...  Takashi Komuro 12 episodes, 2010
Jessica Boone ...  Rei Miyamoto 12 episodes, 2010
Maggie Flecknoe ...  Saya Takagi 12 episodes, 2010
Monica Rial ...  Shizuka Marikawa 12 episodes, 2010
Miyuki Sawashiro ...  Saeko Busujima 11 episodes, 2010
Hitomi Harada Hitomi Harada ...  Joshi seito / ... 11 episodes, 2010
Taylor Hannah Taylor Hannah ...  Saeko Busujima 11 episodes, 2010
Luci Christian ...  Additional Voices / ... 9 episodes, 2010
David Wald ...  Additional Voices 8 episodes, 2010
Daishi Koshiba Daishi Koshiba ...  Yamada / ... 7 episodes, 2010
Tôru Inamura Tôru Inamura ...  Yatsura / ... 7 episodes, 2010
Chris Ayres ...  Additional Voices / ... 7 episodes, 2010
Illich Guardiola ...  Kouichi Shido 7 episodes, 2010
Ayana Taketatsu Ayana Taketatsu ...  Arisu Maresato 6 episodes, 2010
Kishô Taniyama Kishô Taniyama ...  Kouichi Shidou / ... 6 episodes, 2010
Shin'ya Hamazoe Shin'ya Hamazoe ...  Ishii / ... 6 episodes, 2010
Tomoko Nakamura Tomoko Nakamura ...  Joshi seito / ... 6 episodes, 2010
Melissa Davis ...  Rika Minami / ... 6 episodes, 2010
Corey Hartzog Corey Hartzog ...  Additional Voices / ... 6 episodes, 2010
Andrew Love Andrew Love ...  Soichiro Takagi / ... 6 episodes, 2010
Rob Mungle ...  Additional Voices / ... 6 episodes, 2010
Chris Hutchison Chris Hutchison ...  Additional Voices 5 episodes, 2010
Brittney Karbowski ...  Arisu Maresato 5 episodes, 2010
David Matranga ...  Additional Voices / ... 5 episodes, 2010
Emily Neves ...  Additional Voices / ... 5 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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They're gonna graduate with horrors


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 July 2010 (Japan) See more »

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JPY10,000 (estimated)
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Based on a manga series. See more »

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Violence, action, up-skirt, cleavage and gore aplenty
10 March 2014 | by amesmondeSee 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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