High School of the Dead Series

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It's an ordinary school day for Rei and Takashi... or so it seems. Suddenly a strange man stumbles in the school yard and bites one of the employees. From then on, chaos ensues: the bitten die and transform into flesh-eating zombies who stop at nothing to get their food. Rei and Takashi are caught in a fight for survival, forced to kill their own infected friends and classmates (whom Takashi dubs "them").

After some time, the two decide to escape the school and head for their homes to check up on their families. Along the way, they meet other survivors and group together, doing their best to protect themselves against the increasing hordes. However, they also meet rivals, and must rely on mutual trust and play by the new rules at all times in order to make it out alive.

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Animefreak114's High School of the Dead Tv Review

Rated: 6

Hands down, all Higshchool of The Dead boils down to is entertainment. No brains needed (this is a zombie flick guys really--no brains needed. Get it? GET IT?!....shut up). The story line is un-creative and predictable at best, and the characters really aren't anything other than your one dimensional anime archetypes. Still, it's not as though the show tries to hide this fact and it still is a really fun anime to watch during its high points. HOTD is above average, but not great, not masterpiece material and definitely NOT something you watch with your girlfriend or your parents in the room.

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In terms of immersibility I really do think HOTD has its hit and miss moments.

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minayuri rated 8.00:

This is quite enjoyable for a modern ecchi anime series as it does has something going for it with an engaging plot and a badass male protagonist in Takashi Komuro. I almost wish more modern anime leading male characters in ecchi were modeled more like Takashi and not shitty ones like DxD's Issei. I'm halfway into the series and it is pretty good for an ecchi series and like many of the fans of the series wish there was a second season, it certainly deserves it...more than that overrated DxD. As far my favorite female characters go, I like Rei the best as she is multi-dimensional as a character and portrayed in a realistic fashion, followed by Saya because of her intelligence and being a cool tsundere deadpan snarker, her parents are awesome and her dad is a badass. In regards to how the fanservice is used in this anime, the slow motion shots in the 8th episode were pretty bad, otherwise it was handled pretty well and didn't detract from the story itself. I had my misgivings about this series, but I don't anymore and find HOTD a very good anime, and now I like it.

darkmage530 rated 5.00:

-First 4 episodes. Been great, it's a lot of fun, something you don't take to seriously. Ecchi is a little over the top but I can deal with it. 8.5/10
-Finished: It started off good but the middle of the series got way to bogged down in pointless ecchi scenes/episodes. It picked up a little at the end but it just lost it's balance from the first few episodes. 7.5/10

YHE rated 9.25:

This anime is so awesome and cool. The first episode is really awesome that makes you want to watch the second and the next episodes. It is really an awesome series full of excitement. The characters are cool. The background is awesome and the animation is also good. Although I am still not satisfied with the ending, it is still worth watching. Hopes there is second season...

pikachu36 rated 10.00:

High School Of the Dead or HOTD was good for me right of the start. Mind you this is a special project the company created. Yes there is a lot of fan service which distracts a lot of people from checking it out which is a shame. Yes I did enjoy the fan service though mainly because I am a guy lol, but over all it was quite an experience. The creators did an awesome job and shows you all the cool things you can do with animations when you decide to say ah what the hell and go ham on the project. Honestly If I knew this show was as good I would have loved to have watched it sooner then I did. This show is now my in my top 3 of all time! Deff recommend and deff think it deserves a 10 out 10.

mikeb23 rated 8.00:

Very solid anime. Has a very basic plot though...zombie infection, kids ban together, love relationships form, survival and yeah. I liked it and there was ALOT of fan service (almost enough to be a hentai...jk). But the group is a very well thought out one. My favorite was Saeko. Mmmmmmmmmm... has long hair, nice curves, kicks SO MUCH ass and she loves doing it. Did i mention she uses swords? Yeah...double hot ;)