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Highschool of the Dead  
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From Yen Press:
A mysterious illness is spreading rapidly through the halls of Fujimi High School. In a matter of hours, the campus is transformed from a place of learning into a hive of nightmares, as the infected students collapse and are reborn as flesh-hungry zombies! Only a handful of students escape the initial outbreak among them Takashi Komuro and his childhood friend, Rei. He manages to protect Rei from the initial onslaught, but how long can Takashi and the other students hope to survive when the whole school maybe the whole town is out for their blood?!


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Associated Names
Школа мертвецов
Academy Apocalypse: HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD
High School of the Dead

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Latest Release(s)
c.29 by Torpedo Tits (2321d ago)
v.7 c.28 by Torpedo Tits (2442d ago)
c.27 by Torpedo Tits (2501d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Incomplete due to the author´s death)
7 Full Color Volumes (Incomplete due to the author´s death)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Volume 1, Chapter 1
Ends at Volume 4, Chapter 17

User Reviews

25 topics, 421 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1495 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.17 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 9th 2017, 12:17pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Dragon Age (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Yen Press (7 Volumes - Hiatus)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #548 increased(+40)
Monthly Pos #743 increased(+77)
3 Month Pos #836 decreased(-70)
6 Month Pos #566 increased(+11)

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On 6180 reading lists
On 1074 wish lists
On 313 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
The end. :( 112 days, 10 hours, 32 minutes ago
who is at fault? 116 days, 2 hours, 12 minutes ago
Highschool of the Dead to Resume 1139 days, 20 hours, 58 minutes ago
when h.o.t.d season 2 is coming? 1459 days, 1 hours, 40 minutes ago
Chapter 29 1640 days, 7 hours, 32 minutes ago

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Tonal issues, pacing issues, release issues.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Verd254
November 28th, 2013, 2:26am
Those three things sum up the problems with HotD.

Tonally, the series bounces between very serious to tongue-in-cheek in a flash. It has no idea if it wants to be an ecchi comedy with over the top action or some half-baked drama. And there in lies the issue. The series would be very enjoyable if it would just cut those serious bits out. Cut them out as apposed to focusing on the sincere parts which are obviously not the forte of the author.

Actually writing in general may not be a forte of the author, as the pacing of the manga is rather poor. Case and point: It takes a zombie manga like I am A Hero two and a half volumes to make it out of Tokyo while the cast of HotD is still meandering about with only the simplest development of the characters.

Lastly, the release schedule does the series no favors. This is a series with some potential as an ecchi dark comedy with over the top action, but the writer has little grasp on the concept of storytelling or entertaining and between the pacing issues and release schedule, I'd be in my 30's before this series made it anywhere interesting. Time to put it on the shelf.

... Last updated on November 28th, 2013, 2:26am
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by Souichirou
June 9th, 2011, 10:45pm
At first reading this it was a decent story and then it got me thinking what the hell would I do if such an event were to unfold and I ended up buying machetes and rations along with water....... the fear is unyielding.
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A breath of fresh air!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Ensei
December 25th, 2007, 8:43am
I didn´t enjoy a manga since Tenjou Tenge like I enjoy HSOTD. It´s like Resident Evil combined with Dead Rising, but the characters are not macho SWAT guys armed to the teeth. It offers a new side to the zombie tales (manga, at least, I don´t enjoy movies of the sort) where the main characters are people with our age (mine at least) figthing between survival, "them" and their will to remain humans (souls, thoughts and the works). I probably like this manga so much because of the OMG! girls (my favorite being Saeko-san), the always present possibility of a turnabout in any direction and the fact that I can relay with some of the characters.

Anyways I strongly recommend this masterpiece.

... Last updated on December 26th, 2007, 1:23am
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Pure Silly Fun   
Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by FifteenVersts
October 13th, 2009, 7:41am
This is an unpretentious manga. It's entertainment and nothing else; it fulfils this role admirably. Attractive girls, weapon + military fetishism, zombies, etc... all highschoolboy-level *fun*. The plot is just: zombie attack (caused by virus), group of people have to live. Fair enuff! From this I would normally grant this series a 7.5 but I raise it to 9 bcos: the characters and their interactions are relatively interesting and original (just *relatively*. considering most zombie genre I mean). The art and production values are perfect. I can't think of a single fault at all in how it looks (unless you care much about realism). And tho this technically doesn't count, the quality of the Xamayon scanlation is flawless (and they don't even ask you to register to DL! They deserve to be paid well for this work). And it has some interesting events that stand out (yes, that's vague.) So: 8.8 This is an excellent series.
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Plain Badass!!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by zultekmilennia
October 5th, 2008, 8:14pm
I've read up to the 4th volume, and I must say, its been one hell of a ride. The action are well done, with the drama portion mixed in just for kicks. It shows the human nature, and at the same time human will to live.

Sure, its not exactly realistic, but its a damn manga. And I'm rooting for the fat guy "I'm the baddest motherf***** here". Damn awesome.

... Last updated on October 5th, 2008, 8:18pm
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well rounded   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by OrangeLock
August 6th, 2008, 12:25pm
It really doesn't matter that the whole zombie thing has been done, this is an excellent example of story telling. The characters are all have definative identities which rub and clash against each other through the tides of suspense, action, and inactivity. Reading this I can't really be sure who might be the next to die, how they will die, or who they will die to. While some of the H content seems out of place (bath scene), most of it seems rather possible (for a zombie apocalypse). Even those characters that only have a brief existance in the manga have some depth to them, though I do kinda see that for the most part those outside the main group are considered expendable. And finally the art is very simply put as well done, and I can overlook that only hot girls seem to have been saved by using the simple logic that "if the world is gonna end wouldn't you grab the nicest piece of a** you could too keep with you?".
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LOVE HighSchool Of The Dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!   
Rating: N/A
by Terr0rCakess
July 10th, 2013, 8:27pm
haha I still remember watching the anime a few years back...
i got my next door neighbor and a few fb friends to watch it and they found it funny
i either got i love the storyline but not the unneccesary ecchi parts
and vice versa
i personally enjoy the manga and anime
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Good Stuff   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Gunzy
March 28th, 2011, 9:47pm
I must say, I had nightmares about this one (but that's was worth it)
Anyways...not something to miss out on. It was good...just needs to be completed. I'm eager to see who wil die and who will live!!!
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Rating: N/A
by GSDAkatsuki
January 13th, 2010, 8:26pm
Inazuma what more can I say. Beautiful detailed artstyle and background combined with his love for perverse things combined with gore. Let's also not forget that if you love zombie stories/movies, this is something you should check out. Love the funny little references as well to other zombie and non zombie movies/stories.
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for sexy feel good advanture with beautiful girls   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by TaDa_Baka
February 7th, 2008, 5:01pm
it's 10/10. If you look for a serious series, don't read!! The art works is superb, girls are hot, yet very innocent and unique. They have personalities too, that's a plus. Reading this manga is like having a nice action dream, you know what's gonna happen, but you wanna see it happen and you enjoy it.

... Last updated on February 7th, 2008, 5:05pm
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