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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 (1666d ago)
v.7 c.28 by Torpedo Tits (1787d ago)
c.27 by Torpedo Tits (1846d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Hiatus)
7 Full Color Volumes (Hiatus)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (1461 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.26 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 11th 2015, 10:50am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Dragon Age (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Yen Press (7 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #598 decreased(-26)
Monthly Pos #647 decreased(-3)
3 Month Pos #609 decreased(-39)
6 Month Pos #610 decreased(-88)

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On 6283 reading lists
On 1044 wish lists
On 266 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
who is at fault? 115 days, 9 hours, 9 minutes ago
Highschool of the Dead to Resume 484 days, 17 hours, 15 minutes ago
when h.o.t.d season 2 is coming? 803 days, 21 hours, 57 minutes ago
Chapter 29 985 days, 3 hours, 48 minutes ago
Full Color 1062 days, 7 hours, 36 minutes ago

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The Zombie Manga   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by McCasper
November 13th, 2011, 3:23am
Basically, this series is no more and no less than a depiction of a zombie invasion in manga form. Throw in some ecchi and one of my favorite female manga characters of all time and you have a very solid zombie manga.
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Rating: N/A
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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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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Starts off good, then loses steam   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by auriga
March 19th, 2011, 4:48am
Wasn't a fan initially of horror and gore, but the hype surrounding the anime made me check this out. Not bad at first... but it really gets old quickly. I wouldn't even classify it as "horror" any more; I'd say it's become more of an action manga where enemies happen to be zombies.

Character and plot progression has also slowed down considerably. Seriously, having to wait for 1 month (or is it 2?) for a 30-or-more-page chapter with little development can be a bummer. It's really getting annoying how panels are wasted on gun talk or simply to have the characters look cool (seriously, an entire page of c.29 just to show off how they all look good in rain gear? XD). But yeah, that's a shounen manga for you (though I remember this being listed as seinen; thanks for the correction!).

I also find the ecchi to be inappropriate. Not that I don't like my ecchi (and I do!); it's just that HSotD manages to take it to ridiculous levels. I mean, turning a girl's chest into a machinegun firing platform? WHY? It really makes the entire ecchi part feel forced into the story. And yes, this translates to wasted panels which could've been used for development.

Overall, it's not bad; I'm still reading this despite the fact that I was initially reluctant about it (felt the same with Death Note... then I dropped it. WAAAY before L you-know-what, in case you ask) I just don't think it deserves all the hype.

PS: I mentioned a while ago that HSotD loses its horror quickly, so if you want a real zombie psychological thriller I suggest I am a Hero.
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This manga is a Don.   
Rating: N/A
by Lefty
March 12th, 2011, 7:26pm
People can say whatever they want about how perverted it is, but this manga is banking money. What makes this a great manga is not just the art, but the genres that make up this manga. HOTD is riding on the shounen and ecchi genre which is booming so much right now. Not only that, zombies. Some of us are tired when it comes to monsters, we automatically go to vampires. The vampire genre is getting played out and this manga is a nice refresher to the monster/horror genre. Also, I believe the ecchiness provides this manga with a more interesting story with its short cuts of perversion and funny scenes. Yes, a straight and narrow survivor manga would still wet my whistle, but it would get boring after a while. The short breaks of comedy provide the characters to think that despite it being a zombie apocalypse, they are still human.This manga has many things to bring to the table.
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Too cartoony   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Hell_Clues
October 13th, 2010, 12:19am
Too cartoony to take seriously as a zombie movie. Shaun of the Dead did well combining it with comedy and a good story but this isn't a comedy. Just a zombie horror with little horror, or tension, and the art is too pervy for the kind of atmosphere that belongs to a zombie apocolypse. The characters aren't immediately great either. And I guess doing school kids is different in the zombie genre but so typical of manga.

You know what, It's not okay. This is just getting fame cause its japanese and it's anime/manga and it's doing the zombie genre. While getting some audience due to the tits and ass. This is low, it's stupid, and it's not well done and I can't take it anymore. It sucks.

Just go read Biomeat instead.

... Last updated on March 9th, 2011, 2:07am
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Ecchi mixed with Zombies? A match made in heaven (or hell actually)   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Jandalman
September 13th, 2010, 12:29pm
I'm not a fan of horror but for some reason zombie apocalypse stuff just sucks me in. Now add in the fact that this is a manga (and I do love my manga) and it has ecchi (I do love my ecchi goodness) AND it's set in a zombie apocalypse and that equals one hell of a kickass series you just HAVE to read. The art style is great, characters are awesome, the fat gun otaku is basically a proxy of me! The story is excellent and why are you still reading this review when you should be reading Highschool of the Dead!?

EDIT: Holy shit this series has been on hiatus for over three years (that one bullshit chapter in May 2013 doesn't count). Rating is going down for that. Seriously there's no news whatsoever regarding the author's activities. Is he sick? Dead? Or just plain lazy?

... Last updated on June 3rd, 2014, 5:53am
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Rating: N/A
by blacky0341
July 27th, 2010, 2:27pm
seems like noone until now did a comment about it being lincensed now, well let me be the first one:
GODDAMMIT!!!! the world is just too cruel T_T why? why?! why HOTD?!?!?!

From Xamayon Scans:
Yen Press has announced that they have licensed High School of the Dead in North America, as such we will no longer be continuing the series. Here's to hoping they do at least as kickass of a job as we would have.

And let us not forget the message from the author...


We'll post links (to amazon of course ;P) when the first volume is available in english~
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Rating: N/A
by Serkai
July 11th, 2010, 11:26pm
After reading through a couple of people's reviews.. how they complain about how their is not enough plot information, just purely entertainment... I want to say one thing.

Manga IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT. So, if its purely entertainment, does that not make it good enough? If you don't like ecchi, don't read it. Simple.

Anyway, I think this is an awesome manga, although yes, the background information is little, the action, gore and art makes up for it. 9/10.
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manga better than anime   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ShadowSakura
July 10th, 2010, 2:06pm
the anime is really like the manga, but the bgm ruins most of the great parts. they should use the music from the trailer. For the manga i only have to say - awesome. You can describe it in 3 words: zombies, weapons, fanservice
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