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Highschool of the Dead  
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Description
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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Manga

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Associated Names
Школа мертвецов
学园默示录
学園黙示録 HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD
Academy Apocalypse: HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD
Gakuen Mokushiroku HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD
H.O.T.D.
High School of the Dead

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Latest Release(s)
c.29 by Torpedo Tits (1135d ago)
v.7 c.28 by Torpedo Tits (1256d ago)
c.27 by Torpedo Tits (1315d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Hiatus)
7 Full Color Volumes (Hiatus)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
24 topics, 408 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (1406 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.27 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 23rd 2014, 2:13pm PST

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Year
2006

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Dragon Age (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Yen Press (7 Volumes & Color Omnibus - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #300 increased(+26)
Monthly Pos #265 decreased(-55)
3 Month Pos #195 decreased(-8)
6 Month Pos #190 decreased(-8)

List Stats
On 6162 reading lists
On 1000 wish lists
On 222 unfinished lists
On 356 custom lists

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Forum Posts
when h.o.t.d season 2 is coming? 273 days, 1 hours, 32 minutes ago
Highschool of the Dead to Resume 374 days, 16 hours, 36 minutes ago
who is at fault? 454 days, 7 hours, 7 minutes ago
Chapter 29 454 days, 7 hours, 23 minutes ago
Full Color 531 days, 11 hours, 11 minutes ago

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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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wow!   
Rating: N/A
by shouichi
March 27th, 2010, 2:55am
Woooww...It's like reading resident evil. LoL
I dont know there's a zombie manga. Oh...and I love this one!the story rising up your adrenaline and the art is good too!!
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Fantastic art   
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by providence
September 22nd, 2008, 3:11pm
This manga won't satisfy hardcore horror fans. It's not really all that gory or scary. The focus is on story and characters, which is pretty good for this genre. What stands out most is definitely the art. It wouldn't surprise me if the artist took lessons from Masamune Shirow.
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Tonal issues, pacing issues, release issues.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Canti Prime
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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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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Even though it is zombies ....   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Chira00
January 2nd, 2008, 2:28am
I think the story has been well done so far. It has really shown the true human condition when faced with survival at the most basic level. Either people will give up, fight, or go crazy. Humans will also have a strong urge to reproduce (thus the echii scenes ... even with the same sex ... it is a release of tension) Ok ... enough psychology. I am looking forward to the rest of the series.
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Good in its genre   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Rankre
July 6th, 2007, 11:02pm
If you are looking for a series like this, then Highschool of the Dead will be very nice for you, though I've only read the first 2 volumes so far it has been very nice, and you get the uneasy feeling of not knowing which character might go bye-bye at what time, which adds to the flavor of the story. Though I do say, it seems only chicks with very large breast sizes can be found left in the zombie-ridden world, quick amazing.

... Last updated on July 6th, 2007, 11:02pm
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too dope   
Rating: N/A
by Ion
June 26th, 2007, 10:36am
oooo how i love this...great action,great drawing style,and ecchi...PERFECT
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ZOMG!!1 ZOMBIES!11   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by StefanRoe
October 10th, 2007, 11:20am
Anything with zombies is so LAME.
But I love this manga.
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lala   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by EvilTomte
February 18th, 2007, 8:19am
I like it a lot! It's kind of exciting, kind of ecchi, and I just love zombie stories like this one. Reminds me of Shaun of the Dead etc. It's fun!

I recommend it
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