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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
Academy Apocalypse: HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD
Apocalipsis en el instituto
High School of the Dead
Школа мертвецов

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Latest Release(s)
c.29 by Torpedo Tits over 7 years ago
v.7 c.28 by Torpedo Tits over 8 years ago
c.27 by Torpedo Tits over 8 years 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 (1538 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.17 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 29th 2019, 4:26am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Dragon Age (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Yen Press (7 Volumes - Completed)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #371 increased(+39)
Monthly Pos #485 increased(+90)
3 Month Pos #605 increased(+38)
6 Month Pos #616 decreased(-137)
Year Pos #486 decreased(-115)

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On 6038 reading lists
On 1078 wish lists
On 357 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
The end. :( about 1 year ago
who is at fault? about 1 year ago
Highschool of the Dead to Resume over 4 years ago
when h.o.t.d season 2 is coming? over 5 years ago
Chapter 29 over 6 years ago

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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by fandri
November 11th, 2018, 7:33am
Come here because the story interesting, but why the "F", the author is "F" dead.....
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Flawed Beginning Turned Me Off   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by cecropiamoth
August 26th, 2017, 1:00pm
Suddenly, without being given an opportunity to get to know the MC, or any of the few additional characters who quickly show up, we are flung into full slaughter mode. The characters have been so sketchily introduced that their danger from the slaughter that immediately starts raging all around them makes me say, "Who cares? Everyone's dying anyway. They are doomed for sure."

Then it's just more slaughter of strangers playing out, which the MC amazingly survives.

Apparently no-one ever taught the makers of this manga the fundamental principal that if you're planning to depict an apocalypse, you need to spend substantial time at the start establishing that this is the real world we know that is about to be destroyed, and, most importantly, creating characters who we can get to know and care about enough to care as they later struggle to live through many additional chapters. See "I Am a Hero" for how to do it.

As for the slight ecchi in the story, it's welcome in a story like this because it provides SOMETHING that is attractive and good in the midst of all the killing. In fact, all the killing is both so premature and so immediately overwhelming that I can't believe people can find nothing to complain about in this story except the ecchi. Are all young folks obsessive moralists these days?

... Last updated on August 26th, 2017, 1:01pm
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Decent but nothing more   
Rating: N/A
by ZoddGuts
February 8th, 2015, 5:49pm
It's an ok series with some good fanservice artwork but nothing more, story and characters don't have much depth. I would recommend reading 'I am Hero' for something more in depth story and character wise.
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Got boring and abandoned   
Rating: N/A
by Baelrusk
September 27th, 2014, 6:56pm
Giving it a low rating for a reason. Got boring. Started good then became boring and cliched.
Since there hasn't been a new chapter in over a year (ch30 was released implying it was coming out of hiatus......then nothing all).
I'd recommend against reading it simply because it's an unfinished work which shows no signs of ever being completed.

They didn't even have the courtesy of axing the thing. Just on hiatus and never saying anything ever again.
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give it 7 because of...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by bietchie10
May 14th, 2014, 8:48pm
And that's it.
At least it manages to make every other aspects decent to not get any downgrade from me.... beside that bitchy main heroine.
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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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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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Highschool of the Mediocre   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
February 3rd, 2013, 12:40pm
This manga has some questionable character designs at first glance which can´t deny their porn heritage and here lies the main problem of this work. The artist mostly does hentai and "edgy" shonen manga and it shows.
Just cliche after cliche and nonsensical fanservice but sadly no character development or real story progression to speak of. The constant hiatuses also speak volumes of the quality of this work.
So read The Walking Dead and the World War Z books instead. I Am a Hero (8,5/10) further proves mangaka can do a zombie apocalypse as good as anyone else so go and read it. That one even bother to have actual sex/violence and a real romance in it so leave this childish power fantasy at the wayside.

... Last updated on May 5th, 2015, 2:54am
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Good read and genuinely scary   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by Fullmetalwin
July 29th, 2012, 9:54am
i think HOTD is a really good manga. yes there is a lot of fan service which is unneeded but what do expect from the artist. the story itself is one we all know and love, the zombie survival. the story is about a group of friends trying their best to survive in a zombie infested japan while they also struggle with their own moral codes.
As of around march/April 2011 the manga has been on hiatus but i think it will come back due to the popularity it has in america and i have also "heard" there will be a season 2 of the anime (fingers crossed) so hopefully it will come back soon since the story is good, the art is good (i cant believe i am saying this but there is a bit too much fan service for the genre) and overall it gives you a chill while reading and to be honest this manga is like the George A Romero of the manga world and is a must read for any zombie fans out there.
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Scary as hell but good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Narufan1st
July 9th, 2012, 2:24pm
I watch the anime when I was around 9 years old and I didn't know what ecchi was.I kept finding it odd how they were always ending up with nearly no was good but it gave me scary nightmares so read at your own risk.want to re read it but the fear is to much.
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