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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 (1535 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.17 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 10th 2018, 11:34am 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 #346 increased(+77)
Monthly Pos #578 decreased(-93)
3 Month Pos #605 increased(+38)
6 Month Pos #630 decreased(-151)
Year Pos #496 decreased(-125)

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On 6047 reading lists
On 1079 wish lists
On 357 unfinished lists
On 480 custom 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 5 years ago

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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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Love this shit!   
Rating: N/A
by Baka Rocky
April 25th, 2010, 5:48am
This is one of the most gruesome gnarly series ever! it sort of reminds me of Gantz, and it is fucking amazing! If you like action, gore, psychological, fan service and awesomeness then High School of the Dead is a must read!
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i like my commics panty-shot-free just like i like my porn story-free   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by son of eskimo
April 18th, 2010, 6:52am
when i first read this series i loved it, but when i came back to read it after the hiatus, i have to say i was substantially less impressed, i mean, you already know who will die, namely everyone other than the main 7 or so characters, and those guys aren't even that well developed, asside from the standard 2-d 1-line descriptions, like "the previously under acheving leader", "love interest A, the angry one with a sword" ect. and just to put it out there, i fucking hate "fan service", if i want porn, i'll go download some, it ain't that fucking hard to find, cause i like my commics panty-shot-free just like i like my porn story-free
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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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It's unique   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Laclongquan
March 14th, 2010, 7:10pm
There's only one Highschool of the Dead. No clone, no other series come close to its qualities.

Sure, lots of highschool zombie manga out there. but to combine all of its genres together in one perfect package of beautiful art, it's the only of the kind.

We search in vain for others like it. Still no sign, so far...

EDIT: Years passed and my verdicts remain unchanged. There's a heck of a lot manga, novels, games, films in this genre. In the manga world, Highschool of the Dead reign suppreme.

... Last updated on June 6th, 2013, 9:16am
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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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Pretty nice   
Rating: N/A
by Slaanesh14509
December 8th, 2009, 11:43am
This series is pretty nice. It contains nice artwork and a good setting. I hear it alot that people critizise the lack of background knowledge, especially on the outbreak. Actually, the author put enough in there for someone who studies biology to make sense out of it. Actually there are poisons in this world, that can create similar effects. The psychology is as realistic as hell. Every psychologist could tell you that people would act that way. Well, the bath scene maybe was only for fanservice, but laughing it off, and trying to fill your mind with nonsense is how normal, untrained people would act in the situation of those youths.

On the bad side, i have to agree that the author should have added more information, especially no the reactions of every faction of the world. Honestly, with the nuclear arsenals on this world, if any such outbreak happens, I wouldn't be surprised if the surface would have turned to ashes. Since I like the base setting I'd rather have it as a novel than a manga.
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Gratuitious Violence Aplenty   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by charsiewpau
October 17th, 2009, 9:00pm
Girls, fanservice, zombies, guns, and every premise a horror/action genre can throw at you. Great for casual reading, and the character development is not that bad either, but it remains to be seen as not all the backstory of the main characters are revealed as yet.

As of this point, I feel that the progress of the group's survival and objectives are depicted too slowly, and has eroded my interest in the series.

... Last updated on October 17th, 2009, 9:01pm
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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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