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Highschool of the Dead Anime in Production

Posted on: February 2, 2010

It sure doesn't look like a zombie story, does it?


Highschool of the Dead, the long-dormant horror-action manga from Satou Shouji and Satou Daisuke, is coming back in a big way this year. After over a year on hiatus, the Western-style zombie apocalypse manga is not only restarting its manga in March’s Dragon Age manga magazine, but it is also set to confirm the existence of an animated TV series project.

Highschool of the Dead is a series I’m really looking forward to, as it brings a lot to the table for fans of zombie movies. The story is pretty basic, as with all zombie stories – a plague outbreak has turned a large portion of the country’s population into flesh-eating zombies. In the midst of the chaotic outbreak, a small group of uninfected high school students team up with the school nurse to find a way out of the danger zone alive. It’s full of references and homages to its predecessors, from Day of the Dead and 28 Days Later to Shaun of the Dead, and it’s a lot of fun to read. Check it out! I command you! It’s even fun for a horror wuss like myself.

1 Response to "Highschool of the Dead Anime in Production"

I’m always up for a solid zombie series. Hopefully they’re not above passing on low-hanging fruit and having one character named Barbara.

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