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on 2 October 2017
A bit gory and the ending was a little confused. Can't wait for season 2 to explain what happens next.
The OVA was just silly but that is very usual for anime.
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on 20 October 2017
Great fun !
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on 22 March 2017
Great
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on 16 June 2017
Awesome
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on 12 February 2017
Great series very compelling story even for someone who like me hates zombies, there is an English dubbed option on the discs, menu is easily navigatable
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on 11 April 2016
Brilliant!! one of the best animes I've seen
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on 19 March 2017
i found this really funny crude even more so but in a good way i found it great laugh ....
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 15 May 2016
This is a thoroughly enjoyable anime TV series about a bunch of high school teenagers who struggle to survive the zombie apocalypse.

This show is set in Japan, and the story starts just as world civilisation comes to an end ... crashing down on those left alive. As it happens, a group of teenage kids were at school, waiting for their next lesson to start. It never did ... everything ended. Now these kids must learn to trust each other, and get along. They have to escape the school and make their way home. Only they realise 'home' is gone. Now they've got to figure out where to head next, as the zombies try to eat them. Finally, these teenagers make their way to a beautiful tropical beach.

The story, although not exactly original, is well done - and there's plenty of humour, action and excitement, involving guns, swords, lust and love. This show is based on a series of comic books (written by Daisuke Sat' and illustrated by Sh'ji Sat') - and much about these comics literally leaps of the page and onto the screen. The animation is excellent, and the characterisation is good. It's amazing how much fun the zombie apocalypse looks! There's some fan service thrown into every episode ... plenty of bra and panty shots, as well as some boob and bum shots, of several very cute young ladies. But the nudity is not over the top.

This DVD set consists of the entire show of 12 episodes, as well as a one-shot ('ova') concluding episode. It's such a shame that a second season was never made ... I do recommend the hardback omnibus editions of the comic book series (in two volumes).

If you enjoy anime, zombies and titillation then you'll love this!
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on 4 August 2015
hated everything, from the story to the style, the OVA also is in japanese for those who would watch it in DUB, which i found pretty stupid considering the rest series has a DUB...
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on 16 July 2016
Don't expect a zombie-killing gorefest with HOTD, the emphasis is definitely on teenage histrionics and numerous (almost to the point of being distracting) shots of bouncing boobs.

The animation looks decent at times, but it's pretty lifeless for the most part. The violence is oddly subdued, you never really see anything really gory actually happen. The shot is always framed in such a way as to obscure the impact of weapons on undead flesh. I can only assume the 18-rating is to cover the absurd amounts of sexual fan-service.

The actual series doesn't get a satisfactory ending, plot threads are picked up then discarded almost as quickly. The characters are your typically broad anime stereotypes, so you never really end up liking any of them. Coupled with the gutless violence, there's not much to recommend HOTD unless you're just after the occasional bit of T and A.

This might scratch your horror and/or fanservice itch, but there are series out there that do both things much, much better.
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