The BEST Episodes of High School of the Dead

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 29, 2021

Network: TV Tokyo

The story follows a group of high school students and the school's nurse as they deal with a worldwide catastrophic event known as the "Outbreak". As the cast tries to survive the zombie apocalypse, they must also face the additional threats of societal collapse, in the form of dangerous fellow survivors, and the possible decay of their own moral codes.

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In the DEAD of the Night

#1 - In the DEAD of the Night

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 9, 2010

After taking refuge in an apartment, the group gets themselves cleaned up and take a much needed break from running.

star 8.37
712 votes
Writers: Sayo Yamamoto, Yousuke Kuroda
DEAD Night & the DEAD Ruck

#2 - DEAD Night & the DEAD Ruck

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 16, 2010

Takashi sets out to rescue a little girl but is quickly surrounded by the living dead.

star 8.31
643 votes
Writers: Toru Takahashi, Yousuke Kuroda
The Sword and DEAD

#3 - The Sword and DEAD

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 30, 2010

Saeko and Takashi find a new vehicle to evade the horde of undead in between them and Saya's home.

star 8.20
631 votes
Writers: Tatsuya Takahashi, Yousuke Kuroda, Yuuki Kumazawa
Spring of the DEAD

#4 - Spring of the DEAD

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 5, 2010

After witnessing a brutal attack on some teachers at the front gate, Takashi Komuro rushes to warn his friends and escape to the rooftop.

star 8.19
909 votes
Directors: Tetsuro Araki
Writers: Tetsuro Araki, Yousuke Kuroda
All DEAD'S Attack

#5 - All DEAD'S Attack

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 20, 2010

An EMP blast makes an already harsh situation worse as the compound comes under zombie attack.

star 8.18
675 votes
Writers: Tetsuro Araki, Yousuke Kuroda
Streets of the DEAD

#6 - Streets of the DEAD

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 2, 2010

Traffic out of the city comes to a complete stop and tension on the bus continues to rise. Elsewhere Takashi struggles to find a path across the river.

star 8.15
708 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda, Yuuki Kumazawa
Democracy Under the DEAD

#7 - Democracy Under the DEAD

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 19, 2010

News reports reveal that the infection has become a pandemic and entire nations are in chaos. The decision is made to group up, search for others, and escape the school grounds.

star 8.02
707 votes
Writers: Shigeyuki Miya, Yousuke Kuroda
The DEAD Way Home

#8 - The DEAD Way Home

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 23, 2010

After crossing the river, the group attempts to find their families.

star 7.97
715 votes
Writers: Takayuki Hirao, Yousuke Kuroda
Escape from the DEAD

#9 - Escape from the DEAD

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 12, 2010

As the other survivors fight and hide from zombies, Rei continues trying to contact her father.

star 7.93
786 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda, Yuuki Kumazawa
The DEAD's House Rules

#10 - The DEAD's House Rules

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 6, 2010

Tension rises at Saya's house and the group contemplates their future.

star 7.87
627 votes
Writers: Minoru Ohara, Yousuke Kuroda
DEAD Storm Rising

#11 - DEAD Storm Rising

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 13, 2010

Takashi makes a decision and an old enemy appears at the gates.

star 7.84
643 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
Running in the DEAD

#12 - Running in the DEAD

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 26, 2010

After being separated from the group Takashi and Rei discover that the living dead aren't the only threat to their continued survival.

star 7.73
734 votes
Writers: Tatsuya Takahashi, Tetsuro Araki, Yousuke Kuroda