Highschool Of The Dead Episode 1
A 12-episode anime adaptation, produced by Madhouse and covering the first four volumes, aired in Japan from July 5 to September 20, 2010. Madhouse also produced an original video animation (OVA) episode in 2011. Sentai Filmworks released an English dub of the anime series and OVA on DVD and Blu-ray in North America.
Highschool of the Dead Episode 1
Highschool of the Dead is set in present-day Japan, beginning as the world is struck by a deadly pandemic that turns humans into zombies, euphemistically referred to by the main characters as "Them" (奴ら, Yatsu-ra). The story follows a group of high school students and the school's nurse as they deal with the 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. Starting from the high school, the students escape into town where they must deal with a corrupt teacher and his students. They check their homes for survivors, and pick up a little girl and a dog. Later, they hole up at a mall, travel through a police station, and eventually make their way to an elementary school that is supposedly a safe zone.
An original video animation episode, titled "Drifters of the Dead", was bundled on Blu-ray with the limited edition release of the seventh volume of the manga on April 26, 2011. It was originally intended for a February release, but was pushed back. It was later licensed by Sentai Filmworks in North America for streaming, with the DVD and Blu-ray being released on November 26, 2013.
The series' opening theme is "Highschool of the Dead" by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets. The series' closing theme songs differ in each episode, and each are sung by Maon Kurosaki. The CD single for the opening theme was released on August 18, 2010 by Geneon Universal Entertainment. The CD single features the TV and instrumental versions of "Highschool of the Dead" and a new song called "Ripple" (リプル, Ripuru), along with an instrumental version of the song. A CD containing all 12 ending themes sung by Kurosaki was released by Geneon on September 22, 2010, along with an original soundtrack.
Illustrator Shōji Satō featured Rei and Saeko in crossover illustrations for his other manga Triage X and the video game Lollipop Chainsaw, where their high school uniforms are available as unlockable costumes for main character Juliet Starling. It was also briefly featured roughly halfway through episode 4 of Waiting in the Summer.
Spring of the DeadAir DateJuly 5, 2010DVD/BD Release DateSeptember 22, 2010Opening Song"Highschool of the Dead"Ending Song"Kimi to Taiyou ga Shinda Hi"Manga Chapters adaptingAct.1 Spring of the DeadNavigationNext EpisodeEpisode 02: Escape from the DEADSpring of the Dead is the debut episode of the Highschool of the Dead anime.
The episode begins with Takashi, Rei and Hisashi fighting against "them" at their campus' rooftop. They make their way to the astrology platform and Hisashi saves Rei from one of "them" before it can bite her.
Saeko is busy praying at a makeshift shrine at school before standing up with her wooden sword. Shizuka wakes up from a nap, unaware of what just happened. Students all over the school are stunned, and when a chalk falls from a teacher's podium, they panic in an attempt to flee, creating a stampede as desperate students attempt to escape. Hisashi tells Takashi that they can escape through the administrator's office. On the way, they encounter Wakisaka, who has turned into one of "them". Rei stabs him with the makeshift spear, but he still survives even though it was aimed at the heart. Hisashi grabs him and tells Rei to pull the spear out and attempts to break his neck, but is unable to due to his unnatural strength. Wakisaka bites Hisashi, and Takashi kills Wakisaka with a strike to the head with a baseball bat. The three watch as the undead easily overwhelm the other students and Hisashi suggests going to the roof for safety.
As they reach the rooftop, they see the entire city in chaos. They later see SDF (Self-Defence Forces) helicopters fly in to assess the damage and fight the undead. Rei tries to wave to them but Hisashi tells them that they aren't here for rescue operations. In the school library, Misuzu and Toshimi are running together when Toshimi is grabbed by a zombie. They overpower her attempts and she begs for Misuzu to save her, but instead she kicks her to save herself. Unfortunately, she does not notice three zombies behind her and is subsequently killed by them. Elsewhere, a delusional teacher commits suicide after not accepting the fact that people are eating each other.
In episode 11, we even got to see Saya openly declare her independence to her father, and by extension, her mother, too. I really liked that scene, which you can tell because I picked it as my favorite in that episode. But there was something else that struck me about it.
While this episode only really introduces Takashi Komuro and his childhood friend/unrequited love, Rei Miyamoto, you can bet that future episodes will introduce a wider band of survivors who will have to stick together to last and, potentially, get picked off one by one. There are a few glimpses of them in this episode: Saya Takagi, who shows an unusual interest in Takashi, stoic-looking swordswoman Saeko Busujima, military otaku Kouta Hirano and implausibly large-breasted nurse Shizuka Marikawa.
Lots, and LOTS of zombies, but even more fanservice and random upskirt shots. That about sums up most of the first episode for High School of the Dead, but seriously for an anime called High School of the dead, what more do you expect?
For those who want to see the first episode as a whole should head over to Anime Network where they have them up in one whole piece instead of broken up the way they are on YouTube. Link below should provide everything.
"Highschool of the Dead" is a popular anime series based on the manga by Daisuke Sato and Shoji Sato. Created by the renowned studio Madhouse, the anime dropped in the Summer 2010 season. It focuses on what would happen if a large section of the population suddenly turned into the undead. Known as "The Outbreak" within the series, the plague destroys most of society and the zombies are almost always referred to as "Them." However, in typical zombie apocalypse fashion, these ravenous corpses aren't always the biggest threat, with other survivors often proving to be far more dangerous. It may not be the easiest anime to get into, especially if gory violence and fan service aren't your thing, but the show proved very popular with horror fans and still has a big following to this day.
The plot of "Highschool of the Dead," much like other works in the zombie subgenre, follows an intrepid band of survivors as they make their way in a hostile world. The classmates of "Highschool of the Dead" are generally good people, but, as mentioned earlier, not everybody is keen on helping humanity rise above its more bestial aspects. Things got pretty heated in the 12th and final episode of Season 1, with a giant horde of zombies breaching the mansion our gang were holed up in. Some of the survivors managed to make it to a vehicle and they headed for a mall to take refuge.
If you've never seen the first season of "Highschool of the Dead," or if you simply want to re-watch it as you continue to wait for some news on a second season, then you can stream it online in the United States. It might surprise you to learn that this classic anime isn't available to watch on Crunchyroll, which has become the first port of call for anime fans in the West. Lovers of this show have taken to the comments section on Crunchyroll's "Highschool of the Dead" page to vent their frustrations about its absence. "I hate that there are no episodes of this anime on here because I really like it," said user LifeFlame, while SaiyanPrdigy said that it was "truly despicable" to not have this beloved anime on the streaming service. They added: "Not sure what your subscribers are funding if you can't acquire the content we crave."
The first season of the Highschool Of The Dead anime, with 12 episodes, premiered in Japan in July 2010. Since then, this series has amassed a sizable fan base that is still hoping that Highschool Of The Dead will get a season 2.
Although he is not a model student and had to repeat a grade, Takashi shows his resolve to protect his friends and is appointed the leader of the group by his peers. After fighting their way out of school with a baseball bat, Takashi recovers a Smith & Wesson Model 37 pistol from a dead cop, and later uses an Ithaca M37 riot shotgun. When the group visits a police station, he upgrades to a Benelli M4 Super 90 combat shotgun. Although he does not officially have a license, Takashi rides a motorcycle and he also drives an Argo ATV.
The world is overtaken with a very deadly disease that turns humans into zombies. In Japan, several students of Fujimi High School, and the school nurse, band together to survive the present apocalypse. The story follows Takashi Komuro, one of the students who survived the initial outbreak.
Takashi Komuro and Rei Miyamoto find two Smith & Wesson Model 37s on a pair of dead police officers, though one has its handle broken (the broken one is not seen on screen). Takashi comments on the gun having only five shots as most revolvers have six, and while inexperienced with firearms, knows to keep his finger off the trigger when not intending to shoot. Takashi later hands the revolver to Kohta Hirano due to the latter's expertise with firearms. Several police officers are seen firing their M37s at zombies trying to breach their roadblocks and a senior officer uses his to execute an anarchist inciting a unruly mob on live television. The author commented on how the Nambu Model 60 was no longer the official sidearm for all Japanese police officers and therefore chose the Smith & Wesson to show the unique choice of weapon for each department. This is correct since the NPA imported Model 37s from America to outfit officers who are going to be armed with revolvers. 041b061a72