Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Highschool of the Dead. This list is made by my personal opinion and If there’s a particular anime that you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list. Also, keep in mind the list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

10 Anime Like Highschool of the Dead

10. Triage X
9. Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? (Is This a Zombie?)
8. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry)
7. Prison School
6. Hellsing Ultimate
5. Btooom!
4. Gantz
3. High School DxD
2. Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)
1. Gakkougurashi! (School-Live!)

10. Triage X

Triage X

Synopsis – In a deadly terrorist attack, Arashi Mikami narrowly escapes death but loses everything in the process, including his family and best friend. However, the surgeon that rescues him is far from just an ordinary doctor—he commands a strike team known as Black Label whose task is to exterminate deadly criminals who have fallen too far. Filled with a new determination, Arashi joins the ranks of the vigilante organization.

Black Label’s targets are aplenty, as evil scum lurks everywhere—dangerous arms dealers, corrupt politicians, and shady gangsters all find themselves hunted by the extermination team. Although haunted by their dark and sinister past, all of the hunters are highly skilled at slaying their targets. In spite of the perilous lives the members live, Arashi and the gorgeous ladies surrounding him still manage to get caught up in a variety of sultry moments and racy hijinks. Though they face strong opposition, nothing can stop Black Label’s objective of cleansing the world of ghastly evil.

Similarity – ‘Triage X’ set its sight in a city filled with corruption and hidden in the shadows, lays a group of dark knights sworn to purge the city of this disease. Aside from the killing, it does not hurt to have woman with lustful bodies taking over the screen (fanservice style) regardless of their individual importance. Torture is used as an element to add another level of pleasure in the already sweet gratification. That alone is enough to divert a person’s attention away from the great songs and character development in the series.

 

9. Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? (Is This a Zombie?)

Kore wa Zombie Desu kaSynopsis – Ayumu Aikawa is a normal high school boy. One day he is killed by a serial killer and revived as a zombie by a necromancer named Eucliwood Hellscythe. He starts to serve Eu as her guard but he happens to deprive the mahō shōjo Haruna of her magic power. Haruna orders Ayumu to fight against the anti-mahō shōjo system “Megalo” in her place.

Similarity – Both are about zombies. However, one is heavier on the ecchi and gore while the other is more light-hearted and random. The atmosphere these 2 anime provides are quite similar. HOTD is like a thriller with excessive fanservice, unlike Zombie which mixes many genres together to create a rather unorthodox story.

 

8. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry)

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni or When They CrySynopsis- Keiichi Maebara has just moved to the quiet little village of Hinamizawa in the summer of 1983 and quickly becomes inseparable friends with schoolmates Rena Ryuuguu, Mion Sonozaki, Satoko Houjou, and Rika Furude. However, darkness lurks underneath the seemingly idyllic life they lead.

As the village prepares for its annual festival, Keiichi learns about the local legends surrounding it. To his horror, he discovers that there have been several murders and disappearances in the village in the recent years and that they all seem to be connected to the festival and the village’s patron god, Oyashiro. Keiichi tries to ask his new friends about these incidents, but they are suspiciously silent and refuse to give him the answers he needs. As more and more bizarre events occur, he wonders just what else his friends might be keeping from him, and if he can even trust them at all.

When madness and paranoia begin taking root in Keiichi’s heart, he will stumble straight into the mysteries at work in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, a story that is told across multiple arcs

Similarity – Both about students and making big changes, changing your attitude towards things. They both have similar artwork and are both quite gory, although Highschool of the Dead is more gory.

 

7. Prison School

Prison SchoolSynopsis – There was a time when the Hachimitsu Private Academy was a revered and elite all-girls’ boarding school on the outskirts of Tokyo but a recent policy revision is allowing boys into the student body. On his first day, Kiyoshi Fujino discovers that he’s one of only five boys enrolled at the school. Completely overwhelmed by the thousands of girls on campus, the few boys find that their situation is less than ideal.

Similarity – They’re both not necessarily a harem but is more towards the seinen audience. Both series takes place in a school with teenagers. The fanservice is greatly incorporated and is core in both series with nice art and animation. Sex and survival are the main basis for both of these shows. Both have plenty of funny moments, and fan-service if that’s what you’re into.

 

6. Hellsing Ultimate

Hellsing UltimateSynopsis – There exist creatures of darkness and evil that plague the night, devouring any human unfortunate enough to be caught in their grasp. On the other side is Hellsing, an organization dedicated to destroying these supernatural forces that threaten the very existence of humanity. At its head is Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, who commands a powerful military and spends her life fighting the undead.

Integra’s vast army, however, pales in comparison with her ultimate weapon: the vampire Alucard, who works against his own kind as an exterminator for Hellsing. With his new vampire servant, Seras Victoria, at his side, Alucard must battle not only monsters but all those who stand to oppose Hellsing, be they in the guise of good or evil.

Similarity – Both don’t have a serious story and is all about the badass characters and the gory action, both have zombies in them, both have bad ass weapon specialist. HOTD has ecchi and Hellsing Ultimate has those cartoon comedy moments. Both are high-quality animation from Madhouse production.

 

5. Btooom!

BTOOOMSynopsis –Ryota Sakamoto is an unemployed 22-year-old who lives with his mother and spends his days doing nothing but playing video games. In the real world there may be nothing special about him, but online he’s one of the world’s top players of the combat game called Btooom. One day he awakens on what appears to be a tropical island, though he has no memory of how he got there or why. While exploring the island Ryota runs into a stranger who attacks him by throwing a strange looking bomb at him. Ryota then realizes that his life is in danger and that he has somehow become trapped in a real-life version of his favorite game. Ryota and the other “players” must now survive through the nightmare to figure out the reason why they ended up in the game in the first place.

Similarity – Both anime are focused on survival, and the main characters are constantly worried about betrayal. Rightfully so, I might add. Highschool of the Dead has massive amounts of ecchi and fanservice while Btooom has barely any. Both are amazing and action packed and are good for a Binge watch.

 

4. Gantz

GantzSynopsis – Thought your life was bad? Sometimes, death is worse. There is no salvation, peace, nor god waiting to receive you into their care. But wait, a god? Maybe you are talking about that big black ball stuck in the room with you. Now you are thrown into a game, fighting green aliens and robot monsters for the chance to survive.

When Kei Kurono is killed, he thus finds himself caught in such a game—a test of his skills, morals, and will to survive. His life is not his own; his death is spat and trampled upon over and over again. What happens if he does not listen? God knows.

Similarity – Both contain a big amount of blood, action-packed & not to mention all the ecchi elements they have. In both, the characters are forced to cooperate and fight against monsters/zombies in order to survive. HOTD has much better animation and character design.
If you like one you might enjoy the other as well.

 

3. High School DxD

High School DxD

Synopsis – High school student Issei Hyoudou is your run-of-the-mill pervert who does nothing productive with his life, peeping on women and dreaming of having his own harem one day. Things seem to be looking up for Issei when a beautiful girl asks him out on a date, although she turns out to be a fallen angel who brutally kills him! However, he gets a second chance at life when beautiful senior student Rias Gremory, who is a top-class devil, revives him as her servant, recruiting Issei into the ranks of the school’s Occult Research Club.

Slowly adjusting to his new life, Issei must train and fight in order to survive in the violent world of angels and devils. Each new adventure leads to many hilarious (and risqué) moments with his new comrades, all the while keeping his new life a secret from his friends and family in High School DxD!

Similarity – A blood world filled with paradise where both the main characters find themselves in an irresistible position of being able to own the highest standard of a woman.
‘Highschool of the Dead’ highlights the struggle for survival when the apocalypse has arrived. In the midst of such danger, desires arise in the most unpredictable of situations and the thought of ‘you only live once’ comes into play which in turn leads a person to show his true colors.
‘High School DxD’ exhibits an ambitious person who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals, be it in a comedic or perverted way. Putting battles side, adding to the picture are several beautiful individuals that would be able to tickle one’s sense in the greatest of manners.

 

2. Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

Shingeki no Kyojin or Attack on TitanSynopsis – Centuries ago, mankind was slaughtered to near extinction by monstrous humanoid creatures called Titans, forcing humans to hide in fear behind enormous concentric walls. What makes these giants truly terrifying is that their taste for human flesh is not born out of hunger but what appears to be out of pleasure. To ensure their survival, the remnants of humanity began living within defensive barriers, resulting in one hundred years without a single titan encounter. However, that fragile calm is soon shattered when a colossal titan manages to breach the supposedly impregnable outer wall, reigniting the fight for survival against the man-eating abominations.

After witnessing a horrific personal loss at the hands of the invading creatures, Eren Yeager dedicates his life to their eradication by enlisting into the Survey Corps, an elite military unit that combats the merciless humanoids outside the protection of the walls. Based on Hajime Isayama’s award-winning manga, Shingeki no Kyojin follows Eren, along with his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman and his childhood friend Armin Arlert, as they join the brutal war against the Titans and race to discover a way of defeating them before the last walls are breached.

Similarity – The main theme for both anime series is” survival.” Their peaceful days are changed forever. The humans face an unstoppable force that causes the world to panic in fear. The Zombie/Titans appear in groups and attack on instinct. With only a select few of brave humans will humanity survivor or cease to exist.

 

1. Gakkougurashi! (School-Live!)

Gakkougurashi School LiveSynopsis – Yuki Takeya loves her school so much that she does not want to ever leave! Megurigaoka High School is a unique and lively place where Yuki enjoys her carefree life as a third-year high school student and member of the School Living Club. The club, consisting of the president Yuuri Wakasa, the athletic Kurumi Ebisuzawa, the mature junior Miki Naoki, the supervising teacher Megumi Sakura, and the club dog Taroumaru, prides itself on making the most of life at school. However, this illusion of endless bliss is just a bubble waiting to be burst because Yuki is unable to perceive what is truly happening around her. In reality, all is not as it seems—the real purpose of the School Living Club is to escape from the shocking and disturbing truth: the girls are in the middle of a zombie apocalypse and have barricaded themselves inside the school as the sole survivors.

Similarity – To put it simply, these stories are in a Highschool, “Post-Apocalyptic”, Survival setting. Both shows portray the drama of living in a world surrounded by “them”. Each has its own way to provide “service to the fans”, but at the end of the day, it’s all about trying to survive in the god-forsaken world they live in. Gakkou Gurashi has a more slice of life feel to it, while HotD is an ecchi anime, but both are decently good watches!

Credits – MAL

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