When the infected approached Rei and Takashi's school, it led to a gruesome blood bath that left the majority of students and staff dead or turned into the zombie-like monsters that have spread throughout the world. Together with a handful of other survivors, Rei and Takashi set forth to find their families in a world that is rapidly detoriating. Governments have collapsed, the killer disease is out of control, and people everywhere are trying their best to simply live through each day...
Michiru has an unusual ability: she can see a dark ring around a person's neck that signifies their time to die. However, she suppressed her powers once she "saw" the deaths of her parents – until now. After accidentally seeing rings around the necks of two boys in her school, it seems that Michiru's powers are back for good. The two are zombies who are working for the secret loan office known as Zombie-Loan, and they need Michiru's help to find other zombies – those with dark black rings around their necks. Though Michiru initially refuses, due to a series of events it seems she has no choice but to comply...
There is not as much gore in Zombie Loan as in HighSchool of the Dead but it deals with zombies and there aren't that many anime tha tdeal with zombies. Both series are great in their own way though.
Zombie fighting high schoolers, gun and sword fighting, and some interesting characters. While High School of the Dead has a little more ecchi, Zombie-Loan dabbles with it as well.
Action, ecchi and the harem elements are similar. Despite the difference in the base genre(scifi vs horror), the plot and characters have more in common than the typicall highschool ecchi show in that school life actually plays a minimal role.
Overally HSOTD is better, mainly because the cookie cutter love polygon plot is in the background wehreas it takes center stage in Asobi ni Iku yo just as it does in most ecchi shows.
Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?
These series are both very centered around action and, often, around a few individuals completely outnumbered and fighting for their survival. Each series is extremely graphic and have very dark tones as well.
Clumsy, good-natured Saya lives a happy life surrounded by her classmates, her admirers, and the loving guidance of her father, the priest of a shrine. But mysterious, bloodthirsty monsters have begun to appear, and as the daughter of the shrine, Saya is tasked with keeping the village safe – even if it costs the girl her life. Now, between her schoolwork and friendships, Saya must pick up the sword and keep these brutal creatures at bay. Will Saya be able to return to the quiet life she once knew?
A maid tidies the house and prepares to 'tend to' the father of the house while his daughter is in the other room, when suddenly there's a knock on the door. A bloodied, frenzied woman screams that 'they're coming!' and promptly falls over dead... and that's when the zombies arrived...
So, how about them zombies? Both lack class, subtlety (Mammaries and the occasional violence for HotD and sheer blood in Chainsaw Maid) and an actual plot. But you aren't here for plot or characters, you're here for violence, boobs (Only HotD you horndogs) and zombie killing fun. Both are good for the first and third points and are quite the brain kill.