TV (12 eps)
3.941 out of 5 from 8,532 votes
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Chihiro is a macabre-loving high school student who collects horror films and thinks shacking up with a zombie chick would be hot. But though the idea of death is alluring, when faced with the actual death of his beloved pet cat, the teen buckles under the grief, and becomes determined to bring his deceased companion back to life. Every night, he sneaks off to an abandoned building and attempts to brew a resurrection potion, and it's here that he meets Rea, the beautiful daughter of the well-to-do Sanka family. However, the girl is having some troubles of her own, and after a mix-up ends up zombified herself! Now the horror fanatic is living the dream with his very own zombie girlfriend, but how will the pair deal with Rea's new diet and the onset of rigor mortis?

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DropofVenus's avatar by DropofVenus on Jul 2, 2014
Score: 8/10

Possible Spoiler Warning!!! Pro: Great Animation, Music,  Enjoyable small cast of Characters, Refreshing Romance
Con: Story takes a backseat too many times leaving us with a lame ending and noticeable plot holes.

Final Verdict 4 stars Buy It: Sankarea is defiantly not your typical romance horror story which leaves it only appealing to an audience with an acquired taste... read more

snivets's avatar by snivets on Jun 29, 2012
Score: 4/10

I feel very lukewarm about this show, and about zombies in general, which I view as an all-around weak plot device because they usually have about as much personality as trees, or any other part of a landscape. Story: Meh. There wasn't much meat to it, just a series of problems. First, Rea wants to get away from her dad. The victimization of the main female lead managed to be creepy and boring at the same... read more

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