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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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Sankarea OVA OVA 2012 TBD
Sankarea Special DVD Special 2012 TBD

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Sankarea 2009 TBD
Name Role
Kyuuta SAKAI Character Design
Shinichi OMATA Director
Yukari HASHIMOTO Music
Mitsuru HATTORI Original Manga Creator

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Sankarea Komirai 7/10 Jul 13, 2012
Sankarea Sev229 7.5/10 Jun 29, 2012
Sankarea snivets 4/10 Jun 29, 2012
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Kore wa Zombie desu ka?

Kore wa Zombie desu ka?

Ayumu was murdered by a serial killer – at least, he was. For after the mysterious Eucliwood Hellscythe revives him, he changes from a human to a zombie, much to his dismay. Now, in addition to being unable to die, the boy must see to the whims of his supernatural, silent companion – but things continue to get worse from there. As once Ayumu accidentally steals a magical girl named Haruna's powers, he is tasked with the embarrassing, obnoxious task of being a magical girl – err, boy – in her stead! Then with the addition of a hostile vampire ninja to his household, can Ayumu manage to maintain his new home life, fight against attacking monsters, and track down the person who killed him all while attempting to keep what little dignity he has left in tact?

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Garyuu

Both shows are romantic comedies dealing with zombies. These two shows also have a non-tradtional type of zombie. Because of this, the main character gets into many humorous situations.

RDarkSchneider

Deals with Zombies, but different situations. One is a comedy which only gets serious at the end and the other is a boy and a girl falling in love. That simple even though she is a zombie.

MOJ

Both of them involve untraditional zombies and hilarious situations. Either way, the protagonist in both animes gets to face the blunt force of zombification, whether it is being a zombie (Kore wa Zombie desu ka) or taking care of one (Sankarea).

jman036

After watching both I can definetly say that if you like Sankarea (which I love) then you will like kore wa zombie desu ka. the only diffrence is that Kore wa is more of a harem comedy, while Sankarea is more of the real life perspective. either way watch both they will not disapoint!!

hamletsmage

Both of these animes take on a non-traditional view of of zombies. Which allows the zombies to keep their human sides, allowing for comedic relief from the "plots". They also feature just a little (okay, more than a little) fanservice. The main guy has the typical, perverted best friend, and the rest of his companions seem to be girls. The similarities continue, so why not give both a try?

Doomoo

No anime really comes real close to being similar to Kore wa Zombie dsu ka? but if I had to choose I'd pick Sankarea. I say this because they both explore a very none traditional zombie nature that is not seen in most other series. That is to say that they are not just braindead maneaters. So both of these series share that special trait that is suprisingly hard to find. Anyway if you are fan of zombies and are tired of the same old stereotypical zombies then you should check these two anime out and if you liked one of these for that reason be sure to check the other one out as well.

sabrielsharmony

in both anime the zombies are very coherent although i would have to say that sankarea is way more dramatic. Both are entertaining and funny.

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Tasogare Otome x Amnesia

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia

Teiichi Niiya is a first year middle-school student at Seikyou Private Academy, an institution known for mysterious occurrences. The boy quickly finds these rumors to be true when he meets Yuuko Kanoe, a beautiful, mischievous girl who quickly takes a liking to him... and happens to be a ghost who seemingly no one else can see! Unable to remember anything about her past, Yuuko enlists Teiichi’s help to discover the truth, and together they join the school's Paranormal Investigation Club. With fellow memebers Momoe and Kirie, the pair will investigate the many strange happenings around campus, including the shadowy circumstances surrounding Yuuko’s death.

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MonkeyZerg

Normal schoolboy develops a romance with a supernatural horror-themed girl? Check. Manages to develop deep themes, eery auras, and love-stories that break the cliches involving characters you care for? Check. Interesting visual styles and musical choices? Check. These two surprises both hit the airwaves in Spring 2012, and while they shared the above similarities, they were very different in plots, tone, and styles. Tasogare Otome x Amnesia is the at times tragic, at times comical, love story involving a ghost. Sankarea is the bizarre and disturbing love story involving zombies. Both are fresh and massively entertaining. Give them a shot. 

Funari

A human schoolboy and a girl who has died but then came back. Tasogare and Sankarea's main themes were quite similar, in addition to which they both also paid attention to practical problems involving such a romance. Whether it was a problem with public displays of affection in Tasogare or trying to figure out how to slow down decay in Sankarea, they both deconstruct the idea of the "cute ghost girl". Both also balance between the feeling that the couple's love will eventually end when the girl passes on and the hope that the status quo can be preserved somehow.

Doomoo

These both revolve around a boy and a girl who is not quiet human. Both deal with the dynamics of a relationship that was never meant to be and death. not to mention the female leads lood similar. Anyway if you like the angle one takes on supernatural relationships you may also enjoy the other.

KingArthur13th

A romance between a slightly naive boy and a dead girl. The  heroine of Dusk Miaden of Amnesia is a ghost while in Sankarea, it's a zombie. Both of the male leads in these two series look after the heroine while attempting to find a solution to allow these undead girls to live a happy life. Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is much more dramatic than Sankarea but if you enjoy one series, you will definitely enjoy the other.

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Highschool of the Dead

Highschool of the Dead

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...

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hamletsmage

While the plot, gore factor, and characters are very different in these animes, there are a couple of things that make them compatible. One, both involve zombies. Granted, most of the traditional zombies in Sankarea are only in Chihiro's movies. Two, the ecchi humor is extremely similar, though definitely more present in High School of the Dead. Third, both involve someone (and we won't mention names) whom should probably be labeled a pedobear. So, if that's up your ally, give these animes a try. 

snivets

HotD is more realistic and plot-heavy; Sankarea is more slice-of-lifey. But basically if you like boobs and zombies, they are both a good pick for you.

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The Severing Crime Edge

The Severing Crime Edge

Kiri has been obsessed with cutting others' hair since he was a child, to the extent that he always carries a pair of shears with him wherever he goes. So when the boy accidentally meets Iwai, a young girl with floor-length hair, he's crushed to learn that due to a curse, her locks cannot be shorn by ordinary means. And what's more, she's an unwilling participant in a deadly game where psychotic wielders of powerful "Killing Goods" do their best to take her life in exchange for a prize beyond imagination. Wielding the shears he learns are his own Killing Good, Kiri must now keep Iwai safe from those who wish to murder her and help her survive this sinister game.

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LinkSword

Both shows have male protagonists with strange "fetishes" and female protagonists with a special physical condition who need the guy's help to keep on living (and their personalities are remarkably similar).

In both cases, menacing third parties will try to tear apart the relationship of the two characters.

Although Dansai Bunri is more action-centered, the main idea and the mood will remind viewers of one another. 

CommanderKarasu

Despite having very different plots, Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge and Sankarea have a similar atmosphere. Both shows can be a little bit morbid at times, but they still manage to throw in some comedy here and there for a little relief. The protagonists of both series are also very similiar - the male lead has an obsession, and the female lead's circumstances relate to his obsession. If you're a fan of one, you may want to look into the other. 

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Blood Lad

Blood Lad

Staz isn’t what you’d call a traditional vampire. He’s fascinated by human culture - especially anime, manga and video games - and unlike his brethren, he has no interest in sucking people dry. As a prominent street boss in the demon world, Staz has never desired to go to to the human world. But when a human girl accidentally wanders into his territory, is eaten by a carnivorous plant and comes back as a ghost, Staz makes a life-changing decision: he’ll help resurrect this lovely lady any way he can, even if it means heading to Earth! But the path won’t be easy, what with having no idea how to complete the task and his own laziness standing in the way.

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snivets

Involving two young male protagonists with odd obssessions who must bring a girl back to life, Blood Lad and Sankarea have plot similarities, as well as busty female characters aplenty. Comedic, slightly ecchi, and lightly supernatural, these shows are peas in a pod.

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