Highschool of the Dead

Alt title: Gakuen Mokushiroku: High School of the Dead

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Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...

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JustinecMouse JustinecMouse says...

Both Elfen Lied and Highschool of the Dead are filled with blood. The creators don't hodl back when it comes to blood. They are both full of violence and gore. They are just both awesome.

eaper eaper says...

Both of these series contain a lot of graphic places, both physically and ecchi wise (although HSotD barely slows down any on the ecchi) and have a rather dark tone throughout the series.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Ecchi and violence do I need to say more...okay I will.  While the main story of both series is fairly different the main focus of each series is not and that is to entertain the viewer with scenes of complete/partial nudity and lots of gore.  With an overall dark tone to both series if you've already seen one of them then you should strongly consider checking out the other.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Action packed gore and violence are seen in High School of the Dead and Elfen Lied.  Each series involving high school aged people taking on some element of the undead or supernatural.Both series with graphic scenes of the gore and ecchi nature for some entertainment.

fat10 fat10 says...

If you liked High School Of The Dead, you will also like Elfen Lied, because they are two heavy anime, where there is no censorship in the blood, or violence. And that mixed with Ecchi. The story is dramatic, and you will certainly enjoy watching Elfen Lied.

RedCrossRobbery RedCrossRobbery says...

Although theres story lines aren't in any way, shape or form close, what brings these two series together is the gore. Both showcase fantastical gruesome amounts of gratuitous gore, and leave you feeling unclean and depressed at some of the scenes.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Blood and gore, powerful women, and ecchi scenes galore. The animation styles are also similar. While the plots might be different, both play on human emotions.

sothis sothis says...

Elfen Lied and Highschool of the Dead are two heavily ecchi, heavily gory titles that will easily appeal to the same audiences. I preferred Highschool of the two, but you'd likely appreciate both.

deideiblueeyez deideiblueeyez says...

Both are gore fests with some light being shone on the darker side of humanity as one of the main themes. Highschool of the Dead will show peoples' greed and selfishness and resorting to baser instincts in order to survive, while Elfen Lied's main focus is the prejudice and suspicion that sometimes overwhelms and controls people to do terrible things to those undeserving.

Nakedness abounds in Elfen Lied, while extreme near-nakedness and panty-shots and fanservice are stuffed into nearly every scene of Highschool of the Dead. Both combine splattered heads with lots of ecchi, so if you're a fan of this oddly-satisfying combination, try either or.

jypsyjulia jypsyjulia says...

Both High School of the Dead (HotD) and Elfen Lied are animes that are characterized by their violence and dark undertones.  What stood out the most to me is that both of these animes put slapstick comedy in the middle of what would be a terrible situation to sometimes lighten the mood - they also hold nothing back when it comes to ecchi.  If you liked one, give the other a shot.

frankstleBilly frankstleBilly says...

Both series just don't give a shit about the level of blood or tits as they both attempt to entertain, doing that very well. Neither of them are masterpieces, but they're extremely fun to watch and definitely worth while.

kittykitcatt kittykitcatt says...

I feel like it has simile animation and same amount of nude and gore both has grate valance scenes added with a little bit romances and sum sweet odd twists

AtuaDamnedIdiot AtuaDamnedIdiot says...

Both are anime that have amazing storylines, badass characters, violence and packed with gore. They are just both awesome.

Resident Evil: Degeneration

Resident Evil: Degeneration

It’s been some time since Raccoon City, the origin of the T-Virus outbreak, was wiped off the map by the military. Umbrella Corporation’s stock plummeted and a new pharmaceutical company called WilPharma has risen in its place; however, unlike its predecessor, WilPharma is working on a vaccine for the illness that turns humans into bloodthirsty zombies. Claire Redfield has just landed in WilPharma’s town to visit a friend when she finds herself in the center of a zombie-filled bloodbath. Leon Kennedy and members of the Special Response Team are called in to save Claire and the other survivors from the airport, saving an important member of WilPharma in the process. What has caused this new recurrance of the T-Virus? Claire and Leon must get to the bottom of things before nefarious foes are able to carry out their plans...

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Cut3PupGrL Cut3PupGrL says...

Both anime involves undead zombies that eat humans to increase their sizes. They're infected the same and die the same.  The main characters try their best to survive with the best of their abillity.  Both has to deal with the pain and loss of friends.

dannyly18 dannyly18 says...

both these movies involve the living dead, with the exception that highschool of the dead is more of a well "high school scheme" you'll live H.O.T.D if you got a taste for humorous as well as action packed footage, awh i can't wait more more H.O.T.D, as well as some explicit anime girls :D wink wink guys haha, enjoy!

RavenheartN1Anime RavenheartN1Anime says...

Highschool of the Dead and Resident Evil nearly share everything at plot and story.

An infectious virus is running loose and if you are bitten by a carrier, you'll become one of them.

Thus, both share the virus plot and the surviving plot.

chii chii says...

Both have zombies in them and people must fight to survive against them. Highschool of the Dead take on a story about the first outbreak where Resident Evil certain people are aware and fight to stop those responcible. Lots of action and gut wrenching scenes both are sure to please the zombie lover in you.

scizorg45 scizorg45 says...

Without resident evil, there'd be no HOTD, duh. Things they have in common are: Zombies, people desperately fighting for their survival, useless governments and of course more zombies. You should see HOTD as a guide to what normal people would do, as opposed to what government people would do.

If you liked one, check out the other. 

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

HotD and RE:D have much of the premise, there's a zombie outbreak and people needing to deal with it, in common. Both of them also have their fair share of high-octane action caused by said outbreak, so if you liked one of them and want more zombie-slaying action you might consider checking out the other one.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Both for the most part completely center around a group of people who try to survive as a horde of zombies come after them.  I mean seriously do you need more of a reason than the fact that they both have zombies to watch either of these.  But if so then both series also feature a rather nice amount of action though Highschool of the Dead does have ecchi in it as opposed to Resident Evil which has none.  If you liked one and are a zombie lover then you should really checkout the other.

juanjose1989 juanjose1989 says...

Both of the series have alot of gun and action if you like one you'll like the other. They also have a good story and leave you wanting more.

WhenTheyCry24 WhenTheyCry24 says...

As seen in both; Resident Evil and Highschool of the Dead, it portrays similar circumstances where a group of survivors must escape and fight their way through an "outbreak" of a zombie-like apocalypse to safety. So if zombies are your thing, you can't go by these two titles.

Nicknames Nicknames says...

Both shows feature a group of people who have to fight against hordes of zombies for their survival. Also in both of them people turn into zombies if they are either bitten by one of them or come into contact with the virus that's turning people into one of them. Highschool of the Dead is a tad more ecchi than Resident Evil, but if you liked it and you want something similar, but with less giant boobs and male gaze then you should check RE: Degeneration. Likewise, if you liked RE: Degeneration and you don't mind getting some ecchi in between the action bits then you should give Highschool of the Dead a shot.

Tokko

Tokko

Ranmaru is young cop with a dark past. As one of the few survivors of a mindless slaughter in his apartment block, he joins a special unit called TOKKO to avenge his parents. On his first case, the already ghastly murder scene turns to one of terror, as the inhuman killers start to massacre the police. After being saved at the last minute by a secret unit named TOKKO who wield swords instead of guns, Ranmaru's mind is filled with questions and he is determined to find out the answers, no matter what it takes. What are these monsters, and why did they recognize him?

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JapanSun JapanSun says...

If you Like HOTD you may like TOKKO because blood, gore and violance, a decent story but a bad cliffhanger at the end. But in terms of violence just as good as HOTD.

sothis sothis says...

Tokko and Highschool of the Dead are both horror series with a large about of random ecchi as well - though HSOTD is FAR more extreme in that arena. HSOTD is better in a horror sense but both are fairly brainless series.

kissmetgen kissmetgen says...

Blood splattering galore. Both series involve characters in high school fighting blood sucking zombies or demons!

badazz5001 badazz5001 says...

both are series that feature a lot of fanservice and are exsessivley violent. They feature little charecetr development.  Both are nfun series if your not in the mood to really think.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Tokko and High School of the Dead are filled with violence, gore, and blood.  The horror experienced in each of these series involves a new element while drawing in some fabulous fanservice.

TomikelT TomikelT says...

In both anime there is a group of people who go around killing undead/paranormal phenomena. Highschool of the Dead focuses more on a survival story with a touch of harem. Tokko is a goverment agency comprised of the chosen few that combats the paranormal while having a love intrest with the main protagonist.

When They Cry: Higurashi

When They Cry: Higurashi

Maebara Keiichi, an ordinary high-school boy, has transferred to a new school in Hinamizawa, a small rural village. At the outset everything seems peaceful and Keiichi becomes friends with a nice group of schoolgirls with whom he spends many idle summer afternoons. Suddenly violence encroaches upon the blissful peace of the village and Keiichi becomes entangled in an endless cycle of fear and death. The inconsistent, but inevitable horrors of Hinamizawa are told and retold becoming an endless and inescapable nightmare of insanity. Will it end even if the mystery of Hinamizawa is solved?

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jaysah925 jaysah925 says...

watching Highschool of the Dead reminds me of Higurashi--albeit with a lot of ecchi. this series really holds nothing back, as far as the violence goes. Higurashi is the same in that it captures the expressions of the characters really well. if you liked one, chances are you'll like the other.

alucard07 alucard07 says...

i think they are similar in terms of gore, but higurashi is the greater horror. They both have teenagers who didnt want to be involved but had found themselves in the middle of it all.

VeSteN VeSteN says...

The feeling of a cold chill slowly crawling its way up your spine... the feeling of dread as you watch the world's sense of humanity dwindling into the night... and the feeling of excitement as you eagerly feast your eyes on the next episode are all trademarks of Higurashi and Highschool of the Dead. They both deal with the same interesting topic... "In the face of danger would you forsake your humanity?"

Both are very interesting and very thrilling to watch. Higurashi leans towards the "creepy and disturbing" but nontheless entertaining; while Highschool of the Dead (a.k.a H.O.T.D) has many exhilerating action scenes which leave you begging for more.

H.O.T.D while having an interesting and very creepy foundation (world overrun by zombies, survival of the fittest) doesn't quite make the cut as a "horror" anime but rather an "adventure" anime, because of all the action scenes. Higurashi on the other hand has a much more gloomy, tense, grotesque and disturbing element to it which is surprisingly addictive (a warning though, Higurashi is NOT for the faint of heart, the very first scene of the very first episode is enough to turn off anybody who isn't a fan of horror.)

H.O.T.D has a much broader "scope" in that the world has been overrun by zombies a la Resident Evil and there is no "safe place" in the world. The sane have been driven mad from paranoia and succumbed to their primal instinct of "survival of the fittest." On the other hand, Higurashi takes place in a small village secluded from the city, which only adds to the creepy element; because of the village's seclusion there is no place to run for safety (unless you run for a couple of hours.)

From the superficial description provided it would appear that these two animes are vastly different; however they are the same in that they provoke the viewer to delve deeper for "what it means to be human" H.O.T.D capitalizes it while Higurashi may not directly pose this question to the viewer. All in all, both are very good animes and if you enjoyed one you would certainly enjoy the other.

eaper eaper says...

Each of these series are rather graphic, pushing what the viewer sees. They also each have some supernatural elements in them along with a rather dark tone throughout. HSotD is, however, extremely ecchi, while Higurashi is just very graphic in places.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Probably the strongest point of both series in my opinion are the graphics.  Both series aren't afraid to show some of the mor graphic violence that they have to offer.  While Highschool of the Dead as a lot more ecchi in than Higurashi which has little to none ecchi in it both series have a main plot the resolve around mysterous circumstances that keep the viewer wondering.  With their rather dark tone and story watching either one is an extremely enjoyable experience for the viewer. 

Issengard Issengard says...

Both animes have gore, are kind of disturbing and had fanservice. Higschool of the Dead is like The Walking Dead meets Higurashi.

GANTZ

GANTZ

Much to the annoyance of Kei, he and his childhood friend Katou have died, having been torn apart by a train. But rather than finding themselves at the gates of heaven, the duo materialize in a room full of strangers and a giant black sphere known as GANTZ. As if dying once wasn’t bad enough, the occupants of the room are then forced to embark on dangerous missions to kill strange aliens; missions that very few return from. Now, Kei, Katou, and a well-endowed friend must fight for their freedom with an arsenal of guns, high powered suits, and a very low chance of survival.

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sothis sothis says...

Gantz and HSOTD have zero in similarity in plot, but they both are gore and ecchi filled series that will surely interest the same parties. Gore level is on par, though HSOTD has way more ridiculous/stupid ecchi (ie boobs as big as an upper body) than Gantz. Still, fans of one should appreciate the other.

chii chii says...

Both anime have a group of confused people suddenly fighting for their lives against monsters. Both have a good amount of fanservice to them but Highschool of the Dead clearly has more. Lots of action, blood and violence. Check out one if you liked the other.

Azndragon Azndragon says...

Both Highschool of the Dead and GANTZ are very gorey, however, GANTZ has alot more gore, violence and exploding heads.

Both have fanservice, however in GANTZ, the fanserver is far more extreme. They will take off all their clothes and "insert", if you liked the fanservice here you'll most likely enjoy GANTZ's fanservice aswell.

Just to warn you though, if you were somehow upset when a character in Highschool of the Dead passed away, you'll probably have a heart attack with GANTZ.

Both are great animes, they are both gorey and full of fanservice (+romance).

GameMasterPhoenix GameMasterPhoenix says...

Should the main characters in Gantz and HOTD ever meet, they would find that they have quite a few things in common. In both series, the protagonist is an average high school student leading a perfectly normal life--until some earth-shaking event throws them into a world full of violence and nearly-naked women.

If you like fluid action scenes rife with gory violence coupled with seemingly unnecessary segments of ecchi fanservice, either of these anime is for you.

cakeorrdeath cakeorrdeath says...

Both these anime revolve around the central theme of a group of young people attempting to survive when suddenly and dramatically faced with monsters. The main protaganists in each have an overwhelming survuval instinct that gets them through hopless looking situations. They both contain graphic violence and echhi. Gantz has a deeper and more compelling story but like one and I am sure you will enjoy the other.

angelyrical angelyrical says...

Both series feature a lot of gore and ecchi.  Both series also feature fighting off adverseries, zombies in HOTD and aliens(?) in GANTZ.

School-Live!

School-Live!

Yuki Takeya loves her school. She loves it so much, in fact, that she actually lives there! She's part of the "School-Life Club", a group of four girls and their dog who camp out in the club room at night and grow their own food on the school roof. But why is Yuki the only one who still attends classes? And why doesn't anyone ever have the urge to go home? 

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TrapLover TrapLover says...

Simple both anime revolves on students trying to survive a zombie apocalypse the difference is HOTD(boobs+zombies+fanservice+irrelevant boob shaking=sht) meanwhile Gakkou Gurashi(loli+zombies+feels+solid plot=godtier animu) and good thing HOTD has more concetrated action while Gakkou Gurashi concetrates more on how to live life despite of this tragedy.. So if you loved zombie apocalypse anime on different angles I recommend both :)

Haganai Haganai says...

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daisy113 daisy113 says...

These anime have extremely similar premises, including survival in a zombie apocalypse within a school building. The main difference is that while there is a more moe sense in Gakkou Gurashi, there is more of an ecchi sense in High School of the Dead.

Nicknames Nicknames says...

Both anime feature a group of students trapped in a school full of zombies, and they must find a way to survive. The only difference between them is that Gakkou Gurashi focus more in being cute and dark at the same time while Highschool of the Dead is an ecchi show.

f you liked one and you're in the mood for a show with zombies then go ahead and watch the other, you'll like it.

bibotot bibotot says...

Both shows are about a zombie appocalypse. While High School of the Dead features more shounen action, School-Live! is more about survival and drama.

If you are a fan of the zombie genre, be sure to check them both. Very good shows, in my opinion.

saiyamar saiyamar says...

Both anime start with the same premise of school students trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. HOTD is definitely more shounen with heavy blood, battle and ecchi content dealing more with the outside world and the general fight for survival... whereas GG/SL is based almost entirely within the school and focuses more on characters and their emotional and psycological responses to the event. If you enjoyed one you should probably try out the other.

Shiki

Shiki

Encased by trees that are used to make grave markers, Sotoba is a village thought to be surrounded by death - a fact that soon literally becomes the case. One summer, a series of mysterious and untimely fatalities begins to plague the small rural town. With a higher than normal mortality rate for the time of year and each cause of passing remaining unknown, Toshio, the local doctor, and Seishin the temple’s vice chief monk become suspicious and take it upon themselves to investigate. However, as the deaths begin to pile up, more people begin to wonder just what is behind this sudden epidemic; could it have anything to do with the bizarre Kirishiki family that recently moved to the village?

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gretzky99 gretzky99 says...

If you have seen Shiki or HotD and you feel warm inside when you think about all the blood and violence then you should definitely check out the other.

RedCrossRobbery RedCrossRobbery says...

Highschool of the Dead and Shiki are both relatively new animes, that truly capture what it is to be a good horror. The graphics are astounding, the humans are both terrified, and brave, and the enemies are familiar.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime deal with monster pandemics, have some interesting fashion choices, and for much of the anime centers on the teenage population dealing with the sudden outbreak. While Shiki has vampires, and Highschool has zombies, they both deal with horde-like monsters.

thebarfscarf thebarfscarf says...

Both are horror genres that I tend to avoid, which are zombies and vampires. Only solidified by the recent popularity of Twilight, I have never liked vampires, however Shiki was instantly riveting and continued to be throughout the entirey of its duration. I never once felt like "oh crap, another predictable vampire story". It has something indredibly special. So if you're about to pass this series over just because of the vampire thing, think again because I'm glad I gave it a chance.

Highschool of the Dead didn't compltely obliterate my zombie stereotypes. I've always felt that most zombie stories are similar. And Highschool of the Dead was no different. On the other hand, it had a strong cast of characters and developed them in an enjoyable way. I don't compeltely understand the whole "ecchi" thing, I guess. I felt that all the nudity was relatively unnecessary and proved a lot of people's negative stereotypes about anime. Defintaely, Shiki's the better series, as far as holding your interest with an amazing mood and tone. But I would definately reccomend both of them. 

linanimex linanimex says...

Both of these anime has similar atmosphere, in both of them people are turning in other supernatural creatures and has the feel of human extinction. Also they are similar by content: blood, killing, survival, humanity, mistery, ect.

Is this a Zombie?

Is this a Zombie?

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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GGXtreme GGXtreme says...

If you only watched Highschool of the Dead for the ecchi and violence, Kore wa Zombie desu ka? takes that package and squeezes in comedy and a diverse set of characters.

jypsyjulia jypsyjulia says...

Both Kore was Zombie desu ka? and High School of the Dead pack in an insane amount of hilarity, the supernatural and ecchi.  HotD is a bit darker but they both have the same humor, using a group of eclectic people battling against dark forces.

Rayray1000 Rayray1000 says...

they both are are hilarious and have some really good action HOTD might have a little more violence but if you lik one you will like the other.

arkanox arkanox says...

They are both action-ecchi fests with a thin veneer of plot. HSOTD does this much better than KWZDK however.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Zombies? (Well, if you can call Ayumu a zombie, sure) Boobs? Both have that in spades. Along with that, both animes have a very dark sense of humor. 

High School DxD

High School DxD

All the perverted Issei wants is to squeeze bountiful boobs all day long, so he's thrilled to join Kuou Academy, a once all-female high school filled with gorgeous girls. But little did the boy know that after finally getting a girlfriend, she'd turn out to be a fallen angel who'd drive a lance through his heart, killing him on the spot! Luckily, the beautiful and busty Rias, his popular classmate who's actually a demon, revives him under one condition: that he'll become her servant. Now, Issei finds himself in the middle of a fierce chess game between demons, fallen angels and exorcists, and the fates of his new friends lie in the balance!

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Fargo Fargo says...

To put it bluntly, both these animes center around action compact with explicit fanservice. Both of their casts involve your average dude bumbling through their respective plot with their not!harems and facing against a supernatural force threatening their existence.

Vic969 Vic969 says...

Both shows are an ecchi galore, they do a wonderful job in presenting the girls in the most lewd ways possible.

They also share a great way of presenting battles, so you can rest between all this sexiness.

eNdZq eNdZq says...

If you like gender ecchi combinated with action and some comedy you must watch this.

Both have hot and sexy girls which are surprised in situations not really decents, but beautiful for sight(If you are man!).

So if you want a series who can surprise you in any moment you must watch one of this or even both!

SugarTitSenpai SugarTitSenpai says...

For some reason, the two arent related very well but for some reason i find them very similar. Sexiness and violence, Enjoy.

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

Over a century ago, mankind was devoured by giant beings of unknown intelligence and origin known as Titans – creatures that eat humans alive indiscriminately and for no apparent reason. The remaining population has managed to survive the last hundred years only by building a multi-walled city capable of keeping the Titans at bay, training military recruits to patrol the perimeter and gather intelligence about their mysterious foe. Eren and Mikasa have lived a relatively peaceful life behind the city's walls, but when a massive Titan appears, smashing the outer barrier and unleashing a wave of terror, their lives are brutally changed forever...

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snivets snivets says...

Attack on Titan and HSotD are both shows about humans battling creatures who eat humans for the survival of greater humanity. HSotD is set in urban/contemporary Japan and contains a lot of ecchi, while Attack on Titan is medieval sans ecchi, but both have a gritty & realistic atmosphere.

DreamMonster DreamMonster says...

It's all about survival in both of the anime. The enemies of humans are similar and equally vicious.  While Attack on Titan is dark and intense, events in Highschool of the Dead are taking place in a much lighter atmosphere that is spiced up with a bit of humor.  That's where they differ, but overall I think that both of them are worth the watch.

homunculitwins homunculitwins says...

Attack on Titan and Highschool of the Dead are both about a group of teens and an adult who are fighting to survive after the End of the World. With plenty of graphic detail, a great plot line, and death all around, these two animes are definetely something to watch.

sim0n2170 sim0n2170 says...

Both very similar, due to having to fight for survival. One being zombies and the other being titans.