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The Best Episodes of High School of the Dead

Every episode of High School of the Dead ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of High School of the Dead!

One morning, the high school student Takashi Komuro enjoys the silence at school when he's suddenly interrupted by strange noises and a shaky-legged person who tries to enter the school grounds. Subsequently, several teachers come to the school gate to shoo the person away. All of a sudden, a teacher is bitten by the person and within seconds the school campus becomes a place of violence, blood, death and undead zombies. Takashi, shocked by the scenery, runs for his life to save his schoolmates and childhood love, Rei Miyamoto. The struggle for survival has just begun…

Genres:AnimationAction & AdventureDramaSci-Fi & Fantasy

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The best episode of "High School of the Dead" is "DEAD Night and the DEAD Ruck", rated 7.3/10 from 308 user votes. It was directed by Takashi Takahashi and written by Yosuke Kuroda. "DEAD Night and the DEAD Ruck" aired on 8/16/2010 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Spring of the DEAD".

  • DEAD Night and the DEAD Ruck
    7.3/10 308 votes

    #1 - DEAD Night and the DEAD Ruck

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2010-08-16

    Fully rested and armed to the teeth, the group looks on as people are eaten alive in the streets below, and learn a valuable lesson: you can't save them all. However, in the zombie apocalypse, there are always exceptions.

    Director: Takashi Takahashi

    Writer: Yosuke Kuroda

  • Spring of the DEAD
    7.2/10 391 votes

    #2 - Spring of the DEAD

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2010-07-05

    A deadly virus is turning the world's population into walking corpses. While the world erupts into chaos around them, Takashi Komuro and his friends frantically search for a way to break free from the living dead.

    Director: Tetsuro Araki

    Writer: Yosuke Kuroda

  • Escape from the DEAD
    7.2/10 334 votes

    #3 - Escape from the DEAD

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2010-07-12

    As the entire school quickly spirals into chaos, more players just into the fight, handmade weapons at the ready. New enemy traits are discovered, and the survivors realize the situation that they're really in.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Yosuke Kuroda

  • In the DEAD of the Night
    7.2/10 317 votes

    #4 - In the DEAD of the Night

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2010-08-09

    With no help coming from headquarters, the police are ordered to use deadly force to maintain order at the blockade. Safe for the time being, the group relaxes and prepares themselves by gathering supplies for the chaos that awaits them outside.

    Director: Naoyasu Habu

    Writer: Yosuke Kuroda

  • All DEAD'S Attack
    7.2/10 284 votes

    #5 - All DEAD'S Attack

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2010-09-20

    After an EMP wave shuts down all electronic equipment in a wide radius, Komuro and his friends must defend the mansion or risk losing everything that matters to them.

    Director: Tetsuro Araki, Mitsuyuki Masuhara

    Writer: Yosuke Kuroda

  • Democracy under the DEAD
    7.1/10 318 votes

    #6 - Democracy under the DEAD

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2010-07-19

    The enemy's weak points are discovered and exploited. The human condition is put to the test, and everyone's base survival instincts kick in. Tensions rise as more people swell the ranks, and one survivor refuses to continue with the group

    Director: Yasushi Muroya

    Writer: Yosuke Kuroda

  • The DEAD Way Home
    7.1/10 284 votes

    #7 - The DEAD Way Home

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2010-08-23

    An animal is said to be the most dangerous when cornered. After crossing the river, the group takes a wrong turn and becomes trapped. With no help in sight and a wall of the living dead surrounding them, how many waves can they fight off before they're overwhelmed?

    Director: Chie Yamashiro

    Writer: Yosuke Kuroda

  • The Sword and DEAD
    7.1/10 284 votes

    #8 - The Sword and DEAD

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2010-08-30

    After narrowly escaping with their lives, Komuro and Saeko must make their way alone and rendezvous with the others. Saeko's true nature is revealed, and it begs the question: Is her beauty only skin deep?

    Director: Yusuke Onoda

    Writer: Tatsuya Takahashi

  • Streets of the DEAD
    7.0/10 300 votes

    #9 - Streets of the DEAD

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2010-08-02

    The population grows desperate and chaos runs wild in the streets. Crossing any bridge presents a world of problems for Komuro and Rei, while dissension among the ranks splits the bus group in two.

    Director: Yuuji Kumazawa

    Writer: Yosuke Kuroda

  • DEAD Storm Rising
    6.8/10 273 votes

    #10 - DEAD Storm Rising

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2010-09-13

    Tempers flare in the House of Saya Takagi. Decisions must be made, and a leader must be chosen. Honor, love, devotion and mercy are put to the test; and a man from the group's past makes an unexpected return.

    Director: Takenori Mihara

    Writer: Yosuke Kuroda

  • Running in the DEAD
    6.5/10 311 votes

    #11 - Running in the DEAD

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2010-07-26

    Z-Day +1...In times of crisis, even the most mundane activities become a monumental task. While on their way to the rendezvous, Rei and Komuro find that there's more to fear in this new world besides the walking dead.

    Director: Tetsuo Ichimura

    Writer: Tatsuya Takahashi

  • The DEAD's House Rules
    6.5/10 275 votes

    #12 - The DEAD's House Rules

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2010-09-06

    The group reunites at Takagi's house, an impenetrable fortress run by her parents and their army of workers. After surviving this long on their own, being absorbed into a larger group becomes a huge concern.

    Director: Tetsuo Ichimura

    Writer: Yosuke Kuroda