For years, the anime zombie genre has dominated. While many people feel that westernized zombie shows/films are often too generic or copy/paste, the zombie genre in Japan is actually really unique, with many fun twists. There are, however, still a few duds in the pile—so we have compiled a list of the best zombie anime out there!
From first glance, this anime doesn’t look like a zombie anime at all. It looks like a generic slice-of-life, revolving around four high school girls. That, however, is where you’re wrong—School-Live! is actually a great zombie anime. It has the perfect ratio of gore to emotional attachment and is only 12 episodes—which can easily be binged with a few friends if desired. The premise of the show is also fairly unique—but you’ll have to find that out for yourself.
One of the classic zombie anime from the mid-2000s, high school of the dead has a similar premise to that of School-Live!—the anime centers around multiple high school girls, and, of course, zombies. Similarly to School-Live!, high school of the Dead is a 12-episode series, again making it fairly easy to binge with some friends. It’s also really well known for having some truly badass anime characters.