Serialized by a Japanese manga series which was initially written by Daisuke Satō and illustrated by Shōji Satō, Highschool of the Dead is the story of a group of high school students who get trapped in a zombie apocalypse and try to escape it saving their lives.
Released in the month of September 2016 and continued till May 2013 its issues and new episodes were left unfinished because of the unfortunate death of Daisuke Satō’s death in March 2017.
The action packed Supernatural thriller falls in the genre of Action, Horror and Supernatural thriller. Sentai Filmworks released an English dubbed version of the anime series and OVA on DVD and Blu-ray in North America.
This Anime series is now available on the internet to be watched from various websites. The very successful and me has a set of 12 episodes that can be watched in four different volumes to see full entertainment through its amazing story and plot.
The 15 Best Action-packed Thriller Amines like the Highschool of the dead.
1. Tokyo Ghoul
Similar to the plot of Highschool of the Dead, Tokyo Ghoul also stars a male leading protagonist boy named Ken Kaneki who wakes up in the hospital bed after having an obscure encounter with a girl named Rize Kamishiro. It is eventually with time that he realizes that he is now a future which has supernatural entities named ghouls that feed upon humans. And this is also similar to the plot of Highschool of the dead.
2. Deadman Wonderland
Accused of killing all of his classmates, a boy named Ganta Igarashi is sent to a brutal and nearly lethal facility of Deadman Wonderland, as a form of his punishment. He is later joined by a female named Shiro. Both must now survive endless fights in Deadman Wonderland while trying to find the real person behind the murder.
3. Hell sing Ultimate
Ran by Integra Hell sing who also commands her militia and vampire Alucard to take down various threats. Hell sing Ultimate is an organization that works towards eradicating and extracting terrifying mythical creatures and protecting the lives of the innocent people. The main protagonist is later joined by a female who also helps in achieving the same goal.
4. Prison School
The story of a group of New Zealand so when acceptance to the new enrollment policy follows them being punished and being sent to school prison after reluctantly peeping into the bathing area for the girl students. Famous now India the harsh and demanding environment of the school prison through various situations as this friendship is also tested at the same time.
5. Attack on the Titan
The emotional story of a young boy, named Eren Yaeger, who wants to destroy and eliminate large, huge and enormous creatures, ‘Titans’, who have done damage to him during his childhood. With the help of his friends, Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlert, and a powerful squadron unit and a completely strong team known as the Survey Corps, Eren goes on a journey to take down this Titan threat before they can cause more destruction and cause more mayhem.
6. High School DxD
High School DXD is about a boy named Issei Hyoudou who loves females immensely to the point where he ends up getting killed while on a date.He is later resurrected by a high-class devil girl named Rias Gremory and makes him become her servant and join a club. The series escalates between the gripping chemistry between the two.
You can watch this series on Crunchyroll: crunchyroll.com/series/GR2P21J9R/high-school-dxd
The story of four young human girls and a puppy who must survive and save themselves from the undead in a post-apocalyptic world. An action-packed Siri series of Anime which is a must watch for anyone who loves watching Highschool of the Dead.
8. Angel Beats
After a boy named Otanashi dies and then wakes in Afterlife he comes across a leader named Yuri of an army who is trying to find a female character who is called Angel. Unknowingly enough, Otanashi eventually joins Yuri’s side but soon things start getting messy as Otanashi gets interested in Angel. The Anime showcases the hunt for the truth and his purpose in the Afterlife quite brilliantly. If you like HighSchool of the Dead, then this is definitely a show you can consider.
Shiki is based on a story of a village which is called Sotoba that is having people die very rapidly due to very uncertain causes and without any specific reasons. The main protagonist, who is a doctor who actually says that supernatural beings do it. It is now his quest to save the village Sobota and prove his argument right. All in all, it can be a movie with horror and little disturbing to a few people, but it is overall a great watch.
10. Akame Ga Kill
This Anime revolves around the plot of a male protagonist named Tatsumi who joins a group of assassins ‘Night Raid’ in order to overthrow the oppressive rule of a Prime minister who has made living in the nation really difficult. The story progresses further as Tatsumi then finds himself in the Night Raid. And tries to cope up with this new group and environment altogether. A great watch if you liked HighSchool of the Dead.
Similar to Highschool of the Dead, this Anime too consists of a fairly good amount of violence and bloodshed shown in it. It showcases how the main character has his world totally changed. He has been thrown out of his peaceful existence completely out of his comfort zone. Watch this Anime to know what happens to Kei Kuono as he faces all these new challenges by himself.
As the title of the Anime itself suggests, the show revolves around a lot of bombs and explosives much like HighSchool of the Dead. This portrays a boy named Ryouta Sakamoto is a NEET which means Not in Education, Employment and Training. And his only achievement is being the best player of a video game called Btoom! It is an interesting Anime to watch which has a similar making to that of HighSchool of the Dead.
13. Is This a Zombie?
The Anime Is this a Zombie? Explores a world which has the existence of zombies in it. The main characters of the plot are initially carfree in their lives and then after the incident everything turns around. It is interesting to see how they cope with their new environment.
14. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
With its plot, making it similar to HighSchool of the Dead, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress shows a plot which has a group of people who are trying to survive and save the last standing humans from the zombies and attackers. The only catch with this anime is that most of the people in the group are actually innately cowardly rather than having strong personalities. A great alternative watch to Highschool of the Dead.
15. Higurashi When They Cry
The Anime holds the story of a group of students who are young adults. And eventually finds themselves becoming adults with their coming of age. It not only has similar levels of violence in it but has a bit more obscure and gore scenes. Watch it yourself to know whether you like it or not!