Zombies, often known as the undead, are revived bodies of the dead human beings whose sole purpose is to eat human beings. Devoid of their soul, Zombies are mostly seen in video games and movies.
In anime, Zombies are represented in different ways, be it Zombie girls making their music band or someone becoming a zombie out of obsession. That’s just a grain of sand in a desert full of such fictions.
So, let’s begin with the top 10 list of zombie anime.
10Hitori no Shita – The Outcast
Hitori no Shita – The Outcast deals with Chulan’s peaceful life being turned into a life full of zombies.
Hitori no Shita – The OutcastAir Date: July 9, 2016 Status: Airing Studio: Namu Animation, Haoliners Animation League No. of Seasons: 3 No. of Episodes: 44
On the night of visiting the graveyard of his relative, Chulan was attacked by Zombies. Luckily he was saved by Feng, who killed each of the zombies with the kitchen knife in her hand.
A few days later, he met the same girl in his university, which continued with a chain of mysteries that changed his life forever.
Zombie-Loan depicts Michiru’s life being turned upside down after joining the team, which kills zombies for a living.
Zombie-LoanAir Date: July 4, 2007 Status: Finished Studio: Xebec No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 11
Michiru Kita has a curse in the disguise of blessing; she can see the life expectancy of a person. Soon stumbling upon two of his classmates, Chika and Shito, she tries to interrogate them about their life expectancy but soon finds out that they are already dead.
They work for Zombie-Loan, where they are promised to keep alive in exchange for slaughtering the undead. Finding out her quirk, she was forced to join the team to help them in their work.
8Highschool of the Dead
Highschool of the Dead triumphantly showcases alluring visuals amongst a zombie apocalypse!
Highschool of the DeadAir Date: July 5, 2010 Status: Finished Studio: Madhouse No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12
Japan was suddenly under a pandemic where the dead began to rise, and the whole country was in chaos.
When the walking dead attacks a high school, Takashi Kimuro is forced to kill his best friend when he gets bitten by them. Takashi, vowing to protect his girlfriend Rei Miyamoto, escaped from there only to witness a fallen society.
Soon Takashi and Rei, along with some other students, begin their journey to save their family members and to find out the cause behind this pandemic.
7Corpse Princess: Aka
Corpse Princess displays one’s resurrection as a zombie to fulfill revenge, driven by a strong determination.
Corpse Princess: AkaAir Date: October 2, 2008 Status: Finished Studio: Gainax, feel. No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 25
Makina’s family was brutally slaughtered by a secret undead organization. To avenge her family, she makes a contract with a priest named Keisei, and she resurrects as a Shikabane Hime whose only purpose is to kill the zombies.
But soon, Keisei’s brother Ouri finds himself entangled in the series of events related to Makina, the Shikabane.
6Sunday Without God
Sunday Without God beautifully depicts a struggling world where the almighty God doesn’t exist.
Sunday Without GodAir Date: July 7, 2013 Status: Finished Studio: Madhouse No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12
The “gravekeepers” were the creation of God to give rest to the walking dead who wander around in God’s absence from this world.
Ai, is a pampered girl who is also a gravekeeper in her village who peacefully does her job not having a mother by her side.
Soon her peaceful life comes to an end as she is forced to follow her father, Hampnie, who massacred everyone in her village, leaving her nothing to do.
5Sankarea: Undying Love
Sankarea: Undying Love illustrates the consequences of crossing the fine line of obsession into the world of insanity.
Sankarea: Undying LoveAir Date: April 6, 2012 Status: Finished Studio: Studio Deen No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12
Chihiro Furuya cannot think of living his life devoid of everything zombie. He is so much into the world of zombies that he wants her girlfriend to be a zombie.
Soon, he notices a girl named Rea Sanka screaming out her regretful life as a human, listening to which he asks if she is interested in leaving human life.
Thinking of a way to die, she agrees, but after drinking the potion given by him, she was unexpectedly turned into a zombie. With no place to return, she lives with Chihiro, whose dream has come true, while Rea fulfills her unfulfilled wishes.
4Is This a Zombie?
Is This a Zombie boldly presents a character who is both a zombie and also a magical girl!
Is This a Zombie?Air Date: January 11, 2011 Status: Finished Studio: Studio Deen No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 22
Ayumu Aikawa was resurrected as a Zombie by a sorcerer after he was killed. Continuing his life as an average high schooler, he has avoided sunlight and the other things that affect the undead.
While trying to find his murderer one day, he encounters a magical girl who was in-between a fight with a monster. After this, he absorbed the magical girl’s power when she tried to erase his memories.
Ayumu can now become a magical girl, which is a great help in finding the murderer who killed him while doing a magical girl’s job of killing monsters.
3Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is an alternative version of Attack on Titan you never knew existed.
Kabaneri of the Iron FortressAir Date: April 8, 2016 Status: Finished Studio: Wit Studio No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12
Kabane are human-eating monsters that emerged from a mysterious virus during the Industrial revolution. The only way to kill them is by destroying their steel-coated hearts.
Humanity has survived by building a wall around their habitation where the only way to enter is by a heavily armored train which can pierce their hearts.
Ikoma, a young man with a dream to fight those monsters using the trains, will come sooner than he expected.
School-Live displays the life of the survivors of a zombie apocalypse through a sweet and horrifying story.
School-Live!Air Date: July 9, 2015 Status: Finished Studio: Lerche No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12
Everything seems to be going well for Yuki Takeya, a highschool girl who never wants to leave the school to keep enjoying the cheerful life with her fellow members of the School Living Club.
The eternal joy was nothing but a delusion to escape from the horrifying reality of being in the midst of a Zombie Apocalypse as the only survivor with nothing to communicate to anyone from outside.
1ZOMBIE LAND SAGA
ZOMBIE LAND SAGA is a unique portrayal of an Idol’s life in the world of the undead.
ZOMBIE LAND SAGAAir Date: October 4, 2018 Status: Upcoming Season 2 Studio: MAPPA No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 12
Sakura’s dream of becoming an idol soon comes to an end after being hit by a truck. Finding herself in an unknown world, she later comes to know that she was resurrected as a zombie by a man named Koutarou.
His aim is to build an idol group including Sakura and other six zombie girls that he revived in the land of Saga. Coming to accept reality, she begins her new life as an idol in the group known as Frank Chouchou.
There are some others which can be considered to be of this genre, they are:
Tokko, GYO: Tokyo Fish Attack, Shi Xiong (Zombie Brother).Originally Written By Epic Dope