“HighSchool of the Dead”, also called “Apocalypse Academy: Dead High School”, is a Japanese horror genre anime adapted from the manga sharing the same name. Created by Daisuke Sato, Masaji Sato is responsible for the illustrations. The animation ran in Fuji Shubo’s Dragon Age monthly magazine from September 2006 to May 2013, but after Sato Daisuke’s death in 2017, the work was not fully completed. A seven-volume essay was published by Fuji Shufang and Kadokawa Bookstore in Japan from March 2007 to April 2011. Yen Press publishes an animated series in North America.
Only 12 episodes were broadcast in 2010, and many fans would agree that the show has greater potential. Does this mean there will be a second season of HighSchool of the Dead? Here’s what we think about the issue:
As of July 2021, there is no official release date for Season 2 of “Dead High School”. More than ten years have passed. Unfortunately, apart from the 2011 OVA, there is no new content. However, many fans are still waiting. After all, there is quite a lot of comic content that has not been adapted to the screen.
What we do know is that the original creator is not interested in further collaborating with the show, so season 2 will have to be taken over by a different network. Rumors are often circulating on the Internet about the possibility of the high school of the dead being taken over by the US network.
At this time, all we can do is wait and speculate. Since Covid has not only postponed many anime productions, but we can also assume a show that has not released new content for ten years, the second season of “HighSchool of the Dead” may not be a priority for any network, otherwise we will have it.
Undead vs the living
The HighSchool of the Dead took place in today’s Japan. At the beginning, the world was hit by a deadly epidemic, which turned humans into zombies, and the main characters euphemistically referred to them as “Them”.
The story tells the story of a group of high school students and school nurses facing a global catastrophic event called an “outbreak.” When the actors try to survive the zombie apocalypse, they must also face the additional threat of social collapse, appearing in the form of dangerous companion survivors, and the possible collapse of their own moral codes.
From high school, students fled to the city, where they had to deal with corrupt teachers and their students. They searched for survivors in the house and found a girl and a dog. Later, they took refuge in a shopping mall, passed through the police station, and finally came to an elementary school that was said to be a safe area.
How many volumes of this anime’s manga have been published?
The “HighSchool of the Dead” comics ran from 2006 to 2013, and the air time was from 2008 to 2010. Although in theory it ended after it was stopped, only one chapter was released in 2013. Author Daisuke Sato passed away in 2017 and the manga is not finished yet. There are 7 volumes in total. These volumes can also be found in English which is licensed by Yen Press