Escape from the Dead

Escape from the Dead is an anime episode of Highschool of the Dead that was released on 07/12/2010

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

Plot Summary

As two other survivors, Saya Takagi and Kohta Hirano, try to avoid the zombies, Rei tries to contact her father, who tells her the city is in complete chaos before being cut off. Meanwhile, kendo club president Saeko Busujima saves the school nurse, Shizuka Marikawa, from more zombies. Kohta manages to piece together a nail gun, while Takashi and Rei manage to stop the zombies on their end. As Kohta runs out of ammunition and Saya starts to buckle under the pressure, the other survivors join them to take out the zombies. As they make plans to journey to Takashi's house to check on the safety of their families, they learn that the outbreak is much worse than they thought.

Points of Interest

  • The early scene of Saya and Kohta before they reached the shop class was not in the manga version of the story.
  • Rei's father, Tadashi Miyamoto, is heard in this episode but he is never seen in this series. He's voiced by Jin Urayama, and Steven Knight in the English dub.
  • This is the first episode that Saeko Busujima is officially voiced.
  • In the English dub of the series, Kazu Ishii introduces himself to Saeko using the Japanese tradition of family name first, but she starts with her given name.


  • Opening Theme: "HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD" by Kishida Kyodan and the Akeboshi Rockets
  • Ending Theme: "color me dark" by Maon Kurosaki

Characters & Voice Actors

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Takashi Komuro ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Junichi Suwabe ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Leraldo Anzaldua ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Rei Miyamoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Marina Inoue ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Jessica Boone ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Saeko Busujima ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Miyuki Sawashiro ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Taylor Hannah ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Shizuka Marikawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yukari Fukui ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Monica Rial ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Kohta Hirano ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Nobuyuki Hiyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Mark X. Laskowski ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Saya Takagi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Eri Kitamura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Maggie Flecknoe ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Hisashi Igou ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Mamoru Miyano ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
David Matranga ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Kazu Ishii ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Shinya Hamazoe ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Chris Patton ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Okada ( x ) ( x ) ( x )


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Shōji Sato Concept Artist Shouji Sato is a manga artist and writer. He is better known for being a co-creator and the artist for the manga series "Highschool of the Dead".
Masayoshi Tanaka Character Artist/Designer
Daisuke Sato Original Concept A writer in the field of manga and historical fiction. He is better known for being the co-creator and writer for the series "Highschool of the Dead".
Takafumi Wada Episode Director Takafumi Wada is a music composer for anime.
Tetsuro Araki Director Tetsuro Araki is a Japanese anime director who's famous for directing Death Note and Highschool of the Dead.
Steven Foster ADR Director (English) ADR Director for all of Dirty Pair, along with Pani Poni Dash
Yuuji Kumazawa Episode Director Yuuji Kumazawa is a Japanese directory and storyboard artist.
Yosuke Kuroda Writer Anime Writer known as one of seven people who set up the company Studio Orphee.


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