Rei Miyamoto

Rei Miyamoto is a anime/manga character in the Highschool of the Dead franchise
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Rei Miyamoto is one of the Fujima High survivors. A high school second-year and member of the spear club. She's Takashi's childhood friend.


A childhood friend of Takashi, Rei knows him better than anyone. In the past when they were kids they had promised to get married. However, due to Takashi’s faults, Rei ended up with one of his friends, Hisashi. Despite being a year older than Takashi, she was held back a year at Fujimi High School. She was wrongly held back a grade do to a political issue with her father. He was in the process of investigating a corrupt politician who had a son named Koichi Shidou, a teacher at her school. In order to humiliate her father, Rei's grade was manipulated and she wasn't allowed to advance a grade. Her father had her keep the cause a secret so that soon both Shidou and his father could be arrested.


Character design sheet
Character design sheet

The character of Rei Miyamoto is a main character of the manga/anime series Highschool of the Dead that was written by Daisuke Sato and illustrated by Shouji Sato. The series first began serialization in Fujimi Shobo's Monthly Dragon Age magazine in July 2006. The creators of the series classified characters using role-playing game terminology, and Rei is the warrior due to her combat ability.

Her first appearance was in Hightschool of the Dead Volume 1 CH. 1 "Spring of the Dead", and her first anime appearance was in Highschool of the Dead - Episode 1 "Spring of the Dead". Her character in the Japanese series is voiced by Marina Inoue , and the U.S. dub produced by Section 23 is done by Jessica Boone.

In a popularity ranking held by Dragon Age magazine, four characters from Highschool of the Dead were in the top 10, and Rei took the number four spot.

Character Evolution

Rei's first outfit
Rei's first outfit

Her first appearance in Highschool of the Dead had her wearing a basic school uniform of Fujima High School with a short skirt. She has light brown hair she pulls back to a ponytail, that has an iconic hair style referred to as antenna hair; she wears a school uniform with a short skirt, and black thigh-high stockings. She first escaped the outbreak with her boyfriend, Hisashi; and Takashi. Though Hisashi became infected, the two would later join up with several other survivors from the school with Takashi as their leader. Her goal in surviving is to try and find her father among the chaos of Japan. As a member of the Sojutsu Club (spear martial-arts) at school, she is well trained in using long-range, hand-held weapons.

  • Age: 17
  • Hair: Light-brown
  • Eyes: Red
  • Height: 5' 4" (164cm)
  • Weight: 110lbs (50kg)
  • Measurements: 34E-22-35in. (87E-57-89cm)
Rei's second outfit
Rei's second outfit

Rei was held back a year in school due to a personal conflict with of of Fujimi High's teacher, Koichi Shidou. Her father is a police detective and was investigating Shidou's father for corruption. She was held back a grade in retaliations, but hides this information from her friends. She does hold some resentment against Takashi for killing Hisashi after he had turned, but still holds feelings for Takashi. Her personality at times seems unstable when she suspects he may be interested in other girls. At the Takagi Estate, she even goes so far as to tell him that if he fell for another girl that she couldn't continue to live. She sees her fellow survivor, Saeko Busujima, as a rival for Takashi.

As the series progresses, she mainly keeps her school uniform top but wears a checkered pattern skirt, she abandons the stockings for a pair of knee/elbow pads, and fingerless gloves that allow easier use of the M1A1 rifle she acquires as her new weapon.

Major Story Arcs

Spring of the Dead

During the initial appearance of “ them”, Takashi and Rei have a strained relationship intensified by the death of Rei’s boyfriend, however this is quickly fixed and the love between them begins to grow increasingly. Rei, though a great student ,was held back by Shido who had falsified her grades causing her to have incredible hate for him. Rei currently is in search for her father, a policeman. She in combat is more balanced then the others, preffering bayonets to anything else


Saeko Busujima with a Springfield M1A1
Saeko Busujima with a Springfield M1A1

As a human fighter with , Rei is is a member of Sojutsu Club (spear martial-arts), as was her father and mother. She originally uses a broom handle to pierce Them, but stabbing their heart and chest wont kill them. After staying at Rika's home, she acquires a Springfield M1A1 rifle that is equipped with a bayonet to also act as a spear.

  • Mop Handle
  • Springfield M1A1

Other Media

OAD: Drifters of the Dead

Rei and Saeko discovered kissing
Rei and Saeko discovered kissing

Rei appears in the Highschool of the Dead OAD titled Drifters of the Dead. It was originally released as a Blu-ray and packaged with a special edition of Highschool of the Dead Vol. 7 on April 26th 2011. She's illustrated on the cover of this special edition in the very bikini she wears in the OAD. She and the rest of Team Takashi find themselves on a small, isolated island off the shore of Tokonosu City. After finding a small beach house filled with a variety of bikinis, they take this opportunity for a break from running. The boys search the island for food while the girls enjoyed the water and sun. Kohta got plenty of seafood and a fire was started. Only later did they realize the leaves they had put into the fire were hydrangea. This caused a hallucination in everyone who breathed in the fumes.

When everyone starts to hallucinate from the fumes, what Rei sees is never shown. She is only shown after Saya has sober upped. Hearing Rei and Saya both calling out Takashi's name, she is seen completely naked on the beach embracing Saeko and in a very deep kiss. After sulking in embarrassment with everyone else, they eventually find the real Takashi asleep and fending off four bikini-clan zombie women trying to attack him.

Voiced by
Name Movies TV Shows
Jessica Boone
Marina Inoue
General Information Edit
Name: Rei Miyamoto
Name: 宮本麗
Romanji: Miyamoto Rei
Gender: Female
1st manga book: Highschool of the Dead #1
1st anime episode: Highschool of the Dead #1
1st anime movie:
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