Streets of the Dead

Streets of the Dead is an anime episode of Highschool of the Dead that was released on 08/02/2010

The population grows desperate, and chaos runs wild in the streets. Crossing any bridge presents a world of problems for Komuro and Rei, while dissension among the ranks splits the bus group in two.

Plot Summary

At an airfield in Tokonosu, an airliner attempts to take off, but the tarmac is littered with Them. Nearby, a sniper team, lead by Rika Minami systematically takes out the vagrant zombies until the runway is clear. The pair discuss the situation, and Rika says she intends to return to the city eventually because her friend is there.

Meanwhile on the school bus, the survivors are are lectured by Shido-sensei regarding how he feels they should move forward. The bus is in the middle of a slow moving exodus attempting to evacuate the city.

Elsewhere, Rei and Takashi race through the carnage of a handful of crazed survivors, shooting at anything that moves, human or one of Them. They head towards a bridge where other evacuees are, hoping to meet up with their comrades.

At the bridge, the situation is barely under control as the police try to handle the frantic civilians and hold back the undead menace. A group of students break through the barricade only to be knocked off the bridge by a water cannon.

Shido continues to lecture the occupants of the bus, enthralling the survivors he escaped with in a cult-like fervor. Concerned with Takashi, and how things are going on the bus, Shizuka, Saya, Kohta and Saeko discuss their options.

When Takagi informs Shido that they have their own interests in mind and don't wish to be a part of his flock, he attempts to keep Shizuka on the bus under the pretense of requiring her skills, all the while licking his lips in anticipation. Kohta and his nail gun intercede and the group exit the bus.

On their own, the survivors become surrounded by Them. Rei and Takashi arrive on the scene and with the others they take care of the remaining threats. As night falls, Marikawa suggests they head over to a friend's place nearby to bunk up for the night.

Marikawa's friend's car turns out to be a military-grade Hummer, still secure from the disaster, but the complex is crawling with Them.

Points of Interest

  • Tamija, Rika's partner, is introduced in this episode, but his fate is never shown in the anime series.
  • The minor appearing character Hide is uncredited in the Japanese cast, but his English voice actor is listed as Blake Shepard. In the English dub, the girl with Hide calls him "Hide-chan". This is the only use of Japanese honorifics in the English production.
  • The battle at the team's reunion is never shown in the manga. It was an uneventful meet up on the side of the road.

Miscellaneous

  • Opening Theme: "HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD" by Kishida Kyodan and the Akeboshi Rockets
  • Ending Theme: "Memories of days gone by" by Maon Kurosaki

Characters & Voice Actors

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Rika Minami ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Junko Takeuchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Melissa Davis ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Shizuka Marikawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yukari Fukui ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Monica Rial ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Saya Takagi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Eri Kitamura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Maggie Flecknoe ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Kohta Hirano ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Nobuyuki Hiyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Mark X. Laskowski ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Saeko Busujima ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Miyuki Sawashiro ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Taylor Hannah ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
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)
Koichi Shidou ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kishou Taniyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Illich Guardiola ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Miku Yuuki ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Emily Neves ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Airi Sakuno ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Tajima ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Daisuke Hirakawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Corey Hartzog ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Hide ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Adam Van Wagoner ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Kurokami ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tsunoda ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yamada ( x ) ( x ) ( x )

Credits

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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".
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.
Takafumi Wada Music Takafumi Wada is a music composer for anime.
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