High School of the Dead
The world is ending: a viral outbreak that turns people into flesh eating zombies who terrorize the living has been unleashed and the situation worldwide is quickly deteriorating. The plague strikes Fujimi High School, where the unlikely hero Komuro, who is accompanied by the genius Saya, estranged love interest Rei, sword-wielding Saeko, Hirano the gun fanatic and a school nurse of below-average intelligence, need to escape the school and head deeper into the city; in search of their parents who may or may not remain alive.
At this point in time, the zombie apocalypse is pretty much played out. There has been a sizable amount of hazardous outbreak crisis movies, TV shows, books, comics, videogames and more flooding the mainstream media within the past 10 years, and all of them generally draw from the same set of basic influences; following similar sets of character archetypes and plot scenarios—the cast trying to survive the zombie apocalypse; while they face the additional threats of societal collapse, in the form of dangerous fellow survivors, and the possible decay of their own moral codes and somewhere along the plotline it is suggested that the real monster in all of this is man's inhumanity to man.
To give credit to the show, the zombie apocalypse storyline is mostly well thought out in its presentation. The theme and setting are quite engulfing; from the chaos that was the onset of the plague, to escaping the zombie-infested high school, and finally their travels and hardships throughout Tokyo. It is all executed very well. There is plenty of action along the line given to the viewers in many forms; still-living humans gone mad from the chaos, firefight after firefight, along lots of fan-service, and partial nudity. The show ramps up with great pacing and hardly ever gets boring. Among all of this there is plenty of humor and casual slice-of-life type scenes that meld the entire experience together very well.