Japanese anime has become a worldwide sensation because of its intricate plotlines and captivating and charismatic characters. And who doesn’t love a little zombie anime with a sprinkle of horror and suspense and a toss of action and comedy? So, if you are bored watching movies and reading books, below are the top 10 Japanese anime if you love zombies.
1. Zom 100: Bucket List Of The Dead
Haro Aso and Kotaro Takat's Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead is a popular Japanese manga series. It has one season. It was released in 2023. It has 12 episodes. It is a story about a 24-year-old man. He lazes around in his trashy apartment and watches a zombie movie with lifeless and soulless eyes. He discovers that he is trapped in a meaningless life and has no motivation to get up from his apartment. But when a zombie apocalypse caused by experimental bio weaponry unexpectedly strikes Tokyo, everything is turned upside down.
2. Zombie Land Saga
A collaboration between MAPPA, Avex Pictures, and Cygames, Zombie Land Saga is an anime TV series. It has two seasons. It was released in 2018. It has 21 episodes. It is set in the year 2008. It is a story about a high school girl. She was unexpectedly killed in an accident. After ten years she along with some other girls who died that year were brought back to life by a zombie just because he plans to save the Saga prefecture by forming a band of zombies to perform as pop stars.
3. Sankarea: Undying Love
Sankarea: Undying Love is Mitsuru Hattori's manga series that was created in Japan. It has one season. It has 13 episodes. It was released in 2012. It is a story about a high school student. He has a keen interest in zombies and their lives. He also has a habit of collecting zombie-related video games and manga. His obsession got to the point where he dreamed of kissing a zombie girl.
4. Highschool Of The Dead
Apocalyptic Academy: Highschool of the Dead written by Daisuke Sato and illustrated by Shji Sato, is a Japanese manga series. It was released in 2011 and has 12 episodes. It is set in present-day Japan. It follows a story about a world that is struck by a fatal pandemic that is turning humans into zombies. It shows the story of a student who with other classmates tries to live in this deadly pandemic.
5. Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. It has four seasons. It was released in 2014. It has 12 episodes. It is a story about a college student. He is attacked by a ghoul- a human flesh-eating being. Later that same ghoul transplanted an organ into him which made him a part ghoul.
6. Deadman Wonderland
Japanese creators Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondou are responsible for the manga series Deadman Wonderland. It's a one-season thing. The year 2011 saw its release. This season features 13 episodes. A guy is falsely accused of murder and sentenced to death. When arrested, he is taken to Deadman Wonderland, where he runs across an old buddy from his youth, Shiro. In addition, he learns that he is a Deadman or a person with a Sinful Branch.
The Japanese anime series Kingdom is based on the manga of the same name by Yasuhisa Hara. In this area, you can experience all four seasons. Publication date: 2012. It has 38 episodes. It is a story about a prince. He goes on a quest to find the seven deadly sins, the mighty warriors who can help him fight against the deadly virus that is turning his people into dead zombies.
Zombie Loan is a Japanese manga series created by Peach-Pit, Banri Sendo, and Shibuko Ebara. It has one season. It was released in 2007. It has 13 episodes. It is a story about a girl. She has a boon to see a “ring” on a person’s neck when they are about to die. She tries to alert her classmates after seeing two "rings" on them, only to learn that they are already dead and are out in the world hunting out dangerous zombies as part of a contract with Zombie-Loan.
9. Sunday Without God
The Sunday Without God light novel series by Kimihito Irie and Shino is a popular Japanese literary franchise. It's a one-season thing. It debuted in 2013, and there are a total of 12 episodes. It is a story about a 12-year-old girl. Who is called a “grave keeper.” But when an immortal gunman slaughters her whole village, everything turns upside down for her. After hearing the "truth of the world" from him, she sets off on a mission to preserve the planet.
10. Corpse Princess
Yoshiichi Akahito created the Corpse Princess Manga series in Japan. It's a biannual event. It was released in 2008. This season features 13 episodes. This is a story about a zombie high school student. Finding the other 108 undead with the help of Buddhist monks who have undergone special training is her job if she is to get access to the doorway of the heavens.