10 Best Zombie Anime To Watch According to Viewers (2023)

Zombies are a horror genre staple, and now they’ve even made their way into Japanese animation.

There are fewer zombie-themed anime series and movies than there are live-action horrors, but that’s bound to change as animation technology advances. Already, you can find a plethora of zombie-themed anime on various streaming services.

It appears that zombies can live eternally. New and seasoned zombie fans are always looking for fresh zombie content, and the anime genre is no exception.

10 Best Zombie Anime To Watch

SL.No. Name of Anime Number of Seasons Number of Episodes
1 Soul Eater 2 51
2 Hellsing Ultimate 1 10
3 Sankarea: Undying Love 1 12
4 Sunday Without God 1 12
5 Is This A Zombie? 2 24
6 Highschool Of The Dead 1 12
7 Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress 1 12
8 School-Live! 1 12
9 Seoul Station 1 (film)
10 Gungrave 1 26

1.Soul Eater ( 2 seasons, 51 episodes)

Though zombies aren’t the story’s main focus, they are a familiar foe of the Reapers and Weapons. Paranormal action and comedy blend in this story about the pupils of Death Meister Academy as they learn the finer points of soul extraction and the preservation of the hereafter.

Soul Eater

The delicate balancing act between living and dying is central to Soul Eater. Zombies are powerful metaphorical foes for the avatars of death-in-training to combat, even if the narrative primarily focuses on the battles between the Academy and the Witches that threaten it.

Soul Eater - Anime Trailer

2. Hellsing Ultimate (1 season, 10 episodes)

After the conclusion of the Hellsing anime, an OVA called Hellsing Ultimate was produced. In contrast to the first anime adaptation of Hellsing, this one stays more faithful to the manga. While zombies play a role in this series, they are not the focus.

Hellsing Ultimate

In Hellsing Ultimate, the supernatural monsters haunting England are the main emphasis as the covert Hellsing Operation tries to bring them under control. The protagonist is the classic vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, who doesn’t discriminate when it comes to the undead.

Hellsing Ultimate Collection 1 (I-IV) Official Trailer - Available Now

3. Sankarea: Undying Love (1 season, 12 episodes)

Sankarea is a supernatural horror comedy about a high school girl named Chihiro Furuya who develops feelings for a zombie. It’s a comedy show, but there are some genuinely terrifying and gripping sequences in it as well.

Sankarea Undying Love

Because he is obsessed with the living dead, Chihiro concocts a concoction that turns his classmate Rea Sanka into a zombie. Thankfully, hydrangea leaves are more her thing than brains, but it’s still unsettling.

They fall in love despite their unusual situation and must figure out how to live together.

Sankarea: Undying Love - The Complete Series - English Trailer

4. Sunday Without God (1 season and 12 episodes)

The fantasy, mystery, and supernatural anime Sunday Without God depicts a future where humans no longer age or reproduce. The concept here is that God abandoned his creations but left behind grave keepers to ensure the afterlife for those who have passed on.

Sunday Without God


The “zombies” in this anime are unlike your typical walkers, yet they follow the same rules. In this reality, the dead do not rot but continue to roam. The series follows young Ai as she teams up with an immortal gunslinger to uncover the truth about their planet and put an end to the undead.

Sunday Without God  - Official Trailer

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5. Is This A Zombie? (2 seasons and 24 episodes)

A Zombie, Perhaps? is a comedy that is about zombies. The protagonist Ayumu is a serial killer’s next victim. Eucliwood Hellscythe, a magical girl necromancer who is both silent and adorable, brings him back to life just to have him slain again.

Is This A Zombie

However, Hell Scythe’s sorcery restores life to his corpse, so death doesn’t have the final say this time. It’s a ludicrous love story set in a world where the protagonist, Ayumu, must constantly hide from demons and killers while discovering his true identity.

Is This a Zombie - Season 1 - English Trailer

6. Highschool Of The Dead (1 season and 12 episodes)

Highschool of the Dead is the pinnacle of zombie anime. It has much in common with your standard Western zombie apocalypse tale, but it doesn’t make it any less thrilling and terrifying.

In this short horror series, the five high school students in Highschool of the Dead band together to escape their infested school.

Highschool Of The Dead

While there are moments of over-the-top fan service in High School of the Dead, the series’ solid characters and commitment to genuine violence more than make up for any flaws.

High School of the Dead Trailer

7. Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress (Koutetsujou No Kabaneri) 1 season, 12 episodes

Taking place in the same time period but in a steampunk setting, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is often compared to Attack on Titan despite its focus on undead monsters known as Kabane rather than Titans.

Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress

The most glaring similarity is that the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress also uses stations and walls to protect humans from the Kabane. When the Kabane cause one of the stations to be destroyed by crashing a steam train they kidnap, a teenage engineer called Ikoma comes up with a weapon to kill the monsters.

The young hero’s decision to take action against the world’s zombie threat has far-reaching consequences.

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato | Multi-Audio Clip: Meet Mumei | Netflix Anime

8. School-Live! (Gakkougurashi!) (1 season and 12 episodes)

The visuals of School-Live! are so endearing that it may take a while to realize that it is a zombie anime. It’s hardly shocking because Japanese zombie anime tends to have a different tone than its Western counterparts.

Viewers of the first episode of School-Live! may experience dissonance between the attractive school girls doing cute things and the revelation that they are the only survivors of their school in a post-apocalyptic zombie world.

School Live

However, a MyAnimeList rating of 7.62 ensures that viewers will be kept amused. Fans will enjoy seeing these lovely ladies as they battle the undead while trying to keep their lives as regular as possible.

School Live! (Gakkou Gurashi!) Complete Season 1 Trailer

9. Seoul Station (1 film)

If you liked the South Korean zombie film Train to Busan, you’d love the 2017 animated prequel, Seoul Station. On Rotten Tomatoes, the zombie anime movie is a perfect ten.

Seoul Station

After Busan’s terrifyingly fast zombies overrun downtown Seoul, Seoul Station follows a young lady struggling to survive. With its tight focus on only three main characters, this is one zombie flick you will want to take advantage of.

SEOUL STATION - Official UK Trailer - In cinemas now

10. Gungrave (1 season, 26 episodes)

Gungrave is a severe zombie anime centered around Brandon Heat’s quest for vengeance, and it’s based on a popular third-person shooting game.

He used to be closest friends with his former criminal partner, but now he goes by Beyond the Grave (or Grave for short) and wants retribution.


Grave, at best an antihero, is a nearly indestructible revenant of the undead. The only thing keeping him alive is the thought of exacting revenge on the criminal organization responsible for his death.

Gungrave Complete Series Trailer

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