If you are a big fan of zombie apocalypse stories, you might find Highschool of The Dead familiar. This classic zombie apocalypse anime with high school students as their main characters have been such an eye-pleaser to the audiences back then. Highschool of The Dead or also known as Apocalyptic Academy: Highschool of The Dead is a horror anime based on manga of the same name. The illustrations were made by Daisuke Sato and Shoji Sato. The anime's publication was done from September 2006 until May 2013, but the work was not finished after Daisuke Sato passed away in 2017.
The first anime adaptation was made in 2011, and worldwide fans loved it. The series was so popular that it is considered one of the most popular Television Anime Series until today. Unfortunately, like much other brilliant anime series, Highschool of The Dead did not get renewed for its second season.
Highschool of The Dead: A Quick Recap
The series is set in a post-apocalyptic Japan where a worldwide pandemic turns many of the Japanese citizens into vicious zombies. The story then follows a group of survivors made up mostly of a teacher and her former students who try to survive the pandemic. Along with so many ghastly zombies, the group also has to interact with another group of survivors, many of whom are not nearly as kind as they are.
The plot is going too fast for some viewers too; it happened so suddenly. The dead began to rise and Japan was thrown into chaos. As these zombies start terrorizing a high school, Takashi Kimuro is forced to kill his best friend that got bitten and joins the walking dead. Swearing to protect Rei Yamamoto, his best friend's girlfriend, they escaped their deadly school, greeted with a society that has already fallen.
After all that, Takashi and Rei join together with other students survivor on their journey to find their family members and uncover the truth behind the pandemic.
Highschool of The Dead Season 2: Release Date?
The first season of Highschool of The Dead premiered on July 5th, 2010 with the finale aired on September 20th, 2010. In the same year, a special episode was also released for the fans. But ever since then, there have been no new developments, even though the fans have been waiting eagerly for more than a decade to know the continuity of the main characters, since the finale was a cliff-hanger and they have been waiting for answers. From what has been spread around the fanbase, the finale was done because it is time for the finale, but they are smoothly doing cancelation.
Given the fact that one of their writers passed away, the story itself seemed to have no more development. This being said because there are still three other volumes in the manga series, which actually can be done for Highschool of The Dead Season 2. But, some factors blocked the chances to continue the anime series. The illustrators are told that they don't want to continue the series. Not only that, Madhouse (Overlord, No Game No Life), the production house from Highschool of The Dead is now focusing on other animes which make it even clearer that Highschool of The Dead won't be continuing the series in manga or anime.
This fact alone made fans worldwide get hanged by the finale of season 1. Not only did they miss the storyline of Highschool of The Dead, but they are also waiting for answers on the finale itself. The classic story of a zombie apocalypse and also the visually pleasing characters with their spice of attitude made this anime series even more missed by its spectators.
What Did Shoji Sato Said About Highschool of the Dead Season 2?
Fans who have been waiting for the latest updates on Highschool of The Dead season 2 might be familiar with a few rumors that have been going around the internet, mostly about the official release of the newest season.
During an exclusive interview with one Japanese website Comic Natalie, Shoji Sato said that it is not easy to illustrate further manga series in the writer's grief absence. He also stated that many worldwide fans have been trying to ask him to draw the continuation of the manga series.
Adding up to his answer, he also said that it is near impossible to find another writer who has the same vision of Daisuke Sato. If they find someone capable of proceeding with the manga further, then they will surely try to work together with the new writer.