Highschool of the Dead (学園黙示録 HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD Gakuen Mokushiroku Haisukūru obu za Deddo, lit. "Academy Apocalypse Highschool of the Dead") is a Japanese manga series written by Daisuke Satō and illustrated by Shōji Satō. The story follows a group of high school students caught in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. The series has been serialized in Fujimi Shobo's Monthly Dragon Age since September 2006 and as of March 2013, the series is on hiatus. The first tankōbon volume was released by Kadokawa Shoten on March 1, 2007, with a total of seven volumes available in Japan as of April 25, 2011. The series received an English-language release by Yen Press, with the first volume being released on January 25, 2011.
A 12-episode anime adaptation, produced by Madhouse and covering the first four volumes, aired in Japan from July 5, 2010 to September 20, 2010. Madhouse also produced an original video animation, which was released in 2011. Sentai Filmworks released an English dub of the OVA and the anime series on DVD and Blu-ray in North America.