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The world is overtaken with a very deadly disease that turns humans into zombies. In Japan, several students of Fujimi High School, and the school nurse, band together to survive the present apocalypse. The story follows Takashi Komuro, one of the students who survived in the initial outbreak.
The following weapons were used in the anime High School of the Dead:
High School of the Dead
Smith & Wesson Model 37
Takashi and Rei find two Smith & Wesson Model 37s on a pair of dead police officers, though one has its handle broken. Takashi comments on the gun having only five shots as most revolvers usually have six. Takashi later hands the revolver to Kohta to compensate for his physical weakness. Several police officers are seen firing their M37s at zombies trying to breach their roadblocks and a senior officer executes a anarchist inciting a unruly mob on live television before the officer later commits suicide with his sidearm near other officers. The author comments on how the Nambu Model 60 was no longer the official sidearm for all Japanese police officers and therefore chose the Smith & Wesson to show the unique choice of weapon for each department. This is correct since the NPA imported Model 37s from America to outfit officers who are going to be armed with revolvers.
Smith and Wesson Model 37 Airweight, right side - .38 Special
Takashi armed with the M37.
The M37 taken with a pair of handcuffs and a baton from a dead officer's duty belt.
Takashi unloads the M37 to examine the number of shots he has at his disposal.
Takashi presses the M37's barrel against a crazy survivor.
Hirano using the M37 to gun down a zombie.
The senior police officer aims his M37 at the mob leader before shooting him as per the order given to "Do whatever is necessary" to hold the bridge against zombies and panicked/unruly refugees.
Rei hands Takashi the M37 as he goes on a rescue mission to save another survivor. The S&W logo is visible, as is the "Airweight" inscription.
SIG Sauer P226R
In Episode 8; "The Dead Way Home", a Secret Service agent uses SIG P226Rs to gun down zombies trying to reach the wounded President and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs alongside a few remaining staff members on board Air Force One. Another staff member armed with a P226R uses it to shoot the wounded Chairman in the head after he shows signs of zombification.
The P226R in the opening sequence at the upper left and in the middle.
A Secret Service agent firing his P226R at zombies, covering his wounded colleagues.
A staff member preparing to execute the Chairman after he shows signs of turning into a zombie.
Takagi's mother hands her daughter a Navy model Luger P08 complete with a 32 round "snail" drum magazine and a stock. It is referred to as "Luger P08's Holland colonial military model".
Luger P08 "Artillery" - 9x19mm Parabellum
Yuriko hands her daughter the Luger P08...
...and then the 'snail' drum magazine with an attachable stock.
A Right Wing member (or Nationalist) is seen firing a M1911A1 at the approaching zombie horde in the final battle at the Takagi estate with the zombies.
Pre-war Commercial Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
A Nationalist is seen firing his M1911A1 at the approaching zombie horde during the final battle.
A Browning M1910 is seen in the opening sequence. Another M1910 can be seen on Takagi's mother's leg holster.
The Browning M1910 in the opening sequence at both the upper right and lower left corners.
Yakuza members and several civilians are seen running amok with Remington 870s. A flashback reveals that Kohta trained with one while on vacation in the U.S. undergoing a firearm's training course.
Remington 870 Police Magnum with Black Synthetic Furniture - 12 Gauge
An armed civilian holding a Remington 870.
Another armed civilian holding a Remington 870, being told of Takashi and Rei's approach.
Kohta receiving training from an "Ex-Delta Force Master Sergeant Blackwater Operator", while on vacation.
Kohta firing the 870 at an outdoor shooting range.
Remington 870 Field Shotgun
Another Yakuza gang member is seen using a Remington 870 Field Shotgun with the barrel (presumably) cut down for easier handling.
Remington 870 Field Gun with raised barrel ribbing and 28" barrel - 12 Gauge
A Yakuza member firing his sawed-off Remington Field Shotgun at nearby zombies.
A Ithaca 37 is found in Minami's household after being stolen from a firearms locker which Takashi and Kohta broke into. Kohta initially uses it as his main weapon before handing it to Takashi. Saya uses the dropped M37 to fight the zombies at the wire blockade. Takashi later uses it a melee weapon after running away from the wire blockade. It appears that the M37 is fitted with an Aimpoint Comp M2. Which would explain why the Optic is disabled by the EMP due it being powered by a 3-Volt Lithium Battery.
Takashi pumps the shotgun. It's his first time handling it.
Another closeup of the M37.
Kohta firing the M37 under Saeko. Such a lucky bastard.
The M37 resting on Takashi's left shoulder.
Takashi aiming at the approaching zombies with the M37 via red dot scope.
Takashi looking astonished after killing two zombies with one shot.
Takashi stands guard on the small river island with the M37 resting on his shoulder.
Kohta inspecting the M37.
Kohta with the M37 slung over his back when he refuses to give up the firearms his group acquired to the adults.
Takashi fires the M37 in the final battle at the Takagi estate...
...only to realize that prolonging the fight brings in more zombies.
Takashi squeezes off a few more rounds at the zombie horde as the group makes their escape from the Tagaki estate.
Over and Under Shotgun
A citizen is seen firing an over and under shotgun, but fumbles in loading the shells and is promptly surrounded and devoured by zombies.
Oops. I messed up, so I'm zombie food now eh?
A Remington Model 1100 is seen during the final episode being used by a Nationalist member.
Remington 1100 - 12 gauge
A Nationalist member in charge of roadblocking against zombies is seen using his Remington 1100 at the approaching horde.
Heckler & Koch MP5A4
Riot Police (機動隊 Kidotai) officers are seen firing Heckler & Koch MP5A4s at zombies.
Heckler & Koch MP5A4 - 9x19mm Parabellum
Riot police officers manning a road block fire their MP5 submachine guns at the approaching zombies.
Skorpion vz. 83
Yuriko is seen fighting zombies with a Skorpion vz.83.
Skorpion Vz. 83 w/ 30-round magazine - .380 ACP
Yuriko using her Vz. 83 Skorpion against the zombie horde, while her husband prefers using his sword.
You know this picture is totally badass.
Springfield Super Match M1A
A Springfield Super Match M1A is found in Minami's household with rails attached for a Surefire M900 foregrip and an Aimpoint Comp M2/3 red dot sight. Rika has also added a Kydex cheek riser. Rei handles the M1A as her main weapon. In episode 7, Takashi handles the rifle to snipe at zombies about to eat Rei. Hirano, like in the Manga, incorrectly calls it an M1A1 with the extra 1 number. There's a minor inconsistency with the charging handle. In one scene it is shown as incredibly-oversized and can fit the size of an entire hand; for the rest of the series, it's in its normal size.
Springfield Armory M1A - 7.62x51mm NATO
Rei holding the M1A in the OP sequence with Takashi next to her.
Cocking the M1A. Note the extremely-oversized handle.
Kohta handling the rifle. That wicked grin on his face certainly shows how much of a happy camper he is in that moment.
Far away shot of the same action.
The rifle among the supplies taken from Rika's house.
The M1A tangled up somewhat.
Takashi sniping the zombies. Nice bipod, man!
Kohta gripping the M1A when he refuses to give up the firearms the group acquired to the adults.
Rei is seen with the M1A by her side.
Rei points the M1A's bayonet against her corrupt teacher as she contemplates killing him for making her fail a grade when her father (who is a police officer) was investigating a scandal involving her teacher's father who was a corrupt politician.
Rei prepares to use the M1A in the final battle against the zombie horde at the Takagi estate.
An Armalite AR-10(T) is found in Minami's household that Kohta mistakes for a Knight's Armament SR-25 at first. Kohta uses it as his primary weapon. The author comments Minami seduced an American soldier to import the illegal rifle into Japan via the American military air service avoiding customs.
An error in the English dubbing caused Kohta to mis-identify it as a "AR-110" instead of a AR-10.
Armalite AR-10(T) - 7.62x51mm
Knight's Armament - SR-25 7.62x51mm NATO
Realistic closeup of the AR-10(T)'s markings.
Kohta's such a happy camper.
The AR-10 in front of the duo.
Another closeup of the AR-10.
Sniping a zombie, earning a headshot.
Kohta firing at zombies near the wire blockade.
Kohta grips the AR-10 when he refuses to give up the firearms his group acquired to the adults.
Kohta prepares to 'Rock-'N-Roll!'
...and fires at the approaching zombies during the final battle at the Takagi estate.
Kohta with the AR-10 as the group prepares to make their escape from the Takagi estate.
Howa Type 89
JGSDF soldiers are seen wielding Howa Type 89s as their service rifle.
Howa Type 89 - 5.56x45mm NATO
JGSDF soldiers protecting the roadblock from zombies in Takagi's explanation of the zombie outbreak in Japan.
Another shot of a JGSDF soldier with the Type 89.
A Howa Type 89s is seen in use in Hirano's FPS game imagination.
Hirano pretending to see himself firing an Type 89 at an enemy soldier.
Members of the Right Wing (or Nationalist) group are seen firing M16s at the approaching zombie horde during the final battle at the Tagaki Estate in the final episode.
Original M16 with a 20-round magazine and the 3-prong flash hider - 5.56x45mm
A Nationalist member guards the remaining survivors with an M16 as the zombie horde approaches.
The two Nationalist members alongside Takagi's father are seen armed with M16's as they prepare to take on the zombie horde.
Another Nationalist fires his M16 at the approaching zombie horde in the final battle at the Takagi estate. The Nationalist member in the middle is using an M1911A1, while the Nationalist on the far left is seen using a pump-action shotgun of some sort.
A M4/M4A1 Carbine is seen in the opening sequence.
Colt M4A1 Carbine with M68 Aimpoint reflex optic and Knight's Armament RAS railed handguard and vertical forward grip - 5.56x45mm
Sen in the opening sequencee you can see the M4/M4A1 Carbine with accesories on and a mount in front of the fore grip.
If you look at at the bottom right corner and you'll see the collapsible stock near the humvee and on top of the Springfield M1A.
If you look at the left, you can see three different rifles, where there's a AK variant, AR variant (I think?) and a Steyr AUG.
Steyr AUG - Austrian Army Version - 5.56x45mm
Seen in the opening sequence. the guns located at the left.
Heckler & Koch PSG-1
Sergeant Minami uses a Heckler & Koch PSG-1 in her role as a Special Assault Team sniper, clearing an airport of zombies wandering around its runways.
Heckler & Koch PSG-1 - 7.62x51mm NATO
The H&K PSG-1 at the bottom in the opening credits.
Rika aiming the PSG-1 at zombie stragglers.
Another shot of Rika with the PSG-1.
The PSG-1 with its bipod after being fired.
A Sumitomo Minimi LMG, the Japanese-licensed version of the FN Minimi, is seen mounted on a JGSDF Type 82 CBRN reconnaissance vehicle.
FN Minimi - 5.56x45mm NATO
A Sumitomo Minimi mounted on top of a Type 82 in a roadblock.
A Sumitomo M2, the Japanese-licensed version of the Browning M2, is seen mounted on a JGSDF Type 10 MBT.
Browning M2 - 12.7x99mm NATO
Sumitomo M2 mounted on a Type 10 MBT manning a roadblock in Takagi's explanation of the zombie outbreak in Japan.