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These are recommendations made by tropers for Highschool of the Dead fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. After a few samples, you will be able to note the interests of the tropers recommending them, and judge whether you might be also interested in a certain 'fic.

Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found herenote . Do warn when a fanfic may head into sexualnote  or non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.


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Title of the Fanfic by Author OR Fic Trope Page, by Author (Link)Recommended by: Troper Name
  • Synopsis: What's the story about? Give here a brief summary of the plot. It would be also useful to point out in what moment of the series the story takes place. If it's a Gen Fic but it has some romantic elements, note here the characters involved too.
  • Pairing(s): If it's a Shipping Fic, list here the pairings that feature in the fic (warn here if it's het, male slash or female slash). If it's a Gen Fic, remove this line. To tell the difference between the two, notice if the focus of the fic is on a romantic relationship or if it focuses on the other aspects of the story. In case of doubt, classify the story according to the genres it's been tagged: the Romance tag for Shipping, absence of that tag for Gen Fic.
  • Tags: If any are known. This would be things like W.A.F.F., Lemon, Dark Fic, any known Crossovers etc.
Place a copy of the reviews code, found on index page, herenote .

Authors and Websites
Four Horsemen of the Dead
  • Recommended by: Rassilon 001
  • Synopsis: "Amidst the wreckage of a Zombie Apocalypse and the harsh critique of readers, only the most compelling and well-written Highschool of the Dead fanfics, the real survivors, can be found here, as reviewed and selected by the Four Horsemen: Pestilence, War, Famine and Death."

General Fics
Stories which primarily focus on the normal goings on of the cast.

Corpsing by spyder-m

  • Recommended by: Rassilon 001
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: "AU In which aspiring actor, Takashi, stars in a television show based on the latest craze, the zombie apocalypse. Saeko is a fight choreographer also working on the show who helps train Takashi in fighting with a sword."
  • Tags: AU, Parody.

Time Trax of the Dead by Draco38

  • Recommended by: Rassilon 001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Takashi travels back into his own past and attempts to avert, or else otherwise minimize the damage to his friends, of the Zombie Apocalypse."
  • Tags: Time Travel, Reset.

Land of the Dead by Brian Boru

  • Recommended by: Drgyen
  • Status: In-Progress
  • Synopsis: A Self-Insert fanfic in which an American custodian is placed in the HOTD universe and is given a year to prepare for the zombie apocalypse.
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  • Tags: Self-Insert
  • Now has it's very own Land of the Dead Tvtrope page.

World of the Dead by Rassilon 001

  • Recommended by: Ninetendo Man 01, Rose Unity
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: Picking up about a week after the events at the police station in the manga, the fic follows the survivors of Fujimi High School as they attempt to survive and find their place in a world that is growing ever more dangerous.
  • Tags: General.
  • Now has it's very own WorldOfTheDead page.

Crossover Fics
Stories which crossover with other characters or works.

Dead Connection by Draco38

  • Recommended by: Rassilon 001
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Sword Art Online
  • Synopsis: "Komuro Takashi was eager to try the new VRMMO Sword Art Online with his friends. The surprise came when the beautiful Kendo captain asked to join them in the game. But all that changed when they became trapped in a game that was quite literally life or death. And worse... They were there as well."

Dead Flowers by Rassilon001

  • Recommended by: roseunity
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Sankarea
  • Synopsis: "During their escape to the Takagi Manor, two survivors from Fujimi High School spend the night at a shrine. This time, however, they spend the night at the Furuya Family Shrine, and get to meet a most unusual one of Them."
  • Pairing(s): Takashi/Saeko, Chihiro/Sanka.

Shipping Fics
Stories whose primary focus is on romantic or sexual relationships between the cast.

Courtship by Draco38

  • Recommended by: Rassilon 001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An Alternate Universe in which the dead never rise, where Takashi finds himself growing closer to the mysteriously alluring Saeko Busujima, and she, in turn, finds herself drawn to the down-to-earth Takashi Komuro. Features fan favorite original character Kage Busujima.
  • Pairing(s): Takashi/Saeko, Kohta/Saya
  • Tags: AU, Romance.


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