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Highschool of the Dead Vol. 1 JPN (Mar 2007)
Highschool of the Dead Vol. 1 JPN (Mar 2007)

Shizuka Marikawa (鞠川静香, Marikawa Shizuka) is a main character of the manga/anime series Highschool of the Dead that was written by Daisuke Sato and illustrated by Shouji Sato. The series first began serialization in Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Dragon Age magazine in July 2006. The creators of the series classified characters using role-playing game terminology, and Shizuka is the priest since she is the healer.

Her first appearance was in Hightschool of the Dead Volume 1 CH. 2 "Escape of the Dead", and her first anime appearance was in Highschool of the Dead - Episode 1 "Spring of the Dead". Her character in the Japanese series is voiced by Yukari Fukui , and the U.S. dub produced by Section 23 is done by Monica Rial.

She is the oldest member of the survivors and has the largest bust size at 108cm J-cup.

Character Evolution

"Even after patching them up. The bitten still end up dying. And those who die from bites change into the undead... It's just like a Romero movie."

Shizuka Marikawa "Highschool of the Dead" Vol. 1 Ch. 2

Her first appearance in Highschool of the Dead had her wearing her work clothes as the school nurse. She enjoys buying brand names and wore a Prada skirt. She first paired with fellow survivor Saeko Busujima, and teamed up with a group of students led by Takashi Komuro. When they were fleeing the zombies from the nurses office, Saeko was forced to rip Shizuka's skirt up one side to prevent her from tripping any further. When she was asked which was more important to her, her life or brand names. Shizuka defiantly answers "Both!". Her personality is lighthearted and a bit ditzy, but she has extensive knowledge in the medical field.

  • Age: 27
  • Hair: Blond
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Height: 5' 10" (176cm)
  • Weight: 128lbs (58kg)
  • Measurements: 42.5J-24.4-37in. (108J-62-94cm)

Shizuka is the only non-fighter in the group and she more often stays to the back. She's the only member of the survivors with a driver's licenses and id the driver of the vehicles. After they all left to home she shared with Rika Minami, Shizuka selected a new outfit to wear that was made up from her casual wear. Though she is the oldest member of the survivor's group, she is more mentally fragile and innocent. After the group adopted a young girl, Alice Maresato, into their group, she serves as a maternal figure.

Major Story Arcs

Spring of the Dead

Powers & Abilities

Other Media

OAD: Drifters of the Dead


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