The DEAD way home is the eighth episode of the Highschool of the Dead anime series. The group crosses the river and make their way to Saya's house.
- Original Airdate: August 23, 2010
- Opening Song: "Highschool of the Dead"
- Closing Song: "The Place of Hope"
- Manga Chapters: Act.8, Act.9
- DVD/BD Release Date: December 22, 2010
Zombies manage to infiltrate Air Force One. With Washington, D.C. in flames and the Chairman and the President infected, the Chairman begs the President to launch their ICBMs before the other countries will launch theirs at the US and is finished off before he turns into a zombie. The Chairman also states that the plane has nowhere safe to land. Meanwhile, Takashi's group reaches the other side of the river, where there doesn't appear to be any civilians or zombies. After changing and getting familiar with new weapons, they decide to head towards Saya's house first since it's the closest. They start to find more zombies as they approach their destination, and an unexpected wire barrier causes Rei to fall off the Humvee. The others have to deal with unfamiliar weapons and their own courage in order to fend off the zombies. Outnumbered, Takashi and Saeko try to lead them away, but they are still drawn towards the others' direction. As things look bad, they are assisted by a group of firefighters led by Saya's mother, whilst Takashi and Saeko take a different route.