It's not right! For such a gripping series to finish, their world only half-explained, after only twelve episodes, it's just not right. I protest! No doubt there will be a sequel—some day, but I feel cheated, like a delirious promise made to me was not kept. Twelve episodes, bah! To make it worse we get … Continue reading Highschool of the Dead 12. Huh? It’s over already?
Another episode of Highschool of the Dead where no one whacks a zombie. Instead we get characters talking, decisions made, and Shido's brief and ignominious return and departure. Oh, and some fun at the end, if you can call it that. Each main character gets a scene and then we move on. We don't see … Continue reading Elevens: Highschool, Yakuindomo
Highschool of the Dead 10 doesn't bring us much wild action, only one zombie gets decapitated, yet the team still finds itself threatened. Safely behind gates, in the womb of the Takagi family, it looks like they're in a good spot, . But maybe that opportunity to rest and think is the thing that allows … Continue reading Tens: Highschool, Yakuindomo
If you're wondering about what Saya's mom was doing pulling off a big rescue last week you'll just have to wait. Highschool of the Dead 9 follows Takashi and Saeko as they try to reunite with the rest after being cut off. At first it's simply their adventures. They find an amphibious buggy and manage … Continue reading Highschool 9, Asobi 8
First, a moment of silence to honor the memory of Satoshi Kon. Thank you. I'll leave it for bloggers more capable than myself to write eulogies and appreciations. Besides, I've seen too little of his work. I will say that Millennium Actress and Paprika are outstanding films you really ought to watch if you haven't … Continue reading Highschool 8, Yakuindomo 8, and a moment of silence.
Highschool of the Dead 7 may be its best yet. Not just for the action (terrific again) but for why they decide to go into action in the first place. To start with they're temporarily safe, resting, keeping watch, being nearly naked, and talk turns to how they can survive. Saeko says that in this … Continue reading Highschool 7, Asobi 6
Doesn't seem fair. In Highschool of the Dead 6 the world continues to go to hell. Meanwhile our heroes experience great suffering and privation. Of course the contrast is deliberate. The girls undress while a voice-over reporter tells us that two million are dead already. At least Takashi and Kohta are taking stock of their … Continue reading Highschool 6, Asobi 5
Highschool of the dead 5, along with the usual bloody violence, zombies, panty shots and jiggling boobs, adds another element: improbable coincidence (Edit: okay, not so much as I thought), and it couldn't be more fun. Oh, they add another character, too. I didn't get her name from the episode but Wikipedia says it's Rika, … Continue reading Fives: Highschool, Yakuindomo
A lot of flashbacks in Highschool of the Dead 4, and it's far too early for it. I heard a rumor that they had fallen behind in production. Not a good sign, but sort of understandable for such a slickly-produced show. I skipped the flashbacks then went back because there were live bits scattered around. … Continue reading Highschool 4, Campanella 4
Another good episode of Highschool of the dead. Our heroes plan their escape from the school and try to figure out what to do next. First they pick up some stagglers, then test Saya's deaf-zombie theory. After that it should be amazingly clear to them: shut the fuck up. Well, they try, but when one … Continue reading Highschool 3, Yakuindomo 3