As a rule to every Zombie Apocalypse
adaptation: It must beget Tragedy
- At the end of several chapters there are pages containing pictures of several characters, be they minor or main, showing how they were before the Zombie Apocalypse. For example the early mugger/rapist happily washing his car, Alice swinging between her parents arms, various high school students going through their days, and Asami being chided by her CO. The pictures are generally lighthearted but if you stop and think about them too much, they become tearjerkers. One especially heartbreaking picture is shown in the anime. Remember that gym teacher who jumped from a window? In his picture, he is lying in bed with a tiny baby laying on top of him.
- Alice's father trying to comfort Alice as he lay dying.
- Asami giving one final salute before Hirano mercy kills her.
- Takashi being forced to Mercy Kill Hisashi. Made worse by the fact that he wasn't fast enough to stop his zombification.