Picture yourself at a table...
...Eating a plate of meat. Like, good meat. Or salad. Whatever your favorite dish is. You like the taste, you like the texture, it's very good meat. Some of the best you've ever eaten. Next to it, a big bowl of your favorite flavor of ice cream. *
Now, picture some dude, sitting next to you at your table, who INSISTS, every second bite of your steak, on forcing a spoonful of that ice cream into your meat-filled mouth whether you like it or not.
And you have Highschool of the Dead
in a nutshell. Likeable characters, surprisingly decent story, badass action. It has plenty going for it to be taken seriously. Straight zombie killing finally getting a foray into manga and anime...
...until you're quickly reminded that no, it's not about characters, or even killing zombies, as much as it is about watching hot chicks jiggle around with their legs spread. The world is ending, people are learning how to adapt, but who cares, this pair of F-cups is jiggling slightly differently than the other 328 times you guise!!
The sheer amount of wasted potential drives me up the friggin' wall. And I'm not even gonna get started on the anime and its blubbering, hysterical mess of a female cast.
14th Aug 11
(edited by: Torquey)
29th Aug 11
15th Nov 11
Why yes, the unrealistic body proportions and inopprioate humor does drag this show down. There's some author appeal here and there and there is blatant for the sake of being blatant.
16th Nov 11
I felt the same way. But, the breasts went the other way for me. In a way, it was so bad it's good. Funny. I was like. DID THEY SERIOUSLY JUST DO THAT!?!?! Then again, maybe it's just me being immature. Which, I really think what zombie anything is about. It's a little overdone to the point where it's only about satisfying your axe crazy child inside you. I do have to note, unlike other zombie things, it does have good on paper plot and character design. So, I'd recommend this only if you can go through the tits to the heart. And maybe go further to embrace it all, and simply melt into it with Looooooovvvveeee....
13th Mar 12
^ Agreed. The amount of fan service is rediculous, it's excessive. It doesn't throw off the pacing though, which is usually my biggest pet peeve. I showed the Anime to my wife, who is very picky when it comes to ecchi. Her overall view of it was positive, when she wasn't glaring at me and calling me a whore. Solid action, likable charaters, decent story and way too much fan service. It's like pizza drowned in cheese. Still pretty damn tasty.
12th Aug 12
Wait, why is liking ice-cream a male thing?
13th Aug 12
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