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Clockwise from top left: Kayla, Ana Sofia, Lyanna, Chau, Jeff, Hotaru, Lakka

"When a zombie apocalypse hits during the practice of a high school basketball team, it's a whole new life for the coach, Jeff. The world's turned upside down and the girls seem to be handling the changes way better than Jeff, who has troubles adjusting. A close-knit group of friends, the girls are eager to tackle this new world with its challenges!"

ShootAround is a webcomic about a girls' high-school basketball team (and their coach) trying to survive in a Zombie Apocalypse; it's published by Naver here (although the creator is Finnish, not Korean, and the comic is written in English.)


This webcomic provides examples of:

  • Adults Are Useless: Played with. Jeff, the coach, is generally less useful than the girls under his care, partially because he's not as Genre Savvy about the situation (and partially because he rapidly loses a hand as a result.) The adults who set up the safe zone aren't useless, but the girls refuse to accept their help. And in the end, most of the adults there turn out to be pretty useless... but not all of them.
  • Amputation Stops Spread: The girls cut off Jeff's hand while he's unconscious because he was bitten by a zombie. It also worked for Elise, but a combination of a deeper bite and the trauma almost killed her in the process.
  • Aside Glance: Hotaru's reaction when Chau throws some coins at the mall, shouting "take that, capitalism!", then immediately picks them back up in case she needs them later.
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  • An Arm and a Leg: Played with and averted. Coach is somewhat mournful about the loss of his dominant hand, but readily admits that Hotaru's quick thinking saved his life.
  • Cast Full of Gay: Hotaru, Kayla, Elise, and Coach have all had gay crushes or relationships in the past. Additionally, Chau is a trans woman and both Coach and Kayla are polyamorous. Lakka and Ana Sofia are both confirmed to be gay in the epilogue.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Lyanna's reaction to realizing she's in a Zombie Apocalypse is to be upset that she won't get an ending to One Piece.
  • Cosy Catastrophe: At times, the girls seem to be enjoying the end of civilization way too much.
  • Bilingual Bonus: When Lyanna asks the Old Man to say something in Finnish, he says that she reminds him of his daughter.
  • Everyone Can See It: Kayla and Hotaru's mutual attraction to each other is a secret from exactly nobody, no matter how much they act like there's nothing going on.
  • Genre Savvy: The reason the girls have survived as long as they have (and the reason, for the most part, Adults Are Useless.) Averted with Jeff, who suffers from Genre Blindness to the point of getting bitten by the first zombie they encounter while trying to help him.
  • Ironic Echo Cut: When they find Chau's zombified dog and she leaves it with them to get some stuff from her room upstairs, the scene cuts from everyone else arguing over whether to kill it to Chau saying "I hope they don't kill my dog while I'm up here."
  • It's All About Me: Ana Sofia's philosophy is that "as long as I survive, everything is totally fine." When she explains this to Lyanna:
    Lyanna: "Whaaat, so you're saying I should just worry about my own survival...?"
    Ana Sofia: "What? No! I'm saying you should worry about me."
  • The Leader: Hotaru, since she's both the most serious and the most Genre Savvy of the girls. Even Coach defers to her. Defied in Season 2, as Coach takes over for Hotaru on the basis that she was getting too stressed by leadership.
  • Not So Above It All: Hotaru gets this occasionally, like when she gives in and plays with the pole at the fire station.
  • Pet the Dog: The Old Man, who guards Lyanna when she's captured by the Safe Zone, does this constantly, from comforting Lyanna when she's crying to reassuring her that he's extremely weak (so her friends will easily beat him and rescue her.)
  • Shoot the Dog: Literally. Chau's dog is zombified and has to be put down. More seriously, Elise killed her parents so Jorgen wouldn't have to.
  • The Stoic: Ana Sofia is easily the most level of the main cast and tends to not display her emotions. Played straight and deconstructed by the Old Man, who points out that just because he seems emotionless, doesn't mean he is.
  • Transgender: Chau. The trip to her home to get her medications is implied to be her hormones, and she regrets that she never got to take a new picture with her family since starting her transition. Also, Hotaru's brother Takao is a trans man.
  • Tap on the Head: After he gets bitten by a zombie, one of the girls knocks Jeff unconscious for five days by punching him lightly in the back of the head.
  • Token White: The majority of the cast are people of color, and the white characters that are recent immigrants (Lakka, the Old Man). Andie is so far the only white character to have a speaking role at all.
  • Wham Line: "Because... at some point, someone will make a mistake." And as Hotaru says that this is the real reason they don't trust the Safe Zone, we're shown it happening.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Zig-zagged. The girls refuse to accept help from the adults setting up the Safe Zone, because that's always a bad idea in a Zombie Apocalypse setting. But as it turns out, Hotaru had a much better reason for avoiding it than it seemed at first... and she was right.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: The comic's setting.

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