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04/04/2015 17:31:47 •••

Shameless (anime review)

Right, so I decided to give this a try, and it's pretty much your standard zombie shlock in anime flavor. A group of teenagers (and an adult) of varying likability find themselves in a zombie apocalypse and must fight to survive. Amongst said characters are the pervy protagonist, his childhood friend (I think)/love interest, the gun otaku, the unnecessarily belligerent Alpha Bitch, the Aloof Dark-Haired Girl, and the school nurse to be the designated adult.

The show is Best Known for the Fanservice, and for good reason. There's gainaxing other boob shots, and panty shots galore. One episode even has a bath scene, and hell, the OVA is a Beach Episode (presumably they couldn't fit one into the 12 eps they had). Besides that, though, is the large amounts of Gun Porn I'm not sure is all entirely accurate, and, perhaps the worst thing about the show, the shoehorned political commentary. I mean really, when you're showing panty shots and boob shots every other scene in your zombie survival series, you've got some nerve shoving your political views in acting like you're being insightful, when really you're just being pretentious. Seriously.

Oh, and the little girl peeing scene. In one episode, the protag picks up a kid who just lost her dad to the zombies. While trying to get away from the house he found her at and back to the group, she complains she has to go and can't hold it anymore, before asking if she can just pee, which the protag begrudgingly agrees to. Yeah. If you had any doubts the writers was at least a little bit messed up, there you go.

Fortunately, the dub was handled by people who realize how stupid this all is and usually doesn't take itself very seriously. I say usually because even the stupid political commentary is left intact.

One thing I do kinda appreciate is nearly the entire female cast prove to be competent fighters in their own way. The closest anyone gets to being just The Chick is Shizuka, and even she has her moments. No one is The Load.

To sum up, if you don't mind dumb zombie shlock and gratuitous fanservice or are looking for something to rip on with your friends, give it a go. Otherwise, stay away.

03/22/2015 00:00:00

About the peeing scene: when you gotta go, you gotta go. It's that simple.

It wasn't like Takashi could drop her off anywhere, considering they were surrounded by flesh eating zombies on all sides. And she couldn't hold it anymore. So he did the only thing he could've done and told her 'go ahead.'

04/04/2015 00:00:00

They could've cut away before she started, though...

04/04/2015 00:00:00

@PhysicalStamina: It wasn't like they showed it. All you see is his reaction when she does it.

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