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...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. * This is assuming you're male. Ladies, replace that ice cream with whatever you want.
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.
You know, I was going to write a review about this before I read yours. You pretty much took the words right out of my mouth. I came in expecting Left 4 Dead Rising: The Anime, but all I got was T&A. Granted, this was written by a hentai artist, but some people actually don't want tits smothered in their faces in every anime!
Fucking this. I would have loved this show significantly more if it weren't for all the BOOOOOOOOOOOBS.
Now, I'm a straight dude. I like boobs, a lot. But there is such a thing as too fucking much.
This. And to add to it; the girls have a bizarre tendency to range from either Too Dumb To Live to being Axe Crazy.
The sheer adherence of this show to sex is appalling, the OVA worst of all.
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.
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....
^ 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.
Wait, why is liking ice-cream a male thing?
^ I don't understand it either... xDD
Apart from that, good review. I agree. Although I don't like the characters.
The fanservice didn't bother me too much because I pretty much knew what to expect. It was still annoying, though.
And honestly, despite mostly being walking fanservice, the female cast is one of the few things this show has going for it. At least they actually actively contribute to fighting the zombies rather than just cowering behind the boys while they do all the work. That's more than I expected for something like this.
Alice is pretty pointless, though.
Good review, very good metaphor
Wait, wasn't your review below mine?
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