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One night, at my best friend's flat, he showed me a few episodes of Highschool Of The Dead so as to introduce me to it. It didn't quite do it for me. I don't mean to disrespect the opinions of the people who do like the show, but it's made up of two things I'm not real fond of: Lord Of The Flies and Frank Miller. I'll explain what I mean:
For the first point, just like in Lord of the Flies, the characters of Highschool of the Dead are also Crazy Survivalists with morals that are at best questionable and at worst non-existent. Is it any wonder why people prefer The Lord Of The Rings? :P *laughs like Grover*
For the second point, I know, Frank Miller didn't work on this show, but with the focus it has on the female characters' bosoms bouncing (even when there isn't really a reason for them to do so), he might as well have. At one point I even remember saying "Geez girl; put a bra on."
As for me, I think I'll stick with Grenadier; the fanservice there is more fun and less intrusive, and everybody loves Rushuna Tendo. :) She's like a Disney Princess. With a gun. :P
First of all, only the secondary characters are crazy survivalists. It would be interesting if the main characters' morals decline over time as they survive, but then they get that little girl and it's all OMG WE HAFF TO BE ALL IDEALISTIC AND HAPPY GAIZ!!!
Secondly, Granadier, if I recall correctly, is Trigun with tits. Don't know if that's good or not.
Thirdly, placing emoticons in your reviews immediately invalidate your opinions entirely. Nobody likes them. Nobody likes to see them. Keep that in mind for future reviews.
Fourthly, why fucking laughing like Grover? Is it some sort of reference flying over my head?
Fifthly, I don't care.
I enjoyed the series. It flowed pretty much like how a zombie survival story should to me, all action scenes were well done and over the course of the series you see some decent character development. The animation was also fantastic, which is what attracted me to the series in the first place after seeing some clips of it in an amv. Yeah, there is a ton of fanservice, but I am glad you didn't just tear into this because it was there. I see it kinda like if you don't like violence, then why watch an action movie? I personally thought it balanced well with the zombie killings, but I can understand how some people wouldn't like it. Really I liked this show. If you don't have a problem with fanservice and enjoy anime and zombies, then you will love the series. If you don't, then it is absolutely not the show for you.
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