I admit, my initial impression of High School of the Dead was more along the lines of: “Super powerful girls and weak guys, but from the looks of this episode, it only seems like there are less guys than girls in this series. The guys that are there, are pretty darn cool!
We get introduced to gun-maniac Hirano in this episode, and even he doesn’t disappoint. A cheery light hearted fellow, and a bit of a geek is a nice contrast to the rather typical tsundere Takagi. The one character I wasn’t that fond of was the Nurse, who seems like the typical big boob air-head. Nurse+Air-head+Big boobs = classic cliche fanservice character.
Finally, we’re introduced the purple haired Chick, Saeko Busujima. Saeka’s a pretty neat, cool character, and she pretty much won me over with her: “Protecting the pride of men is the way real women of class are”. First time I’ve seen a woman so strong not be an arrogant bitch or full of pride. Its refreshing to see a female character who’s calm, composed, cool and nice.
Not much happened this episode, as it was more of about introducing the remaining cast of characters and making them come together. I look forward to blogging this series now, and hopefully we’ll have more story, interesting character moments and less boob jiggle in the coming episodes, as while there some present in the episode, it wasn’t as focused on as the first episode.
The fact the entire city is pretty much overrun with zombies, really seems to make me remember Resident Evil. I’m pretty sure this story is going to go outside, into the city. I do find it a bit odd that the only people who can survive this whole incident are high school students with bats, kendo sticks and spears, and Police officers with guns have been unable to deal with these zombies. Wouldn’t make for a good anime if these kids weren’t the only survivors though I guess XD
Seems like the gang is going to take to the streets next episode. Also, there’s a scary snake eyes lady who somehow figures into the mix. Can’t wait for next week! XD
~Blogged By Setsuken