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Highschool of the Dead

Post by Kei » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:14 am

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Warning: Video NSFW (blood and zombies)
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BRAAAAAIIIINS!

This is the most-hyped series of the upcoming summer season. I'm definitely looking forward to it, especially since the manga has gotten rave reviews... plus it's being animated by MADHOUSE. Here's hoping it does the zombie genre justice!
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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Yui » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:17 am

So excited! I love zombies, especially BRAAAAIIIIINS.
Hope it ends up being as awesome as it looks.

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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by krishthethird » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:19 am

wow!! zombies are so cool! ^_^ BRAAAINSSS!!!!!

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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Kei » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:25 am

From what I've seen of the manga, it looks pretty cool... like Ikkitousen meets Dawn of the Dead. Here's a scan.

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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Kagami » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:56 am

I think I may enjoy this. A lot. On so many levels.

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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Taiga » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:57 am

Zombies and perversion is ALWAYS a recipe for fun.

I liked the sound of it from the season list... but DAMN that looks good. <3

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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Ryu » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:35 am

I'm about six minutes in and I gotta say, you're definitely not wrong about the gratuitous fan service (just the op alone sweet Jesus) or the gratuitous violence. 12 mins now: has a Dawn of the dead feel but the op also seems to hint at some tongue-in-cheek Zombieland style moments later on as well. I expect good things.

ps God why is everyone so unfamiliar with zombies in these sort of shows, they've only been a horror icon for the past forty or so years

pps It must be the designs or the VAs, because I have never been so disturbed by cartoon violence before
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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Taiga » Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:25 am

Ryu... you've made me want to see this like... SO much more than I already did.

_______After watching:

YES. I like. Though you really would think they'd know more about them, as previously said.

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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Kei » Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:28 am

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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Ryu » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:43 am

Well, episode 2's out and we find a few friends amidst the zombie smashing, of particular note one Miss Busujima who brings some mighty fine kendo skills to the party. Fan-service seems to be at a much lower level than in the first episode, (although there is one other of the dramatis personæ that certainly ramps it up a little) but the action isn't taking a break. Nothing gets up to "PA announcement" levels of freakiness, unfortunately.

3/5

Also there's a bit after the credits that's important, so if you're not the kind to watch the previews or whatever, have a heads up.

Edit: Oh yah, completely forgot they censored some more of the gore, even on the AT-X version, so if ya want to catch it completely uncensored, the manga's probably your best bet.
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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Ryu » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:57 am

Episodes 4 and 5 were p. cool. Episode 5 in particular, as I'm pretty sure motorcycles don't work that way.

P.S. Shido is obviously Lelouche.
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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Taiga » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:44 am

I enjoyed episode 5, though 4 and 3 were a little less awesome.

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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Ryu » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:10 am

Oh man, this episode. This. Episode.


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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Taiga » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:35 pm

Oh? I have it... look forward to watching now :3

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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Ryu » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:43 pm

Isn't Rei from the spear club?
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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Stilts » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:10 am

Ryu wrote:Isn't Rei from the spear club?
Possibly. I can't really remember. Even if she is, those are some crazy fighting techniques for her to be pulling off. Plus, I'd like to know what kind of high school has a spear club. O_o

As for episode 6...well...let's just say my review won't be kind.

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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Taiga » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:08 am

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Ryu wrote:Isn't Rei from the spear club?
Possibly. I can't really remember. Even if she is, those are some crazy fighting techniques for her to be pulling off. Plus, I'd like to know what kind of high school has a spear club. O_o
Aren't (anime) Japanese highschool clubs all student created? The SOS brigade and the Music club in K-On... the Drama club in Clannad.

All were started by the students or resurrected, at least.

Maybe one of the original students decided they'd like to teach a class there? Or perhaps a teacher just happened to know the art? Then again... you'd expect more people to have survived if there have to be tutors for the Kendo and Spear clubs.

Odd.

Anyway... yeah... too much boob in this episode. Slowed down too much. I did like the stuff happening at the bridge though. The gun geek's bit was fun also :3

How was that bit at the end remotely necessary? O_o

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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Ryu » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:18 am

Episode 7: RAMP IT!!!!!!
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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Dragon » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:57 pm

Well if you thought there was too much boobage in the last episode, then get ready cause ep 7 will try its best to top it. Things are bouncing and swinging all over the place while obviously cold samurai girl in a apron rides a hummer... Think I'm kidding?! Think again! I swear that with each episode every one of the main female cast's chests gets larger and larger as if they are trying to be the first to gain their own gravitational fields. And what was with that Mosaic?! Wow. Simply wow. Forget the storyline (there just isn't one, well not a good one) as this has just degraded to become total DD ecchi. Sure there is a pathetic attempt to add in a 'let's save that girl because we still have our humanity when others have lost theirs' plot. But can you really call it a plot?! I would love to rant :rant: about this but UGH! :banghead: Just trying to figure out WTF is up with the writers gives me a headache. Its far easier to just forget it and imagine your watching a 'B' rated movie starring really bad acting strippers and P-rn stars. Its starting to look like this thing just wants to go H but can't quite make the full jump because there's one lone writer who's constantly insisting they try to put some semblance of a plot into it in order to keep it on the air.
To that I say... Dude give up the fight.
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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Ryu » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:07 am

It's based on a non-H manga so I don't see it going any further in that direction bro
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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Yui » Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:57 pm

I've only recently been able to catch up on this anime, and I'm on episode 6 right now. Personally, I love it. I was glad that I'd read the reviews here first before watching, because it prepared me for all the boobs and panties. Not that I'm particularly complaining. ^^;

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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Dragon » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:38 am

Maybe that is the defining point about this anime.
If you are forewarned, you go into it expecting gratuitous fan-service and thus your enjoyment of it isn't tainted with the longing for a defining storyline.

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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Yui » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:37 am

So, I've just finished watching ep 8, and personally I loved it. Ashira (?) I find her quite annoying, I'm not sure why.
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I liked how it seemed like it was going to be the end for them all, even after all the fighting and Takashi and Saeko had tried to draw the dead away, and then -BAM. Masses of people with shields and water guns eliminate the dead. Then *gasp* it's Takagi's mum. Who are the people she's with? Are they some kind of special force?

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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Ryu » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:28 am

Hahaha oh my god. This episode. I am literally haemorrhaging brain cells.

Ashira, you mean Alice, the little kid? I think she gets better as time passes.
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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Yui » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:23 pm

Yep, her. She's just a little too whiny for me, personally. But I did like that they saved her, I just hoped she'd had a better personality. ^^; So what can I say, after seeing what she went through?
I clicked on the spoiler, and the link, but it'd been removed due to violation purposes, so I don't know what it was about. :-?

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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Ryu » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:14 pm

Really? dang.

It was the sniper rifle scene.
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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Dragon » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:08 pm

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Proving chests are faster than bullets. :o

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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Yui » Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:05 am

God, I loved that bit. I was like "Oh, snap!"

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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Taiga » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:48 am

I like how in that gif it appears that the bullet actually hits her =p

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Re: Highschool of the Dead

Post by Yui » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:14 am

Just finished watching the ninth ep, it was pretty good. A few cool kick ass fight scenes, but mostly just bonding between Saeko and Takashi. And we learn a bit more about Saeko's past.
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She's a bit insane. :o
From what I saw in the preview for the 10th, it looks pretty good.

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