Air Dates: July 5, 2010 – September 20, 2010
Genre: Horror, Zombie, Action, Girls With Guns
My Rating: **** (5:5 stars)
With Halloween just around the corner I figured I would cover one of my fav horror/zombie anime’s High School Of The Dead!
This is one of my fav zombie animes! Heck I would even say this is better then some of the zombie movies!!! The mix if girls kicking some serious ass, guns, zombies and more zombies, makes for a fun show that is guaranteed to entertain anyone that watches it!
The main story, aside from the obvious zombie outbreak, is that there is a group of misfit teens that when the zombie out break hits their school end up teaming up with their school nurse to get to safety. With a arsenal of homemade weapons ranging from your basic baseball bat and wooden pole to a semi automatic nail gun, they make their way out of the school to one of the buses! They manage to escape to only find out the outbreak has not only hit the school but the whole town (and later discover the whole world has been infected). They decide to try and find their families but, as the story progress the outlook is bleak on any survivors. The town is over run and everywhere they turn is zombies. Yay! Zombies! One of the main characters, Rei, decides they should to go to the police station since her father is a detective. They all agree thinking that if any place was safe, the police station would be it.
As they fight through town and countless zombies, they end up getting separated when they stop to help at a bus that crashes in front of them. The bus is infested with zombies and quickly goes BOOM and up in flames. Rei and the other main character, Takashi, are other the opposite side of the bus when this happens and the rest of the group along with the bus is cut off from the two. They separate ways and agree to meet up at the police station.
Takashi ends up finding a bike and then him and Rei take off to fight their way through town. Both teams now are fighting for their lives nonstop to get across town and across the river to meet up at the police station. Once both groups manage to cross they meet up again before being able to get to the police station. At this time Shizuka, the school nurse, remembers that her friend has a place nearby and they take refuge there. This was a HUGE score for them because she had forgotten to mention that her friend was a member of the prefectural police Special Assault Team so her house is freakin loaded with weapons along with a military grade hummer.
After a much needed break, fan service moment for the boys, stocking up on supplies and weapons, the team heads off to try and make it out. As they are leavening they find a little girl that was just orphaned when a house of survivors killed her father thinking he was a zombie when he was only looking for a place to hide. The group saves the girl and they are off once again.
More fighting, more blood n gore, more zombies!
The group ends up next at another main characters, Saya’s, house. Well its more like a mansion and a compound then anything! Her father is a politician and her family is wealthy so they have been able to make a stand at their ‘house’ and fight off the zombies. They let everyone in and being the parents that they are, try and make Saya join their group that was going to try and break out of Japan to find a safe place. Saya and co. feel they have managed well so far on their own and dont like the way her parents are treating them (like kids that don’t have a choice in the matter) and running the compound. After a zombie attack that broke through the barrier and the kids fought side by side with the parents/adults, Saya’s mother and father gave her their blessing to make her own choice. Granted going with her fam would have been a not so bad idea since you know they had ALL the supplies and a small freakin army, but you have to respect the fact that Saya and everyone wanted to go forward on their own to find their own refuge.
Once again more fighting, more blood n gore, more zombies!
The shows ending blows cause all they do is show them outside of a deserted mall and looking like they were happy with their choice to stay together and make a start on their own. Rumor has it though that they are making a season 2 so that ending might not be so bad lol!