HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD

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HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD

Postby Ishbalan » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:02 pm

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MAL wrote:A mysterious, lethal disease is on the loose worldwide, resulting in a catastrophic death rate of humanity, and the increasing rise of attacks, caused by the living dead.
In Japan, several high school students and a school nurse have banded together to escape Fujimi High School shortly after it was attacked by zombies. The group now attempts to figure who or what was responsible for this plague, and in the meantime, attempt to survive the present apocalypse.
The story is initially narrated through the eyes of Takashi Komuro, one of the students who had survived in the initial outbreak.


The plot is very simple.

ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

Been waiting for a good zombie anime for a long time. Don't disappoint me, Madhouse!

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Re: HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD

Postby mirkosp » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:17 pm

I was about to open this myself. :asd: Moved.

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Possibly best show of the season, although it totally isn't my thing.
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Re: HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD

Postby post-it » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:36 pm

I'll let you know after I'm done with "Seitokai Yakuindomo"
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Re: HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD

Postby guy07 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:44 pm

YES YES YES YES!!! This looks freaking amazing. Great emotion, graphics, plot and best of all: zombies! I'm calling best anime of the season. First episode was wicked cool and I only expect it to get better. I got high hopes for this one.

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Re: HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD

Postby EvaFan » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:53 pm

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WHAT IS THIS SUGAR COATED FLOWERY GARBAGE DOING IN MY ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE THREAD.

Oh, I'm excited and probably will be posting thoughts about this as well as keeping up with this show as it releases for once in a while. Will watch ep1 tomorrow too tired from the sun+beach to focus/watch it.
"The people cannot be [...] always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to [...] the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to public liberty. What country can preserve its liberties, if it's rulers are not warned [...] that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants."-Thomas Jefferson

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Re: HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD

Postby EkaCoralian » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:55 pm

I'm not really one for Zombies, but I might check this one out.
Apparently there's quite a bit of fanservice in it, though. Egh. ._.
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Re: HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD

Postby guy07 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:45 pm

EkaCoralian wrote:Apparently there's quite a bit of fanservice in it, though.

rofl. Best scene so far was when they students were panicking and it showed on clip of a guy kicking a girl in the back while she's going down the stairs. All i could think was "Hm ... she's probably going to fall, get trampled and end up dying. That's really not the sort of scenario you'd normally associate with a panty shot ..." somehow i chuckled at that. I'm a sick bastard, i know. :nose:

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Re: HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD

Postby Ishbalan » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:07 pm

If you're familiar at all with the genre, you shouldn't be surprized to find fanservice.
Go pop your cherry on Zombie Strippers and then come back and tell me the pantyshots are out of place.

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Re: HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD

Postby Minimoto » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:17 pm

Read the manga and this is the one I'm most looking forward too out of those that came out.
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Re: HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD

Postby EkaCoralian » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:48 pm

'Never seen an anime involving zombies in my life, so I wouldn't know. 'Just speaking from my experience of seeing LA zombie flicks, is all.
I watched episode 1. Animation was really nice, and the VAs did a great job. I think I'm still not over my dislike for gore anime, so I wasn't a fan of baseball bats to the head and such. I knew something of that sort would be shown so I was taking a chance in watching it, thinking that its been too long since I've seen a gore anime and I could handle it.
So yeah, did not like the gore. Or the fanservice. But overall it was very well structured and I'm sure the anime will be great, just not for me.

I think I'll read the manga: somehow ink-blood doesn't affect me very much.
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Postby kireblue » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:53 pm

I was a bit skeptical about this show, but after seeing the first episode, I definitely plan on following this for a little while. I think that the series would have been perfectly fine without the unnecessary fanservice though.

Oh and, by the way. Is anyone watching this via The Anime Network. http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hi ... DEAD/Watch

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Postby Jasta85 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:42 pm

my cousin was going nuts when he heard about this, i was about to read the manga but decided to hold off because of the anime. boobs and blood, always a good combo :)

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Re: HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD

Postby ZephyrStar » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:44 pm

I have a feeling the fanservice is going to ruin this for me totally, but I'll check it out.

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Re: HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD

Postby Hagaren Viper » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:44 pm

I was kind of excited for this, but the idiotic amount of fanservice in the OP alone makes me want to drop it already.

Meh. Ill watch ep 1 and see how that goes.
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Re: HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD

Postby EvaFan » Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:59 am

You people complaining about fanservice mines well give up on this now if your bothered by this much, especially if you don't even like the horror genre/subculture. There's quite a bit in the manga (comparably speaking to most anime these days though, I don't see why this much is more problematic then in other animes). Yes it's sometimes annoying but realistically the last thing they care about is their clothes in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. Most of the fanservice so far has been real situations aside from the OP. Most fanservice you see in anime is surreal garbage meant only to attract the otaku culture though you could argue the same is being done here but to me this feels real instead of forced. In the manga I only recall one event that was surreal fanservice garbage involving a bathtub scene that is typical in most anime these days... They might skip that all together for all we know, I hope they do but they probably wont. I'll probably still end up watching that episode since it was short in the manga anyway. I doubt they would blow it up into a full length episode with only 12 alloted.

Anyway the author is a doujin and hentai script creator so seeing him only put this much in it is actually refreshing. I won't say he's done this genre serious justice but he hasn't done it any injustice. From the first episode it looks like madhouse is taking this very seriously. The animation is great, and IMO the OP was amazing. Really diggin the way this is playing out but I'm kinda worried about it only being 12 episodes and the ending is no where in sight in the manga which means the anime will receive the non-closure open ending (claymore, berserk, etc...) or a scripted ending. Just have to wait and see.

I'm loving the realism though, seems like the voice actors are doing a good job so far and the reactions/etc are playing out well. Very much approve of the gore/blood/zombies/fighting too and this is only the first episode :up: .
"The people cannot be [...] always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to [...] the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to public liberty. What country can preserve its liberties, if it's rulers are not warned [...] that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants."-Thomas Jefferson


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