High School of the Dead 01

… or better known as “Fanservice of the Dead”

High School of the Dead

At least she dies wearing nice panties.

With shots like this dominating the bulk of the show, I’m inclined to fully agree on that.

So… one of the most anticipated shows of the season finally comes out, fully baring tits and ass immediately. This is AIKA-level panty-shot amount and if you’re in to that shit, this show’s gonna be a field day for you pervs.

As for myself, while I appreciate the curves of the feminine figure, I have come to also appreciate that it’s best enjoyed subtly, so blaring it out like the vuvuzelas in Johannesburg isn’t really up my alley so much more compared to a few years ago.

Combined with the amazingly trope-laden introduction episode and the sheer emo-whiny-bitchiness that seems to be our main heroine… I almost didn’t make it out of the first episode.

High School of the Dead

Seriously, she’s a real bitch.

But hey, I’ve heard good things about the supporting cast. Like that tsundere genius twintailed girl and that really coodere sword girl who’s apparently a real sadist AND voiced by Her Queenliness Miyuki Sawashiro herself, things might look up real fast later on. Keeper for now.

29 Comments

  1. Rei Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 4:50 pm

    Rei is so much bitchier than I remembered, but oh well, all part of the character development right? Keep at it, I think it’s worth it if Madhouse takes it in the right direction. So much more fanservice than necessary in some parts, but then again I overlook these kind of things. Really can’t wait for Miyuki’s character. Awesome sempai is awesome. Haven’t heard Marina Inoue in so long either, so enjoying this even more.

  2. KK Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 6:00 pm

    Rei’s always been annoying. I don’t really get what the main hero sees in her, especially when the awesome Saeko Busujima (dark haired kendo badass) is around.

    The fanservice is awesome, it lives up to the manga pretty faithfully I think. I do wonder if the story will ever amount to anything though

  3. backnee Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 6:19 pm

    i kyaaa’d at the awesomeness of this shit. i haven’t seen that level of animation in a while. And those blood spurts were awesome

  4. julian_ex Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 7:23 pm

    for left 4 dead fan, this is EXXXELENT!!!! the fanservice almost remain from manga to anime. it really did’t disappoint me at all

  5. Phuong Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 7:33 pm

    Noboyuki Hiyama, the King of Braves himself, is voicing the fatass gun maniac. I don’t care if the show flops, I’m watching this till the end! xD

  6. Benigmatica Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

    Hey, that first pic is the one from that scene where she was kicked by her best friend! I love that scene…

    I hope Saeko appears on the next episode!

  7. DmonHiro Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 10:02 pm

    I’m sorry Kurogane, but you automatically fail at HOTD. You watched Coalguys…so you failed hard.

  8. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

    >implying the fansub group has any bearing to the quality of the anime.

  9. DmonHiro Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 10:05 pm

    Also, I just watched the new Digimon. WTF? Gurren Lagann crossed with the armies of LOTR? What was up with that opening scene?

  10. DmonHiro Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 10:23 pm

    In your final pic, she actually said “Because he was dating me”, not “Because he’s my boyfriend”. Close meaning? Yes, but mistranslated either way. Plus, “Because he WAS my boyfriend” would have been better. There are dozens of lines just like that through their release, all changed for no adequate reason, but to ass the word “fuck” as many times as possible, even though there were only two instance where it could have been used correctly, and in both, could have been replaced with “What the hell”.

    So yes, in this case, the group does have bearing of the quality, especially considering the godawful B Gata H Kei release they put out, with over half the lines wrong, or as offensive as possible.

    This has been a public service announcement.

  11. Haesslich Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 10:26 pm

    DmonHiro: Kuro prefers bad subs with mistranslated lines for his viewing – see “Working!!”.

  12. Tetradact Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 10:55 pm

    Find bitchslap.gif and insert into post pl0x

  13. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 11:08 pm

    @DmonHiro: >still implying that the quality of the fansub group has any bearing to the quality of the anime.

    (besides it doesn’t take a genius to figure out the general plot of this show. It’s a fucking zombiecalypse anime. People Die. And. Become Zombies.)

    If you hate CoalGuys so much, why don’t YOU sub it and release faster than them. You can’t be as bad as that [Guess] release of Densetsu^2 right?

  14. DmonHiro Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 11:17 pm

    I won’t sub it because I watch the Commie version.

  15. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 11:20 pm

    Oh, the “steal subs off official streaming releases” group? Yeah, they’d be better for sure.

  16. DmonHiro Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 11:32 pm

    Re-edited, actually. And yes, they are better. I’m a translator myself, so I know if something is correct or not. That’s actually WHY I hate CoalGuys: because I can tell when they fucked up the line.

  17. OH SNAP Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 11:55 pm

    @DmonHiro: Chill bro.

    And who the hell watches Digimon??

  18. CaptainBright Said,

    July 7, 2010 @ 12:06 am

    @OH SNAP

    Some do. Honestly, why are people so up and at it towards who translates these? If you want better subs, wait for it. And don’t bitch about bad fansubs here. Only about the show.

    Anyways, going to enjoy this one aplenty. Hirano Kouta, do not fail me in your awesomeness.

  19. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    July 7, 2010 @ 12:49 am

    @DmonHiro: Re-worded to make it look like they did it, actually. And yes, they are obviously better because you’re a translator, so you know if something is correct or not. That’s actually WHY I like CoalGuys: because I can tell when they fucked up the line instead of stealing it all from official subs and claiming credit for it.

    I actually don’t give a shit who subs what on shows with CR/Funi/TAN/whatever-else-streaming service licenses. Eventually someone will just take the sub out, slap it on a random raw, release it and no one will know the better.

    In fact, simulcasting anime is the best thing that’s ever happened for the anime fans, no longer we are beholden to translators having a bad day where their cat died and they decide to delay it for a week or something. At least with simulcasting, there’s a prompt release with PROPER subs (where someone will then steal and release a free copy of it in 30 mins).

    I never did like it when some fansub groups act as if they are doing everyone a huge favor by releasing anime and then act like prima donnas when they don’t keep their commitments.

  20. DmonHiro Said,

    July 7, 2010 @ 1:09 am

    Kurogane, I agree with you 100% on simulcasts. Sadly, some simulcasts have pretty bad subs. It’s gotten a little better lately, but there were some really bad ones, like Haruka S2 (the fact that the show sucked monkey balls might have had something to do with it). But yeah, it’s much easier now that you don’t really need a translator. Hell, you might not even need a timer. What you DO need, is a competent encoder, if you want to make something really good. The CR streams are very bad quality, IMO. Of course, there still are groups that do their own translations, and do it very well, sometimes even a little better then CR. (like Bleach from SGKK).

  21. man0warr Said,

    July 7, 2010 @ 2:31 am

    CoalGuys mistranslates on purpose, and in almost every instance it is just a hilarious substitute that means the same thing (in B Gata atleast). You gotta remember Jaka is a 17 year old kid.

    Changing “what the hell” to “fuck” is meaningless, my brain interprets japanese cursing fine without the translation anyways.

    He’s probably the best translator still subbing when he actually tries, check out some of Eclipse stuff from the last few years for some wierd words and sentence structure.

  22. Skribulous Said,

    July 7, 2010 @ 3:32 am

    @Phuong

    The “fatass gun maniac” also happens to be based on Kouta Hirano. Him and Saeko gets more awesome moments than everyone else in this series. I’m so on this ride.

    @DmonHiro

    You have a blog? I look forward to your subs.

  23. Anise Punter Said,

    July 7, 2010 @ 6:06 am

    Totally OT but where else would it go; wasn’t there supposed to be some sort of new strike witches thing on July 3 that was supposed to be out, not that I watch that sort of thing, clearly just a matter of curiosity ;)

  24. Shin Said,

    July 7, 2010 @ 6:59 pm

    >my face when Coalguys bitching made its way even to here

  25. The Hordesman Said,

    July 7, 2010 @ 9:46 pm

    Since the artist behind the manga is known to spend most of her time drawing h-mangas known for their massive sized MALE POULTRY, compensation must be kept to the closest subject.

  26. sadakups Said,

    July 8, 2010 @ 12:18 pm

    Zombies give a good reason to strip down high school girls in an anime without it being called hentai. Ever wonder why we see most girls getting fucked by a group of male zombies and not the reverse?

  27. quigonkenny Said,

    July 8, 2010 @ 7:34 pm

    @Phuong, CaptainBright, Skribulous: Word. Some people say this is going to be a fanservice anime. Some people say this is going to be a gorefest. They’re both full of crap. This is the Kouta Hirano Show. No one else is important.

    Well, okay, Saeko is. And Saya. And the dog. But no one else. Especially either of the two “leads” we saw in this episode…

    @sadakups: No. I don’t wonder, because it’s fairly obvious that decaying zombie chicks with their breasts and other bits eaten away are fecking nasty. No one gives two shits how disgusting the guys are.

  28. Zyl Said,

    July 9, 2010 @ 11:21 am

    At least she dies wearing nice panties.

    CAPTION OF GREAT JUSTICE

    Also the zombies sure know how to save the best for last.

  29. kashim Said,

    July 23, 2010 @ 3:46 pm

    This the anime ive been waiting for.. since it is irregular updates in manga.. good thing they did make an anime of it.. very cool. brutal ecchi :D

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