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Highschool of the Dead: First Impressions
July 14, 2010
Highschool of the Dead is one of the anime from my interesting Summer 2010 anime list. It is my most highly anticipated anime of the season and I couldn’t wait to gobble down the first 2 episodes so I could write this first impressions post. The anime is based off a manga of the same name, that I haven’t read but might after the series is complete.
The plot of Highschool of the Dead (H.O.T.D.) is a very simple one, A zombie apocalypse is upon the world which reaches your high school when a when a zombie pays your school a visit and infects members of the faculty who went to greet him. Pretty soon the entire school is overun with zombies and a group of students ( and the school nurse) band together to try to survive the outbreak.
The cast is good mixture of character types with my favourites so far being Saeko – the president of the school’s kendo club and Kohta a gun geek/otaku whose comedic antics have been interesting so far. Not so fond of the love story drama surrounding Takashi and Rei but apparently Takashi was a pimp in a former life as he bitch-slapped Rei not long after her introduction.
Why I like it (so far)
Highschool of the Dead’s high action and horror combination mixed in with some cheesy zombie scenes and decent humor make it into a series I think I will enjoy. Plus you never know when a real zombie apocalypse will be upon us so I am also watching to gain valuable experience on how to take action just in case one really happens.
Kirk is a proud Jamaican who started Jamaipanese.com in February 2006 and now lives in rural Japan. He enjoys sharing his experiences learning about Japan, personal milestones in life as well as interests such as photography, gaming and travelling.