Friday, 27 August 2010

High School Of the Dead: E 1-8

 

The Official Synopsis:

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.

Contains:Violence, Ecchi


The anime overall:
This, so far, is an extremely good anime, if you are in any way a zombie or eechi fan, like me, you will most likely love it. However if you aren't dont be put off as you many like it(my girlfriend watches anime with me and is a fan of neither zombies nor eechi but she still likes it).
ps The intro song is awesome. No sersiously i've had it on repeat for like an hour now.
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Character Information:
This anime is currently a work in progress (at the time of this blog posting the episode count stands at 8).

Takashi komuro, a teenage male is the main character of the saga, he uses many weapons(usually clubs or firearms) and is surrounded by :

Rei Miyamoto, the main love interest for the main character, they're friendship dates back to their childhoods, She weilds a spear in the beginning of the anime and then uses a rifle with a baynonet.

Saeko Busujima, she is a female samurai with sadistic urges who uses a bokken to fight in close range.

Saya Takagi, a self labelled genius who seems to think of herself as a upper class person.

Kohta Hirano, a "nerdy" kind of guy who loves his guns, he is in love with Takagi but due to her posh mentalilty she refuses to "take him on".

Shizuka Marikawa, the ditzy school nurse who is saved by Saeko at the beginning of the anime, although she hasn't played a large part besides offering lots of eye candy to the viewer, she will probably play a larger part later when she introduces them to her "friend.

Alice Maresato the seven year old little girl who was saved by Takashi and Kohta, not much is known about her besides that her parents are dead and she appears to be happy despite the groups current situation.

The Anime Explained to this point:
Act 1, "Spring of the Dead" :

In this episode, The zombie infection reaches the oblivious school then enters through an altercation between one of the teachers and a citizien outside the school gates. After this all hell breaks loose with the majority of the schools population being turned into zombies. Rei, Takashi and Hisashi(Rei's current boyfriend) make it to the roof of the school, during this time Hisashi gets bitten. The three then barricade themselves on the roof, after a short time Hisashi succumbs to the zombie virus and turns, Takashi then kills him.

Act 2, "Escape from the Dead"

In this episode all the Main characters of the anime meet up by chance and decide to form a group, They make plans to escape the school buildings and check on they're families.

Act 3, "Democracy under the Dead"

The group works out the zombies find they're prey by sound and silently sneak out of the school. However they're plan is foiled when a group member makes a noise forcing them to fight through a horde of zombies. As they reach the perimeter of the school, they steal a bus and escape with other survivors(Shido and his group) . ei becomes defiant about Shido appointing himself as the leader and runs off the bus. As Takashi goes after her, a bus filled with zombies crashes and traps them in a tunnel, forcing them to meet up with the other survivors later. After defeating a biker zombie, Takashi and Rei find it's motorbike and head towards the city.

Act 4, "Running in the Dead"

A recap of the past events are shown from Takashi's perspective. After the recap, Takashi and Rei continues moving through the city, until they encounter a police car. With the occupants dead, Rei searches the vehicle and gathers an Expandable baton, a revolver and some bullets. Later they start to run out of gas, and stop at a gas station. As Takashi goes to a cash register nearby to operate the gas pump, Rei is attacked by an insane survivor, who holds her hostage and sexually gropes her. Takashi quickly shoots him up-close and Rei breaks free and leaves the survivor to die in the hands of the incoming zombies. With their bike refueled, Takashi and Rei begin moving again.

Act 5, "Streets of the Dead" 

At Kansai International Airport, Rika Minami and her squad from the SAT helps in the evacuation of civilians by clearing zombies at the runway. Meanwhile, after escaping from a warzone between mad survivors and zombies, Takashi and Rei learns all of the bridges have been blocked by the police and military to prevent infected civilians from coming in. Realizing nothing good is gained by staying with Shido, Saya, Kohta, Saeko and Shizuka leaves the bus after Kohta "persuades" him and heads to Onbetsu Bridge where they encounter more zombies and are rescued by the timely arrival of Takashi and Rei. Needing a place to stay for the night, Shizuka suggests they stay at her friend Rika's apartment where a Humvee is parked outside. With zombies infesting around the building, the group heads inside and fights them.


Act 6, "In the Dead of the Night"


With the apartment cleared, the girls refresh themselves in the bath whilst Takashi and Kohta check the weapons and ammunition in the household. Meanwhile, the police at the blockade are coming under pressure from both the zombies and the civilians trying to escape them, including a group of protesters lead by a Conspiracy theorist who believes the epidemic is a biological weapon of the US and Japanese government. With no help coming from headquarters, the police are ordered to use deadly force to maintain order at the blockade. Back at the apartment, Takashi has to deal with a drunk Rei and Shizuka. After an argument between them, Rei starts to come onto Takashi, but he holds her back. Just then, a dog starts barking outside, which starts to attract the zombies.


Act 7, "Dead Night and the Dead Ruck" 


Whilst Takashi and others keep their lights low whilst surveying the situation, a man tries to find shelter for his daughter, Alice Maresato, but is killed by paranoid survivors. When Alice's screams attract the zombies, Takashi decides to go to rescue her whilst Kohta provides sniper support. Meanwhile, the girls, deciding they can no longer stay at the apartment, prepare to load up to move on. With the street filled with zombies, Takashi, along with Alice and a small dog, carefully crosses the top of the fence until the others arrive to help him. Once reunited, they decide to head towards the other side of the river.


Act 8 , "The Dead Way Home"

ombies manage to infiltrate Air Force One and bite the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the President of the United States, the former pleading with the latter to use a code to launch ICBMs after a staff member shoots him to prevent him from turning into a zombie. Meanwhile, Takashi's group reaches the other side of the river, where there doesn't appear to be any civilians or zombies. After changing and getting familiar with new weapons, they decide to head towards Saya's house first since it's the closest. They start to find more zombies as they approach their destination, and an unexpected wire barrier causes Rei to fall off the humvee. The others have to deal with unfamiliar weapons and their own courage in order to fend off the zombies. Outnumbered, Takashi and Saeko try to lead them away, but they are still drawn towards the others' direction. As things look bad, they are assisted by a group of firefighters led by Saya's mother, whilst Takashi and Saeko take a different route. 

I will continue to update this as new episodes are released.
Fin.

3 comments:

  1. so is this any good? i love zombie flicks

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  2. defo man , yoou should check it out. you should view some of the artwork for it, its really good. Also the storyline is starting to take shape, the only down side is , that because its a new anime, there arent many episodes of it done yet.

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