I was curious to see this episode especially after how the first episode left such a good impression. The good thing was that I saw this before Shukufuku no Campanella, so we have a bit of a breather before something more disappointing.
However, I wonder how far in the manga they would get with this episode so you could see how fast the series would go. Personally, I don’t really get how they’ll accomplish everything in twelve episodes. I had that theory where they’ll break free from the first safe haven and leave the rest for a second season, or maybe they’ll skip a bunch of events and go straight to the government eradicating the zombies at some point in time? Beats me but for now, keep reading.
Story summarized in a few words – they introduced the situation of the other main characters before meeting up. I could be totally lame and make this sentence my summary, but since I am epic (although not as epic as the brave souls fighting off the twenty-lim… you get the point by now) blogger. So basically, it’s Kohta and Saya’s turn to escape from their highschool classrooms. At first, I really didn’t like the voice for Kohta since I imagined a deeper voice, but the part was played extremely well between Kohta’s nerd personality, and his gun-wielding killer personality. Regardless, Saya discovers something interesting about the zombies – they are oblivious to every sense except for sound. Well, that would be fun after the teacher zombies OPENED the door with their HANDS to finish off the other student survivors. Loophole much? Regardless, it’s because of Saya’s scream that everyone gathers together.
Saeko turns out to help the nurse. I couldn’t help but noticing amongst the solemn mood of a zombie apocalypse, softcore porn music played in the background and sensei’s boobs were bouncing up and down. Not to mention that she is a completely ditsy character, but thankfully she is saved by super-sexy Saeko-chan, the president of the kendo club. After seeing the way she kills some of the zombies, I doubt that she’s only in kendo with that kind of swordsmanship. Regardless, not much happens between these two except that you can kinda see Saeko’s sadistic side but other than that, bouncing boobs.
Takashi and Rei find themselves on the roof from last episode, and I was surprised to see that even though Rei had a surprisingly cool attitude, the minute she called her dad she went berserk and all-tears towards Takashi. She totally digs Takashi you can tell, but I feel that the attitude change was still too much. Leave it to her to come up with the idea of using the fire hose to push the zombies back, but I didn’t know that it would actually kill them. Surprisingly things zombies are – bullets from policemen will not stop them but a firehose will. The lesson here kids is to drink your water. And water balloons are dangerous.
In short, we summed up every character for the series in this episode. Contrary to what I thought would happen, they didn’t show the bus of “the New World” with all the people making out and so on that makes the bouncing boobs seem like nothing. Madhouse has really outdone themselves with this series and I’m starting to think that it’s safe to say that this anime would probably get voted for the best series this season and perhaps in the year. Let’s see how they round things up in twelve episodes though – that’s my only genuine concern. Rei also has to get pregnant from Takashi if there’s going to be an alternate ending, and while we’re at it, make Saeko pregnant too. XD