You can’t really blame me for the title – the episode had it coming. Apart from the last five episodes being all about surviving, zombies, and undergarments flashing, this episode takes one of these elements to another level. Surviving becomes harder? Possibly. More zombie? Each passing minute, but the true masterminded craft that completely took the series to another level was the undergarments flashing – there were none this episode. I thought that perhaps Madhouse would skip this episode, but now that I think about it, only they could pull off such a thing.
Surprisingly, they also added seriousness to the episode as well. Whereas I had expected the house scenes to take up the entire episode (I wouldn’t be complaining), they also added the aspects of the cops and protesters to the whole series. Realistically speaking, there would be people believing that the undead are a biological weapon used by the government to make themselves look good, but come on! They were on the same bridge, and couldn’t those protesters realize that the whole thing wasn’t just some big conspiracy. Those people have too much time, and are douches. Tell that to the cute high school girls that got needlessly killed in the beginning.
Of course, the leader of the conspiracy believers looked really ugly, unconvincing, and the voice casting was just plain awful. I could argue that killing him would have a bigger impact had the man looked better and had a better voice. He even organized a pamphlet, which shows that in the midst of zombies taking over the city he sat at his computer and decorated an entire poster demonstrating his beliefs that the government – flawed, much? Either he’s really good with his computer, or just oblivious to the fact that the entire world is getting killed by zombies. Did he not see the people on the news getting killed, or the people resurrecting right in front of him?
Speaking of people amongst zombies, how did that woman end up in the crowd of zombies? Clearly her daughter just died, but you’d expect with all the screaming from her that the zombies would actually move in for the free meat. Instead, she ended up screaming about how her daughter’s not dead and that they’ll be be fine… yeah, your daughter’s moving alright. While I’m continuing on about the zombies and people outside the house, I bet you’re just interested about the things in the house. The guys study their guns and the girls have fun in the bath – while I’m sure it’s not what I think it is, I feel as if it’s discriminating the male-female stereotypes. The bath scene was… as Madhouse could only serve it and I found myself enjoying it. Moans, shrieks, and yelps aside, it was a very productive scene.
Drinking in the midst of the zombie apocalypse is something I would even do – like in Korea, I do believe that the drinking age in Japan is 18 years, so it’s no surprise that the girls want a drink to relieve their mind off things. While some of them end up really drunk (I’m not saying any names), Seiko ends up doing that whole hadaka-apron when she seems perfectly fine to me. If I recall, she did seem a bit more tipsy in the manga but must be my imagination. You don’t need to say tipsy with the last five minutes of the show with Rei and Takashi getting intimate with each other. I would totally tap that if I knew that every day might be my last surviving, but we know that they survive. Alice next episode? Seems like it.