Highschool of the Dead episode two

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


8 Responses to “Highschool of the Dead episode two”

  1. 13 July 2010 at 9:31 am

    Well I guess the fire-hose theory is that they were knocked back with so much force that they smashed their skulls on the fence behind them. Or maybe all their bones were broken thus preventing them from actually moving around?

    Kind of wish the nurse had gotten killed. Feel bad for the stupid student who actually tried to watch out for her. Probably should have focused on protecting himself and let the ditz get killed.

    But yeah I really wonder how they will end this. Honestly I hope they plan on a second season if this one is received well. Hope we don’t have to go anime original for an ending.

  2. 13 July 2010 at 11:36 am

    Kouta is voiced by the same seiyu who voices Viral from Gurren Lagann /D

    His name is ALSO the same as the mangaka for Hellsing.. But damn the nailgun thing was awesome..

  3. 4 Maverick
    13 July 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Really loving this series soo far and actually enjoying the season as a whole.

    About the voicecast….I was expecting something more sexy for Saeko but her current seiyu is ok.

    About the 12 episode deal……Right now, episode 2 covered 3/4 of chapter 2 of the manga. I bet episode 3 will most likely cover the rest of chapter 2 and half of chapter 3.

    I think they are actually moving ok, and it looks like they plan to stop the first season at chapter 12 when the group reaches Saya’s home and World War Z goes nuclear, which I think it will be a nice cliffhanger for the next season.

    BTW the mangaka has finally come back to this series and is going to keep updating bimonthly. So it is pretty sure they are going to make another season…or even extend the current one to 25 epidoses if the rating keeps up.

  4. 15 July 2010 at 6:50 am

    Exciting show so far really love this! probably going to be most peoples top 5 for summer. Saya hmmm not much to say about her most are calling her annoying due to how she acted in the episode, but most can figure out it’s her way of dealing with the chaos around them. Can’t wait to see more!

  5. 18 July 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Good recap. I’m sure Madhouse will not make the fans of the manga unhappy by leaving out the “bus scene”. That really happens a tad down the series. I think it’s either chapter 5 or 6. The series has, so far, been very good about keeping things very solemn despite the fan-service.

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