High School of the Dead

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WARNING

This anime contains enough panty and side boob shots to be soft core porn. Once you get past all of that, it’s actually a brilliant show. The plot isn’t original: high school kids surviving a zombie outbreak. But the interesting part is how each episode carefully examines each character, and how they’ve adapted to what is basically the end of the world. The show basically asks this question: If the world were to end, who would rise to the occasion? Would it be who you expected, or the one you ignored?

We also see how morals and standards go out the window: families killing their children so they don’t become infected, theft and rape are now the norm, and it gets to the point where you’re not sure who’s more evil: the zombies, or those still living. In the midst of all the madness, we have 5 teens that have to quickly grow up and band together. I think this show is amazing. It’s not just sex and mindless violence. It really is an in depth look at how any personality type could potentially deal with an apocalyptic situation.

I give it 5 out of 5. This what zombie movies should aim to be like. It’s awesome to see something zombie related that’s more than head-shots and sex. While I do love those, they become quite boring and repetitive after a while.  If it’s not your cup of tea, and least watch it for Monica Rial. She’s the ditzy nurse that joins up with the teens. She’s also… “blessed” when it comes to her bra size, and that leads to some great comedic scenes that break up all the tension perfectly. It’s on Netflix and Hulu, and it’s only 12 episodes. You’ll be glad you watched it.

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