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the end of the world has never looked so sexy!
on 11 April 2016
This is a thoroughly enjoyable anime TV series about a bunch of high school teenagers who struggle to survive the zombie apocalypse.
This show is set in Japan, and the story starts just as world civilisation comes to an end ... crashing down on those left alive. As it happens, a group of teenage kids were at school, waiting for their next lesson to start. It never did ... everything ended. Now these kids must learn to trust each other, and get along. They have to escape the school and make their way home. Only they realise 'home' is gone. Now they've got to figure out where to head next, as the zombies try to eat them. Finally, these teenagers make their way to a beautiful tropical beach.
The story, although not exactly original, is well done - and there's plenty of action and excitement, involving guns, swords, lust and love. This show is based on a series of comic books (written by Daisuke Sat' and illustrated by Sh'ji Sat' - see [ HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD OMNIBUS BY SATO, DAISUKE](AUTHOR)HARDBACK and [Highschool of the Dead Omnibus: v. 2] (By: Daisuke Sato) [published: December, 2013]) - and much about these comics literally leaps of the page and onto the screen. The animation is excellent, and the characterisation is good. It's amazing how much fun the zombie apocalypse looks! There's some fan service thrown into every episode ... plenty of bra and panty shots, as well as some boob and bum shots, of several very cute young ladies. But the nudity is not over the top.
This Blu-ray is a high-quality product. The entire show of 12 episodes is here, as well as a one-shot ('ova') concluding episode [although, sadly, that's a DVD]. Such a shame that a second season was never made ... I do recommend the hardback omnibus editions of the comic book series (in two volumes).
If you enjoy anime, zombies and titillation then you'll love this!