January Challenge: Highschool of the Dead Week 2

January Challenge: Highschool of the Dead Week 2

Feeding the Dead

Konnichiwa Minna. It is time for our weekly Anime Challenge update. This month’s challenge is the Supernatural Action Horror anime Highschool of the Dead. Watch with us as chaos is breaking out – infected people turn into living corpses who would just love to have you for breakfast, supper and lunch. Imagine the trauma as your friends, family, and random nice people become snacks for the dead and in turn become hungry undead creatures. But be warned, this anime is very violent and contains fan service. Viewer’s discretion is advised.

Last week’s challenge was episode 1 – 3. In Episode 1 ‘Spring of the Dead’ it all started when an undead bashed at the gate, and a some of the school staff went to investigate. The undead person then bites a teacher, who gets infected, that teacher turns on another teacher, and that teacher turns on another teacher and soon hell breaks loose on the school as more staff and scholars get bitten and infected. Takashi and Rei found a save place on the school’s roof but then Takashi was forced to kill his best friend because he was bitten and infected, much to Rei’s shock as she did not understand just how grave the situation is.

In Episode 2 ‘Escape from the Dead’ Rei tries to phone her father, and he warns her to get out of the city. Then there is the sound of a gunshot and communication with her father is lost. We also meet some of the other protagonists of the anime when they all run into each other while fending off the dead.

In Episode 3 ‘Democracy under the Dead’ our heroes find a way to escape the school and manage to save a few more scholars and a very creepy teacher (Rei warns that saving him is a mistake). During the escape, a fight breaks out in the bus as one of the scholars tries to bully Takashi. The creepy teacher, Shido-sensei, forces everyone to choose him as leader of the survivors and Rei gets off the school bus, refusing his leadership. Takashi follows her and as he tries to persuade her to get back on the bus until they get to the city at least, a bus filled with undead crashes between them and the other survivors… Takashi yells a rendezvous point to the other survivors and for now, he and Rei are split up from them. This is just a brief synopsis of everything that happened. Some key elements we left out here for you to explore so if you have not joined the challenge, why not join us now!!!

Our challenge this week is to watch episode 4, 5 and 6. Will Takashi and Rei meet up with their friends? Will they find a way to get away from the sinister Shido-sensei’s influence? Who will become food for the dead next…? We just have to watch and see.

If you have suggestions or comments about your impressions of the series, please feel free to share them on our FB Page! Have a super sugoi week and enjoy the challenge!