January Anime Challenge: Highschool of the Dead Week 4

January Anime Challenge: Highschool of the Dead Week 4

Night of the Lurking Dead

Konnichiwa Minna. It is week 4 of our Highschool of the Dead anime challenge. The setting for this anime is perfect for a walking dead scenario: Imagine as chaos breaking out as 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, the anime is very violent and contains fan service.  Viewer’s discretion is advised.

Last week’s challenge was episode 7 – 9. Let’s take a look at some of the events that took place.

In episode 7 ‘Dead night and the dead ruck’, a little dog’s barking draws the undead near to the area where our heroes are hiding out. Takashi stands on the balcony assessing their situation when he spots a father and his little girl trying to find a safe haven from the undead. The father knocks on the door at a house but the paranoid home-owner murders the father and leaves the girl (named Alice) outside, as the girl cries loudly at her father’s dead body; it draws a herd of undead towards her. Takashi decides to go and save the Alice, and gun-geek Hirano decides to back him up from the balcony.  Like a bat out of hell Takashi flies off on the motor-bike to save the girl and crash-lands near her,  He quickly takes down a lot of undead that surrounds Alice, who is guarded by the little dog. At the same time, his friends concoct up a brilliant plan to get Takashi and the girl and back them up. Takashi helps the girl to accept her father’s death in a touching scene.  As they are surrounded by the undead, Takashi puts Alice on his back, tucks the dog, which we later learn is called Zeke, in his shirt and climbs the wall. They try to walk the wall to safety. The undead tries to grab them from the wall and just then, in the nick of time, his friends show up in an army jeep and Takashi and his special passengers jump to safety.

This is just a taste of some of the events that happened in episode 7, there are a lot of funny moments that is up to you to go and look at. Episode 8 and 9 were just as epic, such as the state of the USA in the undead apocalypse and a disturbing apocalyptic parody of the Mother Goose classic ‘Row, row, row the boat’. If you have not joined us for the anime challenge it is a good place to join in. For those that are already part of the challenge, our challenge this week is episode 10 – 12. Will our heroes survive the undead apocalypse? What is their next challenge in this world of the dead? To find the answers let’s watch on!

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!