High School of the Dead Sept 26, 2011 1:36:59 GMT 8
Post by fenrir72 on Sept 26, 2011 1:36:59 GMT 8
I must have been living under a rock for quite sometime 'cause I knew less to nothing about this series. It was only when I encountered several PVC figures of the femme fatals of the series by Chara-Ani that the series piqued my curiosity.
Released and localized by Sentai Filmworks and purchased through Animenation's equally awesome online store, that I came to the realization that, hey, this anime is mighty great!
Format: DVD (2 disc)
Contents: Chapter 1-6 (DVD #1),Chapter 7-12 (DVD#2)
: In house solicitation of other anime releases (DVD #1)
: English dub/Japanese dub with subtitles
: well that's all folks......kind of bare
Having grown with Dawn of the Living dead and Capcom's Survival Horror console games, I thought yawwwwwwwwwwn! Seen it, done that but what I got was a knock on the head! Sure, it kind of rips off Sega's HOD and such, but add a sprinkling of John Woo, DOA series' bouncy boobies and pantsu flashing, dash of spicy naughtiness and all the icky sticky drama you get in a soap opera and you get this quirky (imho) work of art.
Being kind of new to the series, I'll skip from the prerequisite backgrounder of the manga (though the art style used in the anime reminds me of ecchi artist DaHootch..........another fav of mine). It has its own charm and sexiness mixed with every stereotype you can wish for in an anime.The animation is oh so hi def quality that the characters dance the dance of the d**ned when bashing heads of the undead. Madhouse sure poured in the moo lah when they bankrolled the series. If there be any quality drop in the 12 episodes, I'd be hard fought to find it. Plot wise..........., should we care? It's so enjoyable with the over the top naughtiness and nastiness that sometimes you loose track of the dire straights the characters are living in. will they survive? Who will be turned next?
I've said enough without spoiling it too much for the uninitiated but trust me, the set is worth the price of admission!
The English voice actors did a stupendous job in their effort to get the emotional gravity portrayed by the original Japanese seiyu. Sure, it won't win any Academy Award but I expect no less from the stable of talents from the
company that previously localized Evangelion.
Easter Eggs for the DVD is kind of bare as I previously mentioned but at least we get all, emphasis in ALL the 12 episodes in one release unlike another highly anticipated title I dig (cough..............ahem,........Queen's blade)
If I have any complaints, its the lack of the 13th episode "Drifters from the Dead". Sentai Filmworks must have missed the release window when they nailed its exclusivity. Hopefully can get to see its official localization as soon as possible.
I give this release a 4.9/5.0