An OVA of Highschool of the Dead bundled with the 7th manga volume.
Komuro and the gang stumble upon a deserted tropical island that looks to be free of zombies. They make use of this wonderful opportunity and dress up in skimpy swimsuits and have lots and lots of fanservice fun.
If your expecting something big with high-end explosive action and a riveting zombie-apocalypse story, this is not for you.....but if your looking for an add-on to 2010's all-breast soft-porn material that was High School of the Dead then look no further as I can gladly recommend this short OVA which is titled H.O.T.D: Drifters of the Dead.
For all the hype that H.O.T.D received in 2010, you either were 'anti- or for' the franchise and all I can say after watching this short 16 minute episode is that for those who were anti-; Drifters of the Dead is just going to add fuel to your fire.
Drifters of the Dead DOES NOT add to the story. It DOES NOT continue from where they last left off in the TV series. What it does give us is a short clip of the cast being drifted to an island where we get to see more breasts jiggle then a tub of jelly.
As an alpha male, I see nothing wrong with that. I knew what I was going to get into after having seen the TV series, and I was pretty much correct after seeing some nipple action in the first few minutes of the clip.
I still don't get the appeal of this series. The show seems to be 5% zombies, 95% cleavage, and this time around, it was 95% cleavage, 5% unusual sex situations.
I mean, I guess I enjoyed it... but there is no story line anywhere in this OVA.
Okay, so technically there was a story line, but it's somewhat difficult to extract.
The odd thing is that if I tell you the story line, I spoil the OVA.
Well, I'll try.
Yes, I gave it a one.
The group comes to an island where they're supposedly safe from the zombies.. typical, right? In this scenario, you would expect to see, a la the conclusion of Dawn of the Dead, that there are zombies in their haven, but zombies play no part in this episode.
They play a very, very, very small part toward the end, but that's not what this episode is about. As I've said, it's very, very difficult to specify any plot worth mentioning.
The art isn't exceptional, but it's certainly not worth faulting either.
I'm somewhat attached to the opening theme. Highschool of the Dead has a decent OP.
Unfortunately, I can't say much more than that, as neither of the above played a strong part in this episode.
I guess there was a little girl (Alice Maresato)... but wait, where did she go?
In this episode, there's no character development. Nobody changes, and there's really nothing to differentiate any of the females from one another. Granted, Saya Takagi stands out as the reluctant, tough-as-nails personality of the group (euphemism for being a total bitch), but really... if you're expecting a character masterpiece, don't come here.
Why did I enjoy this? I almost feel bad for it, but there were times when it was moderately humorous. And there were boobs. And I got to see the awesome boobage they censored in episode 6.
And despite having no character development, no real plot, and leaving me wondering what I just watched, this was moderately enjoyable.
Nevertheless, I like my anime to have an actual plot, and I'm sad that they're not doing anything with this anime when there's so much potential. I'm not saying don't watch it. I'm only saying be wary.read more
This OVA is just fucking gross, and I immediately lost a lot of respect for the female cast of Highschool of the Dead after enduring it.
This OVA is the beach episode of the Highschool of the Dead series, so you'd expect some fanservice, right? Well, this borderlines on softcore porn. Even as a person who doesn't mind fanservice and can take a great deal of it and still take something seriously, this is just disgusting and wrong. A good deal of the 15-minute OVA is the female characters having fun on the beach while the boys are trying to hunt. Is this done in a way that is appealing to me? No, it's just vomit-inducing even for people who can take fanservice like myself. The climax of the episode is the characters being under the influence of paniculed hydrangea, which in this world gives the most perverted hallucinations ever, but in real life has the ability kill you because of cyanide. Is the result sexy at all? No! IT'S JUST ALL GROSS!
Even by the standards of Highschool of the Dead, this thing is just too much fanservice and ends up being disrespectful to the fact that the female characters are Action Girls. The amount of fanservice destroys my views and respects for the female characters.
Oh, and one thing about the english dub. BREAKING BAD REFERENCE? REALLY? I have no idea who the fuck thought that was a good idea, because it seems really out of place when it comes up.read more
I dont really understand why i picked Highschool of the Dead: Drifters of the Dead as my first anime to review. Its probably because i watched all of HotD in one sitting and my brain isnt functioning properly anymore. Bear with me.
Drifters of the Dead is basically the studio behind the most titillating non-hentai-anime in recent memory going 'maybe we didnt deliver enough on the boobs?'
And then they made a beach episode.
So we can have even less plot and even more fanservice than in the regular series. Sure, why not.
Story - 2
Does this OVA continue the open ended story of the series? Nope.
Is it relevant to the plot ? Nah.
Is it worth watching at all? Well, its only sixteen minutes long, so you may as well.
Its all lighthearted and there are some jokes, but i feel as if the 'secluded island+zombies' setup coudve been used for something cool and it wasnt. Actually, there are no zombies anywhere in this episode, except for a very short scene in the end where they are used for a somewhat unsettling joke.
Characters - 3
The characters are as stereotypical as ever and of course there is no character developement at all, but hey, at least you might get a kick out of it if shipping Komuro and Busujima is really important to you for whatever reason.
Art - 7
Its all pretty solid. The colors pop nicely and the general artstyle is clean and nice to look at. Of course it doesnt have some of the impressively animated action scenes of the regular series, but otherwise there isnt much to complain about. Also, boobs.
Sound - 6
The OP is still pretty good and the voice actors do a solid job. Not much to say really.
Enjoyment - 5
Its just about the right length for a short wank. And there are some mildly funny scenes.
Overall - 4
Watch it if you like the regular series or anime boobs or if you are really really bored.