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Jul 25, 2010 9:01 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Too much recapping. =[

I'm amazed at how cool-headed and smart Takeshi is with the bat dropping and all... though I'm surprised how Rei could just be left in that loser's hands. I think I'm seeing him as a cool male character now

Shido on the other hand...
 
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Jul 25, 2010 9:07 PM
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Recapp already. not impressed
 
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Jul 25, 2010 9:17 PM

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zombies~
 
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Jul 25, 2010 9:18 PM

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Link?

EDIT: nvm. The amount of recap wasn't that bad, Takashi is a bamf, and goddamn it another entire week till ep 5.
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Jul 25, 2010 9:23 PM

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INB4 Fai shitraeg.
 
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Jul 25, 2010 9:33 PM

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We finally get to see some fight against non-zombie enemies!! Hooray~

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Jul 25, 2010 9:34 PM

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TOO MUCH RECAP!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Jul 25, 2010 9:37 PM
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Figured recap wasn't far off considering how short the manga is. I was looking forward to the gas station scene, very well done.
 
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Jul 25, 2010 9:53 PM
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The episode went way too fast for me. Now for another week of hell.
 
Jul 25, 2010 9:54 PM

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aw recap
Stupid 3rd World Country

 
Jul 25, 2010 10:00 PM

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Recap, but meh, at least that bastard in the end get shot by Takashi.

Not bad. Now we'll see what happens next...


 
Jul 25, 2010 10:01 PM
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i think the recap was to stall for some time considering there wasn't really any way to stretch out the actual substance from the manga chapter into the full episode. not ideal, but it wasn't terrible. one thing that was lacking was the comment that Takashi really enjoyed smashing the register, but whatever.

also, the gas station was another reference to Shaun of the Dead (i think)
 
Jul 25, 2010 10:34 PM

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At least it wasn't a full recap episode!
 
Jul 25, 2010 10:41 PM

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Recapping wasn't really that bad. At least we learned SOMETHING; the span of time. Speaking of which weren't they meeting up? 12 hours seems a little long of a detour (from the bus in the evening to the morning). I like how Takashi didn't really hesitate about killing a living human, but i guess anyone would have done that too.

So i am guessing the zombies form a mob from chasing sounds? I just find it funny how the city is so empty and that they are hiding in corners and such...

Edit: The teacher was only shown for about 30 seconds total but i just want to say his appearance repulses me. I have never read the manga though so that is just his impression.
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Jul 25, 2010 10:52 PM
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It was good to much recap the only part I hated was at the gas station and all you saw was a blue flashing light when the Thug grabed Rei's chest was rly annyoing to the eye to see a bright flash out of no where and like half her face was covered lol
 
Jul 25, 2010 10:55 PM

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as a fan of HotD, I was not highly impressed with a recap 4 episodes in(i'm already getting antsy with the manga, don't destroy the anime as well)...what are they gonna do next? fillers?
 
Jul 25, 2010 11:09 PM

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...Seriously? an episode that's at least half recap only 4 episodes into the series?

I guess Madhouse must have really blew it's budget on the first few episodes if it had to resort to recaps. New ED theme again, though.

Shido, although he gets virtually no screentime, was definitely the creepiest character this time around, although the guy at the gas station was really annoying too.


 
Jul 25, 2010 11:11 PM
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Well....that wasn't very bad, at least the recap was only for the 1st half of the ep.
Anyways, it was a nice ep overall, i mean we did cover the whole chp. 4.

Only thing that i didn't like.....the censor at the gas station scene (Then again, it does give me a reason to watch the uncensored version). God, that was really un-needed >_>

Judging from the preview, next ep should be focusing on chp. 5, if thats true, i am very much looking forward to it (Thus begin another bloody long week >_>)


[In other unrelated news, I really like how almost everything is following the manga]

Overall score: 5/5
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Jul 25, 2010 11:14 PM

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Recap..... -_-"
 
Jul 25, 2010 11:16 PM

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Wha...what?! Only that? Screw the recap. Next episode must be good!!



 
Jul 25, 2010 11:20 PM
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yun90 said:
Wha...what?! Only that? Screw the recap. Next episode must be good!!


Judging by how close the anime is following the manga, it will be good :)
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Jul 25, 2010 11:24 PM

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Phantoka said:
yun90 said:
Wha...what?! Only that? Screw the recap. Next episode must be good!!


Judging by how close the anime is following the manga, it will be good :)


I hope so:D



 
Jul 25, 2010 11:33 PM

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what a waste of a bullet...
 
Jul 25, 2010 11:43 PM

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OK, I'll complain with everyone else...

Was a recap necessary after 3 episodes?

But it is still keep up well with the manga.

Bring on eps 5.
 
Jul 26, 2010 12:08 AM

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muramusaw8 said:
At least it wasn't a full recap episode!

Agreed. It was unnecessary, but not too bad.

Not much happened this week, but the gas station scene was good. I thought Rei was gonna beat the crap out of that guy o.O
 
Jul 26, 2010 12:14 AM

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The first part was boring with the recap.
Second part was better, but I hope next episode is a lot better.
 
Jul 26, 2010 12:32 AM

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I have no gripes for the recap. If they're really following 1 chapter= 1 episode, Chapter 4 didn't have much material to cover a whole episode. So the recap wasn't too bad for me, as it was kind of needed to extend the contents to fit the episode.

My only complaints in this episode is leaving out Takashi's inner thoughts saying that he is 'enjoying' the new, destroyed world for the first time when he was smashing the register, and with a twisted smile to boot. That was a clear development that they are changing. Fail.

The other is the weird light that popped out when that dude was groping Rei. For me, I didn't want to see the groping but still, it's pretty weird that the lighting came out. The moaning though was pretty hot so it was ok ^^b.

Lastly, they kind of removed "Them" attacking and chewing on the dude, only showed that he became one of "Them". Also fail.

Overall, great episode, a bit weaker than last 3. Next episode should be great. Rika is finally showing up. I expect the Shido hate to rise over 9000 next episode, but I think it's rising now even though he had little screentime. There should be no recap for next episode, as the chapter it will cover is filled with happenings.
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Jul 26, 2010 12:35 AM
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Damn the whole thing was just nothing but recap. Only recap if its necessary like when its farther into the series god freaken damn it!
 
Jul 26, 2010 12:37 AM

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really hatted the recapping

common its only been 4 episodes? you would recap at freaken 12 wouldnt you

still that fattass got shot pwned
 
Jul 26, 2010 12:44 AM

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Anyone got links so I could watch it on the internet?
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Jul 26, 2010 12:47 AM

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The recap was annoying but when they shot the guy and left him at the zombies mercy it was pure win.
 
Jul 26, 2010 12:58 AM

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Well thats that, didnt care for the recapping, but im glad to see how Takashi is calm under pressure for the most part and didnt make it sappy by trying to save that guy after 'they' were coming, sometimes in these scenarios, you see really annoying growing pains. But all is good so far.
 
Jul 26, 2010 1:03 AM
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Wow, a fat pimp gangster with braces acting all tough with a knife starts to cry like a bitch, I'm guessing this is all every "gangsters" really is?
If I was Takashi and if someone was groping a chick that I was still in love with, I would of done more than shooting him in the shoulder, I would of grabbed his knife and sliced and stabbed him avoiding any vital organs so he can die slowly, it would only take 5-10 seconds. But the censorship is annoying, it's not like it was a naked boob, it was just boobs being jiggled while being groped.
 
Jul 26, 2010 1:07 AM

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recap was unexpected. kinda letdown by it. but i guess they put it there since there was not much going on in that chapter of the manga.

and really? they censor groping? clothed groping?

ahhhh, hope next week's episode is better. honestly not impressed with this one.
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Jul 26, 2010 1:08 AM

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boring episode imo..the only good part in this episode was covered with a unknown light
and like everyone else..lol recap.

 
Jul 26, 2010 1:08 AM

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Wow, a fat pimp gangster with braces acting all tough with a knife starts to cry like a bitch, I'm guessing this is all every "gangsters" really is?


its a lost homeboy in japan....not even the jap homies act like that...so its got to be
 
Jul 26, 2010 1:11 AM

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That censorship light is sh*t. Really annoying =|
 
Jul 26, 2010 1:14 AM
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Papa_G said:

Was a recap necessary after 3 episodes?

No, it wasn't.

And the 27% of people who gave this episode a 5/5 should come forward so we know never to take their opinions seriously again.

Raigeki1993 said:

If I was Takashi and if someone was groping a chick that I was still in love with, I would of done more than shooting him in the shoulder, I would of grabbed his knife and sliced and stabbed him avoiding any vital organs so he can die slowly, it would only take 5-10 seconds.

Then you have serious problems.
 
Jul 26, 2010 1:16 AM

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wtf!!! its just the 4th ep and already recap??? well i dont think i can blame the animators of this because the mangaka is so damn lazy he always on a haitus to top it of it just a monthly manga
 
Jul 26, 2010 1:17 AM

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Too much recap but whole episode was great! And I'm thinking... that I can't wait for the next ep.
 
Jul 26, 2010 1:40 AM

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As has been pointed out by many, recap at episode four is completely unacceptable. The fact that this way they keep up with the manga is no excuse. It just makes them lazy rather than stupid. If you can't make content then it's not a good show.

As for the rest of the show... well, it really is shallow in every aspect, isn't it? He can just directly cause a man to die like that? There was no attack to force him to pull the trigger. I honestly thought he'd slipped and there'd be some drama over that. But no, he went from agonizing over a zombie to fearing a gun to shooting an admittedly deranged man in a day. Based on the line from the manga that people have been mentioning, I guess he's just supposed to be psychotic. I mean, using the bullet for that didn't even make sense. That's pure homicidal rage. It's going to be pretty contrived if pinstripe survives the next meet up with that kind of attitude.

Anyway, that little rant I gave doesn't really change anything. This was always a show to watch like the zombies already got your brains. It's enjoyable on that level.
 
Jul 26, 2010 1:46 AM

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recapping is not that bad..

the 2nd half is good..
 
Jul 26, 2010 1:53 AM

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grrr at censorship! grrr you!
 
Jul 26, 2010 1:54 AM
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the guy got rappe
 
Jul 26, 2010 1:56 AM
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grrr at censorship! grrr you!


The manga is a little better. He actually squeezes her boob pretty hard.






 
Jul 26, 2010 2:06 AM

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I didn't mind the recapping. It wasn't enough to bother me, and I still thought the episode flowed nicely. Even if the show is shallow, it keeps me entertained.
 
Jul 26, 2010 2:08 AM
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OMG guys... Cry more... 5 minutes of recap! -_-
 
Jul 26, 2010 2:17 AM

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Well this was the weakest episode by far and the recaps where needed because there is so little content in chapter 4 of the manga and they really stick with 1 episode to 1 chapter of the manga but i wish they didnt :(

I hope this wont happen again in future episodes. And oh god the censorship either remove those scences or stop with that anoying light.... almost got blind XD
 
Jul 26, 2010 2:35 AM

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Great episode, but the recaps pissed me off.
 
Jul 26, 2010 2:52 AM

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despite the recap, i enjoyed this episode. really showed how much takashi still cares for rei. (i've never read the manga)
 
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