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May 11, 2012 2:17 PM

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This episode was really good. Surprisingly, I'm actually liking this show a lot.
&Babu is still so precious. c':

Can't wait for the next episode!
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May 11, 2012 2:21 PM

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I never really liked it when a story has two girls like this, one always ends up sad..

I'm not sure who to root for either, I like both ;-;
 
May 11, 2012 4:17 PM

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Surprisingly, it's still good. It manages to put on this carefree mood, but, it doesn't kill the underlying drama and complications of being a zombie. It isn't melodramatic in handling the scenarios, I think the main protagonist's monologue is essential to his characterization, and development.

Overall, really enjoyable. It's an ecchi comedy, but it's not purely that; the ecchi isn't overdone or obnoxious, and there is actual drama. It's not melodramatic, and it doesn't take the route of cheap sympathies.
 
May 11, 2012 4:36 PM

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wow, the grandpa having an ominously serious moment. i wonder how much else the grandpa knows

rea's dad's creepy butler creeping on chihiro and rea seems like bad news coming up

and talk about a cliffhanger :S

looks like next ep will be about wanko and their childhood, so the cliffhanger might even have to wait 2 weeks

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May 11, 2012 7:30 PM

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The anime really excels when its more of the serious route. When it turns to focusing on rea it just cant keep me interested. Feel pretty terrible but I like the Wanko/Furuya moments, feel more sincere than the ones with Rea. And Furuya was epic in this he like jumped from the roof to the ground with no injury at all! and endured that powerful throw later
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May 11, 2012 7:58 PM

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And how does Rea licking Furuya's arm "sterilize" his wound? She's a corpse. No saliva. Tongue is probably dry as fuck.
That would incorrect as there was saliva shown in the last episode as she was licking Ranko.

There is no inconsistencies since the premise is used as a potion to create the zombie thus inconsistencies with any other zombies are 100% there to make it unique. It's hard to explain but the inconsistencies were planned from the start of the whole idea: making a zombie like no other.

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May 11, 2012 8:56 PM

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Great Episode, the whole time i was like really no one gonna say anything about wanko shirt? but i dont mine lol, it was just getting good at the end and then we got cut off man this show need to stop messing with me, MOE Zombie>all one of the best show's of the season
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May 12, 2012 12:06 AM

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this anime is going soooo slow its not even funny.. i understand because the manga isnt to far but man its worse than a turtle... and during that kiss i believed she was suppose to kind of bit his lip and transferred some of the poison.... from my understanding the mangaka is behind the anime aswell, cant believe he would leave stuff like this out....
 
May 12, 2012 1:01 AM

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Wasabi said:
And how does Rea licking Furuya's arm "sterilize" his wound? She's a corpse. No saliva. Tongue is probably dry as fuck.
That would incorrect as there was saliva shown in the last episode as she was licking Ranko.

There is no inconsistencies since the premise is used as a potion to create the zombie thus inconsistencies with any other zombies are 100% there to make it unique. It's hard to explain but the inconsistencies were planned from the start of the whole idea: making a zombie like no other.
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May 12, 2012 1:11 AM

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Wanko dresses too boldly like her body is for sale. Damn, what a slut.

Not that I have a problem with it.
 
May 12, 2012 3:43 AM

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You know what? This anime is so lame -,- Dropped it.
 
May 12, 2012 3:50 AM

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Seems this anime upon delivering a punchline cant seem to keep events interesting enough to follow it up....:/

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May 12, 2012 1:05 PM

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Mr-Derp said:
Yumekichi11 said:
Wasabi said:
And how does Rea licking Furuya's arm "sterilize" his wound? She's a corpse. No saliva. Tongue is probably dry as fuck.
That would incorrect as there was saliva shown in the last episode as she was licking Ranko.

There is no inconsistencies since the premise is used as a potion to create the zombie thus inconsistencies with any other zombies are 100% there to make it unique. It's hard to explain but the inconsistencies were planned from the start of the whole idea: making a zombie like no other.


Of course one could argue that any deviation from the original voudou created zombies (which were not dead/undead) is not a "real" zombie, but even within the popular culture version of the shambling, brain-munching, monster there is plenty of variation. Sanka Rea is not a HSOTD version, or a NOTLD version, or even a SOTD version of a zombie, she is unique to the vision of this manga/anime. The question is not whether she is consistent with other creators' versions of the reanimated dead, but is she consistent with this creator's universe. Keep in mind that this is not a world that is being overrun by legions of the red-eyed brain munchers. Instead the relatively small number of zombies appear to have been created by researchers like the grandfather or Furuya. I'm willing to accept that while digestion has slowed considerably, or even stopped, saliva and other useful bodily fluids (otherwise we may have to have a lubricant discussion) can be produced.

Furuya now has a goal: to discover how to preserve Sanka Rea's body indefinitely. As the plot unfolds over this (and hopefully subsequent) seasons, that should provide enough of a reason for forward movement. If he succeeds, we'll then have to deal with the other problem of relationships between humans and the undead or supernatural beings, because while Sanka Rea may stay the same indefinitely, humans (alas) do not...
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May 12, 2012 1:37 PM

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man, they are really dragging out the awaited moment thats about to come, right now all their doing is dropping a few hints here and there on whats about to happen, its still good though
 
May 12, 2012 2:26 PM

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Never bring up HSOTD in sankarea discussion. Don't compare rubbish with bacon .

That's just my 20 cent .
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May 12, 2012 2:41 PM

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How can Rea blush is she's dead?
 
May 12, 2012 3:01 PM

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How can Rea blush is she's dead?

You're about 2 weeks late. It's been established that this is a zombie that blushes, has a heartbeat, and licks boobies. She's really just a really horny high school girl, that's dead of course.
 
May 12, 2012 3:25 PM

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taterhead said:
How can Rea blush is she's dead?

You're about 2 weeks late. It's been established that this is a zombie that blushes, has a heartbeat, and licks boobies. She's really just a really horny high school girl, that's dead of course.


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May 12, 2012 5:56 PM

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o crap, i totally forgot about the seasons!! he should start saving som of the leaves now


 
May 12, 2012 6:12 PM

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Beatiful in every second, I'm more than pleased with this adaptation, there were some great shots.

I like Wanko and I'm looking forward to next episode when her character is going to be handled. I think it's a good choice to do it now, you could clearly see that she doesn't like the idea of another girl near Chihiro and on top of that living with him.
 
May 12, 2012 6:32 PM

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Next week Wanko episode? Do not want.
 
May 12, 2012 7:24 PM
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Much better than last week's episode.
 
May 12, 2012 7:47 PM

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Better than last week... AND we got to hear more about Gpa's "spell" and what he knows about it.

Zombie-babu is cuuuuuute >^.^<
 
May 12, 2012 10:40 PM
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Getting a bit annoyed of wanko, she gets jealous too much. Rea was cute as she usually is and we got to see a kiss even though she never remembers it. Babu<3333
Dat strength when she saved Chihiro from the passing car. Wankos past next episode not really looking forward to it since she annoys me.

Also question to everyone. How many episodes do you think this season will get?
 
May 12, 2012 10:48 PM

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This show has been a pleasant surprise so far, but does anyone know how many episodes this show is going to be or any hints based on the manga?

Also, pretty pumped for a wanko ep next week.
 
May 12, 2012 10:53 PM
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This show has been a pleasant surprise so far, but does anyone know how many episodes this show is going to be or any hints based on the manga?

Also, pretty pumped for a wanko ep next week.


If its going exactly by the manga it has 28 chapters so far, I'd suspect they do 12 episodes then a season 2. Or 20+ Episodes.
 
May 12, 2012 11:17 PM

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The anime really excels when its more of the serious route. When it turns to focusing on rea it just cant keep me interested. Feel pretty terrible but I like the Wanko/Furuya moments, feel more sincere than the ones with Rea. And Furuya was epic in this he like jumped from the roof to the ground with no injury at all! and endured that powerful throw later


I also agree that when the anime adds comedy relief, it is misplaced and distracting. Sankarea excels when it address its major conflicts: Rea's father's obsession, Chihiro coming to terms with Rea's death, Rea coming to terms with her death. However, I feel the opposite--Wanko's lightness in the anime cheapens the value of this anime. Wanko always destroys the tension that builds up between Chihiro and Rea in the first half of this episode. Wanko is rather annoying.
 
May 13, 2012 12:13 AM

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Where are these Wanko hates coming from?

Loved the episode. Much better and certainly way more refreshing than the last couple of episodes.

5/5
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May 13, 2012 12:17 AM

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Something tells me this is only going to be 12 episodes if they are taking stuff from different chapters and bringing them a bit early. Chances are it will end with well.... nevermind that would be a spoiler alert
 
May 13, 2012 1:04 AM

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MOE ZOMBIES.......
 
May 13, 2012 1:51 AM
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Now we are in the second half of this series :[
and seeing Rea in her form right now.. makes me depress.
 
May 13, 2012 3:03 AM

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Ohohohoho....

REA IS GANNA EAT FURUYA!!! AHAHA!
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May 13, 2012 3:35 AM

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Where are these Wanko hates coming from?


Let's see...

She's clingy. She loves Chihiro, but he's made it very clear several times that the feeling is not mutual. he just doesn't like her that way, but she refuses to accept it, perhaps because she knows he's into zombies and thinks to herself that she can get him to give it up and get a real girl instead.

Now that he has a real-life zombie girl, she knows she'll lose him, so she becomes insanely jealous. And it's only going to get worse from here on, when she takes that jealousy to the next level. I hope we'll get to that point in the anime, as that marked the point where I started seriously disliking her.

Any good side she has is immediately countered by her doing something incredibly dumb. Like her hitting the old man in the head, making him forget what he told Chihiro, for example.

I personally deeply despise clingy girls like that. Plus, I don't find her all that pretty in the first place. Rea may be dead, but she is still several times more atractive than Wanko can ever (hope to) be (and that is probably another reason why Wanko isn't pleased with Chihiro's budding relationship with Rea).

All Chihro has to do now is find out how to keep Rea's body from rotting away, not to mention find a steady source of hydrangea to help her get through the season(s) in which the flowers don't bloom.
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May 13, 2012 3:39 AM

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Great episode. Kinda hoping the next episode will be good.
 
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Another good episode if I may say so.

It was pretty clear from the get-go that those leaves would be essential for Rea and Babu's "conservation" but it's still informative to have it confirmed by the old man. Speaking of which; the moment where his mind went clear, was kind of cool to be honest. He became serious and gave Furuya some valuable information. And, as expected, he mentioned that there's still no definite way to stop the decay. Or is there? After all he got hit by a stone Wanko threw when he was about to tell us the most valuable bit of his little speech. I'm curious about what he would've said there.
The ReaxFuruya moments were as charming as ever and the little walk they had only reinforced that view of mine. We still have '?' episodes to go (I wonder when this will be known) so I'm holding out for a satisfying end. 5/5
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Nice Wanko ass, I wish I could pinch it........if I were an anime character.



Rea's ass ain't bad either.
 
May 13, 2012 10:18 AM

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guess no Rea next episode since its a "childhood" episode hopefully they don't ruin the series!
 
May 13, 2012 11:03 AM

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Tyrel said:
EOTW said:
This show has been a pleasant surprise so far, but does anyone know how many episodes this show is going to be or any hints based on the manga?

Also, pretty pumped for a wanko ep next week.


If its going exactly by the manga it has 28 chapters so far, I'd suspect they do 12 episodes then a season 2. Or 20+ Episodes.


So 2 seasons with this one being 12 episodes, but I wonder why they haven't announced how many episodes it will be yet.
 
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I liked it, but I feel the plot is not... advancing.
 
May 13, 2012 5:37 PM

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Seems to me like Rea has a thing for flesh, there was just something about her when she was licking Chihiro. Oh and she looked so cute with her hair tied up. Looking forward to seeing her and Chihiro actually do something.

More Wanko next episode? Sounds good to me. And this episode makes me feel bad for her, she's obviously just acting happy and stuff. Liking both girls atm.
 
May 14, 2012 12:36 PM

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Oh, nice one Sankarea. You actually managed to pull yourself up from the shitstain that was the ending of last episode and be good again. It was pretty obvious that the hydrangea was what was allowing Babu to continue moving around normally whilst Rea was suffering from Rigor Mortis and going a little bit crazy, but I'm happy that they managed to resolve that rather than dragging it out too long.

I must admit, I'm still rather impressed by the directing in this show. It does try a little too hard to be Bakemonogatari sometimes, but it generally does a great job of keeping even the most mundane of scenes interesting with colour use and camera angles.

Hmm... seems next episode is a Wanko episode. I suspect it'll probably add something to the story which is a pity, otherwise I'd just skip it due to how much insufferable hatred I have for her character. Pretty much everything that's happened so far that I haven't liked in this show has involved her and she just seems to come across as an annoying jealous little bitch with no real reason to exist in the show other than unnecessary fanservice.

Still, after episode 5's ending I was ready to drop this show if it went in the wrong direction, but luckily it managed to rectify itself enough with this episode and get back to being what I was watching it for.
 
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Never bring up HSOTD in sankarea discussion. Don't compare rubbish with bacon .

That's just my 20 cent .


hope your not saying hsotd is the rubbish....
 
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Tyrel said:
EOTW said:
This show has been a pleasant surprise so far, but does anyone know how many episodes this show is going to be or any hints based on the manga?

Also, pretty pumped for a wanko ep next week.


If its going exactly by the manga it has 28 chapters so far, I'd suspect they do 12 episodes then a season 2. Or 20+ Episodes.


highly doubt of a season 2, just by how slow this anime is moving and it would take forever for the manga to go on so maybe in another year or so there could be a season 2 unless the manga start to be coming out weekly
 
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Master7Zero said:
Mr-Derp said:
Never bring up HSOTD in sankarea discussion. Don't compare rubbish with bacon .

That's just my 20 cent .


hope your not saying hsotd is the rubbish....


HSOTD is both the rubbish and the bacon. It's a whole sandwich in itself. It's a delicious well-handled-zombie-apocalypse-situation shaped piece of bacon inside an over-the-top-unnecessary-fanservice shaped piece of rubbish which makes up the bread.

Unless of course you're talking about the OVA, in which case the bacon fell on the floor amongst the dirt and you realise that the bread you've been eating is a little bit mouldy after you've already eaten some of it.
 
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Master7Zero said:
Mr-Derp said:
Never bring up HSOTD in sankarea discussion. Don't compare rubbish with bacon .

That's just my 20 cent .


hope your not saying hsotd is the rubbish....


Dude, if its not the rubbish, then sankarea is the rubbish ? Think properly before you start typing . But well that's your own opinion.

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HSOTD is both the rubbish and the bacon. It's a whole sandwich in itself. It's a delicious well-handled-zombie-apocalypse-situation shaped piece of bacon inside an over-the-top-unnecessary-fanservice shaped piece of rubbish which makes up the bread.

Unless of course you're talking about the OVA, in which case the bacon fell on the floor amongst the dirt and you realise that the bread you've been eating is a little bit mouldy after you've already eaten some of it.


Yes I agree with you. Yes the whole over the fucking top fanservice drag that particular show into the thrash can . And the Ova can go ........I don't even ........

The entire setting is great , zombie taking over the world, students getting weapons/handmade weapons , fight for survival, the ugly side of human nature when they are desperate , etc .

But lets just say , Their action:fanservice ratio is a 1:5 , the episode which has the most decent amount of action is the last episode only .

its a real let down . Not to mention the major cliffhanger. Garbage is garbage .
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slight off tangent here

people thinking the fanservice-orientated OVA are canon? waaaaat? when was a special filler OVA ever canon?

I just find it funny to see there are still people who don't recognise the parody to the trashy B-horror zombie movies the series is aiming for, and the series hit it right in the head. The over-the-top-ness was why it's so hilarious. The story is not suppose to be taken seriously anyway, not until the future arc hits.

Again, different genre.
Sankarea is romance/horror, while HotD is action/comedy
 
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Yeah, the genre is way different .
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slight off tangent here

people thinking the fanservice-orientated OVA are canon? waaaaat? when was a special filler OVA ever canon?

I just find it funny to see there are still people who don't recognise the parody to the trashy B-horror zombie movies the series is aiming for, and the series hit it right in the head. The over-the-top-ness was why it's so hilarious. The story is not suppose to be taken seriously anyway, not until the future arc hits.

Again, different genre.
Sankarea is romance/horror, while HotD is action/comedy


Indeed that is off tangent, as nobody even mentioned anything about the OVA being canon in any way. It obviously isn't in canon as it doesn't link to anything that happens in the series at all. That doesn't stop it from being one of the worst things I have ever seen. I only mentioned it because it is related in some way to the series via the cast.

Despite seeing a whole ton of B-movies in my time (most of them horror, for that matter, as my dad is a huge horror fan and we tended to watch movies pretty much every night throughout my high school years) I recall very few of them being even close to the level of action/fanservice ratio that HSotD achieves. Sure, there was a scene or two throughout an entire film in which the main female lead gets her clothes ripped by a zombie or something and of course the female characters in the cast will wear slutty outfits, but they manage to balance it out with scenes of zombies generally being heavily incompetent or being foiled by simple trickery which makes fun of their braindead nature.

Yes, I can agree that HSotD is a parody and as such aims to maximise upon these tropes and blow them out of proportion, but the problem is it seems to mostly focus on the 'slut's gonna slut' tropes of the trashy B-horror movies and spends 80% or so of it's screentime doing that, whilst pulling off a proper serious story in the background once every three episodes or so. If it expanded and over-the-top'd the horror side of things as well as the fanservice side, I'd be fine with it. The problem is the fact that it's parodying the trashy sexual side of things whilst trying to combine it with a well thought out serious horror story.

Think of it this way. Take Romero's Night of the Living Dead, a rather serious horror film with a heavy dose of social commentary, and then change 3/4 of the scenes and characters with a parody take on the genre such as oh, lets say, Wasting Away. Whilst both rather enjoyable in their own right, mixing them together just doesn't gel well. You end up with a mismatched clusterfuck which shows hints of genuine quality and intelligence here and there in amongst a barrage of jarring and conflicting scenes.

This sounds like a pretty bad idea, right? Well someone obviously decided it was a fantastic idea somewhere, and we ended up with Highschool of the Dead. What makes it even worse is that the anime adaptation managed to take such a piece of source material and put even more emphasis on the fanservice side of things than the original work did, further crippling any sense of intellectual satire that existed in the first place. Maybe the reason why so few people realise it's a parody is because of how far detached it became from what it aimed to be in the first place.

Also, since you mentioned it, Sankarea is indeed a romance/horror anime. That is a central reason as to why I don't particularly like the emphasis on fanservice and comedy between the end of episode 5 and the beginning segments of episode 6, especially after how well it pulled off the very romance/horror genre it succeeded at portraying throughout the majority of the first five episodes and the second half of episode 6.
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Finally, things actually happened in this episode, though it seems the next one will focus on Wanko. 4/5.
 
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Seasonreaper said:
jeroz said:
slight off tangent here

people thinking the fanservice-orientated OVA are canon? waaaaat? when was a special filler OVA ever canon?

I just find it funny to see there are still people who don't recognise the parody to the trashy B-horror zombie movies the series is aiming for, and the series hit it right in the head. The over-the-top-ness was why it's so hilarious. The story is not suppose to be taken seriously anyway, not until the future arc hits.

Again, different genre.
Sankarea is romance/horror, while HotD is action/comedy


Indeed that is off tangent, as nobody even mentioned anything about the OVA being canon in any way. It obviously isn't in canon as it doesn't link to anything that happens in the series at all. That doesn't stop it from being one of the worst things I have ever seen. I only mentioned it because it is related in some way to the series via the cast.

Despite seeing a whole ton of B-movies in my time (most of them horror, for that matter, as my dad is a huge horror fan and we tended to watch movies pretty much every night throughout my high school years) I recall very few of them being even close to the level of action/fanservice ratio that HSotD achieves. Sure, there was a scene or two throughout an entire film in which the main female lead gets her clothes ripped by a zombie or something and of course the female characters in the cast will wear slutty outfits, but they manage to balance it out with scenes of zombies generally being heavily incompetent or being foiled by simple trickery which makes fun of their braindead nature.

Yes, I can agree that HSotD is a parody and as such aims to maximise upon these tropes and blow them out of proportion, but the problem is it seems to mostly focus on the 'slut's gonna slut' tropes of the trashy B-horror movies and spends 80% or so of it's screentime doing that, whilst pulling off a proper serious story in the background once every three episodes or so. If it expanded and over-the-top'd the horror side of things as well as the fanservice side, I'd be fine with it. The problem is the fact that it's parodying the trashy sexual side of things whilst trying to combine it with a well thought out serious horror story.

Think of it this way. Take Romero's Night of the Living Dead, a rather serious horror film with a heavy dose of social commentary, and then change 3/4 of the scenes and characters with a parody take on the genre such as oh, lets say, Wasting Away. Whilst both rather enjoyable in their own right, mixing them together just doesn't gel well. You end up with a mismatched clusterfuck which shows hints of genuine quality and intelligence here and there in amongst a barrage of jarring and conflicting scenes.

This sounds like a pretty bad idea, right? Well someone obviously decided it was a fantastic idea somewhere, and we ended up with Highschool of the Dead. What makes it even worse is that the anime adaptation managed to take such a piece of source material and put even more emphasis on the fanservice side of things than the original work did, further crippling any sense of intellectual satire that existed in the first place. Maybe the reason why so few people realise it's a parody is because of how far detached it became from what it aimed to be in the first place.

Also, since you mentioned it, Sankarea is indeed a romance/horror anime. That is a central reason as to why I don't particularly like the emphasis on fanservice and comedy between the end of episode 5 and the beginning segments of episode 6, especially after how well it pulled off the very romance/horror genre it succeeded at portraying throughout the majority of the first five episodes and the second half of episode 6.


^ This , so much win .

Christ, you practically explained everything . I commend your dedication,patience, good english and totally agree with you .

If there is a rep system, I would rep +1 for your good post, sir.
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