I can’t believe I haven’t used this title before. It seems like such an obvious one for me.
I don’t recal who mentioned High School Of The Dead without looking, but I ended up checking it out. The manga is being pirated so it was available. Generally I don’t read pirated stuff, but I expected to hate it instantly, so it wouldn’t matter. I hate zombie stuff. I haven’t liked it for quite some time now. The world has ruined zombies for me. I don’t even like hearing the word now. I used to be really in to the concept, what with Resident Evil and what have you. It sounds like a douchebag music person thing to say, but I liked zombies before they were cool. I was even able to keep liking them after they got cool for a while, but it just kept going and going. Then Resident Evil wasn’t about zombies anymore, then it was in Marvel comics, and eventually I got sick of them. Anyway, I ended up reading 3 or 4 volumes of HSOTD. XD It was fun. Morbid, and not something I’d want to own probably, but reading it one time was cool. I’ll probably read the rest of it at some point. I have to be in a certain head space to tolerate that sort of thing. I saw some clips of the cartoon too, but it kind of loses something in translation. The best part of the series so far is that the fat kid is useful and cool. Relatively speaking, and it looks like he might actually get a little play at some point. I’m very much behind the idea of fat guys getting some. X3
So there is neither Carol, nor Brooksie. We now need Nina and Jess to say it and all female characters will have been replaced with Zuul.
Now that’s a creepy concept
The anime is short… I found it pretty powerful. I’ve never been into zombies…. but, I decided to try it. Personally, my biggest problem is the crazy amounts of sexual stuff. I’m all for that stuff, especially when it makes sense (sometimes it does). But, when I am watching the zombie of a person that was a family member to a main character get blown apart… it’s not the right time for enormous boobs to bounce in my face, big round butts to be flaunted or a camel toe pantie shot. It just isn’t. Unless you are into necro.
Agreed. Though I think that the violation of decency therein is supposed to be half the comedy… the boobs dodging a bullet was funny, at least.
Even so, I don’t understand panty shots to begin with; a prolonged one while the subject’s face is bitten off a little at a time off-panel is even worse.
High School of the Dead is one of the few things with zombies I like too… mostly BECAUSE of the bj00bage. It comes across as just a little absurd and out-of-place… but I like that.
O’course it is no Army of Darkness.
Nothing quite does the undead like Army of Darkness does the undead.
Shaun of the Dead was good too.
Anything else… not so much.
You forgot Evil Dead, baby
Apparently you didn’t get the obvious penis/vaginal reference. The keymaster is a guy. The female was the gatekeeper.
It took me a few viewings of “Ghostbusters” before I got the Freudian references, but the KEYMASTER is the guy, the GATEKEEPER is the girl.
Must predate the point when all iPhones had fingerprint readers locking them out, to prevent exactly this. Can’t recall when exactly that became universal. I don’t think my iPhone 4 had them.