Film #206: HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD
Highschool Of the Dead
3 out of 5 stars
This is an anime about the zombie apocalypse which starts out great, but soon - episode after episode - stumbles and becomes mired in parental issues, governmental mistrust, and needlessly jiggling (and really large) breasts. The animation is cool, but still buckles when it tries too hard and only ends up using clichéd anime touches. I went into this with high hopes and the first episode lives up to the hype, but, yeah… all too soon, it soon becomes a chore to get through an episode. Zombie fans should check it out because there ARE some cool moments to it. Anime fans will probably already have seen it. Non-fans of both genres… well, you won’t be won over by much of this. Not terrible by any stretch. The series just fails to live up to its first few moments.