High School of the Dead
[singlepic id=1083 w=320 h=240 float=center]
This is a series that I have been following for a LONG time now. I came across it while digging around for REC scans and one of the groups (say hi to XLG) happened to do HSotD as well. The manga went on hiatus back in summer of 2009 out of the blue and just as suddenly came back when the anime was announced. So I have been pretty happy recently.
There’s nothing really that stands out about this anime, but I have grown to like the stereotyped characters. On one hand they’re surreal, and on the other they’re so realistic with their inner conflicts and concerns. The art is a bit on the fanservice side and the plot is pretty bare right now. Zombies are loose, and no one really knows why. One particular thing I wonder if the anime will copy from the manga that was very touching was the short backgrounds on the people that had important roles in the past act; it added a very real touch to a very harrowing experience.
I am looking forward towards the anime and see it’s take on the series. Here’s hoping for a good season, although this will probably be the only series I’ll be covering personally for this summer.