March 9th, 2011
Reiri makes panty shots classy.
I really get the feeling that they’re just animating completely random parts of the source with no rhyme or reason. It’d still be nice if these things came around more often than once a season though. I seriously doubt they needed all three months make it. I also don’t even believe there’s another one scheduled yet either.
Anyway, this edition drops Hime and the gang somewhat randomly into a fight between her brothers Emile and Gilliam involving two trains chasing each other, one with a giant beam cannon on it, the other with a giant robot that shoots beams from its eyes. Yeah, like I said, a well-crafted narrative is clearly not the focus in this one. Unlike certain other undead shows though, things stay light and the greater focus is on
Reiri being smoking hot beating things up, or in Hiro’s case, getting stabbed. What is it about sentient zombies that makes them do this? As soon as they discover that they’re immortal, all they seem capable of doing is taking a sword through the gut. The smarter ones remember to then hold onto it. Hiro is not one of the smarter ones. Hell, just look at Gilliam. He’s fully extended in a lunge and still a good foot away from Hime. Why not protect her from getting attacked from behind a moment ago? Stupid brain-dead undead. And somehow still smarter than GOSICK’s Kazuya.
*ahem* This episode did seem a lot better focused and paced than the previous one since it sort of had a plot other than "something’s going on; oh a horde of zombies." There was a lot less CG abuse and while the fight with the giant bug was a little unneeded, it and Reiri vs Gillian was a lot more entertaining than the team beating up CG ghouls from the last one. It’s still just action fluff, but it’s an improvement above and beyond the first OVA that was already pretty fun to begin with.