High School of the Dead #08 — Row Row Row Your OH MY GOD

August 23rd, 2010


Please, Madhouse, never do that again.


Let’s start with the most notable thing in the episode. When Takashi tackled Rei and used her chest as a cushion for the rifle, the animators were apparently replaced by Cthulhu and His Unholy Legion. That was beyond Eiken levels of revolting. The least disgusting thing about that scene was Takashi shooting bullets between Saeko’s wildly flailing breasts as she flipped around through the air. The simple crotch cam of bullets grazing through her thighs was pleasant by comparison. But no. They decided to show the recoil as some kind of horrific undulating all over what could charitably be called her chest, but I think was some kind of disgusting space gloop.

The rest of the episode was decidedly mundane by comparison. The start was irritating and inane to the point of even Takashi getting so bored that he fell asleep, and then… once again… when they tried to move somewhere, they had to fight zombies, which led to Saeko getting her own little episode date with Takashi this time. If history teaches us anything, it means that next week will be 10 minutes of recap followed by Saeko getting groped. The animation and action was solid this week at least, breast revoltingness notwithstanding. The dog coming to their rescue was imbecilic and embodies the worst possible thing that they could have done with it, but it managed to be less irritating than Takagi with her whole "I’m so awesome! Oops, almost died immediately again."

I also question why a shotgun has a scope, and why Takashi would need to use it to hit something 5 meters away from him. It is a shotgun. It has a point and click interface. Next they’re going to have grenades with stabilizing fins.



Saeko and Stupid get chummy.

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37 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • sage says:

    This is going to haunt me in my nightmares tonight.

  • some guy says:

    scoped shotgun is actually a reflex sight, not those high magnification things. its purpose is to *aim* faster.
    and err i guess they got too far with the… yeah lol

  • tachi says:


  • Pozzy says:

    oh my god

    that video clip is epic hilarious.

  • wilson191 says:

    Is that supposed to be sexy or what….they reason they did that totally confuses me….is it to see how elastic boobs are?

  • Nanaya says:

    How do these directors and writers keep their jobs? I’m more competent than them with nil experience.

    • Aroduc says:

      Think of it this way, that little 30 seconds is probably going to generate all sorts of buzz and internet reaction. No such thing as bad publicity.

      • Scott says:

        Causing your product to get compared to Eiken counts as bad publicity to me. It’s like saying that it’s going to induce vomiting.

  • Hayate says:

    Geez…they are sticking with the manga with this one more or less…just animating alot more of the scenes….Though…I know they added stuff, especially to that clip there. Saeko wasn’t supposed to be in his line of fire…

  • Sporklord says:


    As the bullet was flying towards Saekos nethers, I started to get excited thinking that she was about to get shot right in the c***. Is it strange that I want the main characters to die in horrible ways?

    If only Saeko was wearing all black, we would have had matrix porn.

  • Seinarukana says:

    That slut, he’s trying to kill some zombies and she’s shoving her tits under his arms.

  • longhaul says:

    reminds me of those super high frame rate videos

  • Anonymous says:

    oh god i laughed so much


  • Rated-E says:

    It’s just a cartoon. It’s not supposed to be logical.
    Get over it.

  • Shinn Agami says:

    Why Indeed. Now I know why they call themselves “MADHOUSE”


  • Dr_Tenma says:

    Like the guy above, the shotgun scope might actually be a holographic reflex sight. (“red dot sights”) These things make it easy for anyone to aim a gun because it corrects for parallax.

    No matter which angle you look through it, the dot is placed where the gun is aimed so it’s beneficial on pretty much any gun. It’s hard to explain if you haven’t actually looked through one, but it’s like this. The dot is only visible from the back of the sight too.


    Point #2, shotguns can load slugs instead of buckshot. Basically firing 1 large projectile makes it behave like a rifle and you can achieve long range with it which could benefit from a 4x scope.

  • sniper says:

    Hahahaha thanks for posting this clip. Really made my day hahahahaha

  • Hexmage says:

    Please tell me she went deaf after having a rifle fired repeatedly right next to her ears.

  • DmonHiro says:

    … good think those people came and told them to jump the fence. They would have never figured that out.

  • Aex says:

    First: AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! That was the hardest I laughed in a long time. Manga wasn’t even close to that stupid.

    Now we also know how they’re going to sandwich the shrine scene with Saeko and Takashi into the anime, with those two going off on their own. That wasn’t supposed to happen until much later, but I like the change!! More Saeko is always good for me!

  • Mesousa says:

    Was this really in the manga, though?

    • Veggies says:

      It was, but it didn’t look nearly so stupid without the animation degrading everything about it.

    • Aex says:

      The scene itself: yes. The shooting between Saeko’s legs and breasts: hell no! Saya’s mom also got there faster in the manga, so Takashi and Saeko didn’t go off on their distraction run.

  • sora says:

    damn… with all the convo about this series i feel as though i am now obligated to watch it… curse aroduc curse you!!! lol I never knew boobs were so acrobetic…

  • Albedo says:

    Her breasts dodged the bullet… It wasn’t any sort of natural inertia that made them move either. I am started to believe that those things are aware and are in fact beings that exist above the human level.

    Those zombies don’t stand a chance against those breasts.

  • Haesslich says:

    Hello, Marrue Ramius-class unnatural bouncing per the Gundam SEED credits.

    • sage says:

      Stop talking like Miao, Haesslich. It’s annoying to have clones of him.

      • Haesslich says:

        If I was going Miao, I’d be referencing the NBA, Haruhi/K-ON jokes, and traps. Seriously, that asymmetrical, all-over bouncing was as unnatural as the opening credits for that series. Please don’t make me link to an animated GIF of that to show you what I mean.

        Or would you rather I have made a ‘There are some who would consider such things… unnatural?’ Star Wars reference?

      • sage says:

        Actually, Haess, I say it because even compared to that, this was definitely worse by a few levels of magnitude.

        But yeah, I guess you didn’t go enough Miao there. You would have gone Miao if you called it “And the HSotD chicks join the ranks of the ‘Murrue Ramius All-Stars’!” or something of that sort.

  • Benigmatica says:

    Say, is the rumors true that this anime will have only 12 episodes?

    God, I wish it was 24…

  • aaaaaa says:

    Nothing wrong with the animation. Also they have been faithful to the manga. No need to badmouth Madhouse. (Unless you want to complain for the sheer sake of complaining like in all entries.)

    • Nanaya says:

      You saw nothing wrong, stupid or pointless in that? Seriously? In that case, I suggest you go watch kanokon for its literary genius.

  • Kauhava says:

    Oh god.
    The boob-dodge was so unexpected (you watch a bullet flying, breasts start flapping wildly around it), it had me laughing for a good hour.

  • sora says:

    just caught up and dang!!!! that was stupid crazy!!!