Train Zombies #07 — Contains No Trains Or Zombies

May 26th, 2016


Well, this was idiotic.


I don't know about you guys, but when I sit down to watch an action show about ridiculous train steampunk fighting against metal zombies, I'm secretly hoping the episode will have absolutely none of those things and instead be some idiotically sappy bit about Tanabata. I don't even understand why this city exists in the narrative. It's like they stepped into the goddamned Lollipop Village and all of a sudden, everything is sunshine, rainbows, and blowjobs. The only 'content' of the episode, to be exceedingly generous with the use of that word, comes towards the end in a verbal diarrhetic spew, into the 'cliffhanger' of Mumei's brother arriving, along with an entire train for his shampoo and his attendant's eyebrow extensions. If I was a betting man, I'd lay the best odds that this episode existed to serve its two sappy insert songs more than anything else.

It's not even like there's some kind of 1980s tyrant ensuring this utopia at some horrific price, or they're showing them to be on the brink of horrific disaster from their hubris by pretending they're immune to what's going on, or even some edict from her brother at the end that doom is coming. The train just rolls into Lollipop Village, and everyone integrates right in with how great everything is there. Even worse, not only are they in the middle of celebrating how wonderful their peaceful, safe, and secure lives are, but they're also worse at everything than our main character train folks; worse weapons, worse policing again random thugs, worse haggling set to insert songs, you name it. Seriously, there's a bit where they kick off a montage to an insert song that's just that one girl hassling random merchants. What the hell?


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4 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • algorithm says:

    This is the first episode that didn’t try to be a video game. Until some Final Fantasy dude appeared.

    • Aroduc says:

      Standing around and blathering for overly long periods of time certainly fits in a number of obnoxious games I could name, especially Final Fantasies.

  • Tiresias says:

    Is this gonna be like one of those zombie story arcs where they thought they finally found sanctuary, but there’s still a few episodes left so obviously there’s something suspiciously suspicious about the whole thing?

  • Anonymous says:

    oh Tanabata, here’s hoping that we also get firework festival and if not a beach/bath episode than at least sea side training/camping ep.Why else would you watch a post apocalyptic show. school was the best part of kamisama no inai nichiyoubi