A secret side of Saeko is revealed
I feel like I have a loooottt to talk about for this episode, so I’m going to dive right into the summary (although, this sentence makes that statement kind of contradictory…) This episode is purely about Saeko and Takashi, and how they try to make it back to Takagi’s house to meet up with everyone else. This is not easy when the streets are crawling with undead hindrances, so they go to the bike shop that was pointed out briefly last episode to get a motorcycle.
Saeko tells him a motorcycle is a stupid idea, so they get this weird utility vehicle that can move in water. It doesn’t look as badass as a motorcycle, but it works, I suppose. There is more zombie roadkill, as per usual, and then Takashi takes the vehicle into the water to escape. The result?
FANSERVICE! When is the result NOT fanservice?
There’s a small sandbar/island in the middle of the river where they relax for now. The whole scene is basically Saeko giving us lots of fanservice while she changes and Takashi using all of his concentration not to look. We go from “Hey, look at Saeko’s boobs” into trying to be serious, as Takashi asks Saeko if she likes anyone. Saeko feels odd that Takashi always thinks of her as a woman, and admits that there is someone she likes.
And at that exact moment, a breeze blows. Obviously.
Once they head out again, Takashi has a new plan (he’s just full of plans today) to lure the zombies away. He drives to a park and then goes into a circular fountain (another wet Saeko, woo!). With some tape, that he found..somewhere…he rigs it so that the vehicle just goes around and around in the fountain. Now the loud motor will attract that zombies as the two can escape. Brilliant!
You spin me right round, baby, right round~
Now they just have to clear a path. Saeko is basically left to do her thing, while Takashi sweatdrops uselessly in the background. She seems to be going a teensy bit more beserk than usual, showing more enjoyment then usual. So it’s a bit surprising when she stops her rampage at the sight of children. Zombie children.
Takashi has to jump in and shoot them, saving Saeko from a humiliating death. He drags her off to a shrine, since it’s getting dark. They spend the night there. Takashi notices how disturbed Saeko looks, so he acts extra nice to her. Speaking in a soft tone, giving her a real sword he found, giving her a port-a-potty to make her laugh. Takashi was meek. I couldn’t believe my eyes.
Sleepover party, like oh my gawd~
After cheering her up, Saeko completely opens up to reveal why she froze. It wasn’t that the zombies were children, but it was a sudden realization that could’ve happened at any time. Saeko was once attacked by a man at night, and almost killed him in self-defence. What bothers her is that she enjoyed it thoroughly. The power. The experience. The thrill. Before this, she kept mentioning how Takashi always sees her as a woman, well, this makes her feel guilty her because she feels like a monster. Someone like her isn’t allowed to love.
Takashi is shocked at first, but quickly tries to reason with her. “I enjoy killing too!” No, Takashi, that was after the zombies appeared and Saeko was always like this. “Well, I give up. Wanna make out?” And so they do. Is this how he solves all of his problems now…?
It’s bright and early, as Takashi and Saeko tentatively open the gates. Before there’s even much time to take in the scenery, zombies appear. I should’ve known things wouldn’t be easy just yet. Like an adamant Pokemon Trainer, Takashi tells Saeko to attack the zombies. However, she must be at a level too high for her to always obey him. Darn.
If you thought a sudden collision of lips was a bad way to solve your problems…try this. Takashi grabs her boob and squishes it as HARD AS HE CAN. What he is saying to Saeko are actually very reassuring things that he should have just said LAST NIGHT instead of now when they’re in danger. He accepts Saeko for who she is and tells her to accept that part of her as well. Somehow, she can listen to all of this while her milkjug is about to explode. Why do boobs get so abused in this show?
HIS HAND IS BEING ABSORBED INTO HER BOOB HE’S SQUEEZING SO HARD
Saeko lets loose wielding a real sword, going into real yandere mode. She..is..um..having a lot of fun, that’s for sure. To remind everyone that we’re watching Highschool of the Dead, we get a ridiculous shot of Saeko with the words “I’M WET!” in huge letters. I…what? I…there are no words…
I promise I won’t judge you if you use this for your ringtone.
After lots and lots of killing fun, Takashi and Saeko are well on their way home. Saeko stops to lovingly hold Takashi’s hand and ask him in he’ll keep his word. SO…ADORABLE! She opened up so quickly! Takashi says yes, which we later find out is a terrible, terrible lie.
After the ending theme, our duo arrive safely at the Takagi mansion. Alice jumps into their arms, and sparkles are everywhere. They’re like a family, aww. Ruining the moment are Takashi’s thoughts “I did it only to survive.” How long has he been stringing Saeko along, and how much are sincere feelings, huh? MORE ABOUT THIS IN MY END THOUGHTS.
Because we all know this episode exists for the sake of wet Saeko.
I like how Saeko changes facing him, and not behind the vehicle or anything
Wet Saeko #2
So how many times has this changing gimmick been used now?
Am I the only one obsessed with those boots?
End Thoughts: This episode really struck a personal chord with me, because I understand Saeko’s feelings all too well. I’m going to try to avoid mentioning myself so I don’t sound like a psycho~ =D The feeling of being able to hurt people is extremely empowering and satisfying. However, there is still something called common sense which stops most people from becoming murderers. So there is a lot of guilt associated with feeling joy from hurting others, because you know deep down that it’s wrong. People who enjoy hurting others keep that sort of thing locked up deep inside, for fear of rejection from others. It takes a LOT of courage to tell someone about something like that, because chances are, they won’t be accepted. For Takashi to accept her just the way she is, for all of her sins, was exactly what Saeko needed to continue living. Not trying to change her, just pure acceptance.
To have Takashi say that he did that just to survive at the end enraged me. If that girl finds out, she will give in to those cravings without thought and go on a killing rampage. To lie about such an important thing…ugh!!! Takashi! I mean, if we look at things from his view, he thinks that he has no choice but to lie if he wants to stay alive. But is there really no other way to break through her conveniently-timed revelation that she’s a bad person? Maybe you should’ve talked to her in the first place when she poured all her worries out to you instead of just making out with her. -_- Takashi…aren’t you cheating on Rei now? Is this what you’ve become? I am…ashamed.
If Takashi had been honest about everything and just decided to ditch Rei, I would’ve been totally cool with it. But to lie about something so important and just basically jerk Saeko around…Saeko deserves way better. Takashi is really going to have to work it to regain my respect. Tch. *fumes*
Bleh, sorry, needed to rant. ANYWAYS, this was a good episode because of SAEKO. Not amazing, but good. Also, is anyone else starting to think the action is starting to get repetitive? It’s good, but not nearly as exciting as it used to be D=
Preview: Seeing as the next episode is called “The Dead’s House Rules” it seems like we’re getting another action rut. I expect a high level of fanservice and lots of pointless arguing/drama. Also, Takashi rubbing lotion on a naked Rei’s back.