Because nukes solve everything
Just as Highschool is nearing an end, I’m just starting another school year. I’m the type who actually is relieved to go back to school (yeah, crazy, I know) so we’ll see how much homework slows me down. Probably not much! My love for anime always perseveres! …Don’t…quote me on that one though in case I end up being slower than usual. <_< *cough*
What better way to start off than a good old orgy in the orgybus? Well, most of it is Shido giving a speech to his cult about the new world. The students eat up every lie as the unlucky scout from the last episode is devoured right in front of the bus door. Oh Shido, you sly, detestable fox, you.
Continuing with the adults vs kids theme from the last episode, Takagi tries to talk some sense into them. Despite trying to help them, they seem to run on an entirely different logic system. In other words: they’re pretty dumb. Or at least the psychotic chick who convinced everyone to be “peace-loving adults” was. Takagi, Takashi and Kouta realize that it’s useless and leave.
The three have a wee chat about how humans cope in crises by only seeing what they want to see in order to ignore the horrible truth. It’s a coping mechanism that’s completely blinding the adults. Surprisingly, this revelation comes form the lips of Kouta, who has mostly just been “HELL YEAH, GUNS!” for the most part. Takashi gets teased for honestly being impressed with Kouta and is called the leader by the two of them.
Ah, that’s where you were, Saeko! Off meeting with Takagi’s dad! He gives her a sword which is double edged and only slightly curved, which apparently is enough for her to tell who made it. Of course, you only show someone a badass sword if you’re going to give it to them (or kill them, I guess) so he offers the blade to her. She reluctantly takes it after some coaxing and uncharacteristic laughter. He turns serious once again when talking about Takashi, who is a good leader but is still hesitating…
New weapon, GET!
Honestly, I heard Rei’s voice and had no idea who it was. It wasn’t any of the girls I remembered…I had entirely forgotten about her since she was basically furniture the last episode. Naked furniture, but you get the idea. <_< Rei totally comes onto Takashi, explaining that she should’ve noticed how super special awesome he was before all this, and that he’s become really super special awesome once the zombies appeared. Rei cries that she wants to be with him forever, despite being right next to his ear, and they do some…stuff. All we get is the sound of breathing and a shot of an inanimate object.
Rei leaves due to back pains only to see Saeko waiting outside because she felt a presence (and probably heard some heavy breathing). Saeko asks her to stop calling her sempai, but she refuses, still too pained by the past to even think about it.
As expected, Shido rolls right on up to the barricade, getting easy access through with his arsenal of slutty schoolgirls. A very potent weapon, indeed. Meanwhile, Takashi talks to Takagi’s dad about going to find everyone’s family. He seems convinced he can find his mom before everyone else leaves the mansion by tomorrow. As he is prepared to go, Saeko shows up – gorgeous as usual – ready to head out to help Takashi. Rei looks jealous as Shizuka…is texting someone? Anyways, let’s not get distracted, the devil is knocking on the door~
ON THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS! STEP INSIDE, IT’S A WILDER RIDE~! COME ON~
Shido reveals his sob story, which isn’t sad at all seeing as he’s ruthless. Father made mom commit suicide, so Shido is now a heartless fiend. Bawwwwwwwwnot. Looks like the reason Rei hates him so much is because his father made him fail her. Why? To teach her dad a lesson. While having to repeat a year sucks, is it really enough to want to stick a bayonet in the perpetrator’s face and try to kill them?
Well, Shido is a jerk, so no one would miss him. He tries to manipulate her with the guilt card, saying she’ll forever remember her sins as a criminal. But it’s hard to be confident with something so sharp pointed at your face. Even after a booming “KILL HIM IF YOU WANT TO” courtesy of Mr. Takagi, Rei decides that this piece of scum isn’t worth her time and stomps off. Shido’s rejected face is priceless. BACK TO THE BUS FOR YOU!
We conclude this week’s zombieless episode with….nukes? …Bwuh? HOW IS THIS HELPING ANYTHING? Furthermore, how are those astronauts going to get down from there if everyone on Earth dies? At least there didn’t seem to be a LOT of them fired, otherwise…well…let’s just say I’ll be pissed if the series ends with the world exploding.
HINT: they’re not shooting stars
HOTD, THE MMORPG:
*faints of cute overdose*
Takagi as the wizard = YES
LINK, YOU SHOULD BE OUT SAVING ZELDA
Saeko looks so natural like this~
End Thoughts: Oh my God, they’re still in that mansion and we only have 1 episode left. WHAT IS THIS? Not to mention there’s missiles now. How the hell is that going to help? This isn’t helping the plot OR to kill zombies. Another lackluster episode. It’s an okay episode, but it really just goes to show that HOTD just isn’t as interesting without, well, the dead. (you can skip the highschool part). What I expected to be a more manipulative showdown with Shido turned out to be a short encounter that ended with very little happening. I guess I should at least be happy that our characters are getting some progress, but it’s kind of late to be deciding that Takashi is the leader and such…
Rei’s chat with Takashi…Rei is being pretty honest that she was too late in seeing Takashi’s good points. But then…”I’LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU EVEN IF YOU LOVE SOMEONE ELSE” UM…WHOAAA….I know having a hot girl in your lap saying that might be kind of nice at first, but…OBSESSIVE MUCH? So even if Takashi likes Saeko, she wouldn’t even give up? C..c..creepy! Move on, girl! She says she needs him to survive at the end, so this desperation might have to do with the pressure of a near-apocalypse situation. This reminds me of when Takashi said a similar thing about Saeko, accepting her in order to survive. This makes Rei’s confession a little…off.
What’s worse is that Takashi makes a move on her. So…which one does he want and how long is going to keep playing around with them? -_- PICK ONE, DAMMIT! You dirty cheater, you *shakes fist*
Preview: I am worried since a lot of these shots were still IN THE MANSION. I saw a bunch of zombies, thank God, but I really think it’ll be safer to just lower my expectations for the finale. Sorry to dampen any spirits, but…I don’t know how they’re gonna pull off a decent ending. Season 2, pretty please?