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In Topic: Highschool of the Dead

21 September 2010 - 05:29 PM

I'll have to wait patiently. But, I have heard of something to watch here in the U.S. that might interest others here in this forum. AMC channel will begin airing an original series called "Walking Dead". The thirty-second preview that they have, it appears after the feared zombie apocalyose has happened with almost the entire world population decimated. The show will premiere on Halloween night. The previews hint at another good production and quality show. It was good to write in this forum. Bye.

In Topic: Highschool of the Dead

15 September 2010 - 09:28 PM

The last minute of episode had very dark and tragic themes. With evidence to the contrary, that every country has been infected with zombies, people will still give in to their own paranoia and delusions that it was their 'enemies' fault. And will do anything they possibly can to retaliate. What's even sadder than about a dozen or so nuclear missiles being fired, is that the people on the space station will die in a few months, blameless of any fault, if any. There food supply will run out and slowly die of starvation and by muscle and bone loss. But that last shot of the four nuclear missiles entering space was...sad?eerie? Maybe a combination of both.

In Topic: Highschool of the Dead

03 September 2010 - 11:51 PM

After reading the current manga, even to volume 7, the amount of time has been less than a week. I don't see any reason why anyone would have complaints. Given the scenario that the zombie apocalypse has begun, many events can happen within seven days. What I'm finding a bit off is the taking out of order of arriving at the hilltop residence and when Takashi and Saeko split off from the group. But that is a mere technicality.

But I also am sensing that there will be a cut-off for the time being. At the rate of printing in the manga, it might be at least two years before a second season is produced, if it is produced at all.

The author and illustrator are exploring different reactions people in a modern society would have when the entire social order has collapsed. I find the reading and the series amusing and has given me some points to speculate and amuse on. We should enjoy there high level of skill to illustrate and write a story.

In Topic: Highschool of the Dead

27 July 2010 - 05:09 PM

So many individuals here have so little trust in the animation studio and the writer. The studio is MADHOUSE; and the employees put work into it. But there is a point I do agree with; because the manga is still on-going, the show may either end on a cliffhanger or it may end satisfactorily and that may be part 1. The studio did that with Black Lagoon, Monster, and a few others.

But what intrigued me is between 19:30-19:40, Villain: "The gas may catch on fire. Takashi: "It's better than someone stealing my girl."  Rei smiles with glee at the comment. A potential romance may be developing. This leads to two definite possibilities. One, if there is a second season in the future, they will end together by the 13th episode. Or two, one of them becomes infected and the other has to kill them.

In Topic: Asobi ni Ikuyo! (aka Let's Play! or Asoiku!)

22 July 2010 - 10:14 PM

If the animation studio wanted to emulate the light novels, there are better ways than to rush through all of them in one season. Full Metal Panic has done rather well when Kyoto Animation split up most of the finished written work into three television series. Although I don't have access to the light novels, authors, in multi-volume series, tend to create a story that is episodic in nature to balance the need to create interest in the reader to buy the next volume when it comes out, but also finishing plot lines for their to be a break in the action.

Authors that I read that do this are R.A. Salvatore, Ed Greenwood, Robert Jordan, Raymond Feist, Orson Scott Card, George R.R. Martin, and Isaac Asimov. If anybody enjoys reading fantasy or science fiction novels, I highly recommend the authors.

From the first two episodes, the art directors, directors, writers, and producers were too ambitious and tried to reach to too many market segments instead of focusing on a market niche. What the audience is left with to view is an awful tasting soup with ingredients that conflict with one another.