Just as Asuna’s mom in the above screenshot was getting teary-eyed, I was too, while watching Gakkou Gurashi‘s last episode. I was also crying at how often my website was getting repeatedly injected with weird files and code. I’m no expert in website security, nor did I even take any sort of training for it. The best I can do is download security plug-ins to my WP installation in hopes of keeping that shit at bay. For now, that stuff has been cleared out.
I’d like to get out of the way that Kurumi is best girl. It was heart-wrenching for me to see her thrash around on that couch while a white sheet covered her. Even more sad when Yuuri had flashbacks to the time Kurumi asked Yuuri that should she get infected, to kill her and make it quick. Poor girl couldn’t go through it. I probably couldn’t either. Oddly enough my suspension of disbelief remained active throughout the episode. Normally, if a main character in a zombie apocalypse themed show gets infected, one could always depend on plot armor to get them through. Yes, Kurumi does survive. But for some reason, I wasn’t irritated at all when they discovered that medicine existed. I suppose the concept of the school being fully prepared for an outbreak also had me expecting the solution would be either a suppressant or cure.
A lot of people were already questioning the school being equipped with solar arrays and a water filtration system. But hey, some were also thinking, “Oh, that’s just a Japanese school.”
Gakkou Gurashi was highly entertaining to me. Yes, it did utilize the modern technique of moe girls plus whatever. I have already adapted my tastes. If I were stuck in the 80s and 90s, I would have loathed today’s anime.
Yes, I had that screenscap of Asuna’s mom for a long time and had no reason to use it until now, other than realizing that sometimes I get dacryphilia from anime girls.
I’m finding it hard to believe that this is the one anime that makes me visit TokyoToshokan repeatedly until I see it uploaded, which I then fervently download it like an east Indian rat plague that eats farmers’ crops every 48 years and causes a general crop famine because they exponentially reproduce until the bamboo forest doesn’t provide enough food. [link to what the heck i’m talking firstname.lastname@example.org]
… Was that analogy too over the top? Plus it’s every 48 years, so that’s actually kind of infrequent. Let’s just say I was hitting F5 until my lovely animu was funneling through my tubes.
Aside from that, episode 6 gave me a healthy dose of Satomi Satou sweet voice in the form of Manami. There was also a zombie in this episode. Even this anime has its fair share of “Let’s put zombies in it to make it better”. It does end on a rather heart-warming note. I’m feeling kind of wary now that I’m seeing the pace of story progression however. If this is the kind of episode I’m getting half-way through the series, what are the rest supposed to be? A little bit of hint dropping happened, but it’s mostly just Kirino emitting dangerous levels of HNNG inducing radiation.
moentgen radiation anomaly spikes during Kirino scenes
radiation generation from Manami
Didn’t suck, but didn’t do anything significant.
An interesting post by omo about the usage of the phrase ‘slice-of-life’ sparked a small chain of responses. So we did it the way we can, with our podcast. It’s not a breakthrough in thought exercise, but we’re happy enough to hopefully inform people about the rather ambiguous slice-of-life phrase we tag onto anime. If anything, we manage to add more criteria which lets one be more accurate when pinning an anime as slice-of-life.
And the image above is nekomimi mold. Of all the images I could have used, we went with an idea from the podcast. I’m too lazy to color it the proper cheese-yellow color, so you’ll just have to make do with a bad sketch.