High School of the Dead 6 – Fanservice of the Dead
Lots and lots of fanservice and Marikawa and Rei getting drunk in this episode! I’m not really one to decry fanservice, but wow, it’s almost sensory overload here. It gets to a point where your brain just shuts down because boobs and ass are everywhere. And I guess the story wants to find a way for Rei to bring up Hisashi more without feeling guilty about it, so she does a bit of offscreen drinking. I thought Takashi might brush it off, just because Rei is so clearly drunk and rambling, but it’s actually understandable this time that it pushes past his explosion point. But, hey, the make-up kissing afterward is great! (Kissing is pretty much the equivalent of furious boning in anime, I guess.)
Oh, and Rika’s place is loaded, damn. Of the options Kouta presents, the third is most likely, or at least the one I hope is most likely. She could totally be a good enough sniper to command outrageous Golgo 13 prices.
Now for the death chart!
Takashi: He’s definitely going through sensory overload — so many near-naked girls all around him that he can barely think! At least he is able to keep his wits about him enough to defuse situations even while packing some heat in the pants.
Likelihood of survival: A man who can keep a clear head while horny is a survivor.
Rei: Haha, where did all this come from? She’s molesting people in the bathroom, getting drunk and then drudging all those Hisashi hangups that had been buried a couple of episodes prior. If this were an American horror flick, then the group may as well have bought Rei’s gravestone and lugged it around with them. (I watched Black Christmas recently. Margot Kidder spends half the movie being a tough, belligerent woman who smokes, drinks and swears the whole time, and even mocks the resident virgin. Do you think she survives? Hell no!) That said, the story seems intent on milking her relationship with Takashi, so she’s not going anywhere.
Likelihood of survival: She is basically the MVP of the fanservice episode, and anime doesn’t kill its fanservice MVPs. Or does it?
Kouta: Weapons upgrade again! If Takashi gets sensory overload from being surrounded by busty women, then Kouta gets sensory overload by being surrounded by big guns. He is absolutely ready to kill the hell out of any zombie that dares approach the group. Just look at him at the end of the episode — he already has that bulletproof vest slipped on and ready to go!
Likelihood of survival: Give a man one gun, he thinks he’s Superman. Give a man two, he thinks he’s God. Give him an entire cache? He’s every Greek/Norse/Shinto/etc. god packed into one.
Saya: Again, if this were an American flick, Saya totally would have been the first to die. Horror movies have funny logic: If you’re too sexed up, you die, but if you’re a snooty virgin (by their standards), then you also die. The god of horror was definitely thinking, “How dare Saya complain about this communal bath!”
Likelihood of survival: Doesn’t really take a hit because this is anime, and she makes up for it by getting into a naked water fight with Saeko.
Saeko: She takes all the fanservice in stride, and even fulfills the thong-wearing kendo warrior/housewife fantasy that Takashi never knew he had. By the way, does halfadeckshort’s Shower Theorem count for this episode? I mean, everyone takes a bath together. Do they cancel each other out?
Likelihood of survival: There needs to be a ruling on this Shower Theorem!
Marikawa: Don’t ask her to drive the car tomorrow morning!
Likelihood of survival: Seriously. Don’t do it.
Shido: Man, am I glad he was excluded from the fanservice episode!
Likelihood of survival: He’s not important enough to feature in the fanservice episode for even a moment. lol @ him
Rika: Like every anime character ever, she has senses keen enough to detect when people are talking about her behind her back. And if Golgo 13 has taught me anything, it’s that you don’t do anything behind a sniper’s back. Ever.
Likelihood of survival: I just hope she doesn’t go home after everyone leaves, expecting to find guns. Oops!