First off, this is an anime series based on a manga series that is still going on, I believe, so it's still open ended. There isn't an end to it, yet. I, like many people, have fallen in love with The Walking Dead, so when Netflix said that this is a show for me, I took a chance. The animation in High School of the Dead (HOTD) is pretty good. I've always been one to criticize animation by how well it translates to the screen and considering that this is a manga series, those comic book type action scenes really stand out as you watch this show. The action sequences are pretty awesome and the zombie death is filled with gore. Overall, very eye pleasing. Which leads me to...
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Before you write this off as an eye candy show with blood and guts, you realize that the characters start to develop nicely. All the characters have a back story that fuels their desire to survive. Whether it be to protect the girl you loved since forever or to fight back against all that have put you down all your life. The development of the characters is a nice surprise amid all the chaos. It reminds me very much of the way The Walking Dead developed their characters and now that I'm thinking about it... It's pretty similar to a Left 4 Dead game. The characters need to find means to survive and rely on each other's skills to make sure they do.
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