Zombie Loan Episode 3

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Review:

While at some point I may come back and finish this series, for now three episodes is more than enough. Despite Kita making the decision to leave home, she made no other plans or did anything of her own volition for the entire episode. Instead she got dragged around and into things at the whims of those around her who are kind of treating her more like an entertaining toy than an actual person.

All and all, this show just isn’t that interesting to me. It isn’t dark enough to be a horror, the comedy doesn’t hit the mark often enough, the characters are actively annoying, and visually it is pretty unappealing. Still like the concept of the loans and paying off debts and the like but the show doesn’t seem to be in any kind of a hurry to explain the full implications of that system.


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Zombie Loan Episode 2

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Review:

I wasn’t really getting into this and then one of the zombie boys (nope, I’ve not yet actually cared enough to know which one is which) gives Kita a piece of his mind.

Given it was more or less what I thought of her after episode 1, and her hiding in the bed to avoid starting this episode was just this side of pathetic, it was kind of nice to have someone just tell it to her straight.

That said, even after she left her room she didn’t improve much until the end of the episode. It just takes nearly getting killed by the antagonist of the week and being saved by cute zombie boys to change your entire world outlook. With that in mind, it kind of makes me want to see the next episode to see if this is a lasting change or just a minor glitch in an otherwise unremarkable personality.


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Zombie Loan Episode 1

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Overview:

Kita, who is apparently the single biggest doormat of a character in anime history, can see rings around people’s neck when they are going to die. One day she sees rings around the necks of two boys at school. Turns out they are already dead and they are hunting down zombies to earn money to pay back some kind of debt.

Review:

This first episode wasn’t exactly impressive. Considering this came out in 2007, visually it actually looks quite a bit older and there was a weird moment mid-episode where we suddenly had like random stick figures for two lines of dialogue but then that effect was never used again so it kind of felt just like an unfinished scene.

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Kita, as the main character, is already annoying me. She genuinely let’s herself get pushed around by her so called friends and then dragged off by the two zombies. She has absolutely zero agency so far as a character which in a first episode isn’t the end of the world, but she doesn’t have any kind of actual personality other than wimp being exhibited. There’s an attempt to make us feel a little sympathetic for her when we see her home life, but even that just kind of emphasises how incredibly passive she is as a character.

I’ll admit, I’m curious about Chika and Shito (the zombies) but not really about anything else so I’m not entirely convinced that I’ll finish this at this point.


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