「いえ、それは爆発します」 (Ie, Sore wa Bakuhatsu shimasu)
“No, That Will Explode”
As much as I don’t want to admit it, Zombie seems to be jumping all over the place in terms of plot. From reading the comments and judging by how crazy the story seems, I can sense an anime original ending ready to fall upon us. While I’m not sure if that is a bad thing, I’m pretty sure it isn’t a great thing.
Not sure where I should start, but I can admit that I know exactly what Haruna meant when she was choking on a sweet potato. Besides wanting to eat (and then choke from eating too fast) some sweet potatoes, I know that I’m not watching Zombie just for the random slice of life moments that are sprinkled here and there. Sure it’s nice to have things slow down, but I can’t help but feel that we’re walking in circles right now. Yes, Ayumu is worried about Yuu and won’t give up searching for her. Yes there is a battle between different vampire factions. But with a lack of build up on any single event, it really hinders my ability to get emotionally attached to anything!
Fast forward toward the end of the episode, after the King of the Night had already sliced off Ayumu’s legs and nearly killed Sera. I wasn’t sure how random this show could get, but watching Ayumu calmly sit and attempt to eat dinner with The King of the Night and Yuu blew my mind away — and not in the good sense. I was wishing he was man enough to stand up and at least try to throw a punch at the guy! But no, instead of being awesome and reclaiming the girl he loves, he watches her slip through his fingers. I’m still recovering from the thought of Yuu managing to reappear and disappear within minutes.
Something about the entire episode didn’t click well with me. But don’t get me wrong, it was still fun to watch. I suppose I was pretty surprised and was even “shocked” at times, but I don’t think it was the shocked I was looking for. Sure random parasite bombs are fun, but I don’t think I felt the right emotions when Ayumu sacrificed himself and leapt off into the sky to detonate the bomb safely. I really hope things turn around soon.