Before you ask anything else – yes they updated the opening sequence ever so slightly to reflect what’s going on. THAT’S DEDICATION I TELL YOU WHAT.
Seeing how we got only a few glimpses at her, it makes sense this week’s episode would shift the focus onto our favorite shovel wielding tsundere Kurumi. Besides showing off that cool-beauty side of her personality, she was probably one of the best characters you could have picked to really show the audience just what kind of world our girls have to deal with. Not one to let the zombies just have their way, it was nice to see someone have the urge to actually go out and take out some of the walking dead. While it would have been nice to actually see Kurumi do the deed, you have the admit that the way Lerche did it was pretty classy. Instead of filling the screen with gore, they managed to get the same point across (and more) with a short shot of Kurumi washing the tip of her shovel. If that isn’t creative storytelling, I don’t know what is.
Test of Courage
And when it comes to creative storytelling, you have to love how everything seems to work with Yuki’s view of the world. Under the guise of a simple game, the girls managed to keep Yuki close and in-control while also managing to pick up some sorely needed supplies. Something you’d think would be pretty tough to do especially with Yuki unable to accept the situation they’re all currently in. Which I think is quickly becoming one of the draws for this show – managing the expectations of what you’d expect from a zombie apocalypse while trying to work around Yuki’s condition. Now, if only they’d let Megu-nee do her job!
Ramping up the action ever so slightly, this second episode quickly got us up to speed with how dire things are. From clearing things up about where Miki came from (apparently Lerche is watching out for the manga readers!) to dropping various hints of what’s to come, I’m sure anyone who had their doubts about the show are quickly feeling more confident about picking up this fantastic show. While it remains to be seen just how far Lerche is planning on taking this, I’m sure it’ll be a fun and exciting ride along the way.
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