Continuing on from last week’s episode, this week’s had a nice combination of happy-go-lucky moments with a pinch of complete despair and realization about just how bad things really are.
Girls Will Be Girls
Shifting the focus back to our favorite trio, things were a lot more light hearted than I thought it would be. While I had some reservations about them entering a mall full of zombies, they somehow managed to keep things pretty much under control while simultaneously taking care of all their needs. From food to general safety supplies, things were going so well that they even had time to go and try on some clothes! Which in retrospect was probably just as important as restocking their supplies since there’s more to life than just trying to survive, right?
As much as I love Taroumaru, I can’t help but feel that he’s going to end up dragging someone down into a really bad situation. Sure he may be quite intelligent for a puppy, but eventually all that leaping and barking is going to catch up to him and whoever happens to be around him.
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After deciding to take matters into her own hands, I have to give some praise to Miki and the writers for finally breaking out of her shell. Instead of simply trying to survive, I loved how the show really demonstrated that she’s finally willing to risk it all in order to really “live”. And even if she isn’t 100% sure just what it means to “live” just yet, seeing her finally able to move forward was more than enough.
With the halfway point getting closer, it really feels like the training wheels have finally been taken off. Using this episode as the point of no return, the show wasted no time in really showing us just how grim the world really is. There were a ton of shots throughout the episode where we only saw three shadows when there should have been four, the zombies are all in focus now instead of being blurred out, and if I had to guess it looks like Yuki might have a better grasp on reality than what she shows.
In any case, I can’t wait for next week’s episode since it looks like this introduction arc is going to span one more episode and should hopefully focus on explaining everyone else’s feelings about Yuki’s PTSD. See you later!
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