「グッドモーニング SAGA」 (Guddo Mooningu SAGA)
“Good Morning Saga”
There are so many things both wrong and right about Zombieland Saga that’s is tough for me figure out where to start.
Starting from the top though, I must admit that the show’s insane premise somehow managed to capture my attention and kept it the entire time. On the surface if you told me zombies and idols were going to be combined into some kind of crazy mashup, I’d look at you as if you were insane. But in practice, it sort of strangely works. Through a combination of blatantly ignoring why these girls are zombies to circumstances playing out in near perfect fashion, Zombieland Saga can definitely be your guilty pleasure show that you’d never attempt to explain.
Looking back at this first episode though, I think my favorite part is still the wild fact that Miyano Mamoru plays one of the lead roles as the manager of the zombie idol group. Coming off of my Steins;Gate 0 high, I’ll never refuse any opportunity to hear more of his amazing voice. That and I love it when he gets to play characters that get to really utilize the type of crazy that only his voice can create. So when there are moments where a zombie is asking how in the world did it become a zombie only to hear “just like in the movies” and “a little bit of this, a little bit of that”, I feel pretty confident that it only works as well as it did because of how Mamoru delivers it.
That said, I have to give Sakura some props for putting up with things as well and she did. Because as much as I love Mamoru’s character, I know that I was getting real annoyed that we were being kept in the dark while also getting thrown around from point to point. Something about the lack of any sufficient answers was rubbing me the wrong way and the fact that all the other girls were still “asleep” didn’t help either.
Overall, I think Zombieland Saga had a fun intro episode. It touched on all the main points while leaving a lot of room for the story to pick whatever direction it wants to go in. Add in a ton of extra side characters that we’re still waiting to hear from and I think you have a show that has all the elements to be a fun watch. For me, I’ll definitely be back for at least episode two since I’m really curious just what kind of personalities the other girls have.
And with that, I’ll catch you guys later!
ED: 「光へ」 (Hikari Eh) by 源さくら（本渡楓）、二階堂サキ（田野アサミ）、水野愛（種田梨沙）、紺野純子（河瀬茉希）、ゆうぎり（衣川里佳）、星川リリィ（田中美海）