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    RE: HOTD: Plot vs. Fanservice

    That's the way it seemed to be going if the poopy stuff didn't hit the fan. I liked Peach Girl too, but I'll admit that drama/romance are not my favorite genres. The manga is scant on the Shizuka/Rika relationship also, but with Rika trying to get back to a Zack infested Japan for Shizuka. I think they're more than just "friends", but maybe more than that. Since the manga has been on hiatus for more than a year who knows.
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    RE: HOTD: Plot vs. Fanservice

    Yeah, I guess we'll have to see...or not. Hah hah.

    But yeah, the reason why I believe character development is so important is that it takes the character beyond a common stereotype that all characters, even the protagonist, have to start off with. The knowledge you gain about the character, even if it is a generic "my father killed my sister" or "my brother is my mortal enemy", will allow you to appreciate more as a character and not a "lifeless" stereotype. If that makes sense...
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    RE: HOTD: Plot vs. Fanservice

    They Dropped this anime like 2 weeks ago so there will not be a season 2. They even totally stopped writing the Manga and i seriously loved this anime... I m just a huge Zombie Fan really could careless about fan service.
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    Ehh, I was more into the show for the violence where they took out the zombies. I've seen worse anime with blatant fanservice so this is mild in comparison.

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    There's no denying the fact that Highschool of the Dead was specifically made just to show off girls with ridiculously large breasts and tiny thongs jiggle around for 30 minutes. But despite that I think the series is pretty good. Honestly I'd like to see Adult Swim pick the series up for a run. If they can air Kill la Kill then HOTD should be no problem.
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    There are bouncy blobs, and the nurse is only there for fanservice, but the show is actually pretty good. It has a plot, some character development, and the action is great. Really with it got a second season. But alas, it is not meant to be.

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    Hypothetically speaking, imagine they just announced a second season of HOTD. Sure, the hype would be there after such a long hiatus, but at the root of it all, what new stuff would we be getting out of the plot? Of course, the violence would be ever present and the fanservice ever the greater, but aside from the potential introduction of new characters and further development of old ones, where would the series go? I dunno, I guess I'd be afraid HOTD would become The Walking Dead 2.0. #inb4shotsfired
    A boy has the right to dream. There are endless possibilities stretched out before him. What awaits him down the path he will then have to choose; the boy doesn't always know. At some point the boy then becomes an adult, and learns what he was able to become. Joy and sadness will forever accompany this. He is confronted with a choice; when this happens, does he bid his past farewell in his heart? Once a boy becomes an adult, he can no longer go back to being a boy; the boy is now a man. Only one thing can be said: "A boy has the right to dream.". For those endless possibilities are stretched out before him.

    We must remember...all men were once boys.

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    Well to be fair HOTD was always kinda The Walking Dead 2.0. There's only so much you can do with a zombie apocalypse so things are bound to be similar. What makes HOTD different was that while there was definitely a focus on the zombies, there was also a big focus on the sheer absurdity of the things that happen with the female characters. I mean, this is the series that made matrix boobs a thing.

    In terms of story, though, I'd image (or at least I would do it) that some common goal gets introduced that they all want to make it towards. Like, they're all trying to make it to a certain place in Japan, or they're trying to find someone, or something like that. The first season didn't really have much more of a story than "Big titted women fighting zombies in a world where underwear were never invented", so to keep it interesting the second season would need to add an overarching story.
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    I'll give a bit of spoilers for those who didn't the manga. Part of season two would have picked up from the end of episode 12 where they show a female officer sneaking around to avoid the dead. The gang find a mall with other survivors being led poorly by a female junior officer after her senior (the offier at the end of ep. 12) went to search for help. The zombies are let in the mall by one of the suvivors, the missing senior officer was killed and became one of the invading zombies and only Takashi group makes it out alive. Then by Rei demands they head torwards her home to see if family survived to only find that her neighborhood is barricaded with a helmeted woman yelling to be let back in. They find out that she is Rei's mother the neighbors won't let her back in because they think she will infect them and they don't trust her because she was a leader of a female bike gang. That is is more or less where the manga ended. I left out some other details if you still want to read the manga after the anime and it's worth reading.
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    Wait, it just ended like that? They don't get into the other characters trying to find their families, except for Saya? Man, what a total ripoff...

    I'm glad you wrote down a short summary for it here. If I went to look for the manga and read it, I would be so pissed like crazy and have the urge to punch something. I hate when a manga just abruptly ends despite having plenty of plots it could use o continue and ultimately end on a satisfying note.

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