Well, short time no see! I’m here today to write a quick little review about Koi☆Sento, or Coicent (I think I’ll be using the latter, since it’s easier to type). Both written and directed by Morita Shuhei, Coicent is an OVA that got released in the States bundled up with another Sunrise OVA called Five Numbers. I might get around to reviewing Five Numbers, since it looks up my alley, but for now, let’s get on with Coicent! Itadakimasu~
So it’s 2007 or 2008 and you’re some teenager in a DVD store or browsing Amazon for anime. Another month of part-time jobs and hard-earned allowance is about to vanish in a heartbeat. You take out your wallet and before your eyes is a grand box, $40 flies out of your hands either digitally or physically and here it comes. The decorated display box is filled with all sorts of trinkets. OST CDs, a shirt, a body-pillow cover, pencilboards, and even some cosplay props! Oh yeah, the DVD is there too of course, but it’s only the first four or five episodes. The empty space in the display box is lonely, begging for more, pleading for further financial transactions. Oh well. One down, three to go.
Evening, ladies and gents, the Inverseman here to talk about everyone’s favorite elephant in the room, the DVD industry. Do we need it? How have times changed? How have they stayed the same? It all starts with about five or so years ago, in an ancient time.
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the second edition of “Horror Hoedown Showdown!” Today we’ll be reviewing Highschool of the Dead, which was produced by Madhouse and based on the manga by Daisuke Sato (and illustrated by his brother Shoji Sato). Sentai Filmworks released a dub of HOTD back in June. They also recently released a dub of Angel Beats!, which I also hope to watch and review too. That is for a later time, however, so let’s get down to the reviewing!
The premise of HOTD is simple; a zombie apocalypse strikes the world and a bunch of Japanese high school students band together to survive. Sounds cliche right? Unfortunately, that is the problem with many zombie related movies and t.v. shows; there’s little variation. Mysterious virus ravages human population. Everyone is zombified. Few survivors band together. That’s the the staple formula. However, what makes HOTD stand out is the fanservice. Yup you heard me. What better way to add variation to the zombie apocalypse genre than by throwing in lots and lots of hot girls and boobs. I think it’s important to note that I’m a huge sucker for harem and fanservice heavy genres. After all, the first manga I ever read (and to this day is still my favorite) was Love Hina.