Anime Review: Gakkougurashi!

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Summary:

Yuki Takeya loves her school so much that she does not want to ever leave! Megurigaoka Private High School is a unique and lively place where Yuki enjoys her carefree life as a third-year high school student and member of the School Living Club. The club, consisting of the president Yuuri Wakasa, the athletic Kurumi Ebisuzawa, the mature junior Miki Naoki, the supervising teacher Megumi Sakura, and the club dog Taroumaru, prides itself on making the most of life at school. However, this illusion of endless bliss is just a bubble waiting to be burst because Yuki is unable to perceive what is truly happening around her. In reality, all is not as it seems—the real purpose of the School Living Club is to escape from the shocking and disturbing truth: the girls are in the middle of a zombie apocalypse and have barricaded themselves inside the school as the sole survivors.

Based on the manga by Kaihou Norimitsu, Gakkougurashi! follows a group of girls who are forced to adapt to a post-apocalyptic life all by themselves. They have no means of contact with the outside world and are surrounded by hostile undead waiting to devour them. The girls must not only contend with the challenge of survival; they must also strive to maintain a false appearance of normality in Yuki’s presence. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

General Information:

English: Shcool-Live!
Type:
TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 2015 to Sep 24, 2015
Premiered: Summer 2015
Broadcast: Thursdays at 21:30 (JST)
Producers: Nitroplus, NBCUniversal Entertainment
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Lerche
Source: Manga
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Psychological, School, Slice of Life
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Review:

Before I watched Gakkou gurashi, I read the first chapter of the manga. For some reason I was still shocked after finishing the first episode. The anime is about 4 high school student that are in a school club called School Living Club. Everything seems fine in the first episode until like the end of it when the zombies are shown… I know the story was about a post- apocalyptic life, but I was still surprised so see the zombies. I mean the art is way too cute its almost wrong.

As the story progresses you get to see how dark it gets. Specially once they in counter zombies and have to deal with them. Then the story goes to a more peaceful base… Its almost slice of life. I mean it goes back to being a slice of life anime. Then it starts to get dramatic and dark. That’s precisely what I liked about the anime. The anime also had a great deal of character development. I mean they are high school students so their personalities are still developing. You get to see how their losses changed them and how they adapt to their new life together. Each character is trying to stay stronger than the other. So they can support each other. Also unlike other zombie apocalypse shows and anime. This one has a cure. Overall, the anime was good art wise, story wise, and soundtrack wise.

Best character in the whole show is Taroumaru. He’s the reason they try to live normally I believe. ;p

Overall Rate: 7/10


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