Meeting Date 8/22/2020
Disclaimer: The Herald Anime Club discusses shows in a generally unmoderated format. Naturally, there will be spoilers for a given episode. You have been warned!
Samantha Ferreira: Hi everyone, and welcome back to the Herald Anime Club! I’m Samantha, and I’m here with Anthony and L.B.
L.B. Bryant: Hello
Anthony Simpson: Evening
Samantha Ferreira: Tonight, we’re heading back to Kyushu for more undead idol fun with Zombie Land Saga’s sixth episode: “The one with the low-key discussions of crowdfunding”
L.B. Bryant: I remember when I first watched this series, this was the episode that started to pique my interest much more. I was just kind of “along for the ride” up until this point.
Samantha Ferreira: For me, it was the one that really made me appreciate the characters – where they finally became something more than fun archetypes.
Anthony Simpson: I have to agree Sam. Once we got the backstories of Ai and Junko and especially their completely different viewpoints on idoldom.
Samantha Ferreira: Right?
I mean, this is where you start seeing the generational element play in. Since the Showa era was from 1926 – 1989. Junko was probably in her prime in the ’60s, when things genuinely were different
Anthony Simpson: Junko not wanting to interact with fans showed that front and center.
Samantha Ferreira: Indeed. Also Yugiri with the PC
Anthony Simpson: I have to say one thing I really enjoy so far with the cast is that with the exception of Ai and Sakura all of the girls being from different eras and how their minds sets are products of that time period.
Samantha Ferreira: Indeed. And even then, Sakura and Ai are from vastly different parts of the same period.
Ai was at the peak of her career in the beginning, while Sakura was just a fan trying to make her debut. The dynamics at play have been great, there.
On a random note: Lily’s wearing an awful lot of pink, blue, and white lately. I wonder if that’s building up to something.
Anthony Simpson: I’m sure it’s not leading up to some big reveal later on or anything like that, must just be a coincidence.
(Spoiler: I know what it is for)
Samantha Ferreira: I’m sure it’s nothing. :0
Back on topic: I’m still kind of amazed that they showed Ai getting fried by lightning to that degree
That was… extreme
Anthony Simpson: That was. Likely I didn’t expect them to show her after she got hit. I excepted them stop after the bolt was show from outside the arena.
Samantha Ferreira: I honestly forgot about that, and just went “Holy shit D:”
Anthony Simpson: Then again, I should have excepted this since we saw Sakura get run over by Truck-kun in the 1st episode
Samantha Ferreira: True enough.
Anthony Simpson: Getting off the topic of grisly death Tae Yamada once again stole the show again with bath scenes
Samantha Ferreira: Oh god yeah. That was the best
Poor Kotaro… forced to bathe with detergent and soy sauce
Anthony Simpson: I laughed when Tae brought them those in.
Samantha Ferreira: She continues to prove why she’s the best
Also, shout-outs for Saki, who’s really taking charge as de facto group center here.
Anthony Simpson: Outside of Tae Yamada Saki is my second favorite character of the show.
L.B. Bryant: I gotta give it to Yuugiri for me ????
Samantha Ferreira: Yugiri’s an amazing bit character. She just runs with everything
Anthony Simpson: I like Yugiri as well.
Samantha Ferreira: Honestly, the whole cast is pretty great
Anthony Simpson: Everyone is great. When Kotaro isn’t an ass he is great
Samantha Ferreira: His pathetic “Heeeey… anyone out there? D: We’re out of shampoo” was hilarious
Anyway… any final thoughts this week?
Anthony Simpson: Looking forward to what happens next week.
Samantha Ferreira: Same… next week will be the second half of a two-parter, so that’s fun.
L.B. Bryant: Sweet
Samantha Ferreira: Anyway, that’s all the time we have this week. Til next time, remember: Soy sauce is not a substitute for shampoo
Have a great night!
Anthony Simpson: Good night
L.B. Bryant: Night