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.

Still from Zombie Land Saga Episode 6, which depicts a head shot of a silver-haired zombie who is looking down with a sad expression.

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.

Still from Zombie Land Saga Episode 6, which depicts a crying girl with blue hair, an angry blonde woman, and a concerned brunette woman.

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

In detail

Still from Zombie Land Saga Episode 6, which depicts a black-haired idol smiling brightly as she addresses a crowd from the stage.

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.

Still from Zombie Land Saga Episode 6, which depicts a black-haired zombie standing, confused, as she holds a jug of laundry detergent.

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.

Still from Zombie Land Saga Episode 6, which depicts a blonde zombie woman and a black-haired zombie woman sitting in a pipe as rain pours outside.

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