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High School of the Dead Ova: Drifters of the Dead [Blu-ray]
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141 of 163 people found the following review helpful
on August 4, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
While I thoroughly enjoyed High School of the Dead, and highly recommend it on Blu Ray if you are into fan service heavy, zombie, action anime, this tiny episode should have been included as a bonus feature on that set and not as its own full release. 16 minutes? Really?

I've seen the episode they are putting on there. While it is a fun, enjoyable episode, I really can't recommend paying $9 for it. Your choice though, just be aware of what you are getting.
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on December 8, 2013
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
This is a 15 minute, mostly fan service clip. I was expecting some actual episodes. If you're into fan service type anime this delivers, but it really has nothing to do with the story. I was pretty disappointed.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on February 16, 2014
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
17 min episode is all it is. Not even a great episode. I feel like this should have come with season 1.
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26 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on August 14, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
While our favorite band of survivors from the series does make an appearance in the OVA (they don on swimsuits too and scour a somewhat marooned island) the storyline here has little relevance to the Highschool of the Dead main story. I'm not going to give any details out, but you can expect a heaping helping of ecchi, though there isn't really any "full" nudity (and thus no censors).

Personally (and I repeat, PERSONALLY) I found the OVA to be tedious and a little boring compared to the main story frame. Basically ridiculous actions lead to ridiculous delusions which in turn lead to ridiculous ecchi scenes. Again, no connection to the brain bashing, zombie milling storyline in the prior 12 episodes.

I'd say, take a miss with this. Nine bucks just isnt worth it. Not sure why the OVA would be sold by itself, let alone who is going to pick it up by itself.... Unless the cover art appeals to you as a collectors item (as of current Amazon.com doesn't display, but I caught it in a Tokyopop news mail). If you're going to purchase any HOTD Dvd/bluray at all, I recommend buying the series as a whole.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Format: Blu-ray
High School of the Dead is a fantastic yet interesting anime series combining the Zombie Apocalypse with colorful characters and tons of fan service. The story chronicles the lives of 5 high school students (2 male, 3 female), the school nurse and a little girl who fight off a spreading zombie epidemic as they try to escape to safety. However, the interesting part comes in that all the girls are buxom beauties (save for the loli girl) that find their way into revealing outfits while still finding a way to smash, crush, and annihilate hordes of the undead. Yet, you still grow with the characters through their personal struggles and situations...as well as witness the destruction of society and the psychological effects such devastation has on normal humans. Any fans of Shonen, Harem, Apocalypse and Ecchi will certainly have a delight with the 1st anime season.

With all of this, they still find time for the stereotypical "beach" episode in the form of this 16 minute OVA. This particular episode was a bonus for anyone who purchased the 7th manga volume in Japan and supplies a welcome break from the dramatic action that our heroes have encountered. However, be prepared...this is a comedic fan service fest and not much more.

Stumbling across an island, our characters believe that they have finally found a safe haven to take a well needed rest from the end of the world. After discovering an abandoned hut, the only clean clothing they find are skimpy bathing suits for the older women, a speedo for Takashi and an elementary female swimsuit for everyone's favorite hefty male gun enthusiast! I won't give too much more away but lets just say that when hallucinations start affecting the crew, it sends the sexual urges of our heroes into a frenzy! I am sure you can figure out where this goes from here.

There are some hilarious moments but the episode does not go into any deep character developments or action that was supplied in the first series. The runtime as mentioned is approximately 16 minutes so don't expect an epic story arc. The dub does an excellent job but the beautiful Japanese language with subs are here as well. The Blu-ray transfer looks gorgeous and there were no noticeable issues with the dub or subtitles. Unfortunately, there are no special features other than the Blu-ray credits and Sentai Filmworks trailers.

For anyone new to the series, I suggest watching the first season before even touching this. For everyone else, if you are a completist then go for it! Too bad this couldn't have been put together with the original series, but at least we get the opportunity to view it in the states complete with a dub option. I wound up picking it up at Rightstuf.com during a Sentai Fimworks/Section 23 sale so I was able to get it for a lower price. It is not imperative for you to get this to see what happens next...simply a hilarious yet short episode to see our characters in another crazy situation!

(PS...when you do pick it up...make sure to watch through past the end credits!)
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33 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on August 1, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
The group finds themselves on a tropical island, seemingly free from the outbreak. AS the gang enjoys some time that does not involve killing zombies or fighting to survive, it is when they set a fire of some leaves that things get "interesting". Can they snap out of it before something bad happens?

This story does not really have a place between the first and soon to be coming second season, but it is a good escape from the horror that they have had to endure so far. A good hold over until they bring the new season over and we learn the fates of this group and the world they reside in.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon July 29, 2014
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
I really enjoyed High School of the Dead, an anime based on the manga about teens surviving a zombie apocalypse. Beyond the great animation and action the stories also served as a warning to Japanese culture about being too stuck in existing forms. It’s the ones who dare to be different that survive, those who conform tended to be among the first casualties. So when I saw this, another episode? I jumped.

Wow was that a mistake. The animation and characters are up to snuff but this is only 16 minutes long. not even a full length episode. If you can see it free somewhere, it might be fun, but even in the $6-7 range-add on shipping and it just is NOT worth it.

They couldn't be bothered to give fans a full length episode, why should you give them your money?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 17, 2014
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
I already own the first 12 episodes. The story does not help advance the main plot-line; it's just a "day at the beach episode", which is something almost all animes have. Full of fan-service!!!

Pros: Great addition for fans of the series.

Cons: Only one episode no extras.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2014
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
I bought it and like it because I know what I was getting. Just be warned that this is for one OVA episode, or original video animation. It's essentially a extra, direct-to-video episode that not canon; it's a filler episode. It's also a quintessential anime "beach episode." There's lots of skin and some funny sexual humor. If you like Highschool of the Dead, you'll love this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 18, 2014
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There is no nudity and moderate fan service. The violence is brief and zombie related. Suitable for children 15+.

The Ova is short, very short. The price was low (8 bucks) and I'm a huge fan of HOD so I figured why not? The girls from the main story are cute and the animation/voice acting of the series is always great. There is very little plot line to this Ova and it doesn't add anything to the general mythos of the series... I was kind of disappointed. If you're thinking of buying this strictly for the fan service you might be disappointed as well. The girls are in cute bathing suits. However, if you're expecting something more revealing than that, it isn't there.

If you have free Amazon Prime and free shipping AND this is 8 bucks or less, pick it up.
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