School-live – ADB

Alternative Titles

English: School-Live!
Synonyms: Gakkou Gurashi!
Japanese: がっこうぐらし!

 

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 2015 to Sep 24, 2015
Premiered: Summer 2015
Broadcast: Thursdays at 21:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Lerche
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)

Synopsis

Yuki Takeya loves her school so much that she does not want to ever leave! Megurigaoka 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]

Review

The most interesting thing about School live is the massive spoiler which you shouldn’t have read, maybe I’ll censor the synopsis or write my own fake one. Basically if you care about slice of life and moe in any way at all you will want to watch this to see what this does to the drama.

Let’s say you liked the twist in Madoka magica, this is similar but more dramatic in my opinion.

So watch episode one to completion, after that you can read what I have to say. Also if you want a spoiler review then continue. The spoilers start now.

This is probably the best zombie apocalypse anime out there! I love the complete delusion of the main character that has a clear disability and putting some innocent school girls into a zombie apocalypse is a fascinating thing for me. The characters are fairly generic but the premise alone can carry this show. I really love the walking dead the game and have made many zombie apocalypse parodies myself (when it was cool) so I found this one a real treat.

Recommended

Highschool of the dead

Shows from the same genre: Slice of Life, Mystery, Horror, Psychological, School, Seinen

Shows from the same studio: Lerche 

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