What is your favourite anime so far? (30 Day Anime Challenge) – Day 8

What is your favourite anime so far?

You have got to be kidding me! This has got to be the hardest question yet. How am I supposed to pick a favourite? I feel like this changes so often. It’s one of the reasons I don’t put a rating in my reviews because then I would be forced to compare them against each other… All right. Fine. I’ll pick one. My favourite anime so far is Highschool of the Dead.

Highschool of the Dead Banner

Why is that?

I have moved countries a couple of times and had to sell off old DVDs and stuff. Don’t worry, all my old books are still at my parent’s house. Because of the moves, I had fallen out of the anime scene for quite a while. It was hard to keep up with most things.

Then one day I stumbled across a clip on YouTube. That’s right, you guessed it. It was from Highschool of the Dead and I instantly needed to find more. I found more episodes online and watched as much as I could. I order the BluRay collection and the two full-colour hardback mangas.

I’ve always been a huge zombie nut and have a thing for strong girls and swords… If you’ve seen Highschool of the Dead, I imagine you can instantly understand why it would have appealed to me.

Is there more to it than that?

Absolutely. Because it’s a harem anime it will be instantly written off by some people, but I really enjoyed the characters and the way they were forced together. I also love the animation style and character design. Sure, there’s plenty of fan service but that doesn’t bother me. If you remember a couple of days back, it’s pretty much my guilty pleasure…

Highschool Of The Dead Saeko Marikawa Saya

Anything else you’d like to say?

Sure, not everyone is going to like it, but I think more and more people would be surprised to find they do. I have read some rather scathing reviews and that’s fine, but it has made me want to do a set of blog posts through December all on Highschool of the Dead. I’m calling it HotDD!

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  1. My favorite non ecchi/harem anime is probably ReZero, for it was the anime that got me back into the entire fandom. A true masterpiece.

    My favorite ecchi/harem anime is the King of em all, High School DxD

    • Lynn Sheridan

      I’ve not seen ReZero. Will add to the list. High School DxD is one of my all time favs. It sounds like High School of the Dead has a special place for me in the same way ReZero does for you.

    • I’ve made a post talking about ReZero on my own blog if you want to get a quick overview. I am also planning to do some character dives into some of the cast either in December or next year.

    • Lynn Sheridan

      Awesome, will check it out.

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