Can they sit back in their relative safety and watch the dead devour the living? No! And there’s no way they’re going to let anything happen to a little girl. It’s time to put a plan together.
Dead Night and the Dead Ruck
The zombies flooded back into the city after the bridge became impassable. They pounced on the living, tearing them to pieces. Takashi and Hirano watched in horror from the balcony. They wanted to help. To do something, but how could they. Then, they saw a man and a little girl running for cover. They ducked into a walled garden and hammered on the door. Finally, it opened and a knife shot out, stabbing the man before the door closed.
The man died on the ground in front of his daughter as the zombies closed in. Finally, Hirano couldn’t take it any more and began to pick off the zombies with his sniper rifle. Takashi and the others came up with a plan, which involved Takashi riding the motorcycle through the horde to rescue the girl as Hirano cleared the way. He made it to the garden and was able to close the gate, but the horde filled the street between them and the others.
Wait, what’s that sound? The Humvee roared as it ploughed through zombies. Takashi climbed onto a wall with the little girl and a small dog on his back. He just had to walk across a couple of gardens and he would be able to meet the others and race to safety. Sounds easy…
This episode is excellent. Not only do we have some heart-pounding action, but we have heart-breaking moments too. Seeing the group get the strength to help and it wasn’t just about helping the little girl. They needed to prove to themselves that they hadn’t gone too far and could still be saved. It was a great moment, but the best was yet to come.
On top of the Humvee stood Saeko Busijima still in the apron and thong ensemble, holding her wooden sword and ready to fight. Is there a more iconic image in the world? Possibly, but that doesn’t stop this being an incredible moment and one of my favourites in all of anime.
You Can’t Help Everyone!
Looking for Help!
Help is on the Way!
Clear a Path for Me!
We Have to Go!
Getting Out of Here!
Here Comes the Cavalry!
Other posts in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – Spring of the Dead
- Episode 2 – Escape from the Dead
- Episode 3 – Democracy Under the Dead
- Episode 4 – Running in the Dead
- Episode 5 – Streets of the Dead
- Episode 6 – In the Dead of the Night
- Episode 7 – Dead Night and the Dead Ruck
- Episode 8 – The Dead Way Home
- Episode 9 – The Sword and the Dead
- Episode 10 – The Dead’s House Rules
- Episode 11 – Dead Storm Rising
- Episode 12 – All Dead’s Attack
- OVA – Drifters of the Dead
- OP – Highschool of the Dead
- Waifu of the Week