Caged Rage – ‘Zombie Land Saga’ Episode 2 Review

Caged Rage – An Anime QandA Review of ‘Zombie Land Saga’ Episode 2

What’s the show? Zombie Land Saga, Episode 2.

So, uh, you weren’t too fond of last week’s first episode of this, are things any better this week? First of all I just want to say I thought about it a lot and I know exactly why I had such a negative reaction to last week’s episode. I was legitimately shocked by the opening death scene and not in a good-way. And I liken it to this hypothetical, imagine you’re meeting someone for the first time and rather than greeting you like normal they decide to scare you by jumping out when you least expect it—that’s forever your first impression of this person now. That they’re just the kind of person who likes to shock for the sole purpose of getting a rise out of someone. That’s Zombie Land Saga for me.

Stop. Get some help.

People aren’t anime though? Well I have no irl friends so anime is my only friend and I don’t like this friend—it’s no friend at all!

(So we’re still going with this analogy) Okay then, so what can your “friend” do to make up for this faux pas of a first meeting? It’s not that simple, I still resent the first encounter so everything for this anime is an up-hill battle, I sat watching this with my arms crossed not enjoying it in the slightest because I was still so worked up over it. And honestly, I don’t think this is a case of ‘time heals all wounds’ if you want to call me being angry at anime a ‘wound’. I think I’m just not into this anime, it can try and win me back all it wants but I’m just not ~feeling it~ in any way, shape or form.

Then find a better show to be in!

Sounds to me like you didn’t even want to give it a second chance. Any truth in that? Tch. Maybe… But whatever, who cares about the extenuating circumstances, if I’m not enjoying something that that’s all there is to it! I don’t like the jokes, I don’t like the music, I don’t like the characters—even the one bright spot I had last week, weird manager guy, was grating on me this entire episode. And what’s more this whole premise is kind of sexist and problematic—a guy is basically holding a bunch of girls (some of them children) hostage and forcing them to perform to further his agenda, berating them if they disagree or dissent and keeping them imprisoned like animals. What just because they’re dead we shouldn’t be seeing them as human any more? If ‘Monster Musume’ taught me anything it’s that Monster Girls deserve to be treated with respect like everyone else in this society.

Imagine this man shouting at non-undead girls with such demeaning language, not so funny anymore is it?

B-but, what about the cop who tries to shoot the girls again (and who shot the main girl last week)? You want me to solve all this show’s issues easily, here: have them where make-up whenever they’re outside and let them live normal lives. Done. You want another, more permanent fix? Hold a press conference to the world, say zombie’s exist, say zombie’s aren’t a threat to anyone once they ‘wake-up’ from being their brain dead versions, give them rights like the rest of people. Done. Maybe this show will acknowledge them as zombies and turn into a Monster Girl positive anime, but as it is now, it’s just creepy and wrong. I don’t see any comedy in this scenario and the more I think about it the more I want to never watch it again!

Someone save these poor girls.

Calm down. Nope, I’m done with this review and I’m done with this show.

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Author: Cactus Matt

I love anime and more recently manga too. What else do I need to write here?

5 thoughts on “Caged Rage – ‘Zombie Land Saga’ Episode 2 Review”

  1. Well…this is so funny: as you know me….I really don’t enjoy comedy animes. And this is the first time I actually do (So…that probably means that I have a really bad sense of humor lol 😂😂).
    Fair enough though…sometimes a show just doesn’t work for you. It’s best to quit then 😊😊Still as always I enjoyed reading your post nonetheless 😊😊

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  2. I didn’t think this one was as bad as the first one, mostly because the Mamoru Miyano parts were shorter. But I enjoyed the fact that the person writing the subtitles managed to rhyme the rapping in English more than anything in the rest of the show. I don’t really think anything about this show is particularly funny, and it’s probably not something I’ll stick with for long.

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  3. If I may, I’m personally watching this anime for two reasons. 1: I’m still looking for something *akin* to Dropkick on My Devil, as I really enjoyed it. 2: The concept – zombie girls waking up, not knowing that they’re…you know…zombies – interests me, and I wanna see how the show will play out. After that, I’ll probably never watch it again, but for now…it’s slightly interesting.

    …also, thanks for shouting out Monster Musume – been a while since I’ve heard that one. 😛

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