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  • Zombie Loan (Manga) Review

    Zombie Loan Manga

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    The manga, Zombie Loan, was a great one to read. It really makes you think about life and death and how to deal with certain long lasting situations. If you have seen the anime, you were probably disappointed at where it ended. The anime is pretty much almost the exact same as the manga at times. The good thing about that is there are 83 Chapters (13 Volumes) in the manga. The anime stops at after chapter 31 (Volume 6). That means there are 52 chapters with plot and action that you have not seen!

    The Plot of Zombie Loan

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    Like I said the anime is just like the manga. If you have seen the anime then go to the next paragraph. Zombie Loan starts out interesting and mysterious. Michuru is a high school student who can see when people are about to die. They will have a choker like ring around their neck that gets darker as their time draws closer. She runs into to Shito and Chika, survivors of a bus crash, who have the rings. She tries to warn them but sees them killing a zombie dog. She gets involved with them and finds out they are zombies working for Z-loan. Bekkou, their boss, created a life loan with them during the bus crash. Once Michuru joins them, she helps them find zombies to kill. They have to find out who is creating the illegal zombies and destroy them. The main story of Zombie Loan kind of stays hidden during the first 6 volumes. During this time hints of the main story line are given, but never really understood.

    Once you get past the story arc of the dreaded Dr. Yoshizumi, the true story plot begins. You find out a load of things that blow your mind about Zombie Loan. I wish I could be more detailed, but it would be some major spoilers. You find out things that happened to Chika during his past and some things about Shito that will haunt him for the rest of his long life. More characters are introduced as well as some older characters that were thought dead or ‘MIA.’ (ENDING SPOILER) The ending of Zombie Loan was extremely interesting. The choice that was left with Michuru and how she dealt with it was very sad. The fact that she chose for life to go on really shows her true character.

    The Characters of Zombie Loan

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    Zombie Loan’s characters are introduced mostly at the right timing and you get enough on the character to at least know their personality. The main characters, Michuru, Shito, and Chika, are all different type of characters. They are the normal anime characters though, Michuru the clueless girl, Shito the mysterious one, and Chika the happy go lucky one. As their characters develop though (unlike in the anime) you get to see the darker sides of them. Your view on the characters suddenly changes one by one. This is what is great about this manga; their characters are changing not due to what is happening, but because of what had happened in the past. This is different than other story lines.

    Art of Zombie Loan

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    The art in Zombie Loan is a general type of manga style. There are some fancy differences, but it works for manga. It allows you to stay more focused on the storyline instead of taking in every breath taking piece (ie. Alichino), taking forever to get through the story. The translating from the website I read the manga from was pretty good. Sometimes things were a bit awkward to read, but the point got across.

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    Overall Grade 8/10


  • Zombie Loan (Anime) Review

    Zombie Loan

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    Zombie Loan starts off a little slow. It takes a while to get into the anime, but it is well worth it when you finally do. The story takes a new perspective on zombies. Normally zombies are slow and only have one thing on their mind, human flesh. While Zombie Loan holds true to that side of the myth, they also put their own spin to the myth.

    Zombie Loan is a loan shop ran by Bekkou. He finds people that are about to die and makes a deal with them. They become a zombie that has to hunt and kill other zombies. These zombies can either be the flesh eating kind or the kind from Z-Loan.

     

    Zombie Loan Plot

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    Zombie Loan’s Plot

    Michuru Kita can see when people are about to die. When people are about to die a ring shows up around their neck. As the time gets closer to their death, the ring becomes blacker. Michuru meets two boys from her school, Chika Akatsuki and Shito Tachibana, who have black ring around their neck. She goes to warn them, but through a series of events finds out they are zombies. Chika and Shito work at Zombie Loan with Bekkou. Michuru tags along with the two and helps them spot out rogue zombies. The story ends a little to early for me. Really it just ends. The main arch of Zombie Loan is completed a little but it could’ve gone on for a few more episodes.

     

    Zombie Loan Characters

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    Characters of Z-Loan

    The quality of the characters are very good. Zombie Loan offers a variety of characters but likes to stick to the usual ones. That is you have the shy girl, the cold male, and the hungry male. Every anime has a food nut and Zombie Loan is no different. The actors and actresses who play the voices fit the characters well. The animation is a more classical style (which I prefer) and the music was very fitting as well.

     

    Overall Grade: 7/10.