Now Things Have Gotten Good/Serious
So FINALLY we get to see serious Asuka’s world finally. However, I did not expect that to wrap up as fast as it did.
The girls finally land in serious Asuka’s other world and see it being contaminated by twilight. Asuka explains that they are trying to fight it off while the girls all arrive in the base and other/serious Asuka explains more about the remnants of twilight. It doesn’t go well and the organization has invaded their base.
Tl;dr they get inside the dome and start fighting. However, an envoy of twilight is there and starts to break the tree. The girls fight and yet, it fails and the world is now breaking apart. Serious Asuka sacrifices herself to stop the envoy where it is revealed it is their brother who is dead in Asuka’s world. The girls are sent back to their own and no longer have access to Serious Asuka’s world. Honestly, we didn’t think the series would kill off a character and not such a pivotal one at that. Meanwhile, we are trying to come to terms with that while everything shifts! Now Asuka is still powerless and trapped in her homeworld. What will happen next? Shame it took forever to get here, but now the series is a lot more interesting.
As of the last few episodes, Zombieland Saga is all about laughing, crying, and then laughing again... or vice versa. Yes, we’re slowly discovering why, when and how the girls died, and this time we even uncovered another secret! Lily Hoshikawa, a.k.a. Zombie #6, is the cutest of the team, and also the youngest one, so learning the cause of her death, especially since she was the top child actor at the moment, was something a lot of fans were looking forward to. In the process, we also learned that she is a trans girl born as Masao Go, and that her loving father still remember her.
When meeting some fans, a huge bald man approached Lily saying she reminds him of her daughter. After inevitably touching her, something against the rules, Saki had to intervene… and what a flying kick she performed!!
A few seconds later, Lily’s situation brought up something many of us may not have thought about yet, and that’s the possibility of family and friends (or just people in general) still remembering the girls’ pre-Franchochou persona. Oh, but we’re not here to discuss that! Let’s just talk about how silly-yet-dramatic Lily’s death is! I mean, a trans teen girl literally dying of a shock after discovering facial hair is one thing… but this is a trans teen girl facing reality: growing up could be the end of her career too, and all while dealing with her identity crisis. So there you have it, another deep, deep episode of a seemingly light-hearted comedy anime. In the end, this was a nice preamble for a new song, with Lily as the center, and some weird metre!
Now that fall anime has kicked off, what are you watching? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!