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Highschool of the Dead, Vol. 5 by Daisuke Sato
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Jan 24, 2012

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bookshelves: manga, zombies, apocalyptic

The fifth book finds Our Intrepid Heroes holed up in a shopping mall after the failed American nuclear strike of the previous volume knocked out all the electronics in the Tokyo area. Go USA! But they aren't the first people to've found this mall. The other survivors there are marginally under the command of Asami, a rookie cop who was left in charge when her CO am-scrayed to get reinforcements. Now, days later, her authority is breaking down as the civies realized how screwed they are. Will the idiot civilians heed the advice of Hirano, Takagi and Takashi, or will they foolishly ruin their refuge and become zombie kibbles?

Yeah, like the ending isn't a foregone conclusion.

After the glorious Color Omnibus, this volume is quite a comedown. Black & white art on a standard paperback page just can't match the glossy goodness of the Omnibus, and at a mere 150 pages for the main plot (followed by a couple omake chapters) the story blows by. Hopefully when Daisuke Sato gets around to Volume 8 we'll get a second omnibus.
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January 24, 2012 – Started Reading
January 24, 2012 – Shelved
January 24, 2012 – Shelved as: manga
January 24, 2012 – Shelved as: zombies
January 24, 2012 – Shelved as: apocalyptic
January 25, 2012 – Finished Reading

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