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Ebisuzawa Kurumi, Takeya Yuki, Wakasa Yuri, and Naoki Miki all attend the same high school. They also live on campus at the school. The girls enjoy their time at the school until students become infected by a virus and turn into zombies. The girls are surrounded by student zombies and they struggle desperately to survive. (Source: AsianWiki) ~~ Adapted from the manga series "Gakko Gurashi!" (がっこうぐらし!) written by Kaiho Norimitsu (紀光海法) and illustrated by Chiba Sadoru (千葉サドル). Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jan 25, 2019
  • Duration: 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Score: 7.0 (scored by 377 users)
  • Ranked: #8906
  • Popularity: #7904
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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Mataichi
4 people found this review helpful
Jan 11, 2021
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0

Gakko Gurashi and Last Idol Family

This review is mainly for the girls of the idol group Last Idol. So viewers have a little more knowledge of their background, rather than going into the movie with negative thoughts because they are music idols. Make no mistake, they are NOT your typical idol group. With that being said don't expect the acting to be award winning performances as this is their first full length film. The acting does start off slow and cheesy, but it gets a little better when the zombies come! Last Idol Family Official YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/c/LastIdolFamily/videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1cZmNP43OM

Real fighting skills. As I said before Last Idol is not you typical idol group, in some of their videos the have fight scenes with monsters and demons much like the zombies in the movie. There are videos of the girls practicing martial arts and swordsmanship and they are quite good. They are definitely the group you want to be with when the zombie apocalypse starts... FACTS! Don't believe me? Here's some of their training and practice videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAixaY2oM7Y&t=39s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuxSbHrKoFE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4__UVAz8L8

Last Idol Family is legit awesome and I can't wait to see what else they will be doing on future projects! That's why I'm subscribed. Midori is my bias, she plays Yuki in the movie. (^_^)


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realdeal
3 people found this review helpful
Oct 8, 2019
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Overall 7.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 6.5
Rewatch Value 7.5
Leave it to manga writers to always come up with something unconventional and intriguing. Gakko Gurashi! gives this "cute girl doing cute things," aka moe genre another twist. What is it? Zombies? No, but four letters PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder), which gave the movie the concept of escapism, live peacefully in denial inside the four corners of classroom vs. facing reality, the post-apocalyptic zombie-infested world.

The key to the horror aspect in this movie is the tonal shifts between the carefree slice of life vibe into something more terrifying. The illusion is so grand that it will make you lower your guard for a moment and make yourself vulnerable until the zombie swarm comes in, and the madness begins. That is the only reason why I think people will find this movie terrifying and not because zombie design was scary or the prosthetics and special effects realistic.

Not only the movie is mediocre in the production quality, but the acting is, let say, cute and leave it at that. The character also lacked depth, and it may be because of the limited time the movie has to explore these characters. They also appeared to be cardboard cutouts, the stereotype "we can do this together" strong personality, Kurumi, the mature but also useless leader, Yuri, the stoic and cold-shouldered pessimist Miki, and the airhead, full of energy, the loli of the group, Yuki. All of them were guided by the caring and everybody's favorite teacher, Megu-nee.

I dislike how the movie handled Yuki's mental state. They didn't explore it thoroughly. It could have been a lot better if they explored it like how dramas such as Boku wa Mari no Naka done it. In the movie, it seems she's just having a tantrum and not a hallucination. I guess it all comes down to the fact that they choose to adapt this story into a movie. Having limited time is a disaster in the making in any live-action adaptation. There are also points in the film where it is clearly written for an episode. They just cramped up all those scenes into a 2-hour movie, which resulted in not only weak characterization but also an abrupt ending.

Objectively, the only good thing I can say about this movie aside from the original plot is the twist near the end. It comes to me as heartwarming (even if it's poorly acted). I didn't see it coming at all, but I guess at that point, I already lost interest in the character, so I was not paying attention. But since I'm a guy who likes this type of plot, I enjoyed it a lot, so if you are like me who just want to see cute girls doing cute things in a zombie setting, then you'll also enjoy this movie.

Gakko Gurashi falls into the category of a brilliant idea but not executed well. There is so much potential in this story, given the strong underlying message it wanted to convey. It comes close to heart since we've been on that road before. There will come the point in time where we need to stop to rely on and just move on with our life. Had they executed it correctly, this movie would have been one of the best zombie movies ever. Now I'll check the anime and see if it's better.

Note: I always try to be as objective as possible in my reviews or just the recent ones, so if I only follow my personal feelings, I would give this one a 9 or 9.5 lol.

Check my Blog for other reviews & other JDramas stuffs. (。◕‿‿◕。)
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  • Movie: Gakko Gurashi!
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Jan 25, 2019
  • Duration: 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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  • Score: 7.0 (scored by 377 users)
  • Ranked: #8906
  • Popularity: #7904
  • Watchers: 1,069

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