Episode 6 did a great job in concluding Rea’s hide-and-seek dilemma while also leaving us with an interesting twist at the end. That being Rea’s slight ‘arousal’ from licking Furuya’s blood. Personally I had thought the definition of an ‘actual’ zombie (in terms of Sankarea’s world) was in fact some sex-driven individual but now I doubt that slightly with what we saw at the end. Nevertheless, as slow paced episode 6 was; in terms of story progression and entertainment value, it did not fail to deliver.
I’ve begun to ignore most of Sankarea’s continuous attempts (well… try to at least) at ruining their own show with fan service and in turn, I’ve started to acknowledge Wanko as a character in Sankarea not just for the sake of fan service. What intrigued me was the fact that Wanko held some romantic jealousy even though she’s listed as Furuya’s cousin, so is this a form of forbidden love or maybe she’s not actually Furuya’s cousin at all but a childhood friend of his (which is possibly what episode 7 is trying to depict in their title)? Even so, I’m just glad at least one of the 3 characters I don’t care about is now someone I acknowledge as a proper character. You’re gonna either had good characters that contribute to the story or not have them at all or else it’ll ruin peoples overall enjoyment.
Rating: I’ve decided to give it 8 out of 10. It was surely interesting knowing how Furuya’s grandpa ‘created’ a resurrection potion but the idea of having a flaw to it allowed more potential development in either story and/or character to take place in the near future to come which I felt it was a great way to keep things going. I love and admire how Sankarea can continue to use such a slow paced feel to their advantage; capturing the romantic feel between Furuya and Rea beautifully. Of course, the selected BGM’s had a big role in delivering those feelings out of the screen. I only wish that Sankarea continues to amaze us with their animation quality and romantic development without the unnecessary fan service. Then again, this is all me blabbing on about what I think is right or wrong so what about you guys? Do you mind the fan service in Sankarea?