I knew before I started watching this anime that it had a lot of gore, which was okay with me. I wanted to watch a good horror anime and a four episode long OVA with the name ‘Corpse Party’ looked promising enough. Too bad this anime was all about gore.
Eight high school students and a teacher perform a charm called ‘Sachiko-san’ that is supposed to help them be friends forever. They mess up and end up going to an alternate dimension that has Tenjin elementary school that has been demolished ages ago.
This school had a reason for being demolished.It is said that one of the teachers went crazy, kidnapped some students of the school, cut their tongues with a pair of scissors and killed them. Now these high school students and their teacher are trapped in this Tenjin elementary where the souls of the dead kids and the murderer still wandered. An alternate dimension with dead people that can kill the characters anytime. That is plenty of good horror material to work with, isn’t it? This anime failed miserably in creating the horror environment this show deserved.
First off, most of the characters are weird. When you find yourself locked up in a strange place with corpses everywhere, you panic. Instead, most of them dealt with the situation as if it was nothing. There was a girl who was excited about getting to spend more time with her friend alone, there was a guy who was fascinated by the corpses and took tons of photos of them and there was a girl who felt sorry for the ghosts and decided that she would live in Tenjin Elementary and keep them company. Who in the world would want to live in a place filled with corpses? Not to mention that these ghosts were dangerous. I don’t have to tell you what happened to the girl right?
In these kinds of anime, people keep dying. Even though we know that, we usually feel sad as we watch them die. The character development in this show is so bad that I didn’t feel anything when the characters got killed. There was only one death that made me feel something.
Maybe it was because this girl is the youngest among them or maybe it was because she stopped screaming, after a guy stabbed her, chopped her leg and gouged her eyeball out, as if the situation was too much for her to bear and her mind had gone blank . She couldn’t even cry or scream. She was the only character that seemed human and I was sad to see her go.
The anime ends with the souls of the kids finding peace. As expected, out of the 9 people, only two managed to survive.
So do I recommend this anime to you? No. If you have time on your hands and want to watch a good anime, you are better off watching something else. But if you want to watch an anime without a good plot with lots of gore, you can watch Corpse Party :P
See you next time ^^/