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"It’s not that they didn't think about the risks. They’re already facing a huge risk every time they get on stage. But, more importantly...it’s about conveying their feelings, huh?"

— Arata Okoba to himself, about Franchouchou

Episode 23
 


“All It Takes is For You to Be There SAGA” (たとえば君がいるだけで SAGA Tatoeba Kimi ga Iru Dake de SAGA) is the eleventh episode of the second season of Zombie Land Saga and is the twenty-third episode overall.

Synopsis (Kotaro’s Diary)

(Note: This is an unofficial English translation of the synopsis from the website.)

“How long has it been since I ran so hard that I was out of breath? I was also in a sorry state then, like a zombie. As long as the other side keeps coming relentlessly to destroy, I'll keep pushing relentlessly back. The future of Saga is endless. Franchouchou will be the one to show you that future. The time to fight back begins now."

Plot

Franchouchou's mansion drifts out to the shore of Hamasaki before collapsing, destroying their supplies and makeup. The girls are found by a coworker from Ai's part-time job, who takes them to a makeshift shelter for those who lost their homes and power in the storm. They are found by Okoba, who secretly observes them as they perform for the local children, slowly realizing that the girls are acting of their own volition. After several days, the last of the girls' makeup wears off, and they fail to disguise themselves when they make clay masks that shatter in front of their audience. However, the children do not believe they are really zombies and accept them anyway, moving the girls while allowing Okoba to understand Franchouchou's courage to perform with the constant risk of exposure. Meanwhile, Kotaro and the bartender are rescued from the flooded bar; while the bartender is hospitalized, Kotaro reunites with the girls and reapplies their makeup, telling them that their revenge concert is still on schedule to restore Saga's morale. Afterwards, Sakura thanks Kotaro for helping her achieve her dream, and Kotaro promises to continue supporting Franchouchou until they become world-famous.

Features

Characters

Locations

Music

Songs

Instrumentals

Trivia

  • This episode takes place on February 18, 2020 to February 21st, 2020.
  • The girls are finally revealed as zombies to the general public.
  • Kotaro’s diary entry for the episode is written sometime after he runs off to look for the girls.
  • It is revealed during the cast commentary of the episode that it was written in the script that Sakura was drawn “30% cuter” during the kabedon scene because it was “seen through Kotaro’s perspective”.

Dub Differences

  • TBA

Cultural References

  • TBA

Continuity

  • This episode takes place immediately where the previous episode had left off.
  • The brief flashback from the beginning of the episode included the following scenes: Tae chasing Junko during their bed time from “Episode 2”, the girls huddling up around Sakura from “Episode 12”, the girls eating squid for dinner from “Episode 13”, the girls practicing their choreography from “Episode 10”, and the girls reading a magazine.
  • Lily sings her improvised scat version of the song “Life” which she performed in Japan Got Performance from “Episode 17” to calm the children down.
    • Additionally, the group performs “Mezame RETURNER” not long after to help pacify the audience.
  • Okoba has a flashback of him threatening Kotaro to out the girls as zombies from the previous episode.
  • Policeman A comments on how he’s “soaked to his underwear” similar to when he said something similar from “Episode 1”.
  • Kotaro recalls him saying how he “has what it takes” from “Episode 11” and lying about not “having what it takes” from “Episode 13” when he promises Sakura he’ll never rest until they reach their goal.

Errors

  • The masks the girls end up wearing are drastically different from when they were in the process of making them.

References

Episodes
First season
Good Morning SAGAI ♡ Hip Hop SAGADEAD OR LIVE SAGAWarming Dead SAGAThe Nice Bird SAGA In Your HeartBecause It's Sentimental SAGABut It's Zombiemental SAGAGo Go Neverland SAGAThough My Life May Have Ended...No Zombie, No Idol SagaA One-of-a-Kind SAGAGood Morning Again SAGA
Second season
Good Morning Returns SAGAThe SAGA of an Almost-Broken RadioLove and Youth Acoustic SAGAPure-hearted Electric SAGALittle Bodda Bope SAGAWalking Bet SAGAMai Mai Revolution SAGAThe SAGA Incident: Part OneThe SAGA Incident: Part twoThe SAGA of How These Zombies Will Get Their RevengeAll It Takes Is for You to Be There SAGAThe Greatest SAGA in History
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