If Episode 8 of "Zombie Land Saga"（ゾンビランドサガ）had been given its promotion commercial by one of the three original American television networks, it probably would have gone like this:
"On an all-new very special episode of 'Zombie Land Saga', the littlest member of Franchouchou has her past come back to haunt her...and while her friends step in to help, she has to make a shocking admission to the band! NEXT ON 'ZOMBIE LAND SAGA'!"
My apologies...I can't write as somberly as the announcer would sound.
Then, came Episode 8 focusing on Zombie No. 6, aka Lily Hoshikawa（星川リリィ）, aka Masao Go（豪正雄）. That heart just grew about as big as the one that thrusts out of Lily's chest whenever she gets nervous. And since "Zombie Land Saga" is an original anime without any manga or game source material, viewers were uniformly shocked at the plot twist and the sadness of Lily's past.
EXCUSE ME...I'VE GOT SOMETHING IN MY EYE! DANG! THAT ONION-SCENTED AIR FRESHENER! I JUST HAD TO BUY IT ON SALE!
Yes, I've been reading the various comments about the waterworks that had been generated from the fans over Episode 8 leading up to the culmination of the performance of "To My Dearest" at the end with Lily (as voiced by Minami Tanaka/田中美海) taking lead. When I caught this one on Sunday, my throat did get somewhat lumpy...
...yeah, just like that delectable chicken-and-duck congee that I had for lunch at Congee Queen before the episode.
Lyricist Shin Furuya（古屋真）and composer Yosuke Yamashita（山下洋介）took care of "To My Dearest".