Kore wa zombie desuka? – is it brain-dead or will it make you die laughing?

January 19, 2011 at 11:03 pm 5 comments

“That’s not a kick!!!!”

And you think your life sucks.

Let me put it straight to you first: I’m not really a fan of  moe fanservice rom-coms. I feel this genre receives too much of an audience and too much interest in the anime scene. As a result, what I’m saying about Zombie is faaaaaaiiiiirly subjective.

Cut down... in a different sense

Plot summary from AniDB: “The story centers around a lazy high school boy named Aikawa Ayumu who gets killed during a spate of mysterious serial killings. However, Ayumu is resurrected as a zombie by a necromancer girl named Yuu, who Ayumu had just met before dying. Ayumu reawakens in a world surrounded by masou shoujo (magically equipped girls) and vampire ninja. Ayumu is assigned the duties of a masou shoujo by a magical warrior girl named Haruna.”

Giant talking crayfish wut?

First things first, from what we’ve seen so far, Zombie is good for your typical harem fanservice series. We know there’s some sort of direction, rather than mere slice-of-life shenanigans. The main undead lead Ayumu actually has some sort of backbone and character and it’s no coincidence that most of the great jokes that are present in Zombie directly revolve around him. One of the funniest moments was when he broke his arm punching the daylights of that megalo.

Sera the vampire ninja

The rest of the cast is also fairly entertaining to watch, from the overly moe necromancer Yuu, to the egg-cooking masou shoujo Haruna. They all have their funny moments and as a group their chemistry is pretty entertaining to watch. The show has definitely far more potential than any generic fanservice harem show that’s for sure, and I anticipate more good things to come.

Mmmm.... eggs....

On the other hand, I approach this show with a degree of hesitation because it definitely follows the tropes of its genre: fanservice that’s forced down the throats of the viewers, a plot that’s also forced at times, a certain degree of predictability, and the ever-present potential to suck like a vacuum cleaner. As long as you don’t mind these things, Zombie will be one show to watch this season.

OP: some excellent things done in this OP. Not a bad tune either.

ED: bleagh.

That's gotta hurt...


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Desolute  |  January 20, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    You forgot to put the part where it forces you to watch a guys crotch for a few seconds

  • 2. Baka!  |  January 20, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    don’t think i’ll watch this series….looks a bit forced to me..

  • 3. Luis  |  January 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I like the premise, I can foresee that each chapter will have a
    different name related to the main character’s new encounters

    Its a harem anime which i find tiring after a while, but the animation
    is pretty good, and the fights are actually interesting to see,

    imo this one shows promise.

    • 4. ippius  |  January 24, 2011 at 5:02 pm

      yeah for a harem show Zombie’s pretty promising. the humour in it is also pretty funny too

      • 5. Mifuyu  |  January 30, 2011 at 1:09 am

        Really? The combination seems kind of odd. Maybe that’s what makes it funny? x)

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