Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? Review

Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? (English: Is This A Zombie?)

This is an anime that aired on January 11, 2011 and lasted for 12 episodes. Obviously, before being adapted into an anime, it was… or should I say, still is– a manga.

My friend had tweeted her stumble upon this anime, and man– It was the biggest mindfudge ever. The first episode was really far fetched. But the series, which it took only “technically” a day to finish– was awesome! I guess because it was really comical and had so many twists and turns that I stayed glued to my computer screen.

The anime starts off with Aikawa Aiyumu walking home from school and a couple of kitties… well a mommy neko and her baby neko are crossing the street. A truck comes along, and baby neko is still crossing the street. Here comes our protagonist to save the day– Aikawa sprints into the street and runs to save the little neko. But what happens? Everything freezes before the truck and he says “Oh~ I’m a zombie.”

He’s hit by the truck and sent off flying, with an article of clothing coming off as he flies faster in to the sky. Until, he is finally, naked– mid air– before a group of people.

After that, some girl (Haruna) mysteriously appears in Aikawa’s “bes-tuh spot-uh” (excuse my fail at the japanese accent in “best spot” LOL) with a chainsaw, and then a pedobear in a school uniform (Holy smokes! That’s a threat to every girl in her sailor fuku uniform!) appears. Its a mindfudge after mindfudge essentially.

But it keeps you entertained.

I loved the story behind our mute-by-choice Eucliwood Hellscythe, a necromancer and Aikawa’s will to keep her by his side and have her live her life happily without fate and her powers get in her way (because they bring her pain).

There is still a plot, a mission– amongst all the perverted moments and crazy side situations. And the blood in the anime is nothing too gory or disgusting, its something somewhat expected. To every laugh, there is a moment of sadness, and it’s something I appreciated.

There was not one dull moment in the anime, and I feel like it translated well into Aikawa’s situation, and the idea of immortality in the anime. Much later in the anime, someone else arises– the “King of Night”. And with him comes the idea that with immortality, comes boredom. That one may be excited to do everything once they realize they can do anything and not die, but once the task is done– what’s next? Aikawa actually says in the beginning that the day he died, a new life was brought before him– one without boredom and something happening every moment. (Well of course, before Aikawa was just a human, now he’s a zombie and a masou shojo… living with a necromancer, masou shojo and vampire ninja– confronting megalos and a bunch of evil beings. I think that’s pretty new and interesting? Compared to being JUST human…)

Point is, I loveddd it. And I would recommend it to anyone… not anyone little or young because— it is pretty perverted. I think the rating is for those above the age of 14 or was it 17… IDK. But the anime is short, with 12 episodes and a 13th OVA episode. That series is set to be released April 2012.

Check it out, you might like it if you’re interested in animes like

  1. This Ugly Yet Beautiful World
  2. Demon King Daimao
  3. Koihime Musou

There’s more… I just can’t remember all the animes I’ve seen with similar “fantasy” themes.

읽기 주셔서 감사합니다.

언니~

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