Friday, April 29, 2011

Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? Review

Ayumu Aikawa is a zombie resurrected by a necromancer named Eucliwood Hellscythe after being killed by a serial killer. As he tries to make the best of his undead life, he encounters a masō-shōjo named Haruna and inadvertently takes her magic powers, being forced to become a masō-shōjo in the process. With Eucliwood, Haruna, and a vampire ninja named Seraphim living with him, Ayumu helps battle demons known as Megalos while trying to figure out the mystery behind his own death.

When I first saw this series I thought it was going to be all about zombies but instead there were only two of them to be seen. Not saying it was a bad thing, it actually made it more interesting to see how a zombie can live a daily life and it worked out for how they explained the protagonist was a zombie. I actually laughed at some of the jokes which is hard to make me do so the comedy was a plus. Animation was also a plus as they really detailed some effects like blood splattering.  People who love zombies and anime will also enjoy the series even though they make light on how zombies are really viewed. It was still entertaining nonetheless. I'm hopeful that there will be a season 2 of the anime announced in the near future.

The story sometimes would confuse me as they have a lot of things that don't make sense or isn't logical at all. At the beginning of the each and every episode they don't fail to point out how the lead character is a zombie every time which kind of made no sense. Since you know if you watched the first episode, you would know that the protagonist was a zombie so why bother pointing it out after the first episode. Sometimes you would feel that the fanservice would get a little too excessive but other than those issues the anime is pretty solid.

If you love zombie shows and anime like me then you should definitely give this series a shot. I enjoyed most of the characters although sometimes it felt like they were set into clichés of anime personalities that tons of anime seem to do instead of making a unique character, counting out the main character and the main heroine. Also the last episode does not really pertain to the overall story at all it is really just fanservice so watch at your own risk. The biased me would give this a 4 since I love zombies, but there’s too many things that need to be fixed, so my overall score is a 3.
Studio: Studio DEEN   Genre: Action/Comedy Episodes: 12
Original Run: Jan 11, 2011 to Mar 30, 2011 Language: Japanese with Subs

Article by: MDB

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