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Ayumu has no pulse and very little luck. He was murdered by a serial killer and has been brought back to life. Sort of. He has come back as a zombie in servitude to the cute necromancer who... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Morgan Garrett Morgan Garrett ...  Seraphim 23 episodes, 2011-2012
Caitlin Glass ...  Sarasvati 16 episodes, 2011-2012
Austin Tindle Austin Tindle ...  Ayumu Aikawa 13 episodes, 2011
Megan Emerick Megan Emerick ...  Kanami Mihara 10 episodes, 2011
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Ayumu has no pulse and very little luck. He was murdered by a serial killer and has been brought back to life. Sort of. He has come back as a zombie in servitude to the cute necromancer who brought him back. Then one night, as Ayumu was spending time in the graveyard a mysterious girl with a chainsaw sliced him in half. Instead of dying (again), Ayumu became the world's first magical girl zombie. Written by Paul Magne Haakonsen

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11 January 2011 (Japan) See more »

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Is This a Zombie? See more »

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A funny anime with an...interesting premise.
29 July 2013 | by passassinSee all my reviews

"I'm am well aware of the ridiculousness of the situation"

Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka, or "Is This a Zombie?" has a very strange premise, that consistently mocks how silly it is. Which is half the point really.

The base premise is a High School student is killed by a murderer by being stabbed with a katana, and is resurrected by a Necromancer as a zombie which is only a zombie in name. Basically, it means he is weak to the sun, cannot be killed in any way (although its assumed disintegrating his body might work) and can release the barriers of the human mind in order to make himself super strong. Soon, a Masou Shoujo shows up, a pun of Mahou Shoujo, meaning Magical Girl, and accidentally turns the zombie into a cross-dressing magical zombie. He soon gathers himself a himself a respectably sized harem and goes to fight demons.

No really, that is the legit plot; that is entirely the point. The anime revels in how silly the situation for the most part, but eventually spends a few episodes on a far more serious arc which honestly, was the worst part. The anime does not succeed in being serious, but is brilliant when it is being over the top, insane and loaded with fan service. (Guess how many times the Masou Shoujo gets up skirted or a panty shot or goes naked in the first episode)

It really felt like the writers didn't know what made the anime so enjoyable for the majority of the anime and actually thought the plot or characters were good and well written. (So many cliché Tsundere's)

In terms of soundtrack, its fairly mediocre, with a pretty boring opening and closing. Animation is alright, nothing amazing, (except on the incredible animation of those highly detailed panty shots) but totally acceptable for whats going on.

The final episode is a strange one however, as it is basically an episode about shoving as much fan service into an episode as physically possible, and after it JUST ended a dramatic and serious arc, its quite bewildering.

Regardless, an enjoyable anime that I would recommend if you just want a silly time and some fun, but don't expect good characters or plot. That is nowhere to be found here.


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