Kore wa Zombie desu ka? – First Impressions

The good thing about Zombies is that they are never out of season. Kore wa Zombie desu ka is an anime series that premiered in the winter that I overlooked but decided to give a try after hearing a lot about in the anime loving circles. I didn’t expect much from High School of the Dead last summer but was pleasantly surprised so I what impression did the first 2 episodes of Kore wa Zombie Desu ka leave on me?

I fear these young ladies have just experienced something that will scar them for life

Plot Synopsis

The main character is a boy named Ayumu, a high school boy who was killed by a serial killer and ressurected as a zombie by a necromancer. With his parents away for an extended period the necromancer moves in with Ayumi and due to different circumstances so does a vampire ninja and a “masou shoujo” (magically equipped girl). Quirky plot elements mixed in with parodies, fan service and homour make Kore wa Zombie desu ka interesting enough to watch.

Meet Ayumu, he is a zombie

Kore wa Zombie desu ka? No serious, are you?

To be completely honest I grabbed the first episode of this anime not quite knowing what to expect. I knew it was a comedy and had a zombie in it but it’s safe to say I was pleasantly surprised. When I first heard “Zombie” I thought it was of the rotting, flesh eating type and when I ready necromancer I thought ugly witch raising a legion of undead to do her bidding. I’m happy none of those stereotypes apply to the characters (so far) in this anime. The humour so far has been hit and miss but mostly a hit. When I do laugh it’s the pain in your stomach roll on the floor type of humour but there are times when I dont quite get it, get it? With only two episodes absorbed into my cranial cavity there is still much more to experience with Kore wa Zombie desu ka, looking forward to reviewing it fully when the series is complete. Lots more screenshots from the first episode below. Have you been watching Kore wa Zombie desu ka? I’d love to know what you think of it so far via a comment below.