Animated by that piece of shit Studio DEEN, which automatically means you will get nothing but mediocre fap material. Directed by Kanasaki Takaomi, who also did a season of School Rumble and Macademi Wasshoi. Clearly a guy who does only goofy storyless shows and indeed that is all you get.
This is a comedy/parody of mahou shoujo and superpowers, heavily based on the clichés of series such as Shakugan no Shana or Fate/Stay Night. Past the mockery of the premise which may or may not make you laugh from time to time, it is otherwise a done-on-the-run farce with bold but tired fan service and anime stereotypes that offers nothing beyond a few ephemeral laughs before it is swallowed up by obscurity. The reason is simple; it is a show that can’t stand on its own feet without being a mockery of stereotypes, and just like any anecdote it may be funny only the first time you hear it... or it may not even be funny the first time.
The story begins with the archetypical highschool male being a zombie… and a mahou shoujo at the same time… while being constantly surrounded by half or completely naked girls in a way that resembles fantasy date-sims. Plus, there is gore during the action scenes and it’s done in both comical and interesting way in terms of strategy. I did laugh with the stupidity of this blend in the pilot episode but it would surely not work a second time; the joke will grow old fast if it keeps repeating in a similar fashion.
So I am then watching the second episode which has to do with school lunch quality, home cooking and ninjas… No, make that VAMPIRE NINJAS! It’s making ridiculous combinations of clichés in order to bring a chuckle out, like a lawyer mailman or an archeologist beautician. I laughed for the second time but I also wondered for how long this joke would keep working. But anyways, both these two episodes were different, provided an insight to the setting in a stereotypical albeit nice way. The flashback where the lead meets the necromancer knight cooldere girl (yes, there is one of that too) was actually very touchy and the fact this played out as a silly comedy up to that point made the sad and dramatic feeling of that scene to have a ten-fold emotional effect. The show was great up to then.
But hey, most mediocre series have a few good first episodes before they show their true colors. The rest of the show turns fast, as I predicted, from action/mystery/drama into a mediocre random ecchi/comedy and not even any further attempts at introducing more characters or weird situations manages to bring anything further to the lot. They do occasionally throw in dramatic moments to colorize the characters but all that are quickly lost and ruined by endless tired ero-jokes and slices-of-life moments. The only thing that really changes is the lead’s harem getting bigger and him still being beaten around… and remaining a virgin. There goes the initial feeling of the show. The finale is nothing but retarded ecchi comedy, devoid of any attempt at even trying to be serious or even respectful to the characters’ dignity, thus dropping deep further into mediocrity and boredom and destroying the last chance it had to be something slightly different.
But I will be honest; the show tries somewhat to offer a continual plot and character insight. It is not anything much, it is random/superficial/done-to-death but at least it is not aimless/storyless/randomness all the way. The visuals are good, the BGM is rather cheery, and the characters stereotypical but rather developed and rather colorized further than the normal ecchi comedy out there. Nothing much to deem this a good show but at least it tried. Not hard but it did.
And now for some excused scorings.
ART SECTION: 5/10
Analysis: General Artwork 1/2, Character Figures 1/2, Backgrounds 1/2, Animation 1/2, Visual Effects 1/2
SOUND SECTION: 6/10
Analysis: Voice Acting 2/3, Music Themes 2/4, Sound Effects 2/3
STORY SECTION: 3/10
Analysis: Premise 1/2, Pacing 1/2, Complexity 1/2, Plausibility 0/2, Conclusion 0/2
CHARACTER SECTION: 5/10
Analysis: Presence 1/2, Personality 1/2, Backdrop 1/2, Development 1/2, Catharsis 1/2
VALUE SECTION: 1/10
Analysis: Historical Value 0/3, Rewatchability 0/3, Memorability 1/4
ENJOYMENT SECTION: 1/10
Analysis: Art 0/1, Sound 0/2, Story 0/3, Characters 1/4