Is this a Zombie?

Alt title: Kore wa Zombie desu ka?

TV (12 eps)
3.85 out of 5 from 27,973 votes
Rank #1,580

Ayumu was murdered by a serial killer – at least, he was. For after the mysterious Eucliwood Hellscythe revives him, he changes from a human to a zombie, much to his dismay. Now, in addition to being unable to die, the boy must see to the whims of his supernatural, silent companion – but things continue to get worse from there. As once Ayumu accidentally steals a magical girl named Haruna's powers, he is tasked with the embarrassing, obnoxious task of being a magical girl – err, boy – in her stead! Then with the addition of a hostile vampire ninja to his household, can Ayumu manage to maintain his new home life, fight against attacking monsters, and track down the person who killed him all while attempting to keep what little dignity he has left in tact?

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BottlecapsMedia
3.5

this show is a mess , it started ok , but then spiraled down to forgetable , but i guess i should have expected as much from studio deen , why are these people not bankrupt and manglobe is ? astonishing but none the less i should probably explain why i rated this so low story , the story had a decently strong start ,our main charcter who is now a zombie or an imortal being not a zombie and he wishes to find a cerial killer , aka the one who killed him witch i would do to , now for all you moral high ground people , think of the last time some one hit you or pushed you , you got angry for a split second , so ifsome oen murdered you , you would wanna kill them back , and i liked that about the begging , but the paceing every thing is so inconsistant , one episode can have 100000 things happen then the next could be filler and it really was annoying , but they could have made this pretty emotional a boy wants to kill his killer , this situation could have been emotional and im sure for some people it was but for me it lacked something , im not sure what but it just lacked it , BUT ANYWAYS thats only about half the show , that arcs over in like 5-6 episodesand then we get into some filler then ANOTHER ZOMBIE and hes cooler , more powerful and has one wish and that is to die , i felt more empathy for this villian than the main charcter. after a fight and our main zombie wins spouting some nonsence about how eu dosentlike to kill people and stuff and such ...........she kills him any ways even thouth ayamu fought so she didnt have to and well this was a mess of an episode OH also she spoke witch previously was said she cant or else she is in lots of pain  , the fight was meh , i seen it in an amv and it without context was better with context animation: the animation was decent when it needeed to be but other than the bright vibrant colours the animation was pretty average , but thats deen for ya , the fluency was meh and the speed was meh and the fight scense were meh nothing stood out as bad or good sound: the music was ok , besides the openeing and ending i hardly noticed it , and i watched the dub and before you get all " you watched it in english your opnion is invalid " 1 shut up weeb 2 i had the jappanese subs on and the english dialog is much better , this show clearly dosent take itself seriously so why was the jappanese so formal ? im asumeing this has more to do with dialect than anything but still the dubs dialog was better , cant judge the acting though ,, although the dub felt pretty weak considering it was done by funimation Characters: BOREING , cared for none of them excecpt for the villian " zombie" who basicly made to look like a villian even though his request was not unreasonable , and this one random girl who was allways in the background but i thought she was kinda cute and wanted her to join the main cast AND i sadly got my wish , SHE became a part of the harem at the very end sequence , even thought it was hinted at earlier , also all the main girls are stupid , all of them forget that ayamu is imortal and he keeps reminding them and himself it seems BUT NOPE they constanly worry about him even though he cant die , and then when hes ok they will beat the shit out of him for being a "perv" sound fammiliar ? it should its basicly half the anime ever made in conclusion this anime had no pride or passion put into it , it was not funny or emotional even though it could have been both , it did give us the first male magical girl at least , it could have been .........better , not good but better , if the emotion was there (this could have been the dubs fault) but with this anime i feel like it wasnt the facial expressions never really went "emotional" nor do i think i would care because of how por the characters are , most of the funny moments witch are few are the only enjoyment i got out of it and it was because of the dub , reading just isnt funny 

eaper
6.5

This is easily the least consistant series this season, and probably the least consistant series from the last few seasons as a whole. It's very common in this series to go from a hilarious episode to a very serious episode with a decent story to an episode... that was just terrible. Overall, this series is a mixture of comedy, several generally distinct genres raised to an absurb level (vampire ninjas? really?!), a bit of plot, and a lot of ecchi scenes and shots. The comedy mainly comes from the parody in the form of over the top, genre benders. Story: The story of this series seems to be largly thrown together and halfassed at points, but fairly well put together at others, making it difficult to see what they actually deserve and what they just lucked into at points whilst bumbling about through an otherwise stupid story. Often, especially near the beginning of the series, they just randomly mention things or bring them out of nowhere, to never be touched again. Also, the main plot for the first portion of the series seems to have been finished up and done, and they just randomly put a new story into the series. Animation: Possibly the strongest point of the series, with somewhat cliched character designes but, overall, smooth animation and designs that fit their characters quite well. Sound: I can't really say that there was any stand out sound work done in this series, the OP/ED were decent and the VAs were all decent, but not really amazing. Characters: Once again, a lot of them were somewhat cliched, although with a few things that make them at the very least rememerable. Overall: If you were a fan of stupid humor, over-the-top parody or ecchi series, then this series would probably be worth looking into. Other than that, the series really lacked enough consistancy to be worth watching.

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