Is this a Zombie? - Recommendations

Alt title: Kore wa Zombie desu ka?

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Angel Beats!

Angel Beats!

Death and reincarnation are inescapable, but what happens in between? Without warning and without his memories, a boy who only recalls his last name - Otonashi - wakes up next to a girl named Yuri who offers him a gun and tells him to shoot an angel. Assuming it must be a misunderstanding, Otonashi is then almost killed by the angel and is drawn into Yuri's army to battle to delay the beginning of his next life. Immortality is within reach, but if Otonashi remembers how he died, will he keep fighting or allow himself to vanish?

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sothis sothis says...

I'm not fully sure why, but these totally remind me of each other. Sure, Angel Beats doesn't have anything to do with magical girls and it's less spazzy, but both are downright fun, have hilarious random violence (including maimings and death, sometimes downright gory), a perpetually pissed off (or at least, very assertive) leading lady, etc. I think if you enjoyed the overall ride of one, you should try out the other.

Chitaka Chitaka says...

Both involve main characters who are unable to die, but often randomly get maimed to the point where they would die, for no other reason than random comedy. Angel Beats!is a little more story and a little less humor (not by much) than Kore wa Zombie though. Both of the aforementioned main characters are also 'brought back to life' in a sense as well, with some sort of back story as to how they died.

awpaperwings awpaperwings says...

Enjoy watching protagonist and cast die in bizarre, ridiculous and hilarious ways? These two shows provide some great death-related laughs as well as just some straight up crazy humor.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Maybe it's the fact that in both series the main character can get killed and then a short time later come back as if nothing happened.  Then again it could very well be the hilarious violence or the great cast of characters that both series have or even the way to both series make death into something rather funny.  If you liked one then you might like the other one as well.

Panma Panma says...

Angel Beats and Kore wa Zombie offer an intriguing fictional world where characters are forced into unfamiliar situations. Do not be fooled, both shows offer an immense dose of humor and hilarious skits. While Angel Beats seems to have a better grasp on running humor, Kore wa Zombie definitely has a good grasp on being able to mock other genres.

ItsumoHitori ItsumoHitori says...

Angel Beats! and Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? are both intriguing, funny, original shows that you will not regret watching. The two also get serious and dramatic at times, though to different degrees, and are quite entertaining in that violence is used for humour the majority of the time.

Morwen Morwen says...

Both of these shows mix violent comedy with at times dark supernatural drama. Zombie is heavier on the comedy and at times aims for over-the-top parodies of anime tropes, while overall Angel Beats! takes itself a little more seriously and has less of a harem romance, but they still feel pretty similar in terms of their setting and sense of humor. Angel is also somewhat similar to Eucliwood as a character. Definitely give one a try if you enjoyed the other!

Edmond Edmond says...

If you've watched Angel Beats! or Kore wa Zombie desu ka? I can almost garuntee you'll like the other due to similar Humor. Both main characters have an uncanny sense of justice and are killed many times over in almost every episode. More so, they both contain light hearted romance theme.

So if you're looking for another bundle of laughs, I would recommend this to you!

HarioSagara HarioSagara says...

Hilarious! Otonashi and Ayumu are both average guys that have now become undead average guys. Now they're both about to become apart of an insane supernatural world, whether they want to or not. Both shows are filled with great characters and hilarious situations, if you liked one you'll more than likely enjoy the other.

Mayank Mayank says...

These two shows are very different in tone but they share a few similarities. Mainly, the fact that the main protagonist keeps "dying" and coming back. Both shows involve the MC building friendships with other characters progressively along the way. Angel Beats is pretty serious overall but I found the humour in both stories equally amusing. 

Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan

Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan

Angels are genteel and graceful messengers from Heaven, right? Wrong! Sakura Kusakabe will create an invention that inadvertently ruins the future for womankind and thus, angels from the future have arrived to do the only reasonable thing: assassinate him! Fortunately for Sakura, one of them, Dokuro-chan, takes a liking to him but her intentions to protect him prove downright lethal. When Sakura’s not dodging her spiked bat Excalibolg, he’s fighting for his life on river escapades. And when he’s not quick enough, Dokuro-chan’s catchy incantation brings him back to life! Bludgeoning and blood splatters aside, can Dokuro-chan save the one she loves without damaging the future?

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sothis sothis says...

Hilarious violence and gore, glorious randomness and an overall fun/ridiculous feel? Totally check out these two titles. ^_^

auatarch auatarch says...

I came into Kore wa Zombie expecting one thing, and was surprised to find an incredible similarity to Dokuro-chan. Both feature a very random sense of humor and a main character that is humiliated, maimed, or even killed at every available opportunity.Though Zombie has some Magical Girl thrown in, the series are still similar enough to warrant a recommendation.

icelander08 icelander08 says...

Both series have wierd humor and gore, though dokuro chan has more gore and Kore wa zombie desuka has more randomness. So if you liked the gore jokes or randomness in either shows, you would like the other.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Okay so besides the fact that both main characters in each series tend to suffer an ungodly amount of punishment from friend and foe alike.  Both series also share a very similar style of humor with a nice blend of violence and ecchi that keep both series entertaining throughout.  If you liked one then I'm sure you'll like the other.

MediumMage MediumMage says...

i think you will like these because they are extremly comical and the protaganist dies in some wierd way... well i guess he dosent die exactly... but you get the meaning. enjoy!

Thrawn Thrawn says...

Violent abuse is funny when it's female on male, and it's no different for either of these series. Both have a main male protagonist who suffers pain that would (And does) kill an ordinary human and does it in such a manner that it's entertaining, be it verbal or physical. It adds up to a black comedy and loads of humor overall.

Also helps that they have a nice dose of fan-service and perversion that leads to comedic pain.

Rongezuki Rongezuki says...

Both shows have a similar level of absurdity and are brilliant examples of parodying done right.  If you enjoyed the humor of one, you will almost definately enjoy the other.

DeViouZ DeViouZ says...

Hilarious Gore, Ecchi and comedy scenes also both MC's can't die except that Dokuro revives Sakura and Eucliwood repairs Ayumu.

Definitely worth checking out

HarioSagara HarioSagara says...

You'd think being unable to die would have it's perks, right? Not when it means constant severe physical abuse including dismemberment, being beaten to a bloody pulp by a spiky bat and the embaressment of being forced to be a mahou shojo, complete with the girly costume. These are the lives of Sakura and Ayumu, the respective main characters. Both hilarious shows but while Dokuro-chan has only blood and echi Kore wa Zombie has more of a variety of humor and a better storyline.

Sankarea

Sankarea

Chihiro is a macabre-loving high school student who collects horror films and thinks shacking up with a zombie chick would be hot. But though the idea of death is alluring, when faced with the actual death of his beloved pet cat, the teen buckles under the grief, and becomes determined to bring his deceased companion back to life. Every night, he sneaks off to an abandoned building and attempts to brew a resurrection potion, and it's here that he meets Rea, the beautiful daughter of the well-to-do Sanka family. However, the girl is having some troubles of her own, and after a mix-up ends up zombified herself! Now the horror fanatic is living the dream with his very own zombie girlfriend, but how will the pair deal with Rea's new diet and the onset of rigor mortis?

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Garyuu Garyuu says...

Both shows are romantic comedies dealing with zombies. These two shows also have a non-tradtional type of zombie. Because of this, the main character gets into many humorous situations.

RDarkSchneider RDarkSchneider says...

Deals with Zombies, but different situations. One is a comedy which only gets serious at the end and the other is a boy and a girl falling in love. That simple even though she is a zombie.

MOJ MOJ says...

Both of them involve untraditional zombies and hilarious situations. Either way, the protagonist in both animes gets to face the blunt force of zombification, whether it is being a zombie (Kore wa Zombie desu ka) or taking care of one (Sankarea).

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these animes take on a non-traditional view of of zombies. Which allows the zombies to keep their human sides, allowing for comedic relief from the "plots". They also feature just a little (okay, more than a little) fanservice. The main guy has the typical, perverted best friend, and the rest of his companions seem to be girls. The similarities continue, so why not give both a try?

Doomoo Doomoo says...

No anime really comes real close to being similar to Kore wa Zombie dsu ka? but if I had to choose I'd pick Sankarea. I say this because they both explore a very none traditional zombie nature that is not seen in most other series. That is to say that they are not just braindead maneaters. So both of these series share that special trait that is suprisingly hard to find. Anyway if you are fan of zombies and are tired of the same old stereotypical zombies then you should check these two anime out and if you liked one of these for that reason be sure to check the other one out as well.

sabrielsharmony sabrielsharmony says...

in both anime the zombies are very coherent although i would have to say that sankarea is way more dramatic. Both are entertaining and funny.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both series are romantic comedies featuring zombies and a whole lot of weirdness. They're both very good, so if you liked one I'm sure you'll like the other. 

JONDAMAN JONDAMAN says...

both have a main char who has become a zombie and has to adjust to their new life. one is more action-y while the other is a kind of a slower slice of (un)life. both also have romance in them, but more so in sankarea.

Heaven's Lost Property

Heaven's Lost Property

Ever since Tomoki was a boy, he’s dreamed that the girl he loves vanishes into the sky. However, while he’s convinced it’s just a dream, his classmate Sugata is convinced that it’s related to an alleged ‘new continent’ that’s floating around the planet. According to Sugata’s calculations it’s set to pass above their town at midnight, and sends Tomoki to check it out. Little did Tomoki know that at that moment, a scantily-clad angel would fall from the sky! Calling herself a pet-class Angeloid named Ikaros, she promises to fulfill Tomoki’s every wish. Now, Tomoki is able to manipulate panties and do equally as perverted things with ease; but what is Ikaros really here for, and are her motives as pure as they seem?

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LancerFIN LancerFIN says...

In both of these series the main cast is very similiar. Presence of Ikaros and Nymph in Sora no Otoshiomono and Hellsythe and Haruna in Zombie. Both Ayumu and Tomoki keep getting in embarrassing situations. Plus some gender blender though little less in Otoshiomono. Similarity is outstanding. If you liked one of these be sure to check the other one out.

hannes33 hannes33 says...

I would recommend it, because

the humor is similar

both deal about fantasy themes wrapped up in a reality environment

and some fighting is also incuded.

The main reason they share, however, is the ridiculously funny humor

NathanC244 NathanC244 says...

Both have a male protagonist that is surrounded by girls with magical powers and abilities. Both have a somewhat emotionless character. Both have similar comedy styles and level of ecchi-ness.

Thatguy19 Thatguy19 says...

Both are just very over the top comedies.  Very good for some cheap perverted laughs.  I would recommend either of these to people who like animes with just a bit of light-hearted perverted humor

IGSF IGSF says...

While there is some ecchi at times, these are both hilarious animes that, when taken the right way (that is, not seriously), are very enjoyable and fun to watch.

Rosario + Vampire

Rosario + Vampire

Fifteen-year-old Tsukune Aono is average in every way; he has no hobbies, less-than-stellar grades and he's even flunked his high school entrance exam. His parents have managed to enroll him in a school, but it's no ordinary school! Tsukune will be attending the Youkai Academy, a place where monsters learn how to co-exist with humans! As the werewolves, vampires, witches and other monsters are required to retain their human forms, Tsukune - the lone human - is able to avoid their bloodthirsty gazes. However, he quickly attracts the attention of a number of devilish beauties including the vampire Moka, a busty succubus and even a young witch! It seems Tsukune's average life isn't so average anymore!

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Zaig Zaig says...

Both of these anime are fanservicy comedies with monsters or other supernatural creatures. At first, monstrous females are the male protagonist’s enemies, but after battling, they end up becoming his friend and are subsequently added to his ever increasing harem! The main heroines - Yuu and Inner Moka - similarly have an air of coolness in whatever they do, easily making them the more favorable characters.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these animes revolve around a guy that is completely out-of-his-element, and finds himself with a harem of otherworldly women. Both animes also involve just a bit of school life. They also involve ecchi, slapstick comedy, and some pretty interesting antagonists. 

ScarletEmerald ScarletEmerald says...

Both are harem action/comedies with supernatural elements, including monster girls, and a monster-of-the-week style.  Zombie is more over-the-top though, and I feel has higher quality story and animation.

sabrielsharmony sabrielsharmony says...

in both shows there is an array of different supernatural characters all attracted to one guy. also both have a lot of panty shots.

XxMicrochibixX XxMicrochibixX says...

Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? and Rosario Vampire are both harem anime featuring girls that are either supernatural or magical. Both contain lots of comedy and fanservice, so if you like one there is a chance you will like the other.

Date a Live

Date a Live

Shido Itsuka was born in a world where widespread catastrophes of varying size called spacequakes can happen anytime and anywhere, razing everything in the vicinity. When his city's alarm forewarns one impending, the teenager races to his sister Kotori in an attempt to rescue her. But upon his arrival, the spacequake transpires in that very spot, and standing in the middle of the destruction is a beautiful sword-wielding girl. Soon after, he learns she is one of many beings called "Spirits" who cause the disasters, and charming those like her is the solution to preventing them. Effective immediately, Shido must date Spirits and make them fall in love with him, because if he cannot, mankind's destruction may very well be inevitable.

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JohnWatchAnime JohnWatchAnime says...

The main protagonist is dealing with a couple of girls with supernatural powers in both series. If you like one of them you will most likely like the other one also.

Etue Etue says...

Kore wa zombie desu ka? Is basically a parody of the genre of anime that Date a Live is part of.It is a rather highly rated parody of the supernatural Harem genre. Both series of course sport a varied cast of supernatural girls with rather peculiar but popular personality times. If you liked Date a Live and want to see a parody of it's genre, look Kore wa zombie desu ka? up. If you want to know what type of anime Kore wa zombies desu ka? parodies there's hardly a better example. 

Thrawn Thrawn says...

Guys surrounded by beautiful girls who are thrown in over their heads and forced to adapt to wacky lifechanges; hijinks ensue. From Date A Live and alien girls causing trouble and wrecking stuff to Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka and it's own girls wrecking Ayumu, the girls become orbiting planets to the guy's sun and play off him for comedy. Neither one shy away from action, containing plenty of flare and fanservice and both actually play around with the ecchi genre, taking an unconventional path when they could have gone with the tried and true.

Brad Brad says...

A relatively normal guy surround by a harem of powerful, supernatural girls is the main element of both shows. The main difference is that Kore was Zombie desu ka? is a parody of the supernatural harem genre, and Date A Live is a pretty perfect example of what exactly it's trying to parody. So if you enjoy Date A Live and want to see a parody of the genre then look no further. And if you enjoyed Kore wa Zombie desu ka? and want to see a non-parody version, Date A Live should fit the bill.

Bestanimeserie Bestanimeserie says...

Both shows are harem shows, and have girls with supernatural powers in them. Both shows have a combination of ecchi, comedy, action and a little bit of romance. Also Kore wa Zombie desu ka? is an show that is parodying supernatural harem shows, whilst Date a Live is a show that is a supernatural comedy.

Highschool of the Dead

Highschool of the Dead

When the infected approached Rei and Takashi's school, it led to a gruesome blood bath that left the majority of students and staff dead or turned into the zombie-like monsters that have spread throughout the world. Together with a handful of other survivors, Rei and Takashi set forth to find their families in a world that is rapidly detoriating. Governments have collapsed, the killer disease is out of control, and people everywhere are trying their best to simply live through each day...

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jypsel jypsel says...

Both Kore was Zombie desu ka? and High School of the Dead pack in an insane amount of hilarity, the supernatural and ecchi.  HotD is a bit darker but they both have the same humor, using a group of eclectic people battling against dark forces.

Rayray1000 Rayray1000 says...

they both are are hilarious and have some really good action HOTD might have a little more violence but if you lik one you will like the other.

arkanox arkanox says...

They are both action-ecchi fests with a thin veneer of plot. HSOTD does this much better than KWZDK however.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Zombies? (Well, if you can call Ayumu a zombie, sure) Boobs? Both have that in spades. Along with that, both animes have a very dark sense of humor. 

Invaders of the Rokujyouma!?

Invaders of the Rokujyouma!?

Koutarou Satomi is a needy student who started living away from home at the start of high school. he finds a bargain accommodation - only 5,000 yen for a six-tatami mat room. But the room, "Korona-So room 106," is targeted! For various reasons, adorable invaders descend upon Koutarou one after another as soon as he moves in. Each with their own ulterior motives, the battle commences between Kotaro and the girls in a tiny six-tatami mat room.

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Scythes Scythes says...

Both series feature a bunch of supernatural girls who shouldn't exist in the same universes together. Seems legit.

BSLIONS BSLIONS says...

I really liked Kore Wa Zombie desu ka? Also have really like what I've seen from the first few episodes of Rokujyoma no Shinryakusha. As far as similarites, both very funny, both feature a bunch of different types of girls with different powers living under one roof with one lucky/unlucky guy.

SugarTitSenpai SugarTitSenpai says...

Rokujouma and Kore wa zombie, Are very a like but ina weird way different.

They are both comedy slice of lifes with a little something different, but the two can be seperated easily. 

Rokujouma is a Harem that involves a lighter type of strange people, where kore wa zombie is much darker (Avoiding spoilers at max here, be best to watch them to find out what i mean)

I cant gaurantee you will enjoy both series, as those who like Kore wa zombie may not be entirely favoured into watching Rokujouma, but if you are looking for something similar and want a change of pace from either series, i can happily ay these two will make a nice watch.

Grizz Grizz says...

If you liked this, then you will probably like this too. As they both feature the Supernatural cohabitation that will keep your attention glued to the screen!

11eyes Special

11eyes Special

On a day like any other, Kakeru and Yuko chat on the school roof. But when things get a little heated, the pair – along with Yukiko, Takahisa and the rest of the gang – find themselves in another world once more... but this time it's pink! And the color of the sky isn't the only thing that's changed. Kakeru can now see through everyone's clothes (including Takahisa's, much to Kakeru's dismay); Tachibana can talk; and even Misuzu now wields an 'adult toy' instead of a sword. Just who is controlling this erotic new place?

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sothis sothis says...

If you want a hilarious dose of slapstick comedy combined with ecchi (that even I, a non-ecchi lover, enjoyed) and a hefty dose of 'manservice', you seriously need to see these titles. If you just watched Zombie and haven't seen 11eyes, don't worry about it - in my opinion this can be enjoyed without knowledge of the series.

Shiraiyuki Shiraiyuki says...

If you like Kore wa Zombie dusu ka I'm sure you'll like 11eyes Special and vice versa, because both animes are similar. Both of them are ecchi animes and also have a lot of magic/supernatural powers and violence,and there's also the comedy part, that contributes to the overall enjoyment of this anime.

DeViouZ DeViouZ says...

If you watched either Kore wa Zombie or 11Eyes(special), you'll like the other,

Both have Fantasy, slapstick comedy, Fanservice scenes and both of them are also very enjoyable wether you are a Ecchi-fan (like me) or not.

A real recommendation and it should definitely be checked out.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki and the vacant Mikuru, the duo forms the SOS Brigade – a club whose mission is to discover the mysteries of the world. Armed with a razor sharp wit and a skill for manipulation, Haruhi will stop at nothing to have fun at all costs, even at the expense of Mikuru’s dignity!

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Xjylix Xjylix says...

"TMoHS" and "Kore wa Zombie desu ka?" have various things in common.

The humor is somewhat the same(hilarious). Some characters really look like each other. There are supernatural powers involved ^_^

If you liked the one, I'm pretty sure you'll like the other one too.

Note: Kore wa Zombie desu ka? may be a bit more 'inappropiate' xD but it isn't too extreme xp

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

The main reason for this is how similar the characters are. There's the bossy Haruna/Haruhi, the quiet Yuuki/Yuu, and the straight-man Kon/Ayumu. Both animes also mash together several genres and combine them with a bit of comedy and a bit of ecchi (Zombie a bit more than Melancholy). If you like one, you'll probably like the other. 

CorlorlessRose CorlorlessRose says...

has the same humor in herem cattorgory. The main guy has 3 wowen around  him and he is forced to live with them at school or home