Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? – 09
「はい、脱ぐと凄いんです」 (Hai, Nugu to Sugoin desu.)
“Yes, you won’t believe what’s under this”
I can honestly say that this episode was full of surprising moments — from Yuu having to deal with her past, Sera contemplating the moral issues of killing a friend, Dai-sensei blowing stuff up, all the way to Tomonori spawning something pretty scary from inside her. Personally I thought it was a bit too much to cram into one episode. Then again, after I watched the whole episode I felt strangely satisfied at the end.
While the plot was flying around like a madman, I still found a few interesting things this episode. The whole aspect of a vampire ninja and their code was something that I thought was pretty dumb. In an age where free will is king, I was surprised that people who try to live by outdated ideals (Vampire Ninjas) still exist. But after watching Ayumu show off his manly yell, I’m glad that he was able to get Sera to reveal her true feelings about strictly following her “code”. At that point, I almost thought that Ayumu had finally befriended her; it felt like the perfect situation for Sera to finally stop insulting him. If you think about it, what if her insults stem from her true feelings for him? Because if she does like him, and they kiss, then they would have to marry — but if she disregarded her code it means she wouldn’t have to keep pushing him away! But to my amazement, I couldn’t believe she started ramping up the insults and even started making faces!
But Ayumu doesn’t stop there, and extends his manliness toward saving Tomonori. Watching him take hit after hit isn’t anything new, but the way he approached her and soothed her trouble heart was pretty smooth – going as far as calling her Yuki (her proper name) and embracing her even though a gigantic bomb was about to go off. I can bet he won major points in Tomonori’s heart!
Besides the two scenes full of emotion, I’m not sure what to make of the rest of the episode. With Dai-sensei appearing at the worst times, it’s hard to decide if she’s actually a villain or not. Combined with her terribly overpowered abilities, I can’t imagine she has nothing better to do than just watch Ayumu. Doesn’t she have about 10,000 other students to worry about? With the other zombie, or “King of the Night”, nearly nothing was revealed about what his true goals are. And, what the hell was that thing that came out of Tomonori anyways? I mean, it looks like it was triggered because she was in danger, but why would something that’s supposed to protect her try to kill her?
As I sit here hoping that things get explained in detail with the few episodes we have left, I hope I’m not the only one who saw straight through Yuu’s plan. Maybe it’s because I’ve been watching too much Kimi ni Todoke, but these over-careful girls need to learn that running away from their loved ones only causes more problems!