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Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? OF THE DEAD – 02 »« Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? – 12 (END)

Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? OF THE DEAD – 01

OP Sequence

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OP: 「*** パショナート」 (*** Passionate) by 野水いおり (Nomizu Iori)
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「はい、今再びの魔装変身!」 (Hai, Ima Futatabi no Masou Henshin!)
“Yes, Yet Another Masou Transformation!”

A quick disclaimer for those of you who didn’t watch the first season, and are only tuning in now to see what all the fuss is about – I’m going to give you a quick summary of this episode’s plot (only this time! First episode special only), and parts of it will sound insane. No, that sound isn’t due to the blood vessels in your head bursting because of images like this one (don’t worry folks, there’s plenty more Ayumu where that one came from!). This show is seriously nuts, but in all the best ways – the hilarious ones! Disclaimer over, summary time now. Oh, and you can go ahead and skip the next paragraph if you watched the episode.

The season begins with resident zombie Aikawa Ayumu (Junji Majima) going about his normal daily life. The first half is almost entirely devoted to reintroducing us to the cast and their various quirks, of which there are many (whoops, that was Ayumu again!). It’s only after Ayumu dries up in the sun and is taken to the nurse’s office that he meets a “fairy” (Nabatame Hitomi) who is definitely not looking for ethyl alcohol to steal. After the reintroduction of a few more characters, Ayumu meets Yousei-san in the school late at night, and finds her very, very drunk. They bond, which is why when Ayumu’s friends start suspecting him to be the chainsaw-wielding cross-dresser, she’s the first person he runs to…only for a megalo to be where she was! A fight ensues, and after Haruna (Nomizu Iori) proves useless, it’s up to Ayumu to transform and finish the job. Unfortunately, him going into 1000% kawaii mode apparently pushed his chainsaw Mystletainn a little too far, with hilarious consequences for his dignity. You can’t wipe their memories if Mystletainn is broken, Ayumu!

Okay, enough of that. Now onto why this episode was awesome! Let’s start with our lovely (and drunk) Yousei-san (name to be revealed in future episodes). Even though I saw all the promo art, where she was always holding a giant bottle of sake, I wasn’t prepared for just how much of a lush she was! Maybe it’s because I’m the sort of guy who enjoys a beer or two (and sometimes several more, though I generally end up paying for those nights), but Yousei-san’s drunk act cracked up. Then again, I think that’s also a sign of how this show’s humor works. Its strength has always been in springing ridiculous gags on us, and then barreling forward to the next one before anyone can think about what has just happened too much. Watch for that pattern as this series goes forward, because when the gags start flying, that’s when it’s at its best.

Case in point, the confrontation with today’s megalo. I’m going to skip past all the character reintroductions, because there’s not much to say there. I still enjoyed the first part of the episode, but it was nothing like the end when the jokes started flying fast and furious. The writers have always loved to mess with us by throwing in scenes of Ayumu getting a bit too effiminate, but they really ramped it up this episode by throwing in a handsy megalo to feel him up. What’s more, the giant creepy squid apparently prefers to target his tentacle play at guys! For a creature that hunts magical girls that was surprising, though that’s also what made it so funny.

On a related point, anti-fanservice. If you’re not comfortable with your male protagonists wearing panties, then I have no idea how you got so far in this post, but you’d better get used to it because that’s here to stay. While I’m not nealy as fond of seeing Ayumu’s rear end as Sarasvati (Gouda Aya) is – run Ayumu, she’s got that raep face on! – I must admit that cringe-inducing comedy always cracks me up. Cross-dressing is fine if that’s your thing, but for Ayumu to be constantly forced to do it against his will, and then forced to do it in front of all his friends, is just a riot to see!

But probably my favorite part of this episode was something more understated that, and it had to do with Hiramatsu Taeko (Yamaguchi Rie). From denying that Ayumu was a pervert, to screaming when she found out he was one, to saying his socks were cute, and then straight back to screaming when he lost his shirt, it was always Hiramatsu who dealt the critical blow to Ayumu’s delicate (and crumbling) pride. Having an innocent girl like her react to the craziness was like a spring of green onion on top of a piece of hamachi, the garnish that made a tasty bite all the better.

Actually, there’s one other part that rivals the Hiramatsu moments – when Mystletainn broke, preventing Ayumu from wiping everyone’s memory like he so badly wanted to. I must admit that I felt kind of cheated last season when the very first episode’s mayhem was magically erased from everyone’s mind, but now I’m going to have to go back and retroactively be okay with it, because it provided such a wonderful setup for this scene. Once they had us expecting the memory wipe, all they had to do was take the possibility away for hilarity to seriously ensue. I’m pretty sure a memory wipe will still happen eventually, so that Ayumu’s school life can go back to as normal as it ever is anymore, but that’s okay, because that gag was hilarious!

All-in-all, a good start to the season. This episode shows Kore wa Zombie desu ka? at its best, with the jokes flying fast, zipping around corners, and hitting you where you least expect it. I’m looking forward to see whether they can stay at this level once the plot begins to show itself. Last season they never quite managed to blend the show’s staple light-hearted comedy with the darkness of its plot, and the two remained distinctly separate, preventing the show from becoming a true black comedy. Perhaps that’s the idea, or perhaps they can manage that this season. Either way, should be fun finding out.

tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – Ayumu meets a drunk loli, is outed as a cross-dresser, is almost raeped by a gay megalo, & Mystletainn breaks. That’s #korezon at it’s best!

Random thoughts:

  • Every anime protagonist sits in the back of the classroom near the window…but only Aikawa Ayumu almost dies because of it. For some reason, that really cracked me up…though he really should ask the teacher if he can change seats :P
  • Oh man, I missed Ayumu’s delusions so much. And starting out with Inoue Kikuko for Imaginary Yuu?? They’re not pulling any punches this season! Also, HNNNNG!!
  • Studio Deen seems to have upped their game for this season all around. Not with the animation, which is still just average, but the direction, energy, and tempo of this episode were all spot-on. They even managed to slip in some exposition early on (reminding viewers who was a necromancer, a vampire ninja, etc) without making it awkward. I also like the OP and ED a lot more than the ones from season one. Keep it up!

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ED Sequence

Kore wa Zombie Desu ka OF THE DEAD   ED   01 Kore wa Zombie Desu ka OF THE DEAD   ED   02 Kore wa Zombie Desu ka OF THE DEAD   ED   03

ED: 「恋のビギナーなんです(T_T)」 (Koi no Beginner Nan Desu (T_T)) by 山口理恵 (Yamaguchi Rie)
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Omake

Kore wa Zombie Desu ka OF THE DEAD   01   Omake 01 Kore wa Zombie Desu ka OF THE DEAD   01   Omake 02 Kore wa Zombie Desu ka OF THE DEAD   01   Omake 03
April 5, 2012 at 10:15 pm
120 comments »
  • April 5, 2012 at 10:20 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    heh, Don’t sweat it. Politics are for losers and liars anyway. and you spoke the TRUTH!

  • April 5, 2012 at 10:21 pmretake09

    Missed this series. Thanks for the great reviews.

    • April 6, 2012 at 2:55 amAnimesetsuna

      I love this series. No doubt about it.

    • April 6, 2012 at 7:35 amAoihoshikage

      Same here. When I read the announcement of the second season this was the series I looked forward to most. I’m glad they put everything that made Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka? awesome back in this episode. Hopefully they keep it up.

      Now if I can only learn enough Japanese to read the original light novels…

  • April 5, 2012 at 10:22 pmxRichard

    I wish I could read moonrunes to understand the “2chan-esque” comments showing on the students’ cellphones while the hentai madness was taking place.

  • April 5, 2012 at 10:28 pmGX-9901

    Sarasvati: ‘DAT ASS *glowing red eyes*

    nice to see this series make a comeback!
    also, is it true that it will only be getting ten episodes? -.-’

    • April 5, 2012 at 10:35 pmStilts

      Not sure. I originally found that it was 10, but when I read that earlier today I double-checked and found 12 listed elsewhere. 12 makes more sense, and that’s what the TV stations are listing, so I’d probably assume that. Sorry for the confusion!

      …unless I was right the first time. In which case, sorry for the confusion now! O:

  • April 5, 2012 at 10:33 pmThe_Magus_Killer

    There was a flying, gakuran-wearing, squid-megalo who’s holding Hiramatsu Taeko hostage, AND the student body chooses to ignore it? And simultaneously flip out their camera phones, video phones and whatnot, and upload the scenes of Ayumu crossdressing onto the web? Haha. Ayumu and Kamijou Touma should be buddies. Fuko da.

    http://randomc.net/image/Kore%20wa%20Zombie%20Desu%20ka/Kore%20wa%20Zombie%20Desu%20ka%20OF%20THE%20DEAD%20-%2001%20-%20Large%2036.jpg
    ^ Sarasvati wins this episode: *eyes flashing red* “Horetazo, kuso darling!” -> Pervy Vampire Ninja ftw. I kinda like her more than Seraphim now.

    • April 7, 2012 at 12:14 amfoofiebeast

      I’m just hoping this leads Seraphim to admitting her feelings for Aikawa and a battle ensuing.

      • April 7, 2012 at 2:10 amThe_Magus_Killer

        Hmmm, I want a Seraphim vs. Sarasvati vs. Maelstrom/Tomonori/Yuki matchup. Vampire Battle Royale for Ayumu! XD

  • April 5, 2012 at 10:34 pmMrRei

    I wish my vomit were THAT pleasant looking whenever I get sick.. but then again, eating glitters or whatever that is will make me sick..

  • April 5, 2012 at 10:35 pmSaya

    Ah, the Ayumu pantsu shots, moans and Eu fantasies. I didn’t realize how much I missed them. This first episode really reminded me of last seasons.

    I really loved the gay megalo scenes. Blushing Ayumu for “Yousei-san” while being hilarious was also kind of cute.

    Too bad everyone’s memories are most likely going to be erased again. I’d like to see how Ayumu fares being known as the school pervert.

    • April 6, 2012 at 12:24 amSeishun Otoko

      Saya chan, we already know you’re RC’s resident fujoshi ;)

      • April 6, 2012 at 2:33 amSaya

        ;A; Stop spreading lies Seishun!

      • April 6, 2012 at 2:43 amThe Moondoggie

        @Saya: Is Sei spreading cake?

        LOLZ from your post it’s obviously a fujoshi posting…

      • April 6, 2012 at 2:58 amSaya

        LOOL this is one of the times where the more I deny it, the less you’ll believe me. So I’ll just shut up. D:

      • April 6, 2012 at 5:55 amMrRei

        Don’t worry Loli Saya-chan.. you’re fine the way you are. Fujoshi and all.. ;D

      • April 7, 2012 at 3:37 amSaya

        Now I know how Ky-chan felt when you accused him of being a drunk.

  • April 5, 2012 at 10:39 pmKumaKaori

    oh, oh dear. YOU’RE covering this… hehe. hehehehe. this is gonna be a fun season >).

    My friend dragged me into watching this the first time around and it grew on me. I’m not quite sure if I like the re-introduction. I /reallllly/ started to like the slightly more serious plot delving this series got into in season 1. But, since it’s not like korezon is a fate/0 or Rinne splitting 2 halves over 3 seasons. So, I think it works ;).

  • April 5, 2012 at 10:41 pmLightnDark

    Calling it right now, Korezom for best comedy this season! Nice to see recurring gags for S1 making a return for S2 too.

    Vomiting rainbows has just got taken to a whole new level right there. I really like how the humour was presented in this series as a whole.

    Stilts sir I’m glad you’re covering this series, it seems that you have carved yourself as a certain niche specialist. What’s next, lolis playing Mahjong?

    • April 5, 2012 at 11:42 pmStilts

      I keep telling people, I’m not the ecchi guy, I cover fantasy* shows! I just lost the grail war against verdant for Fate / Zero 2, because he fights dirty.

      *Yes, I’m covering the Saki spin off. You think that many lolis actually get together to play mahjong with yuri undertones? Doesn’t happen. Pure fantasy. C’mon, prove me wrong. I dare you!

    • April 6, 2012 at 1:33 amAn

      lol If that’s your criteria for a fantasy category, then you can cover roughly 95% shows existed. *does tsukkomi tap*

      I thought Takaii would blog this show since he blog the first season. So no just-as-planned moment for me. :p

  • April 5, 2012 at 10:43 pmClick

    This episode was just… just freakin’ great. Those anti-fanservice scenes will never, ever, get old for me, haha.

    • April 6, 2012 at 12:18 ambaltar

      Where are the censor bars when you really need them?

    • April 6, 2012 at 4:27 amSuppa Tenko

      Remember the episode with Tomonori where Ayumu gets anally raped by a jellyfish megalo?

  • April 5, 2012 at 10:43 pmCroos

    Yeah, Kore wa Zombie Dead at its best.
    Delusion Yuu was cute when she said “Oh, Original Yuu”.
    @Stilts you should put dere dere Seraphim in the ED squence. Its a rare piece of gold to see.

    • April 5, 2012 at 10:49 pmThe_Magus_Killer

      Delusional Yuu > Original Yuu (so far)

      Tehee! XD

    • April 6, 2012 at 11:24 amShadow74

      I love this ending. This is among the few shows I like all the girls. Above all I fall for Seraphim, Yuki and Taeko, and a little bit Sarasvati, I hope she is great.
      In short, I like vampires and normal girl, And Yuu has a lovely charm.

  • April 5, 2012 at 10:58 pmhaseo0408

    I don´t about you but I were Ayumu I´d have kill myself a while ago for using that masou shoujo outfit, poor bastard.

    • April 6, 2012 at 7:45 amAoihoshikage

      …but Ayumu’s dead already…

  • April 5, 2012 at 11:04 pmJ-Luke

  • April 5, 2012 at 11:04 pmhaseo0408

    I must broken somehow beacuse seing Ayumu get his pride and dignity destroy made wonders for me.

    • April 5, 2012 at 11:48 pmStilts

      If anyone asks why I’m blogging this show, point them to this comment. That’s why. I’m blogging this because Korezon breaks people, and I don’t know about you, but I think that’s hilarious! >:D

  • April 5, 2012 at 11:15 pmFlame-X

    Are you guys gonna have the OP/ED videos posted up soon?

    • April 5, 2012 at 11:45 pmStilts

      We’re working on that. Divine was the one who did all that before (even for shows he wasn’t covering), but with the abrupt handover we haven’t exactly learned how to do all the video encodes ourselves. Give us some time there…this season might be a little rough over all (preview kinda late, new writers, etc.), but we’ll get it all ironed out as soon as we can.

      • April 6, 2012 at 4:31 am0927123

        Maybe you could use handbrake, it’s available for windows and mac (for free). I use it personally and it has an option to which chapter to encode (e.g. OP/ED).

      • April 6, 2012 at 12:25 pmFlame-X

        Ah good to know.

  • April 5, 2012 at 11:17 pmConcoction

    and the only thing that could erase all the embarrassment was destroyed! ahahaha

  • April 5, 2012 at 11:23 pmDrCNCh

    The only thing I hate about this show is the fact that I have to wait a week to enjoy more of it.
    This was probably my most anticipated show of the season, and I am happy to admit that I was not disappointed. It was like meeting an old friend for drinks as we reminisced about the good ol’ days; the feeling was just so satisfying.

  • April 5, 2012 at 11:43 pmpassing

    STILTS, anti-fanservice is fine, but I suppose being zombie means you lose your man package. Look at the panty shot picture AND tell me the man still has his man package! No! He doesn’t! That’s woman crotch, my friends! No one dare to address this, but it’s the white elephant in the room and pretty obvious. I guess it’s fair price to pay for being an immortal.

    Either that, his fruity pebbles and naughty bit has ascended into his body cavity. It must be very very cold indeed… Nah, that’s not it, he just doesn’t have any man package left. So the question is why bother trying to cover at the end when you have nothing left down there? I pity the immortal zombie eunuch.

    • April 5, 2012 at 11:50 pmStilts

      You know, I hadn’t examined Ayumu’s package closely enough. Hmm. Good to know you’re already broken, eh?

      >:D

      Also, it’s probably part of the transformation. He’s a masou shoujo after all, right? O:

    • April 6, 2012 at 10:18 pmNaYa

      I’d say he still has it, seeing everyone’s reaction when he got naked.
      Perhaps the costume tucks it in very well.

  • April 5, 2012 at 11:43 pmSeasonally Otaku’d

    The technology Studio Deen and Dyson expose us to is amazing.
    I guess you could say,

    ..I was blown away.

    YEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Haruna sounded a little off to me. Could be due to the long wait and shows in between. Ayumu is the reason I watch the show, anyway. (I feel a little wrong for saying that.) It’s true though. He’s awesome.

  • April 5, 2012 at 11:50 pmDa5id

    Stilts 2012.

    • April 5, 2012 at 11:54 pmStilts

      Tax breaks for medio kissa! Free gunpla when you renew your driver’s license! Women who wear zettai ryouiki always drink free! Stilts 2012!

      • April 6, 2012 at 12:20 amSeishun Otoko

        LMAO…

      • April 6, 2012 at 1:24 amJunglepenguin

        Pure win.

      • April 6, 2012 at 2:01 amZen

        Hey, who says pervs can’t be politicians? Just look at ol’ Silvio Berlusconi, perv extraordinaire…also the longest-serving Prime Minister of Italy…XP

      • April 6, 2012 at 3:08 amFreddeh

        I have one very important question before I decide on who to vote for: Can I gattai?

      • April 6, 2012 at 3:26 amThe_Magus_Killer

        “I agree with everything this man says, and endorse his run for president.” – Remember that? It’s my turn to say those lines to you. XD

      • April 6, 2012 at 3:13 pmStilts

        @Freddeh

        Gattai will be completely legal under a Stilts administration. We believe that what you do between yourself, two other people of varying genders, and a giant robot is nothing the government should interfere with. We will keep our hands off your Aquarion!

        Stilts 2012!

      • April 7, 2012 at 11:40 pmDa5id

        Governor Stilts, what would be your administration’s position on harems? The classic case of Katsuragi Keima V. Takahara Ayumi states that that harems require ulterior motives besides the obvious. Would you abolish the laws prohibiting main characters from just getting with a ton of girls at once?

  • April 6, 2012 at 12:07 amJin

    Everything after Ayumu got drunk with water was just nonstop laughter for me XD
    And that conversation with Original Eu and Imaginary Eu was just hilarious. Always great to hear Eu’s real voice since we dont get to hear it much.

    • April 8, 2012 at 4:04 ambanzemanga

      Agreed! At the end of last season, they used the wrong voice. Good to see that they corrected that in this season.

  • April 6, 2012 at 12:14 amewok40k

    O…M…G… Sarasvati DAT FACE!

  • April 6, 2012 at 12:15 ameharper256

    Good to see the Dyson Fan is front and centre again this season.

    I’ve decided this is actually not the first episode of the new season, but rather, “Korewa Zombie, The Greatest Hits”.

  • April 6, 2012 at 12:18 amTez

    Sarasvati was all like, “DAT ASS!”

    So glad this show it back, hilarious!

    • April 6, 2012 at 12:20 amTez

      I just realized Ayumu now has enough flags for a Vamp harem.

    • April 6, 2012 at 1:23 amZnail

      From how she said it so does it seem like Sarasvati’s dreams about that ass involves whips and candles.

    • April 6, 2012 at 3:32 amThe_Magus_Killer

      I was actually thinking that Sarasvati would grope or *bite* Ayumu’s behind once her eyes flashed red. She is a vampire ninja after all. XD

      Sarasvati: “Horetazo, kuso darling!” *while looking at Ayumu’s behind. XD

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ial_aSKst1w <- I keep abusing the replay button on Sarasvati. XD

  • April 6, 2012 at 12:19 amSeishun Otoko

    Awesome first episode. I LOL-ed hard when I saw fairy tan barfing rainbows, that’s certainly worthy of being screen-capped, no?
    Need more Seraphim and Eucliwood. Kuso mushi!!!

  • April 6, 2012 at 12:21 amPtolemaios00

    AYUMU!! So manly!

    Ah, I missed this show.

  • April 6, 2012 at 12:22 amTJ

    I think this series is the best so far, I laugh several times. The interesting is the last part, lol.

  • April 6, 2012 at 12:35 amrandom viewer

    LOL it really is a deja vu episode. But this time everyone won’t be forgetting his secret. It’s great to have this come back.

  • April 6, 2012 at 12:40 amAn

    Tomonori… ♪ ヘ(^o^ヘ)(ノ^o^)ノ ♪

    Watching this ep makes me missed the first season. Just hope DEEN would level up their job this time.

  • April 6, 2012 at 12:41 amAnonymouse

    Anybody notice the reference to AnoHana? When Ayumu thought the drunk loli is the manifestation of his stress?

  • April 6, 2012 at 12:47 amYuu

    Omg new season n new character

  • April 6, 2012 at 12:52 amcyp

    epic man pantsu

  • April 6, 2012 at 1:58 amGrandier

    Imaginary Yuu is awesome! I hope Sarasvati and Seraphim get bigger roles in this season – I have a thing for psycho girls who can kill at drop of a hat, but has that hidden heart of gold that you, literally, need to die for before you can break down their shell! Glad to see that we’re getting another good harem to take over for the Araragi harem this season!

  • April 6, 2012 at 2:04 amJhacks

    The stupidity and retardness of this show never cease to make me laugh.
    And once again the OP is fantastic.

  • April 6, 2012 at 2:21 amAnonymous

    I wish my stress would manifest the same way as Ayumu.

  • April 6, 2012 at 2:22 amanon

    Awesomeness and Hilarious as always!

    But will everyone remember about ayumu in the next episode? Sad..

  • April 6, 2012 at 2:33 amThe Moondoggie

    The aura that I remember from the last episode last season, it’s still here! The OP is still damn awesome.

    And Stilts: I can finally understand your taste.

  • April 6, 2012 at 3:03 amShugima

    Ah man, I laughed myself to this whole episode. It’s so good to have this series back, And I do hope that everyone remembers ayumu next episode, mostly because it would make his school life so much more interesting

    and:

    Imaginary Yuu… me gusta

  • April 6, 2012 at 3:45 ampassing

    OKAY, zombie loving people. Listen, watch Sankarea instead of this or BOTH (if you must)!

    I think that new zombie show has much more potentials. The first episode was just so-so, but I checked out the source manga just now and it’s surprisingly good. I don’t watch kore-wa-zombie, but I think I will add Sankarea to my list. It has antics of the main character’s mega zombie fetish, which becomes funny, once the main female dies and turns to a zombie (no, this isn’t spoiler since the whole premise of the show is just that). It has all the clichés (big boob neighbor, dirty chibi old geezer, small sister aka Index from Toaru Majutsu no Index, etc, etc), but I don’t mind since the show gets actually funny as it gets going later. And I think it’s safe to say, I am a fan of Ms. Kurumiya (aka the blonde foreign girl, another cliché, but she’s good!).

    • April 6, 2012 at 3:50 amShugima

      There is a big difference between Kore wa zombie desu ka? and Sankarea. Whereas Kore Wa focusses on humour, Sankarea is completely different and more focussed on the dark side of zombies.

      You can’t go comparing the two just because they both feature zombies.

      • April 6, 2012 at 4:06 amThe Moondoggie

        KwZdk is comedy and Sankarea is romance…

        Nuff said’

      • April 6, 2012 at 4:16 ampassing

        But I found the Sankarea manga to be pretty funny, but the anime should have some of that, too. Perhaps the anime version won’t be as funny since some of frame by frame humor is hard to translate to moving image. That said, OK, so Kore-wa is a gag show and Sankarea is a romance/comedy show with a sinister undertone. Sankarea is more to my taste.

      • April 6, 2012 at 5:11 amBeedle

        XD If you want ‘sinister’, ZombieDesuKa has a lot of that as well. The following is a copy-pasta from animesuki’s LN discussion, which was copy-pasta’d from another discussion elsewhere. If the latter parts are really true in the sense that the author planned it when he crafted the setting, then damn were we hoodwinked.

        Show Spoiler ▼

        Of course, since you confessed to not watching KoreWa, I’m not sure how much of that you could relate ^_^;;;

    • April 6, 2012 at 4:04 amBeedle

      Sankarea doesn’t have Yuu~<3!

      But yeah, the two are much too different to compare. Sankarea's main character doesn't fight city-large flying whales or repeatedly hack psychotic magical girls with a chainsaw…

      I wouldn't say Sankarea focuses on the 'darker side' of zombies…just the real problems encountered when one is in love with a zombie- an animated corpse. Still, Sankarea has true fanservice, so maybe I’ll check out the anime also when Ayumu’s anti-fanservice gets too much.

      • April 6, 2012 at 4:22 ampassing

        I beg to differ, sir/ma’am. It has less annoying version (translate: more mature, silent type) of Index from Toaru Majutsu no Index (Close your eyes and listen to her and it’s Index). This Yuu character and the Index (eh I don’t know the sister character name in Sankarea, so I just call her “the Index”) look pretty much similar to me, look-wise, temper-wise. Almost every anime has very similar recipes/tropes, so there are bound to be similar characters.

      • April 6, 2012 at 4:34 amSuppa Tenko

        Yuu may get killed or humiliated 5 times per episode but he’s still quite epic to punch a fellow zombie’s brains out in 1 shot. Also he’s not annoying if you’re laughing at him all the time, unlike those unfunny harem protagonists that get beaten up without anyone laughing.

        Also I don’t see the correlation that Yuu is a silent girl=show is not good. Silent girls are a common trope in anime and if you watch the first season it will reveal why she doesn’t talk that much.

        I’m still confused by your post though.

      • April 6, 2012 at 4:55 amBeedle

        @Suppa Tenko: Think you confused Yuu with Ayumu XD But yeah, Ayumu’s an epic lead.

        @passing: the key difference being, unlike all those more mild-tempered Index-look-a-likes, Yuu’s not quiet because she wants to be, so we get a lot of gags coming out of Ayumu’s delusions because he knows Yuu’s quite talkative (their conversation from their initial meeting, anyone?). Personally though, I don’t care if someone looks or sounds like Index or any other character from a different series ^_^; I judge characters based on how they’re portrayed in-story and not by association. Having a good VA bring life to a character is more of a plus in my book rather than a defining feature.

        I personally prefer Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka because of the high tension action and gags, and judging from the novel spoilers, the story remains interesting with all the Masou Shoujo intrigue. Sankarea…I admit the manga’s good and the character designs are interesting, but to me it feels like your typical romcom but with a necrophiliac twist as its selling point.

      • April 6, 2012 at 5:31 amAn

        Suppa Tenko : Yuu may get killed or humiliated 5 times per episode
        I definitely do not want our Necromancer get humiliated, that is Ayumu’s end of bargain. (≧∀≦)

        passing : Listen, watch Sankarea instead of this or BOTH (if you must)!
        Thanks for your recommendation. I didn’t planned to watch it nor had read the manga, but I’ll keep in mind to check it if another show I watched turned out disappointing. And I hope you’re just recommending it rather than carried away into forcing other people to watch it. (╹◡╹)

    • April 6, 2012 at 5:38 amChuram

      I like both and they have completely different atmospheres that I don’t even think they’re worth comparing. Sure both have zombies, but it’s not like that’s the reason I like either of the series.

      Just recommend the show and be done with it. This shouldn’t have to turn into a discussion about why you think one is better than the other or why you think the other is inferior.

    • April 6, 2012 at 6:15 amcancerlad

      Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? isn’t really about zombies. Its about comedy. I suspect that if KwZDK was really about zombies Ayumu wouldn’t have to keep reminding the audience that he IS a zombie.

      Also, trying to compare the two is like trying to debate which is a better zombie movie – “28 Days Later” or “Shaun of the Dead”. It is just silly to try.

  • April 6, 2012 at 4:33 am0927123

    I’m just reminded how good this series is on delivering the laughs, I was laughing almost the whole span of the episode!

  • April 6, 2012 at 4:39 amSuppa Tenko

    Yousei-san’s identity is quite disturbing

    Show Spoiler ▼

  • April 6, 2012 at 4:40 amtaiakun

    I actually didn’t really like the OP and ED. I thought the previous season one was better (especially the ED). Not too sure if it was the song I didn’t like or the animation.

    Nonetheless, this episode reminded me of why I love this show. It’s downright one of the most hilarious series I have seen in the past year! I hope that each episode ends with more imaginary Yuu vs real Yuu cause that was pretty cute.

    • April 6, 2012 at 5:58 amcancerlad

      I agree. Season 1′s OP/ED were better. I liked how the ED seemed aware of this, and used a lot of footage from the first season’s ED.

  • April 6, 2012 at 5:08 amstarss

    Oh that’s right.

    THIS one’s getting a season, isn’t it? …

  • April 6, 2012 at 5:19 amdeafvader

    Aikawa is now an international Aidoru.

    Haruna your pantsu!!

  • April 6, 2012 at 5:55 amcancerlad

    There can never be enough Tomonori. I wish she had a larger role.

    • April 6, 2012 at 3:16 pmStilts

      Agreed! Hence why she got into the ED caps there. Blushing Tomonori is so HNNNNG!!

  • April 6, 2012 at 6:10 amBio D

    “THAT’S NOT A KICK!”
    Oh, Zombie, how I have missed your insanity.
    Best part was definitely New!Vampire’s Dat Ass reaction to Ayumu’s delicate state.

  • April 6, 2012 at 7:47 amBenigmatica

    Wow, first episode of Season 2 is pure deja vu from Season 1… Except that Ayumu can’t erase memories!

  • April 6, 2012 at 7:57 amSilentCid

    Sarasvati being a main character is going to be fun to watch. She doesn’t seem to be the type who would be as cold to Ayumu compared to Seraphim.

  • April 6, 2012 at 8:53 amKentaiyoshimi

    What a way to start of season 2, with everything that made season 1 so good. This show is still freaking hilarious. Can’t remember much about some of the supporting characters, but it’s still a blast to watch. I kinda miss Yuu. There were some really sentimental and nice moments with Yuu in season 1, so I’m looking forward to seeing more Yuu this time around.
    Lol at the idea of a necromancer, a masou shoujo, and a vampire ninja scoffing at the idea of a ghost. Pure gold.

    AYUMUUUU !!!!!!

  • April 6, 2012 at 10:22 amCrook

    I missed KoreZon so much, and here it is, not once failing my expectations! I couldn’t stop laughing when Ayumu found the Megalo in his ‘human-ish’ form.

  • April 6, 2012 at 12:29 pmRyner

    I agree with you Stilts, the OP and ED songs are awesome! I always love them in the first season where it shows the OP somewhat in a gloomy action mood while the ED shows a lighthearted comedy mood always making fun of Ayumu and man am I glad that this season is even better! The action scenes in the OP fits the song and the teaser kiss play for the girls are awesomeness in the ED! YOU SHOULDVE PUT Yuu/EU, Sera, and Sarasvati in the screencaps! Anyways the highlight about this EP for me is definitely. The same as everyone else with Ayumu’s darkest embarsssing secret getting revealed and Taeko’s cool image of him getting destroyed. Man why didn’t Yukon/Tomonori or Sarasvati do something? I think they were way too busy ogling Ayumus behind lol

    • April 6, 2012 at 1:04 pmRyner

      By the way, Original Yuu Vs Delusion Yuu, what do you guys prefer? I for once personally prefer Ayumus Yuu delusions and I love the short omake in the end.

  • April 6, 2012 at 1:15 pmMiep

    Im still not quite sure who is leading my male-ness chart:
    Ayumu or Adam Blade.
    But I think Ayumu will soon win this race.

  • April 6, 2012 at 3:06 pmApocrypha

    So Yousei-san is cooking a squid, and the megalo this time around is a squid…

  • April 6, 2012 at 6:16 pmskylion

    I totally think that Nabatame, Hitomi should win for run-away-insane seiyuu of the season award. Here, she plays our new favorite rainbow and sunshine puking loli-drunk, and over there in Acchi Kocchi she plays genki tech fetishist, Mayoi Katase.

    Stilts, run for office. Run for office with a goat as your running mate. Do it.

  • April 6, 2012 at 7:02 pmYanDaMan

    I was so happy when I saw that this show got a season 2 from the Spring previews. And this episode delivered in full spades!

    Definitely on my top 2 list along with Fate Zero for this season.

  • April 6, 2012 at 8:41 pmcshin9

    So is Taeko going to have a more prominent role in this season? I hope she does.

  • April 6, 2012 at 10:23 pmNaYa

    Imaginary Yuu… check
    shriveled zombie… check
    tamagoyaki… check
    perverted megalo… check
    disturbing transformation with power up… check
    That’s not a kick… check

    Good to see all those in-jokes from previous seasons back in play!

  • April 7, 2012 at 1:11 pmomeganx

    *Butt grab*
    “Miss Fairy…. That’s not what I came here for…”
    LMAO!
    It caught me off guard and i haven’t laughed like that in such a long time!

  • April 7, 2012 at 8:17 pmNhelraios

    “STOP!! You musn’t get any cuter!

    Haha, this one always gets me.

  • April 7, 2012 at 11:30 pmTingster

    Funny as ever, great anime and hurray for second season!!!

  • April 8, 2012 at 4:30 amSome random guy

    I just wish he would fight one fight, just one, without us seeing a panty shot..

  • April 8, 2012 at 5:31 amChaos Raiden

    Eu-chan has returned!

  • April 8, 2012 at 6:24 amDakkerDB

    I love how some of the internet comments in the episode, near the very end, were in English. Especially the one “Japanese HERO!”. I almost died laughing.

  • April 8, 2012 at 12:44 pmL DRAGO DESTROY

    i like seraphim

  • April 8, 2012 at 11:21 pmNymphetamine2791

    Lol, the feelings of when I first picked up this series has been reawoken. I feel bad for Ayumu but missed the comedy. After the credits was pretty funny too. On the side note, totally digging Sarasvati :X

  • April 9, 2012 at 4:50 pmLunafloon

    I’ve never read a Stilts impression before, and I’m liking what I read ;D

    Back to the anime, I’ve always loved how in the first season, Ayumu started most (or all?) episodes by bluntly stating he’s a zombie, so I adore that they didn’t forget it this episode!
    And I can never get enough of my zombie cross dresser with his own personal harem. Best anime this season, maybe even all year. Kore wa Zombie desu ka? last year was actually my first Japanese subbed anime I’ve watched :3

  • May 10, 2012 at 6:48 amYuu

    i want to download this anime opening n ending :(