Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? OF THE DEAD – 08
「フー、京子ちゃん合コンだゼッ！」 (Fuu, Kyouko-chan Goukon da ze!)
“Heh, It’s Party Time, Kyoko!”
At the risk of repeating myself, korezon is at its best when it takes the ridiculous (and ridiculously funny) gags it does so well and layers them on top of just enough plot to keep the story moving forward. The first season suffered from uneven storytelling at times, but mostly it was the fault of the enemy, and the resolution he demanded. The King of the Night could only be killed in one way, by Yuu’s voice (spoilers?), so we always knew how it was going to end. In contrast, this time around we have no idea how Chris will be defeated, so when Kyouko showed up promising to tell them Chris’ weakness as long as Ayumu could entertain her (hur hur hur), I was interested. But I’ll get back to that.
First of all, the craziness of this episode all centered around Kyouko and her habit of oscillating wildly between cute and bubbly, and crazy and super-hate-murder-kill-lust…murder. Something. Her number one desire? To attend a mixer. I hope I wasn’t the only one who immediately called bullshit on that after a particular scene. It doesn’t look like meeting other guys was on her mind.
Speaking of which, I have no idea whether that scene was really necessary. I’m alright with it, though. Kyouko might be just a bit too busty though, if you ask me. She starts to look seriously unbalanced without proper, ahem, support. Hrmmm…
Erh, sorry. Where was I? Right, the mixer. The introvert in me heartily enjoyed Ayumu’s attempts to get a mixer going, despite his natural aversion to acting anything approaching “cool.” No worries Ayumu. You’ll get better at such things as you get older. Or, you know, die alone…is what I would say, but I’ve seen your harem, you bastard.
Crud, where was I again? Too many distracting things! While I initially questioned the wisdom of holding the mixer at a MacDonalds expy, Ayumu’s inspired suggestion of playing the King’s Game – thanks in part to mousou Yuu – gave us some delectable morsels to enjoy. Ayumu hugging Taeko was absolutely adorable (Stilts note: KYAAA!!), as was all the blushing from Yukinori and the other girls. And yet, probably my favorite person was once again Orito. From instantly proposing to Kyouko to lusting after Dai-sensei (she’s an older woman!), Orito continues to set the bar for going after what you want, and then failing completely and utterly to obtain it. He’s both an inspiration and a warning to us all. Or something, I don’t know.
Anyway, thanks to Dai-sensei’s appearance, Kyouko finally cracked (uhm, further), and Ayumu dragged her outside to fight it out. That’s where one of the weirdest things in a show full of weird things happened – Kyouko confessed her love to the man she once killed. By sticking a sword through his chest. And kissing his bloody shirt. And then crying while her stabbing victim consoled her. You know, I sometimes wonder what people who don’t watch anime would think about me if they read these posts. Nothing good, I assume.
And so we come full circle, back to the reason for this episode’s antics. Thanks to Ayumu’s kindness to the girl who killed him, Ayumu learned Chris’ weakness. Honestly, I don’t know what’s more unbelievable – what Chris’ weakness ended up being (a tummy tickle? o.O), or the fact that Kyouko sent it over on a fax. Seriously, it’s 2012. Shouldn’t Ayumu be reading that on his smartphone? Get with the times, people!
tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – Her name is Kyouko, she is loco, I say oh no! Erh…I can’t believe how well that works out! Also: yandere luv 4 lyfe~ #korezon #jormungand
- I liked how the King of the Night was brought back up as a reason for why Kyouko knew Chris’ weakness. I don’t know why the King of the Night would know that, but since he was an (almost) immortal zombie whose heart was filled with malice, the idea of him hanging out with someone who tried to stage a coup d’état on the Queen of Virie is pretty easy swallow. Either way, I like that an old plot point is brought back up, and I appreciate that there was an actual reason for Kyouko to reappear. My only real problem is in the allegation against Chris. Something doesn’t feel right there, if you ask me…
- Sera may insult Ayumu – a lot – but when it counts, she still trusts in him. I don’t know if that’s love, but at least she realizes he’s not as bad as she acts like he is…is what I was going to say, and then I saw this. Maybe Sera is more rabu rabu for Ayumu than I thought.
- S! She’s and S because she enjoys Ayumu’s pain!
- Ayumu is right. You shouldn’t try to be something you’re not. Unless you’re Kyouko-chan, in which case you should try to be anything but what you really are!
- Mask Donalds: still less frightening than the real thing. At least these guys aren’t holding chicken nuggets. That would have been disgusting.
- Ayumu’s harem is truly without match. It was already powerful, and now he’s added a top-tier yandere to the mix! Luckily, he’s one of the few people who can survive a yandere’s special brand of love. Isn’t that right, Yukki? :3
- So Kyouko can’t remain in anyone’s memories. That’s a pretty harsh sentence…or it would be, if not for the fact that she’s a crazy yandere serial killer. Cry as much as you like, Kyouko-chan. You’re still getting off light. At least you’re still alive.
- The camera angles in this show cannot be beat. It’s like watching Saki again, except with big breasts instead of glistening thighs.
- Mousou Yuu kissing Mousou Yuu? *massive life threatening nosebleed* Someone…take over…my shows. I’m not…gunna be able ta…make it back…home…after all-! *dies from critical levels of ero-moe*