KORE WA ZOMBIE DESU KA ?
studio : Studio DEEN
director : Takaomi Kanasaki
serial run : January 11, 2011 - ongoing
total episode :
hime's priority rank : 06
zange's priority rank : 05
a particular habit of mine is that i usually watch my anime / movies whatever with drinks in hand; most usually tea or coffee being the beverage of choice. and speaking of drinks, well it has been a while since i last sprayed [ yet not entirely drenching ] my monitor with the coffee i had in my mouth, thankfully for being caught off guard by hard hitting jokes that was shown on the screen while i was pleasantly sipping or gurgling my coffee. that said, the closest instance of this coffee-to-monitor-spray-get was last summer when the sexually pun-tastic seitokai yakuindomo were still being aired, yet it was recently that i get to have another go at it - much thanks to kore wa zombie desu ka ?, a series to which i believe should not be taken lightly in case you're in for the same habit as mine.
kore wa zombie desu ka ? by far is the most solid sitcom to have graced the winter block yet; at first glimpse it may not be appealing much especially if you're the kind to be easily turned off by the so called generic harem / eroge look and design. but sincerely speaking, do not... i repeat, DO NOT ever let its outward appearance fool you as the series had itself armed with massive fist punches that were highly guaranteed to handsomely break and / or shatter your ribs as if they were made of glasses; and that, should in case you be paying less attention and carelessly neglected your guard as how i initially was. its comedy, for one is of a really high taste according to how i perceive them, and possibly shares much of the same prowess as seto no hanayome, penguin musume heart or bokusatsu tenshi dokuro-chan just for the note.
comedy factor aside, the overall look of the series really does fit my taste well though this one too were generic-looking at best. still, generic it may be but i do consider the character design -for one- as saccharine cute and visually appealing, and that is more than pleasing enough for me, yes. the entire animation on the other hand were done in such a good fashion, especially when it comes to action-filled sequence like the battle with that certain crawfish megalo; you can feel the adrenaline at work, and this is among the best part of xebec which i often look up to since love hina. the inclusion of several visual gags such as the [ suggested by many ] nod to nanaca crash also helps in heightening the comedic mood and delivery of the series.
another interesting factor of the series is its primary party of characters - there has only been three introduced so far; the zombie guy of whom is the ultimate comedy generator among others, a seemingly mute necromancer from the underworld who communicates through pen and paper - usually just to indicate her desire to eat something up and last but not least a self-proclaimed 'masou shoujo' - your classic mahou shoujo - armed with a pink magical chainsaw and a really, really bad attitude to boot. now, assemble said three above within a single premise and all you will get is a neverending supply of excellent roflmaos to fill up your anime nights. .