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Zombie-Loan

Zombie-Loan

Alternative Titles

English: Zombie-Loan
Japanese: ゾンビローン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2007 to Sep 12, 2007
Producers: Xebec, NAS, DiscotekL
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.161 (scored by 38112 users)
Ranked: #26482
Popularity: #408
Members: 74,183
Favorites: 321
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action comedy horror supernatural zombie

Synopsis

Do you know when you are going to die? Michiru Kita does, as she has the ability to see the ring of death around people's necks. The darker the ring, the closer to death someone is. She notices that two boys in her class, Chika Akatsuki and Shito Tachibana, have completely black rings. Seeking to warn them of their impending demise, she stumbles onto their secret: they are already dead, but they are kept alive due to a contract with Zombie-Loan. Of course, nothing comes without a price. The boys must hunt down and destroy zombies, seeking to use Michiru's "Shinigami Eyes" to help them in their endeavor.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Related Anime

Adaptation: Zombie-Loan
Sequel: Zombie-Loan Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Akatsuki, Chika
Akatsuki, Chika
Main
Suzumura, Kenichi
Japanese
Suzumura, Kenichi
Völger, Till
German
Völger, Till
...
Kita, Michiru
Kita, Michiru
Main
Kuwashima, Houko
Japanese
Kuwashima, Houko
Stoepel, Julia
German
Stoepel, Julia
...
Tachibana, Shito
Tachibana, Shito
Main
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Beaucaire, Nicolas
French
Beaucaire, Nicolas
Yuuta
Yuuta
Supporting
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa
Missbach, Silvia
German
Missbach, Silvia
...

Staff

Motohashi, Hideyuki
Producer, Chief Animation Director
Nishimori, Akira
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Yamato, Naomichi
Episode Director



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May 21, 2008
Ranivus
I have noticed that I haven't written any reviews on bad anime lately so I'm definitely going to try.

Zombie Loan is quite a lame excuse for a zombie anime that contains more plot holes and inconsistencies than a George Romero movie (look him up)




Story (Poor)
The story is quite laughable in every sense of the word. It is a mix of fan service, action, and comedy. Of course there are ways to execute a combo like this well, but it doesn't pull it off at all. They do well to suck you into the show with the first few episodes, but further down the road, read more
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Dec 22, 2007
Monkey_D_Luffy
Story
Quite a unique storyline, much different than most out there. Although the story could have probably developed even more and a lot better if there were more than 11 episodes. That just cut the story too short, which was kinda disappointing.

Art
Personally, I don't like this type of art style that was used in Z-Loan too much. Usually I'd prefer artwork more like that of Death Note. However, I think the art fit this particular series well, however it isn't the best art out there.

Sound
Usually I like loud songs and metal songs, but the opening song was just horrendous. I couldn't stand listening to it. The read more
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Sep 16, 2007
Bondius
Zombie-Loan was quite a fun anime even though it was too short for my liking. Eleven episodes is just too short for a series, considering most have at least 12 episodes.

Story
It's an interesting story, very original if you ask me, and it has it's good and bad parts. It's somewhat predictable from time to time and there aren't many plot-twists that could surprise you. Plus, I really would have liked more action in it, sometimes it just takes too long for the fighting to start even though it would look like an action anime first. Aside from that, it was pretty good. The worst read more
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May 6, 2009
Silent_Follower
Everything that you've borrowed must be paid back properly; that includes human life. If you loaned your life to extend it, then you have to pay for it, no matter how long it takes. And that's what Zombie-Loan is about.

Story: (8/10)
Not a lot of people see it, but this anime has a thick plot and has a lot of substantial themes. It's really interesting. It tackles upon complex issues such as the value of human life, the nature of life and death, the circle of life and even the value of friendship. Those aside, the story development wasn't so bad either. It's downfall lies read more
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Recommendations

Both are packed with: - shinigami and shinigami eyes - hot bishies - cool storyline
Both involve protagonists that are undead and slay other undead in order to liberate themselves from their undeath.
Both tell about the undeads... Vampires and Zombies.
The leading female characters somehow trapped between two male characters.
Soul Eater is much longer and will probably reach its intended end (or at least I should hope so) while Zombie Loan was cut short and is uncertain, but Zombie Loan has some of the same elements such as a team working toward a goal to fight evil through supernatural weapons and powers, though in Zombie Loan it is to pay back a loan and in Soul Eater it is to become a Death Scythe. Both shows have shinigami and dark themes. The style of Zombie Loan is more typical of anime while Soul Eater has a Nightmare Before Christmas atmosphere with its bloody grinning moon and comical gothic designs. I would suggest Zombie Loan for the inconvenient times when a week is just too long between Soul Eater episodes :)
The main characters happen to form a relationship with someone who is a zombie. The goal is to eventually find a cure so that the "zombie" won't pass away.
The most similar thing between these two are characters. If you like the relationship between the main trio in D.Gray-man, you'll love Shito and Chika.

Opening Theme

"OOKAMI no NODO" by The Birthday

Ending Theme

"Chain Ring" by MUCC

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