Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2007 to Sep 12, 2007
23 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company
Score: 7.261 (scored by 29352 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
action comedy horror supernatural zombie
SynopsisDo 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 AnimeAdaptation: Zombie-Loan
Sequel: Zombie-Loan Specials
Characters & Voice Actors
First of all, I started to watch this anime, because I'm currently reading the manga, and it is one of my favourites, so I decided to watch it animated. And maybe this is the reason, why my judgement is a little bit harsh.
Well, the story is quite well made, not about the usuall zombie hunting. The main characters got the chance to overcome death by hunting zombies and pay the zombie-loan. But they only got one year to pay back the money and if they fail, they'll die. Of course there is the main female character with a special power, the shinigami eyes and the three of them try to reach their goal to get back their lives.
I liked the story very much and I'm kinda glad that they stuck with the original manga plot and didn't fill the show with unnecessary things. But I'm really dissapointed that it's only 11 episodes long. They had finished it before the story started to get exiting and interesting. That's why I gave it only a 9.
The art was much more worse than in the manga. Of course the character design was the same, but the animation ruined the whole show. This is not the '90, with the moving colored backgrounds or skipping the characters' movements. Still there were some really pretty scenes, and they used the fitting colors to express the mood. The way they did the characters was like in the manga and that part I'm satisfied with. However the action scenes the cause I just give the art 6 points.
The sound was forgetable, only one or two track I still remember was good. I'm not a hardrock fan, so maybe that's the reason why I hated the opening. I only could listen it in the first episodes, after that I skipped it always. The ending was much better, still a rock style song, but it wasn't my taste either.
The voice actors did great, I didn't have any problems with it. Nice job guys, but still a 6.
The characters were the tipical shy and clumsy girl with special powers, the always persistent and restless main guy, and also the calm, mysterious third one. Also there are the usual group of three: one girl, two guys. Why is it always like this? 7
Although it was far far away from the manga, and it was really short, I enjoyed it very much and it was good to see my fav manga animated. 8
Even if the art and the sound only made it to a 6, I still recommend it to everyone who likes this kind of stuff. There is a little (very little) fan service, but that's not the main thing. You might enjoy it so just please, give it a try...7
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.
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.
Usually I like loud songs and metal songs, but the opening song was just horrendous. I couldn't stand listening to it. The ending theme was fine though. The background music fit the scenes it was used in well, so they did that good. Nothing else really so say about the music work. It was overall good.
Very good characters. The tension between Chika and Shito was great for the story, especially because no matter what, they were stuck together because of their hands. All of the characters were pretty interesting themselves. Michiru had a good background story. Koyomi was my probably favorite, with her energetic normal self, and then becoming the lesbian Yomi, her alter-ego. Then there's all the others like Yuuta, with her "talking" hands, Bekkou (or ferryman), who's the leader of Z-loan, even though he appears like somebody you wouldn't really expect to be in charge, Chika's father, who looks like a girl, Chika's sister, who does nothing but text message on her phone, Shimotsuki, who's a younger girl, yet a chairsperson, Shiba, who at first appears to be a good guy, and the Shinigami, who becomes a like a small creature after losing his core.
The cast is all very interesting, however, since the series is too short, it didn't allow for too much development, so that's why I give a 8, and not 9.
Definitely a great series if you're bored one day and just wanna watch a whole series, packed with parts of action, comedy, and horror. I watched it all in one day, since it's only 11 episodes, and I think it's best viewed like that. Very enjoyable series overall, even if it is very short.
Overall, as you can see, I give it a 7. For reasons I've already explained above. I'm pretty sure an OVA will be coming out, so at least maybe we'll get to see a better ending in that. read more
Both are packed with:
- shinigami and shinigami eyes
- hot bishies
- cool storyline
Michiru possesses Shinigami Eyes, doesn't that remind you of Death Note? ;)
Shinigami eyes lets you see the ring on people's neck.
Sounds familiar with shinigami eyes seeing life-span of a human.
Shinigami are a major theme in both series, thus both remind me of the other. :D
In both one or more characters have a power called Shinigami Eyes, which in DN allows you to see both the name and life span of anyone, and in ZL makes you see a ring on people’s neck, and the darker it becomes, the nearer that person’s death gets.
In both you’ll find shinigami, death, supernatural, mystery, some blood, a dark aura, and lots of bishounen.
Also, both are adapted from 2 great manga, and both are wrongly considered shounen series.
michiru has shinigami eyes and both stories aresome what in someway similar.They are both great anime and if u liked deathnote then u would definately like zombie loan.zombie loan is a great short anime that you can watch in 1 day.u shouldcheck it out.
They both have Shinigami eyes, and something about killing.
Well, this one is pretty obvious with the whole Death God and Other Shore themes. Death Note is a lot darker and more complicated, but they both manage to move the plot along fairly quickly.
Both involve protagonists that are undead and slay other undead in order to liberate themselves from their undeath.
Zombies that hunt zombies, do I need to say what else they have in common? How about blood, gore, fight scenes and horror? Two different takes on the same theme.
Both have undead main characters who fight against other undead, though Zombie Loan has two guys instead of a girl.
They've both got characters that come back from the dead and have to kill the undead and have to kill a certain amount to accomplish their goals though Shikabane Hime Aka's is a set amount to kill. Both have some pretty cool artwork for their bad guys and cool fight scenes. They've both got some rather funny things happening in them and like damn near every other anime out there the main characters are of highschool age.
they r both about like corpse and stuff like that
Opening Theme"OOKAMI no NODO" by The Birthday
Ending Theme"Chain Ring" by MUCC
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