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Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?

Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?

Alternative Titles

English: Is This a Zombie?
Synonyms: Koreha Zombie Desuka?, Kore ha Zombie Desu ka?, Kore wa Zombie Desuka?
Japanese: これはゾンビですか?


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2011 to Mar 30, 2011
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.751 (scored by 120915 users)
Ranked: #9352
Popularity: #92
Members: 201,467
Favorites: 1,944
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Aikawa Ayumu is a normal high school boy. One day he is killed by a serial killer and revived as a zombie by a necromancer named Eucliwood Hellscythe. He starts to serve Eu as her guard but he happens to deprive the masou-shoujo Haruna of her magic power. Haruna orders Ayumu to fight against the anti-masou-shoujo system "Megalo" in her place.


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Adaptation: Kore wa Zombie desu ka?
Sequel: Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? OVA

Characters & Voice Actors

Hellscythe, Eucliwood
Hellscythe, Eucliwood
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Kanai, Mika
Kanai, Mika
Aikawa, Ayumu
Aikawa, Ayumu
Majima, Junji
Majima, Junji
Hikasa, Yoko
Hikasa, Yoko
Yoshida, Yuki
Yoshida, Yuki
Kanemoto, Hisako
Kanemoto, Hisako


Kanasaki, Takaomi
Kanasaki, Takaomi
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Yoshida, Shunji
Yoshida, Shunji
Episode Director
Tagashira, Shinobu
Tagashira, Shinobu
Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation, Character Design

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Episodes  0 / 12
Aired  Jan 11, 2011 to Mar 30, 2011
Status  Finished Airing
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Mar 15, 2:04 PM
Oh boy... This show. I find myself torn while writing this, on one hand there were some extremely funny and enjoyable moments where I could not stop laughing. But on the other hand there were some downright terrible moments where I was raising my head to the ceiling praying for the scene to end. Is this a Zombie is an anime that makes it's mark by throwing in every genre, every character type, every trope, just everything really. If you can think of it there is a high probability you'll find it in this show. But despite throwing everything under the sun into this anime, read more
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Mar 30, 2011 10:31 PM
Maybe it’s because I’m getting old and senile, but it seems that the more anime I watch, the less sense they seem to make. You could imagine my confusion when I started watching Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? "Why is the zombie weak to sunlight but not the vampire? Why the hell is he in a pink frilly dress? Why is that monster a giant lobster?" In exasperation, I put these questions to a good friend, and I found that his reply turn out to be a very apt one-sentence summary for my review.

He said to me: "I dunno lol, who cares? It's fucking hilarious!"

Everything read more
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Sep 21, 2013 1:08 AM
So what is 'Is This A Zombie?' aka 'Koreha Zombie Desu ka?'

Zombie Desu ka (as I'll refer to it from now on) is an anime that abuses genre cliches, it's horrendously inconsistent, shockingly violent and has some of the most uncomfortable shots of a guy's ass on several occasions...and it's easily one of the funniest animes I've ever seen.

YES. Zombie Desuka is the BUSINESS. I honestly couldn't contain my laughter ever since the dynamic and hysterical first episode. What makes this anime so special is, as I've mentioned, how it abuses genre cliches such as harem, shonen, fantasy, fanservice and even a bit of heavily read more
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Apr 24, 2014 4:28 AM
*This may contain a few spoilers*

At first I thought Kore wa zombie desu ka? was going to be one of those fantasy-comedy anime without an actual storyline and with lots of boring episodes. Fortunately, it was much better than I thought.

Story: 6
I was very surprised that this had a plot. It really did. The story focuses on a high school boy, Ayumu, who is both a zombie and a Magiclad Girl (Yeah, I know, kinda weird) and his supernatural friends, Eu, Haruna and Sera who fight against all kind of creatures. This might seem a little mediocre and it is because as the show goes read more
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Opening Theme

"Ma・Ka・Se・Te Tonight (魔・カ・セ・テ Tonight)" by Iori Nomizu

Ending Theme

"Kizuite Zombie-sama, Watashi wa Classmate desu (気づいてゾンビさま、私はクラスメイトです)" by Rie Yamaguchi with manzo

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