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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?

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2011 to Mar 30, 2011
Premiered: Winter 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.681 (scored by 160,217 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #10852
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #102
Members: 272,837
Favorites: 2,476
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Ranked #1085Popularity #102Members 272,837
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

Not every zombie is the monstrous, brain-eating type.

One night while walking home from the convenience store, regular high school boy Ayumu Aikawa is killed by a serial killer, and is just as suddenly brought back to life by a necromancer named Eucliwood Hellscythe. One small caveat: he's now a zombie. Things get even weirder for him when he accidentally steals a magical girl's uniform, and thus her powers! Haruna, the ex-magical girl, orders him to fight evil creatures known as Megalo in her place until they can figure out a way to get her powers back to her.

It seems that life is just going to get stranger and stranger for poor Ayumu from here on out in Kore wa Zombie desu ka?.

Background

After the conclusion of the anime, a drama CD was released which featured seven cast members reprising their roles.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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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Ryhzuo
Mar 30, 2011
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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Archaeon
May 21, 2011
Is everything really better with zombies?

Given the recent surge in stories involving the shambling undead it's pretty obvious that there are people out there who believe that they can improve any form of entertainment, so much so that at times it seems as though the world is already in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. Tales of creatures that wander aimlessly, groan a lot, and have the annoying habit of eating people while they're still alive are rife in movies and games (although I tend to class Resident Evil as more of a playable soap opera with added undead), but that's only the tip of read more
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DangoSage
Jan 11, 2011
HOLY CRAP ANOTHER ZOMBIE ANIME!

Hey wait a minute.. Aren't zombies suppose to be the living dead with rotting flesh and mindless expressions, mumbling "braaaainnnnssss...."
No wait, that's my biology lecturer...

Anyways, sure Aikawa Ayumu looks like a normal typical high school boy with a boring life etc etc, but isn't that how all the typical animes started out with?
However, he is blessed with a special gift... No! Not a harem! Im talking about his gift of being the walking undead! (And for added fun, the ability to crossplay!)

The anime started out pretty normal but just less then a minute everything turns haywire as his identity of read more
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JusticeSoulTuna
Sep 21, 2013
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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