1. I'll not only write a review for this OVA, but for all Zombie-Loan episodes that have been aired so far, including the anime because this OVA continues where the last anime episode stops.
2. I'll not stick to the story/art/sound/character/enjoyment format but write down what I have on my mind and hope that people will find this review a bit helpful.
~ I apologize in advance if I make some mistakes with spelling or grammar, 'cause I'm not a native English speaker~
Now after saying this, it's time to write down what I think. It's only my opinion and you don't have
to agree with it of course.
I don't really remember how I got Zombie-Loan anime in my "plan to watch" list (yeah probably I put it there but don't remember how I found it lol) but after watching it, I'm so glad that it was there. Zombie-Loan is a really great serie that every horror/mystery/comedy lover must see.
After reading a few reviews about this anime, I can see that many people didn't like the fact that there were so little episodes. I didn't like that of course but I don't see why that should play a role in my rating. Someone also said that there are many holes in the plot, but don't forget that this anime is not finished (at least it doesn't look like finished) and it's full with things that will be discovered later.Zombie-Loan has a very original plot, at least in my opinion and it has a great potential to become one of the most amazing stories in anime/manga world.
If you are dead in this moment, and there's someone by your side who says that you can continue to live but you must work for them to pay the loan, what would you do? In this story , there are many different characters who must learn to live and fight together because they share the same faith, they'll all die if they don't continue to fight. That leads us to Zombie-Loan's two male main characters, Chika Akatsuki and Shito Tachibana who hate each other but because of the play of destiny they can't fight and live without each other. One day, Michiru Kita, a girl from their school runs into them (or is it better to say steps on Chika's hand lol) while she's coming back from buying everyone's lunch. When they bring her the lunch she didn't collect, her friends tell her that those two are the only survivors from the accident that happened 6 months ago. Michiru has a secret, she is the owner of shinigami eyes and can see the ring around those people that are going to die in near future. The ring starts as gray and when it's black that mean that the person will die very soon. She sees that those two have black rings around their necks. Michiru goes unconsciousness while in school and stays in nursing room until evening. When she tries to leave she sees Chika and Shito switching hands and freaks out. They want to kill her but suddenly they are attacked by something so they decide to take care of the monster first. After that they point their weapons at her and she discovers what she knows..or think she knows. She tells them that they both are going to die very soon. Instead of killing her those two decide that it's the best if she helps them with her eyes to find the zombie that hunts on school's territory. Michiru doesn't want to be a part of this, but after she finds out that her friend disappeared she joins them for a hunt in her school. While she's protecting her friend, she end's being badly hurt...when she wakes up..well that's where the real adventure begins so you must watch it by yourself ;) The characters are so different and they are all so funny so you can't do anything else but love them :D The soundtrack is nice. I love the opening and especially the ending theme. I also like the art...and wow there's also blood :D
I really enjoyed this anime. It's sad that it's not finished and it really needs to have more episodes and seasons. The manga is still on-going so I hope that we'll see more of Zombie-Loan. OH GOD!! Please, please let them do more!! It's sad that lame series like Naruto, Pokemon etc. have so many episodes and something great like Zombie-Loan and Ghost Hunt ends unfinished..it's breaking my heart really. What happened with people that actually adore good stories and what happened with people that actually were making them -_-'
Overall, if you like anime with dark feeling, mysteries, blood, adventure and humor you'll love this one and you'll be sad when you'll finish the second episode of this OVA. If you like Ghost Hunt or D.Gray-Man (I can find huge similarities between these two and Zombie-Loan) you can try this one as well and be sure that you will not end up watching some lame show. Some people say that it's similar to Death Note, but no, it's not..the only thing these two have in common are the shinigami eyes and nothing more, which doesn't mean that if you like one of them you won't like the other one. I personally like them both ;)