On a hot summer day, five university students sneak into the library storage to look for some treasure. They find two sets of female antique mummies from Italy around the age of 14–20 years old.
One of the students, Sayaka, rips open the mummy and takes out a stone called "stone of life," which gave the mummies super strength and eternal life. Having stolen their "stone of life," the two mummy girls wake up and become zombies after 100 years in order to get it back in a bloody gruesome way, smashing their heads and eating their flesh for power.
The only way for the students to get out is to somehow find a way to kill the zombie girls. Will they be able to survive?
I shall blow you away with my kung fu.
-some girl whose name I don't know
Aru Zombie Shoujo no Sainan, or Calamity of the Zombie Girl like the gringos call it, is the best and most amazing anime series released in July 4th 2018. Any other series from back then can't even compete.
The story is great and the best part of this anime. These people who do this thing leads to this stuff which causes other thing to happen, and suddenly: lesbian shape-shifting warrior maiden zombies are on the rampage. They love gore and kissing and being naked and accidentally ripoff your arms or smash your
head in pieces because they are shy and cute.
The characters are great and the best part of this anime. We have a person named Azuma. Lock-picking bro who picks locks and of course the best girl - or besto gull like the Japs call her. She is just perfect. Loves kung fu, does silly kung fu stuff and even talks on the phone with someone about Jackie Chan. If you don't think she is perfect then you have different opinion than myself and that's totally not cool, man.
The rampage-going lesbanese shape-shifting reincarnated warrior-maiden zombies are great and the best part of this anime. The insecure royal zombie waifunator is super funny, I especially loved that scene where someone surprised her and her reaction was animated to look like she had 12 arms because she was panicking. It was cute as effin hell. The loli maiden is great as well. She created te weirdest cock-blocking scene I have yet witnessed ever, possible in the history of the word itself. Dude is about to force this milf into having sex and this girl just walks there like it is Tommy Wiseau looking for Mark. Comedic greatness exist among this work.
The production values are great and the best part of this anime. In case you do not know/have objectively wrong opinion, Gonzo is the real MVP and this is the most Gonzo production there has been since Speed Grapher. The animated flying body-parts, realistic character design and dark horror architecture serve the series like I wish our zombie maidens to serve myself. On top of that, the series has the hottest kissing scene I have seen in an anime that is not hentai.
The entertainment value is great and the best part of this anime. I don't want to say that this is the single most fun, underrated, entertaining, hot and mature piece of zombie anime I have seen to this date and you should watch it for that reason, so I will just type it instead: this is the single most fun, underrated, entertaining, hot and mature piece of zombie anime I have seen to this date and you should watch it for that reason
I had no idea what this was when I saw it pop up on crunchyroll, so I took a chance and watched it. I regret this immensely. At times I couldn't stop laughing, at times I was on the verge of crying, but regardless of my emotional state the entire time I watched this OVA I wanted to die.
The story is absolute nonsense where some idiots accidentally unleash the ultimate evil from a coffin in the basement of a university: two Gothic Lolitas who are also super powered zombies! The rest of the movie is about them fighting said zombies in baffling stupid ways. Until
a new zombie shows up to fight the old zombie in a ridiculous super-powered basketball game. (I’m dead serious, that happens.)
The reason this show made me wish I too were a shambling corpse instead of a living person was twofold: the high level of stupidity the plot throws at you every single scene, and the strange, schizophrenic tone of it all. Was it trying to be a comedy, a trashy action movie, or a horror anime? At some point they must not have known what to go with so it’s ALL OF THEM AT ONCE!
Jumping from a stupid comedy scene to a kung fu battle back to comedy to intensely brutal gore made my head spin and it does it quite often. Too many scenes seemed to be played for comedy like a girl screaming like an ecchi comedy lead, only to rip someone’s arm off and transition the scene into gory horror with nothing to indicate it was now going to play the horror tropes straight instead of taking the piss like it just did two seconds ago.
I really, really don’t know what they were going for here, but even if you ignore the writing and focus on the other aspects it’s still completely awful. The musical score is generic and bland, the sound effects sound very stock, the voice acting is fine but nothing special and the artstyle is hideous. Once and a while the animation was decent, but it was mostly pretty bad, very choppy and poorly drawn.
The dialog was painfully stiff and at times incomprehensible and crunchyroll’s absurdly bad subtitling job didn’t help this, it rendered it almost completely unwatchable on top of it being unwatchably bad in general.
This anime is b list horror movie and it knows it, its has all the tropes of one, bland characters weak story, weird pacing but makes up for with fantastic gore, a great dark sense of humor and dosent take itself to seriously, if you area a fan of wacky horror movies you'll love it
The problems with it feel almost intentional in order to keep that b list spirit, the facial expressions are pretty bad and almost never change which may be a reflection on b tier bad acting, the gore is detailed and over the top like from something like
Evil Dead or Nightmare on Elm street,
If you have a love for terrible horror movies and can ignore the weak story and bland characters Calamity of a Zombie Girl is definitely for you
Minor spoilers might follow. Picked this up to relax a bit after work and I was not wrong to do so despite its score and some punishing reviews. For example Corpse Party: Tortured Souls edges on the 7 and is much more dumber in my opinion and has much more gore for the sake of gore.
The story looks like a typical cheap Hollywood 90s horror movie, a bunch of students resurrect some zombies who happen to be cute and powerful and get in trouble for it. Would have liked a bit of suspense as to whom gets killed when but its no so, killings
are brutal and come rather quickly. However the physics involved is quite good, done in CGI, blood is realistic also most of the times.
Beware that if you are not comfortable with splattered brains, limbs being torn off of animal cruelty this is not for you.
Not so fan service oriented here, you have full nudity in detail, no need to wonder whats under for the main character.
Problem with this anime lies in the last part. There's a switch to comedic which I quite didnt enjoy because it unbalances the tone set for the series and the plot twist is a bit Shiki like or Devilman Crybaby like, who is the real evil but done in a superficial way.
Voice acting is good on the Japanese version, there are a lot of famous actors in this. Art is good for the most part, the CGI is also good and character movements are fluid and do not look weird.
I do recommend watching this, not in any rush, just when there's spare time to get the head a bit clear of other anime. Best enjoyed during Halloween, for me it came early this year I guess.