A stunning masterpiece, a fantastic spectacle, are about the only words that you can describe this as. You have to have a very high IQ to understand this. This is a must watch for any anime fan.
No but honestly this is very enjoyable to watch. I should know I watched it twice. I say that because I watched this without taking it seriously. This whole ONA is a joke really. The absurdity of this is amazing, you will have a hard time guessing what will happen next at some parts and you will have no idea were this will go.
Watch this with a
friend, you might enjoy this by yourself but this is the type of show that you will find the most enjoyment by watching it with others. The amount of BS that this show does can only really be thrown into full affect when your in the presence of others.
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
it honestly has some bad writing on the whole plot. while the characters are pretty meh and still fall into the dumb anime trope of perverted guy or clueless girls, they also had some decent ones.
While what kills the entire show is the main zombie. They wrote her in a one that you're supposed to feel sad for her and act like she's is the sane being while she kills everyone with no mercy. Also, this show tries to force you to have some sympathy for her at the end. While it's literally all psychopaths dueling each other.
The main zombie always acts like
"oh my maid in trouble" or those stupid writing (like she's a hero trying to save the day). while murdering innocent bystander.
it isn't even funny or enjoyable as for a horror or a comedy. While the gore is nice, it's also an overkill
don't bother wasting your time with this mediocre horror with pretty pathetic characters development.
Ok, so they weren't kidding when they titled this ONA as "Calamity of the Zombie Girl" since when they woke up and I did said "they" cu'z there were two of them. Ok. like I've said they woke up from their long slumber and immediately they started to have to deal with a couple of shitty characters to take back what belongs to them and a calamity breaks out.
You know if anybody says that the fact about this ONA does make sense, when everything was thrown at once with even considering about the pacing of the anime. considering that
this, a fantastic spectacle, are about the only words that you can describe this as. You have to have a very high IQ to understand this.
Too bad I kinda agree with it when this anime presents the character here who have died as greedy and it also shows that greed can be bad where most of them paid it with their lives, Ok so there maybe some plot holes here, where Alma and Euphrosyne were from the Holy Roman Empire but from the 19th century probably in the 1810's as seen from their attire in Euphrosyne's backstory. Also, we never get to know if the Occult Club member were high schoolers or college students. There is also Mako who is that mad scientist's sister whom we saw is alive so how the hell did that mad scientist able to plant that stone on her. Despite of all of it studio Gonzo did make used of the blood and gore of this anime and seeing them Occult Club die one by one was something that you make you feel like they deserve it, especially when you see how that mad scientist got killed by his sister / science project and how Mako the mad scientist's sister / science project got owned and eventually terminated by Euphrosyne was something else , cu'z the main protagonist and her sidekick only wants to live in peace and be left alone, but thanks to a certain two timing bimbo and the rest just goes one by one. Fanservice??????? there is boobs. butt and panty service , but no hairy fannies, so what gives about this anime?:
Story-fair 6: Well Pretty much a lot were thrown in that a lotta plot holes follow through.
Art-Very Good 8: Who cares about the fanservices, when the blood and gore makes up for it.
Sound- Good 7: Nice to hear Hayami Saori's mature voice, btw she is ugly in real life.
Character-Very Good 8: All that killing of them Occult Club (except one) was something that you can say that they deserve it and knowing that them two Zombie just wanna be left alone with their property and yes it's that magical stone.
Enjoyment- Very Good 8: It did lived to it's title and the blood and gore was a lotta icing on the cake.
Overall-Very Good 8: Nice to know that studio Gonzo just limit this to just one episode , that's quite worth it.
I'm actually a sucker for bad anime – I like watching really low-budget or poorly-made shows, laughing at their absurdity and noting down their failures in reviews. This one, however, was physically painful to watch – there's no fun to be had here, intentional or not. The Calamity (indeed!) contains:
– Awful art (simply ugly, at times somewhat and at times horribly so – I can't remember any other anime that was this visually unappealing or had characters so poorly designed) and junky animation. There was nothing funny or over-the-top about it, like in Hand Shakers for example, it was just plain bad.
– Characters too stupid
to live, and never in a fun way. This includes everyone – I guess it tried to follow the slasher film formula (the axe in the picture in the right might be a clue – there's no axe in the actual movie though), but the titular Zombie, who shoul be threatening, might be the dumbest of them all. I wanted everyone to drop dead and I was sad it didn't fully happen.
– Awful dialogue. I'm not sure I've heard dumber conversations and more half-assed voice acting in my whole experience in anime. This stuff is embarrassing, occasionally painful (expository dialogue was like the driest thing ever).
– Pointless violence and gore. But hey, I've said already this is more or less a slasher movie, so why pointless? Because there's pretty much no reason for half of the violence and death. It just happens, often in a "comedic" way, which often made me uncomfortable with how stupid and uncalled for it all was. And it comes from someone who likes slasher films and gory anime. The scene with smashing a dog's head with a sledgehammer is the best example of macabre that serves no purpose other the movie trying to be edgy, but coming out nothing but obnoxious.
Something else? Probably there is, but I'm tired of thinking about this anime already. Really, there's nothing to be seen here. Even if you like weird garbage anime like I do, skip this one – it's really not worth it.
Calamity of a Zombie Girl is one of those enjoyably bad anime that only come once in a blue moon. It harkens back to an era of grindhouse B-movies, with its bizarre plot, bad characters, exploitationist themes like lesbian undertones, copious amounts of gore and random kung-fu, and in spite of all that it manages to be entertaining as hell.
A group of dumb teenagers steal a "life stone" from two (lesbian?) kung fu zombies, and all hell breaks loose as they try to get it back from them. Unfortunately, the anime suffers from that typical B-movie problem of having really boring characters
standing around in a room either dumping exposition or yelling at each other, but the highlights are high enough to make the obnoxious stuff you have to sit through worth it. Occasionally, the ONA tries to get you to care about its main character (the main zombie girl), but it comes off as so hackneyed and lazy that it feels like they just threw her backstory in to make her seem less shallow. The other characters don't fair too well either, with one-note, stereotypical horror movie archetypes like "The nerd" and "The cheating girl", etc.
The animation ranges from poor to adequate. The action scenes are framed and animated in a satisfying way, while the more low-key scenes are minimalistic and shot in such a way that highlights how boring they are. My biggest gripe with the look of the show is the cookie-cutter, bland art style, which is unfortunate because it slightly detracts from the over-the-top scenes of violence that are peppered throughout the ONA's 70 minute runtime.
There are scenes of violence in this that are so sudden, so over-the-top, and so bizarre that I couldn't help but laugh uncontrollably whenever they happened, especially towards the end, however, I'm aware it's not for everyone. Heads are smashed, guts are shown, impalement and decapitation is present, and it's overall something I would not recommend to the squeamish. I think this was supposed to be a horror anime, and if that's the case they did a terrible job at making it scary, because all attempts at shock and terror came off as hilarious.
This is, by far, one of the most unintentionally entertaining anime I've seen in a while. There's a lot of dumb filler you have to sit through, but the highlights are so high that it's still worth one watch. Highly recommended for a bad movie night.
I am not sure why this is getting such rave reviews...
This is my first exposure to this title, and if this has any previous shows/story/manga I have not read or watched it. Perhaps that would hold necessary information in order to properly enjoy this movie.
Starting out the movie grabbed my attention. Right away you could tell someone put thought into the plot and(some of) the characters. If you were to look at my list you would see I am a huge fan of anything thriller, psychological, plot driven, or otherwise intense genre. While this show did indeed grab my attention it wasn't exactly unpredictable
or crazy creative.
I do understand animating anything takes time and is a bit redundant and stressful. That aside, however...the conversations or 'script' seemed a bit lame. Again I am 100% ignorant of anything 'Aru Ziombie Shoujo" related.
Characters: seemed a bit blank, with little facial expression except when said facial expression gets 'smashed'. I really felt nothing about anyone. One character literally dies because of shock (i think?) I wasn't even sure who some people were.
Plot: Interesting...but with a lot of loose ends. Maybe this is because it was just an hour and 19 minutes long but I felt too much time was spent on unnecessary aspects. It was like "we are fighting here" "now here" "now here". We trapped her....why? Nobody knows.
It is a great anime to watch at night when your bored and just wan something mindless yet interesting to knock you out to sleep. Worth a rave review? No. Crazy awesome? nah.
Good? Yes! It wasn't terrible! The characters were more interesting than attack on titan to be honest.
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.
It really feels like someone decided they wanted to make an anime film based on old horror films from the 90's, but, and here's the kicker, instead of Jason or The Mummy, you get a kawaii anime (zombie) girl. It's got the classic group of teenagers who all are slightly quirky and have weird crushes in a nice love triangle, the plot twist which really isn't very good, and everyone gets picked off.
Not everyone dies, but I feel this film suffers most from the lack of anyone worth cheering for, because there really isn't. Everyone's pretty dumb or despicable in my opinion and by the
end I didn't care who won. I realized who the protagonist was probably supposed to be but either way was fine with me, so I certainly didn't feel invested. The art and action was pretty decent, even if they completely ignored the fact that a fight should have ended way sooner than it did for plot reasons. The voice acting was fine, the sound was nothing special in that I didn't even really notice it, and yeah it was a little fun. Dry, and some jokes didn't land, but if you want to watch something kind of ridiculous, you can get a few laughs out of it. Overall not really worth your time in my opinion, but it's only an hour so it's some dumb fun.
The protagonist is awoken from an extra long nap and proceeds to murder everyone involved in waking her, truly the most relateable of anime.
But for real, this is like a old fashioned slasher movie al la Friday the 13th, Nightmare on elm st, or Halloween, don't go into this too seriously or expect anything ground breaking, and much like slasher movies you hit all of those character tropes, the only thing unique to this from a slasher flick is the "monster" which i won't go into detail with.
For being a stand alone movie that's only around two hours long I would say it's worth
the time investment and it would be even better to watch with friends.
This was so bad I thought maybe Hollywood made it.
The story isn't so bad but...ugh, the details. My thoughts while watching this were "wtf", "makes no sense", "really?", etc...
Can't really say much about it since I couldn't even watch half of the first episode but like there's a lot of cliches in it. The lolita zombies idea wasn't so bad maybe if it even had sense why they were wearing lolita clothing.
How much more must I write so I could press submit? I think that shorter reviews are ok. It's like you want me to add spoilers and that is a bad review if
you ask me.