Kore wa Zombie desu ka?

Is This a Zombie?

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Synonyms: Koreha Zombie Desuka?, Kore ha Zombie Desu ka?, Kore wa Zombie Desuka?
Japanese: これはゾンビですか?
English: Is This a Zombie?
German: Is This a Zombie?
French: Is This a Zombie?
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2011 to Mar 30, 2011
Premiered: Winter 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, EcchiEcchi
Themes: HaremHarem, VampireVampire
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.341 (scored by 342673342,673 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #24442
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #339
Members: 623,151
Favorites: 3,154

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Ayumu Aikawa is a 16-year-old high school student who is tragically murdered while investigating a suspicious house. However, he soon awakens next to a strange armored girl called Eucliwood Hellscythe. She reveals herself to be a necromancer who has revived Ayumu, consequently turning him into a zombie!

Now immortal, Ayumu sets out to hunt down his killer. One day, while searching in a cemetery, he encounters a boisterous young girl named Haruna, who is fighting a bear with a chainsaw while dressed as a magical girl. After she kills the beast, Haruna attempts to erase Ayumu's memories of her, but he instead absorbs her magic for himself. Stripped of her powers, Haruna now orders Ayumu to take up her role of hunting strange creatures known as "Megalo," monsters that roam the human world and terrorize the population.

Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? follows the daily antics of the human-turned-zombie Ayumu as he begins his new, ludicrous life where the supernatural becomes the norm.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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


Cook, Justin
Kurakane, Chiaki
Assistant Producer
Kanasaki, Takaomi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director


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


Oct 29, 2022
This was oddly entertaining. I was expecting something mind-numbing and slapstick and while there is that, it actually made it worth watching each episode.

The core characters make up for a very delightful cast, all over there own development as fhte show goes on. It was nice to see the changes they acquired while learning from their experiences that it doesn't have to compromise who they are or where they're from.

I'm usually pretty retentive about visuals to match the show and whatever the subject is, and this one does well.

This is just a lot of fun without any sort of effort required. Just sit ...
Jan 21, 2024
Mixed Feelings
More fanservice than harem, more occasional cross-dressing than gender-bender and a story that isn't all that coherent. So what strengths does this anime actually have? Well...

- Story & Theme
We're told the backstory early on and it's not very complicated. The protagonist dies, is turned into a zombie by a necromancer and is now immortal. In the first episode he is also turned into a chainsaw wielding magical girl and then a vampire ninja becomes his servant. It's an over-the-top take on the harem genre, but for a harem it isn't really played out as one. The main story revolves more around the necromancer and her ...
May 28, 2022
I will be completely honest, I have no idea why I finished watching this garbage.

Whatever plot that exists is extremely forgettable, the characters are extraordinarily one-dimensional and stereotypical, the humor is exaggerated and consists primarily of bad sex jokes, there are an innumerable amount of plot holes, and many of the episodes are just "there;" they don't contribute at all to the main story. Even the art is poo poo butt mouth trash garbage; it is overly simplistic in a bad way and the characters have no distinguishable features about them. If you changed their hair styles and clothes you wouldn't be able to tell ...

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