Posted by psgels on 14 February 2011 with categories: Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?



This episode… was something else. Talk about gore here, seriously. This episode was a really intense one thanks to that demented villain who didn’t care at all how much she wrecked her own body. Usually when anime use regenerative powers, it makes the action scenes rather dull, but this really is one exception because the creators still managed to make the gore look really painful.

After all of the build-up, it also was great to see Hellscythe finally use her words. Seriously, the last thing I’d expected this series to be was a good drama, but this show knows exactly how to create a tense atmosphere and use its characters for the best with it.

Now, this episode did introduce what will probably be the major villain of this show… who still needs a ton of work though. He’s quite generic at this point: really evil and brainwashes others to do evil stuff for him. His back-story of being related to Hellscythe could promise to be interesting, but if his character isn’t interesting then that backstory also isn’t worth much.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

10 Responses

  1. chris bennett says:

    You forgot to mention the huge amount of fan service in this episode. Even considering the previous episodes, this one was a bit excess. I mean there were two practically naked girls, covered in only black dots!
    That said, im not complaining (too much)!

  2. rrizqiw says:

    @ chris bennett
    sometimes you need to serve certain fanbase. just like other zombie anime.

  3. Watcherzero says:

    Reminds me of the guy with regenerative powers in Naruto who fought using his own bones, dying of bone cancer :o

  4. Alec says:

    the best episode so far. Ayumu Kicks @$$

  5. Ransom says:

    I suppose that it’s because of this that it barely passed broadcast standards XD Not that I mind, it was an excelent episode.

  6. Kyubey says:

    Card Captor Sakura. Good choice, Ayumu, good choice.

  7. Scruffy says:

    @chris bennett: While there was a reasonable amount of semi-nudity in this episode I dont think it was handled in a particular ‘fan-servicey’ way. You just need to look at Index to see how to do similar things in a much more perverted way! IMHO I think the previous episode with the girl-on-girl at the start was much more of a fanservice episode.

  8. Frost says:

    Still going solid as the best surprise of the season… its one of those genre defying types

    Not many series manage to put comedy, drama and action so well together

  9. Maureen says:

    This ep finally made me figure out why they made him a masou shoujo. A boy dressed in girl’s clothing is somehow less offensive as a deadly opponent for a woman. Teenage boys can’t hit girls, but a boy in a dress can.

  10. Ncrdrg says:

    It’s starting to make sense why he can absorb other abilities now (Mahou Shojou): It’s Hellscythe’s power. So he probably has a few other powers he’ll be able to unlock since he’s her Zombie.

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  • Bam
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 11:03 AM)
    Boom! Second Oscar. I’m retiring now.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 11:02 AM)
    Zombie rehabilitation facilities. Haunted by memories of savagery, the patients spend their time to be able to reenter society … untill one of them wakes up and realizes that they are still in a post-apocalyptic zombie world and the rehab center is just the mental place they subconsciously created to cope and try to regain their lost humanity.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 10:20 AM)
    A concept I had been thinking of earlier was about former zombies who retain memories of their activities as zombies and are traumatized by their previous actions.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 10:12 AM)
    I have a great one: in a world overrun with zombies, the survivors bite them … making them human! Who’s the real zombie? T’was beauty killed the beast?
    I’ll take that Oscar now, thx.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 09:22 AM)
    Theres probably a terribad/amusing B-movie in that title alone =P
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 09:21 AM)
    Zombie cops! =O
  • k-off
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 09:19 AM)
    @Emma Quite entertaining, the cops in GTA didn’t fight the zombies together and instead fought individually. So they quickly became zombies and turned on each other, lmao.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 09:15 AM)
    With zombies in mind, wyatt be sure to look into a flick called La Horde.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 09:11 AM)
    @Reaper: On the subject of cops never being there when you need them, a cop stood by and did nothing when my brother got harassed, a cop confused my friend for a criminal in the area and I happened to be running somewhere when a cop coincidentally was after someone who robbed a store and was mistaken for the thief.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 09:08 AM)
    No shooters is the wrong word to use here, as GTA is a sandbox game lol

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