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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  • Emma
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 02:25 PM)
    @Realist: Stereotyping is intrinsic to human beings in too many ways, so much so that even when a “safe”, “attractive”, “normal” looking person is caught out they still become surprised at the revelation, even if they admit that stereotyping is wrong.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 02:14 PM)
    I think I’ve got a good handle on Yamaguchi Mikoto as an author now, I also read the first volume of Mayonaka and as I thought, it began deceptively and that maybe there wouldn’t be too much to it, but turns into something surprising, far more interesting.
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 01:38 PM)
    @Trass, I can sort of understand that. Though as you likely noticed, psgels isn’t as active as he used to be. So rather than let this blog die a slow death it would be better to see something done with it. We ain’t prefect but well people improve over time.
  • Trass
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 12:47 PM)
    I came back here after a long while and saw how the blog is active again. I was really excited but then found out it’s not psgels who are writing the posts anymore… I’m happy but really sad at the same time ;w;
  • Bam
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 08:31 AM)
    *this time
  • Bam
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 08:28 AM)
    @K-off: it wasn’t the most visually impressive episode anyways, so it’s alright is time.
  • k-off
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 08:19 AM)
    @Bam I know you’re going to point it out, so yes, I know the screenshots aren’t very good…But it was very difficult for me to find a decent clip that wasn’t a spoiler in this episode.
  • ninjarealist
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 06:42 AM)
    I’m shocked by the news that Jian Ghomeshi has been an evil rapist this entire time. I listened to his show for so long and he always seemed like such a teddy bear. Just shows that you can’t judge a book by its cover.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 03:06 AM)
    Then Tougane looks down in a displeased manner and says: “two brainwave scanners would never work, what we need is to put a rubber ducky under the floormat and then if an intruder gets in they will step on it, alarming the cat. We then proceed to dissect the cat to check its body for any signs of stress hormone secretion which will show if someone was indeed there or not”. He then looks away with content and light up a cigarette.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Oct 31. 2014 02:57 AM)
    Also the dominator is dominately stupid. After all that happened you don’t arm your men with some non-lethal back-up weapon or something? I get that they were trying to take the law out of human hands to avoid abuse, but in that case what is the point of human agency in the police? Have some droids patrol the streets with dominators then.

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