I don’t usually like zombie related stuff, but the anime Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka, これゾン in short, is different. It’s an anime based on a light novel by the same name. This is basically my guilty pleasure while waiting for new Accel World episode.
Where to start? This is not the zombie you’re looking for. Really, the title is misleading. The “zombie” here is not what you think of a zombie, a mindless brain-eating undead. Well, Ayumu is an undead for sure, but as a “zombie,” he still retains his mind fully. Oh, he’s also stronger than your normal human, and his weakness is sunlight. Yeah, sunlight. By the way, a supposedly vampire ninja character, is fine with sunlight. Confused? Vampire ninja? Wait, there’s more. Other than being a “zombie,” Ayumu becomes a magical “girl” too, complete with the skirt and pantsu. Of course, there’s the original magical girl with a chainsaw, and a necromancer.
Now I don’t know if the writer just didn’t understand the zombie mythos, but this is not a serious series. It’s a harem ecchi-filled comedy. And it works. The series doesn’t take itself seriously, and even jokes about itself, it’s hilarious. You watch this series for its non-sensical fun, and you’ll enjoy it. Who cares about the inconsistencies with the original zombie mythos when Ayumu is running and crying like a girl in a magical girl outfit while being photographed by people around him with their cellphones. I made a set of funny clips taken from the first 2 episodes.
A funny note is how Ayumu seems very conscious about his ass. LOL. It’s a common theme in the anime. Currently it’s on its second season, Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka? Of the Dead. They are both available on Hulu Plus. Hilarious and highly recommended!