Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? English - Is This A Zombie? Genre - comedy, harem, ecchi, magic, supernatural Episodes - 12 Rated - R 17+ (Violence & Profanity)
Aikawa Ayumu is a normal high school boy. One day he is killed by a serial killer and revived as a zombie by a necromancer named Eucliwood Hellscythe. He starts to serve Eu as her guard but he happens to deprive the masou-shoujo Haruna of her magic power. Haruna orders Ayumu to fight against the anti-masou-shoujo system "Megalo" in her place.
Kore wa zombie desu ka? follows the story of Ayumu, normal teenager who one days dies, then comes back as a zombie, then turns into a magical garment girl after some pretty funny sequences of events. He is now tasked with defeating Megalos, demon-type enemies bent on destruction. However, he has a few problems, mostly the girls in his life who will not leave him alone! I giggled throught the anime and it made me smile.
I thought Kore wa (shortened!) was a nice little anime at first, kitchy with its comedy and fanservice and the way the girls (haruna, Eu, and Sera) always picked on him and more often than not (haruna) beating him up. However about halfway through the story changed into something darker, deeper and more compelling. Sure there were the comedy/fanservice moments but i found myself tearing up at some parts and really getting into the characters, most noteably Eu (Lady Deathsythe) her story just about teared me to bits.
As far as characters go Ayumu is pretty average, he is the typical high school guy, leering at girls, slacking off. He really does have a soft spot though and he really shines near the end during Eu's crisis. He had his redeeming moments, much like the others. The one i did not truely like was Sera (Seraphim) she is a ninja and thus, cold. She does show a softer side but hearing her call Ayumu 'repugnant' or a 'maggot' multiple times Every. Single. Episode. Got annoying to say the least. Same with Haruna, i had to hear 'dumb Ayumu' more than i would have liked. There are other characters thrown in as well, but they do not have such a defining story as the others.
All in all it is a charming anime, with 12 episodes int he first 'season' it is short and worth the 6 hours to watch it if you like yoru light animes. While there are some dark themes and quite a bit of blood, it is not so deep that it will stick with you indefinatly but its a nice, easy, vacation from the more complex animes out there.