THAT’S NOT A KICK! episode one
One of the shows that everyone thought “what the…” when it first came out, Kore wa Zombie Desuka became one of my more favorite shows of that season. And when the second season was announced, I screamed like a little Masou Shoujo and started
prancing around the house singing about my little pony watching the new Family Guy episode.
The thing about Kore wa Zombie Desuka of the Dead (I’ll just shorten it to ‘Kore wa’) that I wanted to look forward was the new characters and the awesome plot. Plot? Forget I said that – I just want to be abused by Seraphim, transform with Haruna, and fanticize about Eu voiced by the many seiyuus in Aikawa’s imagination. So what happened last season? Picture our main character zombie Aikawa Ayumu teaming up with Masou Shoujo Haruna, necromancer Eu, and vampire ninja Seraphim to defeat evil powers and creatures known as Megalo. Through random hilarious scenes, I think that’s also a sign of how this show’s humor works. Its strength has always been in springing ridiculous gags on us, and then barreling forward to the next one before anyone can think about what has just happened too much.
We seem to be having two new characters that are going to play a major role in the story: fairy-san Chris-chan and Hiramatsu Taeko. From Chris-chan’s lolibody (that we all know Martinman will love) and Hiramatsu Taeko denying that Ayumu was a pervert, to screaming when she found out he was one, to saying his socks were cute, and then straight back to screaming when he lost his shirt, it was always Hiramatsu who dealt the critical blow to Ayumu’s delicate (and crumbling) pride. Having an innocent girl like her react to the craziness was priceless.
The chainsaw breaks, Ayumu has to deal with his school friends treating him as a pervert, but that scene was a little too predictable for me. They built up the fact that “We can erase their memory later!” a little bit too much, and we got Ayumu being exposed as the
man Masou Shoujo he is. A classic comedy that always keeps me laughing, Kore wa should be epic with more characters, more fanservice, and more laughs than the first season. Studio Deen seems to have upped their game for this season all around. Not with the animation, which is still just average, but the direction, energy, and tempo of this episode were all spot-on.