Second season of substandard harem action anime, Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?, kicks off with “Of The Dead” appended as a suffix to its name and several more girls introduced to an already sizable cast of females.
Starting not too differently than it did the first time around, Kore wa Zombie’s second coming initiates as the protagonist is seen amongst his collective of cute girls – nonchalantly announcing his zombie status in the process. We’re then met with the opening sequence – a short intercession which does well to highlight how the series has downgraded over the transition of one season to another, more so than it already did within season one alone.
What was formerly one of the most lovely logos in animation is now a messy splotch of no aesthetic value, the music isn’t particularly good, and the widescreen effect isn’t benefiting anyone. Yet hard as it may be to believe, there is in fact a single aspect to love and look forward to within this series aside from silver haired imouto service – and that happens to be a foreshadowed sight seen in the OP, the presence of the sadistic vampire bishoujo who brings oppai unsurpassable in size and visual pleasure provided.
With that facet leaving us eager, we continue onward into this dreadful series of “masou” shoujos, homoerotic deviation, oppai, and everything else of a sinfully overdone nature. The male lead with a name not worthy of one’s memory heads to school, as usual, where he then shrivels up under the sun due to his undead credentials – again no different than anything seen from the series prior. Regardless of the repetitive and insignificant qualities however, that scene is seen over a few more times – each managing to lead into the next level of affairs.
Of course however, none of these adventures to follow are particularly substantial either. The zombie protagonist meets a drunk loli of his dreams who goes on to introduce him to alcohol – and aside from a few scenes of moe, she serves no further purpose this episode. Even with her deficiency in delivering anything of anything of meaning to the series however, the silver haired imouto-type character tells the protagonist to keep safe during his trip to school the following day – danger implied to be on its way by the camera and visuals accompanying.
In any case, that all ends up a matter for another episode – as for now, a second event to unfold with relative emphasis is the fact that several classmates of the protagonist are seemingly afflicted with a main character complex commonly found in many (almost all) half-baked romance anime series. Yet to little surprise, Kore wa Zombie saves development in that route for another time – specifically as the series has trouble properly building up any storyline to begin with.
Then finally, a transvestite was caught in the school courtyard who seems reminiscent in appearance to the male lead – our protagonist denies it is him, although indeed, it is him. His lies come back around to hurt him as a yaoi tentacle creature attacks the school – and despite the loli companion of our male lead arriving to aide him, she succeeds in doing nothing more than losing her clothes. And thus, the protagonist transforms into the queer he truly is – successfully defeating the squid at the expense of all pride he had, assuming he hadn’t already lost it all a season ago.
We anticipated this to be awful, and Kore wa Zombie certainly did not let us down in that respect – yet it did intrigue us with an unexpected hint at more ample vampire bishoujo. Those seeking story should continue their search elsewhere – however any wishing to be entertained with fetish friendly females of all sorts of physique, crossdressing, and magical battles have stumbled upon a hell arisen animation of perfection.