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Kore wa Zombie’s second season returns with its usual tsundere overrun cast for a fifth endeavor – delivering the most gag packed episode to date as the necroimouto gets a fever and the busty vampire is away from home.

One must commend the lack of seriousness this episode has, a trait which is actually prevalent all through the series – yet simultaneously, there does remain several notable and legitimate story details in this installment, although none are particularly significant or beyond what was already known. In respect to whether anything contributes to the overall anecdote, it’s difficult to even recall if there was such a thing in this series – which surprisingly, is not a complaint.

In season one, Kore wa Zombie seemed to have abandoned its story in favor of fun nonsense – that wasn’t the best of ideas, nor the most enjoyable experience to watch. Yet in this second season, the series has actually been keeping exclusive and well-paced to one route, a frivolous comedy.

Our protagonist’s harem shrinks for the short duration of the episode as the voluptuous vampire ninja Sera seemingly takes a retreat with the others of her kind – leaving Ayumu alone with the necroimouto and the idiot loli. Ayumu then attempts to go about his day regularly, only to see his supply of sustenance is depleted – yet salvation comes thanks to the necroimouto who offers him one of many peculiar fruits she’s prepared.

Only a short while into that, she falls in illness – and this ends up being one of those sick character episodes which exhibits how dear a relationship two truly share.

Similar incidents were seen in the past within this series, and this is yet another one – although admittedly, it’s not repetitive in the least, turning out to be quite a worthwhile watch for those fancying random intercessions of humor and cuteness combined.

With the necroimouto not feeling well, Ayumu of course takes it upon himself to nurse her till she regains her health – an effort which expectedly goes full circle amusingly. Ayumu’s naivete is utilized repeatedly to have him entirely embarrass himself in a variety of shamefully moronic incidents – all of which manage to make him ultimately appear as if he were a pervert, despite him in fact doing no more than putting forth an actual attempt to aide his necroimouto in whatever way possible.

Each time Ayumu is in a questionable spot, a point where his sincerity has left him deceived and looking like a creep, the other present member of his harem, Haruna, walks in on him – resulting in that he’s deemed some sort of salacious immoral deviant by her before being kicked in the face. Aside from misunderstanding his intentions, another, and perhaps the main reason she inflicts pain upon him when catching him in a dubious state is that as is obvious to anyone, she has a crush on him.

As aforementioned however, the episode has old news, and this is one item of them – a dragged out unrequited romance angle from season one. However, this certainly is not a bother – the series does well to balance its less critical subjects, and all in all, the episode’s main focus is merely one lighthearted. An occurrence which highlights the intimate relationship between the necroimouto and our protagonist.

When the conclusion of the episode comes, we’ve been met with many a flavorful sight, plenty of funny moments, an excess of moe, and more than enough reason to await the next coming episode – a single question we have however is where is our sadistic vampire bishoujo?

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