Kore wa Zombie starts silly as ever in this latest spectacle to arrive – beginning with bathing service before delving into topics only remotely plot related, and finally dispersing into a variegated mix of female fanfare.
Overlooking the sight of the deceptive loli who is known to be up to no good thanks to several prior episodes, we’re shown a hint that the chainsaw which our crossdressing protagonist uses on occasion is to make its fully restored return. And indeed, later in the episode, the chainsaw does make his reappearance – even managing to play a significant part a bit further down as well, however as for now, the incompetent Ayumu is seen at school.
A culture festival is approaching – a typical occurrence for any Japanese citizen or seasoned anime viewer. Any familiar with Kore wa Zombie however realize conventionality is one trait which is absent – the series is simply so slew with tropes, they’re sloshed together to the point they’re a whole new concoction.
Preparation for the festival carries on with the tsundere idiot loli, Haruna, leading the class – accepting an idea suggested by Ayumu, which combined with a few other minor facets, leaves him quite overly joyous. Fading to a fresh scene, Ayumu is suddenly sitting in front of the pink haired drunk – who shockingly, currently is not drunk as she listens to Ayumu ramble on about love. Specifically, it seems our pitiable lowlife protagonist has become smitten with the average Japanese highschool lifestyle.
Yet carrying along, the loli becomes intoxicated, and Ayumu’s life is certainly nowhere even partially near that of a normal student his age.
Departing back to the classroom, a few moments of romantic progression are made between him and a mildly attractive classmate of his as they work on a poster for the festival meaninglessly into the dark hours till Ayumu ultimately returns home to find that the chainsaw has been resurrected to complete health. In a fit of serenity, Ayumu transforms into his transvestite attire and goes flying the night skies with the chainsaw in hand.
As one will have noticed, this episode doesn’t stick with a single advancing event as the previous few episodes have – rather, it is a collage of seemingly unrelated, yet all single theme centric incidents. Focusing on the important points of what remains in the episode, Ayumu encounters a blood vomiting man who gives him a ring – once the festival comes around, Ayumu, now dressed in a female’s wedding garbs, encounters Tomonori.
While they appear relevant to the main plot, the actions to unfold here are particularly incoherent – however that is nothing unusual for Kore wa Zombie. Upon meeting Tomonori, she drags him off to a secluded spot and the two begin to discuss a few subjects – basically, Tomonori borderline touches the topic of love, she’s the “wife” of our protagonist after all. Her moe is admirable, and she’s clearly the greatest female this series has to offer – yet focusing on the story related specifics, she bumps into a button on a tree.
As little sense as it makes as to why such a thing was there to begin with, a robotic creature then spawns – seemingly intent on destruction of everything. Ayumu’s sanguine regurgitating buddy arrives to his aide however – telling him to use the ring, and once Ayumu fits it on Tomonori, all returns to normal. This succession of scenes is particularly lovable as Tomonori’s moe levels begin skyrocketing in bulk quantities whilst she reacts cutely to the wedding ring – yet the episode still offers a bit more before the finale.
Our crossdresser teams up with his loli masou shoujo companion to defeat a pair of oppai obsessed monsters – and following that, the series showcases an instance of foreshadowing. The drunken fairy stands staring out the window at Ayumu in a sober state – contrary to prior belief, she may have an integral role to play in the plot after all. And it also appears that Kore wa Zombie is now, late as it may be, making efforts to indulge into its main story.