Name: Kore wa Zombie desu ka? OF THE DEAD
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Summary: Season two of Kore wa Zombie desu ka?
Review: Another season two anime that came out during the Spring season. Sad to say this one didn’t do as well as Kimi to Boku in terms of entertainment value and follow through. The reason was Kore wa Zombie desu ka? did what Kimi to Boku did in the first season and Kimi to Boku did what Kore wa Zombie desu ka? did in their first season. So basically switching roles caused a rather upsetting season. It wasn’t all bad though, and there were some funny parts. As usual for a season two I will focus mostly on the story since the art and soundtrack were on par with the first season.
The story for the second season of Kore wa Zombie desu ka? was basically non-existent. There wasn’t any real plot behind the episodes and the anime focused mostly on the characters and comedy. When I say the anime focused on characters I don’t mean they had character development. The series already had the established characters, and any new ones had very little depth. It focused mainly around comedy this time around which ended in a flop. There were some good scenes, and it had some touching moments, but overall it lacked a lot of the essentials that made me a fan of the franchise in the first place. I could understand the comedy at first because it was to ease you back into the series after its multiple season break, however, it soon dredged on too long. Over half the season had no signs of a plot and the later bit had a poorly done story. I want to say that the comedy was at least worth watching since it played out well in the first season but I couldn’t even say that. The comedy was very cliché and there was so much ecchi this time around everything that would have been funny got lost in breasts and skimpy outfits. The only redemption (if you can call it that) this season had was the well established characters. Thankfully the series didn’t make me hate any of the characters I originally liked and seeing them again wasn’t an eyesore. There was also some more romance between flying in the air, all pertaining to Aikawa though. There were some new developments with some of the older characters, but most of them were quite random. One in particular that I’m thinking about seemed completely out of the blue. Although the scene didn’t make much sense it was still touching. For those of you wondering what I’m talking about you’ll just have to watch the anime because it would be a bit of a spoiler even though it doesn’t really effect the plot as a whole. Then again nothing effects a plot that doesn’t exist. The reason I mention the romance is because it focused on each girl in Aikawa’s life. Over the course of twelve episodes I would say each girl had a good episode or two worth of screen time where they played the main role in Aikawa’s life. Unfortunately nothing became of any of his little romantic adventures so it didn’t have a lasting appeal. After the episode was done none of the special moments were ever mentioned again. Without a real focus this time around I can’t say the series did a very good job keeping up with the other series this came out during the Spring 2012 season. I would ask for a season three but after this I don’t want one. It has become one of those series that needed to end or else it will dig itself a big hole than cover it up while inside.
Final statements: If you were a Kore wa Zombie desu ka? fan because of the interesting story and unique characters than I wouldn’t suggest picking up the second season. I give it a low priority watch instead of an avoid watch because it did have some entertainment value and I didn’t hate any of the episodes. They just had no substance to be considered anything more than a season floating on the order of watchable and not.