Monday, January 31, 2011

Review: Kore wa Zombie desu ka? 4


It has come to my attention that zombies wielding pink chainsaws is an excellent source of comedy. Why? Who the hell knows. It's keeping me smiling, and that's what's important.  The pink shimapan is just a nice addition.  In all seriousness, or lack thereof, Zombie desu ka? is funny as hell.

This week's opening scene has Haruna cooking dinner. She enlists the ninja girl's help, and the food promptly becomes bubbly purple goo. Of course, Haruna promptly denies that it was her doing.  Naturally, Ayumu must eat this chopstick-  wall- everything-melting food.  Remember, our protaganist is a zombie. Don't try this at home.  The effects of eating this stuff are akin to Ms. Akiko's special jam in Kanon. It's then decided that pizza will be ordered, at which point we're teased with the arrival of a Megalo.  Sadly, we do not get to see Ayumu cross-dressing again, as this Megalo's purpose is plot exposition.  It seems that Yuu does, in fact, have emotions. She simply supresses them.  Afterwards, a giant whale Megalo, ranked "Triple A", according to Haruna, attacks the city.

Yuu's character saw A LOT of development this week, much like Ayumu did last week.  The dialogue was convincingly deep, and the animation was crisp yet again. What I appreciated was that, yes, Yuu was upset, but it wasn't baseless angst.  Besides, I can get my angst filling from Madoka...

There wasn't really anything to hate about the episode, aside from the slightly flat comedy, which didn't mix too well with the drama stemming from Yuu's backstory. 

All in all, another great effort.  Great writing mixed with excellent character dev made for an enjoyable episode of a show that continues to impress.  I think I can safely say that Zombie desu ka? is this season's Ika Musume.  Which reminds me, when will we get Ika Musume Season 2?

Kore wa Zombie desu ka? 3

Plot Advancement: 4/5
Characters: 5/5
Comedy/Drama: 3.5/5
Episode Plot: 5/5
Animation Quality: 4.5/5

Overall: 4.5/5

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