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Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? Novel Getting Anime

Posted on: May 17, 2010


Not shown: zombies

The anime industry may be jumping on the zombie bandwagon a bit late, but when they hop on a bandwagon, they do it with both feet. On the heels of the upcoming Highschool of the Dead anime comes the announcement that the action-fantasy light novel series Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? (“Is this a zombie?”) has an anime adaptation in the works.

From the material available, it looks like this series has more to do with Ichiban Ushiro no Daimao than it has to do with George Romero-style horror. The story starts when young high school boy Aikawa Ayumu dies at the hands of a serial killer. His corpse is turned into a zombie by a cute necromancer (oh, Japan, you’ll add “cute” to anything), but far from becoming a mindless shambling killer, he goes the Buso Renkin route. With all sorts of superhuman abilities that come from his newly immortal body, he becomes embroiled in all kinds of crazy battles, with chainsaw-wielding magical girls and rival vampire ninja clans suddenly popping up everywhere.

This sounds like it could be legendarily stupid, wildly entertaining, or both – we’ll find out soon.


5 Responses to "Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? Novel Getting Anime"

Why does this remind me of 3X3 Eyes?

Super powered zombies? I love zombies, but this is stretching it a bit…

never thought i would see cute and zombie in the same sentence, but japan seems to do it to anything and everthing… Ah..well, looking forword to superpowers zombie highschool hunting and killing sprees of cuteness…. ah.. that sounds weird……

ph34r the cu73 0n3s…

This sounds pretty interestin at least, gonna give it a try when it comes out.

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