Dai-Sensei has been in the same bath for a long time! Must be relaxing.
|Yo~! I’m here again with Fosh for another episode of KoreZom! …As for Tasogare, I’ll most likely be combining that with the next episode that’s coming out. I’ve been busy preparing for an upcoming event that I’ll be covering for Metanorn hopefully (yeah, I’m being vague. Deal with it). …Not that you care about any of those things. You’re here for the crossdressing (and everything else that this show throws at you).|
|This series keeps chugging along at a steady and easy going flow, but I notice we are getting very close to the end and it makes me sad! Ah well all great things eventually end right? I hope the next few episodes crank up the jokes and of course the all-important plot.Plot this week follows part two with Ayumu, Haruna, Yuu and Seraphim taking part in the school festival.|
Everything is backwards…
I want to be taught by the awesome Haruna-chan! Don’t you?
Yuu-“Try not to daydream too hard about me, Ayumu-kun.” Ayumu-“HNnnngggg…so…cute…”
The start of this episode really knocks us for a loop, I mean both Haruna and Yuu have somehow switched spots or “roles” if you want to get technical; what roles do I mean? This episode forces Haruna to act just like Yuu and not speak or she gets a hardcore headache, but Yuu on the other hand is able to freely talk without any issues of her magic going crazy. While this isn’t anything brand new to the Kore wa zombie because we have seen this happen in season one towards the end. However, Haruna somehow adapts to her new role quite nicely! I assume she has spent enough time around the necromancer that she picked up on those habits? So yeah Yuu can talk and she sounds just as adorable as I remembered from the final episode and special OVA; not only does she speak, Yuu actually sings a great song too.
Extreme festival fun part two!
Ayumu’s fantasy mind is cranked up to two hundred and fifty percent this week.
Orito-“BEST NIGHT OF ALL TIME!” Seraphim-“Please go die, you piece of crap.”
While the Necromancer and genius magical girl switch “spots”, the daily lives of the normal background students continues to roll right along with no serious issues, however there is something very sneaky around the school that the vampire ninjas seem to be fully aware of. Besides the plot monster lurking in the shadows; there are a few adorable moments with Yuki acting like her usual Hnnnngggh-blushing-madly self around her beloved Ayumu thanks to the ring she received. And he is also forced to have some strange fantasies about Yuu and Haruna! Yes I know even Haruna finally gets her own Ayumu fantasy, surely that can’t end well for him; after those interesting set of fantasies the two girls leave and explore the rest of the festival with food and crazy adventures.
Hiding in plain sight
Chris-chan-“Tee hee hee I am here to destroy you!” Ayumu-“Chris-chan!! Why so cute? Er wait destroy?!”
DAT WINK OF DOOM! Poor Ayumu you can’t resist Chris-chan this week.
Ayumu versus Chris-chan
So what happens when your mysterious drunken loli goes missing from your life? Naturally you search everywhere for her right? This brings me all the way to Chris-chan, because she is a unique character for this new season! So why is she missing? The truth is she was cursed or should we just say trapped instead? Yes indeed she was trapped inside one of the random teachers at Ayumu’s school, however due to some unique turn of events following the appearance of Yuki’s new ring, Haruna’s mana sapper device and Yuu’s powerful magic, Chis-chan is now free. Also we learn she is indeed a magical girl who trained the famous Dai-sensei who instantly feels her magical powers returning, but what is the motive behind Chris-chan’s curse? Who did it and why? I assume she had a fight with Dai-sensei or maybe it is tied to the King of Night somehow? Personally I don’t get the impression of Chris-chan being an evil character; however she did abuse her powers on the students along with Yuki, Haruna, Yuu, Seraphim and along with a short battle against Ayumu before pulling a tactical retreat.
New possible alliances formed?
Dai-Sensei-“If I let you go, will you promise to not murder anyone?” Kyouko-“I swear…alright maybe…”
Near the end we are treated to some plot filling with Kyoko as she overhears Dai-Sensei talk about Chris-chan’s magic returning. I guess there is some important information that Kyoko wants to share with Dai-Sensei, but what kind of data does Kyoko have on her anyway? I mean she is the one locked up right now. For now I can picture Dai-Sensei letting her loose just to track down Chris-chan, however we all know she will probably hunt the others down instead or just maybe she will turn over a new leaf and assist them? Just kidding! She has way too much rage inside of her to help anyone right now. Still it is awesome to see the gears turning with the plot development.
Extra fun times at school
Haruna displays her artistic talents this week with a purple cat drawing.
Chris-chan-“Yes you can fly, but I haven’t figured out the landing part yet.”
Orito has been defeated by cat ear cosplay.
Chris-chan activates her drunken loli transformation spray attack!
So the dude who was coughing up blood didn’t appear, so this is far from what I’d call the best episode yet. However, there was table flipping, so that’s just about on the same level. But in all seriousness, this episode is probably the most serious of this season so far. So yeah, it’s out now. Chris is actually a middle-aged man when she’s not drunk. I ruined this bit for myself weeks ago, but I’m sure that if I hadn’t known it already, I wouldn’t have been extremely surprised. It came out of nowhere. I’m impressed that they kept up the comedy (…and fanservice) in this episode with all of the ACTUAL PLOT DEVELOPMENT going on. On another note, the effects with the sake that Chris threw (blew?) looked awesome. I think I’m almost beginning to possibly consider partially respecting DEEN between this and Sankarea. Now if only they gave a crap about Hiiro. I guess otome games just aren’t as important as lesbian zombies and wtf harems (the truth is depressing).
YUU IS TOO CUTE. I ALMOST HNNNNNGED MYSELF TO DEATH (…I keep reading that as “hanged”. Yes. She’s so moe that I almost hung myself. That’s pretty damn moe if you think about it). Moe levels that high need warning signs or something. It’s a shame that she couldn’t talk more. I should have known it couldn’t last long, but on the other hand, Haruna getting her mana back means no more crossdressing Ayumu and that’s like this series’ selling point (…or it was for me when I first started).
I’m surprised at how easy Ayumu just let the ring go. I mean, there were flames coming out Yuki’s back last episode for heavens sakes (I still don’t know what that was all about). Though on that note, there are a ton of things going on at the moment (Chris, King of Night, that guy who coughs up blood) so maybe it’s all part of one giant plot movement? I’d like to see the dots connect here and with this episode, it looks like that might happen soon. …Though in all honesty, I would be perfectly okay if the problems weren’t connected in the slightest. I’m still impressed that things are actually happening at this point.
Oh damn I just have to say this is one of the best plot themed episode of Kore wa zombie OF THE DEAD thanks the super cute character Chris-chan; however I always had my suspensions over that character from the start. So do you think is she the main villain or is she just misunderstood? Then again I bet she is something else that has yet to reveal about her backstory. Part of me really hopes she turns out to be on team good instead of team evil; either way it really won’t effect how I feel about her because every time she appears on screen I always start to laugh and grin especially during her drunken-moe-talking scenes with Ayumu.
Speaking of Ayumu! That poor zombie has to deal with creating a special Haruna fantasy!? I did find her oddball fantasy to be really hilarious even when she was hacking that tree up. I have to mention Yuu of course because she actually got some speaking parts this week resulting in HNNNGGGGGG-OVERLOAD! They really choose the greatest voice for original Yuu, but I wanted her to sing again ah well maybe next time right? Overall I really had a blast watching and reviewing this episode because finally there is something happening! I was getting worried there with only a few more episodes to go.
Original Yuu-“Soon my army of mini clones will take over the world.”
Next week Kyoko’s grand arrival!?