Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka

March 17, 2013

Tired with all that glitter and glamour that has to do with vampires? Tired with that never ending feud between vampires and the furry werewolves as well? I guess now the new fad is zombies. Those undead people. Throughout the years of anime, there has been several zombie themed animes like Zombie Loan, Shikabane Hime, Gungrave, Highschool Of The Dead and the recent one Sankarea. But all these are more serious and dark if you want to compare with Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? (Is This A Zombie?). Yes, this one even though has its dark elements, is more of an ecchi fanservice comedy. Say what? You’ll know what I mean when you watch it. If you want to watch it, that is.

Our main protagonist, Ayumu Aikawa may look like your typical ordinary high school student. But he harbours a secret that nobody else knows. He is a zombie. That’s right. A zombie. Wait a minute. Aren’t zombies supposed to be looking dead with rotting flesh who want to eat your brains and guts? Well, watching Sankarea dispelled my stereotype perception of it and now we have this Ayumu kid who is one. How did he turn into a zombie in the first place, you ask? He was killed by a serial killer. Period. His second chance at life is made possible courtesy by a necromancer named Eucliwood Hellscythe or Yuu for short. One funny thing about Yuu is that she isn’t a mute despite preferring to write her speeches on paper. You’ll find out why as you go along. With such a cute necromancer girl in his house that can’t speak a word, I guess Ayumu must have his limits so sometimes to serve as his own amusement, he would fantasize Yuu speaking in a very cute manner like how otakus like their little sisters to talk to them. He may be a zombie, but he is still a guy deep down in his heart, right? If that heart is still beating.

Being a zombie has its good points too. One of them is that he can’t really die. Be warned that you may see bloody limbs of his flying and thrown apart but he is still alive after all that bloody violence. All you need to do is find those parts and put it back together again. Like Humpty Dumpty. Easy. The bad point? The pain is real. So maybe dying a hundred times means you’ll be feeling pain a hundred times. Ugh. However Ayumu isn’t just a zombie. He has another special ability. After chancing upon a Masou Shoujo (yes, Masou Shoujo which literally means Garment/Equipment Girl), he turns into a cross-dressing freak to power up and fight supernatural creatures called Megalo. Life gets even complicated when you have a house full of girls staying with you. A necromancer, a Masou Shoujo and a vampire ninja. Oh, there’s the vampire. Vampire ninja? Don’t ask. What are the chances his life will take a further tumble spiralling downwards? Only thing is, he’s dead. Haha! All this as Ayumu try to unravel the mystery behind his own death.

Episode 1
Right off the bat we are shown that this is going to be a comedy-cum-fanservice show. Ayumu tries to save a cat from being run over by a truck. In the process gets hit and flies through the air (there’s your comedy bit) losing all his clothes. Stark naked. There’s your fanservice. Eww!!! It’s freaking out the girls and the cat. He manages to make it home and make dinner for Yuu. So as we hear Ayumu narrate how his lucky life has been resurrected by this mysterious necromancer and living at his place for a month, Ayumu’s nightly mission has him roaming around town to find his killer. But it’s like finding a needle in the haystack because he has no leads despite the serial killer is still making headlines with his killings. Ayumu somehow feels at ease stopping by a graveyard (he’s a zombie, duh). To his shock, suddenly a Masou Shoujo, Haruna wants to kill him. Nice chainsaw she’s got there. What’s its name again? Mystletainn? Actually she’s fighting a bear Megalo who kills Ayumu from behind. Haruna avenges Ayumu’s death with her Mystletainn Kick by cutting through the Megalo via Ayumu’s body! That’s not a kick! The self proclaimed genius Haruna needs to erase Ayumu’s memories but unfortunately her clothes disappear. Some genius. Did she screw up? She blames him for stealing her mana. So now that Haruna has lost her magic powers, she has to bum at Ayumu’s home. I guess he has to take responsibility, huh? Haruna proceeds to borrow Ayumu’s handphone to call her teacher, Dai-sensei and report on the situation. I wonder how his phone bill is going to look like since she is calling to the magic world of Virie.

As a zombie, a minus point is that he can’t walk in the sunlight so he has to refuse the offer of his best friend, Orito to walk home. Besides, he gives an excuse he has a ‘complicated household’. Hey. Doesn’t he live by himself as far as Orito is concerned? As Ayumu waits in the classroom, some pervy guy in a trench coat wants Ayumu to be his. He turns out to be a crayfish Megalo. Haruna pops in just in time for her to transform into her Masou Shoujo outfit to fight the creature. But her clothes didn’t last long and before you know it, she’s stark naked again. Haruna becomes scared though the Megalo isn’t interested in Masou Shoujo who lost their powers. Ayumu protects Haruna from this Megalo’s bashing and offers to fight him on her behalf. Here’s another good point as a zombie. You don’t have that mental limiters that we living humans have so he is able to go all out with full strength against the crayfish. Just be careful not to twist your limbs the wrong way. Oops. Too late. Knowing he might be invincible but his body is still human and won’t last, Haruna deduces since he stole her mana, he can be a Masou Shoujo too. Say what? Oh what the heck. After reciting those lines, Ayumu becomes… A Masou Shoujo! Pervert… He’s even wearing panties… Pervert! Ayumu finishes the Megalo with Mystletainn Kick. That’s not a kick! He crashes outside and to his horror everyone in the field sees his pervy outfit. Take out those handphones and snap them away! He’s a goner. It gets worst when Haruna appoints him as Masou Shoujo in front of everyone. There goes his reputation. There goes his life.

Episode 2
Thankfully for Ayumu, everyone had their memories erased since he holds that power now that he is a Masou Shoujo. Still it sucks to be a Masou Shoujo, right? Haruna may be starting to act like a tsundere by making bento for him but at least she’s not freeloading. Only if her repertoire consists of anything else but just tamagoyaki. Guess what? IT TASTES GOOD! Super good that all the other classmates are willing to exchange their bread just for this super meal. I’m sure everything is ‘normal’ the way it is back home for dinner. Only thing is, they have an additional member sitting at the table. Who is this busty chick anyway? Seraphim or Sera for short. She is a vampire ninja and her sword specialty technique is Tsubamegaeshi. Well, everything she pulls off is Tsubamegaeshi. Anyway she is here to seek Yuu’s help to escort her back to her village. Yuu doesn’t care and wants Ayumu to shoo her away. Learning that this dumb zombie is Yuu’s servant, Sera is willing to become her servant in his place but Yuu is happy with just one. I guess there is one way to settle this. At the graveyard, the duo face off to see who is more appropriate to be Yuu’s servant. Sera materializes the leaves into a sword and starts cutting him down with her… You guessed it, Tsubamegaeshi. Though Ayumu has his left hand cut off, he throws it at her and she admits defeat. Ayumu thought she will be heading home due to her pride thingy but to his surprise she is back at his house serving tea to Yuu. Is this the pride thing she calls? Well, finishing her mission is part of her pride. She is willing to become Ayumu’s servant and he thought he could get pervy with her with all his fantasies. Till he realizes how piercing her piece-of-sh*t reprimanding can be. You think a strict person like her is going to let him step all over her? I guess she’ll be staying here.

Ayumu thinks about the time when he found Yuu sitting alone outside the convenience store. Who wouldn’t get his attention caught seeing a silver haired girl in armour? He tries to talk to her but starts off with a stupid topic. To break the ice, he starts dancing a stupid dance and ends up twisting his hand like a fool. Yuu wrote to him that he was interesting. However she warns never to do that again. So they started ‘talking’ and he soon finds himself quite amused with her despite not saying a word. I know, there’s this attraction about women not opening their mouths ;p. Ayumu then left and on his way home heard screams from a nearby house. It could be the serial killer. He could’ve called the police and waited for help or in worst case, just walked away. But no… He had to be the hero and go in and save the day despite knowing well he doesn’t know what to do. He gets paralyzed at the blood on the wall and suddenly felt a sharp stab from behind. He’s dead. But next thing he knows, he is resurrected by Yuu as she introduces herself and assures him that she’ll stay by his side. So that’s how things turn out to be. During dinner, we learn about Sera’s village having some war that will last 100 years, Sera continuing to rebuke the zombie piece-of-sh*t and Haruna making more bento for him. Haruna thought he was teasing about her bento since he wanted some rice instead of just eggs so she tells him to put it himself and go die. This riles Yuu up as she writes not to say those words casually. Ayumu knows she’s just horsing around but Haruna being the tsundere continues to tell Ayumu to go die. This earns her a slap from Yuu as she writes dying is painful. Haruna gives Yuu her eggs to eat while she runs off to her room. Ayumu thought he could be poetic like how the sky is crying in Yuu’s place but it was ruined when Sera starts calling him the usual.

Episode 3
Haruna wakes up from a weird dream. Fighting an invincible pudding Megalo? It’s the hot summer and there is one pudding left in the refrigerator. I guess this means the girls will be holding a match to see who gets it. What funny shapes are they making with Jenga? Since the match is going nowhere, they try other games that include mahjong and twister. Time to break for lunch. Meanwhile Orito is trying to ask girls out with to the bowling alley with tickets he won from the lottery. Since nobody is interested in this loser, he has to invite Ayumu instead. The guys are taking a break at a fast food chain known as Mask Donald. Masked macho men serving fast food? The kids love them when I thought it should be scaring them! Then they go bowling and to Ayumu’s dismay, he sees Yuu, Haruna and Sera bowling in the next lane! Orito spots them and even has his near accurate analysis on what kind of girls they are and the underwear they are wearing. Ayumu knows he can’t let him find out they’re living in his house. Otherwise imagine the scandal it will bring. The girls wave at him as he pretends not to hear. Because Haruna is coming towards him, he quickly puts on the mask and calls himself Masked Ayumu! Duh… He can’t hide it anymore but it’s the girls who coolly reveal that they’re living in his house. Orito of course can’t believe it though Ayumu explains he doesn’t want to get him involved. He accepts the truth and wants to know how far he has gone with them. Please note those are his delusions and he is going crazy and jealous over it. So jealous that his forehead is bleeding after knocking them on the bowling ball!

Orito challenges his best buddy and if he wins, he gets to stay in his house. Of course Orito lost the bowling match because Ayumu used his strength as a zombie to his advantage. Then he gets a message to come over and everybody thought it is his girlfriend. Not exactly. At Furumachi Hospital, that girl turns out to be Kyouko. She is a survivor of the serial killer and because she always wanted to meet Ayumu, Orito brings him along. Kyouko is like a little sister to Orito. So as they talk, Ayumu hate to bring this up but he needs to know if she had seen the face of the killer. She describes the person is of the same age as her, has straight silver hair and wear gauntlets. Oh no. Does somebody familiar fit that description? Ayumu thought she got the wrong person because that person he knows is silent and expressionless. Kyouko touches Ayumu’s head thinking he has fever but it’s not (maybe it’s her boobs getting too closer to his view). Ayumu realizes a wooden sword underneath her bed and she explains since she saw the killer’s face, she is worried the killer might come back for her. Kyouko collapses into Ayumu’s arms almost breaking down that the killer killed people like it was nothing. She feels afraid. Meanwhile Sera and Haruna continue their challenge over the pudding back home but Yuu is watching. And eating the pudding…

Episode 4
Sera’s cooking sucks. Enough to make a hole through the pot. Enough to kill people. I know Ayumu is a zombie and can’t die but that’s not the point… Haruna calls Dai-sensei to tell her she hasn’t found this artefact called Kyo-to yet. Ayumu answers the doorbell and to his surprised finds a talking Doberman! He claims he is from the underworld and won’t let things escape there. Ayumu died and went there once. You get the point. Ayumu isn’t going to let him drag him back to hell and gets injured in the fight. He is healed quickly by Yuu but Doberman backs down once he sees Yuu. He finds out what’s happening and apologizes he wouldn’t have attacked Ayumu had he know the circumstances. Doberman mentions that someone is going to be killed and it is his job to take that person’s soul back to the underworld. This strikes Ayumu because this means the serial killer is on the move again. As he follows Doberman, he learns that each time Yuu uses her healing power, she takes that person’s pain. She never mentions it because that’s her kindness. Yuu is the centre of everything and making the choice to heal him means she thinks he’s somebody special. They enter the crime scene. The murder is committed and there is no soul to take. Doberman thinks those souls are being taken and offered for sacrifice as it would grant someone incredible magic powers. The only person he can think of doing this is Yoru No Ou (King of The Night). Suddenly the duo are stabbed by a sword like shishkebab! Too bad they didn’t even see the killer’s face. Before Doberman dies, he tells Ayumu to take care of Yuu and not make her sad.

Ayumu returns all blooded and Yuu heals him. He talks to her about absorbing his pain especially why she suppresses her emotions. Her magic is volatile. She can’t speak because her words carry magic and they do not obey her. She doesn’t know when those words will turn into magic and even simple grunts can turn into magic that will have a sharp pain running through her head. The armour help seals her magic and even after she dies, the magic will continue working. Yuu starts weeping wondering if she hates him now. If her emotions fluctuate, Ayumu, the person closest to her will have his fate changed. That’s why if he found out the monster she is, he will hate her. Ayumu rubbishes all that and only sees a kind hearted girl. He wants her to stay by his side and laugh when she feels like it. He’ll take care of this fate thingy and take on them all if that is what it takes for him to be with her. A giant whale Megalo appears in the sky. This time Ayumu has no qualms in transforming into a Masou Shoujo and cooperates with Sera to increase his power to 1000% and cut off its head. The Megalo’s dust falls onto Earth like snow so for the first time we see Yuu giving off a little smile. Meanwhile Kyouko is found murdered in her hospital room.

Episode 5
Oh sh*t! Sera is kissing Haruna! Yuri moment! Did Ayumu just see what he just see?! So as explained, the kiss was just giving Haruna anaesthetic to suck her blood. Why not suck Ayumu’s? Is she into girls? Well, she wouldn’t take anything from that piece-of*sh*t. Oh… Haruna is trying to transform into her Masou Shoujo but her powers are still lacking and ends up naked. She kicks Ayumu out for trying to peep. Ayumu gets a call from Dai-sensei who is looking for Haruna. She thought Haruna couldn’t find Kyo-to so to call off the search. Turns out the artefact is some tofu from Kyoto. I don’t know, she makes it sound complicated why they just can’t get it from elsewhere. Dai-sensei notes that though Haruna is a genius, that is the problem. She doesn’t take the effort to remember things although she could if she wanted to. However recently something happened and she remembered somebody’s name: Ayumu. She wonders what kind of magic he used on her. Ayumu then gets a call from Kyouko saying that she is going to be discharged soon and to meet. Eh? Wasn’t she dead? Something smells fishy..

On a pretence to go buy Kyo-to for Dai-sensei, he goes to meet Kyouko at the graveyard. She gives him the Kyo-to he is searching and learning that he doesn’t have a girlfriend, she suggests nominating herself as one. Is he hearing things right? Also, there is something else she wants. What is it? His life. What? Suddenly. STAB right through his heart! Oh sh*t! So Kyouko is the serial killer! Everything she said about being a survivor and her family being killed was a lie. She is puzzled at the number of times he has to kill him for him to die. As for being Orito’s childhood friend, she altered his memories. However she can’t seem to alter his memories (those moments she tried touching him). Kyouko transforms into a Masou Shoujo and tries to kill him. She freezes him when Haruna and Sera appear. They thought he’s trying to take advantage of a little girl! Haruna undoes the barrier to free him and Kyouko understands that he is also a Masou Shoujo, the reason she can’t manipulate his memories. Sera attacks her but her Tsubamegaeshi had no effect. Kyouko unleashes some Megalo power that renders Haruna paralyze. Ayumu reluctantly transforms into a Masou Shoujo to kick Kyouko’s ass with Sera. Kyouko reveals her intention of killing people to gain immortality. Ayumu holds her tight and won’t let her go. Sera stabs them both with her sword. They thought it was over when Sera gets stabbed. It’s Kyouko standing back up. Is she a zombie? Not precisely but she has about 10 more lives to use. She is about to burn them when Yuu makes her appearance.

Episode 6
Yuu grabs Mystletainn and transforms into a Masou Shoujo! Because magic is absorbed by stronger magic, Yuu is considered the strongest Masou Shoujo ever. Yuu doesn’t want her friends involve so they face off at a tree on the hilltop. Kyouko mocks her she cares about those dumb people that she binds herself to this city and it’s like inviting her to steal her magic. Kyouko uses her lives and at an increasing percentage fires her magic towards Yuu not giving a damn her body is breaking apart. Ayumu realizes it’s not the magic of her armour but her words and with just a word, “Die”, Kyouko collapses to the ground. That’s why she suppresses her emotions and stays silent (that note she wrote to Ayumu to cut out his funny stupid dance). That’s why she is closer to death and sadder than anyone else. Each time Kyouko gets up, Yuu says that single word again and again. Kyouko destroys her eardrums so her words couldn’t reach her and unleashes a powerful blast to knock Yuu out. Ayumu and the rest are going in because they care about Yuu. They don’t seem matched to her so much so Kyouko can afford to kill herself to restore her eardrums. Ayumu transforms and lectures her about killing but she doesn’t care and strikes him. Of course he can’t die. He breaks her sword and ‘thanks’ her that ever since she killed him, his life changed. He might have his peace and solitude but you can’t share happiness with anyone that way.

Kyouko is confident she has a life artefact but Ayumu will kill her until she runs out of it. Yeah, it’s getting gruesome. Kill. Scream. Die. Resurrect. Repeat process. Kyouko starts panicking for her life and Ayumu knows this is her last life. Here he comes for the final kill. He didn’t strike her but the ground next to her. But Kyouko was so terrified that she passed out. Dai-sensei then appears and is amazed at Ayumu. Had he killed her, she would have to kill him herself because even if Kyouko is bad, she is still her student. Ayumu thought she should’ve guided her students better but if you have millions of student, your teachings can’t really reach them all. Dai-sensei is about to take Kyouko home and re-educate her but Yoru No Ou possesses her and disappears with her body. Dai-sensei goes after him as Ayumu reads Yuu’s writing about that black mist. It’s a zombie power that should’ve been destroyed. Life seemingly returns to normal. Well, if you consider living with those 3 girls and being a zombie-cum-Masou-Shoujo anything but normal. Ayumu wonders if there are other zombies other than him. Yuu writes she did turn someone into one and destroyed him. She brushes it off he is her lover. He assures that because of her, he is invincible and they have Haruna and Sera too. He wonders how she finds this life and she notes it’s not bad.

Episode 7
I know Ayumu needs help for his test but I think he is regretting asking Haruna because she’s explaining about the universe and all with her incomprehensible theory. WTF is that chart with weird drawings?! Is this how a genius explains? And you thought maths was easy. So Ayumu takes his test and is surprised to find Haruna sticking outside his classroom window! Is this her way of telling him about some Megalo? Later he gets a call from Dai-sensei to pick up and hold on to something she ordered. It doesn’t matter the name because he won’t understand it. Huh? It’s fragile so take care of it. Ayumu goes to help Haruna facing off with a horse Megalo. It gets worse when a group of jellyfish Megalo enters the scene. The duo are in a bind but are saved when a tonkatsu ramen delivery girl destroys them with her tonkatsu ramen. Megalos are weak with this? This girl seems to know Sera but Sera doesn’t like her very much. She is Maelstrom and also a vampire ninja but a different faction from Sera. Because Mael continues to ignore Haruna and is giving her attention to Ayumu, Haruna gets upset and pushes them away. This has Ayumu fall over Mael and their lips met. And her hands over her boobs. If that’s not problematic enough, he gets beaten up by Haruna and Sera. Mael then brings them to her secret base where they make tonkatsu ramen. I’m sure she could explain how they work so hard to make the best tonkatsu ramen and go to every shop and rank them but that’s not what Ayumu wanted to hear about defeating Megalos with them. She then shows them a giant machine that will rain tonkatsu ramen over the city. Ridiculous. Mael points out someone wants to destroy this machine and hopes Sera could join them but she refuses.

On the way back, Ayumu learns from Sera a problem concerning Mael. To a vampire ninja, a kiss only occurs during a marriage ceremony. In other words, Ayumu and Mael are married! Well, whether he knew it or not, he should’ve avoided it at all costs, says Sera. Since a vampire ninja respects the law more than their emotions, does this mean if he kisses Sera, she’ll be his wife? Sure. If he can. Back home they see Haruna hanging wish cards for Tanabata. I don’t know where she heard this twisted version of horror Santa invading people’s house to grant anybody’s wish if they wear a ponytail. Sounds funny the way she put it. So the gang start writing their wishes. Some just twisted. Guess whose is to wish all disgusting things like zombies to vanish from the face of this Earth? Guess whose is to turn Earth into a boiled egg? They hang their wish cards and look up to the starry sky. Next day in school, Ayumu receives a box of spectacles from Kirara Hoshikawa. Is this the thing Dai-sensei ordered? Then, Mael blushingly gives Ayumu his bento she made. Everyone is surprised to learn they are husband and wife. Hey wait. Why is she in this school? Actually, she is the girl next door under the name Yuki Yoshida. Because of her name, it is sometimes wrongly pronounced as Tomonori. Something that Ayumu starts calling her. She thought he is blind and puts the glasses on him to see better. Well, let’s say the glasses see through clothes! Ero glasses!

Episode 8
Ayumu goes to great lengths protecting the glasses even if he gets messed up getting hit by a truck. Sera picks up the glasses since she says it was addressed to her. I guess now his reputation has taken a tumble even further. Haruna dreams of Ayumu kissing her. So embarrassed that she beats up Ayumu. Can he invade dreams? Not that I know. More reprimanding… Since Taeko Hiramatsu and Kanami Mihara are in the same class with Ayumu, Tomonori thought she could get some ideas on how to make Ayumu fall for her. Well, they can’t believe it’s Orito’s friend she’s talking about but since she really wants to fall in love with him I guess they have no choice. They suggest making him lunch but Haruna’s bento is going to be a tough one. They also suggest changing the way she talks. Tomonori tries her best and the lunch looks decent. Till she had to ruin it with lots of toppings. Lots of them. Sera gets a letter but it’s blank. Knowing it’s a secret message, she puts on the glasses to read it. Tomonori walks back with Ayumu. She loved to move in with him but Sera is already staying at his place. It would be inconvenient of different factions living together. As for their tonkatsu ramen machine, it got destroyed and the project to rain tonkatsu ramen is called off. Ayumu thought they should get along fine as friends first but Tomonori will do anything she can to like him. Haruna happens to pass by and she’s not happy Ayumu is walking home with Tomonori. To make it up to her, he suggests bringing her out. Till Tomonori thinks of coming along and inviting the others as well. Ayumu accompanies the girls out shopping and of course he becomes the mule in carrying all their bags. Having lunch, playing at the video arcade, Ferris Wheel ride, it seems Haruna is getting jealous that Ayumu is giving his attention to other girls rather than her. So desperate that Haruna wants him to kiss her! She starts beating him up with an excuse that she doesn’t want to lose to that girl. Plus, she didn’t like it that he asked her out and it turned into a group outing. It’s like making fun of her. Man abuse! But she’ll forgive him for today. With a punch. Ouch. When they return, they find Yuu missing. Because earlier on, she came into someone who she least wanted to meet.

Episode 9
Yuu is fighting off Yoru No Ou but he is unscathed. He mentions that she can’t forgive him for killing Seventh Abyss that’s why she told those horrible words for him to vanish. But he wasn’t completely annihilated. Sera reveals her mission her organization gave her was to eliminate Yuu. Because of Yuu’s power, more Megalo have begun to appear. Ayumu is sick and tired about hearing their absolute laws and wants to know from their heart if they really want to kill Yuu. Haruna breaks them and says it is more important to find Yuu. Yoru No Ou says that only Yuu can grant his wish. Until she does, he will put her friends in danger. He makes a tower fall on Ayumu. He’s okay but Yuu is trying hard to hold off her emotions. Then Yuu’s little penguin doll turns giant size and lands on Haruna. She’s stuck. Yuu is on the verge of losing it when Dai-sensei appears. She can’t keep quiet since something has befallen on one of her students. The rest try to pull Haruna out so Dai-sensei uses a bit of her magic to give it a little push. Though Haruna is out, the doll lands on Tomonori. Suddenly Tomonori turns into a different person. It’s like something in her inner self activates. She unleashes some death creature, Masticore to attack. If it goes out of control, it will self destruct. Dai-sensei has no choice but to leave it to Ayumu. He tries to talk to Tomonori despite risking getting cut. He assures he will save her and advances despite the barrier pushing him back. He hugs her and is willing to get blown up along with her. Till he calls her first name that she calms down and everything reverts to normal. And the thanks he gets for all that is a slap on his face because he started calling her Tomonori. Thanks. Yoru No Ou has had enough for tonight but he warns Yuu that till she grants her wish, he won’t give up. Yuu reunites with her friends and on the way home, she wishes to stop by the convenience store and waves goodbye. Ayumu back in his room finds a goodbye letter from Yuu in his pocket. He becomes distraught that he should’ve realized it and runs outside to the Tanabata tree lamenting that only his wish came true (he put ‘may all these wishes not come true’). Haruna kicks some sense to him that this goodbye isn’t permanent and to never give up.

Episode 10
It has been a few months since Yuu went missing. Searching for info on the necromancer didn’t yield any results. Sera was even attacked by her own faction because she abandoned her mission (she went back to them thinking they had info). Haruna thought she ordered some Antonio spaghetti but it turned out to be an Antonio Stradivarius violin. Sera was once an orchestra member in her village and plays a serenade. Later Ayumu is outside the convenience store and comes into Yoru No Ou. Since he didn’t see Yuu around, he thought they had a fight. Ayumu thought he could be a hero but he got his limbs cut. He is going to kill Sera and Haruna thinking their deaths will be as bait to draw Yuu back. With the other vampire ninjas appearing, Yoru No Ou can’t risk getting caught and disappears. While the pack goes after him, one of the vampire ninjas is Kirara, whose real name is Sarasvati or Saras for short. She is Sera’s superior and still considers her a traitor. Tomonori is with Saras since they can’t afford in-fighting now. Sera and Haruna pick up Ayumu’s pieces and drag him back home. Uh… I think Haruna just put his legs the wrong way.

Next day, Tomonori tells Ayumu info about Yoru No Ou’s place and he is living quite nearby. She wants him to get there first before her comrades do. Sera is surprised to see Yuu outside her house but was stabbed from behind by Yoru No Ou. Yuu uses her blood to heal her before going off with him. Ayumu and Haruna bring her in and when they learn Yuu was outside the house, they rush over. At Yoru No Ou’s apartment, they do see Yuu with him but he is making a meal enough for them all. Eh? Hell, Haruna just wants to eat and is asking for seconds. Yoru No Ou talks about immortality. It must be fun living forever but isn’t that boring? He wants Ayumu to reconsider his true feelings. Saras and Tomonori slash open the door. Yoru No Ou wanted to invite them to eat too but they’re not here to enjoy themselves. Besides, the place is surrounded. Since Haruna is the only one who ate his meal, a strange bomb pops up on her head. Yoru No Ou takes Yuu and leaps out the window. Ayumu tries to reach her hand to grab hers but to his shock she retracts them. As for the bomb, it is a parasite bomb that jumps onto the heads of others. It ends up on Tomonori’s head so they need to carefully cut the real wire. One is a dud. Haruna without thinking quickly cuts one with Mystletainn. Thought she stopped it? The timer is speeding up! Ayumu takes the bomb instead and jumps out the window. His mind is still heavy with thoughts why Yuu didn’t grab his hand and then… BOOM!

Episode 11
The gang go around picking up Ayumu’s pieces. Gross. It’s everywhere. Thank God they find it all and put him back together again. Gross. Now to revive him. A kiss? Haruna and Tomonori are fighting over it. Sera’s medicine? I think something in his gut just exploded. That’s poison! Ayumu is in coma and in a nightmare that his harem, oops I mean, friends leave him. Haruna gets desperate so she calls Dai-sensei for help. But she tells her it’s her turn to use her magic on him and has her enter his dream. Ayumu is being put down by all the Harunas when the real one busts in to beat some sense into him. If he wants to stay by Yuu, just say so. Viewing he is a weakling, she tells him he can stay here for all he wants. Haruna returns to reality and is saddened it didn’t work. On the contrary, Ayumu wakes up hoping she should’ve gone easy on him at least in his dreams. Meanwhile Saras gives Sera some equipment she’ll need. Elsewhere Yoru No Ou is blaming Yuu that because she won’t let him have his wish to die, he has no choice but to wreck this city. Ayumu and Haruna confront them at the tower. Ayumu wants them to go home but she notes that it has been peaceful with her absence. He rubbishes all that. Yoru No Ou warns to kill him quick or else the city will be destroyed. Here comes the mother of all Megalos. Some giant facemask appearing out from the sky. If that’s not bad enough, more whale Megalos to add to the woes. Don’t worry. This is where Sera comes in. She starts playing her violin to keep them at bay. She remembers Saras told her because she has Yuu’s blood in her, her melody will banish those beings. But the Megalos are increasing in numbers and she finds it hard to contain them. That’s when her full orchestra comrades led by Saras come in to help her out.

Yoru No Ou explains he once marvelled at being immortal but soon the world lost its colour and wishes to die. Though it’s painful to die, it’s better than living. Yuu doesn’t want to kill a friend but he enjoys seeing that worried expression she makes. He thinks of hurting Ayumu to make her grant his wish. Though Ayumu is no match for him, he can’t die either. Haruna gets this idea that they should power up together and beat the crap out of him. They give him a double Mystletainn Kick (which is not a kick still) but the impact was too great that it blasts Haruna away. You’re on your own. The guys power up their strength to beat each other up. In bloody fashion. Ayumu wants him to understand Yuu doesn’t want to kill a friend. He shrugs it off he hardly knows about her since he only met her. That’s the thing. He knows her for a long time and yet he failed to understand her. Does he know what her smile looks like? Her favourite food? How she feels every day? She has nothing else but lives as much as she can. He won’t hand her to him when she is trying to live to her fullest while he has given up on life. Yuu hugs Ayumu to make him stop. Yoru No Ou cautions him he will one day realize the pain of living and not to blame her when that time comes. Of course not. Yoru No Ou is at his limit and he hopes Yuu can grant him his wish. So with those words whispered in his hear, Yoru No Ou apologizes for everything and vanishes from sight. Sera and her orchestra successfully drive the Megalos back. Ayumu persuades Yuu to stay with him. He won’t let her go no matter how much she gets mad or cries. He has found someone he treasures. He admits he is selfish, her feelings don’t mean anything to him, a thousand things he wants from her and for the first time, Yuu spoke in her own voice! She agrees to be by his side. He expects all the bad luck and will do something about it. They hug each other as he welcomes her back. Haruna then comes crashing down on them. She’s back from Hawaii?! And she’s surprised the necromancer spoke. So cute! Should speak more!

Episode 12
In this filler episode, we see the gang heading to the pool. I guess after trying 999 times at the lottery and winning consolation tissues, they must certainly hit the winning prize, right? Yeah, that’s the pool. Tomonori and her friends are also here because they won the lottery too. At least they didn’t try 999 times. While everyone had their fun, Ayumu is surprised to find a mass group of otaku fans cheering on for Saras under her idol name of Kirara. Even Orito is a big fan. She’s the top idol now according to the points ranking. Second place is light years away… Sera couldn’t accept that Saras has broken some law thingy so Saras has her excuse about living an idol life. I guess every law has a loophole. Saras warns about not taking the idol industry lightly. Soon Sera challenges her and a new idol takes centre stage. Both the vampire ninjas vow the crowd with their singing when Haruna can’t take it anymore and upstages them! She’s debuting as an idol! Even though her punk rock song is horrible and silly, she’s still rising up the idol ranks and everybody loves her! Sera and Saras are reduced to her background dancers. Haruna is going wild that it’s blowing the crowd away! Save the children and innocent pool patrons! Ayumu notices Yuu wants to sing too so luckily Dai-sensei brought some magic siphoning machine. What I understand is, Yuu’s magic will temporarily be siphoned to Ayumu as she sings so he’ll take in all the pain. Yuu goes on stage and serenades the crowd with her slow and lovely ballad. Yeah, feels like being enlightened by Buddha? The machine loses its power but Haruna sings along with her to make it a duet. Ayumu is drooling at Sera and Saras’ sexy outfit and wishes all the girls would dress like this. He forgot he is temporarily having Yuu’s powers so suddenly all the girls are dressed in skimpy bikini. Sera beats the crap out of the pervert when she realizes this is his doing. Did I hear bones breaking? Ayumu narrates the ‘exciting’ events that have happened in the past few months. He might not be able to his normal life but he is glad the way things are now. Glad to be a zombie-cum-Masou-Shoujo? Glad to have that awful looking dinner the girls made? You bet.

Episode 13 (OVA)
Divided into 3 parts, the first part sees the gang visiting the festival. Because there was nobody around, Haruna decides to spice things up with a competition. Competitors are to overcome all obstacles to win the ultimate prize who are Yuu and Sera. I guess Tomonori and Ayumu are in it to ‘protect’ them. So with all the guys fighting with passion in whatever challenges, Orito and Tomonori got knocked out with some homemade topping made by Sera they put on the takoyaki. The final event has everyone climbing up a slippery slide. It doesn’t help when Sera starts dropping logs on them. Guess what she calls this move? Tsubamegaeshi… Orito quickly recovers to participate in this event and to remind Ayumu about his erotic power and passion. Even Ayumu has confrontation with her pervy self and gives in. The duo work together to beat Sera as Orito clinches the winner. In the end as narrated, because of Sera’s homemade topping that contains demonic powers, it altered Orito’s erotic spirit and brought an end to his summer vacation. Here’s the ambulance wheeling him in.

Part 2 sees Sera trying her hands at cooking. Still sucks. Because of that, Ayumu borrows from Saras some legendary scroll containing pictures drawn by some legendary artist on how to make nikujaga. Because Tomonori wants to learn how to cook, she borrows it. Ayumu gets reprimanded (and beaten up) by Sera for giving away such an important document. He calls Tomonori but Haruna picks it up. Seems she is at her place teaching her how to cook and since Haruna is impressed with the drawing, she plans to show it to Dai-sensei. Oh no. Sometimes the truth hurts. Ayumu knows this better than anyone so he had to lie to Sera that Haruna challenged her to come and snatch it from her. She takes up the challenge since she was labelled ‘odd breasts’. Along with Yuu, the trio in leotards infiltrate the place to get the scroll back. Of course Ayumu becomes the guinea pig that activates traps that has bamboo shoots fired into his ass. When they enter and see the duo sleeping, the scroll is kept between Haruna’s flat chests! Ayumu is pressured to take the scroll quickly without waking Haruna up. He manages to do so but his butt section rips and awakens Haruna. Everybody agrees to beat the pervert up as Tomonori shoves a bamboo shoot down his ass. Aaaahhhh~. Back home, Ayumu wants to know why she is going to great lengths to cook. She has been learning the ways of the sword her entire life. Is a sword used to protect people? Can it bring happiness? To her, a blade can bring people happiness when used for cooking. Even if it still tastes bad, they compliment her. And what’s this Missouri sword in Ayumu’s miso soup? That’s not how the name came about, right?

In part 3, the school is having some karuta competition (don’t expect real poems, but nonsensical ones) and the winner gets this fountain pen. Tomonori is excited and wants to win it. But why are Orito and Ayumu in it? Guess it’s something pervert. Yeah, they’re trying to peek between the girl’s skirt as they sit down on the tatami. The match rages on till the semi-final that includes Tomonori, Ayumu, Orito, Saras and Taeko. Saras uses her feet to grab the cards because she wants to look down on them. Because of her position, Orito is ‘paralyzed’ in seeing up her skirt and her panty hose and leaves it to Ayumu. However Saras seems to be awe struck by Ayumu’s butt! WTF?! The finals see Ayumu, Tomonori and Taeko facing off. But Ayumu is distracted by Taeko’s boobs (did she purposely unbutton her top?). Should he see, should he not? I guess he gave in to his instincts. Tomonori wins. After the match, Ayumu talks to Taeko and wants to know why she helped Tomonori to win. Because she wanted to win the pen so much. He thinks she is very kind but she says he is kinder. On a rainy day like this, Taeko spotted a homeless puppy. Her family doesn’t allow animals so she went to buy an extra umbrella to keep it dry. But she saw Ayumu did the same so she gave her extra umbrella to him. Ayumu doesn’t remember so Taeko reveals she has always looked at him since them. She admits she has always been attracted to him. Woah! WOAH! What’s this confession on the final episode?! And here’s another one, Saras notes she has fallen in love with Ayumu because of his hip line! OMG! What’s this development at the end!!! Don’t leave it hanging!

Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? Of The Dead

Around a year later, the sequel came out, Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? Of The Dead. I guess with Ayumu’s serial killer case solved, now the storyline shifts to who are the ones responsible for releasing Megalos in their town. I suppose this means Ayumu still has to fight in place of Haruna and cross-dress as a Masou Shoujo. Can things get any worse? With non-human freeloaders living in his house and already an appointed husband of a vampire ninja, can anything be worse off than being a zombie and a Masou Shoujo at a same time? Well, something tells me he hasn’t really fallen to the bottom yet so it’s still a long spiralling way down…

Episode 0
This OVA came out before the sequel proper airs and it feels more like an extension of the first season. In addition to the same opening and ending themes used, the first half of this OVA occurs when the gang is at the pool. Yeah. Bikinis, babes and boobs. I wonder if Haruna’s flat chest can be considered as boobs. Anyway Haruna believes she spotted Nessie in the pool. Serious? She thought of searching it together but Ayumu needs to teach Yuu to swim. Pissed Haruna goes off by herself and Yuu feels she hates her. She notes she wants to be friends with her and that Haruna is a lonely person. Ayumu then sees Haruna struggling with Nessie! Wait! That’s not Nessie! That’s Orito in a Nessie outfit! WTF?! Each time Ayumu tries to go stop her, the other girls interfere. Ayumu can’t give in to his inner perverted self. Whether it is having a splashing time with Tomonori, putting sun lotion on Taeko’s back (he even braved the sun burn!) or Sear sexily inviting him to play. Wait a minute. Sera not reprimanding him? Something is wrong… Having fun are you, Ayumu? Then he sees Sera’s bikini knot in danger of becoming lose and thought he should fix it without letting her know. It got worse. He untied everything. Yeah. All the usual insults back at him. So this is what her kick feels like. As punishment, Ayumu is made to wear a Nessie outfit. Haruna and Yuu are still struggling with Orito the Nessie. Haruna spots the new Nessie and goes struggle with it till she realizes it is Ayumu. He sees her unhappy face as she mentions she wanted to have more fun time with Yuu. Then he realized that the girls stopped him so that they could spend time together without him interfering. That was the reason why she invited them to find Nessie so she could have fun with Yuu. He thinks he should be honest with her and tells Yuu that Haruna just wants to be friends.

In the second part, Ayumu finds out from Sera that tomorrow is Yuu’s birthday so they plan to have a surprise party for her. He plans to invite Orito and Tomonori too. I guess Orito is so happy that he starts asking Tomonori about her cup size. Can’t blame him since his last birthday outing was during kindergarten. Poor guy. But did he have to go ask her bra size? Anyway Sera hands Ayumu a basket full of unsavoury ingredients for the birthday bash. Don’t worry. Ayumu won’t even want to steal those finest pickings from her village. While Sera prepares the occasion, Ayumu takes Yuu out to stall for time. Yuu knows it’s her birthday today but it’s that time of year she starts questioning herself if it’s okay to continue living. When they return home, Ayumu is horrified that Haruna has turned the house into some interplanetary space. One wrong move and they’ll be stuck here forever. Just great. So you should’ve guessed. Ayumu bears the brunt of all of Haruna’s stupid traps. Whether it is getting poked by spikes just to press a button to stop the squashing wall, pulling a rope to get to the next level (which results in a bamboo piercing up his ass. By the way, whatever rope he pulled, he’ll still end up having a bamboo up his ass) and even one button that Yuu pressed that has them free falling. Yuu feels guilty she has brought misery to Ayumu but he hugs her and wants her not to say such foolish things. Then splat! Ayumu cushions Yuu from the fall. They’re back in normal space and time. Haruna gets punished but explains her dangerous stunt was because as a Masou Shoujo, they’re always fighting with their lives on the line. If they survived a year, it means they had great luck. So to be unlucky as much as possible on your birthday is the way Masou Shoujo celebrates. Then Yuu receives her presents and earlier on Sera and Ayumu had a bet to see which of their presents Yuu would prefer. In the end, Yuu chooses Orito’s present: Bust up bra! As they eat cake, they wonder how old Yuu is. Then she puts them all to sleep with a single word. Inside Ayumu’s gift is also a card stating he is glad she is born otherwise he wouldn’t have met her. For the first time, Yuu realizes she is glad to be born.

Episode 1
Ayumu continues his days with those freeloader girls. Because the sun shining through his classroom window is killing him, he is taken to the infirmary. Upon waking up, he sees a girl in white gothic lolita fashion trying to take bottles from the closet. However she seems drunk and panics when she realizes Ayumu is watching and runs away. When he relates this to the ladies back home, Sera thinks he has turned from a lolicon into a complete pervert towards girls all ages. Yuu wonders if she’s a ghost and they all scoff off such unscientific stuffs. Do they realize what they are? Magic = science? Next day in class, Tomonori as usual brings her lunch for him (she could really do without the excessive seasonings) and Taeko noticing Ayumu staying back after school (he doesn’t want to get his ass burnt by the sun). So when the moon rises, he makes a move but realizes strange sounds coming from the lab. Thinking it’s a Megalo, Ayumu barges in but only sees that gothic lolita chic, Chris. She’s drunk. She’s enjoying her drinking. I guess Ayumu has no choice but to join in. Despite his cup is just water, I think he also went with the flow. Suddenly she disappears. Gasp! Could she be really a ghost? So back home, Ayumu gets chide for his pervertness that it has gone to a new level that he has to create an imaginary friend.

Next day in class, Orito and the rest are surprised as they see a magazine article about a cross-dressing pervert and chainsaw phantom running wild at a graveyard. Looks bloody similar, eh? Ayumu can’t say but they can’t help see the resemblance. Even Ayumu felt bad Taeko is standing up for him and denying all that on his behalf. So much so Ayumu rushes down to the lab to seek O Great Fairy’s comfort. Only thing is, it’s not Chris that is touching his ass but a guy in trench coat! He wants Ayumu. Deja vu? Didn’t we see this development before? The guy turns into a giant squid Megalo and is attracted by the presence of a Masou Shoujo. He is baffled that Ayumu is emitting such energy but is not a girl. Then comes in Haruna to correct it all as she transforms into one as proof that her powers are back. Not quite because her back is totally exposed. To save her, Ayumu pushes the Megalo out the window and onto the tracks where every damn kid in school is. The Megalo has Taeko in his grasp and there is little time left. Yup. Ayumu, transform. He can erase their memories later. So everybody, whip out your handphones and start snapping away! Look at the horrified faces of everybody seeing the perverted cross-dresser. Looking familiar this dude, no? They’re more concern and giving criticisms on Ayumu rather than care about the Megalo. The chat sites are heating up with this topic too! Ayumu powers up to 1000% (to a point where everybody thinks he just up his perverseness) and destroys the Megalo and rescues Taeko. He starts chanting to erase everyone’s memories but Mystletainn is on the verge of breaking. Then it breaks. Not only everybody’s memories are intact but Ayumu loses his Masou Shoujo outfit. Now he is totally naked! Ultimate pervert! Keep snapping those shots! And while everyone continues to gawk in shock over this ‘horror’, Saras now has a clear view of his butt and finally realizes she loves this guy! WTF?! Another sicko!

Episode 2
If Ayumu isn’t having a hard time explaining himself at the police station, here comes Sera with her scathing insults and Haruna blaming him for breaking Mystletainn because now she can’t transform. Tough luck. Worse, Saras still loves his ass. He embraces for the worst in class when suddenly… Everybody loves him! WTF?! His perverted cross-dressing has become a trend and is featured in magazines! WTF?! Everybody totally digs him! What a total change! Maybe except for Orito who seems disappointed of it all. Ayumu can’t take his newfound fame and runs to the lab to seek Chris’ comfort. How can a drunkard offer consolation? Be glad to know rumours will subside after 3.5 billion days. You mean 75 days, right? I guess he can’t go back to class because more people are looking for him. Tomonori suggests going to the mountains to see the stars to cheer him up. I suppose he needs time for himself but when the other girls learn that this is somewhat like a date with Tomonori, they tag along. Trouble begins when Haruna starts acting up. Yeah, she rushes off to find the toilet. Can you find one in the forest? Tomonori has a hard time trying to explain she is just bringing Ayumu here to show him the stars when they realize Haruna is taking too long. Ayumu and Tomonori go find her as the latter tries to call him by his first name. Still stammering. Maybe she can try next time because Haruna comes running back with bees chasing her. Ayumu thought Haruna wanted his help when she hugs him. He should’ve known better when she starts throwing him at the bees as shield. If that’s not bad enough, he comes into a bear. Run! He stumbles and accidentally pulls down Sera’s pants. Save your breathe. She doesn’t want an explanation and beats him up instantly.

I’m not sure how but Haruna is pretty docile with the bear so it becomes tame. Tomonori feels envy that everyone gets to have fun with Ayumu. The rest disagree since she’s putting it that way. Since they’re here to play with her, they’re going to do just that. So they climb to the top and see the beautiful stars with several shooting stars. On the way back, Ayumu notes how he has now got the strength to say goodbye to his old and weak self. Hello, new me. He might want to say goodbye to that too because in class, he is having a hard time signing all the autographs. There’s a pile more to finish. He thought Saras wants one too but she tells him to run water over it. And when he does, the secret message appears. A love confession she loves him! Oh sh*t! Then he sees Orito downtrodden in class. He feels sad they are in both different worlds now and that he is unreachable. Ayumu assures he is still the same person inside but Orito can’t accept that his best friend who is a pervert became famous as a result of his cross-dressing hobby. He needs time to heal his broken heart. Huh? Ayumu hopes they can still be friends but he gets no reply. No such thing as eternal friendship, eh? But there is for eternal love! Says who? Says Saras! Though she insults and calls him her trashy darling, she assures she will not harm him because he knows his charms well. Why don’t I feel assured about that? Back home, Ayumu is shocked to see Haruna browsing a popular website. His ass is becoming popular too! See the numerous photos of it! Thanks to Saras who is uploading all its pictures at lightning speed! She’ll let the world know about this charm of his! Oh sh*t! I guess he is really screwed this time. On a serious note, we see Dai-sensei emerging victorious in a bout with Kyouko. She assures her that she won’t get hurt if she just answers her questions.

Episode 3
Saras confronts Sera and she tells the latter she is in love with Ayumu’s ass! Find it hard to believe, eh? Yeah. Believe it! His ass! Meanwhile Mystletainn is on the long road to recovery. Will those drops suffice? More woes for Ayumu because even Yuu has been uploading stuffs about him online. Everybody needs to know him! There goes his privacy. So Ayumu calls Dai-sensei about the application of Mystletainn’s recovery. It’s at 1,241st management office. Yeah, that’s less than one third of the way. WTF. Haruna can’t wait that long either so the genius smart ass decides to take things into her own hands and fix Mystletainn herself! Yuu is her accomplice to hold the chainsaw down. I don’t know what they’re doing because after Ayumu leaves and returns from school, they’re still in the surgery! Man, this is serious. If Yuu only didn’t give the wrong tools. So after that complicating stuff (stupid people like us won’t comprehend), it seems Mystletainn is fixed so dead into the night Ayumu uses it to erase everyone’s memories with Saras watching (something is wrong. Where is her usual foul mouth?). He transforms into a Masou Shoujo and begins the erasing. Suddenly… The power runs out and Mystletainn crumbles! Worse, Ayumu becomes totally naked. Maybe he should have really left it to the professionals. Saras beats the insect up. Now, that’s more like it. Not. In class, Orito confronts Ayumu, asking him for more ‘time’ to accept him. Anderson explains Orito is fighting to accept the new Ayumu. I’m not sure about this, the duo start acting a little yaoi. Still disheartened over this, Ayumu seeks Chris’ advice as usual. Drunk as usual. So from all that chat, Ayumu thinks he lacks courage.

Haruna is on her way home when suddenly she feels it hard to breathe. It’s Tomonori doing some curse dancing?! We learn she is trying to practise as a backup dancer for Saras’ live concert. Well, I think she’d kill more people that way. Tomonori is in a dilemma whether to quit or continue so Haruna helps her to agree out. Who knows she is equally as bad because every living thing around them starts dying!!! Truly a cursed dance! Even Ayumu almost died. Good thing he is a zombie. So he learns about it and shows them his awesome break-dance move. That is how it’s done girls. Saras has overhead them (she was following Ayumu’s ass!) and reminds Tomonori that if she fails to become a backup dancer in a day, she will have to return to the village. Back home, the rest learn of Tomonori’s predicament and they call Ayumu a sexual harasser because he says how it will be lonely if Tomonori goes home. Haruna and Tomonori continue to practice dead into the night. No improvement. Things just keep dying… The concert is here and they are going to make use of the remaining time to practice. Hmm… Seems a lot better. Then Orito appears to inform Ayumu that he has reborn from hell. He doesn’t need Ayumu anymore. That’s because the new Orito now needs the new Ayumu. What the hell? So he accepts him now? Saras begins her concert much to the delight of her hardcore fans. But when the backup dancers go on stage, I guess everything they learnt went down the drain. It’s that cursed dance! It’s affecting everybody so much so they are doing it too! Oh sh*t! Everybody gets knocked out in the end. Saras manages to get a glimpse of her darling’s ass before passing out. Was it worth it? On a serious note, Dai-sensei is interrogating Kyouko about Yoru No Ou who used her but she doesn’t remember anything. Probably Kyouko is just pretending because her vengeance runs deep and wants to meet Ayumu again.

Episode 4
Ayumu finishes his plastic model. He gets the usual insults from Saras for playing with such toys for his age. Till genius Haruna comes in to play too. She wasn’t careful enough and breaks it. Heartbreak… Orito convinces Ayumu to follow him after school to a cosplay cafe. I guess Ayumu can’t butt out now. But it looks like Orito the usual patron wants them to put on their special tsundere VIP service. Worse, Saras is working there too. While Orito totally digs Saras’ insults, Ayumu isn’t amused. So vampire ninjas still need to do this kind of job to raise money? Whatever. Better guard your ass, Ayumu. You don’t know when Saras might take it. Ayumu also sees Anderson as a usual patron. The guys order their stuff and also see Sera and Tomonori working here. Despite the odd place, Ayumu admits the food is good and is about to leave. However Orito mentions the battle has just begun. There is this challenge that if they can make 5 of the staffs here fall for you, everything is free. Otherwise you pay 100,000 Yen. No choice but to participate, right? Ayumu better win because if he fails, Saras is going to make him pay with his body! So the stage is set with Anderson as the judge, Tomonori is the first challenger. Because Tomonori is an amateur and she does harbour feelings for Ayumu, the guys win the first round. Next up is Haruna. Eh? So she’s working part time as well. Haruna is her usual tough girl mode. Ayumu wants his water refilled so Haruna orders Tomonori to do it. I don’t know if the jug is that heavy so she can’t control her hands well. Ayumu helps her out and this scene made Haruna jealous as she does the refill herself. That tsundere attitude causes her to lose.

It’s Sera’s turn to step into the ring. S&M outfit? Orito is knocked out when he couldn’t hold in his lust and starts rubbing on her thighs. Was that pain pleasure? Ayumu has Sera cook her poisonous meal and despite everything melting into smithereens, Ayumu continues to eat it and asks for seconds! This brave act causes Sera to blush and turn tsundere and Ayumu wins the match. Ayumu didn’t expect Yuu as the next challenger. This is going to be tough because he is thinking how he can make her embarrass as she doesn’t show any emotion. The silence is deafening when Yuu writes how embarrass she is in this outfit. Automatic win! Now it’s for the final battle but it’s not Saras he’ll be facing. It’s Kanami! Her high and mighty attitude that doesn’t give any breathing space to Ayumu seems to be making that guy heading for defeat. Suddenly Orito revives and gets back into the game. How is he going to break her down? He confesses he loves her! No reaction. You lost. It’s over. Wait… Perhaps it’s a delayed reaction because Kanami gets embarrassed and calls Orito an idiot for saying something so sudden! Game over! The guys win. Before the guys leave, Ayumu notices that Anderson seems to know Yuu. Of course he does. He is from the underworld too. Oh. Back home, Haruna has bought the plastic model as replacement for Ayumu. To his dismay it turns out to be not what he expected. I don’t know what that hideous plastic thing is. Macho guy with squid, octopus and fish?

Episode 5
Sera leaves for her vampire ninja village and leaves it to Haruna to take care of Yuu so that the perverted bug won’t do anything funny to her. She loves that big sister ring, eh? Ayumu may be appreciating Sera’s presence more. No, not that he loves her insults. When she’s around, she does the groceries since he can’t walk under the sun. Ayumu sees Yuu peeling the white piths off the mandarin orange when she suddenly collapses due to fever. Ayumu is in a dilemma whether to take off her armour. He might look like a pervert if he does so. So he blindfolds himself to do so and perhaps it may be more detrimental because since he is blind, he’s starting to grope everywhere! Thank goodness he was just groping the fan… So when he manages to massage her shoulders, Haruna returns with ice only to see this perverted scene and beats him up. Ayumu calls Anderson for help seeing that he too is from the underworld. After all, you can’t take her to a human doctor, right? Ayumu is so desperate that he will do anything. Yes. Anything. Including yodelling. You know he is taken for a ride when he has to dance in his underwear! I’m sure we viewers are going to get sick of this scene. Obviously it didn’t work so Anderson further suggests going down on his knees and start blowing at her. Till Haruna returns with porridge and it’s deja vu all over again. Of course Ayumu realizes too late when Anderson mentions he was just joking. However he did this to relieve his tension. Whether humans or underworld beings, when one is experiencing hard times, they want someone by their side. Ayumu is going to let her rest but she wants to sleep with him! This isn’t his fantasy. No, she has not lost her mind either. Ayumu can’t sleep a wink since Yuu is just a breath away. After living together for so long, they have never gotten this close before, eh? Haruna returns with some so called healing stuffs from Virie. She’s looking for Yuu and Ayumu knows what’s coming and hides her. When she sees Yuu lying by his side, she didn’t get mad and just for tonight, she allows it. But Ayumu wakes up in the middle of the night and he is lying on the cold floor. Oh. It seems Haruna is now sleeping next to Yuu.

Next morning, Ayumu is surprised to see Anderson in his home. Yuu isn’t healed yet so Anderson notes this is no ordinary illness. He notices there are orange flower petals on her neck and comes to know Yuu has been peeling white piths of the mandarin oranges, which are like poison to underworld beings. It’s not funny. No matter how careful she was, she can’t possibly get rid of everyone one of them. So now the hard part is trying to find a cure for her. Instead of trying to crack their brains to figure it out, they decide to go with trial and error. Oh boy. Yuu is okay with this since she doesn’t want to worry Ayumu anymore. Meanwhile Saras tells Sera about some super strong monster that she can’t make out its form nor tell its intentions. She wants Sera to not take her eyes off Ayumu. But Ayumu is having an appalling time since all the methods suggested were absurd. I don’t know which method they tried and worked but who cares as long as Yuu is back in good health. Just then, Haruna collapses. Did she get Yuu’s illness? Anderson dismisses it since only underworld beings can get it. So I guess she became ill after working hard to take care of Yuu. Now it’s Yuu’s turn to be her big sister but embarrassed Haruna won’t sit still nor admit. Ayumu realizes that Haruna wasn’t also well the night before since she was sick and wanted somebody by her side and thus slept with Yuu. Sera returns and instantly she becomes enraged upon seeing a struggling scene between Ayumu and Haruna (he was trying to change her clothes and she is resisting). Here comes the insults and beatings! It’s good to be back, no? She had brought back some ingredients to help cure her illness but why is she preparing to disinfect Ayumu? Don’t tell me he is the ingredient?!

Episode 6
Ayumu calls Dai-sensei about Mystletainn’s progress and the good news is that he’ll be back soon! He can’t wait for it since he wants to experience the upcoming cultural festival with a relieved mind. Somehow, Haruna seems to be taking the lead on what to do for the festival in Ayumu’s class. Something about Tomonori asked her opinion and Orito convinced the guys about her expertise in making this festival hotter. Well, everything on the menu is nothing but eggs. Ayumu suggested doing a monster cafe but since Haruna approves it, the class agrees with her. Ayumu meets a lab coat guy coughing blood (doctor says he can’t say cool lines?). He knows this dude is trouble so better not get too close. But he gives Ayumu a gold ring. He’ll figure out what to do with it. Thanks for the info. Preparations for the festival are going well so much so Ayumu talks to Chris about it! She’s not drunk. So she spoils his happiness by mentioning about being betrayed by friends and the horrible scar it will leave. Then she downs the entire bottle of sake! Now she’s drunk. Time to leave. Taeko helps Ayumu finish the props for the festival. No sudden development here. I guess we need some screen time for the lesser character who loves Ayumu too, huh? When he returns home, Haruna relays the good news that Mystletainn is back. And here he comes in some flashy WTF blinding light entry. “I’ll be back!”. Isn’t he already back? You can’t imagine the happiness on Ayumu’s face. Because now he gets to erase all those memories and return to his old life. For once, he is so happy to transform into a Masou Shoujo as he goes on a memory erasing spree. So happy this guy in the morning that it’s disgusting the girls out. But he’ll have to bid goodbye to this life too because in class he is made to where a bridal gown because he’s supposed to be the bride of Frankenstein! Yeah, they make him promote their cafe by walking around school. I guess there goes his peaceful life. Same pervert, new memories.

The gang see Tomonori manning a stall selling CDs of Haruna. Want to know why it didn’t sell a single CD? It’s that horrible song that takes lives! Everybody is dropping dead! Turn it off quick! Haruna ropes in Yuu and Sera’s help to sell while Tomonori brings Ayumu to the back of the school because she received a love letter asking her to wait there. She assures him she will always love him as his wife and her feelings won’t change if somebody else confesses to her. Tomonori flusters and panics when Ayumu tells her this is a popular confession spot and that one’s chances increases if they confess. Somehow there is a button on the tree and Tomonori accidentally presses it, causing a basin to fall on her head. It knocks her out and Masticore materializes and initiates a self destruct countdown. The lab coat guy returns to tell him to put the ring on her. Everything returns to normal and as explained, the ring is made to keep her dangerous powers in check and as long as she wears it, she won’t be dangerous. Tomonori comes to and sees the ring on her finger and misunderstood that it’s a wedding ring from Ayumu. Well, what would she think when he tells her to not even take it off? She jumps to a conclusion that he was the one who wrote that letter and setup all this (even his bridal gown too?). But Haruna comes looking for Ayumu because Megalos are reported in school. The gorilla and raccoon is harassing a couple of girls about the cup size. They didn’t give a sh*t to flat chest Haruna. Mystletainn’s return also means Haruna’s revival so along with Ayumu they transform into Masou Shoujo. Haruna could’ve been since the raccoon pointed his gun point blank at her. Too bad his finger is too short to pull the trigger. Ayumu and Haruna do a Double Mystletainn Kick (it’s still not a kick) and destroy both Megalos. They died happy seeing they get to see their pantsu. Saras and Sera observe what is happening and note that it is more than just their Masou Shoujo powers that attracted the Megalos. Ayumu and Haruna revel in their victory when Haruna suddenly feels pain in her head.

Episode 7
So we have another one of those out-of-this-world crazy-drawing explanations from Haruna why Yuu is able to speak now. Seems a gadget Haruna gave Yuu prior to the sales of her CD was some magical item that made Haruna absorbed her magic. In turn, Haruna now can’t talk otherwise it’s painsville. The festival continues and I guess we’re so used to Ayumu’s fantasy of Yuu that even if he doesn’t have one, Yuu reminds him to have one! Weak willed… Haruna doesn’t want to be left out and wants him to do the same but warns he’ll die if he fantasizes dirty thoughts. Haruna making money? Cutting down trees for money? Because the gadget is causing her headache, she throws it away. As they go look around the festival, the teachers notices Tomonori wearing the ring and confiscates it since it is against school rules for students to wear accessories. Ayumu goes to seek Chris’ company but finds she is no longer in the lab. Has she passed on? He thanks her and will live without doubting himself. During the bonfire dance, Ayumu is disheartened he ended up pairing with his teacher! How did this even happen? But the teacher says he is keeping the gender ratio balanced. He also knows Ayumu’s deepest secrets! Who is he? He starts citing Masou Shoujo transformation lines and he transforms into… CHRIS!!! Haruna seems to be able to speak now but she and Yuu collapses because they feel they are losing their power. Chris has the gadget in her hand and is surprised they would even collapse even with a little magic fluctuation. She used this to absorb their powers. Then Ayumu realizes that since everyone can see her, this means he wasn’t hallucinating! Haruna knows because she is Dai-sensei’s teacher. Chris explains herself. Long ago, she was cursed by the queen of Virie and turned into a boring middle aged man. She had to get drunk to loosen the curse but there was nothing else she could do but wait for a chance to return to her original form. So happen that what she needed all came together. She needed someone with unlimited powers (Yuu), a genius capable of absorbing and storing powers (Haruna) and a power stabilizing ring to enable her to absorb the amount of magic she wanted (Tomonori). She also admits the Megalo attacks yesterday was her fault. And it gets sillier because everything seems to be her fault! Why this morning the toilet paper ran out to the sad times they live in! Blame it all on Chris!

Chris is going to say farewell to this school and chants a different set of lines as the spell binds everyone to their table and chair. Outdoor class? Asking Ayumu if he was disappointed of holding hand with a middle aged man, Chris points out he judged a book by its cover. Because Anderson believes that the right way to judge a person is via their hearts, Chris ejects him to the sky! This is followed by Tomonori who answered her question wrongly (she thinks an old man wanted to be a girl?). Chris adds she hates this middle aged man look she sees every day in the mirror. But how would everyone react if they see and old guy act like a cute girl? Disgusting, right? But everyone will grow up into that one day! Kanami can’t accept this reality and is ejected. Soon everyone is ejected since their heart breaks and the only ones left are Ayumu and Orito. Orito thinks he can withstand all this put Chris made Sera do a moe cat pose. There he goes into the sky. Chris will not return Haruna’s power because it will turn her back into an old man. Haruna doesn’t want Ayumu to underestimate her for she is a genius and can still fight Megalos. Ayumu still wants Chris to return it so she challenges him to take it by force. Ayumu powers up but his punch is stopped by her sake bottle. She blows him away. See the difference in power? Chris laments he could’ve been her drinking partner and disappears while the other girls label him a sexual harasser. Sera realizes Chris is the strongest monster they were afraid of. Meanwhile Dai-sensei learns of Chris’ return but Kyouko hints that she knows Chris’ weakness.

Episode 8
Dai-sensei explains to Ayumu, Chris was the strongest Masou Shoujo ever and how the queen of Virie cursed Chris for starting a coup d’etat. She advises against facing her directly. Ayumu realizes too late that Dai-sensei had sent Kyouko to him seeing that she knows Chris’ weakness. The mad serial killer has returned! Though everyone remains suspicious, Kyouko asserts she has repented while in prison. She knows Chris’ weakness from Yoru No Ou as he often reminisced about his past. However she’s not going to easily tell him yet. If Ayumu manages to entertain her, then she will. Being in Virie’s prison must be really boring, eh? Ayumu agrees because it is all the more reason why he should settle things with this ex-serial killer. After that ‘failed’ midnight seduction, Ayumu takes her out for a night walk and she seems to be putting on a crazy face because she didn’t even get any coffee in prison and just had plain f*cking water!!! Doesn’t freedom taste this good? Anyway, Kyouko wants Ayumu to organize a mixer. He tries persuading Orito, Taeko and Kanami to join and because they think he is trying so hard that it’s shrivelling him up to his bones from the stress, they don’t want to waste his efforts. I think Kyouko is enjoying seeing Ayumu writhing in pain, which I feel it’s her true intention. Sera confronts her about her intention to get her revenge on Ayumu from last time and the mixer is just a cover up. Kyouko says she just wants to have fun and throws it back to her that her mission as a vampire ninja is also a cover up because it’s an excuse to attach herself to Ayumu. She can’t answer. Tomonori invites Saras to the mixer. Initially she wasn’t interested till she learns her darling’s ass will be there. However noting it’s not some dangerous situation, she’s not interested as she has to prepare for her concert.

So the usual gang are at the mixer at Mask Donald. Did Ayumu and Orito wear some fashion faux pas? See-through t-shirts that can see the nipples? Kyouko arrives and Orito is totally infatuated with this cutie. Remember this guy was the one who considered her as his sister… Since the mixer is imbalanced in the gender ratio, a couple of macho masked employees join in. I think it’s still not balanced but what the heck, let the fun begin. They play the King Game that has Ayumu hugging Taeko and again the lucky bastard Ayumu to kiss Kyouko. But the kiss did not happen because Dai-sensei drops in (another cute girl Orito can’t resist). Can’t resist joining a mixer Ayumu organized, eh? Ayumu covers her identity by calling her Rie-chan (Dai-sensei’s real name is Ariel). While the rest karaoke, Kyouko and Dai-sensei chat. The former is clearly not happy and wonders if she is her escort. Dai-sensei disagrees but before Kyouko could take out her anger, Ayumu brings her out to the graveyard to settle things. Dai-sensei stops Sera and Yuu from following and notes this is one of Ayumu’s trials. Ayumu will do whatever it takes to make her happy in exchange for details of Chris’ weakness. Anything? Oh sh*t. Kyouko can’t wait to stick her sword into his guts. Then she stabs him! However suddenly! She hugs him and confesses she loves him. WTF?! I hope it’s not crocodile tears. She claims he won’t be nice to her if she doesn’t do this. Up till a second ago, she wanted to tear him to shreds but doesn’t know it now. Though she had fun with everyone today, she laments their memories will soon be erased. Even sadder by the fact that she will be returning to prison and be locked up for hundreds of years and can’t remain in everyone’s memories. As she breaks down, Ayumu assures he’ll always remember her because he’s a zombie. I guess he lives forever in that sense since he can’t die. This brings some relief to Kyouko. She is glad to have met him because her life changed. Then she disappears. Back home, Ayumu is disheartened to find a fax message from Kyouko. Looks like no detail on Chris’ weakness. Just some tickling message… She sure got him fooled.

Episode 9
Ayumu calls Dai-sensei to complain about the raw deal. She remembers there are a few people who defeated Chris before. Among those include the queen of Virie, Yoru No Ou and the strongest resident of the Underworld that is currently living on Earth now. Asking the girls about this person, Yuu knows it is Naegleria or Nene for short (because her full name is a pain in the ass to pronounce) and is her close friend. It was a time Yuu had not abandoned her voice and emotions yet. Before Virie invaded the Underworld, voluntary warriors known as Seventh Abyss (which Yoru No Ou was part of) gathered to fend off the attack. Nene was one of them and if Chris is the strongest Masou Shoujo, Nene would be the strongest from the Underworld. Hey. So would it be alright for Yuu and Haruna to live under together under the same roof with their kind having such a history? Well, they aren’t sweating it. They’re cool. If Nene is living here, he can contact her via Anderson. Anderson seems pretty panic when Ayumu requests of that. He reluctantly tells him what he needs but will have no further hand in this. Must be some ferocious person, eh? Soon, Saras forces Ayumu to come to her upcoming concert. He promises to go but is surprised to see a smile he had never seen her put up before (for once she wasn’t concerned about his ass!). Ayumu is shocked that the place Nene is living now turns out to be a rundown apartment. His first greeting with her has her humongous boobs suffocating his face! Because she works as a mangaka, she has this habit of dozing off. Even in the middle of conversation! She seems ditzy too. Nene is reluctant to fight Chris here because it will turn this world into a war zone. In exchange for this ‘help out’, now it’s Ayumu’s turn. Yeah, help her finish her manuscript. Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines… I don’t know if bad luck always follows Ayumu (I think it does) because Nene finishes bathing. Wrap in towel. Falls asleep on him. Somebody is at the door. Can he avoid being labelled a pervert in time? However nobody is at the door. Oh, Haruna is hiding behind it and is in tears! She thinks Ayumu has turned into a great monster of lewdness?!

Before he knows it, Haruna brings Yuu and Sera to get things straight and not beat around the bush. Well, Haruna saw the whole thing when she peeped through the mail hole when nobody answered. Yeah, she ran all the way home crying! Don’t deny it! So, everybody meets Nene. She doesn’t deny if Ayumu would turn into a pervert because he is a man after all. Time for Sera’s punishment… So Nene has everyone help out her manuscript. Yuu recognizes this story. It is a story of her with Seventh Abyss and what would have been if Yoru No Out hadn’t caused the disaster and Yuu regained her voice. It’s what you call a happy ending. Everyone agrees to finish the manuscript as they want to see this happy ending. After that folly with Sera’s murderous cooking (“It tastes so good that it’ll blow up hell itself” – yeah, there’s a hole it’s causing at the bottom of the pot), the manuscript accidentally become messed up. The gang is sorry but Nene doesn’t mind and can redo it again. However they want another chance to do it again. They burn the midnight oil to complete it and Ayumu is at risk of missing Saras’ concert. Nene knows he is eager to go somewhere and gives him permission to go because everyone is worried about him too. Ayumu rushes to the concert and his arrival boosted Saras’ morale as she revs up her final song. Although Ayumu apologizes for being late, she is more than happy he kept his promise and came. She admits she was being selfish and pushy and wants to change but Ayumu is fine with the way she is now. Because of that promise, he messed with her feelings. I’m not sure if she is gunning for his ass because she now steals an indirect kiss when she sips his straw. Meanwhile we see Nene and Chris drinking together at an oden stall! WTF?! They’re enjoying themselves. How can this be happening? Well, they know how to keep business and leisure separate. Oh ho. You said it. Let’s hope it’s leisure time forever. They talk how everyone has taken an interest in Ayumu. I’m sure they’re no exception either.

Episode 10
In replacement of Chris, Dai-sensei becomes Ayumu’s homeroom teacher. I guess as long there is a cute girl, Orito is fine. Ayumu later confronts her to ask what’s the big deal. She says the way Ayumu is right now, it’s too risky to confront Chris. She is after all her teacher. Since Ayumu is adamant to face her, Dai-sensei will have him turn into a full-fledged Masou Shoujo! Failure means his memories will be erased. So will he forget about Yuu and the rest? Haruna doesn’t seem happy. So to help stupid Ayumu in whatever test, Haruna also becomes a teacher in his class. WTF. So the only subject she can teach is eggs? At least she’s good in it. Then she mixes eggs with something else and the result is a monster slime that burns through clothes! Only leaving panties and stockings intact. What kind of a perverted slime is this?! Ayumu tries to save Taeko and Kanami but they look like a pervert in his eyes. Then he tries to rescue Haruna but almost drowns. Dai-sensei destroys the slime with her mind power but notes Ayumu has failed. As a result, Ayumu is baffled at the weird people in his house. Dai-sensei notes it is better this way as he will be safe from any further danger. Though she wants them all to go home, Ayumu notes they don’t have to leave. The rest doesn’t want it to end this way and at least not Ayumu to forget about them. Haruna seems to be the most emotional one pleading for this case. Dai-sensei gives them a second chance. They have to enter his subconscious mind and recover them. They meet a simple drawn Ayumu which is believed to be a small fragment of his lost memories. As they journey along, they arrive in some final boss-like room to confront badass Ayumus. Each bearing a name of a demon like Beelzebub, Behemoth and Satan. Tells you a lot about his personality, eh? It’s like his sins incarnate. Haruna beats them all up easily and in the process temporarily regains her Masou Shoujo powers.

In the next room, they see Ayumu lazily lying around. However he claims himself to be Belphegor and Ayumu’s true nature. That’s right, a sloth. He says all Ayumu wants is a peaceful life till they showed up. He is going to be the real Ayumu from now on. When Ayumu wakes up, he isn’t the Ayumu we know. He is Belphegor, or as he would like to be called, Another or Alternative. I think Dai-sensei would prefer Dark Ayumu. He ‘punishes’ her by flipping up her skirt. People’s true nature is revealed by the underwear they wear? I’m not sure if she’s joking that she’ll have to kill him since he saw her panties. So when Ayumu goes to school, everybody can tell he is just different. Creepily different. Something is wrong. Yuu and the rest confront him but he remains arrogant that Haruna can’t do anything without her magic. Yuu will be his opponent. He throws his classmates off by coolly confessing he likes Yuu but remains ambiguous on the meaning of love. Haruna kicks him outside to fight. Yuu transforms into a Masou Shoujo but he remains cocky in beating her down. This isn’t the Ayumu she likes. Not the Ayumu that everyone likes. Yuu thrusts Mystletainn into his body and shows him old notes when they first met. Ayumu starts getting confused about his identity. With Haruna thrusting Mystletainn together, Ayumu finally returns to his usual self. Uhm, Haruna. You can stop killing him now even though he’s a zombie. Dai-sensei marks this as barely passing. In the aftermath, we see Lilia Lilith the queen of Virie taking an interest in Ayumu, Chris and Nene continue to drink together at the oden stall and everyone in Ayumu’s house love the way this disgusted pervert is because this is what defines Ayumu, right? They’ll have it no other way. They’re fine with it. He’s fine with them.

Episode 11 (OVA)
Orito wants to sell unwanted stuffs in a flea market. But it’ll be boring if he does it alone and challenges Haruna to it. His real intention is so that Haruna who hates to lose will have to sell the ultimate trump card, which is Sera’s panties to win. So the day begins with Haruna not making any successful sales. Consider slashing some zeroes from those useless items? Upon Ayumu’s advice to do so, instantly a bargain woman buys it! Nobody is buying Orito’s too because he is selling his erotic comics! And he writes them!? This is a family flea market, mind you! Ayumu walks around to see Taeko, Tomonori and Saras also selling at the flea market (Saras sure got one hell of a marketing team to market her limited products that fans would die for). By evening, more men patron Orito’s store. He’s selling his porn at high price. Literally, daylight robbery. Suddenly Ayumu realizes the reason of the increase in male customers. Throughout the day, he notices males glancing at the boobs of the girls when they bend over! He thinks this is the secret to sales success and is about to tell Haruna but realizes her great flat plains. No chance… Haruna seems to be on the verge of giving up. Seriously? That genius Masou Shoujo losing faith? Then the girls all gather and decide to help Haruna sell. She is happy that she sells everything for 1 Yen. Finally when she sells Sera’s negligee, Orito wants to buy it but it will cost him today’s profits and his victory. He sucks up his pride and buys it. Ayumu takes a break from a hard day’s work and accidentally drinks Haruna’s juice. It turns him invisible. Oh. In addition to being a zombie and Masou Shoujo, he is now an invisible man.

But back home, the girls still treat him indifferently. Yeah, blaming him they could’ve sold it for 5 million Yen had he not drink it! More importantly, will he return to normal?! Unfortunately there is more important stuff than that because Haruna misplaced her Philosopher’s Stone during the flea market. If not put in a special container, it could make Megalos transmutate on its own like that slime. Haruna doesn’t remember who she sold it to during the flea market so they think that with its design, a young girl would have bought it. This is where Ayumu comes in. Tomorrow is the physical examinations. That’s right. His invisibility will be useful to check which girl has bought it. So here Ayumu goes to school. Butt naked. But(t) cannot be seen. He got himself distracted watching the girls stretch. Yeah, the best closest fanservice scene he’ll ever get. Not careful enough, and he’ll bump into girls and they’ll feel weird like something touched them. Especially Taeko who accidentally got her boobs over his face! At this rate, he’ll die of nose bleed if he’s going to check all the girls. Saras senses something nearby and apprehends this invisible man. But he doesn’t need to show his face for her to know who he is. She knows that butt! Ayumu explains his circumstances so she agrees to help and calls her team to find it. The invisible effect starts wearing off so Ayumu makes it in time to hide in the storeroom. However, Taeko comes in, thinking somewhere is there. Despite seeing Ayumu in his birthday suit, she didn’t panic but remained calm. Ayumu screws up himself trying to explain because things he says doesn’t make sense. Still, Taeko remains calm and takes off her jersey and track bottoms for him to wear. She’s wearing additional clothes underneath. Ayumu then realizes the Philosopher’s Stone is in her pocket and she bought it for 20 Yen from Haruna. She gives it to him. Back home, Ayumu is disheartened to learn this is a fake! Yeah, those words are written on the back of that stone. The real one turns out to be somewhere in his house and thanks to Saras’ team sniffing it out. Relieved and frustrated at what happened, Ayumu accidentally drinks another of Haruna’s juice. This time he can see through clothes! Sera realizes his lecherous face and beats him up followed by Haruna’s repetitive pounding. Don’t worry. He won’t die from all that ;).

Kore Wa Pantsu/Oshiri Desu Ka?
So it seems rather okay. I had my laughing moments here and there. Perhaps the second season didn’t go anywhere much and mostly it felt like a filler. It just showcases Chris as a possible strongest Masou Shoujo but the way I see it, she doesn’t look like a threat. As long as she happily keeps drunk I don’t see of any big scale war between the Underworld and Masou Shoujo. Speaking of which, I think it would have been interesting to see some history between them and how they ended up like that. Where does the vampire ninja fit in all this? Just like how Chris made a cameo at the end of the first season, Lilia did the same so it may be a foreboding of things to come. Perhaps a third season? I’m not too sure since the second season was abruptly and forcefully terminated as stated in the end of the penultimate episode. Were they making a joke out of it?

There were several things that I didn’t understand or maybe I wasn’t paying attention so I went to do some research (read: lazily and briefly reading through Wikipedia) about some of the stuffs and came to know about Megalos. They are recurring monsters created by the Underworld to fend off attacks from Masou Shoujo when both sides were at war. So I guess this is why Megalos seemingly target Masou Shoujo and Haruna in particular. Still, I am not sure if both sides are still at war that the Megalos continue to keep attacking or the system just broke itself somewhere along the line. Because we certainly see Yuu and Nene having no qualms having Haruna and Chris by their side. Maybe it’s just back in their worlds that they become hostile? Being on Earth is a neutral place? Also as I found out, that lab coat guy is a vampire ninja who was also cursed by the queen of Virie for taking part in the uprising along with Chris and Dai-sensei. That’s why I thought this ‘important’ past segment would’ve been much welcomed to explain how things turned out the way they are. It would have also explained what was the hideous crime that Yoru No Ou did before this once ally of Yuu became an antagonist. What about the different warring factions among the vampire ninjas? I suppose after that great Megalo attack at the end of the first season, they put aside their difference and combine their efforts for a greater good. I guess this means the target on Yuu’s life has also been revoked too.

There isn’t anything special about Ayumu. Except by the fact that he is a zombie-cum-masou-Shoujo-cum-whatever-else-he-turns-into-along-the-way guy. I’m sure he has known from the very beginning ever since he has become a zombie, he can kiss goodbye to his peaceful life. Now that he has gotten so used with the company of those girls living with him, I bet he doesn’t want them to leave either. As he now knows the meaning of loneliness, it is true what good would it be alive if you can’t share all that happiness. Might as well be dead. But maybe having a ragtag bunch of oddballs living with you isn’t what anybody would deem as a happy household or life. But then again, that’s them. Take that away and what else do you have left? He might not turn into an ‘M’ but he has sure gotten used to the beatings and insults that come with it. Learn to ‘accept’. Overall, Ayumu may not be the most caring guy in the world, but he still cares for those around him, enough to lend a hand when it is needed. Is it any wonder that all the girls start flocking around him and take a particular interest? If only the harem was more ‘intense’. Who am I kidding? Do I really want to see a cat fight or slug fest between the girls over this useless piece of undead?

So yeah, I guess the ‘interesting’ part is seeing how Ayumu gathers his unofficial harem. Despite being a zombie, he is still a healthy kid and sometimes a pervert only second to Orito. What is the attractiveness of this guy that almost every main and side character girls are taking an interest in him? I’m sure as the main character, he must have some hidden potential or secret power. Oh, I don’t know. Maybe the kind of erotic power that would seal the universe’s fate as well as the Underworld or Virie? Yuu would probably top the list of the one that everybody would speculate will end up with. As the most mysterious among the girls, it’s because she could hardly show any emotions due to the curse she is shouldering. I’m sure she’s staying by his side more than just wanting to keep an eye on him or considering him as her servant. It’s sad that she can’t undo the curse but I guess with Sera and Haruna around the house, I figure their mouths are enough to drive a man (or a zombie in Ayumu’s case) crazy. There’s this ‘beauty’ when a woman doesn’t open her mouth… Oops! Haruna a typical tsundere, you can tell her insults and beatings towards Ayumu are a form of her tough love even if she doesn’t want to admit it. Her body actions are gradually becoming clearer that she harbours feelings for him. So staying with him till her Masou Shoujo powers are replenished seems more and more like an unconvincing excuse. Sometimes I wonder if Haruna is really a genius because she really acts so rash that it makes her seem stupid. But I’m not the one to say since I’m not a smart guy myself -_-. Maybe she’s just hiding her genius away or maybe there is a different definition of what you call a genius in Virie. Things there are done differently, you know? Don’t say. You may be surprised. Sera too is another tsundere though I would consider her ways to be less brash and outspoken compared to Haruna as she is more on the insulting side. So why continue to stay with Ayumu? Well, after failing her mission to kill Yuu and even having her blood flowing through her body (she got killed by Yoru No Ou, remember?), where else has she got to go? And that confirmation from Kyouko means that Sera really likes Ayumu, doesn’t she? So that makes her a tsundere too, right? The only thing that never changes in her is her poisonous cooking that will even destroy hell itself! It burns through…

For the rest of the girls, Tomonori initially forced herself to love Ayumu but as you can see, she gradually falls in love with him for real and doesn’t keep reminding us about the tradition she has to stick to. It’s like we’ve almost forgotten about it. Likewise with Saras. She loves his ass. What an odd place to fall for a guy. I know guys would love a girl’s ass or breasts but this is the first time that I’m hearing this for a girl. In time, this girl also comes to love Ayumu for real as a whole and not only his ass. Just like how I notice Sera stopped using her habitual and similar Tsubamegaeshi move on just about everything. Thus if you want to truly love Ayumu, you need to love him for every part that makes him the guy he is now and not just a single organ. Yup. That includes loving his spilling guts as well. The most surprising love confession has got to be from Kyouko. First she killed him and then planned a revenge just to confess her feelings. I feel that Chris’ weakness plot was just a ploy to temporarily break out of prison to let out her feelings before she is imprisoned for a long time. If mad serial killers like Kyouko could even fall for this dude, what are the chances of other girls? Even Dai-sensei, Chris and Nene take an interest in him but what are the chances that their feelings will turn serious? Don’t even discount the possibility for Lilia too. Dai-sensei is like a cool cat. She doesn’t really get mad or upset and is just cool all the way. You don’t really know what to predict with her. Chris and Nene can be kept happy as long as you give them something to drink over. If Chris doesn’t seem like a threat (for now), I don’t see why Ayumu needs to go all the way out to find her weakness. Maybe just in case. But it led him to confront and conquer his own inner enemies, right? Sort of. So last and perhaps not least is Taeko. Clearly I suspected her for having feelings for Ayumu before her confession at the end of the first season’s OVA since she did appear in the credits… Taeko did have her moments with Ayumu but it feels it doesn’t go anywhere. Not that her shy nature helped anyway. Finally about Kanami, she is the only other girl I see who doesn’t have a shred of interest in Ayumu. Probably it’s because she is more towards Orito. Ah, I guess even secondary loser guys need to have a girl. So all is not lost ;p.

If the drawing and art feels somewhat similar, then it is because Studio Deen produces this anime so you might see shades of Seitokai No Ichizon and Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni. Some of the slapstick comedy is pretty humorous. Especially when it involves Ayumu bearing the brunt of misfortune. Whether it’s trying to avoid direct sunlight or the humiliation of becoming a cross-dressing pervert (it’s an either or situation since becoming a Masou Shoujo negates his sunlight weakness) or items being shoved up his ass that may ultimately contribute to his ‘awakening’, call me a sadist but such repetitive jokes seem funny only because it happens to Ayumu and not me -_-. It gives a whole new meaning to the term ‘pain in the ass’. Be warned, though. There is quite an amount of blood spilled here. Sometimes for funny scenes and sometimes during fight scenes. If you are weak against blood even if it’s just animation, then clearly stay away. But I won’t go so far as to say the gore will make you sick unless you are that kind of weak person. I mean, Ayumu as a zombie, you would see his limbs being amputated and flying all over the place, right? This anime isn’t without its fanservice bits because with Sera and Tomonori having the biggest racks among the girls, how could you not focus your eyes on them when you have the chance? Unless you’re gay… Will being called a kuso mushi be worth it? Then the big turn off… Seeing Ayumu in shima pantsu!!! ARGH! My eyes!!! But still funny…

One of the most amusing sections in the series is the next episode preview. It isn’t really so much about the narration about the next episode. Heck, I don’t think there is ever a proper one because they are just ranting away. In the first season, we had still pictures of the characters in the series but what it’s stated on screen is what makes it funny. Lasting for several episodes per picture, it starts off with Ayumu in Masou Shoujo outfit (trying to shield his eyes) with ‘bio data’ such as previous job (zombie), type (uke/sadistic), charm points (super regenerating ability) and even quotes to do his best and watch his true form. I think he is really getting into his Masou Shoujo role here. Even quips that F-cup size doesn’t match his figure or getting hooked if you let him torture your sensitive parts. Wow. There is even his 3 sizes! Do you really want to know about that?! I think Ayumu’s one has got to be the funniest of the lot. Others include Haruna’s tsundere cafe (“It’s, it’s not that I want to…”), Yuu’s try at sports (lacrosse? Tennis? Hunting with a mace?) and a comparison of boobs from the vampire ninjas (would you like regular, large or extra large service?). For the second season, we see 3 delusional Yuus at a time ranting about in this personal space of theirs. Is this inside of Ayumu’s mind? Well, it’s their chance to go wild. Plus, the background is a fanservice picture of Yuu. Whether it is talking about Ayumu, making plastic models, making porridge or playing King Game, the original Yuu sure isn’t amused. I guess the ultimate one came when original Yuu did some (censored) yaoi comic rendition of Ayumu that got the delusional Yuus to instantly ‘fall in love’ and get ‘turned on’. Maybe that’s why the series got forced termination ;p. The delusions shall not lead us astray! As for the mid-intermission, it is also funny but feels like a take-two comic with the characters usually in chibi drawing.

Although there are scenes where Yuu opens her mouth and speaks in her own voice, you might also notice that the delusional Yuus that Ayumu conjures have different seiyuus for each different episode. Well, their name did scroll across the screen. Midori Tsukimiya is the voice for the original Yuu and because of her soft-spoken voice, it is different from her livelier roles like Yuka Iseda from Ebiten and Tsukuru from R-15. As for the delusional Yuus, they comprise a good mix of popular and unknown seiyuus. Seiyuus like Kikuko Inoue, Yui Horie, Kimiko Koyama, Tomoko Kaneda and Aya Hisakawa all play their cameo part in this but it is tough (for me) to actually realize it is their voice despite the onscreen notice. That’s because they are putting up that cutesy and lovely voice that makes it oh so hard to discern. Except for Yuu Kobayashi whose natural voice isn’t all that shrieky cute. Oops. Sorry. I’m sure you’d be swept away by the cuteness of the delusions that would make you unable to differentiate between the different voices. Iori Nomizu as Haruna reminds me of her other loudmouth role as Mirai in Itsuka Tenma No Kurousagi and Deadman Wonderland’s Minatsuki when she’s in psycho mode. Sera is played by Youko Hikasa and she does give the character a commanding high and might air around her. A bit something like Rias in High School DxD. Ai Shimizu really makes Dai-sensei/Ariel sound like a cool and though her character doesn’t get emotional unlike her other character roles with her trademark shrieky voice (Mikoto in Mai-HiME, Koyori in Sola, Sherwood in Kaibutsu Oujo). Hisako Kanemoto as Tomonori certainly didn’t sound like a squid girl like she played in Shinryaku! Ika Musume like I hoped for. What was I thinking? De Geso… Not. Other casts include Junji Majima as Ayumu (Kinji in Hidan No Aria), Aya Gouda as Saras (Q-feuille in Kiddy Girl -and), Hitomi Nabatame as Chris (Margery Daw in Shakugan No Shana), Ami Koshimizu as Nene (Nodoka in Saki), Rie Yamaguchi as Taeko (Yurako in Kamisama Dolls), Mina as Kanami (Sohara in Sora No Otoshimono), Hiroyuki Yoshino as Orito (Briefs in Panty And Stocking With Garterbelt), Noriko Shitaya as Kyouko (Sakura in Fate/Stay Night), Koji Yusa as Yoru No Ou (Kyousuke Hyoubu in Zettai Karen Children) and Itsuki Takizawa as Anderson (Sommer in Kiddy Girl -and).

The opening themes of both seasons are sung by the seiyuu of Haruna. Though the rock outfit may suit the pace of the series, somehow I just feel that Haruna shouldn’t be singing. You know what I’m saying? Maybe geniuses won’t want to hear it from a stupid person like me. The first season’s opening theme, Makasete Tonight is rather okay but I think the second season’s opening piece, ***Passionate feels a little unbearable. I don’t know. Maybe it’s something like Haruna’s death dance. Whenever I hear this song, my hair starts to stand on ends. For the first season’s ending theme, Kizuite Zombie-sama Watashi Wa Classmate Desu by Rie Yamaguchi with Manzo, it sounds like a weird mambo carnival song mixed with some video game sound effects in certain parts. The animation is equally weird. While Haruna dances like an energetic idiot, Yuu is just well, do you call that slow movements a dance? Swaying her hands and feet slowly, left to right, right to left… And Ayumu who has the worst part, apart from being dehydrated from the sun, thought he could revive by getting naughty by pressing some girl’s nipples. Turns out to be Orito!!!!! Instant death!!! For the second season, the ending theme is Koi No Beginner Nan Desu by Rie Yamaguchi too, which plays to a faster pop beat. Once more, the animation has Ayumu drawing the short end of the stick. Already dying like a zombie, we see him gradually reviving as he fantasizes his harem girls puckering their lips and preparing to kiss him. Till he gets a real kiss from Orito in the end. Instant death once more!!!! And yeah, if Haruna had stuck a flower in his ass in the first season, she sticks another one here. Look how beautiful it blooms into a bouquet? Oh wow. His ass is really something. Both ending themes I feel are a place for Taeko to sing her unrequited feelings for Ayumu as I noticed. Well, if you want to rank Ayumu’s harem girls, she is the one who would be at the bottom in terms of opportunity, closeness, aggressiveness and just about everything else. There are also a number of insert songs in both seasons with many of them coming from Saras as she doubles as an idol such as Kirakira Diamond, Ettou Santora Kaikyou, Machibito Love Song and Kyuuketsu Venus (duet with Sera). Sung by others include Sugao (Yuu), Sorya Masou Desho! Rock’n Roll (Haruna), Mata Ashita Ne (Taeko) and Minna Mo Ii Na (Tomonori).

I don’t think being a zombie is going to be a cool Hollywood trend though we have a rage of movies and series not only on this undead but vampires and werewolves as well. You can ask Ayumu all the trouble he went through of being one as well as a Masou Shoujo. Not pretty, I guarantee. Well, as long as he doesn’t turn into a mindless brain eating undead, I guess we can all get along fine since we can’t really tell if a zombie, Masou Shoujo, necromancer or vampire ninja are living among us. That’ll be just bad publicity if somebody gets to know if you’re one or more of the above. Worse than being alive. If I am ever going to turn into a Masou Shoujo under unusual circumstances, I’ll try not to expose the underwear that I am wearing. Who knows how many ‘casualties’ I would have racked up and worse, somebody would start loving my ass and upload them on Facebook! That will be a major dis-ass-ter I ass-sure you.

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