Kore wa Zombie desu ka – Of the Dead 03
Comedy, comedy and more comedy. I’m disappointed in Kore wa Zombie and also myself being a fool to get my hopes up after episode 2. Though overall, I didn’t dislike the episode. Aikawa’s nudity along with the Curse dance were the highlights of episode 3 and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy the comedy at all. The sad thing is, when you’re expecting something completely different, the level of enjoyment you get from that episode is reduced heavily being unsatisfied and that’s me story-wise right now. I know, I know… I brought it upon myself but I’m sure episode 4 will answer my calls! There’s no way they’ll still focus on comedy after such a event right at the end! Oh who am I kidding.
Even so, I’m confused about the relationship between Dai sensei’s moment with Kyoko in episode 2 and their moment in episode 3. Where we given a scene in the past in episode 2? Considering Kyoko was taken away by Dai-sensei in season 1, that’s a fairly plausible assumption right? Or did I forget something in season 1? Anyways, with the condition that Kyoko was in, I doubt it was during the current time Aikawa and the rest were living in so episode 3 is the depiction of what’s happening in real time: Kyoko being held custody. All it’s doing is increasing our curiosity about Kyoko’s situation which is good and bad. Good in terms of story progression but bad if they prolong it. What do you guys and girls think? Or was this plain obvious and I just didn’t know?
Rating: I’ve decided to give it 6 out of 10. The comedy overall was still enjoyable to watch but with expectations for story progression, I definitely didn’t enjoy episode 3 as much as I thought I would’ve. I definitely found Kore wa Zombie to be enjoyable and it still is an enjoyable series so far, only I was one of the few who liked how they switched from heavy comedy to heavy story with subtle comedy in season 1. As little as the story was, it did help in the field of character development and I’m all about character development. But let me take you to another point I want to address in episode 3. Anderson-kun (or also known as Shimomura) might actually play a bigger part in the story than you think. As much as we’ve already got a bunch of characters that aren’t necessarily story related at all, there’s a mysterious aura around Anderson. My advice: keep an eye on him.