Is This a Zombie?

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  • TV-MA
  • 2011
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.9  (1,916)

Is This a Zombie? is a comedic, action-packed anime series that originally aired from January to March 2011 in Japan. The show's storyline revolves around a 16-year-old high school student named Ayumu Aikawa, who is mysteriously killed by a serial killer. However, instead of staying in the afterlife, he is revived as a zombie by a necromancer named Eucliwood Hellscythe.

Ayumu struggles to live an ordinary life as an undead creature, but things get more complicated when he encounters a magical girl named Haruna, who accidentally turns him into a Masō-Shōjo (a term used to describe a magical girl with the ability to transform into a warrior). In this form, Ayumu’s outfit becomes more feminine, and he gains superhuman strength and agility.

As Ayumu continues to navigate his new existence as a zombie and Masō-Shōjo, he and his friends get involved in a variety of supernatural conflicts that can only be resolved through battles. Along the way, he meets other characters who aid him in his fight, including the vampire ninja Seraphim, a trio of necromancers, and a group of magical girls known as the Magical Garment Girls.

The show's characters are a mix of quirky, eccentric, and interesting personalities. Ayumu is the protagonist, a zombie who is brave and capable despite his unusual condition. He is joined by Haruna, the magical girl who turns him into a Masō-Shōjo, and Seraphim, the vampire ninja who eventually becomes Ayumu’s partner-in-crime.

Other notable characters include Tomonori, Ayumu's childhood friend who carries a magical chainsaw and a secret love for him; the necromancer Eucliwood Hellscythe, who brought Ayumu back to life; and the Magical Garment Girls, a group of four magical girls who are determined to stop Haruna and Ayumu’s shenanigans.

The series is known for its high-energy action scenes, which often involve grotesque and over-the-top gore. The fight scenes are well-animated, and the show’s colorful, vibrant art style adds to the spectacle. The show's humor is also a highlight, with many of the characters being hilarious and memorable.

The voice acting in the show is top-notch, with Junji Majima voicing Ayumu, Iori Nomizu voicing Haruna, and Hisako Kanemoto voicing Seraphim. The rest of the cast also delivers strong performances, bringing each character to life with humor and heart.

Overall, Is This a Zombie? is a fun and entertaining show that combines action, comedy, and supernatural elements into a unique, quirky package. Its charming characters, memorable humor, and high-energy fight scenes make it a must-watch for fans of anime who enjoy a good laugh and a solid action sequence.

Is This a Zombie? is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (25 episodes). The series first aired on January 10, 2011.

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Yes, This Suits Me Just Fine
12. Yes, This Suits Me Just Fine
June 20, 2012
Haruna accidentally sells a philosopher's stone, Ayumu becomes temporarily invisible, and a bevy of scantily clad beauties are about to be unwittingly gazed upon by the eyes of a zombie!
Still, That's Okay
11. Still, That's Okay
September 27, 2017
When Ayumu is robbed of his memories, the necromancer becomes a magical girl and goes to war with the zombie!
Still, That's Okay
10. Still, That's Okay
June 5, 2012
Head Teacher Ariel proposes a test to Ayumu, to see if he is ready to take on Chris. At stake are Ayumu's memories, which will be erased if he fails the test. Haruna decides to help Ayumu pass the test, but will her help end up doing more harm than good?
Ah, My Darling Is a Ne'er-do-well
9. Ah, My Darling Is a Ne'er-do-well
May 29, 2012
In order to defeat Chris and get Haruna's magical power back, Ayumu meets with Nene, the mightiest of underworlders. In exchange for her help, Ayumu and the others help her illustrate her comic. Meanwhile, Saras gets ready to put on another concert.
Whoo, a Mixer With Kyoko!
8. Whoo, a Mixer With Kyoko!
May 22, 2012
Kyoko returns, offering to reveal Chris's weakness, but only if Ayumu will keep her sufficiently entertained. She wants him to throw her a big blind-date party, with lots of people. Will getting all of the arrangements made be too much for Ayumu?
Mm-hmm, Teacher Is the Greatest!
7. Mm-hmm, Teacher Is the Greatest!
May 15, 2012
Having absorbed Eu's magic power, Haruna now suffers from the same side-effects that prevented Eu from speaking. The culture festival enters its second day. Tomonori has her control ring taken from her by the teacher, leading to an unforeseen outcome.
No Way, We Were Winning!
6. No Way, We Were Winning!
May 8, 2012
The Head Teacher calls Ayumu with news that Mystletainn will be returning shortly. Souyu High School holds its culture festival, and Haruna helps Ayumu's class prepare for their activities. Ayumu admits to a sense of fulfillment in his high school life.
Yes, It Goes Around Every Year
5. Yes, It Goes Around Every Year
May 1, 2012
Sera and the other vampire ninjas are called back to their village, leaving Haruna in charge of the house. Eucliwood comes down with a fever, and Ayumu goes to great lengths to look after her, but ends up having to call in outside, underworlder help.
No, Get Lost, Good Sir
4. No, Get Lost, Good Sir
April 24, 2012
Thinking he is doing him a favor, Orito invites Ayumu out to a restaurant run by the vampire ninjas, which offers a full course of unsociable service. Afterward, the two of them engage the ninjas in a mood-changing contest, to win the cost of their meal.
Yo! That's Some Friendly You-nity!
3. Yo! That's Some Friendly You-nity!
April 17, 2012
Haruna and Eu perform a delicate operation on Mysteltainn to try to repair the damage done to him. Ayumu gets advice on how to deal with Orito. Tomonori takes a crash course in dancing in order to be a backup dancer for Sarasvati at her upcoming concert.
Aah, Farewell to Me
2. Aah, Farewell to Me
April 10, 2012
With Mystletainn unable to erase anyone's memories, they still remember the events of the day before, thrusting unwelcome attention upon Ayumu. Tomonori invites Ayumu to go up into the mountains, to get away from the commotion and do some stargazing.
Yes, I'm Now Making a Magical Transformation Again!
1. Yes, I'm Now Making a Magical Transformation Again!
April 3, 2012
Ayumu finds himself wearied by the stress of everyday life, and happens upon a drinking partner with whom he is able to share his concerns. Meanwhile, Haruna's increased appetite has her thinking she has recovered her Magical Garment Girl abilities.
Where to Watch Is This a Zombie?
Is This a Zombie? is available for streaming on the FUNimation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Is This a Zombie? on demand at Amazon Prime, Apple TV and Crunchyroll.
  • Premiere Date
    January 10, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (1,916)