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Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? is known by many to be a fun, lovable and light hearted anime. But what makes it so? Perhaps it is the main character having his life turned upside down after becoming a zombie? Or maybe it’s the abundance of slapstick humour aimed towards him. Whatever it is, we can all agree that Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? provides everyone with a bounty of joy and laughter.
Join us as we count down 6 similar animes like Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka.
Similar Anime to Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? / Similar Anime to Is This A Zombie?
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2010 - December 2010
No one understands physical abuse like Aikawa, the main character of Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?, as much as Sado of MM!. Much like the protagonist of Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?, he is constantly hit, punted, slapped, bashed and thwacked constantly by the cast of the show, whether intentional or not. The difference between the two is simple, Sado enjoys being made to suffer.
That’s right, the main character of MM! is a bona fide masochist. In an effort to cure himself of his condition, Sado joins a special club where he hopes to work through his issues, only to discover that the other members are as weird, or weirder than he is. With a weird cast of females in the club, shown in a Harem style presentation, Sado only seems to suffer more as a result of his decision. And he enjoys it.
If you enjoyed watching the harem-like cast of Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? abuse Aikawa in a countless number of ways, do check out MM! to sate all your sadistic needs!
TV anime "MM!" PV
2. Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: Jan 2010 – April 2010
Our protagonist of Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu is Akihisa Yoshii, the “baka” of the title. His academy is one that rigidly separates the elite from the common folk. Students are divided into classes from A, for the best scores, to F, for the “bakas”. Each class experiences an increasing number of luxuries afforded to them to reward their accomplishments; Class A students enjoy reclining seats and an unlimited drink bar while Class F students only get floor mats and old tables.
However, all is not lost. The academy provides students the ability to summon beasts based on their test scores to conduct an all-out battle royale between classes. If a lower class beats an upper class, they get to take the benefits from them. The protagonist leads Class F in an effort to battle all the classes and seize their perks.
Much like Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?, Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu presents itself in a very light hearted manner with laughter all around. It has a cast of cute female characters presented in a harem style, so audiences can take their pick of their favourite girl. Though the summoning abilities are technological, much of it is presented in a magical way, summoning fantasy beasts to conduct battle. If you enjoyed the slapstick humor, harem hijinks and battles of Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?, you will surely enjoy Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu as well.
[PV] Baka to Test
3. Rosario to Vampire (Rosario + Vampire)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: Jan 2008 – March 2008
By chance, Tsukune Aono finds himself in a youkai academy. Monsters by the dozen attend there, and the only thing that keeps them from finding out that he is human is the cardinal rule of the academy; everyone must stay in human form at all times. Terrified for his life, Tsukune makes the decision to flee the academy until he runs into Moka Akashiya, a beautiful and bountiful girl who is secretly a vampire! She wears a rosary on her chest to keep her powers in check, but when Tsukune takes it off, she becomes a super vampire!
An oldie but goodie, Rosario to Vampire hits all the same points that make Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? so enjoyable. The anime has a large variety of cast members, from a succubus to a yuki-onna to a witch. In true anime fashion, they are all presented as part of Tsukune’s harem. With plenty of Ecchi, Comedy and Epic Battles to enjoy, if you loved Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?, you’ll love Rosario to Vampire as well.
Rosario + Vampire: The Complete First Season - Available Now - Trailer
Any Animes Like Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? / Any Animes Like Is This A Zombie? ?
4. Date A Live
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2013 – June 2013
Itsuka Shido is a normal high school boy. One day, disaster alarms ring throughout the town but he fails to escape. Fearing his death, he meets a girl clad in armour instead of a natural disaster. He is informed that she is a "Special Disastrous Designated Creature: Spirit”, which cause disasters known as timespace quakes. The only way he can seal her power and prevent disaster? Make her fall in love with him.
In the same way the protagonist of Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? is ripped from his normal life by a magical girl into saving people, Itsuka is forced to fully utilize his innate charm and charisma to save the world from dangerous magical creatures; also known as girls with magic powers. With an abundance of harem style comedy, cool fight sequences and ecchi scenes, Date a Live will thrill you in the same way Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? did.
"Date A Live" anime PV ver1.2
5. High School DxD
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jan 2012 – March 2012
Issei Hyoudo is a pervert with a dream of one day becoming a Harem King, and he is not ashamed to let everyone know about it. This leads to him having almost no success on the dating scene. However, one day a cute girl asks him out, only for him to discover she is a powerful Fallen Angel after she has killed him. He gets revived by his gorgeous senpai at a cost; he is now a devil like her and she is now his master! With Angels, Fallen Angels and other Devils to contend with, Issei must fight them all in order to achieve his dream of Harem King.
High School DxD is an extremely unrepentant Ecchi anime. It knows what it’s about and it’s not ashamed of it, much like its protagonist. That doesn’t mean it isn’t a good anime all around. Just like Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?, Highschool DxD has its share of slap stick humor (at the expense of the protagonist), epic magical fights and harem moments. And like every good harem anime, it has a bounty of females for you to pick! If the comedy, battles and female cast of Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? caught your attention for a whole season, Highschool DxD will undoubtedly do the same.
High School DxD Trailer
6. Zero no Tsukaima (The Familiar of Zero)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: July 2006 – September 2006
The female lead, Louise, is commonly known as “Zero Louise” at Tristein Academy, due to her inability to perform any spells successfully, usually resulting in catastrophic explosions. At a coming of age ceremony, Louise is required to summon a familiar who will aid and protect her, a magician.
Hoping to upstage her mocking classmates, Louise tries to summon a powerful familiar, only to end up with a human, our male lead, Hiraga Saito. Despite not getting along with each other, Saito and Louise have to learn to work together side by side. With her magic and his sword, they must battle through enemies and seek the answers that they are looking for.
Zero no Tsukaima is alike to Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? in almost every way. Saito is thrust into an unfamiliar supernatural world at the whims of a magician girl and given combat abilities to help support her. Furthermore, Zero no Tsukaima boasts a cast of not just many beautiful girls, but other interesting side characters as well.
As the familiar of zero, Saito is also constantly subject to her whims, often resulting in comedic situations from their clashes in personality. Much like Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?, Zero no Tsukaima is able to provide thrilling and compelling fight sequences despite its light hearted nature.
If you enjoyed Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? in its entirety, Zero no Tsukaima is a much watch!
Zero no Tsukaima Official Trailer
Any anime fan can enjoy the occasional ecchi, harem anime from time to time. With an anime like Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?, it hits all the points that we expect to see in a harem anime. It’s funny, filled with a likable cast and has the occasional cool scenes to top it all off.
These 6 anime are not meant to replace Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?, but to provide the life of spice, variety. Each of them are similar in just the right way, but provide their own twists to the genre tropes in such a manner that audiences will be entertained for hours.
Of course, there are plenty of other anime that have much in common with Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?! Feel free to mention any of your picks in the comments!