MVM Entertainment is continuing to roll out new material and they’ve just announced the acquisition of both seasons of Is This A Zombie?, known as Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka in its original Japanese form and original simulcast. MVM Entertainment doesn’t have any immediate details about as “the ink is drying” on the deal but both seasons will come later this year for that market.
Both seasons have been licensed for release in North America previously with FUNimation having released the first season while not yet having scheduled a release date for the second season. Both shows were released on bilingual DVD due to contractual obligations that keeps a Blu-ray release out of the picture for awhile.
The seasons are laid out with 12 episodes and 1 OVA (series 1) and followed up by 10 episodes and 2 OVA’s (series 2).
Plot concept: Some guys have no luck; he’s got no pulse. That’s life for unfortunate, undead Ayumu. First, he was murdered by a serial killer. Total bummer. Then he was resurrected as a zombie by a cute little necromancer. That seemed pretty cool until she moved into his house, refused to speak, and forced his rotting carcass to do all the cooking. After that, a magical girl in a pretty pink dress used her matching chainsaw to chop his corpse in half.
Luckily, the necromancer’s powers of resurrection trumped those of the chainsaw chick, so instead of dying (again), Ayumu became the world’s first magical girl zombie. There’s also a voluptuous vampire ninja who thinks zombie boy’s a pervert – and a hideous crayfish demon who wants to devour him. Confused? All you gotta know is this: zombies, frilly dresses, demons, and moe chainsaws. Pink. It’s the new dead.
[Source: MVM Entertainment]