Genre: Action, Comedy, Ecchi,Harem, Magic, Supernatural
Original Name: Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?
Ayumu Aikawa is a zombie resurrected by a necromancer named Eucliwood Hellscythe after being killed by a serial killer. As he tries to make the best of his undead life, he encounters a Masō-Shōjo named Haruna and inadvertently takes her magic powers, being forced to become a Masō-Shōjo (and thereby crossdress) in the process. With Eucliwood, Haruna, and a vampire ninja named Seraphim living with him, Ayumu helps battle demons known as Megalos while trying to figure out the mystery behind his own death.
Ayumu is the protagonist of Is This a Zombie?. He is a high school boy who was killed by a serial killer and resurrected as a zombie by the Necromancer, Eucliwood Hellscythe. As a zombie, he is near invincible and can exceed the limits of the human body, giving him great physical strength. However, he still feels pain (but gets over it very quickly) and his bones can still break (but they can be reset and heal) but he will dry out in the sunlight. There are other aspects of his zombie nature that Ayumu has yet to discover, such as the ability to absorb magic (stronger magic absorbs weaker magic). As a result of absorbing Haruna’s magic, Ayumu is forced to become a Masō-Shōjo, pink frilly outfit and all, in order to fight Megalos. Throughout his encounters, it is shown that he is rather a unique zombie, which is possibly due to the powerful magic Eu used to revive him. In Episode 11, when Mystletainn recognizes Haruna as its owner again, it enables both of them to transform into Masō-Shōjos in tandem, right before they fight Yoruno. In Episode 12, he temporarily borrows Eu’s powers, but, much to Sera’s chagrin and ire, winds up having perverted thoughts that affect all the girls within the vicinity. In the manga, it is shown that Ayumu can kill Megalos with his zombie powers alone without becoming a Masō-Shōjo. When Ayumu turns into a Masō-Shōjo, he still has his zombie powers, but loses some of the associated negative effects, such as a weakness to sunlight. He is also more aggressive in the manga, as seen in his fight against Kyoko, when it takes the appearance and intervention of Ariel to prevent him from killing her. In the anime, he refrains from killing her for good, after figuring out that she was down to her very last life. Ayumu has a hidden talent; he’s able to break-dance.