Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka – 06: The Most Powerful Magiclad Girl
As Ayumu is facing a potentially life-threatening enemy, Eu feels the need to make use of her immense powers to protect them, hence speaking for probably the first time (minus the mousou-mode Ayumu delusions where he fantasizes Eu in a galge setting), reciting the incantation to transform herself into a Magiclad Girl.It’s an excellent way to depict how the latent magical energy running forth from Eu is powerful enough to inscribe words onto the ground as a warning to Ayumu. You don’t carry a whiteboard/notepad when in battle do you?
Kyoko removes her body limiters, such that she can increase the potency of her magic attacks. It’s rather disturbing to see skin, flesh and bone disintegrate from a super-charged attack. But Kyoko is able to attack with such reckless abandon as she has many more lives to spare, no thanks to her killing of other people to increase the number of lives she has. Her efforts are seemingly futile, however, as Eu deflects her attacks without even a flinch.
Behold the destructive power of Eu’s words. A single utterance sends a wave of death crashing through Kyoko’s body, and she crumples into an untidy heap. Not even the tree is spared. But seconds later, Kyoko is up and running again, using a new life she had gathered from killing another person. Eu says the word “DIE” again, and Kyoko readily obliges. Rinse. Repeat. Around 10 times.
I guess it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how to counter the power word. All Kyoko needed was to die 10 times. Normal folk like us do not have such luxuries. Normal folk like us don’t really poke out our eardrums to make one shut up. Some aircraft-grade noise-cancelling headphones would’ve been handy at that point of time.
With hearing out of the way, Eu can’t do nuts to Kyoko. Grabbing this opportunity, Kyoko presses LP + LP + –> + LK + HP, moves towards Eu and unleashes her Super Desperation Move, SHUN GOKU SATSU. Eu is utterly defeated, which makes one think, surely she could’ve used some other kind of magic to counter that? But if she did, then Ayumu, Seraphim and Haruna wouldn’t have any screen time at all! They are acutely aware of this, and launch a tri-pronged attack on Kyoko, who brushed them off as easily as Eu did to her.
It’s hard to fight in a 3-to-1 situation, let alone when your eardrums are busted, so Kyoko autokills herself and respawns, becoming good as new! Very much likened to Volt Texture in Freezing haha. Surely her reincarnation counter must be dwindling fast.
Seraphim tells Ayumu that it’s about time to take things seriously, and transform into a Magiclad Girl (srsly?) He hesitantly obliges, and after transforming, which is still disturbing to watch no matter how many time I view it, takes several blows from Kyoko, in a mad attempt to try to understand the pain that Eu undertakes.
Somehow, it gives him a mega power-up, and Ayumu grabs the chainsaw to hack away at Kyoko. Cue the gruesome screams and gory images, as the entire hill is bathed in a red miasma. He manages to reduce Kyoko’s lives down to the last solitary one, and Kyoko whimpers for forgiveness, sensing that she doesn’t have many lives to throw away anymore. Ayumu sparing Kyoko would probably be the ultimate insult to her; Kyoko prolongs her longevity by killing people, but when Ayumu has her life at his mercy, he denies Kyoko of what she has been striving for by not killing her.
Eu is revived in the aftermath of the battle, and you can see that she reverted back to using her notepad. Glowing-hot inscriptions on the floor are not needed during peacetime apparently. We also see the appearance of Instructor Dai, who teaches tens of millions of Magiclad Girls, and is mentor to Haruna and Kyoko. She arrived with the sole purpose of receiving the Kyo-tofu from Ayumu (mentioned in Episode 5), but since she was there, she wanted to bring Kyoko back to re-educate her, as she has strayed to the Dark Side.
Kyoko is suddenly revived though, as a black aura surrounds her. The voice she emits is ostensibly male, and it would seem that she is being possessed by The King of Night, who has a personal score to settle with Eu, from what I gather. His mere presence strikes fear in Haruna, as she is rooted to the spot. A few ominous sentences are said by The King of Night, then Kyoko promptly vanishes. Instructor Dai is miffed, and she wants her student back. Apart from this short intervention, it’s alls well that ends well.
Back at the house, Ayumu inquires Eu as to whether there were any other Zombies, to which Eu affirmed. The previous zombie she resurrected had malice in his heart, though, and she had no choice but to do away with him. Ayumu is thankful that Eu saved him and granted him near-invincibility, as well as being grateful for the presence of Seraphim and Haruna. A moment of D’AWW ensues when the edges of Eu’s lips curve ever so slightly upwards, eliciting a genial countenance that is undoubtedly picked up by Ayumu. That’s all the emotion she can afford to show, and I’m sure nobody’s complaining.
Overall, it’s a great episode, where we get to see quite alot of action in unconventional ways. The reasons to justify the transformation into a Magiclad Girl are rather contrived, but it’s great to see Eu in a Magiclad Girl outfit, and in terms of hilarity, Ayumu in that outfit as well. What’s not to like?