Characters That Made My Year – Ayumu Aikawa (Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Eleven)
Penultimate day woo!! Okay today has another character from one of my Guilty Pleasure shows – Ayumu Aikawa from Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?
Zombies, vampire ninjas, magical girls & shinigami – Korean Zombie Desk Car was a demented show. I didn’t expect to like the series, I went into the first episode highly skeptical that the show would provide any entertainment value at all………boy was I ever proven wrong. The madcap energy and willingness to just be as stupid as human possible while still being funny, made the show a must watch. It kind of ran out of steam midway through when it decided to fire in a ‘plot’ and also started to rely a bit too much on standard harem antics, but I had enough fun with the show to still think well of it.
As a protagonist Ayumu was one of the better male leads out there. He’s very droll most of the time, seeming unfazed by the fact he’s been killed & raised as zombie and even taking the fact his home has become overrun by demented women with supernatural powers in his stride. As a teenage boy he isn’t immune to the standard perverted hijinks, but his placcid, snarky personality is generally what shines through…….even when he’s sporting a pink mini-dress with more frills than is healthy for any males masculinity.
Indeed it is that wonderful Magical Girl transformation that Ayumu is forced to go through that I have picked as his standout moment. It’s in episode 1 and was the main reason I decided I had to watch this show – it is simply hilarious.