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[[caption-width-right:225:The magical girl, the necromancer, and two vampires. Not pictured: the zombie.]]

Ayumu Aikawa is dead -- or ''was'' dead. This OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent has since been resurrected as a zombie by {{necromancer}}-knight Eucliwood Hellscythe ("Eu"), who is now living at his house. Relaxing in the cemetery one night while searching for his killer, Ayumu witnesses a girl named Haruna fending off a giant monster with her magical chainsaw. She is a [[MagicalGirl Magical Garment Girl]], having come from the magical world. As Haruna attempts to erase his memories, she ends up erasing her own powers (and outfit) by mistake. The Megalo won't cease attacking, though, and as Haruna is quick to discover, her powers have transferred to Ayumu instead. Ayumu is now a zombie and a magical girl, and hijinks ensue.

Originally a series of LightNovels (totaling eight as of November 2011), ''Kore wa Zombie desu ka?'' was adapted into an anime in the winter 2011 season. A second season started airing in April 2012 officially named: ''Kore wa Zombie desu ka? Of The Dead'' (''Is This A Zombie: Of the Dead'').

Creator/FUNimation has licensed the series and will release it under the translated title ''Is This A Zombie''. Similarly, the original manga adaptation was licensed by Yen Press under that title and began publication in March 2012. Other manga adaptations, [[NoExportForYou currently only available in Japan]], are a [[{{yonkoma}} 4-panel gag series]] and a third adaptation called ''Yes, I'm Your Wife''.

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!!This anime series contains examples of:
* ACupAngst: Haruna.
* AccidentalKiss:
** Haruna pushes Ayumu into Maelstrom, causing Ayumu to fall on top of him [[SweetPollyOliver (who turns out be a her)]] as they lock lips.
** [[spoiler:And in vampire ninja culture, the first kiss between a man and a woman [[AccidentalMarriage counts as a marriage ceremony]].]]
** The misunderstanding is made worse in Episode 6 of Season 2 when Ayumu [[spoiler: puts a magical ring on Tomonori to prevent a spell/demon in her to self-destruct again. She was unconscious at the time, but upon waking up and finding the ring on her, she seems even more convinced Ayumu wants to marry her.]]
* AccidentalMisnaming: Maelstrom does not like being called Tomonori, but unfortunately for her, that's how her alias, Yuki Yoshida, reads. Nevertheless, she's fine with Ayumu using it (save for a brief FreakOut in Episode 9 when she realizes [[spoiler:she had nearly died]]), as she found his alternative - "Yuki-chan" - far more embarrassing. The reason she doesn't like Tomonori is because it sounds too tomboyish.
* ActionGirl: Lots.
** Seras.
** Seraphim.
** [[spoiler:Kyoko.]]
* ActionHoggingOpening: No, none of the awesome stuff in ''Of the Dead's'' opening actually happens. This is a harem comedy first. Zombie-Magical Garment Girl-Ninja-Action comes second.
* AllMenArePerverts: How primarily Sera and Haruna think of Ayumu. Of course, [[AccidentalPervert sometimes]] [[ChivalrousPervert it's not that far off...]]
* AmusingInjuries:
** Ayumu is a zombie. [[BlackComedy And this is a comedy.]]
** After the King of the Night chops Ayumu's legs off in Episode 10 of Season 1, Haruna and Tomonori stick his legs back on, using wood glue. Unfortunately they put his legs on backwards, so Haruna is forced to carry him home.
** Haruna kicks him into the wall in Episode 5 of Season 2. It leaves a hilarious bloody after-image where the mark has a surprised look on its face. Later a sick Eu asks to sleep in the same bed as him, and in the next scene he has the same exact look on his face. Sera does one as well at the end of the episode.
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:The King of Night. All he wants is to die, which Eu won't grant him since she still counts him as a friend. So he is forced to harm her newfound family (i.e., Ayumu, Haruna, Seraphim and Maelstrom) just to provoke her into doing so.]]
* AssShove: The male, comedic version.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: One high-class Megalo is a gigantic flying humpback whale. This one is shown as wearing the suit of a Japanese delinquent and can shoot laser beams from its mouth or explosive, targeted water jets from its blowhole.
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Kyoko.]]
* AwesomenessIsVolatile: Haruna's idol performance causes Orito's [=iPad=], which was tracking the stats, to ''explode''.
* BackFromTheDead: Eu actually says she ''prevented'' Ayumu's death, although there's probably no difference.
* {{Back Stab}}bed [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice With Extreme Prejudice]]:
** How Ayumu died in the {{Backstory}}. He also gets impaled by a Bear Megalo when he first met Haruna.
** And again Ayumu [[spoiler:and Kerberos Wansard]], though the latter was killed.
** Ayumu gets it twice in Episode 5, [[DeliberateInjuryGambit though the second one was willingly]]. [[spoiler: Not that it worked.]]
* BadassAdorable:
** Haruna: Strong enough to catch whales!
** Eu: [[BerserkButton Don't joke about dying with Eu.]] Ever.
** Maelstrom: Fear the power of ramen!
** Ariel: [[BewareTheNiceOnes Never kill any of her students unless you don't value your life.]]
* BadassCape: Seraphim, Ayumu when he charges his Magical Garment Girl powers, and [[spoiler:Kyoko]].
** Seems to be a given with all vampire ninjas introduced.
* BadassTeacher: Ariel said she was going to kill Ayumu if he finished off [[spoiler:Kyoko]].
* BadSanta: Haruna's ImagineSpot in Episode 7 portrays Santa Claus as a tattooed and scarred psychopath who murders people and stores them in his sack, who will grant the wishes of anyone with a ponytail.
* BalancedHarem: Although some girls seem to get ahead from time to time, for the most part none of them have won over Ayumu completely yet.
* BalloonBelly: Haruna in Episode 2.
* BareHandedBladeBlock: [[spoiler:Ayumu does this to Kyoko.]]
** He tries it again in Episode 9 of Season 2 against Seraphim, but she's much too quick for him. In the next scene he's still bloodied and knocked out in the corner of the room.
* BareYourMidriff: Sera.
* BarrierWarrior: Haruna.
* BeachEpisode: Episode 12 (lampshaded at the end of the previous episode by Ayumu) and the first OVA.
* BearsAreBadNews: Giant monster bears especially so.
* BeneathTheMask: Dai-sensei aka Ariel is pretty ruthless if you overlook her cuckoo personality.
* BerserkButton:
** Do '''not''' belittle the seriousness or pain of death around Eu.
** In truth she is merely annoyed. Heaven can't help you [[BewareOfTheNiceOnes if she actually goes berserk]] - [[DoNotTauntCthulhu it's stupid to even think about it]]. The reason why she is so annoyed by that only gets revealed much later in the story.
** Episode 4 gives a plausible explanation: [[spoiler:Eu feels the pain of any ailment she heals. If her necromantic Raise Dead works the same way, she literally ''relives death'' as she brings anyone back, including Ayumu.]] No wonder she's '''[[{{Pun}} dead]] serious''' on the matter. And later in Episode 6, [[spoiler: the gravity of the situation is underlined by her saying '''[[WordsCanBreakMyBones DIE]]''' repeatedly to Kyoko.]]
** Don't threaten or harm Ariel's students
* BestKnownForTheFanservice: In-universe example during Season 2 when the school [[spoiler: witnesses Ayumu's fight with a Megalo and their memories remain untouched. Everyone makes a big deal about how he was crossdressing and then naked. They don't ever talk about him chainsawing a huge squid monster.]]
* {{BFS}}: Sera is capable of increasing the size of her sword. The biggest it's been so far is about 9 ''feet'' long.
* BigBadFriend: Eu considered the King of the Night one.
** In Season 2, [[spoiler: Nene and Chris are seen eating and drinking together at the end of Episode 9 in Season 2.]]
* BigDamnHeroes:
** [[spoiler:Eu neutralized a fireball with [[SuperpowerLottery little effort]].]]
** [[spoiler:And in Episode 10 Sarasvati saves the party from the King of the Night, despite earlier [[YouHaveFailedMe having Sera attacked]] for disobeying her orders to assassinate Eu.]]
** Maelstrom does one for Haruna/Ayumu when some Megalo had them pinned down in Episode 7.
* BigEater: '''''Everyone.'''''
* BigNo: Ayumu does one in Episode 2 of Season 2, after Haruna and Eu show him all the stuff posted online with him battling a megalo at school in the previous episode, in his magical girl outfit.
* BlackComedy
* BlandNameProduct:
** Ayumu and Orito eat hamburgers at "[=MaskDonalds=]", where the staff wear [[MaskedLuchador luchador masks]], and Orito is drinking "Dr. Poppor". Also Ayumu was seen using "Stardust Coffee" awning as shade from the sun.
** In ''of the Dead'', videos of Ayumu pop up on [=YuaTube=] in the second episode.
** In Episode 8 of Season 2, he uses [[Website/{{Google}} Zoogle]] to look up how to throw a mixer.
** Ayumu goes to a 6-Eleven in Episode 9 of Season 2.
* BloodFromTheMouth: PlayedForLaughs with the man Ayumu runs into in Episode 6 of Season 2. He seems to spew blood every few moments whenever he says or does something, and immediately [[LampshadeHanging mentions his doctor telling him not to say or do those things,]] such as acting cool or saying elusive things.
** Ayumu also does it in the ending for both seasons. Again, PlayedForLaughs.
* BookEnds: Episode 1 of Season 1, and the last, Episode 10 of Season 2 have the following exchange between Ayumu and Haruna
-->'''Ayumu:''' Could you get my lower half?\\
'''Haruna:''' Your lower half!? What are you, a pervert!?
* {{Bokukko}}: Maelstrom uses "ore" to refer to herself, and her speech mannerisms are usually used by males.
* [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Brainwashed,]] [[DemonicPossession Rinsed, and Dried]]: [[spoiler:Turns out, Kyoko was possessed at the time of her mass murder spree. Eu explains that she'd been possessed by the King of the Night.]]
** [[spoiler:This seems to have happened with Maelstrom and her Mon -- she automatically invokes it on certain triggers.]]
* [[spoiler: BreakTheCutie: Eu in Episode 9.]]
* BreatheOnTheFan: The [[OnTheNext next episode preview]] at the end of Episode 11 shows Eu trying to do this on one of those new unchoppy, smooth air fans... er, Dyson air multipliers. Needless to say, it doesn't work.
* BreatherEpisode: Episodes 7 & 8 are comparatively lighter in tone than 5 & 6, and Episode 12 is essentially a BeachEpisode, with all the major female characters in a singing contest.
* BrickJoke:
** "Don't give away the punchline!"
** "That's not a kick!"
* BromanticFoil: Orito, the show's master of comedic irony.
* BroughtDownToNormal: Haruna, also an accidental variant of SuperEmpowering.
* ButtMonkey: Ayumu is treated as such.
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: Haruna's keyword is Japanese for "despite lovely and charming, I'm a death bringer" in reverse order.
* CallingYourAttacks:
** Sera's secret sword technique can't be much of a secret when she keeps calling it out at everyone.
** Haruna's [[FinishingMove Mystletainn Kick]] [[NonIndicativeName isn't exactly a kick]].
** Ayumu and his percentages of power.
* CaptainObvious: "If you hadn't brought me back to life, I'd still be dead." Can't really argue with that, Ayumu.
* CatchPhrase: TitleDrop, sort of.
* CatSmile: Haruna displays one from time to time.
* CelebrityIsOverrated: In Episode 2 of the second season, after Ayumu is once again seen in his magical girl outfit, and later in the nude, the students start taking lots of pictures and videos. His attempt to erase the memories is also stopped due to Mystletainn breaking. He immediately feels his social life is over, and when he arrives to school the next day, he is incredibly popular. Which immediately causes him to reject it and runs away from it all.
* ChainsawGood: Haruna's weapon of choice. A ''[[PinkGirlBlueBoy pink]]'' chainsaw.
** The opening title sequence features chainsaws in basically every other image.
* ChekhovsSkill: When Haruna tries to erase Ayumu's memories of her during their first encounter, she unwittingly transfers all her powers ([[WholesomeCrossdresser transformation outfit included]]) to him accidentally. At the start of Episode 2 it's revealed that he used the same technique to save himself from further humiliation after the rest of the school caught him wearing the Magical Garment Girl outfit. Unfortunately for the guy, come ''Episode 1'' of the second season he is unable to repeat this action after Mystletainn breaks.
* CicadianRhythm: Zombies don't do well in the heat.
* ClingyJealousGirl:
** Haruna doesn't take it too well when Ayumu [[AccidentalMarriage "marries"]] Yuki.
** In Episode 8 of Season 2, both Haruna and Tomonori don't like it when Ayumu is ordered by Eu to hug Taeko in a game, and pulls them apart rather quickly.
** In Episode 9 of Season 2, Sera seems to exhibit this trope when Nene jokingly says that if she did do anything naughty with Ayumu, it's not a big deal since he's a man. Even though he was completely innocent, Sera doesn't believe him and whacks him on the head with her sword.
** Surprisingly enough, Eu, in the original light novels at least (most of which was not shown in the anime). She constantly shows jealously at the other girls being close to Ayumu, such as after the mixer in Volume 5 when Ayumu asks why she came, she responds with, "So that the flies don't nag Ayumu."
* ClothingDamage: Notably, [[MagicalGirl Magical Garment Girl]] clothes, by proxy of stripping a Magical Garment Girl of her powers or her weapon.
* CloudCuckoolander: Ariel is very ''special''.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Almost all of the main heroines have different hair colors. Seraphim and Sarasvati are similar, but usually have different eye colors and hairstyles to differentiate them, the former with a ponytail and green eyes, the latter a HimeCut and red eyes.
* ComedicSociopathy
* ConspicuousCG: Aside from the usual fake-looking passing cars and trucks, the ferris wheel in Episode 8 looks like the programming version of the DesignStudentsOrgasm.
** The audience during the singing contest in Episode 12 looks like they were taken straight out of a PS1-era game.
* CooldownHug: Ayumu to Maelstrom when she was about to self-destruct in Episode 9.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Yeah, Ayumu is often the servant boy for his ladies, but [[spoiler:he can rip your head off, tear you to shreds with a chainsaw, or punch you out of immortality.]]
* CruelToBeKind: Ariel erases Ayumu's memory of the last few months in Episode 10 of Season 2. While it seems incredibly selfish at first, she was largely doing it to spare his life should he attempt to fight [[spoiler:Chris, her teacher]]. Unfortunately for the girls living with him, they don't like that he doesn't remember any of them, and go to great lengths to try and get [[WeWantOurJerkBack his memories back]].
* CryCute: Haruna in Episode 9 of Season 2, after seeing a NotWhatItLooksLike moment where a nearly naked Nene collapses on top of Ayumu. After running back home crying adorably, both Seraphim and Eu accompany her. Nene makes it much worse for him by not denying that something may or may not have happened, and if it did, he's a man. Cue more cute Haruna crying, as well as Sera slicing him in the head.
-->'''Haruna:''' [''with tears in her eyes''] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial I-I didn't cry! I-I never cry!]]
* CurbStompBattle:
** [[spoiler:Eu repeatedly kills Kyoko using nothing but [[WordsCanBreakMyBones words]], and would probably have won if Kyoko hadn't torn out her own eardrums.]]
** [[spoiler:Later, Ayumu breaks Kyoko's sword and repeatedly chainsaws her to death, leaving her with only one life left.]]
** [[spoiler:Immediately afterwards, Ariel makes it perfectly clear that she could kill Ayumu with a single thought if she wanted to -- and if he had honestly tried to take Kyoko's last life, [[BewareTheNiceOnes she would have]].]]
** [[spoiler: Ayumu then beats the tar out of the King of the Night and finishes by [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice punching through his head]].]]
* CursedWithAwesome: Eu is astronomically more powerful than the rest of the cast, the problem is [[PowerIncontinence she cannot control it]]. She doesn't [[WordsCanBreakMyBones speak]] because that will become a BrownNote [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity without even trying]].
** [[spoiler:Ayumu tries to fight Chris in Episode 8 of Season 2. However, he's unable to do anything to her when she frees him from her spell, and were it not for her attachment to him due to the time he spent with her in earlier episodes that season, she would have destroyed him. Ariel even says she'd lose in a straight up fight against her former teacher.]]
* CuteAndPsycho: [[spoiler:Kyoko is BATSHIT INSANE.]]
* CuteLittleFang: Haruna.
* CuteMute: Eu, InvokedTrope.
* DarkMagicalGirl: [[spoiler:Kyoko.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Eu often makes these with her notepad.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:Implied to have been done with Kyoko by the King of the Night.]]
* DeathByOriginStory: Ayumu.
* DeathIsCheap: When you're a zombie. [[spoiler:Or Kyoko.]]
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:The King of the Night.]]
* DebutQueue: Ayumu is already living with Eucliwood when he meets Haruna in Episode 1. Seraphim gets introduced in the next episode. Tomonori takes the longest to arrive--she's introduced halfway through the series and finally Sarasvati, who pops up near the end.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Seraphim. She begins to develop a liking to Ayumu, occasionally showing hints of jealousy after.
* DeliberateInjuryGambit: As a zombie, Ayumu is a textbook exploiter of his [[GoodThingYouCanHeal basic ability]], ignoring injuries in combat. Most notable when he has Sera run him through to kill [[spoiler:Kyoko]]. Doesn't work out quite as well as they thought it would, though...
* DetachmentCombat: Ayumu can fight with his body parts pretty easily, since they can always be reattached.
** RocketPunch: Ayumu ''throws'' his left arm towards Sera.
* DifferentInEveryEpisode: Ayumu's fantasies of [[TheVoiceless Eucliwood]] are voiced by a different {{seiyuu}} (frequently well known, but less commonly heard from nowadays) each episode. There is even a scrolling text placed onscreen saying who the {{seiyuu}} is this week. This gag carries over into the English dub, crediting the actresses such as Creator/AlexisTipton, Creator/LuciChristian, Creator/JamieMarchi, and Creator/CarliMosier, to name but a few.
** [[spoiler:She finally talks outside of Ayumu's imagination in Episode 11.]]
* DisneyDeath: Of all people, [[spoiler:''Ayumu'' gets this in Episodes 10-11. Earlier, Sera is critically wounded from behind by Yoruno, and it basically takes someone else's blood to revive her.]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: Thrice in the OVA, all in one game. Orito was distracted by Sarasvati, who was standing up giving Orito a great view up her skirt. Sarasvati was in turn distracted by Ayumu's ass, and Ayumu was in turn distracted by Taeko, who loosened the front of her shirt and leaned over, allowing Ayumu to look down her top. The first was deliberate. The second was completely unintentional. The third looks natural, but was on purpose.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Try looking at Sera's feeding of Haruna. [[KissOfTheVampire It]] [[FunBagAirBag leaves]] [[{{Tsundere}} Haruna]] [[LesYay breathless.]]
** Their and Ayumu's reactions don't help.
--->'''Haruna:''' [''catching her breath''] Don't look.\\
'''Sera:''' [''to Ayumu''] You were watching us? You are a despicable peeping-tom maggot.
** [[spoiler: Chris]]'s semi-monologue [[spoiler: about a [[BalefulPolymorph middle-aged man]] who's [[{{UsefulNotes/Transgender}} really a girl]]]].
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: Iori Nomizu (Haruna) sings both season's opening themes, while Rie Yamaguchi (Taeko Hiramatsu, a girl from Ayumu's class who frequently talks with him) also sings both ending themes.
* DontTryThisAtHome: [[OnceAnEpisode Every episode]] makes sure to [[LampshadeHanging inform us]] of this with this kind advice:
-->"[[BreakingTheFourthWall Our protagonist is a zombie. Do not try this at home!]]"
* DoubleEntendre: This series is littered with them, especially obvious in the dub.
* DoubleStandard: Quick facts about Vampire-Ninja laws: if you kiss someone of the same gender it's [[HoYay really]] [[LesYay hot]], if you kiss someone of the opposite gender [[spoiler: [[AccidentalMarriage till death do you part... or sometimes not even then]]]].
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Ayumu gets beaten up a lot, usually by Haruna or Sera.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: For all the things Ayumu's done he doesn't get as much respect as you would think.
* EdibleAmmunition: Maelstrom's WeaponOfChoice, ramen.
* EmotionlessGirl: Eu is easily mistaken for this, but instead she has a SugarAndIcePersonality. She has a [[WalkingDisasterArea very good reason to keep her emotions inside]].
* EmpathicWeapon: Mystletainn, Haruna's pink chainsaw, whose allegiance switched to Ayumu after he accidentally absorbs her powers. [[spoiler:However, as of Episode 11, it also reaffirms Haruna as its wielder, allowing her to once again transform full-time into a Magical Garment Girl, helping Ayumu [[CurbStompBattle double-team the King of the Night]].]]
* {{Engrish}}: The title, as well as the opening theme song, which mixes random English words in with Japanese sentences.
* HairDecorations
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: *ahem* Introducing [[http://www.dm5.com/Comic/MH84/Comics-84181_557f8bde_page-17.htm the pedobear]].
* {{Expy}}: Ayumu and Haruna's first meeting is slightly similar to [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Ichigo and Rukia's]].
** That is, he takes the majority of her power and her job unwillingly. She also [[PrettyFreeloader moves]] into his house.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: The King of the Night]] has a very amusing one.
-->[[spoiler: "If I die again, make me a penguin. I like penguins. Forgive me, Eucliwood."]]
* {{Fanservice}}:
** Lots. {{Imagine Spot}}s (courtesy of Ayumu, Orito, and recently, Maelstrom/Yuki) deserve special mention.
** Episode 12, a pool party-cum-IdolSinger exhibition.
** [[spoiler:BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: [[ExactWords Due to accidentally misusing]] [[MagicalGirl Eu's]] [[PowerIncontinence powers]], [[CovertPervert Ayumu]] gives us [[{{Stripperiffic}} bikinis]] and an [[UnstoppableRage INCREDIBLY PISSED Sera]].]]
* FanDisservice: Panty shots underneath cute dresses are nice... when it isn't from a man.
* FateWorseThanDeath:
** Literally in the case of Ayumu, who is already a zombie, and gets pictured by a ton of cellphone-cameras when he becomes a Magical Garment Girl. Subverted in that he is able to wipe everyone's memories of the incident along with all of the pictures that they took of him using his newfound abilities.
** Unless the weapon breaks.
** Those who were killed by the serial killer are [[YourSoulIsMine a straighter example]].
* FictionalHoliday: Due to Haruna's misunderstanding of Earth culture, Ayumu and Sera walk home one night to find Haruna and Eu setting up to celebrate "Christmaween", a holiday that effectively combines Christmas, Halloween, and {{Tanabata}} together. Ayumu just goes with it. He wasn't in the mood to correct them or ruin their fun.
-->'''Haruna:''' Furiously riding down the River of Stars, a big fat man drives a sleigh pulled by two HUGE creatures! Covered from head to toe in blood and guts, he flies like a bat out of hell in search of unsuspecting prey. He carries a bag big enough to fit a grown man with him, and under the cover of darkness, he sneaks in through the windows of houses marked with fancy-looking bamboo trees in their front yards. And even though he's a demon, Thunder Clause grants wishes, but only to those who wear their hair in pony-tails!
* FollowTheLeader: To ''Manga/PrincessResurrection'', indeed there are many similarities (male leads who're undead servants, female monsters join the household, group battling other monsters, chainsaw motif etc) but both series are original in their own right.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In Episode 12 Ariel asks if there will be any accidental exposures. Guess what happens.
* FreezeFrameBonus: At the end of the first OP. Pictures include [[spoiler:images of mysterious characters, five [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon girls with psycho weapons]] who seem to be other Magical Garment Girls and a giant grinning Megalo]].
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire
* FrillyUpgrade: When Ayumu enhances his Magical Garment Girl powers with zombie strength, his [[PimpedOutDress frilly clothes]] become insanely loaded with decorations, while his ThemeMusicPowerUp soars ever higher.
* FuroScene[=/=]BathtubBonding[=/=]SkinshipGrope: The girls in Episode 5.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Happens a ''lot'' with Seraphim and [[spoiler:Kyoko]], who don't seem to ever be wearing bras.
** Happens to Maelstrom according to the new trailer.
* GenkiGirl: ''Haruna''.
* GirlishPigtails: Orito says that it's Ayumu's {{fetish}} (and a later reaction from Ayumu suggests he's right).
** One girl from their class fits the bill: Taeko Hiramatsu, probably the only girl who frequently talks to him.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Haruna's Chainsaw and Eu's Scythe.
* GirlyRun: Watch as Ayumu avoids the crowd while wearing the Magical Garment Girl outfit.
* GivingUpTheGhost: When Orito finds out that the three cute girls bowling on the lane next to him and Ayumu not only know Ayumu but also live with him, he is so surprised that his ghost gives up another one.
* [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual Glasses Have Unusual]] XRayVision: The pair of glasses that Sarasvati handed to Ayumu [[PowerPerversionPotential allows its user to see through everyone's clothes]].
* {{Gorn}}:
** [[spoiler: The many deaths of Kyoko. [[GoryDiscretionShot Thankfully we don't see much of it]], but those '''[[HellIsThatNoise screams]]'''! A chainsaw death is never pretty.]]
** [[spoiler: That's true if ''Warhammer40k'' and ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' are anything to go by.]]
** Ayumu's damage to his body becomes a running joke. At times being cut in half and having his legs cut off.
* GoThroughMe: Ayumu combines this with a BackStab when he holds [[spoiler:Kyoko]] just so Sera can stab her by stabbing through him.
* GratuitousForeignLanguage
** GratuitousEnglish: Apparently, according to Orito, Sera's "white panty".
*** Lots of it used in Episode 6 of Season 2, the biggest one being Mystletainn repeatedly saying "I'll be back!"
** GratuitousSpanish: Orito thinks of calling Eu a "seņor".
--->'''Ayumu:''' "It's 'seņorita', you fantasizing maniac."
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: The Megalos.
* HamToHamCombat: The idol show.
* HandWave: When an absolutely gigantic Megalo shows up in the city, we see that the civilians are clearly reacting to it's presence. The only reason why total panic never becomes an issue is that Ayumu mentions that he's lucky that he can wipe people's memories as a result of absorbing Haruna's powers in the first episode.
* HeavySleeper: Nene as introduced in Episode 9 of Season 2. She falls asleep answering her door, giving Ayumu some MarshmallowHell, and later when he's brought some food for her, she gets out of the shower and collapses on top of him. She then later pops up from being buried under a pile of paperwork/drawings.
* HeroicBSOD: Ayumu suffers one in Episode 11 after Eu refused to take his hand as the King of Night was flying away with her.
* HeroicSacrifice: When the King of the Night plants a bomb on Haruna's head, Ayumu takes it and places it on his own head, then jumps out of the building to avoid the bomb hurting his friends. Being an immortal zombie however, it's not permanent.
* HostileShowTakeover: During episode 10's OnTheNext segment, Yoruno claims to be the new protagonist since the episode ended with [[spoiler: Ayumu getting blown to pieces]]. Ayumu is not pleased.
* HumanAlien: Seraphim, Haruna, Eu, or any other girl can pass as a human even though they aren't human at all.
* [[spoiler: HyperSpaceArsenal:]] [[spoiler:Manga-wise the fight between Kyoko and Ayumu ended up differently than the anime; in the manga Ariel had to literally stop Ayumu from killing Kyoko via pulling out [[DualWielding her]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]] out of her lab coat.]]
* ICannotSelfTerminate: [[spoiler:The King of the Night]]'s main motivation for harassing Eu and her friends.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every episode title is like a response to the interrogative main title. (e.g. "Yes, I'm a Magical Garment Girl", "No, I'm a Vampire Ninja", etc.)
* IdiotHair: Haruna. And it's [[ExpressiveHair expressive]].
* IdolSinger: Sarasvati, Sera (albeit unwillingly), Haruna (who stole the show), and [[spoiler:Eu]].
* ImagineSpot:
** Ayumu's is out of control. Notable in that every time he imagines the "inner" Eu, she calls him "oniichan" and is voiced by a different seiyuu, famous for their "cute" character works. Also accompanied with this phrase (in their cutest voice):
--->''Our weak-kneed protagonist, Ayumu Aikawa, has selfishly imagined this voice.''
** Guest seiyuus include Creator/KotonoMitsuishi, MikaKanai, TomokoKaneda, Creator/YukoMinaguchi, Creator/SatomiKoorogi, Creator/SakuraTange, YukiMatsuoka and Creator/NorikoHidaka for the first eight episodes of the first season; FumiHirano in the first OVA, Creator/AyaHisakawa in the second; and Creator/KikukoInoue, Creator/OmiMinami and Kimiko Koyama for ''Of the Dead'', the latter three with whom the original actually talks to.
** The ending of ''Of The Dead'' mainly consists of Ayumu imagining his harem wanting to kiss him.
** Orito has wild but accurate fantasies after initially seeing the girls first-hand.
** [[CovertPervert Maelstrom has had rather... suggestive fantasies involving her and Ayumu, causing her to blush and freak out]].
** This trope is invoked by Eu, of all people, in Episode 7 of Season 2. She outright asks Ayumu why he's not doing one already. Later a jealous Haruna forces him to do one of her as well.
* TheImmodestOrgasm: Inverted with Ayumu. In the second OVA for Season 1, while infiltrating Tomonori's hideout to recover the recipe he gave to her instead of Seraphim, a trap is triggered, shooting some bamboo into his butt. A second one is triggered shortly afterwards, and it lands smack dab in the middle of his butt, causing him to feel a bit pleased with it. After they successfully recover the recipe, Tomonori stabs him in the same spot, which at first is painful. But then Ayumu forms that same face again, complete with ArtShift and BishieSparkle.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Happens to Ayumu a few times. Sera does this to Megalo's as well.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Sera's outfit underneath her original idol outfit is a NakedApron with a {{Qipao}}-like bottom.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Maelstrom can dissolve a Megalo by showering them with tonkotsu ramen.
* IndirectKiss: Saras does one on Ayumu after stealing a drink from his coffee/juice box in Episode 9 of Season 2. He even {{foreshadow}}ed one earlier in the episode when Saras asked for his coffee box as payment for her ticket to him. Saras will probably consider this an act of marriage, similarly to what happened with Tomonori, but Ayumu will likely try to brush it off.
* InsufferableGenius: Haruna.
** She can't seem to take losing at anything, including an AccidentalKiss between Ayumu and Maelstrom (which ironically happened due to her pushing Ayumu down).
** To the point that Ariel has observed that Ayumu's is the only name Haruna's bothered to remember... so far.
* IronButtMonkey: The girls love to wail on Ayumu, but luckily he [[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow can take it]].
* IWasOnlyPretendingToLikeYou: [[spoiler:After Kyoko {{reveal}}s her true identity, Ayumu wonders whether [[WasItAllALie It Was All A Lie]].]]
** [[spoiler: Averted as of Episode 8 in Season 2, where she outright tells him that she's fallen in love with him, while stabbing him with her sword no less.]]
* JerkAss: Ayumu becomes one briefly in Episode 10 of Season 2, thanks to Ariel erasing his memory, and the girls failing to retrieve it when they were exploring his subconsciousness. [[spoiler:They manage to get him back to normal thanks to the efforts of Eu utilizing a combination of notes she first wrote to him, as well as [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice jabbing]] [[ChainsawGood Haruna's chainsaw]] through his midsection.]]
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:Kyoko. Turns out that was just a ruse to fool the audience into ruling her out as a suspicious character in the serial killings.]]
** [[spoiler: Or she killed herself for a quick heal, since DeathIsCheap.]]
* KissOfTheVampire:
** Episode 5 starts with a literal kiss of the vampire when Sera kisses Haruna on the lips (as an anesthetic) then bites her on the neck.
*** And it's [[GirlOnGirlIsHot hot]]!
** [[spoiler:When used on the opposite gender, it's the vampire ninjas' act of marriage.]]
* LadySwearsALot: Seraphim, particularly by Japanese standards. Some translations even render her vulgarity as an actual local vulgarity (e.g. "piece of shit").
* LampshadeHanging: One of the reasons Ayumu's afraid of people learning about the girls living with him is that he'll be called "the hero of a cheesy harem anime."
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: One of the Magical Garment Girl powers, to Ayumu's relief.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Seraphim is on the receiving end of a positive example of this in Episode 10 when [[spoiler:Eucliwood, whose life she had spared in the previous episode, revives her after she dies in an ambush committed by Yoruno]].
* LensFlareCensor: Flat out abused with Haruna, who has a penchant of trying to use her Magical Garment Girl transformation (which [[ClothingDamage destroys her existing clothes]] to replace them with her magical girl outfit), leaving her nude when the magic wears off.
* LeotardOfPower[=/=]SensualSpandex: Worn at one point in the OVA by, among others, ''Ayumu''. He promptly lampshades this, and Eu responds in writing. Of course, despite what Ayumu says, they are actually ''unitards''.
* LethalChef:
** Seraphim, who creates a hot pot that dissolves utensils and melts a hole through the bowl it was in. Despite her terrible cooking, she still insists on cooking whenever she gets a chance, and later food still burns/melts through the dish.
** Haruna also shows some signs of this ([[OneNoteChef except where fried eggs are concerned]]). Come on, who can turn something like [[http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Homemade-Vanilla-Pudding/Detail.aspx pudding]] into soap?
*** Via experimentation in RealLife by a fan of the series, it's been discovered that it's possible if you add too much cornstarch. Recipes usually call for 1-1.5 tbs of corn starch per 1-2 cups of milk, but Haruna probably added about 3-10 tbs.
** In the second season of the anime Seraphim invokes this trope during the tsundere challenge. She cooks Ayumu a steak made with nitroglycerin. He bravely eats it (and suffers the results).
** Yuki is an interesting example of this. Her dishes are actually pretty good...until she adds the condiments.
* LetsGetDangerous: Several examples:
** While Ayumu is usually a ButtMonkey, in a fight, he can be quite deadly once he gets serious. Even if he's dressed like a MagicalGirl...
** Eu seems rather harmless at first. Then she gets mad at Haruna for telling Ayumu to die repeatedly as an insult. [[spoiler:Then during her first encounter with Kyoko, everyone learns why she normally doesn't speak, when she kills Kyoko several times by merely saying "die" to her, causing the latter to pull her own eardrums out to avoid hearing it.]]
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Maelstrom and Sarasvati fit this when they're actively chasing Ayumu's heart.
* {{Lolicon}}: Ayumu is accused of being by Orito this once Chris shows up in Episode 7 of Season 2. A few moments later Taeko also wonders if Ayumi is one.
* LoveConfession:
** Ayumu gets one in Episode 8 of Season 2, by [[spoiler: Kyoko, who also stabs him with her sword.]]
** When [[spoiler:Belphegor!]] Ayumu is stating his unwillingness to [[spoiler:fight]] Eu he gives the reason that he likes her, though he isn't willing to say whether its "like" or "love".
** Eu herself also gives an unspoken one when [[spoiler:fighting]] Ayumu, "[[spoiler:You're not]] the Ayumu that I love."
* LoveTriangle: From light novel and anime and manga, Saras -> Ayumu <- Yuki/Tomonori and Haruna -> Ayumu <- Eu
* MadeOfIron: Comes with the zombie package. As well as [[GoodThingYouCanHeal a form of regeneration]] (none of Ayumu's damage is permanent so far).
* MagicalGirl: A surprisingly large number.
** Haruna.
** Ayumu, who is actually a [[GenderFlip Magical]] [[WholesomeCrossdresser Boy]].
** [[spoiler:Kyoko.]]
** [[spoiler:Eucliwood, too!]]
*** [[spoiler:It's hinted that she interned at Matelis under Ariel for a time.]]
** Subverted: Ariel/Dai-sensei never changes, she just uses the powers of one.
* MagicalGirlfriend: Ayumu wants one. He ends up with an UnwantedHarem of PrettyFreeloaders, although Eu appears to find him charming, and Haruna's definitely pulling a {{Tsundere}} thing with him.
** Seraphim is showing Ayumu some begrudging respect as of Episodes 4 and 5. She asks him to name her new attack one episode late, [[spoiler: and in the second season/later novels she geniunely falls for him, but continues to treat him like trash]].
--->"I think you're a maggot, but I do respect your strength."
** Maelstrom later [[spoiler: becomes his wife]].
** Sarasvati has a thing for his butt.
* MagicalLand: Virie.
* TheMagnificent: Ayumu has gained a title from each girl, basically.
-->'''Haruna:''' Pervert.\\
'''Seraphim:''' Maggot (with variations; often translated as "piece of shit" to sound even more insulting).\\
'''Eucliwood:''' Servant (she ''did'' resurrect him...)\\
'''Sarasvati:''' Kuso-Darling (she likes his ass).
* MaleGaze: Episode 3 did this on purpose... [[UpToEleven only to be outdone by the final episode]].
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Not sure if it counts, but Ayumu was wearing a frilly pink dress when he accidentally kissed Maelstrom, who was wearing boyish attire at the time of the incident.
* {{Masquerade}}: Apparently Magical Garment Girls have just the [[LaserGuidedAmnesia right skills]] to maintain it.
* MayflyDecemberRomance or MayDecemberRomance: Either way, [[spoiler: Sarasvati]] is already 100+; same goes to [[spoiler:Maelstrom and Seraphim]]; Haruna is currently 14 but in 80 years her appearance probably won't change (just ask Ariel); Eu is probably 15-xxx years old, give or take. Were it not for his new lease of (undead) life Ayumu would probably be dead before they turn into adults.
* MsFanservice:
** Seraphim. Classic BoobsOfSteel.
** Prefer someone on the other end of the development spectrum? Like regular {{Panty Shot}}s? [[VaporWear Or none at all]]? Look no further than Haruna.
** Also Eu, particularly in Ayumu's {{Imagine Spot}}s.
** AND let's not forget Naegleria Nebiros.
* MomentKiller: Played straight.
-->'''Ayumu:''' It was as if the sky was crying for Eu...\\
'''Seraphim:''' ''(wanting more food)'' Please hurry, you maggot.\\
'''Ayumu:''' [[LampshadeHanging You've ruined the mood.]]
** And later...
-->'''Ayumu:''' [''after Eu wakes up''] What a relief!\\
'''Eu:''' Is it over?\\
'''Ayumu:''' For now.\\
'''Eu:''' Thanks. [''pauses writing''] You did well, servant.\\
'''Ayumu:''' Don't make it complicated.
** Dai-Sensei does one on Kyoko in Episode 8 of Season 2 when the latter was about to kiss Ayumu at a mixer. She puts on her angry, red-eyed face, which scares Ayumu.
* MonsterOfTheWeek
* MonumentalBattle: Battle at the TokyoTower.
* MoralEventHorizon: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by the King of the Night, who has made it his goal to cross the MEH enough to [[spoiler:[[WhoWantsToLiveForever convince Eu to kill him]]]].
* MoodWhiplash: Episode 4. Yay, Ayumu managed to defeat the monster. Woo, he looked awesome doing it. [[spoiler: Wait, did Kyoko just slash her own throat?!]] What? End credits? ''[[{{Cliffhanger}} No!]]''
* MundaneMadeAwesome: The games the girls were playing, including Jenga, Mahjong, Twister and Badminton, ''[[SeriousBusiness all for a cup of pudding]]''.
* MundaneUtility: Ayumu can use SuperStrength for anything, like winning at bowling...
** New use for SuperStrength, carry 4 girls' shopping bags.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In Episode 9, after Eu disappears, Ayumu looks at the various wishes the girls wrote during {{Tanabata}}. Unfortunately, he wrote "May none of their wishes be granted" on his, meaning that his wish negated Eu's wish, which was to stay with him and the others forever. He comes to deeply regret writing that in the next few episodes after Eu disappears and then refuses to come back home.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny:
** The anime practically starts with all of Ayumu's clothes flying off after he gets hit by a truck.
** Haruna's magical {{Wardrobe Malfunction}}s are this almost as much as {{Fanservice}}.
** Episode 1 of the second season repeats Ayumu's predicament, but this time he's also unable to erase his classmates' memories of him fighting a Squid Megalo in his Magical Garment Girl outfit.
* {{Necromancer}}: Eu is a rare benevolent example.
* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse. Until he (and Haruna) finds a way to fix the Mystletainn, poor Ayumu will never get past the stigma of being a crossdressing pervert after he was caught fighting a Squid Megalo by his classmates in broad daylight in his Magical Garment Girl outfit on Episode 1 of the second season, then breaking Mysletainn, rendering him unable to erase their memories (like he did last time) ''and'' butt-naked. This little incident soon exploded into an InUniverse MemeticMutation, extending to clips on Website/YouTube and even a fashion statement based on it.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Ayumu when he accidentally breaks Mystletainn in Season 2. Made more hilarious by the fact that despite being seen as a cross-dresser, it makes him even more popular, much to his chagrin at trying [[IJustWantToBeNormal living a normal, quiet life]].
** The bad events of the ''entire first season'' could have been completely avoided if only [[spoiler:Eucliwood wouldn't have been so cruelly selfish and just granted King of the Night the death he yearned for. The dozens of people killed by him (and their family) in order to convince you to let it go are really thankful, Eu...]]
*** Eu actually did [[spoiler: try to kill him before and mistakenly thought it worked. By the time she faced the dilemma of killing him or not, he had already killed all the people mentioned.]]
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot:
** Ayumu is a zombie magical cross-dressing guy. Seraphim, Yuki/Maelstrom, and Saraswati are vampire ninjas. Eu is a Necromancer Knight. Haruna is a MadScientist MagicalGirl. [[TemptingFate Should we expect a robot any time soon]]?
** [[spoiler:Kyoko certainly seems like one. She does the Magical Garment Girl transformation and used Magical Garment Girl powers, shows off red eyes like Seraphim, doesn't die to a lethal wound, and is said to have Megalo powers, granting her some ridiculous portmanteau of the rest of the cast's powers.]]
** [[spoiler:As of Episode 6, Eu is officially a [[MagicalGirl Magical Garment Girl]] as well.]]
** Taken to the next level in Episode 11 with the Vampire-Ninja-Maid orchestra [[SorryILeftTheBGMOn providing the BGM.]]
** All the girls add IdolSinger to their list of occupations in Episode 12, the over-the-top indoor BeachEpisode.
* [[NoMisterBondIExpectYouToDine No Ayumu I Expect You To Dine]]: In Episode 10, Ayumu and Haruna eat with [[spoiler:the King Of The Night]].
* NonIndicativeName: Haruna's FinishingMove, the Mystletainn Kick, consists of bisecting the opponent with her chainsaw (which at the very least is called Mystletainn).
** Almost always followed up with:
--->'''Various:''' "THAT ISN'T A KICK!"
* NoRespectGuy: Ayumu. He dies rushing in to try and help victims of a serial killer, only to be murdered instantly. He's then brought back to life, fights monsters, defeats a ''vampire ninja'' in single combat... and is still called insulting names. In fact, Eu and Maelstrom are the only two main characters that haven't yet called him on his crossdressing when he was in Magical Garment Girl form.
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Ayumu in the manga, where in an inner monologue, he states that any girl with a sex appeal below [[MsFanservice Sera]]'s attempts to seduce him will be innefective, as [[spoiler: Kyoko]] found out.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: A lot of moments are like this for Ayumu.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Ariel learns that Ayumu is a Magical Garment Girl in Episode 5 and seemingly pretends to shrug it off. In Episode 6, she appears to have taken it in (though she presumably hasn't seen him in the outfit yet), and her knowledge of Ayumu being a Magical Garment Girl is confirmed in Episode 9 when she summons Mystletainn to where Ayumu is standing and has him combat a dark presence surrounding the vampire ninja Maelstrom (specifically, Mysticore).
* OhCrap: Many characters display this look when they find themselves in over their heads during a battle.
* TheOjou: Seraphim plays the trope straight, until she decides Ayumu's not worthy of any form of respect. She then gains what may be the [[PrecisionFStrike dirtiest mouth in recent anime history.]] She still tends to be very polite, but she ends sentences with "Kono ''Kusomushi!!''" [[CrossesTheLineTwice (You shit-maggot!!)]]
** Kusomushi is an alternative saying for Funchuu which means the Dung Beetle. It is still highly offensive but doesn't actually refer the person in question as shit.
* OlderThanTheyLook:
** Ariel can't be that young considering she trains millions of girls just like Haruna.
** Chris looks as young, if not younger than Ariel, and she was her mentor.
** Also goes for all the Vampire Ninjas, and Eu.
* OneNoteCook: Haruna is a great chef, as long as eggs are the only thing involved. Even the water bottles are filled with fried eggs. The stir fry she tries to create in Episode 4 ''burns through the cast iron pan and through the bedrock, like thermite''.
** They are [[ImpossiblyDeliciousFood really tasty]] eggs, though. Eventually she gets the hang of cooking.
* OnlySaneMan: Ayumu and Sera during the Idol singing contest
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja They're ninjas]].
** And you don't need a VampireInvitation - they can eat normal food, can walk even in bright daylight, have funny marriage laws and have reflections and rules against hurting humans... except Ayumu (a zombie). They're also created when [[spoiler:a ''living'' human is granted some of Eu's blood (as opposed to a dead human like Ayumu), though it's unclear whether the vampire ninjas have a store of that blood, if their own now counts for that purpose after transformation, or they have to go to Eu for every person transformed]].
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Type R.
* PantyShot: Including multiple shots of ''[[FanDisservice male panties]]''.
* PaperThinDisguise: Ayumu wears the [[MaskedLuchador mask]] he gets from the restaurant. He makes it even more painfully obvious by calling himself "Masked Ayumu" (which he immediately regrets).
* ParentalAbandonment: Ayumu mentions in one of his internal monologues that his parents left him a few years ago, and their only contact so far has been sending him packages of stuff "from countries [he's] never heard of."
* PerpetualSmiler: Ariel
* PhraseCatcher: [[RunningGag "That's not a kick!"]] in response to the Mystletainn Kick, by the one on the receiving end.
* PinkIsForSissies: Have fun being a [[MagicalGirl Magical Garment Girl]], Ayumu.
** Also counts as RealMenWearPink complete with the frilly, girly costume.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: A major plot point in Season 1 as Ayumu invokes this on Eu after the latter left thinking she was being a burden on him.
* POVBoyPosterGirl: Haruna is the series' poster girl, Ayumu is the point of view character. However, Eu gets more focus than Haruna.
* PowerGlows: It also adds extra frills to Ayumu's costume.
* PowerLimiter: The armor on Eu serves this purpose. It stops her power from influencing everything around her, including herself. Whenever her power is released by speaking, it will induce horrible pain to her brain that can potentially kill her. That power will rage on even if she dies. She's got an exceptionally severe case of PowerIncontinence.
* ThePowerOfTrust:
-->'''Sera:''' I believe in your strength. [''charges, then pauses''] [[ArsonMurderAndLifeSaving You're a cross-dressing maggot festering in a bag of rotting garbage, but I believe in your strength.]]
* PowerPerversionPotential: Anything Eu says can come true. ''Anything''. Now think about that.
* PrettyFreeloaders: Subverted with Sera and Haruna for they do cook sometimes.
* ProductPlacement: While not directly advertising them, the rotating ConspicuousCGI Dyson fan that is shown in almost every scene that takes place in Ayumu's apartment certainly qualifies.
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: Chris used to be Ariel's top student a century ago and even led a coup against Lilia Lilith at Ariel's request. The coup failed, and after getting struck by the Queen's curse Chris started plotting revenge against Ariel for letting her take the fall. Naturally, Ayumu's party opposes her from the start.
** Actually the other way around - Ariel was Chris's student, though Ariel did instigate the coup.
* RapunzelHair: Eu, Sera, Ariel, Kanami and Sarasvati.
* [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale Readings Are Off The Charts]]: Haruna's idol popularity caused Orito's [=iPad=]-looking object to explode
* RealityWarper: [[spoiler:Eu does this uncontrollably whenever she goes emotional; because of this she tries her best to conceal her feelings all the time.]]
* RecurringRiff: The first 10 seconds or so of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82B7ZFiJKGA&feature=related Kumori Nochi Hare]]" seems to make its way into almost every song in the OST in one form or another.
* RedEyesTakeWarning:
** Sera's GreenEyes turn red when she's about to kick some ass.
** [[spoiler: Kyoko does so when she reveals she's a [[OhCrap Vampire Magical Garment Girl]]. There's more to it than that. Also when she shows up again in Episode 8 of Season 2, this is the first expression she makes when she shows up behind Ayumu right before the opening credits.]]
** Sarasvati all the time.
* RedShirt: [[spoiler:Kyoko appears to become one once she slits her own throat. However, she's revealed to be Ayumu's murderer the very next episode when she lures him to the graveyard and tries to kill him a third time (Kerberos Wansard, a straighter example, was taken out during her second attempt on Ayumu's life).]]
* RunningGag: Ayumu getting impaled in the anus with a sharpened stake.
** "Mysteltainn Kick!" "That's not a kick!"
* SchmuckBait: Anderson tells [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETc1UuVSXZQ Ayumu to do various humiliating things]] in order to help cure Eu's sickness. Cue Haruna entering when she sees a NotWhatItLooksLike moment where Ayumu is stripped down to his underwear blowing gently over Eu.
* SequelHook: Episode 12, [[spoiler:with an EarlyBirdCameo of Chris, the next BigBad from the fourth volume of the light novels onwards]].
* SeriousBusiness: Vampire ninjas take marriage very seriously. Even if it was a total accident and they just met you for the first time, they will completely devote themselves to you.
* ShoutOut:
** [[Manga/KOn GAP MOE KYUN]]!
** The OVA has a segment that pays tribute to the classic anime ''Manga/CatsEye'', right down to the BGM and the Kisugi sisters' trademark calling card.
--->'''Ayumu:''' Umm, why are we in leotards?\\
'''Eu:''' [written] Aesthetics.
** Season 2 OVA has Ayumu and Eu open the front door of his house and step into a ''Film/{{Cube}}''.
** Haruna catches the whale much like Unit-01 catches one of the angels in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
** Ayumu builds a mecha similar to [[Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic Sousuke's]] and when Haruna accidentally breaks it. They scream Sousuke while donning a similar hairstyle.
** Unmistakable references to the ''Film/{{Terminator}}'' franchise in Episode 6 of Season 2, when Haruna's chainsaw re-appears in a glowing ball of lightning.
--->'''Mystletainn:''' I'll be back!
** Haruna's bento boxes full of egg omelets is a reference to Nerine's omelet-related bento boxes from ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}''.
* SickEpisode: Eu gets sick in Episode 5 of Season 2, and later Haruna does as well.
* SinisterScythe: Eu can transform her notepad into one.
* SleepCute: In the OVA, [[spoiler: Mael and Haruna, of all people. ]]
** Also goes for Haruna and Eu, while Eu is sick.
* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror: Tending more to the comedy side.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Yuu/'''Eu'''cliwood Hellscythe.
* SpitTake:
** Ayumu does one in Episode 12 of Season 1 after seeing Sarasvati on stage at the indoor pool.
** He does it again in Episode 10 of Season 2, after Ariel comes in to be the substitute teacher at his school.
* StealthHiBye: Seraphim combines her ninja skills with vampire skills to invoke this trope.
* TheStoic: Eu. Due to her PowerIncontinence, any emotion she shows could have [[WalkingDisasterArea dire consequences]].
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Both Haruna and Maelstrom explain "from the beginning" by laying out super string theory.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: When Ayumu makes an idle wish while [[spoiler:having Eu's magic inside him]], this happens to the girls, combined with ZettaiRyouiki. Also Saraswati and Seraphim's idol outfits.
** Haruna does this to a lesser degree in chapter 5 of the manga when she tries on the ruffled tutu Ayumu had bought for her at the clothing store in the previous chapter.
* StupidSacrifice: [[spoiler: Kerberos]], as if sacrificing yourself to protect a nigh-immortal zombie is not dumb enough already.
** To make it worse, it didn't even help. Ayumu still got run through.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Eu, though Ayumu is trying to [[ImagineSpot convince himself]] that she's a {{Tsundere}}.
* SuperDeformed: The main girls sometimes revert to this, and at the end of each episode in Season 2, there are a few chibi Eu's talking and doing various things, with the original Eu often showing up shortly afterwards.
* SupernaturallyDeliciousAndNutritious: [[spoiler: Eu's magic is what's attracting the Megalo.]]
* [[spoiler:SuperpowerMeltdown: When Maelstrom got injured in Episode 9, it triggered the invocation of her superweapon Mon, which nearly self-destructed.]] A CooldownHug wound up saving her.
* SuperStrength:
** Ayumu can punch stuff stronger than an average human due to the fact that he's a zombie and is no longer constrained by the human body's natural limiters.
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Ayumu lacks several RequiredSecondaryPowers, namely the actual physical strength to withstand the stress that puts on him.
*** Just like Newton's third law of motion, for every action there is an opposite and equal reaction. If you're hitting something with 800 pounds of force, it's going to hit back.
* SwipeYourBladeOff: [[spoiler:Kyoko's an offender.]]
** Although it's semi-justifiable that she's not human to begin with...
* TalkingWeapon: Mysteltainn-sama.
* TeamChef: Ayumu cooks most of the food the girls eat.
* TemptingFate: When Nene collapses on top of Ayumu in Episode 9 of Season 2, Ayumu comments that it would be really bad if someone saw them like this. Cue a doorbell ring, and Ayumu getting worried, only to find out there's no one at the door. [[spoiler: However, as soon as he closes it, a crying Haruna is seen clinging to the other side of the door. A few moments later, it turns out Haruna did in fact see Nene on top of Ayumu, and assumed they did some naughty things, made worse by Nene jokingly saying that he's a man, so what if they did.]]
* ThoseTwoGirls: Kanami and Taeko.
* [[ThouShaltNotKill Thou Shalt Not Deplete Thy Opponent's Life Supply]]: Ayumu adheres to this rule when dealing with [[spoiler:Kyoko]], chainsawing away all but [[spoiler:her]] last life.
* ThroughHisStomach:
** Haruna, with {{Tsundere}} goodness.
** Ayumu will do this for Eu.
** Kanami suggests Yuki do this in order to win over Ayumu. Cue Yuki [[ImagineSpot imagining]] herself in a NakedApron.
*** Yuki kind of overdid it when she first tried... those sauces weren't really necessary.
* TitleOfTheDead: Season 2 has literally "Of The Dead" as a subtitle.
* TokyoTower: MonumentalBattle! With a concert of Vampire {{Ninja Maid}}s.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: There's plenty of it between the girls, with Seraphim being the Tomboy to Eucliwood and Sarasvati's Girly Girls and the Girly Girl to Haruna and Maelstrom's Tomboys. Maelstrom is basically the Tomboy to everyone's Girly Girl, and Chris is the Girly Girl to Haruna's Tomboy.
* TransformationSequence: Done multiple times. Pose for pose. Once with a cute girl, and once with a... teenage boy. Same movement. Same outfit. [[RuleOfThree Same]] PantyShot. BrainBleach, anyone?
** In Episode 11 [[spoiler:they transform at the same time]].
* TrueCompanions: Ayumu and his UnwantedHarem of Eucliwood, Haruna, Seraphim and Maelstrom are shaping up to be this.
* {{Tsundere}}:
** Haruna (Type A) and Maelstrom (Type B).
** And in the previews of Episodes 5-7, Haruna's a {{Meido}} of the Tsundere Cafe.
*** Said cafe actually exist, and they actually have a {{Tsundere}} challenge.
** Seraphim, although her case is hinted to be more about (begrudging) respect than romance.
** Maelstrom, [[spoiler: [[AccidentalMarriage since she has no choice but to learn how to love Ayumu after that]] AccidentalKiss.]]
* TwoLinesNoWaiting: There's the MonsterOfTheWeek that the Magical Girls are fighting, and now we have a ''vampire'' ninja war about to erupt... and based on the ending of the second episode (and Japanese Wikipedia) we know there's at least 1, maybe 2 more girls coming. [[spoiler: And there's apparently an organization that's not happy about Ayumu being resurrected without the proper paperwork.]]
* UnmovingPlaid: The first season ending uses this on ''everything''.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Inverted - after an AccidentalKiss with Maelstrom, [[ThanksForTheMammaries Ayumu discovers that she has mammaries]].
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight:
** A huge explosion blows Ayumu and the Lobster Megalo out of a window in his school's third floor. He cuts it in half with a chainsaw in mid-air, lands leaving a huge crater, stands up unhurt and the only thing his schoolmates find strange is his frilly pink outfit.
** And again he fights a Squid Megalo in broad daylight, Taeko gets captured and everyone is ''still'' focused on Ayumu's outfit.
** Maelstrom [[spoiler: having couple arguments with Ayumu in public doesn't cause a stir at all. Note that they're still highschoolers (read: below 18, the typical legal age) when they got "[[AccidentalMarriage married]]".]]
* UnwantedHarem: It seems almost all of the main female characters are falling for Ayumu, whether he likes it or not.
** [[spoiler: Currently, his track record includes - six girls who are certainly in love with him: Haruna, Eu, Sarasvati, Maelstrom, Kyoko and Taeko - and a few others who seem to be leaning towards it: Seraphim, Nene and Chris.]]
* VampireInvitation: Subverted, since Seraphim just appeared out of the blue. Justified considering the fact that she's a {{ninja}}.
* VaporWear: Haruna's rather obviously not wearing any pants since losing her MagicalGirl uniform. FridgeBrilliance when you realize she wasn't expecting to be stuck on Earth, yet alone without her magic.
** This is a running gag in the first several chapters of the LightNovel, as she always seems to show up at a battle scene wearing only [[{{Fanservice}} panties and Ayumu's shirt]]. His theory is that when she detects a Megalo she immediately makes another (futile) attempt to activate her TransformationSequence, which dissolves her clothing but fails to add her MagicalGirl equipment, leaving her... [[NakedPeopleAreFunny well, you know]].
* TheVoiceless: Invoked by Eu, due her PowerIncontinence, has to communicate with [[TalkingWithSigns written notes]].
* WeaksauceWeakness: Zombies and direct sunlight. Which is made inadvertently more hilarious as it's not always adhered to, and sometimes Ayumu can be seen walking in broad daylight (without his umbrella and while not in MagicalGirl form) with no issues.
** Denizens of the Underworld and tangerine piths.
* WeaponOfChoice: So far it looks like...
** Haruna: ChainsawGood.
** Seraphim: [[KatanasAreJustBetter Leaf Katana and Shurikens]].
** Maelstrom: [[ImprobableWeaponUser Tonkotsu]] [[EdibleAmmunition Ramen]].
*** Technically her abilities deal with [[KillItWithFire fireballs]] but [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer when all she has are bowls of ramen...]]
** Ayumu: [[DetachmentCombat His body parts]].
** Eu: [[WordsCanBreakMyBones Words]] and a [[SinisterScythe Scythe]].
** Saraswati: LaserBlade.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Sera's faction has put a contract on Eu as of Episode 9 for being a Megalo magnet. Sera herself could've easily become one as well had Ayumu not talked her out of killing her.]]
** [[spoiler: The King of Night could arguably be this as well. His main motive for summoning all the Megalo was simply so that Eu would let him die/fade away, but she initially refused because she still considered him a friend. Had she of just granted his wish when they first met in Episode 8, Episodes 10 & 11 probably wouldn't of happened.]]
* WeWantOurJerkBack: In Episode 10 of Season 2, Dai-sensei erases Ayumu's memories of all the time he spent with the girls after he fails a test she put out. The girls ultimately decide they'd rather have the original Ayumu back rather than the new one devoid of any memories of them along with a weird personality, and go through some great lengths to restore him back to normal.
* WhatHaveIDone: Ayumu really comes to regret what he wrote for Tanabata in Episode 9. [[spoiler: The three girls wrote various things they wished for. In Eu's case, she wanted to stay with Ayumu and the others. Ayumu, meanwhile, wrote "May none of these things come true." probably as a joke, but then Eu leaves shortly afterwards.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Ayumu to Seraphim in Episode 9 after she tells him her superior wants Eucliwood's head for being a Megalo magnet and that she's been selected to carry out the sanction. This leads her to refrain from performing the sanction, and she continues to hold that position even after [[YouHaveFailedMe she's nearly sanctioned herself as punishment for bailing out]].
* WholeCostumeReference: Ayumu, Eucliwood, and Seraphim all wear the jumpsuits made famous by the [[Manga/CatsEye Kisugi sisters]] in one segment of the OVA.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Ayumu in [[MagicalGirl Magical Garment Girl]] mode.
** DraggedIntoDrag since he usually has no choice.
* WhosLaughingNow?: [[spoiler: Kyoko wasn't laughing mad anymore when Ayumu found her weakness (her reliance on souls of people she killed in order to regenerate) and started [[ChainsawGood hacking]] [[GoryDiscretionShot away at all but her last life]].]]
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: [[spoiler: The King of the Night]] to Ayumu:
-->"Someday you will understand the pain of immortality. So please... even if that day comes, do not blame Eucliwood."
* WidgetSeries: A crossdressing zombie magical "girl"; repeat, ''a crossdressing zombie magical "girl"''.
* WireDilemma: Cut the red wire or the green wire?
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[spoiler:Kyoko.]]
* WordsCanBreakMyBones: Anything Eu says will come true. ANYTHING.
** Also to a lesser extent Ayumu vs [[spoiler:Kyoko]] in the anime. It's pretty much this when your harem and the villain call you a pervert after you've done your TransformationSequence.
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler:Rare heroic example: Seraphim was nearly offed by her own faction for disobeying orders to kill Eu.]]
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: [[spoiler: Woo hoo, Kyoko's defeated, Ayumu's avenged his own death... Wait, we still have 6 more episodes.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki:
** Haruna, with garterbelts.
** Ayumu as a Magical Girl.
** The result of Ayumu using [[spoiler:[[PowerPerversionPotential Eu's magic]]]] causes all females within the area to get {{Stripperiffic}} bikinis.
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