But That's a Good Thing

But That's a Good Thing is an anime episode of Is this a Zombie? of the Dead that was released on 06/06/2012

After Ayumu has fail his trials, Dai erases his memories. Haruna begs Dai to give them a chance, and she lets them go inside Ayumu's memories. However, Belphegor takes control over Ayumu's body. It's up to Eucliwood and her gang to fight Belphegor in order to restore Ayumu back to normal with his memories.

Plot Summary

Ayumu and Haruna naked together
Ayumu and Haruna naked together

Taeko introduces Dai as Rie sensei who is taking over Kurisu (Chris). Ayumu asks why Dai is here, and Dai informs him that Chris is her mentor. She wants him to become the best Masou Shoujo. At Ayumu's home, he tells the girls that he has do a trial. On the following day, Haruna is teaching the class how to fry eggs. When Haruna adds a Philosopher's stone to the egg mix, a green slime starts going out of control. The slime engulfs the whole class and burns Kanami, Taeko, and Haruna's clothes off leaving only panties and socks. Orito and Ayumu finds the slime acting like a gentlemen. Ayumu dives into the slime and attempts to help Kanami and Taeko. He throws Kanami and Taeko to Orito, and Ayumu swims towards Haruna. The two drown in the slime. Disappointed, Dai destroys the slime, and she gets her clothes burn off. Orito marvels at Dai's body only to get his glasses broken by Dai. Dai uses a spell to erase Ayumu's memories.

Meet Ayumu's sexy, Bishie personas
Meet Ayumu's sexy, Bishie personas

Later that day, Dai breaks the news to Ayumu's friends, and Haruna is sad about Ayumu's amnesia. Seraphim does not want to see her time spent with Ayumu in vain, and Haruna begs Dai to bring back Ayumu's memories. Dai decides to give them a chance while she drinks more tea. In Ayumu's memories, Eucliwood is able to talk due to being in spirit form. Haruna encounters a remnant of Ayumu's past, a ghost of Ayumu without a face. When Ayumu's past asks Seraphim what he was, Seraphim happily answers dung beetle. The girls arrive to a strange place that resembles a theater. At the door, Ayumu's personas greet the ladies. They are Asmodeus, Beelzebub, Behemoth, Lucifer, Leviathan, and Satan. Ayumu's past freaks out at his personas, and he asks the girls if he's like that. Eucliwood tells the girls to slay Ayumu's counterparts, and Haruna wipes the floor with all of them while transforming into her Masou Shoujo form. The group moves forward through the portal, and they arrive to Ayumu's bedroom. Belphegor introduces himself as Ayumu's true reflection. He says that he wanted a normal life, and those girls ruin it. Eucliwood states that the real Ayumu is not like that. Bephegor tells them that Ayumu is naive and the type to help others. He attacks everyone.

Belphegor, Ayumu's Sloth
Belphegor, Ayumu's Sloth

Back in the living room, Ayumu wakes up and changes his clothes. He comes back and introduces himself as Belphegor, Alternative Ayumu. Dai wants to call him the Ayumu Black Version, and Belphegor does a quick flex of his arm to create a gust to reveal Dai's panties. Dai tells him that she will kill him later for seeing her panties. Eucliwood and the others wake up. In class, Belphegor arrives and talks about how everything is a drag. Taeko asks if he's okay, and Dai tells him to see the staff. Haruna barges in with Eucliwood holding Mystletainn. Belphegor states that he likes Eucliwood much to everyone's surprise, yet he does not specify if he likes or loves her. After Belphegor get knocked out of the window, Eucliwood writes the incantations for her Masou Shoujo transformation. She attacks Belphegor, and Belphegor jumps in the air with Eu in pursuit. Belphegor tells her she is cute, and Eu falls down with Belphegor catching her. He tells her to come with him, yet Eu writes down imperial wrath. Eu grabs the chainsaw and stabs Belphegor's abdoment. Eu reveals all of her old memos, and Ayumu starts remembering stuff. Haruna and Eu turns on the chainsaw again, and Ayumu finally returns to his old self. He begs Haruna to stop. An explosion occurs. Ayumu tells them he is home and requests them to get his lower half. Dai accepts that Ayumu has pass his trials.

Elsewhere, a blond girl remarks how interesting Ayumu is, and Chris finds out that Dai is taking care of Ayumu. At Ayumu's home, he teases Haruna a bit, and Seraphim insults him playfully. Outside, Eu is drinking on the porch with Ayumu accompanying her.

Points of Interest

  • How many times Ayumu has fantasized about Eucliwood? - 1 time.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Reference: Haruna mentions using a Philosopher's Stone as she beats the eggs in class.
  • Haruna calls Ayumu, "Bayamu."

Ayumu's Personas

  • Asmodeus - Demon of Lust
  • Beelzebub - Lord of the Flies
  • Behemoth - Mythical Beast that is seen as hippo, buffalo, or something else.
  • Lucifer - Fallen Angel
  • Leviathan - Mythical Sea Monster of biblical proportions. It can be seen as a whale, squid, or something else.
  • Satan - Devil
  • Belphegor - Demon of Sloth (laziness)

Miscellaneous

  • Japanese Name: "Ā, Mai Dārin wa Rokudenashi" (ああ、マイダーリンはロクデナシ)
  • Opening Theme: "***Passionate" by Iori Nomizu
  • Ending Theme: "Koi no Beginner Nan Desu (T_T)" ("I Am a Love Beginner") by Rie Yamaguchi

Characters & Voice Actors

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Taeko Hiramatsu ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Rie Yamaguchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ariel ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ai Shimizu ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Orito ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hiroyuki Yoshino (voice actor) ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kanami Mihara ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Mina Kasai ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ayumu Aikawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Junji Majima ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Eucliwood Hellsythe ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Midori Tsukimiya ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Seraphim ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yōko Hikasa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Haruna ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Iori Nomizu ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Mystletainn ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Lilia Lilith ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Mariko Honda ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)

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Takaomi Kanasaki Director Takaomi Kanasaki is a Japanese anime director and storyboard artist.
Shinichi Kimura Original Concept
Makoto Uezu Series Composition
Shinobu Tagashira Character Artist/Designer
Shinji Kakijima Music Composer.

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