Hatsukoi Zombie
Alt name(s):
  • First Love Zombie
  • Hatsu-Koi Zombie
  • Зомби Первой Любви
  • 初恋ゾンビ
  • 初恋僵尸
  • 첫사랑 좀비
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Description:
According to his childhood friend, Tarou Kurume is not interested in love. One day Tarou is struck on his head by a ball rendering him unconscious. When he wakes up, there's a girl floating above him.

What has happened to Tarou? Who is this mysterious girl? Find out in this one of a kind romantic comedy series!
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  • Chapter 0/167

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im at chap 56, ive got a question. U know how mc’s brother likes ebino? that obviously won’t be fulfilled so what happens?
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@nigglywyggly i heard this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSIxlhIPxIQ
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There is literally nothing I can say about 161 except that when I saw page 13, I immediately heard this in my head

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bqf0nSUp_g
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Plot twist, stupid and merciless.
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Oh look, I was right, an asspull retcon by the author.

@Bramia
"This is getting more and more ridiculous by the chapter... Make it end already and let him be a loner. He doesn't really love any of the 3 girls anyway"
He loved Ibusuki before she abandoned him, and he loved Eve probably right up until this bullshit revelation. Otherwise I agree with you - a person can only be betrayed and have their heart broken so many times. Everyone should just leave Tarou alone at this point, and stop trying to manipulate him and own him like an object.

Last edited 5 days ago by helpfulcomrade.

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Last edited 5 days ago by Randomguy01.

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Knew Eve wasn't gonna last, but I admit I wasn't expecting the origin story to go in that direction. Still suspect she'll be Tarou's child in the future somehow.
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"But traps/trannies won't ruin things you enjo......"

Don't forget to check the tags.
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Lmao everyone is just upset that big tit perfect girly girl isn’t what she turned out to be, as the story’s been alluding to ever since the first few chapters.

Ririsu was always best girl. Fuck Eve.
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This is getting more and more ridiculous by the chapter... Make it end already and let him be a loner. He doesn't really love any of the 3 girls anyway
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I'm fully prepared to go 'boy that went dark' but knowing the author by now i'm fully prepared for a 'i was merely pretending' twist in a few chapters that eves trying to chase him away to be with the 'real eve' that deflates all the tension again.
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I don’t see how we can find our happy ending from here... How did this happen?
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@Tepelgil
Since you're still clearly ignoring the fact that Eve isn't just Tarou's delusion, I suppose there really -isn't- any point in discussing it with you further. Also, there's something to be said about your claim that people have to give up their ideals to 'grow up'. If that's what your idea of growing up is, then I'll happily stay a dreamer and a manchild for the rest of my life. You enjoy the title of 'adult', which you apparently traded for something of actual value.

Last edited 6 days ago by helpfulcomrade.

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@helpfulcomrade

Considering WHY Ibusuki does what she does, it is pretty funny hearing you say she's selfish. But you clearly hate her so there's no point discussing it further.

Eve is ultimately just Tarou's delusions (more or less) She's the perfect picture he formed in his mind of what Eve-chan would have looked like and behaved in the present so of course he would fall for her. That's actually the whole point of growing up, getting over your delusions and get real (go for Ibusuki) or move on (go for Ebino or just get rid of Eve and stay single) If you think that "I want to stay with my perfect delusion all my life" is ok then YOU have some growing up to do.
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@Bramia
"Everything Tarou does is done without giving a single thought about anyone else. He doesn't care about anyone else. That's why I say he's selfish and unbearable. "
Does this statement take into consideration all of the people that Tarou's helped in regards to FLZ and relationship issues?

"The most "feelings" we've seen him show are because he gets aroused by Ebino's boobs, gets dazzled by Ibusuki's occasional "cute panels with shoujo filters" and is in "love" with a ghost (?) who only whispers sweet things to his ear."
That's only because Tarou's been reduced to an object in the series ever since it turned into a shojo drama and switched focus on the female characters. Tarou's feelings are perfectly understandable and relatable, for the most part he just wants to avoid getting his heart broken again like what happened when Ibusuki left the country without telling him until the last minute. Outside of that, he's comfortable with the thought of spending the rest of his life with Eve, with or without a "normal" relationship - while at the same time constantly wrestling with his thoughts and emotions in regards to his relationships and his future with the three heroines, and that's mostly because everyone around him (aside from Eve) keeps trying to meddle with him. If you're going to dislike anything, dislike how the author's been writing this story ever since the initial chapters & premise and what they've done to the series' original, now-supposed main character.

@darknesspker
"I really don't see Ibusuki/Ebino/whoever male MC ends up w/ being happy if they're treated as second fiddle so to speak, especially Ibusuki since she can see Eve (very real potential for jealousy). It would essentially be cheating imo, as Tarou would spend time w/ Eve and ignore his significant other. This doesn't seem like a happy ending to me at all"
I agree, which is why it's not something I advocate. What I advocate is Tarou being allowed to make his own decisions and be with the person who makes him happy, which is quite obviously Eve - and Eve quite obviously feels the same way (though she's been led to believe this isn't a good outcome mostly through a combination of lack of knowledge on what FLZs are capable of, and Ibusuki's manipulation). Ibusuki and Ebino should respect his wishes and his autonomy over his own life, and stop trying to tear him and Eve apart for selfish/misguided reasons.

As for how the series ends, it wouldn't surprise me at all if the author intends to do some sort of asspull like the theories you've brought up, and present it as a happy ending (or even a bittersweet one) - I've come to expect the worst when it comes to storytelling in media nowadays. At least I would've had a fun ride up until then, and I'd always have my headcanon that Tarou and Eve stayed together and lived happily ever after, whether Eve managed to acquire a real body or not.

@Tepelgil
Eve is more than Tarou's delusion at this point, as has been clearly explained and shown several times in the story at this point. Also, Tarou has had plenty of personal growth and put in plenty of effort throughout the story - I'm not sure how you can claim otherwise unless you've been ignoring everything he's done ever since Eve showed up and he progressively abandoned his 'energy-saving man' ways.

Tarou + Ibusuki is the WORST possible ending at this point, considering the entirety of Ibusuki's actions and behavior which sum up her immature selfishness. She does not deserve to get what she wants and be in a relationship with Tarou at all, and should just fuck off with her mother and leave Tarou, Eve, and Ebino alone. She's a lying, selfish, two-faced, manipulative, self-righteous self-martyr who blames everyone else around her (mostly Tarou) for her misfortunes and takes no personal responsibility. She is a cancer.

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Considering Eve is just Tarou's own delusion, her getting a body and then them living happily ever after is probably the worst possible scenario in terms of personal growth (Tarou ends up doing absolutely nothing and gets a girl for no effort)
Tarou would never keep Eve around and found a family at the same time, that's totally not in character since it would be akin to cheating and he's the type to stay faithful to Eve (otherwise it would defeat the whole point of wanting to stay with Eve in the first place)

Let's discard poor Ebino who never had a chance to begin with and was there for the harem+boobs

If the author goes for a happy ending, it'd have to be Tarou + Ibusuki, the question is how is he going to solve the Eve issue:
Ibusuki+Eve merge, Eve falls asleep, Tarou has an epiphany and realises there is something wrong with Eve and he somehow deals with it (that'd be nice if he could be less passive toward the end)
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@helpfulcomrade - Fair enough, but, his grandfather still got married after that and had kids (obviously), I really don't see Ibusuki/Ebino/whoever male MC ends up w/ being happy if they're treated as second fiddle so to speak, especially Ibusuki since she can see Eve (very real potential for jealousy). It would essentially be cheating imo, as Tarou would spend time w/ Eve and ignore his significant other. This doesn't seem like a happy ending to me at all, hence why I personally think that Eve and Ibusuki will combine into one being, or the usual route where if Ibusuki becomes the first love + primary love interest once again, Eve disappears. I really can't see Tarou being with anyone other than Ibusuki unless Eve gets a physical body (which I personally don't believe she will).
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@helpfulcomrade
Everything Tarou does is done without giving a single thought about anyone else. He doesn't care about anyone else. That's why I say he's selfish and unbearable.

The most "feelings" we've seen him show are because he gets aroused by Ebino's boobs, gets dazzled by Ibusuki's occasional "cute panels with shoujo filters" and is in "love" with a ghost (?) who only whispers sweet things to his ear.

Conclusion? He's a horny kid with delusional thoughts about women who can't or is too afraid to figure out anything that's been going on around him for the whole series
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Well this suddenly turned dark...
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@darknesspker
"As for how she was suffering for years, it was because of Tarou that she started seeing ghosts, something that she didn't want to see/experience but was forced to."
It's not like Tarou knew that Ibusuki would gain the ability to see FLZs when he headbutted her, and he only did it in the first place because he was upset that Ibusuki decided to tell him she was leaving only when it was time for her to leave.

"It seems obvious that Eve herself won't get a full physical body, thus cannot be with Tarou in a normal relationship"
This isn't obvious to me at all - in fact it was only just recently that we saw an instance of Eve being able to touch Tarou. The full potential capabilities of Eve are yet unknown, and are usually revealed to us as the story unfolds. I think it's entirely possible in this setting that there could be a way for Eve to get a real body of her own. However, setting the issue of Eve ever being able to touch Tarou or not aside, Tarou seems perfectly content for him and Eve to just be together. If his grandfather could live a nice full life with his FLZ, why can't Tarou?

It's nice to discuss this with someone who's reasonable for once.