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Maoyuu Maou Yuusha


Maoyuu Maou Yuusha



Hopefully enough the fanservice will not be too excessive as the main draw of Maoyuu isn’t that aspect, but it will probably be unavoidable. I still think the character designs look goddamn ugly as compared to the Akira Ishida’s authoritative (for me) version of it, even if the rest of the series works well. The episode was pretty entertaining overall, especially Amisuke’s rendition of Demon Queen. FukuJun pretty much takes the tsukkomi role here though, in a direct contrast to the Spice and Wolf dynamics we’ve all gotten used to and love.

As par on the course for the Maoyuu media mix franchise, the anime keeps true to the rough outline of the meeting between Demon Queen and Hero, but throws in its own subtle details. For example, the tea drinking and the memory lantern are things probably only for the anime. And of course, the whole Hero dakimakura part too. That gave me a good laugh. Feel free to correct me if they do exist in the other media though, I haven’t read all of them myself.

Next week sees the addition of Head Maid, who’s conspicuously absent when the episode already shows a whole bunch of important characters. Of course, Big Sis Maid and Little Sis Maid are joining in as well.

P.S. Since some are wondering how bad, here’s a comparison image of the character designs across the Maoyuu media mix franchise


  1. Akanezuliani Said,

    January 5, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

    Anyone else was dissapointed by the end when she reveals that her horns are detachable?

  2. Shinkirou Said,

    January 5, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

    i do wish they choose Ishida Akira art for animation. but will give a try for this

  3. Ronin AnimeLover Said,

    January 5, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

    in a direct contrast to the Spice and Wolf dynamics we’ve all gotten used to and love.

    I felt it too

  4. Algester Said,

    January 5, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

    will just probably wait for this one… I don’t know most of uss probably liked Akira Ishida’s character rendition of the story…

  5. Gravmech Said,

    January 5, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

    The OP had some nasty spoilers, thankfully the manga managed to catch up in time.

  6. Benigmatica Said,

    January 5, 2013 @ 7:10 pm

    So I guess it’s is similar to Spice and Wolf… But they’re talking about war economics!

    Maybe they should insert some Dragon Quest references for kicks…

  7. KLACMAN Said,

    January 5, 2013 @ 7:41 pm

    whole 3rd time of lelouch-kallen/kraft-holo now in this series oh my wonder will this be charm on it?

    this time as blue hero & ruby eyes “MEAT” sure i go watching this series & stay focus while don’t be tempt by the “useless meat” on it.

  8. moridin84 Said,

    January 5, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

    The spoilers in the OP are really more just foreshadowing. You can’t really tell what they mean until they happen.

  9. Yue Said,

    January 5, 2013 @ 9:46 pm

    I swear the Female Knight sounded just like Saber. And also, dem VA jokes.

  10. Dakkar Said,

    January 5, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

    Even DQ herself was complaining about her character design this episode…

  11. Maserbeam Said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

    I really want to see what art is considered good art if Maoyuu Maou Yuusha’s anime version is ugly. This seems to be the majority of opinion where ever I go.

  12. Skribulous Said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 4:11 pm

    Since we’re early in the series, I’d like to get this out of the way (mild spoiler warning):


  13. What? Said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 4:54 pm

    But there’s 3. Which one will you claim? Or all of them?

  14. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

    Someone made a comparison of the Maoyuu character designs across most of the media released for it here:

    You can be the judge :)

  15. Zaraki Said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

    2>8>7>3>4>6>5>1>9 In my opinion

  16. Spinarakk Said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 7:48 pm

    Looking at Ishida Akira’s art style, I admit it looks way better, however it looks hella much harder to animate and I can see why they didn’t choose to go with it.

    The anime designs look fine to me anyway.

  17. moridin84 Said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 9:09 pm


  18. Himajin Breaker Said,

    January 7, 2013 @ 12:33 am

    I don’t know, Hero (though aged-up 5 years for no reason), Demon Queen, Female Knight, Older Sister Maid, and the Old Archer (though you can’t really screw up a cool old guy’s design) look alright in their anime incarnations, although the rest do look pretty bad.

  19. Entrav Said,

    January 7, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    The meat is never useless >:( Quite a bit of faults with the economics oh well.

  20. Demon Queen Said,

    January 7, 2013 @ 11:20 am

    Does this look useless to you?

  21. Jeroz Said,

    January 7, 2013 @ 12:51 pm

    I just hope that the Dragon Princess doesn’t look as fugly as in the OP

  22. Dawn Said,

    January 9, 2013 @ 12:32 pm
    My Demon Queen can’t be this cute!

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