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Maoyuu Maou Yuusha

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha

Alternative Titles

English: Maoyu - Archenemy & Hero
Synonyms: Maoyu Maou Yusha
Japanese: まおゆう魔王勇者

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2013 to Mar 30, 2013
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.451 (scored by 44782 users)
Ranked: #15852
Popularity: #261
Members: 85,688
Favorites: 269
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Synopsis

After a long and treacherous journey, our Hero finally arrives at the Dark Lady's castle only to find himself being asked for help. The Hero explains how the war that the demons have brought upon the humans have killed thousands and put more in misery. The queen of demons however argues that this war has made the human society band together as one and showed empirical evidence how it has increased population, increased production, boosted economy and improved society overall. Furthermore, she explains to the Hero that ending this war will result in a civil war that will produce more bloodshed than there ever was. The Hero, convinced that the only way to bring peace, relatively speaking, is to join forces with the Dark Lady, agrees to help with her plans!

(Source: MU)

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Adaptation: Maoyuu Maou Yuusha
Summary: Maoyuu Maou Yuusha: Kono Monogatari wa, Daniku Dake Dewanai no ja!

Characters & Voice Actors

Maou
Maou
Main
Koshimizu, Ami
Japanese
Koshimizu, Ami
Yuusha
Yuusha
Main
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun
Onna Kishi
Onna Kishi
Supporting
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Rou Yumihei
Rou Yumihei
Supporting
Ginga, Banjou
Japanese
Ginga, Banjou

Staff

Takahashi, Takeo
Director
Ookubo, Masao
Storyboard
Arai, Akino
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics
Karasu, Hiroaki
Chief Animation Director, Character Design



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Aug 4, 2014
AvalonKnight
Fantasy isn't quite like it used to be nowadays, or at least it doesn't want to be. Tolkien-like stories of great heroes and their adventures in the world inspired by Medieval are considered old news; now fantasy likes to be dark, edgy and bitter, showing the "true rough nature" of the world. There are good examples of such "mature" fantasy, the Witcher, for example, much as I dislike its focus on angst over substance. Often, though, it just comes down to buckets of blood and a lot of sex scenes (yeah, so mature) with no depth to it.

This anime's take on modern fantasy and overall read more
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Mar 29, 2013
Stellio
The problem with creating a historical anime is frequently similar to that of adapting a manga or video game: oftentimes, the author has to resort to filler or fan-service materials to clumsily meet the airing requirements for shows. However, an axiom that directors ought to familiarize themselves with is that quality is invariably better than quantity.

Thankfully, this inference only applies to certain aspects of Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, a recent adaptation of the original light novels under the same name.

Set in a time period of gruesome wars to political corruptions, Maoyuu depicts a fantasy world where humans and devils are fighting for the ultimate authority, while read more
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Recommendations

The studio behind Maoyuu have CLEARLY embraced the fact that the source material came to be thanks to S&W making a serialised story of economics and love economically viable. They've also taken advantage of the desperation S&W anime fans feel for a S3 that - probably - won't ever be. Why not employ the same JP voice actors, the same director and other people that worked on S&W? It makes good business sense.

As an enlightened fellow pointed out in passing, Maoyuu started out on 2chan and - more than likely - panders to the wants of its target audience as much as it does because of this. Gone is the witty banter shared between Howo and Lawrence--in their place, you get Demon Queen's tits and 'jokes' about her "useless meat" shoved down your throat 24/7. There's the intelligent dialogue that made S&W a favourite, for sure, but even that is questionable (war = good) and learning about the economical benefits of certain food ain't all its cracked up to be, to tell you the truth.

Maoyuu will probably be one of the better anime going around the block, don't get me wrong. It having S&W staff employed makes me confident of that. But that line of thought is part of the problem: Maoyuu will always - rightly - be in Howo's shadow. Will JRPG cliches/tropes being added to the S&W mix make-up for a lack of the personality/charm that made S&W such a fan favourite?... I doubt it. Very much.
Definitely get the same flavor from the Maoyu archetypes but now even more comedic because they take the settings and integrate them into the character backgrounds which then get thrown into a new world instead resulting in hilarious moments and situations. Demon king and hero again, with the use of magic but now in the modern world.

Opening Theme

"Mukai Kaze (向かい風)" by YOHKO (eps 1-11)

Ending Theme

#1: "Unknown Vision" by Akino Arai (eps 1-10)
#2: "Mukai Kaze (向かい風)" by YOHKO (ep 12)

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