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Kyou kara Maou!

Alternative Titles

English: King From Now On!
Synonyms: Kyo Kara Maoh!, God? Save Our King, Maruma
Japanese: 今日からマ王!


Type: TV
Episodes: 78
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2004 to Feb 25, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: NHK
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Light novel
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.911 (scored by 19,770 users)
Ranked: #6552
Popularity: #883
Members: 51,155
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Yuri Shibuya was living a pretty normal life. That changed the day he was dunked into a toilet after an attempt to save a classmate from a gang of bullies. Instead of just getting a good soaking, he's pulled in. The next thing he knows, he's in a world that vaguely resembles medieval Europe. If that's not odd enough, he's told that he is to be the next Demon King, just because he has black hair and black eyes. The Demon King is the King of the Demons, who are coexisting not-so-peacefully with the humans in this world. Much to his subjects' dismay, he's totally different from the rulers they're accustomed to. He's kind, considerate, a believer in justice, and not willing to use violence to solve conflicts. Not exactly someone they want running a country on the very brink of war. Now, Yuri has to deal with trying to become a good Demon King, while at the same time attempting to adapt to this lands' customs and culture, all in a world where the tension between the humans and demons is reaching its peak.

(Source: ANN, edited)


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Characters & Voice Actors

von Bielefeld, Wolfram
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Saiga, Mitsuki
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Shibuya, Yuuri
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Kanai, Mika
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Sakurai, Takahiro
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Weller, Conrad
Weller, Conrad
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
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von Christ, Gunter
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Inoue, Kazuhiko
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Nishimura, Junji
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Yamamoto, Hideyo
Yamamoto, Hideyo
Episode Director, Storyboard
Ogura, Hirofumi
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Episode Director
Sokuza, Makoto
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Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(6/78)

Episode Title Aired
1 Flushed Into an Alternate World!
Nagasarete Isekai (流されて異世界)
Apr 3, 2004
2 Duel! Pretty Boy vs. Baseball Boy
Kettou! Bishounen vs Yakyuu Shounen (決闘! 美少年VS野球少年)
Apr 10, 2004
3 Yuuri Shibuya! I AM the Demon King!
Shibuya Yuuri! Ore ga Maou Da (渋谷有利! 俺が㋮王だ)
Apr 17, 2004
4 What's Next? The Ultimate Weapon!?
Kondo wa Saishuu Heiki!? (今度は最終兵器!?)
Apr 24, 2004
5 Sailors and a Spoiled Brat
Sailor-fuku to Kikanbou (セーラー服ときかん坊)
May 1, 2004

Opening Theme

"Hateshinaku Tooi Sora ni" by The Stand Up

Ending Theme

#1: "Suteki na Shiawase" by The Stand Up (eps 1-39)
#2: "Arigatou~" by BON'z (eps 40-78)

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Nov 28, 2007
My initial reason for starting Kyou Kara Maou! was the shounen-ai premise (boy is transported—or rather, flushed down a toilet—to another world where the laws are extremely different and ends up accidentally proposing to one of the Maou's sons; sounds like fun to me!) and I became a little disappointed when I realized it wasn't a strictly shounen-ai anime, or even one that focused largely on romance, but after only a handful of episodes I was addicted to the humour and characters and there was absolutely no return.

Kyou Kara Maou! is a truly hilarious anime, and it's filled with so many great characters that it's read more
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Jul 2, 2007
I have to say - it took me almost three months to watch the whole thing. I had the first season on DVD, and I had to watch most of the second season on youtube since I only acquired a fansub recently. It was worth the wait. What will I do now? No more Kyo Kara Maoh! for me?

Let's start with the story. I think the first episode usually defines how a series will go. I was laughing my pants off the first episode alone, and it was like that for most of the series. I really liked the concept - it did remind me read more
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Apr 21, 2008
If you want to marathon a long anime and you don't like shounen-ai style anime, DO NOT START HERE! Hehe. If anyone knows me at all, you know darn well how much I dislike shounen-ai, and this show has it in spades. There is even a "reverse harem" for the main character. But its not hard core boy love like most come to associate with an anime labeled with "shounen-ai" its very mild and as such, isn't really that bad to watch for anyone who enjoys a decent adventure/shounen anime. The story evolves around a teenage boy named Yuri Shibuya. He's a normal teenage boy read more
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Apr 11, 2007
First of all "Kyou Kara Maou!" or "God Save our King!" is a very orginal and interesting anime.

There exists two worlds the Demon World and the Normal World. On the Normal world, magic doesnt seem to exist Demons hide themselves amongst the normal population, and live as normal humans.

One such Demon is Yuri Shibuya, a normal boy who loves baseball and has a kind heart. Through strange occurance he is dropped into the Demon world, where he becomes the new Demon king. Because 'Double Blacks' or people with Black Hair and Eyes are considered royalty are are exteremly rare in the Demon world.

In the read more
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