Ranked #2234

Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou

Alternative Titles

English: Demon King Daimao
Synonyms: Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Mao
Japanese: いちばんうしろの大魔王


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2010 to Jun 19, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.291 (scored by 99,291 users)
Ranked: #22342
Popularity: #187
Members: 156,269
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After enrolling at the Constant Magic Academy, Akuto Sai discovers he's not just a gifted student with magical powers; he's destined to become the Demon King. And though he's not that crazy about the idea, it drives the girls wild! From the sexy school girls in his class to the skin-obsessed android who's programmed to seduce him, Akuto has no shortage of wacky girl trouble. How much temptation can a demon king take?

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Sai, Akuto
Sai, Akuto
Kondou, Takashi
Kondou, Takashi
Akashi, Kaori
Akashi, Kaori
Yuuki, Aoi
Yuuki, Aoi
Hattori, Junko
Hattori, Junko
Hikasa, Yoko
Hikasa, Yoko
Soga, Keena
Soga, Keena
Toyosaki, Aki
Toyosaki, Aki


Watanabe, Takashi
Watanabe, Takashi
Director, Storyboard
Motoyama, Satoshi
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Ando, Masaomi
Ando, Masaomi
Episode Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 The Demon King Is Born!
Maou ga Tanjou Shichatta! (魔王が誕生しちゃった!)
Apr 3, 2010
2 Strange Surveillance Agent
Okashina Kanshiin (おかしな監視員)
Apr 10, 2010
3 A Slightly Intimidating Senior
Chotto Kowai Senpai (ちょっと怖い先輩)
Apr 17, 2010
4 An Isolation Cell Is Fun?
Dokubou wa Tanoshii? (独房は楽しい?)
Apr 24, 2010
5 Caution! Underground Labyrinth
Chika Meikyuu ni Goyoujin (地下迷宮にご用心)
May 1, 2010

Opening Theme


Ending Theme

"Everyday sunshine line!" by Natsuko Aso

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Aug 7, 2015
This had the potential to be great, but they failed to bring a well paced story and more interesting that what it seemed.

The story was really interesting, Sai Akuto had a dream, and that dream was to be the Pope but little he knew that he was destined to become the opposite of that, and was to be the Demon King, every one in the Academy sees him as a treat and evil, when in reality he's not, he is a good person, who even wants to marry a woman and there for he doesn't do anything with the girls that follows him, even when read more
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Jun 18, 2010
"That's why I decided not to think about anything anymore!"

That's a good one-line summary of this anime taken straight from the last episode. It's safe to say that the enjoyment of this anime is inversely proportional to the amount of plot stuffed into one episode. Simply, the more plot, the less fun. Ichiban is a harem anime. That means it doesn't exist to cater to the brain, and it doesn't. You should be aware that if you're going to watch this anime, then you're watching it for a good laugh, a small smirk, and moments where you can go "Oh Japan!" and laugh at what read more
I found this review Helpful
May 17, 2015
I really wanted to like this show. The premise is great, the world has a lot of potential, and there are many things this show does really well. Despite its gratuitious action scenes which are violent without being overly gory, the show never quite takes itself too seriously, and there are plenty of things to laugh about. It also has a typical ecchi harem subplot to add a healthy dose of titillation.

Despite all its good points however, it suffers from a single, major flaw, from which all its weaknesses stem: this story is far too ambitious for 12 episodes.

All the problems of read more
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Feb 15, 2015
***May contain spoilers*** Usually I wouldnt do a review if I agree with the current reviews, but I just HAD to express my opinions on this anime.

To start, the anime was quite interesting for the first few episodes. I'm not really a fan of the harem genre, but i really liked that the MC seemed to be quite badass and have lots of power.

However, the entire concept of "Brave" felt super, super stupid and out of place. What a hypocrite. Weak, and given power just because of a suit created by someone else. The "Hero" was really lame - the suit looked stupid, and read more
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A young male with almost no power (in our world) is actually the mao, demon lord. This is something both male leading characters have in common. They also have some sort of a sidekick and a female character that likes the main character, yet tries to fight him for some reason but grows to like him over time.
Both stories also have some sort of another female love interest that hangs around but this "love interest" is more obvious in Hataraku Maou-sama!

At the start, both male, main characters have little to no "Mao-power" but this...changes without the main character trying to achieve this.  read more 
reportRecommended by SD_CV
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Both share the Demons/Angels/God theme, Ecchi, Action and the Main Guy ist not a total wuss, unlike in many other Harem Shows. 
reportRecommended by Protopred
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Both have a supernatural school setting with plenty of cute girls and fan service. 
reportRecommended by Kurtz
Anime: Ao no Exorcist
The main character is the incarnation of the greatest evil; however he only wants to be a good guy. Both stories have funny and serious moments (less in Daimaou). As far as I know, there will be an academy atmosphere which is also common in them. 
reportRecommended by DaiOni
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i think they are the same. magic, heroes, and the main character, Sai Akuto and Ryner, sometimes can be a monster that can destroy world. there are comedy too. 
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Anime: Zero no Tsukaima
Main characters are males, powerful and sometimes a bit of a doormat (gullible, easily manipulated by women etc). Both possess some sort of power and both are the next successors of a role (demon king, Gandalfr). Tons of fan service and whatnot as well as embarrassing moments mostly relating to the girls in the story. Side characters have big boobs.  
reportRecommended by MrNostalgic

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Light Novel Ichiban Ushiro no Daimao To Be Animated

According to the cover note of the novel volume 7, Mizuki Shoutarou's light novel "Ichiban Ushiro no Daimao" was announced to get an anime adaptation....read more

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