Maoyuu Maou Yuusha


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Synonyms: Maoyu Maou Yusha
Japanese: まおゆう魔王勇者
English: Maoyu
German: Maoyu
Spanish: Maoyu
French: Maoyu
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2013 to Mar 30, 2013
Premiered: Winter 2013
Broadcast: Saturdays at Unknown
Producers: Genco, Animax
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Arms
Source: Light novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Theme: MythologyMythology
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.241 (scored by 216437216,437 users)
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Ranked: #29012
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Popularity: #450
Members: 472,953
Favorites: 1,442

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Fifteen years have passed since the war between humans and demons began. Dissatisfied with their slow advance into the Demon Realm, the Hero abandons his companions to quickly forge ahead towards the Demon Queen's castle. Upon his arrival at the royal abode, the Hero makes a startling discovery: not only is the Demon Queen a woman of unparalleled beauty, but she also seeks the Hero's help. Confused by this unexpected turn of events, the Hero refuses to ally himself with his enemy, claiming that the war the demons have waged is tearing the Southern Nations apart.

However, the Demon Queen rebuts, arguing that the war has not only united humanity but has also brought them wealth and prosperity, providing evidence to support her claims. Furthermore, she explains that if the war were to end, the supplies sent by the Central Nations in aid to the Southern Nations would cease, leaving hundreds of thousands to starve. Fortunately, she offers the Hero a way to end the war while bringing hope not only to the Southern Nations, but also to the rest of the world, though she will need his assistance to make this a reality.

Finally convinced, the Hero agrees to join his now former enemy in her quest. Vowing to stay together through sickness and health, they set off for the human world.

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Koshimizu, Ami


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Onna Kishi

Sawashiro, Miyuki

Onna Mahoutsukai

Fukuen, Misato

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Tomatsu, Haruka

Maid Imouto

Touyama, Nao

Maid Chou

Saitou, Chiwa

Karyuu Koujo

Itou, Shizuka

Rou Yumihei

Ginga, Banjou

Seinen Shounin

Kamiya, Hiroshi



Opening Theme

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"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 (eps 12)


Mar 29, 2013
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 ...
Apr 30, 2013
Mixed Feelings
The success of "Spice and Wolf" probably came as a surprise to most. Who'd have thought a dialogue-heavy fantasy anime about economics on the surface but powered by the character chemistry underneath would sell, right? But sell it did, and some people must have extrapolated that there's a under-tapped market for such an anime, because the next thing you know, along comes "Maoyu Maou Yusha", a show so blatantly similar to "Spice and Wolf" (the fantasy settings, the economic lectures, moe heroine sporting ginger hair and unusual strength of character and intelligence, etc etc) that people immediately started labelling it "Spice and Wolf with Tits". ...
Apr 7, 2013
It's a series that had potential, but ruined it by doing too much.

[mild spoilers pertaining to storyline progression and general point-of-view]

A third season of Spice and Wolf is perhaps the most desired adaptation among fans of the franchise. When announcement came through that a similar series, with similar staff members, was going to be released, fans were ecstatic. Unfortunately, it's not quite that simple to live up to the name of the predecessor, and it's even more difficult to satiate an entirely new crowd. Maoyū Maō Yūsha suffers from a variety of debilitating features that not only make it a shitty, half-assed 'successor', but ...

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