Kyou kara Maou!

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Synonyms: Kyo Kara Maoh!, Maruma, God? Save Our King, King from now on!
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: Saturdays at 09:00 (JST)
Producers: NHK
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Studio Deen
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Theme: IsekaiIsekai
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.621 (scored by 4244342,443 users)
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Ranked: #14312
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Popularity: #1899
Members: 115,148
Favorites: 1,369

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Kyou kara Maou! revolves around Yuri Shibuya, your average Japanese teenager. One day, Yuri sees a classmate being harassed by bullies. Thanks to this intervention, his friend is able to escape, but unfortunately Yuri becomes the new target of the bullies in the process and gets his head shoved into a toilet. But instead of water, the toilet contains a swirling portal that sucks him into another world, largely resembling medieval Europe. There, he is told that he will become the next Demon King due to his black hair and black eyes, traits only possessed by the demon's royal lineage.

Yuri's arrival is met with some skepticism by some of the demons, who view him as unworthy to be their king. However, after Yuri wins a duel by utilizing his magical powers, the demons slowly begin to acknowledge him as their monarch. Yuri must now learn what it takes be a true Demon King, as he tries to keep the peace between demons and humans in this strange new realm.

Characters & Voice Actors


Nishimura, Junji
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamamoto, Hideyo
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"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)

Episode Videos


Jul 9, 2023
This show exudes early 2000 vibes.

In short: a standard everyday Japanese boy named Yuri is going through a normal day, when he accidentally gets flushed down a toilet into another world. Yes. A toilet. Honestly, considering how many isekai stories there are now, this was a refreshing parody ahead of its time.

Yuri arrives in a fantasy land of swords, magic, horses, and strife. And immediately finds out...he's the demon lord!! Except wait. Despite that frightening title, demon lord doesn't really mean much. Demons in this world are basically just a race of humans, except with more magical talent and longer life spans, that have their ...
May 16, 2022
As someone who really loves the isekai theme, it's hard to find one that really tugs on your heartstrings while still giving you the action and adventure you need. This anime gives you precisely that, but with a little bit of spice. The plot of the story does not fall within the usual cliches and you might stumble across several plot twists that you didn't expect.

I personally enjoy long animes, so it was a bonus for me, but do know that the story progression isn't as fast-paced as your usual 12-episode season. What this anime does extremely well also is the humour and banter ...
Jun 10, 2015
Mixed Feelings
When the first episode involves our hero being sucked down a toilet into a magical world, it certainly sets up a tone. Lighthearted is the key-word for this series, as it aims to deliver a mix of comedy and fantasy-adventure, as well as a lovable cast of bishounens. Lighthearted is also the key-word for what makes the show good, but not great, more on that as I go along.

The production-values are a mixed bag. The quality of the animation may vary from episode to episode as is often the case with longer running shows. At times the motion is fluid, while other times it cuts ...

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