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 4254142,541 users)
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Ranked: #14382
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1914
Members: 115,562
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


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 ...
Sep 27, 2015
I LOVE THIS ANIME! It was so cute and adorable and just awwwwwww!

This is the anime that I cried the most in!
I love the action, the adventure, the comedy, everything about this anime is hilarious! It's great for the younger children even though I'm 17 and I felt like a little kid watching scooby doo in the mornings. This absolutely my most favorite anime in the adorable genre!
I loved how it explained everything, there weren't a lot of cliff-hangers, it was a magical kind of anime
Apr 21, 2008
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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