In regards to the MMORPG Cross Reverie, Sakamoto Takuma boasted an overwhelming strength that was enough for him to be called the Demon King by the other players. One day, he gets summoned to another world with his appearance in the game. There, two girls insist, "I am the real summon master." Takuma gets slave-turning magic used for summoned beasts cast on him by the girls.
However, the peculiar ability "Magic Reflection" is invoked! The ones that were turned to slaves were the girls!
Takuma is bewildered. He's the strongest magician but, he doesn't have any social skills. Panicking, the first words that come out are the ones that he used inside the game role-playing the Demon King?! "I'm amazing you say? Of course I am. I am Diablo... The one feared as the Demon King!"
This is the story the Demon King (acting) that would soon inspire the world and his other world adventure that he plunges through with his absolute strength, raise the curtain!
Here we have another isekai-harem LN adaptation, as is though shared with many similar series of the kind, and this season alone, This is the ONLY Isekai LN adaptation that you should watch this season (and going forward) as it's largely competent on the likes of Overlord (similar but different)?
And also, just go for the uncensored version of the anime, that always helps if you love insane amounts of fanservice with boobage, ecchi shots and whatnot! You can thank me later.
Here we go again...yet another "transported into another world" (more like self-inserted) fantasy series of some random dude who managed to beat the game, know
its innards, specs and whatnot, and then suddenly finding himself IN the actual game! With a bunch of girls that are reverse-magical slaved and self-locked into our MC with boob touches and physics, follow the Demon King Diablo on his every step of the way, going towns, encountering allies and enemies, showing off his OP skills and "tactics" every so often while finding a solution to rid those chains! And who doesn't want to watch a perverted MC have his subconscious way with "hit-and-miss" intentions of the harem?
The only difference in Isekai Maou: there's actual progressive story and subversion plot points that are oh-so-predictable yet satisfying to watch. It's like you're watching an actual playthrough of the game itself! You probably thought that the usual Isekai cliché troupes will work against it, but nope! With decent execution, and the overtime boringness that sets in (your tastes vary, I'm not gonna judge), at least it manages to keep the investment level of the series high like the Almighty, and best of all? It doesn't feel cringeworthy whatsoever, even with the forced humor.
For a cheap knock-off of the most OP character (reference to a certain Death March), Sakamoto Takuma a.k.a Summoning Master and Demon King, Diablo, is both a visual treat and a sight to behold. Other than his OP skills which have the "woah" factor, at least he has the audacity to act with the "sensitivity and righteousness" behaviour while playing the Demon King act. And for that, he gets a thumbs up for not being the (fill in the blank)-AF character like so many other mediocre series does with the archetype. Anyone who has been burnt out with Diablo's character will appreciate that he stands out in the most fitting way possible.
On to the girls then:
Shera the Elf with giant boobs. What more could you want with her EVERY movement with oh-so-jiggly boobs that always make Diablo cringe at the thought of it? More or less, all the subversive moments of squeezing boobs just makes it more worthwhile to watch this far none.
Rem the flat-chested Neko. As if someone with large boobs isn't enough, how about one with a flat chest, but also "smooth to the touch" that makes you wanna cringe so hard? Not to mention, her lolicon look and the cat-fested ears just made it so that she could orgasm at the sight of sucking and caressing her gentle ears with hot blemishes!
Klem, the TRUE Demon Lord of Cross Reverie, looks menacing at first glance, but here comes another loli girl with the love of biscuits (or most likely any satiating food HAHA), kinda liked her character for the most part, even with the eventual full-power release.
The other characters are reminiscent of the vibes that are founded by the ironic SAO-ish quirks:
Alicia, working for the Imperial Army, she comes off as being an aloof female warrior. At first, her attempts of working with Diablo, Shera and Rem come across as just another insert-yourself-into-the-harem cliché, but once the "true" Demon King is unleashed, her "ignorance is bliss" attitude starts showing with intensity. So much so that even the OP scenes outlined this (if you looked hard enough).
Keera, the evil brother of Shera, the S&M specialist. No words can describe him, as per to a certain mad scientist on the other side. He is truly despicable to the point of no return. "All I wanted for family is you"? Yea right, you degenerate piece of shit! Every troupe here clearly exemplifies the conglomeracy of it all, with this one character.
Art and animation:
Ajia-do Animation Works is an obscure studio that has a long history like veterans Toei Animation or Sunrise, but their repertoire of works are subpar, with the only well-received series being Pierrot's follow-up of Emma Season 2, and that was back in 2007. So if you're an anime studio nut like myself, think of this obscure studio as the equivalent of Pierrot in terms of animation quality, just mildly better.
However, with Isekai Maou, there is the Ajia-do trait of limited animation quality (especially with noticeable long-distance/range backgrounds), but it is vastly improved and the 2D artwork doesn't disappoint. Along with the action sequences, it doesn't give off the feel that the producers cheaped out on both the art and animation. To quote an example, check out the catchy OP sequence where Shera's giant "knockers" boobs slap each other for an insane 2 second-cut (near the chorus part). Now that is attention to detail. Overall, good art and animation, and props to the production staff.
The OST is one of the tolerable ones this season: An all-star female VA casting for the OP and Yuu Serizawa with the help of HoneyWorks' CHiCO for the ED. Just knowing that the veteran seiyuus all sound so good, you can't help but to be immersed in the OST. From the battle scenes that are full or intensity to the action that keeps pumping non-stop, honestly I enjoyed myself with all that is to offer here.
Overall, Isekai Maou is a series that at least does the tri-factor (Isekai, LN-harem, ecchi) genres some justice, and with the original source material comes criticisms that many people will pass off as some unnecessary filler. But to be quite honest, while I don't love this anime, the enjoyment factor is really where it's at to see these characters mingle with a story that's so stupid, it's entertaining much. To the haters, at least give this a second chance or something, I promise you, it's not as taxing as many mediocre isekai series out there.
Ever wanted to know what it feels like to own someone? I’m not talking about people who you hire or a business partner. I’m talking about if you actually hold ownership of someone like a slave. Taking on the role of a protagonist in a fantasy world is no easy task. Even for a guy like Sakamoto Takuma, he may be an experienced gamer but he’s never been equipped to deal with a life changing event such as being transported into the very game he played. After becoming “Diablo”, he learns that the hard way.
Isekai Maou no Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu (otherwise known as
How Not to Summon a Demon Lord) is exactly what it looks like – a show about a demon lord who gets summoned into this fantasy world. The juicy part of the show is that the main protagonist possesses a “slave-turning” skill that allows him to enslave others. True to its form, this anime sets off so many damn red flags that it became of those cases of being so bad, it’s almost good.
I’m not going to lie. This show glorifies fan service at any chances it gets so be prepared for a whole feast of them. The first few episodes makes it clear that the two main girls – Shera and Rem serves as Ms. Fanservice. It doesn’t help with the fact that around their neck are collars standing as proof of their enslavement status. As a guy with poor social skills, Diablo have trouble building a connection with his two slaves at first. My early impression of Diablo is that he is a joke of himself. Being a Demon Lord with such power is like an unholy gift but he doesn’t truly know what to do with it. Furthermore, Shera and Rem doesn’t know anything about him and vice versa. However, it does show that Shera adores Diablo and is “impressed” by his skills. Then, there’s Rem who shows little respect to Diablo at first but does warm up to him as they get to know each other more. In a stereotypical manner, they grow closer together and seems the two main girls even develop feelings toward their master. Yet, Diablo still has to hold his urges of lust whenever he gets caught into compromised positions. If you’ve seen any Isekai series of similar nature, you’ll know what I mean.
As I watched more and more of this anime, it seems the show does take on a more emotional side once it decided to focus more on the characters. Despite his poor social skills, Diablo shows a genuine caring side towards his two slaves. This is shown in later episodes when he decides to risk everything to save Shera. He even begins to enjoy his new life as a Demon Lord and make the best of it without jeopardizing others. His main goal transform from ruling the world to being a trustworthy master to his slaves. By nature, it’s a peculiar sense to develop a character but somewhat works this way because of Diablo’s personality. He’s a haughty guy with a lot of pride on his side but sometimes drops his guard when it involves his two slaves. On the other hand, I think it’s a cheap ploy by the creators to get the audience to like Diablo. Because let’s face it, Diablo is still a generic character that adheres to wish fulfillment fantasies. So many isekai series pulls this trick from the book and it’s impossible to overlook this show’s pitfalls.
Unfortunately, I also have to proclaim that it’s very easy to overlook the other characters outside of the main trio. We got characters like the Fallen (Demonic Being) Edelgard making her debut early on. Does anyone actually care about this character? She speaks broken sentences and plays more of the role of a combatant. Oh and I can’t forget how absurd her personality changes from time to time depending on who she faces with. Other characters like Sylvie and Alicia represents archetypes like the guild master and honorable knight you can find in almost any video game. And of course, they had to add Glebsklem into the show so that the cast would be complete with a half-naked loli. That’s not even the worst part. If we look at the antagonists of the series, they are what really holds the character cast back. Every villain in the show are one dimensional characters with their own self-interest and greed. Some even have other sins that pushes the line of the show’s censorship. I can’t fandom how these antagonists were made except perhaps to tests the limits of Diablo’s powers. The obvious result is that Diablo overcomes his obstacles because how overpowered he is. It’s lack of creativity 101 that hardly takes any effort for anyone to make these type of characters.
Ajia-Do worked on a variety of genres before but this is their first full TV anime adaptation based on a light novel. By technical standards, it looks vibrant and matches with what an isekai world should look like. The high fantasy elements of the magical creatures and archaic structures are within expectation. Plus, some of the action scenes carries sufficient details to prove what Diablo is capable of. However, be aware of the show’s fan service. In some episodes, it really pushes the envelope with the “action”. Scenes that includes fingering, sexual power restoration, and tentacles made this anime look like a cartoony porn. It’s also impossible to not take eyes off of Shera’s body. The camera plays around her breasts like they have a life of its own. Clothes are also blown off constantly for specific “reasons” that puts Rem to shame. Character expressions often include their screams of passion in moments of ecstasy. Thanks to the talents of the VA, they make those scenes look more lascivious than they should.
There’s an unwritten rule where people drop episodes for a show after three episodes or less. For Isekai Maou, it will most likely take one. It’s a break or take for first impression and if you’re coming in with low expectations, then do yourself a favor and hit that drop button. If you make it beyond those passionate screams of our slave girls, then this may be a sexy rollercoaster. The main trio of Diablo, Shera, and Rem carries this anime so get used to that. Does that still make this anime an enjoyable experience in the end? Hell no.
Summer 2018 had been a ride of an anime this year. From the unexpected Season 3 of Overlord, the return of a massive anime Attack On Titan, to the anime where summer is all about the fun as well as isekai shows that needed to be judged alot. This summer, we have plenty of isekai to judge on and one of them is "How Not To Summon A Demon Lord." where at first it looks like it is another isekai trash with uncapable of a protagonist, although at least it is not like that. Also, for some reasons, I call this show a lite version
of Overlord. Lets found out why.
The anime starts off with your typical MC being so overpowered ingame that I don't even know how many times this scene was repeated on other isekai genre shows. Anyways, overpowered MC got transported to a fantasy world which is base on the game he amounted his life on instead of getting a college degree and get a job. Then his eyes caught upon two girls. An Elf and a Beast (cat?) girl. The girls thought that they summon a beast and that beast will be their "slave" (pet), but it turns out the magic is reflected to the two girls becoming them the slaves of op protagonists named Diablo. There, it starts all the threesome harem that every audience will expect on this show and the conflicts of having a slave that have internal conflicts.
Many people call this anime a lite version of Overlord because unlike many isekai shows, in Overlord and on this anime, the protagonist has an objective and personality, both we can see while we are watching. We get to know their interests as well as their uninterests on certain things. Though, this anime and Overlord share good protagonists, the harem and fanservice is still a nuisance to the story of this anime (although its pretty much ok). Unlike in Overlord where there's no fanservice and harem, it focuses more on how the protagonist will conquer the world.
Visuals will always be important on a show where harem and fanservice is part of the story. I mean, the whole purpose of fanservice.. is fan.. service... On visual terms, How Not To Summon A Demon Lord is an okay show for it. Its not that bad as well as not that good. The details of the spells are done nicely, as well as the environment, monsters and character outlines. Not to mention, the visuals of the OP and ED matches the show quite a lot.
I, to be honest, not the fan of the OP and ED of the show. I always skip it although it doesn't say its really bad for my taste. It is just not my type of music. However, the background music where the anime runs is quite good. It matches scenes where either a battle is going on, or whether the two girls Rem and Shera cling on Diablo naked and Diablo overreacting on his mind.
Now here is the interesting part of the anime. Characters. I mentioned earlier how the main protagonist is similar to the Overlord protagonist where both shows personality that pick our interest to watch the show every week. I'll now talk about the other characters especially the two girls Rem and Shera. What I like about this two girls is that they are also not your typical harem girls to the protagonist. They also have traits and importance to the story that if they are not present, the story will not progress at all. Shera being a very important person to a nation becoming a slave is already a one big conflict to everyone and Diablo. Then Rem holding one of the most hidden secrets across the world that only Diablo and the high mage named Celestine knows. Then we are provided by supporting characters that not only shows the might of Diablo but his willingness to protect these two girls. The fights shows how he is willing to sacrifice himself to the girls knowing some battles are pretty hard for him but he always win anyways.
Isekai shows are not really that enjoyable as they are repeated always. Fanservice is always irritating and the story lacks elements that a story needs to be. However, this show, having a good protagonist, makes the story progress in the right path for the setting of the story. Making it automatically enjoyable for me to watch and making me wait for a week for an another episode.
In conclusion, "How Not To Summon A Demon Lord." is like an upgraded version of your always typical isekai with harem and fanservice cliche that you always want. It's a good isekai to watch on unlike many others that have MC that is boring and have a pointless harem.
This series tells the story of Takuma Sakamoto, the player nicknamed Maou in the MMORPG he played. One day he was carried to another world which was very similar to the MMORPG he played by two magical girls who wanted to master him. But Takuma turned out to have the ability to reflect magic and the two girls were now slaves. He inevitably had to continue to pretend to be a Maou when adventuring in this new world.
This novel was written by Yukiya Murasaki, and published by Kodansha. And has released eight volumes, the ninth volume will be
released on February 2nd. The series has also been adapted into a manga series drawn by Naoto Fukuda. This manga began serialization at Kodansha’s Suiyoubi no Sirius on June 24, 2015.
This anime is also most likely to be Action, Adventure, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Mature, Romance, Shounen genre. Maybe this anime will be similar to Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
At the beginning of the story we witness how the main character becomes another world demon king with strange powers like reflecting all kinds of magic this makes the storyline less exciting where the main character is too great and strong.
In terms of character, maybe I didn't give a lot of opinions, but all the characters from this series have their own characteristics where the Rem has a small chest, while the theme Shera has a big chest, this has an effect on the series this time.
This series tells the story of Takuma Sakamoto, the player nicknamed Maou in the MMORPG he played. One day he was taken to another world which was very similar to the MMORPG he played by two magical girls who wanted to master him. But Takuma turned out to have the ability to reflect magic and the two girls were now slaves. He inevitably has to continue to pretend to be a Maou when adventuring in this new world.
This novel was written by Yukiya Murasaki, and published by Kodansha. And has released eight volumes, the ninth volume will be released on February 2nd. The series has also been adapted into a series drawn by Naoto Fukuda. This manga began serialization at Kodansha’s Suiyoubi no Sirius on June 24, 2015.
in terms of sound itself it may sound good starting from the voice and battle effects and so on
maybe this anime doesn't make me bored and this series has an ecchi genre where the viewers are amazed by the adult scene, maybe a little extra from this section is I appreciate the studio where in the series it might not delay the schedule