Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

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Synonyms: The Otherworldly Demon King and the Summoner Girls' Slave Magic
Japanese: 異世界魔王と召喚少女の奴隷魔術
English: How Not to Summon a Demon Lord
German: How Not To Summon A Demon Lord
Spanish: How not to Summon a Demon Lord
French: How Not to Summon a Demon Lord
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2018 to Sep 20, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Thursdays at 21:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Ajia-do
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, EcchiEcchi
Themes: HaremHarem, IsekaiIsekai
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.851 (scored by 415323415,323 users)
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Ranked: #48002
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Popularity: #274
Members: 708,018
Favorites: 2,499

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When it comes to the fantasy MMORPG Cross Reverie, none can match the power of the Demon King Diablo. Possessing the game's rarest artifacts and an unrivaled player level, he overpowers all foolish enough to confront him. But despite his fearsome reputation, Diablo's true identity is Takuma Sakamoto, a shut-in gamer devoid of any social skills. Defeating hopeless challengers day by day, Takuma cares about nothing else but his virtual life—that is, until a summoning spell suddenly transports him to another world where he has Diablo's appearance!

In this new world resembling his favorite game, Takuma is greeted by the two girls who summoned him: Rem Galeu, a petite Pantherian adventurer, and Shera L. Greenwood, a busty Elf summoner. They perform an Enslavement Ritual in an attempt to subjugate him, but the spell backfires and causes them to become his slaves instead. With the situation now becoming more awkward than ever, Takuma decides to accompany the girls in finding a way to unbind their contract while learning to adapt to his new existence as the menacing Demon King.

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Based on the light novel series written by Yukiya Murusaki. The light novels have been translated to English under the title How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord, published by J-Novel Club since December 4, 2017. The series has also been adapted to a manga written by Naoto Fukuda, published by Suiyobi no Sirius since June 2015.

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"DeCIDE" by SUMMONERS 2+ (Yuu Serizawa, Azumi Waki, Yumi Hara, Rumi Ookubo, Emiri Katou)

Ending Theme

1: "Saiaku na hi demo Anata ga Suki" by Yuu Serizawa (eps 1-11)
2: "DeCIDE" by SUMMONERS 2+ (Yuu Serizawa, Azumi Waki, Yumi Hara, Rumi Ookubo, Emiri Katou) (eps 12)


Jun 28, 2023
How Not to Summon a Demon Lord is a delightful and entertaining anime series that strikes a balance between fantasy adventure, comedy, and a hint of ecchi. Based on the light novel series by Yukiya Murasaki, this show takes the isekai genre and adds a mischievous twist that sets it apart from the crowd.

The story follows Takuma Sakamoto, an avid gamer who gets transported into the world of his favorite game, Cross Reverie, as his in-game character, the mighty Demon Lord Diablo. With his immense power and overwhelming abilities, Takuma becomes the center of attention, as two female characters, Rem and Shera, mistakenly summon him ...
Dec 14, 2021
Mixed Feelings
If I had to describe this anime in 3 words, these would be: Classic, mediocre, entertaining.

The story is simply mediocre, it has some slight touches of originality such as the main development attempt and his "role", but nothing more. After that the story is completely predictable and not original at all.

Everything about the art, sound and concepts is quite "decent" the style of cute and sexually attractive animations, so it does the job well. I wouldn't place it as great animation or art anime, it has just what you would expect.

The "ecchi" is good. In fact I would categorize as "ecchi" the main genre of ...
Apr 18, 2022
Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu it’s just common ecchi/harem anime. The main character, Diablo, is a guy who teleported to the world from his favorite game. In real life he’s no one but in this world, he’s Demon King. It’s common anime, so what’s wrong with it? Honestly, for me, a lot of things are just bad.

But lets start with the good part.

From the visual side, it’s not bad anime, it’s just nothing special. Fight scenes are not chaotic, “special spells” don’t look like they were made in Paint. But in ecchi bazoongas are the most important thing. Yeah, bazoongas are ...

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