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: 6.841 (scored by 423790423,790 users)
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Ranked: #50202
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Popularity: #276
Members: 723,079
Favorites: 2,512

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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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"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)


Feb 16, 2024
The ultimate anti-social gamer fantasy.
Gets summoned into a video game as a demon lord and instantly enslave 2 attractive women. And eventual create a harem.

The main character Takuma Sakamoto is great at MMOs but has no social life, and has to do his best to play the role of demon lord (Diablo) to keep others from knowing his true nature.

To the anime's credit Takuma is not depicted as some disgusting stereotype. He's just a guy who is really into this MMO and has a powerful avatar so he inherits all the powers of that character.
Its video game power fantasy and there's nothing wrong with ...
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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