At the end of season 2. Yuuri defeats Shinou, but since Shinou had been defeated, Yuuri and Murata could no longer go to the Shin Makoku. However, because Yuuri had fought and defeated him, his powers had surpassed that of Shinou's, resulting in him being able to rely on his own power to return to Shin Makoku.
After the ceremony at the age of 16, Yuuri slowly begins to discover that much has happened while he was away. The ten officials of the noble family have decided to make Wolfram the next Maou, but now that Yuuri has returned and taken back his role as Maou, complications arise when one noble disagrees with Yuuri returning to the throne.
In addition, an ancient secret society that threatens the peace of both humans and Mazoku has risen, and a fight for the throne that now leaves the nobles wondering who is the legitimate Maou.
Kou Kara Maou! 3rd Series is basically a continuation of the first. Yuuri still being the Maou. But this time a lot more so called 'trust' is involved.
Just like the OVA Saralegui (Sara) enters into this anime and uses sly methods to get Yuuri to do his bidding. This anime had a sense of betrayal and may be a little more emotional than the first for some people. Saralegui isn't rather friendly at the beginning of the series but then he realizes not only Yuuri's special qualities that make them help each other but that also his ______ is invloved.(Six letter word)
the basic story is
a war between the Mazoku and humans. Yuuri was away for some time apparently and this caused several people to rethink who is the legitamate successor of the throne. This problem is mainly caused by Wolfram's relative who wants Wolfram to take over.
Yuuri travels around trying to help stop the war, as usual trying to be the hero. At some point he is even unable to return home. ~~Mystery~~
All these problems are caused mainly by one person and for a good reason, in order to obtain the...not spoiling it.
There is still quite an amount of humour based in the show and there are different arcs even though it is only a 39 episode anime. Yuuri's brother is alot more involved which makes it more enjoyable, especially the last episode were i almost pissed myself. It was sooooooooo funny. You may just think i am weird but i enjoyed this anime and i recommend it to you if you enjoyed the first series.
P.S. The OVA is crap so don't judge this anime from that.
Kyo Kara Maoh is a binge-worthy series with all the good of a shit tv series. The show Merlin comes to mind.
The show is extremely entertaining, just as America's funniest home videos or Keeping up with the kardashians is, except unlike those shows, you don't end up with a lower brain cell count afterwards.
The show is a classic stereotypical anime, and a pretty good reason why people who don't watch anime think all of us who do are fucking wierdos'. There is blatant cringe worthy yaoi, almost to an excessive amount, made worse by the fact it is often seen as a running
joke(Wolfram being gay, and Yuri sort of not really being gay?- They are "engaged") and never actually given a reason. It's not like "Wolfram is gay" because nobody, including the character himself, would admit it or say it. Then, you're like, Yuri, just tell him you don't like dick, but then there's scenes where he is alone with a guy and says shit like "he smells nice" or "he has nice features" and then blushes like a fucking schoolboy who just got asked who is crush is by his own crush.
The yaoi alone kills me, sometimes so much that I have to pause the anime and go for a walk. Then there's the matter of the characters them selves. All characters are hilariously cliche, and almost always the same person honestly. There is very rarely two characters who aren't like the other. Yes, there's aspects that are different-in personality and background- but only just enough for a lazy writer to say "job well done, I think I'll go check out an anime cafe"
Yuri himself is likable, but very cliche. He's trustworthy to a fault, and never learns not to be, despite it literally causing nearly every story arcs problems. Does he have character development? Sort of. But really all he does is just understand more people, more. He really never changes or learns from anything, and him, and nearly every character in the show, is waaaayyy over the top. Like, Jim Carey over the top, except with post 2005's quality.
One character they do add, King Sara, is likable only because he is rather different from everyone else. He is mysterious, manipulative, sociopathic, and influential, all the while being 2 years older than Yuri. While the character is still not great by any means, it's certainly a better character than the villains in the show. They are about as forgettable as the show itself.
That's actually an apt way to describe the anime: Forgettable. I liked the first series, but if you were to ask me what the fuck happened, I would space out for about 4 minutes, remembering only the tense yaoi moments and sincere stupidly of yuri himself. I can't even recall villains in the first series, other than Adalbert, and if you think he was a villain, then you might need to higher your standards.
In a nutshell to describe characters of this series- Largely likable, largely forgettable, but entirely entertaining.
The plot is what it is as well. It isn't so much messy as it is just plain bad. So, really, that's sort of a good thing. The main plot in this third series often had me mouthing obscenities and face palming myself. It's like "Okay, yuri did this again" or "Yuri, how are you this stupid".
Then, the show can't even make up for it's over the top cliche sincerity, with adding cool fight scenes or even blood or gore. Nobody ever seems to die in this show. It's like it's made for 9 year olds but could only be appreciated by 14 year olds.
The art, given the year it was made, is passable, but considering other shows made the same year, is pretty crap in comparison. It's not really bad per say, just underwhelming and sometimes, like when it comes to the animation of the show, hilariously bad. The animation is so mediocre it makes the art appear above average in comparison.
What the show does really suffer from at all, is sound. The background music, just as in the first series, is lovely, potent, and always fitting. It's not amazing, but certainly the best aspect of this entire show.
To conclude: The 3rd series of Kyo Kara Maoh's cringe worthy cliche moments and characters, as well as it's childlike tone and attitudes, are only saved due to the likability of the show- a likeness that's rather embarrassing that even among anime fans, I rarely mention this as something I watched and actually enjoyed.
I watched the KKM tv series about 2 or 3 yrs ago. I didn't know anything about a 3rd season up until now. Im writing this review just after I finished watching season 3 of KKM. Im not even sure if I'm complaining or praising it, I'll just write however I feel and anything that comes to mind:
The action sucks, plot is ridiculous most of the times but its no less enjoyable than others! You can't help but feel warm and fluffy inside while watching this anime. I've seen a lot of anime with better storyline, art, plot but not all of them can
affect a person's emotion. I think that what makes it possible are the characters. I'm not an expert when it comes to analyzing stories but I think that the characters in this anime are well designed. Not in terms of appearance but in personality and background story. I felt genuinely sad for the character Geneus despite being a villain. For Saralegui, i felt irritation at the same time sympathy but regardless he's one of my most favorite character in this series! Also, I'm not a fan of pure, naive characters since most of them are just dumb and helpless, but Yuuri is an exception. He doesnt waver. He stands his ground and most importantly he fights for what he believes in. Yuuri is truly PURE. regarding the shonen ai department, theres completely NO development but I dont feel disappointed at all.
To summarize, the story revolves around loyalty, trust and friendship. Its worth watching and I plan to rewatch the whole anime in the near future!
Best episode: episode 25, when the 10 nobles and yuuri played "shinou'ed away"... I somewhat felt proud for yuuri :)