Lv1 Maou to One Room Yuusha

Level 1 Demon Lord and One Room Hero

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Japanese: Lv1魔王とワンルーム勇者
English: Level 1 Demon Lord and One Room Hero
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2023 to Sep 18, 2023
Premiered: Summer 2023
Broadcast: Mondays at 21:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: SILVER LINK., Blade
Source: Web manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.171 (scored by 3172731,727 users)
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Ranked: #34192
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Popularity: #2565
Members: 73,150
Favorites: 199

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After the climactic battle to decide the fate of humanity, the hero Max, alongside his party, emerges victorious against the formidable Demon Lord. As he draws his last breath, the defeated Maou vows to return more powerful than ever to take his revenge.

Ten years later, although Maou has resurrected, the process is incomplete, resulting in him taking on the form of a child. Nevertheless, not wanting to waste another second, Maou pays his nemesis a visit—but the hero who once gallantly protected humankind from the demon's clutches is now a pitiful slob bearing no resemblance to a man of his former caliber.

Despite his disappointment, Maou moves in with Max in hope of building him back up into a worthy adversary. But as the demon learns more about the events that transpired in the decade of his absence, he realizes that there is a story behind Max's downfall that he knows nothing of.

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Lv1 Maou to One Room Yuusha was released on Blu-ray and DVD in three volumes from September 27, 2023, to November 29, 2023.

Characters & Voice Actors


Oozora, Naomi


Nakamura, Yuuichi


Hikasa, Youko

Ghost in the Closet

Kobayashi, Yuu


Itou, Shizuka


Mori, Nanako


Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu


Shimono, Hiro


Ootsuka, Akio


Tani, Ikuko



Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"One Room Adventure" by MADKID

Ending Theme

"Mirai Teleport (ミライ=テレポート)" by Nenne


Sep 18, 2023
I went into this one expecting mediocrity, especially given its mundane premise, blobby visuals, and initially-sub-7 rating, but it proved to be much, much more than that. There are nuanced character motivations, layered political schemes, and a surprising amount of humanization/justification for behavior that normally gets reduced to just "bad" in simpler shows. While no conflicts or plots are taken too seriously, each one gets multiple takes from different perspectives. The two main characters also have great chemistry with each other.

I am recommending this show because it goes well beyond what I had initially expected and far beneath its seemingly surface-level tropes. It reminds me ...
Oct 4, 2023
Mixed Feelings
“Level 1 Demon Lord and One Room Hero!” is what happens when You dial up a bromance up to 11.

The Hero Max and his companions are able to defeat the Demon Lord. Ten years later the fiend reawakens. In the body of a small androgynous child. Eager to fight his adversary again he quickly tracks down Max. Unfortunately the last decade wasn’t kind to the former hero. He became a lazy slacker neet. After the initial shock the Demon Lord decides to move in with Max and get him in shape both physically and mentally so they can have their rematch.

Not gonna lie, the premise ...
Nov 13, 2023
Preliminary (5/12 eps)
Ever heard of comedy revolving around a once decorated person, only for them to laze around, aimlessly reading shounen jump and unwilling to do any work and lives in poverty? Yeah, the creation of Max clearly drew inspiration from Gintoki from Gintama.

The problem is how absolutely unfunny and lacking in action most scenes are. While the beginning is kind of funny, 99% of the jokes in the series become lewd/perverted jokes or it's some rom-com setup. They miss the mark completely. Max becomes friends with Maou, a demon he killed, and somehow, the Maou becomes very feminine in nature and personality to further facilitate the ...

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