Maou no Ore ga Dorei Elf wo Yome ni Shitanda ga, Dou Medereba Ii?

An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride

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Synonyms: I, the Demon Lord, Took a Slave Elf as My Wife, but How Do I Love Her?, Madome
Japanese: 魔王の俺が奴隷エルフを嫁にしたんだが、どう愛でればいい?
English: An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2024 to ?
Premiered: Spring 2024
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.571 (scored by 1536315,363 users)
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Ranked: #17312
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Members: 93,007
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The young but feared sorcerer Zagan is a candidate to become a member of the 13 Archdemons—a group of the strongest sorcerers in the world—following the death of their eldest member, Marchosias. When attending the deceased Archdemon's estate auction, Zagan finds something he did not expect: love at first sight. The sorcerer impulsively spends all his money to take Nephelia, a rare elf slave, back to his castle. Given the girl's mysterious and troubling past, there is a lot for Zagan to uncover about his new companion.

However, Zagan's lack of experience with the unfamiliar feeling of love leads to many awkward moments between him and Nephelia, whom he calls by the nickname "Nephy." As the two grow closer and get more comfortable around each other, it becomes increasingly evident that Nephy's feelings might not be so different from Zagan's.

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"Wakaranai Ai (ワカラナイアイ)" by The Brow Beat

Ending Theme

"Blue Star (ブルースター)" by Sayaka Yamamoto (山本彩)


May 20, 2024
Preliminary (7/12 eps)
So it does work - after series like ‘I'm Giving the Disgraced Noble Lady I Rescued a Crash Course in Naughtiness’ failed to realise such a promising idea in a halfway acceptable way, ‘An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride’ kicks down the door and shows how to do it right!

Witchers are brutal, human-sacrificing, child-eating mages who are feared by all. Zagan is one of these hated sorcerers, although he doesn't really fit the stereotype. So when he falls in love with the slave girl Nephelia at first sight, he buys her and finally has an excuse not to pretend to be the ...
May 17, 2024
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Preliminary (8/12 eps)
A 5.5 kind of a show. There's nothing especially bad about it, it's fine, but there's no real spark to it either. There's some degree of an illusion of depth to it with some tragic backstories sprinkled about and repeated (shock) betrayals which all somehow seem to work their way out, giving an illusion of progress. The creators evidentially got tired of trying to maintain the uncomfortable fatalism of the first few episodes and migrated to a slightly more upbeat but awkward dynamic. All very generic anime with fantasy characteristics really.

If you're looking for a power fantasy which has some of the aesthetics of misanthropy ...
May 3, 2024
Preliminary (6/12 eps)
Okay, so it started meh, but I thought it might develop into power fantasy if nothing else. However, writers chose nothing else.

Story is kind of hard to spoil. He's a powerful mage and this show you get to see just how powerful. That's the story. Problem however lies in how they tried to portray main character which is simply socially inept idiot who is somehow genius only when it comes to magic. Common sense not so much.

From episode one forward everything is either a result of some plot convenience, his stupidity of combination of the two. This genius doesn't know how auctions works so gives ...

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