Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou

Demon King Daimao

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Synonyms: Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Mao
Japanese: いちばんうしろの大魔王
English: Demon King Daimao
German: Demon King Daimao
Spanish: Demon King Daimao
French: Demon King Daimao
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2010 to Jun 19, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Artland
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, EcchiEcchi
Themes: HaremHarem, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.721 (scored by 305441305,441 users)
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Ranked: #55372
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Popularity: #426
Members: 531,624
Favorites: 1,290

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A young male with almost no power (in our world) is actually the mao, demon lord. This is something both male leading characters have in common. They also have some sort of a sidekick and a female character that likes the main character, yet tries to fight him for some reason but grows to like him over time. Both stories also have some sort of another female love interest that hangs around but this "love interest" is more obvious in Hataraku Maou-sama! At the start, both male, main characters have little to no "Mao-power" but this...changes without the main character trying to achieve this. What happens next  read more 
report Recommended by SD_CV
Both share the Demons/Angels/God theme, Ecchi, Action and the Main Guy ist not a total wuss, unlike in many other Harem Shows. 
report Recommended by Protopred
Both have a supernatural school setting with plenty of cute girls and fan service. 
report Recommended by GunstarHero
i think they are the same. magic, heroes, and the main character, Sai Akuto and Ryner, sometimes can be a monster that can destroy world. there are comedy too. 
report Recommended by tsuntsunrage
Main characters are males, powerful and sometimes a bit of a doormat (gullible, easily manipulated by women etc). Both possess some sort of power and both are the next successors of a role (demon king, Gandalfr). Tons of fan service and whatnot as well as embarrassing moments mostly relating to the girls in the story. Side characters have big boobs.  
report Recommended by MrNostalgic
Similarities: Both have the same high ranking evil beings who weren't evil at all, but still have to be watched over by female main character to act as their nanny whom were also assign to eliminate them if necessary. Both have the same supernatural, ecchi, action genre. Both have the same school setting. Dissimilarities: The main character in one anime has a dragon as his familiar, while the other one only has his friends. One has an extra harem and romance genre, while the other has vampire as its extra genre. The main character in one anime will one way or the other have to rely on his nanny to satisfy  read more 
report Recommended by Nasty001
The main character is the incarnation of the greatest evil; however he only wants to be a good guy. Both stories have funny and serious moments (less in Daimaou). As far as I know, there will be an academy atmosphere which is also common in them. 
report Recommended by DaiOni
In both, the main character enrolls in a magic school, considered by others to be a demon lord (While in Trinity Seven he is praised for it, in Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou he is feared for it). Both have lot of female characters. Both are action comedies. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
These anime are very similar in the sense of the fighting and the relationships they form. 
report Recommended by lovelydeath
Similarities: Hotblooded ecchi with an antihero over the top protagonist. Both have plenty of trope busting, and trope exaggeration. Manly men doing manly things. Differences: Needless lacks the harem or romantic relationships almost completely, It has plenty of women though. 
report Recommended by unimpeded
Both magic,ecchi,harem animes with little violence in it. So if you like the one you I'm sure you will like the other,even though Shuffle has Drama in it. 
report Recommended by fuu_chan
Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou, or "Color Wars" as it is lovingly referred to by anyone who watched it as it was airing, displays several similarities to Infinite Stratos. The solitary protagonist in a sea of opportunity is perhaps the most glaring of these similarities, but the fact that both main characters are surrounded by bitches who want nothing more than to get inside their pants make the two characters are almost interchangeable. While the setting is different, the premise is not. The main character is not quite the same as the people that surround him, and because of this, it would seem that he is destined  read more 
report Recommended by Wavefront
The main character of each series is thought to be some kind of demon king. They also involve going into caves to obtain powers, there's magic, and they're both full of good ole fan service. Just an overall similar feel to them.  
report Recommended by bloodiemonster
Both protagonists are "Demon Kings", without any intention of being them from the beginning. Both have been surrounded with many girls, a harem basically. Both have fighting scenes with fan service scenes in both.  
report Recommended by jestful
Same Vibe/Atmosphere Both take place in school full of badasses its a anime revolving around Satan's child. 
report Recommended by Black-Flash
non-pussy protagonist, interesting dynamic between characters, good plot, falling prey to single cour adaption, fan-service, and tons of haters :p 
report Recommended by Malkuth
Both dealing with a guy surrounded by beautiful girls who can fight. Also very ecchi with a big amount of comedy. If you like one, you'll definitely like the other. 
report Recommended by Tenchi_Ryu
Tell me reader, do you like battle harem magic academy anime? Then this is the best recommendation I can give you. Reincarnating demon lords, revolting against current social norms, a school setting for some reason, are all things these two shows have in common. Don't get me wrong, there are many differences between these shows, such as atmosphere and character personalities. However, one was clearly in some way inspired by the other. And if it is a matter that you enjoy battle academy anime like myself, Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou's recommendations should help you find more to watch. 
report Recommended by farscapeman
When you search for a funny magic echi Anime. Read this recommendation. Similatries: - overpowered main protagonist - the power of the the protagonist is increasing throughout the series - magic related powers /weapons - both take place at a Magic high school - both worlds are filled with Magic/ Magic items  
report Recommended by oddin
Similarities: •Both of the anime plot is somewhat similar. •Similar feel and setting. •The idea of demons and heroes are present in both anime. •The male protagonist are very strong. •Similar genres. •About 90% of the female cast has a thing for the main character. •Both anime are filled with fan service (though Shinmai Maou is more extreme when it comes to this). Differences: •In Ichiban Ushiro, the main character is the demon king while in Shinmai Maou the female main character is the next in line. •Shinmai Maou is a longer series (2 seasons - 20+ episodes) than Ichiban Ushiro. Overall, I find that these shows don't have too many differences. 
report Recommended by RFernandez23
This is the story of a demon lord forming a harem. It's a light comedy mostly revolving around lolis and a powerful demon lord. 
report Recommended by NatoBoram
the simmilarity is that no one likes him that there the black sheep and the other is hatted by everyone the difference one controls magic he other elements using magic and ones an orphan and the others been casted out 
report Recommended by mleno
both main leads have the occupation of future demon king but kyou kara maou has the shounen ai tones while Ichiban Ushiro no Daimou has the Harem tones  
report Recommended by Denmark-Chan
Premises are slightly different, execution and themes are quite similar. In both series, you have a relatively kind hearted demon lord getting their own male followers, and female warrior/magician harem, and falling into certain plots of possible enemies. 
report Recommended by LumineX
- both mains are demons - both mains are surounded by girls - both are stronger than they look - both are misjudged and are actually quite sweet - some similar humour only difference is that in daimaou the main isnt a pervert like in dxd  
report Recommended by celumie
Same harem and ecchi, but ichiban has more of a plot, but if you just in it for the ecchi then it shouldn't matter they both have tons of it  
report Recommended by Naoaki808
It contains lots of ecchi, magic, fantasy and of course...Harem~ Nice drawingstyle and from my opinion, a good storyline. (: 
report Recommended by Quan-senpai
Competent MC's. Harem, Ecchi, Fantasy. 
report Recommended by Bleachigo95
Both are Harem-Action animes,Ichiban ushiro no daimaou is more of a chosen one anime though while samurai harem is more about what would happen if a samurai went to a modern time city 
report Recommended by Ozzey
Both involve demons and protecting, also lost memories and a lot of action. 
report Recommended by mvsyli
Both include some sort of Harem. Only 2 "significant" male roles for each. Quite a bit of fanservice for each. Both have really weird and random stories that may anger some people. I hate both of these to my very core and hope that both of them die in a fire.  
report Recommended by PyraXadon
-Both MCs go into a magic high school -Both animes are ecchi and harem -Lots of bishoujos with big breasts, dressed in hot school uniforms -The MCs can use a cute loli as a "weapon" 
report Recommended by LastGod
Same setting of Harem,comedy,school containg heores,ancient dragons related to past lives in addition to ''Demon king'' title. MC is Hot,popular well as badass with a kind side,trying his best to protect things which are important to him. give it a try,you won't be disappointed,I gauranteed. :D 
report Recommended by Don_Maou
It's is pretty much the same thing. Girls surround a guy, except in Omamori's main guy doesn't have any powers. Ok I hate explaining things just watch it and you'll like it. Definitely  
report Recommended by Khkang120
Same kind of atmosphere with an OP protagonists set on an extraordinary academy surrounded by a harem of girls and a light hearted comical theme with some action and a healthy dose of ecchi plus boobs assured on every episode  
report Recommended by abyss_will
Though these two are pretty different in terms of setting, certain traits of characters in Daimaou overlap with Dragonar's protagonist and his friends. Both shows are also harem fantasy/action anime, so if you enjoyed Dragonar, then you will definitely en will definitely like/love Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou. 
report Recommended by Lyevino95
Both give the same feel, have big action, and are geat funny comedies! The only diference: DK - magic, FMP - mecha. If you like one of these anime, you will love the other one too! -both anime main male characters act, look, and sound almost the same. -both anime main female characters like the boy, but don't want to admit it. 
report Recommended by robox45
Both main characters are badasses with beast powers and shit. They both get all the bitches and know how to kick ass. Both anime are beast. 
report Recommended by Littaylor
Both have a harem inside but in Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou's case its more related to magic than Mecha. 
report Recommended by strawhat64
Very similar humor, both focused around a school full of people with special/magical abilities. Both focus on the harem genre. 
report Recommended by Forganesolid
Both deal with magic and have a Demon Lord character (though for only some episodes in Slayers). That's pretty much all the similarities between them. Slayers is more adventure and comedy oriented, while Ichiban is more ecchi, and although Slayers shows its age, it's still a better show than Ichiban. 
report Recommended by grklein
there was a charater that called a demon king same as in daimaou but night wizard focus on comedy genre but daimaou focuses in harem genre 
report Recommended by HP_marker
What do you get when you combine an anime with "fight" as it's genre with a fair amount of echhiness? You'd get a perfect anime. And for those who have watched Seikon no Qwaser, I garuntee that you'll like Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou! I'd say SnQ do have better fight scenes and a more definite story line as compared to IUnD, both are good in their own ways. Watch it, and you'll understand what I mean! For those who have yet to watch these 2 series, watch it NOW!!! I'd recommend no children under 15 though!  
report Recommended by Xerth
they are only similar in a few ways -a boy being told he's going to become something -he has powers he's unaware of -obsessed person always calls him"boss" and thats about it. 
report Recommended by melody423
Torodora and Ichiban are each about a student that is looked down by other classmates because of his scary, apparent nature. Both heavily emphasize comedy, romance, school, and both hone in on the character's predicament. Toradora deals with a high schooler's troubles as everyone thinks he's a rough bully. Ichiban deals with a student's troubles as everyone labels him as a demon lord. 
report Recommended by WAXCHUG
Demon Lords??? Yes you got it both series focuses on demon lords. No need to explain furthermore. 
report Recommended by FalloutShounen3
Magic and Hi-Tech, Academy city. Lots of cute girls ^_^ ... 
report Recommended by zen-hikka
Both shows share in common that the main focus is of Mages, Magic and school troubles. Both shows are entirely funny and meant to still contain a plot-line. They both also have characters in the show that do not get a long so well at points. If you have seen these shows you may understand where I am coming from but for those who don't I say this. If you want a show that will entertain you, it's here. If you want a show that will have a good ending, it's here. If you want a show that will make sure you either leave intrigued or laughing, it's here. I  read more 
report Recommended by MasterOfLazyness
Fan service! These two series are full of it. Ichiban Ushiro is far more comedic than Highschool of the Dead. But if you enjoyed the ridiculous, over the top boobs and panties in HSotD, the wacky ecchi humor of Ichiban Ushiro may be just right for you. 
report Recommended by Sukeacrow
Both have magical academies where the main characters learn magic, and get into trouble with a dragon. Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou is a ecchi magic comedy while Quiz Magic Academy is both magic and comedy but has no ecchi 
report Recommended by IntroverTurtle
Well, it seems that these two series has a lot of similarities after watching both. Let's break this down: Both series main male protagonists has a sarcastic sense of humor but deep down are great guys who cares about their comrades and friends. Additionally, a main female protagonist accompanies them and they share a special bond. Both series involves magic and supernatural elements with a super power theme. Both series features an academy setting as well that teaches people how to use their abilities and perfect them. Both series contains drama, comedy, action, some romance, and also emotional moments at times.  
report Recommended by Stark700
Very similar charachters. Both rely heavily on supernatural themes. Both involve a fair few action scenes however; 'Kore wa' is a bit more charachter driven.  
report Recommended by Longman
You kidding me? No one sees this? The male protagonist in either series is a straight-shot-non-perverse-gentleman who despite his ultimately pure motives is encroached on by lustful females. He is non paradoxical as he was always a good guy, not just for plots sake like other harems. 
report Recommended by ziggyopolous
same level of ecchiness, battles are usually girls against girls, both series have main male protagonist who is special, both have school setting... 
report Recommended by Esta_Loca
Well first of all , the main character is a high school boy with many girls around them. It involves demons, however the main character in "Kami nomi zo shiru sekai" is a human. The girls around them are really cute and sweet. Ichiban involves more action and fights of course but the theme is pretty similar. They are both really funny anime's , especially the main characters are clueless most of the time..  
report Recommended by Funda
Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou might take place in a fantasy setting with strong harem themes and a development of conspiracy and character purpose. Ergo Proxy would be the plot-side of Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou following the equivalent of a Demi-god (a proxy) in a quest strongly related to the one here involving Gods and creators. The themes and general feeling are a little different where Ergo might seem more apocalyptical/dark and IUnD might seem more revolutionary/light. 
report Recommended by Akusa
Generic harem that end with all the same to start. 
report Recommended by FilipeJourney
Similarites: Both have supernatural, magic, ecchi, school and harem genres. Both muchachos (male leads) have no idea that they are the uppermost part of the demon hierarchy. Both muchachos wanted a simple life. Both muchachos are reluctant about thier harem. Both muchachos has one member of his harem who supervises them. Both has one chiquita (female support cast) who is interested to make the muchacho her underling. Dissimilarities: In Magikano the muchacho is merely a vessel for the "Demon Lord" who is locked in a magic mirror, while in IUD, the muchacho is the "Demon King" himself. In IUD, the muchacho was surprise to find out who he is, while in Magikano, the  read more 
report Recommended by Nasty001
They share plot, 2 sides fighting eachother, but in the last battle, they figh together, they charaters are very similair. Watching samurai girls made me feel like watching ichiban in a samurai style. Both have are harem, action and ecchi, ichiban is more of magic, samurai girls is more of swordplay. If you like 1 of them, you must watch the other. 
report Recommended by Vershin
They have the same both the Demon King has a good manners I dunno if in Maoyuu Maou Yuusha has that great fan service though 
report Recommended by 8man226