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Jan 4, 2013 1:24 PM

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The fanservice was totally unnecessary, but I liked the combination of tongue-in-cheek humor and serious topics. It's a good way to tackle such a clichéd topic.
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Jan 4, 2013 1:41 PM

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Temporary Sena replacement until Boku ~ Next airs.
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Jan 4, 2013 1:45 PM

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A really good first episode. The visuals fit the medieval setting very well. Voice acting was top notch, just as expected. Music was also great (maybe except the OP), plus the ED by Arai Akino, who also sung a song for Spice and Wolf, was beautiful.

Oh and ♥♥♥ Maou ♥♥♥
 
Jan 4, 2013 1:46 PM

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It's been ages since I read the manga but I completely am adoring the Maou and the series, it feels a lot like Spice and Wolf, especially with the talk of economics. I'm sure those generic viewers who expected lots of fighting will end up dropping it with its heavy dialogue episodes/scenes.

Oh and to mention. Her boobs are a plus.
 
Jan 4, 2013 1:56 PM

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Dam nice 1st episode. Had a great atmosphere to the show. Loved the opening, not sure why all the hate on the opening. Hopefully the series is strong and keeps at it. Usually alot of short series half way just messes up.
 
Jan 4, 2013 1:58 PM

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omg Op has TOO MUCH SPOILERS and Maou is cute, exactly how she has to be :D
it's gonna be my 2013 winter's fav :D
 
Jan 4, 2013 1:58 PM

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I liked it. A lot of fanservice. Demon's King boobs (lol at how it sounds) bounce nicely :) Only thing I'm afraid of is that this anime got 12 episodes and from what I can tell from opening it got about 50 characters. Will they have time to show all of them or will it be cut from one character to another like crazy. But still, I think I'm gonna enjoy it :)
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Jan 4, 2013 1:59 PM

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I expected the next Queens Blade, but this was great. I cried laughing at the headband
 
Jan 4, 2013 2:04 PM

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And I hear Inaban's voice actress as the woman knight so another big plus for me :)

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Jan 4, 2013 2:07 PM

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And I hear Inaban's voice actress as the woman knight so another big plus for me :)

Yes that was a good surprise for me too. :D
 
Jan 4, 2013 2:07 PM

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LOL the last part makes me laugh there.

And "your breasts are smaller than everyone else?". Nice one old man!
 
Jan 4, 2013 2:09 PM

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About main Hero. Another male character who is afraid/disgusted by big cheasted female character? Give me a break.
 
Jan 4, 2013 2:10 PM

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This was great. The OP was nice, and I really liked the ED. It gave me the same feeling as Dantalian's OP.

This's left a good first impression for me. I saw the PV and I thought it'd have a lot more fanservice, but I'm glad I was wrong.
 
Jan 4, 2013 2:11 PM

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A question: Why do you guys say it resembles Spice and Wolf? Is that because the same seiyuu combo (Wolf is Koshimizu-san, correct? Like Maou?)?

Amarrez summed it up pretty well but basically the themes, economics, music, characters, drama, and the comedy parts added in. There wasn't much economics involved in this pilot episode but that should be explored soon.

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Setting, music, economics, seiyuu combo and just the general feel of their relationship.

Also the fact there were like 3 Spice and Wolf BD box ads during the broadcast.

Lol, I noticed this too. I was like "hi Holo!"


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Jan 4, 2013 2:13 PM

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Great start for the series ... i was a bit worried at first since it was quite different from the manga but im glad they did what they did for the first episode. Looking forward to the next episode ... and Jun voice acting is top notch as expected
 
Jan 4, 2013 2:21 PM

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the manga is exceptional.

I feared to be disapointed by the anime quality, but it is another art and it is fine.
In various ways, it look like S&W, but the story is more deep and not centred on economic process.

I hope the quality won't drop :)


 
Jan 4, 2013 2:22 PM

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Very nice start. Escalated quickly, I mean darn first episode and romance is starting to bloom.

The art style and animation are very well done and jeez that excellent VA @.@
 
Jan 4, 2013 2:35 PM

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I'm glad that I gave this a shot because I really liked the first episode! Maou is really adorable and I'm definitely looking forward to what will happen next.
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Jan 4, 2013 2:38 PM

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Love it
The OP and ED somehow remind me of Spices and Wolf
And the explanation about the economics and the interaction between Maou and Yuusha is really interesting to see
I loled a bit :D
 
Jan 4, 2013 2:41 PM

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This exceeded my expectations, i already knew the concept and story had great potential because well the manga is simply awesome, but then again not all anime adaptions deliver but for a first episode this was simply great, the OP got me so hyped also because if they adapt it all it means they will reach where the manga currently is, i only hope it maintains this quality because if so then the later parts of the series will be simply amazing, i can't wait XD.
 
Jan 4, 2013 2:43 PM

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Ah the benefits of a permanent war economy.....

Of course that could never happen in real life....
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Jan 4, 2013 2:44 PM

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That was a very refreshing premise.

Hero is such a virgin though xD
 
Jan 4, 2013 2:45 PM

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Read some of the manga, loved it.

Damn, that was great. I like the opening and the first episode didn't disappoint me at all.

Art was gorgeous, great VAs, followed the manga nicely, nice music...

Seems to be more FS than I remember though. o.o

And they were fake horns. XD

(But seriously, her chest was distracting, and Highschool DxD in recommendations already? =.=)
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Jan 4, 2013 2:48 PM

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Very reminiscent of Spice and Wolf, but not as good. Still had me giggling though xD.

5/5
 
Jan 4, 2013 2:52 PM
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Ok, so, so far, I really have no opinion of the story. It sounds like that it's a little bit intelligent, and the characters are a little bit more unique then expected. However, I feel as if it had rushed a bit on the agreement between the hero and Maou. Maou herself isn't so bad thus far, but her being a poster for fanservice doesn't really do it for me. It good get really good, and the ideas thus far aren't too bad.

The Pros:
- There's no good or bad, it's grey. It feels like this war is a geniune political war, not flowered by silly things like "Oh, demons are doing it", or, "ending the war brings peace". It's acting as a bit of a deconstruction in this area- which is intriguing to me.
- Maou has potential as a character, as opposed to being a poster for melodrama or outright moe.
- OP and ED are very beautiful.

Cons:
- Hero's dialogue reminds me of common cliched anime tropes. "No. I won't believe it."
- He seems a bit too easily convinced.
- A lot of unnecessary fanservice.
- Character's are quite a bit underdeveloped and thus I am unconvinced by their motivations.

Overall, based on the first episode...
My current score:
6/10
 
Jan 4, 2013 2:53 PM

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Started out pretty... abrupt, I guess.

Still, it's a very enjoyable story and I love the visual background styles.

I'm liking it :)
 
Jan 4, 2013 2:54 PM

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Hope this doesnt turn into fanservice galore. So far nice art and animation and fucking epic VA cast, this might end up good :)

8/10 for starters, hope the music doesnt dissapoint as well ;)
 
Jan 4, 2013 3:11 PM

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Everything was running beautifully until ... she removed her horns.
BLASPHEMY! DROOOOOOOOOOOOPED!
 
Jan 4, 2013 3:18 PM
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Intersting,first episode surpassed my expectations.
I knew this would be good,but they really set the bar high with this one :)
Let's hope they keep it up and I will definetely keep watching!
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Jan 4, 2013 3:18 PM

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Very fast start into this anime. Really interesting and keeps entertaining.
I second the Spice & Wolf feeling but it wasn't on the same level. Still character interaction was hilarious with superb VA.
Animation and characters design is ok, I don't mind the fanservice so far.
Medieval hug pillow was epic win!
The overall plotline sounds interesting but I'm not quite sure what going beyond the war means. :D
Overall this surpassed my expectations by far, keep it up!
 
Jan 4, 2013 3:23 PM

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I'm so skeptical about this, so much that I can't enjoy it.
Unnecessary fanservice, dull MC... Yeah, I'll prepare for disaster :/
Comedy is good though.
 
Jan 4, 2013 3:26 PM
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I wasn't really excited to watch this, or more like it just looked interesting and so I had put it on my plan to watch list. But the first episode impressed me! It reminds me a little of the manga Superior, where the Yuusha meets the Maou. I like how there is economics involved, and again, like Superior, where the Demon King asks, "who decided that?" when Yuusha comments that demons are evil. I hadn't looked at the cast either, so I was surprised to hear Fukuyama Jun's voice come out of the Yuusha's mouth. Awesome! I miss Chuunibyou, so I'm glad to be hearing Yuuta's voice again :) I laughed out loud when Maou removed her horns o_O definitely wasn't expecting that either. This is something I think I will enjoy, especially with the pretty bgm and the interesting themes. However, the one thing that will keep annoying me is Maou's chest...I think it's totally unnecessary. But that's just my opinion. Hopefully I will be able to ignore that. Otherwise, great first episode. Definitely had me hooked.
 
Jan 4, 2013 3:29 PM
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Will this anime have a good stroy line? I hope it doesn't go into some stupid fanservice anime
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Jan 4, 2013 3:30 PM

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This looks like a series i am going to enjoy! Them jugs :O
 
Jan 4, 2013 3:47 PM

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Hopefully this anime doesn't continue to show such excessive amounts of fanservice.

Apart from that, I enjoyed this episode. The main characters are pretty likable and I've taken a liking to the twist of the typical RPG story.
 
Jan 4, 2013 3:49 PM
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finally 24min jan serie T_T !! they released like 10 3-5min series.. which i dont really want to watch. So looking forwards formore 24min anime

But as for this anime. I like it :D Seems really nice and interesting
 
Jan 4, 2013 3:54 PM

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Really nice 1st episode, enjoyed it a lot, hope it won't disappoint later on.

Loved the last scene lol, and that ending song was beautiful.

Can't wait for next one.
 
Jan 4, 2013 3:55 PM
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May all the Winter 2013 season shows will be as refreshing as this pure awesomeness.
 
Jan 4, 2013 4:03 PM

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I am currently watching it and it is awesome perfect can see the romance building up but please i hope these dude is not a bitch MC


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Jan 4, 2013 4:10 PM

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The explanations weren't as in depth as I remember from the manga, which reduced the realism of the hero's decision, but I liked it overall, especially the hug pillow ;)
 
Jan 4, 2013 4:12 PM

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I thought this show would try to copy the feel from Spice & Wolf, but I now see that it is going a completely different direction, though I don’t think that is bad. Spice & Wolf relied on wit and poise; both Lawrence and Holo were intelligent and would always avoid being the butt of the joke and they both knew that their relationship would never last if they commit to it.

This show looks like it will be a comedy instead of a drama, and the characters are appropriate for that. The hero looks like he is the hard charging type that doesn’t fully understand the specifics of a situation and believes that a heartfelt speech will solve the problem. The Demon King is harder to pin down. She is very intelligent, but tends to default to a cute and childish mode. I expect that she will prove to be more useless than she currently appears, and thus more comedic. I am fascinated at how the blend of comedy, action and drama will work, but the story feels and ambitions and I really want it to work.
 
Jan 4, 2013 4:15 PM
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Awesome start IMO.

I'll still echo others and say that I hope the fanservice is kept low.

I also hope the MC evolves from the cliché hero (though it's a great starting point, for the parody value)

BTW, those horns... XD
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Jan 4, 2013 4:17 PM

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I'll just pretend that this is Spice and Wolf III and enjoy it all the same. Fantastic first epispde. I lurve the Demon King.
 
Jan 4, 2013 4:17 PM
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Peace sells, but who's buying?

I was VERY disappointed the horns were just a headband (crown?)
 
Jan 4, 2013 4:19 PM
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medieval times are one of the good animes. hopes this one doesn't disappoint me. so far its good.
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Jan 4, 2013 4:37 PM

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DARK FLAME MASTER!
 
Jan 4, 2013 4:37 PM

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I just finished and I must say, it's like they combines zero no tsukaima with spice and wolf and sword art online fucking awesome romance is there!


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Jan 4, 2013 4:38 PM

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I don't know what the fuck just happened.

But I LIKED it.
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Jan 4, 2013 4:46 PM

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I really liked that first episode. A lot of good voice talent which surprised me.
 
Jan 4, 2013 5:06 PM
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I don't know what the fuck just happened.

"I came, I saw, she conquered."
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