The noble William possesses a rare kind of intelligence. The school he attends and his family background both draw much attention. However, one day, his family loses money after his uncle's business fails. Worrying about how this would affect his school's reputation, he returns home to help the family butler search for things to sell. What they found was an underground room that had been used by William's ancestors. The room contains a magical seal, with which William unintentionally summons a demon. The demon, Dantalion tells William that has the ability to choose the king of the demon world! Naturally, the candidates for king will come after William...who will become king in the end?!
A fascinating story I got around to read thanks to pure coincidence, but as of late I've seen myself grow more and more addicted to this little pasterpiece.
The art is fabulous, to say the least, and the story is so colourful, deep and full of mistery. The characters are nicely developed and I like were the story is currently headed. Overall, a fine manga that I can proudly call one of my favourite. No way in hell I give it less than 10.
I find it odd that while the anime had a lot of bad reviews this manga isn't known at all.
Let's just say that the plot isn't the best I have ever seen, but it has a lot of originality in it, like as other works from the same authors, the fact that demons are actually less evil than angels in the end is one of the points I liked mostly. Even though the series is quite new, it needs more time to fully develop.
This was absolutely, the most gorgeous, magnificent, and most elaborate manga I have ever read, you should definitely take a
look at it if you like amazingly drawn manga, because the art is one of the biggest point of it.
The characters from Makai Ouji are incredibly various, from saints to people that really existed in history. The main character has his unique charm which is being an absolute realist to the point of even contradicting himself, most demons have a well developed backstory and not all of them belong to the same faction, which makes the thing much more interesting and intriguing. Just because it has a large cast of male character, it doesn't mean women are useless in the manga, but it's a josei manga after all.
If you're looking for something original, you'll definitely like the manga, if you like the action themed genre you'll also enjoy it, apart from some chapters that are almost useless, the pacing is very quick.
Don't let yourself get fooled by the poor anime adaption, this manga should become more popular as it has a very high potential, it shouldn't also be overlooked or underrated, it's kinda like an hidden gem of manga.
This is, in truth, one of my absolute favorite mangas of all time.
Now, I'm VERY picky when it comes to manga. With anime, I'm typically not as critical, however since the mangas are (usually) the original version of whatever the anime may be (unless it doesn't have an anime adaption), I have much higher expectations. I watched the anime first, as I usually do, because I like to understand the whole story and basic plot of the series before really diving deep into it. This was exactly the case with Devils and Realist. The anime adaption was OK, the animation was pretty choppy in some
parts, and they made it pretty fanservice-y, which I didn't really like before for me, either have actual romance there or don't. It should be one or another. And the way they adapted the art in the anime really bugged me sometimes- certain parts of the characters seemed too big (usually their noses or eyes), and the anime just overall wasn't a very good adaption. But, I liked the whole idea, and I LOVED the characters, so I decided to check the manga out.
The manga absolutely blew me away. It went into way more depth, and I couldn't stop reading! I loved the characters, the art, their designs, and their interactions and relationships with eachother. I was pretty shocked when there were actual historical figures in there, and angels that are really in the bible. To me, it added to the manga's sense of realism. There are way more characters in the manga, and I particularly am very interested in the relationship between William and Dantalion.
Yes, I ship these two. No, it's not because "oMG YAOI!1!!!!!111!", I could care less whether they were gay, straight, or goddamn hippos. I can sense a pretty deep connection between them, partly because of William having (spoilers start here) Solomon's blood in him. Now, I can't say too much as of now because I haven't been able to finish the manga yet. (I really want to, but a lot of personal issues have come up.) And even though at first, Dantalion only stuck around to convince William to choose him as elector, but if that were the case now then he would've left to go back to Hell the moment Lucifer awakened. Why did he stick around? That I'm unsure of right now, but what I'm trying to say here is that their relationship definitely has so much depth and emotion to it and it draws me into this manga even more. As I keep reading, I can't wait to see how their relationship changes (I've seen many spoilers, so I do have some idea).
And, the art is absolutely PHENOMENAL. Definitely one of my favorite manga styles now, the way the characters are drawn and the expressions show so much about each characters personality and emotions.
I don't want this review to drag on, so I'll quickly wrap this up. Why isn't this manga more well-known? The storyline is so creative and unique, it's pretty historically accurate, the characters are all different and intriguing, the art is stunning, and it's very well written in general. I hope that in the future it becomes more wellknown, though I don't wish for it to become a mainstream manga because most of those aren't the best. The lowest rating I would give this manga is a 9. But, I'm giving it a 10, because of all the various things I listed above and more. I'm excited to catch up to where the manga is currently!