Anime Challenge: Maoyu Episodes 1-2

maoyuSeries: Maoyu

Related Manga: Maoyuu Maou Yuusha

Related Novel: Maoyuu Maou Yuusha

Every anime season, I check out what Crunchyroll is streaming, to be able to see what’s currently airing in Japan. That’s how I found this little gem, which doesn’t even have it’s own English Wikipedia page yet. I’m sure that will change fairly soon.

The premise is interesting. In a world where demons and humans have been at war for 15 years, the Hero and the Demon Queen meet to fight and end the war. Except that the Maou (demon queen) points out to the Hero exactly how both the human and demon worlds are profiting from this war and the financial impact of ending it, which would be massive starvation as the economy of both populations broke down.

Instead, she challenges him to join her in finding a way to change the world around them so that the war can be ended without the rampant starvation and territorial fighting that would break out within the two populations.

There’s a secondary sub-plot of romance beneath the larger political storyline that it sweet and funny all at the same time. This is definitely one I’ll be keeping on my watch list this season. If you’d like to watch it as well, it’s available on Crunchyroll for streaming.

Anime Challenge: 0027/1000