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Review: Kyo Kara Maoh


Plot Summary: Yuri Shibuya was living a pretty normal life. That changed the day he was dunked into a toilet after an attempt to save a classmate from a gang of bullies. Instead of just getting a good soaking, he’s pulled in. The next thing he knows, he’s in a world that vaguely resembles medieval Europe. If that’s not odd enough, he’s told that he is to be the next Maoh, just because he has black hair and black eyes. The Maoh is the King of the Mazoku, who are coexisting not-so-peacefully with the humans in this world. Much to his subject’s dismay, he’s totally different from the rulers they’re accustomed to. He’s kind, considerate, a believer in justice, and not willing to use violence to solve conflicts. Not exactly someone they want running a country on the very brink of war. Now, Yuri has to deal with trying to become a good Maoh, while at the same time attempting to adapt to this land’s customs and culture, all in a world where the tension between the humans and Mazoku is reaching its peak.

This was an anime that I kept hearing about but I wasn’t sure about. It revolves around Yuri Shebuya and his introduction as the Demon King. He first thought that he was a normal highschool kid living in Japan, until one day he was warped into the demon world. Yuri’s soul has a lot to do with his situation and how he is related to the other world. The concept of demons is completely different, they are people part of the Demon Tribe in the alternate world and they are in conflict with humans. Yuri has his hands full, but he has a group of trusted friends who will help him through his journey as the Demon King, and to become the Demon King. You see the deeper side of him, and his alternate part of his soul, the Demon King come out to show his justice in the world. This is an anime which I wasn’t expecting to be as good as it is. The animation is good, and the storyline is excellent and you are always on your toes wanting to see the next episode. This is for season one, and now I’m going to see season two of this great anime series.

Link: AnimeNewsNetwork