Sunday, January 13, 2013

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha 01 & 02 - First Impressions

I'm going to take it easy this anime season, and so the only new series I've checked out is Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, a show about a hero joining the demon "king" (who is a girl) to execute a plan to achieve world peace by bringing prosperity via business and economics.

Guess what convinced Yuusha to help Miss Maou here?

Maou's intentions were obvious from the start.

Making surprisingly quick progress with regards to this romance thing.

What has happened thus far:
Humans have been at war with the demons for years. In an effort to end the war, humanity's greatest hero Yuusha ventures alone into the Demon King Maou's stronghold to slay the king, only to find that Maou is a young and attractive girl. Yuusha is then convinced to join Maou's quest to bring peace via prosperity through Maou's explanation that a sudden end to the war would be bad for humanity and also by Maou jiggling her ample bosom in Yuusha's face. The two secretly return to the human world and start their work in a village where Maou's Chief Maid has already scouted ahead and set up a mansion for them. Maou then starts trying to educate the villagers about how to raise agricultural production and she also takes in two young run-away serfs as maids-in-training.

Kids these days are too concerned about money and material wealth.

Some people can't absorb knowledge even if you smack them in the face with a textbook.

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The first two episodes have been okay, but there wasn't anything to get excited about so far. The animation and art looks pretty good so far. The basic story has been laid out and Maou and Yuusha start their plan to change the world for the better, but of course one has to start small. Maou and Yuusha has a budding romance going on which seems to be making a little progress, but teaching the villagers about business and economics seems to be a little harder. Judging by the OP, we are still waiting for a lot of characters to get properly introduced, and probably then we'll know where this series is going to go. From the look of things, the series will focus on economics and politics of building prosperity, but there will be some action, and we'll see how they mix up the elements. Overall, not the most exciting of first two episodes, but it looks decent enough for me to watch a few more.

2 comments:

  1. I thought it was an alright first couple of episodes. I was pretty well prepared for this kind of start since the series kind of gave me a Spice and Wolf feel from the promo material (thanks to having the main VAs involved).

    I'm curious to see how the series evolves. They certainly haven't minded touching on some heavier topics like serfs and how close it was to being slavery. Also appreciate the hero being a bit lost as he sees how those standard skills you want in a hero (strong, brave, good with a sword) don't outright translate to how you end this kind of war.

    I'm kind of looking forward to how many characters are going to be referred to by title. We already have the Hero, Maou, Head Maid, etc.

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    1. I don't think they've given anyone proper names yet. Maou does have a nickname but they just all call her Maou.

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