Dreaming of changing the world for good, Akuto Sai transfers to Constant Magic Academy where he befriends a virtuous ninja clan member, Junko Hattori. On the way to the academy, they vow to make the world a better place together; however, the situation suddenly takes a turn for the worse upon his arrival—it is prophesied that he will become the Demon King! As word of his destiny spreads, the school begins to fear him, and Junko’s trust in him falters. While Akuto is determined to not let his predicted future control his fate, it seems as though everything he says and does only serve to reinforce the fact that he is destined to be the Demon King. Moreover, he is surrounded by a harem of beautiful girls who each have their own plans for him, ranging from bringing him to justice to simply showering him with love. With his newly awakened powers, Akuto must cope with his constantly growing list of misfortune and fight to prove that his fate is not set in stone. – My Anime List
Based on 16 review scores:
The best hope for this series is that it tones down the fanservice and sex comedy and takes a more serious approach to its main story line. This could happen. Lots of series have had excess fanservice to lure in the shonen audience and then phase out the panty shots as the series goes on. If that happens, I’ll actually have a Spring 2010 series on CR that I’m eager to watch. But for now, it’s just filler in my entertainment schedule.
My favorite thing about this anime was that I kept wanting to know more. As each episode ended I skipped the ending credits to start the next episode not because the ending credits were boring, but because I wanted to see what happened next.
With its risqué situations, innuendos, up-skirt shots, and straight up nudity, Demon King definitely falls into the category of “not for kids,” but it’s all in good fun. It’s an action-filled, good-natured romp that builds in intensity gradually from one episode to the next until the final big finish.
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Ultimately DKD has enough fan service to keep the attention of the fan service crowd and enough action and magic components to keep the attention of those who want such things. It also can get quite graphic at times, such as the scene where multiple students get their legs broken, but that is not a consistent presence. The plot has some big issues, but those who condition themselves to ignore it can still be entertained.
For fans who can enjoy a good, stupid action romp wrapped ’round with pleasant ecchi eye-candy, Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou provides an amusing diversion. The decent visuals and remarkably solid character development displayed by the lead work well with the slapstick humor to create a witch’s brew worth checking out if you can swallow the series’ deliberate lack of intelligence. Though not as clever as Penguin Musume Heart or as pretty as Kanokon, this anime nonetheless emerges as a sleeper hit from the Spring 2010 season.
Demon King Daimao was a show that I was curious to see if a straight marathon viewing would change my opinion of it in regards to how the second half plays out. Unfortunately, it’s a show that has a lot of problems here that kills a good deal of the energy because you feel so disconnected from how they got from point A to point B. I do like the overall concept, the characters are fun and it reminds me a bit of Kyo Kara Maoh in a lot of ways. The sexy time works well and while it is a distraction in a way, it’s intentional to ramp things up and make it noticeable. It’s definitely a series that could easily have run for twice the length and told a much more coherent and fun story, instead of leaving us with a show that feels rushed and like we got shortchanged. Still, there’s definitely fun to be had here, but it has some caveats to it.
Very ecchi, with lots of pantsu and nudity and a reasonable amount of action,there’s definitely fun to be had here, even if it gets confusing towards the end…the production values and animation are great, all the characters have distinct looks and personalities and Akuto is no wimpy main man, even some of the guys love him…worth a watch
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it IS a harem anime and expecting anything more than that is just plain craziness.
The verdict? Eh…. There’s plenty of reasons to justify watching this show, as long as you don’t mind them coming in short skirts and obsessed with Akuto. If it sounds like I’m bashing this show a lot, it’s because I don’t want you to get your hopes up. The show isn’t BAD by any real stretch, but it won’t stick with you. There’s nothing completely wrong with this series, but it doesn’t do anything that impressive or well, either. If you like fan service, then this one should do it for you. For those who like depth of story/character? Probably a pass. I liked the action, and the suggestive moments may have “peaked” my interest a bit more than I would like to admit, but very rarely do those things leave a substantial impact. You can find better shows in both departments, but I’d say this one is worth a watch on Netflix or online if any of what I said sounds like it might entertain you. I occasionally feel the urge to watch something mediocre and unimpressive myself.
If you want to watch a harem anime without your partner bugging you about the harem-ness of it, demon king daimo MIGHT be a suggestable title. However the story starts to really rush and get lazy/greedy as it progresses which could make you disconnect from it or be annoyed by it. While I liked the random inclusion of scientific gadget based themes, it was however random as well as unnecessary and underexplained. All in all, I would say this show isn’t terrible but it definitely didn’t win me over.
Demon King Daimao is an entertaining series for much of its run but the nature of the series is inconsistent and the show doesn’t seem to fully know if it wants to be a comedy or an action-packed fantasy. The surplus amount of female nudity also limits the audience. Lastly, Harry Potter fans will probably be disappointed with how much this series borrows elements from that series (even if both creations are vastly different in the long run).
The Nihon Review
Ichiban Ushiro no Damaou is cheap, derivative and in many ways just as bad as any other harem anime. However, the series has an intrinsic fun factor that makes most of the show a devilishly sweet guilty pleasure. Some may say that the show is terrible, but I would say that it is terrible done right.
Beta Is Dead
If this was a good show that had the same amount of naked teenage girls running around in it I’d probably just be annoyed but it wouldn’t be the worst show in the world. However this particular train wreck has nothing good going for it. It’s characters are clichés, the animation turns to shit halfway through, it’s filled with un-funny comedy, the ending is much too hard to follow, and if you’re friends happen to catch you watching it they may assume you’re looking at Hentai on the TV and immediately start judging you. I spent most of this show despising what I was watching but near the end things got a bit more enjoyable and thus I didn’t leave the anime looking for a huge amount of liquor to try to erase my brain of what I saw…but for a while there it was close. Avoid this show unless you’re the type of person who actually loves that sort of fan service. If that’s the case enjoy it, I guess, but you might also want to reevaluate your life.
The Anime Accord
Popular opinion seem to suggest that the show isn’t too bad but I’d say that it was really only worth watching for the humour, and even that could be a bit dry at times.