Friday, April 9, 2010

[New April 2010] Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou

Japanese title: いちばんうしろの大魔王
Watch online:
Comedy / Harem / Ecchi
I've watched: 1 episode

Summary: A guy comes to a Magic school to study magic. All new comers go through a career prediction (like Harry Potter's sorting hat :-). The prediction for him is "the Devil King". But all he's be wanting to be in life so far is good.

First impression score: 90 ~ Brilliant

Personal comments: There are plenty fan service scenes in this anime. But, I don't think that's its selling point. I mean even if you cut all of the fan services out, it doesn't reduce the value of the anime at all. So far, this is definitely a keeper.


the_other_brand said...

I actually wasn't as impressed about this series as you were apparently. To me this is at most an 80, if even that. It has all the signs of being your average harem anime. The main character gets a glimpse of one of the heroine's panties, she then performs the megaton punch on him, eventually get to know each better which she then does more megaton punches on him. Not to mention the animation style, while crisp, still appears to me as the exact same as other anime I've seen before.

The Evil Cat said...

There are several ways to look at an anime: something intellectual, or something to get a good laugh out of. Obviously, this doesn't fall into category I. And among all animes that falls under category II, this one actually measures up quite well. If you're bothered by the fan service, yes, I agree it's a bit excess. Like I said in the post, they could actually use less or no fan service and everything would effectively be the same. 90 is a bit high, but I think that mostly caused by me at that moment being amused by the method they have chosen to express the concept. Overall, I think it'll be more than just an average harem anime, but I could be wrong. We'll see.