Wednesday, January 9, 2013

[New][January 2013] Maoyuu Maou Yuusha

Japanese title: まおゆう魔王勇者
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Genres: Drama / Comedy?
I've watched: 1 episode

Summary: During the war between humans and demons, a hero fought his way to the demon king's castle by himself. He thought he would once and for all defeat the demon king. However, what awaits him at the castle is something he was not expecting...
First impression score: 80 - Um...huh?

Personal comments: Supposedly, as my friend told me (who also have been recommending me to read the manga), this is the next Spice and Wolf, in terms of how the story focus on economies. Well, so far, I'm not quite seeing it just yet. However, you really couldn't tell that Spice and Wolf is about economies from its first episode either. So, we'll just have to see about that. Aside from that, the boob physics seemed a bit surreal, makes you wonder how much fan service it'll have down the road. Even though the main casts are the exact same as Spice and Wolf (Lawarance and Horo), Maou somehow lacks the striking attractiveness of the wise wolf Horo in terms of personality, despite the usage of extra boob physics to compensate the lack of nudity in the first episode. Could it be that horns in place of wolf ears just aren't nearly as attractive? So far all I see is the hype without anything to back it up just yet. But hopefully, it is really as good as people say it is.

1 comment:

Zetro said...

Really? People are hyping about this show because it has the same voice actor combo from the Spice and Wolf anime? REALLY? I mean sure I loved Spice and Wolf, and now I understand why the two main characters immediately hit a positive note for me, but really? If it's not by the same author as the Spice and Wolf series, then they have no business comparing the two.

Having ranted about that though, I am liking the show so far, it's funny and interesting, and by this point boobs would have to break into the 4th dimension to register anything more than a 'ugh more boobs' from me.

Well that or it being a fan service dedicated show, but I'd just drop it then.

I do like me a story that's willing to dig a plot with some depth, even if it risks digging some plot holes too.