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  • TV-14
  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (790)

Maoyu is a Japanese light novel-based anime series that explores the concepts of economics, war, and politics set in a fantasy world. The show was produced by Kadokawa Pictures Inc. and first aired in January 2013. The story takes place in a world where humans and demons have been at war for centuries. The humans are represented by individual tribes and kingdoms, while the demons are an extensive collective known as the Demon King's Army. In the midst of this long conflict, a hero known only as "Hero" is summoned to defeat the Demon King and end the war. However, upon arriving in the Demon King's castle, Hero discovers the true intentions of the Demon King and her plans for the future of their world.

The Demon King, whose name is later revealed to be Maou, is not interested in continuing the war and only seeks to improve the living conditions of both humans and demons. She proposes to Hero an alliance aimed at creating a harmonious society where both races coexist. Hero, at first hesitant to the plan, eventually agrees to help Maou's cause. Together, they team up to convince the leaders of both races to support their effort.

The plot of the show is a continuation of the original light novel series written by Mamare Touno and illustrated by Keinojou Mizutama. The novel's central themes of economics and politics are present in the anime adaptation, making it a unique twist on the typical fantasy genre. The show highlights how resource management and strategic alliances can impact the success of a country even during times of war.

Maoyu features a diverse range of characters from both the human and demon races, and their personalities stand out throughout the series. Maou is portrayed as an intelligent and charismatic character, who is willing to sacrifice everything for her cause. She possesses a deep understanding of economics and politics, and she takes advantage of that knowledge to achieve her goals.

Hero, on the other hand, is depicted as a traditional hero archetype, with unwavering courage and an unbreakable sense of justice. Despite his initial reluctance to work with Maou, he eventually comes to understand the reality of the war and the importance of an alliance between the races.

Other notable characters include Maid, a loyal member of Maou's staff who serves as her assistant and confidante. She is shown to be knowledgeable about a wide variety of subjects that help Maou in her tasks. Knight, a human soldier who was saved by Hero and becomes his right-hand man, acts as a direct adviser to the human kingdoms. The characters are given ample screen time to showcase their strengths and weaknesses, making them an essential part of the story.

The animation quality of Maoyu is impressive, with the detailed background art and character designs bringing the fantasy world to life. The use of vibrant colors highlights the different settings and interactions, with everything from the human kingdoms to the demon world being detailed and unique.

The music and sound design of the series are stunning and evoke the right emotional responses. The anime's opening and ending themes are pleasant and add to the overall experience. Voice acting in the show is top-notch, with the characters' voices fitting their personalities and emotions perfectly.

Overall, Maoyu is a well-crafted anime that is both unique and refreshing. It sets itself apart from the traditional fantasy genre and digs deeper into politics, economics, and social dynamics. It explores the themes of cooperation and compromise in a time of war, and how they can lead to peace for all. Any viewer interested in a thought-provoking story backed with solid writing and exceptional animation will find Maoyu to be an excellent watch.

Maoyu is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on January 4, 2013.

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I'm Back, My Hero. You Sleep Too Much, My Demon King
12. I'm Back, My Hero. You Sleep Too Much, My Demon King
March 29, 2013
The battle is on with the Demon King as measures are being pt in place to prevent an all out war.
I Just Destroy and Kill, Without Creating Anything
11. I Just Destroy and Kill, Without Creating Anything
March 22, 2013
As the Demons and soldiers mobilize for war, a proposal with the Financial minister is made by Merchant.
So Now Their Plans Are Finally Coming to Fruition?
10. So Now Their Plans Are Finally Coming to Fruition?
March 15, 2013
The actions of one person will determine the fate of many.
I Am Human
9. I Am Human
March 1, 2013
The speech of the century makes the enemy rethink their plans and leads to a retreat.
Take This Sword, My Lord.
8. Take This Sword, My Lord.
February 22, 2013
Hero goes on a trip with the Merchant and the Crimson Scholar but the Church has other plans for the Scholar.
I'll Be Back Soon, We'll See Each Other Soon.
7. I'll Be Back Soon, We'll See Each Other Soon.
February 15, 2013
The Demon King gets her affairs in order as she prepares to return to the Demon realm.
Welcome Back, Hero! Yeah, Old Man. I'm Back!
6. Welcome Back, Hero! Yeah, Old Man. I'm Back!
February 8, 2013
The battle to take bright Light Island is going nowhere fast. Victory lies on the shoulders of the Crimson Scholar and the reformatted battle plan.
You Smell Good, Demon King. And I Feel Safe in Your Arms, Hero.
5. You Smell Good, Demon King. And I Feel Safe in Your Arms, Hero.
February 1, 2013
A year passes without any advancement and Hero doesn't like what the outcome of a losing battle looks like.
If That Happens, I'll Take a Bite Out of the Hero!
4. If That Happens, I'll Take a Bite Out of the Hero!
January 25, 2013
Months pass since the Demon King has heard from Hero. His absence has made it hard for her to concentrate on her guests, the Delegates from the trade group.
Where Have You Been?!
3. Where Have You Been?!
January 18, 2013
The Demon King prepares for the next phase of her plan in a meeting with Hero and a nun in a convent. Past relationships could lead to a difficult futures when the nun learns of the joint venture the Demon King and Hero have planned.
Please Make Us Human
2. Please Make Us Human
January 11, 2013
The deal between Hero and the Demon King is not widely accepted and he begins to question if it was a wise decision to go through with the Demon King's plan.
You Will Be Mine, Hero. I Refuse!
1. You Will Be Mine, Hero. I Refuse!
January 4, 2013
Facing his enemy by himself, Hero finds that the enemy he has tried so long to reach has many more tricks in store for him.
Where to Watch Maoyu
Maoyu is available for streaming on the Kadokawa Pictures Inc. website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Maoyu on demand at Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 4, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (790)