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Maoyuu Maou Yuusha – 12 (END)

「「待たせたな、わたしの勇者」「寝坊しすぎだ、おれの魔王」」 (「Mata Seta na, Watashi no Yuusha」「Nebou Shi Sugida, Ore no Maou」)
“I’m back, my Hero. You sleep too much, my Demon King.”

My my, that was…rushed. Erh, so it’s over? That didn’t feel like a finale to me.

Final Impressions included.

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March 29, 2013 at 2:04 pm Comments (79)

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha – 11

「壊したり殺したりするばっかりで、何にも作ってないから」 (Kowashi Tari Koroshi Tari Suru Bakkari de, Nani ni mo Tsukutte Tenaikara)
“I Just Destroy and Kill, Without Creating Anything”

What a busy, fascinating mess.

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March 22, 2013 at 7:01 pm Comments (74)

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha – 10

「あの人が置いた布石が、いよいよ意味を持ってくるのか」 (Ano Hito ga Oita Fuseki ga, Iyoiyo Imi o Motte Kuru no ka)
“So Now Their Plans Are Finally Coming To Fruition?”

Emancipated serfs, free market religion, and economic terrorism – the times, they are a-changin’, and some people don’t like it very much.

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March 15, 2013 at 7:19 pm Comments (83)

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha – 09

「わたしは“人間”だからっ」 (Watashi wa “Ningen” Dakaratsu)
“I Am Human”

Whips and chains have little power next to powerful ideals honestly spoken. With the soul of a nation on the line, one young girl stands up and speaks…

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March 1, 2013 at 5:08 pm Comments (106)

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha – 08

「剣を取って、我が主」 (Ken o Totte, Waga Omo)
“Take This Sword, My Lord”

“They say when you encounter something big, something your experience and knowledge can’t handle, you change.” It’s true, Seinen Shounin, and you aren’t the only one who has changed. Let’s talk about heroes.

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February 23, 2013 at 7:42 pm Comments (52)

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha – 07

「すぐに戻れる、すぐにまた会えるさ」 (Sugu ni Modoru, Sugu ni Mata Aeru sa)
“I’ll be back soon, we’ll see each other soon”

[X] Touch Fluffy Hair

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February 16, 2013 at 9:45 am Comments (66)

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha – 06

「「お帰りなさい、勇者!」「ああ、爺さん…ただいまだ!」」 (「Okaerinasai, Yuusha!」「Aa, Jiisan…Tadaimada!」)
“「Welcome back, Yuusha!」「Yeah, Old Man. I’m back!」”

You wanted action? Here it is. The battle to retake Bright Light Island unfolds, with plenty of meddling from Maou and Yuusha.

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February 8, 2013 at 5:04 pm Comments (68)

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha – 05

「「魔王っていい匂いだな」「勇者の腕の中はほっとする」」 (「Maou tte ii Nioida na」「Yuusha no Ude no Naka wa Hotto Suru」)
“「You smell good, Maou」「And I feel safe in your arms, Yuusha」”

Humans on demon land, and demons on human land. Well, it looks like Maou and Yuusha are going to have to do something about that.

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February 1, 2013 at 8:54 pm Comments (66)

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha – 04

「そんなことになったら勇者に噛みついてやる!」 (Sonna Kotoni Nattara Yuusha ni Kamitsuite Yaru!)
“If That Happens, I’ll Take a Bite Out of the Hero!”

This episode hit its high note early with the impressive negotiations between Maou and Seinen Shounin, but after that I was feeling the lack of Maou x Yuusha.

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January 25, 2013 at 6:29 pm Comments (80)

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha – 03

「いままでどこほっつき歩いていたのよ!」 (Ima Made Doko Hottsukiaruite ita no yo!)
“Where Have You Been?!”

More characters are introduced, and the story’s scale grows larger as powerful factions get involved with Maou’s plans.

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January 18, 2013 at 6:52 pm Comments (118)

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha – 02

「わたしたちをニンゲンにしてください」 (Watashitachiwo Ningen Nishitekudasai)
“Please Make Us Human”

Farming, education, the nature of serfs, and what warriors do when there’s no war – once again, Maoyuu Maou Yuusha tackles some thorny subjects in a compellingly cerebral manner…with a little more romance to boot.

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January 11, 2013 at 7:17 pm Comments (105)

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha – 01

「「この我のものとなれ、勇者よ」「断る!」」 (「Kono Ware Nomonotonare, Yuusha yo」「Kotowaru!」)
“「Be mine, Hero」「I refuse!」”

A fantasy deconstruction and a love story, shot through with lessons on politics, economics, human nature, and war that are relevant to our world today. That’s what we have in Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, and if the first episode is any indication, this is going to be a very good show.

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January 4, 2013 at 11:43 pm Comments (288)