What started as a web based light novel series, Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, has grown in popularity to the extent of now having a confirmed animation upcoming – and believe it or not, this series isn’t a harem comedy.
Nearly unheard of these days, this series neither takes place at a highschool, nor does the protagonist have an unworldly natural phenomena that attracts all females of any species towards him – yet most shocking of all, the story is actually “original”, and both “innovative” and “creative” as well, three terms which have essentially become associated with mythology when Japanese animation is involved.
Currently, there’s not a single detail beyond the announcement to expect an animation, as well as the lone key visual available above – yet one can at least derive the marvelous premise from the currently ongoing series of light novels.
A daunting journey just completed, there’s never a rest for the protagonist as he immediately is called to give aide just after having made his arrival to the castle of the “Dark Lady”. Our protagonist speaks forth that the people are being massacred by a vicious onslaught – an utter war being waged against the populace of humans, by demons. Yet the queen of said demons counters under the logic that this conflict has brought together the humans as one, increasing both unity, economy, population size, and essentially all-around boosting society for the better.
Not stopping there however, she further tells our hero that to bring a conclusion to the ongoing siege, one will simply find that a civil war will await in its place – and such would bring about more rivers of sanguine than there ever has been before seen.
Now finding himself convinced that she’s correct, and believing that indeed, her method is the ideal in bringing about peace, our protagonist decides to jump onto the bandwagon of the Dark Lady – pledging himself to contribute to her plans of destruction in hopes that all will ultimately have a positive effect.
It’s an astounding story to be sure, and as one can see above, the visuals are definitely superb as well – being just as unique as the plot, complete with a refined appearance which looks to combine facets of olden days alongside modern time, such as the clash of mid-eval fantasy outfits accompanied by Excel graphs and data spreadsheets seen in the heroine’s hand.
And thus, we’re left to feel the often felt hype – as well as the hope that this series won’t take long to debut.