Maoyuu Maou Yuusha Overall Review


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3 Responses

  1. Vantage says:

    I actually quite liked how none of the characters were given any names – by losing their individuality and replacing them with titles, it focuses on how each role contributes to the functioning of society as a whole; Maoyuu’s economics and politics are based around a wider societal scale after all. The role of a “Hero” or “Merchant” is only a cog that makes the entire mechanism turn, yet each member is vital (thus there is only ever one person in each occupation). Likewise, even if the “Demon Queen” cog is massive, it doesn’t turn if it’s all by itself – Maou needs the help of everyone from Yuusha to the serfs to get to the other side of the hill. Maoyuu looks at the bigger picture instead of focusing on individual characters, and as you said, loses out on character development as a result.

    But yeah. Needed more Magician :D

    • Chris says:

      Heh, heh, went on a little bit of a rant there and forgot to talk about that and yeah, you’re totally right, the fact that character names coalesced with character roles was really awesome, but at the same time I felt as though sometimes characters became restricted by their roles. Like the Female Magician (definitely needed more Magician ;)) for example, she rarely showed up at all and when she did, it was just so that she could perform magic and… well… cure small pox (making my own point invalid…). ALSO! The students of the Demon Queen! They only showed up when their roles required them too! (Phew saved it).

      • Wanderer says:

        Well, there’s a manga version completely dedicated to the female magician. Although I’m not too sure how much the female magician’s background is covered in the anime (since I wasn’t really following it), but the manga should give you further detail about the female magician and her adventures during the time of the main story.