Demon King Daimao News

Demon King Daimao is a franchise comprised of 2 anime series, 1 manga series
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Hey Anime Vice and welcome to another Monday episode of Dunce Cap! Today's topic was supposed to be done with my old co-host a while back but it just didn't work out. So without further ado, I present to you my thoughts on Sentai Filmworks' Blu-ray release of Demon King Daimao!! Rejoice for the confusing hilarity!

WARNING! This video contains explicit language. Also, this video is not edited in any way.

  
  

Please feel free to provide suggestions for an anime or manga for me to talk about and I will do my best to oblige. Also, if you are curious about anything discussed in this-or previous-episode(s) don't hesitate to ask me for more information/opinions.

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-Will McQuigg ( sotyfan16) is your everyday anime/manga enthusiast. You can also find him on Twitter ( bildo_88).
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Your friendly neighbourhood moderator Newten is back once again with more quality image uploads to the site, what's on show this time? More high quality screencaps, for Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou and the season premiere of Sora no Otoshimono: Forte.

"Get Naked! The Naked Hero Returns!"

Tomoki has started dreaming about the angel with blue hair once again, so the team decide to use a machine that lets them enter Tomoki's dream and try to figure it out once and for all. However, things never go very smoothly in this show, and they end up visiting each other's dreams in turn instead of just Tomoki's, chaos, of course, ensues. 

Also, it's clear that Sora is a series that doesn't mind poking fun at itself, as can be seen in the new opening, any fan of the series should find this hilarious. I don't think they could have made a better opening for the new second season. 
  
  

Ichiban Ushiro no Daemaou

I've emptied all of the episode galleries for Ichiban and uploaded fresh screencaps for each episode, they are now all consistently high quality and there are more of them. Before there were caps with subtitles (please don't upload images covered in subtitles!) a few were watermarked and the size and quality of the images varied quite a bit, so I've cleaned it all up. Here are caps from various points in the series. 


 It's okay, it's just a sea cucumber!
 It's okay, it's just a sea cucumber!


If you're into fanservice, Ichiban has plenty of it, but it's also full of action too. I watched it all in a few sittings, and I'm still not entirely sure what happened... but I thoroughly enjoyed it. 

What I'm working on

  • I'm still working on the Highschool of the Dead series, it was quite a mess so I've cleared out the episode galleries and will be filling them back in later. 
  • I'll also be working on the previous season of Sora soon as those episode pages are pretty bare. 
  • Almost forgot, I'll add the Ichiban specials into the site's database and upload images for those.
  • And I'll occasionally be updating episode galleries of various different anime series to replace the current images with full HD Blu-ray caps, like I did with episode 4 of K-On! 
 
Please don't mess with the episode galleries of the shows I've mentioned, I'm working on them! Thanks! 
 
Hope you enjoyed my image update, if you did, let me know and I'll keep posting updates for you guys, if you have any suggestions of any kind, such as other anime series I should tackle, let me know.
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 After making a bit of an asshole of myself in the forums again, I've decided to try fostering some of that discussion I keep bitching about, this time on a random show-to-be.

As some of you might know, spring season anime are slowly being leaked. I know it's a bit early for those of you still digging yourselves out from the cruel snow-mageddon for thoughts of birds, bees, flowers and allergies, but the wheel of fate keeps on turning, the panties keep on flashing, and the animators of a tiny nation keep on producing weird cartoons. Weird for different reasons, yes, but still...

Oops, getting too far off track. Anyways, I feel like talking about a little preview of a show I've stumbled across on this spring preview chart put out by chartfag recently. The show is called Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Maou, a show based off a manga which itself was based off a novel I will probably never read unless someone does the grunt work of translating it or I learn more than a few phrases of Japanese.

Based on what little I've seen of the manga, it looks interesting, but not quite new and radical. The story premise is thus: an orphan boy named Sai Akuto (or Akuto Sai? Can't remember which came first), raised by the church, is on his way to a slightly high-tech Hogwarts school called Constantin Magical Academy. He even meets a nice girl on the train who will become a giant tomboyish love interest later. However, when brought before the Sorting Hat...err, large crow who gives out career aptitude tests on his first day, the crow declares that he is destined to become the Maou, a.k.a. the "Demon King."

 
 Of course, that doesn't look evil at all...
 Of course, that doesn't look evil at all...

As you might guess, this kind of scares the crap out of Sai, because he was raised in a Church and planned to become a great priest and help people, whereas this Maou character was infamous for destroying a good chunk of the world before he was finally brought down. So for the rest of the story (at least what I've read), Sai is essentially running around and trying to prove to anyone he can that he's not going to become this incredibly evil guy in the future. As you might guess, most of his attempts only end up digging that hole deeper.
 
Along the way, this Sai kid builds up something of a posse (I'm tempted to say "harem" but I'm not ready to call it one yet. Chances are I will end up doing it anyway soon). There's the aforementioned violent girl with the magical wooden sword. There's a red-haired girl named Kena with the ability to turn things invisible and has a real interest in everything about rice (seriously). There's a private detective girl who happens to be a robot (don't ask me how this is possible), a little boy who only seems to be there because Sai saved him from bullies, a witch with a talking hat, and a large-breasted popular girl who just might be the one to steer Sai towards becoming the Maou for her own goals (possibly involving her brother's head in a jar...ick).
 
 The future harem of evil. Act now, and you get one free servant boy with purchase!
 The future harem of evil. Act now, and you get one free servant boy with purchase!

Based on what I've seen from the preview, and the fact that the manga appears in Champion Red magazine, I can predict that there will be a lot more overt fanservice than you might expect from this show (what am I saying? Of course I expect it!). Clothes will get ripped, tentacle monsters will be accidentally (or intentionally?) summoned, and things will have a way of working themselves out as Sai tries to find some way, any way he can to escape from his fate as the next Demon King. It seems like Zero no Tsukaima in reverse, and that's why I'm kind of interested in it.

So tell me, those of you reading this: what are the odds this will become just another forgettable fantasy anime? Does it already sound like a clone of another show, and if so, which one(s)? And how much fanservice do you think they will roll out within the first episode? My money's on "every three minutes."

Also, for those who might have missed it, a preview trailer of the anime was released quite recently:
 
 
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