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Hero and Demon Queen team up to bring peace to both sides with economics.


Based on the manga series that is originally created by Mamare Touno with the character designed by Keinojou Mizutama & toi8, the anime adaptation is produced by ARMS and directed by Takeo Takahashi.


For audiences outside of Japan, Crunchyroll is legally streaming the anime series for the following countries: North America, South America, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and the Netherlands.


A noble Hero (literally called "Hero") has fought his way through legions of enemy troops to face the lord of all demons in his castle and save the world from his evil influence. To his surprise, the final boss is actually a woman, and the Demon Queen is uninterested in fighting him. Instead, the Demon Queen uses political and economic arguments to persuade the Hero to broker a truce between their two sides, saying that the world has more to gain from their cooperation than from a climactic battle.

So the Demon Queen and Hero pretend to have died. While their respective sides continue fighting, the two of them begin to work on a plan to advance their respective socities and hopefully bring a peaceful end to the endless cycle of violence. Even so, there are plenty of other characters waiting to take advantage of this new shift in the conflict, and Hero's old allies are still waiting for his return.


  • Demon Queen (voiced by Ami Koshimizu) - The most recent leader of all demon-kind. Unlike previous Demon Lords, the Demon Queen is more studious and does not care about fighting as much, using every tool of persuasion she can to broker a peaceful resolution to the conflict that has plagued the world. Works in the human world as Crimson Scholar to pass on her knowledge without raising suspicion.
  • Hero (voiced by Jun Fukuyama) - the naive Hero of humanity and the strongest of all people in combat. After meeting with the Demon Queen for the first time, has decided to help her dream come true.
  • Head Maid - The closest friend and confidant of Demon Queen, an incredibly strong fighter in her own right, but mostly provides support for her master.
  • Big-sis Maid - the older of two sisters and maid-in-training, working at Demon Queen's mansion after hiding away from her parents with her sister.
  • Little-sis Maid - the younger of two sisters and also a maid-in-training for Crimson Scholar.
  • Female Knight - One of Hero's closest allies, a strong swordswoman who has been working at the Church while waiting for Hero's return.

Music Themes

OP01"Mukaikaze (向かい風; Headwind)"YOHKO001?
ED01"Unknown Vision"Akino Arai001?
Series Credits
Person Name Episode Count
Takeo Takahashi
Naruhisa Arakawa

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Name Maoyu
Name: まおゆう魔王勇者
Romaji: Maoyū Maō Yūsha
Publisher ARMS
Start Year 2013
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Aliases Maoyuu Maou Yuusha
Demon Queen and Hero
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