Maoyu – Archenemy & Hero

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha

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Fifteen years have passed since the war between humans and demons began. Dissatisfied with their slow advance into the Demon Realm, the Hero abandons his companions to quickly forge ahead towards the Demon Queen's castle. Upon his arrival at the royal abode, the Hero makes a startling discovery: not only is the Demon Queen a woman of unparalleled beauty, but she also seeks the Hero's help. Confused by this unexpected turn of events, the Hero refuses to ally himself with his enemy, claiming that the war the demons have waged is tearing the Southern Nations apart. However, the Demon Queen rebuts, arguing that the war has not only united humanity but has also brought them wealth and prosperity, providing evidence to support her claims. Furthermore, she explains that if the war were to end, the supplies sent by the Central Nations in aid to the Southern Nations would cease, leaving hundreds of thousands to starve. Fortunately, she offers the Hero a way to end the war while bringing hope not only to the Southern Nations, but also to the rest of the world, though she will need his assistance to make this a reality. Finally convinced, the Hero agrees to join his now former enemy in her quest. Vowing to stay together through sickness and health, they set off for the human world.

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English: Maoyu ~ Archenemy & Hero
Japanese: まおゆう魔王勇者
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2013 to Mar 30, 2013
Premiered: Winter 2013
Broadcast: Saturdays at Unknown
Producers: Genco, Animax
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Arms
Source: Light novel
Genres: Adventure, Demons, Romance, Fantasy
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Takeo Takahashi – Director
Hijiri Sanpei – Episode Director, Assistant Director
Yoshifumi Sueda – Episode Director
Yuuta Takamura – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Mukai Kaze (向かい風)” by YOHKO (eps 1-11)
ED1: “Unknown Vision” by Akino Arai (eps 1-10)
ED2: “Mukai Kaze (向かい風)” by YOHKO (ep 12)

Episode List

01: — You will be mine, Hero. — I refuse!
02: Please Make Us Human.
03: Where have you been?
04: If That Happens, I’ll Take a Bite Out of the Hero!
05: You smell good, Demon King. And I feel safe in your arms, Hero.
06: —Welcome back, Hero! —Yeah, Old Man. I’m back!
07: —I’ll be back soon, we’ll see each other soon.
08: Take this sword, my lord
09: I Am Human
10: So now their plans are finally coming to fruition?
11: I just destroy and kill, without creating anything
12: —I’m back, my Hero. —You sleep too much, my Demon King.


Liked the idea of the show but, wish we had done more to develop our leads.


People say it’s like Spice & Wolf and it’s the worse one, but I beg to differ! Maoyu has a charm about it that doesn’t compare!


I liked the premises, but they could have done more character development.


It’s like history class, but for some made-up world. Also has large boobs to keep your attention.


Not what I was expecting. It started off good, was interesting, but the story just fizzled out after a while. A little disappointing.


its a wonderful show with a fair amount of comedy and is really heart warming at times, definitely try it out


People say this is the closest thing to Spice and Wolf but it’s nowhere near as good. I mean, it’s pretty entertaining but there’s no Holo.


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