Anime Bites – Ichiban Ushiro no Daimao – 01

Posted on Jul 19 2010

After being told I just have to watch this series by our very own Llian, I hopped on crunchyroll and proceeded to watch, I’m going to share with you my experiences on a bite-sized basis.


Demon King Daimao – Episode 01 – Your Future Occupation Is: Demon Lord

Now, on to the actual review part of the review!

Watching the first few minutes of the episode the animation feels a bit lackluster, but you soon find out that it’s simply because they’re trying too hard, after that it seems to mellow out and the quality (for episode 1) jumps into what you’d expect of a modern anime. While there are some pretty nice looking effects, I would have to say I wasn’t blown away by the animation quality, it was just average.

like the soundtrack, the music is good, I’m listening to it as I write this review, but, much like the animation, it doesn’t stand out, but I don’t want to get too ahead of myself, I’ve got 11 episodes left to talk about it. That being said, I like the bonus soundtrack that comes with the DVD, but I’d still rather use my FFXIII one, if that tells you anything about it.

The story is set up fairly well in the first episode, there’s not much beating around the bush and it’s very promising. For a harem/fanservice anime to have a good story is what makes either genre watchable. There’s nothing wrong with a little fanservice, but if that’s what your show’s about, and not the story, you’ll end up with something simply lackluster that 13 year olds watch for “teh bewbs”. That being said, let’s look forward to what the story has to offer, as it’s got a lot of potential.

Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves, while our story may show promise, our characters don’t at least not from what we’ve seen so far. As of this point in the anime we have already stereotyped 3 of our main characters, and they don’t look like they’re going anywhere different. That being said, let’s not judge the book by its cover, as we’ve still got about half our cast left to be formally introduced.

Wrapping up
All in all, if I had to make a recommendation based solely off of the first episode, I’d go with a yes. It’s not groundbreaking in any way, but it shows promise, and aside from character stereotypes, there isn’t really anything that takes away from the experience.


You can watch Episode 1 on Crunchyroll or on The Anime Network.
Or if you’re a stickler for censorship, you can pick up the DVD here.

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  • Drago142222 July 19, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    OMG KIBS that was awesome i am gonna be eagerly awaiting the next

  • toyNN July 19, 2010 at 12:35 PM

    I hope you like fan service Mr Kibs this one is full of it as a classic harem anime.

    I did watch this as it aired on CR this spring and its fun. No spoilers but hmmm I’ll be interested to see how far you advance your thoughts on Demon King from what you’ve already summarized.

    Enjoy it! and I’ll also look forward to your reviews.

  • bigfisk July 19, 2010 at 9:14 PM

    great review, loved the video very funny, and im looking forward on your episode 2 review. im also (no spoilers) curias of haw you think of “fan girl F’s” sence of humer.

  • TheDrunkenShadow July 19, 2010 at 9:28 PM

    You know, I wasn’t going to touch this anime with a ten-foot pole… But after this, I’ll have to reconsider.

  • Dophanes July 19, 2010 at 9:47 PM

    haha Im surprised they only got to F XD
    good job~ I lol’d

  • Kibs July 21, 2010 at 1:17 AM

    I’m sure we’ll see more…

  • Richard S July 22, 2010 at 6:14 AM

    I’m just about done with what they got so far.. at Episode 8, and I’m loving it. If you haven’t started to watch it, then DO SO!

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