How Not To Summon A Demon Lord Episode 10: How Many Enemies Does Diablo Want?

How Not To Summon a Demon Lord Episode 10

This is an episode that gives us both some incredibly uncomfortable fan-service moments and some truly adorable but equally fan-service moments. That and a reasonably decent but cut short fight sequence. So what is going on with episode 10?

Just a warning that one of the images this week is quite fan-service oriented.

How Not To Summon a Demon Lord Episode 10

So we’ve met Galford, the local Lord, who pushed Diablo in a fight. We’ve also met Saddler who had a lot of build up to be taken out fairly unspectacularly but was always going to come back and the end of this episode guarantees it. We also now have the strongest fallen that Diablo is going to let just leave for reasons.

Really, for such a great game player Diablo is forgetting something really fundamental. Every time you don’t completely defeat an enemy, you are just letting them come back stronger (seriously, play Final Fantasy X for awhile and realise how obnoxious Seymour is by the third time you have to fight him).


However, that’s kind of background stuff as this episode primarily involves the resurrection of the demon lord from inside of Rem, the anti-climatic conclusion of that resurrection and the addition of a new loli style character into the harem, and then a fight before yet another fan-service style sequence involving Shera and the new Demon Lord dubbed Klem rubbing themselves against Diablo.

Given this story has been developing for some time, this episode does it justice by not rushing through this and giving it a whole episode. That and Klem’s sudden love of biscuits and no desire for killing mortals was pretty hilarious.

That said, this episode tread on some dangerously uncomfortable ground with the resurrection sequence. It isn’t as though the audience doesn’t know that they are watching this kind of show, but episode 10 pushes things further than ever before with a sequence involving Rem and Diablo that certainly had me debating whether or not this was where I bid the show farewell.

It has skirted along the edge of my tolerance for these sorts of scenes for most the season and this was definitely a step too far. Ultimately I decided to keep watching the show, but if I ever did rewatch it, I’d most definitely skip that sequence because that was just not comfortable to watch at all for me.

How Not To Summon A Demon Lord

So as always, this show does a lot of things right even as it does have some fairly full on fan service and episode 10 is going to push that to a whole new level. For the most part though, if you’ve gotten to episode 10 and you make it through that sequence, then this is a fairly enjoyable episode.

Images from: How Not To Summon a Demon Lord. Dir. Y Murano. Ajia-Do. 2018

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10 thoughts on “How Not To Summon A Demon Lord Episode 10: How Many Enemies Does Diablo Want?

    1. I don’t blame you. If I’d known at the start the show was going to go that far, I wouldn’t have watched it. I don’t actually regret starting it because there has been some really good story and character moments, but I just wasn’t comfortable with this episode no matter how I look at it.

    2. You’re not missing much. I mean, the show has its moments (which is why I keep watching it), but other shows have their good moments without the price. I make full use of the fast forward button with this series.

      1. Yeah…maybe at one point if there is nothing left on my to watch list, I might watch this one…but seeing as that will never happen anyway, I don’t think this is an anime that I will see at any point 😊😊

      2. Yes, and that would definitely be the only way I could rewatch some episodes now that I know which parts are skippable. The first time through though you kind of need to watch because you don’t know where the plot is going to spring up.

        1. It’s true you don’t know that. Generally, though, I find very little plot occurs at those points. If I do miss something, I just infer it.

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