2018 saw How Not To Summon a Demon Lord or Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu come to life in anime form during the Summer Anime Season. It received a fairly positive reception though the ecchi and fan-service elements did put some viewers off while the comedy wasn’t to everybody’s taste.
Come 2021, and the Spring Anime Season has delivered How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω, a follow-up that by rights should have been a pretty fun romp and yet didn’t quite manage that.
Anyway, having done episodic coverage of both seasons among other posts and commentary, I am putting links to all How Not To Summon a Demon Lord content from my blog in one place.
Season 1 and 2 Series Reviews
You know that feeling when you start an anime and you don’t really have a lot of expectations for it? How Not to Summon a Demon Lord season one more or less was that anime for me.
Between the derivative sounding premise and the ecchi tag I was more or less expecting it to maybe be watchable and perhaps a little entertaining but I didn’t have any higher expectations. Fortunately, Diablo, Shera and Rem turned out to be more charming than anticipated and really provided the ecchi moments aren’t too much for your individual tastes it ends up being quite a fun ride.
Be sure to check out my full series review of How Not To Summon a Demon Lord.
Irina has her own thoughts on the anime and might provide you with a different perspective.
However, season one’s charm managed to convince me that season two of how Not To Summon a Demon Lord would actually be quite the ride. Unfortunately, it ended up being a little bit of a misfire. Here’s my full review of Omega.
Though you could always check out this review from Dewbond discussing their thoughts on season two of How Not To Summon a Demon Lord.
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All Articles Discussing How Not To Summon a Demon Lord
While How Not To Summon a Demon Lord didn’t get my pick for best anime of the Summer during the 2018 season, it did get a few nods because honestly it was just a lot of fun to watch.
After committing to two fan-service laden isekai stories in one season I decided to discuss fan-service in anime and used How Not To Summon a Demon Lord as a starting point for the discussion. I’d love to hear your views on fan service so be sure to check out the article and leave a comment.
Celebrating the best moments of season one of How Not To Summon a Demon Lord, here’s a top 5 list for moments that just stood out from the pack.
Irina celebrates ecchi anime sharing her favourite top 5 anime that earned this tag. Given I’ve link it here I’m sure you can guess at least one of the anime on the list.
While How Not To Summon a Demon Lord might be pretty derivative in its premise is that necessarily a bad thing? This posts discusses the positives of using tried and true tropes in stories.
Celebrating the lead up to the holiday season, Diablo made the list of characters I wanted to celebrate. For all kinds of reasons. I’d love to know what you thought of the demon from another world, Diablo.
So many anime can’t stick their landing. Here’s a discussion about the importance of final episodes and how stories come to a close with How Not To Summon a Demon Lord being one of the anime on the floor.
But if you want to look at things that make no sense in season two of Demon-Lord be sure to check out this list over on Sae with a K’s blog.
All How Not To Summon a Demon Lord Episode Reviews
What follows are links to every individual episode review of season one and two of how Not To Summon a Demon Lord. Some of the season two posts are found on Irina’s blog.
Images from: How Not To Summon a Demon Lord. Dir. Y Murano. Ajia-Do. 2018 and How Not To Summon a Demon Lord Season 2. Dir. S. Kuwahara. Tezuka Productions and Okuruto Noboru. 2021.
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