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Demon-Lord, Retry Episode 4
There are so many moments in episode 4 of Demon-Lord Retry that could be worse. The seemingly self-titled girly-boy’s comments if pushed just a little further would go from slightly unnerving but still kind of amusing into hell-no territory and yet they managed to not take that final leap (or at least for me).
Outside of that though, Maou-Sama Retry loads up on the standard trope characters and seems to be actively trying to collect a whole set of harem members by season’s end. Outside of the two adventurers we ran into at the start of the episode who are both dressed in a totally appropriate manner for fighting in a desert, of course, we also summon an aide who happens to be a strict older woman who apparently is also a mad-scientist. Let’s hit all the buttons in one episode.
Honestly though, there isn’t that much to talk about because if you hadn’t dropped the episode at the butt spanking two episodes ago, nothing here is going to make or break the anime. And also, very little happens other than Maou fighting off some desert wolves and then setting up house while he summons the aide.
She then heals Aku’s leg and takes away which leads on to a wonderful conversation about how she’s now ‘normal’ and I just have to wonder what anyone who is unable to walk will make of that sequence. Honestly, it is lovely that a little girl is healed but I’m sure that some tact would have gone a long way in that conversation.
Anyway, that’s it for the episode. We started in the carriage crossing the desert and we’re still pretty much in the desert at the end. They’ve had a new member join their little party and I’m sure the two adventurers will show up again, but realistically we aren’t getting anywhere fast. What that means is this anime seems to be relying on its humour and characters to carry the anime and Demon-Lord Retry just isn’t funny enough and the characters aren’t really compelling enough to make this anything more than passable without any real driving plot.
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Images from: Maou-Sama, Retry! Dir. H Kimura. EKACHI EPILKA. 2019.