While Demon-Lord Retry gave us the novelty of a character getting older after being sent to another world, other than some over the top comedy moments that will either work for you or land completely flat it didn't offer all that much during the Summer 2019 season. I did make it to the end of this series, but it felt much longer than it was.
I am super late with this review but here it is: Endro! The story about four girls who want to be heroes and defeat the demon lord and in episode one they almost do but a spell goes awry and we go back to where they first meet and are training only now the demon lord is their teacher.
Endro Episode 12 Review- It's time for the final face off between a demon lord and a hero but how will Endro deliver this event?
Endro Episode 11 Review - An odd series of events leads to a powerful plot twist and this one was kind of amusing.
Endro Episode 6 Review - Mao has come down sick with demon lord fever, or what appears to be a cold or flu. As usual, anime treats this like a life ending situation, however these characters manage to make even this tired old trope pretty adorable.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 18 Review: Well, the peaceful down scene didn't last long but I'm thinking Lord Carrion needs to pick some better henchmen because the one he sent this time is an idiot. And idiots make stupid choices and so on we go to the next threat to Rimuru's peaceful forest.
Endro Episode 3 Review - With the demon lord making herself scarce this week we actually got a pretty cute episode of nothingness.
Endro! Episode 2 Review - And the girls continue to train as adventurers while the demon lord continues to plot against them. Riveting, really.
There's definitely a balance overall in the series with almost equal weight given to fan service moments and plot/character moments and both are fairly well done. Okay, boy summoned to magic world and forced to save city from a demon lord isn't the most original story, but watching him learn about the world and the encounters he has are pretty entertaining and there's a nice escalation in the danger faced throughout the series.
A Demon Lord in one direction, a fallen army in the other, what will our heroes do? Apparently we'll rely on the power of friendship and follow that up with a healthy dose of harem power.