Maou-Sama, Retry! Review Episode 2

This Demon Lord is Pretty Lame So Far

Demon-Lord, Retry Episode 2

In addition to not being particularly interesting so far, episode 2 plunges us into uncomfortable territory as the Demon Lord turns another girl over his knee and spanks her on the butt repeatedly before essentially coercing money out of her and then going on a spending spree. Yep, so far Demon Lord, Retry! Is holding us as the least interesting or enjoyable isekai story for the season though that first episode of Arifureta maybe ran it a close second (and certainly took out my prize of most disappointing adaptation this season).

In addition to being incredibly uninspired, the main character himself kind of mopes through each scene mumbling his lines almost inaudibly and while I get he’s trying to play the role of the cool demon lord he’s just not very interesting. We’ve seen the geek playing the role of demon lord before in How Not To Summon a Demon Lord and Overlord and both did it significantly better than this with a more interesting character (even if I didn’t get beyond season one of Overlord).

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Throw in a fight sequence with some expendables and really there’s just nothing here that is worth mentioning except perhaps that this anime’s version of humour is really not funny. Outside of the butt spanking we also get extreme over-reactions, and the shop clerk who gets down on hands and knees and asks the demon lord to sit on him.

All and all, while I’ll probably watch this one through it is kind of already making a solid run at being the bottom of my watch list for the Summer anime season.

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Maou-Sama, Retry! Review Episode 1

Every-day in Every-way

Once again, anime characters should not review their own anime.

Demon-Lord, Retry Episode 1

On the bright side, for a light novel adaptation this one actually has a short title. On the other hand, this is pretty uncreative stuff and not even delivered in a particularly interesting manner. Once again I ask the question of why even bother showing us his everyday life for the few seconds they bother before he enters the game or fantasy world? It adds nothing and if he had just started by appearing in the world we’d have got more or less the same information in the end from how he reacted to being there.

The fact that the main character seems aware that his plot line is derivative doesn’t help the situation and the throw away joke at the end about erasing his hard drive was pretty lame in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and lands even flatter here.

However, while this one isn’t doing anything that is making me jump for joy it is also fairly watchable and undemanding. It isn’t all that fun yet but there is certainly the potential for fun, particularly if the main character embraces his role of Demon Lord. I will admit I didn’t expect him to actually set fire to the village and I think it is going to be an interesting line for him to try to walk as he navigates this world.

Tempting, but no.

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All things considered though, this one is nothing special and we can probably find a similar if not better title in every season of anime for the last couple of years. Whether that’s where this remains or whether it now goes about building on this generic beginning and finding its own feet remains to be seen.

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