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Maoyuu Maou Yuusha Episode 10: The Totally-Not Protestant Reformation

Do you remember when the Protestant Reformation was done exclusively because the Catholic Church was hoarding all of Europe’s wealth for itself? Maoyuu Maou Yuusha remembers. How about when a woman persecuted for heresy singlehandedly won the hearts and minds of thousands in order to spur a splinter-branch of the church, being declared a saint […]

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Maoyuu Maou Yuusha Episode 9: The Inquisition

It’s amazing how much distance Maoyuu Maou Yuusha has covered since the halcyon days of hero dakimakura jokes. We’ve journeyed far from pretensions toward developing a commentary on post-feudal society, only to have an entire episode revolve around proselytizing the virtues of freedom and choice in as heavy-handed, condescending, and above all predictable a manner […]

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Maoyuu Maou Yuusha Episode 7: Political Maneuvering and Manifestations of Loneliness

A sense of scope really goes a long way toward justifying even the clumsiest of elements. While expecting a story to focus on just one person without periodically taking stock of the big picture is a bit silly, it should at least be done with a good sense of timing, and when the characters aren’t […]

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Maoyuu Maou Yuusha Episode 6: Giant Fucking Walrus

The thing that unerringly kills even the most brilliantly constructed of stories is a lack of investment—or making a fight with a giant walrus boring. No matter how tragic or pulse-pounding certain moments are supposed to be, there needs to be some reason to care about what happens, even if it’s only because a pair […]

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Maoyuu Maou Yuusha Episode 4: A Boobtiful Mind

For most media, it’s commonly accepted that the amount of time a work of fiction focuses on boobs is equal to or greater than its lack of confidence in its storytelling ability. There are exceptions like Horizon, but those tend to be in the minority, and more based on hubris than the actual ability to […]

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Maoyuu Maou Yuusha Episode 3: Money, Potatoes, Respect

In the modern age, potatoes are an oft unappreciated crop; able to thrive in the harshest conditions and extremely nutritious, the sheer impact that they have on maintaining a sustainable population is nothing short of staggering. Even so, cradling potatoes in a box like precious treasures, and people flipping their shit over the miracle of […]

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Maoyuu Maou Yuusha Episode 2: Plant Plant Agricultural Revolution

Quick, what’s the first thing that you think of when somebody says “Agricultural Revolution”? The answer is obviously demon kings, maids, and demon maids serving demon kings in that order, right? That can’t be just me. No matter how well executed the episode is, and it is pulled off with a large measure of success, […]

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Maoyuu Maou Yuusha First Impressions: War, War Never Boings

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha is a bit of an odd beast to adapt to animated form. Considering that the setup is basically a hero learning exclusively through expository conversation that his journey to end the never-ending war between demons and humans is actually a shitty idea, there would have to be quite a few liberties taken […]

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