We learned in October 2019 that the light novel series Maō Gakuin no Futekigōsha was in line for an anime adaptation as The Misfit of Demon King Academy. Originally plotted for an April 2020 debut but rescheduled for a July 4th, 2020 debut due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the folks at Aniplex USA recently revealed that Crunchyroll will be streaming the show. With the series just about here, the official site has released a new promo for the series, region-locked, but the folks at Aniples Asia have their edition of it up with English subtitles to check out.
The series has Shin Oonuma as the chief director and Masafumi Tamura as the director. Mirai Minato is on board as the assistant director. Jin Tanaka is handling the scripts with Kazuyuki Yamayoshi adapting the character designs. Silver Link is working the animation production. Check out the new key visual below as well.
The anime adaptation will feature Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Anoth. Additional casting includes Tomori Kusunoki as Misha Necron and Yuko Natsuyoshi as Sasha Necron.
The opening theme song is “Seikai Fusaikai” by CIVILIAN while the ending theme song information with it being “Hamidashimono” by Tomori Kusunoki.
The novels come from Shu which began in 2017 and has five volumes to date. A manga adaptation launched in the summer of 2018 from Kayaharuka.
Plot Concept: Despite their appetite for destruction, even demon kings tire of all the blood and chaos sometimes! When Anoth reincarnates in the hopes of a more peaceful life, he ends up going to school with his descendants in his old castle 2,000 years later. But with magic on its last legs in this era, no one is able to assess Anoth’s true power!