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The Misfit of Demon King Academy Episode #12 Anime Review

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© 2019 Shu / KADOKAWA / Demon King Academy

“12 – Taboo Magic”

What They Say:

Anos Voldigoad was a tyrannical Demon King that eradicated humans, spirits, and even the gods, but became bored of eternal warfare and reincarnated with dreams of a peaceful world. However, what awaited him in reincarnation after 2000 years were descendants who became too weak after being accustomed to peace, and all sorts of magic that deteriorated to the extreme. Anos enters Demon King Academy that gathers and educates those who are viewed as the reincarnation of the Demon King, but the academy could not see through his powers and ends up branding him as a misfit.

Content (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers):

At the urging of a pleading voice, Anos finally entered a chamber within the holy shrine of Lake Seimei, only to find the missing student enclosed within a glowing orb from which she explains her power sustained the humans during the battle. The girl continues to elaborate that she was created via a taboo spell which changes humans into mystical energy, thus she is Human Magic Eleonore, but before any other details can be disclosed, the Gavuel spell which Diego cast must be dispelled, which she can easily do since Source Magic is her speciality. After defusing the ritual, she clarifies the truth behind Hero Academy: after the Great War was concluded two millennia ago, the leader of the Subjugation Army Jerga attempted to express to Kanon that humans may forget their hatred toward demons, and so they must establish a school to teach their descendants techniques to conquer them if they should ever rise again. But the hero fervently objected to this option, and thus his soldiers stabbed the man in the back, allowing the commander to form Arclaniska’s Hero Academy.

However, this act was not enough to quell the anger and so he converted his own source into two spells: Asc – which allowed people to call upon the wisdom of Kanon for guidance, but instead they were being influenced by Jerga’s hatred and so fell under his influence, plus Human Magic Eleonore which proved to be failure since the man placed all of his anger within the former. It was her responsibility to create easily replaceable clones in the form of the student Zeshia, devoid of any emotion and cannot speak, therefore allowing them to completely sacrifice themselves, but as they are now, she will never find happiness. However this fearless girl could no longer watch her children be used in such a callous fashion, and so asks Anos for one request – to destroy her so that these magical dolls could find an existence outside of combat. However as Anos about to grant her wish, one of the supposedly voiceless girls speaks up and smiles, begging for her Mama to also be saved, bringing Eleonore to tears, permitting Voldigoad to fulfill both desires. It is only then when a cloned Diego steps in and interrupts, but before the pompous man can object, the outer shrine door explodes and the missing Elder Demon Emperors step in with pretender Avos Dilhevia to claim the humans’ guardian deity and the only weapon which can destroy the Demon King of Tyranny – Thunder God Evansmana.

In Summary:

While this episode did answer quite a number of the mysteries within the show, most of them were clearly visible if you paid attention during prior reveals, and as such a majority felt as if we were being lead to conclusions which were obvious, all while being bogged down by repetitive clashes of race hatred which should have been buried two thousand years ago. Although we are given a clear understanding of why Jerga hates demons, the same cannot be said of why the opposite it true, since it seems they are more preoccupied with the clash between Royalists and the Unitarians, and the anger toward humans was never expressed before, only to be flimsily ignited by Avos. But the most glaring objection is how this pretender was able to grab Thunder God Evansmana, a sword which is supposed to be bane to all demons, and yet he does not hesitate, thus spoiling what should have been a grand gesture, only pointing to what is now another ruined moment in the series.

Grade: A

Streamed By: Crunchyroll

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