Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou Review — B

Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou is the story of a boy man who transfers to a magical school and discovers he is the demon king. He forms a harem, with a ninja girl who wears a cord, a flying, invisible and permanently naked childhood friend, an android with a great sense of humor, a girl made of rubber, and a black mage attracted to tentacles.

This show (especially the first half) is more or less exactly what I want from a fanservice show. Here’s what it gets right:

  • A main character who isn’t a pathetic sob. So many shows of this ilk try to make a spineless personality-free protagonist who can act as a stand-in for any viewer. Ichiban Ushiro no Daimao’s main character initially comes across the same way, but ends up as a total badass.
  • Creative fanservice. There’s no walking in on people in the shower or falling on top of girls. Instead we have girls turning invisible, pressing the awkwardly positioned off switch on robots, jumping half naked on people’s heads in the bath, and clothes being blown away by magic gone haywire. If you hate fanservice, you’ll still hate this, but if you’re ambivalent the presentation here makes it much more enjoyable.

  • Korone. Yeah, she gets her own bullet point. This is the robot who is “observing” the main character and continually hits on him and makes lewd jokes. Win.
  • Epic levels of GAR. Our main character is a total badass, as I already mentioned, as are half of the female characters. Not to mention Peterhausen, who rivals even the protagonist.
  • A combination of fanservice, action and humor. All three of these components are strong on their own, and the creators blend them all together well.

That said, the show does have a few things I disliked. First is the fact that they try to stuff a long concluding story arc in the second half. In one sense it’s good because it allows for a bunch of fight scenes. But in the end, the plot doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. It culminates in one of the most overused and stupid lines in all of anime: “You could call it… God” (right up there with “You’re you, you.”) They spend a lot of time saying gibberish about God and humans and computers and battle against a giant supercomputer for reasons that continue to escape me. I didn’t try very hard to figure it out though.

The other main thing I disliked is everything involving Brave, the superhero who fights against the demon king. This was supposed to fit into the final story arc which, again, didn’t make any sense. But Brave just annoyed me, and his characterization didn’t make much sense either.

Overall, though, if I’m going to watch a show that’s heavy on fanservice, Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou is the kind of thing I want to see.

  • Plot / Script – B – The biggest weakness is that it attempts to have a serious ending and fails miserably (plus everything involving Brave). But otherwise the show has an excellent sense of humor and creativity.
  • Characters – B – Although I wouldn’t call them deep or anything, the characters are definitely entertaining.
  • Production – B – Good animation, especially for the action scenes. Korone’s voice actor deserves special mention.
  • Overall – B

RecommendationsKore wa Zombie Desu Ka?!, Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari

18 thoughts on “Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou Review — B

  1. I remember really liking it in the beginning. Then they attempted to create some kind of story towards the end and failing horribly at it, and that ruins it for me.

    All-star seiyuu FTW.

  2. I really liked this show. It was funny, but more so than anything, the main character was so badass. Like, really badass. I loved him! Also, never forget Peterhausen and his brave sacrifice.

  3. I think the best part is that they keep a dragon below the school.
    Why are they allowed to do that you ask? because there isn’t a rule that says you can’t keep a dragon below school…

    Yeah I still laugh because of this…

  4. i have a brand new anime or manga featuring a normal 36 year old guy named Adam Lee he is a virgin along with being a workaholic businessman who works in a office he lives in Tokyo Japan his boss is a corrupt business executive named Thomas Yang tom likes to drink alcoholic beverages smoke cigarettes and gambles a lot his boss also owns a military technology company a pharmaceutical company a real estate company a movie and television direction and production company a record production company a aerospace company a robotics company a biotech company and tons of other businesses. he would also hire assassins, spies, mercenaries, and all kinds of criminals to eliminate his competition tom would also hire many maids and butlers to work in his mansion along with multiple personal bodyguards, chefs, chauffeurs, and other people into his staff we see tom also has all kinds of unique pets including lobsters, crayfish, crabs, scorpions, spiders, butterflies, moths, boil weevils, potato bugs, weevils, Japanese beetles, June bugs, scarabs, click beetles, ladybugs, fireflies, bean beetles, burying beetles, carpet beetles, deathwatches, flour beetles, grain weevils, Spanish flies, stag beetles, water beetles, cockroaches, crickets, bee flies, blowflies, bot flies, deer flies, face flies, fruit flies, gnats, hessian flies, horseflies, leaf miners, mosquitoes, sand flies, tsetse flies, warble flies, grasshoppers, ants, bees, octopuses, squids, snails, slugs, worms, frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, owls, chickens, doves, pigeons, eagles, falcons, hawks, ducks, kiwi birds, crane birds, roadrunners, penguins, coyotes, geese, parrots, canaries, ravens, crows, pelicans, storks, swans, woodpeckers, eels, goldfishes, sharks, alligators, crocodiles, geckos, chameleons, snakes, turtles, aardvarks, bats, grizzly bears, polar bears, pandas, dogs, foxes, jackals, wolves, panthers, leopards, lions, tigers, cats, cheetahs, mountain lions, hyenas, mongooses, badgers, otters, ferrets, weasels, seals, walruses, raccoons, skunks, hedgehogs, rabbits, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, opossums, wombats, Tasmanian devils, moles, spiny anteaters, platypuses, chimps, gorillas, orangutans, monkeys, elephants, beavers, guinea pigs, chipmunks, gophers, hamsters, mice, rats, hares, porcupines, squirrels, shrews, camels, alpacas, vicunas, deer, moose, giraffes, bison, goats, sheep, cows, pigs, warthogs, hippos, dolphins, killer whales, whales, sperm whales, rhinos, tapirs, donkeys, mules, horses, zebras, armadillos, sloths, and anteaters we see that Thomas yang likes animals but treats his human workers terribly along with his human staff.

  5. we also see that tom yang also has pet aphids, chiggers, fleas, flukes, hookworms, horse hair worms, lice, mites, pin worms, roundworms, tapeworms, ticks, sponges, flatworms, sponges, hydras, jellyfishes, sea anemones, sea fans, sand dollars, sea cucumbers, sea lilies, sea urchins, starfishes, and brittle stars along with Portuguese men of wars which are look like jellyfishes but are a different animal tom yang also has many rooms for his private collection of exotic pets. later one day a alien researcher abducted his beloved exotic pets and took genetic samples from them. then the alien researcher put them in a zoo on a far away planet the alien was named Marcella.

  6. we also see Marcella the alien researcher abduct one of tom yang’s maids to take her genetic samples and data as well he also takes plants from around the world back on earth to take genetic samples and data as well and abducts tons of people from around the world to take genetic samples and data as well. Marcella then creates a hybrid mutant by splicing and combining genetic samples he called the creature project sigma this ugly hybrid is male and Marcella sent this monster back to earth. the monster then molted several times until taking the form of a muscular male humanoid with some animal and plant like features on it it then raped a homeless woman named dawn. we then see dawn becomes pregnant with the monsters child a girl she names Evangelina the newborn baby is put on the doorstep of a orphanage.

  7. some years later Evangelina is now 16 years old and goes to a high school run by a church she has both animal and plant features along with unusual skin and hair and unusual ears and eyes making her look like a alien since she came from project sigma and her homeless biological mother named dawn she is statuesque and athletic she has super large breasts and a big ass inherited from her human mother. she must wear specially designed clothes and undergarments to fit her unique body.

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