Is Demon Lord, Retry Any Good?
Hello everyone, and welcome to our shelter! 🙂 Today I bring to you yet another Isekai coming out this Summer Season, Demon Lord, Retry! (Maou-Sama, Retry!).
It seems that stories where the MC finds a small girl and decides to protect her are kind of hot right now. Not only we have Arifureta and UchiMusume, but we also have Maou-Sama, Retry! joining the game, or at least, entering the game here at Anime Shelter 😀
Demon Lord, Retry! Is Average In Any Way You Look
I’m not sure how to actually review Demon Lord. Honestly, it’s one of those Animes that are average and do not have much that makes me want to talk. Nevertheless, I promised that I would review every Anime coming out each season, and I will do my best with this one too!
First, the story… The matter of fact is, I still don’t know what the story is going to be about. After three episodes, Demon Lord, Retry seems to be taking its time to set up the story. For now, the only thing I know is that on the day Hakuto Kunai decided to close the server for the game he managed he was transported to a fantasy world in the body of one of his online characters. From there, Hakuto met a girl with a disabled leg, Aku, who was given as a sacrifice to the monster lurking nearby. He decided to help her and, due to his tremendous strength, he got entitled Demon Lord.
Since Hakuto was the first person to treat Aku decently, she decides to come along with him on his travels. Although she does not know, his objective is to, of course, find a way to come back to the real world. All of this happens in episode one. Additionally, episode two and three are spent in “strengthening” their bond and presenting two additional characters which are part of the Holy Maidens.
Don’t ask me what the Holy Maidens are because I didn’t really understand. Honestly, all I know is that they are at war with other faction which seems to be connected to evil. However, what evil, I don’t know. Why are they at war, or why is the world is divided like this, I also don’t know. However, I do know that Hakuto was summoned by people from this faction. Although it went terribly wrong since he seems to be fighting for the Holy Maidens, at least for now.
Mildy Entertaining Jokes And Below Average Animation
Demon Lord, Retry tries to deliver some jokes here and there, so the Anime does not feel as empty. Although the jokes may work for some, seeing the Demon Lord spanking Luna’s butt (in a childish kind of way) is not really what I think as funny. Nevertheless, during the second episode, they were able to make me smile here and there.
However, there is no way around the fact that Demon Lord, Retry animation is subpar. From the backgrounds to the animation movement, it’s easy to see that Demon Lord does not have a big budget. Honestly, it doesn’t make me want to look away or something like that. Nonetheless, I know that having an animation similar to a decade ago is a deal-breaker for many.
I think the only thing that I actually liked was the audio. Although I disliked both intro and ending songs, and took me a while getting used to the Demon Lord’s voice, it’s actually pretty decent and engaging.
Is Demon Lord, Retry Worth Watching?
This Anime is one of those that will purely reside on your personal taste. Contrary to other Animes, which are easy to say if you should watch them or not, I find asking myself if this one is good enough to suggest.
It’s a fact that the show is average. However, I found myself a little bit invested in the show because of the characters. Hakuto can be funny here and there, Aku is cute, and the Holy Maidens have interesting personalities. Moreover, the fact that it seems Hakuto will change to different online characters, each one with their personalities is exciting. However, at the same time, if the show goes for the more action-based type of Anime, I feel the animation will not be good enough to be entertaining.
Therefore, if you are into isekai with a little bit of comedy and cute girls, you should go and try it for yourself. Honestly, if I compare it with Arifureta and UchiMusume, Demon Lord, Retry is, in fact, the one I enjoyed the most, so there’s that! What about you? Have you watched Demon Lord, Retry? What are your thoughts on it? Tell me all in the comments 🙂