The Misfit of Demon King Academy

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The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History's Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants
The Misfit of Demon King Academy light novel volume 1 cover.jpg
First light novel volume cover
魔王学院の不適合者 ~史上最強の魔王の始祖、転生して子孫たちの学校へ通う~
(Maō Gakuin no Futekigōsha ~Shijō Saikyō no Maō no Shiso, Tensei Shite Shison-tachi no Gakkō e Kayou~)
GenreAdventure, fantasy, romance[1]
Novel series
Written byShu
Published byShōsetsuka ni Narō
Original runApril 2, 2017 – present
Light novel
Written byShu
Illustrated byYoshinori Shizuma
Published byASCII Media Works
ImprintDengeki Bunko
DemographicMale
Original runMarch 10, 2018 – present
Volumes7 (List of volumes)
Manga
Illustrated byKaya Haruka
Published bySquare Enix
English publisher
Square Enix
MagazineManga UP!
DemographicShōnen
Original runJuly 24, 2018 – present
Volumes3 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed by
Written byJin Tanaka
Music byKeiji Inai
StudioSilver Link
Licensed byAniplex of America
Original networkTokyo MX, GYT, GTV, BS11, AT-X, TVA, YTV, ncc
Original run July 4, 2020 – present
Episodes13 (List of episodes)
Wikipe-tan face.svg Anime and manga portal

The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History's Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants (Japanese: 魔王学院の不適合者 ~史上最強の魔王の始祖、転生して子孫たちの学校へ通う~, Hepburn: Maō Gakuin no Futekigōsha ~Shijō Saikyō no Maō no Shiso, Tensei Shite Shison-tachi no Gakkō e Kayou~), also known simply as Maō Gakuin no Futekigōsha (魔王学院の不適合者), is a Japanese light novel series written by Shu and illustrated by Yoshinori Shizuma. The series originally began as an amateur web novel in April 2017 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō when it was later acquired by ASCII Media Works which officially began to publish it in March 2018. A manga adaptation by Kaya Haruka launched online in July 2018, and an anime television series adaptation by Silver Link premiered on July 4, 2020.

Plot[edit]

After 2000 years of countless wars and strife, the demon king Anos Voldigoad made a deal with the human hero, Kanon, to sacrifice his own life to ensure peace could flourish. Reincarnating 2,000 years later, Anos finds that royal demons now harshly rule over lower class hybrid demons in a society that values Anos' pureblood descendants over the demons who interbred with other species, such as humans and spirits. Finding that magic as a whole has begun to decline and his descendants weaker as a result of the peace he created, Anos, now technically a hybrid himself, decides to reclaim his former title of Demon King, but first, he must graduate from the Demon King Academy where he is labeled a total misfit.

Characters[edit]

Anos Voldigoad (アノス・ヴォルディゴード, Anosu Vorudigōdo)
Voiced by: Tatsuhisa Suzuki[2]
The main protagonist, Anos is a reincarnated demon king who existed 2000 years prior to the start of the series.
Misha Necron (ミーシャ・ネクロン, Mīsha Nekuron)
Voiced by: Tomori Kusunoki[3]
A girl who is a descendant of Ivis Necron, one of the seven Elder Demon Emperors. Misha has a twin sister named Sasha.
Sasha Necron (サーシャ・ネクロン, Sāsha Nekuron)
Voiced by: Yuko Natsuyoshi[3]
Misha's twin sister, Sasha is known as the Witch of Destruction due to her Demon Eyes of Destruction.

Media[edit]

Light novels[edit]

The series was first published online as a web novel in April 2017 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō by Shu.[2] It was later acquired by ASCII Media Works, who published the first volume as a light novel under their Dengeki Bunko imprint in March 2018.[4] Seven volumes have been released as of July 2020.[5]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 March 10, 2018[4]978-4-04-893681-1
2 July 10, 2018[6]978-4-04-893920-1
3 November 10, 2018[7]978-4-04-912096-7
4a March 9, 2019[8]978-4-04-912327-2
4b May 10, 2019[9]978-4-04-912453-8
5 October 10, 2019[10]978-4-04-912664-8
6 March 10, 2020[11]978-4-04-913074-4
7 July 10, 2020[12]978-4-04-913273-1

Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation with art by Kaya Haruka has been serialized online via Square Enix's Manga UP! website since July 2018 and has been collected in three tankōbon volumes.[2][13] The manga is published in English by Square Enix.[14]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 November 10, 2018[15]978-4-75-755906-6March 30, 2020[16]978-1-64-609042-6
2 May 10, 2019[17]978-4-75-756112-0August 25, 2020[18]978-1-64-609043-3
3 October 10, 2019[19]978-4-75-755906-6January 26, 2021[20]978-1-64-609044-0

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation was announced at the "Dengeki Bunko Aki no Namahōsō Festival" event on October 6, 2019.[2] The anime was originally set to premiere in April 2020, but it was delayed to July 2020 due to production complications resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.[21][22] The series is animated by Silver Link and directed by Masafumi Tamura, with Shin Ōnuma serving as chief director.[23][22] Jin Tanaka is handling series composition, while Kazuyuki Yamayoshi is designing the characters, and Keiji Inai is composing the music.[3][24][22] The 13-episode anime premiered on July 4, 2020.[24][25][22] Crunchyroll is streaming the series.[26]

No.Title [27][a]Original air date [28]
1"The Misfit of Demon King Academy"
Transcription: "Maō Gakuin no Futekigōsha" (Japanese: 魔王学院の不適合者)
July 4, 2020 (2020-07-04)
In present day demon society, the Delzogade Demon King Academy trains young demons descended from the Demon King's bloodline, waiting for the Demon King to reincarnate. Two new students, Anos Voldigoad and Misha Necron, are bullied by Zepes Indu, an arrogant royal. Anos, who is secretly the reincarnated Demon King, easily humiliates him by repeatedly killing and resurrecting Zepes until he surrenders. Anos invites Misha to his home, where it is explained by Anos's parents he is only one month old, Anos having used his magic to rapidly age. Anos is accosted by Zepes and his brother, Leorig, who explains that nobles and royals ensure their supremacy by secretly murdering any hybrid demons born with powerful magic. Leorig then murders Zepes for humiliating the family and plans to murder Anos. However, Anos is unaffected by Leorg's magic, explaining that as their family ancestor, he is the origin of their magic, and he cannot be harmed by his own magic. He then defeats Leorig by summoning Zepes as a vengeful zombie to kill him. Victorious, Anos fully resurrects Zepes and Leorig and declares he will retake his throne as Demon King. The next day, Anos receives his student crest which identifies him as the most powerful new student, but also a total misfit.
2"The Witch of Destruction"
Transcription: "Hametsu no Majo" (Japanese: 破滅の魔女)
July 11, 2020 (2020-07-11)
2000 years ago, Anos, tired of war, made a deal with the human hero Kanon to sacrifice his life to separate the Demon, Human, Spirit and God realms for 1000 years so peace could flourish. In the present, Anos learns he was deemed a misfit because the history of the Demon King has been grossly misinterpreted, and all the correct answers he gave during his entrance exam were deemed incorrect. He proves his intelligence by correcting his teacher's spell, doubling its power, and then proves his power by overwhelming Sasha Necron, Misha's arrogant sister, with her own spell. Sasha challenges Anos to a duel in the team exam, even though Anos' team is only him and Misha, while Sasha has six teammates. If Sasha loses, she will join Anos' team, but if Anos loses, he becomes her slave. Anos easily wins using his immense physical strength to destroy Sasha's defensive castle, then his overwhelming magic to defeat her team. After Sasha unwillingly agrees to join his team, Anos reveals he went easy on her because Misha loves Sasha and wanted to be on the same team as her, plus he thinks Sasha's demon eyes are beautiful. After introducing Sasha to his parents, who are shocked he brought two girls home, Sasha secretly thanks Anos for helping her reconcile her difficult relationship with Misha, and kisses him.
3"Sasha's True Intentions"
Transcription: "Sāsha no Shin'i" (Japanese: サーシャの真意)
July 18, 2020 (2020-07-18)
Ivis, one of the seven Elder Demon Emperors Anos created from his blood, now run the academy as the seven deans. Anos realizes Ivis does not remember him, so he sends Ivis back in time to retrieve his memories, only to realize someone actually altered the past itself so everyone believes the demon King was someone called Avos Dilhevia. Ivis decides to remain neutral since Anos also possesses the necessary power to change the past, and he is not sure if he can trust Anos yet. For the next academy challenge, students are told to collect magic items from a castle which is actually Anos' home from 2000 years ago. He decides to collect a scepter at the lowest level. After collecting the scepter, he allows Misha to take one of his personal items, the Phoenix Robe, for Sasha's birthday to enhance her flame magic. However, Sasha stabs Misha and claims she was never their ally, but was waiting for a chance to betray them. Anos claims she is lying since her demonic eyes should have activated under intense emotion, but they did not. Sasha flees with the robe and scepter, claiming she hates Misha. Misha admits to Anos that she will disappear the moment she and Sasha turn 15 and that the person he thinks of as Misha does not actually exist.
4"15th Birthday"
Transcription: "Jū go no Tanjōbi" (Japanese: 十五の誕生日)
July 25, 2020 (2020-07-25)
When Sasha was a fetus, Ivis split her into two babies so when they turn 15, they would fuse into a single more powerful demon. Anos catches up with Sasha who reveals she actually wants to save Misha and she created a spell to let Misha live while she disappears. Misha refuses so they tearfully wait for Misha to disappear. Anos reveals that if he sends them back in time, they can fuse with their unborn fetuses so they will be born as true twin sisters. Anos is then stabbed by Ivis, who plans to use their fused body to host the true reincarnated Demon King. Anos activates the time spell only to be blocked by Eugo La Raviaz, Guardian God of Time. Fusing himself with Ivis, he kills Anos and admits he altered history so no one would know Anos made a deal with Kanon to end the war. Anos reappears unharmed, revealing he has enough power to even defy a God. He sends Sasha and Misha to fuse with their unborn selves. He then destroys Ivis. After resurrecting Ivis, Anos returns all his unaltered memories, revealing Ivis only betrayed him because his memories had been altered by someone working for Avos. Sasha and Misha return, now as true sisters. Despite having saved Misha and altering the past, Anos nonchalantly decides to return his scepter to get a perfect score for the academy challenge. He also gives Misha a ring from his collection to enhance her magic, along with the Phoenix Robe he gave to Sasha.
5"The Transfer Student"
Transcription: "Ten'nyūsei" (Japanese: 転入生)
August 1, 2020 (2020-08-01)
In the past, a swordsman, Shin, won a great victory for Anos and was granted the ability to reincarnate. In the present, the teacher announces a royal student famous for his sword skills is transferring into the academy. Anos then thwarts his teacher's attempt to sabotage of the results of the academy challenge. Misa Ilioroagu, a classmate, informs Anos she is a Unitarian, dedicated to forming a fair society instead of one where royalty can abuse hybrids. Anos is intrigued to learn Melheis Boran, another Elder Demon Emperor, is a Unitarian. Anos learns Misa's royal father, unwilling to admit he had a hybrid daughter, has not spoken to her in years, except to give her half a magic sword. Anos decides to let Misa and her Unitarian classmates join his team if they prove themselves. The academy begins magic sword lessons where Anos and the transfer student, Lay Glanzudlii, are the only ones strong enough to wield magic swords. Lay asks to join Anos' team, disregarding his own royal status. Anos refuses and tells Lay and Misa to challenge him in the next team exam duel. Misha and Sasha defeat Misa and the Unitarians. Anos holds his own against Lay using just a tree branch while Lay starts to remember having dueled Anos before. Anos finally claims victory and becomes convinced Lay is hero Kanon's reincarnation. Lay promises to defeat Anos at their next duel.
6"Magic Sword Tournament"
Transcription: "Maken Taikai" (Japanese: 魔剣大会)
August 8, 2020 (2020-08-08)
After the duel, Anos invites Lay and Misa to his home along with Sasha and Misha for dinner. There, he welcomes Lay and Misa in his team, while his parents enthusiastically celebrate his victory. At school, Anos's teacher announces that two students have been chosen as competitors for the magic sword tournament: Lay and Anos. Anos suspects there is some kind of ulterior motive. Later, Anos meets Melheis Boran, one of the Seven Elder Demon Emperors, who claims that while he believes that his memories were erased at some point, he is confident Anos is the Demon King of Tyranny. To show his gratitude to Misha, Anos takes her on an outing. During the outing, Ivis, using the disguise of a cat café, tells Anos that someone above Melheis is actually in control of the Unitarians. On the day of the tournament, Ivis tells Anos some more information that he has uncovered. As such, Anos decides to not participate. However, after he realizes how much his parents believe in him, Anos changes his mind and takes on the previous tournament's winner, Krut Ludowell.
7"Mother's Words"
Transcription: "Haha no Kotoba" (Japanese: 母の言葉)
August 15, 2020 (2020-08-15)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ English translated titles are taken from Crunchyroll.

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