How Not to Summon a Demon Lord – Level 100 RPG Anime Review



What is How Not to Summon a Demon Lord?



How Not to Summon a Demon Lord (Isekai Mao to Shokan Shojo no Dorei Majutsu) is a Japanese light novel written by Yukiya Murasaki and illustrated by Takahiro Tsurusaki. The plot of How Not to Summon a Demon Lord is about a gamer named Takuma Sakamoto. Takuma created a avatar named Diablo, who is over level 100 in MMORPG Cross Reverie. One Day, two adventurers named Shera L. Greenwood and Rem Galleu use a summon spell. Badly, it backfire and uses his magic to make them slaves. The trio adventure off to the world of Cross Reverie and learn about each other. Shera is a well-endowed elf princess of the Greenwood clan. Rem is a Pantherian adventurer who has a demon named Krebskulm.


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In the series, Diablo is the strongest player in Cross Reverie. No one cannot defeat in combat and magic. Shera don’t want to live a life as a princess but wants adventure. Rem is searching for someone to unseal Krebskulm out of her. The three meets other characters in the way. Alicia Crystella, a imperial knight that travels with the three protagonist. Edelgard, a fallen who worships Krebsklum and has a army. An eccentric hero named Emile Bichelberger and Sylvie Guildmaster in Faltra Ccty. Diablo interacting with other players is comedic and awkward. He fights with a wand and ring to defeat his enemies. Shera and Rem travel with Diablo due to the magic collar on their necks.


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What do I think of the series?



Diablo, Shera and Rem comes on quests and fight battle to level up. There is a lot of fanservice and ecchi elements in Isekai Mao to Shokan Shojo no Dorei Majutsu. Shera was the main focus on that aspect. Diablo sometimes engage into sexual contact with female characters. Clearly, Diablo is a OP main character and never once loss a battle. Saitama from One Punch Man is the most overpowered hero in anime. That being said, How Not to Summon a Demon Lord is a average and didn’t inspect much in this show. The animation is done by Ajia-do Animation Works who is involve with Hamtaro, Doraemon and DD Fist of the North Star.


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Ecchi is kind of a drag and humor is dry.  The anime is 12 episodes due to number of volumes. There are too many MMO–like anime out there like Death March and Sword Art Online. If you love the light novel series give How Not to Summon a Demon Lord a watch. In my opinion, this anime is a bit cliché for rpg anime and tries to be original. That doesn’t mean you don’t have to check it out. I just want to point it out to the readers.



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