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Old 2013-06-21, 04:43   Link #2101
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It took a while (12 episodes!), but I think I finally got the proper read on Maou, and the Demons in general.

Maou is, in D&D parlance, very Lawful Neutral. Or, in other setups, he's all about Order, rather than Chaos. This very much extends to the Demons as well.

The end result is that they're all about "Rational Self-Interest" and logic, but with very little emotion put into their thinking. Not that, especially in human form, they completely lack emotions, but that they're rarely ever used for decision making. It explains Maou's sudden take to Japan and the rules systems.

So, to humans, the Demons would come across as "inhuman" (ignoring the fact they look very different). To the Demons, the humans make lots of decisions that don't serve any purpose. Much like Maou, Ashiya & Lucifer eating the holy-power infused food because it was there to eat and saved them money. (Ashiya obviously not getting the good end of that choice.)

Given this context, it also gives an "out" for the lack of viewpoint corruption that any of the Demons have shown. Suzano is shown to be wracked with guilt for what she did in propping up a pretty horrible regime. Even if somewhat limited, that type of action always has a cost on a person's emotional and mental states. The corruption is far, far worse for someone with dictatorial powers. There are plenty of fairly recent examples of what dictators will go through to hold onto power and the expectation that they'll keep it. Maou & Ashiya have never shown any of that, which was always the most fantastical aspect to the series. It's how Maou can show a Will to Power yet never actually come across as a megalomaniac.

All told, a wonderful episode and I'm glad to finally get a better insight into Maou. Even if it keeps crushing Chiho's feelings. (In hilarious ways)
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Old 2013-06-21, 05:03   Link #2102
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Did we or are we going to get an explanation concerning the purple magic at MgRonald's after Maou brought the bamboo there? Was it James' doing, Maou leaking magic, or Chi-chan breaking a spell?
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Old 2013-06-21, 05:52   Link #2103
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Did we or are we going to get an explanation concerning the purple magic at MgRonald's after Maou brought the bamboo there? Was it James' doing, Maou leaking magic, or Chi-chan breaking a spell?
It was Maou's doing, however as noted by Suzuno, it was subconscious and probably an accident.
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Old 2013-06-21, 06:14   Link #2104
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Did Maou just turn the broom brush into a demon sword and hit Jame with it?
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Old 2013-06-21, 07:04   Link #2105
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Did Maou just turn the broom brush into a demon sword and hit Jame with it?
your avatar shows my reaction at that xD. Aniway went to see spoilers from LN section and found out some interesting things. Let's hope they make a second season!!
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Old 2013-06-21, 08:32   Link #2106
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Enjoyable episode, poor Chi-chan can't make any headway

not sure what sort of ending next episode is going to be
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Old 2013-06-21, 09:02   Link #2107
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Maou princess carrying the Hero? HHHNNNNGGGG
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Old 2013-06-21, 09:42   Link #2108
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Maou princess carrying the Hero? HHHNNNNGGGG
this is reference to the first princess carrying, but now Emi is on submission mode , after all sometime it's good to she her soft side . . .
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Old 2013-06-21, 10:29   Link #2109
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Ashiya was totally guilt tripping himself.
It was pretty LOL to watch, but also pathetic.
Maou sure is a responsible one.
Guess the human world transformed him into a normal person.
Olba is the only one that I can't stand in this anime.
Looks like Olba did something that evens the odds.
Sariel was definitely the biggest loser of this episode.
Awesome episode!!
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Old 2013-06-21, 10:34   Link #2110
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Old 2013-06-21, 11:01   Link #2111
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this is reference to the first princess carrying, but now Emi is on submission mode , after all sometime it's good to she her soft side . . .
You HAVE seen Maou's face in the next scene, right? Especially his right cheek? Not my idea of "submission"

Though I guess it's progress from being kneed in the face, and Emi's blush was just hnnnnnnggg indeed.
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Old 2013-06-21, 11:32   Link #2112
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You HAVE seen Maou's face in the next scene, right? Especially his right cheek? Not my idea of "submission"
Well... Emi probably wouldn't have slapped him had he not decided to comment on her open-shirt
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Old 2013-06-21, 11:52   Link #2113
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Maou seems ridiculously over-powered, but I guess the fear of seeing a moon a thousand time larger would generate enough fear to fuel his needs. Still wondering how they will explain Maou's actions back home, and maybe that will happen next episode, but with all this generic anime pap going on, this was also the biggest cliff-hanger of the anime season, since...

We don't know what happened back at MgRonalds and whether Maou will get in trouble or lose his job!!
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Old 2013-06-21, 12:30   Link #2114
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Episode 12

Yoko Hikasa, will you marry me? she does Emi so good, I had gotten used to her voicing acceptedly endowed girls, to hear her flustered over her flat COUGH I mean ample boobs, I'm sorry, I can't help but laugh Don't worry Emi! With great flatness comes great massagUAGH *mangatron receives a holy kick to his crotch*

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the best couple of the series:

look at them, so much in common poor Chi-chan, friendzoned to the max. Can't get any worse than co-workers

I gotta say I found James' torture of her distasteful. Revolting, that bastard clearly doesn't know... that the only torture I find acceptable of girls is "the tickle monster". Ayup, ain't no girl can withstand the tickle monster, not only is it non-invasive, but she becomes very happy and spills the beans, and her revenge meter will be full to the max making her want to so dominate me as payback.....

Ahem, my delusions aside, I like Suzuno's hammer I don't know why I'm attracted to hammer girls, maybe it's because I can't help but wonder what's it like to be hit by it, to get struck by it's lovely blunt side... by the way, James is so wrong. She isn't a reaper, she's a super cute sexy sidetail reaper, get your facts straight, man

AHEM You all want to know my favorite part this ep? When Emi and Chi-chan were chewing out James with all sorts of namecalling, ah to be verbally abused by two lovelies, I played that scened again and again, ...and again

I wanted to see Emi slap Maou, one hand covering her boobies, the other hand meets my cheek faster than a speeding bullet....
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Old 2013-06-21, 13:01   Link #2115
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I think by now we solve the mystery in episode 7 when Maou couldn't carry a box of Udon while Suzuno had no problems whatsoever.
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Old 2013-06-21, 13:36   Link #2116
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Maou: so badass, he saves his day without having to put his pants on
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Old 2013-06-21, 14:19   Link #2117
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look at them, so much in common poor Chi-chan, friendzoned to the max. Can't get any worse than co-workers
X_X This sentence is to a "romance" fanboy and Chi-chan fan like being woken up from a nightmare by a kick in the groin .

Now, to avoid misunderstanding I am aware that my vivid romance dream is *not* the focus nor the main genre of the show and I'm perfectly fine with it . But, after Chi-chan's confession AND Maou's realization that he had to seriously face this outcome after her straight confession, events of "nothing" in this regard were a bit stumbling *lol*.
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Old 2013-06-21, 14:21   Link #2118
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Oh, you'll see Maou's lack of interest in romance actually has a point, if you remember Ashiya's metaphor a few episodes ago.
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Old 2013-06-21, 15:17   Link #2119
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Oh, you'll see Maou's lack of interest in romance actually has a point, if you remember Ashiya's metaphor a few episodes ago.
er...which one xD
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Old 2013-06-21, 15:44   Link #2120
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