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Kyou kara Maou 
8th-Apr-2010 02:04 pm

So I realized I kind of wanted to discuss this. Because besides amazing characters there's so much more.

What seems to be your typical character-sent-to-another-world turns out to be a series that makes fun of that category.
From the start things are odd, the main character, Yuuri Shibuya (who is constantly made fun of for some kind of weird pun) is sent to another world. The way he's taken there may take you back a bit but it is very, very funny.
As the story continues your introduced to many characters, some of which are important and some that may not seem to be. However, one of my favorite things about this series is that characters that seem minor turn out to be highly significant. Later in the series you'll be left thinking. "I remember that, I didn't realize!" at how significant they are.

A extremely negative thing about this series is the animation. Most of the time it's just above terrible, the budget cut makes me want to cry at points and it goes from decent to really good to bad and all over again. Once the third season and OVA's come around the animation is alot better, and I know I'm not the only one thankful for it.

I can't rant all series plot, Kyou kara maou is full of shippings. Although it is shounen ai there are a handful of girl/boy pairings. Including a few of the main characters. There's enough for everyone to have their full of fanservice. Although I'll have to stick with the royal family thank you ;D

All in all, it's worth a watch. The story does get serious but it is full of side stories and adventures. Comedy, romance and tension laid about it's a good watch. If nothing else, it's full of pretty boys.

8th-Apr-2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, I remember watching some of this series in high school. A friend of mine had found it while looking for some more BL series after watching Gravitation, and she bought a handful of the DVDs. It was hillarious, from what I remember, although we never got much further into it than the 4th-or-so DVD.

This review totally makes me wanna finish watching it. Although, three seasons? That's a bit long if it's full seasons (I find anything over 13 episode pretty long, sadly xD).
8th-Apr-2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
3 seasons includes maybe alittle over 110 epsiodes? plus the ova's. It really is worth the watch, I'm glad my ranting inspired you!!!
8th-Apr-2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
Awww, you've got one of my favourite anime titles. I'm feeling nostalgic already. XD I'll be the first to admit though, the animation is pretty terrible at times. Luckily the art style is still fairly appealing though, so even during the parts where the animation sucks, at least there's still plenty of pretty to be had. I attribute this to the series being, in essence, an all-male reverse harem. Made by the fangirls, for the fangirls. ;)
8th-Apr-2010 11:16 pm (UTC)
lol it is made by a girl! I wish I could read the novels. I hear it's amazing. One day...
8th-Apr-2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
The first two novels have been translated into English - here at the bottom of the page: http://www.asphodelshaven.com/translations/index.php?s=novels
9th-Apr-2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
two novels isn't barely enough to satisfy! I'm afraid if I read them I'll be even more impatient for the rest. Especially when I go to this store and their are the novels! untranslated and I wish I could read it xD one day I'll learn.
9th-Apr-2010 08:51 am (UTC)
Ah, one of my favorites finally!
It's been a year since I like this anime, and my favorites are the season 2 and the OVA. :D
Yeah, the artwork in early seasons are somewhat poor, and it seemed different in some episodes (like they were made by other people) but in the OVA and season 3 they are better.
The only thing that I don't really like is season 3. It's really different than the original which I'm already really confused from reading the synopsis lol
9th-Apr-2010 01:59 pm (UTC)
Well as far as I'm aware, the boxes are cannon and Sara from 3rd season is cannon.Although I have to say, I never even finished all of third season so XD it was so confusing so I waited a bit. Should get on that.
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