Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Magical
Sai Akuto is a young man with lofty goals in life. His life started rough, primarily because he was abandoned at a church as an infant. He took all he learned and bettered himself. His goal is to become a High Priest, one of the most respected and powerful magicians in their land. A person striving to meet this position must always maintain the highest standard in their actions. It is noted that littering once is enough to get you barred from contention for life.
Due to a misunderstanding, he clashes with a young swordswoman at the train depot because she thinks he is trying to steal her grandmothers bag. One the grandmother explains he was only trying to carry it for her does the girl apologize. Her name is Hattori Junko and she pledges to help Akuto with his dream. Together they ride to the Constant Academy for Magical Arts. One there Akuto is tested by a magical device that looks like a smoking crow. The device registers a person’s health and what they are destined to do for a career.
There is a panic when the device announces that Akuto will become the next Maou, destined to destroy the world. The nurse, Torii Mitsuko, is forced to clear the room and set additional protections in place with the school staff. Junko becomes furious that she has pledged herself to a demon, students avoid Akuto and generally start rumors of his powers behind his back. They range from false reports of personal attacks to silly school yard rumors (“you will get pregnant if he touches you”).
When there is another misunderstanding with Junko regarding her ability to be the class representative, Akuto managers to horribly embarrass her in front of the class. She then tries to duel him to regain her honor. Akuto is unable to control his power and nearly destroys the whole classroom. The government sends a Liladan to become Akuto’s observer and guardian due to the threat of violence against him, seeing that he cannot control the power level of response.
At this point in the series there are plots starting to encircle the fish-out-of-water starter story line. Various forces seem to want to guide this new demon king for their own purposes. This is done is a very successful comedic way and they keep the ecchi elements in check to some degree. As of episode two it has not gotten excessive or completely over the top. There is some promise as long as the story starts gaining some traction.
Overall Hook Rating: B