First Look: The Misfit of Demon King Academy<span class="wtr-time-wrap block after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">2</span> min read</span>

Now, I want mushroom gratin.

The Misfit of Demon King Academy is another case of “take it or leave it”. There is no reason for you to start watching this anime if what you’re after is something meaningful. For some, it might be a good way to spend 20 minutes but that’s about it. That’s not to say that this is a bad anime. For what it is, it could be much worse. If what you’re looking for is ‘junk food’, then this has the makings of a satisfying waste of time.

Male protagonist wielding magic, 2 female characters, light background
The Misfit of Demon King Academy poster (source)

I might be coming off as a little judgmental and that’s because that’s what I am. However, there is definitely some entertainment to be gained from this anime. Watching the main character beat someone else to death several times can be entertaining, especially if that someone deserved it. My guess is that this will be the trend of the story. Our main character exists, other people come to mess with him, violence ensues. There definitely were a number of fight scenes throughout the whole first episode, so if this carries on, it will most likely not be boring. Nonetheless, although violence is the spice of The Misfit of Demon King Academy, there are some limitations on how much can be shown. Hence, it’s up to the production team to do their best in giving us something satisfying to watch. I just hope that they haven’t spent all their time working on the fight scenes and actually made an effort regarding the script and the character interactions. Judging from the first episode, that doesn’t seem to be the case, since it was all a little rushed and unnatural.

As I said in the beginning, the way I view anime like this is like they’re junk food. Having some from time to time is not a bad thing, but you wouldn’t want to do it all the time. Because, you know, it’s bad for you. However, if what you’re after is some self indulgence, then it’s ok. Knock yourself out but you will probably forget all about it by the next time another one of this type of anime shows up.



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