Published on March 10th, 2014 | by Isaac6
Reluctant Anime Reviews: Demon King Daimao
We here at The Website of DOOM pride ourselves on being at the cutting edge of pop culture. Our staff handpicks and laboriously crafts the quality content that reaches your computer monitor. However, researchers in the lab have found we have a deficiency in anime-focused content. This is mostly because a lot of anime is creepy, and nobody at DOOM wants to go near it. Fortunately, “want” has nothing to do with our new project. We drafted (read: forced) resident hermit, and part-time artist Isaac to watch anime. The programs will be selected at random using a highly sophisticated process, and he will be forced to watch them from beginning to end, no matter how weird they are, how uncomfortable they make him feel, or how likely it is the police will show up at his door. After his viewings, he will provide us with an article reviewing the program he just watched.
Demon King Daimao
…There are no words to describe how I feel right now. I hesitate to call Demon King Daimao “The most disgusting thing I’ve seen,” but that’s only because I know that when I say that, something far worse will come down the pipeline next week. However, there is nothing redeeming about Daimao. I have nothing positive to say about it- it is just a void of disturbing, offensive garbage.
In the world of Demon King Daimao, magic is commonplace. Our protagonist, a boy named Sai Akuto, aims to use his natural aptitude for magic to change the world for the better. He enrolls in the Constant Magic Academy, and vows to work hard so he can join the clergy, and eventually become high priest. Fate seems to have another plan for Sai, however. When he arrives at Hogwar- I mean Constant Magic Academy, the Sorting Ha-I mean the Yatagarasu program declares that Sai shall grow up to be a Demon Lord: one who will plunge the world into death and chaos.
The faculty at the school takes this revelation quite well, and decides to treat the guy who has been foreseen as the next “Wizard Hitler” as a normal student. Word travels quickly around the school though, and soon all of his peers fear him. Some other stuff happens that doesn’t matter, and the entire plot only serves as a vehicle for copious amounts of upskirts and implied sexual encounters. The people making this show didn’t care about a story, so why should I?
As you may have gathered in my plot summary, Demon King Daimao rips off Harry Potter like a street vender selling fake Rolexes to middle-aged tourists. It doesn’t even copy Harry Potter well. Daimao just takes what it needs to make its fragile, haphazardly constructed plot shamble to the next awkwardly contrived “sexy” scene. Demon King Daimao doesn’t have a single creative bone in its body. There is absolutely nothing new or creative that happens in this show.
In addition, the story doesn’t even make any sense. In the creators’ mad rush to include as many panty-shots as possible; they forgot to establish the world, or even deliver any real exposition until the last 3 episodes. Then, they open the floodgates, and a tidal wave of stupid craziness destroys your brain with a swiftness that would impress a master lobotomist. The show just throws out anything it can to ensure a climactic battle, disregarding any foreshadowing, or even explanation. It feels like the show skipped a chapter, and just rolled with it.
Like so many other animes I’ve watched for this column, it’s nothing but a masturbatory fantasy assembled with Popsicle sticks and various bodily fluids. The characters have no depth and don’t make any impression whatsoever, to the point that I couldn’t remember anyone’s name if my life depended on it. If you aren’t looking for fuel during “private time” there is no substance to it.
Let’s be honest: no one involved in the making Demon King Daimao cared about telling a good story. Everything is about the sex, sexiness, and sexualitude. The amount of fanservice in Daimao is truly staggering, and genuinely disturbing. Everything in this show conspires to put its female characters into compromising situations.
No joke, Demon King Daimao is borderline pornographic. The sexual imagery is so constant and graphic; the show has to censor itself in order to air on television. Here’s a brief rundown on the type of things that happen in Daimao: Attempted tentacle rape; actual tentacle rape; implied incest; a 12-year-old gets molested by a villain; a character accidently love-drugs a bunch of female students, causing an implied lesbian orgy; naked hot spring fights; and finally, a sea cucumber ejaculates on a woman’s face.
Let me run that by you again, in detail. A sea cucumber excretes a milky white fluid onto a woman’s face at high velocity, in a large quantity. Even typing that sentence fills me with profound feelings of horror, confusion and anger. It’s hard to put into words just how wrong every single thing in Demon King Daimao is. From the quickest of panty shots, to the disturbing pedophilic molestation scene and the… Sea Cucumber Bukkake™, every sexual scene feels like a window into the mind of a shameless pervert.
[Real Talk] …I mean… who in their right mind decides that a sea cucumber bukkake is an ok thing to do? I know it’s nothing compared to the molestation or tentacle stuff, but something about it just kills me inside. It’s such a pointless and bizarre scene that it haunts me. It’s obvious that it only exists because someone wanted it to, and that will keep me up a night. The fact that someone would go to such lengths to cover a female character in a semen-like substance is so monstrously horrifying to me, I can’t move past it. I’m not even joking when I say that that scene has permanently damaged me.
I do not get offended easily, dear reader, but Demon King Daimao took me to my limit, and kept going. Not only was I offended at its blatant misogyny and sexist exploitation, but I was also offended by its pathetic attempt to conceal itself as actual storytelling. It’s insulting how stupid Daimao is, and I feel ashamed that I wasted precious time watching it.
There is really nothing more I can say. Demon King Daimao is a pathetic excuse for entertainment. Abhorrent is the only word I can use to describe it. I cannot devote any more time to this. I need a shower.
…Seriously, A SEA CUCUMBER BUKKAKE?!?
I’m Isaac, and this has been a Reluctant Anime Review.