I love looking at scenarios through political lenses. If you happen to throw in some geopolitics, I’ll be even more on board. Needless to say, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the first few episodes of Mayouu Maou Yuusha, and I truly am expecting great things from it in the future.
The interactions between the human territories and their demon counterparts are ripe with parallels to our own world. The actors involved are all easily recognizable too with familiar faces such as the Central Nations, the Southern Nations, the Alliance, the Convent and the yet to be named, “intelligence organization.” Maoyuu may be in its introductory episodes, but it’s already shaping up to a be a tense game of political intrigue (something severely lacking in anime). Continue reading