Demon King Daimao: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

January 28, 2012 4 Min Read

Review by: Fusion3600

Plot: What’s it about?

The Constant Magic Academy is where gifted young people can learn to develop and control their magical abilities. Akuto Sai is a young man who ventures to the school, with plans to fine tune his skills in order to serve the world as a high priest. But as much as he wants to do good, he seems destined for a darker path in life. An aptitude test reveals that Akuto is doomed to become the Demon King, an evil force with chaotic intentions. Akuto isn’t going to just accept this fate however, so under the watchful eye of an android guardian, he continues his education. But his peers are divided by his sinister potential, some are drawn to his power and others are sure is in fact an evil being. As Akuto pushes on and tries to be a normal student, can he resist the dark impulses within himself, or is he doomed to become the Demon King?

This series is quite good, but this is not one to let the children watch. Demon King Daimao has ample panty shots, sexual dialogue, and yes, even naked fun. But this is not just idle fan service type anime, the plot moves at a nice pace and there is little to no slowdown. So while the sexual content is rich in this series, there is also plenty of action. I also really liked how the tension grows from episode to episode, so by the end, things are quite heated. I don’t want to spoil the finale of course, but rest assured that you’ll be satisfied. As far as animation, Demon King Daimao isn’t the best I’ve seen, but it looks quite good. A few awkward CGI moments are shudder worthy, but they’re infrequent. So with a brisk pace, sexy high school girls, and some effective humor, Demon King Daimao is well recommended to anime fans.

Video: How does it look?

The episodes are presented in 1.78:1 widescreen. This series looks terrific, with only some small issues holding back the visuals. A hint of softness is evident at times, but otherwise, this is a home run. The image shows vivid color hues that really entrance the viewer, while contrast is stark and never wavers. The level of detail is excellent, but keep in mind the animation is rather simple, so don’t expect the world. So fans can rest easy, as these episodes look great.

Audio: How does it sound?

You can choose between the original Japanese soundtrack and an English dub, both presented in DTS HD 2.0. As always, I would recommend the original language, especially in this case since the dialogue seems to be better placed. The audio is good, but this isn’t going to blow the door down. That isn’t a concern though, because the needs of the material are met, so better to sound natural than force a lot of unwanted junk into the mix. The action sequences stand out as the most memorable, with plenty of cool effects and what not. This disc also includes English subtitles.

Supplements: What are the extras?

In addition to clean credit sequences, we also have some uncensored production sketches.

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