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Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou

Alt titles: Demon King Daimao

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Akuto Sai enters the Constant Academy for Magick Arts hoping to become a high priest and change the world for the better. But when the school's oracle declares his future profession to be 'Demon Lord', he finds himself feared and hated by the entire student population. Now, instead of making comrades and studying for his exam, Akuto finds himself fighting off monsters, bullies, and well-meaning classmates in various states of undress. If navigating a magical high school as a transfer student wasn't difficult enough, Akuto now has to deal with a cute android ordered to observe him 24-hours a day, the precocious attention of the flying, invisible and naked Keena Soga and the advances of the school's most popular girl. Will he be able to overcome his fate, pass his classes, and mend his friendship with the violent Junko Hattori, or will he succumb to his demonic destiny?

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou Specials DVD Special 2010 Omake Specials released on the DVDs and Blu-ray discs.

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou 2008 TBD
Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou (Light Novel) 2008 TBD
Name Role
Toshimitsu KOBAYASHI Character Design
Miyabi OZEKI Character Design
Takashi WATANABE Director
Tatsuya KATOU Music
Tsukuru MARUYAMA Producer
Masaaki YOKOTA Producer
Masazumi KATOU Producer
Muneyuki KANBE Producer
Yuka SAKURAI Producer

Official Editorial Reviews

Title Author Score Date
Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou ThePatches 6.5/10 Jun 28, 2010
Demon King Daimao ThePatches 6.5/10 Jun 28, 2010

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Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou angelsreviews 8/10 Aug 6, 2013
Demon King Daimao angelsreviews 8/10 Aug 6, 2013
Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou EHero09 4.8/10 Jun 24, 2013
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Hagure Yuusha no Estetica

Hagure Yuusha no Estetica

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Both shows have a school setting, demons and magic powers, a badass main character who's a hero/demon king, and fanservice aplenty. This is just a gut feeling based off the first episode of Hagure Yuusha no Estetica. If you liked one of these shows, the other probably appeals to you for the same reasons.


Same style and environment, But i feel that Hagure no Yuusha's hero is bit more serious at times compared to the demon lord. If you like one, youll like the other. 


Although Ichiban Ushiro was done A LOT better, both have the typical cliche anime harem following a powerful hero that will change the world.  Both heroes are very easy going, and likable in a perverted/knowledgable sense.  


thay both are Harems with some nice comedy and the main character is really powerful dispite the way the may act\


Both shows are harems with a magic realism setting. They occur in societies that have special schools for students that use magic. Unlike many harem shows, in which the protagonist is a hapless moron surrounded by women that are too good for him, the protagonists of these shows are strong, competent men and often drive the plot. In fact, both are very, very skilled and powerful with the magic that exists in their respective worlds.

Neither of these shows will win an anime of the year award, but they're a lot of fun. If you liked one, you'll definitely enjoy the other.


Both shows feature magic, demonic beasts, lots of fanservice. The main protagonists are both already rather powerful people though misunderstood through their exterior demeanor.


Both have main character's that are badasses and both are pretty ecchi though Hagure Yuushu no Estetica is more ecchi than the other.  But if your fan of ecchi as well as fantasy then you would probablylike both.

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Infinite Stratos

Infinite Stratos

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Both of these anime fit the ecchi/harem genre while maintaining an unusually high level of quality for the genre. Both main characters are unusually skilled considering the amount of training/experience they've undergone, and have very unusual circumstances. Lastly, both main characters aren't spineless and thus come across as confident, giving both shows a steady, driving pace that will keep viewers entertained.


When I saw the first episode I started to wonder whether the IS has not been created by the creators of the Daimaou.

Stories are quite similar - a boy X goes to school, where he learns how to control his abilities. "Unfortunately" for him he becomes a love object of several girls (let's harem begin!), but he seems be not interested in love (yea, chicks can wait, I have more important goals!).

If you enjoyed Daimaou/IS, then you'll like the second one :)


While feature high speed action, a harem, and a lot of fanservice, these series both have the main characters fighting a mysterious force. If you enjoy harems, ecchi, and action, these series work well together.


Both series revolve around a young man who goes to a special school so that he can learn to control his abilities.  Though in the case of Ichiban abilities means learning to control magic and in Infinite Stratos(IS) it means learning how to properly control this mech suit.  Also in both cases the male lead finds himself in the company of some rather attractive ladies.  So if you like something with a decent amount of action and a good amount of fan service then look no further than either one of these.


realy great anime. But fights are kind'a boring. still story is great. Realy loved romance story. IS and Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou has great interest in how girls feels about boys and boys about girls.


One man and his harem, when combined have enough power to fight a war. Both shows are about a guy building up his harem and going through a school life out of the ordinary (Mecha for IS and magic for Daimaou), complete with some delicious ecchi, the obligatory beach episode and that lovable, genre-savvy harem member.


two awesome shows one guy surround by ladies who all like him, while being clueless about it always a sure way to add some humor and some pretty awesome fight scenes

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After inadvertently managing to kill the god Verethragna, taking his divine powers in the process, the once-typical teen Godou's life changed forever. Now a "Campione", a god slayer, the boy constantly attracts both gods' and other Campiones' attentions alike, not to mention the affections of a powerful knight, Erica. Whether he's dodging Erica's advances, proving his strength to others or taking down gods who will wreak havoc on the planet, Godou's new life is anything but normal.


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Both of these are fantasy shows with an interesting premise and powerful protagonists. Whether it's being the Demon Lord or the Campione, both leads manage to find themselves in interesting situations revolving around their bountiful female casts. If you like one, you're bound to like the other.


Both are about a guy who didnt nessecarily choose to be powerful but had this power thrust upon... neither of the main characters likes to be called by their respective title "Demon King" or "King/Campione". and also they're both harems... oh and they both fight magical beings... Id say if you like Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou you'd like Campione! and if you liked Campione! you might like the other...


Both have a similar kind of storyline with a harem also both MC's wield great power, Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou has more Ecchi/fanservice scenes but both of them or very good nonetheless.


In both series our teenage male lead becomes some sort of demon lord and quickly attracts female followers. The main concept is similar, but to be honest both series are just very cheesy harem ones. Still if you had fun watching one, you might try your luck with the other one.


You know what they say, wenches love power. Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou is about a guy who is destined to be a Demon Lord, all powerful and stuff, while Campione! is about a guy who becomes a... well, Campione. God killer. But both obtain power when they don't particularly wish for it. With enough comedy and fanservice to complete the cake, both harems are good, dumb fun with some barely suggestive scenes.


Both story are centered about a main character who got power and that is feared. They also both got a lot of girls around who loves them.

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Zero no Tsukaima

Zero no Tsukaima

In a world where magic is a reality, the young Louise is at the bottom of her class. Dubbed "Zero" by her classmates at Tristein Academy (due to her zero success rate for magic), Louise (along with all first year students) was charged with summoning a familiar; and instead of a cute magical creature, the familiar arrived in the form of... Saito Hiraga, a normal Japanese boy who was abruptly teleported from his own world?! Can both Louise and Saito come to terms with their new and complicated "relationship" and (more importantly) help Saito find a way home?

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Each of these series are slightly ecchi, magic based comedy/action titles. In each show, the lead male finds out that they are actually some sort of legendary super powerful person that fights to save/change the world.


Each series features a man or well actually a boy who discover that they are some powerful person of legend in a magical world and as a result of this various types of girls end up falling for them.  Both series offer tend to follow more of a ecchi and comedy route with some fairly good action added in here and there.


Both are set in a magical academies and revolve around magic. There is a male protagonist that is given an awesome power, and have something to do with saving/changing the world. Also, both are based on ecchi elements combined with comedy.


The familiar of zero and Demon king daimao are simerlar in small but significant ways. The male characters in both in the end come out to be extremly powerful and the love between the male and female characters doesn't become apparent until near the end. Demon King Daimao however is Ecchi. Both series contain mages.


Both animes share lots of similarities. the first major thing is the male main charakter.

Both have an incredible power and use it to help all around him. Also both show some signs of the I-want-to-protect-all-and-don't-care-about-myself-mentality.

Of course both men seem to attract all the girls around him. So both animes are a paradise for all harem lovers out there.

also parts of ecchi are included. the amount is a bit lower in zero no trukaime, though.

Finally there is one more thing both series share. The main female charakter. the girl in ichiban ushiro no daimaou loves the main male charakter, but is afraid to show it, so we have a little trundere here. But this is nothing compared to the queen of tsundere, which would be louise from zero no tsukaima


These are two of my favorite animes. they both have love complex that anyone can enjoy not to mention the action in both are good ( especially ichiban). all in all great must see animes

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Kaze no Stigma

Kaze no Stigma

Years after having been exiled from the Kannagi household for being unable to utilize their fire magic, Kazuma returns to Japan, only to discover that the Kannagi family's very existence is threatened. Unknown to them, during his absence, he had become a Contractor and thus acquired a vast strength in wind magic. Not showing any remaining contempt for them, he offers to help solve the Kannagi household’s problems in return for large sums of money. Together with his younger brother Ren and the feisty heir to the Kannagi household, Ayano, he fights to protect those he cares about... for a price!


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Magic, cool main character, tsundere girl with a sword. There are many similarities between those two series. But while watching one of them after another, you won't feel like you watch the same thing twice.


Both series has a male lead who is especially strong when it comes to magic as well as a tsundere sword wielding female who likes the male lead.  Each series also features some rather nice battles and somewhat interesting cast of characters.


The fantasy aspect is strong in Kaze no Stigma and Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou with the main characters being able to use magic.  There are nice animated battles and interesting characters.


Male leads start off as strong, fighting style is cool and calm. Their actions are usually good in deed. They don't hesitate to hurt weaklings who's against them. At some point seemingly becomes the enemy, but we're given perspective for these actions.

The female leads also develops a liking towards the main, though both of them denies it.

However Kaze no Stigma does not have harem, and not as much ecchi content if you are seeking for those similarities.

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