Maoyuu Maou Yuusha

Alt titles: Maoyu: Archenemy & Hero

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Spice and Wolf

Spice and Wolf

Since long ago, the wolf goddess Holo has honored a contract to bless the rural village of Pasloe with fertile harvests; and in return she has been celebrated and worshipped by the villagers. But as mankind advances, the people have begun to take command of nature for themselves and have made their own god to worship. Holo finds that she is paid little more than lip service, if not outright mocked; and considering the contract annulled, she takes human form and enlists the aid of a passing merchant, Kraft Lawrence, to return to her home in the snowy forests to the north. As they journey together, Kraft finds that he has plenty to learn from this capricious god, and she from him as well.

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Siphine Siphine says...

Same director, same voice actors, both talk about economics, both MG are not human, The only difference..... 

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha MG has a much more endowed figure than Spice and Wolf

chaotix37 chaotix37 says...

Since both of them have the concept of economics and politics during the medieval period.Both of the main characters in those series are trying to share their ideas to find their way of not just only to survive to themselves, but also to their communities. 

bunnylovesanime bunnylovesanime says...

Spice and Wolf and Maoyuu Maou Yuusha are both shows about a human and demon working together for the common goal. Spice and Wolf  and Maoyuu both share a plot about economics/ political gains, friendship with a hint of love, and two really great characters that you can't help but to adore.You will also notice that both series have a main female character wiith red hair, red eyes, and way with words.It is safe to say if you like one you will adore the other.

Tarus Tarus says...

Except what bunnylovesanime wrote i'd like to add that Ami Koshimizu is seyuu which gives voice to both characters (Demon King and Holo) and Jun Fukuyama plays both protagonist roles (Hero and Lawrence)

ikimieli ikimieli says...

Both have similar charm and a lot subtle things to keep the story interesting. Maoyuu Maou Yuusha has more fantasy elements and perhaps a bit too much breast-related lollygagging for my taste. I really enjoyed the all characters and the places they visit are far above average in design in my opinion.

JAhU JAhU says...

Both series are medievalish fantasy ones with romance and semi-educational undertones. What's not to like?

Not enough? Both anime were produced by pretty much the same people (aside from the source material of course), so they're bound to be similar.

chii chii says...

Both focus on economics and politics during a medieval period but Maoyuu Maou Yuusha has war is waging as well. Both series have 2 main characters being male and female where the female has a supernatural aspect to her where the male is just a plain human. Check either out if you liked the other.

B1rk1n635 B1rk1n635 says...

Both anime seem to be set in the same time period, with a male and female(both with red hair and arent human) lead with a theme of economics and trade. They also share that they have a bit of romance and are great watches, If you like one im sure you will enjoy the other. 

TheQi2B TheQi2B says...

The dealings with economy, science, unequal balance of friendship and awkward love. Plus the wolf/demon looks and acts very much alike.

snivets snivets says...

Maoyuu is basically Spice and Wolf with less economics and more flirting. Like someone stuck the characters in a different world and gave them a different backstory. I imagine the same audience enjoying both shows.

dealaka dealaka says...

Same kind of style, and type of characters. Both main characters drawn to each other, but unable to find the words to make it work. Same type of plot too, characters hiding their relationship because of the taboos.

oakdream oakdream says...

Each of these anime discuss trade and ecomonics and have strong female lead characters. Though Maoyuu Maou Yuusha has somewhat ecchi parts now and then like mentioning boobs, it doesn't over power it and ads some additional comic relief in contrast to the serious topics of war, political power struggles and ecomonics. While Spice and Wolf also has some humorous aspects they are not quite the bouncing boobs of the Demon King.

DreadNaught1 DreadNaught1 says...

Both animes are very similar they both have good male and female leads, with witty and intelligent dialogue. As well as a great story to boot.

If you like one you have to give the other a try.

pilo pilo says...

Both series has an intellectual charm that seems lacking in most other anime. They pull you in and teach you something important while keeping you entertained.

steeltoeninja steeltoeninja says...

after watching maoyuu maou yuusha, i immediately thought of spice and wolf. if you like one you'll like the other.

SamIchi SamIchi says...

They both have this smart approach in economy and how to turn things in their favor; they both take place during a medieval time. They both have a an un human element to them. I recommend both. 

Spice & Wolf is more about the adventure, it does have a plot and in every episode they're closer to the plot though, they don't put that much interest in it. It's a great slow-paced anime. 

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha on the other hand is all about the plot, every episode is a vital part of the anime. It's more about how to unite two worlds, the demon world with the human world. It's an awesome anime that'll be sure to hook you.

ilfenixnero ilfenixnero says...

Both of these anime have an amazing medieval feeling, not to mention great animations, and although Holo spends some time in the nude and the Demon King has great tracts of fertile land, there is no ecchi, and instead has a well-developed plot. Plus we have Holo and the Demon King as red-haired, red-eyed deities.

Hataraku Maou-sama!

Hataraku Maou-sama!

When Demon King Satan was facing his demise at the hands of Hero Emilia, he had no choice but to quickly flee to another world with his Demon General, Alsiel. However, upon their arrival, the twosome is taken aback with the realization they have lost almost all of their magic - and moreover, were transformed into ordinary humans and are stranded in an otherworldly place called Japan! To survive, the Demon King must now work a part-time job at a fast-food joint and attempt to adapt to modern society the best the pair can as Japanese citizens, all while scheming to rule over the country in the process. But with Hero Emilia and others on Satan’s tail to slay him for good, will Japan ever become his new domain?

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ascodaynnee ascodaynnee says...

The story is kind of similiar about "Maou" and "Yuusha". just the diferent is character. both of them is Great

alksduo alksduo says...

While the MC in Maoyuu Maou Yuusha is a hero (male), the MC in Hataruku Maou-sama is the demon king (male).  The demon lord in MMY is female and the hero in HM-s is female.  While the demon lords usually duke it out in battle against the heroes as arch-enemies, these two animes show them teaming up together to accomplish their goals.

abimesina abimesina says...

both of them are about Demons and Heroes that are fighting for their teritories and freedom,                    

versailles versailles says...

In these series, a demon lord and a hero interact in a way that you normally wouldn't expect. While there are some period and comedic differences, it is likely that if you enjoyed one, you would enjoy the other.

drawing425 drawing425 says...

it has the same theme, demons, hero except opposite roles. the demon is yuusha and yuusha is the demon lord. i find it quite ironic. 

bunnylovesanime bunnylovesanime says...

I think both shows are similar because the Demon King in both series acts in a way that is different from the normal sterotype of a Demonic ruler. In both series the demon king not only saves lives but they manage to build a friendship/love relationship with the hero.

Maoyuu Maou is does tend to be a bit more serious than Hataraku Maou- sama!

shikikywketsuki shikikywketsuki says...

Both of these anime have a very similar story line as the "hero" ends up helping the "demon lord/king" for the greater good. another similarity is that they both take place in two diffrent worlds in which the main characters travel between.

KingArthur13th KingArthur13th says...

Both series play on a new twist on the relationship bewteen the demon king and the hero of humanity. While MMY is set in the old days of medieval warfare, HMS is set in the modern era. MMY is a bit more serious while HMS is much more funnier but if you like seeing a budding friendship/romance between a hero and a demon lord, look no further.

Naga Naga says...

Both series spin around the relationship bewteen the demon king or sorts and the hero of humanity. While MMY is set in the medieval times, HMS is set in the modern era. MMY is does not feature so much comedy as HMS does, and is far more serious in its themes. Yet, both have a lot of similarities so if you enjoyed one you might as well enjoy the other one. 

NatsuIgneel95 NatsuIgneel95 says...

Well this series is kinda similar in genre and also it about fantasy genre...as you can see the main character for MMY is Yuusha(Male) and Maou(Female) and for Hataraku Maou-sama is Yuusha(Female) and Maou(Male)...the different for this series is only the character changing place and also the storyline of MMY is more to build the economy

ilfenixnero ilfenixnero says...

I actually find it quite amusing how these archetypes are portrayed much differently from the way a demon and a here are portrayed.

Hagure Yuusha no Estetica

Hagure Yuusha no Estetica
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Xtremej16 Xtremej16 says...

Both anime have a different perspective on the Hero/Demon King Dynamic and both begin after they have already reached the Demon King. In both series, the Hero has already undergone the powering up stage of most anime of this genre before the anime even began and are already a force to be reckoned with however the viewers have yet to see this power; it only being implied through their status as hero and feats already acheived. In Hagure Yuusha no Estetica, the feat being the defeat of the Demon King and in Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, the feat being the arrival at the Demon King's Castle alone.

alksduo alksduo says...

The appeal the main characters of both animes give is the solid quality of their personalities and skills.  We get a strong, solid character in both, and the evolving situational circumstances highlights the beauty of character development.  Magic and high-level skills are used very casually compared to other animations in which strong powers are focused on to the point where they're no longer interesting.  Both are comedic, but have serious undertones.  Both are enjoyable to watch from episode one.  Coincidentially, both female leads, high-ranking demons, are self-conscious about their ample chests as well.

Kyo Kara Maoh!

Kyo Kara Maoh!

Upon trying to save a friend from bullies, Shibuya Yuuri finds his head in the unlikeliest of places -- the toilet. Like a flash, Yuuri is then inadvertently sucked in, transporting him somewhere else! In this unfamiliar world of flying skeletons and magic, he is informed by a group called the Mazoku that he is to be the next Maou -- ruler of the kingdom! With harrowing and embarassing situations ahead, can our hero swallow his pride and lead a war against the common people when he can't even tell the difference between a slap in the face and a marriage proposal?

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Hecadoth Hecadoth says...

There are more than one similarities between these two, mainly the background, which is feudal time and the power the main hero possess in their kingdom. Except in Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, the are some super sweet romantism inserted.

If you love Kyo Kara Maoh, you'll surely love Maoyuu Maou Yuusha.

Larkawolfgirl Larkawolfgirl says...

Both series follow the Maoh as he/she tries to end war and conflict. Both stories begin begin with a marriage proposal. Both Maohs are kind hearted and help those around them in need. 

The Twelve Kingdoms

The Twelve Kingdoms

Yohko is nothing but ordinary. Throughout her life she has been considered an outcast, especially with a hair color not native to many in Japan, bright red. Things change for Yohko when a mysterious man named Keiki arrives and claims that she is his empress. Yohko and two friends are then taken through a vortex, and then abandoned.. in a world of demons and magic.

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sweetune sweetune says...

In Maou Yuusha a hero and the queen of demons partner together to bring peace to all the land. Maou Yuusha is similar to Twelve Kingdom because it has a lot to do with war tactics and "chosen ones" being at the front lines to lead everyone. They both also have go on a journey to understand his or herself and what they truely want. Youko in Twelve kingdom had to accept being a new queen while the Hero needed to accept partnering with the demon queen and changing his own view points of killing all the demons. Twelve kingdom has a theme of half human- half animal. But, in Yuusha there are demon vs human type of conflicts. They both fight with swords and have religious themes. Lots of themes overlap and I recommend both!