Really love this show. It dropped under my radar and I am catching up with the series. Needless to say, I am loving it. It is a series concerning a 14-year-old boy named Iruma Suzuki and how he was often made to do tasks for his neglectful parents who barely fed him, provided him with education, etc. Until one day...they sell him to a demon named Sullivan. From there, he learns that Sullivan was the principal over a school in the netherworlds and he adopts him as his grandson. Comedy ensues.
The opening and ending themes are catchy as heck, the voice work is good. Animation-wise, I like the designs of the different demon students such as aside from the typical horned, pointy-eared humanoid, you also have some based on lions, owls, dragons, etc. The only real downside, though, is that due to being demons, they all have wings that aren't surprising. It's just that the wings are indistinguishable from each other.
The main story is also pretty unique in some ways of a human being adopted and sent to a school populated by demons. So, he finds himself at first trying to lay low because of his fear of getting found out and eaten by his classmates (weirdly they believe that humans are myths but their school anthem talks about eating humans blood and meat and all). However, as the series progresses, Iruma finds himself developing his own aspirations and breaking out of his shell little by little. The story is good...but it has its flaws. For instance, it feels the need to continuously remind the viewer about what they're watching like how Iruma got into this whole mess. Recapping the events of a previous episode is common practice to help the audience catch up, but the repetition often gets annoying.
All of the characters are enjoyable in their own wonderful ways. Iruma starts off as a pushover with little desires along with his inability to deny a request. While this would make him less interesting, he starts to change towards the Cannonball Execution Arc where he decides to go up a rank. From there, he is slowly making a path for himself that I am very excited to see him go down. I can't overlook how much he looks like Izuku, however, but that's beside the point.
Then there's Azz who indebts himself to Iruma after he unwittingly defeated him in a battle. He's a loyal friend...even if he's a little too interested in keeping up with everything relating to Iruma. He also has cool fire powers. My favorite characters are kind of tied. There's Clara Valac, a weird (even by demon standards) demon girl who is overly energetic and can conjure up copies of items she had seen through a magic patch. She is hilarious and is the perfect blend of annoying and endearing. The other is Ameri Azazel, the president of the student council who ironically tends to use her natural prowess when administering discipline in the school. She firmly believed that humans existed because of some shoujo romance manga that she had in her family line and becomes enamored by Iruma when he can not only read the "forbidden text," but she has him read it to her.
There are the plethora of other characters to like such as Sullivan who comes off as a goofy devil who only wanted a grandson. As such, he dotes Iruma constantly and was a better parent all things considered than Iruma's actual ones. Opera is his stoical servant who hardly smiles. Sabnock who calls himself Iruma's rival for the throne of the Demon King and is a colossal, muscular behemoth who confesses that he wanted to be the king because he thought it was cool. Eiko who tries to get to know Iruma better but fails continually. Kalego the strict teacher who inadvertently becomes Iruma's familiar on the grounds of him being a human...the list goes on.
Overall, a great show that I am glad to have seen recommendations for on YouTube. It really brings a smile to my face.