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The demon queen subdued enormous and powerful monsters and slaughtered over half of the world's population. Surviving members of the human race elected a hero to slay the demon queen, beseeching release from her oppressive rule. However, he questions his mission to eradicate the monsters: in his opinion, they too are conscious and alive, and so he anguishes over that fact. Sheila the Demon Queen became interested in him and decides to join his journey, hiding her identity and planning to kill him after she has gained his trust. Immediately, however, she realizes that she's fallen in love with the hero, and hence their journey begins...


Related Series
Superior (Sequel)

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Bushido Angel Adventures
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Latest Release(s)
v.2 by ENXAME (1413d ago)
v.9 c.1b by Bushido Angel Adventures (1574d ago)
v.9 by ENXAME (1616d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

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Superior by okigen

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (1582 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.37 / 10.0
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March 24th 2014, 9:31am PST

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GanGan Powered (Square Enix)

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Weekly Pos #176 increased(+10)
Monthly Pos #135 decreased(-8)
3 Month Pos #118 increased(+2)
6 Month Pos #109 decreased(-3)

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shounen? 277 days, 18 hours, 45 minutes ago
honestly is thier ment to be a sequel to the ending 747 days, 7 hours, 52 minutes ago
Superior Wiki 1810 days, 1 hours, 38 minutes ago
Superior Grade Manga 1905 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes ago
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by reina q
July 10th, 2011, 7:10pm
Wow, I'm surprised I even remembered I read this. The idea is pretty good, but the art and the storyline are so hectic, you just want to get through one chapter without feeling totally confused, and then it feels as though you've accomplished something. I usually look at mangas and ask myself if I would like them as animes as well, and this story is so NOT something I would even bother watching. You have been forewarned. I really can't even believe peopel spent hours of labor scanlating this.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by enaikelt
July 1st, 2011, 11:49pm
Honestly, I don't actually know why I gave this manga such a high rating. The art isn't that great. The panelling and storyboard is subpar. Events jump from here to there with no clear timeline. There are deus ex machina by the score, the scanlation isn't all that great, and the first few chapters especially are really awful.

But I liked it. I really liked it. Somehow in the midst of all of that, it managed to pull off a sweet, touching story with likable and distinct characters, a steadily developing romance, and a decent plot. I don't know how it did it, but it did. Strangest thing ever.

(I do have to say, though, that Superior Cross, the sequel, is far... er, superior. To Superior. It was worth reading the prequel to be able to read the sequel.)

... Last updated on July 2nd, 2011, 12:01am
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by zleonlelouch
June 5th, 2011, 11:18pm
Well at first I thought the art is a bit horrible but as I went on reading it, it didn't matter anymore for me. A demon king and a hero is one typical fantasy-based theme and it's not all so bad.
Love is sudden and applied to every living being, it can even make people lose their first goal by falling in love (at least in manga). But the love here was one of the main problem which made this manga got a bad impression. The development of the romance between the protagonists were too quick. Yes, the demon king fell in love too easily with the hero although the reason of her fell in love with him was make sense but it's all just.....too soon.
About the hero being like that, well it's not all so bad. Well, there are so many manga with hypocrite protagonist and this manga is just one of them but with a greater hypocrite reason. It still make sense that the hero want everyone (including the monster) to live together and understand each other (like how a recent gu**** series in anime) as this is a hero we're talking not the demon king, to add it all it could be happened because in this case the monsters could even think and talk and not just saying un-understandable language.
Overall, I think this is not so bad but not too good manga. I just like this manga because I'm searching for a strong protagonist both the male and the female. It's just too boring to see many mangas with idiotic protagonist but still being hypocrite. *sigh*
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Loves and rereads!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chirpy
May 3rd, 2011, 4:15pm
I just love Hero. He is so righteous all the time! I kind of wish whats-her-name (the girl with the blond hair...Crow's sister) would JUST GO AWAY. But she is important now... grr.
I guess what I like most about this manga is how...AWESOME (!!!) it is. The main plot is easy to follow, there is a nice sense of impending emotional doom, I love the art (especially Mr Fanservice Personified Lakshri! Lol), and an overall great LONG read! (seriously, some chapters could qualify as volumes.)

Also, sure Sheila/Sira/Sheyla/whatever falls in love REALLY quickly, but she seems to be one of those people who is constantly looking inside herself. Basically, she is the type who notices she is in love in the first few chapters. I, for one, VASTLY prefer this to the type that doesn't figure it out until the 7th volume and spends the final 15 second guessing her 'true love'.
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Jandalman
February 20th, 2011, 1:26am
The art style is kinda annoying, abit old fashioned and unrefined as far as I'm reading right now. (Perhaps it improves in later volumes?) The hero is annoying in his single mindedness and his overoptimism. It gets a bit tiresome how many times he speaks of his belief that "everyone whether monsters or humans should live happily together ever after yay." even when he's in the middle of a battle where hundreds of humans are being killed around him by monsters. I get that that's your personal believe but think of the timing before splurting that out geez. The story fluctuates between being relatively enjoyable to damn annoying (mostly due to the hero's actions and words) and I guess the only real reason i'm reading it now is cos my other mangas are slow to update.
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riveting.... and has a sequel so relax :þ   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sunahm
December 27th, 2010, 12:18am
Yes, as liquidsin mentioned, there is a sequel to this called Superior Cross. I have not finished reading that, but I really love this manga. I do not agree that it is generic; I've been completely riveted, and I've had the misfortune of reading some sickeningly cliche shoujo (sorry I just can't bring myself to call this shounen hehehe).

Sheila's development as a character, punctuated with her quirky, blood-thirsty humor, really sucks you in. Yes "hero" gets a little carried away with his righteousness and ideals, but he is pretty cute at least :>
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Enjoyed it immensely   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by liquidsin
December 7th, 2010, 10:18pm
No proper ending? Horrible artwork? Not shounen-ish? I can't help but think that y'all read a different series entirely. The sequel, SuperiorCross, continues the series so it would have been pointless, and possibly detrimental, for the mangaka to tie up all the loose knots. I loved the series dearly except for two key points. First, the character designs were great, though the actual development of side characters was non-existent. The second problem was that the plot's pace slowed down in the later volumes.

... Last updated on February 8th, 2011, 1:58pm
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by FormX
December 3rd, 2010, 2:23am
Concept was good but the mangaka just killed it, right at the first chapter. I can't see how this is shounen, although the art is refreshing, it's really not that great. Horrible character designs, epsecially on the guys. Another series without a proper ending... what a letdown. Finding out how it ends was the only reason I didn't drop thisr.

... Last updated on December 3rd, 2010, 2:24am
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well, the cover is nice   
Rating: N/A
by yuno19
October 31st, 2010, 10:49pm
but that kind of drawing doesn't go well in white and black. also, the costume is excessive everywhere. the high rating showed here is deceptive as well. (well, not if you're shoujo-manga reader who like it if the romance developed instantly and all of your expectations granted.) my word, do not read this manga if you expect well-thought character design, and reasonable story development. these things are my minimum requirement for read-worthy manga.
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umm... im kinda in the middle...   
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by manga_geek7297
July 13th, 2010, 2:34pm
i rily like the drawing and i like how a demon queen falls in love w/ her supposedly most dangerous enemy and he also starts 2 slowly like her back. the thing is tho, she fell 4 him WAY 2 fast. its kinda wierd but i like everything else i guess. ^u^ o! but the story line got kinda stupid w/ all the crap in the end. -3-
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