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Maoyuu Maou Yuusha - "Kono Watashi no Mono Tonare, Yuusha yo" "Kotowaru!"  
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After a long and treacherous journey, our Hero finally arrives at the Overlord’s castle only to find himself being asked for help. The Hero explains how the war that the demons have brought upon the humans have killed thousands and put more in misery. The Overlord however argues that this war has made the human society band together as one and showed empirical evidence how it has increased population, increased production, boosted economy and improved society overall. Furthermore, she explains to the Hero that ending this war will result in a civil war that will produce more bloodshed than there ever was. The Hero, convinced that the only way to bring peace, relatively speaking, is to join forces with the Overlord, agrees to help with her plans!


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Associated Names
まおゆう魔王勇者 (カドカワコミックス・エース)
Maoyu - "Be Mine, Hero!" "I Refuse!"
Maoyu: Archenemy and Hero
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha - "Be Mine, Hero!" "I Refuse!"

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Comic Walker
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Latest Release(s)
c.47 by Sense-Scans about 1 month ago
c.46 by Sense-Scans about 1 year ago
v.14 c.45 by MTO over 2 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Chap 23

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (619 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.78 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 5th 2018, 10:58pm PST



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Comic Walker (Kadokawa Shoten)
Comp Ace (Kadokawa Shoten)

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English Publisher
Kadokawa BookWalker (16 Volumes - Ongoing - Digital Only)
Yen Press (2018; Digital)

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Weekly Pos #263 increased(+17)
Monthly Pos #267 decreased(-49)
3 Month Pos #88 decreased(-36)
6 Month Pos #66 decreased(-2)
Year Pos #61 increased(+12)

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Absolutely Amazing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Perkel
July 6th, 2012, 3:36pm
It's kind of like Spice and Wolf with it's charm, I love idea of not using names. Hire hero is hero, king is king, maid is maid. Story as it looks like 1000 other manga/mahwa is really unique.

Shades of grey not black and white. It's what is describing. Reader will know that after frst chapter when young here tries to kill deamon queen and she is more human and logical than hero.

If you loved Spice and Wolf, if you loved Superior it's manga for you.
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This thing is overrated   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by wuhugm
July 2nd, 2012, 2:01am
Read few chapters, hmm, quite interesting, past 5 chapters, realizing something is weird, continuing and found more silly things, the score went from 10 to 1.

1. There are no names in this manga, no i don't mean they hide their names, THERE IS NO NAME. Characters are being called by their job or status, which is idiotic, i can take it if the scale is limited like in a classroom or something like that. But not for this manga, the scale is HUGE, it's the entire world for god sake, no, make that 2 WORLDS. Despite that there's only 1 young merchant? 1 female knight? in the entire 2 worlds? ridiculous

2. There is no business management in this manga, the maou is cheating, thus the tag is wrong
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The maou just churns out inventions from modern times into the dark age which is the setting of this manga. i.e like bringing your car from the future into the middle ages

3. No background story of whatever or whoever, the Hero is invincible because he is the Hero, magic never explained but it's there when it's convenient

4. The entire manga is a Deux ex machina, that's why the plot is unpredictable, for me it's just dumb

it's a wonder why this thing spawned so many manga adaption. for me it's just dumb (it's important so it should be said twice)
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Beware, this series is pretty information heavy   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Samken
May 19th, 2012, 11:43am
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha is an excelent manga, has the same vibe and feel to Spice and Wolf, another great manga. The description of this manga is pretty accurate as well
Beware, this is pretty information heavy (economics and world setting) so watch out for that if you're not into reading too much.
The protagonists of the manga: the demon queen and the hero are pretty dynamic and cute together, they make a really good couple. The side characters are really good as well, my favorites are the big sister maid and the female knight.
Overwall, I give Maoyuu Maou Yuusha a solid 9, it's not perfect, but it's an excellent manga, with a really good story, strong characters and a really cute artstyle.

... Last updated on June 27th, 2012, 11:06pm
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Endure the first chapter and the rest is smooth sailing.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Jandalman
April 17th, 2012, 7:46am
I tried reading this manga last year but dropped it after getting overwhelmed with the economic talk of the first chapter. Tried it again today and forced myself to read through the first chapter. After that I was pleasantly surprised at how pleasant the story was. Art style is good, characters are endearing (especially the little maid, so cute!) and the story is actually interesting. Looking forward to the next chapter and I pray this series will continue according to the mangaka's wishes (i.e. not cancelled by the publishers or hampered by illness.)

EDIT: Urgh okay now it's getting annoying. Huge important battles happening but interjected with way too many long expositions and discussions in other locations makes the pacing of everything rather slow and fragmented.

... Last updated on April 16th, 2016, 1:01am
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One of the most interesting manga ive ever read.   
Rating: N/A
by SAimNE
April 2nd, 2012, 9:20am
The fighting is a bit hard to take serious as the hero can kill just about anything with absolute ease if he wanted to.... not to mention being able to tele through defenses... basically just a giant godmod lol. Whats interesting is the character development, plot, comedy, and romance spread throughout the story. I always find myself hoping to see a new chapter of this every time i check recent updates. Surely not a title to pass up, and a manga that deviated from the average path in a splendid way.
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Rating: N/A
by U-Jin
February 14th, 2012, 1:59pm
I saw this title a few times, here and there. Finally decided to give it a try and guess what.. its great!!
Of course the "hero + demon queen theme" was done already in "Superior" but this is still most original manga i've read in years!
Now i don't know how good other versions are (i prefer to stick to one.. yea), but reading this one feels like reading a great book (lots of text - i don't mind).

I won't go into: characters are blah blah, art is this and that, or whatever. Because everything fits great! Don't read this comment, read the manga!

Clear 10/10 from me biggrin
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Keynsian eco   
Rating: N/A
by iggsta3o5
January 1st, 2012, 5:24am
A very biased look into keynsian economics, thry often do not offer the counter argument and historically backed free market economics. However it does offer a easy to understand version of keynsian theories. A good manga with great plot but it has become evident that japanese culture has become used to keynsian economic views as the united states has.
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Great mix of intelligent story, drama and comedy   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MasterBlaster4000
December 20th, 2011, 10:09am
An unusual duo set out to improve the lives of as many people as possible.

This manga has incredible writing, an interesting story, great deep characters, great art, great pace.
The only possible downside may be that there's a lot of text explaining economics/agriculture in the first 2 chapters and there's generally a lot to read and relatively little action up till now, but I personally did not mind at all, because *everything* was interesting.
I was surprised how this manga manages to stay interesting with each chapter and I love how this manga examines philosophical questions. (e.g. how the word "evil" is usually meaningless or simply relative.)
And it doesn't waste your time with senseless side plots.

I've read so many mangas which were riddled with logical fallacies/misconceptions, making me facepalm most of the time when characters had dialogues. Not here: The characters who are supposed to be intelligent also sound intelligent (at least to me).

This manga adaption of Maoyuu is unique, intelligent, cute, funny, beautiful, real (within the fantasy-setting of course), emotional, educational and so much more. There's some fanservice in the form of Demon Queen's cleavage, too.

This has become my new favorite manga.
Maoyuu may not be for everyone, but it's a *must-read* in my opinion.

(This review is for chapters 1-8)

... Last updated on December 20th, 2011, 10:45am
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You got Macroeconomics in my Fantasy setting!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by imercenary
December 19th, 2011, 4:00pm
I'll say this upfront, this is a dense story. If you have no interest in economic theory, avoid this series. You could swap this series with a modern setting and it'd be exactly the same.

That said, if you liked Spice and Wolf, you can't go wrong here. The antics of the main characters are nothing more than lighthearted breaks between walls of text and its not shy about admitting it. Months can pass between chapters and theres very little action (theres literally no combat in the first 4 chapters).
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Quite Enjoyable   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by AMetroid
December 9th, 2011, 1:04pm
This manga is to Macro Economics what Spice and Wolf is to Micro Economics.
It also has a political angel as the main characters have to deal with the major powers.
Juxtapositioned between these to main themes is Maou(Dark Lord/Lady) crushing on Yuusha(Hero) and some humor/lightheartedness with the Demon, and later Human, maids.

Rating: 5 of 5 (as of ch10)
This manga is for those who like to think about the big picture of geopolitics and all that it encompasses in a fantasy environment, and not just the good-guy(s) takes-out the bad-guy(s), and everyone lives haply ever after.
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