As I slog through the various bits of AX media (15,000+ pics! This is not going to be quick!) I find I feel the need to review some anime. Under the gun this time is the Maoyū Maō Yūsha anime. This one just barely escapes the executioner's axe, but I'll be damned if it doesn't get some sort of drubbing for the ball dropping its guilty of. Read on, to see what I mean.
It's time. You're at level 99. Your party has your back. However, you know what's probably going to happen to them if they come with you on this, your final assault on the big bad. So, you go alone, cutting through the defenders of the Dark Overlord like butter (or would, if there were any...very strange), and finally getting to the throne where that entity awaits you. Yet, all you find is rather friendly, well dressed, and buxom...very buxom (oh, by the Light Spirit, this lady is built like a brick shithouse with not one brick out of place) woman who seems a lot happier to see you than a Demon Lord should. "Be mine, Hero!" she commands in the manner of a pleasant request. Of course, you know better than that. Despite her loving and happy demeanor and rather...interesting...looks she is still the final obstacle to stopping the invasion of your world by the forces of evil. You refuse, prompting a rather surprising and truly puzzled response from her of, "Really?" About this point, even your dull senses are registering that 'Okay, this isn't how this usually goes. Something isn't right here.' And through the course of the conversation you're about to have, you find out there's a whole lot that's not right about everything you once believed in. Things are a lot direr than you initially thought, and simply taking her out won't change shit. The question now is: What are you going to do about it? For that, she makes you an offer you'd be a fool to refuse, and it turns out the price she has already asked of you is something you're now more than willing to part with...for there is work to be done, and it's going to take you both to see it through if your world is to have any hope of survival.