Warning! This rating on Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha Contains spoilers. If you haven't seen the chapter yet, I recommend you do it and then go back to read the review.
Episode 1: It doesn't fit the Demon King's Academy
We start the first episode of Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha Where it all begins, the day of the entrance exams begins in Delsgade, an educational institution where the founder is likely to be reborn this year in one of the new students. While Anos Voldigord is here, he meets Misha Necron, another candidate, alongside the stupid Zepes Indu who claims to be noble but is so weak that it's not worth it. The processes begin and Anos confronts Zepes by only beating him with his heartbeat, murdering and reviving him until he surrenders.
The processes continue and the demon king continues to stand out, although he may not be what he would have expected. In the end, Anos Mischa invites you to his home to celebrate his entry into the institute. Upon leaving dinner, they are intercepted by Lord Leorg Inter, Zepes' brother, to collect reports of previous humiliation by killing his own brother for his weakness, to which Anos responds by turning Zepes into a zombie and Lord Leorg gives him the opportunity to recognize his brother and fight him together. They fail and the two die, the demon king revives them and announces his reincarnation to make it clear that they have to do better if they want to mess with him.
Episode 2: The Witch of Destruction
In the mythical era, Anos Voldigord is the ancient and legendary demon king, who was reborn 2000 years later after sacrificing his life to make it a force that can blur the line between humans, demons, heroes and gods to end this once with the war. Back in the present, and just 15 days after his birth, Anos realized who he was for the first time and accelerated his growth with magic. The demon king later received a letter from his old castle, which is now an academy dedicated to the reincarnation of the new demon king. Therefore, he has completed his physical development and passed the exams. Anos is currently only one month old. .
At the academy, which selects group leaders for a team fight test, Anos proves to be worthy and joins forces with Mischa. Shortly afterwards, Sasha Necron challenges the demon king and agrees that if she wins the team battle test, he should do what she wants, but if he wins, Sasha will join the group of Anos. A week later in the test, Mischa and Anos fight Sasha and her group, the latter have no chance against the demon king and lose. Sasha must now follow Anos, by oath he agrees to belong to the same group as he and his sister.
Anime and manga
Manga and anime don't always go at the same pace, and since it's very common to use certain licenses to customize it, the order in which the events are presented in the anime isn't the same, but so far it works, but I will always be I think it is necessary to comment on some of the things that happen in the manga as opposed to the anime in order to enjoy a little of what happens in both, but generally I will refer to the following reviews Anime focus.
In general it seems to me that it started well, the animation seems to me to be good and the story, although it may fall into certain clichés, seems to me that they get along well. The characters are pretty cruel for the most part, full of misunderstandings and in some cases even silly. I found it interesting that the demon king was the common sense and humanity character of everyone. It's like he's the only one with clear principles. The strange thing is how the character meets the situation. I have always tried to teach my rivals something and not that it was his intention to raise them, but even the demon king himself has values and ideas that make him more human than his own descendants.
Death as an opportunity
For Anos, death is not the end, and not just because he is born again, but because he can afford to play with it. This does not mean that killing people is easy for him, on the contrary, it seems to me that he uses deadly fragility from others to try to educate them. It may sound a little arrogant from Anos, but at least in this case, I am convinced that this is not the case. The Indu brothers simply suffer from excessive arrogance and stupidity, so it was really necessary that someone put them in their place. Although the important thing here is not that someone has finally treated you the way you deserve it, but everything behind what he said and what I'm trying to teach you, it is clear that it took a while for him can get along with his descendants.
The Ingall magic
What really caught my attention is the way he touches on certain philosophical or family issues without influencing the comedy and without ceasing to be important. We saw the first example of this when Anos competed against Zepes in the first test. The demon king wanted to give him a way out since he had no intention of hurting him, especially given that he was no match for him, but Zepes with all his arrogance and poor common sense made Anos kill and revive him until he was ready to finish. The interesting thing is that it very subtly points to a philosophical problem of identity and what happens to the resurrected person. Is she still the same person as before or is she different even though she has the same look, personality and personality? Memories?
It's not that easy to answer because even in less extreme cases like amnesia, we can ask the same question: are we still the same person as before just because we have the same look and personality? Even if we restore memories, we are still the same person. Does that define our identity? This is something to think about if you like to deal with these issues, and it clearly doesn't affect everyone equally, as we've seen with the same Zepes who haven't really learned anything from his first encounter with death, though I think that this has changed when his own brother I kill him. At least the Indu brothers now know that it is not exactly important to be noble or not, and that they should think about it if they decide to face the demon king again.
The Necron sisters
All the great kings want subjects of their size, and Anos Voldigord chose from all two very powerful sisters, although their personality opposed them. We don't know much about each one yet, but with what we have, we can imagine that there will be a drama. Mischa Necron appears to be outstanding in strength and magic and shy and friendly, contrary to what can be seen in Sasha Necron, who is proud, contemptuous and moody. The reasons why they have become estranged are not entirely clear, but we do know that there is a privileged daughter to whom they all give support and recognition, and another that they openly send to everyone else who is not noble.
Therefore, it is not a simple rivalry between sisters, it is the abandonment and contempt of their parents towards Misha, while with Sasha it is the opposite in every way and as if it were not enough, Sasha treats and despises her sister herself as if it were was nothing. I really don't know how good it is for Misha to have her sister in the same group, but she seems happy to have her sister with her. In the case of Sasha, it initially seemed like she just wanted to be stronger and more dignified than everyone else, but at the end of the episode it is clear that if she might have some appreciation for her sister, she wouldn't be stopping her to destroy if necessary.