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The Misfit of Demon King Academy Episode 11 Review – Best In Show

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The Misfit of Demon King Academy Episode 11 Review – Quick Summary

In The Misfit of Demon King Academy Episode 11, “The Glow of Life,” Anos Voltegourde, Sasha Necron, Misha Necron, and Ray Gransdori took on the reincarnations representing Kanon’s fragmented source. The Heroes erected a barrier that drained demonic powers, but Anos, promising to shield Misha, asked her to erect their own fortress within the barrier. It became immediately obvious that the Heroes were no more willing to abide by the rules than they were in the previous episode. But over and above their treachery, another force was acting to drive the heroes. Can Anos identify and neutralize it before it’s too late — perhaps for some of his followers, if not for himself?

Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.

Favorite Quote from Misfit of Demon King Academy Episode 11

The twisted Hero teacher Diego had just slaughtered Misha by stabbing her in the back. As you might imagine, Anos didn’t think much of that — and yet, the Demon King kept his cool. He wanted to use the opportunity to learn more about the plot behind the Hero Academy, so after a restrained pounding, Anos commanded Diego to explain himself. Anos’ magical power was much, and Diego crumbled into dust.

Never one to let death slow him down, Anos simply resurrected Diego, grabbed by the face, and said, “If you have time to be dead, answer me.”

Badassery with style. We’re 11 episode in, and I’m still not tired of it!

Best in Show Moment for The Misfit of Demon King Academy Episode 11

The Misfit of Demon King Academy Episode 11: The Anos Fan Union not only a song ready. They had choreography.

Talk about being prepared! When Anos called on them to sing, they not only had a song ready. They had choreography, too! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Setup: A Pale Imitation of Kanon

Remember back in episode 9, when Jerga used Hero magic to draw on the support of everyone in the capital? Anos swatted it aside, but that was because, as Ledriano Kanon Azeschen (a.k.a. Glasses Dude) pointed out, there were only about 100,000 people in the capital. Now, there were over ten million. All ten million poured their power into Ledriano and Zeshia Kanon Ijaysica. Their attacks seemed to force Anos back.

Exultant, Ledriano said, gloating (12:36), “This is the great power of love that we humans pride ourselves in!”

The twisted expression on his face made me wonder if he really knew what love was! Nevertheless, as he spoke, he leapt to the attack, his Holy Sword arcing down at Anos with the power of 10 million capital-area humans.

The Misfit of Demon King Academy Episode 11: I'm not sure Ledriano knows what loves means.

This guy keeps using the word “love.” But he’s not wearing a very loving expression… Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Anos’ shield not only held. He created a magic circle that should have been reserved for Heroes.

“Who said that demons had no love?” Anos asked reasonably in response to Ledriano’s bewilderment. Sneering that what the demons were doing was a pale imitation that stood no chance against the power of 10 million, Anos said, basically, “Nah. 8’ll do for us.” Then he called upon the Anos Fan Union.

Ordinarily, I’d be uncomfortable with a male character acting this way. But it’s Anos, and he’s proven that he’s just as loyal to his followers as they are to him. It’s completely reciprocal. So when he called on the Anos Fan Union and they answered, I wondered what form their support would take.

Delivery: Anos and the Real Thing

“We’ll be holding a cheering competition now,” he told them (13:03). “Sing. All of you, hand over your love for me.”

I was thinking, well, that’s kinda abrupt. I had no doubt of their affection and dedication, but what could they do on such short notice? Oh, me of little faith. The Anos Fan Union was prepared.

They hesitated precisely zero seconds. They had a song ready to go. Apparently, they’d rehearsed it, because they were all perfectly in tune. Not only that, but they had dance moves. As much as they were in tune, their bodies were in sync. Their love for Anos flowed into him, and he converted it into magic. Ledriano and Zeshia attacked. They might as well have assaulted a mountain for all the good it did.

Battered and breathless, Ledriano said he couldn’t believe what he had just experienced.

The Misfit of Demon King Academy Episode 11: Anos maintains his MO of victory with style.

Of course, Anos gets points for style. The Anos Fan Union gave him so much power that he was able to obliterate Ledriano with one finger. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

“Who cares if you have 10 million?” Anos asked (14:15). “The urgency of those feelings, the ability to unify all those souls… That’s the important thing. What you just showed me couldn’t hold a candle to the emotions of the humans that Hero Kanon shouldered alone two thousand years ago.”

So not only could the power from 8 members of the Anos Fan Union trounce the power from 10 million humans. Anos had to point out that the Heroes now were nothing compared to their namesake ancestor. And that disgusted him.

It was great seeing the Anos Fan Union get more screen time. Before, they showed courage and dedication under fire. Now, it was nice to see them shine in a little less lethal way!

What did you think of Anos’ reaction to what Diego did to Misha? What was your Best in Show moment? Let me know in the comments!

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3 thoughts on “The Misfit of Demon King Academy Episode 11 Review – Best In Show

  1. ***Your Billy Jean take-off there is actually — scarily? — good! I wonder if you’re channeling “Weird Al” Yankovic?***

    Heh, thanks. As a German native speaker, when I was getting into English-language pop/rockmusic (or even before that movie songs like High Noon or Marx Brothers), I barely understood any of the lyrics, so I was making up nonsense lyrics with what little words I already new (no internet to actually look them up, and only hit-lyrics were posted in magazines). Out of that a lefelong hobby developed: It’s just fun to bastardise lyrics. I’ve been having this idea of a record about the other side of the 60ies: “Unhappy Together”, “He’s too heavy (I won’t bother)”… Or a collection love-songs, rewritten on the basic that replace the word “love” with “spork” (“The power of spork/A force from a dork/cleanses my soul”). And so on. Basically, it used to be a fun way of learning English, and now it’s a left-over hobby.

  2. Actually, my reaction when Misha got stabbed was “Again?” Is that her major narrative function? Next time it’s going to be a serial joke (like Kenny in South Park: “Oh my god, they killed Misha!” – “You Pigs!”)

    Also, when the fan union started thinging, I was reminded of “Billy Jean” for a moment. “Billy Jean ain’t Kanon’s stead/He’s just a guy who says he is the one/But he’s dull and not much fun.” (Still not exactly a fan of unifiying a community over a single charismatic figure.)

    It may sound like I didn’t much like the show, but that’s not exactly it. I just turned off my brain, so I have little to say, and on the odd times it actually activated, it was more to make fun of the show than anything else. I find the show pleasent and forgettable, except when it’s worrying to annyoing, and I’m also dealing with diminishing returns.

    1. “Actually, my reaction when Misha got stabbed was “Again?””

      NGL: That bugged me, too. Misha supposedly has a ton of magic. I get that there was a lot of holy magic in that room, but still. And i hate seeing her hurt…

      On the other hand, I now want to see the series re-animated in South Park’s style!

      Your Billy Jean take-off there is actually — scarily? — good! I wonder if you’re channeling “Weird Al” Yankovic?

      You can only channel people after they’re dead, though, so probably not…

      I’m still surprised how much I like the show. I’m curious where they’re going with the reveals so far.

      I’m beginning to suspect that Ray’s actually Kanon’s reincarnation (me and lots of other people!).

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