The Misfit of Demon King Academy Episode 8 Review – Quick Summary
In The Misfit of Demon King Academy Episode 8, “The Final Duel,” Anos Voltegourde went into the tournament knowing that it would be rigged against him. He also knew that Ray Gransdori had been coerced to fight against him through of a threat to his mother, Shelia Gransdori. Anos also knew that the rest of the trap would be subtle and multi-layered. What he didn’t know was who else had betrayed him, though he soon found out. Can Anos overcome not only the threat to himself, but to Ray and Shelia? What part will Anos’ father’s sword play? And what laws of physics will Anos smash this time? Because you know he’ll smash at least one!
Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.
Favorite Quote from Misfit of Demon King Academy Episode 8
In the other dimensional space, Melheis bragged about how thoroughly he’d trapped Anos. Melheis was shocked when an apparently dead Ray stood up and attacked him.
“We’re blindsiding you right back,” Ray said happily (06:37).
Best in Show Moment for The Misfit of Demon King Academy Episode 8
Setup: Oh, There’s Sasha!
One of the measures of how much I like a series is how many moments it puts in contention for Best in Show. I often joke in my reviews of Fruits Basket, like this one for Season 2 Episode 11, about how hard it can be to choose a single moment to celebrate. Well, Misfit of Demon King Academy is doing the same thing almost every week, and this week was no exception. So, I’m going to fall back to my rule of Favoritest Favorite (I earned a Bachelors in English, and I use that as a license to make up words). I’m going to pick my favorite type of favorite moment, and that’s a character moment.
For the last few episodes, I’ve wondered where the heck Sasha got to. It was a great way to build anticipation. When she showed up in this episode to give Anos an award for his victory, I didn’t recognize her at first. I thought maybe she was the reincarnated Emilia, but then two things happened. First, when Anos said that he remembered Misha had mentioned this might happen, the young woman smiled haughtily and said (20:56), “Perhaps you’ve forgotten, but the Necron family is illustrious enough to be granted the role of commending the winners.” So she was a Necron!
Second, she got all tsundere when she offered him the sword.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen haughty look so danged pretty! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
Three thoughts collided in my brain. First was, “Oh! That’s Sasha!” The second was “Where are her twin tails?” The third was, “Wow, she makes that dress look good.”
At first, she pretended to just want to hand the sword to Anos as if the moment wasn’t any big deal. Anos, though, wasn’t fooled for an instant. He knew she had perfected the art of tsundere. Teasingly, he said it didn’t sound like she was really trying to commemorate anything. Feigning disdain, she glided up beside him, congratulated him, and gave him a kiss on the cheek.
But that was only the setup for my favorite moment.
As you might imagine, the members of the Anos Fan Union in the stands were aghast. His mom and dad, on the other hand, were almost lost in their pride for their son.
Anos expected what Sasha said next, which was that she was just fulfilling her role. Then, proving just how Over Powered (OP) Anos truly is, he proved that he has power even over the very concept of tsundere. Sasha spoke her true feelings, saying that she’d taken this role because she knew he’d win.
“I have no intention of praising any Demon King but you,” she said, her Demon Eyes of Possession flashing red to prove her sincerity, even if was probably against her will (21:42). He gave her a head pat at that brazen display of emotion!
Just how OPed is Anos? He’s so OPed that he his mere presence commands a world-class tsundere to speak her heart. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
But that was only almost my favorite moment. The real favorite moment came next. Even as Sasha’s blush bloomed because of Anos’ head pat, Anos strode past her. Misha was waiting for him at the exit.
“Did you have a good time?” she asked brightly, with that disarming smile of hers (21:54). She had just watched her sister kiss Anos on the cheek. But there was no hint of jealousy. For one thing, Misha has already cleared the “Say ahhhh!” flag back in episode 6. For another, she loves Sasha. She loves Anos. The three of them get along so well together that I’m starting to think of them as the emotional heart of this series. The very idea that this show, with its premise, has an emotional heart is really encouraging to me!
What did you think of how Anos helped Ray’s mother? What was your Best in Show moment? Let me know in the comments!
The Misfit of Demon King Academy Episode 8: Other Posts
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- Reddit: Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha: Shijou Saikyou no Maou no Shiso, Tensei shite Shison-tachi no Gakkou e – Episode 8 discussion
- Anime Evo: The Misfit of Demon King Academy – 08
- Random Curiosity: Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha – 08
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