Maoyū Maō Yūsha Fantasy Novels Inspire TV Anime

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Touno Mamare's story has sold 450,000 copies since 2010

Pony Canyon will produce a television anime adaptation of Touno Mamare's Maoyū Maō Yūsha (Archenemy and Hero) fantasy novel series.

The story centers on the characters M.A.O (Demon Queen) and Yūsha (Hero) who live in a world where humans and demons are at war. Yūsha confronts M.A.O about the destructive war that the demons have imposed on humans. However, M.A.O tells him that the war has created a reason for humans to work together and improved human society overall. She convinces him that humans would fall into a bloody civil war without their battles against the demons. To prevent such a conflict, Yūsha decides to join forces with M.A.O.

The series began on the 2channel forum before Enterbrain began publishing the series in 2010. Its five volumes have sold over 450,000 copies, and there are also Episode 1: Nire no Kuni no Jo-Mahō Tsukai (The Sorceress of the Country of Elm) and Episode 0: Sakyū no Kuni no Yumi-zukai (The Archer of the Country of Dunes) spinoff novels. The series has already received several manga adaptations.

Sources: Famitsu, MyNavi News via Yaraon!

Image ©2013 Touno Mamare/PUBLISHED BY ENTERBRAIN,INC/Project M.A.O

Update: Story information added.

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