Raul’s dreams of becoming a hero were shattered as the Demon Lord was defeated just as he was completing training and he now fills his time doing menial work at a department store. He’s low on the totem pole as far as work is concerned, but his luck changes when Phino, the child of the defeated Demon Lord. Getting Phino up to speed on how to act in sales proves to be a difficult task and he has to rely on his experience to do so. After a small accident with a magical humidifier, Raul discovers that Phino is the Demon Lord’s daughter. Hilarity ensues.
Or at least I wish it did. What actually turns out to be the case is a low-budget take on a combination of Maoyuu and Hataraku Maou-sama only much, much worse. Let’s just get started on the pairs of objects that seem to appear most on screen. Now, large breasted girls in fanservice oriented are nothing new, but there’s usually a level of consistency involved in the character designs. In this episode, Phino basically goes from a short little boy to an above average height woman with comically proportioned breasts. The reason for this is simple. Because anime.
In addition to Lawson seemingly throwing their money away on helping to produce this, they have a nearby convenience store in this series universe. One of the girls who works there wears a form fitting shirt that I don’t think is possible to wear in any universe complete with Lawson branding on it. Way to build a positive brand image.
Most disappointingly of all, this series had the possibility of dealing with a difficult subject in a good way. What do nations do with soldiers when wars are over? The answer would be to make them work in poor workplace romantic comedies that don’t reflect the real struggles of those who have to adapt. It’s not even worth talking about that anymore. It’s really just Working! with no jokes and all of the girls lusting over this floor salesman because that’s just the way things are.
Reasons to Continue Watching
- Quite possibly the ‘classiest’ show of the season
- The magical technology in this show is wonderfully antiquated
- The old creepy dude is one big Star Trek reference
Reasons to Drop
- The best action scene is terribly animated and Asread clearly spent most of their money on that.
- Character designs aren’t consistent, even between scenes.
- Completely symbolic of everything wrong with light novel adaptations
My Verdict: Unless I end up writing about this series ironically somewhere else, I shall be staying the hell away from this series for some time.