Animax Asia revealed last Tuesday that it will begin to air the anime series Maoyuu Maou Yuusha (Maoyu – Archenemy & Hero) on the channel starting September 8. The channel will air MAOYU’s first two episodes on September 8 at 9:00 p.m. in Indonesia and Thailand, while will air at 10:00 p.m. in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore.
MAOYU premiered in Japan in January of 2013. It is based on Mamare Touno’s light novel series of the same name. The story began as an online novel on the 2channel forum before it was publish by Enterbrain in 2010.
In a world embroiled by war between Humans and Demons, the Humans’ greatest Hero successfully invaded the Demon King’s castle, in hopes of defeating him. However, who Hero met, was definitely not what he was expecting – the Queen. Instead of receiving any retaliation from her, Hero was met with a proposal to form alliance.
The Queen’s explanation to Hero was that if the war comes to a sudden end, it can bring about further chaos to the world. The Humans, who were united as they stood against their common enemies, would eventually start fighting amongst themselves. This will carry on with similar issues that are already occurring at the Demon Realm.
Convinced by the Queen, Hero then joins forces with her to execute a plan that will bring about prosperity and a lasting peace to both races. If successful, this will bring an end to the war. However, if this plan falls through, both Queen and Hero will be branded as traitors and be executed.