The site for the anime adaptation of "Spice and Wolf meets Dragon Quest" light novel series Maoyuu Maou Yuusha (Demon Queen and Hero) has gone live, and with it, there's a first look at the principal characters of the social criticism heavy fantasy series.
Originally a story posted on message board 2Ch, the serial by Touno Mamare has already inspired five manga adaptations:
Hero - that's the name he goes by. The greatest warrior of the Human realm. He forsakes his quest to kill the demon queen in favor of working out a peaceful solution to the conflict between Humans and Demons.
Demon Queen - disguises herself as the Crimson Scholar to travel to the human world and share knowledge with that civilization.