A Visual Guide to the Seven Versions of "Maoyu"

See how the light novel series and five manga stand against the new anime

Originally a story posted on message board 2Ch, Touno Mamare's macroeconomic fantasy Maoyuu Maou Yuusha (Demon Queen and Hero) aka MAOYU found a publishing deal and inspired five manga adaptations before becoming this season's anime that reunites Spice and Wolf director, writer and principal cast. See how all these versions visually compare in a new fan made chart.

 

 

Left to right:

 

Light novels printed by Enterbrain starting in 2010

 

Maoyuu: Maou Yuusha - "Be mine, Hero" "I refuse!" - illustrated by Akira Ishida. This version from Comic Ace was selected as the official adaptation of the series.


Maoyuu Maou Yuusha - Other side of the hill - illustrated by Hiro Touge. serialized in Champion Red

 

You Asami's adaptation - a shounen version running in Famitsu Comic Clear

 

Maoyuu 4-Koma: You're Horrible, Maou-sama! - illustrated by Muronchi Nanatsu - running in Magi-cu

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha Gaiden - Madoromi no Onna Mahou Tsukai - illustrated by Taiki Kawakami, running in Shounen Sirius 


The anime - with character designs from Hiroaki Karasu and Masashi Kudo


 


 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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