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Post Reply From farthest in back, the Great Demon King!
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Posted 5/3/10
So far its been an awesome anime and cant wait for the next episode
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Posted 5/9/10
The title really doesn't have an easy English equivalent in this case. The closest translation, which others have touched on already, is "Furthest in the Back, Great Overlord" but that does not contain the entire meaning.

First of all, we have いちばんうしろの ichiban ushiro no which is "farthest in the back" or "all the way in the back" with a possessive particle. Akuto's seat is in the back of the room (though we only hear about this in the first episode, so it's easy to forget) and therefore adds to his delinquent status, since those in the back are considered to be less involved in the lessons (in Anime logic at least). You see this sort of trend in Anime and Japanese games where those in the back are stereotyped as having less-than-average grades and also being more irritable or absentminded, which is what the first half of the title is expressing. Then we have 大魔王 daimaou which is "demon king" or "demon overlord" or "great demon king". This is, of course, a reference to the predestination that Akuto received in the first episode to becoming the next Overlord. It is important to note that the possessive particle in the first half of the title implies that the overlord is defined by his position in the back of the room -- this is common in Japanese but is difficult to translate into English. I like to think of it as the seat in the back and the Overlord become synonymous like saying, "the overlord that sits in the furthest seat back," but as a title, perhaps that wouldn't have the same impact.

So, that's my explanation of the title; possibly not the most detailed analysis, but it's all I have time to do right now. Hope it helps everyone understand the title a little more
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Posted 5/11/10
This is anime is awesome!
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About a third of the way through the last episode, I figured it probably had meant "The Last Demon Lord." Then at the very end I didn't know what to think.
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o.o, I heard the word "Ichiban" on the 1st ep xD
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