I finished watching the last OVA of 今日からマ王！Ｒ (Kyou kara maou! R) and three first episodes of 今日からマ王！ 第３シリーズ (Kyou kara maou! 3rd series)
Kyou kara maou! 3rd series first episode part one a.k.a episode 79
The season began with a very heavy atmosphere as the ten nobles are introduced (9 in exact) and Gwendel announces that Wolfrom von Bielefeld will be made the twenty-eighth Demon King.
That made me go like O.o
So I continued watching…
Yuuri came in after that scene showing him coming out of school with his bike and seeing the normal lives of other students and how he used to have that until after he idiotically tried to save Murata’s butt. After that he goes to see Murata at the very park where everything began and the two of them go to his house. It’s kind of funny how Shouri tries to get Yuuri to call him onii-chan even at that age but it does seem disrespectful of Yuuri to go ahead and call Shouri without any respectful suffix. Then there was ‘Ofukuro’ that Yuuri uses to his mom.
So far, I have yet to know the real meaning of Ofukuro but I hope it’s nothing disrespectful.
After getting nagged by his mother and brother, Yuuri makes a run for it to the bathroom with Murata and failed to stop from falling when he notices that it was dirty water they were falling into. Oh well. That’s what he gets for tricking people I guess. Miko manages to slip the present for Wolfram though.
As they return to Shin Makoku, Yuuri is surprised to see only Conrad is there to greet them. His godfather explains to him that the others were busy preparing for his coming to age (he’s turning 16) ceremony. Everyone was acting strange though and Murata, being the wise man he is, notices this in a flash while Yuuri, being the air-head he can sometimes be, is completely oblivious to it.
Cutting past all the other useless scenes (They have a new maid though, forgot her name),
Wolfram is shown to be attacked by some army (I suspect his uncle’s) and ends up using his maryoku till he’s tired out when he reaches the castle. Yuuri is worried but Wolfram just brushes it off. No one seems to be telling him anything and Yuuri confronts Murata, demanding that he tell him what the hell was wrong with all of them. Murata dissuades him by saying there was a reason no one is telling him anything.
The day passes with Yuuri doing weird events for his coming-of-age ceremony that he feels something particularly off with that day. By evening, Conrad escorts Yuuri to prepare for the final event, which is announcing the path of life he chooses at the Shinou temple. This is actually the real ceremony.
As they walk past the kitchen, they overhear the maids gossiping about the meeting between the ten nobles(9 to be exact) and Yuuri finds out that Wolfram was agreed to hold the title of the twenty-eighth demon king. Wolfram, finding out about this, storms to Voltrana von Bielefeld, the uncle who nominated him, and demands that they call of the arrangement. Voltrana tells Wolfram to suck it up and prepare himself to be the next king.
Back in the present, Conrad tells Yuuri that the nomination was cut off because he came back to Shin Makoku. However, Conrad tells Yuuri that it’s ok if he decides not to be their king and continue living normally in earth.
When they reach the temple, Yuuri asks to be left alone until the ceremony starts and he began contemplating his decision because he believes that the new Wolfram (a much serious and matured one) is more suitable to rule the kingdom. Then he feels someone watching him and he chases after that person, ending up in a dark hallway and he yells for Shinou to appear before him because he can recognize the man’s maryoku anywhere.
Shinou tells him that he certainly has no need for Yuuri anymore but he will give his blessing anyway. Yuuri tells him that that wasn’t what was really bothering him but…hmm…I forgot what happened there.
Anyway, when the time approached Yuuri voiced his oath and, thankfully, he decided to remain king.
That night, Wolfram sets out to his family and leaves a note, telling them his whereabouts and that he was breaking off his engagement with Yuuri.
They find the note that morning and Yuuri can’t believe Wolfram would do this, leaving the engagement aside because he was against it in the beginning. He vows to bring back the blonde and they set off.
Yuuri confronts Voltrana when they arrive at the Bielefeld castle and demands to see Wolfram. Voltrana is against it though (he was revealed to have a nephew complex towards Wolfram) and asks Yuuri if he is able to chose between earth and Shin Makoku because he doesn’t want a king that cannot remain faithful to their side. At that moment, the blonde idi – uh…Wolfram storms in and challenges Yuuri to a fight.
Here, we are reminded of the event that happened early in season one when Yuuri stupidly picks up the knife Wolfram throws. Only this time, Yuuri knows the significance of it.
Wolfram fought seriously and managed to lay a quite damaging hit on Yuuri, causing the ‘demon’ side of Yuuri to awaken. As the angered Yuuri (and very bishounen-ish) was about to lay his punishment against Wolfram, he stops and sucks back the power into himself because before he striked, Wolfram said to him, “Yuri. Become a good king.” making him realize that it was all just an act Wolfram planned to show his uncle that Yuuri has enough power to rule the Shin Makoku as he is. Suddenly, the ten nobles(8 at that time) mysteriously appeared out of no where and demand that Voltrana make his decision at that time.
Wolfram returns to the castle with the gang and he gives Yuuri a visit at his room and spouts about how it would be inappropriate for him to enter the king’s room while he is changing because they are no longer fiancés. Yuuri says they are still family and gives him the present that Miko had told him to give. It turned out to be a nightgown.
Wolfram realizes that Yuuri had been worried of him and suggests that they annul the disengagement much to Yuuri’s relief. In a panic, Yuuri grabs Murata and makes a beeline to the bath pool.
The new OP “世界よ笑え” (sekai yo warae) by Yoshida Jungo didn’t give me such a good impression at first because it wasn’t as exciting as the OP for the first and second season but after hearing it a few time, I’ve gotten used to it.
The third ED “Going” also by Yoshida Jungo wasn’t so becoming at first, especially with the dancing skeletons things. I didn’t hear much of it because I preferred to skip on to the next episode. I think if I heard more of it, I’ll come to like the song. The dancing skeletons though…that’s another story.
I hope more of season 3 will be uploaded at youtube because I can’t, for the life of me, download the whole damn season. My comp is nearly at it’s limit.
I do hope to see more of Saralegui-heika, especially since his seiyuu is Naruto’s emo-sand controller, Gaara. I’m not sure how Ishida Akira will voice the dishonest young king but I’ll be sure to enjoy seeing Saralegui and Yuuri’s first meeting in a ball.