Maō Gakuin no Futekigōsha: Shijō Saikyō no Maō no Shiso, Tensei Shite Shisison-Tachi no Gakkō E Kayō, better known in the West as The Misfit of Demon King Academy, is a light novel series written by Shū and illustrated by Yoshinori Shizuma. The story follows the new life of a Demon King, Anos, who was reincarnated two thousand years later and now finds himself an outcast in the Academy in which he participates as a candidate for his own reincarnation. A demon anime television series adaptation by SILVER LINK studio first aired between July 4 and September 26, 2020. A second season is in production. In this article, we are going to bring you a list of the 10 best anime series like The Misfit of Demon King Academy you absolutely need to watch.
1. Blue Exorcist
Original Run: April 17, 2011 – March 25, 2017
Number of Episodes: 37 (+ 2 OVA)
The world of Blue Exorcist is made up of two dimensions that oppose each other like two faces of mirrors. The first is the world in which human beings live, Assiah. The other is the world of demons, Gehenna. Normally, travel and even any form of contact between the two is impossible. However, demons can pass into this world possessing everything that exists within it.
Satan is the god of demons, but there is one thing he does not have: a vessel in the human world powerful enough to contain him. To this end, he fathered Okumura Rin and Okumura Yukio (but only Rin inherited Satan’s powers, Yukio being too weak), his sons, from a human woman, but are the latter in line with his plans, or should they become something else?
After killing the guardian father Fujimoto, in an attempt that should have allowed Rin to return to the demon world, he gives him a dream: to become an exorcist to defeat the god of demons.
2. Soul Eater
Original Run: April 7, 2008 – March 30, 2009
To fight the evil Kishin, which can “plunge the world into the abyss of madness”, Shinigami-sama creates The Academy is a place where Weapons and Overlords are trained together.
The former are the very weapons that will stop the death of the world; the second are those who will hold the weapon. The Scythe of Death will be obtained when the weapon eats 99 evil souls ready to become Kishin, and 1 witch soul, and therefore all overlords are actively competing in creating the Death Scythe.
The story takes place during the main events of the manga and anime, Maka and Soul at that time had not yet become known in the Academy and beyond.
3. Jujutsu Kaisen
Original Run: October 3, 2020 – March 27, 2021
Number of Episodes: 24
The plot of Jujutsu Kaisen takes place in a world where plagues are created from the negative emotions of Humans. Thus, to protect places with a high concentration of these emotions such as schools or hospitals, these infrastructures have a relic, receptacle of a plague, because we can only fight against plagues with a more powerful plague.
These are invisible to human eyes except for a handful of people, for example, exorcists. The exorcist’s job is to eliminate the plagues and thus protect the people from them, but this is not without risks, because these plagues can be more or less powerful.
4. Black Clover
Original Run: October 3, 2017 – March 30, 2021
Number of Episodes: 170
Black Clover follows Asta, a determined young boy who lives with his childhood friend, Yuno, in an orphanage in Clover Kingdom. From a young age, Asta’s ambition was to become the most powerful magician in the kingdom, “Emperor-Mage”, which also inspired Yuno to want the same.
But unfortunately, Asta was born without any magical talent, while Yuno has spectacular predispositions. Asta and Yuno both vow to fight for the title of Emperor Mage. As their paths separate on the Knight-Mage route, their goal is still the same: to become the next Emperor-Mage.
5. High School DxD
Original Run: January 6, 2012 – July 3, 2018
Number of Episodes: 49 + 6 OVA
Issei Hyoudou is a second year high school student, very sensitive to female forms. Her life is turned upside down during her meeting with Yûma, a charming young girl who turns out to be a fallen angel. At the end of the day, Issei is taken to a small park and Yûma asks him if he wants to make his wish come true. He expects to receive a kiss, but she asks him to die for her by resuming her true appearance.
The boy is brutally attacked and killed by Yûma. Issei wakes up the next morning, believing in a dream. The next day after suffering a second attack from fallen angels, he notices Rias Gremory, a third year student in his high school, naked in bed. She reveals her demon identity to Issei and tells him that she has reincarnated him as a demon to live as a servant of the Gremory family.
Original Run: July 7, 2015 – present
Number of Episodes: 39 (+ 1 OVA and 34 ONA)
The story begins in Yggdrasil, a very successful online virtual role-playing game, which is about to close for good after 12 years of existence. The main protagonist, Momonga nevertheless finds it difficult to accept it, he has no family, no friends, no girlfriend, and no longer finds meaning in living in “reality”.
He is the leader of one of the 10 best guilds in the game, the Ainz Ooal Gown guild, composed exclusively of “non-human” characters, and whose headquarters is the “Great Tomb of Nazarick”.
7. How Not to Summon a Demon Lord
Original Run: July 5, 2018 – June 11, 2021
Number of Episodes: 22
Takuma Sakamoto is an ordinary human who is mysteriously transported to the world of his favorite MMORPG, Cross Reverie in the guise of his own character, the mighty Demon King Diablo.
The two young girls who summoned him, Rem and Shera, attempt to use a spell to make Takuma their servant, but the spell is considered and they end up with magical necklaces tied around their necks, thus becoming his slaves.
With a serious case of social anxiety, Takuma still decides to take on the role of his character while interacting with others and uses his high stats and vast knowledge of Cross Reverie to survive in his new environment, traveling with him.
8. Demon King Daimao
Original Run: April 2, 2010 – June 18, 2010
Number of Episodes: 12
Sai Akuto is a student who has just moved to the Academy of Magical Arts where he would like to fulfill the dream he has from an early age that is to become a high priest and thus change the things that are wrong in the world. At the station, he meets Junko Hattori, a girl who, like him, attends the Academy and who belongs to the Suhara family in charge of protecting the emperor.
Having such similar dreams, they decide to exchange an oath of friendship and if one of them breaks it, the one who does will die with that sword. As soon as you arrive at the Academy it is necessary to undergo a physical fitness test which also tells the students what their future occupation will be. Incredibly, when the time comes for Akuto’s test, the artificial spirit predicts that the boy will become the future “demon lord”.
9. Wise Man’s Grandchild
Original Run: April 10, 2019 – June 26, 2019
Number of Episodes: 12
One night an employee, due to hard work, inadvertently crosses the road in red and is hit by a vehicle, only to reincarnate in a fantasy-type universe while keeping his memories. Having survived a massacre as an infant, he is adopted and raised by the powerful wizard Merlin Wolford, known as the wise man, who takes him with him, deciding to raise him as if he were his own nephew and giving him the name Shin.
Shin discovers that he possesses innate magical abilities, and under Merlin’s guidance he gains enormous power. However, when the boy reaches 15, Merlin admits that he has taught him everything except common sense, having raised him in a forest far from his peers and from the city.
Diseum, king of the Kingdom of Earlshide, recommends that Shin attend his Academy of Magic, with the agreement not to use it for political warfare. In the capital, Shin saves two girls, Maria and Sicily, and will later open a club that includes him and his other new friends.
10. World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman
Original Release: January 11, 2015 – March 29, 2015
Number of Episodes: 12
The story takes place at Akane Academy, where students known as the Saviors study. The powers, divided into Shirogane and Kuroma, are reincarnations of people who lived in the past and now have superpowers. Shirogane wields weapons while Kuroma wields magic for defensive purposes; the students are trained to protect people from monsters called metapsychics who brutally attack people indiscriminately.
The story starts from the perspective of the protagonist, Moroha Haimura, who possesses Shirogane’s superpowers, and Kuroma, who is chosen to enter Akane’s academy. At the academy, he meets Satsuki, a violent girl who is very boastful and level-headed. One day, while attending a class to show off his skills, he joins Akane Academy’s elite team. But school life for a student is not like everyone else. Moroha’s school life begins to turn upside down when, on one occasion, monsters begin to appear in the middle of the community and attack people.