Manga of the Week - まおゆう

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Image by Ishida Akira

Dont' think I've put this one up yet. It's a great one too.

 Title:  まおゆう, 魔王勇者「この我のものとなれ、勇者よ」「断る!」, MaoYuu, Maou Yuusha "Kono Watashi no mono Tonare Yuusha yo" "Kotowaru!", Demon and Hero "Be My Hero" "I refuse!"
Author: Touno Mamare
Art: Ishida Akira
Genre: Shounen, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Serialized in: Kadokawa Shoten Comp Ace
Total Volume Count: 1 (ongoing)

Series Summary from MangaUpdates:

After a long and treacherous journey, our Hero finally arrives at the Dark Lady’s castle only to find himself being asked for help. The Hero explains how the war that the demons have brought upon the humans have killed thousands and put more in misery. The queen of demons however argues that this war has made the human society band together as one and showed empirical evidence how it has increased population, increased production, boosted economy and improved society overall. Furthermore, she explains to the Hero that ending this war will result in a civil war that will produce more bloodshed than there ever was. The Hero, convinced that the only way to bring peace, relatively speaking, is to join forces with the Dark Lady, agrees to help with her plans!  
Kenn's Comment: Awesome series. Similar to Spice and Wolf in concept with all of it's medieval economics (S&W isn't quite medieval), but features a Dragon Quest-like cast of characters. They're also aptly named by what class they are, for example the two main characters, Yuusha and Maou (Hero and Demon King, respectively).

This one's based off a novel, though I can't seem to find any info on that one. There's at least 2-3 other manga adaptations of the novels, each one running in a different magazine. This one more or less has the best art (my opinion, as well as a fair number of other readers) which means we can read Maou in all of her breas glory.  Maou is the breast best. Yuusha is a riot too, with how ridonculously strong he is.

Like last week's Arpeggio of Blue Steel, this one is also recommended by that straight laced friend of mine (I'm sure he is a bit wary of Maou's 'assets') so you know this one is good. I'll see to it that I make a "Straight Laced Man Seal of Approval" one day.

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