A press release announced that the anime adaptation of the light novels written by Kurone Kanzaki and illustrated by koji ogata and Amaru Minotake, Maou-sama, Retry! (Demon Lord, Retry!), will have a new season. The statement did not reveal production details or a scheduled release date.
Different media have confused the news and affirm that it is an adaptation of the manga adaptation, titled as Maou-sama, Retry! R., simply because the advertisement was placed in this manga. However, this is incorrect. It turns out that the ad was placed there simply because it’s the closest print publication, and it will surely be placed on the header of the next volume of the light novels as well.
Anyway, Maou-sama, Retry! R. is the title of the manga adaptation of the original light novels, by Amaru Minotake. It is not a “renewed” version as other media claim, but simply changed its name when it was changed to a different publication within the publisher Futabasha. The adaptation began in October 2017 on the site WEB Comic Actionand was moved to the site Gaugau Monster in 2020. Although the name changed, the story continued its normal course.
Kanzaki began publishing the novels with the illustrations by Kouji Ogata through independent service Shoutsuka ni Narou in 2016. Later the editorial Futabasha began its publication on paper through the seal Monster Bunko in June 2017. In 2018 a new edition of the novel began to be published, now with the illustrations by Makoto Iinothrough M Novels.
For its part, a manga adaptation with illustrations by Amaru Minotake was published through the stamp Monster Comics in the place Web Comic Action of Futabasha between October 2017 and December 2019. With five compilation volumes at that time. In 2019 the manga was transferred to the new site Gaugau Monster, continuing its publication from March 2020 to the present. During the transfer the title was changed to Maou-sama, Retry! R.but continued the original story.
Synopsis of Maou-sama, Retry!
Akira Oono is an ordinary adult who runs the MMORPG ‘Infinity Game’. Fifteen years after creating the game, Oono decides to shut down the servers once and for all. However, when the clock strikes midnight, he finds himself in the body of Hakuto Kunai, the Demon Lord from ‘Infinity Game’. Shortly after the mysterious transport of him, he witnesses the demon Greole persecuting a girl named Aku. Though he effortlessly dispatches the creature, Hakuto remains concerned; After all, he-he doesn’t remember creating the girl or the demon!
Doubting if he really is in the world of his creation, Hakuto decides to investigate. Taking Aku as his guide and companion, Hakuto sets out on a journey to find out exactly who or what he has summoned him into this fantasy world, leaving chaos and destruction in his wake.