An off-the-wall mixture of comedy, bishonen
(beautiful boys), and fantasy, Kyo Kara Maoh!
plays like an episode of Escaflowne
staged by the cast of Gravitation
. Yuri Shibuya is a nerdy high school student whose only real love is baseball. When a group of thugs shove him into a park toilet, he's transported to a parallel world whose inhabitants hail him as their long awaited Demon King. Life is very different in this alternate reality: Yuri slaps the noble Wolfram for an insult--and wins him as a fiancé. When Yuri protests they're both boys, he's told "that's not unusual here." Although his magical powers are largely untested, Yuri has a strong sense of justice and works to become a good king. Despite his many inadequacies ("I can barely tie my shoes!"), Yuri radiates a good-natured warmth that will appeal to fans of Love, Hina
. (Rated 13 and older: violence, nudity, suggested homosexuality) --Charles Solomon
Yuri Shibuya is an average baseball-loving high school student. One day, Yuri tries to save his former classmate from a group of hoodlums. Turning on him, they drag Yuri into the bathroom and push his face into the toilet. When they flush the toilet, he is transported to another world! Yuri is then taken to a castle and crowned King of the Demon World! Is he going to end up as the leader of the land, surrounded by his extraordinarily handsome lieges or will he make it back home?