The Summer 2022 anime season is in its final stages, and at this point it’s clear that it was only mediocre compared to stronger seasons like Fall 2021 and Winter 2022, though it had highlights like overlord‘s fourth season and even Engage Kiss. However, the fall 2022 anime season promises to be much more exciting, with many returning titles such as Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun!.
This is a charming, colorful isekai anime series that dodges a lot of isekai tropes like the OP self insertion hero, handy harems and the like. Iruma-kun! looks more like a western cartoon, with likeable characters with strong personalities, a stylish demonic setting, lots of great humor and some creative action scenes. Anime fans should definitely refresh the Iruma-kun! anime so they can dive right in when the third season airs in October.
The story and characters of Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun!
Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun! plays the meek but kind protagonist Iruma Suzuki — a hardworking, humble boy whose selfish parents sold him to the demon lord Sullivan for money. This is how Iruma ended up in the sprawling demonic Underworld, but luckily for him, this is a relatively tame underworld – a realm of mad demons and peace rather than real hell. Best of all, Iruma’s owner Sullivan is now his kind-hearted foster grandfather, who loves to spoil Iruma and protect him from all other demons. In that sense, the helpless Iruma was lucky, but there is a catch. Iruma goes to school as a 14-year-old boy and is now enrolled at Babyls, a school for young demons of all shapes and sizes. Even with a demonic disguise, Iruma is surrounded by danger every day, but over time he will get used to it and even make a name for himself here.
Iruma wants to blend in and not draw attention to himself, but he can’t help but get into trouble and steal the spotlight. He soon befriended the obnoxious but friendly troublemaker Valac Clara, a green-haired demon girl, and then befriended the aristocratic, fire-throwing Asmodeus Alice, a model student, and this trio really stands out on Babyls. Time and again, Iruma unwittingly took center stage with the mysterious power of his Ring of Solomon or by getting drawn into combat, much to the chagrin of his teacher Naberious Kalego.
More recently, in Season 2, Iruma overcame all-new challenges and really grew as a person. He heroically saved the day at the Walter Park amusement park when his evil classmate Kiriwo stepped in. Kiriwo once acted like Iruma’s friend, but this boy is actually serving the evil demon Baal, who is sure to make another move in the upcoming season 3. Meanwhile, Iruma and his smart, beautiful classmate Azazel Ameri have become much closer, and Iruma even made his own “bad” form – a more cocky and assertive version of himself.
Finally, Iruma and his classmates from the delinquent class must strive to reach fourth place at all costs this year, otherwise they will forever lose the privilege of using the luxurious Royal One classroom forever. From this promotion challenge to his many friendships and growing reputation as a hero, Iruma Suzuki has had enough on his plate, and there’s even a prediction that he could one day become the new demon king. Poor Iruma just wanted a quiet, anonymous life in the Underworld, but now he’s at the center of everything, like it or not, and there’s no way out. Iruma must rise in season 3 as a zero-turned demonic hero or his fate is sealed.
Where to watch the Welcome To Demon School, Iruma-kun! Anime
The new season of Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun! anime will begin airing on October 8, 2022, early in the fall 2022 season, and will run for a total of 21 episodes. The anime’s third season, like the previous two, will be streamed in the west on Crunchyroll, and fans will be able to watch the first two as well. Iruma-kun! seasons there in their entirety before the new season airs if they want. The first two seasons are available in both Japanese and English dub, with the Japanese dub offering subtitles in English, Spanish (Latin American and European), German, French, Italian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese. The third Iruma-kun! the season’s episodes will likely also have subtitles for most or all of those languages.
Curious fans will note that there doesn’t seem to be an official release of the original as of yet Iruma-kun! manga series in the West, although that could change in the coming months or years. For now the adventure of Iruma-kun! for western fans is only anime.