An anime adaptation of Demon Lord, Retry! R (Maou-sama, Retry! R), the sequel to the manga adaptation of the Demon Lord, Retry! isekai fantasy light novels, is in the works. The news was announced on the series’ X (formerly Twitter) account ahead of the August 30 release of Demon Lord, Retry! R‘s seventh volume.
A TV anime series based on the light novels previously aired in 2019 with 12 episodes. EKACHI EPILKA produced the show with Hiroshi Kimura as director.
Demon Lord, Retry! started as a web novel on Shousetsuka ni Narou written by Kurone Kanzaki in 2016. The light novels, published under Futabasha’s Monster Bunko label and illustrated by Kouji Ogata, began in June 2017 and has eight volumes as of November 2021. From 2019, a kanzenban version began publication under the M Novel label with illustrations from Makoto Iino. The kanzenban version’s ninth volume will be released on September 29 of this year.
The manga adaptation, which is drawn by Amaru Minotake, began serialization in Web Comic Action in October 2017 (it is currently serialized in Gaugau Monster). The pre-R content is collected into five tankoubon volumes, with the last being released in December 2019.
J Novel Club describes the Demon Lord, Retry! and Demon Lord, Retry! R manga as:
Demon Lord, Retry!
What do you do when the MMO you’ve run for 15 years comes to an end? Akira Ono didn’t get much of a choice — he woke up trapped inside the world of his own game in the body of his in-game character: the Demon Lord. With an outcast child as his sidekick, he tries his best to survive the cruel fantasy world of his own creation, prosecution from the good guys, and of course, the final boss.
Demon Lord, Retry! R
The Demon Lord continues his adventure in this re-vamped series! After encountering the mysterious entity in the lowest level of the Bastille Dungeon, he sets out for Hellion Territory, where Grand Devils vie for domination of the realm. With the addition of a new advisor—the (seemingly) hopeless optimist Akane—the Demon Lord’s army grows even more colorful, and their hijinks even wackier.