Muhyo to Rouji is an anime which I watched because of the season 2 announcement and I didn’t expcted a lot from it since I wanted to see something just for fun but now I can say damn DEEN you nailed it. The story is simple Muhyo and Rouji work as exorsists who exorcise evil spirits which are dangerous for humans. The first 5 episodes are episodic focussing on defeating the spirit of the day and then we go to the main plot. In my opinion while Muhyo to rouji is a shounen and it has some of the shonen cliche the plot is really well written and creative you can see that both the author and studio put effort for their work and didn’t just go for easy money also while it’s shounen it has some really dark moments [espesialy in the second half].Another good thing about Muhyo to Rouji is it’s direction which it make it seems like it’s an anime from 2012 and this is a really smart move since the manga was published in 2004 and anime it really gives you the feeling like it was from different time period. To sum up the plot is really enjoyable, well executed and it knows how to keep your interest. Now the art for the studio that produce it it’s really good while deen it’s not a studio with great animation they really did it well.I don’t know if they had big budget but they really put effort in this anime and you can see this. Now to the sound while I am not a big fan of the opening the ending is really good as for the voice acting they did great job. And now let’s talk about the most intreasting thing of the show the characters.All the charaters are likable and wellwritten this goes both for the main cast and antagonists.The main cast doesn’t have useless characters each one have it’s role and all of them get development the same goes for the villains whose motives to be villains are sad but understandable and relatable.So great characters. In my opinion Muhyo to Rouji it has something that a lot of shounen doesn’t have and that’s effort sure it’s not a masterpiece but you can see that the author did his very best with the story and the characters and the studio produce this anime with consideration and love for the source meterial please DEEN continue like this. 8/10
Summer season had really interesting anime on their chart, and Muhyo to Rouji was one that looked appealing to me when I was looking up for summer seasonals. Summer was actually pretty dull honestly, there weren't many anime that looked good and it felt boring at first, luckily there were some anime that turned to be pretty good and there's Muhyo to Rouji, an overlooked anime that caught my interest when it first aired. It started really good, however, it weakened episode by episode.
So what's Muhyo to Rouji about? Muhyo to Rouji settles on the real world featuring the everyday life of Muhyo, an executor of the magic law, and his assistant Rouji, who "helps" him exorcising evil spirits around the town. The first episode of the series already settles a dark atmosphere when it comes to these evil spirits and how Muhyo sentences them to an execution that comes from hell itself with the help of the magic law and their articles. The magic law is actually a double edged sword for many reasons, if the executor gives the wrong accusation, whatever he called from his book will turn against him and will left the evil spirit unaffected. The magic law also allows to makes a contract with hell for an exchange of "Ren" in order to summon hell executioners, which is also the energy that's used to make magic spells. If you run low of Ren your body will weaken and will need rest in order to restore the Ren used, or, in extreme cases, you'll need help to restore Ren from others.
At first, the series seems to go on an episodic nature, but later on, the plot moves further into Muhyo's past introducing us into the "magical world", and thus the evil entities that betrayed the magic law will cause chaos around the magical world in order to dispose of Muhyo.
The animation looked cool at first, until you realize that Studio Deen is recycling scenes from previous episodes (Like the magic law summon) which will make it feel repetitive to a certain extent. Other than that, I think the animation is okay for the most part. There are some hell summons that looked really nice, "The train to hell" was one of them, there are other interesting summons that got summoned (no shit) later on the series. The sound department was okay for the most part, the voice acting was decent and the OP and ED were good, they sound kinda classic (well Muhyo to Rouji's manga is kinda old, so its to be expected I guess)
Then there comes the weakest part of this series, their characters. Most of them are your typical generic bunch of tropes. We have Rouji who is a wimp who cries for everything and its pretty much useless but somehow gets acknowledged by his superior, We have a Female that serves no purpose but to be Fanservice (I forgot her name lol), we have the common pervert guy that gropes the breast of said fanservice girl (at least he has some relevance in the later episodes) and we have Muhyo, who is the hero of the show. The rest of the cast is forgettable including the main villain of the show, who has something against Muhyo's extremely good traits with magic and wants to bring him down no matter the cost. The show tries to "develop" Rouji as Muhyo's apprentice but most of the times he ends up being useless.
Enjoyment 7/10: Despite the dull characters and the dull storyline, I managed to enjoy this series. The magical world, the hell summons and the spells were really nice, there were some evil spirits that were deadly and some of them were a bunch of really weird creatures that seemed interesting. I really wished the show could have focused more on world building around legends and poltergeist rather than going to the magical world and confronting Enchu's lackeys, but well, that's it.