Show cover for How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

The Best Episodes of How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

Every episode of How Not to Summon a Demon Lord ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of How Not to Summon a Demon Lord!

When it comes to the fantasy MMORPG Cross Reverie, none can match the power of the Demon King Diablo. Possessing the game’s rarest artifacts and an unrivaled player level, he overpowers all foolish enough to confront him. But despite his fearsome reputation, Diablo’s true identity is Takuma Sakamoto, a shut-in gamer devoid of any social skills. Defeating hopeless challengers day by day, Takuma cares about nothing else but his virtual life—that is, until a summoning spell suddenly transports him to another world where he has Diablo’s appearance! In this new world resembling his favorite game, Takuma is greeted by the two girls who summoned him. They perform an Enslavement Ritual in an attempt to subjugate him, but the spell backfires and causes them to become his slaves instead. With the situation now becoming more awkward than ever, Takuma decides to accompany the girls in finding a way to unbind their contract while learning to adapt to his new existence as the menacing Demon King.

Genres:Action & AdventureComedySci-Fi & FantasyAnimation

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "How Not to Summon a Demon Lord" is "Hero’s Charge", rated 8.3/10 from 108 user votes. It was directed by Hiroki Negishi and written by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu. "Hero’s Charge" aired on 8/23/2018 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Battle for Legitimacy".

  • Hero’s Charge
    8.3/10 108 votes

    #1 - Hero’s Charge

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-08-23

    Diablo squares off with Prince Keera’s Summon, the Force Hydra, a monster he has never faced before.

    Director: Hiroki Negishi

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • Battle for Legitimacy
    8.1/10 109 votes

    #2 - Battle for Legitimacy

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2018-09-20

    The Demon Lord Krebskulm has awakened due to Alicia’s betrayal. Diablo stands alone against Klem, her mind consumed by hatred. Shera races to Rem’s side. An army of Fallen led by Edelgard marches on Faltra, and the curtain rises on their final battle.

    Director: Hiroki Negishi, Yoshie Takagi

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • The Demon Lord’s Resurrection
    8.0/10 94 votes

    #3 - The Demon Lord’s Resurrection

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-09-06

    The night of the Demon Lord’s resurrection arrives at long last. Rem finally reveals to Shera and Alicia that the Demon Lord Krebskulm’s soul is sealed within her. Together, Diablo’s party heads for Starfall Tower, where Edelgard awaits.

    Director: Tomoya Kunisaki

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • Strongest Newcomer
    7.9/10 106 votes

    #4 - Strongest Newcomer

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-07-12

    After awaking to hands filled with breasts, Diablo follows Shera and Rem to register as new members of the Adventurer’s Guild. While Shera is identified as a level 30 Summoner by the guild, Diablo’s level proves too high for them to measure.

    Director: Hiroki Negishi

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • Change of Heart
    7.9/10 97 votes

    #5 - Change of Heart

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-08-16

    The following day after Prince Keera’s visit, Shera suddenly bids farewell to Diablo while they’re preparing potions. Unable to stop her from leaving, Diablo holes up in the inn, consumed with regret. Rem is unsettled to see him so negative, too.

    Director: Yoshie Takagi

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • Fallen Assault
    7.8/10 103 votes

    #6 - Fallen Assault

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-07-19

    The Warrior Emile, defender and ally of all women, challenges Diablo to a fight.

    Director: Wataru Sakaibashi

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • Imperial Knight
    7.8/10 102 votes

    #7 - Imperial Knight

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-08-02

    The Kingdom of Greenwood demands that Faltra City hand over Princess Shera. If they refuse, it will lead to war, so Diablo meets with Galford, the Lord of Faltra City, and accepts a quest to prevent war from breaking out.

    Director: Toshiaki Kanbara

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • Holy Knight Tale
    7.8/10 97 votes

    #8 - Holy Knight Tale

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-08-30

    Alicia returns to the Imperial Capital to give her report on the incident between Faltra and the Kingdom of Greenwood. There she encounters the Paladin, Saddler.

    Director: Toshiaki Kanbara

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • The Young Girl Awakens
    7.8/10 98 votes

    #9 - The Young Girl Awakens

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2018-09-13

    Diablo’s party returns to Faltra with the newly resurrected Klem. On their way back from visiting Celestine, Rem and Klem suddenly get separated from Diablo and Shera, with Alicia having led them both astray.

    Director: Kazuomi Koga

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • Demon Lord Army
    7.8/10 64 votes

    #10 - Demon Lord Army

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-05-14

    Diablo resolves to return to Zircon Tower at once after learning the city was under attack by the Demon Lord Army. Meanwhile the desert becomes a battlefield as Laminitus and her soldiers wage battle against the Demon Lord Army's Commander, Varakness. Laminitus struggles against the overwhelming might of the Fallen, and just as the final blow is about to be dealt to her, Diablo appears with a flash.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Slave Market
    7.7/10 101 votes

    #11 - Slave Market

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-08-09

    While Greenwood’s demands remain unmet, Diablo and the girls visit a slave market to see if they can learn the magical secret of the Enslavement Collars.

    Director: Kazuomi Koga

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • Head Priest
    7.7/10 89 votes

    #12 - Head Priest

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-04-09

    Diablo, Shera, and Rem head out to the plains to test out new magic. While using said Flight Magic, Diablo spots the light of magic energy rising up from deep within the forest, so he makes haste towards its source. However, his spell gives out half way, and he goes plummeting down! When he lands, he finds the Head Priest, Lumachina under attack from the Paladin, Gewalt.

    Director: Fumihiro Yoshimura

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • Corrupt Ritual
    7.7/10 72 votes

    #13 - Corrupt Ritual

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-04-22

    Lumachina realizes that Battuta is conducting a large scale curse, threatening the lives of others, but he puts her and Rem to sleep. The two later awaken in an underground space where believers are conducting the ritual. After Horn tells them of Lumachina and Rem’s capture, Diablo and Shera take action to rescue them!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Point-Blank War Dance
    7.5/10 115 votes

    #14 - Point-Blank War Dance

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-07-26

    Rem, Celestine, and even Emile struggle in their battle against Gregore’s sudden attack. Meanwhile, Diablo and Edelgard confront each other on the Bridge of Ulug.

    Director: Hiroki Negishi

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • Head Paladin
    7.4/10 74 votes

    #15 - Head Paladin

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-04-16

    Diablo and the others leave Faltra and arrive at Zircon Tower. There they meet an adventurer, Horn, who talks to Diablo about a new dungeon that has appeared — a dungeon that Diablo suspects is the one he created. Meanwhile, Lumachina gets into an argument with a man claiming to belong to the Paladin Brigade who kicked aside a woman carrying her baby…

    Director: Takahiro Tamano

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • The Demon Lord Act
    7.2/10 124 votes

    #16 - The Demon Lord Act

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-07-05

    Takuma Sakamoto was a shut-in gamer who achieved renown as the Demon Lord in Cross Reverie, a MMORPG, for his overwhelming gear and skill.

    Director: Hiroki Negishi

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • Black Dragon Clash
    7.2/10 67 votes

    #17 - Black Dragon Clash

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-05-07

    After rescuing Horn, Diablo learns of Horn’s secret. Meanwhile, Shera, Rem, and Lumachina make progress through the dungeon and reach the twelfth underground floor. When Rem opens the door, they find the man pursuing Lumachina — Gewalt. To make things worse, a Large Black Dragon appears with a terrifying blast of wind!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Little Demon Lord
    7.0/10 68 votes

    #18 - Little Demon Lord

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-05-21

    Lumachina asks Diablo to accompany her to the royal capital, so he decides to stop by Faltra City on the way. Diablo's group is worried about Klem and Edelgard after such a long time apart, and Sylvie informs them that they're at a bakery. Apparently the Fallen, Edelgard, had started a part-time job. Curious, Diablo and the others go to investigate...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Storm the Church
    7.0/10 59 votes

    #19 - Storm the Church

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2021-06-03

    Diablo and the others are locked up in the sanctuary by Vishos and kept apart from Lumachina. Meanwhile, Horn managed to escape, but she's torn between her desire to flee all by herself and her desire to help her friends. That's when Babalon, the Level Up Goddess that resides within the Holy Grail, appears before Horn.

    Director: Yuri Uema

    Writer: N/A

  • Pretend God
    7.0/10 66 votes

    #20 - Pretend God

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2021-06-10

    The magic weapon, Europa, God of Destruction, appears from underground and attacks, damaging Diablo. Since its attacks aren’t magic, he can’t reflect them with his Demon Lord’s Ring, and Europe’s barrier keeps his attacks from reaching it. “There’s something I want you to do.”—Diablo seeks Lumachina’s aid while barely avoiding the weapon’s attacks, and…

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Personal Domain
    6.9/10 69 votes

    #21 - Personal Domain

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-04-30

    Diablo and the others were heading to the dungeon to obtain the hidden treasure that can cure the Death Knell Disease when Laminitus and her army surrounds them and attacks. Their party manages to reach the entrance to the dungeon, but there are now six marks on Lumachina’s body, and it’s said the victims of the Death Knell Disease will die once there are nine marks…

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Visit to the Royal Capital
    6.9/10 62 votes

    #22 - Visit to the Royal Capital

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2021-05-28

    Diablo and his group arrive at the royal capital, Seven Wall, but the guards stop them at the gates. That explosive situation is resolved by the imperial knight, Alicia. She was awaiting their arrival and leads the group to an inn. That night Diablo reveals to Alicia that the church is out to kill Lumachina...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A