With everything set right, we can now watch as Iruma and friends get to enjoy the Battler Presentation.
At this point there’s no way that you can say that Iruma’s life in the netherworld is worse than his life with his parents. Being sold to Sullivan and becoming his grandson was the best thing that could’ve happened to Iruma. He has a life that would not be possible any other way.
This point in hammered home at the end of the episode. After a day full of fun and games, Iruma is met by two of his classmates who tell our protagonist that his family is his pride and joy. In a moment of heartfelt thanks, Iruma glowingly agrees. He then insists on taking a family photo with Sullivan and Opera.
I know it’s been obvious up until this point, but with Iruma putting his feelings into words we are given a clear indication that Iruma loves his new life and family. This is actually what makes Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun so enjoyable to watch, at least for me. Iruma was taken from a bad situation and has found the love an appreciation he needs with his new family. They just happen to be demons.
It’s a good thing that Sullivan is so powerful that no one else can challenge him though. If he was just a run of the mill demon then the whole situation with Iruma would be completely different.
The fact that Sullivan can just decide to leave Demon Border Control’s captivity speaks to just how powerful he really is. After receiving the message from Kalego and Robin, Sullivan almost dares his captors to try and stop him. It’s really something else to watch. It makes me wonder why Sullivan decided to adopt Iruma as his grandson.
One thing about Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun episode 19 that did bother me was the inconsistency of Kiriwo’s horns. We learned an episode or two ago that Kiriwo gave one of his horns to the girl that he knew in school when he was young. Nothing has been said about a demon being able to regrow horns so I assumed it was impossible.
Yet, on several occasions, Kiriwo is shown to have two horns. The one that takes the place of his lost horn is smaller, indicating that it’s growing. That’s all well and good except for the fact that at other times Kiriwo is shown to only have one horn. There’s not rhyme or reason to when he is shown to have one or two horns. It’s confusing.
Thankfully you don’t have to look at this for much of the episode. The focus is on everyone’s family being revealed and the fun to be had at the Battler Presentation. We’ve already met the Valac family before and they give another musical performance that is actually pretty impressive. They’re really not afraid to put themselves out there.
Speaking of putting themselves out there, Asmodeus’s mom shows up and she’s a succubus. Asmodeus’s mom is a member of the Thirteen Crowns, the thirteen strongest demons in the netherworld, and the former teacher to the current succubus teacher Raim. Asmodeus is incredibly embarrassed by his mom and tries to get her away from Iruma as fast as possible.
It’s fun to see all of the family members of Iruma’s classmates. It helps build up the feeling that I mentioned at the start of the review.
Is Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Episode 19 Worth Watching?
Yes. Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun episode 19 is worth watching. How could you look at Iruma’s face at the end of the episode and say that it’s not worth watching? Iruma has found love and acceptance from his adopted family. He might not have known it, but it’s what his life was lacking before. This is just an enjoyable episode to watch.
Now go watch some anime!