Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Episode 4 Review

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Episode 4 - Iruma arriving at the Misfit class

Sometimes it’s the little things going on in the background that catches my attention and makes the episode.

When Iruma, Asmodeus and Clara make it to their classroom, they’re greeted with an assault of knives and swords flung at them. Iruma manages to dodge every last one, impressing his new classmates. It also provides a chance for Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun to introduce us to Iruma’s polar opposite and self-proclaimed rival, Sabnock Sabro.

While Iruma dodged all of the objects catapulted in his direction, Sabnock refused to dodge and “caught” every last one of them. Basically Sabnock allowed all of the swords and knives to pierce him because he thought it would be a sign of weakness if he dodged. I did mention he’s the polar opposite of Iruma, right?

It’s revealed that Kalego is the teacher of the class after he missed the meeting where class assignments were put in place. He was busy in his familiar form trying to escape from the owner of the school shop. This is bad news for Iruma, since Kalego despises him.

After a quick roll call, the class heads outside to complete a race through a valley. At the other side they are going to get their demon ranks. Despite the warnings of Kalego, Sabnock heads off on the path that’s been restricted. He’s joined unwillingly by Iruma after Iruma is picked up by a large demon bird.

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Episode 4 - Clara playing with Sabnock's tail

The highlight of the episode for me was Clara’s antics going on in the background while Sabnock was introducing himself and before the race began. Clara’s behavior was more in line with a cat that couldn’t keep itself from playing with a new toy. She’s obsessed at first with measuring Sabnock’s height and then can’t keep herself from going after his tail. I had a hard time concentrating on what was going on between Sabnock and Asmodeus because of her antics.

Besides Clara’s behavior, I found the Misfit class to be interesting. There’s a wide range of demons here and I’ll be curious to see why they’re all in the misfit class. I know at least one of them is a klepto who can’t stop himself from stealing. Thinking back to episode 3, he was the other one that was listed in the school store owner’s book of banned demons.

Most of the other students in the class were shown at some point in the prior three episodes. Sabnock can be found in the first episode talking about taking on a teacher. That act led him to being a member of the Misfit class. I’ve seen most of the others, but they haven’t been involved in anything that’s worth noting.

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun was pretty much more of the same. Iruma found ways to stand out despite his desire to just blend in. There were more over-the-top characters making things interesting. Clara being ice to Asmodeus’s fire. You know, the typical.

Is Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Episode 4 Worth Watching?

This anime has been a guilty pleasure for me. I think there’s more good here than bad. I recognize that the silliness and humor might not be for everyone but I would recommend watching this anime episode if you’re in the mood for a comedy. Everything can’t be dark and gloomy like Attack on Titan all the time.

It was interesting to see that human blood has healing properties in the demon world. It now makes me wonder why humans are seen as food. If they’re able to heal beings in the netherworld like that with just a drop of blood you’d think that demons would be a whole lot nicer to humans. You don’t want to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs after all.

I’ve enjoyed going back through Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun for a second time. I think you’d get a kick out of watching it. I think this episode is definitely worth a watch.

Now go watch some anime!

-Nathan

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