Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 2 episode 17 gives us a good blend of action and humor to keep us entertained. I’m enjoying Iruma’s character development. It gives me hope that he won’t just stay the naive, happy-go-lucky boy he’s been for the majority of the anime. Iruma now has to consider the effect his actions could have on others. Well, that is if he survives the showdown with the magical beast.
Where can I watch Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 2 episode 17?
This anime is currently airing at Crunchyroll every Saturday at 7:30 AM EST. In case you’re wondering, that’s two hours after the release of the new My Hero Academia episode. That gives you plenty of time to watch both. It’s like Saturday morning cartoons all over again.
Besides Crunchyroll, the only other place that I’ve seen Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun‘s new episodes is over at VRV. They receive some of their content from Crunchyroll so it’s like the two are joined at the hip. What surprises me is that Anime Planet, which does the same thing as VRV, does not have the new season. They only have season 1 available.
I guess what I’m trying to say here is that Crunchyroll is the main place to find new episodes of Demon School. VRV has rights through Crunchyroll to air the episodes while Anime Planet is a season behind. For what it’s worth, I’d personally stick with Crunchyroll.
How was the story in Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 2 episode 17?
When I look at everything that went on, nothing in episode 17 was all that unique. Two rival characters competed with each other to take down a monster in Sabnock and Asmodeus. This was done to the detriment of both of them. The chaperones, Balam, Opera and Kalego, step in and show their power. Iruma has some character growth. Finally, a cowardly character shows some courage and our protagonist jumps in to help him at the last moment.
Stop me if you’ve heard of stories like that in anime before. The good part about Demon School episode 17 is that it used all of these situations in a way that made sense. I didn’t feel like anything was out of place or forced. The story flowed naturally, and that’s a good thing.
I’m not following you. What do you mean everything made sense?
Yesterday I wrote a review for I’m Standing on a Million Lives episode 17. In that anime episode, characters and objects would just pop up out of nowhere at an opportune time, defying all logic. For instance, near the end two of the heroes just so happened to have a mine cart full of lava. How they managed to pull that off in a short amount of time was not explained. It was just there.
The anime wanted you to disregard the fact that the characters were getting way too close to lava, the fact that they got a mine cart to the second story of a large building and they did all this without alerting the orcs inside. That was just one of the logical problems that I came across in that episode. There was also surfing a tsunami on a metal shield.
How does that compare with Demon School episode 17?
I say all that because I didn’t get the same feeling from Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 2 episode 17. While we got the stereotypical last second anime saves, they were done by characters that made sense. Sabnock was right next to Asmodeus, Balam was right where he needed to be, even Opera and Ameri were still in the park.
Even Ronove showing some backbone at the end of the episode made sense. His bloodline ability was perfectly suited for this moment. His charisma had been well established through multiple uses over the 2nd season. I didn’t feel like my intelligence was being insulted by Ronove suddenly popping up and causing the mutated magical beast to redirect its gaze.
That’s really the feel for the entire episode. Nothing that happened here in Demon School episode 17 was done in a way that insults your intelligence, even if it’s all been done before.
What did Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 2 episode 17 get right?
The first thing that I wrote in my notes for this section was “Sabnock saves Asmodeus.” I wrote it in here because to me it felt like it was a turning point in the relationship between the two. Up until this point, Sabnock and Asmodeus had been at odds trying to one-up the other. This started back in season 1.
There have been several moments between the two where Sabnock or Asmodeus subtly or intentionally antagonized the other. That competition became dangerous in Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 2 episode 17. The two competed to see who could inflict the most damage to the dragon and it almost cost Asmodeus his life. If it wasn’t for Sabnock generating a shield and blocking the dragon’s beam, Asmodeus would’ve been toast.
I enjoyed watching this as it means that the two demons will probably moderate their antagonistic stance to each other. I think that by this point, the rivalry between the two of them had run its course. Asmodeus and Sabnock needed something to chill them out. Sabnock saving Asmodeus was just what the doctor ordered.
What else did you like?
While it was fun to watch Opera, Balam and Kalego beat down the transformed magical beast, I really liked watching Ronove step into the spotlight. It was something that was out of character for him. I wasn’t expecting it one bit. I thought Iruma was about to do something to save the day but I was wrong.
I’m glad that Ronove’s big moment of courage also showed him shaking in fear. He’s still a coward at heart, but the flamboyant, self-absorbed demon can still show some positive attributes. It’s also fitting that after Ronove got the magical beast to turn its attention to him, he had no plan to stop it. Iruma has definitely rubbed off on him.
Of course this courageous act by Ronove can’t be ignored by Iruma. He has to step in just as Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 2 episode 17 comes to a close. We’re left to wonder what’s going to happen to him as he shields Ronove from enough destructive magic to incinerate half of the park. Even though I knew this was coming, I found myself frustrated that the story had to end here. I wanted to see more!
You mentioned Iruma’s growth in the intro. What about him?
Iruma finally realized exactly what Kalego was trying to tell him earlier. Iruma was more than willing to throw himself into harms way without considering the potential consequences for doing so. In the past, Iruma’s life was the one in danger. Now, with all of his friends around, other lives are in danger. It suddenly became real for Iruma as he watch Asmodeus barely escape death thanks to Sabnock.
Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 2 episode 17 reminded me of Iruma’s “evil cycle” from the middle of this season. Iruma was a slightly different person than what he’s been for most of the anime. While he’s still the same character at heart, Iruma shows us that he’s not static. That’s good, because his character was getting pretty stale after the first part of season 2.
What did Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 2 episode 17 get wrong?
I don’t really have anything to write in this part. Demon School episode 17 did a good job of getting me to overlook anything that could be considered a major flaw. For what it was, episode 17 was just entertaining. That was true even when some humor was involved.
You might read my criticism of what happened in the last episode of I’m Standing on a Million Lives and say, “Opera did something similar with the summoning paper! That came out of nowhere!” If you’re thinking that, you’re partially right. Opera’s revelation of the summoning paper was a little too convenient, but it wasn’t insulting.
It’s completely logical to think that someone could be carrying a summoning paper in their pocket. You can’t say that about the mine cart that I mentioned earlier. I watched Opera pull this out and went, “Of course that’s going to be used now. At least you can explain it away.” I expect a certain amount of ridiculousness in anime, I just don’t want it to be downright insulting. Nothing in Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 2 episode 17 was insulting to my intelligence.
Is Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 2 episode 17 worth watching?
Yes. I believe it is. I got to the end of this episode and wanted to see more from this anime. Iruma grew as a character. So did Sabnock and Asmodeus. Ronove proved that he’s not completely useless. Most importantly of all, we got to see some entertaining action. I’ll be looking forward to episode 18 next Saturday!
Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 2 episode 18 preview
It looks like it’s Iruma and Ali’s time to shine. We’ll probably get to see if the gluttonous feeder ring has the capacity to absorb all of the mana that the magical beast can spit out. There are also scenes of Iruma and Ameri in a romantic setting. I’m not sure if this is some kind of date or Ameri is just fantasizing about Iruma again. We’ve already seen her dreaming of marrying Iruma at least twice now.
There’s sure to be some kind of showdown or reckoning with the Six Fingers. It doesn’t look like it’s going to happen in episode 18 but we do get to see the swirl of Baal’s wine glass. I’m sure he’ll have some sort of opinion on the performance of his subordinates. Will this lead to more conflict? We’ll just have to wait and find out. Oh yeah, hopefully we’ll find out if Amy Kiriwo escaped prison as well. He and Iruma still have a score to settle!
Now go watch some anime!