Don’t ever assume something. I thought that we were going to get a couple more episodes to round out season 2 of this anime. Surely, we were going to get to the magic number of 24. That was not going to be the case. Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 2 episode 21 is the final offering for this season and it gives us a little insight into what’s going to come from a third season. That’s right! Demon School season 3 is a definite.
Where can I watch Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 2 episode 21?
Crunchyroll is the place you can go to watch the final episode of season 2. Not Funimation or Netflix, Crunchyroll. I say this not as a slight to the anime, but Demon School should probably only be at one or two sites at the most. It’s going to have its fanbase, but Iruma and company are not going to have the mass appeal that a Naruto, My Hero Academia or a One Piece are. It’s just nice that we’re able to see it somewhere.
If you don’t want to watch at Crunchyroll, or you can’t, then you should go over to VRV and see if that site works better for you. VRV has agreements with several content providers to allow them to stream shows on their site. Crunchyroll is one of those content providers. That means if it’s streaming on Crunchyroll then it’ll be on VRV. I personally won’t be going to VRV for my anime, but you might find it to be a good place to watch.
How was the story in Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 2 episode 21?
Once I realized that this was the final episode of the season, everything made sense. Being completely oblivious to how many episodes were announced for season 2 led me to believe that we were going to get a full 24 episode season. I’m glad we’re not getting that many episodes though. Demon School season 2 ended at a good point with episode 21.
With end of terminus wrapping up, Sullivan, Iruma and Opera go shopping for Iruma’s next term. I’ll speak more about this later but this part of the anime episode was a complete ripoff of Harry Potter. A street dedicated to selling magical items, school supplies and more? Who could’ve thought of that idea? They even put a pair of glasses on Iruma to make him look more like Harry.
Why’d they do that?
The whole reason that Iruma had glasses on was to disguise him from the public. Iruma has become a celebrity because of what he did at Walter Park. His popularity only increased when Sullivan went on T.V. and declared that Iruma and his friends stopped the rampaging monsters. Now Iruma can’t go out anywhere and not expect to be swarmed by adoring fans and the press.
Sullivan whips up the magic glasses out of thin air and gives them to Iruma and they end up doing the trick. Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 2 episode 21 barely addresses why Sullivan is with an unnamed boy, but that’s a topic for another section. Were there no demons who wondered who the boy was that appeared to be the same age as Sullivan’s grandson? I need to stop now. I’ll talk about that later.
How was the trip to the market?
Besides being a rip off of Harry Potter, Sullivan and Iruma’s time in episode 21 allowed us to get a glimpse into Sullivan’s past with the prior demon king. It also helped further the suspicion that Iruma has some tie in to Derkila. There’s some reason why Sullivan bought Iruma from his parents and brought him to the netherworld. I can only suspect that Iruma is the reincarnated demon lord and his destiny is to retake his throne. That’s only conjecture at this point but I think there’s some strong evidence for it.
At any rate, Sullivan and Iruma’s time together was a sentimental moment for the two of them. You actually get the feeling that Sullivan cares for Iruma. It’s not just a show. Sullivan isn’t just playing along with Iruma for his own purposes. Sullivan and Iruma have grown close and episode 21 does nothing but reinforce that.
What did Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 2 episode 21 get right?
The part of the episode that I found to be most interesting was the explanation of the demon king’s authority. While correcting Iruma, Sullivan describes the demon king’s authority as absolute. The demon king IS the netherworld. If demon kind is going down the road and they come to a fork, if the demon king says “go straight” they forge a new path. That’s an interesting thought for this world.
The current state of the netherworld is what the previous demon king wanted it to be. Derkila wanted this calm, more peaceful netherworld. What were to happen if Baal were to attain the title of demon king? How chaotic and dangerous would the netherworld become? Iruma would have to get out for his own safety. It would be a much darker and more violent place. Basically what you’d expect from the netherworld.
With this explanation I think that Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 2 episode 21 helped us understand why Sullivan is being cautious about becoming the next demon king. He know better than anyone else what it means. The wrong demon ascending to the throne will mean a drastically changed world. I think he wants to keep the netherworld like it is and is trying to make sure that happens. Iruma is part of those plans.
Did you like how this episode ended the season?
I did enjoy episode 21 wrapping up the res of Demon School season 2. The ending credits was a slideshow of all of the big moments. It was a nice way to remember that Iruma went through his “evil cycle” and turned into a much more interesting character. There was also the few episodes where Ameri was under a spell and completely pathetic. You know, everything we’ve forgotten about by this point.
It was just a good way to summarize everything as we closed out season 2. I’m a sap for stuff like that if I’m invested in a story. It’s easy to forget that Iruma has gone through a bunch of different stuff and is a more developed character. At the end of the day, he and the Misfit Class have made their mark on Babyls and are on the cusp of doing even more. I’ll be looking forward to season 3.
What did Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 2 episode 21 get wrong?
I found the obvious rip off of Harry Potter to be a little cheap. The whole situation with the glasses was the worst offender. I know that Demon School needed to do something to allow Iruma to move freely around, but this felt like a convenient excuse to allow that to happen. There was only one question on Iruma’s identity the entire time even though everyone knows Sullivan has a grandson. Who else would he be out with right now?
Are demons so oblivious that they can’t at least question who’s spending time with Sullivan? It’s not like Iruma is waiting on Sullivan, like an attendant would. Sullivan is doting over Iruma the whole time. He’s buying Iruma clothes, books, candy and whatever else he wants. I think that’d be an obvious tell as to Iruma’s identity. Do the demons around notice? No!
I guess my big problem is that it felt like a throwaway excuse for getting attention off of Iruma. We couldn’t get a slow erosion over time, it had to be immediate. In being immediate, the demons of the netherworld were made out to be complete idiots. That means if Iruma is to become the demon king he’s going to rule over a kingdom of morons. That’s not exactly what I’d want.
Is Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 2 episode 21 worth watching?
If you like this anime, Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 2 episode 21 is worth watching. It’s not perfect, but episode 21 is worth your time just for the information about the former demon king. Derkila appeared to be an interesting character. Will Iruma take his place on the throne? We’ll have to find out in another season.
What can we expect from Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 3?
After the credits on episode 21, Kalego lets everyone in the Misfit Class know that they have to achieve the rank of Dalet or else they’ll be thrown out of Royal One, their classroom. On a scale of 1 to 10, Dalet is a 4. That’s a pretty tall task for a group of first years. I’m assuming that at least the first half of season 3 will be dedicated to that story.
From my experiences with season 2 that might not be the case. If you remember how season 1 ended, we should’ve gotten Iruma’s “evil cycle” right off the bat. That didn’t happen and it created a big plot hole. How did Iruma go from being evil, back to normal and then back to evil? I wouldn’t put it past Demon School season 3 to do something similar. We’ll just have to wait and see!
Now go watch some anime!