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We have arrived at a new arc! And with it, comes a new adventure. On today’s episode, we are finally going to see things from the human side as Anos’ class makes the trek to Hero Academy. What mysteries will await them there? Let’s find out in today’s episode recap of The Misfit of Demon King Academy Episode 9: The Mystery of Hero Academy.
Mythical Age – Anos versus Jerga
Episode 9 begins with a flashback to the mythical age. In Gairadite, the human capital city, Kanon creates a barrier around the city as Anos approaches it. Angry, Kanon demands to know where Anos hid his troops and argues that Anos is crazy to attack the city along. Anos calmly tells Kanon that he is not here to fight and wishes to propose a cease-fire. In disbelief, Kanon argues that Anos of all people shouldn’t talk about peace. But Anos argues that humans and demons alike wish for peace and asks what Kanon really wants.
Before Kanon can answer, Kanon’s master, Jerga (CV: Akio Ohtsuka) appears from behind him and starts attacking Anos. Punching through Anos’ shields, Jerga proclaims that there can never be peace so long as Anos is alive and beseeches Kanon not to listen to Anos’ lies. Touched by their general’s words, Jerga’s troops lend him their power. Empowered, Jerga declares that he shall kill Anos to get revenge for his family and comrades’ deaths. Summoning a small spirit ball, Jerga goes to punch Anos in the gut. Suddenly, there is a splatting sound as Anos punches through Jerga’s chest.
Saddened, Anos reminds Jerga that humans also killed his mother. Ending the fight, Anos invites Kanon to his castle if he is interested in listening to his proposal and teleports away. As Anos leaves, an angry Kanon rushes over to his master. Reassuring Kanon that he will be fine, Jerga instructs Kanon to reassure the troops by falsely claiming that he has driven off the Demon King.
Unsure, a doubtful Kanon questions his master if everything will really be over if he defeats the Demon King. Filled with hatred, Jerga tells Kanon not to hesitate because there is no way they can coexist with demons. Dying, Jerga vows that he shall never forgive the Demon King and promises to wipe out the demon race, whatever the cost.
The New Teacher and the Field Trip
Back in the present, Anos, Sasha, Misha, Lay, and Misa are walking to school together. As they are walking, Sasha berates Misha for not waking her up on time. Misha tells her that she did try numerous tries, but Sasha didn’t wake up no matter what she did. At school, Anos’ class receives a new substitute teacher, Menou Historia (CV: Ai Kakuma), who informs them that she is taking over for Ms. Emilia. Settling the class down, Ms. Historia announces that they will holding inter-academy classes with the Hero Academy in three weeks’ time. And, that they will be attending with the third years.
Hearing the news, Anos grows suspicious as everyone gets nervous. Ms. Historia reassures the class that these have been in the works for quite a while, but they got the go-ahead rather quickly. Still nervous, some of the class asks what is a hero is. So, Ms. Historia gives a brief lecture on the subject. She then starts explaining about the Heroes’ Troop Magic and asks if anyone knows what it is. Anos replies with the correct answer, Asla, and explains the difference between it and the Demons’ Gyze. He also further explains the powered-up version Asc.
Excitingly replying that Anos is right, Ms. Historia announces that there will also be a Gyze versus Asla exam during the inter-academy classes and reminds everyone to study it. As the fan union cheers, Ms. Historia suddenly recognizes Anos as the Misfit and admits that he knows quite a bit about heroes. Anos slightly boasts that he did see more of his fill, back during the Mythical Age. After class, Anos ponders to himself about the Hero Academy. Suddenly, Sasha comes up to him and tells him that they have study hall for the rest of the day. Understanding, Anos asks all his friends to accompany him. Misa asks what they are going to do and Anos explains that they are going to train.
During the training session, Anos doesn’t hold back and pummels everyone. Since Lay has no sword, Misha crafts one for him to train with. Though that sword gets easily broken. After the training session, Anos meets up with Melheis in the fan union tower and queries about Gaios and Ydol’s condition. Melheis informs Anos that they have been successfully resurrected and that his suspicions about their altered sources were correct. Hearing that, Anos presumes that the other three Demon Emperors are also likely possessed and working for Avos Dilhevia.
Turning to Melheis, Anos wonders why his source wasn’t completely taken over like the others. Melheis replies that he does not know, but suggests that Avos might not have had enough subordinates to fuse with him. Anos suggests that that thinking might be a trap. Agreeing, Melheis warns Anos to be careful during the inter-academy classes. He explains that he has had suspicions about that place.
Curious, Anos asks why the Hero Academy was built in the first place. Melheis explains that it was originally created to nurture individuals who could help contribute to the nation, but it seems to have created an elite class for reincarnated heroes in recent years. Melheis then wonders why would they hide their reason for only gathering and training resurrected Heroes. Anos wonders that too.
Looking down from the window, Anos spots Lay waving to him. Ending the meeting, Anos goes to Lay and brings him to his treasure room in the castle ruins. Looking at the swords, Anos tells Lay to pick whichever sword he wants. Spotting a broadsword, Lay chooses The Unique Sword Sigshesta. Smiling, Anos lets Lay test it out on a statue of Melheis and explains its abilities to him.
Getting nostalgic, Anos reminisces on Shin and tells Lay how he mastered every sword in existence. Anos then admits that Lay reminds him of Shin. Curious, Lay asks if he is Shin’s reincarnation, but Anos confesses that he is not sure yet. Asking if they promised to meet again, Lay is told that they did. Anos allows Lay to keep the sword. As Lay leaves, Anos recalls the promise he made to Kanon.
Day of the Field Trip
Three weeks later, all the students gather for the field trip. Using a messenger owl, Ms. Historia announces the rules for the trip and tells everyone that they must make to Gairadite within ten days, otherwise they will not be allowed to participate in the inter-academy classes. Ms. Historia then announces the start of the exam.
As the students start leaving, Anos’ team contemplate which route to take. However, Anos has an easier solution and instantly teleports everyone to Gairadite. Though his teammates aren’t exactly thrilled with Anos sucking the fun out of traveling together. Since they are already at Gairadite, Lay suggests that they split up and explore the city. Agreeing, Misha, Lay and Misa head off to the fan union to help the other club mates reach the city. While Sasha and Anos head to check out something.
Inside the city, Anos and Sasha spend some time sightseeing. Smiling at the happy children, Sasha asks Anos what he wants to check out. Anos explains that he wants to investigate the Hero Academy. Sasha sternly cautions Anos not to cause any uproars, since they still have the classes to attend to. Suddenly, Sasha is thrown off by Anos’ compliments, making her embarrassed and almost accidentally destroy the city. Helping Sasha regain her composure, Anos makes Sasha promise to help him if his eyes are ever exposed to unreachable danger.
Hero Academy and Jerga Kanon
At the Hero Academy, Anos and Sasha initially have trouble entering the academy. However, the two are soon allowed in by a friendly third-year student name Eleanor Bianca (CV: Sayumi Watabe). Inquiring about what they are doing at the academy, Anos states that they have arrived early to research their hero legends. Impressed, Eleanor gives the pair a guided tour of the academy and leads them to the library.
In the library, Sasha and Eleanor almost end up in a tense argument about the validity of their varying legends. More specifically, about how Kanon supposedly defeated Anos and created the walls, when the truth is that Anos had asked Kanon to help him sacrifice himself to create the barrier that separated the various realms. However, before Sasha can argue further, Anos tells her to calm down as he understands the reasoning behind it.
Apologizing, Eleanor is asked by Anos about the Demon King’s name. Eleanor responds by saying Avos Dilhevia’s name. Understanding, Anos asks Eleanor about the elite Heroes class. Eleanor happily explains that the elite class Anos is talking about is called the Jerga Kanon class. She further explains that there are four reincarnations of Kanon within that source. Each one has one of Kanon’s seven sources within them. Anos then explains their purpose to Sasha.
Impressed, Eleanor is again asked by Anos if those reincarnations of Kanon have different memories. But before Eleanor can answer, a blue-haired student appears on the nearby staircase and asks which memories are flawed. Anos asks who he is and the student introduces as Ledriano Kanon Azeschen (CV: Ryohei Kimura), the owner of Kanon’s first heart and a member of the Jerga Kanon class. A red-haired male student then appears and introduces himself as the owner of Kanon’s third heart, Laos Kanon Jilfor (CV: Makoto Furukawa).
Unimpressed, Anos remarks that he is doubtful that they are Kanon’s reincarnations because Kanon only had one true source and guesses the rest were duds. Pissed off, Laos suggests they duke it out as a greeting and tries to attack Anos. However, Anos blocks the clast and sends Laos flying. Before the fight can continue further, Ledriano calls Laos off. Apologizing for his friend’s rude actions, Ledriano requests that they withdraw for now.
Agreeing, Anos and Sasha leave with Eleanor. Before they leave, Leadriano asks Anos to introduce himself and he does. Outside, Eleanor apologizes for the fight and admits that Anos is strong. Slightly disappointed, Anos admits that that show of power is nothing compared to the real fights he had with Kanon. Hearing that, Eleanor asks if Anos was reincarnated from someone who knew Kanon too and Anos replies that he was. Pulling Anos aside, Eleanor tells Anos that the Kanon he knew might be gone, because he was murdered by a human.