The BEST episodes of How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

Every episode of How Not to Summon a Demon Lord ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of How Not to Summon a Demon Lord!

When it comes to the fantasy MMORPG Cross Reverie, none can match the power of the Demon King Diablo. Possessing the game's rarest artifacts and an unrivaled player level, he overpowers all foolish enough to confront him. But despite his fearsome reputation, Diablo's true identity is Takuma Sakamoto, a shut-in gamer devoid of any social skills. Defeating hopeless challengers day by day, Takuma cares about nothing else but his virtual life—that is, until a summoning spell suddenly transports him to another world where he has Diablo's appearance! In this new world resembling his favorite game, Takuma is greeted by the two girls who summoned him. They perform an Enslavement Ritual in an attempt to subjugate him, but the spell backfires and causes them to become his slaves instead. With the situation now becoming more awkward than ever, Takuma decides to accompany the girls in finding a way to unbind their contract while learning to adapt to his new existence as the menacing Demon King.

Last Updated: 8/5/2023Network: TBS (JP)Status: Ended
Point-Blank War Dance
123 votes

#1 - Point-Blank War Dance

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/26/2018

Rem, Celestine, and even Emile struggle in their battle against Gregore's sudden attack. Meanwhile, Diablo and Edelgard confront each other on the Bridge of Ulug.

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Battle for Legitimacy
125 votes

#2 - Battle for Legitimacy

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/20/2018

The Demon Lord Krebskulm has awakened due to Alicia's betrayal. Diablo stands alone against Klem, her mind consumed by hatred. Shera races to Rem's side. An army of Fallen led by Edelgard marches on Faltra, and the curtain rises on their final battle.

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Hero's Charge
121 votes

#3 - Hero's Charge

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/23/2018

Diablo squares off with Prince Keera's Summon, the Force Hydra, a monster he has never faced before.

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The Demon Lord's Resurrection
116 votes

#4 - The Demon Lord's Resurrection

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/6/2018

The night of the Demon Lord's resurrection arrives at long last. Rem finally reveals to Shera and Alicia that the Demon Lord Krebskulm's soul is sealed within her. Together, Diablo's party heads for Starfall Tower, where Edelgard awaits.

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Demon Lord Army
57 votes

#5 - Demon Lord Army

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/14/2021

Diablo resolves to return to Zircon Tower at once after learning the city was under attack by the Demon Lord Army. Meanwhile the desert becomes a battlefield as Laminitus and her soldiers wage battle against the Demon Lord Army's Commander, Varakness. Laminitus struggles against the overwhelming might of the Fallen, and just as the final blow is about to be dealt to her, Diablo appears with a flash.

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Strongest Newcomer
126 votes

#6 - Strongest Newcomer

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/12/2018

After awaking to hands filled with breasts, Diablo follows Shera and Rem to register as new members of the Adventurer's Guild. While Shera is identified as a level 30 Summoner by the guild, Diablo's level proves too high for them to measure.

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The Young Girl Awakens
114 votes

#7 - The Young Girl Awakens

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/13/2018

Diablo's party returns to Faltra with the newly resurrected Klem. On their way back from visiting Celestine, Rem and Klem suddenly get separated from Diablo and Shera, with Alicia having led them both astray.

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Pretend God
48 votes

#8 - Pretend God

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/11/2021

The magic weapon, Europa, God of Destruction, appears from underground and attacks, damaging Diablo. Since its attacks aren’t magic, he can’t reflect them with his Demon Lord’s Ring, and Europe’s barrier keeps his attacks from reaching it. “There’s something I want you to do.”—Diablo seeks Lumachina’s aid while barely avoiding the weapon’s attacks, and…

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Fallen Assault
122 votes

#9 - Fallen Assault

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/19/2018

The Warrior Emile, defender and ally of all women, challenges Diablo to a fight.

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Black Dragon Clash
57 votes

#10 - Black Dragon Clash

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/7/2021

After rescuing Horn, Diablo learns of Horn's secret. Meanwhile, Shera, Rem, and Lumachina make progress through the dungeon and reach the twelfth underground floor. When Rem opens the door, they find the man pursuing Lumachina - Gewalt. To make things worse, a Large Black Dragon appears with a terrifying blast of wind!

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Imperial Knight
115 votes

#11 - Imperial Knight

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/2/2018

The Kingdom of Greenwood demands that Faltra City hand over Princess Shera. If they refuse, it will lead to war, so Diablo meets with Galford, the Lord of Faltra City, and accepts a quest to prevent war from breaking out.

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The Demon Lord Act
138 votes

#12 - The Demon Lord Act

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/5/2018

Takuma Sakamoto was a shut-in gamer who achieved renown as the Demon Lord in Cross Reverie, a MMORPG, for his overwhelming gear and skill.

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Holy Knight Tale
109 votes

#13 - Holy Knight Tale

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/30/2018

Alicia returns to the Imperial Capital to give her report on the incident between Faltra and the Kingdom of Greenwood. There she encounters the Paladin, Saddler.

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Change of Heart
112 votes

#14 - Change of Heart

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/16/2018

The following day after Prince Keera's visit, Shera suddenly bids farewell to Diablo while they're preparing potions. Unable to stop her from leaving, Diablo holes up in the inn, consumed with regret. Rem is unsettled to see him so negative, too.

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Corrupt Ritual
61 votes

#15 - Corrupt Ritual

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/23/2021

Lumachina realizes that Battuta is conducting a large scale curse, threatening the lives of others, but he puts her and Rem to sleep. The two later awaken in an underground space where believers are conducting the ritual. After Horn tells them of Lumachina and Rem's capture, Diablo and Shera take action to rescue them!

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Head Paladin
62 votes

#16 - Head Paladin

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/16/2021

Diablo and the others leave Faltra and arrive at Zircon Tower. There they meet an adventurer, Horn, who talks to Diablo about a new dungeon that has appeared - a dungeon that Diablo suspects is the one he created. Meanwhile, Lumachina gets into an argument with a man claiming to belong to the Paladin Brigade who kicked aside a woman carrying her baby...

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Slave Market
116 votes

#17 - Slave Market

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/9/2018

While Greenwood's demands remain unmet, Diablo and the girls visit a slave market to see if they can learn the magical secret of the Enslavement Collars.

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Storm the Church
50 votes

#18 - Storm the Church

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/4/2021

Diablo and the others are locked up in the sanctuary by Vishos and kept apart from Lumachina. Meanwhile, Horn managed to escape, but she's torn between her desire to flee all by herself and her desire to help her friends. That's when Babalon, the Level Up Goddess that resides within the Holy Grail, appears before Horn.

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Personal Domain
58 votes

#19 - Personal Domain

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/30/2021

Diablo and the others were heading to the dungeon to obtain the hidden treasure that can cure the Death Knell Disease when Laminitus and her army surrounds them and attacks. Their party manages to reach the entrance to the dungeon, but there are now six marks on Lumachina's body, and it's said the victims of the Death Knell Disease will die once there are nine marks...

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Head Priest
68 votes

#20 - Head Priest

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/9/2021

Diablo, Shera, and Rem head out to the plains to test out new magic. While using said Flight Magic, Diablo spots the light of magic energy rising up from deep within the forest, so he makes haste towards its source. However, his spell gives out half way, and he goes plummeting down! When he lands, he finds the Head Priest, Lumachina under attack from the Paladin, Gewalt.

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Little Demon Lord
54 votes

#21 - Little Demon Lord

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/21/2021

Lumachina asks Diablo to accompany her to the royal capital, so he decides to stop by Faltra City on the way. Diablo's group is worried about Klem and Edelgard after such a long time apart, and Sylvie informs them that they're at a bakery. Apparently the Fallen, Edelgard, had started a part-time job. Curious, Diablo and the others go to investigate...

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Visit to the Royal Capital
53 votes

#22 - Visit to the Royal Capital

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/28/2021

Diablo and his group arrive at the royal capital, Seven Wall, but the guards stop them at the gates. That explosive situation is resolved by the imperial knight, Alicia. She was awaiting their arrival and leads the group to an inn. That night Diablo reveals to Alicia that the church is out to kill Lumachina...

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