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The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! Episode 10 (Jahy-sama wa Kujikenai!, ジャヒー様はくじけない!)  The Great Jahy, the Dark Realm’s second-in-command, cuts a frightening figure, feared and revered by all. But when a run-in with a magical girl results in the destruction of the precious mana crystal, the Dark Realm falls, transporting the newly puny and powerless Jahy to the human world!

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The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!

 

Before watching The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!, here is all you need to know:

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! (ジャヒーさまはくじけない! Jahy-sama wa Kujikenai!?) anime was announced on April 16, 2021, and has been airing since July 41 of the same year. It’s set to run for two cours.

On July 10, 2021, a mini-game was released on the official website as a promo for the anime’s release. You play as Jahy, and the game’s aim is to help her collect as many mana crystals as possible before reaching the goal. While aiming for a high score, picking up food serves as a speed boost, while hitting crows or scissors slows you down.

https://jahysama-anime.com/special/

Game The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!

Game The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!

Synopsis of the anime The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!:

The Great Jahy is the Dark Realm’s feared No. 2, a proud being who’s only a single spot away from the great Demon Lord.

Feared by even her fellow demons, she enjoys a life of all-you-can-eat luxury, until one spring… when the Dark Realm is suddenly attacked by a Magical Girl, and Jahy’s blown away into the human world!

Having lost all of the power and beauty she once had, she’s turned into a small human girl, her only hope of restoring her realm lying in the magic stones she must now find in the human world.

Forced to live in hardship, she resides in a tiny 4-and-a-half tatami mat apartment without even a bath and works part-time at an izakaya just to get by.

Even with work, rent reminders, and her quest to restore the Dark Realm to its former glory hanging over her head, The Great Jahy swears she will not get discouraged!

The opening theme of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!:

“Fightin★Pose” by Yui Ogura

The Ending Themen of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!:

“Tsumari wa Itsumo Kujikenai! (つまりはいつもくじけない!)” by NEGI☆U

Staff Creators of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!:

All Characters from The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!:

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!

The main character from The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!

  • Jahy (ジャヒーJahī)

Jahy is the former aide to the Demon King and second-in-command of the Demon Realm who is now living in the human world after the Demon Realm perished. She aims to find parts of the mana crystal and restore her homeworld and her original body, which is in a child-like state after the crystal was destroyed by a magical girl, leaving her powerless. Though she struggles to adapt to her new surroundings and her current state, she remains confident, vigorous, and ambitious.

Jahy Sama Wa Kujikenai

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! – Jahy Sama Wa Kujikenai

Jahy Sama Wa Kujikenai

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! – Jahy Sama Wa Kujikenai

Side Characters from The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!

  • Druj (ドゥルジDuruji)

A former subordinate of Jahy’s who goes by the name Dojima (堂島Dōjima) in the human world. She is the president of a consulting company. While Jahy lives in squalor in a decaying apartment building, she lives elegantly in a high-rise condominium.

 

Jahy Sama Wa Kujikenai

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! – Druj

  • Manager (店長, Tenchō)

She manages a tavern called “Izakaya Maou” (居酒屋まおうlit. “Demon King Tavern”), where Jahy currently works. She is very friendly with Jahy and gives her the nickname “Hy-chan.” (ひーちゃんHī-chan).

  • Magical Girl (魔法少女Mahō Shōjo) / Kyouko Jingu (神宮 きょうこJingū Kyōko)

The magical girl that destroyed Jahy’s homeworld, who works in the same tavern as her. She was originally an ordinary high school girl, but set out as a magical girl to save others after a mysterious light bestowed a mission to her. As a result of collecting the same mana crystals as Jahy, she experiences regular bouts of incredibly bad luck.

  • Saurva (サルワSaruwa)

A girl who aims to take Jahy’s spot as the number-two ruler of the Demon Realm. Although she is extremely talented at inventing and planning strategies, she is careless and her strategies keep failing.

  • Landlord (大家Ōya) / Ryou (Ryō)

The landlady of the apartment where Jahy lives and the sister of the tavern manager. She constantly pesters Jahy about her rent and although she cares about her in some form, she has a very tsundere attitude. Like her sister, she gives Jahy a nickname by calling her “Ja-ko.”

  • Kokoro (こころ)

An elementary school student helps Jahy on her quest to find the mana crystal.

Interesting Facts about anime The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!:

  • The Great Jahy’s name appears to be a shortened form of the Japanese word “jashin”, which can either mean “evil god” (じゃしん jashin) or “wicked heart” (じゃしん jashin) depending on its reading.
  • Mao’s name literally translates to “demon king” (おう maō?). It may be more of a title than a given name.
  • When written in kanji, Kokoro’s first name can mean “heart” (こころ Kokoro).
  • Kyoko had decided to destroy the mana crystals and save humanity.
  • The Great Jahy’s design was likely based on that of Safi, a character from Wakame Konbu‘s previous manga, Dreaming Prima Girl!, as the two share a number of physical similarities.
  • The store Manager tends to call Jahy, Hy-chan, even though Jahy tells her otherwise. When she found out that Jahy can transform, she found Jahy to be even cuter.
  • Druj has been seen to be able to create a dark aura around her, which may be related to further powers she may possess.
  • Saurva has a super-natural ability to ruin her own schemes in simple acts of idiocy or sheer bad luck.
  • The Landlady is ready to resort to violence in order to get her rent and unlike her sister, Store Manager, the Landlady is not as sympathetic to Jahy
  • Druj Although the specifics are unknown, Druj has stated that she can control the hearts of others in order to make things go her way. It appears to activate upon eye contact. She used this power in order to become successful in the human world.
  • The Great Jahy ability is to use a mana crystal, The Great Jahy is able to remove particles such as dirt and grime and quell stenches without physically moving. She can also cause thunderstorms, and manipulate some form of gem-like matter to use as projectiles.
  • Mao prefers staying with the magical girl, because of her food supplies.
  • The Great Jahy was transformed into a child upon leaving the Dark Realm but is still able to revert to her initial form for a limited period of time each day as long as she is in possession of a mana crystal. The duration of time for which she’s able to transform is dictated by the size and power of the gem she’s using. Back before the realm’s deconstruction, she was also able to grow a pair of wings.

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Reviews of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!:

1. Review of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!

 

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! Episode 1

by Mercedez Clewis, 

How would you rate episode 1 of
The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!?

Community score: 4.9

From the moment The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! blasted me with its OP, I knew that I’d probably feel one of two ways: I either wouldn’t be into this, or I’ll have a heel-turn as I did with Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro where I ended up ultimately liking the show and even lauding it.

Perhaps that’s because Jahy joins the current pantheon of tanned/dark-skinned girls in anime with that impish, fanged grin, all of whom are turning out to be pretty good kids. Also, I like demon girl characters (and monster girls in general) because they’re often pretty funny.

Either way, let’s get into episode 1, “The Great Jahy Can’t Go Back!”, which focuses on the titular Jahy, a formerly beautiful, powerful demon, and the Dark Lord’s second-in-command in the Dark Realm. Revered and feared (and with an endless supply of claret wine), Jahy had it all… until a magical girl absolutely wrecked Jahy’s day.

And as silly as that is, it was enough to make me full out guffaw because of its The Devil is a Part-Timer! meets Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle energy, which is promising for future episodes.

What follows is twenty minutes of watching a miniature, child-sized Jahy that’s having the roughest time of it, surviving on bean sprouts and bean sprouts alone. And while she never stops declaring her intent to hunt down the mana crystals and restore her former glory, she also uses the smidgen of magic she has left to allow herself to work at an izakaya, which immediately endeared me to her.

In many ways, The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! reminds me a lot of Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle with its somewhat frenetic and slapstick energy. Jahy is demon Princess Syalis, though she’s much less resourceful and destructive. Honestly, I’m kind of here for Jahy and her quest to get back to the Dark Realm and be the best #girloverlord she can be.

While this episode got some laughs out of me, I wouldn’t say that it is consistently laugh-out-loud hilarious. I’ll credit a part of that to my minimal (read: non-existent) knowledge of this series.

I’ll also be honest: The Great Jahy is kind of a brat, which makes her feel a bit one-note (though admittedly, I’d kind of behave the same way if all I had to live on were bean sprouts and a bit of mana). That said, I’m definitely hoping The Great Jahy will become a bit more developed in the next episode or two if only so the somewhat stale gags become a bit funnier.

For instance, the entire sequence of Jahy’s backstory was genuinely hilarious and had me wheezing, so I’m looking forward to seeing more of that. I’m definitely willing to give this show the benefit of the doubt and keep an open mind: I’m really rooting for it to become the cute slice of life comedy that I’d love to chill with this season.

In the end, the humor in The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!‘s premiere didn’t always land for me, but it also has enough comedic beats that I didn’t find my mind drifting from it. It definitely has potential, but I can also see myself coming down hard on the series, especially if its depiction of Jahy in her more youthful form ever dips into absolutely unfunny and becomes a problem.

Really, I can’t promise that you’ll always agree with my opinion on the show in the coming weeks: in fact, you probably won’t, which is fine because I think that’s natural. I just ask that you understand that I’m coming at this from an anime-only angle, and actually want to see this show make its fans happy.

I’m the kind of viewer – and reviewer – that is pleasing as punch when media get anime adaptations, especially for fans who have been eagerly awaiting the English localization of the manga. I’m going to do my best to treat this series with an open mind, and I honestly sense that I’ll like it a lot more once it hits its stride.

After all, I need something to fill the “demon girl down on her luck” hole in my heart. I just also need that something to be funny, and as a premiere, this didn’t always hit the mark.

Then again, I’m the only person stanning Lucky Star in 2021 purely on its comedy, so perhaps you can’t trust my sense of humor (or lack thereof, depending on your perspective).

But ultimately, what I’m saying is that I definitely plan to give The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! a fair chance week to week, and I hope that you’ll enjoy my perspective as we all root for this year’s best demon girl to get her powers – and her pride – back.

Rating: 4/5

2. Review of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!

Review by Rebecca Silverman, 

Did you ever wonder what happens to all those demons and villains that the heroes defeat? Probably not – because the assumption is always that the world is better off without them, so why should we care if they end up living in a cardboard box by the river?

But be that as it may, The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! is still here to answer your questions about what becomes of the defeated villains…and the answer is a fish-out-of-water comedy that takes The Devil is a Part-Timer!‘s premise and makes it more difficult for its protagonist.

That protagonist, who was of course the antagonist of an unnamed magical girl tale, is Jahy. Back in the Dark Realms, she was second only to the king himself, and spent her days in luxury as she commanded legions – oftentimes to do things like cook her food, prepare her baths, and other mundane things.

Or at least, they seemed mundane until that thrice-damned magical girl shattered the mana crystal that apparently powered the entire demon world and robbed her of her power. Suddenly The Great Jahy found herself in a child’s body in the human world. Having only the tiny mana crystal she was somehow able to grab in the crisis, The Great Jahy is almost entirely devoid of magical power.

She can use the crystal to temporarily regain her adult body – which is a good thing because not many reputable places hire apparent eight-year-olds – but otherwise, she’s really no different from your average human. To say that this sucks might be an understatement.

Most of Jahy’s problems, little girl body aside, stem from the fact that she’s been so powerful for so long that she has no idea how to do most of the basic, everyday life things. It’s bad enough having to bathe in a tiny washtub without being reminded that once she luxuriated in rose-scented tubs of unmatched depth and comfort, and the fact that she now has to fill the tub herself really just feels like adding insult to injury.

None of The Great Jahy’s minions appear to have made the transition with her (at first), so she’s truly on her own and has to learn to do things from the ground up. Then when she finally does find another dark denizen, Druj, she’s too embarrassed by how much better Druj seems to be doing to ask for help – and since Druj firmly believes in Jahy’s greatness and extreme capability, she tends to put a rosy spin on everything Jahy says anyway, assuming that her former mistress is still living like a queen.

Although it’s never really elaborated upon (we have no idea what Druj does for work in the human world, only that she’s a “president” and very wealthy), part of the secret to Druj’s success may be that she managed to retain her adult form.

Jahy’s child body is adorable, but also incredibly unhelpful, and when her boss at the bar where she becomes a waitress in her brief adult moments finds out her secret, all she wants to do is say how cute little Jahy is; her adorability doesn’t even net her free room and board.

In fact, the apartment she lives in belongs to the boss and her sister, but the sister is bound and determined that Jahy will pay rent, child or no. (Jahy, meanwhile, is equally stubborn about not paying. Jahy’s really not helping herself here.)

As you might guess, the humor does verge on the mean side. Because we can see that Jahy is the author of many of her own setbacks, it mostly avoids coming off that way, but the later chapters with the landlady do come close to crossing that particular line.

While it isn’t necessarily fair to say that because she’s in a child’s body, Jahy deserves more consideration than if she, like Druj, retained adult form, it does make for some occasionally uncomfortable moments. On the other hand, Jahy is so laughably bad at meeting her goals in ways that have zero to do with how she looks that it almost doesn’t matter.

The story is a bit redundant in this first volume. This is due to the fact that the pre-series short chapters are also included in the book, so territory covered in chapters .1 and .2 are also re-covered in chapters 1 and 2, albeit in extended form. It’s a short volume anyway – a bit over 160 pages – but that works for the style of comedy.

The art does enhance things nicely; the characters are all distinct and fun to look at (especially both forms of Jahy) and there’s just enough detail to ground things without feeling overwhelming. (The magical girl also looks like a Cardcaptor Sakura reference, which is a nice touch.) There’s one awkward bit of translation when Jahy’s boss starts calling her “Sweet-hy” as a nickname, which just feels ungainly, but other than that, this is a well-put-together book.

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! is a simple, fun comedy. It tries to make the most of its premise and largely succeeds, and if it does verge on mean humor, it generally doesn’t cross the line. It’s a good light read, and that’s never a bad thing.

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The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! (Jahy-sama wa Kujikenai!, ジャヒー様はくじけない!)  The Great Jahy, the Dark Realm’s second-in-command, cuts a frightening figure, feared and revered by all. But when a run-in with a magical girl results in the destruction of the precious mana crystal, the Dark Realm falls, transporting the newly puny and powerless Jahy to the human world!  The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! anime 2021 all full episodes for free in high-quality streaming. ANIME1ST – The Official Source of Anime and Drama. The best streaming anime website without ads and with all the new exclusive content for you to watch each day.   [caption id="attachment_4301" align="aligncenter" width="700"]The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated![/caption]  

Before watching The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!, here is all you need to know:

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! (ジャヒーさまはくじけない! Jahy-sama wa Kujikenai!?) anime was announced on April 16, 2021, and has been airing since July 31 of the same year. It's set to run for two cours. On July 10, 2021, a mini-game was released on the official website as a promo for the anime's release. You play as Jahy, and the game's aim is to help her collect as many mana crystals as possible before reaching the goal. While aiming for a high score, picking up food serves as a speed boost, while hitting crows or scissors slows you down.

Link to Play a GAME of the anime The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!:

https://jahysama-anime.com/special/

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Synopsis of the anime The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!:

The Great Jahy is the Dark Realm's feared No. 2, a proud being who's only a single spot away from the great Demon Lord. Feared by even her fellow demons, she enjoys a life of all-you-can-eat luxury, until one spring... when the Dark Realm is suddenly attacked by a Magical Girl, and Jahy's blown away into the human world! Having lost all of the power and beauty she once had, she's turned into a small human girl, her only hope of restoring her realm lying in the magic stones she must now find in the human world. Forced to live in hardship, she resides in a tiny 4-and-a-half tatami mat apartment without even a bath and works part-time at an izakaya just to get by. Even with work, rent reminders, and her quest to restore the Dark Realm to its former glory hanging over her head, The Great Jahy swears she will not get discouraged!

The opening theme of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!:

"Fightin★Pose" by Yui Ogura

The Ending Themen of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!:

"Tsumari wa Itsumo Kujikenai! (つまりはいつもくじけない!)" by NEGI☆U

Staff Creators of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!:

All Characters from The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!:

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The main character from The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!

  • Jahy (ジャヒーJahī)

Jahy is the former aide to the Demon King and second-in-command of the Demon Realm who is now living in the human world after the Demon Realm perished. She aims to find parts of the mana crystal and restore her homeworld and her original body, which is in a child-like state after the crystal was destroyed by a magical girl, leaving her powerless. Though she struggles to adapt to her new surroundings and her current state, she remains confident, vigorous, and ambitious. [caption id="attachment_4306" align="aligncenter" width="586"]Jahy Sama Wa Kujikenai The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! - Jahy Sama Wa Kujikenai[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4308" align="aligncenter" width="604"]Jahy Sama Wa Kujikenai The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! - Jahy Sama Wa Kujikenai[/caption]

Side Characters from The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!

  • Druj (ドゥルジDuruji)

A former subordinate of Jahy's who goes by the name Dojima (堂島Dōjima) in the human world. She is the president of a consulting company. While Jahy lives in squalor in a decaying apartment building, she lives elegantly in a high-rise condominium.   [caption id="attachment_4307" align="aligncenter" width="518"]Jahy Sama Wa Kujikenai The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! - Druj[/caption]

  • Manager (店長, Tenchō)

She manages a tavern called "Izakaya Maou" (居酒屋まおうlit. "Demon King Tavern"), where Jahy currently works. She is very friendly with Jahy and gives her the nickname "Hy-chan." (ひーちゃんHī-chan).
  • Magical Girl (魔法少女Mahō Shōjo) / Kyouko Jingu (神宮 きょうこJingū Kyōko)

The magical girl that destroyed Jahy's homeworld, who works in the same tavern as her. She was originally an ordinary high school girl, but set out as a magical girl to save others after a mysterious light bestowed a mission to her. As a result of collecting the same mana crystals as Jahy, she experiences regular bouts of incredibly bad luck.
  • Saurva (サルワSaruwa)

A girl who aims to take Jahy's spot as the number-two ruler of the Demon Realm. Although she is extremely talented at inventing and planning strategies, she is careless and her strategies keep failing.
  • Landlord (大家Ōya) / Ryou (Ryō)

The landlady of the apartment where Jahy lives and the sister of the tavern manager. She constantly pesters Jahy about her rent and although she cares about her in some form, she has a very tsundere attitude. Like her sister, she gives Jahy a nickname by calling her "Ja-ko."
  • Kokoro (こころ)

An elementary school student helps Jahy on her quest to find the mana crystal.

Interesting Facts about anime The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!:

  • The Great Jahy's name appears to be a shortened form of the Japanese word "jashin", which can either mean "evil god" (じゃしん jashin) or "wicked heart" (じゃしん jashin) depending on its reading.
  • Mao's name literally translates to "demon king" (おう maō?). It may be more of a title than a given name.
  • When written in kanji, Kokoro's first name can mean "heart" (こころ Kokoro).
  • Kyoko had decided to destroy the mana crystals and save humanity.
  • The Great Jahy's design was likely based on that of Safi, a character from Wakame Konbu's previous manga, Dreaming Prima Girl!, as the two share a number of physical similarities.
  • The store Manager tends to call Jahy, Hy-chan, even though Jahy tells her otherwise. When she found out that Jahy can transform, she found Jahy to be even cuter.
  • Druj has been seen to be able to create a dark aura around her, which may be related to further powers she may possess.
  • Saurva has a super-natural ability to ruin her own schemes in simple acts of idiocy or sheer bad luck.
  • The Landlady is ready to resort to violence in order to get her rent and unlike her sister, Store Manager, the Landlady is not as sympathetic to Jahy
  • Druj Although the specifics are unknown, Druj has stated that she can control the hearts of others in order to make things go her way. It appears to activate upon eye contact. She used this power in order to become successful in the human world.
  • The Great Jahy ability is to use a mana crystal, The Great Jahy is able to remove particles such as dirt and grime and quell stenches without physically moving. She can also cause thunderstorms, and manipulate some form of gem-like matter to use as projectiles.
  • Mao prefers staying with the magical girl, because of her food supplies.
  • The Great Jahy was transformed into a child upon leaving the Dark Realm but is still able to revert to her initial form for a limited period of time each day as long as she is in possession of a mana crystal. The duration of time for which she's able to transform is dictated by the size and power of the gem she's using. Back before the realm's deconstruction, she was also able to grow a pair of wings.

Watch a funny moment video from the anime The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!:

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Reviews of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!:

1. Review of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!

 

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! Episode 1

by Mercedez Clewis, 

How would you rate episode 1 of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!?

Community score: 3.9
From the moment The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! blasted me with its OP, I knew that I'd probably feel one of two ways: I either wouldn't be into this, or I'll have a heel-turn as I did with Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro where I ended up ultimately liking the show and even lauding it. Perhaps that's because Jahy joins the current pantheon of tanned/dark-skinned girls in anime with that impish, fanged grin, all of whom are turning out to be pretty good kids. Also, I like demon girl characters (and monster girls in general) because they're often pretty funny. Either way, let's get into episode 1, “The Great Jahy Can't Go Back!”, which focuses on the titular Jahy, a formerly beautiful, powerful demon, and the Dark Lord's second-in-command in the Dark Realm. Revered and feared (and with an endless supply of claret wine), Jahy had it all… until a magical girl absolutely wrecked Jahy's day. And as silly as that is, it was enough to make me full out guffaw because of its The Devil is a Part-Timer! meets Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle energy, which is promising for future episodes. What follows is twenty minutes of watching a miniature, child-sized Jahy that's having the roughest time of it, surviving on bean sprouts and bean sprouts alone. And while she never stops declaring her intent to hunt down the mana crystals and restore her former glory, she also uses the smidgen of magic she has left to allow herself to work at an izakaya, which immediately endeared me to her. In many ways, The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! reminds me a lot of Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle with its somewhat frenetic and slapstick energy. Jahy is demon Princess Syalis, though she's much less resourceful and destructive. Honestly, I'm kind of here for Jahy and her quest to get back to the Dark Realm and be the best #girloverlord she can be. While this episode got some laughs out of me, I wouldn't say that it is consistently laugh-out-loud hilarious. I'll credit a part of that to my minimal (read: non-existent) knowledge of this series. I'll also be honest: The Great Jahy is kind of a brat, which makes her feel a bit one-note (though admittedly, I'd kind of behave the same way if all I had to live on were bean sprouts and a bit of mana). That said, I'm definitely hoping The Great Jahy will become a bit more developed in the next episode or two if only so the somewhat stale gags become a bit funnier. For instance, the entire sequence of Jahy's backstory was genuinely hilarious and had me wheezing, so I'm looking forward to seeing more of that. I'm definitely willing to give this show the benefit of the doubt and keep an open mind: I'm really rooting for it to become the cute slice of life comedy that I'd love to chill with this season. In the end, the humor in The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!'s premiere didn't always land for me, but it also has enough comedic beats that I didn't find my mind drifting from it. It definitely has potential, but I can also see myself coming down hard on the series, especially if its depiction of Jahy in her more youthful form ever dips into absolutely unfunny and becomes a problem. Really, I can't promise that you'll always agree with my opinion on the show in the coming weeks: in fact, you probably won't, which is fine because I think that's natural. I just ask that you understand that I'm coming at this from an anime-only angle, and actually want to see this show make its fans happy. I'm the kind of viewer – and reviewer – that is pleasing as punch when media get anime adaptations, especially for fans who have been eagerly awaiting the English localization of the manga. I'm going to do my best to treat this series with an open mind, and I honestly sense that I'll like it a lot more once it hits its stride. After all, I need something to fill the “demon girl down on her luck” hole in my heart. I just also need that something to be funny, and as a premiere, this didn't always hit the mark. Then again, I'm the only person stanning Lucky Star in 2021 purely on its comedy, so perhaps you can't trust my sense of humor (or lack thereof, depending on your perspective). But ultimately, what I'm saying is that I definitely plan to give The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! a fair chance week to week, and I hope that you'll enjoy my perspective as we all root for this year's best demon girl to get her powers – and her pride – back.

Rating: 3/5

2. Review of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!

Review by Rebecca Silverman, 
Did you ever wonder what happens to all those demons and villains that the heroes defeat? Probably not – because the assumption is always that the world is better off without them, so why should we care if they end up living in a cardboard box by the river? But be that as it may, The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! is still here to answer your questions about what becomes of the defeated villains…and the answer is a fish-out-of-water comedy that takes The Devil is a Part-Timer!'s premise and makes it more difficult for its protagonist. That protagonist, who was of course the antagonist of an unnamed magical girl tale, is Jahy. Back in the Dark Realms, she was second only to the king himself, and spent her days in luxury as she commanded legions – oftentimes to do things like cook her food, prepare her baths, and other mundane things. Or at least, they seemed mundane until that thrice-damned magical girl shattered the mana crystal that apparently powered the entire demon world and robbed her of her power. Suddenly The Great Jahy found herself in a child's body in the human world. Having only the tiny mana crystal she was somehow able to grab in the crisis, The Great Jahy is almost entirely devoid of magical power. She can use the crystal to temporarily regain her adult body – which is a good thing because not many reputable places hire apparent eight-year-olds – but otherwise, she's really no different from your average human. To say that this sucks might be an understatement. Most of Jahy's problems, little girl body aside, stem from the fact that she's been so powerful for so long that she has no idea how to do most of the basic, everyday life things. It's bad enough having to bathe in a tiny washtub without being reminded that once she luxuriated in rose-scented tubs of unmatched depth and comfort, and the fact that she now has to fill the tub herself really just feels like adding insult to injury. None of The Great Jahy's minions appear to have made the transition with her (at first), so she's truly on her own and has to learn to do things from the ground up. Then when she finally does find another dark denizen, Druj, she's too embarrassed by how much better Druj seems to be doing to ask for help – and since Druj firmly believes in Jahy's greatness and extreme capability, she tends to put a rosy spin on everything Jahy says anyway, assuming that her former mistress is still living like a queen. Although it's never really elaborated upon (we have no idea what Druj does for work in the human world, only that she's a “president” and very wealthy), part of the secret to Druj's success may be that she managed to retain her adult form. Jahy's child body is adorable, but also incredibly unhelpful, and when her boss at the bar where she becomes a waitress in her brief adult moments finds out her secret, all she wants to do is say how cute little Jahy is; her adorability doesn't even net her free room and board. In fact, the apartment she lives in belongs to the boss and her sister, but the sister is bound and determined that Jahy will pay rent, child or no. (Jahy, meanwhile, is equally stubborn about not paying. Jahy's really not helping herself here.) As you might guess, the humor does verge on the mean side. Because we can see that Jahy is the author of many of her own setbacks, it mostly avoids coming off that way, but the later chapters with the landlady do come close to crossing that particular line. While it isn't necessarily fair to say that because she's in a child's body, Jahy deserves more consideration than if she, like Druj, retained adult form, it does make for some occasionally uncomfortable moments. On the other hand, Jahy is so laughably bad at meeting her goals in ways that have zero to do with how she looks that it almost doesn't matter. The story is a bit redundant in this first volume. This is due to the fact that the pre-series short chapters are also included in the book, so territory covered in chapters .1 and .2 are also re-covered in chapters 1 and 2, albeit in extended form. It's a short volume anyway – a bit over 160 pages – but that works for the style of comedy. The art does enhance things nicely; the characters are all distinct and fun to look at (especially both forms of Jahy) and there's just enough detail to ground things without feeling overwhelming. (The magical girl also looks like a Cardcaptor Sakura reference, which is a nice touch.) There's one awkward bit of translation when Jahy's boss starts calling her “Sweet-hy” as a nickname, which just feels ungainly, but other than that, this is a well-put-together book. The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! is a simple, fun comedy. It tries to make the most of its premise and largely succeeds, and if it does verge on mean humor, it generally doesn't cross the line. It's a good light read, and that's never a bad thing.

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