Most of the time, anime is a family affair, bringing people together to enjoy the energy that is Japanese animation. This is true for the household of Hikaru Utada, who is apparently addicted to watching the Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun TV anime series, of which the third season is currently airing. Who isn’t though, to be honest?
— 宇多田ヒカル (@utadahikaru) October 19, 2022
Japanese superstar Hikaru Utada, who is best known for performing the theme songs for the Rebuild of Evangelion films and the Kingdom Hearts games, wrote on Twitter yesterday that their son and they are “addicted to Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun.” That’s high praise coming from Utada.
While in Japan Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun airs on NHK-E, Utada and their son lives in the United Kingdom, where the series streams weekly on Crunchyroll, who describes the series as such:
Suzuki Iruma, human, 14, one day finds himself taken against his will into the world of demons. To add to his predicament, his doting owner and self-appointed “Grandpa” is the chair-demon at his new school. In order to survive, Iruma must deal with a haughty student who challenges him to a duel, a girl with adjustment issues, and so many more scary beings! Can this ultimate pacifist dodge the slings and arrows that are flung his way? As he struggles frantically, Iruma’s innate kindness begins to win over enemies.
Source: Hikaru Utada on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.