Kyou Kara Maou!

The Maou (Demon King) is the ruler of all Mazoku. The position of the Maou is not determined by social standing or heredity. They are decided by Shinou's word and one day a messenger suddenly appears to call on them. Usually once their term as Maou is done, they return to their hometowns and live the rest of their days as normal.

There were 26 Maous before Yuuri, making him the 27th Demon King of Shin Makoku.


Order of Succession Name Nickname Status (Prior to Ascendancy)
1 Shinou Noble (Son of the King of another Kingdom)
7 Lord Folger von Voltaire Noble
14 Lady Brittany von Wincott The Bloodshed King Noble
15 Yaft Trintignant Grisela The Beheader Commoner
19 Lord Basilio von Rochefort The Cruel Noble
20 Henstridge Davidson The Slaughterer Commoner
21 Lord Dwayne von Gyllenhall The Belligerent Noble
22 Arsenio Ropelewski The Mighty Warrior King Commoner
23 Lord Jeannot von Karbelnikoff The Stern Noble
24 Lord Beltran von Radford The Lion King Noble
25 Unknown Chevalier Commoner
26 Lady Cacilie von Spitzweg Noble
27 Shibuya Yuuri Commoner

Maou of Earth

There is not much known about the Maou of Earth. Bob has been the Maou since at least 1938 and none of the Maou before him are known. Shouri is to be his successor.


The names of all former Maous starting from the 24th Maou and ending with the first are told to Yuuri by Gunter in Volume 1, Chapter 3. In the same chapter, Cacilie is introduced.

Information on Chevalier being the 25th Maou is revealed in Volume 16, Chapter 7.