Isekai Maō to Shōkan Shōjo no Dorei Majutsu (異世界魔王と召喚少女の奴隷魔術?, lit. "How Not to Summon a Demon Lord"), the series premiered on July 5, 2018, and will be broadcast on AT-X, BS Fuji, Tokyo MX, and Sun TV. Crunchyroll will simulcast the series worldwide outside of Asia, and Funimation will simuldub it. The series' opening theme, "DeCIDE", will be performed by the unit SUMMONARS 2+, a group composed of voice actresses Azumi Waki, Yū Serizawa, Yumi Hara, Rumi Okubo, and Emiri Katō, and the ending theme, "Saiaku no Hi demo Anata ga Suki." (最悪な日でもあなたが好き。, "I Like You Even on the Worst Day."), will be performed by Serizawa and produced by HoneyWorks.
Takuma Sakamoto is an ordinary human who is mysteriously transported to the world of his favorite MMORPG, Cross Reverie, with the appearance of his own character in the game, the Demon Lord Diablo. The two young girls who summoned him, the Pantherian Rem and the Elf Shera, attempt to use a spell to make Takuma their servant, but the spell rebounds, and both end up with magic collars stuck on their necks, thus becoming his slaves instead. With a serious case of social anxiety, Takuma decides to act like his character while interacting with others, and makes use of his high stats and vast knowledge of Cross Reverie's lore to survive in his new environment, traveling along with Rem and Shera to look for a way to remove their slave collars while helping them with their own, personal issues that led them to summon him in the first place.
Monster designer and action animation director: Yuki Miyamoto
Backgrounds by Kusanagi
Color key artist: Natsuko Otsuka
Photography director: Teppei Satō
Sound director: Satoshi Motoyama
The English voice actors of Rem, Alicia, Shera, Sylvie and Diablo also voice Kanna Kamui, Riko Saikawa, Tohru, Miss Kobayashi and Tatsuta (the butcher; Eric Vale also did other minor voice roles) in Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid.
The English voice actors of Krebskulm, Saddler, Celestine, and Medios also have minor voice roles in Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid.