Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"While many anime are action packed tales, romantic comedies with girls everywhere, dark twisting tales, mysteries full of twists, or simple fun for kids, there are also anime series that try to focus on a story of a different nature. Such was the case with Spice and Wolf, a series that focused on a man and a wolf deity with a heavy emphasis on economics. Now while Spice and Wolf focused on microeconomics, Maoyū Maō Yūsha, or simply called Maoyu in the West, is a series of a hero and a demon king but this time focused on macroeconomics. The question is, does Maoyu tell a story worth following?"