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Gary and His Demons follows a demon hunter named Gary, who struggles who to stay interested in the Earth-saving duty he never asked for and doesn’t want.
Since becoming a Demon Hunter, Gary’s life has been mostly depressing. And after serving as the “Chosen one” for 30 years, Gary not only hates his job as a Demon Hunter but eagerly looks forward to his retirement.
The show does a beautiful job of keeping things simple while teasing a much larger world and story. Throughout the season, the series introduces the audience to various types of Demons. From Mirror monsters to shape-shifters, the world of Gary and His Demons never lacks trouble nor excitement.
But not all the Demons Gary faces aren’t all bloodthirsty or murder-driven. Some of them serve as informants and even help Gary out during his missions. However, the real Demon Gary contends with are the disasters and disappointments he experiences in a job he never wanted.
The fight scenes were okay, although a few of them left me impressed. I especially loved how they flow seamlessly and subtly showing off Gary’s experience, without interrupting the story.
But perhaps the most interesting feature of this series is Gary’s semblance to Rick Sanchez from Rick and Morty.
Both characters are terrible human beings who couldn’t try to care less about anyone else in the world. If this show was in the Rick and Morty universe, I am almost sure that Gary would be the Demon Hunter version of Rick Sanchez on the council of Ricks.
However, despite possessing a good story and an even better execution, the one crime “Gary and His Demons ” commits is being too short.
Eleven minutes per episode is not enough. The entire first season (for me at least) felt like an animated short and left me wanting more. Sadly the series has been canceled, and for there will be no Gary and His Demons season two.
If you’re looking for a simple, fun, and levelheaded animated fantasy to binge-watch, Gary and His Demons is a great place to start.