On October 14, the season two finale of Star Trek: Lower Decks aired on Paramount+, and while the show is lauded by some for “breaking new ground” as a sci-fi comedy and mature adult animation, often reviewers don’t talk about the LGBTQ representation at the heart of the show itself.
What if a powerful, beautiful demon went from a revered and feared leader to a small, physically weak girl who is poor and destitute, living in a ratty apartment? That is the main premise of The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!, an anime that makes you sympathize with the “villain” rather than the “hero”.
What if demons were contracted by other demons to assassinate “bad” humans? That’s what Helluva Boss, a mature animated web series, is all about. While the series is bloody at times, it also has a tenor of morbid humor and is unlike any other animated series, indie or mainstream, that has ever been created or has appeared on any platform.