It’s the 11th week and I am back with another anime recommendation for you guys. This week we have something that recently got its 2nd season confirmed. This series has a lot of fans and for a very good reason. It is one of the rare reverse-isekais and one of my favorite isekai anime of all time.
We are, of course, talking about Hataraku Maou-Sama or The Devil is Part-Timer. The series trailer is also available on YouTube. You can check it out here:
It is a really fun anime. So let’s get right into the details.
Hataraku Maou-Sama is the anime adaptation of the Light Novel of the same name. It aired from 4th April to 27th June 2013. It has just 13 episodes as of now. Hataraku Maou-Sama has a confirmed 2nd Season which doesn’t have a release date yet. I expect it to come out sometime in the next year. I love how the fans literally memed the 2nd Season into existence.
Hataraku Maou-Sama is a reverse isekai comedy with elements of action, romance, and harem thrown in for fun. It has quite a few fun characters and their interactions are what make the anime funny for the most part.
Hataraku Maou-Sama is about demon lord Satan who flees his world of Ente Isla following the defeat of his army by the hands of the Church and the Hero, Emilia. He and his right-hand man, Alsiel find themselves in modern-day Tokyo after fleeing. They realize they have most and their magical powers and that they are not much different from a normal human now. With nothing else to do, they decide to live as normal humans.
The plot mostly revolves around Maou protecting his daily life. It has quite a few of those classic anime plot twists. The setting and plot are perfect for the tone of the anime. The simple setting of Tokyo gives way to a decent plot.
There are quite a few characters in Hataraku Maou-Sama. Most of them aren’t that important but they add a decent variety to the cast. The ones in the main cast though, are super interesting and funny. Maou himself is a person very dedicated to his work and what’s even funnier is that he works at McDonald’s of all places. He is someone who thinks of his job and daily life even in life or death situations.
The characters are tailor-made to fit in with the theme of the anime. The author really nailed it because the characters seriously make the anime better and funnier. There aren’t serious character developments or stuff but hey, this isn’t that kind of an anime after all.
Animations and Soundtrack
The animations and the soundtrack are fairly average. Neither of those stands out. The animations are bright and colorful matching the comedy/harem theme of the anime. As for the soundtrack, the opening and ending themes are really good.
Why you should watch Hataraku Maou-Sama
Some quick pointers on why you should check out this anime
- Really funny
- Entertaining characters
- Good waifus
- Decent plot
- Awesome for washing away stress
The Devil is a part timer season 2 trailer
A second season is in the works! Here is trailer to keep you going while they create it:
Hataraku Maou-Sama is one of those anime that you just put your mind aside and watch. It is perfect for washing away stress after a bad day. You should definitely check it out. It is worth watching at least once for sure. I have rewatched it multiple times and I still love this anime.
Well, that is all for now. Stay tuned for more content and I will see you in another article!