Ranked #428

Hataraku Maou-sama!

Alternative Titles

English: The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Japanese: はたらく魔王さま!


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2013 to Jun 27, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.081 (scored by 172,366 users)
Ranked: #4282
Popularity: #55
Members: 273,986
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Devil King Sadao is only one step away from conquering the world when he is beaten by Hero Emilia and forced to drift to the other world: modern-day Tokyo. As "conquering the world" are the only skills the Devil King possesses—and are obviously unnecessary in his new situation—he must work as a freeter to pay for his living expenses!


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Characters & Voice Actors

Maou, Sadao
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Osaka, Ryota
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Yusa, Emi
Yusa, Emi
Hikasa, Yoko
Hikasa, Yoko
Ashiya, Shirou
Ashiya, Shirou
Ono, Yuuki
Ono, Yuuki
Sasaki, Chiho
Sasaki, Chiho
Touyama, Nao
Touyama, Nao


Hosoda, Naoto
Hosoda, Naoto
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Kobayashi, Tomoki
Kobayashi, Tomoki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hashimoto, Hiroyuki
Hashimoto, Hiroyuki
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The Devil Arrives in Sasazuka
Maou, Sasazuka ni Tatsu (魔王、笹塚に立つ)
Apr 4, 2013
2 The Hero Stays at the Devil's Castle for Work Reasons
Yuusha, Shigoto Yuusen de Maoujou ni Tomaru (勇者、仕事優先で魔王城に泊まる)
Apr 11, 2013
3 The Devil Goes on a Date with His Junior in Shinjuku
Maou, Shinjuku de Kouhai to Date Suru (魔王、新宿で後輩とデートする)
Apr 18, 2013
4 The Hero Experiences Human Warmth
Yuusha, Kokoro no Atatakasa ni Fureru (勇者、心の温かさに触れる)
Apr 25, 2013
5 The Devil and the Hero Save Sasazuka
Maou to Yuusha, Sasazuka wo Sukuu (魔王と勇者、笹塚を救う)
May 2, 2013

Opening Theme

"ZERO!!" by Minami Kuribayashi (eps 3-13)

Ending Theme

#1: "Gekka (月花)" by nano.RIPE (eps 1, 3-4, 6-12)
#2: "ZERO!!" by Minami Kuribayashi (ep 2)
#3: "Star Chart (スターチャート)" by nano.RIPE (ep 5)
#4: "Tsumabiku Hitori (ツマビクヒトリ)" by nano.RIPE (ep 13)

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Nov 21, 2015
In a distant fantasy world far far away, a malevolent demon Overlord is about to conquer all of humanity. His armies butcher humans and burn the countryside, sparing no one and spreading fear and horror across the land. Humanity's last hope comes in the form of a Hero of no equal, raised in virtual secrecy. After countless struggles the righteous human armies, led by said Hero, push back at the demon armies and eventually corner the Overlord in his own castle, forcing him to flee the battle along with his chief strategist. The Overlord gives a foreboding warning that they will return before jumping through read more
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Nov 12, 2015
I thought that this was a very entertaining anime. I love how Sadao believes that he can conquer the world because he works at a McRonalds for minimum wage. Also, it is funny how he does not understand what sexuality is in the real world.

In the beginning, when Alciel threatens the police that he will use his magic on him and nothing happens, so they get arrested is priceless.

When they finally turned into their real forms, I loved it when Alciel says he took too long because he needed his cape. That entire scene was pretty cool overall though.

Overall, I liked read more
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Feb 19, 2014
Unholy burger and fries. I would sure love to try them.

Supreme comedy. That’s what Hataraku Maou-sama is. I like to split the comedy genre into two types when it comes to it and the anime series in general: the first one is the comedy flow that is present through the entire series. It is there to make the series a tad lighter, to bring some more energy and by chance, to make us smile every once in a while. The second one, however, tends to focus on separate scenes rather than bringing the quirky atmosphere. It focuses on jokes and scenes that make us not read more
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Jun 18, 2015
Every year a cluster of anime release for people to gobble whatever they can get their hands on. However a few well made anime somehow don't get as much public attention they deserve. The hidden gem among piles of sand.

This anime is the one.

While sucky reboots and trashy sequels keep spreading their vice like grip among people who haven't breathed outside air for a long time, Hataraku Maou Sama is the odd kid in the block. It has a totally new concept which totally works for its genre. While most other stuff still don't know their true identities after 10 episodes, this anime knows read more
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Anime: Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita.
Both series involve a demon lord and a hero to take a job,
In Yuushi they are still in there own world thought cause no hero's are needed anymore,
In Maou-sama they went to the human world cause they had no other choice. 
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Great balance between comedy and action, led by main characters based on supernatural entities. 
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A young male with almost no power (in our world) is actually the mao, demon lord. This is something both male leading characters have in common. They also have some sort of a sidekick and a female character that likes the main character, yet tries to fight him for some reason but grows to like him over time.
Both stories also have some sort of another female love interest that hangs around but this "love interest" is more obvious in Hataraku Maou-sama!

At the start, both male, main characters have little to no "Mao-power" but this...changes without the main character trying to achieve this.  read more 
reportRecommended by SD_CV
Anime: Blood Lad

both main leads are very powerful demons

both are your typical shounen leads they're even voiced by the same seiyuu

the comedy is kinda and overall setting is kinda similar

in both, there is a small romantic subplot that doesn't really go anywhere .. 
reportRecommended by colorful_smile
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Both include Demons coming to Earth.

Great combination of action and comedy which is executed extremely well.

Both have badass MC and a comedic partner. 
reportRecommended by Ovyda
Anime: Maoyuu Maou Yuusha
Definitely get the same flavor from the Maoyu archetypes but now even more comedic because they take the settings and integrate them into the character backgrounds which then get thrown into a new world instead resulting in hilarious moments and situations. Demon king and hero again, with the use of magic but now in the modern world. 
reportRecommended by yngtadpole

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