English: The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2013 to Jun 27, 2013
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisDevil 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!
Related AnimeAdaptation: Hataraku Maou-sama!
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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 only smile, but laugh. From sadistic to well-planned situations alike, that would be the general purpose of the second type - making us laugh.
Hataraku Maou-sama is the second type. Furthermore, it is extremely successful.
The series’ start is quite dark and serious, but if you’ve taken a look at the genres and read the synopsis, then you can guess that it doesn’t stay like that for long. We are presented to the situation that went down in the world of Ente Isla, the world in which our main characters originally lived in. After the great Satan Lord Jacob gets defeated by Hero Emilia, he, alongside with his fellow General Alsiel, is forced to pull back and escape. Just before departure, Jacob swears that he will return and regain control over Ente Isla once more. They open up a dimensional portal and go through it, not knowing that Emilia has followed them.
Right after all the seriousness is gone, the fun begins.
Yes, right after that. Of course, the world in which our two demons have landed on is Earth. Japan, to be specific. The first thing they realize is that they cannot regenerate magic in this world, and since they’ve used most of it up for opening the portal, magic becomes one of many things they have to go easy on from that point on. I could go on and on about what happens to them, but I wouldn’t want to spoil much, since it would truly be best for you to see it for yourself.
On short, our main characters that come from Ente Isla must now blend in the everyday life of a human. That includes getting a job, paying for everyday expenses, and so on. Does that sound a bit boring? Well, that’s far from it. Besides being spiced up with some amazing comedy on every corner, supernatural activity comes in as well. Our lead characters are attacked! They are being pursued! Is this the time to be worried about them? No. It is the time for you to laugh to your heart’s desire, since every scene is presented either in a badass, or funny way.
Through the story, we are presented to more and more new characters, most of them coming from Ente Isla themselves. After being “tamed” by our original main leads, they settle down on Earth as well, each of them living their lives in their own way. From working and having a job, being a housewife (housedude?), all the way to being a lazy NEET.
Since most of the angels that come from Ente Isla are female, while the demons are male, you can get a picture of what kind of pacts are made. It is a wide-known saying that us, men, have no weapons against women, so the only thing we can do for us to prevail is stick together. Our demons do just that. Closely. On the start, Jacob and Alsiel rent quite a small apartment, barely containing enough space for the two already. But no, things get only (worse) funnier. One more demon comes and after being tamed and proven weaker, that little apartment becomes a smaller strongholds of idiots, so to speak.
And so, our supernatural peeps head towards their everyday issues, with comedy awaiting us on every single corner.
Focusing a little bit on other components as well, the art and sound are splendid. The art is really attractive, making the characters quite adorable for the eye to see (yeah, you get to love those pixels in front of you). Not to mention the great display of various actions, such as the all-lovable trollface out of nowhere. All in all, it presents the story in a great way. The sound fits in excellently. What is left to make us laugh besides the animation and the text? Of course, the way the text is spoken and delivered! I must compliment the voice actors here. They have all done a really good job at emphasizing the characters’ emotions through voice, especially their common outbursts. A special shout-out goes to Ryota Ohsaka here, who is voicing our MC, Jacob, and has done it right all the way. Taking the scene in which Jacob is screaming on Alsiel: “You’re freaking right you’re late! It’s all over, why do you even bother showing up now!?” , I can say it is just presented in a way that I couldn’t find a better one, in all honesty.
The characters make the show. Alongside with the scenes they get caught in, we get to sympathize with them, we take them as some stupid idiots, we want to see them get stormed-over more, and so on. On short, we want more of each and every single one of them. It’s one of those rare cases where the stupid characters in some series aren’t annoying. The catch is that they are not mainstream. Far from that. They are totally unique, and their stupidity is unique as well. It reaches levels far beyond. Well, from everything I’ve written so far, I think you can guess what my enjoyment is like. It is pumping high. Very high.
Overall, Hataraku Maou-sama is stupid. There is not a single quality focus in the series. However, it is still grand. Oh yes, it is. In all honesty, I cannot remember the last time that I’ve had such good laughs during watching some anime series, but I sure will remember Hataraku Maou-sama for a long period of time. Very worth the watch. Heck, if you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to emphasize its priority to the maximum if you’ll ever feel like watching some great comedy. Extremely suggested. read more
If your wanting an all weekend anime marathon this is the anime for you. It's fun, comedic, and short with a side of action.
While I scrolled through the list the title is was caught my eye, "The Devil is A part Timer". There are many thoughts that came to mind so I decided to please my curiosity. From the start to finish the plot flows in a consistent manner. The characters development is great despite the short amount of episodes that are allotted (13). The animation is great as well as a decent english dubbed version.
Can't really point out anything bad in particular other than the stereo typical loud tsundere chick.
But all in all, quick and fun just like I like it. read more
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.
Hataraku Maou-sama! and Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita (Yuushibu for short) not only have similar starting settings but also have the same comical scenario: Comedy at the workplace. By making the demons work in a regular store (McRonalds in Hataraku Maou-sama and Lawson's in Yuushibu) and assimilating to the workplace, both shows create hilarious comedy. In Maoyuu's case, from adapting too well to climbing the corporate ladder and penny pinching and in Fino's case, from lacking common sense and etiquette and scaring customers.
Both involves supposes legendary warriors and a head demon, who found themselves washed-off and working part-time jobs. Dissimilarities: One has an extra ecchi genre, whiled the other has action as its extra genre.
Demon King gets Kicked, and the plot's centred about protagonist working at a store. Be it selling papasonic stuff, or selling MgRonald burgers
about hero and demon lord working
Both about (would be) heroes and demon lords who know have to work in human society.
- Involves a hero and a demon entering the human world for the first time
-main character must adapt to the new world and get a part time job
- both have a fantasy, comedy, romance genre
- both series are very funny
The same situation where washed-up legendary warriors and demons now live simple lives.
Let's Put it simple.... Both involve Heroes and Demons working at a Part time job... :) although there is a slight difference.. Just watch it to fing out..btw Yuushibu is still ongoing...
Similarity in both of these series, involves a main character working in a friendly work environment, as their previous task were left a drag. One particular character is a demon character, but despite being a scary one, they are basically friendly, sometimes naive, and a funny one where they interact with customers in somewhat a comical way. Also they used magic if they used it for emergencies only or fighting.
Hataraku Maou-sama! follows a demon main character who was transported in the human world, and works as a part timer. Yuushibu follows a hero character, who trains a demon daughter working at a store.
In both series, demons somehow end up in the human world and they get a job. In Hataraku Maou-sama!, it's the demon lord, while in Yuushibu, it's the daughter of the demon lord.
In both series, there are heroes who also get a job in the human world. In Hataraku Maou-sama!, there's Emilia who comes to the human world looking for the dark lord. In Yuushibu, there's Raul and his friend Airi who end up getting a job because they couldn't become heroes.
Both Demon Lords in these anime works part-time
Both Demon Lords are poor
Story are similar because they both want to take over the world
Makes you want to watch more
The demons lords both get a job and the heroes watch over them. They live a normal "human" life which nobody really expected them to.
What if the Demon Lord and the Hero found themselves in a world where there was no point in either existence? Well that's exactly what you can expect from both.In the normal daily life of the Demon Lord and the Hero you can expect humor, misunderstandings, and misinterpretations. Perhaps even a realization that conquering and conflict are not all there is to life.
Both series are comedies about a Demon Lord and Hero that take normal jobs.
Yuusha is ecchi and both characters take normal jobs in their world since there is no more Demon Lord.
In Maou-sama the characters flee their world and find a job in the human world.
Hataraku Maou-sama tells that a demon lord was working at a restaurant because he was out of money to spend his life.. Then, a hero came too, working. But, in Yuushibu, a hero was working at a electrical store, and a future-demon lord came in a same place with hero, working too.. The storyline almost similar between these two anime series.. But, the character was flipped.. In Hataraku Maou-sama, the hero was a female and the demon was a male, but in Yuushibu, the hero was a male and the demon was a female... These character was hardworking in their works..
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. What happens next is up to you to find out.
Demon-lords adapting to a normal society, resulting in plenty of awkward (and funny) situations. Both shows constantly mix up comedy gags with more serious action scenes.
Both protagonists are very powerful demon lords who don't behave quite as everyone expects of an "evil" being.
Trying to live amongst humans peacefully isn't so easy when you're a demon lord.
Well in both series, the main male protagonist is considered a demon king/lord in the modern world. They have a strange (although with different interactions) in both series with the main female character. Additionally, there are also others who are interested in him for different reasons.
There is a lot of comedy, drama, and some obvious romance hints throughout both series. The main male protagonist often denies it or rather is dense about situations. Regardless though, they try to help their friends in various events and puts others above themselves.
There's also action with supernatural gags in both series as well.
A demon lord placed into an regular environment, even tho one is placed in a school and another in the general human public, it is very similar.
Both protagonist have hidden power and there very powerful demon lord
Both characters are or become Satin (the devil). Although for what ever reason both mains aren't really the evil ones during there series, and end up beating the angles who are ironically the antagonists, and end up trying to save humanity.
Through out both series there's great humor and character development, and the animation is really good, but watch out there is a slow start to both series and not that strong of a plot. These anime are mainly comedies with some action so head my warning, but don't worry they're both well done.
The main characters in here are known to be friendly demons who are living in the modern world and just enjoying their lives. Despite their friendly appearance, their powers inside of them are pretty dangerous and can be destructive in a sort of way. Nevertheless, they still have their chill personality inside of them and getting along with other people. Expect some romance, action, and magic.
Maou-sama tells the main character who was transported into the human world and blends in to help meets his goals. Daimaou is a fan service show and tells a story of a character that has a conflict for the next demon king in his future planning.
Both Ichiban no Daimaou and Hataraku Maou-sama! have a Demon King who doesn't fulfil his 'evil role. Ichiban has the main discover he is destined to become the demon king, however works towards a peaceful goal, whereas Hataraku has the initially evil and eventually settling on a peaceful life for himself.
Both series have the powerful 'hero' type female who opposes the demon lord, but necessarily act upon (kill) the demon lord for various reasons. If you like one series then you're bound to like the other, they are of a similar concept, but different enough to enjoy without feeling like you have already seen a part of the same series.
-Both MC are Demon Kings
-They both have some magical girls on thieir side
-Both Demon Kings can be really evil but they can still be really sweet and nice at the same time
-In both anime we see some interesting character developements
Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou is ecchi while Hataraku Maou-sama isn't
Both of the animes are focused on Demon Lords, both of them have some sort of sidekick, that is loyal to them and tries to help them achieve their goals. And then there is a female character that likes him, but fights him because he is a Demon Lord, but she then grows to like him over time.
Opening Theme"ZERO!!" by Minami Kuribayashi (eps 3-13)
Ending Theme#1: "Tsuki Hana (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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