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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Score: 8.171 (scored by 57594 users)
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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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This tale is one of a tyrant whose palm holds,
The malignant fury of gods olde,
He was struck from his throne,
And pays bills for his phone,
Now he works full time at MgRonald’s.
But the tyrant he has a great wife,
Who does laundry and is good with a knife,
He does dishes and chores,
And scrubs all the floors,
(But was Demon General: Ashiya in his past life).
Then hence came the hero named Emi,
Who wanted to kill the tyrant; her enemy,
But love played her a fool,
Now she’s under his rule,
So she stalks him in hopes for the D.
Now sit down and pour a cold scotch,
We’re gonna kick it up one more notch,
Because these birds of a feather,
Call even more queers together,
And god DAMN is it well worth the watch.
Hataraku Maou-sama! (I will shorten it to HM) is personally the best comedy anime this season for me. I started watching it when a friend of mine told me it's about a demon lord drifted to the modern-day Tokyo and started working at McD*n*ld's (becomes MgRonalds in this anime). Just by that description I could already imagine how outrageous and hilarious this anime can be, and I'm glad it is!
Every episodes is executed nicely and although sometimes the pacing can be a little too slow, it doesn't really affect the overall enjoyment of the story. New characters are added every few episodes to fuel up the already laughter-packed demon lord's "stronghold" and workplace. Some action scenes are also available in HM and being the pure comedy anime as it is, viewers will be amused to how HM managed to slip some really hilarious lines in the middle of a heated battle scene.
Although it is not a very spectacular one, the art is good, leaving a little to no room for complaint. Other series this season such as Suisei no Gargantia and Railgun S have better artwork in my opinion.The animation is made by White Fox studio (Steins;Gate, Katanagatari), another good job by them.
I really like the opening song of HM, ZERO!! by Minami Kuribayashi. The first 4 episodes' opening animation are just a compilation of the scenes present in those episodes. But starting from episode 5 onward, HM has a new opening animation which is not just a compilation of scenes and it's another plus for the OP.
Some notable voice actors/actresses such as Yoko Hikasa and Shimono Hiro made this anime very lively and the voice acting blends really well with the character's personality.
BGMs are also well-adjusted to every situations, mostly you'll hear some dorky tunes to accompany the comical scenes.
The characters have varied personality. From your wicked demon lord turning to be more human-like than most humans, his loyal and upright demon vassal, the temperamental and always yelling hero to your average-in love school girl and another demon vassal who is a noisy and demanding brat. Every characters plays an important role to build the unique, funny atmosphere in HM.
Some episodes made me laugh and other episodes made me laughed so hard. That's the kind of enjoyment I feel from HM. It really serves its purpose as a comedy anime, not by some cheap harem scenes, perverted fantasies, or girls stuffing their boobs to the male character. HM serves you unique characters, funny faces, comical situations, ridiculous arguments, spin-off of world famous brands (there are more spin-offs other than MgRonalds) and hilarious lines ready to make your day.
Well, what more can I say. I enjoyed HM very much every single time a new episode is released. It's been a while since a comedy anime made me laugh every episode and HM definitely succeeded in making me a fan of the series. read more
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 ..
Both anime's main character is the leader of a world or territory that has tons of followers. and they love japan; the genres of these animes are very alike and the female lead develops feelings for the male lead little by little.
In both series, there is a main male protagonist who seems to playing the role of a leader/ruler. However, they come in contact with something new and unexpected.
There is a lot of comedy in both series. Despite the main male protagonist portrayed as being powerful, they also seems to lack common sense and often or not seems to need help with logic of the real world. Both series also seems to make fun of popular culture and has references as well. There is also action that are sometimes exaggerated. The main female character in both series are a bit different but has an awkward relationship with the mc throughout the series. On the other hand, Fuyumi (Blood Lad) and Chiho (Hataraku Maou-Sama!) has some similarities.
Strangely enough both these anime is really similar. Similar kind of art style if that is what attracted you, but also similar humor.
-Both have quirky "demon lord"
-Both are in==enticed by the human world, in one way or the other.
and plus, both are very funny and im hoping for more funny situations and stuff with Blood Lad
the CV of both protagonist is same..
both protagonist is supposed being a bad guy,, but actually they are a funny, crazy, good guy
the story has a 2 world..
both has a great action..
the comedy is great..
Both involves big bosses who goes to the human world and live a simple life, both have the same action, fantasy and comedy genre.
The second i started watching Blood Lad, i Immediately got struck by that 'special atmosphere', so typically experienced back when watching Hataraku Maou-sama!.
Already from the get-go, the series share's 'alot' of serie-elements and strikingly similiar plot-twists.
Many of the reasons behinde this common Atmosphere they share, can be easily explained [[see below]]
The very moment you're introduced to the Main-Protagonist Charlie Staz, you'll immediately start seeing that he has some clear similarities to Hataraku's; Maou-sama.
1. Staz is just like Maou, a type of demonic creature. Staz being a Vamp and Maou the Devil in own high person.
2. Staz and Maou are both very high-ranking individuals, and both have right-hands and helpers at thier service.
3. They're both a bit Lazy in nature but have also shown that they both; when challenged or motivated with the various tasks or goals, are able of performing exceedingly well.
4. Staz has a tendency (just like Maou-sama) for not taking his helpers nor other people's feelings: into full consideration when tasking them around or engaging with them socialy.
5. They both come from another world/dimension (usually demonic in nature,) to earth through some kind of teleportation device or portal. Though they split on the fact that Staz actually wants to go to the Human world, whereas Maou did not.
6. They're both "Masters" at unconsciously getting girls to fall in love with them. Though Staz is (like Maou-sama) simply way too self-centered to really notice anything,.. (Anything meaning Chiho/Fuyumi-chan)
7. Staz and Maou are both adapt very fast in the face of mayor plot-twists (many which they cause themselfes, often without thier knowledge).
8. Lastly, i wanted to enlighten those whom have so far been too blind to have noticed it,.. it being the fact that Staz and Maou-sama both share the same Voice-actor: Ohsaka, Ryota
+ I'd also like us all to welcome Mr. Komesu Taichi, on his debute and i hope well be seeing himin further series down the road.
The same entities from the underworld wanting to live in the human world, a lot comedy, except one is a bit disgusting.
They have a similar ambient, are comedic and funny, and also have interesting fights and characters.
Both Main Male character are demons (vampire count as a demon). Both started at the demon world then the human world and both have a gate to enter/leave the human world.
Same category (Comedy) has underworld
Both are shows about demons, they're both packed with comedy and action
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 were high ranking entities have been demoted to work as freeters.
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...
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.
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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