English: The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Apr 4, 2013 to Jun 27, 2013
24 min. per ep.
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!
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Characters & Voice Actors
||The Devil Arrives in Sasazuka
Maou, Sasazuka ni Tatsu (魔王、笹塚に立つ)
|Apr 4, 2013
||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
||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
||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
||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)
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 a portal to... modern day Japan. There, the former villains find themselves faced with even greater challenges- chariots that move by themselves, a culture filled with abstruse rules, mana that can no longer be replenished, and endless burgers to cook and serve. Just as the pair seems to have established a small beachhead in this foreign land, they find that they are not alone. Others from Ente Isla have followed in their wake, and among them is the very Hero that drove them out.
Maou Sama is a hilarious twist to the fantasy world portal genre. This somewhat action-oriented show is like a cross between the cultural humor in Outbreak Company, the too-lazy-to-be-a-hero fantasy elements from Yusibu, and some plot elements and protagonist traits from Blood Lad. The story is very straightforward and falls into the tasteful shonen category, and surprising stays mostly out of harem territory. If you're looking for a solid watch with a bit of fantasy and magic, this is a pretty good one- for veterans and newcomers alike.
The animation quality is pretty good overall. The show has a fairly saturated color palette with softly drawn lines and fair backgrounds. The overall treatment is a bit uneven as certain scenes have great lighting and detail while others appear more plain. You get a good mix of flashback scenes in Ente Isla so I'd say the setting is 2/3 mega city and 1/3 fantasy land. Character designs are pretty decent, starting with the hilarious demon capes that the Japanese police immediately dismiss as cosplay. They do a good job at some of the finer details as well, the former Overlord and our protagonist Maou Sadao has demonic red eyes and snake-like pupils, which surprisingly don't look all that menacing when attached to a dude in a burger joint uniform. Hilariously, the buff, miasma-emitting bodies of the demons are reduced to those of ordinary humans when stripped of their mysterious mana source, thus our protagonist (aside from his eyes) ends up looking like any other harem male lead.
There are a fair number of fights as well as accidents (most of them involving slippery stairs). While not choreographed to the level of a full on action thriller, expect some nice effects and decent intensity (and massive collateral damage). This series surprisingly didn't go the harem route so don't expect too much ecchi aside from the now mandatory comparison between girls' bust sizes and swimsuit episode.
The show starts with a fitting light-action OP that reminds me a bit of Infinite Stratos. The melody isn't that great but it works nonetheless. The main ED is much slower and has a chorus that brings up vibes from Sankarea's ED; this is probably one of Nano Ripe's less annoying songs. The BGM is passable but nothing special and likewise for sound effects.
The VA cast is pretty experienced with both heroine VAs doing a pretty good job in their respective roles. I also found Ente Isla's language particularly humorous, and there are surprisingly a lot of tongue-twisted lines in that fantasy language (though conveniently enough the Hero's flashbacks are in Japanese). The antagonists are a bit too obviously voiced though; you practically can guess deceit just from the voice. Overall a pretty run of the mill sound effort.
This is where I was a bit surprised, pleasantly. Maou, for whatever reason, decides that this new world called Earth is pretty interesting and sets his ambitions to conquer it along with Ente Isla. However, in an un-demonic fashion he decides to do so playing by the rules of the land, by working his way up the corporate ladder of a Mc Donald's clone chain. Thus, the most feared being in one world is turned into the employee of the month at your local fast food stop. The degradation in stature doesn't end there, as we soon find that the Hero is likewise reduced to working at a call center. It was quite unique seeing the two clash while trying to maintain their professional lives and barely scrounge by with an impoverished lifestyle.
The show follows a central plot line with occasional introductions of new characters and antagonists. The actual battles and events are fairly predictable (it is shonen after all) but still enjoyable nonetheless. The story grows to an eventual climax, which actually feels unnaturally forced in my opinion, and finishes with a touching deja vu of an earlier sequence in the show. It's fairly open ended but still satisfying enough. Best of all, the show does a pretty good job of tidying up corners, explaining most of the would-be plot questions.
Maou may resemble your typical harem lead, but he acts nothing like it. He's a surprisingly reliable and hard-working individual who puts the success of his workplace and coworkers before himself. Likewise, the Hero, is not what you expect either. She is clumsy, quick to anger, and surprisingly spiteful. Thus, the show does a good job of separating the protagonists from the usual stereotypes. There is also comic and playfully romantic relief in the form of Chiho, Maou's coworker. There is a decent amount of development with all the above characters but viewers hoping for a Maou-Yuusha route will be stymied (sadly).
However, the other supporting characters are more of your standard fare business. In particular, I don't think Lucifer and Suzuno were developed to their full potential, especially considering how prominent their roles were at various plot points. And Olba... there's no way you could get a more stereotypical antagonist.
Though the show comes across as predictable, it is a solid work for its genre nonetheless and a very easy watch. It doesn't have much in rewatch value due to its simplicity but it is thoroughly enjoyable for both plot involvement and character interactions. If you're looking for a relatively light action/comedy, this is a good choice. Grab a seat and maybe a burger and enjoy! read more
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 this anime a lot. I thought it was funny, dramatic, and action packed at the same time. I recommend it to those who want an anime to just sit back and enjoy watching in a day. read more
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
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 where its comedy lies and executes it very well. It may not send you into hysterical fits of laughter, but rest assured you will be having a loony grin plastered on your face while watching it. The best word to describe it will be 'Delightful'. And it has a pretty decent story as well. Being 11 episodes only it will be a short journey though. But at least its a memorable one.
Characters make or break a show. HMS has great characters with their own idiosyncrasies and attitude. From the Lucifer who turns into a NEET to our own hero who turns from being a apathetic dark lord to a guy who works at Mc Ronalds. Yeah you read it right. This makes up for interesting situations which never fail to amuse.
Should you watch it? Yeah. Once in a while you need an anime like this to clear your mind and relax 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
Both plots have a similar premise where the Demon comes to the human world and tries to live
as a human. And the Hero who is supposed to the demons enemy ends up supporting and becoming
friends with the demon.
Both the anime entertains you with how the demon goes about learning how to do stuff the human way.
And they also try to earn a living to survive in the human world.
All in all both anime gives us good comedy to laugh with a little tint of romance.
- 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..
-Both anime involve about demon king and hero.
-Both anime also involve about demon and hero getting a job to fulfill their live.
-Both anime have Comedy/Romance/Demon Genre.
Great balance between comedy and action, led by main characters based on supernatural entities.
The great main characters in both animes are feel the same.
The world that contains magic also very similar.
And the comedy and action is great in both.
Similar to how a devil works at mc Ronald's a god does some small time jobs in order to gain more power.
Both of these titles have a mix of comedy and more serious themes.
Both of them involve interactions between humans and being from other worlds/planes of existence.
Both portray higher beings carrying out basic human jobs in order to further their life goals.
And both have a fair share of action.
Both are about gods, who started living in earth meeting a human girl
Both are about other worldly beings trying to make a living in the human world, and both have action comedy vibe to it. Hataraku maou sama has a more comedic and light hearted tone than noragami and both have likeable characters, an interesting world, and overall plot looming in the background.
-Both have action blended with slice of life
-Both have some main characters gods and they get familiar with humans
-Both of the main males are somewhat shallow and stupid but cheerful and lovable
The usual city setting with loads of comedy and actions sequence and both of these main chars get a lot of friends for the sake of fighting and they're both overpowered and neither of them are normal humans with a different past from usual
Both are funny stories, that deal with "otherworldly" people living with/around humans.
Both have the same concept of a goofy guy living modern day Japan being something much more than human with a dark past. Maou and Yato are a bit alike and they just seem to have the same sort of feel. Mostly comedic with more action than I was expecting and a bit of implied romance. Overall, both great shows.
Yato and Maou are extremely similar protagonists. Their personalities are very similar, they're both working for small amounts of cash, and they both have large dreams/ambitions.
maou and yato are supernatural beings (satan & god) who approach life in a very similar manner. they're typically seen as frisky and playful individuals who take things very lightheartedly often to their companions dismay. however, they once were individuals who lived life by exerting violence and force in order to get the job done. despite their care-free altitudes, they both will act calculating, cunning, and serious when the situation requires them to (protecting their friends from enemy threats).
friendship also becomes an important factor in both anime that allows yato and maou to hold onto their humanity. there's also subtle hints of comedic romance between the female and male leads. not to mention, the humour in noragami and devil is a part-timer are both refreshing, and art styles are somewhat similar as well!
Both main characters are very similar despite one being a god and the other Satan. Both are really funny & laid-back and it is humorous to see these deities do regular guy things like work at McDonalds or fulfill wishes for 5 yen worry about things like clothes and food. I would recommend these animes for anyone who just wants to take a break from story driven animes and watch something funny and not get too psychologically in depth. I personally think The Devil is a Part Timer is funnier but you can decide for yourself.
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.
Both protagonists are badass Demon Lords. Both are harems. They're very funny with no dark themes and just a very enjoyable anime. Highly reccomend watching Ichiban if you enjoyed Hataraku Maou.
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..
The second I started watching Blood Lad, I immediately got struck by that "special atmosphere," I so typically experienced back when I watched Hataraku Maou-sama! Already from the get-go, the series share a lot of elements and strikingly similar plot-twists. Many of the reasons behind this common atmosphere they share can be easily explained. 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 is a vamp and Maou is the Devil in own high person.
2. Staz and Maou are both very high-ranking individuals, and both have right-hands and helpers at their service.
3. They're both a bit lazy in nature but have also shown that they both are able to perform exceedingly well when challenged or motivated with various tasks or goals.
4. Staz has a tendency (just like Maou-sama) for not taking his helpers nor other people's feelings into full consideration when ordering them around or engaging with them socially.
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 (like Maou-sama) is simply way too self-centered to really notice anything (i.e. meaning Chiho/Fuyumi-chan)...
7. Staz and Maou are both adapt quickly in the face of major plot-twists (many which they cause themselves, often without their knowledge).
8. Last, I wanted to enlighten those who have so far been too blind to have noticed this... It is the fact that Staz and Maou-sama both share the same voice actor: Ryota Ohsaka.
Plus, I'd also like us all to welcome Mr. Komesu Taichi on his debut. I hope we'll be seeing him in 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.
**"Hataraku Maou-sama!" is well known as 'The Devil is a Part-Timer!'**
-Both main characters are powerful demons(Staz is a vampire) but don't seem particularly evil
-Both main male characters are the typical 'shounen' MC (they also have the same voice actor)
-The setting and comedy are reasonably similar
-Both anime include two worlds (a human world and a 'demon' world)
-Neither anime is very tense, they both have a soft, comedic atmosphere (with exceptions)
-When there is action, it's a bit exaggerated
I think that if you liked one, you'll enjoy the other!
- The main character has plenty of power, but decides not to use it out of preference for the normal world. In other words, both take priority to the modern world oppose to the super natural world
- Both animes are filled with similar comedy
- In Hataraku Maou-sama, the main objective becomes surviving in the human world. In Blood Lad, the main objective is reviving a human girl.
- Maou-sama takes place in the human world, Blood Lad takes place in the super natural world
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.
In both series, there is a lighthearted tone. More importantly though, they involve a main character who is a demon known for having powers but seems to be sealed away.
The main male protagonist's life also seems to strange forever after a certain event and they are forced to adapt to their new lifestyle. They also seem to have a rocky relationship with the main female character.
Both series involves some action and there is a theme of 'conquering the world'.
Both series also features another female character who seems to be interested in the main male protagonist.
Both light comedies that deal with demons, where the main character is forced to adapt to a completely different lifestyle. In Hataraku, it's switching to a completely different universe or should I say time period. In Beelzebub, Oga must live with Baby Beel, and adapt a new life with him.
Both anime also involve the aspect of "taking over the worlds/humans."
Both are about a demon that came to the human world. They are both comedic and funny. They both also have action and interesting fights.
Both anime deal with demons that try to integrate in a modern japanese society. Solid comedy in both anime also, but they have their serious moments also.
Involves good comedy and epic fights. Both protagonists are demons.
Hataraku Maou-sama is about 'Devil king Sadao' and how he adapts to living on Earth with little money. Beelzebub is similar because it handles demons in the same, humorous way and also shows the struggles of demons who have come to Earth. They are also both very funny.
They are both about delinquent-like boys.
Both are involved with demons. Both are surreal and interesting.
Both have a big responsibility where they could get killed any second.
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.
Though took place in different timelines, both series featured a hero working together with a demon lord. The heroes are a bit hesitant at first, but later warms up to the demon lord as the story progresses. Both stories are also light-hearted with comedies mixed in it.
In both series, there's a similar feeling and the main male character seems to have similar personalities.
There is some sense of supernatural themes but mostly presented in a fun way. With that, there's the comedy and humorous dialogues thrown together.
Although the settings are a bit different, Maoyu and Hataraku Maou-sama! maintains a similar background involving shaping a world (although in different ways).
It has the same kind of character development around Hero, Satan, and friends.
These anime's rely heavily on comedy and pulls it off quite well.
The art is appealing and characters are appealing. The subtle plot twists make them worth watching.
Most notable similarities: Demon king, and Hero.
Hataraku instead has a male demon king/lord/whatever and has a female lead hero/tsundere/whatnot. But a notable difference is that there is no romance between the to leads (at the moment). Beginning seems kind of rushed compared to the manga (same with Maoyuu) but can be quite enjoyable nonetheless.
The two have the same demon to human kind of relationship except one was set in some alternate middle ages setting, while the other was set in modern times. Another differences, the head demon from one anime was a woman, while in the other is a teenage boy, though he's actually older than one thinks.
Both have a hero, both have a demon king (although it is reversed in Maoyuu).
In both we see that the hero (Yuusha) goes to the demon/devil king to destroy them, but instead the hero ends up cooperating one way or another because of different circumstances.
Hataraku is like Maoyuu, just set in modern times with less politics and more comedy.
The hero tries to destroy the demon lord but discovered that the demon lord isn't that bad and they eventually team up. Maoyuu Maou Yuusha leaned more towards the romantic side though.
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