English: I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job.
Synonyms: Yu-sibu, Yusibu, Yuushibu
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2013 to Dec 21, 2013
24 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 7.061 (scored by 6670 users)
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SynopsisThe story revolves around Raul, a boy who did not become a Hero, since the demon lord was already defeated just before his Hero exams. His dreams dashed, Raul spends his days working at a magic shop in the capital. One day, a part-time job seeker appears at the shop with an amazing résumé:
Previous Occupation: Demon Lord Heir
Motive: Because my father was defeated
The work comedy revolves around this former Hero-in-training and the daughter of the demon lord.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita.
Sequel: Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita. OVA
Characters & Voice Actors
"Hey Raul, where do we keep the money to sell..."
Since the first episode came out, I knew I was going to love this show, and it still holds true now. Before I begin my review, however, I'd like to give a little spiel:
As you know, we all have slightly different tastes when it comes to anime. There is almost NO way you'll agree with everything I'll say, or maybe none at all. That's awesome, everyone is entitled to their opinion and have the right to defend themselves on what they think. So, all I ask is to take in my info as food for thought, because I don't mean to alter what you think of this show, I just want to give you my perspective (which is almost always a positive one). And lastly, my reviews follow the rating of relevance of genre, how well it's displayed, and the three most important categories: Art, Sound, and Character (Story is something I will not review anymore, I've realized that everyone can get something else from the anime than other people do, so trying to argue the purpose of an anime is useless). I'll also say what I thought in general. The recommended audience will be at the end.
Okay, spiel over. Time to see how Yusibu fares.
This series has a weird way of making me laugh ALL the time. That weird way is Fino. Literally almost every time she's on screen, I mentally prepare myself for her shenanigans. The communication between characters is very genuine and hilarious, especially between Raul and Fino. Something about her not understanding anything and being cocky about it is pretty damn funny to me. In all, this series derives from its humor, and the humorous conversations between its characters.
Wait, it's a romance? But there's like 7 girls and--
Oh no. OH NO. SOMEONE SOUND THE ALARM!
HAREM ALERT! HAREM ALERT! HAREM ALERT! HAREM ALERT!
Oh yes, it's a harem. And harems are my favorite. Sure, this might not be a Key harem like Little Busters! or Clannad, but I'm assuming that we'll get some exploration in each girl so we can know who to root for. And this is definitely NOT for everyone. If you don't like harems, I'd say to just not watch this. The romance in this series, however, will strongly derive from Fino and Airi, I assume. Fino seems oddly attached to him, and Airi has something along the lines of "He was my rival so obviously I love him now" going on.
I'm assuming if you are reading my review, then you can read. And I'm
assuming you read the word ecchi under "genre" and strongly considered if you like ecchi or not. If you don't like ecchi, and you're watching this series and giving it hate, why? It clearly lists it for the people who do or don't like ecchi. Can we please all realize that not every show is for us? ESPECIALLY since this is a harem with ecchi in it, go ahead and dismiss it as "generic" or "cliche" and leave the good series to us. This series so far has used ecchi as a base of humor and doesn't do a bad job. Obviously, ecchi is fan-service, for attracting viewers. If anything, it's doing its job.
It might just be me, but I'm not really following what's going on in the fantasy aspect. Sure, magic supplies and stuff yadda yadda, but the whole part about being a hero is throwing me off. They haven't really explained any of that part of the series. But all I know is if they didn't have that fantasy part, there'd be no Fino. So, B for Fino. Hopefully they'll fix it along the way.
Although romance might fit it, harem fits the series just as much. Other than that, however, the genres are pretty relevant to the series.
A fiesta for your eye sockets, I'm telling you. I've said this before, but with this being the newest season of anime, It's obvious to assume the art will only get better between seasons, so the recent season will have the best we've seen so far, so therefore, 10/10. This is also the only type of art this season that I find...controversial, since it compliments ecchi. This is where knowing if you like ecchi or not will help you, because this art features witch "arms" coming out of a machine (you know where that is going), and the gelatinous breasts of all the girls. I'm assuming you're either saying "Ok no, this is not for me," or "HELL YEAH."
Voice Acting: 10/10
I'm not big on voice acting usually, just as long as they fit their characters, and the character's expressions, I was fine. But this series has a Fino, and that Fino is awesome. The voice actor of Fino is magnificent and, if anything, does an overkill of a job in playing her role. I mean, Fino's laugh? It should be a ringtone. I also find Raul's voice different and unique, which helps me identify him as a not generic main character.
Musical Score: 7/10
The downfall of any harem, huh? Even the OP is boring, and reminds me of a series that has nothing go for it (which Yusibu isn't). The BGM is hardly noticeable, if at all. Yet again, this might be the result of awesome script writing, but I'm going to assume that it's not and the music is just not prevalent enough. Hopefully they'll fix it along the way.
I don't know if you noticed, but I like Fino a lot. She is the butter of this series whereas Raul is the bread. They make the series through their comical disputes and dialogue, and their actions toward another within Leon makes me love this series. Even Visor, who doesn't really get much screen time, is pretty damn funny when he is on screen. Lam (IT'S LAMDIMIA DO AXIMEMOR) is a lolicon, which I adore. The rest of the characters (other than Airi), are about the same, however. So why is this section getting a 10/10? Simply because Raul ad Fino make the series, so they make the score. And I find this a very fitting score.
Hopefully by now you've picked up on my subliminal messaging that this series is not for everyone. I personally find this series the second most enjoyable series of the season, and I'm sure many people want to smack me after seeing my overall score, but it's just what I like and I'm just trying to give a more positive perspective. If you like comedy, slice-of-life, or harem series, this is the series for you. DO NOT WATCH THIS IF YOU DO NOT LIKE ECCHI. IT WON'T WORK OUT I PROMISE.
"It wasn't the job that I wanted, but you know...maybe I'll give it a shot in my own way." read more
Hataraku Yuusha-sama! is an anime about a former hero working alongside the daughter of the demon king in a small store.
ok no really. This anime sounded good, and at first I thought it was, despite obviously having been made to jump on the success of Maou-sama from earlier this year. However, everything in this show so far has turned out pretty sub-average, in my own humble opinion.
Story - 6
While unoriginal, it's still a fun premise. A hero-in-training having to give up and wok in a shop, only for his new coworker to be the daughter of the one he'd been training to vanquish? Sadly, the premise is about it. The story after that is disappointingly pretty average, and nothing new.
Art - 7
The art is not bad at all, but it's really not anything to phone home about. The butts are drawn pretty well, though, so that's enough of a plus for me 8)
Sound - 3
How did both an OP by ZAQ's AND an ED by Sphere turn out so... Bad? The songs are both pretty lame, especially ZAQ's disappointing song. The soundtrack in the series is pretty forgettable as well - I don't think I can recall a single piece that was in any way memorable or interesting.
Character - 4
HMMMMM. There's so many different characters here, some horribly annoying, some a bit annoying, some whose joke already got boring, and the few good ones. I enjoy Lam--uh, LAMDIMIA DO AXIMEMOR, and Fino is pretty good when she's not doing the same old "oh wow humans arent obsessed with death ????" thing. The rest are... Well. They're pretty uninteresting. Oh, and then there's Lore, the most irritating person this season.
Basically, that's it. Yeah, the show's not horrible, but it's not good. I give it 5/10 for enjoyment, and the same for overall. If you want to watch a show that's like Maou-sama, this probably isn't what you're after. Thanks for reading, and be sure to press the "Not Helpful" button if you disagree, as we all do! 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 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"Extra Revolution (エキストラレボリューション)" by ZAQ
Ending Theme"Sticking Places" by Sphere
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