Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2011 to Mar 25, 2012
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisThe story follows the "strongest juvenile delinquent", Tatsumi Oga, a first year in "Ishiyama High" the school for delinquents. One day while sleeping next to a river he sees a man floating down it, he pulls him to shore and the man splits in half revealing a baby boy. This boy is the son of the demon king and he has been chosen as the one to raise it with the baby's demon maid Hilda. The story follows his life with the child and at the delinquent school.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Beelzebub
Other: Beelzebub: Hirotta Akachan wa Daimaou!?, Beelzebub: Hashire! Beel-bo Keiji!!, Beelzebub: Sakigake!! Beel to Shinsengumi, Beelzebub: Kaiketsu!! Beel-bo Meitantei Suiri
Characters & Voice Actors
"He's sweating alot."
"...THAT'S NOT SWEAT, THAT'S -- --"
Give this anime about 2minutes, and you'll already be laughing your ass off. I'm usually very picky with my comedy animes. I need them to be surprising, unique, and more than anything --weird. (Seriously...nothing normal is EVER FUNNY.)
What you get:
- A tougher-than-anyone yankee
- ...paired up with a Demon-Lord Baby (who is adorable)
- ...and is perpetually naked.
- A giant beefy man whose ability to transport people is nothing short of NUTS, not to mention GROSS and disturbing.
- VERY easily distracted Demon-Lord-King who puts Mahjong over destroying the human race
- AND MORE.
Beelzebub is so evil AND cute you just want to squish him.
It's good, what can I say other than that?
When a writer takes a Cliche and twists it into a product of Genius then you know you have a winner. The chemistry between the characters is also wonderful --especially between Beelzebub and Oga.
It's funny, it's exciting, it's fast-paced, it's GOOOD.
All right, there are probably funnier animes, but this is still one of the best. =D
Beelzebub is a genuinely funny anime. And I mean laugh out loud 'til your sides hurt sort of funny. You know you're in for a good time when we are introduced to the basic storyline in the first episode... a huge guy floating down the river spots a “handsome and good looking young man” "who cared nothing for his follow humans". He proceeds to then bestow the green haired demon baby (Beelzebub) unto our protagonist, Oga Tatsumi, in one of the strangest fashions imaginable, before taking with an impressive ballerina pirouette. Hijinks ensue when the baby's beautiful demon maid servant, Hildegarde comes looking for the toddler and finds him attached to Oga. Hildegarde is not impressed but is intent on forcing Oga to fulfil his contract with baby Beel. Oga spends many many episodes trying to pawn the baby off to someone more badass than himself while trying to keep his family, who comically misinterpret his situation, off his back, with varying degrees of success, and lots and lots of comedy. Along for the ride are Furuichi, Oga's best friend and the show's resident pervert, and a host of other delinquents from his infamous Ishiyama High.
As you can probably tell, Beelzebub is a show that doesn't take itself too seriously, and this approach works very well for the story being told. The main characters, particularly Furuichi, seem aware that they part of a show that routinely sets them up with ludicrous scenarios, as if to test their reactions, and they are not shy about calling out some of the more preposterous elements that arise. Characters also address the viewer directly, which adds a nice touch of humour to the show while making the situations more relatable. I found this approach more satisfying than one where we are asked to accept ridiculous circumstances at face value.
The show has a lot of heart, and can also be surprisingly creepy at times; these are demons and the underworld we are dealing with after all, but this never lasts for very long, which is a pity because I think the show would have benefited from playing up the darker themes for longer periods to counter the otherwise jovial tone, which becomes a bit tiresome over a 60 episode arc. Still, the show maintains enough originality to entertain and the delivery of punch lines remains top notch for the most part.
One place where the show does disappoint terribly is in character development. Its remarkable how little the main characters change over the course of the series. This actually turns out to be a main detractor for the comedy as the show goes on because I often found myself wishing for fewer farces and more feeling. Some decent character growth would have solved this issue, but alas there just isn't enough of that to go around. Relationships are especially frustrating. Waiting for something interesting to happen between characters other than fights with comically named "special attacks" is like watching paint dry; there just isn't a lot going on there. The supporting characters fare a bit better in this respect, in particular with an entertaining story arc involving a multi-player FPS.
To add to this, the filler episodes quickly become an annoyance. Simply put, there are too many of them. This wouldn't be so bad if these episodes contributed something towards developing characters, however, they do not. And in the end I kept feeling like these episodes were simply taking away valuable time that could be better used oh say, developing characters.
Overall though Beelzebub is a well written series which keeps track of its story plots, at least until the last episode, so you almost never see characters “forgetting they did something”, or acting out of character, which is very impressive for a farcical comedy like this. Eventually though, lack of character development and some nonsensical villains make it hard for me to call this anime great. Halfway through this series, if you're not being entertained by the humor, chances are you aren't being entertained by anything else. And this is unfortunate, because the show had all the right ingredients to make it absolutely amazing. Still, I would recommend watching the series because you will not regret doing so, if only because it is very different from a lot of what is out there. Moreover, I managed to find a much more satisfying end by basically ignoring the last episode and switching to the manga to get more out this series. The story of Beelzesama and his contractor Oga Tatsumi, does not end at episode 60, and for my money, is definitely worth catching up on.
Oga is like Gintoki. Main characters, pretty aloof and sometimes naive but surprisingly strong.
Furuichi is like Shinpachi. Pretty weak and screams a lot, often frustrated with the main character and points out to obvious when the main character is oblivious. Total spazzes.
Hilde is like Kagura in the sense of being the only girl in the group. Kagura is more crazy, but both girls are pretty strong and sometimes also aloof.
Beel and Sadaharu are pretty strong as well, and are more like the mascosts even though Beel is a baby.
Lots of fights, action, and crazy humor in both series.
Both are wacky comedies based in a world with unreal features.
The lead characters are kind of similar.
Both animes are action/comedies where the main character is very strong, and have abilities far from the normal. Although beelzebub may have more action, the comedy in both is similar
Same Comedy and atmosphere...
both have many similar things to mention.in character design both have a lazy and easy going and strong man as the main character.both have a simple and straight character to support the story in comedy section and a girl with monstrous power.
as for the story both have their main story hidden in their amusing side stories and the comedy part is just not for the beginning but most of the chapters
and a lot more things in common ...
Comedy and action in one shoot.
They are both anime, lmao thats the shit I see on this page and a bunch of other page with recommedations, I don't want to make this a rant so I won't ill make a topic about it later anyways, They are both random,hilarious,action,shounen,based off weekly manga series and you will laugh your ass watching both of them.
well the humor is EXACTLY like gintama (well not exactly, gintama is still waaaayyy~ funnier, but its still has the same way of saying a joke or something) the main character Oga resembles gintoki in on how he seems like a lazy bum, whos really strong, and has that "funniness". then his friend Fuiriuchi resembles shinpachi alot, like how he points how the problems of the main character, hes basically the "comic relief character". and the whole story is just like gintama episode 51-52 (when gintoki is accused of having a baby when its someone elses, but he was left in charge so the chid wouldnt be found by the gandfather so the child could be the heir of the grandfathers fortune) SOOOOOO TO PUT IN SHORT~ beelzebub is just a rip off of gintama and fails to match gintamas creative , original humor that you just cant keep a straight face. but its still pretty good. :)
The comedy in Beelzebub is not as shameless as the comedy in Gintama, but they both feel quite similar.
If you liked Gintama's senseless violence and lack of a major plot than you should watch Beelzebub. Beelzebub has more of a plot than Gintama which is based on various 3 to 6 episode long archs, which in no way relate to each other. However all the comedic aspects of the shows are similar. One of the main characters who cant actually do anything is just there to point out whats obviously wrong with the situation. A stupid main character who can be very EPIC when he has his moments.
Both are comedy animes with some good action on occasion
The storyline of both are essentially aloof, in that, they do not appear to have a solid storyline meaning that they have been enabled to "Free" themselves from the anime-"universe" -as it were- and refer to their own anime in a third perspective, which is an outrageous concept that can provoke only the purest of laughs. Also with simple understanding of the characters to their surroundings, Gintama and Beelzebub are simply hilarious.
Beelzebub and Gintama also involves deep character development as well as hear-warming stories that mostly, always end with an amusing punch-line.
Both include explosive action sequences and suspense.
Though the setting is completely different, the main characters are similar and both shows are funny and have arcs with full-on action, becoming a nice blend.
Both are action gag comedy with lazy, stupid MC. Both take one classical genre (samurai/demons) and make it completly random.
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.
Opening Theme#1: "Dadada" by GROUP Tamashii (eps 1-10)
#2: "Hajimaru no wa, Sayonara" by ON/OFF (eps 11-23)
#3: "Hey!!!" by FLOW (eps 24-35)
#4: "Baby U!" by MBLAQ (eps 36-48)
#5: "Only you- Kimi tono Kizuna -" by Lc5 (eps 49-60)
Ending Theme#1: "Answer" by NO3B (eps 1-10)
#2: "Tsuyogari" by Shoko Nakagawa (eps 11-23)
#3: "Nanairo Namida" by Tomato n' Pine (eps 24-35)
#4: "Papepipu♪ Papipepu♪ Papepipupo♪" by Sasaki Nozomi (eps 36-48)
#5: "Shojo Traveler" by 9nine (eps 49-59)
#6: "Dadada" by GROUP Tamashii (ep 60)more
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