Jan 9, 2011 to Mar 25, 2012
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisThe story follows the "strongest juvenile delinquent," Tatsumi Oga, a first year at Ishiyama High, the school for delinquents. One day while sleeping next to a river, he sees a man floating down it. Tatsumi pulls him to shore, and the man splits in half revealing a baby boy. This boy is the son of the demon king, and Tatsumi has been chosen as the one to raise it with the baby's demon maid, Hilda. The story follows his life with the child at the delinquent school.
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Characters & Voice Actors
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)
"He's sweating alot."
"...THAT'S NOT SWEAT, THAT'S --[SPOILER]--"
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
I will not deny, I'll be a little biased towards this anime cuz my favourite genre is comedy and the supernatural, so this was quite the perfect show for me.
Once upon a time, in a land faraway, there was a barbaric, ruthless, defiant, demon-like bastard who thought nothing of his fellow man. And under some strange as heck circumstances, he started to raise a baby.
Correction. Not just any baby. The next great demon lord!
And so we follow this man, Oga and Baby Beel with their wacky so called 'adventures'. The story's plot is not deep or anything, however it does feature something out of our daily lives and the humor is hilarious. Oga is always dealing with weird situations (which I kind of feel sorry for him) and all of them have to do with Baby Beel. But there are certain moments in the story that will make you go "aww" just for abit as well.
The art is mediocre. But there are certain times where humorous exaggerated facial expressions are drawn very well which I will give a thumbs up for. They do have a little bit of fights, which are short enough and not too long.
The OP and ED suit the anime very much. OP is a kind of rock-ish song which is kind of catchy and the lyrics are all of Baby Beel's words while ED is slightly more toned down and mature. The background music in each and every episode is fufilling and goes very well especially in comical scenes.
I'll be honest-I'm a little biased because of Baby Beel's seiyuu, Sawashiro Miyuki who has done a great job on him and his baby-like noises.
Okay, so I gave this one a high score but of course with reason. The characters inside are not that usual in animes and so is Baby Beel (of course, why would Baby Beel be usual? He's the cutest thing on both hell and earth.)
Oga, as said by many as the bastard who never seems to have any sympathy for fellow men, actually shows a slightly (reaaaal slight) tender side towards Baby Beel. You can see him actually developing for a bit in the anime as the story progresses, I would say that it's because he faces the hardships of raising a baby and being a parent etc.
Baby Beel is the great demon baby as you probably know already. He exerts great demon-like qualities, yet for some reason can still manage to maintain that innocent image.
I enjoyed this anime quite thoroughly, each episode had me laughing my ass off. If you're looking for something out of this world (or perhaps under instead) and something to laugh at as well, I'd highly recommend this anime. read more
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.
I give this serise a 6, which may come as a suprise to others, yet carefull though has gone into this...
When the manga came out, I though it sounded promising and in all honesty, it came off to a good start; it was entertaining and the plot is actually fairly brilliant.
Unfortuantley, it slowed down. I gave up a while back, hoping to start reading when it became eventful.
Around a year ago however, I heared an anime was in production; so I dropped the manga in order to fully enjoy this serise in motion picture and erase predictability; at a faster pace, this wasn't the case.
The above is my decliration informing people that I did really want to enjoy this series and have invested time into it over the past few years...
Now, I'll get back on topic...
The problem with this serise is it's slow pace and characters...
A delinquant youth must raise the infant demon lord, who thrives on conflict, into becoming a fearsome leader who will dominate the world.
The comdey comes into place as this teenager has no choice but to furfil his duty, dispite the fact that he wants no part bringing about world distruction and is far from ready to be a dad.
What's wrong with the story is there's way to much 'humor' and not enough focus on the enitial plot.
Comedy or not, the 'humor', which mainly consists of; comical violence, mediocre villians getting beaten up and the babies tantrums, quickly becomes repetitive when you concider how much potential the series actually has.
Another major flaw is the fact that the manga is still so young, yet it seems production want this to be one of those serises that runs indefinatley, meaning it's pace won't speed up and chances are, fillers may be incorporated.
My personal problem with this serise is the cast of characters.
Oga is a teenage boy who seems pleasant enough, however, alledgedly, he's scary, an established delinquant feared by all. We are suppose to simply accept that nobody can beat him - every guy fears him, thoses who don't are overconfident thugs, some of whom are also established and unbeaten, still, somehow, they all prove no match for him.
There seem to be little quirks to his character apart from the fact that he doesn't really want any part in what is going on, minus the scenarios, the writer hasn't really given him a great deal of attention.
The other characters consist of; a pretty icequeen and a pretty tsundere (cliche of shounen's today - grumpy girls supressing their feelings); these are the two 'love interests'.
There is a fairly interesting passive friend/sidekick who represents the 'normal person', aswell as a submissive supernatural aid, lagging in the attention department in comparrason.
Finally, the baby, simply a baby.
I check out the manga now and then, hopefull, something will occur to enspire me to get back into the serise and re-consider this review, yet after two years and 12 episodes, this serise is, unfortunately, dropped. :( read more
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 ...
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. :)
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.
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.
If you liked Gintama, you will like Beelzebub its a much more condensed/Faster version of Gintama in certain ways( comedy and Fight scenes). In Gintama the some of the stories are parodies based on Japanese life, which is difficult for Non-natives to understand. Beelzebub has more of a sitcom setting, which anybody can understand.
Oga and Gintoki are kind of similar.
The jokes and comedic elements are also a bit similar.
*Gintoki's voice actor is in both anime*
Other then that I really don't know why Beelzebub is similar to Gintama...
Both of these shows are amazing. They have that special something that make you laugh hard when it's time to laugh, and get you into the story and the fights when it's time for some serious plot. Moreover the tone shifts between the humour and seriousness is something that is done really well.
Furthermore, both the main characters of these respective shows are very funny guys, yet very strong. They are what one would call a 'badass main character'. The other set of characters are all very enjoyable. There is also great room for romance pairings for the fans to enjoy.
Both shows have nice and clean artstyles and great soundtrack. I think if you liked one of these, there is a great possibility you will also like the other one. Cheers!
Both of these Animes have a similar feel to them
Both have an immense amount of hilarious comedy along with a strong, lovable attachment to the characters. The jokes and situations that go on in both shows are extremely similar and equally funny.
Both animes have cast members that you will absolutely fall in love with immediately. If you want to just go for a full on comedy anime with some epic action scenes but nothing too serious, I recommend these 2.
Comedy+Action= two of the funniest anime I've ever watched. Gintama is a hilarious comedy that's still surprisingly deep. If you're looking for something similar, I'd try Beelzebub. It's a great laugh while still having plenty of action, just like Gintama. Both have heroes who find are kinda lazy and find themselves in situations they didn't expect or want, but in the end there's no one you'd rather have at your side. You'll laugh, cry and fall in love with these animes
I don't know why, but both MCs give me the same feeling, both anime are funny, if you liked one, you'll definately enjoy the other
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.
Many similarities between both series. There's young typical boy who is attending school, but after few minutes, we can see, that there's much more about him and that's not to be only his delinquent's habits. First episode shows us characters from different world, who came to our place, because of their own reasons. I didn't read manga, but I think, there will be many many more charas, so we are receiving another "never ending story".
same storyline, an original high school boy who refuses his role at first, then accepts it by the time
both featured a tough guy who meets girl from another world and after that gets a supernatural powers. through the story he meets a new friends which also very similar like horny lion or a shy girl who love the main character. sometimes even story will make you say "wow! this is just like Bleach! :D" but with all this similarities Beelzebub feels more like a comedy then a fighting anime.
both have same score: 8.01. so if you have weird fetishes, like watching only shows with same score, then go for it.
both have cool action scenes and while beelzebub is more on the comedy side,they have both funny moments.
both protagonists are strong, cool, irritated guys, who involve in a strange matter
from the other side - both animes have same genres and their manga running in the same magazine
share genres, many Bleach characters have their analogs in Beelzebub, story told in a similar way and main characters have similar reasons to fight with enemies (which is also similar)
story seems to be about same for rukia in bleach and beel baby in beelzebub as both got their inhuman powers from someone of shinigami or demon per say...
• Both animes begin with a teenager getting involved with the demon realm without having a say in it.
• In both Yu Yu Hakusho's and Beelzebub's universe exists a mazoku (demon) race.
• Both main characters are deliquents,being the strongest in their school.
• Both have young,baby looking “demon lords” ( Bel and Koenma).Altough Koenma has over 500 years and can transform into an adult,whereas Bel is really a newborn.
• Both are shounens where the main character gets more powerful with each fight,gaining "nakamas" along the way.
If you enjoyed watching Yu Yu Hakusho,you might want to give Beelzebub a try.
Comedy + Action
Delinquent Characters and Fights
Yusuke and Oga are both alpha male punks who can't be beat in a street fight and are constantly being challenged. Both characters suddenly face a life changing event and find themselves taking on bigger and badder enemies with new found power. Both involve demons and an infant demon lord with a pacifier. Both animes are funny with a love interest underneath the predictable action.
Both series involve street/school fighting and involve other worldly areas.
In Yu Yu Hakusho, the MC is uncaring and is the strongest in the city. People feared him and he always is in fights. Same story as Beelzebub. Both anime show them getting used to their powers.
Differences: I felt Beelzebub was more of a comedy genre than action and the storyline kind of lacked a little, while Yu Yu Hakusho has a better storyline, and better action (this show does have comedy in it).
Both animes feature main protagonists who are extremely brash but still come out on top.
Onizuka and Oga behave similarly, when they lose their nerves. Even move which Oga used to beat Toujou was the same which Onizuka used to beat the vice-principal. In addition the world is similar and most of the action takes place in the school.
Both shows involve a male lead teaching kids, have delinquents leads, depict outrageous scenes, and are hilarious and awesome! XD
How is it similar:
-Both protagonists are the strong and badass type
-Action takes place in similar environments
-Very similar characters,that support the main protagonists in some way
-The main characters have to face new challenges
-Both shows are funny in a lot of different ways
-And of course,both animes are Shounen so that's a bonus xD
Both anime have a similar setting, as they are both set in a high school. They feature a delinquent and overpowered main characters, who usually resorts to solving problems using violence, by beating some sense into other students. Both anime have a similar sense of humor and have the main characters often get involved in weird and silly situations. They have a similar vibe, with the main difference between the two being the fact that Beelzebub has supernatural elements, while GTO doesn't.
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