Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2011 to Mar 25, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 8.021 (scored by 31404 users)
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Feb 23, 2011
"...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
Dec 6, 2012
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.
Feb 1, 2011
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
Dec 10, 2012
About the STORY
Another story about gangs and delinquents. The only difference and uniqueness of it from the others is the very cute and extremely strange demon lord baby which makes this series interesting. The story is basically about the everyday adventure of the main characters. Sometimes, it’s not really clear if there is even a serious plot but the storyline is still interesting and exciting. There’s action and comedy in the series and both are made quite well. The action part is not that explosive compared to some mainstay shounen series of today but it still intensifying enough. And in all fairness, the comedy part is well-made because it can be genuinely hilarious most of the time. They are even able to incorporate humor during serious moments. And the only series I know that does that well is Gintama. Though, I honestly think there’s more comedy compared to the action part.
About the CHARACTERS
There are quite a number of characters; some are interesting and some are really likeable. Everyone has their own version of uniqueness and weirdness. The great thing about delinquent characters is the very fact that they are simple or rather “baka” characters. They are not hard to understand because they are not complicated characters. All they want to do is to fight and fight. It’s all about getting stronger and who’s the strongest. There’s nothing like an all brawls and no brains type of characters. I just love Furuichi’s character. He’s the real deal. One hilarious guy. He’s the main source of comedy in the series. He’s punch lines are just so “genius”. Whenever they are in a serious situation or scene, he’s the one that brings light into it. The relationship of Oga and Beel is unique yet cute in many ways. But it is no doubt more of a father and son bond. Their relationship is the main key of the series. And as the series progresses, they are looking more and more like father and son as Beel-chan always copies everything that Oga does. One of the funniest characters is the extremely weird Great Demon Lord. It’s quite obvious that he’s the father of the equally weird and funny Beel-chan and Lord En. And because of him, I am sometimes wondering if there’s really an actual serious plot in the story.
Baby Beel is just so DAMN cute! As if his appearance isn’t enough, his very cute “Dabun” and unique baby talk are making him even cuter. And he gets cuter and funnier as the series progresses. Before I know it, I am already snapping away lots and lots of pictures. And the fact that his naked and juts loves to dance are making him even more adorable and funny, too. He’s really a baby but most of the times he does acts like a grownup which is making him even more irresistible.
About Oga Tatsumi
As most of the characters are not that of a serious character, the simplest or the “ichiban baka” of all is of course, the protagonist, Oga. The old school type of action character who deals things all bare-handed. All punches and doesn’t even need a weapon. The cliché “baka” character who just strikes without even thinking for one second. Oga is the very typical protagonist who’s all brute strength, laid-back, delinquent but deep down is very kind-hearted. Their type always act like they don’t care but the truth is they care so much that they just don’t know how to really express it because they are in the first place tough characters.
About the ANIMATION
The animation is not particularly that amazing compared to those of famous animes but it is still nicely done. The character designs are really good and cute particularly with Beelzebub.
Combine extremely “baka” delinquents, weird demons, and a very strange yet so cute baby; you will have one interesting and fun series. Though, I’ll admit that the ending is not something I expected. I didn’t see that kind of punch line of an ending coming. But all in all, it’s still very much enjoyable.
Oct 7, 2011
Story - Skipping the summary, we have a continuous series of who's tougher than who without any kind of emotional investment or deeply convincing romance. Instead we have low grade manufactured comedy that can't even crack my lips into a smile if it were as inflexible as water. It has not and I do not expect it to ever give me a laugh where I cradle my gut in my arms in joyous pain.
There is nothing here of value here. Nothing... The distinct level gap between the story that actually tries and anime like these are unfathomable unless personally experienced over a period of many years of watching different types of anime.
Art - Art... I don't remember any art. You call this art? Character designs don't really do it for me, not once have I ever stopped to wipe my drool to appreciate it's animation.
Sound - Nothing in the sound track, the voices are not memorable.
Character - They're all just archetypes, characters we've seen done so much better in other animes. I don't give a crap if any of them died, honestly, my tissues are doomed to collect dust in the corner of my desk.
Enjoyment - balls, tits, penis, that is all.
Overall - Unless you enjoy wasting your time because you can't realize that there are animes that can offer more in less time, by all means watch this...
This review was not helpful for your ass. Go ahead, screw me like this anime did.
[Review update] (01/09/12)
Episode 48... fuck this anime, I'm out...
Dec 21, 2011
-Story is not completely original but overall it seems as though (a naked baby hanging on the back of a teenage delinquent).
- The baby is absolutely NAKED. (You can see his private parts).
-Transportation is quite amazing done by Batim do Emuna Alaindelon. He is a dimensional transfer demon who split him-self up and can transfer anyone who enters within him to the demon world and the human world back and forth. (Usually he has a weird relationship with Takayauki Furuichi). (Forbidden Love).
-There are many kids of the "Demon Lord" (who has a mind of a teenager) and has more than just one kid that Oga carries. And he has his own battalion called the 34th Pillar Squad (they are quite strong).
-Demon servants and alien like creatures in the demon world.
-Women with big boobs and so on.
-Some funny phrases.
-Some aspects of the art I just don’t like but overall it is great.
-I didn’t find any glitches in the sound and overall everything I have heard is good. Well a more serious/demonic type of music will be well suited for the scenes which contain violent fights. But that is just my opinion.
-Each one of the character contributes a lot to the Anime and keep it interesting. (NO OBJECTIONS "said by Kanzaki")
-Well, as I have said before each and every episode will make you laugh like a monkey who just found his precious banana. The reaction of the other character upon other characters is the thing that will make you laugh and enjoy this anime.
-I recommend this anime to anyone who is looking for an Anime that is funny unlike other animes with a little twist to it.
P.S. Beelzebub means “Lord of the Flies.” Plus you might not understand some of my phrases that are in parentheses until you watch the Anime. Right now I have seen at least 45 episodes.
Apr 15, 2011
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
Jul 19, 2011
"This is a story of a delinquent high school student who ended up having to raise a baby due to unexpected occurances, but this isn't just any baby, it's the Demon King."
That is what you'll hear at the beginning of each episode. It is a constant reminder of what the show is about... as if we'd forget. The show is pretty random throughout, but the show does carry an underlying plot, so not everything is random. And by random, I mean each episode has some kind of different aspect that needs to be learned in order to raise a Demon King. Anyway, when the baby isn't being focused on, the story mainly involves a lot of violence and sometimes... comedy. Mind you, I haven't found myself laughing very much.
The art is pretty good, however, a constantly naked baby, isn't really my thing. The art style changes from time to time to show suspense and anger, but overall the art was consistent and detailed. The backgrounds were more detailed than most anime shows I've seen, so that was refreshing. However, the artists reused some scenes a few times which really didn't sit well with me. But overall, the art was good.
Same for the sound, the sound wasn't fantastic or genre-defining, but there wasn't anything too annoying, other than the constant yelling and screaming.
There really hasn't been much character development yet. Everything seems a bit bland and when a character can get depth, the show goes back to attempt some comedy rather than giving a serious moment of character development. This show so far... hasn't been all that interesting to me, but I am still watching it and hoping that a little romance will develop.. but it seems that hell will have to freeze over before anything serious is introduced. (Sorry for the very bad pun, and no I'm not proud of that sentence.).
Like I wrote before, this is mainly a show about mindless enjoyment, which is something that is needed every once in a while.
SGKK-TMD read more
Apr 19, 2013
I like Beelzebub.
I like Oga, the unbeatable 16 year old delinquent with his ass-pull power ups, and I absolutely adore Baby Be'el, who - for a baby whose only forms of communications seem to be the phrase 'Dabuh' and the victory sign - is one hellishly insightful character. I like watching Oga destroy everyone that happens to march in his way in sadisticly inventive ways. I really like the visceral beauty that is Beelzebub, and giving it a 4 out of 10 must seem extremely outlandish after such statements.
The thing is, what makes Beelzebub work for me is how bad-ass Oga is. While being perfectly capable of goofing around from time to time, when shit hits the fan, you can expect him to throw all that aside and fluidly assume the role of the ungodly avenger. Fists connect with tangible cracks of impact and bruised enemies, as well as allies, slam into walls with shattering force. Demonic energies are tapped into and buildings crumble down. I've read the manga as far as it has been published, and in it, Oga is just that: a demonic harbringer of violence.
However. This has not been the case in the anime.
Let us throw all that out the window. Out with the dark, primitive vibe of the fight. Enter pretty, vibrant colors and horribly retarded faces. Let's get rid off the violent energies ripping the air and replace them with vividly violet sparks. Let's cut down on the emphasis on short, brutal hand-to-hand combat and slap in some slap-stick humor. The gruntings will get across the physical struggle well enough, surely.
In my opinion, Beelzebub lost its focus when the animators decided to center the show around some of the incredibly hilarious faces Oga pulls off in the lulls between battles. I've watched the anime until the end of the first arc, and that was only because I was hoping that the transition towards the harder fights would breathe some new tension into the stupidly over-exaggerated comedy. I was to be denied even this, and proceeded to drop the show without a backwards glance. Beelzebub needs its comic relief, for sure, and it is brilliantly funny, just as surely, but not in these mental quantities that ultimately shrug the novelty out of the jokes and make them annoying at best. Who knows, maybe the show picks up in seriousness later on, but I have no motivation to see if this is the case. I doubt it, anyway.
I would be interested to see, though, if I would have enjoyed this anime if I hadn't read the manga first. I enjoy a brains-on-vacation comedy as much as the next guy, if not more so, and this anime does deliver that. From the stupid faces to some of the awkwardly weird scenes, manga-Beelzebub's crooked twin brother throws a bunch of humoristic punches straight at the viewers ribs that will surely have them hurting from laughter. Although I have to say I grew weary of the jokes by the time the credits of episode 4 were rolling. The following episodes were gratingly painful to bear as a result, but I do have some pretty heavy bias influencing my view on the characters and how they should act.
Speaking of characters, there's not that much to say. Oga and Be'el easily steal the gig for me, with Hildagarde the demon nurse-maid providing some entertaining backdrop, and the rest of the characters fit along snugly with their various, though pretty one-dimensional, gimmicks. Kanzaki is probably the only other character that has actually grown on me, but the predictability of all the characters in the various scenarios of the plot does somehow add to the skewed humor of the series. Plot-wise, Beelzebub is a typical shounen publication, running on the general theme of: bad guy! Smash! For me, the lay-out of the fights makes up for this well enough, and hey, we all know what we're getting into with these kinds of series. The villains are interesting, with suitably varying powers and bra-sizes (I kid, I kid - though some fan service is present) to keep the battles different.
To conclude in as brief a manner as possible, as this went on a little longer than I had originally intended, I highly recommend Beelzebub as a series. If you're looking for some serious bad-ass feels and bodies slamming into walls admist diabolic grins, turn over to the manga. Then again, if a care-free dicking around is more to your liking, I guess you should give the anime a go. Personally, though, if I see that bloody old-Batman-movie-transition-esque fist one more time, I'm slapping someone over the head, hard. read more
Dec 10, 2011
Sometimes shows should be given some time off to keep us interested at times, I felt that way towards Bleach and now with this one. It's just become way too predictable. The gags aren't funny anymore, the animation hasn't improved one bit, in fact, I think it's worse! What's going on with this show? Just feels so empty now. I've decided to drop this, which is a shame, since it had some potential.
The story while it keeps progressing, just doesn't seem as exciting as it used to be. Too predictable as I said. The characters have become so damn annoying and boring I find myself skipping scenes. The music is still crap (never liked it in the first place.)...and my enjoyment well...not there anymore!
Would I recommend it...hmm I'd say watch the first few episodes to decide that and then drop it once it gets past the whole battle for the most powerful because after that there isn't much to be excited about. read more
Feb 26, 2011
Jul 4, 2012
Beelzebub is a delinquent filled anime that makes your blood boils as you watch the fighting scenes and makes you laugh.
Story 6: Nice take off, but the end leaves you unsatisfied.
Art 6: Wonderful Graphics, but seems typical
Sound 7: Good voice acting and music match the anime.
Character 8: Unique yankee. They have you laughing your pants off.
The story started out great. You had Oga a student who is so badass and is only a first year at the infamous Ishiyama High, a place for yankees to relax. He stumbles upon a man floating down a river and he splits open revealing a baby that is the son of the demon king and it's mission is to get stronger and destroy the human race. Oga is then chosen to raise the baby and help him get stronger. The anime follows the duo along with the baby's maid as they face strong opponents. The concept appealed to me as I fan of this type of thing so I watched it and fall in love. Then towards the end my faith dwindled as the story was becoming short. The manga is still on going so I thought the anime would at least be longer, but as I watched the last episodes I could tell it was rushed. It ended so sloppy and that pissed me off.
The art is not bad, but it doesn't really catch me eye. Sure there is a lot of weird things that happen in this anime including a flood of tears, but I felt like the graphics was typical. The only characters that really stood out was the baby with his nudity and green hair and Alaindelon who is masculine, but with a girl taste. Also while there is fanservice in this anime, it is not used to the extreme like a lot of shounen.
I loved the op and ed in this anime and I felt it matched the anime, especially the first op dadada. The background music didn't stand out in a bad way, but blended in with the anime. The voice acting did a nice job portraying the characters, but it wasn't outstanding. For dub fans this anime is only in sub, but if you wait a dub might come out.
The characters is what steals the show as they were so different from what you thought. Oga starts off as the tyipcal bad guy with his funny moments so you think all the characters are going to be typical like him, but shocks you when they have their unique personalities. Beelzebub is the baby that likes fighting and scary stuff while Hilda is the maid from hell who has her nice moments. One thing people have a problem with is Alaindelon because he is different in the manga, but I haven't read the manga so I can't say anything.
Overall liked the anime and would recommend it to people looking for a new delinquent show. read more
Feb 20, 2011
At first i was skeptical about it, but still gave it a try due to the ratings that the manga had. And if i may say so, i wasn't let down the least.
The mixture of action, comedy, supernatural and maybe a little drop of romance makes up a delicious meal.
The story begins with Oga being chosen as the parent of the demon king's son, Beelzebub IV. Oga who sees Beel-bo as nothing more than a nuisance tries to get rid of him and in the process beats up some of the strongest delinquents in the school that he is attending, Ishiyama. Although it might not look like it at sometimes, the bond between Oga and Beel-bo is growing and getting stronger. As seen when Oga refuses to give Beel-bo to a group of robbers when they say that they are just going to use him.
The Art and Sound go well together and the seiyuu's were perfectly chosen.
As for the art itself, it is what i'd call your average style. something that we have all seen once or more.
And then we arrive at the characters, alot of typical characters but some with a little twist to them. The real surprise is the main character Oga, he doesn't look like your average shounen "i need to protect" character. Oga looks evil in any situation even if he tries to be nice. but that is just physically, Oga is portrayed as ruthless but as said many times he is not the ruthless defiant who doesn't care about his fellow man. In times it is shown that he helps others even if it might mean trouble for him. As seen when he kicked a police officer in his nuts and threw him into the garbage can to prevent Kunieda Aoi from slapping him.
A 10, yes i gave a 10 for enjoyment. Why? Since it never ceases to make me laugh and look epic at the same time. Whenever it is out on Sunday morning (for me) i usually watch it even before One Piece.
Overall: 8, because the story is not really that deep yet, so the first 7 episodes are given an 8. I cannot know what happens yet since i don't read the manga but i'm pretty sure it'll only get better.
I hope you guys and girls will give Beelzebub a try now, and when you do i can assure you that you will like it.
Mar 19, 2013
It took a while for me to get into the Anime, the first 10 episodes bored me to hell. Althought, I gave it a shot and I started to like it More and More.
Baby Beel and Oga are just too cool. :P
The Story, I didn't find it really worked on, It seemed to be random on most of the part, It does not affect the Anime thought, I still enjoyed watching it.
I gave the story a 7, But it would be more around 6.5.
The Art was good, No complain on that. Althought not the best I've seen. I gave it a 8.
Sound, Someof the OST was good some wasn't, pretty normal on the sound side, I gave it a 7.
Characters, We have to like them all, they're all unique and different, They're all fun. Characters gets a 9. I personally Like Oga's badassness, And Beel's for all the funny stuff he did, And they're getting so much along together, it's fun to watch.
Enjoyment, I gave it a 8. The begining, I personnaly didn't like it. But it kept getting more and more better. So yeah, a 8.
My Overall note is an 8. A great anime, If you like Comedies with some Shonen sides to it, with some more ''adult'' stuff in it. It made me laught countless of times, really fun anime, I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good laught and wants to watch a badass character beat the poop out of the other guys :).
Thank you. read more
May 14, 2011
Production values are average to good, albeit worse than the artwork in the manga version. As if the animators lack funds, lots of scenes are done very simplistic and you end up feeling half the excitement of the manga.
The cast is the meat of the series and if you find them funny then nothing else matters in this review. Practically everyone is an idiot, doing idiotic things. I guess the quality of the stupidity is good if you like this sort of humor but a fatal flaw is again ruining it. You see, before the series they had made a single OVA episode that compacted the plot of all the initial missions, with far better production values. The expectations of most were too high and when the tv series began, they were disappointed with the far less amount of gags per episode, as well as the less fluent animation and the less detailed artwork.
Another thing that annoyed many outside the fanbase is the baby protagonist itself. It is butt naked. Although there is not much of a problem to pass as pedophilic, at the same time the most basic question anyone would ask is “Why is it not wearing a diaper?” There is simply no excuse for that; it is naked just for us to ask the question. And no, the fact it is a demon is not an excuse because we clearly see its father being fully dressed.
Yet another thing that feels too weird to be funny for many is the fact that the baby is continually pissing, shitting and electrocuting people. Although that can count as a form of humor as well, scat jokes are only meant to last for a few minutes at best yet the entire series seems to be running on it. It has already grown tiresome, the plot is not going anywhere, and there is also not much of context in the baby as a character. I mean, in the early Dragonball episodes, Son Goku was running around naked and doing somewhat similar jokes but there was still a story to follow and he was eventually given a backdrop. In the same manner, in the old Urusei Yatsura comedy from the 80’s Lum would constantly electrocute people but there was far more context for you to care about her, as well as the various adventures she had, which were all about some social criticism or a parody of some movie or event. Yet Beel, Oga and all the rest have no context at all. They are completely shallow and unoriginal stereotypes, doing retarded jokes that never seem to matter after the episode is over. This way you end up feeling bored fast, especially when there are many more comedies out there with far more developed casts and stories.
Beelzebub is a shallow comedy, without a context in the plot or the cast for you to care. It doesn’t appear to be worthy of remembering it for anything else other than the baby’s nakedness. I highly doubt it will be remembered in a few years as a good comedy. As for the comedy part, I am not fond of scat and piss jokes at all. That is a very tasteless type of humor and nobody mature enough would stand it for more than a few episodes. So no, I don’t consider this show to be a good comedy. read more
Apr 20, 2011
But mean-while if it's not funny too me, it's very entertaining I haven't seen a boring episode yet in my opinion, and it usually is pretty comical. I'd really really reccomend you too catch up with this seris. I'm hoping it's going too be an ongoing 100+ anime like One Piece, or Bleach.
It's worth a try though. I've read 9/10 people actually like it, and it's rating one of the highest ongoing animes for spring! Most people like it the beginning they watch the first episode, while people like my had too watch a couple more too make sure.
But sure enough after 4 or 5 I was ready too watch everything that came out, and can't wait for the next episodes :D read more
Mar 25, 2012
The story got me hooked right away. You don't see these kind of stories often, atleast not with this particular setting. However, as much as I loved the story, when I finished the anime I had the feeling they could have done so much more with it. I haven't read the manga so I can't judge the original story and whether it is the same as this Anime story, but I felt like this story was really potentional but focused to much on the wrong things. The story is predictable at some points, at other points it isn't.
My main points of critique are about the ending of the story. Just when you feel an EPIC new Arc is about to begin, suddenly the anime ends with a lame plot twist which basically makes the whole story useless. I don't want to give spoilers, but I feel obligated to warn you that the promising, cool and awesome story you follow for pretty much the whole series, gets destroyed in the last episode. That's all I have left to say about the story. I was very dissapointed with the ending of the story. Perhaps it's better and different in the manga because the anime got cancelled. I don't know if the manga continues.
The art is good. Detailed and is satisfying.
I must admit the sound wasn't outstanding. I can't remember a specific song or sound. But that also means it never disturbed me so I suppose the sound is fine as it is.
The characters are great. You can clearly see progress in their personalities. It's just to bad it never gets to the point you're waiting for, because the Anime got cancelled. Perhaps the manga continues, like said before.
All in all I enjoyed this anime very much. Until the last episode. The last episode was just bullshit, honestly. It makes me feel like I shouldn't have started this Anime to begin with because of it. It's probably the worst ending ever. Even though, I can't deny I enjoyed the anime for the other 59 episodes so it would be unfair to say I didn't enjoy the Anime. But I still can't ignore the ending. My enjoyment could have been a 10, but because of the ending it will be a 8.
In overall I enjoyed the anime.
Jul 18, 2011
The story itself is quite appealing. I personally think it has lots of potential. As an action anime the humour works at times but i think the amount of humour included is overkill, completely affecting plot development. The anime is very slow moving as well. I'm unsure if they are fillers (i have not read the manga) but there are way too many episodes that seem to have no relevant to character development or plot development.
Pretty ordinary action style art. Fighting scenes are cool and all, but no real stand out with cool effects. The design on the main characters arm (not revealing what it is, watch to find out) is pretty cool as well.
Voices match the characters pretty well. The OP and ED's aren't a stand out. Personally i don't really like them because of how it's done (animation). May become catchy.
Cool main characters. Not much development noticed in the episodes i've seen. I found some of the ideas (as in the abilities) they gave some of the characters to be pretty cool.
Funny at times. Not very suspenseful. Unless you're a big fan of humourous anime I don't think you will enjoy it that well. Action lovers, there isn't much action actually. There's fights, but nothing big, nothing cool. No real enemy yet discovered.
Overall, pretty average. Has potential, just needs to be a little faster in terms of plot and character development. Also needs to reduce the number of jokes per episode. Sometimes it's not funny and instead has a negative impact on viewers (turns them off because the jokes are just lame and makes them feel like it's a big waste of time).
I wouldn't really recommend this to anyone until there's more development in the story. read more
Feb 25, 2011
The first episode will leave you in tears. I'm serious! You'll be laughing so hard that you will begin to cry! The whole concept is hilarious! Definitely watch this anime if your looking for a good laugh!
Well as funny as the show is, the story is kind of weird. Really not something that I would have expect when I saw the anime at first. It's basically about this normal teenage kid who under certain circumstances is raising a, to be, demon lord. Of course, this is anime so the sense of reality is already gone. But that doesn't prevent this story from being funny!
Great art composition. But almost all new animes have great art composition. Fluent movement, and at times really detailed. There are parts when the animation goes really dark, but that's mostly for the atmosphere they are trying to create.
Awesome! All their voice acting is great, even Baby Beel. I didn't know how they were going to dub a babies voice, but they found a way! The intro is...not bad, I personally like that it's not a pop or hiphop kind of opening but a rock theme. It also fits very well with the show, fun and upbeat!
All the characters are awesome! Unique, funny and a riot to watch.
In conclusion, I enjoyed this show and will continue to enjoy watching it as new episodes come out.
I hoped you enjoyed reading my review! :) read more
Jan 24, 2013
The main character is an incredibly strong delinquent. The connection he forms with Beel is pretty solid, and their relationship is key to the story. The supporting characters are all delinquents as well, and though they have a lot of humor they are all lacking. The fight scenes build up to be a little disappointing, and a lot of great ideas just fall short. By no means is this a bad series, it's just missing something. Though I loved the comedy at first, it all became a little monotonous.
I wouldn't recommend skipping this series because it does have it's high moments. I just wouldn't set your expectations too high. Some will love the comedy all the way through and others will feel as I did. I loved the premise but was disappointed in the execution. Keep this on the back burner, but no rush to watch. read more