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The 12th and final episode of Hataraku Maou-sama!'s (The Devil is a Part-Timer!) second season announced on Thursday that an anime sequel is in production. The official Twitter also revealed a key visual (pictured). The anime is scheduled to premiere in 2023.

The anime adapts Satoshi Wagahara's fantasy light novel, which originally began as a novel submission under the title Maoujou wa Rokujou Hitoma! (The Devil's Castle within a Six-tatami Room!) for the 17th Dengeki Taisho awards in November 2010 and won the Silver Prize along with Antiliteral no Arcanist. Dengeki Bunko began publishing the novel featuring illustrations by 029 (Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear) the following February and shipped the 21st and final volume on August 2020. Hataraku Maou-sama! has over 3.5 million cumulative copies of its volumes in circulation.

Akio Hiragi began drawing a manga adaptation in Dengeki Daioh in December 2011. Kadokawa shipped the 19th volume on February 26.

Yen Press licensed both the light novel and manga adaptation in English in August 2014. The 21st light novel volume went on sale on April 19. The 18th manga volume was released on May 24, with the 19th volume scheduled to be released on November 22.

White Fox produced the first anime season in Spring 2013, followed by the second anime season in Summer 2022 by Studio 3Hz.

Synopsis
In the world of Ente Isla, the Demon Lord Satan has attempted to conquer humanity using an enormous army of demons. But when he almost succeeds, mankind's champion, Hero Emilia, thwarts his plans, forcing him to retreat into a portal that leads to a world unbeknownst to him—Earth.

Along with his faithful servant Alsiel, Satan stumbles upon the modern-day city of Tokyo without any knowledge of the world itself. Completely out of their depth, they gain some information from a police officer, but Satan still has one more problem—money. In order to survive with his greatly diminished powers, he guises himself as a human named Sadao Maou, lives in an apartment, and becomes a part-timer at the fast food restaurant MgRonald's. Determined not only to conquer Ente Isla but also Earth, Sadao strives to become a full-time employee in his job, as he believes that it would be a step forward in his conquests.

Things begin looking up for the once all-powerful demon as he ventures through his everyday life—his job, his home, and his relationships. However, a major setback pops up when Emilia, the hero who drove him out of Ente Isla, suddenly appears... [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Official site: https://maousama.jp/
Official Twitter: @anime_maousama

Source: Comic Natalie

Hataraku Maou-sama!! (Zoku-hen) on MAL
VindstotSep 29, 5:23 PM
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How happy I was when Season 2 was announced…

Anyway, here’s to hoping for a better adaption.
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Sep 29, 8:40 AM
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Just the last year the sequel was the most hyped thing ever, and now look how the times have changed. Blame this third rate studio.
Sep 29, 9:12 AM
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Just the last year the sequel was the most hyped thing ever, and now look how the times have changed. Blame this third rate studio.
Blame Kadokawa for that with the horrendous time to make it they give to these studios
Sep 29, 9:18 AM
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I’m done I’m just done, any Hype I had for the show was destroyed when season 2 was released
Sep 29, 9:26 AM
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I'm not surprised, I'm just disappointed.
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Everyone is very excited ~NOT~.
Sep 29, 9:43 AM
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Isn't this season a flop?
Sep 29, 9:49 AM
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Didn't this get bad reception? What's the metric that decides what gets a new season?

The source material finished too it seems.

I don't watch as much anime as before...
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Infatuate said:
Didn't this get bad reception? What's the metric that decides what gets a new season?

The source material finished too it seems.


Considering how fast this was announced, it's likely this was already being made during the second season's airing, which would make this a split cour disguised as two separate seasons.
Sep 29, 10:05 AM
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I love this show I'm so excited!!!
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O hell naw Lawd Almighy hell nawww.
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This is confirmed to be split cour, and unfortunately; that means it won't get a better budget.


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Season 3 will air in 2023? And here I thought I'd have to wait 9 years for the third season to air.
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Hoppy said:
This is confirmed to be split cour, and unfortunately; that means it won't get a better budget.
Are you sure about that, the annoucement only says "sequel to season 2", we don't even know the format.
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Infatuate said:
Didn't this get bad reception? What's the metric that decides what gets a new season?

The source material finished too it seems.


It's not a good idea to judge the prospects for a sequel by the reaction of Western fans.
Sep 29, 11:29 AM
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I'm here for more of this series
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Too_Pac said:
Hoppy said:
This is confirmed to be split cour, and unfortunately; that means it won't get a better budget.
Are you sure about that, the annoucement only says "sequel to season 2", we don't even know the format.

I can assure you it's a TV broadcast and not any other format.

Reason being a new character depicted in the visual comes way later in the series from where finale left off.

Again judging by the visual, this sequel can have more than 12 episodes or they will rush through it like there's no tomorrow (hoping its the former and not the latter)
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第2期 続編 means continuation of 2nd season. It’s not a new season, just a second cour of 2nd season.

Based on the description from this tweet https://twitter.com/anime_maousama/status/1575500647314628608, Ente Isla arc (Vol 8-10) will be adapted so it’s possible there will be a third cour.
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I would be dying if devil in your heart was the op for this season lol
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AP24 said:
第2期 続編 means continuation of 2nd season. It’s not a new season, just a second cour of 2nd season.

Based on the description from this tweet https://twitter.com/anime_maousama/status/1575500647314628608, Ente Isla arc (Vol 8-10) will be adapted so it’s possible there will be a third cour.
V1P3R0P said:
Too_Pac said:
Are you sure about that, the annoucement only says "sequel to season 2", we don't even know the format.

I can assure you it's a TV broadcast and not any other format.

Reason being a new character depicted in the visual comes way later in the series from where finale left off.

Again judging by the visual, this sequel can have more than 12 episodes or they will rush through it like there's no tomorrow (hoping its the former and not the latter)
Yeah, I am also convinced that it will be a TV broadcast but what I want to specify is that I do not think that it will be the 2nd cour of the S2 but simply be an S3 contrary to what @AP24 says (yes in reality it does not change anything), because "continuation of S2" can means Season 3. Wait and see...
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Softhenic03 said:
Just the last year the sequel was the most hyped thing ever, and now look how the times have changed. Blame this third rate studio.
Blame Kadokawa for that with the horrendous time to make it they give to these studios
Kadokawa isn't even the main producer, that would be Hakuhodo MaP. The blame should go mostly to them.
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Well I guess the good part is we won't have to wait too long
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Hopefully the adaptation will be better.
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Softhenic03 said:
Just the last year, the sequel was the most hyped thing ever, and now look how the times have changed. Blame this third rate studio.

At that point, it was hyped just because it got revived 9 years after S1, which is impressive.

Ronninn said:
Blame Kadokawa for that with the horrendous time to make it they give to these studios

While I do agree that the visuals had a drop in quality with this new studio, the "story" being adapted was bad as well, which is not the studio's fault. I didn't think the first season was that funny, but it was still a decent experience and WAY better than the clownery from this season.
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Itd be hilarious if the past 9 years between s1 and 2, there were a bunch of other seasons produced but were saved to be aired back to back.





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Well hopefully the animation improves, I did find this season's comedy to be quite stale though.
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i enjoyed it, i'll watch the next part.

considering 3Hz did some other KICK @$$ great titles in the past, i was HIGHLY disappointed in the art, animation, and overall 'meh' quality of S2. if it improves i'll be happy, if the story continues with at least a tiny bit better writing and directing i'll be happy... if everything stays exactly the same? ... sigh ... i'll just watch the next part like i did S2. as a 'filler anime' to pass the time between when the better shows are online for that TV season.
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Meh. Kind of indifferent to this considering how the source material ended. I liked the first season, but man why’d they fumble at the end there?
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Excellent news, this is one of the best anime the media has offered in the past decade so a new season is both deserved and much needed.
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Studio 3Hz is a 3rd class studio.
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ZXEAN said:
Studio 3Hz is a 3rd class studio.


Dimension W, Flip Flappers, Princess Principal.... sure. Keep thinking that.
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Please let Chiho marry Satan and become the Queen of the Demon Realm!

But as long as she continues to appear in too-tight clothing I will continue to swallow my pride and watch this sub-par sequel. Just keep saying, 'there are worse things on television...'
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So 1 season closer to that pitiful ending...
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ZXEAN said:
Studio 3Hz is a 3rd class studio.


Dimension W, Flip Flappers, Princess Principal.... sure. Keep thinking that.
Looks like bunch of below average anime.
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do you guys really want to see one of most poorly received LN ending in recent years? who even ask this?
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I enjoyed season 2 so I'll watch this.
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Oongbuh said:
ZXEAN said:
Studio 3Hz is a 3rd class studio.


Dimension W, Flip Flappers, Princess Principal.... sure. Keep thinking that.


What about A3? Black Fox? Healer Girl? Heaven's Method? Rifle is Beautiful and a goddamn SAO?

But sure, stare at the stopped clock.
A poor summary of the MILGЯAM update:

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Season 3 has best cour story and hope it will be adapted better.
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bro the difference in people's reaction to season 2 announcement and the season 3 announcement xD
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Oongbuh said:


Dimension W, Flip Flappers, Princess Principal.... sure. Keep thinking that.


What about A3? Black Fox? Healer Girl? Heaven's Method? Rifle is Beautiful and a goddamn SAO?

But sure, stare at the stopped clock.
Every studio has its duds lmao. Idk why people keep forgetting or denying that 3Hz had their good anime, I only see slander these days when that studio is brought up like they've never done anything good.

Frankly, in the case of Hataraku Maou-sama its problem is mostly that the director just sucks at his job (as expected from the director of a generic isekai (Isekai Cheat Magician) everyone forgot as his only directing job). You give that studio an actual good staff and they can do wonder as they've shown in the past.
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I'll take this as a good news and hope the next season would be better than this one atleast
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Rivalry with Classroom of the Elite & Rising of Shield Hero who have 3rd season
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How happy I was when Season 2 was announced…

Anyway, here’s to hoping for a better adaption.

If anything, they will now adapt all the LNs, and I wont have to read the LN to see the shitty ending it got, saving me tons of time.
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Playcool said:
_MushiRock11_ said:
How happy I was when Season 2 was announced…

Anyway, here’s to hoping for a better adaption.

If anything, they will now adapt all the LNs, and I wont have to read the LN to see the shitty ending it got, saving me tons of time.


Ah, that's a good way to look at it.

@Playcool I respect the mindset, lol.
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_MushiRock11_ said:
Playcool said:

If anything, they will now adapt all the LNs, and I wont have to read the LN to see the shitty ending it got, saving me tons of time.


Ah, that's a good way to look at it.

Gotta have to try to find some positivity in everything, if possible, my dude. xD
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Kinda weird how much HEAT this guy got for Maou's ending yet here they are giving him more adaptations.

Guess his new LN sold like ASS huh?
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Never watched nor read this. I do however know how this ended and the MC ended up with and seeing as how I prefer girls like her over the FMC, I'm glad she won.
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I was just glad that it got a Season 2. Was one of those who watched the series back in 2015 but still didn't read the LN.

After 8 years when I lost all hope, it got season 2 and now S3 back to back daamn boy,,,, and what's best the author finally lets my girl win. I lost most of the time with the writers. Most of the girls who got rejected were my choosing. But this time she won 😆.

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For people still following this series, good luck and have fun. Although there's fewer now, I hope that's enough to support the author cause he's not having the best time right now with his latest series(that's what happens when you pull an uno reverse card after all those volumes written in your most popular title).

We can mock all those whiner fans as much as we want, but now that they left, hello mr. satoshi. I hope you can make a recover :P Good luck selling more of your books, cause I sure as hell won't be buying any. >:D
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