Hataraku Maou-sama!
The Devil Is a Part-Timer!
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Hataraku Maou-sama!

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Japanese: はたらく魔王さま!
English: The Devil Is a Part-Timer!
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Volumes: 21
Chapters: 107
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 10, 2011 to Aug 7, 2020
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Serialization: None
Authors: Wagahara, Satoshi (Story), 029 (Art)


Score: 7.691 (scored by 63786,378 users)
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Ranked: #17712
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Popularity: #654
Members: 27,701
Favorites: 552


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Volumes: /21
Chapters: /107


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...

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Hataraku Maou-sama! was published in English as The Devil Is a Part-Timer! by Yen Press under the Yen On imprint from April 21, 2015 to April 19, 2022.


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Feb 25, 2021
Hataraku Maou-sama! is an amazing series. Nearly all of it's aspects are amazing, and those that aren't don't detract from the series too much. If you are reading the story purely for the comedic factor, or the plot, and not the relationships between the characters, then I would recommend reading it. However, if you read it for the relationship between Maou and Emi, then I recommend stopping at around Volume 17, as opposed to completing the entire thing. So, to make it brief, the series has an amazing story, and, despite me personally finding the ending to be less than favorable, I'd still recommend it ...
Aug 13, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This light novel. Jesus Christ, how can I go about it?

Spoilers ahead.

I picked up the series when the anime first aired back in 2013. The premise was interesting and I liked the characters. It was the first light novel series I picked up. As years went by, I kept buying the novels after reading fan translations. The writing was fine and the character interactions were great. I especially liked the development of Emi, the main heroine, as she questioned everything she knew and became a different person as the series progressed. It was hard and still is, to find stories where the female lead is ...
Aug 8, 2022
Imagine being served a perfect steak. Just before you're about to dig in, the chef comes to your table and tells you he forgot to add the final touch and proceeds to dump an entire cup of salt and ketchup over your steak, walking away with a smirk of satisfaction after announcing "There, now it's perfect!".

The ending completely ruins the entire series; yes it's that bad. It invalidates 20 volumes of wonderful character development, shoving down your throat an abysmal relationship that makes absolutely no sense in the story.

How can the author be so tone deaf/unable to read the room? It's absolutely disgusting what ...

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