Striking fear into the hearts of mortals, the Demon Lord Satan begins to conquer the land of Ente Isla with his vast demon armies. However, while embarking on this brutal quest to take over the continent, his efforts are foiled by the hero Emilia, forcing Satan to make his swift retreat through a dimensional portal only to land in the human world. Along with his loyal general Alsiel, the demon finds himself stranded in modern-day Tokyo and vows to return and complete his subjugation of Ente Isla—that is, if they can find a way back! Powerless in a world without magic, Satan assumes the guise of a human named Sadao Maou and begins working at MgRonald’s—a local fast-food restaurant—to make ends meet. He soon realizes that his goal of conquering Ente Isla is just not enough as he grows determined to climb the corporate ladder and become the ruler of Earth, one satisfied customer at a time! Whether it’s part-time work, household chores, or simply trying to pay the rent on time, Hataraku Maou-sama! presents a hilarious view of the most mundane aspects of everyday life, all through the eyes of a hapless demon lord. – My Anime List
Based on 24 review scores:
The Devil is a Part Timer is without a doubt one anime’s finest comedies. The series is hilarious to say the least but it is the heart beneath the laughter that makes it a bonafide classic. Just like the Devil works hard at his part time job to make a living, The Devil is a Part Timer is clearly a work of passion with each and every episode lovingly put together by the hard working team at White Fox. Everything about this series scream quality. The Devil is a Part Timer is deadset brilliant, proving that sometimes the things we find most funny are the things that are most closest to our hearts.
Hataraku is a great, fun, and wonderful take on an evil character actually being a good guy. It does the evil demon lord story very well and makes it feel fresh and unique. If your S.O. has a problem with fan service don’t be too concerned as there’s only a couple places where the show sinks to such levels (though the perv in me appreciated such depths.) I think it’s a great show to share with your loved one.
Anime News Network
Perhaps the best feature of The Devil is a Part-Timer! is how smoothly it integrates is dramatic, action, and humor components. (The romantic elements are comparatively minor.) One flows nicely into another, and even in the midst of a heated action scene a comedy moment might pop up without throwing off the scene, such as one case where Emi dodges a ranged attack only to have it hit Mao in the face. Only rarely does the series ever feel like it is resorting to tired gimmicks, and rarer still does it disappoint.
Sleepless Ronins Reviews
I heartily recommend this series to anyone who enjoys anime. It’s somewhat genre-less; just a touch of fantasy sprinkled on top of a comedy with a dash of romantic comedy thrown on top. However this makes it good. It can do what ever it needs to do to move the story along and let the characters live their lives. I ate it up several episodes at a time it was so good.
The Devil is a Part-Timer was a show I randomly decided to watch on Netflix, and it rocketed into the top 5 for me. This show has it all for me – action, great comedy, character, and plot, and to top it all off, the animation is really good. The only really glaring flaw is that it’s only 13 episodes. Still, If you’re looking for something to marathon through and get way more than you expected out of it, check this anime out!
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The Devil is a Part Timer is a nice paced comedy that will really make you laugh. It has some short but nice action scenes. Add 2-3 fanservice scenes and you got yourself the story of Maou-sama. The ending leaves you hoping that there’s more to come but so far no confirmation of another season but there hasn’t been word that there won’t be one either. I think that the characters were well drawn and were just great across the spectrum. You’re bound to find one you like and they just make the show so great. The soundtrack sets the mood for the show perfectly and is easy to listen to. The voice cast is fantastic and with that so is the acting. I also have to say that the coloring in the show was fantastic! The Devil is a Part Timer has 1 season with a total of 13 episodes.
The Devil is a Part Timer is a fun series that promises to give you plenty to enjoy and keep you smiling throughout the entire 325 minutes .
Geeks And Geeklets
At the end of the day, this is a highly entertaining series that deserves another season and your viewing. I’m already missing the wacky misadventures of Sadao Maou and his friends.
Forget the fiery pits of hell. This anime is just wants to make you laugh, and if you were captivated by the oddly intriguing series name, then just wait till you start watching. The Devil’s a Part-Timer! is sure to keep you gripped.
The Devil is a Part Timer contains a lot of good ideas and scenarios but fails to create a cohesive bond between many of them and, because of that, fails to deliver anything solid. The comedy is worthwhile and a few of the characters are interesting, but everything else is flat, generic, and ultimately unmemorable. I can’t even write a real in-depth review because the show itself doesn’t have much depth. I enjoyed some of it, but the rest is easily forgotten.
The Otaku Judge
After watching The Devil is a Part Timer I can safely say that it is a contender for funniest anime of 2014. The antics of the cast had me consistently chuckling, aside from the superfluous final episode were a crooked salesman swindles Satan. Chiho’s bouts of jealousy, whenever a girl gets too close to the lead, are cute and I found it amusing when onlookers mistakenly presume that Satan and Emi are dating (much to her annoyance.) Ashiya has his moments too. His attempts to manage Satan’s meagre salary persuade him to consume inexpensive noodles leading to a nasty case of diarrhoea. His fondness for menacing capes also causes him to go AWOL at the most inopportune times. His dramatic entrances are regularly foiled, by arriving tardy, after he takes a diversion to acquire a flashy cape.
Kawaii Gamers TV
If you love comedy , action and hilarious characters like Satan this series is for you except if your a heavy christian this might go against your belief of Satan being Evil When in this series he is one of the Funniest Hero Ever .
The Fullmetal Narcissist
The Devil is a Part timer is one of my favorite anime comedies of all time. The humor is sharp enough that I can watch it multiple times while still getting a laugh out of it, the action is more than solid enough to keep me engaged when the laughter fades. I hardly even have to say anything about it, as popular as it is and as explosively as it’s taken off in both America and Japan. I wish it had taken itself more seriously in terms of thematic writing, but that’s hardly the crux of a series that puts so much effort into showing off some of the best potential of it’s genre, nor does it take away from it’s impressive level of female representation. Crestia Bell alone is one of my favorite female characters in recent memory, although really, they’re all stand-outs. The majority of it’s problems could easily be saved by a second season, much like One Punch Man, but until it finally gets announced… This series came out the same year as Attack on Titan, for comparison’s sake… I can’t really over-look the areas where it’s lacking. Maybe there’s more development in the manga, maybe the story does all that it needs to there, but just judging by what it’s shown us thus far, it is what it is.
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Overall, Hataraku Maou-sama is stupid. There is not a single quality focus in the series. However, it is still grand. Oh yes, it is. In all honesty, I cannot remember the last time that I’ve had such good laughs during watching some anime series, but I sure will remember Hataraku Maou-sama for a long period of time. Very worth the watch. Heck, if you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to emphasize its priority to the maximum if you’ll ever feel like watching some great comedy. Extremely suggested.
Still I really like it. It does a lot of things and it does them well for the most part even if it is not exceptional in any area in particular. If a second season comes I will definitely give it a shot and with this kind of show that about says it all.
If you are looking for an enjoyable anime series that offers a plethora of entertainment, creativity, and humanity as a whole, make sure to check out The Devil is a Part Timer on DVD and Blu-ray now – It’s earned the title of an anime classic!
I absolutely loved this show. From the start it seemed to be an interesting twist on a common theme: a slice-of-life show, but not about high school-age kids, and with the twist that all the characters are supernatural beings from another reality. The only exception to this was Chiho, a 16-year-old high school girl and fellow part timer of Maou-sama’s (whose Japanese name is Sadao) at “MgRonalds.” Blessedly the anime only visited there once, and at night, in search of a place where Maou might gain some magic.
The Geeks FTW
I kind of did like the fact that almost each episode was self-contained. The problem with that is that it felt like the story could have just kept going. There was no big finale, the last episode felt no different than the rest. The anime just ends. If there was more of an ending, a sense of conclusion, then my score could have been higher, maybe a 8.0 or 8.5. As you can tell from my score that it isn’t the best anime but it’s not bad, it’s just entertainment
Watchable and certainly charming in spite of its conventional narrative (at least within the boundaries of anime), The Devil is a Part-Timer features good characters and a solid dose of humor that contrast well with its darker elements. Unfortunately, there’s not a great balance here: despite occasionally working in tandem, the series’ wild mood swings seem more gimmicky than inspired. It feels like there’s a better story itching to get out…but at the very least, these 13 episodes breeze by rather quickly.
I enjoyed The Devil is a Part Timer. It’s funny, and the characters are likeable, but it wastes a great premise, and really does feel a very average anime comedy. It’s great to pass the time with, but it lacks consistency, and really gives up on what might have been an exceptional comedy after five episodes. Of the three fantasy-mundanity shows that I have seen, I actually prefer the one with the long unwieldy title. I Couldn’t Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job never reaches the heights that this show does with its opening arc, but it does have greater consistency over its run. But the Devil is a Part Timer is watchable, even if Manga’s authoring is a pain.
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The Nihon Review
If the idea of a demon lord becoming a fast food employee seems any way interesting to you, definitely give the series a try. It’s one of the only genuinely funny anime in a good long while.
This anime wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t the best. So I’d say it’s about average, maybe even a little below. But I did enjoy the fun scenes and felt that if there was a plot involved, it could have been a really good show.
I recommend watching the first story arc, because it’s fantastic (you’ll be able to tell when it’s over) but after that, just stop. The show doesn’t even wrap-up in any way, just kinda patters until it dies.