The 18th volume of the light novel series ‘The Devil Is a Part-Timer!’ was released in January 2018. This again started the debate on whether we could expect The Devil Is a Part Timer Season 2 or not. The light novel (Hataraku Maou-sama!) series creator Satoshi wagahara cleared the air in June 2017 when he tweeted that fans should not lose hope for the second season of The Devil Is a Part-Timer!.
Satoshi further added that ‘a lot’ goes into anime making and he is not sure whether there will be The Devil Is a Part-Timer season 2 or not. But he stated that he is the biggest fan of the series and like all fans, he is hopeful that the anime will see a second season.
Just like the light novel series, the first season of The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Was also a complex one that introduced us many characters with multiple names. This kept the plot interesting. Even though many claimed the series to be a boring reverse-harem anime yet many would agree that the show is a unique one.
Here is a brief summary of The Devil Is a Part-Timer! And what can we expect from the second season (if it happens)?
The Devil Is a Part-Timer is adapted from the light novel series of the same name penned by Satoshi wagahara. Satoshi created the series in February 2011 and since then has released a total of 18 volumes of light novel. It was adapted in to manga series in 2012 and anime series in 2013.
The Devil Is a Part-Timer anime debute, on AT-X in Aprilbest-ratedoriginally ran for 13 episodes with the series finale airing on 27 June 2013. During its original run, the anime series received rave reviews and became an instant fan favourite. Currently it is one of the best rated anime shows on MyAnimeList.
The plot of the anime starts in another dimesion where Satan is trying to conquer the island of Ente isla. in hopes of becoming the most powerful beings while wiping out the entire human population. He is being helped by his four generals Lucifer, Alciel, Malacoda and Adramelech. His plans are ruined by hero Emilia who not only save the Ente isla but also kills Adramelech and Malacoda.
A furious Satan opens a portal and escapes with Alciel. The portal opens in modern day Tokyo. Satan learns that magic is useless in this new world and he is forced to live as a normal human being. He adopts the human identity of Sadao mao while Alciel becomes his sidekick as Shiro.
Sadao takes up job at a fast food restaurant named Mgronald. He has some magic left in him that he has saved for his return to Ente isla. Sadao is soon confronted by a scarlet-haired girl who attacks her. The girl turns out to be hero Emilia. However, in this world they cannot produce magic and thus ends up quarrelling like a couple.
Sadao ignores Emilia and keep living a regular life. This shocks Emilia. She gets even more shock when she witness Sadao helping people. Sadao risks his own life to save the lives of other people (with magic) during an earthquake.
However, Emilia does not want him to give the benefit of doubt so she keeps on stalking him. Later on both learns that they are being targeted by another being who wants to kill them both. Who is this being and why he/she wants them dead? This is the premise of the whole first season.
The first season of The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Ended on a positive note. However it left us at a cliffhanger on whether Sadao has really improved his ways of dealing with others or is he just bluffing so that he can fool Emilia and return back to Enta isla?
Should we Expect The Devil Is a Part Timer Season 2
The first season was adapted from first 9 volumes of the light novel series. 9 more volumes has been published since then so this means that we have more than enough source material to get a second season of The Devil Is a Part-Timer!. However as Wagahari commented, a lot goes into anime production.
What to Do to Get The Devil Is a Part Timer Season 2?
The studio White Fox might be out of budget to produce a second season. The anime is available for online streaming on sites like Crunchyroll, Netflix and Funimation. Go watch it and if you want a second season then don’t forget to buzz Wagahari on twitter.