Devil Is a Part Timer: Complete Series [Blu-ray]
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Ah how the mighty are brought low. Without his magic, Maou becomes a hard working, honest, and generally good guy. Of course, it is possible he was a nice guy before and only wanted to conquer Ente Isla for the peoples own good, but that side of him is never really explored, so it is hard to tell (too bad, it would have been interesting). But as the dedicated part timer, he strives hard so that he and his friend are able to eat and pay rent. He continues to claim that his plan is to work to the top and take over Japan, but as other characters point out, that is very unlikely to happen, even with his elongated life span.
Most of the story is slice of life and the rest magical battles. The story takes place almost exclusively on Earth, but naturally characters from Ente Isla make there way towards Maou for various reasons. There isn't a whole lot of overall plot, but the story does move along as Satan advances through the ranks of McRonalds and makes new friends.
I thoroughly enjoyed the humor of the series and Maou's dedicated work ethic. I liked most of the characters and surprisingly the magic system as well (not very complicated, but something different from normal). I watched it with a group of friends and we all enjoyed it. We watched it streaming on Funimation, but I am planning to buy the series on DVD.
I will grant there has to be a fair amount of suspension of disbelief, especially in the degree to which Maou becomes such an ethical and law-abiding member of society. But in fact, that is the source of so much of the ironic and subtle humor. Many conversations between characters take place at crosswalks while waiting for the light to change - Maou won't even jaywalk! - but this little touch is easily missed on the first viewing.
I've also read anime fans' comments about the magic system - don't get too wrapped up in it. The action parts are interesting, and give us some plot tension, but ultimately they are secondary. Suffice to say that Maou (or somebody) will get just enough magic when he needs it, but it will be all used up when the battle is over, so he can't return to Ente Isla.
The subtle and cultural humor is the source of the real gems in this series. Ashiya's frugality with the household budget turns up in a number of unexpected times and places; Chiho-chan's crush on Maou is so pure and innocent (the "bento box from another girl" bit is so awesome it spans two episodes), and yet she also knows a thing or two about flaunting her assets in a bikini.Read more ›
Honestly, I enjoyed this series. The characters were relatable (especially for those who did time in the fast food industry), the humor is enjoyable, and you get drawn to Satan and Ema - two opposites, but yet in the same boat. And to see someone who once sat at the top of his race being able to put everything aside to show that he has a good work ethic and as he lives in our world, and shows that he actually cares for this world and those he has become close with (including a red haired Hero) is something not many people would expect. Like others I wish they explained why he did what he did in the old world, I do think that there is more than meets the eye. But there could always be another season.
This will be in my collection for a long time and i will enjoy it again after I catch up on a few other series I have on disk. I strongly recommend this for all viewers.
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I love the devil is a part timer wonderful anime series you can't go wrong buy this seriesPublished 1 month ago by Adam Shutika
The funniest anime I have seen in quite a while. If you ever worked a minimum wage job this humor will really appeal to you. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Torrin H
I loved that this version translates the ente isla dialogue too!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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A great action comedy Anime for anyone that likes Devils and Heroes battling it out except in this case being stripped of most their magic and being forced into living human lives.Published 4 months ago by Anthony M.
This show is so much fun and absolutely hilarious. Haven't stopped quoting it since I watched it. Totally worth checking out.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer