Monday, June 24, 2013

Demon Lord at Work!

The Devil Is a Part-Timer! (Hataraku Maō-sama)

In the classic tradition of Hero versus Demon Lord, this anime brings us closer to home with the premise, what would a Demon Lord do if he came to present day earth and lost all his powers. 

Demon Lord Satan is the supreme ruler of Ente Isla, but a rebellion Led by the Hero Emilia(who is actually a heroine), forces the Satan to use his remaining power and flee to another dimension. Together with his Faithful general Alciel, they arrive in  modern day Japan, a world of advanced technology where magic does not exist. Determined to regain his powers and still survive the harsh new world, Satan and his companion obtain new identities, an apartment, and a part-time job at a fast food restaurant. All for the single goal of returning to back to power.

The series shows mundane daily activities of a supposedly evil overlord and the hero who is supposed to kill him but is hesitant seeing him in living proudly in his pathetic situation. 

As one of the best anime I've watched this season, Hataraku Mao-Sama has an amazingly deep plot under all the humor and awkward situations the hero and demon lord get into. 
Nothing too remarkable about the animation though. The story and premise is so simple yet funny it could easily be made into a live action or a drama-comedy series.
I'd give this anime two thumbs up, four out of five stars, or an 8.9 rating. I'm not really clear on how that's all done yet though.
Maybe it's time I think about what ratings I give to anime series I watch. hehe..

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