The popular comedy anime, based on a light novel series called Hataraku Maō-sama! (The Devil Is a Part-Timer!) is returning for a second season eight years after its original conclusion. This announcement was made on the first day of the Kadokawa Light Novel Expo event.
THE RETURNING CAST
The first trailer and the key visual for this upcoming season have been revealed. It doesn’t tell much though and information regarding the plot or premiere date is still unavailable.
However, the trailer confirms the return of the original Japanese voice cast. We do not know whether the original English cast will be returning.
The returning cast members are Ryota Ohsaka as Sadao Maō/Demon King Satan, Yōko Hikasa as Emi Yusa/Heroine Emilia, Nao Tōyama as Chiho Sasaki, Yuki Ono as Shirō Ashiya/Demon General Alciel, Hiro Shimono as Hanzō Urushihara/Demon General Lucifer, and Kanae Itō as Suzuno Kamazuki.
ABOUT THE SERIES
The Devil is a Part-Timer tells the story of Demon Lord, Satan, who aims to conquer the world of Ente Isla by annexing its four continents. Standing in his way is the hero Emilia, who kills two of Satan’s demon generals, forcing him and one of his other generals, Alciel, to flee Ente Isla, at which point they find themselves in modern-day Tokyo.
In order to survive, a de-powered Satan (under the alias, Sadao Maou) gets a part-time job at a fast-food restaurant called MgRonald’s — and quickly becomes a model employee.
The anime adaptation for The Devil is a Part-Timer! was produced by White Fox and directed by Naoto Hosoda. It initially ran for a single 13-episode season, premiering in April 2013. The trailer for the second season portrays a slightly different art style from the first season so there could be a change in the production crew.
Wagahara launched the light novels with illustrations by 029 in 2011. Hiiragi’s manga adaptation launched in Kadokawa‘s Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine in December 2011.
Kurone Mishima drew another manga spinoff called Hataraku Maou-sama! High School! in Kadokawa‘s Dengeki Maoh magazine from 2012 to 2015. Yen Press also published all five volumes of the manga. Both the original light novel and the manga adaptation are published by Yen Press.
Did you like the first season of The Devil is a Part-Timer? How hyped are you for the second season?
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