I never thought I’d see the day. And I know many anime fans thought just as I did. The Devil Is a Part-Timer! is BACK for a second season! And the original voice cast is returning for their roles!
As reported on Anime News Network, the series return was announced during the recent Kadokawa Light Novel Expo. A preview trailer has been released. Check it out below.
The trailer shows off characters we know and love from the 13-episode first season and what I think are a few new ones. And the background music for the trailer is the same as the OP from the first season as well. Hearing that song play feels like going into the attic and discovering one of your favorite old toys.
And after finding that toy, you certainly have to dust it off, as the first season originally came out in 2013. It’s been EIGHT YEARS since we’ve hung out with the likes of the Demon King Sadao Maou (Ryota Ohsaka) and Emi Yusa (Yōko Hikasa). It’s not an unusual story. Sometimes there are great anime that you totally expect to be renewed for a second season because they’re so entertaining and because they have plenty of manga or light novel material to adapt. But for whatever reason, or multiple reasons, it never comes back. So learning that we finally get more Hataraku Maou-sama! is a welcome surprise!
But don’t take my word for it. On March 6, Funimation’s official Twitter shared the announcement. Here’s what a number of anime fans tweeted back.
This is the best thing to happen all year
yes finally i"ve been waiting MAO Satan! for so long
It derseves more praise this anime
Nearly a goddamn decade, BUT FUCK YEAH, every second was worth it! I CANNOT WAIT! Hell yeah!
“I genuinely thought this was just a product of it’s time. A forgotten relic that we would tell as legend to our next of kin. Now it has returned, and it will test us. Are we worthy?”
An official release date for the second season has not yet been announced.
Thoughts: Because a demon king comes to live in our modern-day world, would this be considered a reverse direction isekai? Is that a genre? I wonder...