Welcome to the second part of this review of The Devil is a Part-Timer! By way of thanks, here’s yet another beauty of a facial expression, courtesy of the Devil’s most trusted general. (Yes, these really happen during the show.)
Today, I want to continue to highlight the best characteristics of the show, and hopefully make a case as to why you should consider watching it. In the first part, I touched on the show’s clever use of situational humor and its use of the odd premise to take an outsider’s look at human life as we live it today. In this half of the review, I want to look at more closely at show elements that contribute to its charm and overall enjoyableness.
If you skipped the video because you weren’t sure what it was, correct your mistake now. It is the opening credit sequence (OP) of the show I want to gush about today: The Devil is a Part-Timer!, and I love the opening song, particularly the very beginning.
Unnecessary ending punctuation in the title aside (and let’s be honest, with addition of this gem of a show, series punctuated with exclamation marks are doing pretty good with me so far), The Devil is a Part-Timer! (or Hataraku Maō-sama!) has a lot of good things going for it, primarily a charming character that is both unexpected and delightful. And by character, I don’t mean a character in the show, I mean the overall nature of the show is to be relatable, immersive, and disarmingly funny. I struggled for a bit, trying to think up something to which I could compare it, but it really is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. It would be a scandal for the show not to continue into a second season, but that’s news for another day.