What happens when a demon lord from another world finds himself trapped in modern-day Japan? Why, he gets a part-time job at a fast food restaurant, of course!
At least that’s the basic premise for a new show this season titled “Hataraku Maou-Sama”, or “The Devil is a Part-Timer!” The demon lord and his head general, Alciel, find themselves in Japan with no way of getting back to their original world, Ente Isla. Upon arriving in Japan, they find themselves drained of their magic powers and subjugated to weak human bodies.
In order to stay alive, the demon lord Maou-sama, finds himself working part-time at a MgRonald’s restaurant, an homage to its internationally popular real-world counterpart. However, his archenemy who has vowed to kill him no matter what, Emilia the hero, has followed him to Japan. What will happen when the two of them meet?
Outrageously funny, Hataraku Maou-sama is definitely one of my favorite comedy animes of the season. Watching the demon lord celebrate moving up in the chain of command is hilarious and Alciel’s reaction to his formerly formidable master’s transformation into a fast-food worker is incredibly amusing. Hataraku Maou-sama is now on its 9th episode, and I’d definitely recommend watching this anime!