The Devil is a Part-Timer!! episode 12

Rating: C+ There is a moment early in this episode which speaks best to the spirit and attitude of the show: the scene where Maou and Ashiya have to take the subway to get to the second tower, while Emi just conjured up magic boots and flew over to the first tower. Sadly, it’s oneContinue reading “The Devil is a Part-Timer!! episode 12”

The Devil is a Part-Timer!! episode 11

Rating: B+ Ashiya is unquestionably devilish in the most literal sense of the word, but this episode we see that he can be that way in the figurative sense, too, and even without trying. Seems like Maou is not the only devil who is getting a human woman to crush on him. And really, it’sContinue reading “The Devil is a Part-Timer!! episode 11”

The Devil is a Part-Timer!! episode 9

Rating: 3 (of 5) I was slightly in error last week. While this mini arc isn’t in the novels, it actually is not anime-original, either; it did appear in the manga adaptation (which I have not read beyond the first volume). That does not make this any less of a two-episode filler arc, but itContinue reading “The Devil is a Part-Timer!! episode 9”

The Devil is a Part-Timer!! episode 8

Rating: B- This episode represents a very odd decision in what has otherwise been a solid adaptation so far. While part of one of the episode’s early scenes – where the Devils return to their repaired home and Ashiya makes the comment about the faucet being fixed – is at the beginning of novel 5,Continue reading “The Devil is a Part-Timer!! episode 8”

The Devil is a Part-Timer!! episode 7

Rating: B As expected, a crisis is afoot involving the demonic appearances, and as some of the characters started to suspect last episode, Olba is connected to it. In the end, though, resolving the demon part of this affair seemed anticlimatic compared to the indications at near the end of the episode about who andContinue reading “The Devil is a Part-Timer!! episode 7”

The Devil is a Part-Timer! episode 5

Rating: B That there would be major consequences for one wall of the “Devil’s Castle” getting blown out last episode stood to reason, as this series just doesn’t hand-wave details like that. Hence, that the devils and Suzuno would be temporarily evicted while landlord Mikitty had repairs done was to be expected. What wasn’t expectContinue reading “The Devil is a Part-Timer! episode 5”

The Devil is a Part-Timer!! episode 4

Rating: B+ Last episode ended with a crisis centered around Alas Ramus: despite Chiho’s delaying action, Gabriel was coming back for Alas Ramus in the morning, and neither the Devil King nor the Hero had the power to stop him. In the past, Maou confronted these challenges with a healthy dose of cockiness, even ifContinue reading “The Devil is a Part-Timer!! episode 4”

The Devil is a Part-Timer!! episode 3

Rating: B When is the idle babble of a little kid not so idle? When that child turns out to have been grown from a shard of one part of the Sephiroth. The introduction of Alas Ramus started the greater plotline of the franchise, and this is the point where that plot really starts toContinue reading “The Devil is a Part-Timer!! episode 3”

The Devil is a Part-Timer!! episode 2

Rating: B The first episode ended with the bombshell revelation that Alas Ramus, the toddler who appeared from a golden apple and was capable of stopping Better Half with her bare hands, regards Satan and Emilia as her parents. This episode starts by showing that she’s absolutely adamant about that belief, no matter how littleContinue reading “The Devil is a Part-Timer!! episode 2”