Friday, June 30, 2017

Author Discusses Lack Of "The Devil Is A Part-Timer" Anime Season 2

This month, The Devil Is A Part-Timer! was back, after a fashion. Cast from the 2013 anime, including Ryōta Ōsaka as Sadao Maou / Satan Jacob and Yōko Hikasa as Emi Yusa / Emilia Justina, reunited for a new audio drama, "Maou, Suteneko wo Hirou" ("The Devil Adopts a Stray Cat"). This was an occasion for series original light novel author Satoshi Wagahara to be reminded about the interest in a second season.


Wagahara says that there is certainly an acknowledgement of fans' interest in the series, with help from numbers of online video views on platforms like Niconico. Hence the drama CD.  But, anime is a business, and a complex one at that. A lot of factors go into the decision to produce it. 


Ultimately, Wagahara explains:

"There is no way I can promise a second season. This is decided in meetings of the higher-ups, and they may never decide to produce that sequel. However, I promise that will put all my efforts into making this work as good as possible for my readers."



Latest volume


Drama CD


The original The Devil is a Part-Timer! light novels are published by ASCII Media Works under their Dengeki Bunko imprint, and an English language version of the series is also published by Yen Press. The 2013 TV anime adaptation is directed by Naoto Hosoda and features animation by White Fox.


An English subtitled version of The Devil is a Part-Timer! TV anime is now available in Crunchyroll's catalog, while an English dubbed version is distributed online by Funimation. Crunchyroll and Funimation describe the story as follows:


"Foiled by a hero when he’s inches away from conquering the world, the devil finds himself in modern-day Tokyo. With no real-world skills to speak of, the devil is forced to make ends meet flipping burgers at a fast food joint! To stall any further plans of world domination, the hero tracks the devil’s trail and takes on the lowly tasks of a telemarketer."


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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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