Seasons: 1 | Air Date: 2013 | Episodes: 13 | Rating: 4 out of 5 | Source: Netflix | Language: English
The Devil is a Part-Timer! Review
The Devil is a Part-Timer! is an anime set in a fantasy world where the devil has his generals and has been waging war against humans. A hero is born and destroys Satan’s armies and sends them back to Satan’s castle. From there he retreats to a random world (ours). In our world there is no magic so he is restricted by his human body unless a huge wave of fear or hate is pulsed through him. The story follows Satan, his second in command and the hero as they try to find a way back to their world all while trying to find ways to deal with this new world.
Overall The Devil is a Part-Timer! is a great anime that does a good job of reminding you the plot is there while having the episode’s story continue without shoving it down your throat. It doesn’t feel the need to recap every tiny second of previous episode. The Devil is a Part-Timer! is very light-hearted and what I find appealing is having Satan be very clever and one step ahead of his opponents. At the same time he doesn’t constantly act like a devil and more like an average person. His time at a M’gronalds (wonder what fast food place that could be?) are also some of the funniest moments as his co-workers become his new army. All in all I would re-watch it again. The Devil is a Part-Timer! is funny without holding your hand and screaming “Laugh! It’s funny!” in your ear constantly. You also get emotionally invested in the characters as they feel a bit more like real people instead of the usual anime tropes.
The voice acting is very good and I loved the animation style of The Devil is a Part-Timer!. It wasn’t ground-breaking but fit the show very well. I haven’t seen the original voice-actors so I can’t compare the two but I thought Funimation chose good actors to portray the characters.
If you’re looking for a fun, light-hearted comedy, then The Devil is a Part-Timer! is for you. However, if you like your anime with a more serious bent, I’d look elsewhere.
Tiny Tentacle is GracieKat’s teenage son and does reviews of YA books and webtoons for the site as often as he can around school and work. Also, Gracie kicked his butt in a recent site contest, so he needs to up his game if he wants to be the reigning King of All.