The Devil Is a Part-Timer Announces New Anime Sequel

The devil is part-time! announces a new anime that will debut in 2023, serving as a sequel to the recently concluded Season 2.

The devil is part-time! (Hataraku Maō-sama!) is getting a new anime project that will serve as a follow-up to the recently concluded second season.

The official The devil is part-time! The website has released a new piece of key art, announcing that the franchise’s next anime project will serve as a sequel to Season 2. This anime sequel is currently scheduled for release in 2023.

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My name is Lucifer, please have my ham… Burger!*

The devil is part-time! began life as a Japanese light novel series written by Satoshi Wagahara and illustrated by 029, which ran from 2011 to 2020. The series follows Demon Lord Satan, who aims to take over the world of Ente Isla by annexing his four continents. Standing in his way is the hero Emilia, who slays two of Satan’s demon generals, forcing him and one of his other generals, Alciel, to flee Ente Isla, at which point they end up in modern Tokyo. , in Japan. In order to survive, a powerless Satan (under the alias Sadao Maou) gets a part-time job at a fast-food restaurant called MgRonald’s (an obvious parody of McDonald’s), where he quickly becomes a model employee.

A manga adaptation written by Wagahara and illustrated by Akio Hiiragi launched in 2012 and still running today. Additionally, the manga has spawned a number of spinoffs, including the alternate universe The devil is part-time! High school! — written by Wagahara and illustrated by Kurone Mishima — which ran from 2012 to 2015. The devil is part-time!The initial anime adaptation of was produced by White Fox and directed by Naoto Hosoda, and ran for 13 episodes from April 2013 to June 2013.

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The anime lay dormant for eight years before a second season was announced in March 2021. The second season, titled The Devil is a Pat-Timer!! (with the two exclamation marks indicating that this is season 2), eventually premiering in July 2022, with 3Hz taking over from White Fox as the animation studio and Daisuke Tsukushi taking over from Naoto Hosoda as director. That said, Masahiro Yokotani and Ryosuke Nakanishi returned as writer and composer, respectively. The original voice cast also reprized their roles. The devil is part time!! aired its 12th and final episode on September 29, 2022 – although based on the sequel announcement, fans can expect more fast food fiends in 2023.

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*With apologies to Black Sabbath and Mac Sabbath.

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