The Devil Is a Part-Timer is a comedy and fantasy anime series that first aired in the spring of 2013. This genre, which we have seen with series such as Black Butler and Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, takes an important place in Japanese anime culture. Based on the light novel series written by Satoshi Wagahara since 2011, the anime was created by White Fox. We also know the studio for record-breaking animes like Re:Zero and Arifureta. Licensed by Funimation, the anime aired weekly on many local channels such as Tokyo MX, KBS, SUN, BS Nittele, TVA, AT-X from April 4, 2013, to June 27, 2013. The anime, which consists of 13 episodes in total, haven’t had a second season in 8 years, but fans have never given up hope. Many fans of light novels and anime around the world are still waiting for a second season. So has the anime been renewed for a new season? Let’s remember the series and look at all that is known about the new season.
What was the plotline of The Devil Is a Part-Timer?
The story begins in another world, a land called Ente Isla. In Ente Isla, Demon King Satan wants to gather all the evil races under his command and take over this land. A hero emerges when he is very close to victory by launching attacks under the leadership of his generals in the four regions where the people are located. Under the leadership of this hero Emilia, the people unite again and defeat the raids of the Demon King Satan. People from all regions gather to make a final attack and attack Satan’s stronghold. Towards the end of the war, Satan, who collided with Emilia, realizes that the people have overwhelming superiority over his army. Declares that he will return and escapes with Alcatel, his most loyal general, by opening a portal. The place where the portal comes out is today’s Tokyo (in 2013, of course). Realizing that the power of magic is not valid in our world, Satan tries to get used to daily life by changing his name to Maou Sadao, and our story begins.
The second season will be started to air on July 14, 2022!
The first season of the anime was aired in 2013. The intervening eight years did not prevent the decision for a second season, and yes, the anime was renewed for a second season on March 6, 2021. We have seen that many animes have received a new season approval despite the long time passed, as was the case for The Devil Is a Part-Timer. The situation for animes is different from TV Dramas, and you can watch the new season of an anime you watched as a kid as an adult. This good news was made with the announcement video that you can watch at the end of our article. Funimation posted the renewal news on its official website. In addition, the news was shared with the followers on the official Twitter account of the anime series.
It was previously announced that more news about the upcoming season of the anime will be made in “Dengeki Bunko Winter Festival Online 2021”. Shares are the kind that will largely clear the question marks of anime fans. According to the announcement made at the event, the new season of the anime will air in July 2022. It was known months ago that the anime would air in July, but the exact date was announced with the promotional video released on June 10, 2022, which you can watch at the end of this article. The anime will begin airing on July 14, 2022.
As we mentioned at the beginning of our article, the light novel, the original of the series, is written by Satoshi Wagahara and illustrated by 029 (Oniku). Published by ASCII Media Works, the series was published from February 10, 2011, to August 7, 2020. However, the series unfortunately no longer continues and has been completed. For the light novel, 27 volumes have been released so far, and only the first 2 volumes have been adapted into anime. It means that if all goes well and the audience shows interest in the second season, there is quite enough source material to see more new seasons.
The popularity of the anime
The anime had managed to stay above the targets, with an average of 11,509 disc sales in the first season. We hope that he will show the same success in the second season. According to Myanimelist, it is ranked as the 68th most popular anime of all time. Old animes always have an advantage in this ranking, but still a perfect place. When we look at the search popularity on Google, we see that the series has an above-average search volume, and about 67k people follow the anime’s account on Twitter currently.
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