This show’s setup is a perfect lead-in as a perfectly hidden second season of Chuunibyou. Think about it. We’ve got several characters escaping into our modern world through a gate. They have to adapt to society. So far, it looks like our beloved Maou-sama is living the life as a professional MgRonald attendant. If it weren’t for the flashy high fantasy and combat introductory segment, it would just be an adult version of Chuunibyou. That also would have been highly enjoyable.
Because of the thematic focus of fantasy character types being employed in the modern workforce, it is also reminding me of Working!!. Several shots display the environment that Maou-san is working in, which invariably results in the camera being in the break room. Chi-chan conveniently is a small-framed and busty co-worker. If she had a ponytail, she would’ve been another Poplar-chan. Ah, I want another season of Working!!. Then there’s even the idea that a Demon Lord is having to slog through human politics and environments which immediately reminds me of Maoyuu Mao Yuusha. Even more important: it’s not set in a high school! FUCK YEAH! Dear god. I understand why there’s plenty of anime with high school heroes or middle school meddlers. But I’m hungry for college comrades.
What a lovely present, honestly. I didn’t expect to have three previous shows rolled into one. I’ve also noticed that I’m getting a lot better at detecting Hikasa Yoko. I expect to hear interesting vocal work from her character, Yusa Emi.
Last season felt particularly weak, but I think I’m going to suffer several nutbladder attacks this Spring of 2013.
As usual, I forget to name the show anywhere in the main body of text. Hataraku Maou-sama is a brand new anime that premiered last week. Just for that rare person who visited my site first before they saw any other information about the show elsewhere. I salute whomever may be that person. If you’re a hawt
loligirl, I’ll buy you a lunch. (We know that’s not happening.)