Could I have the Season Two Combo? With DVD extras, commentary, and live seiyuu specials?
Seriously. This show was insanely fun to watch. I don’t know why I get such a kick out of watching a Demon Lord live a normal human life, commuting to work and being an upstanding citizen. White Fox muscled its way into being a worthwhile studio to watch for when they produced Katanagatari, Jormungand, and Steins;Gate. But with Hataraku Maou-sama, I believe they gracefully slide into the top tiers.
Yeah, I know that relying on a studio’s reputation isn’t a method one should go about deciding which anime to watch. I see it as a simplified way to appreciate the work done by all the staff. I maintain that it’s similar to musicians. You’ve got the rock bands with names stamped on them, jazz musicians that go by name, and collaborators that produce under a group name, even if it’s a person’s name. Is it a bad thing to be a part of something called The Tony Williams Lifetime? I think not.
What was truly bad (in a good way), was the ending. Good lord, my nutbladder went critical. They saved the absolute last few seconds to be dedicated to Emi. I absolutely think that endings that wrap around back to reiterate on an intro scene are great. The umbrella. THE UMBRELLAS.
This is more of a knee-jerk reaction post, since I had just finished watching the episode. Most likely riding that ending high which may or may not be affecting my bias. Doesn’t bother me too much, since that means there wasn’t any major flaws or irritants during my viewing. Anyone that manages to nitpick at something is pretty much.. well, I’d like to say you’re over thinking it. Of course, it’s just what you do and you’re free to do so. But maybe, you should also lighten up.
Hataraku Maou-sama is a highly enjoyable show, and one of the heaviest hitters of 2013 along with Attack on Titan. Will other shows this year come along and usurp this throne from the Demon Lord? I think not.
Yusa Emi, that subtle blush and umbrella twirl is illegal. Someone could die, you know?