The Devil is a Part-Timer Season 2: Curl, the Monkey Paw Does.

While it is a minor miracle that this show even got a second season, the joy at that happening doesn’t mean it gets a free pass for what it actually is. I am not a harsh critic here at Shallow Dives in Anime, but I also don’t pull my punches. If something doesn’t work, then it doesn’t work. I won’t call it an abomination or the worst thing to ever happen, but I won’t look the other way either. I call it like I see it, praising the good and what works, along with the bad and what doesn’t. With all that said, let’s take a dive into the second season of The Devil is a Part-Timer after the cut.

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Re-Dive: The Devil is a Part-Timer: Oh right, that’s why!

I talked about this show ages ago, back when the blog was just starting, and I always wanted to come back to it. It remains a beloved series for so many, and it’s continued love has made it last a very long time. Now that a second season is actually happening! It’s no better time to do so! Join me after the cut as we re-dive into one the classics of the Isekai genre: The Devil is a Part-Timer!

My original thoughts are right here!

Here or to go?
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Don’t @ Me: Seven of my Anime Opinions: Mai Kadowaki was in WHAT?!? Edition

I swear that line will make sense by the end of this.

Welcome back to Don’t @ Me! The time where, like walking into a sex dungeon with a cat girl, busty elf, and a priestess. I fight evil to dish out my thoughts and views on everything in the anime and manga industry. This time we talk about some announcement, and I process information I just learned! Let’s get into this after the cut!

Assessing the Anime: Why is "The World God Only Knows" struggling so much?
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Quick Thoughts on The Devil is a Part-Timer Season 2 Announcement: Wow!

This news is red-hot off the presses, but I couldn’t wait until tomorrow to discuss it. Shocking pretty much everyone, it is has been revealed that the classic The Devil is a Part-Timer, eight years after it’s initial run, is returning for a second season!

This is frankly shocking, but amazing news. The Devil is a Part Timer is an isekai classic, with a great cast, great humor, and one of Funimation’s most excellent dubs. (Josh Grelle as Maou remains one of his best performances.) We may forget that anime are often seen as ads for light novels, and since Part-Timer ended last year (with an conclusion that has rankled some fans), plus the eight year gap between seasons, it was pretty much thought that a season 2 would never happen, yet here we are.

No news other than that, and we’ll have to see how a trailer and studio pan out, but I’m thrilled about this. Part-Timer is great, and this is another example of the anime industry slowing becoming willing to continue popular light novel series. That can mean only good things for shows like High School DxD, or (we can only pray) No Game No Life. Still, it’s great to see such a beloved anime get a second bite at the apple, and you can be sure that when it comes out in the future, I’ll be watching it!


The Devil Is a Part-Timer!: I’m Lovin It.

While the Isekai genre is the current dominant force in the Anime and Manga world, something that isn’t as common is the “Reverse Isekai.” This is when, instead of someone from “our” world is transported into a fantasy land, someone from a fantasy land is instead transported to OUR world. What would that be like for them? For someone who was a king, a warrior, or a princess to suddenly end up in present-day Japan?

Well, one such answer comes from an anime that has, at least in the west, rose to such cult-beloved status that it almost touches the level of shows like Full Metal AlchemistDeath Note, or Cowboy Beebop. After the cut let’s take a dive into Satoshi’s Wagahara’s The Devil Is a Part-Timer!

Season 1 Poster

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