The 12th and final episode of Hataraku Maou-sama!‘s (The Devil is a Part-Timer!) second season announced on Thursday that an anime sequel is in production. The official Twitter also revealed a key visual (pictured). The anime is scheduled to premiere in 2023.
The anime adapts Satoshi Wagahara‘s fantasy light novel, which originally began as a novel submission under the title Maoujou wa Rokujou Hitoma! (The Devil’s Castle within a Six-tatami Room!) for the 17th Dengeki Taisho awards in November 2010 and won the Silver Prize along with Antiliteral no Arcanist. Dengeki Bunko began publishing the novel featuring illustrations by 029 (Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear) the following February and shipped the 21st and final volume on August 2020. Hataraku Maou-sama! has over 3.5 million cumulative copies of its volumes in circulation.
Yen Press licensed both the light novel and manga adaptation in English in August 2014. The 21st light novel volume went on sale on April 19. The 18th manga volume was released on May 24, with the 19th volume scheduled to be released on November 22.
In the world of Ente Isla, the Demon Lord Satan has attempted to conquer humanity using an enormous army of demons. But when he almost succeeds, mankind’s champion, Hero Emilia, thwarts his plans, forcing him to retreat into a portal that leads to a world unbeknownst to him—Earth.
Along with his faithful servant Alsiel, Satan stumbles upon the modern-day city of Tokyo without any knowledge of the world itself. Completely out of their depth, they gain some information from a police officer, but Satan still has one more problem—money. In order to survive with his greatly diminished powers, he guises himself as a human named Sadao Maou, lives in an apartment, and becomes a part-timer at the fast food restaurant MgRonald’s. Determined not only to conquer Ente Isla but also Earth, Sadao strives to become a full-time employee in his job, as he believes that it would be a step forward in his conquests.
Things begin looking up for the once all-powerful demon as he ventures through his everyday life—his job, his home, and his relationships. However, a major setback pops up when Emilia, the hero who drove him out of Ente Isla, suddenly appears… [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Source: Comic Natalie
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