Ever since the first season of The Devil Is a Part-Timer came out in 2013 and wowed a lot of people with how the characters grew and the stories were told, it’s been a long time coming for season 2.
The series is based on a light novel by Satoshi Wagahara written and drawn by 029. She is also called Hataraku Maou-sama Season 2 in the Japanese original (in the style of Hataraku Maou-sama!!).
This season, the team behind Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online and Princess Principal, Studio 3Hz, is making the shows. It is directed by Daisuke Tsukushi, who has worked on shows such as Higurashi and My Hero Academia. Hataraku Maou-sama Season 2 Episode 10 is another name for this episode (or Hataraku Maou sama Season 2 Episode 10). Read the review of the last episode of the series by clicking here!
This episode brought back so many memories from the first season of this show that it felt like we went back to 2013. However, I didn’t see the series when it first came out. I watched it long after it came out. But this episode still felt like stepping back in time. This episode was a lot of fun because it was once again closer to the real world than ever before. That’s how you can usually tell if an episode is going to be good.
It started when Emi found out she had a mother she didn’t know about and that’s how the last one ended. This story was first hinted at when we learned that Emi was a half-angel and again when she and Alas Ramus met a strange woman at an amusement park. Emi’s character seems to draw an interesting arc if she were to return to her angelic roots while escaping the church. Let’s hope this one is interesting and unpredictable unlike some of the other plots in the series.
After that phone call, Maou and Ashia had one of their usual arguments about how to run their demon households. Their conversation was very smooth, natural, and entertaining, and the show made sure they behaved in ways that suited who they were and what was going on at the time. What is this mess you might be asking? Well, the question was whether Maou could buy a TV for the family with the money he makes from his part-time job. That’s the kind of slice of life I want to see on the show, so I’m glad we can see it again. Sometimes the show is very cute, and that was one of those times.
The angel who attacked earlier this season because he wanted Alas Ramus and Emi’s sword for himself has other plans. Lucifer, the usual suspect, was apparently the first person he went after with his divide and conquer rule. This led to a very strange and funny conversation about NEETs and their role in society and the different types of NEETs. Lucifer was the worst (his words, but you can bet I agree), but for once his role was surprisingly complex.
The story of this season falls into many different parts that don’t have much in common. Some slice-of-life shows make a living telling stories like this, but Maou-sama isn’t the best at piecing together storylines that don’t matter as much as they do. Even if it isn’t, much of this show seems like it can be skipped, which no show should be. Still, this was a cool episode in a cool sequel that’s going to have a cool ending. It’s hard to want more without coming across as pedantic.
The Devil Is a Part-Timer Season 2 Episode 10 was a great episode with some great life stories that brought the show back to its prime.
In the realm of demons, a mysterious woman enters the Devil King’s castle, which he left empty, and sends the last living plant to earth. While Emi visits Suzuna, Maou, Alciel, and Urushihara have one of their usual arguments about how poor they are. Alciel tries to teach Urushihara how to clean the house after Maou goes to work at MgRonald. They sense a strange presence nearby, which then attacks them. Chiho wants to go to Maou’s after her shift and reluctantly agrees when it starts raining and they have to share an umbrella. When the “thing” turns out to be a cockroach, everyone freaks out until Suzuna gets rid of her. Suddenly a gate opens at the top of the building and a large apple comes out. Maou and Emi have a fight that leads Emi to attack Maou with her Holy Sword, but hands come out of the apple to stop her. When the apple turns into a young girl, they bring her inside. She tells them her name is Alas Ramus, and when they ask who her father and mother are, she points to Maou and Emi, completely shocking everyone.
After the revelation, the group tries to figure out what to do with Alas Ramus. They think that she is not directly connected to the angels because she has an Duck Island name. Maou says she can stay with them and that they will take care of her. Later, Chiho buys baby items for Alas Ramus to make her feel useful. She’s still a little concerned that she didn’t hear Maou say what she said after she confessed. Emi talks to Suzuki about what’s going on with her, Maou, and Alas Ramus. As a result, she gets tickets to Tokyo Big-Egg Town amusement park so she can go with Suzuki. Chiho and Suzuna take Alas Ramus to see Maou at work. Due to a misunderstanding, this causes a small scandal. Manager Kisaki talks to Maou and Chiho and tells them to pay more attention to their appearance. Maou thanks Chiho for her help and says he’s sorry he can’t answer her question yet, which is fine with her. Kisaki gives Maou tickets to Tokyo Big-Egg Town, so the group now has 6. Emi agrees to go to the park with Maou, Alas Ramus, and girlfriend’s girlfriend Maou, only because the girl insists. Alciel, Chiho and Suzuki decide to secretly follow the three of them on their “date” on the day of the trip. In another place, an angel wanting to repair the “Tree of Life” comes in through a gate with his army, and Urushihara can sense it.
Emi asks Maou what he intends to do about Alas Ramus and his remaining troops in the other world at the amusement park. He gives her a vague answer that confuses her. While watching a hero show, a crescent moon suddenly reappears on Alas Ramus’ forehead, letting her go. After Maou steps away, the mysterious woman with white hair appears and Alas Ramus’ pain is eased with a ring. Emi doesn’t trust her, but she says she is a friend and warns her not to trust “Gabriel”. When Maou returns, she disappears. Emi takes him to the ferris wheel to talk to him about what’s really going on with Alas Ramus. He tells Alas Ramus that the woman with the white hair is actually an angel who saved his life because he was the first demon she ever saw cry. She also told him about the human world and gave him a crescent-shaped seed to take care of, which grew into Alas Ramus. He also realizes that Alas Ramus is a reincarnated piece of the Tree of Life called “Yesod”. Suzuki, Alciel, and Chiho, who were following the three, lose track and the first two end up on the Ferris wheel, confusing Suzuki. Maou and Emi receive a call from Suzuna and Urushihara, who have been captured by Gabriel and his army of angels and want to get Ala’s Ramu and Emi’s holy sword back. Gabriel kills Maou with his power until Chiho stops him and tears in his eyes begging him to stop. Gabriel doesn’t want to, but he tells them to come back tomorrow. Maou doesn’t know what to do, but he says he wants to fight back somehow and tells Emi to spend the night with them.
Emi agrees to spend the night with Maou and Alas Ramus after Suzuna tells the group about Yesod’s role in the Tree of Life and how the angels believe his loss will lead to disaster. Maou tells Alas Ramus a bedtime story that is a loose retelling of his past. Emi tries to question Maou’s decision to invade Ente Isla, but he ignores her. Emi wakes up the next morning to find Gabriel waiting for her. He still wants to take Alas Ramus and her sword, which has a piece of Yesod inside. Gabriel gets angry when Maou begs him to let her stay. Unfortunately, Ramus sided with Maou by calling all the gods “liars.” She then used her power to attack Gabriel in Heaven and Emi did the same. Gabriel’s sword breaks Emi’s sword during the fight. Maou arrives to help just as Alas Ramus asks Emi if she will always be with Maou, which she says she will. Unfortunately, Ramus saves Maou from death by preventing him from falling, but then he seems to disappear into the sky. Gabriel is forced to run away when Emi transforms into a stronger version of herself. When she returns to the group, everyone thinks Alas Ramus has been taken away. However, Emi tells Chiho that during the battle, Alas Ramus merged with her Holy Sword, making them one. She also told Maou a lie to make him realize how painful it is to lose something important. Emi gives them back to him when she sees how upset he is about her disappearance. That makes him very happy. Later, Gabriel talks to Sarue about how he failed. Sarue tells Gabriel that they should look for Emilia’s mother, Lailah, who stole the Yesod in the first place.
Maou suddenly learns that he won’t be able to work at McRonald’s for a while due to renovations. They also have to move out of their apartment to allow repairs to be made. Maou and Emi go to Chiho’s house to watch a video sent to him by his landlord, Shiba. In the tape, Shiba tells Maou that her niece needs workers for a beach shack in Chshi to be paid and accommodated. Maou calls the niece to take the job. Chiho’s mother agrees to let her join them and help them after seeing how much she wants to. Later, Maou and Chiho meet Sarue. He tells them that he turned down Gabriel’s offer to work with him and that he knows where to find the holy sword. Chiho then tells Maou that she wants to get stronger so she can help him as both Maou and Devil King and make sure everyone is happy. She decides to go to Chshi with Emi, Suzuna and Alas Ramus. The girls will help/keep an eye on the boys. They meet Amane Ohguro, who shows them the shabby beach shack they are in charge of. Maou takes over and works to fix it to make it look better. Later that night, the group sees bright lights on the horizon. Through this, Amane tells the story of the “Mouren Yassa”, a place where ghosts sink more ships to join them. Suddenly, a frightening mist pulls in, forcing everyone inside. Amane feels uneasy as a large figure begins to emerge from the mist.