The Devil is a Part-Timer Manga, Vol. 1 (The Devil Is a Part-Timer Manga #1)
by Satoshi Wagahara, Akio Hiragi (Visual Art)
After being soundly thrashed by the hero Emilia, the Devil King and his general beat a hasty retreat to a parallel universe…only to land plop in the middle of bustling, modern-day Tokyo! Lacking the magic necessary to return home, the two are forced to assume human identities and live average human lives until they can find a better solution. And to make ends meet, Satan finds gainful employment at a nearby fast food joint! With his devilish mind set on working his way up the management food chain, what will become of his thirst for conquest?! Summary from Goodreads.
I loved the first episode of The devil is a part-timer. I also really liked the first manga and can’t wait to read the second one. So far from what I have seen the manga and the anime both look awesome. The manga is so much fun. I mean just the thought of the king of the underworld being a part-timer is just too funny. Flipping burgers, earning minimum wage, and serving humans. What can’t go wrong? In a way it kinda reminded me of Black butler in the sense that it’s a demon serving a human or humans in this case. But without the blood and gore. One thing I really liked about The devil is a part-timer is that it’s so funny and comical and that Ashiya is not as much of a spaz as the anime makes him out to be. I mean their debate about wither or not they should use magic to fix the fryer is just the best. I also really love that they come from a place called Ente Isla. In case you didn’t know they are from the underworld which is really cool. The way they ended up in Tokyo Japan is really cool too. I mean I would love to go through a magical gateway and end up somewhere awesome. Why did they leave? You ask? They left because of the war that was happening between demons and humans. Which the demons would have won if a warrior hadn’t shown up and wiped them out. Forcing the devil king to flee through the gateway into Tokyo Japan. I love how the new world to them anyway is loud, confusing and really strange. But the surprises they face and some really bad ones at that are best. Because it turns out that while they are in Tokyo they are human and have lost most of their demon powers. Alarming? Totally! So of course naturally after they freak out and wonder how this could have happened they try to fit in and survive until they can get back to the underworld where they belong. But as they soon find out fitting in isn’t as easy as it sounds or looks. Because it turns out the warrior that wiped out the demons has followed them and is planning to kill them if they get out of line. So now not only are they stuck without a way back but they also have to worry about getting their heads chopped off if they get out of line. Stressful? Very. I can’t wait to see what happens next to the devil king and his friend in The devil is a part-timer.