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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 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?!


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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 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?!

30 review for The Devil is a Part-Timer Manga, Vol. 1

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kenzie The Dragon Queen

    I remember loving this anime so much, but it never got a second season, even though I (and many others) desperately wanted one! So, obviously, I must turn to the manga. Apparently I can only trust books.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Alice

    I'm not particularly in to Manga or Anime, so I was unaware of this series and only read it because its on the Excelsior Award short list! I enjoyed it though, much more than I expected to. It's light and fun and really cliched. I don't really understand how/why the Devil King, his General and The Hero go send to our world.. but I guess that doesn't matter, or will be explored in further issues. Sadao Maou is alright as a character, although I am just as confused as Emilia as to why the Devil Kin I'm not particularly in to Manga or Anime, so I was unaware of this series and only read it because its on the Excelsior Award short list! I enjoyed it though, much more than I expected to. It's light and fun and really cliched. I don't really understand how/why the Devil King, his General and The Hero go send to our world.. but I guess that doesn't matter, or will be explored in further issues. Sadao Maou is alright as a character, although I am just as confused as Emilia as to why the Devil King acts so nice all the time?! He's overly nice.. nobody is that nice! He's meant to be Evil. Emilia is kind of cool in that she's the Hero, and very dedicated to her cause. However she shouts A LOT which is annoying and yet again there is the issue with a lot of scenes of her being naked in the shower (for literally no reason, no reason why we need a full frontal, full body shot of her naked...!) Sure she's smooth all over and nipple-less like doll, but its still pretty suggestive and unnecessary! I think this occurs 4 times in this short book... worth noting that none of the others characters are depicted in this way. I'm not a prude its just that only the female characters get shown naked (and seriously there is no reason for it!), it's sexist. It's also a bit of an issue when this book is for a school library... sniggering teenage boys etc a lot of attention is also drawn the size of the only other female character of note's chest size. Why do you do this to me Manga? I want to like you... That said it's light and fluffy and passed the time.

  3. 4 out of 5

    L. McCoy

    This... now this is a fun manga book! I remember loving the anime so now I get to love the manga! What’s it about? The devil and another demon have ended up in Japan. Is the devil a politician? A celebrity? Perhaps a successful night club owner like some TV shows may suggest? Nope! He works part time at MgRonald’s! He tries to rule the world by working his way up the corporate ladder but an angelic warrior gets in the way! Why it gets 5 stars: The story is interesting and done in a unique way. Typic This... now this is a fun manga book! I remember loving the anime so now I get to love the manga! What’s it about? The devil and another demon have ended up in Japan. Is the devil a politician? A celebrity? Perhaps a successful night club owner like some TV shows may suggest? Nope! He works part time at MgRonald’s! He tries to rule the world by working his way up the corporate ladder but an angelic warrior gets in the way! Why it gets 5 stars: The story is interesting and done in a unique way. Typically you might hear me say “Oh look, Satan ends up on Earth, imagine that...” but this book takes something that has been done several times but does something fun and different with it, I like that! The characters are all amusing, interesting and well written! The art is cartoony, fun, well done and is perfect for this comic! This is a very funny comic! The character interactions and story are hilarious! I also love the MgRonald’s name (that’s what I often call McDonald’s ever since seeing the anime)! This is quite the unpredictable story! I remembered a lot of it from the show but there were some things that I either forgot or were different from the anime so it’s not too predictable. This book can be quite exciting! The world building is surprisingly well done and detailed. Overall: I see no problems here! Fun manga with a creative story and well written characters! We honestly need more comics like that IMO. I love this and am definitely looking forward to reading volume 2. 5/5

  4. 5 out of 5

    Davin Simoneau

    "The Devil Is A Part-Timer" written by Satoshi Wagahara, and is a young adult fiction book. It follows the story of Sadao Maou (Satan), Shiro Ashiya (First General) and Emi Yusa (Hero). We begin at war in a land called Ente Isle, Satan and his General are forced to retreat and end up in Japan with Emi following closely behind. Sadao, Shiro and Emi are stuck in Japan until they find a way to restore their magical powers. How so? Guess you will have to find out yourself. Being written as a Omnisc "The Devil Is A Part-Timer" written by Satoshi Wagahara, and is a young adult fiction book. It follows the story of Sadao Maou (Satan), Shiro Ashiya (First General) and Emi Yusa (Hero). We begin at war in a land called Ente Isle, Satan and his General are forced to retreat and end up in Japan with Emi following closely behind. Sadao, Shiro and Emi are stuck in Japan until they find a way to restore their magical powers. How so? Guess you will have to find out yourself. Being written as a Omniscient First Person book, you will find yourself reading and understanding the plot from most every character. The book being based in Japan, allows the author to use methods of travel utilized in Japan to introduce complex fighting scenes and reasons for the heroes to focus on saving civilians. Allowing your mind to wander while addressing "The Devil Is A Part-Timer" will allow you to see that the plot of the story is an evil king taking land that isn't his and through karma is being taught how to care for all life forms. Do you like suspense, comedy, sarcasm, romance or MgRonald's fries? Well, if your answer is yes to even one of these topics, "The Devil Is A Part-Timer" is the book for you. In my opinion this book must be given five stars, mainly because the characters are made to be so relatable, you feel like they are your best friends five minutes into reading. Also, the story keeps you reading, you always want to find whats around that next turn of a page. Overall, "The Devil Is A Part-Timer" is a series for anyone who enjoys a good plot and likes comedic touches.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Bookishrealm

    This was actually an amazing manga! I can't believe that it took me so long to get to it. I think one of the teens I work with at the library actually introduced me to the book. I've become so addicted to Nana and Food Wars that I haven't really branched out in reading other manga so this one was a pleasant surprise. This well-known demon lord ends up in our world working at a knock-off McDonalds. He's determined to conquer the human world, but he ends of making friends and meeting his arch-neme This was actually an amazing manga! I can't believe that it took me so long to get to it. I think one of the teens I work with at the library actually introduced me to the book. I've become so addicted to Nana and Food Wars that I haven't really branched out in reading other manga so this one was a pleasant surprise. This well-known demon lord ends up in our world working at a knock-off McDonalds. He's determined to conquer the human world, but he ends of making friends and meeting his arch-nemesis. It was hilarious, heart-felt, and well-written with fantastic artwork. I loved being absorbed in the story and I definitely plan on reading the next couple of volumes in the series before I decided whether I want to start collecting them or not. If you haven't gotten the chance to read these yet please give them a try! : )

  6. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

    The Devil King fled from Ente Isla with his most loyal general and landed on Earth. Making the best of a bad situation, in which he must hint for enough magic to return and try to take over Ente Isla, he gets a part time job at a fast food chain: Mgronald. Unfortunately for him Emilia the Hero followed him to Earth and is determined to undermine his plans and kill him once they figure out how to return to their homeland. This is a cute manga, I think the story was a little all over the place and The Devil King fled from Ente Isla with his most loyal general and landed on Earth. Making the best of a bad situation, in which he must hint for enough magic to return and try to take over Ente Isla, he gets a part time job at a fast food chain: Mgronald. Unfortunately for him Emilia the Hero followed him to Earth and is determined to undermine his plans and kill him once they figure out how to return to their homeland. This is a cute manga, I think the story was a little all over the place and hard to follow at times, but the premise is interesting. It is a quick read, nothing mind-blowing, but if you're looking for a quick, fun and quirky read this is the manga for you.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Harmony Williams

    Exactly what I was looking for in a manga! A little ridiculous but not over the top with good banter, an interesting story, and compelling characters.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Elaine

    This manga was very interesting. The plot of the demon lord coming the the real world is very comical. How ever things can get very serious when they need to be. It had some magical elements in the real world. This was well done and it didn't get confusing. I liked the fact that they had a good reason and explanation for magic in the real world. The characters were also interesting and you could like all of them. It wasn't the demon lord is evil in his world so his evil in general, he was a char This manga was very interesting. The plot of the demon lord coming the the real world is very comical. How ever things can get very serious when they need to be. It had some magical elements in the real world. This was well done and it didn't get confusing. I liked the fact that they had a good reason and explanation for magic in the real world. The characters were also interesting and you could like all of them. It wasn't the demon lord is evil in his world so his evil in general, he was a character you could root for. Also the magical characters aren't the only interesting one's; the humans are too. The art was also well done even if the style isn't really something new. Something that I didn't like was that the plot sort of came out of no where. There wasn't a real set up to the plot, but in the end it did work out. I think that people who like manga's that are comedic, but serious would like this. Overall I would recommend this book.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Daisya Spencer

    The Devil King, Sadao Maou, and his general, Shiro Ashiya, travel to modern-day Tokyo from Ente Isla after demon armies were driven away. Now, Maou works at a fast-food restaurant and lives on a budget in an apartment with Ashiya for the time being until they find a solution to return home because in the modern world their magic is lacking quite a bit. I quite enjoyed this volume and found it to be hilarious on most occasions. Particularly with Ashiya and Maou. There were times that I didn't und The Devil King, Sadao Maou, and his general, Shiro Ashiya, travel to modern-day Tokyo from Ente Isla after demon armies were driven away. Now, Maou works at a fast-food restaurant and lives on a budget in an apartment with Ashiya for the time being until they find a solution to return home because in the modern world their magic is lacking quite a bit. I quite enjoyed this volume and found it to be hilarious on most occasions. Particularly with Ashiya and Maou. There were times that I didn't understand what was going on, but other times I got it. I gave this volume four stars instead of a five mainly because I just didn't have the drive to pick it up even though I was enjoying it if that makes any sense. Overall, I did enjoy this volume and can't wait to dive right into the next one.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Alejandro

    Welcome to another installment of "Ale Reviews Manga"! (See guys, I'm getting better at this... kind of.) Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Satan, the king of the devils, was transported to our world and forced to take a part-time job at a McDonald's like place? Me neither, but here I am reviewing The Devil is a Part-Timer, a manga about exactly that. I found the first volume of this series to be a fairly quick read, but not necessarily because I was engrossed by the story line. Even Welcome to another installment of "Ale Reviews Manga"! (See guys, I'm getting better at this... kind of.) Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Satan, the king of the devils, was transported to our world and forced to take a part-time job at a McDonald's like place? Me neither, but here I am reviewing The Devil is a Part-Timer, a manga about exactly that. I found the first volume of this series to be a fairly quick read, but not necessarily because I was engrossed by the story line. Even though the main premise of this series is Satan working a part-time job in order to, in his words, take over the world, the reader is barely given a glimpse into that part of his life. Rather, it appears the main crux of the story is that everyone is trying to take a hit at him while he is down, including a plucky female hero that forced him to travel into the human world in the first place and is now stuck there herself. I mean, its kind of funny to read about Satan being knocked down a few pegs, but besides that, it didn't really hold my interest. Will I continue to read The Devil is a Part-Timer? Probably not, unless I have nothing better to read. But I will say the art is definitely cute though. With that, this officially concludes this installment of "Ale Reviews Manga"! My official rating: /5

  11. 5 out of 5

    Selena

    So I watched the anime for this one about a year ago and saw that the manga had come to the US. Of course I had to read it. (I have not read the LN yet, but I will eventually.) The manga is fun, though I have to admit watching the anime helped. There's some time jumps that miss out on fun jokes that were in the anime (the inner debate on whether to use magic to fix the fryer) that the manga didn't have, and a non-linear explanation of how the heck Maou and Ashiya got to our world (they're here in So I watched the anime for this one about a year ago and saw that the manga had come to the US. Of course I had to read it. (I have not read the LN yet, but I will eventually.) The manga is fun, though I have to admit watching the anime helped. There's some time jumps that miss out on fun jokes that were in the anime (the inner debate on whether to use magic to fix the fryer) that the manga didn't have, and a non-linear explanation of how the heck Maou and Ashiya got to our world (they're here in our world, and then they do a flashback/monologue for backstory, then back to our world, then flashback/monologue again). Also worth noting, Ashiya comes across as far less of a spaz in the manga than he does in the anime. Everyone else is about the same. I think I would have been lost if not for already knowing most of the important information up front, but I could be wrong. It's always hard to know for sure. The artwork was good, and for the most part, I think I preferred it to the anime's. (view spoiler)[Maou getting back his power didn't have him looking so bizarre. He was pretty much the same as we'd seen him, if taller and with horns and goat feet. (hide spoiler)] I also found it kind of funny that Chiho's chest shrunk (usually, boobs are bigger in the manga, not smaller). Over all I liked it but for some weirdness in story telling, but I think you might want to read a bit of the LN or watch at least the first episode of the anime before you read this one, if only so you have a better grasp of what's going on.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mehsi

    Short review: I saw this anime some time ago, sadly it stopped and didn't get a second season (yet). So I decided to see if I can find something to clench my thirst for this awesome series. Sadly, I can't find the light novels, and the manga doesn't go so far yet. :( The manga (and probably the light novel) are very close to the anime, I was at times a bit bored, because I already seen those scenes in the anime. So far I haven't met any characters that I didn't like, they all have their traits and Short review: I saw this anime some time ago, sadly it stopped and didn't get a second season (yet). So I decided to see if I can find something to clench my thirst for this awesome series. Sadly, I can't find the light novels, and the manga doesn't go so far yet. :( The manga (and probably the light novel) are very close to the anime, I was at times a bit bored, because I already seen those scenes in the anime. So far I haven't met any characters that I didn't like, they all have their traits and they are all fun. Maou, our demon overlord who now works at a Mcdonalds. He and his servant live in a run-down apartment. And then we aren't even talking about his enemies who drop from the heavens to hunt him down. There was only one thing I didn't like, the unnecessary amount of nude in regards of the hero girl. She is the only character who we keep seeing naked (shower/undressing/in flashbacks as the hero). The manga is comedy, but also has action, fantasy and a bit of romance. I would recommend this one to everyone who needs a fun manga. Review first posted at http://twirlingbookprincess.com/

  13. 5 out of 5

    Diane

    I'm pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Such a fun concept to have the devil & his angel hero foe cast into a world as mere humans who have lost their powers but not their hate for one another. Even better, they have to work mediocre jobs to make ends meet while figuring out how to proceed. I have a 16yr old niece whom I know is going to devour this. I'm pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Such a fun concept to have the devil & his angel hero foe cast into a world as mere humans who have lost their powers but not their hate for one another. Even better, they have to work mediocre jobs to make ends meet while figuring out how to proceed. I have a 16yr old niece whom I know is going to devour this.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Calhoun

    OMG!!! I think I just found my new favorite manga. "The Devil is a Part-Timer" was such a funny, witty, sarcastic, and 100% FUN manga!!! I can't wait to see what the rest of this series has to offer. :) OMG!!! I think I just found my new favorite manga. "The Devil is a Part-Timer" was such a funny, witty, sarcastic, and 100% FUN manga!!! I can't wait to see what the rest of this series has to offer. :)

  15. 5 out of 5

    Amber

    This was funny and properly captured what it was like to be part-timer and you can't help but feel for all the characters. This was funny and properly captured what it was like to be part-timer and you can't help but feel for all the characters.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Samantha

    The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Story & Art By Satoshi Wagahara, Akio Hiiragi & 029 (Oniku) Official Synopsis: It's tough being evil when you have to pay the rent! This comical tale of a demon-lord-turned-fry-slinger follows the daily travails of (former) Devil King Sadao Maou and his general Shiro Ashiya as they navigate the complexities of life in modern-day Tokyo. Having suffered utter defeat at the hands of a plucky hero, they've been banished to earth and stripped of magical power. And if that was The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Story & Art By Satoshi Wagahara, Akio Hiiragi & 029 (Oniku) Official Synopsis: It's tough being evil when you have to pay the rent! This comical tale of a demon-lord-turned-fry-slinger follows the daily travails of (former) Devil King Sadao Maou and his general Shiro Ashiya as they navigate the complexities of life in modern-day Tokyo. Having suffered utter defeat at the hands of a plucky hero, they've been banished to earth and stripped of magical power. And if that wasn't enough, that pesky hero is still hell bent on finishing the job. Artist Akio Hiiragi brings Satoshi Wagahara's story to hilarious life in this manga adaptation of the hit light novel series. It turns out crushing your enemies beneath your feet is tricky when you haven't even made manager yet! Genres: Dark Fantasy, Comedy, Supernatural, Romance & Action Book Style: Manga (Japanese Comics - Read Right to Left) I decided to read The Devil Is a Part-Timer! By Satoshi Wagahara, Akio Hiiragi & 029 (Oniku) Vol.1 because I've seen the whole anime series and love it so I wanted to try out the Manga too. Once I started reading I fell in love because it has the same feel of the anime without much differences. This story follows Devil King, Satan (Sadao Maou) and General, Alciel (Shiro Ashiya) having suffered defeat at the hands of a plucky hero in Ente Isla, they've been banished to earth pacifically Japan modern-day Tokyo and stripped of magical power. Now Satan and Alciel must figure out a way to make it back to Ente Isla to take it over and also Satan must get a job to keep up with rent to stay undercover from the humans. But if that wasn't enough, the hero is still hell bent on finishing the job and ending up on Earth too! My favorite characters so far are Devil King, Satan (Sadao Maou) because he seems evil in Ente Isla but in the human world he fits right in being a kind person who loves his job at MgRonald serving burgers and fries. I also like Chiho Sasaki because she's a nice human who works with Satan (Sadao Maou) at MgRonald and also has a huge crush on him. Another character I like is General, Alciel (Shiro Ashiya) because he respects Satan like he's in Ente Isla even though he's on Earth, he's an overdramatic about failing his Liege and human people think he's trying to be a cosplayer or an actor! My favorite parts of the story I like the most are when Satan (Sadao Maou) and Alciel (Shiro Ashiya) end up in Japan and getting arrested because they try to use they powers but didn't work then the cops think they're foreigners cosplayers. After getting arrested they figure out where they are by using some hypnosis on the cop and get themselves ready set for modern life and an apartment (their castle). Another part I really enjoy is when Satan (Sadao Maou) and Chi are working together at MgRonald because they're very cute together trying their hardest to make sales. Satan (Sadao Maou) thinks by working at MgRonald he can make it at full-time position to rule over all of Japan, which is so funny! Also when Chi and Satan go on a date to find out why the strange earthquake's keep happening. I also like when The Hero, Emilia Justina (Emi Yusa) finally finds Satan to kill him but find out she's in the same situation as her enemies but willing to give up killing him if he stays in the Human world & not going back home. Then when Satan & Emi find out they might be in more danger after being in a shooting in the street from a magical force. Also finding out how she became a hero in Ente Isla to fight off The Devil King, Satan (Sadao Maou)! There are a lot of parts I really love in this volume but I don't want to fully spoil the book. The art style is very spooky/old world in the dark fantasy world but it's very cute in the human world which gives a nice balance to both settings. Also love how each character has more than one look including what the characters from Ente Isla really look like. I can't wait to read The Devil Is a Part-Timer! By Satoshi Wagahara, Akio Hiiragi & 029 (Oniku) Vol.2 because I'm wondering what the mysterious earthquakes are coming from, are Satan, Alciel & Emi are really in danger from someone of their own world and if Satan and Chi end up dating each other or if they go back home or not! I would recommend this book to people who want an odd story, who need a laugh or just want to read about Satan working in a fast food burger restaurant!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Mark Evans

    The premise of this series, that Satan ends up working at a McDonald’s knockoff after fleeing from another dimension, is ripe with potential but overripe in execution. Having watched this volumes events in the anime, I like the manga version better, but it’s still not as good as it could be. Parts of it work, mostly centred around the restaurant and how it informs Satan’s grand plan for world domination, and Chi-chan is a great partner for him. As is his loyal general, who basically functions as The premise of this series, that Satan ends up working at a McDonald’s knockoff after fleeing from another dimension, is ripe with potential but overripe in execution. Having watched this volumes events in the anime, I like the manga version better, but it’s still not as good as it could be. Parts of it work, mostly centred around the restaurant and how it informs Satan’s grand plan for world domination, and Chi-chan is a great partner for him. As is his loyal general, who basically functions as a house husband. The hero, Emi, who ends up involved in things pretty quickly, gets the shortest shrift. She’s a basic tsundere character and feels like the butt of the joke more often than she should (she does have a couple strong moments). She’s also the only character who gets ridiculously gratuitous nudity - she showers twice in one volume and the artist is all about it (if anybody has ever posed like she does in that first shower shot, I’ll eat my iPad). It’s a little much, given how the other characters do nothing of the sort. And the art is super wonky - there are some hideous noodle arms throughout. It’s a fine book for what it is, but I don’t know that I’ll push on with it until a sale comes along. It’s just disposable manga entertainment - aggressively mediocre.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Louise

    The graphic novel that I am reviewing is THE DEVIL IS A PART-Timer 1 by akio hiiragi, and satoshi Wagahara. The Devil Is a Part-Timer the first book is about the The Devil King/Sadao Maou and his partner Alciel/Shirou Ashiya crash land on earth after being defend by the hero Emilia/Yusa-san. Sadao and Shirou are staying on earth till they have enough power to take back the his world. But before he can do that he must saved up his power and try to fit in as a human. But the hero Emilia won’t let The graphic novel that I am reviewing is THE DEVIL IS A PART-Timer 1 by akio hiiragi, and satoshi Wagahara. The Devil Is a Part-Timer the first book is about the The Devil King/Sadao Maou and his partner Alciel/Shirou Ashiya crash land on earth after being defend by the hero Emilia/Yusa-san. Sadao and Shirou are staying on earth till they have enough power to take back the his world. But before he can do that he must saved up his power and try to fit in as a human. But the hero Emilia won’t let the devil king go of that easily. To live in this world he has to get a job and he does at mgRonalds. Not to be a spoiler but on the way he makes many friends and enemies on his way to take back his kingdom. The Devil Is a Part-Timer books has a very anime based art it almost looks like the tv show. The artistic style is quite conventional but it is based off of demon, angels ,heros,and humans so it based off of things that aren’t real. After running into Emilia she asks if she can stay over because she forgot the bag. But before that she tells them about how ugly their home is. They don’t care but they are still on high alert so that she won’t kill them in their sleep because it is her job to kill demons. The next day she comes back to pay them for letting her stay. The devil king actes nice and Emilia hates it because he was the reasons her dad died. And she hated how nice he was acting because if he was always this way her dad would be alive and so would countless others. I give this book 5 out of 5⭐s.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Crisanto J. Jorda

    This series is a joy. What I enjoy most about The Devil is a Part-Timer is its wonderful balance between unforgiving shonen manga, comedy, and urban fantasy. In it, our titular hero, an alternate dimension Satan is thrown into a modern day Tokyo where he is declawed and forced to embrace first world capitalism. The running gag is a recurring one: Satan—or Maou-sama—and his loyal servents both terrible yet oddly accustomed at being law-abiding, rent-hunting citizens. Insert paranormal, celestial b This series is a joy. What I enjoy most about The Devil is a Part-Timer is its wonderful balance between unforgiving shonen manga, comedy, and urban fantasy. In it, our titular hero, an alternate dimension Satan is thrown into a modern day Tokyo where he is declawed and forced to embrace first world capitalism. The running gag is a recurring one: Satan—or Maou-sama—and his loyal servents both terrible yet oddly accustomed at being law-abiding, rent-hunting citizens. Insert paranormal, celestial being who tries to upset their quiet status quo who is then promptly defeated so that our heroes can return to their wonderfully mundane lifestyle. However repetitive this seems, Wagahara injects just enough love, lore, and twists to keep the story compelling and well beyond the realm of "stuff you've already seen" in other series. If you can look past the quiche male fan service (and my God, there's uncomfortable amounts of it) and other rigid character tropes, there's a really heart warming story about humility, hard work, and coping with life's challenges to be explored.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Evelyn

    The realm was threatened by the Devil King Satan and his forces of evil! The hero, Emilia gathered her friends to stop his treachery! The Devil King, backed into a corner and heavily wounded, used the last of his demonic energy to open a portal to another world and fled. That world...was ours. Now the Devil King is working part-time...as a fry cook at MgRonalds. (aka McDonalds). This series is HILARIOUS if only for the obscurity of it. Satan works at McDonalds. "Would you like fries with your hell The realm was threatened by the Devil King Satan and his forces of evil! The hero, Emilia gathered her friends to stop his treachery! The Devil King, backed into a corner and heavily wounded, used the last of his demonic energy to open a portal to another world and fled. That world...was ours. Now the Devil King is working part-time...as a fry cook at MgRonalds. (aka McDonalds). This series is HILARIOUS if only for the obscurity of it. Satan works at McDonalds. "Would you like fries with your hellfire?" And it only gets better! A must read for anyone. If you don't like it, you have no sense of humor.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Allie

    The Devil Is A Part Timer Allie Landis The book I’m reading is The Devil Is A Part Timer by Satoshi Wagahara. My story takes place in modern Tokyo where the the former great king Satan is forced to have a part time job as human Sadao Maou with his former demon general Ashiya now known as Alsiel by his side. Not without the great hero Amelia determined to kill him and return to their homeland Ente Isla. I am very in love with this series. I find the characters all to be hilarious in their own way an The Devil Is A Part Timer Allie Landis The book I’m reading is The Devil Is A Part Timer by Satoshi Wagahara. My story takes place in modern Tokyo where the the former great king Satan is forced to have a part time job as human Sadao Maou with his former demon general Ashiya now known as Alsiel by his side. Not without the great hero Amelia determined to kill him and return to their homeland Ente Isla. I am very in love with this series. I find the characters all to be hilarious in their own way and by heavens, do I LOVE the art, it's so smooth and sweet looking.. The book knows when to be somber and when to be chipper. I give this book a ten out of ten MgRonalds burgers.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Johnathon

    Hilarious beginning to this comedy/fantasy series that finds the 'devil', Demon Lord Sadao Maou, trapped on Earth with his loyal general, Shirou Ashiya. With no magic and little money, he is forced to take a job at the local fast food chain, going from conquering countries to flipping burgers, all while enemies of his old world come looking for him. Wagahara premise is ingenious, especially with how Sadao adapts well at working at fast good (apparently, his skills being a demonic warlord come in Hilarious beginning to this comedy/fantasy series that finds the 'devil', Demon Lord Sadao Maou, trapped on Earth with his loyal general, Shirou Ashiya. With no magic and little money, he is forced to take a job at the local fast food chain, going from conquering countries to flipping burgers, all while enemies of his old world come looking for him. Wagahara premise is ingenious, especially with how Sadao adapts well at working at fast good (apparently, his skills being a demonic warlord come in handy) while trying to adjust to human life, while Akio Hiiragi delivers some great, cartoony art. Great introduction to one of the more original manga's in recent memory.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Denise

    Devil is a Part Timer is a pretty hilarious light novel. Decided to start reading after watching the anime.This is a story about the demon lord, Sadao Maou, who was made to abandon his home by the hero Emilia0 . Through a portal he and his loyal general, Alciel, end up in our world. They assume human identities, which uses up the little magic they had left after traveling though portal. With no immediate way to renew their magic, Sadao gets a job as a part-time fast food worker at MgRonalds. I l Devil is a Part Timer is a pretty hilarious light novel. Decided to start reading after watching the anime.This is a story about the demon lord, Sadao Maou, who was made to abandon his home by the hero Emilia0 . Through a portal he and his loyal general, Alciel, end up in our world. They assume human identities, which uses up the little magic they had left after traveling though portal. With no immediate way to renew their magic, Sadao gets a job as a part-time fast food worker at MgRonalds. I laughed all the time while reading this.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    I had seen the anime before, but still have not read the light novel. In any case. I knew the story to be light, at times humorous, but still contain an interesting storyline. I did, however, feel like the manga rushed some of that story. Especially the beginning, which I felt the anime treated better and made more understandable. From what I can see, this manga covers little less than 4 anime episodes, and even for anime/manga that is quite a lot of info for one book. Nevertheless, a fun light I had seen the anime before, but still have not read the light novel. In any case. I knew the story to be light, at times humorous, but still contain an interesting storyline. I did, however, feel like the manga rushed some of that story. Especially the beginning, which I felt the anime treated better and made more understandable. From what I can see, this manga covers little less than 4 anime episodes, and even for anime/manga that is quite a lot of info for one book. Nevertheless, a fun light read about the devil...who traveled to our world, and now works at a fast food joint - part-time.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Karrington

    The manga was good in my opinion it took a more comedic side to the name Devil. The manga portrayed the devil as a being who is banished onto the surface world and where he has to act like a human to fit in. While he is doing his guide tells him in order to keep eating and living that he must get a job, which he then finds one at a fast-food restaurant. From there the book just focuses on his life afterwards doing the same thing

  26. 4 out of 5

    Julia Ros

    I read the Devil is a Part-Timer! By Satoshi Wagahara. In this text The devil (Satan) wanted to rule Ente Isla, his world, but when battling he retrieved to a different realm new to his own kind. This place was Modern-day Earth. I noticed how good the storytelling was, about the way it was understandable and funny. Reading this book i also could relate to Rika, She cares about her friends safety and is just lovely overall. I would give this book a 4/4 stars because This book is a comedy and fant I read the Devil is a Part-Timer! By Satoshi Wagahara. In this text The devil (Satan) wanted to rule Ente Isla, his world, but when battling he retrieved to a different realm new to his own kind. This place was Modern-day Earth. I noticed how good the storytelling was, about the way it was understandable and funny. Reading this book i also could relate to Rika, She cares about her friends safety and is just lovely overall. I would give this book a 4/4 stars because This book is a comedy and fantasy, my two favorite genres mixed together. And this book makes me enjoy this setting and plot. Why? Well have you ever seen Satan himself on Earth? I say, This was a really awesome idea/Topic. Plus, i really love the tiny cute scenes that are funny and relative!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Abi

    I got this for Christmas last year. I'd read it before, but wanted a physical copy. I'm probably going to switch over to the light novels for now since I've read more of them (13 of 21), and then catch back up with the manga. These books are great - they have humor, fantasy, mortal enemies (view spoiler)[that get serious character development and kinda become friends at least where I've read up to (hide spoiler)] , and a dash of romance. All my favorite things! 4.5 stars. Nice art. I got this for Christmas last year. I'd read it before, but wanted a physical copy. I'm probably going to switch over to the light novels for now since I've read more of them (13 of 21), and then catch back up with the manga. These books are great - they have humor, fantasy, mortal enemies (view spoiler)[that get serious character development and kinda become friends at least where I've read up to (hide spoiler)] , and a dash of romance. All my favorite things! 4.5 stars. Nice art.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Josée

    This manga is meh. There were some good bits in it, and I've been told that the anime is much better... but there didn't seem to be something to entice me to read further. I just felt it was too typical, especially the characters. In all, it was like the premise was good, but nothing delivered and so: meh. This manga is meh. There were some good bits in it, and I've been told that the anime is much better... but there didn't seem to be something to entice me to read further. I just felt it was too typical, especially the characters. In all, it was like the premise was good, but nothing delivered and so: meh.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Atalinay

    I haven't read the light novel, but I enjoyed this first volume. Maou clearly has evil plans, but based on the incident at the restaurant I'm doubting just how evil he is/ wondering if there is more to his character. I liked the Maou and Alciel duo, and Emilia has an interesting history. Overall a fun read. I haven't read the light novel, but I enjoyed this first volume. Maou clearly has evil plans, but based on the incident at the restaurant I'm doubting just how evil he is/ wondering if there is more to his character. I liked the Maou and Alciel duo, and Emilia has an interesting history. Overall a fun read.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Daylan

    I think the book it is funny light-hearted with some immature hummer but if you have seen anime or read manga it is nothing new. Idea wish the author would shone more of how the devil was before because of it hard to jug his motivation, although when I think about it He might be setting up for a flashback later down the line. I recommend thing if you like comedy manga with fantasy elements.

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