During the KADOKAWA Light Novel EXPO 2020 event it was revealed that the literary franchise based on the light novels written by Satoshi Wagahara and illustrated by 029, Hataraku Maou-sama! (The Devil is a Part-Timer!), Has surpassed 3.5 million cumulative copies in circulation.
Wagahara and 029 published the original light novels through the Kadokawa publisher's Dengeki Bunko imprint between February 2011 and August 2020, with a total of twenty-one volumes. A manga adaptation by Akio Hiiragi has been published since February 2012.
Ultimately, the play inspired a thirteen episode anime adaptation produced by White Fox Studios under the direction of Naoto Hosoda, and released in April 2013. Eight years after its original broadcast, production of a second season was confirmed.
Synopsis of Hataraku Maou-sama!
The Demon Lord Satan seeks to conquer the world of Ente Isla by annexing its four continents with the help of his generals Alciel, Lucifer, Malacoda and Adramelech. After being confronted by the heroine Emilia and her companions, and seeing their generals Malacoda and Adramelech dead, Satan and Alciel escape the world through a portal to the city of Tokyo, Japan, however, due to the absence of magic in the new world, both Satan and Alciel change their forms to humans. To survive, Satan takes a part-time job at the fast food restaurant "MgRonald", while Alciel takes care of housework. One day, Satan (who is now named Sadao Maou) meets Emi Yusa, who turns out to be the heroine Emilia.
Source: Yahoo! News Japan
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