After a long time, the anime series The Devil is a Part-Timer returned in the summer of 2022 with new episodes. Another, third season has now been confirmed – but when will it be released?
The Devil is a Part-Timer! transfers the demon king Satan into the world of humans. But there, to his horror, he finds that he has lost almost all of his magical powers. For his livelihood, he initially provides as a part-time jobber in a famous fast food restaurant. The second season of the anime series aired on Japanese television from July to September 2022.
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.
The Devil is a Part-Timer! Season 3: More episodes are certain
Despite the great popularity of the anime, fans had to wait a long time for a follow-up. Only a few years after the launch of the first season, the second premiered. The sequel was given a total of twelve episodes. They can be seen in the original Japanese language with English subtitles on the streaming service Crunchyroll*.
Shortly after the preliminary finale, the makers have now confirmed another extension. Via Twitter they announced the 3rd season of The Devil is a Part-Timer! and also revealed that studio 3Hz will return for the production. Apart from that, not many details are known so far.
The Devil is a Part-Timer! – When is season 3 coming?
Between the first two seasons of The Devil is a Part-Timer! there were about eight years. We will most likely have to wait less time for season 3. After all, the sequel has already been announced on their official Twitter account. If we take our cue from other anime titles, the new episodes should debut in one to two years, probably in 2024 to 2025. However, this is mere speculation. Official information from the publisher is still pending.
The Devil is a Part-Timer!: Synopsis
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.