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The Devil is a Part-Timer Episode Guide


Episode 1: The Devil Arrives in Sasazuka

Review of The Devil is a Part-Timer Episode 1: A Crushing Defeat and the Betrayal of the Black Pepper Fries

In The Devil is a Part-Timer episode 1, "The Devil Arrives in Sasazuka," Satan is waging a war between his forces of darkness and the humans in a world called Ente Isle. Satan's forces initially push the humans back, but then under the banner of a new hero, the humans begin to win battle after battle. Finally, Satan is compelled to face off against the hero within his own castle. Seeing certain defeat, he flees with his trusted general Alciel through a dimensional portal. They emerge in the Sasazuka region in Japan. As humans. Lacking magical power. And penniless. The two of them almost immediately encounter the police. Can they maintain their freedom long enough to get their bearings? Should we even be rooting for a character named Satan, ruler of demons? And why does Alciel have a tendency to throw his cape back and strike dramatic poses?

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Episode 2: The Hero Stays at the Devil's Castle for Work Reasons

Review of he Devil is a Part-Timer Episode 2: The Hero's Resolve and The Fall of Dullahan

In The Devil is a Part-Timer episode 2, "The Hero Stays at the Devil's Castle for Work Reasons," Emi Yusa, the hero Emilia from Ente Isla, confronts Sadao Maou with her blade. But since it's a dime-store blade, the threat doesn't carry the impact she intended. After surveilling him and his loyal sidekick Shirou Ashiya, she demands a clandestine meeting with Sadao. She simply can't believe he's a diligent fast food employee who doesn't intend to slaughter his co-workers! Magical shots interrupt their meeting, and they're forced to flee together. Who was shooting at magical bullets at Sadao -- and at Emi? Why does she follow him home after their retreat? And once there, what shocking favor does she ask for?

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Episode 3: The Devil Goes on a Date with His Junior in Shinjuku

Review of The Devil is a Part-Timer Episode 3: A Threatening Tech Support Call and Chiho Attacks!

In The Devil is a Part-Timer episode 3, "The Devil Goes on a Date with His Junior in Shinjuku," Emi Yusa, while on the job manning a tech support line, receives a threatening call. Someone is out to get her and Sadao Maou, who continues to ask her for help at the worst times. Meanwhile, Chiho Sasaki continues to sense impending earthquakes -- some of which are accompanied by voices! She reaches out to the only one she feels like she can trust: Sadao! Will he help her? If he does, will he fall prey to her not so sinister motives? And what will Emi say if she finds out about any of this?

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Episode 4: The Hero Experiences Human Warmth

Review of The Devil is a Part-Timer episode 4: The Hero's Control Breaks and an Enemy Revealed

In The Devil is a Part-Timer episode 4, "The Hero Experiences Human Warmth," Emi Yusa is shocked that Sadao Maou uses all of the magical power he inexplicably gained during the earthquake to save people -- to save humans! His actions challenge the core of her world view -- he's the devil, after all! Why is he doing that? After spending the night at a friend's house, Emi confronts Sadao with this question, and Chiho Sasaki arriving unexpectedly mistakes the confrontation for intimacy. Will Sadao be able to help her see the truth? Or will the stranger Chiho literally ran into brutally kill her before Sadao can get to her?

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Episode 5: The Devil and the Hero Save Sasazuka

Review of The Devil is a Part-Timer Episode 5: A Barely Foreseen Betrayal and the Devil Puts His Foot Down

In The Devil is a Part-Timer episode 5, "The Devil and the Hero Save Sasazuka," Sadao MaouEmi Yusa, and Shirou Ashiya learn the identity of their attacker, and it's an old acquaintance. That old acquaintance brought a friend along, and the friend's identity nearly breaks Emi's heart. How did they get to Earth from Ente Isla? How do they still have so much magical power, and why is one of them hurling Chiho Sasaki to the ground -- from 10 stories in the air? Can Emi save Chiho before it's too late? Heck, will any of them survive this encounter? 

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Episode 6: The Devil Climbs the Stairway to School

Review of The Devil is a Part-Timer Episode 6: The Long Arm of the Church and the Scary -- Game Console?

In The Devil is a Part-Timer episode 6, "The Devil Climbs the Stairway to School," Hanzou Urushihara (previously known as Lucifer) tells Sadao Maou and Shirou Ashiya that he has found a possible source of magic: a "haunted" room in a high school. It's attended by none other than Chiho Sasaki, who is pleased that she can take the lead and be their guide. But it's dark, and even Sadao is beginning to feel creeped out. Why won't Hanzou stop calling him on the cellphone? Why did Emi Yusa show up swinging her sword? And on top of that -- what's the Church up to now?

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Episode 7: The Devil's Budget is Saved by Neighborliness

Review of The Devil is a Part Timer Episode 7: The Helpful Neighbor and Crossed Wires


In The Devil is a Part-Timer episode 7, The Devil's Budget is Saved by Neighborliness, a new neighbor, Suzuno Kamazuki, gives Sadao Maou a huge box of udon noddles, which Shirou Ashiya is delighted to receive since it'll save them a lot of money. Sadao is grateful, but he wonders why she is so stiff and formal. He also wonders why she gets along so well with Emi Yusa -- maybe a little too well? While at a convenience store, Emi discovers that a common thief turns out to be anything but. Can she defend herself without her full magical power -- against a massive magical attack? Can she protect the convenience store worker? And most importantly, can Emi help Chiho Sasaki defend Sadao against a two-layered bento box?


Episode 8: The Hero Enters the Fray

Review of The Devil is a Part Timer Episode 8: Uncrossed Wires and Chiho Makes Her Move

In The Devil is a Part-Timer episode 8, "The Hero Enters the Fray," Chiho Sasaki tries to be more and more obvious about her feelings for Sadao MaouEmi Yusa even seems to support her! But Sadao remains steadfastly ignorant, until Chiho puts her cards on the table in a way that even Sadao can't ignore. Suzuno Kamazuki asks for Emi's help shopping, where they discover that they had participated in a Big Misunderstanding. Now what will the Hero and the Church Assassin do with each other? Finally, an existential threat to McRonalds enters the restaurant -- and takes an unhealthy interest in Chiho! What will Sadao do to defend his friend as the newly appointed shift manager?

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Episode 9: The Hero Experiences a Fray

Review of The Devil is a Part-Timer Episode 9: Restaurant Wars and Rika, The Drunk Old Man

In The Devil is a Part-Timer episode 9, "The Hero Experiences a Fray," Emi Yusa's friend Rika Suzuki hears the Hero and Assassin Suzuno Kamazuki talking about Sadao Maou. Of course, Rika misunderstands what they're talking about and demands to visit Sadao right that minute so she can judge him for herself. They stop to talk strategy at Sentucky Fried Chicken and run into Shirou Ashiya while he was secretly surveilling McRonald's competition. How will Shirou react to Emi bad-mouthing his liege? How will Sadao handle the lack of customers -- during his first stint as shift manager? And why did Chiho Sasaki think boneless hamburgers were a selling point?

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Episode 10: The Devil and the Hero Take a Break from the Daily Routine

Review of The Devil is a Part-Timer Episode 10: New Levels of Obliviousness and Suzuno's Quandary

In The Devil is a Part-Timer episode 10, "The Devil and the Hero Take a Break from the Daily Routine," Sadao Maou receives an assignment to help his boss's friend at an amusement park McRonalds. Chiho Sasaki volunteers, but they only need one worker, and the manager says she can't go. So Chiho improvises: she asks Emi Yusa to go with her on her own time! Suzuno Kamazuki, having overheard Hanzou Urushihara suggest that Sadao could recharge his magic at the amusement park's haunted house, tags along. How will Chiho, Emi, and Suzuno fare in the haunted house? What will Sadao do about the escaped reptiles (wait - reptiles)? And just why does Emi seem almost distraught at the sight of Chiho in a swimsuit?

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Episode 11: The Hero Stays True to Her Convictions

Review of The Devil is a Part-Timer Episode 11: Return of the Orange Dye and Olba's Apprentice?


In The Devil is a Part-Timer episode 11, "The Hero Stays True to Her Convictions," the person who attacked Emi Yusa in previous episodes begins persuading Suzuno Kamazuki to focus less on her friends like Emi and more on her mission -- which is to kill Sadao Maou. When Suzuno makes her decision and tries to convince Emi to join her, Suzuno encounters an unexpected source of resistance: Chiho Sasaki, who is not in the least bit intimidated by the assassin. Will Suzuno win the argument? Will the shadowy figure trying to turn Suzuno take more direction action? And just why does that figure have an orange dye stain around one eye?

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Episode 12: The Devil Carries Out His Duties

Review of The Devil is a Part-Timer Episode 12: The Pervy Angel and Suzuno's Choice


In The Devil is a Part-Timer episode 12, "The Devil Carries Out His Duties," Mitsuki Sarue tries to use torture to convince Emi Yusa to give him her celestial sword. As you can imagine, she's reluctant to cooperate. When Sadao Maou arrives and encounters a magical barrier, Mitsuki sends Suzuno Kamazuki to intercept him. She's mortified when the first thing he does is take off his uniform! As an assassin, you think she' d be a bit less prudish. Finally, Olba Meyer escapes the police guarding him and finds Hanzou Urushihara, who he recruits to help him support Mitsuki. With Mitsuki's angelic powers waxing, even if Sadao can get past Suzuno, will he have any chance against the angel? Or will he and Chiho Sasaki have to miss their next shift due to injury -- or worse?

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Episode 13: The Devil and the Hero Do Some Honest Hard Work

Review of The Devil is a Part-Timer Episode 13: Troubling Dreams and O Ye, Of Little Faith

In The Devil is a Part-Timer episode 13, "The Devil and the Hero Do Some Honest Hard Work," both Chiho Sasaki and Emi Yusa have dreams about Sadao Maou, but that's about where the similarities end. Shirou Ashiya makes an unexpected request for leave and accidentally inflames Emi's suspicions. Has Sadao decided to take over the world after all, and Shirou is preparing the way? Is Emi just imagining things? And what was Mitsuki Sarue doing in the McRonald's freezer?

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2 thoughts on “The Devil is a Part-Timer Episode Guide

  1. I am a big PartTimer fan, and I’ve really liked your episode reviews. Glad I bought the DVD, because it’s no longer on CR. BTW, while I don’t follow Crow’s World via email, I do have it on my RSS feed.

    1. I’m glad you liked the reviews! It was one of the easiest and most difficult series I’ve reviewed. Easiest, because the characters, humor, and plot were so well done. Hard, because it was difficult picking only three moments to highlight from each episode!

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