Hataraku Maou-sama – ADB

Alternative Titles

English: The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Synonyms: Hataraku Maou-sama!
Japanese: はたらく魔王さま!



Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2013 to Jun 27, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Thursdays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: White Fox
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older


Striking fear into the hearts of mortals, the Demon Lord Satan begins to conquer the land of Ente Isla with his vast demon armies. However, while embarking on this brutal quest to take over the continent, his efforts are foiled by the hero Emilia, forcing Satan to make his swift retreat through a dimensional portal only to land in the human world. Along with his loyal general Alsiel, the demon finds himself stranded in modern-day Tokyo and vows to return and complete his subjugation of Ente Isla—that is, if they can find a way back!

Powerless in a world without magic, Satan assumes the guise of a human named Sadao Maou and begins working at MgRonald’s—a local fast-food restaurant—to make ends meet. He soon realizes that his goal of conquering Ente Isla is just not enough as he grows determined to climb the corporate ladder and become the ruler of Earth, one satisfied customer at a time!

Whether it’s part-time work, household chores, or simply trying to pay the rent on time, Hataraku Maou-sama! presents a hilarious view of the most mundane aspects of everyday life, all through the eyes of a hapless demon lord.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


To me this was a fairly average yet funny comedy about the simple premise of the devil working at McDonalds. However for some people it’s one of their favourite anime’s so I’d say that you should watch it because I enjoyed it a lot, and many other people enjoyed it more.

The jokes are great but something else that’s interesting is the way the characters get their lives set up together as Japanese citizens is so interesting!

I wouldn’t say that is has any deep messages or anything like that but it’s a pretty good comedy!


One Punch Man

Shows from the same genre: Comedy, Demons, Romance, Fantasy, Shounen

Shows from the same studio: White Fox


4 thoughts on “Hataraku Maou-sama – ADB

  1. This is one comedy I really do love. While there isn’t an overall deep message here, I do love that they manage to make you wonder about work and corporate structures and why they function the way they do. I love that Maou plans to take over the world by working his way up from part-timer at the knock off McDonalds and the thing is, when he says it, you can kind of believe that might work.

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    • Yeah I thought that too. Watching the show actually made me want to get a job and make progress in the world because it does that to you. Years later I got a job and was let down by that whole thing. But that’s life I guess. I’m convinced now that my job is actually pretty alright.

      It’s a good show!

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