Wagahara Wants To Create The Devil Is a Part-Timer Season 2. But Few Depends on Him

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You might have tired of waiting for the update of your favorite anime series The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Four tedious years have passed since the conclusion of the first season. Unfortunately, you are not alone in this matter. On June 24, 2017, the series creator Satoshi Wagahara proclaimed that he strives to do all the best to see a second season of the series. However, this decision depends on the higher-ups, but not on him. He said that he couldn't promise a next season of the anime. But he is going to put all his efforts to extend the franchise.

Of course, Wagahara is not capable of producing another television adaptation of its original light novel since he is just an author. Therefore, we can't demand the confirmation of the 2nd season of The Devil Is a Part-Timer from him. Hence, this is another excellent example how the world of anime exists. Nonetheless, we believe that the second season of the anime still could happen no matter what. Let's try to estimate the odds of The Devil Is a Part-Timer of returning for a next installment.

Well, now we know that the show's creator can't affect the decision on renewal. Moreover, he struggles to support the franchise. So, who, finally, is responsible for this arrangement? Most likely, we need to track the roots of the issue on the side of White Fox Co., Ltd. However, a studio is just the one party which is responsible for the decision on renewal. There are plenty of parties who discuss this issue. As a rule, the main reason that serves a barrier for the studio in the way of filming a sequel is a lack of the source materials. But there are 18 (eighteen!!!) light novels in the series. However, the first season of The Devil Is a Part-Timer consists just of thirteen episodes.

As a result, there are enough source materials to adapt many seasons of the anime. It seems that there is another root of the issue. Eventually, there are many studios able to pick up the series and adapt one or more new season. Just another matter that there could be more profound issues that caused such a long hiatus of the franchise. One of the major indicators might be a commercial inexpediency. Perhaps, the series creators don't consider The Devil Is a Part-Timer commercially successful enough. That could be the main reason.

However, let's take a look at the major indicators of the series. According to MyAnimeList, The Devil Is a Part-Timer has a score of 8.01/10 > 330,500 votes. The viewers of Hulu have rated the anime at 4.7 out of 5 stars ~ 10,000 votes. The audiences of Crunchyroll have estimated the show at 4.6/5 stars. A brilliant reception, isn't it? We consider these figures very high. Therefore, we think that it should be a pretty successful idea to produce one more season of the series.

The audiences love the show. So, it's clear that there should be a sequel. However, the higher-ups keep silence on the subject. Well, we'll continue to wait for their decision since we believe it should happen. Eventually, if even the series creator joined the fight for the next season, we have received great support. On the other hand, this could be a marketing trick before the official announcement of the second season. Were we right or not, we will see.

The Devil Is a Part-Timer started off in April 2013 on Tokyo MX. Subsequently, BS Nittele, TVA, AT-X, and other Japanese networks picked up the series to broadcast. The White Fox studio served as a series developer. FUNimation acted as a licensor of the anime in North America. The anime is available for online video streaming on Hulu, Crunchyroll, FUNimation, and other websites. Season 1 of the anime came to an end on June 27, 2013. It contained thirteen episodes.

Brief Overview

If you didn't have a chance to get acquainted with this anime series, here is a brief overview below.

The story focuses on the Demon Lord Satan, defeated in the last battle and escaped into the human world using a dimensional portal. Here, he hides his true identity behind the mask of a regular fast-food employee. Satan stranded in modern-day Tokyo. But he is eager to take revenge. However, he is powerless in our world and can't use magic thereby. So, he serves as a part-time worker to provide himself. Since he can't use his supernatural powers, Satan Jacob is going to climb the social ladder, striving to conquer the world anyway. Soon, Jacob encounters Emi Yusa, who is, in fact, Emilia, which once dethroned him. The storyline thereby revolves around the protagonists arrived from another dimension who gradually adapt to our everyday life.

On The Subject Of The Possible Release Date

In fact, we believe that the recent statement by Satoshi Wagahara wasn't accidental. He appeared on the stage right four years after the conclusion of the first season. Perhaps, it's just a coincidence. However, such happenstance is relatively rare in the world of anime. We suppose that White Fox is currently preparing a surprise for a fandom. But we have no evidence of this fact. In any case, The Devil Is a Part-Timer Season 2 won't happen until 2018. It is unlikely that the studio is going to announce their decision this fall. However, everything could happen in the world of anime. Many series got updates this year. Perhaps, we would be lucky to hear the surprising news soon. Anyway, we're waiting for the official announcement. Stay tuned for updates. We'll keep you informed on the subject.