The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Wagahara Wants Season 2 Yet Few Things Depend on Him
While discussing The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Season 2 with the fans, Satoshi Wagahara, the author, who stands behind the original light novel series has noted that he made all efforts in order to a next season to happen, yet few things depend on him. The author has also noted that he is the biggest fan of the anime. Wagahara claims that even if the studio, which is working on the anime adaptation is about to release a next season, that doesn't mean it's possible for them.
だからねー、皆さん思うでしょ。何で未だにアニメ２期来ないの？って。ツイッターでも、サイン会でも、プライベートな友人からも２期来ないんですかっていっつもいっつも聞かれます。その都度返事はいつも「分かりません」むしろ俺が聞きたいくらいなんです。 #maousama— 和ヶ原聡司＠はたらく魔王さま！ (@wagahara211) June 24, 2017
In addition, Wagahara emphasizedthat "anime is also a business." He has hinted thereby that The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Season 2 is possible if the guys who are responsible for the television adaptation believe that their incomes might surpass the expenses. In other words, everything depends on the commercial advisability of the franchise, and he thus can't affect the BD/DVD sales, for example.
At the same time, the author stated that the fans are capable of affecting the decision on renewal indirectly. We could agree with Satoshi, yet despite your efforts, the decision, nonetheless, mostly depends on the White Fox studio, which is currently engaged in the new projects. The studio thereby is no longer interested in working on the abandoned anime series.
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.
The Devil Is a Part-Timer! went on a long-term hiatus back in 2013. Now, in 2019, many doubt that The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Season 2 might happen one day. Nevertheless, a chance of renewal still exists.
To date, The Devil Is a Part-Timer! light novel consists of 24 volumes, the latest of which has been issued on December 7, 2018. Meanwhile, the 1st season of the anime adaptation contained only thirteen episodes. There are tons of source material that might cover many television seasons.
Besides, The Devil Is a Part-Timer was a success among the viewers, given the statistics presented by MyAnimeList. The Devil Is a Part-Timer Season 1 holds a score of 7.95/10 based on over 441,000 votes, according to their data.
Summing up, even though the author is going to continue the franchise and he is releasing more and more light novel series, the White Fox studio is apparently not interested in The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Season 2. At the same time, we don't rule out that another anime studio might rescue the franchise. Date A Live is a good example of such a marvelous revival. J.C.Staff served a savior for the franchise. The studio has recently picked up Date A Live for Season 3.
Another player in the market who might play a key role in the future of The Devil Is a Part-Timer! is Netflix, the company, which invests billions in the anime content. However, neither Netflix nor J.C.Staff has yet to express their interest to the series. As a result, all we can do is just keep hoping that there is at least someone, capable of rescuing the franchise.
So guys, we are looking forward to the official announcement of renewal or confirmation of cancellation. Once we have some reliable news, we will update this page. Stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed.