WHAT!? The Season’s Over Already?
I’m gonna miss Hataraku Maou Sama. White Fox carved out a series with some of the best comedic timing I’ve seen in a long time. When you have great timing coupled with interesting personalities who play well off each other, especially Maou and Ashiya, laughter is bound to ensue . MaouSama boasts some of the looniest and diverse reaction faces that will just have you on the floor at times. Some are angry, some are shock, some are sad but they’re all hilarious
What makes the show special though is how excellent the plot and comedy are integrated with each other; A harmony not easily achieved. For example during these climactic battles, you have this epic atmosphere and OST building up only for Maou to suddenly get hit in the face with an energy blast or Maou taking off his work uniform before fighting so he doesn’t ruin it. It’s these little moments that make the show stand out when it’s at its best
My only disappointment I have with this anime is how it starts off with its best arc then kind of tapers off as it progresses. MaouSama’s 2nd half is still funny but it never manages to fully capture what made the first half so freaking good. One could argue the climax of Sariel’s arc is almost a retread of the first, the main difference being Suzuno
Though the second half does somewhat stain what is overall a really great comedy, It remained consistent throughout and was a refreshing take on the fish out of water tale. I would gladly welcome a season 2