After nearly a decade of waiting, The Devil is a Part Timer is getting a second season. Based off of the Japanese light novel of the same name, The Devil is a Part Timer is a “reverse isekai” animated by studio White Fox (Steins; Gate, Goblin Slayer) that follows the escapades of a demon named Satan Jacob as he tries to conquer the islands of Ente Isla. After being beaten by the hero Emilia, he escapes to the world of modern-day Japan and takes on the guise of Sadao Maou, a teenager with no social security, citizenship papers, or job prospects. Left with no magic or job prospects, he’s forced to get a minimum wage job at the subtly-named fast food chain, “MgRonald’s”. The story then focuses on his everyday life as he attempts to get through modern troubles and his crippling amount of financial debt.
Since its debut in 2012, the series has achieved immense critical and financial success, spawning twenty-seven volumes, a manga adaptation, and a spinoff comic. It even got a playable character in Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition. The series was created by Satoshi Wagahara, with art done by Oniku (which is another way to say 029 in Japanese.) The novel series concluded in August 2020. Season one of the show came out in 2013, and had a thirteen episode run, mostly covering the events of the first novel in the series. Studio White Fox is the same studio that animated the first season, and many fans believe that this could be a sign that the rest of the series could be adapted, as they’ve become known for producing multi-season shows in more recent years.
There’s no word as to when the new series will air, or if the original cast will be returning for this project.