More information about the second season of The Devil Is A Part-Timer will finally be announced on Dec. 12.
The official Twitter account for the series announced that more details about the long-awaited follow-up to the popular fantasy comedy will be revealed during the Dengeki Bunko Winter Festival livestream. Dengeki Bunko is an imprint of the publisher ASCII Media Works, which published both the original Devil Is A Part-Timer light novels and the on-going manga adaptation of the series. The livestream will be hosted by voice actors Ryota Osaka, who voiced the titular devil Satan Jacob in the original anime series, and Yoko Hikasa, who portrayed the heroic Emilia Justina.
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Fans have been waiting a very long time for a second season of the anime: the original anime series aired in 2013 and was produced by studio White Fox, which is also known for its anime adaptations of the sci-fi drama Steins;Gate and the popular isekai Re:Zero. A second season was finally announced eight years later in March 2021, where the show's producers confirmed that the voice cast from the original anime would return to reprise their roles, but no other details about the new season, including its release date or any story details, were given.
The Devil Is A Part-Timer tells the story of the Demon Lord Satan, who is on the verge of conquering the fantasy world of Ente Isla before he is defeated by the hero Emilia and teleported to modern-day Tokyo. Now trapped in a human body without most of his demonic powers, the demon lord adopts the name Sadao Maou and is forced to work in a McDonald's-like fast food restaurant in order to pay for his living expenses. Sadao's new life is further complicated when several of his former followers and enemies from Ente Isla also crossover into our world, and are similarly forced to deal with the harsh realities of modern society.
The series originally began in 2011 with a light novel series written by Satoshi Wagahara with illustrations by the artist known as 029 (Oniku). The light novels were adapted into a manga series beginning in 2012, which was also written by Wagahara and featured art by Akio Hiiragi. The light novels concluded the series in 2020, while the manga continues to be serialized.
Both the light novels and manga are available in English and are distributed in North America by publisher Yen Press. The first season of the anime is available for streaming on Funimation.