If you’ve never watched The Devil is a Part-Timer, you’re already behind on one of the biggest reasons why 2022 is going to be so incredible.
We knew new details were going to be released about the highly anticipated new season on December 12th and Japan did not disappoint; not only do we have the primary crew members (which includes some shocking changes), but we also have our first good look at the upcoming sequel via this promotional video.
As you can see by the video, there are quite a bit of hijinks and shenanigans set to occur in the demon lord’s castle in the form of a new character appearing one day. Not just any new character either, it’s a strange baby named Alas Ramus (voiced by Hina Kino) who says that Sadou Maou and Emi Yusa are her parents. Who is this kid and will our heroes be able to co-exist long enough to raise a mysterious child together?
What’s interesting is that with a new season, which is officially titled The Devil is a Part-Timer!! (note the two exclamation points), comes an entirely new production studio and crew. Out are White Fox and Naoto Hosoda as animation producer and director and in comes Daisuke Tsukushi and Studio 3Hz. Besides this, we also have Masahiro Yokotani supervising the script (though we’re still not totally sure who will write that script) and Ryosuke Nakanishi as the background music composer.
After the first season premiered in 2013, fans have been waiting not so patiently for a second season, with many losing faith that we’d ever see a sequel. Even I, at one point, had become fairly convinced that this sequel would never happen. Finally, our patience will be rewarded. My biggest hope from this is that when July 2022 comes around, the staff doesn’t try to cram too much into a single cour again. One thing that made the first season so memorable and fun was the easy-going pace that it used to tell its story.
Covering the first five volumes of the manga adaptation of the original light novel, the first season of Devil is a Part-Timer is a classic in every sense of the word. Trust me on this one, you’re going to want to get caught up in time for the second season next summer.
Source: Anime News Network