Jun 30, 2013

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Hataraku Maou-sama! episode 13

Amazing… Absolutely amazing… This ending was absolutely dreadful. It’s like saving money all your life in order to buy a Ferrari, but only so that you can take a shit on the hood and wipe your ass on the seats. They made a great show and gave it a poor ending…

[FFF] Hataraku Maou-sama! - 13 [5467C06D].mkv_snapshot_04.06_[2013.06.29_23.28.45]Why would anyone start off the final episode with one of Chiho’s messed up dreams? I almost thought that Sadao really was going back to Ente Isla, which probably would’ve made for a better ending I think. I could definitely come to like an ending where he finally travels back to his own world in order to settle things once and for all.

I thought this was supposed to be a romance? I can’t believe I actually thought that Sadao would end up with Emi, what a fool I’ve been. There was almost no romance whatsoever. Sadao’s thick skull made that practically impossible. It has been a one-sided love on Chiho’s part, that’s it. I can hardly call that romantic.

[FFF] Hataraku Maou-sama! - 13 [5467C06D].mkv_snapshot_16.02_[2013.06.29_23.29.53]I also cannot believe that Mitsuki, that annoying shrimp, returned to being that same old freak he was before. Why the hell did that happen? Why the hell did they use the last episode to make him hit on Mayumi, Sadao’s boss? That is by far the last thing that I would’ve like to have seen. I’d rather see Sadao, Shirou and Hanzou all dead than Mitsuki’s happy face.

Things really got ridiculous when, during the last freakin’ episode, they started to focus on some kind of scam deal that Hanzou got involved in. Really? You saved this for the very last episode? Really? Why do I get this urge to march to a local Japanese restaurant in order to put my fist up the employees’ asses? How very disappointing…

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Jun 23, 2013

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Hataraku Maou-sama! episode 12

Is it just me or are we going in circles here? It’s almost like the same thing is happening over and over again. It makes the story very easy to follow and the next episode very easy to predict. I’m kind of worried about how they’re going to end it now…

[Commie] Hataraku Maou-sama! - 12 [36E28004].mkv_snapshot_03.26_[2013.06.22_23.00.28]So little Mitsuki has finally shown his true colours and Olba has returned for another serving of whoop-ass. Why is it that things always follow the same pattern? It’s usually Emi that gets into a lot of trouble and Sadao that has to solve these problems at the very end. It’s also not very new that Sadao and his following suddenly gain some of their powers back due to people being scared, and that they lose it almost right away after using it all to defeat their enemies, restore buildings and to heal any and all people that got injured during their little punch-up. It’s all so very predictable…

[Commie] Hataraku Maou-sama! - 12 [36E28004].mkv_snapshot_20.20_[2013.06.22_23.01.38]I must say that I expected Mitsuki to last longer, but, like most cocky men, he lasted a minute or two before he failed miserably. It’s a hard pill to swallow, because the story has been building up to this point. To think that it would be over in a couple of minutes is kind of disappointing… It makes me wonder what the point was…

Oh, and don’t even get me started on Olba. That old fool didn’t even last a second when Hanzou, after getting used to his NEET lifestyle, sent him straight back to that hospital with one punch. Seriously, just kill that old fool before he causes any more problems. At least give us something! I can only hope that the ending will be better…

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Jun 16, 2013

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Hataraku Maou-sama! episode 11

Sweet mother of god, how unexpected! How could I not see this coming? How… aw, who am I kidding? The predictability in Hataraku Maou-sama is shocking. It’s almost as though I’ve already read the manga and know what’s going to happen next…

[Commie] Hataraku Maou-sama! - 11 [A4A62A7F].mkv_snapshot_07.17_[2013.06.15_22.17.54]Suzuno turned out to be part of the church, what a surprise. We all knew she was. Hell, some of us knew that there was more to that girl than met the eye, and that she could prove to be dangerous. All of that was common knowledge already, so why? Why spend almost half an episode on something we already knew?

We all also knew that Mitsuki, that blue-haired shrimp, was from Ente Isla and probably from the church as well. They really left nothing to the imagination, so why did they focus so much on Emi’s surprised expression? If that was supposed to be funny then they’ve got a really strange sense of humour.

[Commie] Hataraku Maou-sama! - 11 [A4A62A7F].mkv_snapshot_18.54_[2013.06.15_22.20.35]It’s up to Sadao now to help out his friends now. Suzuno has Chiho covered and Mitsuki is keeping Emi busy with his ability to render her powers useless. Sadao will have to harvest fear in order to regain some of his powers and to save his friends from being killed. I doubt that Mitsuki’s abilities work on Sadao as well, so that, at least, promises to be quite the interesting match-up.

And last but certainly not least; Olba. That’s right, Olba. The old man survived and seems to be back in action, which makes me question Hanzou’s loyalty. He could’ve been waiting for Olba’s return all this time. Either way, he’s back. Sadao should’ve finished him off when he had the change. Now he’s probably going to pay for it. We’ll see…

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Jun 9, 2013

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Hataraku Maou-sama! episode 10

The obviousness in Hataraku Maou-sama is becoming a bit annoying, don’t you agree? The story is slowly becoming as predictable as the characters, and that, no matter how you look at it, is a very bad thing when the story is the show’s best feature.

[Commie] Hataraku Maou-sama! - 10 [551451A3].mkv_snapshot_08.53_[2013.06.08_22.57.09]So Sadao has been assigned to another fast-food store, big whoop. He should’ve made use of the opportunity to harvest as much fear as he possibly could to regain some of his powers. He needs it now that more and more of his enemies keep popping up all over the place. Did do it though? Nah, he was too busy with customers.

Putting aside the sight of seeing Chiho in a bikini, what about the future? It’s kind of hard to envision when your eyes are stuck to the screen, following Chiho’s every move, hoping that her massive breasts may pop out all of a sudden. And no, I’m not a pervert at all, I’m just another guy with a healthy appetite for knowledge. Please believe me!

[Commie] Hataraku Maou-sama! - 10 [551451A3].mkv_snapshot_19.53_[2013.06.08_22.59.44]Now, we all know that Mitsuki, also known as that blue-haired shrimp, is from Ente Isla. Most of us, like me, have known that since the moment he appeared. No normal human being has a personality that rotten. The question remains if he’s an enemy or an ally, because he already attacked Emi once already.

I really hope this won’t get dragged out any longer. Suzuno must’ve realized by now that she’s dealing with someone from her world. I’m sure she’ll inform Emi about it, after which Emi could start asking questions about why she was attacked that night. Her powers were nullified by a certain magic, right? That means that Mitsuki’s no normal human from Ente Isla (for as far as normal goes over there).

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Jun 2, 2013

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Hataraku Maou-sama! episode 09

Oh… Well, uhm… Nice? It was a nice episode, wasn’t it? I’m actually asking because I have no idea what to say about it. I saw a few promising things, but I’m kind of lost here. What can we expect from now on? I have no idea…

[FFF] Hataraku Maou-sama! - 09 [25BB6CE8].mkv_snapshot_08.11_[2013.06.01_23.25.07]This particular episode finally puts Rika a bit in the spotlight. She has tagged along with Emi to discuss Sadao’s activities and past, I think? I have no idea what the point was of having Suzuno there, but that’s alright. You just have to look beyond the bullsh*t and open up your eyes widely, then you’ll see a spark between Rika and Shirou. I’m kind of happy about that, because things have become a bit one-sides with all the girls falling for Sadao all the time. It’ll be interesting to see if anything will ever happen between Shirou, a demon that hates humans more than anything, and Rika, a human. Doesn’t that sound interesting?

[FFF] Hataraku Maou-sama! - 09 [25BB6CE8].mkv_snapshot_17.58_[2013.06.01_23.25.25]I must say that this week’s episode was a bit dull. It was funny last time because it was something new, but I really can’t see myself watching much more of this fast-food competition between Sadao and that blue-haired shrimp, Mitsuki, who’s probably from Ente Isla as well, just like Suzuno. That’s the only logical explanation.

Mitsuki is the only one that fits the profile of Emi’s attacker. Not only is it obvious because they focus too much on an otherwise unknown and unimportant character, but it’s obvious because he just doesn’t fit in. I watched that scene three times and that guy seriously just doesn’t fit in. That, to me, means that he’s from Ente Isla (probably from Emi’s side of the fence as well).

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May 26, 2013

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Hataraku Maou-sama! episode 08

Hataraku Maou-sama, the one show that makes you want to give your bike a name. Isn’t it great? I still can’t believe that I’ve never even heard about the manga, and now it’s hard to stay away from it. I must not read it yet!

[Commie] Hataraku Maou-sama! - 08 [05459972].mkv_snapshot_13.25_[2013.05.25_23.36.05]If I could summarize this episode in one word I would definitely use “duh”. So we came to know, once and for all, that Suzuno did indeed come from Ente Isla to look how the demon lord and the hero were doing. Anybody surprise? You better not be, because it was painfully obvious. Anyone could’ve seen this coming.

That’s right, anyone could’ve seen it coming, anyone but Emi that is. She couldn’t even see the difference between a normal human being and someone from her world. I think it’s safe to assume that most (if not all) people that live in that complex are far from normal and probably not local (if you know what I mean).

[Commie] Hataraku Maou-sama! - 08 [05459972].mkv_snapshot_18.12_[2013.05.25_23.36.29]It came to a point where Emi decided to take Suzuno out for a new set of clothing, because she was always wearing Japanese-style clothing that you only see in old samurai movies, which I think is hot, because girls usually don’t wear any underwear when they wear such clothing. It allows for easy access, doesn’t it?

All kidding aside though, it’s quite unfortunately that it turned out this way. I truthfully expected a little bit more this week. I thought that Sadao’s newest enemy, some shrimp manager with blue hair and a huge ego, would spice things up, mainly because he resembles Emi’s attacker a little bit, but no… It was very… ‘normal’.

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May 19, 2013

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Hataraku Maou-sama! episode 07

Are you seriously kidding me? I cannot believe I actually saw what I think I saw during this episode. Maybe it’s me that keeps forgetting that this is a romantic comedy? I don’t know, I guess I do that sometimes when I get caught up in the story.

[Commie] Hataraku Maou-sama! - 07 [1CABAB28].mkv_snapshot_01.52_[2013.05.18_23.42.07]I guess it’s safe to say that Sadao’s harem gained another member, a certain Suzuno Kamazuki. Is it a coincidence that she appeared after those high priests started a conversation about what to do with Emi and Sadao? I don’t know. It all seems way too easy to me. I wouldn’t be surprised if she was sent there to observe and/or kill them.

Her motives aside, let’s focus on the fact that she fell in love with him after managed to catch her before she could fall to the ground during the last minute of last week’s episode. Is that actually believable? No way. It looks way too perfect; she lives next to them now, she cooks for them, lends them stuff like bento boxes and got only knows what else she does for them. Nobody is that nice.

[Commie] Hataraku Maou-sama! - 07 [1CABAB28].mkv_snapshot_13.13_[2013.05.18_23.43.01]It seems that Emi was the only one against it. Sadao, Shirou and Hanzou are probably too stupid to see what’s really going on, but Emi knew that Suzuno had a thing going there and ended up warning her about Sadao. This in itself isn’t really that surprising, as she did the same thing with Chiho, but what really bothers me here is that she doesn’t seem to realize that she’s talking to someone that came from the same world as she did, provided I’m right about the whole thing. Surely Emi should be able to recognize her “own kind” almost right away? That really gave me quite a lot of headache because I couldn’t stop thinking about that… It’s why I really want to see the next episode right away…

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May 12, 2013

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Hataraku Maou-sama! episode 06

Hmm… I have no idea how I’m supposed to review this episode when I’m not even sure I liked it. Quite frankly, and although it only happened once, I felt like I was being made fun of during this episode. That sounds quite weird, doesn’t it?

[Commie] Hataraku Maou-sama! - 06 [694CA9F4].mkv_snapshot_09.34_[2013.05.11_23.22.03]So yeah, I started watching this week’s episode, saw how Emi’s (former) allies were discussing on what to do next. Are they forsaking her? Are they going to accept that one of their mighty comrades turned out to be a traitor and wait for Emi’s safe return? It really makes you question the chain of command, especially since Emi was/is their savoir that helped them against the darkness, thereby making her the strongest amongst men. She poses no threat to them now without any power, but should she ever regain her powers…

[Commie] Hataraku Maou-sama! - 06 [694CA9F4].mkv_snapshot_21.47_[2013.05.11_23.22.58]But that’s not when I felt like the author(s) were making fun of me. In fact, I’d rather liked that part, it really got me thinking. What really got on my nerves is Sadao’s dumbest general (you know who’s who) that led him on a goose chase to retrieve a gaming console. I’m sorry, but you got another thinking coming if you think that’s even remotely funny.

I’m just glad that they made things a little bit better by introducing yet another new character. A new female character to join the love triangle, how very nice. I wonder… at what point should I start calling it a harem? I’m pretty sure Sadao can charm one of two more characters, no problem. Those hooves of his should do the trick (feel the sarcasm, people).

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