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…
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.
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…Read More
Magnifique! I don’t usually use french words to portray my enthusiasm, mainly because a lot of them sound really romantic gay, but this episode really deserves it. The predictability is very low, the twists are amazing and the artwork never seizes to amaze.
That’s right, watching this has been a delight so far. I absolutely love this pace. They don’t spend entire episodes on one thing. Normally you’d have to watch two or maybe three episode before an enemy is defeated, but not here. They knock out one enemy after the order, which gives me great hope for a great ending.
First thing’s first; Daichi-kun… Well done! He has been coughing up weakling after weakling ever since their journey began, so it was refreshing to see him summon such a powerful demon after all this time. He, too, had a power similar to Yamato and Hibiki… Does that mean that he’s one of the “chosen ones” as well? Very interesting…
Now, it seems that Hinako has died again. I’m really going to be disappointed if she suddenly shows up again next week. Enough is enough, you can’t just kill off a character and suddenly bring him or her back later. That just kills the mood completely and makes it harder for me to enjoy the rest of the episode.
I suppose it’ll come down to Yamato and Hibiki. They apparently defeated their last enemy, thereby stopping the destruction of their world. That means that Yamato can execute his plans to rule the world (or whatever’s left of it). Hibiki will try and stop him, no doubt, and Alcor doesn’t want Yamato to harm Hibiki. The last two episodes are going to be very interesting by the looks of it!Read More
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.
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!
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).Read More
Was there any improvement? I don’t know. The last episode ended with such an irritating cliff-hanger, one that made me want to go outside and kick a puppy for no reason. This episode really made me wonder about the ending…
So Io-chan was actually asked to forfeit her life for the sake of Yamato’s plans. They thought that she was the best candidate to summon a specific demon capable of taking down an enemy that constantly multiplies. The problem with this plan is that Io dies afterwards, because her body cannot handle it when that demon takes over.
I feel as though there was very little progress because Hibiki proved to be quite useless again. He let it happen because he wasn’t on top of things. He’s always the last to find out about Yamato’s next step. The story in general may have progressed a little now that another enemy has been defeated, but the characters did not, not a lot anyway.
I must admit that my faith in Hibiki was slightly restored when he rushed out there and actually managed to save Io after obtaining the same kind of power that Yamato wields. Yeah, we know, Hibiki is a very special boy. To hell with that though, what about his promise to change the world? He barely managed to save Io, not to mention the fact that he is once again indebted to Yamato and his followers.
I just don’t know what to think anymore. Hibiki constantly promises one thing after the other, tries to follow up and always manages to fall behind on that. Yamato is always one step ahead and that really needs to stop if Hibiki actually wants to stop people from getting killed by those monsters. It’s aggravating as hell, but I guess I’ll just have to wait and see what happens next.Read More
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…
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?
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).Read More