Monday, April 8, 2013

"The Devil is a Part-Timer"

In search of a decent new show for the spring season, I stumbled upon the Funimation simulcast of "The Devil is a Part-Timer" with no expectations.  But it turned out to be one of the most funny episodes I've seen in a long time.  The Devil is big in Ente Isla (the magical place that he comes from), but is big only at his job at a fast food joint in Japan.  Satan and his sidekick Alciel are forced to flee to Earth, where magic is not commonplace and in order to live to fight another day and return to Ente Isla, they have to put food on the table and get a roof over their heads first.  The pair muddle through bureaucracy to get IDs and bank accounts.  The humor is deadpan and witty, even referencing the "Super Size Me" documentary.  The show is sort of like watching Darth Vader trying to eke out a living in Tokyo without the help of the Force.  That should be a show too.  Looking forward to more episodes.