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Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. Z – 01

OP Sequence

OP: 「もももももっさんのテーマ」 by なぞのおにいさん(CV:浪川大輔)



You pretty much know what to expect here. Azazel-san, to put it mildly, is an extremely crude, raunchy and over-the-top comedy that never fails to give me a few good laughs. While it never quite made a splash with English-speaking audiences (and I don’t expect it to), the first season was a huge commercial success and a surprise hit for Production I.G.  The Blu-ray/DVD releases sold a whopping 9000 copies in 2011 and to put that into context, it’s a sales figure than exceeds those of Hanasaku Iroha, Yuru Yuri and even Guilty Crown.

A mash-up of supernatural and comedic genres, “He’s Calling For You Azazel” centers on detective Akutabe (Namikawa Daisuke) and his assistant Sakuma Rinko (Satou Rina) who specialize in summoning demons to solve mystery cases. Azazel (Onosaka Masaya), the namesake Demon of Lust and his many cohorts from the underworld are frequently called upon to do their lowly bidding and hilarity ensues when the demons give rise to havoc with some of the most ridiculous powers that I’ve ever heard of, whether it’s causing impotence or making any living creature poop at will. Clearly, Azazel-san is not for the faint-hearted, but if you have a high enough threshold for dirty jokes, distasteful humor and butt-ugly characters (the mere sight of them inspire laughter in me), I have no doubt you will find the show a real treat.

Continuing from where the first season left off, the deceased Demon of Wrath, Moloch (Genda Tesshou) has become quite a sensation of the plushier variety among teenage girls. Such a development gave Beelzebub (Kamiya Hiroshi) an idea to bring an end to Akutabe’s reign of terror and as usual, the hapless Azazel tags along for the much-needed support. Simply put, this is not a good idea and no one messes around with Akutabe who is arguably, the most “demonic” of them all. I’m hard-pressed to see how this end well for our demon trio, and you might have to look elsewhere if you’re expecting a happily-ever-after moral tale.

Like most comedies, it’s hard to put a finger on just why Azazel-san clicks with me and this is just one of those shows you need to experience firsthand. Clocking at only 12 minutes an episode, Azazel-san makes the most of its limited running time by providing some of the best deadpan jokes and slapstick humor in anime. The great laugh-out-loud moments, typically of a more adult or obscene (My butt hurts!) nature, are what drive the show and I am certainly expecting a good dose of smart gags along the journey of this latest season.


ED Sequence

ED: 「りばいばる!!」 (Revival!!) by Team.ねこかん[猫]featuring.米倉千尋 (Team.Nekokan [Neko] featuring. Yonekura Chihiro)


April 9, 2013 at 12:11 am
  • April 9, 2013 at 12:25 ambaseone

    The trolls are back!!

    dat butt stab almost died laughing there.

    • April 9, 2013 at 12:50 amSeishun

      YESS! The best trolls are back and how I’ve missed them :3

    • April 9, 2013 at 1:12 am†Croos†

      Did someone call me?

  • April 9, 2013 at 1:00 amazeriraz

    Can’t wait to see Akutabe back in all his devilish glory. When he starts torturing those poor demons, I’ll be on the floor laughing.

    • April 9, 2013 at 3:10 amSeishun

      You’re such an S. I like you :3

  • April 9, 2013 at 1:11 amShadiic

    Yes its back. Yay more Akutabe evilness. And wow those sales are impressive.

  • April 9, 2013 at 1:14 amCybersteel

    Soon Sakuma will surpass even Akutabe… hopefully. There is also seem to be lesser of those hideous comic characters with distorted faces. But the ones here is 10x better looking then a certain evil flower.

  • April 9, 2013 at 1:15 amDrift

    This anime and Shingen no Kyojin was what I was looking forward to seeing this season. I’m so glad it was popular enough to get a 2nd season :)

    And ouch! That butt stab looks so painful!

    • April 9, 2013 at 3:11 amSeishun

      The excellent sales figure says it all and it probably wasn’t very expensive to make in the first place.

  • April 9, 2013 at 1:44 amsanity

    its not her butt

  • April 9, 2013 at 2:18 amHagiri

    Can’t wait for the next episode~

  • April 9, 2013 at 2:21 amAnanas

  • April 9, 2013 at 2:42 ambruce

    Should blog about the ova.
    Akutabe made lucifer pee in his pants.

  • April 9, 2013 at 3:04 ambelatkuro

    inb4 Akutabe enters in a good mood and smiling….
    Yeah, who am I kidding. They’re so dead.

    • April 9, 2013 at 3:08 amSeishun

      Indeed, probably not for another 12 minutes LOL

  • April 9, 2013 at 5:39 amnaixil

    you mean, there’s actually people who love Akutabe (besides me) enough to buy the DVDs? thank you, thank you and thank you for Season 2! m(_ _)m

  • April 9, 2013 at 11:44 amKuatin

    Wait what how can this not have a nice moral ending. Anything that Akutabe does is moral and just.

  • April 9, 2013 at 2:31 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    pretty hard to find subs though. can’t wait to watch.

  • April 9, 2013 at 7:21 pmKyosuke

    SeishunOtoko <3

  • April 9, 2013 at 9:04 pmJustin

    it’s only 12 min per episode!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • April 10, 2013 at 4:12 pmKaga-Rin

    Hmm from a reply above it seems like Drift is only watching 2 animes from this season, and basically im watching almost every anime thats coming out except for 3 of them. So am I a really big fucking otaku!!! or is there nothing wrong with that?

  • April 16, 2013 at 2:31 pminanis

    wow what is Akutabe? poor mo-san lol