Hataraku Maou-sama! – 07
「魔王、近所付き合いで家計を助けられる」 (Maō, Kinjo Tsukiai de Kakei o Tasuke Rareru)
“The Demon Lord’s Neighbor Helps Him with His Money Issues”
Who could it be this early in the morning? Oh, it’s only someone calling herself Kamazuki Suzuno… and she’s here to give thee some noodles (more like bricks disguised as noodles). And just like that, another member of the cast comes into the picture—equipped with with an obvious fabrication of a back story—and things get even more entertaining for our big three over in the Demon Stronghold.
In the meanwhile though, there’s just no break for Emilia—who’s starting to question the worth of her continued observation of the aforementioned, especially through scorching heat that makes your clothing see-through. But I guess when you have sacred power available to you in a bottle (BEHOLD! HOLY VITAMIN BETA! Delivers in only one day! Albeit, with the potential to kill you if you drink too much), it ain’t too much of a hassle. Or is it? I gotta say though, it ain’t really up to snuff if it can’t make it so you can traverse the stairs properly without tumbling down… into
the Demon Lord MGRONALDS SHIFT MANAGER MAOU-SAN’s arms no less—the man who admittedly has a lot to deal with… you know, with Emilia treating him like this, and the new branch of Kentucky Sentucky Fried Chicken across the street.
In any case, it’s just another great—comedy filled episode of Hataraku Maou-sama this week, and the series has definitely cemented itself as one everyone should be watching. The gags continue to be exceptionally funny (and creative)—especially that bit with the stairs and Emilia’s first reaction to Suzuno (SHE’S THE SAME SIZE AS ME!)—and I’m admittedly surprised at just how well the series has been able to carry itself up until now. Generally though, I can’t say there’s… much else to say as a result however, aside from the fact that it looks like things’ll be turning a tad bit more serious in the coming weeks. With a mysterious attack—undoubtedly by agents from Ente Isla—on Emilia ending the episode off, along with rumors of potential issues arising on the mainland itself… well, let’s just say it seems like a return to Ente Isla in the near future seem to be a likely scenario at this point… something that’ll undoubtedly be interesting to see (especially if Maou AND Emilia return… as allies). Guess we’ll see how that’ll work out.
Author’s Note: Just subbing in for Kairi this week (busy with finals etc.). She’ll be back to cover next week.