“The Devil is a Part-Timer!” is an isekai anime that initially stood out in its genre but saw a steady decline in popularity due to a change in animation studios. The series recently concluded its “Season 2 Part 2.”
The isekai fandom is now curious about the future of this series. Here is everything we know so far.
Although “The Devil is a Part-Timer!” started strong as an isekai series, it saw a decline in ratings due to a studio change from “White Fox” to “Studio 3Hz.” This change was significant enough that the latest sequel went largely unnoticed.
The series follows “Maou,” who rules the underworld and is at war with the hero “Emilia.” After Emilia escapes into a dimensional rift, Maou follows her to Earth, where he can’t use his powers.
“Season 2 Part 2” picks up as Emilia faces challenges in her world, prompting Maou and his team to return to their realm to rescue her.
Part 2 aired from July 13, 2023, to September 28, 2023. “Studio 3Hz” was responsible for the animation and is known for animating series like “Sword Art Online Alternative.”
“The Devil is a Part-Timer!” Season 3?
No official announcement has been made for The Devil is a Part-Timer! Season 3. The series didn’t make it into the Highest Rated Anime Series of the Summer Season, meaning it’s not a mainstream favorite.
For updates, you can keep an eye on the series’ official Twitter account. X (formerly Twitter) is often the first place where sequel announcements are made.
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Light Novel after “Season 2 Part 2”
“The Devil is a Part-Timer!” is adapted from the light novel of the same name, written by Satoshi Wagahara and illustrated by 029 (Oniku). The light novel series completed its serialization on August 7, 2020, with 21 volumes.
The “Season 2 Part 2” of The Devil is a Part-Timer! covered the light novel volumes 7-10. So, there are enough volumes left for at least one more sequel adaptation.
The light novel has also received a manga adaptation illustrated by Akio Hiiragi, which currently has 21 volumes. “Yen Press” serialized the light novel and manga series in English.
Season 3 Potential Release Date
As “The Devil is a Part-Timer!” season 3 is yet to be confirmed, there’s no official release date. However, we can make some educated guesses based on typical anime production timelines.
Given the quality of the series, a 12-episode season would likely take around 18 months to produce. With that in mind, we can estimate that if a third season is greenlit, it could air between April and May 2025.
Popularity of Season 2 Part 2
Light Novel Sales Locally and Internationally
Locally, this light novel series couldn’t score a position in Oricon’s Top 30 Best-Selling Light Novels in September.
Internationally, this light novel series couldn’t score a position in Amazon’s Top 50 Best Selling Teen & Young Adult Light Novels. So, the sequel couldn’t achieve the purpose for which it was given the anime adaptation.
The release date for the Blu-ray & DVD box sets hasn’t been released, so keep tabs on the official Twitter account of this series.
Where to Watch “The Devil is a Part-Timer!” Season 3
Hulu, Funimation, Disney+, Crunchyroll, and bilibili have been streaming this anime series since its first season. So, if a potential season 3 gets announced, these streaming services will return to stream this series weekly.