Hataraku Maou-Sama! Episode 9 – The Heated Battle

hataraku maou sama! episode 9

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In an attempt to solve the love triangle forming among Yusa, Suzuno and Maou, Rika brings the two girls with her to Hatagaya to confront the guy. They go to SFC, for further talk, and find Ashiya investigating the place. Yusa asks Ashiya to assist her in explaining her relationship with Maou so he tells Rika a semi-fictional tale about their history. This increases Rika’s interest to Maou so they move to MgRonalds, which is nearly empty. She observes Maou’s failed attempts to lure customers but is later on impressed by his idea of putting a decorated bamboo tree outside the fast-food chain that easily attracts the attention of the festival crowds.

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I’m quite aware that this show is dragging its concept for a couple of weeks now. Given such awesome episodes like last week’s, I don’t mind. But this week, nothing much happened except some talks so it’s becoming more evident. I’m beginning to ask, what’s the deal now? What’s happening to the Church? To Ente Isla? To the fucking plot?! Where’s my lovable Urushihara? Well, more on the last part.

this is probably the funniest scene in this episode

this is probably the funniest scene in this episode

Gosh! He’s given such a small time on the screen! That’s probably why this episode didn’t click with me as much as last week’s. Well at least, we have Ashiya who filled his spot.

When it comes to loyalty, his faithfulness to Maou is next to no one. I love how his explanation to Rika is so close to what really happened in Ente Isla without giving off their true identities. However, they confirmed Suzuno’s distrust that they’re planning to take over this world as well. With that story, we have a little bit of an understanding of what they were before, working hard and trying to defeat the Hero.  Their rise and fall and their attempt to rise once again.

I feel you bro

I feel you bro

Now, the heated battle between MgRonalds and SFC tests Maou’s capability as a leader. Since he’s the Demon Lord, ordering and leading this handful of staffs should be a piece of cake to him. Without that much customers despite having a festival outside, he’s responsible in uplifting the staffs’ morale. Thankfully, he’s successful with it even though he resorted to some window cleaning.

Magic is in the air~

Magic is in the air~

At the last part of the episode, Suzuno keeps on staring daggers at Maou. Maybe, that’s because Maou used some of his magic to attract the customers. Let’s see next episode where’ll this development lead us.

Prepare for trouble! Make it double!

Prepare for trouble! Make it double!

Anyway, James of Team Rocket continues to creep the girls, including me. I still believe that he’s the guy who attacked Yusa in the convenience store. I mean, he definitely knows her. Who’s with me?!

No mention for Rika?

No mention for Rika?

I believed that this is the second LN so the climax is probably around the corner, but hey please tackle the main issue now if you’re not planning to have second season! I’m having the same issue with Karneval, the only difference is that in this show, most of the times, you won’t mind.

Overall, it’s still a good episode. Praises to this show’s well-timed humour and oh-so-epic facial expressions. Love them!

7 stars

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