Another week and another episode filled with gags, wacky antics and other ridiculous things. Hataraku Maou-sama did not disappoint my rather low expectations for a good twenty minutes of entertainment. The episode by first flashing back where the Maou left Ente Isle and the reaction of Emila and Co. They of course are not very happy with the fact that Maou escaped and swear to follow him. More importantly however we learn that Emila has white hair in that world, this most likely came from her magic and is why she has red hair now in our world. Anyways later one we learn that she managed to enter the closing World Gate but her friend the High Priest could not follow.
Anyways what it really led to was Emila discovering just how weird Maou-sama is. After threatening him with a knife and then quite logically being arrested by a local policeman (who really should have cared more that she was trying to kill him with a knife, even if they were boyfriend and girlfriend something like that should really be taken more seriously , she was really put down this episode in that her desires (to kill Maou) and overall “heroness” all took quite a hit. As Maou put it, she was not very heroic at all, instead she was rather petty and kind of creepy as after they parted, she then ran towards Maou’s house once more embedded with urge to kill.
Maou most likely tired of this and pretty much knowing that a female of her physique and size (with no access to the high arcane powers) poses nigh no threat to two grown men, let’s her in much to the surprise of Ashiya. Still, it proved not to matter much as a crying Emila walked in and pretty much just called the two names and swore vengeance on them. Once again not very heroic at all, almost makes you wonder how she became the hero eh? (A really good PR team.) Maou in response shares his masterful plan to take over our world, by first becoming a full time employee at Mc- MgRonalds (didn’t he become one last episode?) he will then continue up the corporate ladder until he rules the world. Which actually seems more plausible to me then trying to take it by force. I mean if you’re going to try to rule the world, take control of the food first right? No one’s going to fight on an empty stomach.
Continuing on, Emila’s reign of creepy non-heroness continues when she stalks Maou for several days all the while refusing the advances of a very interested “friend”, who seems to be interested in more than just Emila’s friendship, if you get what I’m saying. Of course that’s only going to be realized through fanworks so not much to comment on there. Emila soon learns that Maou (killer of millions upon millions of people) has indeed converted his life style from terrible killer to broke guy who’s trying to live through life. Yeah. I would be shocked too.
In a fit of final exasperation Emila calls Maou out for another confrontation. Here we get the first tangible show of Maou’s co-worker’s (Chiho) affection towards him, first she wanted to know the exact relation between Maou and Emila and second when told that he has a roommate, she asks as innocently as she can (which is not at all), “If that’s his girlfriend”. Upon hearing a negative, the joy on her face is almost tangible.
Maou blissfully unaware of this goes out to meet Emila where they have another conversation, and Emila tells him that she might spare his life if he were to continue his currently passive lifestyle. Maou disagrees and promptly claims that he will have Ente Isle. Before they can continue however, Durnadall (Maou’s bike) is shot! Oh the horror! Who in there right mind shoot’s out a bike’s tire with magic BB bullets!? I was right there with Maou in lamenting over Durandall’s death. Emila obviously not knowing the bond one shares with their bike, coldly tells him how he can get the bike fixed. So? I can have my broken arm fixed too! Doesn’t mean it stops hurting!
Maou took it much better than me and quickly asks her for more information, but before they can save Durandall’s life, the horrible murderer shoots again and Maou and Emila flee for their own safety. Now, Maou I can see as a demon king abandoning someone as they lie injured, but Emila the hero? This is when I realized just how much of a zero she was. After they fled and left Durandall to death, Emila in all of her tsundere glory asks to stay over at Maou’s place.
Wait, what!? When did he trip that flag? Oh, no. She just lost her purse. She lives far away so she has no where to go. I see. That makes sense. Still, if this was a visual novel, the outcome of this visit would be very different. Moving right along, Emila stays over at Castle Overlord after some mild hi-jinks and Ashiya and Maou get ready to sleep, but not before Maou receive two text messages with very similar contents! (Duh, duh, duh.)
Overall this episode was more of the same from last week, which in all honesty is all I’m looking for in this anime. I’m not looking for anything big or life changing. I’m just looking for something that’ll entertain me for half an hour or so and will make me smile. Hataraku Maou-sama is shaping up to be my perfect comedy for this season.