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The Devil is a Part-Timer! Vol. #10 Manga Review

Devil is a Part-Timer Volume 10

The Devil Goes Digital!

Creative Staff
Story: Satoshi Wagahara
Art: Akio Hiiragi
Translation: Kevin Gifford

What they say
Repairs to the Devil’s Castle, the one-bedroom apartment in Japan, are complete, and Maou and the crew discover they have an all-new HD hookup! The Devil King’s never owned a TV before, so they’re on their first trip to the electronics outlet! But why’s Gabriel hanging around the apartment…?

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers):
Maou and the group are back from their beach side trip. The Sazazuka apartments have been completely fixed. Of course, they were fixed in the exact same way as before. Nothing really stands out at first, not to Maou. It is only after Ashiya and Emi point out how all the equipment is better than before that he realizes the apartment might look the same, but it’s definitely been improved, and of course, Urushihara, Aka Lucifer, is the first one to notice the HD hookup.

Naturally, having an HD hookup means that Maou, Ashiya, and Urushihara are gonna get a TV. However, they can’t do it alone.

While I love Chiho, Emi is quickly becoming one of my favorite females in the series. After she arrives home from the beach trip, she is contacted by her mage friend, Esmerelda, who informs her that a war has broken out between the Efzahan Empire and the Federated Order. I assume they are nations in Ente Isla. Anyway, after getting off with her friend, she is contacted by her other friend, her co-worker Rika, who informs Emi that Ashiya has asked her to meet up with him. The nonplussed Emi tries her best to give Rika advice, but really, I think she’s in too much shock to be of much help.

One of the things I love about Emi is how contradictory her character can be. She’s very helpful, but she always helps Maou under great protest. The contradiction in her character is a very tsundere quality, which is hard to do correctly since there are so many tsundere characters in this medium. Her tsundere personality is a part of her, but it doesn’t necessarily define her, and the fact that she displays those traits while remaining an individual sets her apart from a lot of characters with this archetype.

The next day, while Ashiya, Maou, and Crestia Bell are meeting with Rika, Urushihara gets a surprise visit from Gabriel. Turns out the archangel has been living in a net cafe since his defeat. He comes to Urushihara for information regarding any treasures that Satan, aka Maou, might be hiding. Of course, Urushihara doesn’t have much information to give. After getting something of a comedy routine from them, we learn that someone called The Observer is coming. Gabrielle leaves after giving this somewhat ominous information.

In Summary
Most of the remainder of volume 10 deals with Rika teaching Ashiya, Crestia, and Maou about televisions. We also see Emi trying to meet the woman who appeared before her and Maou in volume 6 or 7… I wanna say. Aside from that, we’re given two bonus chapters that involve Maou and Emi going shopping for a child’s futon so Alas Ramus can stay the night at Maou’s residence. While these chapters were cute, they don’t add anything to the original story, making volume 10 feel shorter than the other ones.

Content Grade: B
Art Grade: A+
Packaging Grade: B+
Text/Translation Grade: B

Age Rating: 13+
Released By: Yen Press
Release Date: September 19, 2017
MSRP: $12.99

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