This past month, The Devil is a Part-Timer! (Hataraku Maou-sama!) fans got a little treat as the anime’s voice cast reunited for a CD drama. Titled “The Devil Adopts a Stray Cat” (“Maou, Suteneko wo Hirou”), the drama features an original story written by series creator Satoshi Wagahara.
Naturally, the release got fans buzzing about the possibility of a second anime season. Wagahara took to Twitter to relay some news to fans: a second season is not in the works, but fans should not give up hope.
Wagahara says that he constantly hears fans and friends on social media and at signing events share their desires for a second anime season. He reassures people that no one is a bigger fan of The Devil is a Part-Timer! than himself, but he said, “Even if original creators say they want to make anime, that doesn’t mean they will be able to. No matter how much you push the original creators, they can’t make anime. Anime is also a business.”
As Wagahara notes, the fate of an anime series isn’t based on the desires of the original creator or the animation studio, but with the production committee.
However, Wagahara did relay that the enthusiasm from fans on Niconico Live led to him to write an original story for the CD drama. Wagahara also reassured fans that while he has no control over the fate of future anime seasons and makes no guarantee that the light novels will run forever, but he will also keep his fans’ feelings in mind in regards to The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Wagahara would end his Twitter chain by apologizing for the slowed release progress of new The Devil is a Part-Timer! volumes since he is working on other titles. The other books that Wagahara has been working on are Diego no Kyojin and Yuusha no Segare.
Besides the CD drama, Wagahara published the 17th volume of The Devil is a Part-Timer on May 10, 2017.