Anime fans know how expensive it can be to obtain legal versions of the shows and films they want to own. Streaming services like Crunchyroll have made the search for legal anime streams much less difficult, but it can still get fairly pricey to own outright all the anime you want (especially when it is distributed by Aniplex). Downloadable episodes and seasons on services like iTunes can be significantly cheaper alternatives for the odd episode or series here or there, but it can still add up over time.
Now that that’s been stressed enough, let’s get to the news in question: The Devil is a Part-Timer! is now available for free on the Microsoft online store, and yes, that means the entire series. While the only voice options (stereo and 5.1 surround options) are for the English language version produced by Funimation, the dub of The Devil is a Part-Timer! is really quite good, featuring the voice talent of Josh Grelle (Armin Arlert in Attack on Titan, Ox Ford in Soul Eater), Tia Ballard (Marron in Dragon Ball Kai, Happy in Fairy Tail), and Aaron Dismuke (Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Hiro Sohma in Fruits Basket). If you have never seen The Devil is a Part-Timer! or would simply like a free digital copy of the entire series, this is a perfect opportunity to jump on board.
Based on a light novel series, The Devil is a Part-Timer! chronicles the everyday adventures of Satan (yep, you read that right) who has fled his own world from the pursuit of the Hero Emilia and has ended up in modern-day Tokyo. Having lost most of his magical abilities, he assumes the identity of Sadao Maou, takes on a human form, and seeks to survive…by taking on a part-time job at a fast-food restaurant. Though Maou had been used to waging war and conquering the world as the Demon King, his new challenges include a malfunctioning fryer, the advances of his cute co-worker Chiho Sasaki, and rival fast-food franchises. It is one of the funniest anime to come out in the past few years, and it has some great music, animation, and fun storytelling across its 13 episodes. There’s no indication how long it will be free for, so grab it while you can!