A lot of people in my comments seemed to like the manager lady. Ms. Amane… I almost forgot her name and I just finished watching the episode. Not good. Like I was saying, it seems a lot of people liked Amane so there was some excitement about this episode. After all, they were hinting that she was going to find herself in the middle of whatever grand battle was shaping up!
I was always pretty neutral on Amane. I neither disliked her nor particularly liked her. I think I would have enjoyed the character a lot more in a different show but in this season of The Devil Is A Part-Timer she was just another new character that I had no attachment to. I can’t gather up enough enthusiasm to form a bond with the new characters right now.
And I have to admit, Alas just annoys me. Having her chime in in the middle of the battle just didn’t do it for me. I understand it’s supposed to be cute or something but it made me roll my eyes. And her brief appearance in little girl form wasn’t much better. Maybe I’m just being crabby. Still one of my least favourite kid characters in recent memory.
Anyways, all that build-up from last week ended up being very lacklustre, as far as I’m concerned. The big enemy was just some random demons who the main characters already knew but we didn’t. Great. There was a half-hearted battle with Emi in her best golfing outfit, and the animation this time around isn’t good enough to make up for the rest. And then it turned out that the black sword can change Maou back into Satan for a bit so he just had a chat with the devils and sent them all home. Yup, that’s exactly what happened.
If you haven’t seen the episode and you’re wondering why I haven’t mentioned Amane yet it’s because she didn’t really do anything. She brought the sword to them for some reason. They could easily have gotten it themselves and then at the end she told them she was basically an earth gd that protects sacred land and she disappeared. That’s it. That was her contribution to the season. Actually, maybe she comes back next week. At this point, I’m not making any predictions.
So the beach arc ends not with a bang but with a sigh. Nothing much happened this week and really nothing with any impact on the rest of the story happened in this entire little beach sideline. I guess it’s just back to fighting Gabe next week?
- The Devil is A Part-Timer! Season 1
- The Devil is a Part-Timer! 2 Episode 1 – Cautiously Optimistic
- The Devil is a Part-Timer! 2 Episode 2 – 3 Men And A Baby
- The Devil is a Part-Timer! 2 Episode 3 – Still Neutral
- The Devil is a Part-Timer! 2 Episode 4 – Deus Ex Alas
- The Devil is a Part-Timer! 2 Episode 5 – Beach Episode
- The Devil is a Part-Timer! 2 Episode 6 – To The Birds