I never expected Lucifer to actually enjoy being a bum. It honestly makes me question the motivation he had earlier when he challenged Mao. Perhaps deep inside, he was sick of it all. The fighting, the war. While Mao’s intentions of starting the damn thing has never been shed light seeing the change of heart makes me eager to learn who started what back at Ente Isla. Was it Mao? Was it the Church? For what reason?
Despite the epicness of the episode I still find it pleasing that this series never lost its sense of humor. Sometimes it makes me wonder how most underwear in anime tend to be indestructible and this episode just gave a nod to that claim, albeit with Mao’s comedic touch.
Like with Oregairu, this episode felt like the finale, with the last one being a conclusive happy end of sorts. I guess I’ll be speaking on behalf of everyone here that I am hoping for a second season. Hataraku Maou has been extremely good. The main plot of the series provides the serious stuff while the characters themselves add that dash of comedy by fucking it up. And for some odd reason, the formula works. To deliver such witty puns no matter the mood that appeal to the viewer is no easy feat yet this series was able to achieve it. Definitely one of the best series of this season.