Great, tragedy and daddy issues. Just what this show needed.
Well, okay, it could have done a lot worse. But this is what always seems to happen to anime comedies. We have a great start with a couple of hilarious initial episodes. Then we attempt to tell some half-assed serious story, thereby ruining the comedy. It’s rare that we get a show like Nichijou or Milky Holmes that avoids this fatal trap.
Still, at least Hataraku Maou-sama is limiting the drama. So far it is all playing into the show’s larger joke regarding Maou not acting like a Maou-sama at all. I can put up with a little bit of crying over daddy issues if it leads to some good jokes.
Unfortunately it looks like we may be headed for further drama with Lucifer cropping up and Chi-chan being used as a hostage. Oh well… at least the landlord and Emi’s complaints were pretty funny.
Also, now we know that the wife is an M.