With the holidays quickly approaching us, all of us under the Land of ESH would like to offer a hand in choosing some great gifts that just about anyone would enjoy. Keep a watch here on the B3 site, as well as ElectricSistaHood's EGMNOW page, Geek Aggro, and the Issues Program for some wonderful items that'll fit nicely underneath the Christmas tree and alongside the Menorah.
The Devil is a Part-Timer! is a premise that has shocking never been done before, and it’s pulled off with a fantastic blend of comedy and action. The ruler of the underworld is pushed out of his kingdom, sent to Earth, loses a big chunk of his powers, and is now stuck being a manager at a McDonald’s knock-off. What’s worse: the person who banished him to Earth is now stuck, too, so the two must work together to find a way home. It’s funny, heartfelt, and it’ll make you want to read the original light-novels it’s based off of (which are being published in the US starting next year). Plus with an incredibly talented cast in both the Japanese and English dubs it’s going to be hard to pick which one you’ll stick with.
Recommend It Because:
It was one of the best shows to air in Japan last year, and with good reason: it's funny, clever, and -- most importantly -- one of the most original premises to come to the small screen in recent memory. The Devil is a Part-Timer! is the type of anime comedy that makes you look at what we have to offer for American TV -- both animated and live-action -- and ask, “Why can’t we have quality programming like this?”
It’s Perfect For:
Anyone who knows that living on minimum wage is the truest hell of all.