I Couldn’t Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job (Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita)

Just like The Devil is a Part Timer, I saw the name and thought it might be interesting so I watched it. The ones that you go in with no knowledge can end up being very rewarding. I decided to watch it again recently so I could give it a proper writeup.

Raul is a guy who failed his hero test. With his dreams crushed, he decided to get a job at a magic shop. One day someone comes in looking like a thug with a hoodie and hands in a job application. He’s telling the manager that she shouldn’t hire the thug and the application is basically a joke.

Just check out her job application:

Name: Phino
Previous Occupation: Demon Lord Heir
Motive: Because my father was defeated

Yes, Raul now has to work with the Demon Lord Heir, not knowing anything about what is about to go down. In an unexpected way, Raul finds out the Phino (the thug) is a girl. Phino lacks modesty which I guess is to be expected with someone who finds humanity to be alien. She reminds me a lot of Lala from To LOVE Ru. It’s Raul’s job to now teach her the ropes, explain humanity and also keep her identity a secret so no heroes go after her. Yes, you guessed it, he will be forced into action.

Usually comedy shows jump from place to place with no cohesion or skip way ahead. This show seems to be one of the best paced shows I’ve seen. They could have jumped from comedy to action but it was a slow build of characters leading up to the action and it had a feeling of reward by doing that. It went from Raul meeting Phino, to Raul teaching and training Phino, to Raul saving Phino and it was well plotted out. I really liked how the show was put together.

This show came out in 2013 with The Devil is a Part Timer! Guess it was the year of the devil. I like the show but it’s more comedy, harem and questionable romance than action like Part Timer but don’t worry, in later episodes there is some action. If you’re looking for a goofy comedy to give you a few laughs, this is one that will indeed supply that.


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