Is The Devil is a Part-Timer Based on a Manga or Light Novel, and is it Finished?

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Is The Devil is a Part-Timer Based on a Manga or Light Novel and is it Finished
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The Devil Is a Part-Timer Season 2 was a surprise for many fans. After almost a decade, many would think that the comedy anime would never return. Well, the show is finally back, now produced by Studio 3Hz; but what of the source material? Is The Devil Is a Part-Timer based on a manga or light novel, and is it finished or ongoing?

Is The Devil is a Part-Timer Based on a Manga or Light Novel?

Is The Devil is a Part-Timer Based on a Manga or Light Novel
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The Devil is a Part-Timer, known in Japanese as Hataraku Mao-sama! began as a series of light novels, written by Satoshi Wagahara and illustrated by Oniku.

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From there came a shonen manga, written once again by Satoshi Wagahara and illustrated by Akio Hiiragi that first began serialization in 2012 - just a year before the anime's first season. 

The story follows the demon Lord Satan who is stranded in modern-day Tokyo, after a humiliating defeat by the hero Emilia.

Having next to no magic and no knowledge of the modern world, Satan, now known as Sadao Mao, starts a part-time job in a fast-food chain. But what will happen when Mao finds out that Emilia - now known as Emi - is also now living on earth as a human?

Related: What Language Do They Speak in The Devil Is A Part-Timer?

Is The Devil is a Part-Timer Finished or Ongoing?

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As of July 2022, The Devil Is a Part-Timer manga is an ongoing work. 
While the light novel ended back in 2020, the manga hasn't completed its story yet.

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As such, it is unclear whether the new The Devil Is a Part-Timer Season 2 will faithfully follow the ending of the light novel series, leave things open-ended to allow for a Season 3 or give its own ending. 

The completed light novel counts 27 volumes, while the ongoing manga has 19 volumes.

Related: What to Expect from The Devil Is a Part-Timer Season 2

Where to Read The Devil is a Part-Timer

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If you would like print copies of The Devil is a Part-Timer, both light novel and manga series are available in English through Yen Press.

You can also read manga legally online on Amazon's ComiXology and on Book Walker!