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Old 2013-10-19, 07:50   Link #161
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It seems quite strange the anime doesn't talk about why Fino decided to leave her people and come live among the humans. Fino has become the "girl with mysterious background having mysterious powers" that is all too common in anime and games.
demon army->defeated , her family-> poor. What else is she to do? Become a slave to some other demon?
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Old 2013-10-19, 08:44   Link #162
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The Year when Heroes and Demons Become Part-Timers

I do admit that the series sucked me in specifically due to Fino's fault, however, with just watching the first episode the show's story convinced me to follow it.

For starters, I'm starting to enjoy as much this new trope about heroes, demons, and other supernatural beings or epic humans becoming either full-time or part-time employees in order to live an everyday, mundane life. Moreover, I do hope this trope becomes an established trend in anime for other shows in the near future.

Yusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita shares a common framework with Hataraku Maou-sama. Both stories involve protagonists turning to part-time or full-time jobs servicing customers, because their previous lives as supernatural warriors in the battlefield changed or are gone. For the former, Raul was about to become an epic hero but was demoted to an ordinary civilian after the Hero Program was shut down due to the Maou's defeat. This came because the Human Council saw no more practical value to retain heroes once the main goal was accomplished, as well as sparing the nations the drastic budget cuts invested on sponsoring said heroes. Therefore, Raul and friends prompted themselves to apply for ordinary jobs and to adapt to their new lifestyles; Raul now works in an appliance store selling domestic devices that likely function with magic rather than electricity.
As for the latter, Maou Sadao was the Maou King from his world whose reign crumbled at the hands of the Human Army led by the Hero. The defeat forced him to travel to another world along with his trusted General, and accidentally ended up in Japan of our own world stripped of their powers and turned to humans. Maou viewed no choice but to do as Romans do when in Rome. He learned from the locals, got to rent an apartment, learned how money works, and adapted to his new lifestyle; Maou works in a fast-food restaurant serving burgers to customers with the hopes of climbing the social ladder all his way up to amass fortune, prestige, and influence that will give him the power to conquer the Earth while finding ways to return back home.

The framework is the same for both stories, however, the characters and their motivations plus both the settings and the circumstances that led them to adapt into their new lifestyles are different. Nevertheless, in this story we got ourselves lucky enough to have the Maou's daughter with a good body and cute naivety but with a creepy smile and demonic aura to boot.
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Old 2013-10-19, 11:21   Link #163
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As ever, her earnest, child-like personality seems to be at odds with her "Demon King's successor" background. I noticed that while she was initially quite embarrassed with Raul looking at her naked form, she doesn't seem to care about it any more. She's getting quite comfortable being around him, huh?
I think her primary concern the first time was waking up with him undressing her, and her assumption of what that meant. Once he told her that he wasn't trying to take advantage of her, she categorized him as a "good guy" and thus considers him "safe" as far as these things go.
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Old 2013-10-19, 14:05   Link #164
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Pretty much saying, Phino is such a nice and gentle girl x)
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Old 2013-10-19, 15:44   Link #165
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I love here hearty, maou-like "HAHAHAHA!!" laugh. It's so spirited.
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Old 2013-10-19, 15:49   Link #166
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I love here hearty, maou-like "HAHAHAHA!!" laugh. It's so spirited.
That side of her makes her cute too but I seriously love her childish exciting personality whenever she achieves something or when she experiences something new. And her interaction with Raul is really sweet too
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Old 2013-10-19, 16:54   Link #167
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Fino claims to not be able to use magic, but her heritage also means that whenever she switches on any product using magic, she invariably overloads them. She hasn't "awakened" but is already subconsciously able to use magic, and her reserves have to be quite loaded to cause the few products she has touched to go berserk.

As ever, her earnest, child-like personality seems to be at odds with her "Demon King's successor" background. I noticed that while she was initially quite embarrassed with Raul looking at her naked form, she doesn't seem to care about it any more. She's getting quite comfortable being around him, huh?

Nonetheless, we get a good bit of action and tentacle raep (some have already mentioned that it was coming). Lam-chan's reaction to meeting Fino seems quite suspicious... is she from the demon world as well? Airi had a nice part in this as well, showing off her capabilities. Also, before I forget, the new character in this episode, Lore-senpai. Her deadpan reactions were just entertaining.
the way I see it a child-like personality would fit a demon lord pretty well it sounded like he seemed to enjoy the fighting with heroes as well as was the person that gave Fino most of her values While they are completely warped they aren't hateful or spiteful
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Old 2013-10-19, 17:06   Link #168
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Anyone else notice the manager seems to treat Fino a lot like a stay cat she picked up off the street?
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Old 2013-10-19, 17:38   Link #169
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Anyone else notice the manager seems to treat Fino a lot like a stay cat she picked up off the street?
I see that I am not the only one who thought this
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Old 2013-10-20, 00:17   Link #170
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There is a good reason why...
Because the Maou won over the head of the Hero department, via a snazzy powerpoint presentation, and the promise of huge ... tracts of land, so they faked a defeat, left the demon world and are living in a quiet Human village on the frontier.

Wait, wrong show.

One thing that anime has shown time and time again is that:

People don't die when they are killed.

I'm sure it's all part of some back room deal which involves the department store's parent company, the demon realm, the government and possibly a squirrel. Which, honestly, I could care less about. I have a feeling this show will saddle itself with such a plot, angst and SERIOUS DARK STORY things, while trying to shoehorn in fanservice. It usually doesn't work out as planned, and the entertainment value gets flushed down the toilet.

Eh, I'm just being cynical. Fino is cute, and that's all I really want out of this show.
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Old 2013-10-20, 00:57   Link #171
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Phino's cuteness is all I want from this show too along with her story x)
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Old 2013-10-20, 06:19   Link #172
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Because the Maou won over the head of the Hero department, via a snazzy powerpoint presentation, and the promise of huge ... tracts of land, so they faked a defeat, left the demon world and are living in a quiet Human village on the frontier.

Wait, wrong show.

One thing that anime has shown time and time again is that:

People don't die when they are killed.

I'm sure it's all part of some back room deal which involves the department store's parent company, the demon realm, the government and possibly a squirrel. Which, honestly, I could care less about. I have a feeling this show will saddle itself with such a plot, angst and SERIOUS DARK STORY things, while trying to shoehorn in fanservice. It usually doesn't work out as planned, and the entertainment value gets flushed down the toilet.

Eh, I'm just being cynical. Fino is cute, and that's all I really want out of this show.

I agree.

The anime announces two "facts": one, the Maou got killed off by somebody and two, someone who claims to be the daughter of the Maou makes her appearance. C'mmmmon, I can put 2 and 2 together at least.

If Maou was really killed, then who killed it? Surely the name of that yuushua would be on everyone's lips, but nobody ever seems to mention a name. Where's the proof? Who can collaborate Fino's story that she is who she claims she is? Are we really sure she's the daughter of the Maou? (dum dum dum dummmm!)

My guess is Maou hid himself in you-know-who and went to the human world because the enormous power in Fino is a dead giveaway to other majin.
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Old 2013-10-20, 15:22   Link #173
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The Demon Lord's Daughter is Going to Learn How to Speak to Customers

The music has this effect to make me feel for the characters how they become great by just fulfilling something with lots of effort and practice. I mean Fino got her very blunders trying to memorize and put to practice all the salutes for greeting customers, then this epic music plays when she succeeds learning all salutes in front of Raul towards the end of the episode.

This could be an inspiring episode for Raul to put more enthusiasm in his current job and to start excel at selling the merchandise.
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Old 2013-10-20, 20:21   Link #174
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I wonder if All-A's job is actually real. Why do I feel she is actually jobless?
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Old 2013-10-20, 20:49   Link #175
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I know the OP sucks ass, but if you look at near the end of it you see Airi in a bunny outfit with a jacket, making her look like one of those waitresses who work at casinos.

If that's true, I wouldn't be surprised she wants to pretend that she's working for a security outfit.
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Old 2013-10-20, 21:04   Link #176
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No one liked Mechanic girl?
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Old 2013-10-20, 21:17   Link #177
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No one liked Mechanic girl?
She's fine. Seems less discussion-worthy than tentacles, naked girls, Fino's magical potential wrecking machines, her past, and an existential crisis, you know?
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Old 2013-10-20, 21:39   Link #178
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She's fine. Seems less discussion-worthy than tentacles, naked girls, Fino's magical potential wrecking machines, her past, and an existential crisis, you know?
That's what causes me LOL at Fino. Her predicament with machines that usually ends up with disastrous but slapstick results; her mana causing every appliance she touches to go short-circuit.

BTW, FIno's too much trusting. I mean at the start of the second episode Raul comes to the store to prepare for another day of work, but Fino's still asleep. When she moves the sheet falls off revealing her bared front and Raul freaks out. She then awakes, but she no longer freaks out like the first time that Raul tried to undress her in the first episode. Of course, that's because in the previous episode she learned from Raul himself he didn't do anything ecchi to her, rather he was worried about her catching a cold, and so Fino deemed him a good guy after all.

This attitude makes me wonder just like Raul did in the first episode by which standards demons view the concept of chastity? or if demons have any grasp about the concept of chastity at all?
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Old 2013-10-20, 21:46   Link #179
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The mechanic girl reminds me of someone but can't remember who it was... (It's not Ayanami Rei nor Sarashiki Tatenashi)...

As for Phino, she really just seems like a kind hearted girl but being born in the wrong environment kind of.
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Old 2013-10-20, 22:37   Link #180
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As for Phino, she really just seems like a kind hearted girl but being born in the wrong environment kind of.
That's correct!

I mean she uses the pronoun ore instead of the more formal watashi to address herself when wanting to sound intimidating.

The first one denotes refering to oneself with intimidation and sometimes with arrogance and is commonly associated with the male context of speaking; befitting to act as the heir of the Maou due that the role puts on that pressure.

The second one denotes politeness when addressing oneself and is closely associated with the female context of speaking.
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