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Episode 1 - The Demon King Arrives in Sasazuka
Maou cooking in MgRonald's
Season One, Episode One
Kanji 魔王、笹塚に立つ
Rōmaji Maō, Sasazuka ni Tatsu
Episode Information
Air Date April 4th, 2013
Episode Guide
Episode 2 - The Hero Prioritizes Work and Stays at the Demon King's Castle

The Devil Arrives in Sasazuka (魔王、笹塚に立つ, Maō, Sasazuka ni Tatsu) is the first episode of the Hataraku Maou-sama! anime series. It aired on April 4, 2013.


In a world completely different from ours, magic exists, the Dark Lord Satan wages a campaign with his four generals, Adramelech, Lucifer, Alciel and Malacoda to conquer the multiple-island continent of Ente Isla and annex the human population under his realm of darkness. However, a brave Hero soon arose and lead the human armies against the Dark Forces and pushed them back to their stronghold. Here, with advice from Alciel, Satan faces off against the Hero but eventually admits defeat, and instead, along with Alciel, opens a dimensional portal and leaves their world with a vow to return.

The portal exits in present-day Japan, and in addition to being shocked by their new human forms, Satan and Alciel are taken to the nearest police station. Here, Satan is able to learn a bit about this new world, which lacks magic. As events progress, Satan and Alciel, get new identities: Sadao Maō and Shirō Ashiya respectively, are able to secure a residence, open a bank account and go job hunting in order to survive.

Sometime later, on his way to his part-time job at a MgRonald's franchise, Sadao encounters a beautiful scarlet-haired girl at a crosswalk and offers her his umbrella to shield from the rain. While Sadao works, he entrusts Ashiya to take care of their domestic needs as well as research means to replenish their magic powers and return to Ente Isla.

While at MgRonald's, Sadao not only experiences a seemingly random mild earthquake but faces a dilemma on whether to use his remaining magic to repair the broken fryers, eventually not getting a chance to either way. Nonetheless, while impressing his fellow co-worker Chiho Sasaki with his people skills as well as the higher-ups through his dedication, he's able to secure a permanent position. As he excitedly pedals his bicycle home to tell Ashiya, he is once again confronted by the scarlet-haired girl who is revealed to be the Hero from their dimension, Emilia Justina.

New characters in this episode[]


  • In the background, there is a movie theater poster that says Holy Potter, a parody of the movie franchise Harry Potter.