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The Hataraku Maō-sama!  light novel series written by Satoshi Wagahara, with illustrations by the artist Oniku. Wagahara originally entered the first novel in the series with the title Maōjō wa Rokujō Hitoma! (魔王城は六畳一間! Demon Castle within a six-tatami room!) into ASCII Media Works[1] 17th Dengeki Novel Prize[2] in 2010, where the novel won the Silver Prize.[3] The first novel was published by ASCII Media Works on February 10, 2011 under their Dengeki Bunko[4] imprint, and sixteen volumes have been released as of January 2018[3], as well as two volume backstories.

Yen Press[5] has announced that they have licensed the light novels in English.[6] The first volume was released on April 21, 2015.

Volume list Edit

# Japanese English
Release date ISBN Release date ISBN-13
0 September 10, 2014 978-4-04-866900-9
Chapters:
  • 1: The Demon King and Co at work! -a long time ago-
  • 2: The Hero and Co at work! -a long time ago-
  • 3: The Demon King, Hero and the High School Girl! -a happy new year -
Cover Characters:

Sadao Maou
Shirō Ashiya
Hanzō Urushihara
Pages:
344

Volume 0
0-II September 10, 2016 978-4-04-892358-3
Chapters:
Cover Characters:

Sadao Maou
Shirō Ashiya
Hanzō Urushihara
Pages:

Volume 0 II slfj
1 February 10, 2011 978-404870270-6 April 21, 2015 978-0316383127
Chapters:
  • 1: The Devil Focuses on His Career for Monetary Purposes
  • 2: The Devil Goes on a Date in Shinjuku with This Girl from Work
  • 3: The Devil and The Hero Stand Strong in Sasazuka
Cover Characters:

Sadao Maou
Emi Yusa
Shirō Ashiya
Chiho Sasaki
Pages:
312

Volume 1 Cover Japanese

English Cover

2 June 10, 2011 978-4048705479 August 25, 2015 978-0316385015
Chapters:
  • 1: The Devil's Finances Are Shored Up By An Unhelpful Neighbor
  • 2: The Hero Owes a Favor Following a Wild Chain of Misunderstandings
  • 3: The Devil and the Hero Risk Their Lives For Their Work Responsibilities
Cover Characters:

Sadao Maou
Emi Yusa
Chiho Sasaki
Pages:
362

Volume 2 Cover Japanese

English Cover

2.8 December 4, 2013
Chapters:
Cover Characters:

Emi Yusa
Suzuno Kamazuki
Hanzō Urushihara
Pages:

Volume 2.8 Cover Japanese
3 November 10, 2011 978-4048708159 December 15, 2015 978-0316385022
Chapters:
  • Prologue
  • 1: The Devil and The Hero Unexpectedly Become Parents
  • 2: The Devil Experiences a Lifestyle Change
  • 3: The Devil and The Hero Take a Hint and Hit the Theme Park
  • 4: The Devil Feels the Pain of Loss"
Cover Characters:

Sadao Maou
Emi Yusa
Alas=Ramus
Pages:
362

HatamaoV3

English Cover

4 February 10, 2012 978-4048863445 April 19, 2016 978-0316385039
Chapters:
  • Prologue
  • 1: The Devil Finds Himself Jobless, Then Homeless
  • 2: The Hero Helps The Devil Remodel His Workplace
  • 3: The Devil Marvels at the Wide World (and Choshi)
  • Epilogue
Cover Characters:

Chiho Sasaki
Sadao Maou
Hanzō Urushihara
Pages:
353

HatamaoV4

English Cover

5 June 10, 2012 978-4048866545 August 30, 2016 978-0316385046
Chapters:
  • Prologue
  • 1: The Devil Strongly Demands TV Privileges
  • 2: The Devil Explains Human Relations
  • 3: The Devil and The Hero Decide to Focus on More Important Matters
  • Epilogue
Cover Characters:

Suzuno Kamazuki
Emi Yusa
Sadao Maou
Pages:
353

Volume 5 cover

English Cover

5.5 July 3, 2013
Chapters:
  • Prologue
  • 1: The Devil, Farming
  • 2: The Hero, Becomes a Legend
  • 3: The Devil and The Hero, Stand Together to Protect the Sasaki Family
  • Epilogue
Cover Characters:

Chiho Sasaki
Sadao Maou
Shirō Ashiya
Pages:

Vol5.5
6 October 10, 2012 978-4048869904 December 13, 2016 978-0316385060
Chapters:
  • Prologue
  • 1: The Devil Clocks Back In
  • 2: The Hero and The Devil Wonder What the Hell They're Doing With Their Lives
  • 3: The Hero and The Devil Take a Step Toward a New Dream
  • Epilogue
Cover Characters:

Chiho Sasaki
Emi Yusa
Sadao Maou
Shirō Ashiya
Pages:
360

Volume 6

English Cover

7 February 10, 2013 978-4048914062 April 18, 2017 978-0316469364
Chapters:
  • 1: The Devil Pledges to Stay Legitimate
  • 2: The Devil Plucks a Cat Off the Street
  • 3: The Devil and The Hero Go Futon Shopping
  • 4: A Few Days Before: The Teenager is a Part-Timer!
Cover Characters:

Emi Yusa
Sadao Maou
Chiho Sasaki
Pages:
360

Volume 7

English Cover

8 April 10, 2013 978-4048915809 August 22, 2017 978-0316473910
Chapters:
  • Prologue
  • 1: The Hero Demands a Little Time Off
  • 2: The Devil Has an Encounter
  • 3: The Devil is a Little Late to the Punch
  • Extra Chapter: The Hero Has a Cry
Cover Characters:

Sadao Maou
Acies=Ara
Pages:
344

Volume 8

English Cover

9 August 10, 2013 978-4048918541 December 12, 2017 978-0316474184
Chapters:
  • Prologue
  • 1: The Devil Devises a Full Military Expedition
  • 2: The Hero Discovers She Can't Come Home Again
  • 3: The Devil Makes Every Preparation Possible
  • 4: The Devil, Once Upon a Time
  • Extra Chapter: The Devil Blows Chunks
Cover Characters:

Sadao Maou
Emi Yusa
Suzuno Kamazuki
Pages:
344

Hataraku Maou Sama Volume 9 Cover

English Cover

10 December 10, 2013 978-4048661614 April 17, 2018 978-0316474207
Chapters:
  • Prologue
  • 1: TThe Devil Loses His Social Standing
  • 2: The Hero Dances on the Battlefield
  • 3: The Devil and The Hero Witness Ente Isla's Transformation
  • Epilogue
  • Extra Chapter
Cover Characters:

Sadao Maou
Alas=Ramus
Acies=Ara
Pages:
328

Hataraku Maou Sama Volume 10 Cover

English Cover

11 May 10, 2014 978-4048665544 August 21, 2018 978-0-316-47423-8
Chapters:
  • Prologue
  • 1: The Devil and Hero, Having Nothing in Common
  • 2: The Devil and Hero, Rigidly Sticking to Their Own Standpoints
  • 3: The Devil and Hero, Fulfilling the Late Promise
Cover Characters:

Sadao Maou
Emi Yusa
Chiho Sasaki
Pages:
312

Hataraku Maou Sama Volume 11 Cover

English Cover

12 February 10, 2015 978-4048692526 December 11, 2018 978-0316474252
Chapters:
  • Prologue
  • Short Story 1: The Devil Worries Over Flashbacks
  • Short Story 2: The Devil Takes a Dive on the Commute
  • 1: The Devil Hangs on to his Daily Routine
  • 2: The Hero Starts Looking for a New Path
  • 3: The Devil Appreciates the Value of Maintenance
  • 4: The Devil and The Hero are Given a Proposition
  • Epilogue
Cover Characters:

Sadao Maou
Emi Yusa
Lailah
Pages:
344

Hataraku Maou Sama Volume 12 Cover

English Cover

13 June 10, 2015 978-4-04-865205-6 April 23, 2019 978-1975302658
Chapters:
  • Prologue
  • 1: The Demon King, making use of a tough attitude
  • 2: The Hero, frustrating over a situation she cannot understand
  • 3: The High School Girl, finding the direction in her heart
  • 4: The Demon King and the Hero, facing the reality before them
Cover Characters:

Sadao Maou
Shirō Ashiya
Rika Suzuki
Chiho Sasaki
Pages:
344

Hataraku Maou Sama Volume 13 Cover
14 September 10, 2015 978-4-04-865379-4 August 20, 2019 978-1975302672
Chapters:
  • 1: The Hero and High School Girl, Becoming Friends
  • 2: The Demon King Thinks Back To A Thrifty Life
  • 3: The Demon King Has Gotten a New Phone From The Hero's Money
  • 4: The Hero is Shocked By The Enemies' Strength
  • 5: The Demon King Knows His Superior's Past
  • 6:The Hero Who Worked in the Past -A Few Days Ago-
Cover Characters:

Emi Yusa
Sadao Maou
Shirō Ashiya
Pages:
344

Hataraku Maou Sama Volume 14 Cover
15 February 10, 2016 978-4-04-865750-1
Chapters:
  • 1: The Demon King, Temporarily Absent 1
  • 2: The Demon King, Temporarily Absent 2
  • 3: The Demon King, Temporarily Absent 3
  • 4: The Demon King, Temporarily Absent 4
  • Extra Chapter: The High School Girl and Office Lady, Welcoming the New Year Together
Cover Characters:

Emerada Etuva
Sadao Maou
Chiho Sasaki
Emi Yusa
Pages:
312

Hataraku Maou Sama Volume 15 Cover
16 June 10, 2016 978-4048921183
Chapters:
  • 1: The Demon King, Weak
  • 2: The Hero, Feeling Perplexed over the Differences Felt in the Workplace
  • 3: The Demon King and Hero, Having No Opportunity to Act
  • 4: The High School Girl, Changing the World Slightly
  • Final Chapter:
Cover Characters:

Chiho Sasaki
Suzuno Kamazuki
Emi Yusa
Sadao Maou
Pages:
328

Volume 16
17 May 10, 2017 978-4048928922
Chapters:
Cover Characters:

Mayumi Kisaki
Sadao Maou
Mitsuki Sarue
Pages:
328

Volume 17
18 January 10, 2018 978-4-04-893572-2
Chapters:
Cover Characters:

Chiho Sasaki
Sadao Maou
Shirō Ashiya
Pages:
328

Vol18 Cover
19 September 7, 2018 978-4049120226
Chapters:
Cover Characters:

Suzuno Kamazuki
Chiho Sasaki
Sadao Maou
Pages:
296

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SP June 9, 2018 978-4048938778
Chapters:
  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1: The Demon King, Farming
  • Chapter 2: The Hero, Becomes a Legend
  • Chapter 3: The Demon King and The Hero, Stand Together to Protect the Sasaki Family
  • Epilogue
  • Extra chapter: The Hero, The Demon King subjugate - bear killing edition -
Cover Characters:

Emi Yusa
Hanzō Urushihara
Shirō Ashiya
Pages:
312

VolSP Cover4

SP2 August 10, 2018 978-4048939157
Chapters:
Cover Characters:

Sadao Maou
Chiho Sasaki
Shirō Ashiya
Pages:
296

VolSP2 Cover

20 December 7, 2018 978-4-04-912204-6
Chapters:
Cover Characters:

Sadao Maou
Emi Yusa
Alas=Ramus
Pages:
320

Volume 20

SS February 9, 2019 978-4-04-912326-5
Chapters:
Cover Characters:

Sadao Maou
Chiho Sasaki
Suzuno Kamazuki
Pages:
312

SS cover

References Edit

  1. ASCII Media Works at Wikipedia
  2. Dengeki Novel Prize at Wikipedia
  3. 3.0 3.1 Light novels section of The Devil Is a Part-Timer! at Wikipedia
  4. Dengeki Bunko at Wikipedia
  5. Yen Press at Wikipedia
  6. http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/08/30-1/yen-press-licenses-log-horizon-no-game-no-life-and-the-devil-is-a-part-timer-light-novels