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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'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
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 Demon King and Hero Unwittingly Become Parents
  • 2: The Demon king's Life is Turned Upside Down
  • 3: The Demon King and Hero Heed Advice And Go to an Amusement Park
  • 4: The Demon King Learns the Pain of Losing Something Precious
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 Demon King is at His Wit's End Because He Lost a Place to Live
  • 2: The Hero Helps The Demon King in Reforming the Business
  • 3: The Demon King Realizes the Vastness of Chosi and the World
  • 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 Demon King Forcefully Decides to Buy a Television
  • 2: The Demon King Talks About the Relationship Between People
  • 3: The Demon King and The Hero Concentrate First On Handling What's Happening in Front of Them
  • 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 Demon King , Farming
  • 2: The Hero, Becomes a Legend
  • 3: The Demon King 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 Demon King Returns to the Workplace
  • 2: The Demon King and The Hero Are Feeling Suspicious About Normality
  • 3: The Demon King and The Hero Are Taking a Step Towards New Dreams
  • 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:
  • Prologue
  • 1: The Demon King Decides to be an Honest Merchant
  • 2: The Demon King Takes a Stray Kitten Home
  • 3: The Demon King and Hero are Buying a Futon Together
  • 4: Work! High School Girl -a Few Days Ago-
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, a Temporary Goodbye
  • 2: Demon King Has an Encounter
  • 3: The Demon King Arrives Late
  • Extra chapter: The Hero's Tears
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 Demon King Decided to Go on an Expedition
  • 2: The Hero is Perplexed about her Hometown
  • 3: The Demon King is Focusing on Getting Ready to set out
  • 4: Demon King, Tales of Past and Present
  • Extra Chapter: The Demon King is Throwing Up
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: The Demon King is Losing his Social Standing
  • 2: The Hero is Galloping to the Battlefield
  • 3: The Demon King and Hero are Witnessing the Revolution in Ente Isla
  • 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 Demon King and Hero, Having Nothing in Common
  • 2: The Demon King and Hero, Rigidly Sticking to Their Own Standpoints
  • 3: The Demon King and Hero, Fulfilling the Late Promise
Cover Characters:

Sadao Maou
Emi Yusa
Chiho Sasaki
Pages:
312

Hataraku Maou Sama Volume 11 Cover
12 February 10, 2015 978-4048692526
Chapters:
  • Prologue
  • Short Story 1: Demon King, Feeling Troubled because Memories were Brought Back
  • Short Story 2: Demon King, Falling Down on the Way to Work
  • 1: Demon King, Sticking to a Normal Life
  • 2: Hero, Starting to Search for a New Path
  • 3: Demon King, Explaining the Concept of Maintenance
  • 4: Demon King and Hero, Facing a Trade
Cover Characters:

Sadao Maou
Emi Yusa
Lailah
Pages:
344

Hataraku Maou Sama Volume 12 Cover
13 June 10, 2015 978-4-04-865205-6
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
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:
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

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