Yondemasu-yo, Azazel-san Episode 6
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Series Premise: Yondemasu-yo, Azazel-san or “You Are Being Summoned, Azazel” is a weekly anime television series that started in April 2011, based on a comedy manga by Yasuhisa Kubo. Rinko is the young assistant to a detective that can summon demons, who unknowingly finds herself bound in a contract with the minor demon Azazel.
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Episode Summary: Mr. BallsForChin (the dorkiest of angels) enters the back-alley nightclub, reluctantly, in search of the demonic presence. Meanwhile, Rinko gets drunk as she shakes down the client for payment. However, the client insults Moloch, who becomes enraged and then allows himself to be seen. In the ensuing hub-bub, Moloch’s grimoire slips away into the hands of Mr. BallsForChin, who unsheathes his angelic wings and flies away, mission accomplished. Without the grimoire, Moloch fades away…forever, as Azazel tearfully explains that angels are the only beings that can destroy demons.
My Impressions: And then suddenly…DRAMA! Well, as much as you might hope for from a slapstick comedy series, that is.
From his meek entrance, I had figured Mr. BallsForChin was nothing more than a sad sack thrown in for comedy relief, someone for Rinko and her demonic coterie to taunt and tease for larfs. In fact, I sort of assumed he was just some sorry excuse for a delusional otaku, rather than The Real Deal. But a-ha, the joke’s on me, as he reveals he’s a *true* angel, and manages to dispatch Moloch without him ever saying a single word or revealing his ragetastic powers. Bam, just like that, he’s gone.
It would be easy to chalk up Moloch’s untimely demise to an unlikely string of coincidences, but really the blame falls on Rinko’s shoulders. Again. Her carelessness and overconfidence gets the better of her again, and this time there’s no one to fix the mistake. She may be cute and all, but she’s not very good at her job, and when you’re dealing with supernatural forces one little mistake can be disastrous. Makes you wonder what the hell Akutabe is thinking by allowing her within a hundred yards of a grimoire…what, this the third or fourth time she’s screwed up already?
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- If you like this series, then you might also like: Beelzebub or Hen Zemi.
Sampling of Online Reviews:
- “Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san is so damn delightful. I laughed. I cried. I laughed again. I crawled into the bathtub and cried some more. All in less than 13 minutes.” – Moe Monster
- “Oh wow, Azazel-san made me THINK. Can you believe it? And I don’t think that much when it comes to anime, since I only see anime as pure entertainment (ALL HAIL YAOI!). I guess there’s some serious side of Azazel-san too, if one can see it properly. I think everybody sees it except me, because I’m that stupid T____T Behind that mirth, there’s darkness. Haha sounds so cliché.” – Metanorn
- “This show is running into a slight problem…it’s stopped being that funny. This is a huge shame, considering it started out as one of the funniest anime this season. It’s still entertaining (although the short run-time does help with this), I just don’t find myself laughing much…perhaps because in these two-episode arcs things starts to get dull.” – Moeronpan