Whenever you hear the word devil you usually envision something red, evil looking, having a tail, a pair of horns and sometimes having a pitchfork. The other variation of a devil’s appearance would be something demonic looking or malevolent. In some cases, devils just look ordinary lurking in the shadows to pounce on their prey. One thing that you wouldn’t normally think a devil looking like would be something cute or something like a stuffed animal. A series called Yondemasuyo Azazel San which translates to You’re being summoned Azazel san manages to pull off cute and cuddly looking devils. The series was based on the manga which published from 2007 until today which has 13 volumes so far. The first season of the anime aired from April until July of 2011. The second season named Yondemasuyo Azazel San Z aired from April until June of 2013. Both seasons ran for 13 episodes each and each episode only runs for about 13 minutes with opening and closing songs but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
The series begins with one of our main characters being Rinko Sakuma. She just started her job being an assistant and secretary to the detective Akutabe. What she didn’t know that Akutabe’s methods involve summoning devils and using their powers to solve the case. When summoning the devils, Akutabe puts a seal on them giving them a small and cute body and appearance. It limits the devils’ powers but they are still capable of great damage. Sakuma’s first assignment is to help the devil Azazel solve their case. Azazel is also known as the devil of lust so he uses sex as his power. The series progresses with Akutabe summoning other devils to help them with their case. Just like the devil Beezelbub also known as the lord of lies as he has the ability to make people tell the truth.
While this sounds so good, the devils don’t like working for a human. The only problem is that Akutabe sends out a menacing aura terrifying the devils. Part of the subplot is that the devils are trying to rebel against Akutabe but they end up getting tortured. When they are in the devil world, the devils look normal outside their plushie appearances. The series progresses with different cases and other devils getting summoned. In terms of content the series main theme is that of comedy. There are also some very mature content like sex and violence. Speaking of violence, there are a lot of parts in the series where it is a bit bloody but in a humorous way. The series is a short watch despite having two seasons so you may want to check it out.