That was… grossly adorable. How Evil is Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama.’s second episode?
This show is so pretty. In fact, it’s so pretty It hurts my eyes. Too many bright colors. That’s not a gripe, in case you are wondering. It’s simply an observation. To be honest, it’s hard to say anything else about this show. If that’s what this show is supposed to do, they succeeded in a major way. There isn’t much to it other than that which leads me to believe my predictions were a lot more spot on than I was hoping they’d be. Well, let’s get this over with.
Last time we got to meet Beelzebub and her assistant Mullin… Myurin? Whatever. The sub calls him Mullin, there’s a 99% chance the dub will pronounce it that way (if it ever is dub), I’m sticking with that. Mullin who used to admire her until he got to work with her. Now he is acting more like a parent than an assistant because of Beelzebub’s habit of slacking off on the job. This time the pressure of the job seems to be sinking in. Mullin is now blaming himself for allowing her to be lazy. As he’s in a loop of self-pity, he falls down a flight of stairs and meets Azazel – a guy who embodies who he wants to be. At least that’s what he thinks.
Mullin finds out later that Azazel is not exactly what he expected. The guy loves girly things and actually makes stuffed animals despite having an over manly appearance. Beelzebub herself actually gets stuffed animals specifically made by him. I guess that makes him one of the sources of her fluffy obsession.
When Mullin finds out about all that stuff, Azazel assumes that he’s disappointed that the manliest dude in Hell is into cute girly things and he starts to break down. Fortunately, Mullin corrects that assumption pretty quickly. Apparently, others have made fun of Azazel for his unusual hobby. In the second part, we find out that Azazel also makes clothing for Beelzebub. Unfortunately, she gets carried away by her work… literally, so we don’t get to see her wearing any of it.
Azazel does have an actual fan, other than Beelzebub and Mullin, though. A cute little thing called Belphegor. She has got to be the most adorable character yet. She can barely talk to anyone due to an overly extreme case of social anxiety. When she first meets Mullin, he can’t get anywhere without Beelzebub present. She also seems to be scared to death of Azazel.
There is something more going on there though. She can’t talk to Azazel because she kind of has a thing for him. That makes her anxiety even worse. She feels bad that she can’t even talk to the dude so she tracks down Mullin to make sure Azazel isn’t mad at her. Mullin, trying to smooth things over, gives her a bag of cookies that Azazel himself had suspiciously made three bags of. This is when Belphegor hints at what she really feels toward Azazel. She literally told Mullin that she won’t eat the cookies but she will treasure them. Just look at how happy she is.
Overall I’d say this episode was about as Evil as a Politician (7). The show is cute but, that’s about it so far. There is still a chance it could do something awesome, but I think it’s gonna be culled on the first round. If you have time check out the newest Bulletoon Weekly it’s a blast. Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for letting me waste your time, people.
Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama. is on Crunchyroll.
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