Dropkick on My Devil!
|Dropkick on My Devil!|
Cover of Dropkick on My Devil! volume 1 by Flex Comix
|Published by||Flex Comix|
|Original run||April 2012 – present|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Hikaru Sato|
|Written by||Kazuyuki Fudeyasu|
|Music by||Yuuki Kurihara|
|Licensed by||Amazon Video (streaming)|
|Original network||BS-Fuji, Tokyo MX, Sun TV, CTC, GYT, Mie TV, RNC, AT-X|
|Original run||July 9, 2018 – September 17, 2018|
|Anime television series|
|Dropkick on My Devil!! Dash|
|Directed by||Hikaru Sato|
|Written by||Kazuyuki Fudeyasu|
|Music by||Yuuki Kurihara|
|Original network||Tokyo MX, GYT, Sun TV, UHB|
|Original run||April 6, 2020 – June 15, 2020|
|Episodes||11 + 1 special|
|Anime television series|
|Dropkick on My Devil! X|
|Original run||2022 – scheduled|
Dropkick on My Devil! (邪神ちゃんドロップキック, Jashin-chan Doroppukikku) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yukiwo. The series began serialization in Flex Comix's Comic Meteor web magazine in April 2012. Fifteen volumes have been released as of June 16, 2020. An anime television series adaptation by Nomad aired on BS-Fuji from July to September 2018, with an additional episode streamed online on October 1, 2018. A second season aired from April to June 2020, with a third season scheduled to premiere in 2022.
A Japanese human witch named Yurine Hanazono summons the serpent woman Jashin ("Evil God") from Hell. Unable to go back to Hell by herself, Jashin spends each day unsuccessfully trying to kill Yurine while simultaneously spending time with her and various acquaintances from Heaven and Hell.
- Jashin-chan (邪神ちゃん)
- Voiced by: Aina Suzuki
- A self-centered serpent who was summoned from Hell by Yurine. She possesses regenerative abilities which allow her to revive herself after her actions lead to bloody vengeance from Yurine. Although it seems that Jashin is an absolutely immoral girl who manipulates Medusa or mocks Pecola without any regrets, at heart she is capable of good deeds and appreciates her close friends. However, as Yurine notes, Jashin is embarrassed by this and tries to hide the good traits of her personality because of her tsundere nature.
- Yurine Hanazono (花園 ゆりね, Hanazono Yurine)
- Voiced by: Nichika Ōmori
- A human who summoned Jashin to Earth. She is relentless in brutally attacking Jashin as penance for her actions, but is generally kind to others. As the only human among the main characters, Yurine often acts as the voice of reason and avatar of the audience, sarcastically commenting on the silly antics of the characters surrounding her.
- Medusa (メデューサ, Medyūsa)
- Voiced by: Miyu Kubota
- A gorgon from Hell who is close friends with Jashin, despite the later seeing her more as a walking cash machine. She and Jashin are pretty close, to such a level that their relationship leaves Yurine a feel of a "boy-girl relationship", with Jashin often behaving like an immoral husband who constantly manipulates her "wife" Medusa for the sake of monetary gain. At the same time, the tender side of Medusa allows her to discover the hidden good side of Jashin, which allows them to remain closest persons and regularly emphasize their strong bonds and interdependence. While outdoors, she wears a paper bag on her head to avoid accidentally turning people into stone.
- Pekola (ぺこら, Pekora)
- Voiced by: Yurie Kozakai
- An angel who lost her halo and became stranded on Earth. She is often starved due to not having any money, but is also somewhat defiant in accepting kindness from Yurine as she believes her to be a witch.
- Minos (ミノス, Minosu)
- Voiced by: Chiaki Omigawa
- A minotaur who is friends with Jashin. Despite being based on a cow, she has no qualms about eating beef.
- Poporon (ぽぽろん)
- Voiced by: Rico Sasaki
- Pekola's former subordinate, who seeks to kill Pekola so she can take her place as a fully-fledged angel. However, she loses her powers after Jashin eats her halo, taking up jobs as both a ramen shop worker and an idol.
- Persephone II (ペルセポネ2世, Perusepone Ni-sei)
- Voiced by: Riho Iida
- A devil who descended to the earth in order to search for Jashin-chan. However, she and Jashin-chan had been nearby each other several times but never noticed each other's presence.
- Mei Tachibana (橘芽 依, Tachibana Mei)
- Voiced by: Natsuko Hara
- A police officer who falls for Jashin on sight and tries to take her for herself.
- Yusa (遊佐)
- Voiced by: Kazusa Aranami
- An ice devil who looks after her younger sister, Koji.
- Kōji (浩二)
- Voiced by: Miko Terada
- Yusa's little sister, who Jashin nicknames Kōri-chan (氷ちゃん). Her blood produces strawberry flavored syrup while her urine produces lemon flavored syrup.
- Beth (ベート, Bēto)
- Voiced by: M.A.O
- A Beast of Gévaudan that Yurine keeps as a pet outside of her apartment.
- Pino (ぴの)
- Voiced by: Marina Yamada
- Another of Pekola's former subordinates, who seeks to kill Pekola so she can take her place as a fully-fledged angel. However, she loses her powers after Poporon breaks her halo, taking up a job as a custodian outside Yurine's apartment.
- Kyon-Kyon (キョンキョン, Kyonkyon)
- Voiced by: Nanami Yamashita
- A girl from China.
- Ran-Ran (ランラン, Ranran)
- Voiced by: Minami Tanaka
- Kyon-Kyon's sister who was turned into a panda and now resides in Kyon-Kyon's dress.
- Lierre (リエール, Riēru)
- Voiced by: Miharu Hanai
- Devil A (悪魔A, Akuma A)
- Voiced by: Kōji Yusa
- A devil who has an appearance of Baphomet. He is also acting like a narrator in the anime.
The original series by Yukiwo began serialization in Flex Comix's Comic Meteor web magazine in April 2012. Fifteen volumes have been released as of June 16, 2020. The 148th chapter of the manga was removed from Comic Meteor on May 29, 2019, due to a knife attack on a train that happened in Japan on May 28, 2019. A spin-off manga by Shushu Yuki, titled Minos no Beef 100% (ミノスのビーフ100%), was published as a one-shot manga on August 29, 2018 and later received a serialization from May 15, 2019. The series was compiled into a tankobon on April 9, 2020.
An 11-episode anime television series adaptation by Nomad aired on BS-Fuji between July 9 and September 17, 2018 and was streamed internationally on Amazon Video.[a] A bonus episode was streamed exclusively on Amazon Video on October 1, 2018. Hikaru Sato directed the series, Kazuyuki Fudeyasu oversaw the series scripts, and also wrote the scripts alongside Momoko Murakami. Makoto Koga served as both character designer and chief animation director, and Yuki Kurihara and Yuzuru Jinma is composed the music. The opening theme song "Ano Ko ni Dropkick" (あの娘にドロップキック, Dropkick to that Girl) is performed by Aina Suzuki, Nichika Omori, Miyu Kubota, Yurie Kozakai, Chiaki Omigawa, Rico Sasaki, and Riho Iida as their respective characters, while the ending theme song "Home Sweet Home" is performed by Yutaro Miura. A twelfth episode premiered in mid-November 2019.
A second season was greenlit for production after the first season managed to sell over 2,000 Blu-ray and DVD copies. The second season, titled Dropkick on My Devil!! Dash, aired between April 6 and June 15, 2020, with Amazon Prime Video releasing all 11 episodes in Japan on April 6, and Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Sun TV and Hokkaido Cultural Broadcasting airing episodes weekly. Crunchyroll streams the second season worldwide excluding Asia. Opening theme is performed by Halca while ending theme is performed by Zamb.
A third season was assuming a crowdfunding event raises 20 million yen. Assuming the fundraising goal is met, the third season "will take more than a year to produce" and the production committee "aimed to broadcast the third season in 2022". The crowdfunding goal was reached in 33 hours, so the production of the third season has been officially greenlit. The season, titled Dropkick on My Devil! X, will premiere in 2022.
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Episode 1"||July 9, 2018|
|Yurine Hanazono, a witch who summoned the serpent woman Jashin from Hell, holds a hot pot party for Medusa the gorgon, Minos the minotaur, and Pekola the angel. However, Jashin, who is unable to return home unless she kills Yurine, causes problems.|
|2||"Episode 2"||July 16, 2018|
|On a hot day, Jashin calls upon the ice demon Kōri to cool down Yurine's apartment. Later, Yurine tries to help out Pekola as she struggles without her halo.|
|3||"Episode 3"||July 23, 2018|
|In the run up to Christmas, Pekola's fortune is thrown into doubt when Jashin starts targeting what little food she has. Yusa, Kōri's older sister, comes over to question Jashin's treatment of her. Later, it becomes apparent that Jashin is friends with Medusa due to her constantly giving her money.|
|4||"Episode 4"||July 30, 2018|
|While stealing rare gashapon toys from a child, Jashin is arrested by self-proclaimed super cop Mei Tachibana, who develops an obsessive attraction to her. Later, Medusa becomes angry at Jashin when one of her pranks goes too far.|
|5||"Episode 5"||August 6, 2018|
|Pekola's hesitation in accepting food from Yurine once again leads to a conflict with a greedy Jashin. Jashin gets into a fight with Minos while Mei tries to take a fried chicken mascot for herself. Pekola struggles through her part-time job before finding her house destroyed by a drunken Jashin.|
|6||"Episode 6"||August 13, 2018|
|While making curry, Jashin accidentally sends herself back in time and comes across younger versions of herself, Medusa, and Minos. Upon seeing Yusa and Kori set up a shaved ice stand, Jashin tries to compete with her own stand. Pekola is approached by her former apprentice Poporon, who attempts to kill her so she can take her place as a full angel. However, she is unexpectedly saved by Jashin when Poporon knocks over the curry she made and angers her.|
|7||"Episode 7"||August 20, 2018|
|Poporon attempts to get her revenge on Jashin, only to get her halo eaten by her and lose her angelic powers. Afterwards, Jashin becomes upset when she learns Medusa apparently has a friend besides her, only to realise it was a cover story Medusa came up with while working to earn more money for her. Later, Jashin grows legs after drinking a potion from Hell and goes on a date with Medusa, who is wearing contacts to block off her petrification ability. However, upon discovering Medusa's contacts have an unfortunate side effect, Jashin gets vengeance on the dealer who sold them to her.|
|8||"Episode 8"||August 27, 2018|
|Jashin repeatedly ends up blowing all of her grocery money on pachinko machines. With Poporon stuck on Earth until her halo regenerates, Pekola proposes that they work together to survive, but is ignored. Later, Yurine takes pity on a little ogre that was called over for Setsubun, while Jashin shares some food with Pekola. Afterwards, Yurine gets upset at Jashin for spending all of Medusa's money on games.|
|9||"Episode 9"||September 3, 2018|
|Jashin and Medusa get caught up in the middle of a bank robbery, while Minos goes about her busy daily life. Later, Jashin finds Poporon working at a ramen restaurant before accidentally eating Yurine's pudding. That night, Jashin has a nightmare about being chased by zombies.|
|10||"Episode 10"||September 10, 2018|
|Pekola accidentally drops all of her earnings into a charity box, only later learning that she was scammed. Yusa and Kori ask Yurine to test our their new flavor of ice cream. Pekola ends up taking on a job as a bodyguard for Poporon, who is now working as an idol, having to protect her from an angry fan. Medusa asks Jashin to teach her how to make chocolates for Valentine's Day.|
|11||"Episode 11"||September 17, 2018|
|When Yurine comes down with a fever, Jashin, despite having an opportunity to kill her, ends up getting everyone's help to treat her. The girls discuss the different lifespans between humans and demons before holding a flower viewing party. Later, Jashin gets up to mischief at a bakery, only to end up getting carried away by a balloon into space.|
|12||"Episode 12"||October 1, 2018|
|Upon returning from space, Jashin becomes concerned about how big Yurine's pet Beth is growing. Later, Yurine invites everyone on a trip to a private beach, including another demon named Persephone II. Jashin ends up getting ensnared by a Kraken, prompting a reluctant rescue effort from the others. Determined to get revenge on Yumine, Jashin equips some Amazoness armor only for Yumine to summon a fully bowered Beth against her, after which everyone just enjoys a barbecue together.|
|No.||Title||Original air date[b]|
|1||"Episode 1"||April 6, 2020|
|2||"Episode 2"||April 13, 2020|
|3||"Episode 3"||April 20, 2020|
|4||"Episode 4"||April 27, 2020|
|5||"Episode 5"||May 4, 2020|
|6||"Episode 6"||May 11, 2020|
|7||"Episode 7"||May 18, 2020|
|8||"Episode 8"||May 25, 2020|
|9||"Episode 9"||June 1, 2020|
|10||"Episode 10"||June 8, 2020|
|11||"Episode 11"||June 15, 2020|
- BS-Fuji lists the series at 24:00 on July 9, 2018, which is at midnight on July 10, 2018.
- Amazon Prime Video aired all episodes on April 6, 2020. The table lists the television broadcast dates.
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