The Demon Girl Next Door

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The Demon Girl Next Door
Machikado Mazoku volume 1 cover.jpg
Cover of Machikado Mazoku volume 1 by Houbunsha
まちカドまぞく
(Machikado Mazoku)
GenreSupernatural[1], Slice of life
Manga
Written byIzumi Itō
Published byHoubunsha
DemographicSeinen
MagazineManga Time Kirara Carat
Original run2014 – present
Volumes5
Anime television series
Directed byHiroaki Sakurai
Written byKeiichirō Ōchi
Music byMiki Sakurai
StudioJ.C.Staff
Licensed bySentai Filmworks
Original networkTBS, BS-TBS
Original run July 11, 2019 – present
Episodes7 (List of episodes)
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The Demon Girl Next Door (Japanese: まちカドまぞく, Hepburn: Machikado Mazoku, lit. "Street Corner Demon") is a Japanese four-panel manga series by Izumi Itō, serialized in Houbunsha's seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Carat since 2014. It has been collected in four tankōbon volumes. An anime television series adaptation by J.C.Staff premiered on July 11, 2019.

Plot[edit]

One day, Yuko Yoshida wakes up with horns and a tail and learns that she is the descendant of a dark clan that was cursed into poverty by the opposing light clan. In order to restore her clan's honor, Yuko is tasked with defeating the town's local magical girl, Momo Chiyoda.

Characters[edit]

Yuko Yoshida (吉田 優子, Yoshida Yūko) / Shamiko (シャミ子)
Voiced by: Konomi Kohara[2]
A high school girl who one day awakens as a demon girl tasked with defeating a magical girl. Despite her ancestry, she is physically weak. Her demon girl title is "Shadow Mistress Yuko", which is unfortunately shortened by others to "Shamiko".
Momo Chiyoda (千代田 桃, Chiyoda Momo)
Voiced by: Akari Kitō[2]
A magical girl who attends Yuko's high school. Despite allegedly being the weakest among her fellow magical girls, she is incredibly strong even without transforming.
Lilith (リリス, Ririsu)
Voiced by: Minami Takahashi[2]
Yuko's ancestor who appears in her dreams and can receives offerings given to a statue that Yuko carries around. When a switch on the statue is flipped, she can take control of Yuko's body.
Mikan Hinatsuki (陽夏木 ミカン, Hinatsuki Mikan)
Voiced by: Tomoyo Takayanagi[2]
A magical girl who comes to the city to aid Momo.
Anri Sata (佐田 杏里, Sata Anri)
Voiced by: Sayaka Senbongi[3]
Yuko's friend and classmate.
Shion Ogura (小倉 しおん, Ogura Shion)
Voiced by: Ayaka Suwa[3]
Yuko's friend and classmate.
Ryoko Yoshida (吉田 良子, Yoshida Ryōko)
Voiced by: Hitomi Ōwada[3]
Yuko's younger sister who is in middle school.
Seiko Yoshida (吉田 清子, Yoshida Seiko)
Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara[3]
Yuko and Ryoko's mother.
Joshua (ヨシュア, Yoshua)
Yuko and Ryoko's father. His code name is Taro Yoshida (吉田 太郎, Yoshida Tarō).
Sakura Chiyoda (千代田 桜, Chiyoda Sakura)
Momo's elder sister-in-law.
Shirosawa (白澤, Shirosawa)
Owner of the coffee shop Asura.
Rico (リコ, Riko)
Asura's waitress and chef.
Ugallu (ウガルル, Ugaruru)
Tamasakura-chan (たまさくらちゃん, Tamasakurachan)
Yuru-chara of the Tamasakura shopping street which created by Shirosawa.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

No.Release date ISBN
1 November 27, 2015[4]ISBN 978-4-8322-4639-3
2 October 27, 2016[4]ISBN 978-4-8322-4760-4
3 September 27, 2017[4]ISBN 978-4-8322-4875-5
4 October 25, 2018[4]ISBN 978-4-8322-4988-2
5 June 27, 2019[4]ISBN 978-4-8322-7102-9

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation was announced in the March issue of Manga Time Kirara Carat on January 28, 2019.[5] The series is animated by J.C.Staff and directed by Hiroaki Sakurai, with Keiichirō Ōchi handling series composition, Mai Otsuka designing the characters, and Miki Sakurai composing the music.[6] The series premiered on July 11, 2019 on TBS and BS-TBS.[7][8] The series' opening theme song is "Machi Kado Tangent" performed by Konomi Kohara and Akari Kitō, while the series' ending theme song is "Yoi Machi Cantare" performed by Kohara, Kitō, Minami Takahashi, and Tomoyo Takayanagi.[9] The series is licensed in English-speaking regions by Sentai Filmworks.[10]


No. Title[a] Original air date
1"Yuko Awakens! For Family Reasons You're Now a Demon Girl"
Transcription: "Yūko no Mezame! Katei no Jijō de Kyō kara Mazoku" (Japanese: 優子の目覚め!!家庭の事情で今日から魔族)
July 11, 2019 (2019-07-11)
Following a strange dream, Yuko Yoshida wakes up to find she has grown demon horns and a tail. Her mother Seiko reveals that their family are the descendants of a dark clan who live in poverty because of the opposing light clan, stating that it is Yuko's mission to defeat a magical girl to restore the clan's glory. On her way to school that day, Yuko is saved from an oncoming truck by the very magical girl she is tasked with defeating. The next day, Yuko discovers that the magical girl in question, Momo Chiyoda, is a student at her school, leading to an unsuccessful attempt at defeating her.
2"Just How Sporty Are You!? Everything is Fluctuating"
Transcription: "Supokon desu ka!? Bambutsu wa Rutensuru" (Japanese: スポ根ですか!? 万物は流転する)
July 18, 2019 (2019-07-18)
Yuko challenges Momo to a battle during the weekend, which ends up turning into an all-day running session. As Yuko ends up having to borrow money from Momo to take the train home, she ends up having to postpone their battle until she can pay her back so as to not spend her whole allowance. However, her friends end up coercing her into spending her money on udon. Meanwhile, another demon girl prepares to set Yuko back on the right path.
3"Nightmare or Forebear?! The Doorstop of Darkness Descends"
Transcription: "Akumu ka Kichimu ka!? Yami no Doasutoppā-san Kōrin" (Japanese: 悪夢か吉夢か!? 闇のドアストッパーさん降臨)
July 25, 2019 (2019-07-25)
Yuko's demon ancestor Lilith appears in her dream to give her some advice, only for her to forget everything she said when she wakes up. Later, Yuko tries to come up with a projectile weapon to use against Momo, which leads to Momo herself teaching her how to use a magic wand.
4"Sharpen Your Mind!! The Newly Awakened Powers of the Magical Girl"
Transcription: "Kokoro Togisumase!! Mahō Shōjo no Aratanaru Chikara" (Japanese: 心研ぎ澄ませ!! 魔法少女の新たなる力)
August 1, 2019 (2019-08-01)
Momo discovers a switch on the bottom of the statue that Yuko carries around which, upon being flipped, gives Lilith the opportunity to possess Yuko's body. However, Lilith finds that Yuko's body is way too weak to take on Momo. Ending up in further debt to Momo as a result, Yuko takes up a part-time job selling weiners to pay her back, during which Momo transforms in order to save some weiners that Yuko dropped.
5"A Town Full of Traps?? The Demon on the Brink Awakens a New Ability"
Transcription: "Chōnai wa Wana Darake?? Gakeppuchi Mazoku no Aratanaru Nōryoku" (Japanese: 町内は罠だらけ?? 崖っぷちまぞくの新たなる能力)
August 8, 2019 (2019-08-08)
Momo accompanies Yuko as she goes shopping with her little sister, Ryoko, using the money she was going to pay off her debt with to buy her a camera. The next day, Yuko is tasked with keeping Momo's laptop safe until she can deliver it to Ryoko. Faced with getting past a dog, Yuko obtains a transformation that ultimately proves to be pointless.
6"Courage to Face the Future!! The Heavy Roller Won't Stop"
Transcription: "Asu e no Ketsui!! Omoi Kondara Tomaranai" (Japanese: あすへの決意!! 重いコンダラ止まらない)
August 15, 2019 (2019-08-15)
Lilith sends Yuko into Momo's subconscious, where she ends up tidying the dark muck surrounding her dreams. The next day, Momo comes down with a fever, so Yuko takes her back to her house to take care of her. When Yuko wipes some blood off of Momo's wrist and brings it home, she unknowingly breaks a seal on her house, giving Lilith the ability to speak through her statue. Losing some of her magical power as a result, Momo requests that Yuko help her protect the city.
7"The Pink Method!! The Wheel of Fate is a Round Tire!!"
Transcription: "Momoiro Mesoddo!! Marui Taiya wa Unmei no Wa!!" (Japanese: 桃色メソッド!!丸いタイヤは運命の輪!!)
August 22, 2019 (2019-08-22)
Discovering that Yuko's actions have lifted the curse limiting their family to a tight monthly budget, the Yoshida family celebrate by holding an okonomiyaki party, only to find their fridge has broken down following a brief power cut. After recovering from her cold, Momo starts training Yuko to become stronger. Later, as Yuko takes on another part-time job as a character mascot, she ends up meeting another magical girl.
8"The Cursed Fruit!! Beware the Sour Mikan!!"
Transcription: "Norowareta Kajitsu!! Suppai Mikan ni Yōjin!!" (Japanese: 呪われた果実!! すっぱいミカンに用心!!)
August 29, 2019 (2019-08-29)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ English episode titles taken from HIDIVE.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Summons "The Demon Girl Next Door"". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  2. ^ a b c d "Machikado Mazoku Comedy Anime Reveals Cast, July 11 Premiere". Anime News Network. May 26, 2019. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "Machikado Mazoku Comedy Anime Reveals 4 More Cast Members, TV Ad". Anime News Network. June 21, 2019. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e "まちカドまぞく" (in Japanese). Houbunsha. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  5. ^ "Machikado Mazoku Magical Comedy Manga Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. January 26, 2019. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  6. ^ "「まちカドまぞく」声優に千本木彩花、諏訪彩花ら4名追加、CM公開&イベントも". Natalie (in Japanese). June 21, 2019. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "Machikado Mazoku Anime Reveals Main Staff". Anime News Network. March 23, 2019. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  8. ^ "Machikado Mazoku TV Anime Premieres in July". Anime News Network. April 26, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  9. ^ "Cast Perform Opening, Ending Themes for Machikado Mazoku Comedy Anime". Anime News Network. June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  10. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (July 4, 2019). "Sentai Filmworks Licenses The Demon Girl Next Door Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 4, 2019.

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