People love demons for a variety of reasons; be they splendid villains, mysterious beings or, for others, boy/girlfriend material. While many times demons are more known for their evil deeds or fighting abilities, few would be described as adorable, lazy, and doki-inducing. Beelzebub, the queen of hell, is all of these things as well as a rumored super-powerful demon with astute judgment. She’s earned both admiration and irritation for her good looks and lack of reliability but she’s respected by all demons. Her assistant Myurin may be fed up with her most of the time but he can’t hide his clear affections for his cute ruler.
Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama is about biblical demons as opposed to human-like animal demons we’re familiar with from Inuyasha or strange, monstrous demons like in Itou Junji: Collection. Beelzebub-jou has a lot more cute fluff and comedy than the Bible but the names will certainly be familiar, with inspiration from the demons’ supposed origins. You may think you know what to expect, but here are other anime that go beyond your preconceptions!
Similar Anime to Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama / Similar Anime to As Miss Beelzebub Likes
1. Hataraku Maou-Sama! (The Devil is a Part-timer!)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: April 2013 – June 2013
Demon Lord Satan is a being with terrifying power and a loyal army hell-bent on taking out humans and ruling Ente Isla. When a hero challenges him with powers strong enough to rival his own, Satan and his most trusted servant Alsiel disappear through a portal so that they may regroup. They end up in the human world no longer able to use their unholy powers and must instead use the humans’ power… money. Satan’s determination to rule leads him to get a job at the fast-food chain MgRonalds where he will stop at nothing to provide the best service possible!
Satan has the familiar cruelty towards humans we expect from biblical references, but his adaptability and willingness to wear a fast-food worker’s uniform is quite a twist. He tricks other humans, sure; but with burgers instead of sins. One has to admire the devil’s can-do attitude when he’s suddenly stripped of his powers and is forced to work but Satan doesn’t let that rob him of his ominous smile.
The Devil is a Part-timer! Trailer
2. Maoyuu Maou Yuusha (Maoyu ~ Archenemy and Hero)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 2013 – March 2013
Demons and humans have been at war for 15 years before a great hero rises to challenge the Demon Queen. Instead of attacking, the Demon Queen asks for the hero’s cooperation, explaining that in the case of either of their deaths, there will only be panic and dissent, further plunging their people into chaos. The Demon Queen’s unexpected civility and beauty win over the hero as their ultimate goals for peace align. They set out together to find a way to bring prosperity to both sides in the hopes of creating a bright future.
While the tones of these shows are pretty different, their demon queens share a lot of similarities. Demons recognize both Beelzebub and Demon Queen’s sovereignty but there are those who might wish them harm. They both take care of matters for their people and don’t much engage in fighting and they both like to indulge a little at times; Beelzebub with her fluffy things and Demon Queen with her fondness for touching the hero.
3. Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist (Devils and Realist)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2013 – September 2013
Young noble William is a proud and haughty boy fitting of his position, until the day his family loses all their money and he can’t even afford his school enrollment. Thoroughly opposed to all things nonsensical, he manages to accidentally summon a demon named Dantalion with fateful ties to William. William immediately calls the police and despite Dantalion’s clear demonic powers, refuses to believe Dantalion or their supposed connection. How many demons does it take to convince a rich kid that he’s the one to choose the next ruler of the demon world?
Makai Ouji and Beelzebub-jou both refer to demons mentioned in the Bible and use stories or quotes from the Bible in their own shows. Demons like Dantalion, Astaroth, and Beelzebub are portrayed quite differently in both anime but they are all part of an intricate society of demons with a hierarchy that must be maintained. Dantalion is much like poor Myurin in that they both must tow a fine line between forcing their master to fulfill their duties and managing not to piss them off.
Anime Makai Ouji PV
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4. Hoozuki no Reitetsu (Hoozuki’s Coolheadedness)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: January 2014 – March 2014
The great ruler of Japanese Hell is Lord Enma… but it’s his right-hand man Hoozuki who’s really calling the shots. The serious assistant has to oversee all the comings and goings in hell, deal with representatives from other hells, and keep things running smoothly in spite of Lord Enma’s failings. Judeo-Christian spirits as well as characters from Japanese mythology all find themselves in Hell for one reason or another but usually find a way to make a mess of things. Hoozuki’s love for efficiency and little else may be the only thing that can keep things from going to hell.
Hoozuki and Beelzebub-jou show just how important a responsible assistant is to the management of hell. Beelzebub-jou and Lord Enma are both powerful in their own ways but would rather waste time on doing fun things than taking care of business. There’s a lot of comedy and physical humor that seems like it might be out of place in literal hell but both anime manage to remind you it’s still hell even amidst the lightheartedness. Despite a clear separation, Heaven isn’t seen as an enemy worth fighting which is an interesting divergence from Biblical references. Hoozuki is a bit more fire and brimstone while Beelzebub-jou is way cuter and pastel but both find a way to make hell funny in surprising ways.
Hoozuki’s Coolheadedness Trailer
5. Himouto! Umaru-chan
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2015 – September 2015
Umaru is smart, sweet, and sporty according to her classmates. Once the A+ student returns home, however, her true self emerges! The real socially inept nerd cares about nothing other than gaming, anime, and snacks while also avoiding any responsibility her older brother Taihei might ask of her. Umaru’s flawless transition from perfect girl to obsessive otaku leaves only Taihei aware of her double life. And he’s paying for both!
Mirroring the cutesy vibes of Beelzebub-jou, Himouto’s Umaru is a self-serving girl who would much rather indulge in her hobbies than do what’s expected of her, but it’s hard to stay mad at a girl so pretty! They just want to feel good, which means covering her naked body in soft things for Beelzebub-jou and downing cokes while watching anime for Umaru. Beelzebub-jou and Umaru heavily rely on a much more serious male who ends up getting swept along at the girl’s pace. There are more cute girls in this show than some others on our list and no demons but if you like complex girls and otaku culture, you won’t be disappointed.
Himouto! Umaru PV
6. Gabriel DropOut
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 2017 – March 2017
Gabriel is a pretty little angel-in-training who desires nothing more than to save humanity and bring healing to those in need! … Or, was, until her fateful encounter with human MMOs leaves her with zero interest in other people and only wishes to spend her time as she likes. Her demon friend Vignette tries desperately to get Gabriel to shape up so she can become a proper angel but Gabriel wants nothing to do with her duties of living as a productive member of human society.
If you liked the surprising natures of the demons in Beelzebub-jou, you’ll love Gabriel DropOut. Despite being an angel, Gabriel won’t attempt to help anyone and even tries to be rude and unhelpful. The demon Vignette, on the other hand, has a heart of gold and earnestly tries to save Gabriel from her hikikomori ways. While neither girl is in charge of hell, Gabriel is similar to Beelzebub in her cuteness, detachment to her responsibilities, and spiritual powers. Both anime have a number of pretty girls with differing personalities.
Anime Gabriel DropOut PV
Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama combines a lot of seemingly random themes to make a how that manages to stand out despite having a whole lot of substance. However, it is easy to watch and goes for something a little different than the usual slice-of-life cute human girls interacting moe anime. Demons acting surprisingly relatable, managing the inner workings of hell, and cute, slightly ero comedy can be seen in our 6 recommendations which we hope you find satisfying!