Beelzebub News

Beelzebub is a franchise comprised of 1 anime series, 1 manga series
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Ryuhei Tamura announced in the 13th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Magazine that his series, Beelzebub, will end on Monday, February 2014 with a total of 27 volumes. He will be starting a spinoff series in Jump Next!! magazine in May 2014. The 27th volume will be release in June 2014. The manga has not been licensed by any western manga publishers as of now.

For those who are new to Beelzebub, here is a plot summary:

"Strongest juvenile delinquent" Oga Tatsumi, in the most random events, finds himself with the infant son of the Great Demon King and threat to humankind, Beelzebub. After being "greeted" by the baby's maid and caretaker, Hilda, it become obvious that Beelzebub doesn't want to leave Oga's side. With his close friend Furuichi and a bunch of other characters on hand, Oga now must raise baby Beel and prevent the world from destruction.

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It’s great to read manga series like Beelzebub, the kind that, after a few weeks’ break, can return with such a bang, only portending great things for this year.

Everything we read last year seemed to suggest that the manga had began winding down, and this chapter further cements this possibility, that battle lines are finally being drawn on all sides, humanity is finally waking up to the presence of demons, and demon kind has finally come to a precipice of change.

I am excited to see where this arc and future stories lead; Manga like Fairy tail could really learn a thing or two about how to write an arc that so explosively details the forces of good and evil clashing in violent battle.

The stakes have never been higher.

THE CHAPTER: With Kunieda and Furuichi cornered by the shadows, the pillars of behemoth descend, choosing Furuichi as their contractee, to carry out their will in battle.

Takamiya and Nasu make attempts to prevent Fuju’s advancement in the face of a secret plan to bring his tyrannical intentions to an end.

Oga’s retreat is cut short by Satan’s power.

MY THOUGHTS:

Beelzebub had a few less than stellar moments in 2013, debilitating the momentum of one of its stronger arcs with some luck lustre material; the finale of the America arc however did more than simply make up for these failures, the manga taking leaps and bounds in its attempts to bring the Oga/Solomon company conflict to a head, the mysterious establishment’s insidious intentions beginning to rise to the surface.

As far as basic battle shonen series go Beelzebub is proving to be one of the stronger series of the year, at least within these first few days of the year, this chapter allowing us a glimpse of just how dire Solomon company’s mistake was in pushing for a result they held no power to control.

I guess what has allowed the last three chapters of Beelzebub to shine, basically the pinnacle of the manga so far, is how far they have gone in showing us Fuji’s power, the lengths to which he’s willing to go to completely dominate Ishiyama.

I will admit to being somewhat surprised, learning that the mysterious fellow controlling the shadows wasn’t Fuji’s disciple but Lord Satan himself, Fuji’s demon. You cannot fully appreciate the impact of this revelation unless you understand the context within which it was made, that the one person Oga and team could have collided with during their retreat was a demon of such reputation as to make Lucifer quake.

-I am beyond ecstatic to find out how this conflict plays out. The stakes really have never been higher. Having watched Takamiya bring Ishiyama’s power to its knees with a few cracked knuckles, there is something about watching him fall to Fuji’s most casual assaults that brings the threat level home, that Nasu, who struck fear in the hearts of those that once threatened Oga’s pseudo rule, would appear so powerless to contend with this force…the last chapter said it accurately, FUJI IS JUST A MONSTER.

-Is this the best arc yet? Even superior to the New Saint Ishiyama arc which had me on tenterhooks? By far. Maybe its just me but i like following shonen series that know how to properly tip the scales against their heroes, creating an enemy that can truly test the protagonists’ mettle, shatter it and start scratching at the scraps at the bottom.

RATING: 5/5, with Oga out of action, probably the best part of the chapter was watching what might be Furuichi’s moment. ‘The one was meant to rule…’ that’s what the pillars said.

Have i mentioned just how epic this arc is turning out to be?

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Wow, this Beelzebub chapter was surprisingly short. It was concise and straight to the point, which wasn’t as good an execution as i would have wanted. But then again the ending of one arc means the start of another one, and wITH the way this chapter wrapped up, i suspect we have only just seen the beginning of demonic interference on earth.

THE PLOT:>

Oga unleashes the full power of his Zebul spell. Takamiya tries to escape. Once hit from Oga takes him out. The man in the cape(whose name i forget) displays surprise at the intricacy of Himekawa’s scheme, who reveals that the intentions of his plans all along were to root out the Solomon Company which he had already figured out was behind everything.

Above them, high up in the sky, Zen displays shock at the power of the crest, admitting that Oga’s victory lay in his ability to defeat Takamiya in that one shot other wise he would have lost the fight, as the crest had disappeared almost as soon as it had appeared.

While musing over the latent power of Oga and Beel, he is accosted by two strangers…

MY REVIEW:>

Okay i knew this would be short but i was hopping we would see Takamiya put up more of a fight. There was an attempt to create more of a balanced view of the battle in the explanation given, with what Zen said about Oga basically proving that he was still, at a base level, weaker than Takamiya, and what the caped fellow said about how Oga’s survival had relied on his ability to evade Takamiya’s attacks as one shot would have ended things.

None the less, this was short. But that is what Beelzebub does. It doesn’t linger on events. As expected Himekawa is after the Solomon company. We can safely assume the new arrivals have been deployed by the company. Though it is interesting to consider who the company is and what they want. I thought they existed to promote and support Lucifer, but Takamiya as much as admitted he wasn’t the strongest entity in the school a while back.

I am curious. Clearly they are enemies of Beelzebub the third. Either way, despite a luck luster ending, i am excited to enter the new arc-if this arc is even over. This arc finally introduced to Oga’s ignorant school mates the existence of demons. The saints, once Oga’s enemies, banded around him and accepted him as leader during the battle against the demons, hence earning his crest, the symbol of his loyalty and authorization to use his power.

Things cannot go back to the way they were before. Which means from this moment on we are going to get a whole new Beelzebub series, one shrouded in demonic battles and supernatural wars.

I am pretty sure all this is leading to an all out war for the throne of the underworld. And any one that has seen the current emperor Beelzebub the third knows that that fool cannot win this battle.

RATING:> 3/5, not bad, could have been better

HIGHLIGHTS: When the Himekawa corps threw their jackets back to reveal black shirts with the worlds ‘Check mate” written across in white. I laughed at that.

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So i am doing Beelzebub reviews now. Why, you might ask? Well it’s because i have been catching up with the manga for the last two weeks and in those 60 or so chapters, i have come to realize just how EPIC this manga is. I have been holding onto hope for so long that the anime would return; like bleach fans i will have accept the truth and move on. That aside, this new arc that began around13 or 14 chapters ago is simply blowing my mind. Having only watched the anime, i am only now realizing just how serious the story can get outside of the anime’s more goofy side.

Anyway, chapter 214:

THE PLOT:>

In the last chapter we had learnt a little bit more about Takamiya and his relationship with Lucifer. She had come in a box as a present from his father(strange!), awoken by Tamiya’s touch and gone on to massacre everyone. Takamiya, in an attempt to protect everyone from the lord of demons, had chosen to lock himself up for a considerable length of time (maybe years). Zenjuro, Oga’s master saved him from that loneliness, teaching him to become a spell master to contain Lucifer’s demonic rage.

In this chapter, Oga’s less than impressed with what he sees as nothing more than Takamiya’s self pity and search for sympathy. He denounces Takamiya as a dumb sulking brat who he doesn’t have time to accommodate seeing that he already has a child (baby Beel)of his own to coddle. Takamiya immediately senses a change in the previously defeated Oga, noting a rise in his already peaked demonic power. Running on all cylinders as he terms it, where Takamiya believed him to have been running on fumes for a while now, Oga unleashes a zebul crest so large it covers the entire sky.

The power released from the crest blinds most combatants and leaves Lucifer on the floor jerking. Zenjuro is quick point out that despite its appearance, the unleashed power is neither a crest skill or a black technique, both taught to him by Zenjuro, but an entirely new skill, one of Oga’s own creation, called annihilation energy. The battle commences, with Oga initially seeming to unleash a severe beating against Takamiya, that is until the crest disappears and Oga’s power recedes.

It is here that Himekawa appears, having somehow taken Baby Beel from Oga. He confirms his theory that taking baby Beel from Oga breaks the link between the two, leaving the delinquent without any demonic aura. Himekawa simply states that he cannot afford to let Takamiya, who is still awe struck by the surge in Oga’s demonic power, lose.

MY REVIEW:>

So if you haven’t watched or read Beelzebub, here is the basic idea.You have a school, Ishiyama high, overrun by delinquents. Out of them all is Oga, a delinquent of delinquents, widely known for his brutal strength and violent nature when pressed, which is surprising for a freshman. One day as he is walking home with best friend Furuichi (the super pervert) he notices a baby floating down the river. He picks the baby and quickly learns that he has just unknowingly formed a demonic contract with the child.

As it turns out the child is Beelzebub, son of the emperor of demons (a cookie incompetent character to say the least) and Oga has been chosen to take care of the child as his father in the human world, raising him up not only to be strong ruler but to prepare him to take over the world for his father someday.

Oga as the strongest most vile human in the area had drawn baby Beel and his keeper to him. Along with the naked child, who always sits on his back (and hence earning him the name child rearing badass), comes Hilda, his very violent umbrella wielding demonic nanny (and Aoi’s rival, at least on Aoi’s part) and Andadelion (i spelt that wrong) a strange large man in boxers and a vest whose torso can open up to reveal a portal.

With a colorful collection of characters, many of them delinquents intent on ruling Ishiyama high (my favorite being the MK5 (mood killers five), hilarious fellows), Oga mainly has to contend with the crazy adventures that follow his life as a delinquent, first obsessed with finding an opponent stronger and more fearsome than him so that he can pass baby Beel onto them, having to contend with baby Beel’s electrocuting tantrums (he can’t be more than a few feet away from Beel or he dies) and then eventually having to deal with the demonic elements following the child such as beel’s older but more childish brother.

Back to this chapter, this arc has been a joy to read, not merely because it has been action packed but because it has been so consistent without sacrificing the comedy the series is so good at executing. We are talking about 17 or so chapters so far of absolute action packed and highly comedic quality.

We didn’t get to see much of the other battles. Last time we saw them, Aoi and Kanzaki, now Oga’s Ishiyama saint generals (i love this new twist), were contending with two of Takamiya’s court and they were losing, probably because the demonic energy flowing from Oga was waning.

Toujo had revealed his number 4 crest, a surprise for him and everyone else, creating a big mystery. If Toujo is number four, who the hell could number three be? That is the question yet to be answered as, with regards to what we have seen so far, no one that we know of has professed loyalty (knowingly or unknowingly) to Oga.

The battle with Takamiya, which has been quite dynamic and unpredictable so far, took a surprising turn. Oga was not at all sympathetic to Takamiya’s tale of solitude, and chances are he wasn’t listening considering that ‘vague’ comment he made. IN this chapter the battle took a heated twist as Oga achieved a mind blowing power up. This is a shonen manga and so one could say that this sort of stuff is expected from time to time, whenever the hero faces a greater enemy.

But in truth this i did not see this coming, not with what we had seen Takamiya do so far. One has to consider the fact that even as Oga was starting to push him back, Takamiya was yet to unleashany of his spells, at a point where Oga was going all out with his crest skills, and then black techniques. And i must say i loved that massive crest that had my jaw dropping as much as it did those in the story.

The explanation was simple. We have seen Oga use his crest techniques to the max, especially his zebul blasts. This Zenjuro referred to as white energy which he helped Oga perfect. Later on Zen introduced him to the black techniques, basically fusion energy as he called it, which he had made incredible use of in his many building obliterating fights; the most recent had been the battle with jabberwock at the new demon school where he had first introduced his ‘daddy switch’, displaying the fusion in fusion energy as his and baby Beel’s minds and powers seemed to interchange, allowing Oga access to Beel’s full demonic powers, unfiltered by things like contracts.

Here it is seems like Oga smashed both fusion and white energy together to create his annihilation energy, an entirely new technique. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see much of it as Himekawa decided to somehow separate Beel and Oga.

I have to say that i am still torn about Himekawa. In the beginning i was with most fans saying that he was simply playing Takamiya and was actually planning several steps ahead to bring about the downfall of an enemy (i think the delinquents called themselves the something ghosts, i don’t remember) that Ishiyama couldn’t beat. But really, Himekawa didn’t know about demons or the fact that someone was lending out crests to delinquents before he joined Takamiya. He couldn’t have seen the demonic threat involved and that normal humans like Aoi would be fighting demonically charged opponents.

I also disagree with those that are alleging that Himekawa is actually the one with the number three king’s crest. He couldn’t have joined Takamiya’s crew without displaying Takiyama’s own king’s crest. I doubt it is possible that he has two crests at once. No, i do not think Himekawa is playing games like most people. He said it himself a while back, he has never really been a member of the gang like Kanzaki and the rest. I believe he is after power and he has found it in Takamiya. I will not rule out the fact that he is trying to locate the Solomon company, the group kidnapping demons and disseminating king’s crests to juveniles. But this is Himekawa we are talking about; chances are he has betrayed his friends. Though i am curious as to how the painting of baby Beel’s mother falls into the plan.

From what i can see, Oga is in big trouble. Maybe Takamiya won’t kill him. He expressed gladness a few chapters back at the joy of finally getting the opportunity to go all out against an opponent. Beating Oga to a pulp wouldn’t satisfy him when Oga can’t fight back. But then again Lucifer might not care, and i doubt he has full control over her. But Oga will not give up even without baby Beel by his side. Furuichi is still dead and it can’t be more than a few hours to dawn. I doubt Oga will give up on a fight that might save his friend so easily.

It would be awesome if Furuichi revived in time to help Oga stop Takamiya. True the majority of Behemoth was single handedly defeated by Takamiya, but Furuichi hadn’t yet summoned their top two players, Jabberwock or even Behemoth himself. I have hope for Furuichi; despite being a silly comedic element in the cogs of Beelzebub, he has grown on me in the past few chapters, first with the tissue arc and that EPIC chapter 207; i also enjoyed the fairly touching chapter that finally showed to us why someone fairly normal and law abiding would be best friends with a thug like Oga.

MY RATING:> 5/5; This chapter was epic and kept up the fast pace of every other chapter in this arc so far. At 17 pages it was fairly short, yet so much happened. I wonder is Zenjuro will interfere in his pupils’ battle. True it is just a brawl between a bunch of high school delinquents but as Zen told Oga before he went to save Furuichi, Lucifer was the demon lord of demon lords, an entity that was once at war with the emperor in her attempt to remove him from power. Baby Beel, Oga’s contractee is that emperor’s child, which means that in fighting Takamiya, Lucifer’s contractee, Oga is placing himself in a war that had waged millennia ago and would rage once more with Lucifer’s appearance.

I expect this arc to only get better with time. Sure it was stated that Takamiya was at the top of the new hierarchy of delinquents in the school, but as we saw ten chapters ago, there are still three or four other individuals that can still pose a threat to Oga. He might have beaten Nasu and could even beat Takamiya, but that doesn’t mean his war is over. Sure he has no interest in what he sees as their little squabble to determine who will rule Ishiyama high school. But before the school was destroyed the first time, he was at the top, and as Furuichi said, they all believe that whoever puts him and the old guard down (who already lost by the way) will automatically become king in a battle that he isn't even involved.

I love this new dynamic that has been created, pitting Oga against foes he has never faced before. I expect the Solomon company to use the other gang leaders as well, during which we can only expect Oga’s retinue of saints to grow. This is going to be Beelzebub's most epic arc, even more epic than the business with Behemoth and Baby Beel’s brother.

If you haven’t read this manga, you should start. On the surface this story is basically a comedy and it continues along this path for sometime in the beginning, before the action and serious plots sneak in. I can’t believe something this good was cancelled.

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Intro

Tagline: It's about a delinquent who finds himself a demon baby and has to raise the child to destroy humanity.

Beelzebub
Beelzebub
Ryuhei Tamura
Ryuhei Tamura

This guide is for people who haven't tried Beelzebub. If you are a fan of the series, please enjoy this guide as well. It will give you another side of Beelzebub to think about.

Beelzebub is a franchise created by Ryuhei Tamura. Beelzebub was first introduced as a one-shot manga, however, it became highly popular and was soon written as a full fledged franchise. Its serialization began in February 2009 in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Shueisha published the Beelzebub manga into Tankobon volumes in July 2, 2009. Later, an anime version of the popular manga was produced Pierrot + and directed by Nobuhiro Takamoto on the network, Yomiuri TV, and it first aired on January 9, 2011. Also, Crunchyroll started its simulcast of Beelzebub. The anime has ended with a total of 60 episodes; the manga is an ongoing series with a total of 16 volumes.

Via Beelzebub Wiki Editors

The Story

Beelzebub is about a young man named Oga who gets into fights with delinquents at Ishiyama High, the poorest and dumbest school in Japan. One day by the river, Oga finds a strange man (Alaindelon) floating down the river. He splits the man with a karate chop and out comes a green haired baby, Beelzebub (Beel). He finds out from a wet nurse named Hildagarde who informs Oga that he must raise Beel to destroy humanity as proclaimed by the Demon Lord. Now, Oga finds himself stuck Beel until he finds someone worthy enough to raise Beel.

The Characters

Oga Tatsumi
Oga Tatsumi
Oga Tatsumi (voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi) is a punk who does not care for his fellow men. When delinquents try to pick on him, he smashes and pummels them into submission. When he meets Beelzebub, his life changes forever.
Beelzebub
Beelzebub

Kaiser de Emperana Beelzebub IV AKA Beel (voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro) does not look like a demon baby, but he possesses a deadly voltage shock when he cries. He is the son of the demon king who is sent to destroy humanity with the help of a chosen human.

Hildagarde
Hildagarde
Hildagarde AKA Hilda (voiced by Shizuka Ito) is the demon wet nurse who is in charge of Beelzebub's care. Despite looking down on Oga, she helps Oga raise the child together to destroy all of humanity. She loves Beelzebub like a true mother.
Furuichi
Furuichi

Furuichi (voiced by Takahiro Mizushima) is Oga's perverted friend who is not your average delinquent.

Aoi Kunieda
Aoi Kunieda

Aoi Kunieda (voiced by Aki Toyosaki) is the head of the Red Tails group and one of TKKH. Despite her reputation as the strongest female, she tends to misunderstand things especially when she is around Oga.

Alaindelon
Alaindelon

Alaindelon (voiced by Wataru Takagi) is a dimensional transfer demon who helps Hilda and Oga with his powers. He has a strange affection for Furuichi which he displays in a playful manner.

Why Watch?

I recommend this anime for ages 10 and up. Though, there are some fan service such as revealing attires of Lord En's wet nurses and instances of homosexuality if you are bothered by those things.

Beelzebub has a great story and characters who appeared to be selfish, bizarre, and crazy, but the characters will grow on you. Oga and Beel do not get along at first, but as you watch the series, their bond grows. Like most Shonen shows, watch out for potential shipping relationships. For action and battles, it's great but not perfect. I find Beelzebub doing better in the comedic department than battles. Filler-wise, the anime can get filler heavy at the end because it caught up to the manga's storyline. The theme songs are quite good, and some of them you probably won't forget.

Manga or Anime?

Despite the anime's abrupt ending, I say try out the anime first, and when you finish all 60 episodes, you can read the manga and find little things such as censorship and manga exclusive characters. I find when you read the manga after the anime, you can picture hearing the anime characters' voices. It makes reading manga enjoyable.

Conclusion

If you are looking for a light-hearted comedic anime with no drama and some action, Beelzebub is an anime that you should try. There's not much anime out there that involves demons and delinquents.

Thanks

Thank you guys and gals for reading this guide. Please thank Annabanana, ShadowKnight508, Arrussel, and Sreenivas who are my teammates that worked hard on the wiki pages and promoting the franchise.

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Winter Wrap Up 2012: Beelzebub by ShadowKnight508 and I.

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In this segment of the 2012 Winter Wrap Up, both Takashichea and I break down just how the Beelzebub series performed during it's 60 episode run over a year-long period of time. Enjoy!

Takashichea

I remember Anna was working on this franchise and decided to try it out. It is about Oga, a delinquent, who finds a demon baby named Kaiser de Emperana IV or Beel for short. A wet nurse, Hilda, arrives to tell him that he has to raise the child to destroy humanity one day. Immediately, I got hooked on by the first episode. The series' humor is sometimes random and bizarre, and I love Oga, Beel, and Hilda's relationship and how much it grew. At first, Oga resents the fact that he has raise Beel to destroy humanity, and Beel causes a lot of stress in Oga's life such as electrocuting Oga if he is more than 15 meters, crying easily, and peeing a flood once in a while. In Hilda's case, she is cold and abusive to Oga yet kind and caring to Beel like a mother. Throughout the series, both Hilda and Oga work together to raise Beel together and got close like dysfunctional parents. Speaking of parents, Oga's family believes Oga is the father of Hilda's child (Beel), and they force Oga to be a good husband. Even though Oga finds Hilda hard to please and cruel, he does care for her not in a direct, affectionate manner. One time, he attempts to avenge Hilda who got impaled by Hecados and taken by Jabberwock's dragon by forcing himself to take on the whole demon army. For Hilda, there is a special episode that reveals how she is warming up to Oga and when she believes that Oga is the best parent for Beel. Overall, Beelzebub anime is not known for its battles but for its strong points: humor, characters, and story.

Worst fight
Worst fight

What I don't like about Beelzebub are the censorship, the flashy techniques like Miki's, and how the fan disservice can quickly turn from funny to nasty. Some battles like Oga and Hilda's left me unsatisfied. When Hilda and Aoi fight, I feel their battle is too short. There's another time they fight, but it is for wooing Beel who is in Oga's body. In Oga's case, his rematch with Hidetora Toujou is terrible. Most of the action is seen because the screen is focused on a water strider while laughter from the two maniacs are heard. In this anime, the attacks and some of the characters are envelop in aura during battle. Miki's attacks and aura is a bit too much. One of them look like a Death Ball from Dragon Ball Z. With the fan disservice, Alaindelon's affections for Furuichi is funny at first, but it gets boring and creepy later. Finally, censorship is quite noticeable if you read the manga with the anime. Beelzebub anime does not show guns or drugs with minors. It is tolerant with fan service such exposing some cleavage. Take at look Lord En's group of wet nurses. The violence is toned down because some of punches and kicks are not show to be connected. The most drastic change is when Hilda gets impaled by Hecados.

Oga and Beel
Oga and Beel

For the ending, I find it wishy washy like the Demon Lord. Throughout the series, Oga teaches Beel to be a man. By the river where Oga and Beel first met, Oga shares with Beel some of his croquette and last words. He tells Beel to cry and let it all out. To his surprise, Beel did not shock him when crying. I find this great for Beel's character development. During the credits, Beel comes back since the Demon Lord changed his mind. Beel still needs Oga's help to destroy humanity and become a great ruler. The positive thing about this change is that the series has a chance to be revived for a second season without plot holes. On the other hand, Beel's character development just crumbles.

I recommend Beelzebub for fans who are looking for a light-hearted comedic anime with tough delinquents and no drama. If you compare to other shonen shows, it has a unique story. There's not much anime out there that revolves around raising a child.

ShadowKnight508

Oga: What? Our awesome series was stopped at only 60 episodes? You haven't heard the last of us!
Oga: What? Our awesome series was stopped at only 60 episodes? You haven't heard the last of us!

When I had originally learned about Beelzebub in the fall of 2010 as part of the Winter 2010/2011 Anime Season Preview, I must admit that I had little to no interest in the series, for I was already juggling several series (mainly BLEACH, Gurren Lagann, and One Piece) at the time and I felt that it would be counter-productive to start up another series. Fast forward to the end of June last year, when I found myself in a rut and feeling bored with the series that I was trying to play catch-up with. For the previous few weeks, I had taken notice of both fellow AV users AnnaBanana and Takashichea's hard work in the AV Wiki Database on the Beelzebub franchise, doing a brilliant job with each episode page that they worked tirelessly on. After reading through several of the pages they worked on, I decided to give Beelzebub a 5-episode trial (what I do with any series that I take interest in) to see if it truly warranted my attention. With my premium CrunchyRoll subscription in hand, I settled down at my desk and started my viewing of Beelzebub.

Now, almost eleven months after I had originally decided to give the series a try, I am proud to say that I was not only impressed with this series, but it became almost addictive to watch, mainly due to the wonderful cast of characters and the great humor that the series utilized within each episode. From the great cast of characters that most can connect with to the struggles that the hapless delinquent Oga Tatsumi endures in his pursuit to take back control of his hectic life after Beel enters his life, Beelzebub rarely fails to not impress (apart from some of the filler episodes). For those who are not aware of what Beelzebub is, I shall give you a brief breakdown from the main franchise page:

Beelzebub is the tale of a delinquent named Oga Tatsumi, who finds a man floating down the river. He quite literally splits into half, revealing a baby carried within him (nope, we're not kidding). Oga then discovers that this baby is Baby Beel, youngest son of the Demon King and destined to destroy humanity. Now, Oga must either herald the coming of the Antichrist, or find another unlucky soul to hand him over to. Problem is, that's not so easy. Only someone more powerful and more evil than Oga would be able to handle the baby, and people like that are in short supply.
Now, Oga must find a new parent for Baby Beel, while juggling his opponents, both human and not, and trying to keep himself alive. In the beginning of the story, it was shown that Oga was trying to give the baby to other students at Ishiyama High, and after that the attempt failed. Soon, however, Oga figured that someone could take the baby, he/she would just have to be more evil and stronger than he.

With great animation, lovable characters, wonderful humor, and a interesting story that most likely keep most entertained throughout the entire sixty episode run, Beelzebub managed to rise above and beyond my expectations and never failed to disappoint me. From the random humor to the interesting characters to the fighting segments and all points in-between, Beelzebub delivered the goods. Although I have yet to finish the entire run that the series had (stopped at Ep. 46 due to college, looking forward to restarting it later next week), I am all for recommending this series to everyone who can appreciate a great anime franchise that has the perfect blend of elements that makes this show so enjoyable to watch. The character interactions are great, from Aoi's multiple attempts to win Oga's love and affection to Furuichi's vivid fantasies about being with the cold, stern Hildagarde to the hapless punks and fodder characters that get utterly demolished at the hands of the members of the THHK, their loyal followers, and especially everyone that gets in Oga's way.

If you are looking for a wonderful show that has humor, characters, and a story that will not disappoint, go and give Beelzebub a try. You won't regret it.

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Plot Summary

Aoi faces off against Agiel, and with Komainu's help she is able to defeat her. The Ishiyama students are surrounded by their former school mates, who are now under the control of En's servant Queztocoatl. En tells them that if they want to win back their friends and their school they will have to face his servants in a series of games that they will have to risk their lives to win.

Oga and Hilda are confronted by Behemoth, who tells them he has retired from being the General of his army, and instead passed the responsibility on to his son, Jaberwock. Jaberwock's dragon, Sodom, captures Hilda, and while Oga tries to attack Jaberwock, he is restrained by Kunieda's grandfather and the principle. Jaberwock and Behemoth leave on Sodom's back, but Oga follows them up.

Oga tries to fight Jaberwock, but he is powerless before the demon general. Oga instead attacks Sodom, freeing Hilda. But Hilda uses her powers to get Oga and Beel away as the dragon swallows her. It's a very touching scene, with some great orchestral accompaniment, and it would have been a great lead in to the rest of the arc.

Unfortunately this happens.

Oga, finding the croquettes Hilda gave him, realizes that if he drinks Beel's milk to break down the boundary between them, then if Beel eats some croquettes, Oga's favorite food, then it should still break down the barrier. This of course is ridiculous, because we're honestly meant to believe that Beel never ate human food before? And that's not even getting into how terrible a way this is to end the series...

Sorry, sorry, this is the plot summary, commentary comes later.

Anyway, now powered up again, Oga defeats Sodom, and crashes him into Ishiyama, where Aoi and the rest are competing in a game of twister. He then uses a powerful attack, leaving behind nothing but a crater.

My Opinion

WHY IS THE ANIME ENDING NOW!?!?!? I understand that there are probably reasons for this, but why end it here!? Hilda sacrificing herself was a great scene, and would have set the mood for the rest of the arc. Instead we get a butt pull of an ending, and the series final boss is some guy we've never met before, who's never been mentioned before, and this is supposed to be a good way to end the series?

I will admit that I enjoyed the reduction of all the dangerous games to just a simple game of twister, and I would comment about the rest of the episode, but here we are with one episode to go, and we get the laziest way for this series to end. If this is how Beelzebub the anime is going to end, then why not end it earlier? There were plenty of places where the series could conclude satisfactorily. Or if you want to bring this arc in, actually finish it! It may not be the greatest arc in the manga, but it was built towards, and the climax from the manga would have been a great place for the anime to end.

Instead we get an anime original ending, and a poorly written one at that. It's almost satirical how bad the end of this episode is.

I would say more, but I'm kind of pissed right now, and not looking forward to the last episode. There's nothing to be done, this ending is going to stick out as one of the worst of any anime. At least we don't have to suffer it as long as we did the Blue Exorcist ending. We get exactly what the manga gave us, minus the last few parts. It feels like this would have been a great arc, but instead someone stole the budget, or the writers, or something, and the anime had to end immediately. For shame.

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Hello everyone!

I have been getting PMs about establishing weekly manga reports for two popular series, Beelzebub and Fairy Tail. I noticed a lot of people enjoyed the manga more than the anime. For me, I only prefer manga if the anime is brutally censored or the anime goes off track.

Answer

To be honest, I'm a bit overwhelmed by my current wiki projects, weekly reports, school, and helping other wiki editors in this community and other wikia communities. It's not a good time to pursue this project when school is ending in 4 weeks. Plus, I'm a strange guy who follows the anime first because I don't want to get ahead in the manga to spoil myself.

  • In Beelzebub's case, the anime has ended. My partner, Arrussel, is in charge of the Beelzebub manga. Please wait for him when he gets finished with school.
  • In Fairy Tail manga, we need a dedicated fan to engage the community with weekly reviews of Fairy Tail.

Thank you for patience. I'm truly sorry with the manga weekly reports. We just need more teammates to support the project. I'm more involved with the anime side.

I'm Takashichea, a wiki editor and a teammate of Anime Vice, Sket Dance Wikia, and Beelzebub Wikia's wiki editing teams.

In addition to wiki work, I do weekly reports for Beelzebub, Fairy Tail, Blue Exorcist, Guilty Crown, Sket Dance, and now, Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals. The purpose of these reports are to spotlight my teammates' wiki projects and their works along with informing the community. We hope to make this community a better place by getting more people involved and talk about their favorite anime and manga.

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