Beelzebub settles into her role as a minister in the second volume of Meishi Murakami’s manga adaptation of I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years, and the Demon King Made Me a Minister. She still has challenges to overcome, but she’s definitely much more adept when it comes to handling them.
This volume contains chapters six through to ten.
Beelzebub has at long last grown into her new position as minister. From auditing the territories of hostile aristocrats to renovating the cafeteria, she can handle it all. With things going so well, surely no one would object if she were to plan an office trip – er… a training excursion to a hot spring region to “sample” the local specialties, would they?
Every task that Beelzebub has to face in this volume of the manga is one that she is now capable of handling with ease; she’s definitely well-suited for the minister role. Not everyone thinks that, though dealing with those who oppose her just happens to be another duty for Beelzebub to tend to.
Fortunately, most other people she has to deal with tend to be on the nicer side – including a couple of very familiar faces.
That aforementioned “training excursion” happens to be in red dragon territory, and a certain young red dragon is keen to test her strength – of course, this is still before she would go on to meet a certain witch.
Then there’s a troublesome blue dragon, who has quite the aversion to clothes. Beelzebub meets those dragons on separate occasions; it would probably be even more troublesome if they were to cross paths at this point in time.
Whilst Beelzebub has settled into her role, she discovers new things about Vania and Fatla; the former in particular. Vania’s not exactly the most reliable type, but she does show that there are certain things she will get passionate about. Beelzebub is still learning new things about them, even after more than a century.
Something particularly noteworthy about this volume of the manga is the inclusion of an original story – one that involves hot springs, which is not the first time in this volume. There’s a lot of Beelzebub being undressed in this volume. The original story even brings in a new character, who seems pretty interesting.
Whilst ministerial work may not sound like the most interesting career out there, this manga presents it to us in a way that is a lot of fun. Both the original light novel and this manga keep the same kind of tone that I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level has, and that’s all I would hope for from it. Superb stuff here.