Playing of the Demon Lord Who Found Spare Time Unmanageable
Chapter 012
Kanji ヒマをもてあました魔王の遊び
Rōmaji Hima o moteamashita maō no asobi
Chapter Information
Volume Number 2
Chapter Number 12
Episode Number 6, 17
Story Arc Tōhōshinki Arc
Release Information
Pages 19
Chapter Guide
Previous Park Debut
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Playing of the Demon Lord Who Found Spare Time Unmanageable (ヒマをもてあました魔王の遊び, Hima o moteamashita maō no asobi) is chapter 12 of the Beelzebub manga.

VOMIC adaptations of the chapter were aired as weekly segments of the Japanese variety show Sakiyomi Jan Bang! in the last two weeks of September 2010 and released online on October 22, 2010 on Shueisha's VOMIC website.


At home in his room, Oga realizes the Zebub spell on his arm had retracted and celebrates. Hilda enters carrying a pile of boxes wondering what happened. Oga tells her that after a week of nothing but video gaming, he had figured out that staying docile retracts the Zebub spell across his arm. Hearing this, Hilda stomps on his video game console and calls Oga a NEET. Oga angrily demands his Mildrath, Deathtamoor and Orgodemir be returned. Hilda claims she has a better toy waiting for him, one that she brought from Hell. Oga helps Hilda set up the toy.

After nearly finishing the toy, now resembling the edges of a box, Oga asks Hilda what they are making. Hilda refers to the unclear instruction manual, but finds that it’s some sort of playpen. Oga finds the last part and attaches it. A veil surrounds Hilda and Oga by the sides of the box, trapping the two in. Hilda calmly indicates they’ve been sealed, to which Oga reacts in irritation. Hilda explains that, according to the instruction manual, they are trapped in a cage used to capture demon beasts in the wild. The cage is apparently made of demonstone, a material that is supposed to prevent beasts from escaping, and can only be unlocked by playing with a shape sorter (designed for kids) and fitting in a set of blocks correctly. The instruction manual proceeds to taunt the reader, claiming the cage will never open, and finally tell the reader to construct the cage from the outside, with a little “laugh” in brackets at the end. With no option but to call for Beelzebub to solve the shape sorter, the two bang on the veil of the cage and wake him up. They try to speak with him, but the veil is sound-proof. Responding to Oga and Hilda, Beelzebub bows, then rolls back and forth on the floor. Finally, he spots the shape sorter. He picks up the circular block and pretends to place it under the bed to make a ploy before putting it in the shape sorter. Unfortunately, he tries to put it through the triangular hole. Unable to put the circular block in the triangular hole, he tries to thrust it in, but the shape sorter breaks apart. Scared of staying trapped forever inside the cage, Oga becomes enraged and tries to break it open, somehow drawing out demonic power from Beelzebub even though Oga isn’t touching him. He manages to break the cage open and feels satisfied destroying it. Hilda is satisfied too, as the Zebub seal has returned across his arm, to Oga’s chagrin.

At Ishiyama High, Kunieda is walking outside the school in front of students from the floors above, whom have found that she had returned from northern Kantō. Having been told by two of her underlings about Tatsumi beating Kanzaki and Himekawa, she wonders what kind of man he is.


A VOMIC adaptation of the chapter was aired as weekly segments of the Japanese variety show Sakiyomi Jan Bang!, starring the same cast as used in the anime series.

Airdate: September 2010 (second half)
Tatsumi Oga: Katsuyuki Konishi
Beelzebub IV: Miyuki Sawashiro
Hilda: Shizuka Itō

Characters in order of appearanceEdit

  1. Tatsumi Oga
  2. Beelzebub IV
  3. Hilda
  4. Aoi Kunieda
  5. Nene Ōmori
  6. Chiaki Tanimura
  7. Kaoru Umemiya


  • The title of the chapter references an act by Japanese comedy duo Monster Engine entitled Playing of the Gods Who Found Spare Time Unmanageable (暇を持て余した神々の遊び, Hima o moteamashita kamigami no asobi).