Light Novel: Yuusha Ni Narenakatta Ore Wa Shibushibu Shuushoku O Ketsui Shimashita
Raul had always wanted to be a hero, but unfortunately for him, the war against the Demon King ended before he could become one. He reluctantly took a job working at a small electronics store called Magic Shop Leon. His life is dull but busy until a new girl comes applying for a part time job. She's the daughter of the demon king who defeated him in his exam.Crunchyroll is simulcasting this show here under the name "I couldn't become a hero, so I reluctantly decided to get a job".Viewers living in the following areas may watch the anime legally: U.S.A, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Demark, Iceland, Netherlands, Turkey, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and all French speaking territories.
Tropes in this show include:
Above the Influence: Despite being surrounded by lots of beautiful women, Raul never takes advantage of the situation, such as when he wakes up to find Fino sleeping naked next to him.
Action Prologue: Raul is seen battling monsters with some other adventurers in the beginning of the first episode.
A-Cup Angst: Airi wonders if Raul likes bigger cups in episode 8 after seeing Elza in a bikini, and remembering how big Fino's were.
A Day in the Limelight: Episode 4 gives more screentime to Elsa and Lamdimia when Fino helps them out for the day at their convenience store.
Aerith and Bob: While most of the characters have fairly normal names such as Raul, Airi, and Sarah, there are some more exotic names, such as Lamdimia. And a clerk in episode 5 who hands his business card to Raul is named "Shell Script".
An Offer You Can't Refuse: Amada's store manager offers Raul a job at his store in episode 6, with better pay and benefits than what Leon is giving him, after he and Fino are found out to be spying on their store. However, he refuses the offer, and inadvertently triggers an economic war between the two stores.
Applied Phlebotinum: Magic can seem to work similarly to electricity, as appliances in Raul's world runs on it. In episode 2, his neighbor is seen recharging a power box. Later on, Visor uses magic to analyze what caused the hair dryer Fino used to accidentally blow up.
Awesome by Analysis: Lore is able to figure out what was wrong with the customer's power shortage problem in episode 7 based on a few things they observe. She then draws an elaborate magic/electronic chart to lure the magic eaters out and eliminate them. The customers are so happy by the effort she put in with Fino's help that they decide to keep Leon's air conditioner rather than Amada's, despite having to pay a cancellation fee and Leon's air conditioner costing more.
Bedmate Reveal: Raul wakes up in his bed to a naked Fino who crept in during the middle of the night in episode 7.
Berserk Button: Lamdimia Do Aximemor absolutely hates it when people shorten her long name.
Airi is not to fond of being called 'All A', because she thinks it refers to her bust as well as her name and grades.
Blue with Shock: The thief in episode 2, after he nearly gets hit with his own axe.
Bokukko: Fino uses the very masculine "ore" pronoun when talking about herself (actually, she calls herself the mind-bogglingly arrogant "ore-sama", see Japanese Honorifics). That's probably the reason Raul thought the very obviously female Fino was a boy.
Cassandra Truth: When Raul is asked if he's either on a date with Fino, or if she's his girlfriend, he'll deny it. That doesn't stop the other person from believing they're together however, and some of them tease him about it.
Chekhov's Gun: The magic eater Raul and Fino encounter at one house in episode 6 plays a big role in episode 7 at a different person's house. Lore utilizes this knowledge to help the latter customers with their magic power supply problems.
Chekhov's Gunman: The man who ordered the air conditioner in episode 7 greets Raul at the end of episode 8. He turns out to be a reporter for a financial newspaper, and wants to write a story on Leon based on how hard working their employees were. Raul accepts immediately, and after the credits roll, the boss of the Amada store manager is seen reading a paper and criticizing him for failing to have driven Leon's business out of the capitol.
While she won't admit it, Airi gets jealous when she sees Raul with Fino, and later with Elza. And in episode 8, after Lamdimia asks if Raul likes Airi, he states that she was just a classmate of his. He earns a kick from Airi as a result.
Elza also displays elements of this in Episode 5 when she sees Raul at Amada, and he mentions that he is there with Fino. Elza comments that Raul has never gone out with her even though she has asked him many times, but this time he was going out with Fino, and also mentions that it is normal for a man to go for the new girl.
Clothing Damage: Airi's armor breaks when she gets hit in the first episode. Her shirt also melts off in the third episode when the broken appliance's tentacles gets a hold of her.
Dancing Theme: Though it takes a few episodes, the girls dance to certain parts of the opening.
Dangerously-Short Skirt: Leon's female uniforms. Raul definitely notices them whenever the girls are on a ladder in the store.
Didn't Think This Through: In episode 9, Fino spends all of her paycheck on various things, telling Raul that she was paying attention to her budget and not spending more than she had. He then asks her how she plans to survive until the next payday, and her face/mood changes when she realizes the situation she just put herself in.
Distracted by the Sexy: Raul in episode 4 towards Nova, when the latter says she doesn't mind it when the Dirty Old Man cops a feel on her butt. She then asks if he'd like to do it, but Visor wisely advises him against it, lest a sexual harassment lawsuit hits them. However, he starts noticing how sexy Nova looks afterwards, which frustrates him as he can't concentrate on making signs for the store with her leaning up so close to him.
Easily Forgiven: Interestingly, Nova doesn't seem to care too much about being sexually harassed by the Dirty Old Man who often visits their store to purchase one light bulb. Lamdimia, on the other hand, punishes him when he touches her inappropriately, albeit offscreen.
Fanservice: Used quite a bit throughout the show, along with the opening and especially the closing credits. Taken Up to Eleven in episode 8, when the girls dress up in bikinis.
Freeze-Frame Bonus: In episode 1, Raul looks at Fino's resume. If you pause it at the right time, you can read it, though it's rather pathetic to look at. Near the end of it she asks to stay wherever she's working, because she's homeless now due to her father the demon lord being defeated.
Full-Name Basis: Airi seems to have a tendency to say "Raul Chaser" quite a bit whenever she runs into him.
Genki Girl: Lamdimia acts like this when Raul is around the cafe. Especially when he teasingly shortens her name. Fino is like this all the time.
The Glomp: Fino does this to Raul after they manage to turn off the malfunctioning appliance in episode 3.
Green-Eyed Monster: Airi in episode 4 comments to herself that Raul never praised anything she wore, after hearing Fino tell her about him complimenting her uniform.
Grimy Water: Although not seen, in episode 5, Fino comments that she built a poison swamp in front of the store, which damages people who walk through it much like in video games. Raul immediately has her fill it back in. But not before the Dirty Old Man took some steps in it, and is in the Lawson convenience store to get an antidote, and cops a feel on Lamdimia before she takes him off-screen to painfully apply some medicine on him.
Groin Attack: The unfortunate clerk in episode 5 after he shortens Lamdimia Do Aximemor's name to "Lam-san".
Heroic BSOD: Raul suffers one shortly after he hears that the demon lord has been defeated, and the government is shutting down the hero program.
Hero with an F in Good: Fino is the child of the Big Bad, and as such tends to talk (and sometimes act) like a supervillain, even when trying to do normal things.
Hidden Buxom: Fino's hoodie is really good at hiding her gender.
In episode 5, Raul and Fino go to the new Amada superstore to learn about their competitor's products, services, and prices.
During episode 8, Airi does the same thing for Amada, going over to Leon to see what kind of sale they were having, and totally not because Raul works there. Ironically Lamdimia ends up having her work to help Leon out as well.
Large Ham: Fino tends to sound like this when she's boasting about something or taunting someone.
Limited Wardrobe: Played straight for the most part, as most characters are usually only seen in their work uniform, and usually just one civilian clothing set. While Lore has the same uniform as the other Leon female employees, she's usually only seen in mechanic coveralls, with the normal uniform only showing up rarely, aside from the opening and ending credits.
Love Epiphany: Both Raul and Fino have these moments in episode 9. For Fino, it's after Raul saves her from getting hit by a passing wagon. For Raul, it's after Fino gets a nice dress, hugs him, and thanks him for all the help he's given her since she's come to the human lands.
Magitek: The world runs on magic power instead of electricity.
Male Gaze: The camera often focuses on certain parts of the girls on close up shots.
Meaningful Name: Lore, who often fills the other characters (and the audience) in on how much of the stuff works in the show, such as how magic powers appliances.
Miss Conception: Fino briefly thinks she's pregnant after sleeping in Raul's room because her father told her that women got pregnant just by sleeping in the same room as a man. Raul explains to her that that's not exactly how it works.
Miss Exposition: Lore fills this role in episode 5, explaining to Fino (and viewers) about Amada, a competitor that's opening a new store near their area. From what she explains, Leon is quite small, and could spell trouble for their store due to attracting their customers away.
Mood Whiplash: In episode 9, Raul spends the day taking Fino shopping. For the most part it's pretty mundane, but then two things occur at the end. The first is Fino getting him a cellphone strap made of hair from a hero that died trying to take down the demon lord, although Played for Laughs. The second, more serious incident occurs when Fino is attacked by at least two people who were apparently heroes out of a job of fighting off the demon lord.
The Dirty Old Man when he cops a feel on Nova while she's on a ladder at work, while simultaneously getting a single light bulb to purchase.
Fino turning off the appliance in episode 3.
Na´ve Everygirl: Fino, who seems to have little knowledge about the outside world. Raul ends up having to teach her quite a few things, in addition to training her at her job.
Not a Date: Raul is caught up in these with Fino from time to time. Anyone they run into that knows them always teases him about it.
Not What It Looks Like: Raul is caught in these several times with Fino early on, and later with Nova in episode 8 after the latter passes out from the heat inside the store, and he opens her shirt up to let her breathe more easily. He always gets teased about it by his bosses as a result.
Panty Shot: Several are displayed throughout the show.
Perpetual Poverty: When Raul eats at the cafe Elsa works at, she comments that he always orders the same thing every time. He mentions that he doesn't have much money to spend on food, so he just buys whatever is the cheapest. She later gives him some more food for free, telling him he should eat more vegetables.
Playboy Bunny: Airi is seen wearing one in the opening. Turns out that her work uniform.
Sarah, Raul's manager in the store he works at. She hires Fino on the spot, and even allows her to stay in the store for a few days since the latter has nowhere else to stay at the time.
Visor, the assistant manager, also seems rather calm about the fact that Raul and Fino used store merchandise and accidentally blew up the hair dryer on display.
The Rival: Airi feels Raul is one to her, and in episode 2, confronts him about giving up being a hero after she spots him in his work uniform.
Samus Is a Girl: Fino at first appears to be a boy, due to wearing a jogging outfit and having her hood cover her head. Even after she takes the hood off, Raul still assumes she's a boy. Its only after she gets wet, and he tries to take off her wet clothing that he finds out.
Scenery Censor: While a Censor Box is used when Raul first wakes up to see a naked Fino sleeping next to him in episode 7, after he gets up, the camera angle changes. Some furniture conveniently hides her chest while Raul throws a blanket on her to cover up her nudity.
Secret Keeper: Raul constantly has to remind Fino to stop telling others she's the demon lord's daughter.
Security Cling: Fino jumps on Raul, freaking out due to a cicada thinking it was a cockroach.
Sex Sells: Leon utilizes this in episode 8, having several of the girls wearing bikinis while selling seasonal summer items. In one scene, Lamdimia tells customers they can take pictures of the girls if they buy a camera, and needless to say, it sells out very quickly. She later uses Airi to help boost sales even more.
Raul in episode 5 after Fino grabs his hand, and innocently says she's his girlfriend, as told to do so by their store manager. He's understandably upset at it, especially later on when she says she'll be the best girlfriend possible for him, without truly understanding the meaning of the word.
The Dirty Old Man jokingly asks Raul if he and Fino are newlyweds in episode 7 while taking a bath at a bathhouse when Fino keeps calling to him for things such as soap.
In episode 8, Lamdimia wonders if Raul has a thing for Airi. He denies it, claiming that she was just a fellow student at school. He earns a kick from the latter after she overhears it.
Shipper on Deck: The store manager, Sarah, seems to encourage this between Raul and Fino.
Stealth Hi/Bye: Elsa shows up in episode 3 shortly after Raul's store gets a new product from their corporate headquarters. Her sudden appearance surprises him as she wasn't there the moment before.
Tempting Fate: In episode 5, while exploring the new store, Raul mentions that due to the sheer size, he and Fino probably wouldn't get recognized. He thinks this while standing really close to Airi (both don't see each other though), and shortly before Elsa pats him on the back after seeing him.
Tsundere: Airi tends to act standoffish to Raul due to their rivalry and some hidden feelings for him. Fino doesn't make things easier for him either when the two girls first meet.
Unsettling Gender-Reveal: Inverted example. Fino is actually a girl, as Raul finds out near the end of the first episode. He's quite shocked by the revelation.
Walking Techbane: Fino. Every magical device we've seen her try to use has failed spectacularly the instant she's touched it. In episode 3 her attempt to turn on an air purifier results in it growing tentacles.
In ep 4, Lamdimia teaches Fino how to avoid doing that. Which raises the question, did Lam once have the same problem?
In episode 5, Amada, a larger chain store than Leon opens up nearby, potentially giving Raul's store some competition. Two corporate members of Leon goes to Sarah and tells them that if Amada takes up too much of their business, they may be forced to close the store. Raul also finds out at the end that Airi has started working there as well, although the credits roll before their reactions can be seen.
After the credits roll in episode 8, the Amada store manager is in a meeting with his boss, who's disappointed that Leon is still doing rather well despite the competition. Then a man appears from the shadows, stating he tried to do things behind the scenes, but will take a more active approach. He then shows up on screen, and says that shutting down Leon is what's best for Fino, hinting that it may in fact be her father, the demon lord.
Fino is attacked by at least two men at the end of episode 9, and she suspects they were heroes who are out of a job because of the lack of threat from a demon lord. She then asks Raul if she should succeed her father so that they'd have something to do, as well as put weapon and armorsmiths back to work.
Wisdom from the Gutter: In episode 9, Fino explains to Raul how the money people spend at Leon helps her earn a paycheck, and how the stuff she just bought may have been something one of their customers worked on, and how everything is connected together. He begins to see his job in a new light as a result of what she just said, as he just saw it as a paycheck to survive on up till that point.
Wrench Wench: Lore, a coworker of Raul who works in the back of the store fixing broken appliances and receiving new inventory.
Zettai Ryouiki: Quite a few girls wear thighhighs as part of their work uniform, such as Lamdimia and Elsa.