Demon King Daimaou Volume 1 Light Novel Review


Review of the light novel Demon King Daimaou Volume 1 by Shoutarou Mizuki.
Harry Potter goes to Hogwarts, and instead of joining Gryffindor, he’s told he will be the next Voldemort. And then he gets a harem. Yeah, that’s pretty much Demon King Daimaou.

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Demon King Daimaou
AKA: Demon King Daimao, Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou, いちばんうしろの大魔王
AUTHOR: Shoutarou Mizuki
ILLUSTRATOR: Souichi Itou
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): July 2, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2rWTCPD

PUBLISHER (Japan): (Hobby Japan) HJ Bunko
RELEASE DATE (Japan): February 1, 2008
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date) 13 (Complete – Last volume published in March 2014)
ANIME SERIES: 12 Episodes airing April 2, 2010-June 18, 2010. Anime covered the first 5 volumes of the light novel series.

From the back cover:

Far in the future, Japan has become a land ruled by magic and those who wield it. Akuto Sai arrives at Constant Magical Academy—the most prestigious magic school in the world—for his first year of high school. The only student to pass the Academy’s intense entrance exam, he has his sights set on become a High Priest, the most powerful and virtuous magician in the land. However, when he arrives at the Academy, his future occupation is prophesied to be… The Demon King?! Now Akuto is the number one target on campus, and he must navigate his way with the help of his friends—a troublesome delinquent, a beautiful observer android, an honor-bound class representative, and a mysterious girl from his past—through the seedy underbelly of the world’s premier magic academy.

The Combat Baker and Automaton Waitress Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel The Combat Baker and Automaton Waitress Volume 1 by SOW.
An ex-soldier opens a bakery, but people are too afraid of him to buy his bread. So he hires a cute waitress with a big secret!
The English version is available exclusively via Bookwalker Global (https://global.bookwalker.jp/).

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: The Combat Baker and Automaton Waitress
AKA: Tatakau Panya to Automaton Waitress, 戦うパン屋と機械じかけの看板娘
AUTHOR: SOW
ILLUSTRATOR: Zaza
PUBLISHER (English): Bookwalker Global
RELEASE DATE (English): June 30, 2017
PURCHASE: http://bit.ly/2ttHQO6

PUBLISHER (Japan): (Hobby Japan) HJ Bunko
RELEASE DATE (Japan): April 1, 2015
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 6 (latest volume released December 29, 2016)
ANIME SERIES: None

From the back cover:

The war hero known as Silver Wolf – Lud Langart – pilots a humanoid assault weapon while he dreams of life as a baker. With the war over, Lud now peacefully runs his bakery, but thanks to his frightening scowl, he can’t sell a single loaf of bread. After posting an ad for a waitress in a last ditch effort to save his business, who should reply but a beautiful silver-haired, red-eyed young girl. What Lud doesn’t know is that this new waitress was born from Avei, his AI partner installed in the humanoid assault weapon he piloted during the war.

 

The light novel featured in this review is the official English release. The copy reviewed was provided by the publisher. No other money was provided. All opinions are my own and were not paid for.

 

Sound Euphonium Book 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Sound Euphonium Welcome to the Kitauji High School Concert Band by Ayano Takedo

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Sound! Euphonium
AKA: 響け! ユーフォニアム, Hibike! Yūfoniamu, Hibike! Euphonium
AUTHOR: Ayano Takeda
ILLUSTRATOR: Nikki Asada (Cover Artist)
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): June 20, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2pUiqHu

From the back cover:

Finding herself, one note at a time…

After a terrible disappointment at the All-Kyoto Concert Band Competition, music has lost its spark for Kumiko. But her first year at Kitauji High School is a chance for a fresh start. So when it comes time to choose a club, she can’t resist joining the band again–even though they’re simply terrible. The strict new club director has promised to whip them into shape to reach Nationals, but the trouble runs deeper than just a lack of practice. Plus, the discord within the club tugs at Kumiko’s old insecurities. Will Kitauji High School find its rhythm before the competition? Will Kumiko?

Re:Zero Volume 4 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Re:Zero Starting Life in Another World Volume 4 by Tappei Nagatsuki

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Re:Zero Starting Life in Another World
AKA: Re:Zero kara Hajimaru Isekai Seikatsu, Re: Life in a different world from zero, Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活
AUTHOR: Tappei Nagatsuki
ILLUSTRATOR: Shinichirou Otsuka
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): June 20, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2pqJmib

PUBLISHER (Japan) MF Bunko J
RELEASE DATE (Japan) June 24, 2014
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date) 13 (+2 Short Story Volumes +2 Side Story Volumes)

From the back cover:

At long last, Subaru can finally enjoy a breather…until an envoy visits to discuss the royal selection. Determined to help Emilia win the throne, Subaru accompanies her to the capital, but Emilia herself stubbornly refuses his assistance. As the tension grows between the royal candidates, so does the friction in the pair’s relationship. Has Subaru’s devotion gone too far?

If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Vol.1 Light Novel Review

The pull-on-your-heartstrings tale of an adventurer and the young devil girl he adopts as his daughter.
Review of the light novel If It’s For My Daughter I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Volume 1 by CHIROLU.

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord
AKA: Uchi no Musume no Tame Naraba, Ore Moshikashitara Maou mo Taoserukamo Shirenai, うちの娘の為ならば、俺はもしかしたら魔王も倒せるかもしれない。, UchiMusume
AUTHOR: Chirolu
ILLUSTRATOR: Truffle
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club
RELEASE DATE (English): June 20, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2p7GtDf

From the back cover:

Dale is a cool, composed, and highly skilled adventurer who’s made quite a name for himself despite his youth. One day on a job deep in the forest, he comes across a little devil girl who’s almost wasted away. Unable to just leave her there to die, Dale takes her home and becomes her adoptive father.
Devil or not, Latina is beyond adorable, and the adventurer soon finds himself head over heels with being a parent. But why was she out in the forest to begin with, and why does she carry the mark of a criminal?

Magical Raising Project Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Magical Girls go Battle Royale style in this review of the light novel Magical Girl Raising Project Volume 1 by Asari Endou.

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Magical Girl Raising Project
AKA: Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku, 魔法少女育成計画
AUTHOR: Asari Endou
ILLUSTRATOR: Marui-no
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): June 20, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2oiSEg6

From the back cover:

Sugar and spice–but not playing nice!

The hit smartphone game Magical Girl Raising Project is not only free, but one in tens of thousands of players will win real-life powers. In N City, sixteen of these lucky girls help the city’s citizens–until upper management announces that each week, the least productive magical girl will lose her gifts. But this is no ordinary contest, and as the rules become increasingly sadistic, the competition to keep their powers becomes a vicious battle for the girls’ very lives…

My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected Volume 2 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected (Oregairu) Volume 2 by Wataru Watari

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected
AKA: Oregairu, Yahari Ore no Seishun Rom-Com wa Machigatteiru, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。
AUTHOR: Wataru Watari
ILLUSTRATOR: Ponkan8
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): May 23, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2o9FD8E

From the back cover:

Hachiman Hikigaya’s life has changed little since being forced to join the Service Club. Sure, he now spends his time after school in the company of the icy Yukino Yukinoshita and bubbly airhead Yui Yuigahama, but his warped personality still ensures that he won’t wring a moment’s enjoyment from his insufferable school life. When someone starts trolling his class with hateful e-mails, though, and the Service Club is enlisted to help solve the case, Hachiman’s “unique” perspective as an outsider might finally come in handy…or he could still just be a loser.