English Title: Demon King Daimao
Japanese Title: いちばんうしろの大魔王 — Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Maou — “The Great Demon King in the Back Row”
Author: Shoutarou Mizuki — 水城正太郎
Illustrator: Souichi Itou — 伊藤宗一
Translator: David Musto
Genre: Magic School, Action, Harem
Original Run: February 2008 – April 2014
English Run: July 2017 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: HJ Bunko (Hobby Japan)
English Publisher: J-Novel Club
Volumes in Japanese: 13 (Completed)
Volumes in English: 12 (In Progress)
Average Price Per Volume: Kindle $7 – iBook $7 – Kobo $7
Note: Also available to read online through a J-Novel Club subscription. This series is currently digital-only.
Synopsis: 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.
If you liked Demon King Daimao, you might also want to try…
- The Asterisk War — magic high school, harem elements
- The Irregular at Magic High School — magic high school
- Brave Chronicle — magic high school
- The Devil is a Part-Timer! — ambitions of a demon lord
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