J-Novel Club has announced a new light novel license for their online service: How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord, written by Yukiya Murasaki and illustrated by Takahiro Tsurusaki. The first half of volume 1 is now available for J-Novel Club members to read–and if you’re not a member yet, it sounds like you can still try out the first 40 pages for free. In Japan the series is known as Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu. So far there are 8 volumes for this series in Japan, which started in December 2014.
This is the third series that J-Novel Club has picked up from the publisher Kodansha, following Clockwork Planet and the recently-announced Outbreak Company.
Synopsis: In the MMORPG Cross Reverie, Takuma Sakamoto is so powerful that he is lauded as the “Demon Lord” by other players. One day, he is summoned to a world outside his own– but with the same appearance he had in the game! There, he meets two girls who both proclaim themselves to be his Summoner. They perform an Enslavement Ritual to turn him into their Summon… but that’s when Takuma’s passive ability <<Magic Reflection>> activates! Instead, it is the girls who become enslaved! Though Takuma may be the strongest Sorcerer there is, he has no idea how to talk with other people. It is here he makes his choice: to act based on his persona from the game! “Amazing? But of course… I am Diablo, the being known and feared as the Demon Lord!” So begins a tale of adventure with an earth-shakingly powerful Demon Lord (or at least someone who acts like one) taking on another world!
Other news from J-Novel Club:
For our 1 year anniversary month, we’ve got a survey for everyone to take that will really help us choose our direction for the next year and beyond! Please go here to take the survey:
You can win free one of 25 premium ebook credits if you put in your email!
Also, in honor of our roots, all of our launch titles are back with all volumes available to read for the entire month of October! So for all you new members, you can now read Grimgar, I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse, My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World, Occultic;Nine, My Little Sister Can Read Kanji, and Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension from volume 1 and catch up to the translation!
2 thoughts on “New J-Novel Club Title: How Not to Summon a Demon Lord”
Slightly curious about this – sounds like maybe a poor man’s Overlord?
Not really, the only thing they have in common is both become their videos characters. This tends to be more fan servicely at times and not as in depth story wise.