English Title: How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord
Japanese Title: 異世界魔王と召喚少女の奴隷魔術 — Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu — “The Other World Demon King and the Summoning Girl’s Slave Magic”
Author: Yukiya Murasaki — むらさきゆきや
Illustrator: Takahiro Tsurusaki — 鶴崎貴大
Translator: Garrison Denim
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Harem
Original Run: December 2014 – ongoing
English Run: December 2017 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Kodansha Lightnovel (Kodansha)
English Publisher: J-Novel Club
Volumes in Japanese: 9 (In Progress)
Volumes in English: 3 (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: 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!
An anime adaptation has been announced and will air some time in 2018.
MAL Entry — Published June 2015 – ongoing (Japan Only)
If you liked How Not to Summon a Demon Lord, you might also want to try…
- Overlord –trapped in a fantasy video game world, protagonist is an “evil overlord”
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- Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody — isekai, harem
- The Rising of the Shield Hero — isekai, harem
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