English Title: The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind!
Japanese Title: 異世界魔法は遅れてる! — “Isekai Mahou wa Okureteru!”
Author: Gamei Hitsuji — 樋辻臥命
Illustrators: himesuz (Vol 1-6), Ao Nekonabe — 猫鍋蒼 (Vol 7+)
Genre: Isekai, Fantasy, Adventure, Harem
Original Run: April 2014 – ongoing
English Run: April 2018 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Overlap Bunko
English Publisher: J-Novel Club
Volumes in Japanese: 8 (In Progress)
Volumes in English: 8 (Caught Up)
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: Suimei and two of his best friends find themselves mysteriously summoned to another world. There’s a cute princess, magic galore, a Demon Lord that needs to be defeated, and a world that needs to be saved—the works! Too bad Suimei isn’t interested. His friends are all too ready to play the parts of heroes, but Suimei just wants to get home. He has an advantage as a magician… but he’s in for a rude awakening when he finds out what actually passes for magic in these parts.
MAL Entry — 2 volumes — July 2017 – ongoing (Japan Only)
If you liked The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind!, you might also want to try…
- Arifureta From Commonplace to World’s Strongest — isekai, over-powered main character, main character follows his own path, demon lord
- How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord — isekai, over-powered main character, demon lord
- Defeating the Demon Lord’s a Cinch (If You’ve Got a Ringer) — isekai, fantasy adventure
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