English Title: The Extraordinary, the Ordinary, and SOAP!
Japanese Title: 非凡・平凡・シャボン！ — “Hibon, Heibon, Shabon!”
Author: Nao Wakasa — 若桜なお
Translator: C. Steussy
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
Original Run: September 2016 – December 2017
English Run: February 2020 (on J-Novel site. Ebook will release later) – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: ArianRose (Frontier Works)
English Publisher: J-Novel Club
Volumes in Japanese: 3 (Complete)
Volumes in English: 3 (Complete)
Note: Also available to read online through a J-Novel Club subscription. This series is currently digital-only.
Synopsis: Lucia Arca was an ordinary, unremarkable laundrymaid in the royal palace. Even her unique magical power, Soap, was boring: it simply created soap bubbles that removed stains. But when she learned one day that Soap could also calm and stop rampaging monsters, the king decreed that Lucia must join the Sacred Maiden and her companions on their quest to cleanse the land and save the world. On a mission to save the world alongside the Sacred Maiden, the famed Dragonslayer, a prodigy magician, and other great heroes, what is an ordinary laundrymaid like Lucia to do? But she learns that even extraordinary heroes are ordinary people, in their own way. A heart-warming romantic comedy featuring an ordinary but earnest heroine!
Reviews of The Extraordinary, the Ordinary, and SOAP!
- Manga Bookshelf: Vol 1 — Vol 2
- Gar Gar Stegosaurus: Vol 1
- Yabai desu ne: Vol 1
- Anime News Network (Rebecca Silverman): Vols 1-2
If you liked The Extraordinary, the Ordinary, and SOAP!, you might also want to try…
- Can Someone Please Explain What’s Going On?! — fantasy, romance
- The White Cat’s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King’s Lap — fantasy, romance
- Bibliophile Princess — romance, fantasy
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