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Old 2018-08-19, 18:05   Link #1
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Defeating the Demon Lordís a Cinch (If You Have a Ringer)


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A high-level crusader of the Church, Ares Crown has been assigned to be the healer of the newly-summoned hero's party as he prepares to take on Kranos, the dreaded Demon Lord. Ares takes his role very seriously, so when he discovers that the hero's entirely party, barring Ares himself, is ridiculously weak, he's aghast. But when he complains to the Church, not only do they not do anything, they act as if this was how it was supposed to be all along. Can Ares manage to keep the world's worst hero from dying until he can kill Kranos, or is Ares going to have to do it himself?
Title: 誰にでもできる影から助ける魔王討伐
Author: Tsukikage
Illustrator: bob

Currently licensed by Yen Press, the first volume will be released on August 21. I don't do isekai, but this series is criminally under everyone's radar. Checked out the preview after reading a review and it looks solid.
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Old 2018-08-23, 23:00   Link #2
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Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

I like the illustration of the samurai girl.

Read the preview, seems a little humourless and dry for my tastes.
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Old 2018-08-24, 13:57   Link #3
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Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

I like the illustration of the samurai girl.

Read the preview, seems a little humourless and dry for my tastes.
It's not supposed to laugh-out-loud funny like Konosuba. This is a deconstruction and satire of the isekai hero trope.
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Old 2018-09-13, 12:38   Link #4
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This is actually pretty good. Ares is pretty interesting guy (what kind of priest spent half of his time cursing gods?!), Amelia is fun too (not sure if it's appropriate say, they are match made in heaven)

And finally Nao, this hero looks like generic stupid harem seeking desilusional megalomaniac "hero". Well Nao is certainly stupid, that much is true, but I myself were reluctantly willing give benefit of doubt even after that dick move kicking Ares out of party. I suspected abusive father or something, but truth was much simplier and I would almost say elegant. I find it pretty brilliant twist, that I should see comming, but didn't

I certainly am looking forward to next volume.
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Old 2018-09-13, 12:44   Link #5
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This is actually pretty good. Ares is pretty interesting guy (what kind of priest spent half of his time cursing gods?!), Amelia is fun too (not sure if it's appropriate say, they are match made in heaven)

And finally Nao, this hero looks like generic stupid harem seeking desilusional megalomaniac "hero". Well Nao is certainly stupid, that much is true, but I myself were reluctantly willing give benefit of doubt even after that dick move kicking Ares out of party. I suspected abusive father or something, but truth was much simplier and I would almost say elegant. I find it pretty brilliant twist, that I should see comming, but didn't

I certainly am looking forward to next volume.
What, is he a girl or something?
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Old 2018-09-13, 12:49   Link #6
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Well, that's secret. I enjoyed that twist too much to deprive others of opportunity experience it on own skin. I guess I can spoil it to you if you insist, but please take into consideration that I really don't wanna.
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Honestly, I was going to give this novel a pass because I hate the trope where you turn one male character into an idiot just to make the MC look better. I was just wondering if that was true or not.
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Old 2018-09-13, 13:41   Link #8
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As I said Nao is certainly idiot, but It's not for sake of making Ares look good, who has lot of issues in it's own right. It's pretty hilarious seeing him going full balistic over party fails. But they all will improve and at least hero needs to be stronger than MC eventually, because without special hero exclussive blessing Demon lord is untouchable and Nao despite some nastiness isn't as bad as first sight would imply.
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Old 2018-09-13, 20:47   Link #9
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This is actually pretty good. Ares is pretty interesting guy (what kind of priest spent half of his time cursing gods?!), Amelia is fun too (not sure if it's appropriate say, they are match made in heaven)

And finally Nao, this hero looks like generic stupid harem seeking desilusional megalomaniac "hero". Well Nao is certainly stupid, that much is true, but I myself were reluctantly willing give benefit of doubt even after that dick move kicking Ares out of party. I suspected abusive father or something, but truth was much simplier and I would almost say elegant. I find it pretty brilliant twist, that I should see comming, but didn't

I certainly am looking forward to next volume.
I don't know if you were there, but I was once part of the Arifureta fandom and like everyone else a Kouki hater. What awes me the most about this story is how it gets me to pull the wool over my own eyes with my own prejudice. A quarter into the book when Nao kicked Ares out of the party, I was inclined to believe him to be a harem seeking delusional megalomaniac "hero". I wanted to believe it and every other characters bought it too. I was totally willing to overlook the somewhat out of place interactions between Ares and the party like the way Limis and Aria defended Nao, but not in some cliche lovestruck fashion.

I also want to point out just how refreshing it is to have a church-affiliated protagonist and secondary characters that don't subscribe to the whole evil, corrupt church trope. Fiction is oversaturated with the stuff though real life events don't help discourage it. I love every single one of these guys. I almost mistook Helios for Yuri from Megalobox.

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Honestly, I was going to give this novel a pass because I hate the trope where you turn one male character into an idiot just to make the MC look better. I was just wondering if that was true or not.
That trope is nonexistent here. No one here is dumb out of narrative necessity. In fact, Aria and Limis are more useful than there backgrounds would suggest.
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