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How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Light Novels Get TV Anime

posted on 2018-01-25 22:34 EST
J-Novel Club publishes novels about MMO player summoned to fantasy world & takes on demon lord persona

A television anime adaptation of Yukiya Murasaki's How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord light novel series has been green-lit. The staff opened an official website and Twitter account for the anime, that also revealed a visual for the anime.

J-Novel Club is releasing the novel series in English, and it describes the story:

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 another world – but with the same appearance he had in the game! There, he meets two girls who both proclaim themselves to be his Summoner. They had performed an Enslavement Ritual to turn him into their Summon... but that's when Takuma's passive ability <> activated! Instead, it was the girls who had become enslaved! Though Takuma may have been the strongest Sorcerer there was, he had no idea how to talk with other people. That's when 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!

Kodansha published the first novel with illustrations by Takahiro Tsurusaki in December 2014 and the eighth volume last August. The ninth novel is slated to ship on January 30. J-Novel Club released the first novel as an e-book last December. Naoto Fukuda launched the manga adaptation on Kodansha's Suiyōbi no Sirius (Wednesday Sirius) section on the Niconico service in June 2015, and Seven Seas Entertainment announced last September that it has licensed the manga.

Kamelie launched a manga adaptation of Murasaki's 14-Sai to Illustrator light novel series last November in Cygames' Cycomi app.

Source: MoCa News


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