Negiho's YUI Ends Dekisokonai no Monster Trainer Manga
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The June issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Alive magazine published the final chapter of YUI's manga adaptation of Takumi Minami's Dekisokonai no Monster Trainer (The Hopeless Monster Trainer) light novel series on Friday. The manga's fourth and final compiled book volume is slated for May 23.
The original light novels' story is set in a world where everyone is born with a Monster Crest that determines their place in society from birth. The story centers on Rayn, a boy who attends a school for elite Monster Trainers who are able to subjugate and fight with monsters. As the school's only trainer of lowly slime monsters, he is the subject of much scorn. He doesn't mind it though, as he gets to train with his personal slime monster Pem Pem. On the other end of the school clique is the beautiful and powerful dragon trainer Ellenia, who is fixated on Rayn due to being the source of some kind of destiny.
YUI launched the manga in Monthly Comic Alive in June 2016. Kadokawa shipped the manga's third compiled book volume last November.
Minami launched the light novel series with illustrations by Koin (Kanokon, Nyaruko: Crawling with Love!) in January 2015, and the novel series' seventh volume shipped last May. Minami and Koin also published a spinoff novel titled Dekisokonai no Monster Trainer: Slime Chronicle in February 2017.
Kodansha Comics previously published YUI's Negiho spinoff manga of Ken Akamatsu's Negima! Magister Negi Magi manga in 2013.