Risou no Himo Seikatsu


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Summoned by a beautiful woman to a different world, Yamai Zenjirou is asked to marry her and make a child with her. Will he throw his life on earth away for a sponger life with a beautiful woman?

Risou no Himo Seikatsu average rating 4.2/5 - 249 user ratings
Associated Names
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The ideal sponger life
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agnirdurga rated it
June 5, 2016
Status: v4c3
I generally don't write reviews but the amount of negative and somewhat unfair reviews is too high. It's a proper seinen novel so please don't expect it to satisfy your teenage desires. The story is generally focused on romance in the starting but slowly and steadily changes its focus on politics as the story advances. The story has magic elements in it but the author generally doesn't focus on it( it's not a negative point but for the people who are thinking that magic is the focus of the story... more>> it isn't). The story has after marriage romance generally not seen in other novels and it feels rather good and refreshing to read. Both of the main characters have been developed quite well especially the queen. The world building is quite good. I will recommend to give this novel a shot if you like slice of life, romance and otherworldly novels. <<less
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Masadeer rated it
October 17, 2016
Status: v5c1
It's a novel about a man who agreed to marry into royalty and essentially live the life of a single woman gigolo.

While others may criticize the MC's lack of ambition or drive to develop technology in a fantasy world, you should read the english translation of the novel's title; "the ideal sponger lifestyle". That's right, the entire premise of the novel is the first line in this review. It's a parallel to the story of a person who won the lottery and continued working because life in early retirement... more>> is boring. This, on top of being awkwardly aware of his not-quite-nonexistant shame of living off of his wife, compels him to help out in domestic affairs.

He has *no reason* to be more ambitious, he's *no reason* to become a legendary adventurer, businessman, GAR MC, he's *already won* the game of life.

Thus this is a heartwarming story that does not follow the cut and dried fanservice template of fantasy wish fulfillment, and instead replaces it with actual life fulfillment.

I'll take this instead of your standard template shounen male MC, thank you very much, you tasteless plebians. <<less
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marine1corps rated it
April 22, 2016
Status: --
Alright I had write a review here because some the reviews are biased. This is NOT an action novel nor is it about building commerce. It is truly about man from different world loving his wife. Yes he brings technology from another world and yes does nothing with it but that is because politics restrict him doing anything. His purpose was to have a baby with the queen because he has the highest purity in blood to do so. Otherwise this about politics and slice of life about him and... more>> his loving wife. If you don't like it then don't read it. <<less
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Jarrow rated it
March 26, 2016
Status: --
You have a 10' x 5' x 8' volume (magic carpet), and can bring anything that can fit, and you'll spend the next 40 years in a tropical medieval environment. What are your choices? : ) (Does Wikipedia have a print version? Cubic Zirconium costs $10 per carat, any color or none : )

Ignore the 1's from the slaughter-folk, this is an otherworldly slice-of-life story without Extreme Phlebotinum or Teenage Violence Wish Fulfillment. A fairly smart MC sets himself up for a responsible, happy family life... more>> with a new Queen who had been in such a bad situation that asking a stranger to knock her up was her best bet. Meanwhile, the MC has to tiptoe around the local politics to prevent a chauvinism-driven rebellion against his wife if he seems too active or competent to certain ambitious nobles.

Expect a real-ish world bent on politics and development, without Miraculous Science. Magic is impressive, but limited; science is limited to what the salaryman can invent or remember. My choices for the shipping volume would be different, but the MC still needs to answer to the storyline: "look it up on wikipedia" would destroy much of the drama. : )

The Japanese author also writes pretty well about the collision of Japanese Social Customs and the Otherworldly European Equivalent. A fun read. <<less
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Immoral Peach rated it
March 22, 2016
Status: --
A story about another passive Japanese with no ambition. Being from another world he natural has advantages, despite this, he is content with being a NEET in a fantasy world with magic dragons.

Fine, I get your wife is the queen, and you don't want to seem as though you covet the throne. But you could be doing other things such as starting a business or develop a small territory in a place suitable for yourself.
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Elaborate rated it
December 15, 2016
Status: v5 intermission 2
Very good novel; feels different from other translations I'm following, which I find refreshing.

This is a slice-of-life story of a modern MC settling down in a medieval-esque kingdom, bringing with him a carpet's worth of modern equipment.

There's not that much action, and what action there is, the MC is generally not involved with. He IS learning magic, but in a very realistic fashion, it turns out to require around three years of studying to use it, so that's not the focus of the story either - we just... more>> see him studying from time to time.

So what's left? Married-couple romance with the Queen, doing the taxes of an entire kingdom with a computer spreadsheet, carefully NOT getting too involved in court politics, trying to invent soap before the supply runs out, negotiating trade routes, teaching the maids to play video games... In short, situations you basically never read about!

Pretty good translator; just the occasional typo here and there.

I heartily recommend it! <<less
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shuiko rated it
October 1, 2016
Status: --
A great story with great characters that grow organically within the plot. As more characters are revealed more characteristics and political tension comes into play. But best of all awesome main Couple.

This is more a slice of life with political story that surrounds the lovely relationship between the MC and his Wife the Queen.

Overall its very enjoyable and relaxing to read, and the current Translator, though on the slower end, makes up for it with great high quality work. (which is rare, a lot of TLers are just slow and... more>> also meh). <<less
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Poor_Hero rated it
March 25, 2016
Status: --
the novel is about the daily life of a man from Japan who worked as a salaryman before, then summoned as a prince consort and married the queen of the other world. it is slice of life, so don't expect much of action here. the mc is pretty chill and knows his limit as the prince consort. i love how he is written here, with his flaws as a human, and asks for forgiveness if he is in wrong and the changes of the queen which can be seen from... more>> one chapter to others. there are politic conflicts here as well. recommended if you are looking for slice-of-life novel. <<less
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Reddu rated it
September 1, 2016
Status: v3
The novel is about normal Japanese man, who was a salary-man before going to another world. But although you can say he is "normal", there is still the typical Japanese personality (which is in other JP novels), that he apologize almost every time he thinks he is even a little bit rude. (like being selfish, cause other people small amount trouble, etc...)

He is not particularly smart person. He just got good insight to stuff related from his salary-man days. (Like reading peoples' personality or what they are after.) But the... more>> problem I got with the MC is that he lacks ambition. He just basically freeloads in an Inner Palace, doing nothing else than trying to stay of out other people sight. (Basically a NEET)

The story got nice political side in story, which can keep you interested to it. If you are in to political stuff. Without it, I might had dropped this before reaching Volume 3. But still the MC's lack of ambition makes me want to drop this. It feels more like the Queen is the real MC and the male is the other main character. (Showing up only when it is convenient for the story.) <<less
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Miracle rated it
July 28, 2016
Status: --
Living life a happy new life as a neet consort, but just enough appearances as a royalty to keep unnecessary rumour from spreading (since otherworld is patriarchic). Royalty life not being enough, our mc brings appliances together with him.

Extremely nice novel slice of life with politics included. The novel is very nice and cool, because the situations that happen is logical and sensible for the mc's appearance and the action he is doing

On a side note:
@Immoral Peac obviously did not pay attention on why passive mc is a... more>> need, much less understand the synopsis given. Expecting the opposite of his purpose would obviously be stupid considering his position as a consort not a ruler. What is the point of the explicitly written "sponger life" <<less
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f134134 rated it
July 28, 2016
Status: v4c4
This is a really refreshing novel in my opinion. Definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but really worth reading. I think it's a great novel that really depict the every day lifestyle. Definitely a must read for anyone who enjoy a slice-of life genre.
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Lachiel rated it
October 23, 2015
Status: --
A Nice story on how a business man becomes a NEET... and a father. We get politic's, and how the other world has nothing really amazing..

It's a nice slice of life novel in another world.. I do recommend this for people who like slices of life. :D
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summers rated it
January 31, 2017
Status: v3
This could have been good. sadly like most of slice of life fantasy most of the content is just filler. The political aspect was smart without being overbearing and obvious, there is no snickering evil count, just people with reasonable ambitions and worries and interests, that is harder to deal with than an actual antagonist.

The filler is stuff that really ads nothing, I don't need to read about him eating or walking the halls, or the fact that he is using LED lamps for lighting for the 100th time. I... more>> don't need to read that queen is wearing a red dress, she is almost always wearing a red dress.

As for the criticism that MC is not bringing in enough modern tech or guns. There is a reason why poorer countries have a hard time making or even stealing some tech; it requires maintenance, infrastructure, a proper supply chain strong knowledge base etc. Those novels that have some guy just watch video and start a industrial revolution requires too much of a suspension of disbelief even in a world of magic.

Its too bad about the filler, because speed reading ahead it looks like there are some interesting and cute/fun characters to be introduced, but I will not waste my time with filler, I have learned to drop those kind of novels fast. <<less
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Alundric rated it
July 6, 2016
Status: v4 prologue
Content: romace, realistic condition, logical thinking over emotional, family drama.

Story: 3.5/5 -good drama, but somehow lack of suspense.

Character: 4/5 character development is matured enough.

... more>> Plot: 4/5 good plot and enjoyable. The author seems to keep up the event logically and realistically. It's almost get the feeling of reading daily life normal novel rather than fantasy novel.

Recomendation: if you like to read romantic slice of life with matured char development and lots of after though and political dram, here is the one you look at. Do not hope for any big action or hack and slash or overpower mc or some cheat character in here. All activities done here is logically and realistically done according to the character, not only the mc, but all the person. <<less
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charioles rated it
September 23, 2015
Status: --
It started cool with how MC brings modern stuff to medieval fantasy world in volume 1, but it soon become boring because in later volumes the stuff you will read is about politic this politic that, barely any cool event happened, MC does not exploit his knowledge or abilities in this medieval age world due to a promise, making the story really bland and boring. But hey maybe after several more volumes it can become interesting, too bad I can't stand reading a few volumes of boring chaps about politics.
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Hash2cool rated it
February 23, 2017
Status: v3
Well the only issue I have with this brand of novel is , the author is treating the male lead similar to what a male dominated novel does to female leads. Till where I have read in the novel , the author could have realistically developed a far more curious character of the MC but instead chooses to only depict the romance and the understanding, which works till the second volume but then gets boring as there is no substantial character development of the MC. His personality is similar to... more>> air and so is his presence. The author works on the premise that adding a person to your life will still not let your life be changed. Also the MC isn't curious about the new world at all. He doesn't experiment, doesn't find substitutes to technology to use his magic. In short even the details of what he has learnt is kept in the dark. Well its an indirect way of writing a female dominant manga with a side male MC. The only good the MC does is that he brought good alcohol with him and that is all.

Though don't get me wrong it's a feel good novel and that is all it is. Hence an average rating to it seems fair. <<less
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z4raki rated it
January 5, 2017
Status: v5c4
This novel is about MC who summoned to be husband of the Queen that summoned him. There is some circumstances that lead the Queen summoned him but he fall in love with her and agree to her request.

It was mainly slice of live story with magic and kingdom and the conflict is largely about collision of his value and his new world's value and politics surrounding the monarch. Unlike most other novel, the nobles have logical motive and action. There are not two dimensional evil but a normal human... more>> that act by their desire. The conflict here is realistic and relatable. It makes me like this novel. <<less
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snq rated it
August 26, 2016
Status: v4c5
it's about a guy who loves his wife and slowly raises the technology level. He wont do any crazy things like take over the world he's just trying to live a normal life if your looking for something else this isn't for you. oh yes lots of politics
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