Akashic Records of the Bastard Magical Instructor


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Sistine attends a magical academy to hone her skills in Magic, and dreams of solving the mystery of the enigmatic Sky Castle. After her favorite teacher retires, the replacement, Glenn, turns out to be a tardy, lazy, incompetent bastard instructor. How is it that Glenn was hand-picked by the Academy’s best to become her teacher?!

Series Notes:

1, Anime/Manga continuation:

– V6 continues from the Anime (2017) ending

– V11 continues from the Manga ending

2, .5 volumes (Memory Records) are side-story compilations.

– The volume numbers are irrelevant, their numbers are based on their releases between the main volumes.

– All side stories are plot relevant ,you can start with any one without being spoiled.

3, Nov2017ss is supplementary to V5.5c2 extra.

Associated Names
One entry per line
Akashic Records
Akashic Records Of Bastard Magic Instructor
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Kinki Kyouten
빌어 먹을 없음 마술 강사와 금기 성경
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Recommendation Lists
  1. japanese ln
  2. School Life
  3. J/K novel
  4. I read the manga first
  5. Spell Caster Novels I have read

Latest Release

Date Group Release
02/18/23 Ursa Translations v11c3
10/26/21 Ursa Translations v11c2
08/30/21 Ursa Translations v11c1
08/23/21 Ursa Translations v11 prologue
08/23/21 Ursa Translations v10 epilogue
08/19/21 Ursa Translations v10c7
07/31/21 Ursa Translations v10c6
07/10/18 Noblesse Oblige... v7c3
05/20/18 Noblesse Oblige... v7c2
04/12/18 Noblesse Oblige... v7c1
03/08/18 Noblesse Oblige... v7 prologue
09/01/17 Noblesse Oblige... v6 afterword
09/01/17 Noblesse Oblige... v6 epilogue
09/01/17 Noblesse Oblige... v6c6
09/01/17 Noblesse Oblige... v6c5
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Shiho rated it
January 20, 2017
Status: v6
Well, it's really a cliched novel, but it tells us the know-how of magic. Glen is not that STRONG but he uses his witty brain on battles. He may be kinda PATHETIC from the start, but there's a reason for it. Sistina may be a TSUNDERE but you will acknowledge it if you learned how their relationship starts. Lumia the ALWAYS SMILING GENTLE GIRL may be like that on the surface, but when you learned her past, you will know how strong she is with her demeanor.

Better not wrote a... more>> review if you only read up to volume 1 chapter 1-2. <<less
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bloggbigg rated it
April 22, 2019
Status: c16
Let's keep this simple:

  1. Go watch the anime.
  2. If you already watched the anime and want to continue, then start at v6 as instructed- you know what you're getting into...
  3. If you really want to start the novel at the beginning... I'm not going to stop you, but seriously- the anime takes out most of the 'cringe', skips a lot of unnecessary expositione and has way better pacing.
Now, with that said...

The Good:

  • The high point is where the series 'appears' to have a really cool grasp of the nuances of magic, and suggests that there may be a robust world Canon simmering behind the barely veiled loli pe*o fanservice. Eh. Not so much so-- but there are a few cool scenes nonetheless.
The BAD:

  • So much forced 'fanservice'- The author is pretty bad with making these situations 'subtle', instead making everyone awkward appearance seem like a blatant excuse to daydream- which they are.
  • Forced plotting? 'Yeah- we got this!'- so much 'conveniently this', a bit of 'luckily that', and boatloads of 'everyone else is s*upid'.
  • Exposition, imposition: A good deal of text explaining things to excess, and a surprising amount of explaining things in a way too justify the plot direction- more than occasionally in contrast to their own world logic-- but author's do that, right?
  • Comedy means everyone's dumb: I'm not so set on this one as, well- it is pretty common. The problem is this author hasn't decided his story tone, so this jumps from 'comedic' to 'dramatic' are also jumps from 'nonsense, fun world' to 'gritty, tactical world' in a way that's not really compatible.
The Different:

  • I don't think I've seen a story degrade in quality inn a way that's quite so lazy before. I'm going to skim over the rest that I really don't want to read (again- the anime is better), and then see if the new stuff head any more effort put into it, but I don't expect too much.
Altogether, it's worth glancing at, and it starts out pretty good, but it's downhill from there...
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HnM_Pete rated it
January 20, 2017
Status: v1c7
Hmm. This is all right. It may be yet another "oddball in a magic academy" trope story, but it's well written. Nothing here is exactly new or original, the setting, the unmotivated MC with dark past and non-standard powers that's being looked down on, the tsundere female lead with complicated family background - all this has been done before. But this iteration is detailed, competently executed and engaging enough. The story is upbeat, never lets itself be overwhelmed by occasional dark moment and reasonably paced. Translation and editing are good... more>> (except for the prologue, prologue sucks so much it almost turned me off from this story :P).

4 out of 5. Add a star if you're fan of the "Magic Academy" novels. <<less
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phreakinsane rated it
July 28, 2020
Status: v6
As others have suggested, watch the anime first. Personally episodes 11 & 12 (volume 5) totally ruined the series for me.

... more>>

a female lead/love interest decides to allow herself to be given to a bad guy to save her friends, she doesnt bother to do anything to save them except meekly surrender. This weak, submissive persona was totally different in my opinion to the girl she was up to this point. She was a scaredy cat but had pride, will and intellect. These all are abandoned in this part of the story.

She also treats the MC horribly repeatedly during this time of her betrayal of him, and after as well although he has once again put his own life at risk to save her. She basically went from comical lighthearted tsundere character to full on contemptible thot.

Eventually she realizes how much of a s*upid bit*h shes being and saves MC in the nick of time, but for me, the ship had already sailed and there should be no forgiveness or redemption for her (honestly, I think the author even having her do those things was totally f*cked up).

If she died redeeming herself that would be one thing, but the author just has everything go back to normal after her horrible choices/behavior. I cant stand that myself, but I know that others will be more tolerant. If it wasnt for these events, which are pretty serious to me, I'd give this a 5 star rating.


Two things I really didnt like were the attempted r*pe scene and the near miss/almost netorare. <<less
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MH2 rated it
January 13, 2017
Status: --
I went into this novel hoping for something unique but sadly I was disappointed. It's the usual magic school cliche, the characters are also nothing new the lazy but strong one, the tsundere, and the gentle girl who is always smiling. The villains are also plain, just evil I guess. Also the MC is really pathetic, like seriously, he keeps getting dissed by almost everyone (reminds of natsu from fairy tail, silly all around)

Nothing really unique in this novel
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PringleStorian rated it
November 11, 2017
Status: --

1.I read the manga till the latest chapter
2.i only read this up to the 3 volume

This is a different take on the genre of "magic school life" because it's ACTUALLY explain the magic unlike other novel that just straight up said "gathering magic --> Incantations to change the property of magic ---> Fire" this novel actually explain how the magic works and the "unique" magic was also interesting because it opens up many new possibilities in the future

Sure the Characters are cliched but atleast they have personalities and emotion/felling

overall I will give it 4.5 /5 still not the best but a good read for the weekend
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Asphyxia778 rated it
November 20, 2021
Status: --
Read the manga first then watched the anime and finally read this.

This was disappointing. The pacing of the anime was definitely better than this and this is chock full of cliches and tropes. It's annoying and I feel like my brain was melting reading this.

Definitely dropped and this is not worth wasting my time on
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