As the Demon King, I Am Very Distressed Because the Hero Is Too Weak 1.0


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I am the Demon King Sarthis. If I go according to the script, I, the Demon King should be defeated by the Hero on the destined night every five hundred years. After that, I can gloriously leave the field and live as a lazybones.

I’ve been working diligently for this purpose for hundreds of years, and finally, I met my fated opponent. As a result, this guy is so weak he couldn’t even pierce through the first layer of my armor with his ultimate move.

……What methods could I use to lose to this Hero? Urgent, waiting online!

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MapleBrickToast rated it
November 14, 2019
Status: Completed
This was a really cute little short~ Ah, totally wished there was an extra chapter from the Hero’s perspective though, that would have been fun to see! There were lots of funny moments in the story too.

As always, great pick and translation by SleepyPotato!
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yuukine rated it
June 27, 2020
Status: Completed
Rating: 3.5

This had a potential to become a really long book with amazing story but alas. I am satisfied with this.

It's adorable how it all turned out and I loved the whole ''i am the demon king fear me, defeat me so I can retire'' and hero that is too weak to do it, so there's a lot of pampering involved.

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FanGirlNoha rated it
June 10, 2020
Status: Completed
This was so fluffy and cute! There were definitely plot holes, but I loved how

the hero slowly but surely won over the demon king. I was a bit confused at first about who will be the seme/gong and uke/shou. But you can figure it out after a few chapters :p The hero is the top ;)


My only complaint is that it was too short. ?
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Tofu Cat rated it
November 14, 2019
Status: Completed

ok not really bc this was too short for me to really feel anything, but for a short story is pretty good and quite lighthearted

highly recommend!
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Karumin rated it
November 15, 2019
Status: --
Such a sweet (and funny) story! Definitely worth to try! (。◕ω◕。)
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chande rated it
November 3, 2020
Status: Completed
The story is hilarious. From the title, maybe you already guess the plot already. The demon king are destined to be defeated by the hero and after that, the demon king could live freely. But who knows that he'll meet a pretend-to-be-weak hero who reluctantly fights him. Instead the hero tries to befriend him. What will happen to the them jn the end? You'll find out in 5 minutes because that's the amount of time I spent to read this short story.
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September 24, 2020
Status: Completed
Short, sweet, simple. It's a little too bare bones and lacks any plot except for what is stated in the summary but an easy and pleasant read.
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BaiYihan rated it
June 6, 2020
Status: c6
It's so short but if you don't read it, you're really missing out! The MC just wants to be defeated and get on with his life but the ML is pretending to be weak so that he can stay longer. The captured princess gives the MC love advice by disguising it as ways to make the ML stronger.
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Vjha rated it
May 20, 2020
Status: Completed
It wasn't bad. I just expected more. Even if it was short, I just think there should have been more interactions between the characters. I just don't see how they went from the interactions they were having to retiring together. I agree it is a short, fluffy read. However, I was hoping for better characterization, and more of a build up in the relationship. That being said I don't think I regret reading. It is just I thought it would be something, and I am a bit disappointed it didn't... more>> live up to those expectations. <<less
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Staringatastar rated it
February 27, 2020
Status: Completed
A really cute, short story about a demon king and his "enemy"
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October 12, 2021
Status: --
It's cute but very little actual plot. You aren't attached to any character so the romance doesn't make your heart beat faster. I would only recommend this as a palette cleanser for your next story
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Michelle-08 rated it
May 31, 2021
Status: Completed
The story revolves around an almost depressed Demon King- Sarthis, a lovestuck Hero- Luke, a "third wheel captive" princess Coleman, and a very cute pet Fafnir. The demon king's are destined to be defeated by their respected assigned hero and after that, they could live freely. That's where the hilarity starts.

Although only 6 chapters long, the writer was able to deliver a very good story. Story 8.5/10
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March 27, 2021
Status: Completed
It's true. The way to a demon kings heart is through his stomach lol.

This story was short but cute and of course since it's pretty short we didnt really get to see much development between the MC and MLs relationship. Unfortunately. I wish it was just a few more chapters longer, maybe 20 or 30 chapters would have been good enough to get a grasp on how the MC and ML fall in love with each other.

None the less it was a funny and cute read.
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Citrus Telemarketer
Short and sweet! The story is absolutely adorable and I enjoyed it throughly. The dynamic between the Hero and The Demon King and the Princess is hilarious! Loved this.
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cocoajuppie rated it
June 2, 2020
Status: Completed
I like novels that make fun of tropes.

Best ML. Ultra cute short story.
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gniniz rated it
April 6, 2020
Status: --
This is hilarious ~


A hero that that acts weak to court the demon king, versus a demon king that doesn't understand why the hero is so weak, and keeps getting swept away by the hero's momentum.


Wished they wrote a few more chapters about how their life went after the "fight".
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DarkNaivety rated it
March 3, 2020
Status: Completed
Funny as hell. The Demon's lord thought process made me laugh. Because the ridiculousness made sense.
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dday0425 rated it
February 15, 2020
Status: c6
You can tell the plot just from the title. The story is pretty straightforward and cute. It takes me about 10 minutes to finish the story, so it's good for anyone who doesn't have a lot of time to read a long series in one sit.
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mariaflora1208 rated it
December 2, 2019
Status: Completed
So cute!!

Short yet so cute. It's a light read and a fluffy one too.
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November 16, 2019
Status: --
This was super cute and really funny. But it makes me really want to know the story behind the Princess's relationship with the Demon King. She's so supportive XDD And tacking onto another commenter's idea, I'd also like to have read the Hero's POV.
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