Darenidemo Dekiru Kage Kara Tasukeru Maō Tōbatsu

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It has been ten years since The Demon Lord Kranos declaring war against all the humanity.

Against the powerful army of Kranos, at the brink of it’s own destruction, The kingdom decided to use The Church secret summoning ritual to call upon heroes.

I was selected as it’s priest (healer) as a leftover party member in the Tōdō naotsugu’s party, the sacred hero party. Inside it there are already two core member, a magician and a swordsman. But then I notice something, even though we were the first line of defense against the demon lord army, we don’t have any ability to fight.

Is it possible for me to fight against the demon lord army and leveling up the hero party at the same time!?

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Defeating the Demon Lord’s a Cinch (If You Have a Ringer)
誰にでもできる影から助ける魔王討伐
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fireutsie
fireutsie rated it
March 21, 2019
Status: v4
I had a hunch when I saw the cover of the novel and read that the hero only wanted to have an all female party. And at the end of volume 1 it turned out that I was right about it.

Major vol1 spoiler ... more>>
Spoiler

The hero is actually a woman.

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But then what do they with this plot twist? Absolutely nothing. There is no explanation why he has to hide this secret. And there is no further development on this issue. And these kind of issues are what irk me the most about the novel. The characters are shallow, and no significant character development or world building takes place. The interactions between the hero and his companions too are kinda just shallow, generic and forced. The good thing is that the interaction between the priest and his superiors as well as subordinates are mostly ok.

The setting is what sets this novel apart from a lot of the other fantasy-isekai novels, it offers something fresh after all those op edgy isekai slave harem novels. The novel is mainly focused on the Priest and the Hero and is mainly told from the Priest's POV but sometimes the hero also gets a part. The main character is the priest, not the kind of priest you usually find; he cusses, he drinks, he threatens, he scams, he bashes enemies in with a mace, comes up with the most extreme ideas and even curses his own god. He will do anything to accomplish his mission of guiding the hero, and he certainly doesn't hold back with retorting or cursing when things go wrong. It's what makes the novel great. But here is where it all stops being great.

The Hero is stupid, he's does not make rational descisions, has a narrow-minded view about certain things, and has a strong belief in justice which backfires spectacularly. And it would've been fine if we found out why he turned out to be like this, but nope, after 3 volumes there are barely any snippets about his past in Japan. Why he doesn't like males either is not explained. He also doesn't really grow as a character, nor does his character get explored. So I'm kinda disappointed.

The side characters are also very flat. We get some snippets about their past but it took 3 volumes to have the mystery revealed why the mage can only use fire magic. And it was really only explained in like 1 sentence too.

No idea why the swordsman took up a different school or why she has 0 magic ability.

No idea what the aide of the priest is actually thinking and why she volunteered for the job. She hinted that she had met him before and seems to harbor some feelings of love towards the priest? But all of this doesn't really get touched upon since she refuses to speak about her past meeting with the priest because the priest forgot about it. And I really don't blame him since the dude has to deal daily with the most troublesome people and tasks that probably exists in his world.

As said in the beginning, my opinion is that the novel is kinda fresh and unique for its setting. The priest is a great and uncommon type of character. But the character development, interactions and worldbuilding are just really non-existent. Most (side) characters are flat and uninteresting. And I really wish that this part was done better. Because it would've been a solid novel otherwise.

I give it a 3/5

Edit: As of volume 4 not much has changed. I do have to say that it is still the priest and his subordinates that are making the story worth reading. <<less
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bkwrm
bkwrm rated it
September 24, 2018
Status: v1
Pretty solid read so far. MC is a badass which is fun and has an interesting viewpoint. Heroes party is delightfully quirky. And it is a blast watching the MC have to lead everyone by the hand while dying inside at how useless they are.

However about midway through the novel takes a bit of a dive. And now it's all about him wearing masks and having to hide himself to help them from the shadows. Which I found a LOT less interesting.

And the hero does get really damn annoying. While... more>> I understand he has his reasons for why he does a few of the things he does, but in the end he acts like a complete noob that is going get everyone killed as he refuses to work out his own issues. <<less
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ballster147
ballster147 rated it
February 15, 2019
Status: v2
Characters full of flaws and thats what the story tell itself.

OPness means nothing when you dont have what it takes and talent means nothing when you are powerless

And thats the issues that our not too OP MC and the Hero and his party full of talents needs to address

A story on how the NOT SO PERFECT and FLAWED MC try so hard to guide the hero and his team step by step
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Archerreborn2
Archerreborn2 rated it
December 11, 2018
Status: v2
Definitely a great novel. Yes I'll admit most of the characters seem unlikable at first glance. But the story is focused a lot of character development and character interaction, so as the plot progresses and more of both the MC and the heroes are revealed originally irritating characteristics start to make more sense.

Honestly the second volume is much better once you start getting into the groove of things and it focuses on the heroes actually improving themselves. Definitely a good read.
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Fanservice_Kun
Fanservice_Kun rated it
September 24, 2018
Status: v1
The main character is a stoick man who cleans up the hero's mess which is also a stoick and only wants a certain gender to join the hero's party. So far the story is terrible and the characters are unlikable, the fights takes too much talking except for the training part but the way the abilities are explained are so far so good

If you expect an op hero, zero to hero, intense fight and few more that I won't name then the first volume would most likely be a... more>> huge turn off for you. The hero is too uncute and too unlikable for you to want to cheer him on while the main character who is suppose to help the hero is quite decent for now but like I said they are too prideful. The only reason I was able to finish this was because I want the answers to my question which were answered at the end

I'll try to read the next volume since its too early to jugde

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