Demon Girl ~Tale of a Lax Demon~

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She had a dream: the world was brimming with light. Family. School. Friends. Trains. Buses. Movies. Books. In that world of light, she grew into adulthood… and at the very end, in a white room, she fell into darkness. She awoke from the dream to find that she had become a demon. In the demon world, she lived a carefree life until she encountered a powerful being.

After such a long time spent living as a demon, before she knew it, spreading in her heart was a yearning for that world of light. She plunged herself into a summoning magic circle that had appeared. Then… when she opened her eyes once again, she had become a human baby.

She was in the Holy Kingdom. She felt fearful: while she was indeed a demon, she only had the strength of a baby. Her being a demon, if discovered, would be terrible. Was she a human or a demon? Would she be able to survive from here on out?

Associated Names
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Akuma Koujo ~Yurui Akuma no Monogatari~
Demon Noble Girl ~Story of a Careless Demon~
Demon Noble Girl ~Tale of a Gentle Demon~
悪魔公女Ⅱ ~ゆるふわアクマ旅情~【リメイク】
悪魔公女 〜ゆるいアクマの物語〜
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
09/20/18 App v7c9 part1
09/15/18 App v7c8
09/06/18 App v7c7
08/30/18 App v7c6
08/23/18 App v7c5
08/16/18 App v7c4
08/09/18 App v7c3 part2
08/02/18 App v7c3 part1
07/26/18 App v7c2 part2
07/19/18 App v7c2 part1
07/12/18 App v7c1 part2
07/05/18 App v7c1 part1
07/01/18 App v7c part2
06/21/18 App v7 prologue part1
06/07/18 App v6c19
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Lekkiboy01
New Lekkiboy01 rated it
September 20, 2018
Status: --
I stopped reading this a while ago, which I find unfortunate because it is a great light novel with light and dark themes that prevents you from getting complacent while reading.

My real problem, and a problem I have with a lot of light novels, is how difficult it is to read it is. There are times the perspective changer and leaves me confused, a lot of the time I don’t know who is who during conversations, topic changes and sentence structures that almost feel incoherent. The thing is, I know... more>> it isn’t incoherent. It’s just that there are times you have to put your self in a specific frame of mind when reading Japanese light novels in order to fully immerse yourself while reading. I used to be able to do that, then I got into Chinese novels, which are usually translated with proper English literary structure that makes it easy to understand and follow.

Like I said, great story and the number of stars I gave it reflects how highly I think of it. You expect it to go in one way then it changes or the tone is light and comedic then it turns dark. I hope to get back into it, especially now that the chapters released have advanced quite a bit <<less
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App
App rated it
May 23, 2016
Status: v1c9
If this entire series ends on the current chapter, c9, I would rate it as the best novel on this entire site. I have never, ever seen a translated web novel with as well written descriptive sections, reasonable character misunderstandings, and most of all: whimsical brutality as this novel. The MC is one of the only characters here that I can actually want to be, not because of pure power scale, but because I understand why she does everything she does, and it all makes sense immediately.

Edit: after reading ahead,... more>> it doesn't get any worse, yay!

Also, the MC has a coherent thought process, no non sequiturs. (A rare thing in LNs) <<less
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mllhild
mllhild rated it
January 14, 2016
Status: --
It is reincarnation without any game elements, quite refreshing.
Good Points:
- has a very nice chapter 1 for setting the mood.
- very good translation
- nice protagonist with which one can relate
- you get the POV from several people to complement the story
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Liv
Liv rated it
March 1, 2016
Status: --
Very good.

Can get a bit slow paced, sometimes, but the story gets more and more interesting later on (reading the raws). Don’t get fooled by the fluffiness. Some chapters are quite bloody.

EDIT: apparently it's been rewritten, so do note that my opinion is based on the old version
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San-Kyu
San-Kyu rated it
May 5, 2017
Status: v4c6
Where to start... well the closest comparison to this novel I can remember is Cloudy Eyes Lilianne. You have your fluffy story about a reincarnator awakening into the body of a newborn girl. She is born into nobility and is well loved by her family and servants. She grows up healthily and becomes beautiful... abnormally so. The prologue basically sets the backstory for the MC as she is actually a demon that has unwittingly incarnated into this world by inhabiting the corpse of a newly born stillborn child. The story... more>> then goes somewhat fast, with each year of her life documented in 1-5 chapters, with troubles arising from her unique existence as well as some issues with her parentage.

A word of warning the story is a comedy overall but in a very dark, gallows humor sort of way. Remember the MC is a demon, and she inhabits a setting where she was born in what may as well been the religious capital of the world. She ultimately shows two sides of her, a very princess-ly human side and a very very very inhuman demonic side. She is nourished by emotion, whether it be happiness, love, hatred, or despair, and actively cultivates events and people to extract them - it can be rather disturbing how easily she does this. She is absolutely nothing like your typical shojo lead, and mostly acts the part very well.

The writing/editing is pretty well done with few spelling or grammar errors to note - its an easy read. I absolutely recommend reading this. <<less
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joshan
joshan rated it
July 3, 2016
Status: v2c10
Fluffiness until v1c9... why stop?!!! c10-11 is quite bloody as she goes all out! It seems all volumes start slow with fluffiness/socializing then bloody action towards the end, she gets feared/hated by some and loved by others
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WoolyMarmot
WoolyMarmot rated it
February 6, 2016
Status: --
A delicious story. It’s a “reincarnated person wants to hide their cheat” story, but twisted in some delightful ways. Picture a human female (that’s the “dream”) who’s become a demon―but retains her un-demon-like fondness for cuteness. Now, as a demon, she’s living in the body of a still (so far) young human girl.

On the inside she has the soul of a human who loves cuteness and affection. On the outside there's a cute girl for whom that soul would be a perfect match. In between though, there's the demon she... more>> was reincarnated as, and that demon can't afford to be discovered, is afraid of things like holy water, and takes nourishment from... well, it's not human food, but it seems very appropriate for a demon.

She may want to live a happy, ordinary life, but as more of her circumstances are revealed, as the circle of people around her widens, it looks more and more like her life will be more eventful than that. And very tasty for us readers.

(Updated: trying yet again to capture what has so captured me about this story.) <<less
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Aria
Aria rated it
June 8, 2016
Status: v2c16
Warning: Don't read this if you're looking for pure fluffiness

Hint: the story tag is [demons] and [R-15] (you've been warned)

If you don't mind some dark-ish tone/chapter, this story is pure awesome!

I highly recommend this!
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Felix3D
Felix3D rated it
May 22, 2016
Status: v1c9
This... is classical Japanese writing. The words have multiple meanings, and allusions, while the whole setup is more of a poem than prose.

Because of this, it is hard to read. You can't translate it properly, much like Dante's Inferno. The wording and the subtext will always be a bit off. While it is a good job, the translation could be improved.

But the story, and what it accomplishes still is very strong.

Do not read this if you do not like artsy stories, or if you prefer clear and concise actions. This... more>> work is very "japanese" in the sense that it revels in implied information and incomplete thoughts. You will often feel lost while reading this story. This is normal, that's how this kind of literature works.

Beyond the cute and fluffy exterior, you can call this story "horror" almost, as it takes a very interesting niche and expands on it. It's a shockingly simple premise that is elevated and explored in ways you don't expect. <<less
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scranity
scranity rated it
October 28, 2016
Status: v2c14
So you start reading this story, and you're enveloped by fluffy cuteness. The main character starts off as a low level demon, and is a golden furred kitten with wings and gains a scary panther BFF.

Then she gets sucked into the human world and turns into a baby with unnaturally cute everything, who turns out to be a princess of a kingdom that came from a marriage done purely out of love. Things get fluffier from there.

EXCEPT THEN EVERYTHING WENT SIDEWAYS.

The most recent review before this had only gotten up... more>> to v2 c9, and was made a month ago. So much has changed since then, even in just 5 chapters.

The very next chapter made a complete about turn in the direction the story seemed to be going. The little 'slip up' that happens with the
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main character going full on scary vampire demon and eating the kidnappers

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is nothing compared to what starts to happen at Volume 2 chapter 10.

For those willing to spoil the immediate proceedings for themselves:

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From chapter 10 to chapter 14:

Yurushia's little hanger on's have turned out to be abusing their positions as her 'protectors' and have been screwing with her stuff. They've sold off her and her family's priceless possessions, been either slacking or completely abandoning their work, and have destroyed Yuru's precious gifts from her family. Yes, I mean the ones she was given early on in the series that, while are not valuable in a material sense, represent to her all her happy memories of her family and friends. They are, in essence, representative of every good thing that has ever happened to her and they were completely ruined, not due to maliciousness, but due to the other child's simple lack of any care with them.

But instead of punishing them through normal channels, she decides to handle it herself.

Long story short, she convinces them to accompany her to a supposedly harmless but extremely prestigious 'tea party' which turns out to be run by a powerful group of vampires that are using these events as an excuse to drink the blood of powerful nobles.

After revealing the vampire's plot in front of nearly the entire undead horde and the other children, enraging the former against the latter immensely, Yurushia gives them an ultimatum: Escape the vampires by yourselves, or die.

They don't get away. And then she feeds their souls to demons as to let them possess the children's bodies. Said demons then burn the last last dregs of the human souls to fix their ruined clothing.

And then Yurushia commands them to go forth and slaughter every last vampire in the castle because, and I quote, "those Vampires (Trash) which built a nest in my feeding grounds... "

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So if you've read the above spoiler, you can see how things have changed so much. The turnaround was jarring, but suddenly all the seemingly harmless and silly throwaway comments that she made so many times earlier on in the series have turned out to have been completely serious.

The dark foreshadowing concealed behind cutesy supposed airheadedness gets an A+ from me.

5 stars, would be stunned from sudden genre shift again. <<less
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thorlong
thorlong rated it
May 23, 2016
Status: v1c9
An absolutely fascinating story, following natural instincts and the ascendance of a soul. I would like to remind people what the true nature of angles and demons are really like, honestly there isn't much of a difference.
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Mavsynchroid
Mavsynchroid rated it
January 6, 2018
Status: v4c1
This is another one of those Japanese novels where everything (story details, conversations, action, narration) is vague. Sometimes it's even difficult to figure out who's speaking what sentence, as there's usually no "So and so said". Anyway, for the story itself, it has an interesting premise. However, it doesn't really use it to it's fullest extent. I understand that the title itself says the MC is lax/careless/lazy, but that usually makes the story extremely dull. You realize you're just waiting for the end of each volume where something interesting actually... more>> happens. Saw that some other reviewer said that this is the best novel on this site... Would like to try a bit of whatever he's smoking..

The MC is pretty dull herself, even while you get to listen to her inner thoughts. We get it.. You're a demon who's being hailed as a holy saint/princess. Can you not repeat it every chapter like it's a surprise to you?.. Can Rick not grab your arm, drag you somewhere, and do a tsundere act every chapter? Can Noel not say something gentle/extremely embarrassing while blushing every chapter? It's just the same of the same in every chapter/volume. At the end of every volume, the MC let's loose her demon self and kills a bunch of bad people. While the first time it was pretty interesting, by the end of the third volume I just kind of shrugged.

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Especially seeing as how that's when the dark beast reappeared. Felt like such a waste in how it was done. "Come back with me". "No". Battle battle battle. "I'll bring you back next time!" eh... ok?

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I've actually noticed this in quite a few Japanese novels, but they don't seem to really care about detail a lot of the times. Each character will have more or less ONE personality trait that's always up front. For example, Tina, one of the MC's attendants is obsessed with the princess. Anything she does or say just HAS to be related for that. It's ridiculously flat, detail wise. The MC herself is one of those MC's that does whatever anyone else tells her to. If she doesn't want to do it, she'll say something like "no... but..." then end up doing it anyway. It's like she has no say in the story itself, and just follows along whatever the author thinks of, without thought to how a person would actually react.

I dunno, I think giving this novel a 3 is pretty generous. Besides the beginning premise of the story, it really doesn't offer anything substantial. Very plain and boring.

EDIT: Unfortunately, most of the chapters are now on moonbunnycafe, which has to be the absolutely worst site to read on an iPad in reading mode. The page CONSTANTLY crashes and reloads before getting to the end of the chapter, making it almost non readable in that sense. Every other website with a novel on it that I've ever visited and read on didn't have this problem as long as java script is turned off. This site is the only site that crashes this way regardless of whether or not Java Script is on or off. I've messaged them about it multiple times, yet they've ignored the problem. Due to that, all novels on their site automatically drop one star in reviews, making this novel a 2 star now instead of a 3 star. <<less
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GabeZhul
GabeZhul rated it
June 9, 2017
Status: v4c11
This was a really surprising read. First of all, I found this series by random, while looking for the original title of another story I have found here. As such, my expectations were mild at best, but the story quickly managed to win me over.

As the synopsis already says, this is a story about a reincarnator from modern day Japan. However, the nameless girl quickly fades into memory as she becomes the "Golden Beast", an absurdly powerful demon in the demon realm... except she looks like an incredibly cute golden... more>> cat with tiny little bat wings and the disposition of an overly playful one.

After an indeterminate amount of time she, due to various circumstances, gets reincarnation again, but this time as a human baby born into a noble family, so she ends up as an ex-human who became human again and loves people, but with the peculiar mind-set and abnormal power of an inhuman, god-tier demon. Then comedy ensues.

Yes, most of this story is about the protagonist's misadventures, the people around her bumbling around after being charmed by her natural cuteness and beauty and just a lot of fluffy, comedic situations sweet enough to give you diabetes. And then horror ensues.

Yes, you read that right. Be warned, contrary to what you might think from reading the first dozen or so chapters, this is not a story for the faint-hearted. When sh*t hits the fan in this series, it hits hard. We are talking about "kids being torn apart by monster dogs in graphic detail" levels. Thankfully, the protagonist and company are still the 'good guys', monstrous as they are, so when she lets loose, there are little to no collateral damage, but most of the bad guys that earn her ire usually end up deader than dead, and those are the lucky ones.

Overall this was a surprisingly entertaining series, however I have to knock off one star due to the fairly boring worldbuilding and weak characterizations, the latter of which is further compounded by just how many fairly pointless secondary and tertiary characters the reader has to keep in mind. So yeah, good read, but be warned of the genre-shift at the end of each volume. <<less
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toki
toki rated it
June 4, 2016
Status: v1c9
This novel is way too good, the description doesn't do it justice. The author writes like an actual adult, and the whole theme of cuteness in the story is deceiving. Basically just read it.
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Sherrynity
Sherrynity rated it
August 6, 2016
Status: v1c10
Holy mother of Azathoth— this LN... 😂 I recommend you to read at least until chapter 9 before you rate this series.

This series is about the tale of a certain gentle demon. I repeat; GENTLE. DEMON. No matter what, never forget those two words when you read it.

The said demon was summoned into a human body (or to be exact; a baby corpse) by a twist of fate. She lives her life with misunderstanding on the level of Tilea (Tilea's Worries) 's denseness. Basically the story is about how this... more>> demon cope with her daily life as a 'human'. <<less
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Giagantic
Giagantic rated it
July 2, 2018
Status: --
One of the best Japanese WN's out there. It is both cliche and yet genre defying as it combines a certain sweet fluffyness common to "shojou" with the brutality of "seinen" with shifts between and even merging of these contrary elements.

The MC is especially what is interesting as she has two very clearly defined yet inseparable sides to her being her demonic side which could be argued to benefit from the suffering from others and her loving side that indulges and seemingly loved by all.
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Kerbasi
Kerbasi rated it
August 29, 2017
Status: v4c21
This is just wonderful!

It's like a crossover between Overlord and the cliched female transmigration stories lol

It's gore, it's fluff, it's cute!

Although those three things might be odd put together, but there's nothing else I could use to describe this novel.

Moooore please!!!
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BillionJellyfish
BillionJellyfish rated it
January 11, 2018
Status: v5c17
1. The novel is an original story of a super OP MC who is a demoness and hailed as a holy saint/princess.

2. There are loyal subordinates/friends/love interests of the MC and the interactions between them are sometimes funny, sometimes heartwarming, sometimes fluffy, and sometimes serious. The relationship between the MC and each character is solid and flow smoothly. There are real conversations and not just vague/general internal monologues.

3. I live for those mofu mofu moments between the MC and ML (the demon at the beginning I think is the ML).... more>> It is so sweet and adorable when they cuddle! I really want to cuddle with a large fluffy animal too!

4. It doesn't have too much Japanese wording in the translations like yosh, un, fumu, kya, uwa, gusun, oi, etc. Reading too many of these types of Japanese phrases/reactions personally annoy me, so I'm thankful that in this story, not too many of these Japanese wording appear. -Whew-

The only issue I have with the novel though is that some of the scenarios are a bit vague, so you got to use your own imagination to fill in some of the plot holes. The MC's thick headedness at times can be a turn-off, but it's not so bad that I would drop the novel. Overall, it's an interesting read that is different from other Japanese novels that involve transmigrating/gaming element/kingdom-building/etc. I recommend giving the first volume of the novel a try before deciding to continue or not. <<less
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Kuro no Hokori
Kuro no Hokori rated it
February 28, 2017
Status: --
Super Great!!! Gives me goosebumps. As expected of a Psychological novel. If you like Fast-paced novels yet with deep Character Development. You might think she's just like a naive demon and this is just a cute story all the way with slice of life, THEN YOU'VE GOT IT ALL WRONG. Anyway, VERY ENJOYABLE
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buddhapest
buddhapest rated it
June 21, 2016
Status: v2c2
Just started this today, and I'm hooked to the extent that I'm trudging slowly through the raws with Rikai-kun. The writing style is descriptive and maintains a good flow, while the plot progression is very well thought-out. I don't think there is much to criticize on this front. There is a very interesting interplay between MC's "demon" and "human" identity, which I can see becoming very important to her characterization. It's an exciting read that explores a rather unique interpretation of 'reincarnation MC' stories. I think that there is a... more>> lot of potential in this story. <<less
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nEoQuIcKsiLvEr
nEoQuIcKsiLvEr rated it
May 26, 2016
Status: v1c9
Wow what a story. At first it gets by pretty slow and it's hard to understand. Since it's building up her demon phase when she remembered her past life as a human. She thought of it as a beautiful dream and wants to become human even while she's a demon. Then she gets a new life as a human in another world with her past life as a demon.

This is where the story picks up, yet while she is a mesmerizing beauty and she thinks of herself as some weird... more>> abnormality. She's also attracted to very demon like things but everyone looks at her like an angel. There's a lot of drama going on behind the scenes with her family and the state of politics in the kingdom. She is very unaware of since she's a child and when it gets to the point that stuff hits the fan, it gets good.

Very similar to E? Heibon Desu yo?? But replace the fact that she remembers herself as a human with being a demon. <<less
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