If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord (WN)


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A painfully conspicuous master adventurer, Dale.

Due to a certain request, he set foot in a deep forest and by chance, encountered a severely underweight and thin young girl of magic lineage. Unable to leave the girl, Latina, who carried the branding of a criminal, Dale reluctantly decided to become her protector. However―

“Because Latina is too cute, I don’t want to go to work.”

―Before he realized it, he had completely gained a parent complex!?

Associated Names
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UchiMusume (WN)
Uchi no Musume no Tame naraba, Ore wa Moshikashitara Maou mo Taoseru kamo Shirenai
Related Series
Uchi no Musume no Tame naraba, Ore wa Moshikashitara Maou mo Taoseru kamo Shirenai (LN) (Light Novel)
I Bought a Girl (3)
Hokuou Kizoku to Moukinzuma no Yukiguni Karigurashi (2)
I Was a Sword When I Reincarnated (WN) (2)
Isekai Yururi Kikou ~Raising Children While Being an Adventurer~ (2)
Wagamama Onna ni Tensei Shita yo (2)
The Elf Is a Freeloader (2)

Latest Release

Date Group Release
01/10/18 Asian Hobbyist c117
12/15/17 Asian Hobbyist c116
12/13/17 Asian Hobbyist c115
12/11/17 Asian Hobbyist c114
11/30/17 Asian Hobbyist c113
11/27/17 Asian Hobbyist c112
11/15/17 Asian Hobbyist c111
11/05/17 Asian Hobbyist c110
10/28/17 Asian Hobbyist c102
10/16/17 Asian Hobbyist c109
06/07/17 konobuta c108
06/03/17 konobuta c107
05/02/17 konobuta side story 6
05/02/17 konobuta c106
04/29/17 konobuta side story 5
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New icr0 rated it
June 18, 2019
Status: v5c111
I mean, what can I really say? It's a very good story, but how much you will like it is incredibly subjective, especially with a wn like this. I can't go into too much of why this is without revealing spoilers, but this is a story of massive character progression (over 9 years), and is highly focused on the adopted child's development.

UchiMusume touches on a variety of themes, like parental relationships, but also coming of age, mortality, and romance. I feel like I would be doing a disservice to future... more>> readers if I don't mention this right now:


Yes, Dale and Latina get married, but no, not usagi drop style. In my opinion it's handled very well, and makes it seem like it *almost* wasn't strange at all to begin with.


I think it's worth a read, it's certainly the kind of wn that'll make you feel a hell of a lot less lonely. <<less
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Poor_Hero rated it
March 7, 2016
Status: --
an OP adventurer (Dale) meets a deserted demon little girl (Latina) in the forest. The plot is kind of interesting, slice of life and the development isn't that slow. There are some quite sad events and fluffy times so you might not help but smile at the cuteness of Latina and the dork action of Dale being the parent of Latina. The changes of the personality of the two leads, Dale and Latina, are well written by the changes of the times in novel. Recommended if you are looking for... more>> novels that heal your heart after reading novels with wars and fights. <<less
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Kaoru rated it
June 6, 2016
Status: c41
This story is very good and heart-warming slice of life. Just a little warning though... this story is so sweet that many readers suffered from diabetes and liver failures. Prepare insuline shot!

It has also been reported that so much cuteness may leave you with a huge smile on your face for the whole day, giving you cheek cramps
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Jaded rated it
November 13, 2016
Status: c55
All the reviews here have pretty much pointed all the main features and the good points in the novel, so I'll be the devil's advocate and point out what is NOT good about the story.

1. Character development: None of the characters really show any character development. Dale, the main male character for instance is said to have been a character who was once cold hearted and sullen. But he changes really quickly, so quickly that it's unnatural, unless of course you can believe that 'cuteness is justice' or something. Even... more>> the author feels the same, when he admits in one of his notes that Dale became 'dere' a little to quickly.

The demon girl who gets adopted does develop, from a girl who jsquiet, unconfident and adorable to someone who is eager, intelligent and adorable. She's adorable, right from the beginning to the end. So adorable, that she isn't particularly realistic. Lots of novels don't have realistic characters, but I usually like slice of life with some realistic characters. As for the other secondary characters, dont bother looking for development. All of them (barring a mob character who hates non human races in general and isn't even named) completely fall for the kid's adorabilty attack.

Plot: This isn't really a flaw, more like something thats normal for these sort of novels. There isn't any grand goal or purpose the story. One question that remains in the novel uptil now is the identity of Latina (the demon girl) and why was she abandoned. Hints are dropped about here and there, but it isn't particularly important to the story. I only recollect one crisis that took place in the novel, and it got resolved pretty quickly. So if you are looking for a story with action and drama, a story that makes you scream, " I want more!!", then this isn't really the right novel.

Inspite of this, I enjoy this novel a lot. While I wouldn't enjoy only reading this novel and no other, the novel provides a nice change of pace and is soothing. <<less
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Yukkuri Oniisan rated it
January 4, 2017
Status: c80
As a someone who like to have a daughter myself, I really enjoyed this story and the characters' interaction.

There is a plot, true, but the main focus is at Dale and Latina's relationship as adoptive family members.

It does give Usagi Drop's vibe, though...... But that's Japan for you........
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DevianT rated it
August 12, 2016
Status: c46
To the 6 vote who rate 1 star, they seriously don't have humanity. Such warm and cute story, the plot is not bad quite good slice of life, there's some chapter about dark part yet heartwarming.

Just a teenager 18 y/o who used to be cold blooded soldier become a doting parent when adopt a Demi human demon child which found in the forest. Can't blame him but he is not a lolicon just a helpless doting father~
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Grittyrain rated it
April 15, 2018
Status: c117

Cute at the first and gets boring halfway. I have to stop reading because they are going to the disgusting father / daughter romance route.

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makenai89 rated it
December 19, 2016
Status: c70
In my opinion, Uchi no Musume is one of the best slice-of-life novels. Definitely above par, despite some initial weaknesses on Author's narrative in the beginning chapters. It's fluffy, it's developing slowly, but characters are visibly growing, and the underlying tensions which construct its main plot are also going forward at the right pace. At least, that's how it is till chapter 70.

The story started when a young man with unusual background found a little girl of different race in the middle of a dangerous forest. In the subsequent development,... more>> the young man adopted the little girl and treated her as an (extremely) doting single parent. There were (overly) sweet moments, heartwarming bonds, and some rather painful realizations.

I've got a strong vibe of Usagi Drop (the manga) here. And I can't help but waiting for every revelations that will be brought by every arc, what twists that might come about, and whether it will end in the same style that Usagi Drop did. <<less
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Railman rated it
February 25, 2017
Status: --
There is something called too much slice of life or "fuwah" "fuwah" elements (for me at least) that the setting seems to adjust by the characters standard, resulting to extreme inconsistency that you might not notice, specially when you're on a Japanese novel reading streak.
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The town is toooo peaceful, even for a slice of life standard, a girl getting lost in the streets on a medieval settings with nobels/adventures/swords setting you might expect something to happen to her, but no, she just meet a couple of kids and go home, the most infuriating are the adults, the author want to emphasize how mature the kid is for her age that they forgot how childish the adults are, they seem to dump every single responsibility to kid every time they wrong her and that's just the beginning.

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Nakiami rated it
February 18, 2016
Status: --
If you are looking for a cute, fantasy story to life your spirits, look no further! Cute, adorable, character development, backstory, plot, some sadness, cute, and more cuteness.

So it's still interesting (as in cute), so try it out if you haven't already.
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4N0NReviewer rated it
March 19, 2018
Status: c19
I'm usually a bit more pickier about my novels, but this had a pretty high rating so I decided to give it a go. Some of you may be sick of seeing the recycled "diabetes" comments. Don't worry, I'm not going to even start with that. I've decided to write a review this early in because a few details has been pricking the back of my mind.

Novel Pros

    • Each chapter is short. It's a lot easier to keep track of when reading on a mobile device.
    • The vocabulary and naming sense is simple and familiar (except the gods in the lore). Doesn't come off as pretentious. Fantasy settings tend to get hung up on sounding complex.
    • The writing style is enjoyable and flows well. There's a good balance of dialogue and scene description.
Novel Cons

    • The main characters are pretty much Mary Sues. You find out later that Dale is really high spec and has friends in high places. The dude apparently makes a lot of dough despite his humble home: an attic in a restaurant. Latina, his adopted daughter, checks off a lot of the boxes even early in. She's constantly described as being attractive and likeable, which gets annoying. I can only imagine the checklist growing.
    • The story gets monotonous. Sure, the plot progresses, but the bulk of the story revolves around the two's borderline obsession with each other. It doesn't feel fresh when they genuinely have new experiences because they act or react in the same manner.
    • The story doesn't really set up a buildup or backdrop to anything, only introducing information when it's immediately relevant. Rather than withholding details for a surprise, it feels as if the author is coming up with details on the fly.

The novel is enjoyable for light, casual reading when you want to just pass the time. Otherwise, there's not much sustenance and complexity to the characters or plot.
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FTxNexus rated it
December 13, 2015
Status: --
This story is so sweet and warm, that you couldnt possibly hate it. A 18 old young man picks up a muddy dirty child in the forest and decides to be her parent. Not long afterwards, he becomes what you could call a stupid dotting father. Cant blame him tho!
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amumizu rated it
November 26, 2015
Status: --
I need more! If you're looking for a cute slice of life novel about an unlikely pair, then this is for you. Also don't worry, he's not a lolicon, he legitimately becomes her father. Let's hope it stays that way.
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Grarg rated it
July 26, 2017
Status: c55
Decent novel. Like many light novels, one of the main characters is OP. However, what sets this story apart is that him and his strength are not the focus. Rather, the little girl he picks up is. The author skips the pitfall of endlessly writing about how powerful and great the male lead is and focuses the story on the girl and how she adapts to a new environment, new people, and discrimination.

This is not a wish fulfillment story. Rather, it's a heartwarming and sweet coming of age tale that... more>> I would recommend. <<less
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Dr_H_16 rated it
June 2, 2017
Status: v2c31
Absolutely Great Novel!

First, Latina is cute~

Second, the side characters also have development which in itself is great

Third, the MC isn't too OP but Strong

Fourth, the character development of the MC and MFC is nice
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wintang rated it
August 29, 2016
Status: c48
One of the cutie cuteness story in this novel update that bring your tear to your cheek and keep your eye moist for sometimes. It is also well written when it comes to the sad part I just skip through it because I don't have enough courage reading it. The writer just skilfully show how to express the cuteness of lil girl which adorable enough that I want to have lil daughter but heck, It would be like 0.0000000001% chance with my gene. So most of you keep that in... more>> mind that you will never get kid with so much adorableness like this MC's daughter and keep dream on. if you like story that keep you rolling on the ground dreaming, sitting on chair smile silly and tear flowing. This could be one of novel that have unique plot. But I would like to give 4.5/5 tho since later the story is lil bore to me like from chap 40-48. anyway its still one of the best cuteness novel that i've ever read. <<less
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Dream Seeker rated it
June 6, 2016
Status: c40
Nothing pulls off cute as well as this novel. You will literally taste irresistible adorableness in each chapter of this parent and child story.

Might Develop into a story of an Hero who raised the Demon King or Demon King who raised the hero, and they eventually have to fight each other, but dale the father-like figure is unlikely to go along with that premise

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NoirNeko rated it
July 25, 2016
Status: c37
I love it! For a change no reincarnations. And it's so sweet, although the translator isn't the best one I know.

The story still engulfed me
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roriconknight rated it
June 10, 2016
Status: c41
Seriously, reading this I need some more insulin shots. It is one of the best novels out there for those who: 1) love lolis; 2) had fatherly complex (to little girls)
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franksgeorge rated it
May 15, 2019
Status: c111
Starts out as an interesting variant of the OP MC but around chapter 100 it starts to devolve. The author must not have had an idea of how he was going to fill in the details from point A to point B, as it turns into a retcon to fix the age gap to apparently justify, "How can I make it acceptable for these two characters to have s*x?" If we take the author at his initial word, the MC has been a "hero" for a number of years to... more>> start out, which would have put him at 15 according to the village rules of being an adult. However, the author expects us around chapter 105 to believe that he met his not-daughter only two and a half years into being a well known adventurer with what sounds like almost a decade of outside-the-village experience. <<less
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Ivan_1234 rated it
December 19, 2016
Status: c70
Long story short. It's like watching a kid/plant/animal you're taking care of grow and developed in life. So what you're reading is like a reading as story of how your kid grow. With events happening and such, its really an excellent read for many.
Additionally, the Female MC is cute and adorable. Its irresistible. :)
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