I’m the Evil Lord of an Intergalactic Empire!


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Liam Sera Banfield is a reincarnator.

He was reincarnated into a fantasy universe of swords and magic, but at a time that civilization was already making advancements into outer space.

The setting takes place in an intergalactic empire, a space opera-like universe where humanoid weapons and spaceships do battle.

Liam, who had incarnated into an aristocratic family in a monarchic society, has the ambition to one day become an evil lord.

In his previous life, Liam had unfortunately lost everything and died in despair.

— It’s foolish to live for others.

— I will live for myself.

Holding those feelings in his chest, he starts towards his second life, but is instead worshipped as a virtuous ruler from his difference in values.

Will Liam be able to safely become an evil lord?

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Ore wa seikan kokka no akutoku ryōshu!
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New MondSemmel rated it
September 13, 2019
Status: v1 epilogue
This story has an interesting premise - a reincarnator tries to be an evil lord, but becomes a beloved one instead. But the author didn't properly execute on this vision. The famous writing advice to "show, don't tell" is *glaringly* violated here, to the point that I'm shocked by the many favorable reviews. In a story that should at least partially be about governance, one of the protagonist's early actions isn't just summarized as, but essentially entirely consists of, "The government was reformed". And in a similar fashion, none of... more>> the protagonist's supposed accomplishments outside of battle are described in a way that he'd actually *own* them.

In fact, almost all the descriptions are beyond perfunctory. Things are frequently designed as looking or being designed badly, with no further elaboration. Ultimately, given the total lack of proper descriptions, I'd be surprised if the majority of readers could actually imagine the scenes depicted in the book.

Instead of this story, I highly recommend reading stories that do the "telling" part of storytelling properly. For instance, Release that Witch also has a story about governance and leadership, but there we actually see the protagonist go through the motions of improving his territory's technology and system of government. <<less
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New Yoburi rated it
September 8, 2019
Status: --
This novel is a lie and a pretty patetic one he isn't evil at all, MC is just doing the same thing he did before his wife destroy his life in the previus life woking his ass off for other people.

If he really wanted to be a evil lord he should have finish suck dry his shity family, get a bunch of androids and ships and make his douche parents to pay for all that.

The novel have no real plot and no goal I dont know what the MC really... more>> wants or who he really is so I just don't care. <<less
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KuroInfinity rated it
June 14, 2019
Status: v4 epilogue
Translator Biased Review Here~! lol

In short, this is a 'misunderstandings'-based story.

Just like 'Overlord' or 'To be in Power From the Shadows', or any other novel of this genre, this novel focuses on a main protagonist whose only legitimate skill is in their battle prowess. Other actions and decisions made are generally not thought out through or made with simple intentions, only to be misconceived by their surroundings as something far greater for our amusement.

I recommend reading at least until chapter 10 to see if you'll enjoy it or not. Slice-of-life... more>> chapters that showcase the interactions of the MC with the world around him fill up the beginning of most volumes with most of the major battles being held in the later chapters.

I enjoyed reading/translating this, but if what I described so far doesn't seem like your cup of tea, then I recommend you go somewhere else. (^^|||

Its also the same author as 'Sevens' and 'The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs', so if you like those series you should check this one out too!

... and yes, I'm the reason why this novel has so many tags. I read the RAW, so I just added everything that fit. If you're caught up with the latest translated chapter, but feel like a certain tag doesn't work, then it's probably because I haven't translated that far yet. I hope you enjoy it! (^^) / <<less
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pyramidhead rated it
June 30, 2019
Status: v1c12
Translation is top tier, story content is top tier, story telling is top tier, my addiction is now top tier. This is one of those stories that makes you wonder why all those second rate CN face slapping novels get 1k chapters, keep getting translated, and have countless views while actually good series like this go almost unnoticed. It's one of those stories that make you wish a thousand chapters were out because you can't wait for the next chapter to see what happens next. Truly great work from the... more>> author and the translator and I look forward to seeing more. <<less
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Rizkid rated it
July 1, 2019
Status: c12
Hot damm, this novel is awesome. You got Darth Vader here doing all kind of magic and stuff and people who are misunderstanding him lol.

I definitely become a fan of this author, all of their work so far is good (sevens & unfair otome)
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tldr rated it
August 21, 2019
Status: v1
If I were to describe this novel in one word, then it would be 'half-assed'.

Everything is half-assed here from the plot, world building, characters.

... more>>

Where do we start? We begin with typical down the luck MC that got isekai'd into another world by seemingly a benevolent being, but there's a catch! Turn out the being was instead a malevolent being that live on people's despair. The surprise ended here, I was a fool for expecting something different.

The MC is reincarnated to another world that has reached Space Exploration Age, we were then introduced to various things that got couple of lines then promptly forgotten.

    1. Female android, with s*x function to boot. Apparently there were some kind of backstory involving android uprising in the past that makes the current people distrustful of them. It was promptly forgotten in couple of chapters and has no bearing at all for the future plot. The s*x function? Ignored.
    2. Domain management. It basically consist of MC sleeping in the capsule then some years passed with MC doing some mundane things like executing corrupt people then somehow the debt-ridden poor backwater domain with sparse population improved itself. Never mind that it was a whole galaxy with planet as capital, not some kind of backwater small domain.
    3. World building, the world is mixture of science and magic and that's pretty much the whole explanation. MC learned martial arts from a 3rd rated martial artist conman and somehow he managed to conjure all kind of move that wouldn't be out of place in wuxia with no explanation given. He could sense people despite them using the latest stealth technology, he could slice people wearing powered armor with a katana, he could conjure hammer space that provide various weaponry, again without any explanation or whatsoever.
    4. War. We got battleships in space, surely there would be a thing or two that differed right? Nope, the whole war basically consist of much bigger pirate fleets against MC small fleets, 6 to 1 ratio and the small fleets won by the virtue of not retreating despite the obvious disparage in number, never mind that the author has wasted couple of paragraphs explaining that the pirate fleets consist of latest technology ships. No strategy involved at all.
    5. Diabolos Ex Machina, remembered the malevolent being at the prologue? Well it would appear couple of times to foiled MC and make him suffered with the effectiveness of Sunday Morning Cartoon villain. It would concocted seemingly multiple villainous plans: sending the aforementioned conman as MC martial art master, sending military officers that has fell out of favor to MC domain, goading pirates fleet to attack MC domain. It was mentioned that the malevolent being couldn't interfere with matters directly, only making bad circumstances happened. Obviously the author promptly ignore it and made the being interfere directly after its various plan failed by directly giving a power up to the pirate boss. MC the proceed to cut up the pirate with his newfound artifact without breaking a sweat. Makes you wonder huh?
    6. MC. The MC was presented as a doormat that dying from sickness and multiple debts. He vowed to be an evil person at his next life. He would spent decades doing just that, being a virgin, teetotaler and gullible person all around. The only 'evil' things he did is barking orders to his subordinates.

tl;dr: it's a turd that come out from a half-assed author. Only read this when you have plenty of time to spare, don't be fooled by the seemingly good reviews. <<less
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darkdhaos rated it
June 15, 2019
Status: c69
The story is very interesting and fun to read, I've been following this novel for quite some time and I was really looking forward for an english translation, so thanks a lot Kuro.
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Rakka rated it
August 29, 2019
Status: v2c6
Quite disappointed.

With a 4.7 rating I expect something 'so much' better than this.


- Thick plot armor, too much lucky coincidence and of course it left a pretty noticeable hole in the story.

you can't expect somebody just swinging sword everyday will suddenly become OP, without much explanation. There's no breakthrough or realization the MC going through before he become powerful being talked in the story. They just skip it.. Yes, Skip.

I mean he can swing sword (that's good, with how much time he practice it, maybe.)

He can use magic (What?? The story didn't even explain how he came to learn magic, but he just 'suddenly' able to use magic with his sword, and again it wasn't explained how he combine the two of them)


- VERY 1 Dimensional character.

1. His parents (mom & dad)


You can say this two characters is bad, with how little they're included in the story. I mean they disappear after only a few chapters, I don't even remember how they look or the color of their hair or anything at all.

It feels like they're here as an extras, there's no importance of them in the story after the first few chapters.



I don't feel much attraction from any of these female characters.

They're just a bunch of shallow characters, there's not enough characters building/explanation to figure out their personalities.

Like this robot/Android girl, is she supposed to be a motherly robot or a caring elder sister type of robot, or maybe a hard working underlings robot? Whatever..

3. Almost all other side characters are plain AF, his underlings only mentioned when they have an opinion about their lord (the mc), there's not even a clue about what they looks like, or how they come to be an excellent soldier from just a bunch of useless trashy militant.

They just skip it!! YEAH unbelievable, I know.

4. Crappy Villain.

It seem like his enemy was an Almighty entity that can control people and have the power to send soul to other universe.

But he's stupid, the strategy he use in this story is overwhelmingly crappy that if someone tell me that it is planned by an elementary school boy, I would believe it.

- And that pirates king (?) he face in the end of Volume 1 is far worse, he was mentioned for a very very short time, and out of nowhere.

Then BOOM! He died after like 2 chapters maybe?

What the frick man!

5. Ultimate Shitty Action

Anyone remember the pirates arc of Volume 1?

Yeah, let's add some crappy action on top of the crappy Villain.

Any idea how the spaceships operate? Or how they exactly fight each other?

All I can remember about the spaceships war is 'they're shooting laser at each other'

Which one is on the losing side?

How did they lose? I DON'T KNOW EITHER.


'pew pew pew pew-'




Anybody remember what his galaxy name? Or maybe how much planet he has? Or maybe you remember the galaxy's economic situation? They're poor? Why? What's the cause of it?


In my opinion (I'm really disappointed), this author is selling a borderline-scams premise.

He talked about galaxy in his story? Yes.

Did he show you any specific description about the galaxy? No, there's only a bunch of unclear description of it, and the MC don't even try to explore it, so it's quite clear that there would be no 'galaxy-building' in the near future.

I mean the world-building is already bad, and you want to talk about the galaxy? I'm sorry but, What the frick, dude!

It feels like the only knowledge he has about government is



How much tax he get? How did he collect it? What's the percentage? What infrastructure he build? How long did it take?




PS: Maybe the author intended to make this story as a light comedy but from what I know, he failed, horribly.

It just make me cringe, and somehow remind me that sometimes I can't just put my trust in Novel ratings.






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Renaxan rated it
August 8, 2019
Status: v2 ss
Omg this novel definetely fit of my taste.

The story are about MC who given another chance reincarnated to isekai scifi world by guide, who actually culprit of all MC past life misery. MC then aim become evil lord but he become good lord instead. I though its gonna be sevens all over again consider other author works but NO, its using misunderstanding as theme with MC has no idea what he's doing. So far, not even slight romance spotted.

Character really well explained, atleast for important character. MC got some reliable... more>> people to work with like his andro-maid and old butler. He also build connection with others by a chance and somehow always benefit for him lol.

Plot, its not sudden go happy cheat MC. Instead MC build everything from scratch, he demolished all bad things, kill all corrupt official, confront his enemies- MC is strong willed. He also somehow always avoid despair flag set by antagonist through misunderstanding and its so funny lol.

My slight complaint would be time sense in this novel. Considering its isekai scifi (yeah magic world with galactic scientific technology) I can relate that age of people would be hundred years. But author didnt explain yet how long people could live, as he told MC still considered as elementary while 60y old lol!. There's also a lot time jump. And no romance so far, explained because his own ptsd too.

Overall im really really enjoy this novel. Its fun, its unique, its pretty done well misunderstand novel. I could give it rate 10/5 if its possible. <<less
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TheF00rgotenMel0n rated it
June 14, 2019
Status: c2
Fun read, also it seems the author is good at keeping plot holes at bay.
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sojyoscah rated it
July 14, 2019
Status: c69
Hello readers!!!

I will just say it straight tht this novel is GOLD !!!

For the first few chapter of course its horrible for me, but as I keep reading past chpter 10 it was start to build up, got a few time skip but still tolerable, even though 50+ years old was still consider as elementary school kid😂. This whole story is based on misunderstanding but its good & MC is definitely not some jp or cn op trash.

Ps# Might chnge my review if its going bad in the future.
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StormHawk rated it
August 30, 2019
Status: --
Trash.. Your typical novel that revolves around misunderstandings. Main character act like little kid, or maybe that’s just how everyone in their country is. It’s a fun read for ten or so chapters but there’s no excitement because everything is based on misunderstanding, so disappointing. This novel would be so much fun if the ‘guide’ didn’t appear after his reincarnation.
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SuperHeavenlyDao rated it
June 27, 2019
Status: v1c10
A great novel that must be read, if not, it's the guide fault, not my review that put down your intention to read this novel.
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Evil1220 rated it
August 22, 2019
Status: v3c10
Hmmmmm, really great novel I mean I'll give it 5 stars to push it forward, however there's only one thing that frustrates me.

The author in my eyes never really fleshed out the enemy (in this case the guide) enough to make him a stabilized antagonist.

I mean if your going with the theme of utilizing despair, betrayal, and hatred to increase his power level and having the opposite such as gratefulness, joy, and good will to decrease his power level. When we think of the scale (a.k.a multiple universes) that the guide can influence, then shouldn't he be at a higher power level then current? Idk it just bugged me, plus there is also the fact that he's probably had multiple centuries to perfect creating despair, but seems to make decisions that have very little logical sense and are a bit forced. Meh, it's a light novel I should probably get over it.

Anyways, heres a list of some Guide attributes. I was bored, sue me 😐.

1. Able to influence any target of choice from any number of multiple universes.

2. Can influence multiple targets at once.

3. To increase the Guides power (through influenced target), the influenced target has to experience despair of some form. (Invalid until fully proven: This is the best method to increase the Guide's power)

4. To increase the Guides power (through other means), the influenced target must create despair for others. (Invalid until fully proven: This is the worst method to increase the Guide's power)

5. Invalid until fully proven: Must be present or at least viewing the situation to gather power from any source, in this case despair.

6. Invalid until fully proven: Doesn't have to be present or viewing, to have decrease in power from any source, in this case goodwill.

7. Can utilize power to affect viewed or nearby biological beings thought processes. If granted permission can do semi possession.

8. To decrease the Guides power (through influenced target), the influenced target has to 1. Know the Guide exists (which seems sketchy because why would he reveal himself at all?) and 2. Have thoughts of goodwill directly towards Guide and/or give praise directly to Guide. (Invalid until fully proven: This seems to be the best form of multiplied damage against Guide.)

9. To decrease the Guides power (through other means), is for influenced target to positively effect the lives of others. (Invalid until fully proven: This seems to be worst method of damage against Guide)

10. Invalid until fully proven: It seems that goodwill from influenced target will decrease his power in a higher multiplied scale then the amount he would be able to increase from that target, otherwise Guide should be literally unbeatable.

11. Is invisible unless he decides to show himself.

12. Can transport himself (normally) and others (reincarnation) to multiple universes and worlds at any location.

13. Is spectral, meaning he can go through any physical item.

14. Invalid until fully proven: Has lived multiple centuries at the very least

15. Can view the situation of any influenced target.

If you can think of others or want to edit any, PM me I guess, Idk I was pretty bored and this was on a whim.


Also I started reading this novel due to that tag wall as many others did. Possibly a potential way to promote a novel for future note.
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JackSaun rated it
August 19, 2019
Status: v3c9
This story is about a guy who tried to be very kind in his life but was repeatedly taken advantage of to the point where he was dying, and a ROB decided to reincarnate him (for some interesting reasons) in a futuristic universe where its a super high-up sci-fi empire fic. He then decides to be super evil and do whatever the fook he wants, which becomes hilarious as he doesn't even know how to even act evil (he keeps doing silly things for evil reasons but everyone misunderstands and... more>> finds a good reason for it -> ex: he could take candy from a baby, and people would think he did that because he was worried about the babies health). He is super OP and lots of comedy and slice of life in this book.

Probably my favorite book after Black Iron Glory, and it's updated/translated very quickly and almost perfectly so its very good (plus illustrations are entertaining).

10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for a book (if you want a very serious dark one this won't be 4 u tho) <<less
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hawlol rated it
August 13, 2019
Status: v3c3
This is a slapstick comedy. The story doesn't take itself serious and neither should you.

As long as you don't expect a serious space adventure, this is a great read. The plot is just there to take you to another joke/gag. The evil empire doesn't really matter, and tension goes away quickly because the MC is too OP.

Now, most of the jokes are formed from misunderstandings, things that wouldn't happen if the MC wasn't so dense and some people might not like it, but like I said, we can't read a... more>> slapstick comedy waiting for smart characters and hard contained logic, else there wouldn't be jokes!

The important part is that I had lots of FUN reading it and I recomend you try it out.

This is similar but better than "To be a power in the shadows", mainly because this one doesn't take itself serious, so if you liked it, this is for you.

To justify the 4 star score, there were two things I didn't like: Too many time skips, as the end of the first ARC the MC was already over 40. Unnecessary gore, since even though it's a 'light' read, there are several moments with brutal and gory parts that doesn't match the tone of the story. It's like watching Itchy and Scratchy from the Simpsons instead of Tom and Jerry. <<less
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changen4125 rated it
July 17, 2019
Status: v2c4
Super fun mostly because as a ruler of a galaxy, the level of luxury and humbleness compared to normal human concepts is screwed up.

So this guy who thinks he is living the life of a super-evil villain is being a good humble lord.
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taovkool rated it
June 28, 2019
Status: v1c12
Misunderstandings and kingdom buildings. My two favorite genres.

Not to mention Liam was also a hilarious read. Especially with how he kept giving an evil god stomach ulchers. All in all, definitely a great story.

What's up with the shiny dog though?
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SAimNE rated it
August 20, 2019
Status: v3c10
Can't get enough of this story. The setting is cool, the characters are fun, the plot is hilarious (tho a bit grim). The mix of grim situations and the MC being a ray of hope on accident (which is itself a grim situation for one char) is fantastic.

This makes my recommend list more than any other story. It's not insanely deep or anything, but for a comedy it has plenty of depth to it, and it's a gold medalist for the misunderstanding comedy trope.
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ByzFan rated it
August 19, 2019
Status: v3c9
Evil Lord is a very entertaining read with a good translation. The main character is misunderstanding everyone regularly and everyone else is regularly misunderstanding him. It takes some pretty dark heavy dips but the comedy helps keep the overall tone light. I sincerely hope that we get a light novel version someday where the author adds extra chapters to give more details to the battles and more love to the many interesting side characters.
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Just a Potato
August 16, 2019
Status: v3c6
If you like novels about misunderstandings, this is your thing. Its funny when the MC thinks he is evil but he doesnt even know the "e" in evil lol. He is OP but thats alright cuz I believe the novel aims to be silly. Anyway, this is not a serious novel by any means! Give it a try and you will get a good laugh
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Jakeel94 rated it
August 15, 2019
Status: v3c5
This is my favorite novel of 2019.

Honestly, it's a fun read and the story have so many different points of views and movements, but the author makes the complexity of it all seem so simple that you don't even realize it.
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