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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Evil Lord
Ore wa seikan kokka no akutoku ryōshu!
俺は星間国家の悪徳領主!
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Decaf Invidia
New Decaf Invidia
November 8, 2019
Status: v4 epilogue
Ah. One of my two weaknesses! A misunderstanding comedy.

The MC is someone who was so hardworking and nice in his past life, that he was taken advantage of by everyone around him. So changing his mindset slightly, to match his romanticized image of an evil lord, karma catches up to him and he ends up committing altruistic act after altruistic act.

His sense of luxury is obviously warped, he believes he's living luxuriously compared to the richest people on earth, but when you compare it to the scale of an intergalactic... more>> empire, he's actually living incredibly frugally.

Things tend to go his way, but its not necessarily because he's in the right or has the perfect solution, simply that circumstances are arranged behind the scenes by unseen forces to turn out well.

I find myself laughing out loud a lot, and am similarly bewildered whenever we go from the MC's POV to someone else's. It's such a good time. <<less
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Deadmantellnotales
New Deadmantellnotales rated it
November 7, 2019
Status: Completed
MC is not dense doormat. He have misunderstood himself by thinking he's doing evil acts but in reality he's like the pinnacle nobleness, other than that single big misunderstanding he's good at everything else. He's not dense to girls and not soft towards pirates and villains, he will eradicate the enemies without mercy.

It is a good noval, that author is quite talented, I read the sevens and other series, all of them are good, (if you exempt the "dragoon", everyone have their up and downs)
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KuroInfinity
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
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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tldr
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.

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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.
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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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Rakka
Rakka rated it
August 29, 2019
Status: v2c6
Quite disappointed.

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

Problem:

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

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)

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- VERY 1 Dimensional character.

1. His parents (mom & dad)

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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.

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2. THE GIRLS.

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.

Spoiler

'pew pew pew pew-'

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6. THE LAST AND MOST IMPORTANT : THE GALAXY BUILDING.

Spoiler

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?

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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

TAX and INFRASTRUCTURE.

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

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I. DON'T. KNOW!

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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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Rizkid
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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darkdhaos
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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Yoburi
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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Renaxan
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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SnoopyGM
SnoopyGM rated it
September 27, 2019
Status: c60
Seeing a webnovel like this got a 4, 6 rating really sent tears to my eyes. Why? Because it sends a message that readers have become more and more primitive.

Ok, let make it simple, this webnovel is the same kind of misunderstanding bullsh*t. I give a 'bullsh*t' there because the novel is full of inconsistencies and idiocies. The MC is idiot, and the people around him also idiot, the villain is idiot, and the plot also is idiotic. Let me explain why, first the MC died full of resentment because... more>> a cheating wife, you may think he learns his lesson of becoming more careful with people. But instead, he just believes his parent's lies, just because he thinks it was all magic and they are stupid. Second, he believe a scammer teacher for more than 50 years (until the end of ch 60), he believe his 'master' like an idiot, there are many more examples but let's stop, as they are many more things to say. Don't even mention the MC's personality, some compare this story to CN novel, well at least in those CN novels, the protagonist has a personality, here the MC is a joke, I repeat a JOKE!

The people around him all idiot, they just follow the 'plot' with simple logic like a merchant believed the MC like gold because he is humble, for information gold is cheap here. Instead, the MC is just an idiot because he thinks gold is expensive like on earth, and the merchant just believes bullsh*t of 'humble' MC for years! And this merchant is a space merchant with a lot of power, he should travel around galaxies not trade good but find more brain cells instead. Also, the author's writing skill isn't growing at all since the Sevens, all the character personality is one dimension! So don't expect you can relate to any of the characters, they all seem like just a 'characters', just created for the sake of one big joke. The main villain here is the 'guide', which should be like a devil, you should think he at least has good brain. But instead, we got a brainless villain with one job in the story, become a punchline joke to the MC. He wants to make the MC's life miserable but his method is full of holes and so simple, in a word, stupid. All his plot against MC will eventually fail or backfire, while the MC always thanking the 'guide' because he thinks the 'guide' is an angel. Even so, you may think, "hey how can all his plot fail and backfire", which will get us to the last point.

The plot armor is so transparent and stupid in the whole story. The whole plot is so simple you can even see it coming in the first 10 chapters, its all about the villain or any mob antagonist try to hurt the MC then the MC actually become better because of them, he then 'thanks' them. Plus the MC tries to become 'evil' and do all sort of scheme but in the end, because he is stupid and the 'earth' misconception, people love/respect/adore him. There its all this story all about! The character is so one dimension and shallow that I pity those who rate this above 3. It's just like the whole story is a joke, oh wait it is! This whole 'novel' is a long joke with repeated joke lines like the sevens, with the joke become drier and drier each passing moment. As such personally I don't acknowledge this as a novel, but a story about a loooooooong joke.

My last point is about the 'misunderstanding' genre which becomes more and more popular lately, especially since the Overlord. Overlord is not the first novel with that kind of genre, but it definitely one of the most successful, why? Because it was done right! The plot is solid, with no plot armor bs. The character is complex and grows. All of this creates one of a kind great read. Compared to that, most of the 'misunderstanding' novel is trash, while this novel is like a child play!

So for those who want to just read because of reason such as hilarious/funny/slapstick comedy, or bs like those go ahead and read this.

But for those with a brain let me remind you to prepare losing brain cells reading this half-assed 'novel'. <<less
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sojyoscah
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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TheF00rgotenMel0n
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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Expami
Expami rated it
October 3, 2019
Status: --
I don't know how this novel can be this popular. I understand that there are people (though I didn't know there were so many) that might enjoy this kind of novels, but imo I think it doesn deserve this high of a rating.

The plot is subpar, the MC too favoured (plot armor, luck, etc..) and when I see the Harem tag in this kind of stories I can already see how everything will develop.

I don’t have much to say as most things have already been pointed out in other review... more>> (at least the one who have low rating), but I think there are better novels around of this genre that deserve higher rating when compared to this.

Overall score: 1 <<less
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JackSaun
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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SuperHeavenlyDao
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
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.
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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.

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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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changen4125
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
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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Zilva
Zilva rated it
September 5, 2019
Status: v3 interlude
You wanna see how a man become a super villain just read this. and also you will know that evil is really ambiguous.

The protagonist wanted to become someone who take advantage of another person after he got c***old and die a miserable life. He swore to become the most evil person in the world. But his definition of evil is, well..... kinda fluffy.

Overall it's a good story and doesn't make me bored.
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SAimNE
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
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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