Madan no Ou to Vanadis


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In times of war, set in Western Europe like world, Eleonora Viltaria, one of the seven Vanadis of Zhcted, leads the war into Brune. There are actually seven Vanadis, named like this because they each received a powerful weapon from the dragon, to reign over seven territories, each possessing their own.

The power of the Vanadis causes dread and fear toward their enemies. An Earl in the service of the country of Brune, a young archer called Tigre, got a taste of it after he was defeated on the battlefield by Ellen (Eleonora). However, Ellen decided to spare his life after seeing his skills. In exchange, he is asked to serve her…

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King of the Magic Bullet and the Vanadis
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01/26/23 Infinite Novel... v18 epilogue part3...
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01/12/23 Infinite Novel... v18 epilogue part1
01/04/23 Infinite Novel... v18c3 part9
12/28/22 Infinite Novel... v18c3 part8
12/21/22 Infinite Novel... v18c3 part7
12/14/22 Infinite Novel... v18c3 part6
12/07/22 Infinite Novel... v18c3 part5
11/30/22 Infinite Novel... v18c3 part4
11/23/22 Infinite Novel... v18c3 part3
11/17/22 Infinite Novel... v18c3 part2
11/09/22 Infinite Novel... v18c3 part1
11/02/22 Infinite Novel... v18c2 part8
10/26/22 Infinite Novel... v18c2 part7
10/19/22 Infinite Novel... v18c2 part6
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MondoX rated it
November 24, 2016
Status: v9c3
I started reading the LN, because of the anime. It was decent at first, but then became boring and inconsistent. The Vanadis are supposed to be these powerful female warriors, but they are ordinary warriors that were chosen by inconsistent powerful weapons. In some cases, they are able to beat hundreds of soldiers by themselves, but they struggle with tens of soldiers other times. There are seven Vanadis that belong to one country, and are supposed to be deterrents against neighboring countries. Yet, the neighboring countries have no problem picking... more>> fights with the Vanadis' country. One country had a strong knight that fought against two Vanadis and held his own, and seemed strong enough to fight all seven at once. The country where the MC is from, seems to have an infinite amount of cannon fodder soldiers. His country is involved in a three-faction civil war and wars with two different countries at the same time. Adding that some of the factions kill their own people, because there is a limit of how many troops they could feed, but they always have enough when fighting their opponents.

Then, the MC disappeared for a couple of volumes, and the story focused on some of the harem members and cannon fodder countries. After the MC finally appeared again, they used a a soup opera/k-drama trope. After a few chapters of said trope, I lost interest. <<less
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Aruzu rated it
January 18, 2016
Status: --
I love this novel

Unfortunately the anime wasn't so good....

I was really glad when it got an anime but the art seems off, I know that the novels have a showy art... but seeing the animation and the mix up with 3D, it's not for me

If you liked the anime even a little bit, the novel is for you, is so much better!
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Krazyguy75 rated it
September 11, 2021
Status: v9c4
I once liked this, then dropped it. I reread it, and dropped it again. At a similar point.

The big issue is that I kept having to suspend disbelief. The main character is fine, but so much of this just seemed ludicrous. And I'm not talking the "1 person can fight 1000"; no, I'm talking the ordinary people and the logistics. You'd see fights where like 1, 000 people fight 10, 000 people, and they defeat the 10, 000 without a single casualty. Or fights where they hire 10, 000 mercenaries... more>> or 30, 000 pirates or stuff like that, where I go "how the heck did they manage to even find that many, let alone pay them, feed them, and organize them into an effective army?"

On top of that, the plot doesn't seem to escalate well. When you start by winning 100v1000s and then ally with people that can 1v1000, and you beat each villain with a similar superpower, it feels... repetitive. On top of that, many of the villains just seem so cartoonish; they basically do evil for the sake of doing evil, rather than having any actual depth.

Overall, it just... fell flat after a while. <<less
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shucia rated it
May 21, 2018
Status: --
This by far the best LN I ever read. Ignore those who badmouthing it without even giving a proper review and constructive critiscm. The MC markmanship was godlike but he not some OP dude who can destroy everything instantly. His personality also something I admire for not wanting innocent civilian suffer and he would do anything even by lowering his pride as a man to asking for assistance. The harem tag also missing in this LN and each of the girl had their own role with him which is good... more>> in my opinion. Just too bad there is no one fully translated this masterpiece so far and I can only get some spoiler at how this LN ended from fan made wiki.

NOTE: A spin off/alternative timeline LN will be released at the end of August 2018 the title was Madan no ou to Michaella.

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rdawv rated it
March 26, 2016
Status: --
This is a story about a young, impoverished earl of a province who was captured by a female general. He, perhaps the greatest archer known and yet unfortunate to be in a country where archery is deemed cowardly. She, one of the mystical female warriors known as the Vanadis, heir of a mystical Dragonic Weapon, possessing superhuman attributes, undefeated in battle and master of an army.

This novel has drama, fan-service, warfare, conspiracies. Besides the tactical warfare which includes cavalry charges and arrow volleys, there are also elements of fantasy as... more>> magic, shadowy creatures and dragons also appear in the story, not to mention that the MC's own bow has a mysterious power that is comparable to the Dragonic Weapons of the Vanadis. And of course, light hearted and dramatic instances and events (including amnesia) where the MC inadvertently trip over the flags of various women.

The main supporting cast are mostly beautiful women and it means that you're also going to read about the MC earning the affections of many women, including some of the Vanadis among others. At last count I believe there are at least seven women who are romantically interested in him... at least the MC is pretty much steadfast in his loyalty to the female lead.

The story is well written, even though some readers might be irritated at yet another Japanese light novel series with many women revolving around the MC. At least it's not a harem and the women actually have responsibilities of their own and thus are not physically near the MC all the time. <<less
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Mishkat4 rated it
October 21, 2020
Status: v14c1
One of a kind, , just believe me and you will love this. (Well if you are similar to me though! XD), It is big, properly developed, , and may feel slow. But there is not a chapter that can be called boring.

Love, Action, Strategy, Opness everything is awesome. Welcome !
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Hijria rated it
December 29, 2017
Status: --
I love this LN. The protag is brave, smart and kind. Well, your typical hero. So if you like mad hero burned with revenge more, this LN is not for you.

The heroines is truly heroine, like super girls with authority, skilled at warfare with powerfull weapon skill. Much stronger than the protag.

What I love about this LN is how the protag naturally could drag the normal side of the girls. How all of them with all their power in the end are just another normal girls.

I actually already read this... more>> LN for a long time, but this is my first comment just so I could complain.

The translation is too slow. I really happy when it finally updated just to find it translated vol. 14 already. What about vol. 13 ? <<less
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Lachiel rated it
October 24, 2015
Status: --
Our MC uses a bow.... That's considered a bad weapon or cowardly weapon in his country... meh. He get's captured and.. I'll leave it at that :). But the amount of romance is good, the action is also great, and.. the MC is smart with tactics in war! Wow! What more can we ask for!.. a MC who's not a "Damsel in distress!" type of feeling meh.

I recommend this to anyone who likes blade dance, and campione!, due to the action and tactical war description is pretty good.
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Pretender rated it
July 5, 2023
Status: Completed
(my opinions, my interpretations, subjective)

It's a little above average on most aspects like world building, character development (MC, heroines, antagonists, auxiliaries each have their characteristics and situations) and story. Some spoilers for those who are interested:

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Heroines he ends up with:


Eleonora (Elen, sword vanadis), Titta (maid), Limalisha (Lim, Elen's adjutant), Ludmila (Mira/Mila, spear vanadis), Regin (Brune princess/queen) Sofy (Sophia/Sophie, staff vanadis), Elizaveta (Liza, whip vanadis) and Olga (axe vanadis). I don't remember the MC kissing Regin/Sofy/Liza/Olga though.

Valentina (black haired, Scythe vanadis) sadly doesn't become a part of the harem:


she is the final antagonist and ends up dead, quite frustrating as she is not only quite attractive (below only Sofy for me) but also one of the most charismatic characters


Figneria (Fine, new dual sword vanadis after Alexandra's death), introduced at vol 12 I think, not a love interest: antagonist, dies fighting against Elen and Lim.


Might trigger: The main heroine, Elen, gets groped and l**ked all over when captured by Greast, on the beginning of vol 13 I think.

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newage688 rated it
May 27, 2023
Status: v13
its ok compared to other harem/fantasy ones out there. MC is fine as well, he is taken under the wing of Eleanor, one of the seven strongest vanadis. MC is shown to be a master hunter, master archer, and master strategist as well. So, he helps stop the civil war in his country and eventually hailed as a war hero, during which he interacts with some of the other vanadis girls who also fall in love with his "bravery, kindness, leadership" etc... classic world revolves around MC thing. The battles... more>> are kinda ridiclous later on, as there is less of a struggle due to MC's godly war strategies (which to be fair are not even that impressive as he has vanadis who can solo thousands lol).. so yeah it becomes stale later on the fights part. characters are kinda bland like I said... they are supposed to be 7 great warriors right? well somehow MC is shown to be better than them and they all want to bow under his greatness despite their reputation and power. The villains are brainless and cannot do anything when MC with his 7 OP warrior women harem comes knocking.

MC: 5/10 (generic harem troupe MC with ridiclous "talents")

Story: 6/10 (decent in start.. but later just boring)

Characters: 4/10 (I don't mind MC being the only male character that is compelling enough for the vanadis to fall in love with, but the characters just fall in love for no real reason. only characters with decent build up is MC and eleanor. but MC doesnt really grow much in character besides becoming better governor/strategist/fighter)

Overall, 3 starts totals. Mid story. <<less
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