Magical Device Craftsman Dahlia Won’t Hang Her Head Down Anymore

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“I’m sorry, Dahlia. I want to break off our engagement.”

That was what Dahlia’s fiance said in front of her.

In Dahlia’s former life, she endured hard work, and she died from heart attack as she hung her head down.

In this new world, when she wanted to be a good wife and quietly hang her head down, her engagement was cancelled.

Dahlia swore she will stop hanging her head down.

Work hard, go where you want to go, eat what you want to eat, drink what you want to drink.

Live as I want to live as much as possible.

Such a Dahlia met a knight from the demon subjugation unit. Dahlia who liked magical tools and Wolf who liked magic swords.

Everyday they were involved in drinking and eating while passionately making magical devices and magic swords.

If it was for a convenient life, the magical devices craftswoman who wouldn’t hesitate no matter the difficulty was, and the fearless knight of the demon subjugation unit who single mindedly cut his way forward.

The two people who wanted to turn their back from love, will they one day fall in love?

Associated Names
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Dahlia in Bloom: Crafting a Fresh Start with Magical Tools
Dahliya Wilts No More
Madougushi Dahliya wa Utsumukanai
魔導具師ダリヤはうつむかない
魔導具師妲莉雅不會低頭 ~從今天開始自由的職人生活~
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Kevadu
Kevadu rated it
July 21, 2019
Status: c152
So I've read over 150 chapters of the raws, and if I really disliked a series I never would have gotten that far to begin with. Especially with raws which generally take more effort to read. But let me just say that if you're the type of person who is frustrated by extremely slow romantic plots then prepare to be frustrated...

This is a story about a magical craftswoman named Dahlia who is brimming with talent (partially because of memories from a previous life... yes this is an isekai but it's... more>> the kind of isekai where that barely even matters most of the time) she had a fiance arranged by their parents but Dahlia's father passed away (and she never really knew her mother). While she didn't dislike her fiance it's also hard to say she ever loved him either and was more or less just going along with things until he cheats on her and wants to break up just days before they're supposed to have their marriage. Her fiance was also supposed to be her business partner so Dahlia is forced to carry on completely alone, though it turns out she's actually really good at what she does. If anything it feels like she was being held back by the people around her and is really stretching her wings for the first time now.

Shortly afterwards she meets Woldred and they immediately hit it off. But that's also where the frustration I mentioned before comes in. 150 chapters in and it's completely obvious to everyone around them that the two of them are in love, but far from confessing neither of them will even admit so much to themselves, insisting instead that they're 'just friends' despite basically constantly thinking of the other person. It can be sweet in a way but it can also get extremely tiring seeing this pattern repeat itself over and over.

Besides the romance there's decent world-building (though I am occasionally baffled that some of the things Darhlia invents weren't invented already...) and some light politics, but most of the conflicts that too take place seem to resolve themselves pretty quickly. There's also a lot of food stuff, though thank god for once the food actually seems appropriate for the setting rather than the more common JAPANESE FOOD IS THE BEST AND ONCE PEOPLE TRY IT THEY WON'T WANT ANYTHING ELSE isekai nonsense. But don't expect any epic adventures here as it's a pretty low-key slice-of-life story. <<less
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Kalmaegi
Kalmaegi
June 14, 2019
Status: c98
    • Heroine wants to invent useful things to make life easier
    • Food and Alcohol coupled with Crafting (mad experimentation)
    • Instant kinship with Mr Knight thanks to their common interests
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      Mr Knight emits too much pheromone that he's notorious for breaking up couples and having ladies chase after him

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      Noble etiquette is a pain and adds to the problem

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      Noble Society has a lot of hidden unspoken tradition that Dahlia has to navigate if she wants to expand her business and connections with the upper crust

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      The difference in their social status is actually frequently addressed and their reluctance for romance makes them both determined to remain friends

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Harvester
Harvester rated it
February 17, 2020
Status: c24
Like a few other people, I started reading this after (both) manga releases. It took reading this to crystallize what about the series bothers me: There's this constant undertone of pressure to adhere to some kind of propriety that is constantly shifting and often contradicts itself.

But lets start with positive elements: The concept is light and playful, and the story moves along pleasantly, if a tad bogged down at times. Characters are fun and easy to recall.

But back to the first point: ... more>>
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Our heroine decides to live her life the way she chooses without hanging her head down as a result of playing the role of the obedient dutiful wife for her (ex-) fiancee. Then with her newfound determination, she's immediately browbeaten by her friends at the guild into opening a business (over her own protests), and then again into a makeover to play the role of the upright business owner, instead of a magical engineer. Then she meets the male lead while pretending to be a man for safety's sake, who happens to be a low-ranked son of high nobility who doesn't bother introducing himself as such except when socially expedient. And the ex-fiancee is just low hanging fruit for this, so lets skip him...

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This all leads to characters feeling like they put on endless facades when the point of the title is that they are no longer doing that. Even hours after deciding that they'll live their life how they choose.

All in all, it made for an entertaining read, but there was a disquieting feel to it that got worse with more musing. <<less
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HellaCe
HellaCe
August 23, 2020
Status: c70
I really like and kind of dislike this story.

I enjoy the"artisan part" of it, Dahlia has ideas, she tries them, sometimes she get it right sometimes not. I don't mind how she slowly proceed by trial and error with or without Wolfred.

The love story is slow too, but sometimes it's nice to read that kind of romance.

My problem is with the etiquette, the propriety that's everywhere in this story. Can't say this, can't wear that, can't do this, can't think that, this kind of sentence has this kind of hidden... more>> meaning, like this kind of gesture or this kind of clothing, or... They really hinder the story and are a pain. I think the author will use them to continue to slow down the romance, but I feel annoyed because I've read really good slow romances that didn't use any kind of artifice and I feel constricted while reading it. I feel the love strory won't be a really slow burn, just a slow frustrating one, but of course I can't know at this point.

I wonder if this kind of restricted behavior was the norm in ancient Japan, but then why send your hero in a western background? <<less
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123abdi
123abdi rated it
December 11, 2020
Status: c65
I keep waiting for something to happen (-_-) but after the engagement is over she legit just eats and acts dense... even for slice-of-life this is kinda boring.

All this novel does is bring up is formality and describes how things are supposed to be, the FL is constantly apologizing and trying to make everyone happy despite saying she wanted to live for herself!

i just dont get it... whats even the point of this novel?? To show a mary-sue handling everything in her life with apathy and teasing a romance that's... more>> basically moving at a snail's pace!?!? <<less
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joyfan
joyfan rated it
May 24, 2019
Status: c1
I came here after reading the manga.. So far there is only one chapter out for the novel so it’s too early to judge but both the manga is really awesome and promising. It’s super fun to see how they try to work out the magic aspect into a believable “science”. I don’t care much about the generic broken romance but the FL and the friends are likeable.

Will update this once there are more releases.
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