Magika no Kenshi to Shoukan Maou

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15 years ago the world discovered magic as well as mythical beings (basically beings from various legends) in another dimension. Humankind learned to summon these dangerous mythical beings and use their power to great effect. Seven countries formed contracts with these “mythical beings” and gained their allegiance as a result. The mythical beings will choose their summoners on their 14th birthday and give them a stigma. Schools have been set up to train summoners and magical swordsman (basically bodyguards that give the summoners time to cast their spell) as a result.

15 years later after the finding of magic Kazuki Hayashizaki is chosen as a summoner and given a stigma to indicate that. This is surprising since males aren’t chosen as summoners due to their low amount of mana compared to females. As the first male to be a summoner Kazuki is under a lot of scrutiny by almost everyone.

To complicate matters his sister (who’s a magical swordsman) is against him going into summoner school to train there as a summoner. Because summoners and magical swordsman have a cat mouse thing going on where summoners look down on magical swordsman as inferior so his sister naturally is against him going there. She’ll stop him even if it means going to war.

Kazuki however is determined to thrive in summoner school and has already determined to give it his all. Even if he’s the lowest ranked student (ranked E) and his fellow students intend to demean him he’ll prove himself as the strongest summoner.

Associated Names
One entry per line
Magic Swordsman and Summoner
Magika no Kenshi to Bashireusu
まぎかのけんしとヴァシレウス
魔技科の剣士と召喚魔王
魔技科的剑士与召唤魔王
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09/06/17 bakapervert v14 afterword
09/06/17 bakapervert v14 epilogue 2
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09/04/17 bakapervert v14 epilogue 1a
09/02/17 bakapervert v14 epilogue 1
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08/31/17 bakapervert v14c2
08/22/17 bakapervert v14c1
02/02/17 bakapervert v13 afterword
02/02/17 bakapervert v13 intermission
02/02/17 bakapervert v13c5
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captain crunch
New captain crunch
June 17, 2018
Status: v1c5
I didn't vote because I only read 2/3 of the first volume before I stopped reading. But here is my rating on my scale.

Rating: 2.5-3, Translation: 3.5

[Rating/Translation scale: 5 = almost all readers may enjoy / infrequent minor errors. 4 = large majority of readers may enjoy / frequent minor errors or infrequent major errors, no difficulty to read. 3 = 50% of readers may enjoy / frequent major errors, unable to understand some sentences or a paragraph in a chapter. 2 = niche audience may enjoy / unable to... more>> understand moderate portion of a chapter. 1 = portion of niche audience may enjoy / unable to understand most of a chapter.]

Magic appears in the modern world, and the most powerful magicians are teenage summoners who contract with a demon. In Japan, they are all girls. However, the MC is a boy who receives a contract. He is also from a swordfighting dojo. He goes to the all-girls magic school with the goal of combining magic and swordfighting skills, and to create a harem. The intro of V1 implied there will be battles with magic monsters or rogue summoners, and maybe foreign countries.

The plot sounds interesting. It's not really isekai, which makes me a little biased. But I like harems, the idea that MC is trying to change the status quo, and possible world building of how magic affects the modern world. However, the delivery didn't excite me. One big problem is the writing style. During a conversation, there will be a couple lines of dialogue, then an info dump or wall of text. Sometimes, the dialogue itself is an info dump. The interactions between MC and the girls are often cringey or cheesy. On top of all that, the translation, while is understandable, has frequent awkward wording or typos that make the reading flow a little choppy (3.5 on my scale).

After reading about 200 out of 300 pages of V1, I stopped reading. Maybe I'll come back to it later. Many of the reviews are so positive, and say it gets better later on. So I will give a 2.5-3 rating on my scale. It sounds like harem and summoning magician fans would like this series, so at least a 2 rating, but add a little more to the score for the premise and the other positive reviews. <<less
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Casul_Reader
Casul_Reader rated it
March 25, 2016
Status: --
The "BEST" Harem Novel out there. Even Mushoku Tensei's might not be able to top this one.

The Female characters are not generic at all, although you may call it somewhat cliche, they still have individual characteristics that are unique to them. Plus there is "PLOT!" :O it has all kinds of "Plots" and the villains are not just a bunch of f**k bois whose only purpose is to show off the MC's cool op power to make more females fall in love with him no! These villains are "Villains"... more>> they wan chaos! World Domination! And their own beliefs that make them unique! A mere review cannot describe the experience I've had reading this. Just do it, Just read it (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Also translator updates frequently and will always try to catch up to the latest raws. <<less
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Vali Lucifer
Vali Lucifer rated it
July 7, 2016
Status: --
Fantastic read. Thats what this is. If you are looking for an action ero novel this is for you.
1-The MC is OP
2-The Harem is useful and its not just there
3-Give it some time it will have amazing H-Scenes
4-Fights ? There are plenty, got that covered
5-Its funny and enjoyable
Well this is a masterpiece if I ever seen one.
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RandomComment
RandomComment rated it
May 5, 2016
Status: --
There are a few generic harem series that do the generic harem template REALLY well. This would be Campione for instance, or maybe at a stretch Mushoku Tensei (though unlike generic harem series, not every single girl falls for the MC in Mushoku).

Magika no Kenshi is not one of those generic harems. Instead, its closer to (but not quite) Shinmai Maou. More like, its a blend of the aforementioned examples. Magika has a pretty generic harem in it, with all kinds of cliches you’d expect like the senpais and the... more>> imouto types and former villain types and so on. However, both the MCs and the heroines all progressively develop their relationships. It doesn’t remain in a fixed, unmoving equilibrium. By volumes 10 onward, it really progresses into Shinmai Maou level ecchi/hentai scenes.

Despite all that, Magika retains an interesting plot. Villains aren’t the type of noobs that exist solely to make the MC look better or antagonists to the heroines who the MC overcomes to get the heroine to fall in love. No, the antagonists in this series can be outright inhumane and cruel (naiarlatothep for instance) to crazy, evil guys who basically just want to watch the world burn in chaos (Loki). Others still, just want to conquer and dominate all there is (fu zi) and well, you get the idea. Point is, they have their own fixed agenda, and whether they are at the forefront or in the background, you know there are developments going on in their side too, and those antagonists have been or are working on their own agendas as well.

I rate magika quite highly, but to those that are averse to ecchi/borderline hentai content, beware of volumes 10 onwards. Stuff really escalates when Kazuki starts to, quite literally, live the King’s life.

I give it a 5 since I dont mind the ecchi/hentai level content at all.

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Clorox Is Cream
Clorox Is Cream rated it
August 8, 2017
Status: v1c5
TL;DR - This story is more deadly than a bottle of bleach and more agonizing than a vivisection

I'm not sure if it gets better, but right now this novel has managed to delete about half my brain cells. I have no idea how this manages to have an average score of 4.3, but I'll get on with the review.

Characters - the characters are your typical 1/5 novel material- flat, bland, and only serving the purpose of emphasizing how cool the MC is. (or being part of his harem) The... more>> MC falls in the typical "awakened special OP powers" category (kind of like dual wield for kirito). He also uses the sword, which is looked down on in this world, to make himself edgier.

Story - In my opinion, the story is even worse than the characters right now. The premise is overused - MC goes to a school of magic but at the same time is scorned by his classmates for being weak/different so he has to prove himself, etc, etc.... And the writing style is so boring that I fell asleep 3 times when just reading the first chapter.

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I thought it couldn't get any worse but it did... in volume 1 chapter 5 he meets the "main antagonist" of the series, who's supposed to be an OP Diva, but he nearly kills him... what is he going to do for the NEXT 13 VOLUMES? Expand his harem? And before that, the "main antagonist" goes on a rant about how he killed kaya and made her suffer, I think it was supposed to make the readers hate him, but after reading the first few sentences I had to skip it because it was so cringy. Then, MC goes full rage mode (again, cringe) and spouts all this random crap that I also skipped, and this whole clown fiesta ended with one of his harem dying. I clung on to the faint hope that MC would change his AIDS-inducing personality after he realized that "people die when they are killed", but the author was like "get pranked, bro!" and revived the girl like 3 sentences later. I'm done.

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All in all, this novel was complete cancer - the first few chapters are so boring that you fall asleep halfway through, and the next few are so cringy that you can't continue on. SAO, MGA, and even PMG are masterpieces compared to this atrocious piece of crap, and whoever rated this higher than a 2/5 needs to find a way to pay back the 5 hours of my life that I wasted on this garbage. <<less
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RarestProGamer
RarestProGamer rated it
April 27, 2017
Status: v12
Okay, first of all. Let us just appreciate the fact that for once MC actually ends up doing a lot of things with his harem candidates and I mean things like "BJs, Smooch, Fingering, licking etc", and just for that I give it 5/5. Don't get me wrong, I am not asking for hentai even if all of that happened in the background or the scenes were just one liners, I would still didn't have any problems, but just the fact that it happens and progress the relationship to the... more>> next level. As that is what you call character growth and harem development over the course of 12 volumes, it just doesn't stops or stall at one point like most of the harem stories out there. This is what "High School DxD" should have been like even though it is 22 volumes and the MC is like "Oppai this and Oppai that", he still hasn't done any deed despite the fact that he has a giant harem and girls are literally throwing themselves on him, but NONE OF THAT crap in this story. I highly applaud the author for pulling out such a bold move as it takes giant steel balls to add borderline-H scenes later into the series which is what most of the Author who write harem novels fails to understand. It is just unrealistic to have a platonic relationship throughout the entire story, it gotta progress to the next step at sometime, but this novel never shys away from doing any of that. I know I am talking about just one element of the novel, but this is where this novel shines through and makes it far more different from the rest of the novels in the similar category.

-Are you tired of typical Beta arse dense jap protagonist? Then I highly recommend this novel. Are you tired of Weak Spineless MC? Then I highly recommend this novel. Are you tired of novel where harem never progress? Then I highly recommend this novel. Although, the novel is bit on a downside and slow at first, but eventually you will realize that this novel has everything you can possible ask out of a harem story! <<less
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Logan_Cross
Logan_Cross rated it
August 22, 2016
Status: v11
Don't let the hate fool you. This is a pretty interesting series.

The characters are great, the pacing is good, the action is top notched, and the story concept is unique.

Kazuki actually needs a harem to get stronger. And thanks to his ring that allows him see the girls affection levels he isn't dense and also knows how please them.

He genuinely love the girls and they love him. A true harem king.

Loki is a pretty great antagonist too.
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Asura22
Asura22 rated it
April 6, 2017
Status: v12 intermission
I can only think 1 thing to describe this Best! The best! I can say that this is the best!true!Harem that JP author made! Horray respect for the author making such a amazing Harem Stories.

*If you are tired of Dense, coward, spineless, ball less MC then you would love this
*If you want epic fight to awsome Villain Calculating one and inhuman one then try this
*If you want Awsome harem with true harem king and girls with personality and usefull then try this
*You want MC to make a... more>> move forther to borderline of H?Then try this!tho wait for vol 9+ then you will see it :D

And people who review and put 5 star already said everythig about this stories. And despite that you still didnt read this then, bro you just missed a good Harem stories!Tho it would be different if u are harem hater will thats all for the review jyana~ try this and see true harem king! <<less
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Desconf
Desconf rated it
March 23, 2017
Status: --
Magika, what a great harem novel. Compared to the average harem novel, this shines a lot because:
1. MC is not a wimp, but is not that OP. Fights against opponents stronger than him by using his brain, his skills and everything he has efficiently while struggling to win or survive. In earlier volumes he can act like a generic MC, but that is not entirely true. Due to his own cirmcunstances, he avoids all those cliches later and throws them to the trashcan.
2. The harem girls. Compared to... more>> other girls from other harem novels, they have well developed personalities and character developement. Despite having cliche and generic elements in earlies volumes, you can see the difference if you read volume 4. And that's not everything. They are USEFUL to the MC and the story. They can fight, support the MC and can act by themselves if necessary.
3. The relationship. Basically, all the girls love him and he returns their feelings. How does he show this? By showering them with affection. By definition, this is a true harem and he is a true harem king.
4. The antagonists. They are not monotone villains or simple obstacles to the MC. They have their priorities, they have an objective, they can strategize and outsmart and overpower the MC if he is not careful.
5. The battles. What can I say? The pace is good, they fights are not meaningless and most of all, MC is not obliterating or sweeping the enemies out of sheer power without proper explanation.

Imo, Magika deserves a praise for making the story enjoyable while being borderline-h. If you only read the first chapters and drop it, you may be missing a good story. <<less
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Rafu the Shield Slayer
Rafu the Shield Slayer rated it
April 28, 2016
Status: --
A ‘Very’ unique harem series... Why?

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Spoiler

1. The MC is OP from the start, but not on the main theme which is Magic.

2. Harem is needed, not an add-in.

3. Harem members doesn’t have the intention to monopolize him.

4. His ‘Sword Style’ helps him not only in battle, but also on dealing with his harem’s needs. Hurray Hayashizaki-style!

5. MC has more guts than your mainstream pervert Issei-kun, since it get’s full-blown hentai starting on Volume 9

6. More H-scenes, less flashbacks.

7. Each Volume, there’s a [new girl/s with different role (childhood friend, flat-chested elf, big-breasted senpai, boyish senpai, loli otaku, etc..) insert] part.

8. This story has plot.. Yes, even being a full blown Hentai after Volume 9, it still has plot.

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I agree with Maleandar’s statement.. but I’ll rate it 4 since it gave me a good ride (until that Volume 10)

Good story, Good characters, but has a crazy author. <<less
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Maleandar
Maleandar rated it
April 3, 2016
Status: --
Magika WAS a great story... up till Vol 10,

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Spoiler

then it went Hentai. Full blown no holds barred over the line Hentai. I kinda thought it was going that direction in the early volumes, and hoped the author would not cross the line, but alas he did. This Volume (11) now needs a R18 tag. The story itself was fun and had a decent plot. However Vol 10 decided to force some issues, especially the story of the USA. Here the Author grabbed some stuff out of his ass and really screwed the pooch. I stopped reading after Vol 11 C 1, where the hentai went out of control, description of how he is massaging of of the girls vagina with his fingers while the goddess is sucking him off with the appropriate sounds added is an example, there is ALOT more on that chapter.

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Before Vol 10 4/5 stars, after Vol 10 2/5 stars. <<less
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Artemis1990
Artemis1990
August 2, 2016
Status: v12c5
I love this novel, plain and simple. MC is awesome, the girls / harem are dynamic where each girls are unique and interesting. The enemies are amazingly unmonotonously evil. The setting is unique yet not all that hard to understand, and its easy to see that the author had put a lot of research into his subject (Some would argue that its still not enough though but there will always be that sort of people). There's really not much to criticize about this novel.

I'm probably the sole voice of dissonant... more>> here... but I don't think the MC is OP if at all, at least not in the normal sense of MCs. For a character to be OP / Overpowered, he / she has to be uniquely powerful. This MC isn't and doesn't have that sort of power as every single one of his adversary are either as powerful or ever more than he is. If I have to compare it, I'd say he's closer to Mushoku Tensei's Rudeus than Death March's Satou.

The difference between Rudeus and this MC however, is that while Rudeus has massive magic power, he's something like a one trick phony, his strategy basically simply overpower everyone with his signature magic and hope it works.

This MC (Kazuki) doesn't have that sort of power, instead, he's the sort of MC that is "Efficient" as in he uses the right skill / magic for the right situation. At the same time, there is NOT a single situation where he was able to breeze through. Every single battle was a struggle and desperate battle where he sometimes quite literally push through by the skin of his teeth. That's not "overpowered", that's called "versatile". <<less
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VelhoDit
VelhoDit rated it
March 31, 2016
Status: --
i really liked this novel, don't think it's a harem so there is no history, just ecchi and dense MC, I have read quite a bit of novels and I can say a terryble harem make you drop on the first 10 chapters, but magikka no kenshi to shoukan maou is one of the best, the MC is not retarded who can't see the heroins feelings (of course that ability....) and the villans is not the retarded tipe who is just defeated like a piace of garbage that would never... more>> acomplish anything, they are cruel and they somethimes complete their goals and put the MC in a bad spot, there are a few cliche but the girls are well developed and the plot is good,

basically if you like harem it will be one of the best you have read, if you don't.... well it is a good novel if you don't fuss about some cliche development here and there you will still enjoy it <<less
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SpearOfLies
SpearOfLies rated it
January 17, 2016
Status: --
Pretty good novel. I start read without expectation (NEVER have expectation when read harem tag novel, it will be less fun to read), but I’m very surprised. I like character, fell like when I read Sekirei (manga), good variety and not too stereotypical o unnatural. Enermys are simple but I like the battles. MC personality not very harem-like but with environment and the ability to read positive level, harem isn’t strange. Postvolume 8 MC try don t pass certain line, after relationship became little lewd, but I don’t dislike it.

Don’t... more>> understand other review, feel like more critics story with main genre harem than critics this novel. Don t help understand if this novel is worthy to read.

P.s. I wanna play a rpg datesim have MC with this mc’s similar ability: obtain skill when girls’ affection points are enought. I feel it will be very funny. <<less
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Elheim
Elheim rated it
March 12, 2018
Status: v5 afterword
Massive info dump on the level of, if not more than, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei. The story itself is decent and the progression of events have good execution. It could have worked if it weren't for the expositions being clumsily written and inserted arbitratily.

"Show, don't tell" as they say.
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sgrey
sgrey rated it
February 19, 2018
Status: v14 afterword
This is a great novel. The first volume was full of cliche, but it was not bad and it did set up the world, school, and relationships. The novel picks up at a good pace later on. There is always tension, and there is always a risk to MC. Character development in this novel is pretty good for the most part. Almost everyone gets a good backstory and personality. Relationships a getting properly built and they are progressing! A bit past midway the novel turns pretty much into a hentai... more>> with a story. But that was not bad for me - the whole novel from the beginning was built so that this was expected. Pretty unique story, lots of fanservice, and quite enjoyable overall. <<less
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clowred
clowred rated it
May 8, 2018
Status: v7c2
Holy f**k this sh*t is annoying as hell. It feels so stale that I'm almost tempted to commit sepuku by falling asleep and never waking up. For f**k sake, what the hell is wrong with this amount of praise. Did you guys manage to find a way to completely disconnect your brain from reality or what? Each volume is separated in four or five parts, the first three are the beginning or continuation of the conflict from the previous volume, the fourth one is the interaction with one or more... more>> female characters that seem to enjoy being screwed around by a sissy protagonist and then a surprising power up appears out of nowhere after the attraction points between the protagonist and the said female in heat, or bitch to shorten it, increase for the most idiotic reasons in history. Everything is rinse in repeat in every volume while the f**king antagonist is just a pain in the ass that could be erased in so many ways that at some point it's clear how it's kept just to screw around with the readers. Lastly, I f**king skipped to the last chapter of the last volume and
Spoiler

magic disappears, he seems to be screwing around with all the important female characters that were leaders of their respective countries, and two members of his harem are already pregnant. The end. F**k IT.

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Once again, f**k IT. Read Sevens. That one manages to keep its logic afloat the entire time, not only for a chapter or just one or two paragraphs. <<less
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Akikojam
Akikojam rated it
January 30, 2018
Status: c12
With exception of two flaws, this book is perfect. The flaws being

1) Age limitation on magic, adults lose most of their magic power, which is a fate that protagonist party will eventually face as well

2) This book should've been at least twice longer. Too many events are crammed tight, so it's a bit hard to read, and some of the girls don't have enough screentime.

That out of the way, as long as you survive the first cliche volume, you're welcomed by a wonderful world of a perfectly harmonious harem which... more>> actually crosses the line that most novels avoid, while maintaining the trust needed to keep it from turning into a boring drama. And it's not centered completely on protagonist, the girls interact and help each other out.

But, of course, that's only a part of it. The actual story is interesting, with a lot of interesting thoughts on religion, politics, history and strategy. And the combat is not your usual power level comparison. As said early on, protagonist's style is based on observing his opponents. So expect a lot of technique, mind tricks and clever tactics. <<less
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Scott5431
Scott5431 rated it
September 25, 2017
Status: v14 afterword
Best harem novel I've read so far. I'm not a huge fan of harem, I read them a lot (don't get me wrong), but I've always been partial to loyal love interests. This novel has made me realize that if the author puts enough time and effort into character growth and relationship building that they can be just add good, in my opinion, as loyal to love interesto, to me.
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Lachiel
Lachiel rated it
October 23, 2015
Status: --
Ecchi Magic Simulator 2015... to a extent lmao. So we follow a guy on the path he did not want to tread.. the harem king path -shrug- What can he do.. Turns out its the only way he can use magic.. get a harem. meh.

Plot wise its pretty good, I can't complain too much about the ecchi-ness and how he obtains his harem but overall its not that bad. If you can handle the bits of ecchi and the one chapter of "Conquer the gurl!" you will enjoy this novel... more>> as the fight scenes are well written and there is slice of life bits that just make you want to laugh.
I would recommend this to others ~_~ based on their tastes.. on fan service and magic.. and harems.. <<less
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yuisdu
yuisdu rated it
April 1, 2016
Status: --
Nice series with a protagonist that does what most other Japanese light novel protagonists wouldn't do in his situation. Pretty good ecchi moments, but the battles seem drawn out at times. I like the series, but the translator could use an editor or two, some of scenes were just barely readable.
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