Makai Hongi


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A former young man from Japan is reincarnated as Golan, an ogre in the Demon World.
Currently, war is erupting all over the Demon World, and it is much like the feudal era. Furthermore, the residents of the Demon World are all of the happy-go-lucky sort.
These people will take two steps forward if you take half a step back. Modesty is not a virtue in here.
Regardless of what you think, you have to be strong in order to protect your own rights. That’s the Demon World.
Before he died, his mother told him, ‘you should protect your friends, even if it means risking your own life.’ And while he tries to follow his family’s mantra, problems face him at every corner.
‘I’ll protect all of my family!’ Golan decides, but every day is the dark ages in the Demon World.

Associated Names
One entry per line
Demon World History – Giant-killing Golan
Makai Hongi - Gekokujyo no Golan
魔界本紀 下剋上のゴーラン
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hawlol rated it
June 1, 2021
Status: c110
This is not a novel. This is a manga script.

Similar to Realist Demon King (even translated by the same people), it's like reading a manga without any pictures.

No descriptions or minimal ones. Battles are resolved in one or two sentences. Things are more like guidelines for the future artists to draw and fill the gaps of design and motion.

... more>> The dialogues and info dumps are properly done or even too long, because the artist can't fill that in for the Author.

What angers me is that the premise and plot are interesting which made me want to keep reading, but the writing is so freaking bad that I can't say I've enjoyed it.

The chaps are also short so the 100+ current ones doesn't translate into lots of content.

The MC has mastered all kinds of battle styles in a dojo while growing up as a human and is now the ultimate warrior against the simplistic and dumb regular demons. 'Everyone is a dumb fighter but the MC who uses regular martial arts against army battles'.

Lots of tell don't show because the Author is writing for the future Artist and not us.

Characters are uni-dimensional, acting like the rest of their race, aside from one or another who breaks the mold. All Ogres are dumb, all vampires are scary, all kobolds are crafters.

My advice is to skip this novel and read the manga when it comes out. If you came here from the manga, don't expect something deeper and more fleshed out than it.

Or read 'Reincarnated into a Werewolf, Demon Lord Servant' instead, which has a similar premise but far better writing and plot. <<less
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Enelthrei rated it
February 19, 2021
Status: c72
A very slice-of-life like military novel, with a reasonable protagonist who isn't OP to the extent of most military novels. If Youjo Senki and Isekai Nonbiri Nouka had a baby, this would be it.
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ishvaaku rated it
May 24, 2020
Status: c12
This series is heavily focused on action as story starts directly in middle of war times. Its an isekai but MC isn't OP like other regular isekai (so far).

Translation is good and chapters are released frequently. Loving the chapters so far.
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juzkdiing rated it
May 20, 2020
Status: c11
Loving it! ? I just hope that the momentum is consistent. I just love how you get thrown in the middle of a war but the MC seems to be talking/updating the reader through his internal monologue with his “Dear Mom”.

With 11 chapters as of this writing, its a yes for me. 4 stars!

Great translation too!
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haanhaan rated it
August 14, 2021
Status: c150
I want to rank it around 4 or 4.5 butttt... read the rest below.

Frankly I usually don't put up review and just read,

But, I must say, this LN have interesting plots, sadly it's look like the potential haven't exploited fully *or most of it at least*.

Description of the event is short, some good things *like meetings, party, etc* was not explained in details or not put more interesting events to happen in the middle of it, they mostly "Talk". Talking bout strategy, "Oh, ogre that can think", and chatting... more>> *kinda for the characters counts*, the unique race and some characters kind of lack character development, MC just say "Their race is like this, their characteristic is like that" and that's it.

(Correct me if I am wrong, I read around 40-50 chapters of kind of Intermission to battle but still no big battle only short skirmish *that can be shortened if the author just put them in bit longer chapters*.... and that is bit disappointing for me)

This LN could be better to say the least.

But still this is just my own opinion. <<less
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SilverHollyAsh rated it
October 3, 2021
Status: Completed
I really enjoyed reading this novel--to the point where I subscribed to the translator's Patreon in order to finish it. Essentially, the novel's story follows our protagonist, Golan, an ogre, as he rises through the ranks of the Demon World. It was a fun journey! However, I do agree with many of the other commenters that this story could've had more details, descriptions, maps, drawings, etc. Since the Demon World the author has made is so interesting with all its different races, the novel would benefit from extra content helping... more>> us understand and/or visualize the author created. In other words, I feel this series could make an awesome anime!

It was so fun to read about the world and Golan's funny antics, I wish we had more time to explore it all. My only complaint is that we didn't have enough time for a good denouement. I don't mind the ending of the story that we have, but I would've liked more details (as per usual in my case). It's a bit too open-ended in my case.


I'm glad the other Golan, ogre Golan was reborn as (human) Golan's son, but I wanted to know more about how that happened and why didn't they fuse back after ogre Golan died. Also, I felt a little let down about not knowing how much stronger Golan could've become as a Susanoo-no-mikoto. Could he eventually grow powerful enough to beat Melvis and Yamato with more time and training. What about Beka and her brother's new abilities? Did the military reforms push more of the ogres in Mevlis' territory to evolve? What will happen to the celestials and the human world? Etc. These questions left me wanting more from the story!


All in all, I recommend this novel either to people who enjoy a rowdy character who can resist brawling his way up the ranks and/or those who like world setting filled with fantastic races! <<less
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akumetsu_F1 rated it
September 1, 2021
Status: c160
I don't know why I like this one so much. But it's definitely 5 stars.

It just feels like a very light read every chapter, the plot is decent, the characters are fun. And the comedic moments between Golan and his subordinates made me chuckle.

The briefness in writing turns some people off but I think it's actually what gives this novel some charm.

The worldbuilding and the characteristics of different demon species is nice. Golan is an interesting character himself who doesn't feel insanely strong in the sense that he's OP. He's... more>> skilled and smart rather than powerful. It gives him a rather unique feel when you peer into his mind and see all the calculations he makes when trying to defeat a strong enemy. This is certainly not a novel that blow off your socks with balls to the wall action scenes. At most there's the ocassional face slapping trope but that's mostly played for jokes.

I'd call this novel an excellent palate cleanser to those other thousand chapter plus novels with insane word count and unnecessary padding.

Short but fun. Highly recommended. <<less
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May 25, 2021
Status: c5

tbh, his family mantra is getting annoying

at this point, he's always ending up in a confrontation with his superior even though he knows that he will die

... more>>

the reason of their of their confrontation is him wishing to accept some strangers that's problematic to have

here's my impression of that

psh, to me it's idiotic to be this idealistic or stubborn without any power backing it up

is he gonna be naruto, is he gonna talk no jutsu this

this is s*upid no matter how nice it looks

there's a difference in willing to risk your life to do something and sacrificing yourself to do something

then there's the death that makes difference and the death that doesn't do jack sh*t

all this debacle will amount to is pure BS, and he might likely be saved by some plot armor if they really fight tsk

after dying those guys will still have to go somewhere, it's worth nothing

sigh just sigh


and to me he's a bit of a hypocrite


the result of his another fight with his commander is that he's going into a disadvantageous fight even though it might create unnecessary sacrifice from his army cause he was angry that his enemy sacrificed others to win

so what's the difference of him from the other dude

in a sense, they're both willing to sacrifice their men to achieve what they want

it's pretty s*upid tbh

he's talking about the enemy that targeted those he said to protect, but the soldiers, one of those that was under the category of things he wants to protect, is gonna be involved in a disadvantageous fight


add that he's supposed to be cautious/cool headed that doesn't really want/like fights, though cause of that damn mantra, that cautiousness is gonna be gone

so don't be fooled


damn scratch the old comment

he's like that cause of certain things and to me, it's acceptable on why he's like that

I'm convinced


"I should have understood it better. I had experienced so much of it during my 17 years of life here."

------ really was surprised that he was still earthling like here, come on man, it's almost 2/3's of his life on earth and his principles still hasn't changed that much

would have accepted it if he had been in the demon world for small amount of time, yet 17 years, for 17 years he been in the demon world and the earth like principles still takes over

17 years, almost 2/3's of his past life and he's like that

this is getting disappointing

at first I was glad that even though he doesn't really like to act demon like, he's still doing it, but knowing about how long he had been there and him still unconsciously acting politely (even though it was implied that he was burned plentily in the past by acting like that) is disappointing tbh <<less
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