Maou-sama no Machizukuri! ~Saikyou no Danjon wa Kindai Toshi~

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Beings that create and control monsters and demons, beings that build and reign over malicious labyrinths, the chosen individuals to possess an overwhelming Unique Skill… They are the Demon Lords.

Demon Lords entice people to come to the labyrinth they’ve built and eat the people’s despair as their nourishment.

However, Creation Demon Lord Procell(Lolicell) has decided that he will obtain people’s hopes and not their despair as nourishment, and built a happy town instead of a malicious labyrinth to collect human beings.

This is the story of an eccentric Demon Lord, his inner thoughts, and his poker face.

Associated Names
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The demon lord's street!~The strongest dungeon nearest to a modern day city
The Demon Lord’s building a city! ~The strongest Dungeon is a modern day city~
魔王様の街づくり!~最強のダンジョンは近代都市~
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07/12/19 rpgnovels v9c1
07/05/19 rpgnovels v9 prologue
06/27/19 rpgnovels v8 epilogue
06/20/19 rpgnovels v8c20
06/12/19 rpgnovels v8c19
06/03/19 rpgnovels v8c18
05/27/19 rpgnovels v8c17
05/19/19 rpgnovels v8c16
05/10/19 rpgnovels v8c15
05/02/19 rpgnovels v8c14
04/21/19 rpgnovels v8c13
04/13/19 rpgnovels v8c12
04/04/19 rpgnovels v8c11
03/28/19 rpgnovels v8c10
03/21/19 rpgnovels v8c9
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Occulus
Occulus rated it
September 23, 2016
Status: v8c10
The Good:
Lots of curb-stompy, OP MC battles where MC absolutely destroy the opponent thanks to his ability to use modern weaponry + special monsters creation powers. So those who like monster summoning and guns in a fantasy world may like this. There's also that anticipation of what type of monster he's going to get with the medals he can combine so gatcha fans may like this. Fairly cute girls too. The Bad:
Okay, so first of all, despite the MC being a Dungeon Master, this is not really a... more>> dungeon building story. The main plot revolves more around building a city where the MC can slowly harvest human's DP over time than the quick harvesting that most dungeon masters do when killing adventurers. Fortunately, I'm fairly fond of city-building novels too. However, like with many WNs, this suffers from OP MC concept where every single challenge isn't a challenge since the MC has the power to create modern day equipment from his imagination and the power to create incredibly strong monsters. I don't really mind OP MCs in most of the cases as long as there's some sort of challenge/struggle. Or if there's no struggle, at least some type of focus on SoL or something. However, this MC just utterly curbstomps all of his opponents to the point that I'm actually feeling sorry for them. For example, when
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he used gatling guns to wipe out all of the newbie dungeon lord's army in the noob battle, or when he bypasses every single trap his opponent sets up.

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And as for the cool city building aspect of it? Well, he relies on selling rare goods (created by his similarly OP servants), offering amazing incentives to immigrate (also thanks to his special abilities), and providing super cheap services (which is possible thanks to his powers). Although this isn't a bad thing as of itself, there are almost zero chapters spent on him actively developing the city and it's economy; everything is just solved with magic. There's slight more city development now, but it's still mostly reliant on his amazing summons that only he has access to. Tl;dr: Possibly cool concept but has a MC that is so ridiculously overpowered that nothing is a challenged to him in a story that is focused around battles. <<less
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popocake
popocake rated it
November 18, 2016
Status: v1c20
As of now I'm up to date with the original webnovel with the help of some machine translation, so here goes some spoiler-y comments:

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Procell's the MC and he's a Demon Lord with the ability of [Creation]. Every Demon Lord has one such ability, like [Beast], [Wind], [Alchemy] and so on; each ability grants some powers to the Demon Lord and the ability to create minions of varied capabilities. Procell's [Creation] power allows him to create any object from his memory out of thin air. And for some reason, he has modern-day knowledge (in a european medieval fantasy-type world), so he immediately creates some modern weapons like pistols, rifles etc.

It baffles me that the MC limits his own OP ability to the creation of some 4 or 5 weapons when he could totally overhaul the world he lives in and how its warfare is made with some small stuff like radios for instant communication between troops, night vision goggles, watches, cameras or, idk, some better clothing or armor. In one instance he does create a pair of binoculars, but it's never mentioned again and no one acts with any curiosity towards it. Also, although he does create some computers for Elder Dwarf (one of the main characters and a general in Procell's army) to work with, he does not create other similar devices, like smartphones or any other electronic device whatsoever (and even the computers he made, they're of exclusive use of the Elder Dwarf), which's pretty dumb. ED's computers are powered by a diesel engine, but it never occurs to MC or ED to expand the usefulness of electricity or combustion-powered machines.

What I'm trying to say is that the author dropped the ball hard on the creative department when it comes to MC's powers' versatility. There is some kind of explanation for that, but it's not very convincing and also doesn't tackle this issue directly.

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Also, I'd like to say some pretty obvious thing about MC's war strategy: His main thing is that he builds a looong corridor and puts some machine guns on its end, so that the enemy has to take fire all the way across it. Seems an OK strategy, up until you realize that he could just build some freaking grids in said corridor and just let the bullets through without the risk of a quick enemy dodging 'em. Also, if the machine gunners had night vision equipment, the whole corridor could be kept on the dark. Also, the whole floor and walls of the corridor could be electrified or coated in glue. Also, the machine gunners could have some rocket or grenade launchers. Also.... well, you get the point. The author's too weak on the creative department.

BTW, I must say here that there's some major lazy writing on part of the author on Elder Dwarf's role in this story. ED's basically responsible for everything pertaining to "production" in MC's army and city. She builds buildings, infrastructure, weapons, tools, clothing, everything ---- but we never see any of that. All we know's that ED has a "workshop" and works there, and voilá, when the MC needs something, the author just says that ED made it for him, and it's always the bestest ever thing ever made. Just because reasons.

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Up until now there's barely any character growth, but that's OK I guess, since we're still in the beginning of the story. That said, if you like the characters as they are now, you'll most likely like them for the months to come, but I find them rather bland and one-dimensional stereotypes. The MC doesn't truly have a personality, he's just "a nice guy" and the rest of his troup's mainly composed by japanese tropes. As for antagonists, it's quite depressing that the first true villain of the series was the moustache-twirling-kind of villain and he's dealt with pretty easily and effortlessly, not only because he's weak, but because of some bullsh*t cheating by MC's crew during their fight. It's all smooth sailing for our heroes, who never seem to be in any kind of danger or pinch whatsoever - if you're faint of heart and rather take it easy or if you don't like plot twists or major turn of events, then this story's for you.

As for the city-building part of the story, I must say it's pretty lazy and undetailed. We never see anything happening, but get reports from time to time of how things are developing. MC's city's infrastructure's mainly built offscreen by Elder Dwarf and her helpers and the author does not think it's interesting to delve into city planning or things like that. Things just work, don't ask me why. There's no modern structures in this city and MC doesn't give any input or insight towards this area, he just lets things flow naturally. There no drama here.

All in all, this novel's more slice of life than anything else. Very lukewarm, tame and easy-going. Everyone's nice to everybody else, there's always giggles and cute stuff happening everywhere and everything our heroes set out to do turns out successfully, there's no setback at all in anything, it's all handled perfectly. Is there cruelty and evil happening in this world? Sure. But not to our main cast and their marvelous city.

So... Yeah. 3 stars.

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Oukis Lips
Oukis Lips rated it
June 17, 2017
Status: v2c19
The characters and plot are completely one-dimensional. The MC has no back-story, rather than being a reincarnated person with amnesia, it's more appropriate to say he's just a newborn with random knowledge of earth technology.

And every chapter, there are at a minimum 5 paragraphs detailing the specs of the guns, and another 5 paragraphs of the characters praising the guns... Are the guns are the main characters? You'd seriously have to be a gun-otaku in order to enjoy this story.

It's supposed to be a dungeon-building, reincarnated into a fantasy world... more>> story, but it certainly doesn't have that vibe, I mean, there's no magic or anything that I've seen that isn't pertaining to guns. I feel like the author's thought process was something along the lines of: 'well, nobody will read my story about guns if it's set in a modern setting, and those Isekai novels sure do have a lot of readers, so I guess I'll just try to trick people into reading about my gun-novel by making the setting a fantasy world where the MC just conveniently has the knowledge to build guns but nothing more.' <<less
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hellogarry
hellogarry rated it
September 17, 2017
Status: v2c16
I'd be honest, why does this have high rating?

Everything goes way too easy for the MC, the sub characters glorifies him for no solid reasons.

And realistically speaking..... more>>
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how can he build a city out of nowhere, without anyone's permission? It will be realistic if it's away from civilization but he is just walking distance away from another city with a capacity of 100, 000 people. So logically speaking the land is within protection of that said city and I doubt the governor of that gigantic city will allow another city built in between a dungeon and his city because he will lose resources. He is suppose to be smart..?

He build a freaking city out of nowhere without asking any land lords. I mean it's a freaking medieval period, a royalty or a nobel should have ownership to the land especially one near a freaking city. And assumes that he will be the governor just because he build it? I don't think life is that easy, especially on medieval period and force can't be used once a nobel or a royalty makes a move since it will be an all out war from there.

He only asked permission from another demon lord. The setting is way to unrealistic.

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I don't know how many times I cringed from reading this. At some point it became outright creepy. <<less
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icarusburnt
icarusburnt rated it
December 2, 2016
Status: v1c24
Really fun novel to read, has not progressed much at all really, but the premise till now is really interesting.

While there are elements of op showing through in the MC it's not immediate, and shows the power be is capable of, though he is still stronger than others of his own level.
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metazoxan
metazoxan rated it
November 20, 2016
Status: v4c8
Review as of v1 c21

The story hasn't actually gotten to the part he makes the town mentioned in the title. But even now it's looking pretty interesting. It doesn't exactly do anything no other series has done but it's an interesting blend. A bit of reincarnation, a bit of amnesia, a bit of modern weaponry, a bit of OP subordinates with the MC being a support based character, and of course a bit of harem (However given how the two girls so far seem to view him as a parent... more>> we'll see if that goes anywhere). In any case it blends the themes well and seems to do so with a goal in mind and isn't just throwing plot elements together.

Review update as of v4 c8

The series is really progressing well. The town building is interesting and the battle side of things is interesting. Possibly the most interesting part is that the MC's abilities make him easily the most powerful demon lord ever but because he's less than a year old he has to be careful against the human kingdoms and the senior demon lords. For example in the series demon lords make monsters through medals, with the medal ranks ranging from A to C. But they can only make original medals once a month and make imitation medals two grades below the original through spending DP which they earn through luring humans into their dungeon. As a result no matter how OP the MC is he only has so much to work with after a few months. While a senior demon lord will have build up a massive force of A class monsters after so many years. Even if the MC's monsters are of higher quality they are still less plentiful and less experienced making them vulnerable

Because of this the series has an excellent sense of peril despite how OP the MC is. <<less
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badboy0011
badboy0011 rated it
September 4, 2017
Status: v2c16
As far as fantasy novel go, there is no problem.

When in come to city management, number of people and the creation of product, the author is pulling it ouf of nowhere.

This is fine for those that like it, but for people that are into more realistic novel (as much as you can in fantasy novel), this will be hard to read.

edit: After reading more, the MC become way creepy. The heroines, that he used to be called his daughters, became more like lovers.
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Ignus
Ignus rated it
March 11, 2017
Status: v2c20
So close to being a great Dungeon Master/builder story.

I had thought to myself if I was to write this type of story, I would have many similar concepts and ideas.
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Such as Unique Monster Creations, Gathering skills/creature types from other dungeons, creating a city for humans to live in, even fight for my protection (their own home), Small other world introductions, such as city management, apple pie, a casino.

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Thankfully author avoid the worst of the Japanese Light novel killers, making it readable, and enjoyable for light reading and passing the time.... Such as avoiding repeating the same thing 3 chapters in a row: (MC acting humble while the author uses 3 sets of people to praise him for the same event in 3 different chapters, therefore repeating MC's achievement 3 times in a row...)

The are a few problems keeping this from being a great story...
Often found in Japanese Light Novels written for a younger audience, and for easy conversion/transition into Manga/Anime.

But the big problem, and it might be a bit more personal, is the use of, or over use of guns. (Sorry gun otakus)
Generally speaking, the inclusions of guns into a fantasy setting ruins the mood.
- It sucks away any action, shoot and their dead. (This story at least has some shotgun action)
- It makes the MC OP.
- I'm to lazy to think of other reasons why....
Also, this story has paragraphs explaining the gun specs, and how it's used.
Honestly, this stories gun use is not as bad as others where the MC is an adventure using gun magic.
Its actually explain, and its not the most op thing, as in magic may be able to get past it... but still, there are a few chapters in a row that only a gun enthusiast would be excited reading. <<less
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Jormungarden
Jormungarden rated it
January 25, 2017
Status: v2c8
I really liked the novel when it started, it had a great concept and a lot of room for a nice story, but it was clearly not what the author had planned for the novel, as of now it has crashed into the "master, amazing~" spiral in which no matter what happens during the chapter we will get a full standing ovation for the MC, I won't even begin with the lazy story telling or the smooth sailing of the MC or how bland the side characters are which can... more>> only be called stereotypical Japanese troops with no redeeming traits, honestly the only reason I gave it 3 starts is because I like the concept. <<less
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Aoitenshi
Aoitenshi rated it
August 24, 2016
Status: c3
Interesting at the first read. There are many potentials for development and world-building.

And the title seems to be spoiler-ish. Although, it does give us a sense of direction for the author's as well as the protagonist's intention and dream for his future occupation: building a dungeon in the shape of an "Urban City".
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RiseKnight
RiseKnight rated it
May 23, 2017
Status: c137
The protagonist looks like reincarnated person, but APPARENTLY NOT.

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the god told him about himself has fragment of old memories from the ancient time (apparently have earth tech). Basically he can create stuffs from ancient tech because of that, but himself is not a soul who died and reincarnated after several centuries.

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The story are depth + its late harem.

The plot kinda cliche but the author can keep it at bay, not boring at all.
The author is pretty talented especially in dark setting...
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Enutas maph
Enutas maph rated it
April 1, 2017
Status: v3c1
This is a generic tech-gap in fantasy world novel. It has some fluff moments and some bits of romance/love triangle. MC love his monsters and makes smart decisions after finding loopholes in the rules that god made for him. It's got a lot of people underestimating him then getting their asses whooped. I thing that if you like Wu Dong Qian Kun, Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri, or Zettai ni Hatarakitakunai Dungeon Master ga Damin wo Musaboru made then you'll like this novel.
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Tasear
Dream Seeker rated it
November 22, 2016
Status: v1c21
Not bad, while it does suffer from usual systems of web novel disease, I find to amusing enough to give biased give stars. I would recommend this to not City Builder fans nor dungeon master fans but instead card master fans.
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MagneticMagnet
MagneticMagnet rated it
September 14, 2017
Status: v8c7
Kind of meh.

Our MC is a newly born dungeon master. All dungeon masters hold some special power, his being creation. Unfortunately this turns out to be the biggest problem in the novel. It's too OP and convenient and it's not used in any interesting way.

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He can create firearms of any kind essentially at will over long term. Short term is limited by his mana, which is still pretty allowable. They are as powerful as you'd expect against fantasy people.

He can also create legendary monsters with certain relatively lax conditions at will. Other dungeon masters have 33% chance of getting A rank with the same method (B otherwise), MC pulls S rank at 100%. Yeah.

Now combined these two points make him broken OP. At one point 3 other dungeon masters ganged up on MC under favourable rules to them and had powerful monsters supplied by older dungeon masters. They got defeated with barely any difficulty.

When they get to city building phase it's used to pull workforce out of nowhere. Need more smiths? Here's some master smiths out of thin air. No effort required.

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How does that make an interesting story when the tone is serious?

The first volume was fine as a showcase what the MC can do and getting to know some of the characters. Unfortunately that's also where the dungeon management aspect stagnated. You can probably guess from the title where it went and at least there is some development. The powers were showcased but no new challenges to use them were presented in the later volumes.

The author also likes to focus on the guns a bit too much. Multiple times per volume we get to read about the same guns' things like weight, rate of fire, ammo capacity and all that. Why? I don't think even the characters were described in that much detail. Luckily it seems to get toned down a bit at volume 4.

Speaking of the characters, they're nothing special either. I can remember the main cast so they aren't completely worthless but they really don't stand out that much from each other.

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There's the fox girl, dwarf smith that is good at building stuff and flying elf. They all love their "father" and want to be of use to him. Oh, and the male undead butler dragon and the yet unnamed water girl. They also love their "father" and want to be of use to him.

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Now all this looks pretty negative. I started reading because of the potentially interesting premise but it didn't turn out as I hoped. It's not bad enough to drop now that I have started but I wouldn't expect too much of this. There's occasionally something mildly interesting, and as of vol 5 prologue there might even be something that can't be solved with creation power, but we'll see.

Edit v5 prologue -> v8c7 - 3.2019: I'll be dropping this due to general uninterest. Not even the fluffy animal eared girls can save this dreg.

The MC is a Gary Stu and the rest of the story has no value. There's little humor or comfy life or good characters or worldbuilding to keep the story worth following. Just a guy who can do pretty much anything, that has a strong plot armor and everyone who's not an obvious bad guy seem to implicitly trust him for some reason. And any plot items get resolved in some incredibly lame and/or convenient manner. Take the thing I left off with in the original review:

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MC was getting corrupted by him being a demon lord if he used a power. How was this solved? Have a subordinate call a powerful subordinate to whack the MC every time he seemed to go out of control until he realized that going out of control was silly. Normal subordinates cannot harm demon lords, but conveniently he had just acquired a subordinate powerful enough to have a subordinate of their own of that level.

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Or that everyone just trusts the MC:

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MC is giving off great deals one after another and no one is suspicious of things being too good to be true. Say, the casino. MC decided that his city needed a casino, so he went for a business partner. 90% payback rate wasn't good enough, so MC built the facility and compensated with the city's income for the partner to handle the casino. Yeah, definitely not a suspiciously good deal. Or the time MC just claimed to be a god to counter another hostile religion encroaching his city and everyone in his city simply accepted it.

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Akanome
Akanome rated it
February 6, 2017
Status: v2c13
By far it's a really good novel and have a lot potential to become better. If you like OP MC, Strategic battle, Dungeon management, City management, and harem, just give it a try

This was a good novel, it's just start to getting good when the first demon lord meeting start, so don't judge it when you haven't read till that point.

This novel is really enjoyable if you like OP MC, and the MC use his OP power effectively, He's smart but not a lazy type MC. It's also a heart... more>> warming story but don't expect any romance here. <<less
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LordGrim102
LordGrim102 rated it
February 7, 2019
Status: v7 epilogue
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This novel loses some likability from when the MC starts making his religion and brain washing people into joining his religion. One thing I hate is when a novel starts story telling about bad things and the author goes his way to explain that it is a good thing.

Not to mention there are many major plot holes before he start his religion, So this one got a 3 stars only rating because you can still pass time reading until volume 6. Volume 7 and onwards aren't recommended to read.

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The author is repeating details about a persons ability multiple times. Treating the readers as incapable of remembering details and anything. "Being a R'lyeh Diva, she was able to use water as medium to communicate from the other dimension." "Kuina is a celestial fox and she can use flames magic." "Rorono is an elder dwarf and she can make things better than my creation." I've read it repeatedly through out the chapters about 3 or more times already.

I personally think there are more better ways for the author to take the story in a good direction but the author is incapable and talentless.

You will notice that the reviews before volume 7 started are high rated. Because volume 1-6 have minimum acceptable plot and logic in it. But now in volume 7 and on wards it becomes stagnant then worse when he starts doing hypocritical things and the author goes his way to portray it as a good thing.
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Grarg
Grarg rated it
August 9, 2017
Status: v3
Decent novel but I'm going to need to see more volumes to make a final decision on rating. The story is a standard isekai protagonist who becomes a demon lord that manages a dungeon. Here's a list of pros and cons when compared to the standard:

Pros

  1. The story takes its time developing without rushing any particular aspect. In fact, in the first volume, MC never even gets to construct his dungeon as the world is introduced and mechanics explained.
  2. There's a certain degree of mystery that makes things somewhat more interesting than usual, such as the logic behind the world's structure as well the MC's identity.
  3. There's a bit of kingdom development in the story as MC constructs a town outside of his usual dungeon, which is more than what the typical dungeon story offers.
Cons

  1. The story violates one of my huge taboos in fantasy writing, which is introducing modern weaponry such as guns. Their use makes battles simply uninteresting as there is really no room for strategy or suspense when you have bows and arrows up against machine guns. I will maintain the rating of this story at 3 stars unless the author somehow introduces credible opponents in future volumes.
  2. Some aspects of the world seem imbalanced. For example, the extreme economic power demon lords can wield from creating free stuff seems way overpowered, so much so that it isn't really explained why none of them have taken over the world.
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Fortunos
Fortunos rated it
December 28, 2018
Status: --
I just finished reading this WN (raw, translated by google) a moment ago and I was like “ WTF, the true story is just start here but the author END it”

But nope, after carefully see through his page I found the continuation of it with different name.

The story end at the first year time with MC and friends graduating from being new demon lord, the last moment of one of the oldest demon lord and the start of Evening party.

After finish this review I will start reading the next episode... more>> of this novel (yeah, with google translation)

For me, this WN is worth 5 stars. Well, I can’t say that it differ much from others Fantasy demon lord, dungeon master, isekai out there. I didn’t pay much attention about its good or bad point either. But at least I can say that I didn’t lose interest even after reading this WN for several day until its last chapter and I think my time worth it. <<less
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GabeZhul
GabeZhul rated it
August 15, 2018
Status: v7c6
This is another entry of the "dungeon master subversion" genre (I can't believe that is a thing either, but it is)

Premise:

The MC is born (or maybe reborn, it's not clear) as a demon lord who is supposed to rule over his own dungeon where he would harvest residue of the strong emotions human adventurers leave behind. After being shown the ropes by a veteran demon lord, he decides that, instead of making it a maze with monsters, he would create a dungeon town to generate DP, the generic dungeon... more>> master currency.
He can safely do that because of his unique power, Creation, allows him to replicate items from modern Earth, from food to firearms, which gives him such a technological leg-up he doesn't really have to fear other demon lords. Said demon lords pose a threat because each of them possesses a single unique skill, and once a month they can create a magical medal representing that skill. Using that medal in a fusion with another one, they can create high-ranking monsters, but the actual monster is random. The MCs medal not only allows him to morph it into any other medal he knows during synthesis, it also allows him to raise the rank of the monster and pick which one he specifically wants as the end results, which means that while other demon lords are happy if they can get an A rank monster, the MC creates S-ranks one after the other. Naturally all of those monsters are cute lolies, who are madly in love with the MC, but he refuses to touch them because they are his daughters. Oh, and his mentor is also in love with him, but he refuses to touch her because he considers her his mother. Oh, and he also has a rival tsundere demon lord who is obviously crushing on him, but he refuses to touch her because they are... friends?... Yeah, it's one of those MCs.

Anyways, while the story flirts with the idea of kingdom building, in reality it spends little time on that, mostly focusing on the power-fantasy aspect where the MC uses modern technology and out of the box thinking to curb-stomp the invasions of other dungeon masters while also collecting more harem members all the time.

Pros:

-The love interests are decently likable

-The system, with the monster fusion and the medals, is well thought out and makes the conflict between the dungeon masters/demon lords make sense.

-Enjoyable as a power fantasy.

Neutral:

-Lots of gushing over firearms. If you are into gun-porn, you can count this as a pro, but otherwise it is fairly annoying.

Cons:

-The MC is aware of the fact the girls want him, everyone around him knows the girls want him, he also accepts the fact he wants the girls as well... and yet there is still practically zero romantic development.

-There is zero tension during the battles due to the protagonist possessing not only overwhelmingly powerful monsters, but then those monsters are also armed with full-auto shotguns and anti-materiel rifles.

-The kingdom-building, which was built up from the beginning, ended up being a little lackluster, as everything worked out way too conveniently for the MC.

Conclusion:

This is a fun light read, but nothing really amazing. While there is practically zero tension, and the harem is being as much of a tired cliché as ever, the world-building and the characters keep it from being forgettable. Still, I would only recommend this if one really likes the kind of curb-stomp battles where the MCs side completely trample the opposition every single time, with no losses whatsoever. <<less
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Seregosa
Seregosa rated it
June 13, 2017
Status: v4 prologue
Hmm, well, it was an enjoyable read. Good quality translation and a story that is interesting enough to keep you reading even with all of its faults. I do feel that it's weird how so many could possibly give it 5/5 stars with all the glaring faults, but a 4/5 is possible, although I would put it around 3 or 3.5/5. A bit above average, but nothing that special. The characters were pleasant and amusing and I really liked all of the good guys in this story. The developments were... more>> intriguing. It's totally worth reading if you want to kill some time, not the best but undoubtedly a good choice.

About the bad parts that really stuck out... Yeah. There's 2 things that made me extremely annoyed again and again amongst many more minor things that doesn't matter that much. The first one is the issue of redundant information. The author often writes his chapters as if it's some kind of a freaking fact booklet about weapons or any other thing that happens. He goes into excruciating detail concerning just about everything. EXACTLY what happens, exactly what she or he does, why they do that, what they think, why this can happen, how these powers work etc along with a lot of repetitions of stuff he had previously mentioned, making us read the same thing twice, thrice or more. This is not that bad when it comes to the fantasy aspects, the stuff that is somewhat interesting and relevant, like how this magic works and why this or that is good when it comes to that spell (even though the detailed information is often too much).

The biggest issue is the gun trivia, both made up bullsh*t and true copy-pasted information from wikipedia or something. There's SO FCKING MUCH worthless gun trivia. Exact velocity, the capacity of the mags, the length of the gun, which one it is from the real world, the shots per minute along with other crap... Hell, the author once went out of his way and used two paragraphs to describe that full auto mode fires many successive bullets automatically when pressing down the trigger and semi-auto just fires one but reloads the bullet automatically along with how everything else works and weird made up stuff to make the weapons better (not as if it matters that much anyway, this author decided that the attack power should increase the damage from bullets too)... These long in-depth explanations breaks any immersion whatsoever when reading this novel and are just a pain in the ass. Not even once have I seen any of this trivia being relevant to the story in any way whatsoever. Just saying that it shoots bullets that are faster, bigger or stronger or whatever would be enough, no need for redundant information. Information is fine, but not when it becomes a weapon textbook instead of a novel, it makes me wonder if the author just does it to get more chapters out by filling them with such crap instead of actually moving the plot forward.

That's okay though, you can skip most of it if you want to. Then, on to the second thing that really bothers me, that is their relationships. This novel is extremely special when it comes to this and the author isn't really right in the head for writing it like this, it has made me extremely confused, irritated and just plain out annoyed. You see, the author refuses to go for the real romance. Let's ignore all the outside guys, like other demon lords, they're not that important. But when it comes to his subordinates, he has 3 "covenant monsters" which are his most powerful ones that share his powers and all stuff like that. These three are all superbly cute girls, 2 lolis (dwarf and fox) and one oppai loli (elf). Now, for some reason or another the author decided that "HEY, let's go for a lolicon incest story" and thenceforth the MC has always referred to them as his "daughters" and the two normal lolis refer to him as "Father". So, they built some kind of a pseudo-family relationship where, although they're all born at around the same time with similar knowledge, the demon lord MC is the father and they're his daughters.

Now, this is all well and good, I can accept that a MC doesn't get laid and just view the girls in his "harem" as daughters, but the thing is that it's not that simple because the author clearly has some incest tendencies. The MC repeatedly calls them daughters and even said and thought stuff like he would never lay his hands on them (in a s*xual way). However, several times we get to see how he clearly views them in a s*xual way. He keeps hugging them, caressing their hair and enjoys having their bodies against his, often thinking stuff like how it feels so good (clearly s*xual pleasure) to have their soft, good smelling bodies rubbing against him. He also mentioned that he had to stop at one time in the bath because he was about to get a boner and how he told the elf to stop pushing her boobs against his back because he wouldn't be able to hold himself back. That's a great father, right? Now then, as for the daughters, there's no way in hell they view him as merely a father. They're totally zooming in on him like female predators out for some D (well, at least for a romantic relationship). They're rubbing against him all the time, sticking really close, going for the arm between boobs approach, approaching him while naked in the bath, enjoying being hugged really much and wants to have their hair caressed all the time, showing jealous feelings all the time for anyone that might "steal him away"... The elf "daughter" literally invited him to bed and these people have pretty much all one time or another mentioned how only the MC could do stuff like fondling their bodies or doing naughty stuff in different circumstances...

Sorry to burst your bubble, but that's not something a daughter would ever do, they clearly don't have any intention whatsoever to approach him as merely a father, yet the author keeps making them refer to him as father and him to refer to them as daughters, it feels very forced and unrealistic, it's just not done well. So the author is clearly planning on having them become lovers later on but likes the idea of daughterXfather relationships, not my favorite but I guess it's okay. I just wish he'd (the author) make it clear what the characters think and what he is planning. Either go right on with the "they're my daughters but I want to do naughty stuff with them too" or take the "they're only my daughters, nothing more nothing less" or you can go for the "Pure romantic love and let's do away with this daughter incest crap"... Don't hover between everything without making it clear... Right now it's like "I think of them as real daughters and I don't want to do naughty stuff with them yet I somehow get turned on by them and enjoy deriving s*xual pleasure from being very close to them, but no, I'm the greatest father in the world and wouldn't touch them, however, I am touching them anyway, because fck logic". The daughters are a bit better since they seem to be more sure of what they want, a daughter+lover relationship, forbidden but sweet.

But that I can keep reading this and enjoying it despite his obnoxious writing style when it comes to certain things is pretty amazing. Worth a read any day. Just go in with the knowledge of the cons above and you will be able to read it with much joy while hopefully not being as confused and annoyed as I was when I had to try and understand what the fck the author was thinking about. <<less
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