Maoyuu Maou Yuusha


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“You are mine, and I am yours…”

The world cannot be saved by the victory of a single man. This book begins at the point where the climax should occur; the battle between a Demon Queen who is a little strange and a Hero who is a little curious.

However, not only do these two give up the battle, instead, they join hands to directly challenge the complicated social structure which dictates that humans and demons must forever be in conflict.

This is too reckless right? How can this be done? Undoubtedly, you are thinking that.

Come, please turn the page. You are about to read a story that has never been told before; the story of the Hero… and the Demon Queen.

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mystichead rated it
July 9, 2015
Status: --
One of the most intelligent pieces of fiction I have encountered in all my life, and I have read A LOT; from regular fiction and philosophical fiction, Arabic, Persian, Indian, English, Russian, Polish, German, Chinese, Korean, & Japanese, across multiple genres and work from different eras; despite that this has come amongst the top.

The best part about it is that it is very easy to read and understand. WHILE being easy its exciting and fun to read and you learn things without even realizing or wanting to. The story in... more>> itself manages to very excellently execute multi-tier scale and depth of story in the macro and micro sense and also some in the middle; all while not putting strain on the reader.

Its also managed to have very creative ways of naming characters... of which I think is marvelous
With each and every character being filled with depth. It also manages to be very progressive in nature, with actually forgoing most of the negative female tropes, and or racist tropes which in this case rather than other race from color/ethnicity would translate into quite literally non-humans. Not only are those aspects forgone but they are also in many aspects combated. All this while in the guise of a nice easy read.

A lot of the plot and world mechanics being are very creative and original, and very well executed.
The romance is also not bad... although it can be slightly frustrating in many moments especially when it becomes quasi-haremy with the hero taking full advantage of it at moments.. although later on its a 1on1 focus

There is a lot more to say but I think it'll become a long positive rant, so ill leave at this summary of my feelings

its wonderful overall <<less
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Cruxador rated it
December 19, 2017
Status: v1c2
It's a nice educational novel, I suppose. It's appropriate to about a middle school level student. However, even at that level it's underwhelming. It's just a standard "educated character tells things to uneducated character" format, with the usual trend of examples worked into the story. They don't seem to be worked into it super cohesively, but hey, what do you expect from edutainment?

Can hardly see any cause to praise this as a work of literature or even particularly entertaining schlock though.
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tomtheatombomb rated it
September 6, 2016
Status: v4 extra
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha is all about intelligent ideas that change the world for the better. Think the medieval/renaissance era in the western world that is transitioning to industrial/modern era.

The demon king cooperates with the hero to improve the world, not through violence but general political, economic, social, military, agricultural and medical reform.

Key ideas include:
The introduction of important new world crops, namely the potato and corn, and the 4 crop rotation method responsible for the industrial revolution in our world.
f*cking vaccination.
Gunpowder and rifling
Trench warfare.
Public Education
Cultural... more>> tolerance.
Spice and wolf style market manipulation.

If you enjoy the transitional period of a world with competent and decently interesting characters, read Maoyuu Maou Yuusha <<less
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moxrwtva rated it
March 15, 2018
Status: v3
It reads like a play and plays are meant to be seen, not read. The author's decision to write the novel entirely in dialogue is its doom.

3 stars for a decent translation and for not being a tropefest. It's a pretty dry read, though.
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Lolistalker rated it
October 5, 2016
Status: v5c3

If you are here for epic fight, zero to hero development, hero gaining harem member left and right, finding party member to finally kill the demon king, getting OP cheat and weapon, then you wont find most of it here.

Also do note that this isn't a reincaration/isekai/going back in time kind of story, but a pure fantasy where the hero and the demon lord is person that is born and raised in that world, the world building also have that kinda... more>> background which is awesome, and the way the author deliver the story is also great, I love this novel so much, isekai story is nice because they have limitless potential and become awesome but you know how most of them goes, so this pure fantasy is a great breath of a fresh air especially since it was very well written, unlike 80% of jp wn recently.

Here light spoiler of the premise of the story (no important plot etc)

(btw if you have hard time getting into this novel since it start of kinda slow then try reading the manga, the anime isnt that great, quite the disappointment to be honest)


the Hero is strong, so strong that he could reach the demon lord alone, as he was about to kill "maou", maou asked, "yuusha, be mine!" of course he refused, and then an epic fight.... didnt happen, they start to talk about the world and unlike what hero initially thought, killing the demon lord won't solve anything, the demon lord knew that well and manage to persuade the kind but naive and not so bright hero, they end up becoming an accomplice, they fake their fight with mutual defeat to gain time.

Finally, the real journey began, they start their world revolution in human world, "how do you change the world? first you need to fix one main problem, food!" on country side somewhere they, or should I say the smart and talented Maou, start to spread some information on how to increase the crops yield and new kinds of crops, also other invention for the better of the masses, and even got title of "Saint" but of course its not all smooth sailing, while the demon king away the hero who is not so bright but strong as hell went to the demon world instead and take care of rebellion and other matter, while in human world the demon king busy with making deal with merchants and of course the nobles and religion would make trouble as usual just cuz they can, alright I admit that it's not the religion, it's the corrupt higher up, just like real world. Although this novel is full of politic, domestic affair, kingdom/World Building, there is also many fan service fluffy situation as a break, there is also light harem (not s*upid harem where the MC would get cute girl every single arc), and some touching scene as well which I absolutely wont spoil.

Although at the start it was kinda slow paced but they take their time building everything nicely, just so you could enjoy the development of the story and they will come nicely with some twist and turn, like drinking bitter coffee and eating a layered sweet and sour strawberry cream cake


Now that you understand the premise of the story I wont spoil the fun any longer, and everything just getting better from there so keep on reading! <<less
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oli0202 rated it
October 11, 2017
Status: --
Feels like it's written by someone from /r/iamverysmart. If you are 15 years old then this might read like an intelligent novel but it is more boring than enjoyable to read it. The writing is rather unique with only dialogue and minimal descriptions (except to describe the definition of grain that is) , I wouldn't call it bad writing but it's not great either. At the very beginning of it the hero walks into a fortress and the demon lord: says hello and the hero says who are you, it's... more>> already written that it's the demon lord talking and this is just such a basic storytelling mistake and having a mistake like this at the start does not inspire confidence in the rest of it. Anyway this is a pretty boring novel imo but you might like it, try to give it a few chapters because the first few are bad <<less
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domonkazu rated it
January 25, 2018
Status: --
How can anybody like this? Writing is shallow, world building is zero, I don‘t even know how any places looks like or how any character looks like, not much mentioned except for Maou with her big b**bs, which typical for a japanese novel to provide some fan services. At some point I wonder if this a novel or a dialog script for some theater play. There is no description about how the character react or what face they are making during any conversation, everything feel so dull and emotionless.

Dropped at... more>> volume 2. <<less
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captain crunch
captain crunch
June 28, 2017
Status: v1c1.5
I only read 1 and a half chapters, so I cannot give it a rating or complete review. However, the translation seems pretty good.

I stopped reading because it was really uninteresting to me. The whole 1st chapter is the Hero and the Demon Queen talking to each other about various topics, interspersed with dictionary definitions of various terms. Nothing. Happens (well the 2 characters did make a deal but that's all). These 2 characters are anonymous, they don't even have names. The conversation tells me nothing about the characters, the... more>> world or other details about the setting. It's just a list of economic/social/political issues and their definitions. It was extremely boring for me, like listening to 2 people having a conversation centered around reading a dictionary. I thought maybe this is just the intro chapter to show that it's going to be different from the cliche, but the next chapter was similar, so I stopped reading.

The average rating seems awfully high, and the other 2 reviews are glowing. Maybe I have to read more chapters to get to better stuff. For now, I'm going to read other things, maybe I'll come back to this some other time. <<less
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Clorox Is Cream rated it
August 16, 2017
Status: v4c6
A relatively decent novel with a good translation and good prose. There's not really much action, but the speeches are pretty hype lmao. The writing style is one of the best I've seen, and there's also an anime adaptation of this novel, though I don't recommend it because this novel is so much better. Even if you're not a fan of non-action series, this probably won't leave you disappointed. This series is kind of like Release that Witch except it has less action and romance but more politics, better writing,... more>> and difficult obstacles. A good book to pick up when waiting for others to update. <<less
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blank1134 rated it
January 17, 2022
Status: v1c0
I liked the anime but the novel is too bad for me. Dropped after reading a few chapters. I really didn't like how the novel was written. It defeat its purpose as a novel, it's more like a script for a play or a shoot in a movie, series or anime. Why make a novel with only dialogue and some "breast" and other "moaning" descriptions if there is no context in every background or characters? I feel like the anime is actually better than the novel. For me this is... more>> not considered a novel at all, I'm sorry. <<less
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Asphyxia778 rated it
November 18, 2021
Status: --
I rated the anime 6/10 because the artwork and soundtrack was good. So I came here to the novel but this mostly reads like a play and this is what dooms the novel. While the premise is interesting but execution was lacking.

It would be much better visually rather than reading it.
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Ayane rated it
April 23, 2023
Status: v2c1
It's funny that at the moment the two top reviews are the exact opposite:

"One of the most intelligent pieces of fiction I have encountered in all my life, and I have read A LOT..."

"It's a nice educational novel, I suppose. It's appropriate to about a middle school level student. "

As for the camp I fall into... my opinion is the first guy exemplifies quantity over quality.
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August 5, 2019
Status: v1c2
I really like this story but unfortunately I'm unable to read the light novel for the simple fact that it's formatted like a script.

I like the idea of taking very generic characters, ideas and settings and building on top and around them and this does it very well.

If you are like me and you still want to read this, but can't stand the script format I recommend the manga adaptation that can be easily found in MangaDex.
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