RE: Ankoku Kishi Monogatari

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This legend tells the tale of the protagonist, Kuroki summoned to protect the demon king from the hero.

Kuroki, unbeknownst to him, suddenly came to another world. He was summoned by the demon king, Modes. The territory which the demon king overrules was in the midst of being destroyed because of the hero. He had no choice but to bow before Kuroki.

“Please save us, Savior Dono!”

Kuroki nodded, deciding to save the demon king due to an unexpected turn of event.

The Rewrite Version of Previous Ankoku Kishi Monogatari

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Zakorak
New Zakorak rated it
October 12, 2021
Status: v10
It's an okay story, don't take it seriously. Characters don't have much depth nor is there a true plot. There's NTR but it doesn't happen to the MC. MC and had feelings for his childhood friend but she liked another guy, they never dated. Originally, the MC was a loser 2 years ago but over time he slowly improved how he was but still has an inferiority complex because he was constantly compared to Reiji, a handsome genius by his childhood friend. Story starts off with DK vs the hero... more>> but transitions to DK /heroes vs evil gods. Villians constantly makes it kind of repetitive with hero takes credit and DK saves the day in the background.

Characters:

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Reiji: OP Hero of the story who is a womanizer. Sleeps with every princess and anyone beautiful no matter if their married or not. A genius good at everything but doesn't put any effort into anything he does. He's one dimensional throughout the story.

Kyouka: Little sister of Reiji, only one who slowly forms their own opinion of MC. Not much depth to her character, laziness due to how everyone else in the group is better than her in combat.

Chiyuki: Part of Reiji's harem but never slept with him since he's a womanizer. Loves him but never all in. Sometimes she disagrees with Reiji but always follows anyways. She thinks the most out of the group better than a Shirone POV. Potentially becoming a shotacon.

Shirone: Kuroki's childhood friend. She's manipulative and generally a terrible person. Treats Kuroki as a servant rather than friend. Essentially, she isolated Kuroki from everyone else but her by spreading rumors so that she's his only friend. Eventually she ditches him and becomes a Reiji fangirl. She becomes obsessed with Reiji but wants Kuroki for herself. Originally, author had her sleep with Reiji but changed it cause they don't know whether to make her Reiji or Kuroki harem. Doesn't really make sense with how much she loves Reiji.

Kuroki: Has a inferiority complex due being beaten and compared to Reiji constantly. He's pretty preverted early on but less so later on the story. Grows over time but rather slowly. He's overly dense and does not like killing which causes problems. He a crush on Shirone but gets over later on but still helps her all the time no matter what she did. Not the best MC but gets better really really slowly.

Rena: Narcissistic she's a rather b*tchy goddess but is a devoted person to who she loves. She doesn't care for anything else. She shows up sometimes but very little focus but of main girl for MC with Kuna.

Kuna: Clone of Rena made to love Kuroki but her violent personality. Similar to Rena but she does what she wants to others more often.

There's Regena, Guno + unnamed knights, potentially Kyouka, Tess, Sienna are the rest of harem members. They're minor characters that show up once in awhile.

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The story is sometimes focused on the hero's party where Kuroki's pov shows up sometimes. It's about a 40/40 split between the hero and MC with 20 % being minor characters depending on the arc. Kuroki treats the world as a place where he lives so he learns everything he can and treats people with respect. On the other hand, hero party has already been there for a year. They essentially treat it as a playground/vacation without a care since they're the stronger than 99% of the world. Worldbuilding is not bad a lot of history and details.

Reading the hero's party can be a headache not the author tries to show that not everything revolves around Kuroki but also the hero. The problem is the 2 hero pov Chiyuki and Shrione are fangirls. There's a lack of character development in the party with every girl fan girling around Reiji. Mainly Reiji is just a womanizer and the 3 other girls are background. Shirone is rather idiotic while Chiyuki is kind of smart but not really. <<less
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AzKuroV
AzKuroV rated it
May 6, 2020
Status: v1c6
The original story was something about being summoned to defeat the hero but actually the story is more about the daily life of the dark knight story after he defeated the hero

The rework version have more depth to the story and more polish to read

I quite like the story following the dark knight just a bit irritated with the hero character and the girls around him.

Ps: the image for the novel is wrong. That is the image for Ankoku Kishi to Issho

This novel is Ankoku Kishi Monogatari
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Nirvaq
Nirvaq rated it
December 10, 2020
Status: --
Okay, like the changes to the story so far. I think this could be a major improvement if kuroki develops a bit faster in this version, a lot of the events in the original acted as setups for his character to develop but it never felt like they bore fruit. For example

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The big ol' or*y with kuna, regina and the demon girls. Beating reiji into the f*cking dirt in their second duel, just the entire existence that is Kuna and (tentatively) him being effected by Ferrions ideology and enjoying battle more (I'm putting this one here because while we haven't seen it play out yet I'm guessing that it'd fall flat like most of the other opportunities)

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Seeing more tangible changes to his personality and self confidence would really help with the frustration that sometimes boiled up while reading it. I want to see kuroki stop being a simp and drop kick a woman full force. Oh, and more of an explanation/usage on his dragon powers please. They're really cool and it is a crime that they are shown so little. Like, he gets a fire dragons spirit and next time it's mentioned he's absorbed THOUSANDS of dragons? Huh?!

Also, more opportunities for him to NTR the hero of lust would be much appreciated. The girls other than chiyuki, shirone, kyouka and kaya don't get much, if any, attention so just having some backstory would be enough to please (unless it's all "uwu Reiji-kun so cool, he saved me and now I want him to plow me until I can't walk in the morning" because nobody needs to read an entire chapter about that). Make Shirone apologise for acting like a c*nt (DON'T YOU DARE THINK I FORGAVE YOU FORCOMPLETELY FORGETTING THAT PLOT POINT) and let kuroki be proactive and reach out to her to have a proper talk at any point in the story (which'll feed back into the character development). Show Chiyuki actively questioning and losing faith in reiji's 'might makes right' personality after seeing the damage it causes and how he only ever uses it due to him lusting after every attractive girl he meets. Let her search for the truth of the worlds history when she notices discrepancies rather than her thinking 'Oh, that's a weird thing that contradicts all the facts that have decided my course of action for the past year. Oh well! I'll just leave it alone despite having plentiful free time to research the world I have to live in.' Give her more chances to directly experience Kuroki's character and let us see her gradually change her mindset from "compared to reiji, kuroki is..." to "compared to kuroki, reiji is...". A simple change in who she see's as the better person which leads to a fracture in the hero's party as she starts pointing out flaws that her lingering attachments had hidden from her. But this is basically fanfic territory so imma stop here.

I know this is basically me listing improvements I want made but I just want to show how much potential this has. The premise of the story has always been great, It's just fallen flat more times than it should've and this rewrite has the potential to show just how great this novel could be. <<less
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Rainofswords
Rainofswords rated it
April 29, 2020
Status: v1c6
I do want some of the personalities of the MC to mature. But I like this story very much. Hopefully this one won't be the same as the previous one where so many plots remained unfinished.
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SilverEagle100
SilverEagle100 rated it
January 30, 2021
Status: prologue
Hard to find characters to like. Honestly, the MCs personality is about as interesting as driftwood. Renji acts as a terrible foil as it never explains how he was so talented at things he’s never done. I think the story needs to focus more on the MCs character development and stop bouncing back to the hero party. Do that after you’ve gotten the audience to invest into your character.
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chaserjacksaw
chaserjacksaw rated it
September 10, 2021
Status: v2c14
It said it's a rewrite or something so I'm expecting new things or a complete Change of the scenario from the previous version.

Conclusion: ITS STILL THE FREAKING SAME SHIT.

I did notice Author add few new details. BUT the plot is all going the same exact thing so much so it will make you wonder.... Why bother rewriting? There's nothing new... Its still your annoying Black Knight and its wonderful wasted characters.
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Roby1610
Roby1610 rated it
August 20, 2021
Status: v10
This novel is a combination of isekai and mythology. It has elements that make is sound like it came straight out of greek mythology, but at the same time its got all the elements of isekais. Its honestly just fascinating. Its a power fantasy, but not an absolute one. The characters have some depth to them unlike most isekai where its all what you see is what you get, though I cant say they are too deep either. I find it fascinating how a lot of the reasonings and decisions... more>> made by the characters come down to looks. Its all looks here ladies and gentlemen and that makes it intresting to me. Its a series thats not for everyone as since its partly based on greek mythology there is a bunch of adult themes (rape, ntr and so on), but to me at least it has a weird charm that makes me really like it.

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The biggest reason I like it is because of the characters. The MC, Kuroki, has very nice character development. He isnt that confident at the start since his childhood friend and first crush got taken by the hero, Reiji. He also lost to him in kendo, which not only has he trained for a long time, but also was very talented in. Not to mention that was Reijis first time doing kendo. But slowly over the course of the series his inferiority complex goes away and he starts becoming more confident in himself. He manages to do that by beating Reiji a couple of times, getting stronger and yes having s*x with a couple of girls (the man pulls of a 6 way in which he f*cks a girl so hard he almost kills her). The thing that needs to be mentioned is that he was given aphrodisiac by one of his lovers, Kuna, and that he didnt r*pe any of the girls. Though I think the most important character to Kurokis character development is the goddess, Rena. Rena is a bad person. Selfish, manipulative, arogant and so on. She is the pretiest girl in a world that worships beauty and she knows it. But the thing is she doesnt like flashy playboys. But our MC is just her type (that being handsome, but not flashy). And so after trying to get him to drink a love potion and accidentally drinking it herself, she has a one night stand with him, erases his memories, gets pregnant, falls in love with him and in the end has s*x with him from time to time as their relationship is a secret. Meanwhile the whole world believes she is in love with the hero and the hero himself believes it because of a few missunderstandings. Hell the MC, who lost his memory of the time they had their first time, thought she was in love with the hero. It wasnt untill she restored his memories. Its a fascinating relationship because he knows she has a rotten personality, but he still loves her as she is very good only to him. There is a bunch of other great ones, like the hero who you just love to hatte, but at the same time he isnt really all that bad and has an intresting character arc. Same goes for a lot of characters, though some more obvious than others and some might just wrrite characters of as annoying, dumb and so on even though they are quite fascinating. You can even see the author making fun of isekai hero tropes here and there. The hero, Reiji, and his harem arent much difrent from some isekai MCs in other stories. Its just the story presents them from a difrent angle than other isekais.

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Ps. I added spoilers here mainly just to write my opinions on the characters. You dont have to read it as its quite long. I say give this novel a shot if you like isekais. Dont be too bothered by the ntr bits and enjoy the show. Also remember that although the hero party seems annoying and dumb, truth be told they are just any op hero and his harem from most of the power fantasy series just as side characters. <<less
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l2aYz
l2aYz rated it
June 14, 2021
Status: prologue
I'm not sure the main protagonist is Hero's party or Dark knight cause We got a lot of Hero's party POV and their fluffy moments from hero's party.

The novel could be nice but the writing and setting are bad. No wonder the LN got discontinued.

MC so OP he was summoned like a day and beat hero easily the whole novel can be finished like 3 chapters. What bad is he refuse to do any meaningful shit. Does MC even have a personality? I don't even know. There's no explanation why... more>> Hero is so strong on the earth even without any training and why MC becomes so op after summoned as well. (It's already explain our MC is training so hard. Yes, that it's)

God and Goddess in the world are far too weak. What the heck? Summoned heroes are even stronger than god.

okay, I catch up latest raw well, I'd like to change my opinion The whole act that we got MC POV is the most boring one. Srsly, Since MC is OP, so he doesn't have much screen time just thinks it like One punch man and powerful being will suddenly pop up later so, MC not that op anymore (still op). The things that carry the whole novel are MC's relationship with heroine (not the yandere one) and what will become to our selfish childhood friends the rest is pretty much dull and average. <<less
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Akshayrauth
Akshayrauth rated it
May 14, 2021
Status: --
This story has little to do with MC.

It's mostly about the hero (MC's archrivel) and his harem showing their powers.

The gods of this worlds are way too powerless.

... more>> The hero and his harem are even stronger than most of the gods. Hero being equivalent to king of gods in terms of power.

Most of the story is about hero and harem going to other countries and receiving praises for their beauty and op powers.

If u are looking for op MC who flaunts his powers then it's not for u.

If u like a novel where the side characters and MC's archrivel gets all the praise and shows their might then it's for u. <<less
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