The Misfit of Demon King Academy (WN)

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After 2000 years has passed, the ruthless demon lord has just been reincarnated! But his aptitude at an academy for nurturing candidates for demon lords is, “Inept”!?

Having the capability to destroy humans, elementals, and gods, after a long period of countless wars and strife, Arnos the demon lord became sick and tired of all that and longed for a peaceful world, so he decided to reincarnate to the future.

However, what awaited him after his reincarnation is a world too used to peace that his descendants became too weak due to a huge weakening in magical powers.

Arnos enrolled in the Maou Academy established to find any students that might be the demon lord’s reincarnation, but his powers are too extraordinary that those in the academy couldn’t properly judge his powers, so he’s regarded as an “Inept student”. Being underestimated and avoided by most people there, he recruited a girl friendly to him, Misha, as his subordinate and comrade, and strives to climb to the top of the demon race hierarchy to one day reclaim his former title and status.

Associated Names
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Maou Gakuin No Futekigousha
Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha ~Shijou Saikyou no Maou no Shiso, Tensei shite Shison-tachi no Gakkou e Kayou~
The Student Unsuited for Demon Lord School ~ The Strongest Demon Lord in History, the Founder, Reincarnates and Attends a School With His Descendants ~
魔王学院の不適合者~史上最強の魔王の始祖、転生して子孫たちの学校へ通う~
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Maou Gakuin No Futekigousha (LN) (Light Novel)
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gaigous
gaigous rated it
December 27, 2018
Status: c10
This is an edge-lovers wet dream, it's the perfect power trip for people tired of pretend antiheroes, this MC is brutal and unrepentant.

It's got some slice of life and gory dark humor in it as well.

This is the type of popcorn novel we dark fantasy lovers crave.

The manga is being TLed as well, it's on Mangadex if anyone is interested.
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S.D.
S.D. rated it
March 2, 2019
Status: c17
So far typical fantasy school novel with OP protag, been there seen that. The premise reminds me of Shikkaku Mon a bit, but less thrilling and incredibly more s*upid. Other reviewers didn't joke about turning off your brain when reading this.
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Flufflebutter
Flufflebutter
December 26, 2018
Status: --
I think its safe to give this story the hot garbage label.

Its the kind of story where you have to turn your brain off lest you become disgusted with it. Ignoring how the whole reincarnation schtick is just an overly complicated way of saying time travel (cuz he spends all of a few seconds as a baby), alot of his decisions are nonsensical and lack self awareness.

Constantly killing and reviving people, turning people into zombies with wuxia mob like cannon fodder in a school setting? The protagonist also comes off... more>> as a mild sociopath, like that one friend who lords over how much better he is at this one thing. Like when you play smash ultimate and he combos you as a beginner to infinity while guffawing, "why cant you do this? Its so easy!"

My rating: 10/10 Definitely recommended for the NU readerbase <<less
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Rodriguez II
Rodriguez II rated it
December 27, 2018
Status: --
There are reviews which critics the story so far, but do try to stick until the chapters gets translated to 35-37 and above. I can read some Japanese so it does get so much better that it will feel like reading a lighter, faster-paced and a more comedy-oriented version of Tensei Slime in a school setting. Once the MC gets his first close male friend at the academy (he too gets his own girl) and adds more other girls to his list of secret admirers (the 2 main... more>> heroines are still the closest to the MC) it gets much better.

Currently at chapter 7 the story has not even reached 1 percent of the meat of the story, so please reserve judgement until at least chapter 35, as the story gets more gripping and edge-of-your-seat as more powerful enemies shows up in later arcs. The requirements for liking this novel are quite simple, and they are : 1. You find the MC cool and badass. 2. You find the girls cute and strong. 3. You find MC's male buddy and his GF as cool and interesting characters.

The enemies in the first few arcs might seem like cannon fodder to serve as plot conveniences to make the MC and his comrades look super OP, cool and strong, but if you be patient there will be stronger antagonists in later arcs that could provide better challenge to the MC and his friends.

At the very least, the story will have much better characters that you actually care a lot about compared to most other template harem JP novels where MC's male friend doesn't play any big role in the story and where there are no big stakes involved in threats to the world and MC's friends. In fact, I can argue that this novel is the best JP fantasy magic school action novel I have ever read so far, as it doesn't depend on much Ecchi fanservice, and has a much more interesting plot than any reincarnated MC novel or fantasy academy novel. <<less
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Seregosa
Seregosa rated it
April 29, 2020
Status: c18
Edited the wording and removed redundant parts as I was a bit riled up while writing this back then so some of it was a bit offensive and harsh, my mistake, I still stand by my opinion and score of course, that's why I only changed the wording and removed redundancy without actually changing any meaning or removing any opinion. The anime sold itself better than the novel given the shorter duration and being given less time to ponder while also utilizing visual means to aid the story and distract... more>> from or complement story elements with nice art, it ends up being a perfectly decent OP protagonist anime, but the two are wildly different things despite sharing most of the same story. To people like me, I'd recommend to watch that instead of reading this, after that one can give serious thought about if you loved the story part of it enough to try the novel. If it was out before I read this, I might've ended up with a better impression.

The times I've come across such a grand chuunibyou novel is truly rare. This is, as far as I've read, the essence of cringe solidified. From skill names (every skill has a skill name along with an explanation of what it actually is, like "thought transmission <liikus>" or "Flight <Fures>" or "Transfer "Gatom" or "Growth <Crest>, Contract <Sekt>, why use both the name and spell?), juvenile developments and an inconsistent protagonist (his personality is all over the place, changing whenever the author wants) to immaturity overflowing from every pore of the protagonist and perhaps everyone else in the story as well.
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They all seem like morons. Such as when he used insane magic by today's standards to massacre plenty of "high level royal demons" and yet when they measure his magic it's at 0 and he gets a crap score. People doesn't seem to think it's weird. The protagonist gives answers to exam questions that are correct yet being s*upidly honest about what really happened which others would believe impossible because he's not smart enough to understand that no one else would know his actual thoughts back then. That's not at the level of s*upid anymore, that has transcended the term

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The character traits are also overdone which make everyone feel like they only have a single trait they play to the max, like this guy is a "baddie" so he acts evil and won't give up his evil ways no matter what or that person isn't good at speaking so she overdoes the choppy speaking act. Sure, it might be prone to change, but I'd say it's not good practice to make them so bad at the start. Have to love how often the author uses "stare into the abyss" to refer to the protagonist's power and how people can't grasp it all, every time it sends a shiver down my spine as I feel my will to live dwindle just a little bit more. That will never be cool or feel reasonable no matter what explanation we're given, an explanation should've been given before it started being used to lead to a natural development in why it's referred to in that way if it was to be used without cringe.

It's rare to find a novel with such blatant praise for the MC and the MC's own desire to show it off while at the same time pretending to play it off as nothing, which makes it even. Everyone appear to exist to suck the MC's schlong and the MC himself exists to suck his own schlong. It's such a blatant self-wanking praise that I can't even laugh at it. It's so overdone that I have a hard time telling if it's supposed to be a parody or not, but a parody should mark itself clearly as one and be fun, one of the reasons why parodies work is because they make it abundantly clear that it's not serious. Giving it 18 chapters to prove me wrong was all too kind. This should be a test of how long you can endure the cringe before giving up.

It doesn't make things better that the MC acts like an overconfident teenager who gained too much powers for nothing (we know he earned them in his past life, but he sure doesn't act like it). He's literally going around looking down on everyone and acting like he's so much better than everyone else and while this is true, of course, what are you trying to prove by showing off frequently? A real, true badass doesn't need to show off and rub his own ego, he knows he's the best so why would he care about what others think and why would he actively provoke ants that don't matter to him at all? Why would he be in such a rush to prove himself? How about a little maturity? This guy, he acts like that annoying power-trip teenager you see in some novels that suddenly gained extreme power at little to no cost and gets all inflated, thinking they're on top of the world with no rival. It's simply not reasonable given his background.
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Everyone treats him like he's nothing yet he has over and over again proven the opposite and showed that he can do things that clearly only the founder could do, but they're just reacting with "Oh my goood, who is heeeee, impossibru"... He clearly has countless ways to forcibly make everyone recognize who he is, by magic or wit, but he doesn't do anything.

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Not saying no adult could enjoy it, but I believe that people who value logic, common sense and intelligence wouldn't enjoy it, especially not if it's taken seriously or if they're not baptized already by the story from the anime that was presented in a more bearable and enjoyable manner so they can skip some parts or just know exactly what they're getting into. It's so cringeworthy it could pass off as a parody at times yet it's not a parody. If it was just poking fun at typical chuunibyou novels and that was made clear with some more comedy, it would be fine. Maybe when I was in my teens, this would've been enjoyable, so perhaps I'm not even part of the target audience. Oh well, plenty of content on the internet to enjoy. <<less
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AlvoisSam
AlvoisSam rated it
September 29, 2020
Status: c107
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Maou Gakuin No Futekigousha or otherwise known as Misfit of Demon King Academy, is a fun, comedic and ridiculous parody of the bland repetitive OP light novel protagonist that we usually see. Not only is the main character, Anos Voldigoad one of the most coolest character I have ever read about, his lines and dialogues are borderline insane in nature. For example the classic, ... more>>
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“Do you think killing me would make me die? Or even, “Do you think just because you dodged my attack you can avoid it?

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Yeah, he is illogical that way. And I love every single bit of it. This guy gives Shirou Emiya a run for his money. Just seeing him cut down every enemies in his way make it all the worth while to read. And while some of the other characters remain slightly undeveloped, my main focus is on the MC. If a story have a horrible plot, but a great MC to carry the book, then it’s all worth it. Unlike other people, I love his personality, which some might think of as annoying or narcissistic. We can also look at Anos’s friend Sasha and Misha who aren’t archetypical character that can be described using tsundere or yandere, but are actually 3 dimensional character that have feelings. And I would like to talk about Ray, who
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concocted a Zero Requiem in order to quell the hatred of Jetta. His bromance with Anos was awesome.

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On this, I would give it a 5/5.

However, the plot isn’t that bad by itself, it have plenty of twist and turn along the way, like Avos’s identity or Ray’s reincarnation. On this category, I would rate it a 3/5. Just average in nature.

The world have a lot of interesting lore and information around it as well. Like, how Misha use her magic as a hobby, constructing sceneries and landscape, or how lovers have two shell necklace to give to each other. Or some important cosmology term like a Source which is pretty relevant in the story, or different types of terms for different spells because obviously the knowledge between nation would change if separated for more than a thousand year right? 3/5 as well for worldbuilding.

In conclusion, if you’re the type of person that loves ridiculous plot line in which you don’t have to try and think too hard, read this. The MC will make you laugh to exhaustion, or at least, that’s what he did to me. <<less
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Aho555
Aho555 rated it
October 14, 2019
Status: c2
I tried to give this a shot eventhough the synopsis sounded incredibly cliche.

-Full use of magic powers from the get go

-One of the cliches I hate the most - overpowered MC meets small fry that's asking for a beat down; is only put there to allow MC to demonstrate how OP he is

-Good translation but the narration is really light on setting the scene

Nope, I couldn't bear to read any further.
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kavinh
kavinh rated it
June 7, 2019
Status: c23
arrogant narcissistic MC to the point where it's incredibly obnoxious. The MC resembles the stories you'd hear from people lying about life experiences like showing a teacher how to actually teach then being told to teach the class.

The author also glosses over so many things that should actually be an issue and tries to play it cute, like the MC being under a year old yet turning into a full grown adult and bring home girls.
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Renaxan
Renaxan rated it
February 24, 2019
Status: c17
Tips : Dont thinking too much while reading this. Dont apply common sense too, common sense-chan would be dying.

The story is about MC who are too op, so he decided to reincarnated to future instead. The MC is goddamn overpowered because he is basically godfather of demon. Then after reincarnated, he entered academy to become demon king.

World building left hanged unexplained. They basically doesnt explain how much race, civilitazion, god structure things, detail in this world, basically NOTHING. Also pace is terrible, its like suddenly it has been month and... more>> he going to academy and messing arround. Common sense-chan is dying. Basically I have no idea why the MC entered academy, since he is s*upidly OP he could entering palace and take down the demon king current era. Other character also mindless like villain on CN novel, they know MC is op yet they keep challenging him just to get face-slapped.. So much other things defied common sense.

Overall you could enjoy this if you want to read something that doesnt involved drama and MC sure always winning. Once again, dont think too much when reading this :D <<less
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rhianirory
rhianirory rated it
October 29, 2020
Status: c15
I was unable to turn off my brain to the extent needed to slog through the story. So many things made no sense and while I'm sure many things are explained later on, there just isn't enough real content to force me to try and suspend my disbelief beyond these early chapters.

this could have been really interesting and very dark if the MC actually acted like a demon king instead of just f*cking around, as others have pointed out, but as this is a Jnovel, I wasn't holding out much... more>> hope from the start. I have zero problem with OP MC but all he's done with his power so far is accelerate his growth and bully a bunch of little kids. People keep saying its funny but I haven't seen anything that made me smile, let alone laugh and I was in no way taking the story seriously. The writing style in this just isn't my cup of tea.

I will say that if I was an edgy teenage boy I would probably love it. <<less
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Harry
Harry rated it
June 9, 2019
Status: c20
Start with demon king and hero want to make peace and they succeed (???) after that it become slice of life series with comedy where only MC who think straight. How about other, they become idiot, dumb, mindless npc. Up to chapter 20, this become very annoying

Really can't stand it, I want to give 1 star but I only read the first 20 chapter and maybe this series become better in the future, so 2 star
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Overclock
Overclock rated it
April 30, 2020
Status: v1 prologue
A MC that's not annoying. He isn't s*upid. Is mature, confident, and doesn't hides his skills when he's OP. 10/10 right there. Sort of cliche female love interest but are interesting. Has a capable and strong male best friend later on too. Plot is interesting once you understand what's going on at the school and why they think he's tr*sh despite showing demon god levels of power. And yes there is a reason and is not a plot hole like some reviews who didn't read far enough would suggest.

The MC... more>> is the former demon king who after sacrificing himself to end the long war of his era, splits the world into four regions. MC reincarnated and goes to the school his followers founded to find the reincarnated demon king in the future, but things are off. The level of demons have gone down, history has been rewritten, the values of what a demon should be are different, and to top it off no one knows who he is even by name and the former demon lord is someone else.

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This is all the fake demon lords plot. The MC wasn't recognized as the demon lord. He also isn't respected despite being OP because after reincarnating he has human parents with faint demon blood, and the demon world now is run by pure blood nobel demons. The MC becoming successful and recognized, even just for his ability, is a threat to the current system run by the pure bloods. Also, the fake demon lord is hiding in the shadows, waiting for the mc's reincarnation to kill him, sending his subordinates at the MC.

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DeirdreH
DeirdreH rated it
September 11, 2020
Status: c105
I'm not gonna lie: after the current story arc this novel is probably going to suck (it would be difficult for an author to match or exceed this quality in a sequel arc) but it's absolutely worthy of five stars until that happens.

Arnos Voldigod, the demon king of flex, is the most enjoyable character I've read in a long time.
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llltiagolll
llltiagolll rated it
July 5, 2020
Status: c66
Well, its simple, if you take it too seriously, its tr*sh tier, but if you take it as a laid-back comedy, then its decent enough. If you care too much for common sense this novel is not for you, if you are sensitive to cringe or plot armor this novel also is not for you, but if simply want to shut off the critical part of your brain and enjoy a slice of life comedic power trip then you are in the right place.
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themasterdark76
themasterdark76 rated it
February 28, 2021
Status: c121
It was a fun Op MC novel. The point of the novel was to entertain the reader not being realistic nor being unique. As far as I can tell I am having fun reading it.
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nyrishu
nyrishu rated it
July 21, 2020
Status: --
It's so good. I didn't think there could be more from the premise, but the story has a unique spin with a mystery. I really love the plot and ofcourse the characters. Love to read more. This is the first time reading a webnovel and I'm glad this is my first one. Following recommendations and comment from S.D, I started to read Shikkaku mon. It's completely horrible. It doesn't even compare to Maou Gakuin No Futekigousha. I hate you S.D for giving such s*upid recommendations and making my second webnovel... more>> a drastic failure. <<less
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nhatanh
nhatanh rated it
July 19, 2020
Status: c111
I will also advice you to turn off your brain like other review but with different reason, a lot of plot twist. Literally, everything will make sense as the story going on. Later in the story you will find that the MC’s actions are all justify
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Kryto
Kryto rated it
June 22, 2019
Status: c31
Long story short? Extremely entertaining.

Seriously this series is just a ton of fun. Initially I was a bit worried. It has some red flags like the tired reincarnation trope, the whole "omfg they cannot properly gauge this guy's power so he's considered inferior but he's actually not" cliche, and some others. Most of that is properly explained later, but that's actually not important. What carries this novel is pretty much Arnos Voldigod. He's the mudafcking Demon Lord reincarnated, and he gives no sh*t about whatever plebs think. He does as... more>> he pleases for fun and no one can stop him. So some hoity toity nobles say some s*upid stuff about him not being a proper noble? He doesn't care one bit about the bugs lol. I really like how he's pretty much just lulzing around. Arnos is confident in his own strength and just does whatever the hell he wants for his own reasons. There are some people wondering why the heck he's even in the Academy. After all they literally have nothing to teach him. The thing is, he's there because he finds it amusing. It might seem like it doesn't make sense, but Arnos IS the rules. His whim is all that matters hahahaha.

I also rather like the supporting characters Misha and Sasha. So far I admit they haven't had much of a chance to break out of their archtypes, but the first arc involving them was pretty darn touching. It's mostly the way they interact with Arnos that's fun to see. Sasha is mostly a typically tsundere, but Arnos is too smooth for any tsundere p**syfooting and tackles her head on.

Overall I'm totally down to see more Demon King/Founder shenanigans. <<less
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Az4zel-
Az4zel- rated it
October 14, 2020
Status: c109
I don't really get why people rate this so low! I admit when you start reading, there is some cringe involved but I don't think it's enough for you to drop the novel, when you keep reading the plot keeps getting better, the characters actually have development, and feelings. Anos is VERY OP yes, and you might think that it gets boring with that, BUT the author has ways to counter that with complicated schemes of the enemies, etc. The character actually goes through some hardships even though he is... more>> pretty (VERY) OP. The lore and explanation of the setting is great as well, the author goes into great detail of the background of the story. <<less
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Liberty666
Liberty666 rated it
September 10, 2020
Status: c104
honestly, I've read many WN/LN dealing with fantasy, and reincarnation and the like, and from the setting, the character building/development of everyone including MC I'm impressed with this series. I need more of cause I read through all current updates in one sitting, it was that damn good. The twists and turns are exceptionally done as well.

granted one thing that usually bothers me with JP protags is that they're 99% of the time dense af, this MC is dense as well, but at a somewhat respectable level.

even with that one... more>> knock against the series in my review, idk how it'll turn out in the upcoming chapters, and I can't wait for more. <<less
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