The Simple Job of Only Perishing to the Hero


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Due to the schemes of the mysterious existence “Demon God”, a young man, Nakajima Ryou, was reincarnated in another world as the Demon King Vermudol. However, the place that he had gotten down to was, a Mazoku continent that had grown wild at the height of chaos. If the birth of a new Demon King were to be known by the Humans, there was no doubt that a Hero would come to defeat him before long. In order to change his fate of “Simply Perishing to the Hero”, Demon King Vermudol sets out to quickly unify the continent with his cheat authority!

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An Easy Job of Only Needing to be Defeated by the Hero
Yuusha ni Horobosareru Dake no Kantan na Oshigoto Desu
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The Second Coming of Avarice (5)
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Senethari rated it
August 6, 2017
Status: c9
I'm really enjoying this one so far. I get a little tired of "I reincarnated as the strongest [ noun or fantasy job title], but I decided to live leisurely by [inane hobby] instead." It's not that those stories are bad, but every once in a while I wonder if there's a support group for stressed out gods who have nervous breakdowns after screaming "I gave you a second chance, why can't you do your damn job!" for the six billionth time.

This reincarnation is getting his sh*t done. He's a... more>> schemer, he's malevolent, and he's the new demon king, all without losing the polite smile you've come to expect from exdead expatriates of the Japanese persuasion.

Want. More. <<less
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hawlol rated it
August 21, 2018
Status: c40
Too many expositions, too little story.

Be prepared for several paragraphs of random explanations between a single line of dialogue and full chapters of explanations of random things that don't really add to the story.

The pace is weird, being really fast and choppy at some points like the initial development of the dark continent, and really slow in others where the MC takes several chapters walking down a street buying things or having a simple conversation that means little to the plot.

His powers aren't really explained. He's a SSS ranked and... more>> kick ass at magic, but can also create fully intelligent races in a few minutes like a god? It's kind of weird and we don't know what are the limits of his strength. So far there's also no challenge and he and his maids just kill everything because 'they're strong' and that's it.

The premise was nice, but the execution and writing was really poor. <<less
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Overlord rated it
August 27, 2017
Status: c10
I absolutely can't recommend novels like these, why is that? The answer is rather simple, the chapters are so incredibly short that there's literally no space for a conclusive story built-up or character development due to the lack of depth. What's even worse, each chapter jumps from one scene to another entirely, skipping tons of stuff happening between them. And well, the characters are totally flat, they're simply "there", but don't feel alive. How can you even rate a novel like this with 5 stars? Go read a picture book.... more>> &Lt;.<

chapter length = definite indicator for writing skill <<less
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ninthlite rated it
September 7, 2017
Status: --
This novel is not bad, but I would not even classify it as a novel. The chapters released so far seem to summarize rather than describe what is happening in the story. This novel is surprisingly "convenient" even for normal Japanese web novels, things are way too easy. The characters are uninteresting and perfectly fall into the mc's plans no matter how stupid his plans are.

This is some poor man's version of Dungeon's Defense without any scheming, descriptions, reactions, or realism. One day he announces he is the demon king... more>> then the next people are already lining up to be his subordinates even though he can barely afford potatoes.

Honestly I have no idea why the translator is translating this novel, its just bad. <<less
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Iramohs rated it
August 29, 2017
Status: c13
Gave it five stars to keep the rating high so more people will be inclined to read. The short chapters take away from the novel, but overall it's the best interpretation of whole "summoned Demon King shtick" outside of Dungeon Defense.
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udin-san rated it
October 13, 2018
Status: --
The beginning is interesting. The MC is portrayed as a composed person that can turn things around even when he find himself in an awful condition.


He built a kingdom from a ruble, unite a whole continent and prove himself to be a competent leader.


But it went down fast when...


he went to the other continent where human resides to collect information. He act as an adventurer and became just another generic MC that's easily pushed around by others.

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Aina Seira rated it
October 19, 2018
Status: --
Barely nice at first. MC started off as a cool summoned/transmigrated demon king. He used to be a scheming bastard who united the continent and built a country for his subjects. It's quite amazing at first because he started from zero. Slight downside is the lack of details on how he built the kingdom but he did a nice job with his scheming to unite the demons of his continent... UNFORTUNATELY, when he traveled to the other continent to see how humans are doing there, his brain got left behind... more>> and he turned into a useless pushover of a demon king while mingling with humans. Sad. <<less
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Ryukith rated it
August 22, 2018
Status: v4
i like this one, at first I just want to read based on OP MC. But when I read it, I found this one interesting. There is so many mysteries in the story. And I found it amazing, because it's different from typical "another world" story.
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Zedzack rated it
November 23, 2018
Status: v3c32
The start is interesting, but somehow it devolve into a merry-go-round of whatever the other people (who have absolutely nothing to do with mc) are doing.

It got bored and an entire volume focusing on side-character is not a good reading material, especially considering its not even the side story after an epilogue. Not to mention all those forced coupling... Somehow I get this feeling that the author seriously have a delusion on how people actually fall in love.
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bbctheory84 rated it
August 14, 2018
Status: c36
Undoubtedly my favorite novel. Main character is powerful yet unlike normal trash protagonists, he has a brain not pure brute strength. He actually has plans to follow. He doesn't gets pushed around like most JP leads. The main character will struggle though not to the extent where he needs plot armor to bail him. This helps create a good balance between being tension and rationality (you all know that many characters do stupid stuff which could've been avoided so that author can add action).
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cesarmt rated it
August 1, 2018
Status: v2
I have finished reading volume 1 and I took a few steps in 2. My opinion is... that if this is supposed to be action then it is a disaster. If it is supposed to be a "slice of life" I could let it pass. This lacks life, emotion, everything. And to the rhythm of the translations, if something really interesting could happen, I do not know when it will be...

This novel feels too vague, too loose. And the things that could be interesting end without being after a few... more>> lines.

Of course this can still be read, as long as you do not expect anything.

Sorry for my English.


pdt:the protagonist is... well, I do not know how to define it. He is the typical antagonist who wants to give love to the world. Ok, no, but it's like a child sincerely, or a teenager, when you're supposed to be an adult before. Is it that when a reincarnation loses emotional intelligence? When did I miss that explanation? Ah, no, it turns out that the demon god created him from that human soul, therefore, he was never human, but he ends up confused by feelings that are only a defect, poor... it gives me a bit of pity (?

Well, mystery solved.

I drop it here.

pdt2: It is not that this has a dramatic scene, it is that the protonist is contradictory, it seems that he knows he is the demon lord but he does not UNDERSTAND, that he is the demon lord. He clings to a humanity he never had. <<less
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December 3, 2018
Status: v2c29
The premise is interesting at the start, but the pacing is just terrible at the later volumes. (3-4) There's one chapter of just a character lamenting about paperwork -.- It would have been better if the author focused on the MC and the main plot instead of diverging into unnecessary characters and plotlines that is not really relevant and entertaining
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SeventhTale rated it
March 29, 2018
Status: c32
I quite like this one. The story started from how the MC unify the continent to how he create plans againts human. But, don't expect any world building here, and don't expect a serious story that explain all things, because it's not kind of story, still, that what makes this good to read.

This is a fast paced story on how our MC will act as a demon king with his subordinate. No need to explain every actions, no need to put too much detailed in everything.

Simplicity is one of the... more>> characteristic of this novel even though it has a premise that should be in a too detailed writing.

That is what I want to say in the past. I re-read it cause I got lost in the latest chapter. I notice the lack of emotion of this novel (even in illustration). The author didn't bother to show what are the characters thinking, what's the reason to their actions. It's bothering to read a story that has it own paced that proceeds without minding what will the readers thinking. <<less
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Cheshiremoose rated it
August 28, 2017
Status: c12
A Japanese person is reincarnated as a Demon Lord and vows to unite the continent with the help of his 2 maid waifus. The premise is refreshing because the main character has a goal and is a little proactive in achieving it. The problem is there is almost no characterization. The chapters are short and we never learn what the main character is thinking or feeling at any time. After the first few chapters the point of view shifts to every other character and what they are doing. This wouldn't... more>> be a problem if any of them have any personalities. They don't, they are just anime tropes. Here is your red haired demon who carries a big axe. Here is your bob haired maid who doesn't like talking but loves the main character. Another problem is the translations. The sentences are often awkward to read. I will keep reading because the premise is very interesting, but for anyone looking for a good time waster should wait until more chapters pile up or read Dungeon Defense instead. The premise is similar. <<less
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