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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September 18, 2019
Status: v2c37
In beginning I thought it would be great but it become shit.

I definitely don't recommend this novel. There are so many plot hole and characters are like non development characters.

And himself demon king when he transmitted or created he was SSS Lv246 or so I don't remember and the author didn't even care to how he got that top and if u ask my opinion he is weak as f*ck and act like side character.

... more>> So overall this novel is boring as hell

There are even to complain but I don't want to waste more time over writing this shit. <<less
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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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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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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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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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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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Bizmatech rated it
March 28, 2019
Status: v6c24
It's a good series, but it's probably better to binge read it rather than to doing it chapter by chapter.

It often switches over to exposition and slice of life filler, but the plot is definitely there, and the storyline continues to progress. Still, there are several points where I scrolled through half a chapter of ignorable paragraphs. Volume 6, despite having the most slice of life filler, has actually been one of my favorites so far, and is certainly the funniest.

The magic system is generically RPG-like and needlessly overcomplicated, but... more>> the rest of the worldbuilding is solid enough to maintain the suspension of disbelief. Things actually happen in the background. Sometimes they become plot relevant and sometimes they don't, but all of it helps to make the world feel more alive.

Not many characters get any real development, but they do at least get detail. The chapters often change the point of view, and give you a good insight into how everyone thinks and why they are the way they are. I really like that the characters aren't a bunch of dense braindead idiots. The author does a great job of showing that the characters are self aware, and actually thinking about their choices.

Like I said, this isn't a series where I'll be reading each update as soon as it comes out, but I definitely plan on finishing it to the end. <<less
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luckyman89 rated it
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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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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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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LordGrim102 rated it
February 17, 2019
Status: --
Is this really a Light novel? Not web novel? I thought Light novels are polished versions of web novel. Why nobody question the author when it is being serialized that it is a bad idea to neglect the original plot and neglect the newly built country? I mean, who is sane enough to build your own country then after creating a city then neglect them for no F****ng reason. It's like getting away from his responsibility. Not to mention that the author skipped on how the MC rebuild his ruined... more>> castle and how he acquired his new minions. At first volume, it looks like the story is for seinen audience. It is very interesting indeed. By building his forces from scratch and establishing a nation. Now that he left the continent (escaping from his duty as a king). Why was his decisions are getting bad? He doesn't really uses his wit/intellect unlike when he was at the demon continent? Where did his intelligence go? I know the author has plans for the MC. But it is not really believable at this point and it makes it looks like a retarded plot is being cooked by the author. The story lost consistency and the characters aren't interesting anymore. So why should I keep reading when the characteristic that I took interest are now gone? So goodbye and I will score this 1 star. If the author is being a jerk, then I will be a jerk too and rate this 1 star. <<less
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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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slimeholder rated it
April 29, 2019
Status: --
Refreshing. I think this word describes this novel best.

This novel is about a guy who becomes the demon king. Thing is, this is not exactly an isekai, as the MC has very few memories from his past life. This is not a novel about a Japanese guy from cooks all the time, and conquers the world by using his knowledge of the modern world. Nor this is a novel about a hero who wants to save everyone. This is a novel about a simple guy who wants to unite the... more>> dark continent (where all the "demons" live), and make it a great place for everyone to live, while also protecting it from the humans who "by default" believe that demons are evil.

The protagonist is pretty OP (too OP in fact), but this novel is not about him being OP. If you are expecting epic battles etc, this novel is not for you. You will be seeing a lot of politics, information gathering, etc., but honestly, all of it is very interesting. I never got bored even once throughout all the volumes, because of the fast pace of the novel. The author concentrates on things that matter, instead of describing every little detail.

All of the characters are interesting, and you get a very clear understanding of their personalities and goals. None of them are purely "black" or "white".

To end with, this will subvert a lot of your expectations. Like, you can never predict what will happen.

Anyways, if you having nothing else to read, surely go for it. I gave this novel 5 stars because I believe that the current rating slightly misrepresents it. I would probably rate it 7.2/10. <<less
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AndyDarren rated it
February 25, 2019
Status: c40
Started out interesting but started going downhill fast, but what else is new? The point of the story is that the MC is the newly born demon lord and his goal is to rebuild the demon continent. A pitiful amount of chapters in the beginning of actual kingdom building with too quick of a pacing and lack of information to the point where a lot of things apparently happened that were never talked about or explained and then the MC immediately goes off to the human continent under the premise... more>> of information gathering. Now we have your typical cliche demon lord acting as an adventurer trope and the mc's personality goes from ruthless demon lord to beta male Japanese MC that get led around all over the place and can't say no to the annoyingly impish and mischievous woman of authority on the human side. All that shallow writing in the beginning when we were supposed to be getting information important to the plot and now we have chapter upon chapter of useless exposition partaining to human society and frienly naborhood interaction with characters no one cares about. I can already predict the MC taking a liking to the humans so much so that he becomes a peace loving idiot. <<less
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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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VelhoDit rated it
March 22, 2019
Status: v4c1
this is probably the best novel I dropped, well for those who came here to read the comments and decide if you will read than I my advice is give it a try.

-it is a Kingdom building story but it does not tell you how the Kingdom was build.

-there is girls that like the protagonist but there is no romance.

... more>> -there is action but no awesome fights until now.

basically there is a nice premisse and a good translation but there is no satisfaction for the reader, the most close novel I have read until today in this genre and a liked was: Genjitsushugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki <<less
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Allstarall rated it
March 10, 2019
Status: v6c15
The world building is unexpectedly good and complex.

The storyline however-it's a bit off. The start was weird, to say the least. The midpoint was decent. And the place I am at, It's getting a bit dull.

Harem genre wasn't tagged before, but it is that genre to some extent. Not too too much, but it is a point in 3 characters. Low romance so far. Edit: In the next chapters, Harem Genre is prominant. As a person who hates it, I ask why people didn't tag it before.

Translation is distinctly Japanese... more>> translated. <<less
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