The Strongest Knights ~the Strongest One Is Not the Leader, but Seems to Be the Cook~


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There was an order of knights that were called the strongest in a certain country.

A certain person asked, “As I thought, the strongest one is the leader right?” but was unpredictably told, “No, it’s the cook.”


Associated Names
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Saikyou no Kishidan ~Ichiban Tsuyoi no wa Danchou de wa naku Ryourinin rashii desu~
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
05/18/17 Huakuryi c16
05/17/17 Huakuryi c15
05/15/17 Huakuryi c14
05/14/17 Huakuryi c13
05/12/17 Huakuryi c12
05/11/17 Huakuryi c11
05/06/17 Huakuryi c10
05/04/17 Huakuryi c9
04/30/17 Huakuryi c8
04/29/17 Huakuryi c7
04/28/17 Huakuryi c6.5
04/26/17 Huakuryi c6
04/03/17 Huakuryi c5
04/02/17 Huakuryi c4
04/01/17 Huakuryi c3
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slay_mithos rated it
May 5, 2017
Status: c16
Formerly written for c9:

This feels like a lesser version of.

Very little narration, background, description, context or characterization, it's just a series of very short chapters where a guy is OP against anything that counts as food and cooks Japanese food that obviously is going to be far better than anything existing in that world.

... more>> It feels just like all of those throw-away web novels about being OP in the other world just because they happened to get a superpower for no reason.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy reading those novels once in a while too, but I don't expect great writing or anything like that, just a few moments of entertainment when I am bored.


Sadly, as of chapter 16, the author proved that his writing skills are really poor, the story is not directed at all and it fails to even be entertaining because the characters are basically just names and little else.

He could have built upon the strengths and weaknesses of the skill, but it stayed at a mess, with barely anything worth reading as a result of a lack of focus and poor writing skills overall (descriptions, characterization, flow, world building, plot...).

On the plus side, there are not that many chapters and not much actual content per chapter, so it's not like it wasted hours of my time. <<less
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Silvertin rated it
April 1, 2017
Status: c3
It is early in the story at this point, however from what I can see so far it is somewhat of a slice of life series. The chapters focus on our protagonist being a cook, that has the skill "absolute cook" basically he is a great chef and cannot be harmed by ingredients, which even in chapter 1 you will see, can include very dangerous beasts that would require a group of elite soldiers, or a small country to handle.

The chapters are relatively short but seem to be released at... more>> a relatively quick pace so it is good. Personally it feels like something worth 4 stars so far, but it shows promise so I boosted it up to 5 star. Our main character isn't completely OP though, as his skill does not work on everything, such as slimes (which I think is odd as I have seen in at least one series that slimes are edible with certain preparation; though I guess that is just me nitpicking about different author's interpretation of slimes which can be extremely diverse, my main example for an edible slime being a small bit from "A realist Hero's kingdom reconstruction chronicle" for those who are curious)

All in all, I look forward to more. Keep up the good work translator! <<less
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Kenpachi Zaraki rated it
April 30, 2018
Status: c16
Well... that was... undeveloped, to say the least. The only thing I really got from this is that the main protagonist can cook, the things that can be ingredients get cooked, and his cooking is good.

That's pretty much it.

overall 3/5
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Rickymex rated it
May 18, 2017
Status: c16
Pretty bad in all honesty. Best way to describe it is as a bunch of words. It lacks everything that makes a story an actual story. No characterization, no setting, nothing. It's a waste of time more and I would recommend just reading Cook of the Mercenary Corp.
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OfficePony rated it
April 29, 2017
Status: c7
This story is pretty cute, even if it's about grown ass men and women.

Grammar: 3.5/5

Story: 2.9/5

... more>> Writing: 3.5/5

First I'd like to start with the fact that I am enjoying this light novel very much thus far. It is not a super serious novel and should be taken as a comedy/slice-of-life kind of story.

The grammar is about standard, just a few instances of awkward wording/phrasing. The story isn't very unique but makes up for it in some inexplicable charm and cuteness. The writing is about standard but again the inexplicable cuteness just shines through thanks to its simplicity.

I look forward to reading more of this series. <<less
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