Today’s Dinner is the Hero


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A pure-hearted, doting tsundere Demon Lord ✕ a straightforward, oblivious airheaded Hero! A story about the hero being kept as livestock for sucking blood when he was defeated by the Demon Lord.

Shouryuu, a hero tired of his day-to-day life of working without getting paid after being forcibly summoned, was driven out of the castle to kill the demon lord. He marched alone into the demon lord’s castle in the demon realm out of desperation, but was easily defeated.

He, who had prepared himself for death, wakes up confined in an iron cage on top of an excessively luxurious bed.

“You can’t put an injured person inside a cage, y’know?! It’s my fault for accidentally turning into my final form anyway…!”

“That won’t do, my lord! That hero is a dangerous berserker who hunts demons! What would you do if you were bitten!”

“H-he bites?!”

This is a story about an awkward, human-like tsundere demon lord who keeps an unfortunate, hardworking, corporate s*ave hero who has been sentenced by those who exploited him (in the human realm) as livestock for his blood, and tries his best to get along with him.

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07/29/21 Afterhours Solace c78
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07/01/21 Afterhours Solace c75
06/24/21 Afterhours Solace c74
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06/10/21 Afterhours Solace c72
06/03/21 Afterhours Solace c71
05/27/21 Afterhours Solace c70
05/20/21 Afterhours Solace c69
05/06/21 Afterhours Solace c68
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04/29/21 Afterhours Solace c66
04/22/21 Afterhours Solace c65
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Ecstrinsic rated it
May 31, 2020
Status: Completed
This is the translator, and my first time writing a review but.

I really love this novel. The interaction between characters are very amusing and sometimes too cute, and even if I'm not fond of slice-of-life bits in a story, the author managed to put something fun in it. The dynamic between the two male leads, a maiden-like, tsundere Demon Lord and an honest, airheaded Hero was also great.

A lot of questions popped into my mind as I was reading this, wondering how things came to this and that, but was... more>> unexpectedly resolved in the latter part of the novel. I read this expecting it to be full of comedy and romance, but it also had heart-clenching chapters (which was really a plus for me, since I'm a sucker for angst).

I recommend giving this a try to those who want to read something refreshing and fuwa-fuwa, and also want to see some twists and drama in between. <<less
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Pavetta rated it
April 9, 2020
Status: v0c2
I feel like the pace is a bit quick in this first chapter. All is explained very quickly - how he is summoned to this fantasy world, how they take advantage of him, how he's eventually kicked out of the castle and sent away to defeat the Demon King, and how he fails. None of it is shown. Instead we just get a summary of events.

But I believe it's because the story focuses on the relationship between the MC an Demon King after their first battle. I feel like the... more>> author could have skipped the summary and just started the story with the MC waking up after being defeated by the Demon King, and being surprised he's not dead. Then throughout the chapters you could occasionally sprinkle in some details about how he arrived in this world and came face to the Demon King, instead of info-dumping in the first chapter.

However, I give this a pass because I'm more interested in interactions between our ML and MC, and luckily we meet the ML immediately at the end of chapter 1.

The translation quality is good, which makes this an enjoyable read, even though there's not enough plot yet for me to judge the story itself.

Edit: I just read the second chapter, and I feel like the Demon Lord's behaviour is a bit over-the-top in his reactions, in a way you'd expect of a cartoon, not a novel. <<less
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rurin_koi rated it
April 7, 2021
Status: c62 part1
I'm so upset at myself for catching up this soon... Because this novel is just wholesome. Wholesooooome! Seriously, I just LOVE the characters and their chemistry, I LOVE their interactions (esp. Azel's reactions when our yuusha does just anyhting... lolol) and I LOOOVE the slice of life elements with a slight angst here and there. Also, FLUUUFFFF AAAAAAGH! This is just the BEEEEST!^^

I normally do not write reviews, however since not many people are aware of this gem lying here waiting to be found, I couldn't just not write one!... more>> That's why, TYSM for translating, editing, proofreading, seriously just thank you for everything! I opened a wordpress account just to like all chaps you know...

I will be waiting for new chapters... eheh <<less
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lazyasianscientist rated it
September 20, 2020
Status: v2c49
Sweet sweet fluff

I read some of the raw but I want to wait more on the translated chapters. This story warms my heart in a sense that character interaction gives some development to the story and romance between the two characters (our hero and demon lord)

Both the overworked hero and lonely demon lord deserves love aaaa
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pandansoda rated it
June 13, 2020
Status: v1c29
I really like the MC's personality so far and ahhhh the ML is just so cute. It moves at an interesting pace but if you are looking for something super deep and full of story that's not what this is. Since it's set AFTER what one would consider "the story", it's more focused on character interaction and the romance. I like the side characters too, all of it is pretty great in all honesty. I'll be keeping up with the updates!

Also the translation is really great, I reread the chapters... more>> a lot and I very rarely spot errors. Brilliant work!! <<less
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