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Manga Review: How Not to Summon a Demon Lord, Vol 3

Hey all, Dani here.

I had a great weekend, and today has been a pretty lazy day as well. I’ve just been relaxing, watching some “Veronica Mars” again–season 2, and reading. It’s been pretty nice. Of course I was also working on prepping some posts for later this week and that includes my July Wrap Up, and holy smokes I’ve read a lot of books this month. Seriously, my weekly wrap up and my July wrap up are going to be pretty lengthy, which is crazy to think about.

My birthday is this Thursday, so I’m really excited about that. It’s also the first day of Gen Con. Oh, and apparently Damian says he would like to do Gen Con wrap up posts. I asked if he wanted to do one big post or a smaller post each day, and he said he would prefer to have a post up for each day. This means that there will be bonus posts pretty much all weekend, so stay tuned for that.

Anyway, I hope you are all having a wonderful Monday as well. Let’s jump into today’s Manga Monday review.

Book Details

Story by: Yukiya Murasaki

Art by: Naoto Fukuda

Summary

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Diablo, Rem, and Shera have arrived at the Bridge of Ulug only to discover that an army of Fallen are marching towards Faltra! This should be no problem for a powerful Demon Lord like Diablo…except that Diablo is actually Takuma, a video game addict who’s in way over his head. Will Diablo’s stats hold up in a real-life battle?

My Thoughts

Rating: 4 stars

I read this as part of Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon in April 2019.

I’ll just keep saying over and over that I am not the actual target demographic for this series. Honestly I think most harem series are aimed towards young adult men. But this is more than just busty babes and awkward geek guy who gets all their attention type of tale.

But it is interesting to see Takuma roleplaying as Diablo, and trying to fill the role of demon lord since he has been summoned to this world. And I think as more complications arise, especially with both Rem and Shera, I feel like I’m growing a deeper appreciation for the worldbuilding and development of characters.

I also still like the art style for this series, and I think so far this series has been pretty easy to read. About the only frustrating part with this series for me is that volumes only come out a few times a year. I guess I’ve gotten spoiled with so many other manga series that have volumes out every other month.

Where to Get a Copy

You can buy a copy of this volume from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, Book Depository, or your local independent bookstore.

You can also borrow a copy from your local library.

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