Np I have a lot of chapters so I'll be here for awhile
Please don't tell me that's all for today.
End of Chapter 33
And that closes out this mini arc. Finished for today.
This manga was destined to be based and you were also destined to be based.
Thanks for the read.
I read what's on Batato and now I'm going through what's in this thread, but I wanted to jump ahead to say: this is some good shit!
I'm still getting used to how to jumped from full on Dragon Quest parody to teasing a darker more serious role-reversal version of DQ. But it's fun, the character designs are good, and I like the characters. Definitely going to be following this one. Many thanks to the dedicated Anon providing it.
>Finished for today
Well, obviously. We're seeing the same thing happening in different places with slight variations.
There's something loose in this world that causes people to enter a state where they become massively stronger, and continue to increase in strength the more they fight. Curse, awakening, whatever you want to call it. Most people lose their reasoning and become savage creatures, but a few are able to retain their mind and become great heroes. Though even they risk turning mindless if they push their power too far.
What's most notable is that this *doesn't* happen in the Demon Empire. The reason might have something to do with the toxic poisons they keep mentioning without explaining.
Thinking more, there's also the King's Power at work. That seems to be something the helps trigger the Hero's Power as well as giving dominion over the created Heroes. Or it can be abused to create a horde of rampaging monsters.
It also seems like the New World Organisms are related to all this, as is the spontanious spawning of monsters in the Empire. Which, now that I think back, is related to toxin concentration. Maybe the Dragon Emperor did something that directs the curse away from his citizens, but at the cost of poisoning the land and spawning monsters?
We also still know nothing about the SSS Rank threat the Empire is holding off from the north.
>Vamirio is now cheerleading Helck
oh my god
Helck is actually good unlike Fairy Tail.
Helck isn't as good as Magi.
Helck is similar to Seven Deadly Sins in that it is as much of a love letter to Dragon quest as SDS is to Final Fantasy and Arthurian myth. And is also more tightly written.
Don't be so sure it's gone. Or that it was meaningless.
We already have a partial explanation for why Heroes have infinite respawns. The "Heroes rapidly mutate and improve through battle" is an in-universe perspective on combat XP. A reasoning behind levels is probably in the works too.
Especially since the island ruins looked pretty high tech to me, from what little we saw of them. The salvaged device that turns MP into water jet propulsion is certainly a lot more advanced. There's a lot of backstory being hinted at that we haven't seen all of yet.
There's a pattern of kingdoms unlocking some forbidden power. It might all be connected to the same source or it may simply be an Aesop's fable. Like a recurring theme, you know? No matter where the power they gain comes from, they're essentially sacrificing their entire nation just to win a fight.
>All the monster reborn manga or LN have cute goblins or orcs
>A lot of the trapped in another world ones even have them
>The orcxelf series everyone loves
Japan really into cutie small enemy races lately
Usually they'll toss this shit to when they're about to end the run of the manga before telling us the origin.
I like how they're showing off Helck's backstory so early on so they can focus on what to do from there.
yeah its really rare to have any story from any medium transition so smoothly from a comedy to a dark fantasy
It really is because of vamirilo, she was always a stuck up angry cunt it just becomes more reasonable after awhile
Reminded me of this, same type of transition with goofy MCs and serious side characters.
Bakabt doesn't have the author having any other credited works but he must be fairly experienced to pull off something as good as this.
Also something I noticed is that we don't get that often a gary stu overpowered protagonist who isn't having every female being falling for him. Also we've been having a man and woman travelling together and developing their relationship without any sexual tension at all. I can picture Anne from management coming to admire Helck, but can't see any of them wanting something more with each other.
Magi was good but kinda got really weird around the great war thing. It only lately got interesting again after the time skip.
Fairy Tail is its own tier of shittyness.
I love this little guy. I mean. These types of mascot characters? Sometimes they're done really bad. Sometimes they're alright. Sometimes they're just pretty bland. This one, though? He's great. I love him.
>rather simple setting (for some reason I love when they keep it simple: human kingdom is called human kingdom, demon empire is called demon empire, etc)
>not a contrived plot
>the author knew how to dose comedy and the serious parts
>avoids some annoying tropes, like the overpowered MC being a chick magnet
>competent translator giving us various chapters at once
>Helck looks like Donald Trump
just say the art is amazing and its fun
why do you have to explain everything?
I'm mad that anne-chan hasn't got much to be angry about in the latest chapters. Watching her reactions as she freaked out over helck was my favorite part.
I doubt the king's power really will makes every 'hero' continuously revive, there must be some disadvantage.
Maybe that's why we don't see a lot of humans, those that can't be 'hero' were turned into extra lives.
Also interested in the SSS threat, but it's another story isn't it.
They already very heavily implied that those who couldn't handle the ritual died (only those that had the potential to be heroes got awakened). I think it was around the part the friend got speared.
Those lower down completely lose their identity while only the stronger ones manage to retain their own wills.
There's clearly variations in how these power ups work. With the tribesmen who were terrorizing the orc people, everyone apparently still retained their own wills, but just couldn't oppose their king. Although we can't say whether they're really different from the human angels, that they simply thanked Helck for defeating their king and casually picked up their stuff to leave, they were probably just obeying their leader and not being directly controlled.
The curse these horned people suffered wasn't centralized on anyone and simply made everyone go crazy. The "hero" of these horned people was able to resist the maddening effects for a time, but eventually went crazy too. Except, instead of mutating, he was simply clad in the magical power of the curse without transforming.
As the angels in the human army have had their identities subsumed, they've also taken up a uniform appearance except for the ones who kept their own sense of self and, among those people, they have variances in their personal appearance. Considering how whatever spell the king used seems to have affected the human kingdom nationwide, Helck may not have been unaffected by it too. He's just too strong to be taken under by the spell, like the horned hero in these chapters, which could be why he remains untransformed and free.
Looking at later chapters the artist definitely gets better over time, you can see as it goes along he starts to even out Helck's proportions and facial features to look less goofy.
Could be considered a transition in the story's tone. It starts out pretty goofy and the details are pretty hazy, so Helck looking as he did just added to the ridiculousness of the situation. Then, as the PLOT thickens and more direction is added to the story, Helck design shifts to fit the tone better.
It really depressing for helck since the transformed humans can't be reason with. PLOT spoiler:
Since everyone though it was a horrible idea but the king doesn't care and just went with mind control.
It's a flashback of course it will be quality.
Just stop being tsundere like anne-chan and admit you like it already
Its not a very complex manga, its not a battle shounen, its a very simple adventure story with some fun art.
The main issue is that it's inconsistent between frames. One frame his face is a square with skull lines, the other his face is sculpted. Vamirio's ears change size every frame. That kind of stuff.
Most of the stuff on ura sunday is weekly.
demon lord wins hero bowl
decides to let female knight in on the action without having consummated the relationship herself
they set up a threesome
hero chickens out
No matter what follows, I will never not be mad at that.
Does it really even matter which
m o n t h l y
with a generous helping of dead or dying translations