Saturday, 9 April 2016

Hyakuren no Haou to Seiyaku no Valkyria LN Review

Author: Takayama Seiichi
Illustrator: Yukisan

Well please look at the illustrations first! 3 girls surrounding a guy. First thought HAREM! YES! This is another Harem story with the MC attracting many girls. The story starts with telling of a legend about how one will be transported to another way if they look into the mirror in a enshrined in a shrine. And this story is supposingly fake as the elements in this legend are added over the years by the people, rather than it being passed down properly by the people. Then it goes to the MC side with him, participating in a test of courage. And of course everyone knows what will happen next, the MC tried to show off to his childhood friend and attempted a selfie. Yes a selfie with the mirror! Gosh this is obvious that it is a flag for the activation of the supposingly fake legend. And the MC get transported to another world? that summoned him with a ritual.

Well, next the author advanced by flashing forwarding 2 years into the future whereby he has already become a leader and a sort of commander who commands a huge amount of troops fighting for the tribe that he has joined. At here the author mentions about the people who are chosen by gods, being able to wield special abilities. Well this is certainly a way to skip through the slow pace parts where the MC has to go through different tribulations before reaching that stage but this does dampen the mood of the sudden transition into another way. I wanted to know how he became a leader. Hope that the author withheld the story for it to be told in the future like how is it done in Campione. But no doubt this story is definitely advancing towards the style of commanding whereby the MC showcases his abilities. BTW just for baiting your interest, he got 3? more girls the moment the author brought the story to 2 years into the future. (to be honest I kinda lost count of the number of girls that appeared but there are 3 main ones) With the childhood friend, that is a total of 4 girls with one missing as shown in the cover above.

This story uses Norse gods as backing for the special powers so you can expect fierce fights to occur in this story on the scale of war. Btw the MC does not have any special powers but rather uses knowledge from the 21st century with the help of a smartphone. Well it is abit forced but this has definitely made the story more reasonable. After all he uses alot of techniques which a normal student will not have. But one good thing about this MC is that he can be absolutely evil as well. Not gonna spoil anything so yeah you just have to deal with this. Oh just an add-on he is able to call his childhood friend with that phone!

Gods, Harem, girls who can fight, transportation into another world?, a smartphone, a MC who fights with knowledge. What more do you want!! Definitely an interesting read! a 8/10 rating from me.

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