Hello, everyone! This is stardf29 here, and from here on out I will be the leader of the Beneath the Tangles Light Novel Club! I have been enjoying light novels a lot this past year, and I have especially enjoyed sharing in that love through the Light Novel Club, so I am very thankful for TWWK for letting me lead the club.
With that said, it’s time to pick the first title of the new year, and so I have decided to go with The Devil is a Part-Timer! There may be lots of light novels about people from our world ending up in fantasy worlds, but what happens when the tables get turned and people from a fantasy world end up in our world? And what if it’s not just any being, but the resident demon king and his This light novel got a fairly popular anime adaptation some years ago, but if you aren’t familiar with it, Yen Press describes volume 1 of the series as such:
Do you want fries with your hellfire?
Being soundly thrashed by the hero Emilia, the Devil King and his general beat a hasty retreat to a parallel universe…only to land smack in the middle of bustling, modern-day Tokyo! Lacking the magic necessary to return home, the two are forced to assume human identities and live average human lives until they can find a better solution. And to make ends meet, Satan finds gainful employment at a nearby fast food joint! With his devilish mind set on working his way up the management food chain, what will become of his thirst for conquest?!
You can check out this page for links to buy the physical paperback for volume 1, or here if you want the digital e-book. Come join me, TWWK, and others as we discuss the novel on January 31st!