Title: Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut,
Author: Akatsuki Senri
Illustrator: Kasuga Ayumu
Synopsis (Taken from Volume 1)
Lux, who was a prince from the Empire that was destroyed five years ago due to the revolt, met with the princess of the new Kingdom, Lizsharte, by accidently breaking into the bathroom of the girl’s dormitory.
“……How long are you planning to stare at my body, you fooooool!”
The ancient weapons found from the ruins, the Drag-Ride. Lux who was called the strongest Drag-Knight in the past was now known as the “Weakest Undefeated”, a Drag-Knight who doesn’t attack at all. After the duel that started by the challenge from Lizsharte, Lux ended up entering the girls’ school that raised Drag-Knights……!
Lux’s story where he is surrounded by the noble girls from the academy is about to unfold.
The “ultimate” academy fantasy battle where the right and the might cross passes now begins!
Among the LNs that is thought to be the successor of IS (due to its past hiatus or its current failure); this one is definitely the series that I enjoy alongside Gakusen. The story where the boy enters all-girls school isn’t quite original (yeah, there’s too much of it recently).
Well, I did the teaser and the story synopsis so you would know what kind of story it is. But there’s also a mysterious entity called the “Abyss” who happens to be human-kinds natural enemy. Also it’s not that men can’t use Drag-Ride, but women tend to have better compatibility then men, hence stronger than them.
Unlike IS where it seems like the men are fine with women being superior to them (yeah, I just said that), the men in this series are actually are dissatisfied with women acting mighty after the revolution five years prior to the story. So you will often see them trying to do something about it which in my word is gold. …Yeah, as a fellow man, I can understand how they must feel. Not everyone can become like Ichika (who acts as if he has a dignity of being a man but his action gives me a different impression).
From the settings, it certainly sounds similar to IS due to the powered suit and a boy that was thrown into all-girls school. But having the MC being a former prince who actually destroyed the old empire is a good addition to the plot. Having a serious matter as such included makes it better since situations invling his past and the old empire spices up the story as a whole. Just being in all-girls academy wouldn’t be too interesting after all.
The illustration is done by Kasuga Ayumu.
He does illustration for other LNs too. His touch to his character designs are quite nice. So far I like the design of Kurulucifer who is on the cover of v2 and the girl on the cover of upcoming v3.
The dragrides looks pretty decent as well.
A lot of the characters that appears in this LN are likable.
So far we don’t have the lead getting beaten up for having a moment with a girl. Not yet anyway.
The girl called Kurulucifer who had the main spotlight on volume 2 has a good character plot. She isn’t just a transfer student, but something more “special”.
Even though Lux goes to the all-girls school, he mainly fights male characters who has bad intentions and evil motives. Something we couldn’t see in IS lol.
I’m not sexist or anything, but seeing the lead only fight against women is too boring and it makes the lead look like a simple girl basher…
There are the normal drag-rides and it has three types. They can be customised too. Though there are dragrides above the normal ones and totally superior to them. But I tend to favour grunt robots whether its Gundam or any other mecha series. And I love characters who can fight against those who are using superior robots.
Overall Score: 8 out of 10
Yup. It’s one of the few LNs I follow in GA. So I have a high opinion about this one.
Here’s a teaser to have you experience a bit of the story.
And don’t worry. I have already started on DxD volume 17. Here is the prologue. A start of it anyway~.
Let’s see how many people would be posting a comment which would go, “Haven’t you started on volume 17 yet!?”.
(…It means that they haven’t read this post properly).