On reading the description for this series, all I can say is “wait… what?”

Earlier today, J-Novel Club announced that they picked up the license for Yukiya Murasaki and illustrator Takahiro Tsurusaki’s How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord (Isekai Maō to Shōkan Shōjo no Dorei Majutsu). The publisher licensed the global English digital rights for the title, which is their third-ever release from Kodansha.

The first half of volume 1 is available for all J-Novel Club subscribers. A 40-page preview is also available for the general public.

How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord made its début under Kodansha’s main label in December 2014. Eight volumes have been released to date, with the most recent hitting stores on August 2.

J-Novel Club describes the series as:

In the MMORPG Cross Reverie, Takuma Sakamoto is so powerful that he is lauded as the “Demon Lord” by other players. One day, he is summoned to another world – but with the same appearance he had in the game! There, he meets two girls who both proclaim themselves to be his Summoner. They had performed an Enslavement Ritual to turn him into their Summon… but that’s when Takuma’s passive ability <> activated! Instead, it was the girls who had become enslaved! Though Takuma may have been the strongest Sorcerer there was, he had no idea how to talk with other people. That’s when he makes his choice: to act based on his persona from the game!

“Amazing? But of course… I am Diablo, the being known and feared as the Demon Lord!”

So begins a tale of adventure with an earth-shakingly powerful Demon Lord (or at least someone who acts like one) taking on another world!

A manga adaptation by Naoto Fukuda made its début in June 2015 on Kodansha’s Suiyōbi no Sirius digital platform. Five collected volumes have been released to date, the most recent of which hit stores on August 9. Seven Seas currently holds the domestic rights to the manga.

Source: J-Novel Club (Press Release)