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The BL Book Club’s first pick! :partying_face:

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General Information

Japanese Summary

水洗トイレから異世界へGO!

正義感あふれる野球小僧の渋谷有利は、ごく普通の高校生。ところが(なぜか!)物理的法則を無視して水洗トイレから異世界へ流され、気がつけばそこで魔族を統べる王――「魔王」に指名されてしまった!?

English Summary

Yuri Shibuya was living a pretty normal life. That changed the day he was dunked into a toilet after an attempt to save a classmate from a gang of bullies. Instead of just getting a good soaking, he’s pulled in. The next thing he knows, he’s in a world that vaguely resembles medieval Europe.

If that’s not odd enough, he’s told that he is to be the next Maoh, just because he has black hair and black eyes. The Maoh is the King of the Mazoku, who are coexisting not-so-peacefully with the humans in this world.

Much to his subjects’ dismay, he’s totally different from the rulers they’re accustomed to. He’s kind, considerate, a believer in justice, and not willing to use violence to solve conflicts. Not exactly someone they want running a country on the very brink of war.

Now, Yuri has to deal with trying to become a good Maoh, while at the same time attempting to adapt to this lands’ customs and culture, all in a world where the tension between the humans and Mazoku is reaching its peak.

Also available as a manga, 今日から マ のつく自由業! (series) | L24??, and anime, 今日からマ王! | L30??.

Reading Schedule

Week Start Date Chapter End page (original) End page (combined - digital) No. of pages End page (combined - physical) No. of pages Notes
Week 1 Dec 11 1 27 25 19 28 22 end of chapter
Week 2 Dec 18 2 44 41 16 46 18 line ending: 何がおめでたいものか!
Week 3 Dec 25 2 58 57 16 62 16 end of chapter
Week 4 Jan 1 3 75 73 16 80 18 line ending: …人生経験豊富なの!?
Week 5 Jan 8 3 91 88 15 95 15 end of chapter
Week 6 Jan 15 4 105 101 13 109 14 line ending: …それとも新参者のおれ自身なのか。
Week 7 Jan 22 4 117 113 12 121 12 end of chapter
Week 8 Jan 29 5 132 127 14 136 15 end of chapter
Week 9 Feb 5 6 151 146 19 156 20 end of chapter
Week 10 Feb 12 7-8 164 158 12 168 12 end of chapter
Week 11 Feb 19 9 179 172 14 182 14 line ending: …薄茶の翼は痙攣していた。
Week 12 Feb 26 9 191 184 12 195 13 line ending: …やっとのことで飲み下した。
Week 13 Mar 4 9 205 198 14 209 14 end of chapter
Week 14 Mar 11 10 217 211 13 222 13 end of chapter

Ebook page numbers taken from BookWalker version.

Discussion Guidelines

  • Spoilers should always be hidden using spoiler blur.
  • When discussing a specific section, please mention where you are in the book, ideally by chapter so people reading different versions have a clear point of reference.
  • Feel free to read ahead if it’s exciting, but please refrain from spoiling ahead of the appropriate week.
  • If you have a question about grammar, vocab, cultural things, etc - ask! That’s a welcome part of the discussion too, and other readers will be happy to help.

Character Reference

Name Pronunciation Info
渋谷有利 しぶや ゆうり 主人公

Polls :bar_chart:

Will you be reading along with us?
  • Yes! :heart_eyes:
  • Maybe… :thinking:
  • No :cry:
0 voters
Which version will you be reading?
  • Physical book
  • Ebook
0 voters
Which edition will you be reading?
  • 1018b023-97c9-4269-b98e-8624e88e4212100x150 The original edition
  • e7bd7e83-a65d-446c-b5db-65b40591f93b100x150 The combined edition
0 voters
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When would you like to start reading?
  • Early November
  • Late November
  • Early December
  • Late December
  • Early January
  • Late January
0 voters
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Ah-ha; my date question here is answered. Thanks!

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Nostalgia won 10000% lmao

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So I looked into the contents of the combined version, it has a collection of the illustrations and the first 2 books so it’s not some kind of weird mess playout a.k.a no messy arrangments lol
page wise it fits too

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Huh. So if the first omnibus only has two volumes collected, are the others much thicker, or is the series not fully collected in omnibus version, I wonder?

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I didn’t consider that :thinking:
probably? :thinking: :thinking:

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Checking the contents of the final omnibus on the Amazon description, it looks like they cover up to volume 8, so not even 2 per consistently if that’s accurate.

Last one was published in 2014, so they must have been selling quite poorly…

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I loved this anime when I was much younger! I won’t be joining in though as I’m already reading too many things :frowning:

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Nice, I’ll definitely try to join if I’m not too overwhelmed with other book clubs :sweat_smile:

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Just ordered my copy, should be here in a week. :smile:

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You picked up the OG LN, right? Where did you buy it from?

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Yeah, just got it from Mandarake (along with a whole bunch of other manga and LNs :rofl: ). I may end up getting the digital edition too, though, just for convenience.

ETA: Just got the ebook from bookwalker using the 40% off coupon that’s available until the 28th. :+1:

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I’ve added the chapter breakdown from the digital combined version to the home post; I’ve also got the physical / original edition that I can add if necessary, but it doesn’t seem like anyone else will be reading it. :sweat_smile:

So now let’s vote on our reading pace!

Pages per week Weeks to complete Finish Date
15 14 March 10
20 10 February 11
25 8 January 28
30 6 January 14

The end date is based on us beginning in early December, which is currently leading the poll.

How many pages per week would you feel comfortable reading?
  • less than 15
  • 15
  • 20
  • 25
  • 30
  • more than 30
0 voters
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The separation between votes is quite funny :sweat_smile: I guess we have two level groups.

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I am group “I have learned that I don’t do well if a book club goes too slow and lasts too long.” :sweat_smile: :melting_face:

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Since Early/Late December are leading the poll, we may start on the week beginning the 11th or 18th as a compromise. Another poll? :laughing:

It looks like we’ll probably be reading 15 pages/week, so I’ve made a sample timetable splitting up the chapters (averaging 15 pages per week).

Week Chapter End page No. of pages Notes
1 1 25 19 end of chapter
2 2 41 16
3 2 57 16 end of chapter
4 3 73 16
5 3 88 15 end of chapter
6 4 101 13
7 4 113 12 end of chapter
8 5 127 14 end of chapter
9 6 146 19 end of chapter
10 7-8 158 12 end of chapter
11 9 171 13
12 9 184 13
13 9 198 14 end of chapter
14 10 211 13 end of chapter

If anyone has any thoughts, feel free to share! :slightly_smiling_face:

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Yeah, um, about that… :sweat_smile:

Also, I went and changed my participation vote - just ordered a physical copy.

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How well does the manga follow the ln? I don’t think I can fit a ln in rn, but if I can follow along with the manga, that’d work.

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If I remember correctly from reading a bit of the English translation of both the manga and LN then it sticks better then the anime but was still it’s own separate thing plot points wise

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