Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!

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Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!
Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! light novel volume 1 cover.jpg
The cover of the first light novel featuring the character Adele von Ascham
私、能力は平均値でって言ったよね!
(Watashi, Nōryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!)
GenreComedy, fantasy, isekai[1]
Novel series
Written byFUNA
Published byShōsetsuka ni Narō
Original runJanuary 14, 2016 – present
Light novel
Written byFUNA
Illustrated byItsuki Akata
Published byTaibundo
Earth Star Entertainment
English publisher
DemographicMale[2]
ImprintEarth Star Novel
Original runMay 14, 2016 – present
Volumes11 (List of volumes)
Manga
Illustrated byNeko Mint
Published byEarth Star Entertainment
English publisher
Seven Seas Entertainment
DemographicShōnen
MagazineComic Earth Star
Original runAugust 5, 2016 – present
Volumes3 (List of volumes)
Manga
Watashi, Nichijō wa Heikinchi Dette Itta yo ne!
Illustrated byYuuki Moritaka
Published byEarth Star Entertainment
DemographicShōnen
MagazineComic Earth Star
Original runJuly 11, 2019 – present
Volumes1
Anime television series
Directed byMasahiko Ohta
Written byTakashi Aoshima
Music byYasuhiro Misawa
StudioProject No.9
Licensed by
Original networkAT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11, TVA, ABC
Original run October 7, 2019 – present
Episodes6 (List of episodes)
Wikipe-tan face.svg Anime and manga portal

Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! (Japanese: 私、能力は平均値でって言ったよね!, Hepburn: Watashi, Nōryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!) is a Japanese light novel series written by FUNA and illustrated by Itsuki Akata. A manga adaptation by Neko Mint began serialization in 2016. Both the light novel and manga have been licensed in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment. An anime television series adaptation by Project No.9 began airing from October 7, 2019.

Plot[edit]

Misato Kurihara, a genius girl who couldn't make any friends due to her exceptional abilities, is killed after getting run over while protecting a young girl. Offered the chance to be reborn into a fantasy world, Misato asks that she simply be reincarnated with average abilities. Reborn as the noble Adele von Ascham, she soon discovers that "average" in this new world takes into account the power of all magical creatures from absolute strongest to absolute weakest, resulting in her physical and magical abilities being 6800 times stronger than that of a typical human. Attending Hunter's Prep School alongside her classmates Mavis, Reina, and Pauline, Adele tries her best to live her life as normally as possible, which does not prove to be an easy feat.

Characters[edit]

The Crimson Vow[edit]

Adele von Ascham (アデル・フォン・アスカム, Aderu fon Asukamu) / Mile (マイル, Mairu)
Voiced by: Hikaru Koide (CM),[3] Azumi Waki (anime)[4] (Japanese); Sarah Anne Williams[5] (English)
The central character, Adele is a twelve-year-old girl who has a pink ribbon in her long silver hair. She was originally an intelligent Japanese girl named Misato Kurihara (栗原 海里, Kurihara Misato), who was unable to make friends due to the exceptions placed upon her. After losing her life while saving a girl from an oncoming truck, she was offered the chance to be reincarnated into a fantasy world, asking only that she would be given "average" abilities so she can live a normal life. After regaining her memories at the age of ten, Adele discovered that her abilities, which are the average of all magical creatures in the world, are 6800 times more powerful than an average human, giving her excessive physical strength and powerful magic. After failing to hide her abilities at Eckland Academy, she left her home country and took on the alias of "Mile" to attend Hunter's Prep School, where she forms a party named The Crimson Vow (赤き誓い, Akaki Chikai). She loves anime, manga, and video games, the knowledge of which she uses in her new life in very interesting ways. She has a boob complex, which provokes her anger when someone points it out.
Reina (レーナ, Rēna)
Voiced by: Yuki Nakashima (CM),[6] Sora Tokui (anime)[4] (Japanese); Colleen O'Shaughnessey[5] (English)
Also known as Crimson Reina, she is a mage specializing in fire magic. She was born to a traveling merchant, and became a hunter at an early age, giving her the most practical knowledge and experience amongst the Crimson Vow party members. She has a signature fire spell called Crimson Hellfire, and has a particular hatred for bandits after her father and a Hunter group who had taken her in were killed by such brigands. Despite being fifteen years old at the start of the series, she is assumed to be a similar age to Mile, the youngest member of their group, due to her height and appearance which is a source of annoyance for her.
Mavis von Austien (メーヴィス・フォン・オースティン, Mēvisu fon Ōsutin)
Voiced by: Fumiko Uchimura (anime)[4] (Japanese); Claire Corrlet[5] (English)
The official leader of the Crimson Vow (although it is always Reina that does the actual "leading"), Mavis is a 17-year-old swordswoman of noble birth. After running away from home in the hopes of becoming a knight, she met the other members of the Crimson Vow at the Hunters' Prep School and helped to form the party. She is tall and has an androgynous appearance, making her popular with other girls. She is a softie for sappy and sad stories, especially the backstories behind each of her friends.
Pauline (ポーリン, Pōrin)
Voiced by: Masumi Tazawa (anime)[4] (Japanese); Veronica Taylor[5] (English)
A 14-year-old mage specializing in healing and water magic, she is the daughter of a merchant and the resident bookkeeper of the Crimson Vow. Despite her miserly manner, she typically has a gentle appearance and demeanor but is known to show fits of rage when provoked, and even shows her ruthlessness as a merchant when called for.

Eckland Academy[edit]

Marcela (マルセラ, Marusera)
Voiced by: Maki Kawase (anime)[7]
The third daughter of a baron and a friend of Adele's.
Monika (モニカ, Monika)
Voiced by: Kiyono Yasuno (anime)[7]
The daughter of a merchant and a friend of Adele's.
Aureana (オリアーナ, Oriāna)
Voiced by: Hisako Tōjō (anime)[7]
A commoner attending Eckland Academy on scholarship and a friend of Adele's.

Others[edit]

Keiko Kurihara (栗原 経緯子, Kurihara Keiko)
Misato's younger sister.
The Creator (創造主, Sōzōnushi)
A young man who Misato met after her death, who claims to have a role similar to "God." As thanks to Misato for her bravery, he grants her a reincarnation into a fantasy world with average abilities, as requested. However, since he measured the term "average" using the new world's most powerful creature - an ancient dragon - as a template, Misato's reincarnation has been granted powers far beyond what she actually wanted.
Nano (ナノ, Nano)
Voiced by: Wataru Hatano (anime)[8]
A mysterious creature who only Adele can recognise. He watches over the nanomachines that make up people's magic.
Lenny (レニー, Renī)
Voiced by: Hiyori Kono (anime)[8]
The daughter of an innkeeping family.

Media[edit]

Web novel[edit]

FUNA began serializing the story as a web novel on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō on January 14, 2016.[9][10] As of May 11, 2018, 289 chapters of the web novel have been published.[10]

Light novels[edit]

The series was acquired for print publication by Taibundo and Earth Star Entertainment, who published the first light novel, with illustrations by Itsuki Akata, in May 2016 under their Earth Star Novel imprint.[11] Seven Seas Entertainment announced their license to the series on September 11, 2017.[9]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 May 14, 2016[12]ISBN 978-4803009224June 12, 2018[13]ISBN 978-1-626928-69-5
2 August 15, 2016[14]ISBN 978-4803009491August 7, 2018[15]ISBN 978-1-626928-71-8
3 November 15, 2016[16]ISBN 978-4803009668September 11, 2018[17]ISBN 978-1-626929-61-6
4 March 15, 2017[18]ISBN 978-4803010251November 20, 2018[19]ISBN 978-1-626929-37-1
5 June 15, 2017[20]ISBN 978-4803010657March 19, 2019[21]ISBN 978-1-64275-003-4
6 October 17, 2017[22]ISBN 978-4803011210June 25, 2019[23]ISBN 978-1-64275-086-7
7 March 15, 2018[24]ISBN 978-4803011609November 05, 2019[25]ISBN 978-1-642757-22-4
8 July 14, 2018[26]ISBN 978-4803012101
9 November 15, 2018[27]ISBN 978-4803012521
10 March 15, 2019[28]ISBN 978-4803012811
11 July 16, 2019[29]ISBN 978-4803013146

Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation with art by Neko Mint began serialization online on Earth Star Entertainment's Comic Earth Star website on August 5, 2016.[30][9] Seven Seas announced their license to the manga on September 11, 2017.[9]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 March 15, 2017[31]ISBN 978-4803010091July 24, 2018[32]ISBN 978-1-626928-72-5
2 October 17, 2017[33]ISBN 978-4803011173December 24, 2018[34]ISBN 978-1-626929-53-1
3 June 12, 2018[35]ISBN 978-4803012002May 21, 2019[36]ISBN 978-1-642750-84-3
4March 10, 2020[37]ISBN 978-1-642757-50-7

Anime[edit]

An anime adaptation was announced via Twitter on February 26, 2018.[11] The anime, later confirmed to be a television series, is directed by Masahiko Ohta, written by Takashi Aoshima, and animated by Project No.9, with Sō Watanabe as character designer and Yasuhiro Misawa as music composer.[4] The series began airing from October 7, 2019 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11, TVA, and ABC.[38][39] Azumi Waki, Sora Tokui, and Masumi Tazawa performed the series' opening theme song "Smile Skill=Sukisukiskill", while Waki performed the series' ending theme song "Genzai ↑ Banzai ↑".[40] The series is streamed by Crunchyroll worldwide outside of Asia.[41] An English dub is currently in production.[42]

No. Title [43][a] Original air date
1"You Said I'd Get a Do-Over in a New World!"
Transcription: "Shintenchi de Yarinaoshi tte Itta yo ne!" (Japanese: 新天地でやり直しって言ったよね!)
October 7, 2019 (2019-10-07)
After getting run over by a truck and being offered the chance to be reincarnated in a parallel world, Misato Akihara, who felt unhappy in life due to her high intellect, asks that she be reincarnated with average abilities. Reborn as a noble named Adele von Ascham, the girl, going under the alias "Mile", travels to the capital of Tis to start an average life. Learning that several children have gone missing, Mile goes to search for them, encountering Mavis von Austien the knight and Reina the mage the way. Finding the missing children along with a merchant named Pauline, the girls confront the kidnappers and their leader, Arledy. When her small stature is insulted, Mile, whose abilities are actually the average of all magical creatures in the world, inadvertently uses her overly powerful magic to defeat the kidnappers with ease. The next day, Mile begins attending Hunter's Prep School, discovering that Mavis, Reina, and Pauline are all her roommates.
2"Didn't I Say the Four of Us Would Be a Party?!"
Transcription: "Yonin de Pātī tte Itta yo ne!" (Japanese: 四人でパーティーって言ったよね!)
October 14, 2019 (2019-10-14)
As lessons begin, Mile tries to hold back her abilities to appear average, only to make her roommates even more suspicious of her. Later, as the girls form a party and go on a quest to hunt some horned rabbits, Mile decides to train the others to become stronger in the hopes that she'll stand out less. Just as they complete their assignment, the girls are ambushed by a group of rock golems, but manage to defeat them with what they've newly learned.
3"Didn't I Say to Make My Graduation Plain and Simple?!"
Transcription: "Sotsugyō wa Jimi ni tte Itta yo ne!" (Japanese: 卒業は地味にって言ったよね!)
October 21, 2019 (2019-10-21)
After six months have passed, the girls make plans to form an official party following graduation. With the school faced with closure, the principal asks the girls to take part in the graduation's mock battle against B-rank hunters and win against them. On the day of the battle, Mile is approached by Arledy, the one behind the closure, who offers to revoke the closure on the condition that she become hers if her party can't win without any losses. To both of their surprise, however, Mavis, Pauline, and Reina all manage to win their battles with the skills they learned in the past six months. For the final battle, Arledy steps in to fight Mile herself, but quickly surrenders after witnessing Mile's power first hand.
4"Didn't I Say This Was the Crimson Vow's First Step?!"
Transcription: "Akaki chikai no Daīppo tte Itta yo ne!" (Japanese: 赤き誓いの第一歩って言ったよね!)
October 28, 2019 (2019-10-28)
5"Didn't I Say That We're Doing Everyone's Backstories?!"
Transcription: "Minna no Mukashibanashi tte Itta yo ne!" (Japanese: みんなの昔話って言ったよね!)
November 4, 2019 (2019-11-04)
6"Didn't I Say I'm Not Going Into the Forest Anymore?!"
November 11, 2019 (2019-11-11)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All English titles are taken from Crunchyroll.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! BookWalker series page". BookWalker. May 25, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "A tweet by earthstar_act on May 15, 2016". Retrieved February 28, 2018.
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