If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord

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If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord
If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord light novel volume 1 cover.jpg
First light novel volume cover
うちの娘の為ならば、俺はもしかしたら魔王も倒せるかもしれない。
(Uchi no Ko no Tame Naraba, Ore wa Moshikashitara Maō mo Taoseru Kamoshirenai.)
GenreAdventure, fantasy, slice of life[1]
Novel series
Written byChirolu
Published byShōsetsuka ni Narō
Original runAugust 2014 – present
Light novel
Written byChirolu
Illustrated byTruffle (Volume 1)
Kei (Volume 2 to current)
Published byHobby Japan
English publisher
DemographicMale
ImprintHJ Novels
Original runFebruary 20, 2015 – present
Volumes8 (List of volumes)
Manga
Written byChirolu
Illustrated byHota
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
DemographicSeinen
ImprintMF Comics
MagazineComicWalker
Original runJanuary 23, 2017 – present
Volumes5 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byTakeyuki Yanase
Written byTakao Yoshioka
StudioMaho Film
Original networkTokyo MX, BS11, GYT, J:COM TV
Original run July 4, 2019 – present
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
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If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord (うちの娘の為ならば、俺はもしかしたら魔王も倒せるかもしれない。, Uchi no Ko no Tame Naraba, Ore wa Moshikashitara Maō mo Taoseru Kamoshirenai.) is a Japanese light novel series written by Chirolu and initially illustrated by Truffle until volume 2 where Kei assumed the illustration of the series. It began serialization online in August 2014 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō. It was later acquired by Hobby Japan, who have published seven volumes since February 2015 under their HJ Novels imprint. The series is published in English by J-Novel Club.

A manga adaptation with art by Hota has been serialized online via Kadokawa Shoten's ComicWalker website since July 2016 and has been collected in four tankōbon volumes. The manga is licensed in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment. An anime television series adaptation by Maho Film premiered on July 4, 2019.

Plot[edit]

Dale is a highly skilled adventurer whose made quite a name for himself despite his youth. One day on a job deep in the forest, he comes across a little devil girl who's almost wasted away. Unable to just leave her there to die, Dale takes her home and becomes her adoptive father.

Characters[edit]

Latina (ラティナ, Ratina)
Voiced by: Kanon Takao[2]
Dale (デイル, Deiru)
Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto[2]
Kenneth (ケニス, Kenisu)
Voiced by: Tsuyoshi Koyama[3]
Rita (リタ)
Voiced by: Manami Numakura[3]
Chloe (クロエ, Kuroe)
Voiced by: Yūki Kuwahara[3]
Sylvia (シルビア, Shirubia)
Voiced by: Marika Kouno[3]
Rudy (ルディ, Rudi)
Voiced by: Mutsumi Tamura[3]
Marcel (マルセル, Maruseru)
Voiced by: Yūki Hirose[3]
Anthony (アントニー, Antonī)
Voiced by: Katsumi Fukuhara[3]

Media[edit]

Light novels[edit]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 February 20, 2015[4]ISBN 978-4-7986-0966-9June 20, 2017[1]ISBN 978-1-7183-5300-8
2 September 19, 2015[5]ISBN 978-4-7986-1033-7August 22, 2017[6]ISBN 978-1-7183-5301-5
3 February 20, 2016[7]ISBN 978-4-7986-1173-0October 25, 2017[8]ISBN 978-1-7183-5302-2
4 June 22, 2016[9]ISBN 978-4-7986-1244-7January 10, 2018[10]ISBN 978-1-7183-5303-9
5 November 24, 2016[11]ISBN 978-4-7986-1327-7April 7, 2018[12]ISBN 978-1-7183-5304-6
6 August 23, 2017[13]ISBN 978-4-7986-1501-1June 28, 2018[14]ISBN 978-1-7183-5305-3
6.5 August 23, 2017[15]ISBN 978-4-7986-1502-8
7 February 23, 2018[16]ISBN 978-4-7986-1628-5August 30, 2018[17]ISBN 978-1-7183-5306-0
8 February 22, 2019[18]ISBN 978-4-7986-1867-8July 22, 2019[19]ISBN 978-1-7183-1414-6

Manga[edit]

No.Original release dateOriginal ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 January 23, 2017[20]ISBN 978-4-04-068786-5May 29, 2018[21]ISBN 978-1-626927-96-4
2 August 23, 2017[22]ISBN 978-4-04-069369-9October 30, 2018[23]ISBN 978-1-626929-18-0
3 February 22, 2018[24]ISBN 978-4-04-069681-2April 16, 2019[25]ISBN 978-1-642750-25-6
4 August 23, 2018[26]ISBN 978-4-04-065046-3October 8, 2019[27]ISBN 978-1-642757-13-2
5 June 22, 2019[28]ISBN 978-4-04-065766-0

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation was announced on February 20, 2019.[2] The series is animated by Maho Film, with Takeyuki Yanase directing the series and Takao Yoshioka handling series composition. Miyako Nishida, Toshihide Masudate, and Kaho Deguchi designed the characters.[29] The series premiered on July 4, 2019 on Tokyo MX, BS11, GYT, and J:COM TV.[3] The series is listed for 12 episodes.[30] Kanon Takao performs the series' opening theme song "I'm With You", while Nobuhiko Okamoto performs the series' ending theme song "This is Yūsha, but Zannen?!".[31]

No. Title Original air date Ref.
1"The Young Man and the Little Girl Meet."
Transcription: "Seinen, Chīsana Musume to deau." (Japanese: 青年、ちいさな娘と出会う。)
July 4, 2019 (2019-07-04)[32]
2"The Little Girl Begins Her New Life."
Transcription: "Chīsana musume, aratana seikatsu o hajimeru." (Japanese: ちいさな娘、新たな生活をはじめる。)
July 11, 2019 (2019-07-11)[33]

Reception[edit]

The light novel and manga series together have over 500,000 volumes in print.[2] The light novel series ranked tenth in 2018 in Takarajimasha's annual light novel guide book Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!, in the tankōbon category.[34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord Volume 1". J-Novel Club. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "'If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord' Novel Series Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. February 19, 2019. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "'If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord' Anime's Video Reveals Promo Video, July Premiere, More Cast". Anime News Network. April 19, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  4. ^ "うちの娘が可愛すぎて、凄腕冒険者の親バカが止まらない!" [If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord]. Hobby Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  5. ^ "うちの娘の為ならば、俺はもしかしたら魔王も倒せるかもしれない。2" [If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord 2]. Hobby Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  6. ^ "If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord Volume 2". J-Novel Club. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  7. ^ "うちの娘の為ならば、俺はもしかしたら魔王も倒せるかもしれない。3" [If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord 3]. Hobby Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  8. ^ "If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord Volume 3". J-Novel Club. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  9. ^ "うちの娘の為ならば、俺はもしかしたら魔王も倒せるかもしれない。4" [If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord 4]. Hobby Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  10. ^ "If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord Volume 4". J-Novel Club. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  11. ^ "うちの娘の為ならば、俺はもしかしたら魔王も倒せるかもしれない。5" [If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord 5]. Hobby Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  12. ^ "If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord Volume 5". J-Novel Club. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  13. ^ "うちの娘の為ならば、俺はもしかしたら魔王も倒せるかもしれない。6" [If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord 6]. Hobby Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  14. ^ "If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord Volume 6". J-Novel Club. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  15. ^ "うちの娘の為ならば、俺はもしかしたら魔王も倒せるかもしれない。 6 ドラマCD付き特装版" [If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord 6 DVD Special]. Hobby Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  16. ^ "うちの娘の為ならば、俺はもしかしたら魔王も倒せるかもしれない。7" [If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord 7]. Hobby Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  17. ^ "If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord Volume 7". J-Novel Club. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  18. ^ "うちの娘の為ならば、俺はもしかしたら魔王も倒せるかもしれない。8" [If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord 8]. Hobby Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  19. ^ "If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord Volume 8". J-Novel Club. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  20. ^ "うちの娘の為ならば、俺はもしかしたら魔王も倒せるかもしれない。 1" [If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord 1] (in Japanese). Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  21. ^ "Book: If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord (Manga) Vol. 1". Seven Seas Entertainment. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  22. ^ "うちの娘の為ならば、俺はもしかしたら魔王も倒せるかもしれない。 2" [If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord 2] (in Japanese). Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  23. ^ "Book: If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord (Manga) Vol. 2". Seven Seas Entertainment. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  24. ^ "うちの娘の為ならば、俺はもしかしたら魔王も倒せるかもしれない。 3" [If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord 3] (in Japanese). Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  25. ^ "Book: If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord (Manga) Vol. 3". Seven Seas Entertainment. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  26. ^ "うちの娘の為ならば、俺はもしかしたら魔王も倒せるかもしれない。 4" [If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord 4] (in Japanese). Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  27. ^ "Book: If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord (Manga) Vol. 4". Seven Seas Entertainment. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  28. ^ "うちの娘の為ならば、俺はもしかしたら魔王も倒せるかもしれない。 5" [If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord 5] (in Japanese). Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  29. ^ "'If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord' Anime's Video Reveals Main Staff". Anime News Network. March 23, 2019. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  30. ^ "'If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord' Anime Listed With 12 Episodes". Anime News Network. June 30, 2019. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  31. ^ "'If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord' Anime's Reveals July 4 Premiere, Ending Theme Artist". Anime News Network. May 17, 2019. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  32. ^ "青年、ちいさな娘と出会う。" [The Young Man and the Little Girl Meet]. uchinoko-anime.com (in Japanese). Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  33. ^ "ちいさな娘、新たな生活をはじめる。" [The Little Girl Begins Her New Life.]. uchinoko-anime.com (in Japanese). Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  34. ^ "Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! Reveals 2018 Series Ranking". Anime News Network. November 24, 2017. Archived from the original on February 14, 2018. Retrieved March 7, 2018.

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