This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m covering a new series I read recently. It’s Sendai Yuusha wa Inkyou Shitai, or The Previous Hero Wants to Retire in English, Volume 01 by Iida K!
Plot Synopsis:Three years ago, in the land of Reinbulk, a Legendary Hero was summoned in the Kindom of Leezalion and he succeeded in repelling the Demon King. Now, five students are summoned back into Reinbulk by the Kingdom of Luxeria to fight against the Demon King and the demon army. Unlike the other heroes, Yashiro Yuu has no magical affinity and the Luxeria Kingdom has no intention on acknowledging his existence or returning him to his world. However, Yuu is actually the previous Hero that had fought the Demon King.
Plot: The plot is quite good, and I enjoy these Parallel World stories quite a bit, but this one has an excellent twist and plot hook. I really do enjoy this series so I’m hoping it continues to get translated quickly.
Characters: Yuu is hilariously perverted, but he’s also earnest and that earns him the respect of various figures including royalty and highly respected mages. The rest of the cast is quite good as well, but Yuu is easily my favorite because he’s such a nerd and occasionally comically delusional.
Art: I read the web novel translation, but this is also a Light Novel series so they included the images from the Light Novel which was quite well done. Nothing like No Game No Life, but still very good.
Overall: This is worth the time to read, although only one volume has been fully translated.
For those who like: Parallel Worlds, Magic, Fantasy, Action, Drama, Comedy.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.