Maou no Hajimekata

Author: 笑うヤカン (WARAU Yakan)

Original Web Novel魔王の始め方

Alternate Titles:

  1. 成为魔王的方法
  2. How to get started as the Demon King.
  3. How to book on the Devil.
  4. How to Build a Dungeon: Book of the Demon King (Official English Translation: Seven Seas)

Synopsis: “I do not trust humans. They’ll betray you without fail.” Aur, the man who had obtained the ability and right to become the Maou at the end of his life of research. Summoning the succubus Lilu, he then sets out on creating his own domain, a gigantic labyrinthine dungeon… The misanthropic Maou taking on the world, the curtain rises on a dark harem fantasy!

R-18 Novel: Action, Adult, Adventure, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Mature, Psychological, Romance and Seinen

Volume 1 Stage 1
Volume 1 Stage 2
Volume 1 Stage 3

Chapter 17 ( Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 )
Side Story Chapter 3 (Part 1, Part2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6)
Chapter 17.5
Final Chapter (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8)

Volume 2 Stage 1

Volume 2 Prologue
Chapter 1(Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7)
Interlude 1 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 2 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5)
Chapter 3 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6)
Side Story (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 4 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9)
Interlude 2 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 5 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6)

Volume 2 Stage 2
Volume 2 Stage 3

Chapter 12 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)
Chapter 13 (Part 1,  Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5)
Chapter 14 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9)
Chapter 15 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7)
Chapter 16 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

Volume 2 Stage 4
Volume 3 Stage 1

Chapter 1 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)
Chapter 2 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5)
Chapter 3 (Part 1, Part 2)
Chapter 4 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8)
Chapter 5 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5)
Chapter 6 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
Chapter 7 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6)


  1. Thank for picking up the stuff i like without me asking it anywhere (get our of my brain!)

    • I have a request.

      Could you pickup and translate ‘Erocom’ web novel version too?

      There was a good translator but it’s been quite a while since it was last updated as I heard that he isn’t feeling well since a while back. It has been translated upto Ch.111 on Novel Updates.

      Could you consider adding this to your list of projects to be translated?
      If you do consider it, please do translate the web novel version, not the light novel version.

      Also I read about how you are in need of conation.
      I would love to help you but I just have a little money only saved in my account, without a stable income.

      If I had a job with a stable income, I would definitely donate as I very much appreciate the time and hard work you put into this. I can feel your passion for it.

      Well, I hope I get a job soon. Then I could donate to your site and help at least a little.

      I just found out about this site recently, and I appreciate all of your hard work and time spent.

      May you keep up with the good work.

      • Sorry, the name is Vanair. I made a mistake.

      • DarkHeartedAlchemist

        Has it been officially declared as an abbandoned project? If not, then I’m afraid there’s little we can do, since we’re not about stealing projects from others. We like to keep things gentlemanly here. If it’s been dropped however, the least I can do is mention it to the higher-ups to list as a potential project we can take.

  2. is this a teaser or you guys picking up but cant fit into current scedule?(the quality difference in the chapter 8pt2 brought tears of joy to my eyes and id like to see more XD)

    • Thanks for the kind words, this is an active project, but you just have to wait as you can see I currently have 5 projects, and schedules have yet to be finalized, the goal is though at least one chapter a week for each project.

      • sounds like a plan :< #mybodyisready *my mind , my mind dont misunderstand XD

      • If it’s not too much to ask, could you retranslate everything before Chapter 8 Part 2? Seriously, you’re level of quality is far superior to the previous translator… Some people don’t even give this LN a chance because of the horrible translations… Though, I understand if you’re not willing to do it. ^^ It’s already difficult to schedule things, since you have five projects!

  3. Dude, I think you need to update the chapter links.

  4. Out of curiosity, how many chapters and volumes are out right now?

  5. Err i like this novel but…why do you part a chapter in 4,5 parts? This is hard to translate?

  6. So the author already finished it? How much chapters were there? 😮

    • Hundreds of chapters hehe, you can check the exact amount by clicking the link above to Syosetsu, and counting it one by one I suppose.

      • hundreds? we will never finish this in our life at this rate:o i mean,you only translated 11 so far and that take you more than 1 year

  7. Seeing as the source is mentioned as the WN I assume it is so. Or is it by chance the LN?

  8. I thought this series was already finished in japanese, but it seems it’s still ongoing.

    Also, since everyone, me included, has already gotten used to it as it is now, I don’t say to change it, but technically speaking, the fallen hero princess name correct romanization should be Eunice.

  9. Awesome novel,Awesome translation
    in general,a 5 out of 5

    • Guau thank you so much to the translator.
      This novel have a very good dark history.
      I hope the author can have this release in others media’s as a serie because I believe it still have future.

  10. Are you translating the light novel or webnovel version?

  11. It seems that has released a game based on this novel.

  12. hey translator where is vol at the list above?

  13. Thank you for TL this. Interesting story and enough “adult” content to keep an older guy like me happy but not so much that I feel like someone still living in the basement of their mother’s house.

  14. pffft lmao first chapter and its already getting intense

  15. Did the LN really end at Volume 2? I thought it has 6 volumes.

    • DarkHeartedAlchemist

      That’s the LN version you’re talking about. The original version, the WN we’ve been working on has 2 large volumes, and those were later adapted into the 6 volumes LN version.

      • The Official English Translation of the LN will be at least 7 volumes; Volume 7 is currently available via pre-order, with a release date of December 22, 2020.

  16. so is this WN translation completed already or there’s still some left untranslated?

  17. DarkHeartedAlchemist

    You bet your sweet bippy we’re going to!

  18. Is there any more translation coming?

    • DarkHeartedAlchemist

      There will be, when the author updates the site where he publishes the chapters. Sadly, there has been no updates since September of last year, so when that will be is regretably up to anyone’s guess.

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