Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Let's close things off with an devilishly charming little series that's been mostly lost to the ages.

STRAY LITTLE DEVIL (Sutorei Ritoru Debiru), by Kotaru Mori.  First published in 2004 and first published in North America in 2006.


Pam Akumachi was always told by her grandmothers that nice devils were real.  They even taught her a spell to summon them.  When Pam finally tries to use it, though, she ends up getting sucked into another world full of devils and angels.  She discovers that she has been transformed into a devil and gets attacked by an angel that looks just like her best friend.  Now the only way for Pam to get back to her world is to become a full-fledged devil and that means starting from the beginning.  She has to learn to read their language, work her way through the demonic ranks, and find a familiar, even if she has to shake up a few rules to do so.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Just as there are many BL books about angels, there are just as many about devils, including this one from one of the genre's best loved creators.

THE DEVIL'S SECRET (Akuma no Himitsu), by Hinako Takanaga.  First published in 2007 and first published in North America in 2008.


Father Mauro is a priest in a small, rural village.  One day while out on a walk he finds a strange, badly beaten young man in the bushes named Raoul.  Raoul can't remember a thing, much less why he was injured in the first place or why he has horns on his head.  He swears he can't be a devil, yet the more he molests Mauro the better he feels.  When the truth is revealed, Mauro has to decide how much he values Raoul over his faith.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Alas, a lot of devil-themed dramas are no better than the ones about angels, at least if this series is any indication.

THE DEMON ORORON (Akuma no Ororon), by Hakase Mizuki.  First published in 1998 and first published in North America in 2004.


Chiaki has led a lonely life.  Her parents disappeared long ago and most people ostracize her for her ability to see spirits, so she's mostly lived on her own.  One day she stumbles across a strange blond man on the street and takes him in.  She couldn't have possibly guessed that she is part angel, or that her powers have made her a target to the forces of heaven and hell.  Luckily for her, the stranger she found is Ororon, the king of demons, and he swears to protect her from all those that would threaten her.

Friday, October 6, 2017


Last month was on the side of the angels; this month it's all about the devils, demons, and other nefarious forces.  Today's review is far from nefarious, though, despite what its title may suggest.

LUCIFER AND THE BISCUIT HAMMER (Hoshi no Samidare), by Satoshi Mizukami.  First published in 2005 and first published in North America in 2014.


Yuuki is an ordinary guy with an ordinary life and because of that he can't seem to muster up any sort of strong emotion about anything.  He spends his days drifting through life least, until he meets the talking lizard Noi.  He tells Yuuki that he is a magic knight who must save Earth from destruction by a giant magical hammer.  Yuuki takes this about as seriously as you might expect, but he finds himself convinced when he meets Samidare.  She's a friendly girl with super strength and a desire to win so that she can destroy the world herself.  It's a bizarre motivation to say the least, but it's just the thing to convince Yuuki to join her cause.