manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
Try out our new iPhone application!
Manga Poll
When I read an unknown word or complicated term, I typically...
Gloss over it and don't bother looking it up
Use Google and read the first result
Go old-school and use a dictionary
Use Wikipedia (or an encyclopedia) and read everything about it as well as the related stuff
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates

RSS Feed
center_left_tab Manga Info center_right_tab
ALL    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   
Rakudai Kishi no Eiyuutan (Novel)  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
In a time and place where one's soul can be morphed into a weapon, there are modern-day magicians called Mage-Knights. Although Kurogane Ikki is a student at an institution that trains Mage-Knights, he has no particular talent in magic and is labeled the "Failure Knight" or "Worst One." Getting way less than average marks in the scorings, he was forced to repeat a year. But with the arrival of a new head of the institution, a new rule was created: knights whose abilities are compatible, as decided by the board, must share rooms and attend practice and training together throughout their school years to bring up their abilities to the max. It is a rule to implement the absolute verdict of ability.
Ikki's roommate, Stella Vermillion, turns out to be a princess of another foreign country. Stella is a Rank A knight: the type of genius in magic who only appears once a decade. When Ikki walked in on her while she was changing her clothes, it caused a huge misunderstanding, which eventually ended up in a duel between the two of them. The punishment for the losing side is Eternal Submission to the winning side.
Forced to live the same room and practice magic together throughout all their school years, how will Stella and Ikki's relationship evolve?


Related Series

Associated Names
落第騎士の英雄譚 (Novel)
Chivalry of a Failed Knight (Novel)
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (Novel)

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.1h by Baka-Tsuki (14d ago)
v.4 c.1g by Baka-Tsuki (15d ago)
v.4 c.1f by Baka-Tsuki (16d ago)
Search for all releases of this series

Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (51 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.63 / 10.0
 47% (24 votes)
 12% (6 votes)
 16% (8 votes)
 10% (5 votes)
 4% (2 votes)
 0% (0 votes)
 4% (2 votes)
 0% (0 votes)
 0% (0 votes)
 8% (4 votes)

Last Updated
November 18th 2015, 10:15pm PST



Category Recommendations





Original Publisher
SoftBank Creative (GA Bunko)

Serialized In (magazine)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #681 decreased(-106)
Monthly Pos #229 decreased(-66)
3 Month Pos #202 increased(+131)
6 Month Pos #385 increased(+307)

List Stats
On 538 reading lists
On 254 wish lists
On 8 unfinished lists
On 195 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

Forum Posts
Rakudai Kishi no Eiyuutan gets anime 198 days, 16 hours, 11 minutes ago

Click to view the forum

tickmark preloadxmark preloadxmark preload
User Comments [ Order by usefulness ]

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.

Familiar, different, good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by buttplug
November 23rd, 2014, 8:55pm
Where to start; this light novel takes the typical magic/mecha harem battle school setting and plays around with it. Not much time is taken to explain the origin of the fantasy elements, instead it jumps straight into the action.

- Exact opposite of harem in every way
- Cool protagonist, kind when he needs to be, cruel when he needs to be
- Excellent heroine, find out for yourself, she is different from the usual tsundere
- Cool battles, they are thought out well enough and get better as the series progresses
- Interesting world building, a dark, cynical and totally screwed up dystopia masked under typical high school antics
- Comedy, unlike many light novel with similar premises, this one has actual comedy in it, and it doesn't always rely on ecchi to accomplish it
- Episodic, there are ongoing conflicts, but the individual volumes are self-contained

- Protagonist sometimes shows random weaknesses when he is usually shown to be very strong
- Yandere imouto
- Short volumes
- Dem rocket missiles are a tad too big
- Asspull powers, some of the characters randomly exhibit abilities that make little sense making the battles a little hard to follow

... Last updated on November 25th, 2014, 4:02pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Show  entries per page 

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
Manga Search