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Knights & Magic (Novel)  
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Description
A mecha otaku is reincarnated into another world as Ernesti Echevalier (Eru). In this world, exist huge humanoid weapons known as Silhouette Knights. Dreaming of piloting those robots, Eru, with childhood friends, Archid Walter and Adeltrud Walter, will aim to become Knight Runners, pilots of Silhoutte Knights.

Original Web Novel

Type
Novel

Related Series
Knights & Magic (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
ナイツ&マジック (Novel)
骑士&魔法 (小說)
Knights and Magic (Novel)

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Ongoing)
7 Web Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (134 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.89 / 10.0
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October 14th 2017, 4:31am PST


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Year
2010

Original Publisher
Shufunotomosha (Hero Bunko)

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Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
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Monthly Pos #1000 decreased(-335)
3 Month Pos #464 decreased(-316)
6 Month Pos #175 increased(+135)

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On 280 wish lists
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Belittled its Own World   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by liquidsin
February 10th, 2017, 12:02pm
This series couldn't even survive the first battle without trivializing everything it stood for. A 'behemoth' of a demon beast appears and...

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Eru, our 12 year old protagonist, whom has neither touched nor trained with a knight....
  • Hijacks a fleeing mech operated by his cowardly senior
  • Circumvents the major plot point of being too short to operate a knight in seconds
  • Singlehandedly prevents the demon beast from advancing; a feat a team of veterans and later the upperclassmen failed to accomplish
  • Rallies the reinforcements after outperforming them in every regard (with an inferior mech)
  • Executes the demon by shooting the largest lightning bolt ever seen
  • Blows off the crumpled cockpit plate and has the gall to act like that was an everyday, ordinary experience

How did the trained, armed professionals with years of experience defending humanity perform? They were moronic, gutless fodder. Could they have saved Eru from his life-threatening mistake through skills or sacrifice? Nah, a situation like that would require actual writing.

How did the behemoth class demon whose power rivaled whole armies perform? It got done in by a green 12 y/o whom outdid the world the first time he touched a mech.


... Last updated on February 22nd, 2017, 6:24pm
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Reincarnation and Mecha   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by deathcoy
December 4th, 2016, 6:27am
Usual reincarnated into a fantasy world but with a twist, rather than sword and magic its piloting mecha via magic. As a fan of mecha, this LN hit the spot for me. Although its pretty much cliche and shounen-ish as reincarnation themed stories go, at least the mecha focus made it unique story. If you hate mecha then this LN might not be for you.

Setting & lore: Its very original imo and i love it. Fantasy world with magic and monsters. People there don't fight with swords and magic but rather pilot mecha/robots which are a fusion of magic and technology. Various kingdoms litter the continent with complicated relations and diplomacy. There are also tons of uncharted regions inhabited by dangerous monsters big and small that can pose a threat to humanity. Humans aren't the only sentient race, there are
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elves and dwarfs(kinda) but not sure if other fantasy races will make an appearance too

The theme is pretty much "War" and "Crisis", quite a bland encompassing plot.

Main Character: Basically a gunpla otaku reincarnated into the mecha fantasy world. Very passionate about the mechas called Silhouette Knights and a genius at that, sometimes too enthusiastic it gets annoying. He is the cliche shounen protaganist which is kinda of a let down: he values friendship, has an affable and charismatic character, is an intelligent individual but dense when it comes to romance, a competent leader and strategist, he defends the weak and destroys evil, is pretty OP in combat and a genius at creating Silhouette Knights so much so that he revolutionize its technology etc; basically the cliche shounen MC tag. Oh, and he looks feminine too which provides some comedic relief.

Side/Other Characters: His entourage are made up of people with colorful personalities with their own perks and annoyances. You might like or hate some but pretty much are all lovable characters. There is reasonable amounts of character development & maturing but unfortunately they don't get enough limelight in the novel. Tertiary characters as expected don't have much lore behind them as they're there to progress the story. LN does shed some light on the motivations of the antagonists as well as their backstory but i'm not far enough into the novel to land a judgement on that.

Romance: Really not much of it in this LN. Its hinted and scatter here and there, love interest for the MC and probably the side characters but ultimately romance is not the focus of this LN. MC kinda has a harem but as mentioned earlier he is quite dense and too engrossed in mecha, so there is hardly any progress.

Fights/Action: Its needless to say its again the same old shounen showdown battles. MC is OP and winning the battle but surprise!!! A new challenger appears and puts the MC in a precarious position. He is outmatched and gradually being pressured but a sudden turn of events presented a crucial window of opportunity to attack and deal the fatal blow. MC wins and the world is saved, at same time MC's companions also win their respective battles and now they have another tale to add to their legend. Its more or less the same concept for every battle. Theres no creativity, ingenius tactics or manoeuvres in the battle sequences, just pure hot pumping action.

Writing: Good pacing and story progression. Plot transition and flow of events feels natural but is too predictable(well, it is shounen after all). So far i'm not feeling the grand scheme of things vibes or the underlying plots, not much foreshadowing to keep readers engaged. It is interesting but its as shounen as it gets; pretty light plot with no controversial writing, very simplistic chain of events and narrow context. Overall the story lacks depth and maturity. You probably won't find epic storytelling honestly. What i do like though is how the novel goes into technical details about the magic and technology, it is not as complicated as Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei but comfortable enough to keep it captivating.

Knights & Magic is a fairly decent read but don't expect too much from it. I'd recommend you give at least 2 volumes a try before making your judgement. If you're into mecha, shounen, high fantasy & technology hybrid or just looking for a light read to pass the time then this LN might what be you're looking for.

... Last updated on December 4th, 2016, 11:25pm
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Love to read the official english release   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chadplau
December 1st, 2015, 4:20am
fun to read. i'll keep an eye on it. and already following writer twitter. and trying to contact the original publisher to release a english release and they already release a Thai version/translated.
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Also transliterations by Bakadogeza   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Naeko
November 8th, 2015, 2:25pm
Another translator Bakadogeza is also working on translations at his blogspot website but from the Japanese version. Unlike skythewood (singaporean chinese who knows english) who uses translated chinese published versions of books as source material to make an english version, Bakadogeza is apparently doing it the non-native language person's hard way by translating from the japanese version using MTL and a dictionary.
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Not My Kind Of Novel...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by midnight90
September 11th, 2015, 6:56pm
I'm not a fan of mecha genre so I'm already bias towards this novel before I even read it. Those who love story which involves robot will definitely like this. There is a lot of character development going on. However, in my opinion the MC is too perfect.

This is basically a story that mix magic and science together. A lot of info about the robot to the point that my head spin while reading.
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My review.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by vishavs
August 7th, 2015, 8:55am
*Spoiler*
Giant piloted robots fighting.
Quasi-medieval tame politics mixed in with a high school setting with a threat to the human race.
A reincarnated MC (SE to boot) who tackles on engineering both theoretical and practically.
Likable characters all around, especially Eru's order of knights.
A plot direction that isn't cliche, and has me closer on the edge of my seat each volume.


What it doesn't give you is a MC with much depth. He's good at programming and loves robots. That's enough for my tastes, but what makes up for it is my love of the battle scenes, and how detailed everything is. Lots of info dumping, and the few flaws that the MC has aren't explored at all. He's pretty much painted perfect, and for the first few chapters I was upset at how lame the premise was (the whole reincarnation genius trope). The good thing is that by the first few chapters, it's easy to tell if you like this novel and should continue.
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Best Robot Novel   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by dasnik
July 8th, 2015, 9:06pm
Let start with the true I HATE GUNDAM and everything that get near it with giant human shaped robot but this novel is a wonder a must read event for people like me Because when I read it, it doesn't feel that robot is the main focus but the ways toward the main focus of the book that is to build the most bad ass Magic Robot.

... Last updated on July 8th, 2015, 9:07pm
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Good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by nakie08
March 25th, 2015, 5:58am
This is quite good IMO. While the reincarnation to a new world is a bit cliched it's nice that this time it involves Gundam-like robots. Honestly, I must say that at first I felt the bringing knowledge to a different world a little cheaty, but reading about his designing and development of new Silhouette Knights(the gundam-like robots) proved to be very interesting. The characters though, I think could use a little more work.

The best thing about this novel, I find, are the battle scenes. The author loves to put in details so the narrations are long and quite annoying at times. But it comes in handy in battle scenes. I must say, it has one of the best battle scenes among all the LN's and WN's I've read so far. It alone is reason enough to try and read this title.

... Last updated on March 25th, 2015, 6:08am
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can I really complain!?   
Rating: 1.1 / 10.0
by bakaleaf
March 4th, 2015, 6:31pm
first MC is OP first impression was like MC of code geass
next whole story so far from V1 to V2 only focus on building the machine(robot)
To boring if you don't like/love robot that much
MC rarely appear theres a decent plot but MC more or less are not part of it.
MC appearance is not that bad but it doesn't suit his behavior even for his age.
A trap base character *sigh* + a robot maniac for me not a good combination hahaha
over all I can say it is good or bad..
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Favorite reincarnation LN   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by alphaGulp
February 25th, 2015, 2:53pm
This one is really quite nice, with excellent action and self-improvement travails.

What sets it apart from the rest of the LN in the genre is how the MC is, amazingly enough, not a parasite or (essentially) a victim-turned-bully - instead, we have an MC who figured out that life isn't just about satisfying base pleasures (food, company, sex, etc.), but also about creating wonderful things.

And in fact, creation is so pure and constantly rewarding (whereas other pleasures tend to wane as one grows older), that it is in fact believable that an MC might tilt so far in his passion, as a 'man going his own way'...

That being said, there is still one creepy detail left unresolved: it seems like being reborn means having a liar's relationship with one's own parents, with the MC never being able to tell his parents that he was actually 30-40 yrs old, mentally, when he was sucking on his new-momma's tits...

(Note: the MC isn't perverted at all, as one would expect from an honest nerd reborn in a child's body - I'm just highlighting how, once everything is said and done, his new-parents still have no idea they got a changeling for a kid)

Anyhow, other than that, it is fun seeing the MC pursue his dreams, not letting anything silly like social norms or the like slow him down (he's not about to be embarrassed into conformity like a kid!), and with a towering, relentless drive that is so all-encompassing that the MC even works to find honest synergy with most people (ie: real long-term stability) rather than just trying to stupidly game people to reach shallow objectives.

FYI, the first volume is top-notch, whereas the first part of the 2nd volume slows down but then seems to pick up speed again part-way through.
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