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The Devil King Is Bored  
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Description
Gag webcomic about a very, VERY bored Demon King and his "small" adventures.

Original webtoon

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
심심한 마왕
The Bored Devil King

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Status in Country of Origin
Season 1: 61 Chapters (Complete)
Season 2: 61 Chapters (Complete)
Season 3: 62 Chapters (Complete)
Season 4: 59 Chapters (Complete)
Season 5: 53 Chapters (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (165 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.77 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 29th 2017, 8:00pm PST


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Year
2011

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Serialized In (magazine)
Naver Webtoon (Naver)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
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Monthly Pos #1008 increased(+69)
3 Month Pos #1306 increased(+230)
6 Month Pos #1418 increased(+65)

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On 768 reading lists
On 252 wish lists
On 30 completed lists
On 44 unfinished lists
On 187 custom lists

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Pretty amusing but a lot of gags miss   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Seregosa
August 17th, 2017, 8:36am
It's pretty amusing, but it's just about only a big collection of continuous gags with no proper story and a lot of the "jokes" fail to be funny, it's only because there's so many that it's somewhat amusing. It revolves heavily around people getting hit or abused by the devil king in one way or another, either physically or mentally.

It's also one of those things where you can't feel any attachment whatsoever to any of the characters, no matter how serious it might try to be at rare occasions. It's rare for me to feel so utterly detached from the character cast. I mean, honestly... I can't bring myself to like or dislike any of the characters, I have no feelings whatsoever for them. They're just there to tell some crappy gags and as characters they fail to be interesting enough to even make me care about them in any way. Usually badly written characters would make me hate them, but in terms of character construction this one is so bad/hollow that I just don't care... So, it's fine to read this fast without reading it closely and try to laugh at any jokes that happen to hit your funny bone, because there should be a few that does even if most of them miss. So, for what it is, a gag manga with no story or proper writing, it's fine. Even if the author try to insert some story later on it doesn't work, might as well skip anything that looks remotely serious because it's not going to be good in any way... I'm serious, this author can't write a proper story for shit, all that he can manage is recycling a few jokes, I was almost bored to death when he tried to put in story in something that should never have it, I guess that's why the devil king is so bored. It's worth a read, it doesn't take long anyway. I give it a 6 for being "above average" but below "good".

I also wish that people would learn to use ratings properly, those giving a 10 at everything they like can go fck themselves, 10 is for "flawless", meaning it's perfect and there was no problems whatsoever, one of the greatest things you've ever read. Even a 9 is really hard to give to anything. Those people giving a 1 because they didn't like it that much can also go fck themselves, they screw up ratings. It has to be utterly horrible beyond any reason to get a 1...

One thing that pissed me off was blatant rip offs that the author didn't even try to change in the least, just using as is, clearly not caring at all about it. It's not really amusing for several reasons to see identical jokes that the author clearly didn't think up by himself or even changed. To mention one of many such things, let's take one that most people would recognize. When there's a team of guys wanting to get across a bridge, there's a sphinx there asking questions and just letting one across for each guy that answers three correctly and it went exactly like in monty python the holy grail, the first guy gets three easy questions and then the second guy gets "The same questions" but the last one is something much harder that stumps them and they get thrown over the bridge into the abyss... and then the one guarding the bridge and asking the questions get asked something really stupid that is hardly a question("why do you ask 3 and not 2 or 4 questions") and the guard responds with "I don't know" and then the guard gets thrown over JUST like in the movie etc. I mean, come on. It was so identical that I felt like someone just watched it and copied everything. That's just annoying, even if people who've never seen the joke before might find it amusing. It's fine to use material from other people, but if you do you need to change it and properly make it your own instead of just copy-pasting stuff, because it's just going to piss people off and make people question whether or not the author is somewhat retarded and can't think up his own jokes based on the material he collects.

Oh, but at the end of "season 1", the author pretty much mentions that he never went to art or manhwa cram school or anything else, so he's pretty much got no experience or proper tutoring. For that, I guess it's an acceptable first work. However, that doesn't change the fact that it's pretty much crap. The jokes are most of the time stale and just aren't funny and as the story goes on, it becomes more and more boring until we reach around chapter 40-50 and the author is trying to start a more serious story all of a sudden. However, here we see his lack of experience and talent even more when it comes to story writing and it's boring enough to deserve me to drop the whole thing to a 3/10 instead of 6, but I don't drop it because of respect for his first work and that it managed to make me laugh a few times before that. For a first work, it'd be a little bit above average, just as my rating suggests. So... yeah. He really can't write for shit, so if this was a serious story from the start and not a gag one where story shouldn't matter, he'd get a 2/10, it's just that bad. I wonder why he even tried to make it more serious and into a story? It's not going to work, he'd have to start all over again to have a chance at making something even remotely decent. Haah. The serious parts feels like a 12 year olds fantasy story.

... Last updated on August 17th, 2017, 1:50pm
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Very entertaining   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rangda2
August 27th, 2016, 4:16am
Starts as a gag collection, but when the plot gets to be more visible somwhere after the middle of first season ist actually pretty interesting and consistent throught all 4 seasons.
Makes me very courious how its gonna end.
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This is honestly one of the funniest things I've ever read   
Rating: N/A
by manga-fan1
July 17th, 2015, 12:40am
The subject title says it all, I see no downsides to this series. It somehow even manages to make pop culture references that an American can understand like Portal (that's right the video game) references.
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Painfully addictive   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by tingpls
June 13th, 2014, 3:30pm
10/10 for the enjoyment this webtoon has provided me. I've lost count of how many times I've laughed out loud in public and received odd looks. The art is also top-notch, and it helps my superficial nature that the devil king's one-of-a-kind hot. I love the his often-disgruntled butler too, they're wonderful together. It never takes itself too seriously and often goes over the top, but I think that's kinda the entire point.

The only (slight) regret I have about reading this is that it doesn't have a proper storyline and is rather random. Then again, I'm asking for too much....

Basically, a great read to kill time and if you're looking for a good laugh. But don't expect anything deep or resembling a proper manga, because it isn't.
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Awesome   
Rating: N/A
by ShinyMew
August 22nd, 2013, 3:33pm
I read this since I seen it was a webtoon, and it's awesome. If you're looking for a plot, this isn't your story. This whole things revolves around humor and returning characters; just recently they gotten a sort of a plot (lasting for more than one chapter) so it does change with the characters doing something.
Out of this whole manga, I love the Red and Blue Demon (slight spoilers ahead). Devil King is just so cruel to them, that it's funny. Blue is the lazy one, while Red is the worrywort..well that's understandable with Devil King running around.
Each character is awesome with a funny personally, even the princess (who barley shows) is one of my favorites, after the D. King and demons.
If you're looking for a laugh, this is the right one for you smile
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Really funny   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by flowinmyboat
November 20th, 2012, 4:03pm
I don't usually read these types of stories, let alone manhwas, but I'm glad I did this time.

This is one of the funniest things ever, meaning you'll actually laugh in rl. Not only that it's in full color and well-drawn (plus #1 is so, so adorable).
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Hilarious.   
Rating: N/A
by Pebble_
June 1st, 2012, 8:03am
Comedy as I love it, random, with a lot of parody and hilarious lampshading for example :
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
-Welcome! I am the Devil King!
*WHY IS THE FINAL BOSS COMING OUT FIRST?*

A lot of butt monkeys and of yanking the dog's chain as well.
Just awesome.

... Last updated on June 1st, 2012, 8:05am
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fricken AMAZING   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SAimNE
December 24th, 2011, 10:32am
If you want an amazing plot look no... where near this manhwa. But as for random comedy it is just plain amazing, I laugh at every chapter and have read it multiple times whenever I needed to cheer up. Idk why so many chose to rate it as 1 and drag the rating down but w/e ignore them and read if yyou want a lighthearted fix to some tragic story you just finished, or just love ridiculous humor.... also rate it up cuz tbh the devil king pretty obviously has enough time on his hands to punish negative reviewers bigrazz .

... Last updated on January 10th, 2012, 2:17pm
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apropiate title   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chirpy
December 19th, 2011, 8:54pm
quite possibly the best "bored devil king" comicy thing out there. weirdly difficult to get bored of. I've reread the thing a couple times. I don't sound nearly as excited as usual but that is because reading this thing is like chugging down, like, five giant pixie sticks and choking. You roll around in sugary pain but can't exactly stop laughing. As you know, about 3/4 of the way through ONE of those things you're addicted and you have five so you breathe down more and call your friends and they get mad and ignore you for a whole day.

That's what this webtoon is like.

... Last updated on December 19th, 2011, 8:57pm
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