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The Demon King has been defeated and now the Demon World is running a competition to choose a successor. A muscular, high-level human named Helck has joined the competition claiming that he wishes to destroy all humans. Is he serious?

Red Vamirio, one of the Four Heavenly Kings of the entire Demon Empire, is monitoring the competition and cannot trust him. What's the secret behind Helck, and the Human World?


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c.90-90.5 by Kirei Cake (9d ago)
c.89.2 by Kirei Cake (21d ago)
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9 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Average: 9 / 10.0 (243 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.71 / 10.0
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January 29th 2017, 12:03pm PST



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Ura Sunday (Shogakukan)

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Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by Suxinn
September 26th, 2016, 3:00pm
Usually, when I write comments on series, I write about what I like and dislike. With Helck, this method seems impossible. Why? Because there are no words I can possibly scrounge up to describe Helck's excellence. And there's absolutely nothing I can think of that could possibly make Helck better--the manga is already so good.

What starts off as a gag manga eventually turns into an epic tale of, uh, well, something! An epic tale about something! That involves a super overpowered hero Helck, the adorable demon Vamirio (otherwise known as Anne), and Piuy, who is just Piuy and definitely not a bird. It's great, it's wonderful, and my love of all the characters blindsided me so completely that I am out of adjectives already.

It is also still, despite the recent plot progressions, hilariously funny. There's definitely plot shifts, but the tone (somehow) manages to remain consistent. There's just a lot more moments of poignancy now. Ah, Helck. :')
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the STRONGEST FANTASY COM... no, wait, wrong series   
Rating: N/A
by Swifft
September 11th, 2016, 7:14pm
Really, though, this is one stand-out manga.

Starts off seemingly generic, quickly shows off its weirdness, uses GREAT comedy to endear you to the cast, meanwhile subtly laying the foundation of a powerfully emotional story. This manga is excellent. If you aren't reading Helck, you should be already. I wrote quite the long review explaining why. Helck is just fantastic.

Full review:

... Last updated on September 30th, 2016, 8:24pm
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Likeable Cast and Piuy   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by CCheshire
July 31st, 2016, 2:04pm
Starting off I wouldn't compare it to OPM since apart from the MCs being freakishly OP there's nothing similar b/t plot or humor.

I wasn't sure how to expect from the beginning chapters since I was worried he'd be too powerful and basically end the story in a few pages but the manga-ka did a good job creating realistic obstacles for the cast. There's a fairly large cast of humans and demons but they're recognizable from each other and have unique aspects which are connected to the overall plot. I did like how everyone stresses how no one is 100% well except maybe the main villain so far. The exploration of how Heroes are perceived by ordinary citizens is interesting since we've become so accustomed to Heroes being All Good/Powerful.

Artwork is clean and battles flow well but a bit simplistic for fantasy/shounen manga. Some of my top scenes is the contrast between the huge winged warriors and fights overtaking castles.
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I Shed My Tears   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rennov
June 22nd, 2016, 2:46am
Among many shounen (this is shounen, right?) manga out there, this is one of the very few who can makes my heart cried. It wouldn't happen if the way of the story-telling isn't superb, because a story about tragic hero is common. That being said... I also want to admit my mistake for stereotyping the series due to its synopsis (a hero which is cooperating with demon). I thought it will be another cliche n boring series, yet it turned out the opposite... epic and heart-wrenching.

In brief, it's an amazing and deep series, despite of being a shounen... excellent!

... Last updated on June 22nd, 2016, 2:47am
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Diamond in the rough   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by XileDragon
May 27th, 2016, 9:56pm
What a surprising find. From the first few chapters with the gag and relatively subpar art, who would have thought it could turn into such an epic. I certainly did not expect it to evolve in this way. Without spoiling the plotline, I just want to say that the story is rich, the emotions are deep and the characters definitely grow on you (the art actually gets much better, and really fits the story). One of the better shounen fantasy I have read in the last 5 years, if not the best!

... Last updated on May 27th, 2016, 9:58pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Romashk
March 13th, 2016, 2:42am
I thought it would be boring. It's not. The art is good. It's a story that starts as a half gag of sorts and levels up to an epic world war. You know who the bad guys are, but there are all these twists and turns of the plot, so it keeps you interested in the story. It's a good read with balanced romance, action and comedy.
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An amazing transformation...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MondSemmel
February 14th, 2016, 6:12am
... of something that looked like a gag manga, into an absurdly dark and tense series. Without spoiling anything, consider the initial lightheartedness somewhat forced - it's something of a coping mechanism. To say that not everything is going well would be an understatement.

The manga isn't as well-drawn as, say, Berserk, nor is everything as terrible as in Attack on Titan (though things are still pretty terrible), but Helck's strengths are that it manages to switch genres on the fly. Neither the tension nor the comedy ever disappear.
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Brought to you by the hero rello!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bram_history
January 21st, 2016, 5:23am
Start with ordinary gag story but the author give every hints literally in every chapters that this won't be forever about comedy but it also have plot, the plot that will made us cry, angry and laugh at the same time.

The well placed story really what made Helck close to perfect, the pace wasn't rushed but it also not slow, just right. The comedy toned down later but it still have it and can crack laugh sometimes while the story keep the reader sit tight on their seat, waiting what will happen next.

Overall helck is enjoyable, it have laugh and plot, two best combination to keep the story going well. I really recomend it.

And please someone take that description from mangahelpers, two fatal mistakes in that description that may confuse new readers.
*edit, oh I can edit that description, sorry my first time. Removing the wrong description from mangahelpers.

... Last updated on January 21st, 2016, 5:26am
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I thought it was a gag manga, but it actually has awesome story later on.   
Rating: N/A
by onnyfariz
January 19th, 2016, 8:09am
Yes, at first glance, this is a gag manga. Especially with such a harmless looking main character.
But somehow the Hero always occasionally give hints that he have secrets, that not everything is what it looks like. It will draw you more and more until you will get a deep story and many awesome moments.

Overall, very recommended.
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Definition of dont judge a book by its cover. Well maybe not   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SSJR2
January 16th, 2016, 11:18pm
So far so freaking good. This series is so great right now and its really refreshing with its humor and story. Its Kinda similar to One Punch man in a way (what before you torch me hear me out). Not in terms of art and story but more in terms of set up. It Satires the Whole hero and Demon king clique in similar ways of One Punch Man with the whole Hero and Villian Satires. It has many hilarious moments they play with how air headed some characters are and also plays on the whole "Over powered hero" thing as well with the stuff the lead does. And with some of the characters designs like who mangas and animes tent to have a powerful looking villain or hero have a really young and innocent appearance (like one character in this). Along with other great satire moments.
I put this title for my review cause there are two things that may turn a non open minded reader off this at first and thats the Art and Male lead. Dont get me wrong the art isnt bad and its actually pretty good but its just unique and some people dont like different unique styles but it still deserves a chance. Id compare the uniqueness of the art the "Soul eater" manga series but just less crazy and box-y; maybe a little better though.
The second thing is the MC. Hes a different one to say the least and i can see people not giving this a chance cause he isnt the clique looking Male character in most series. There are SOOO many Main characters who dont look as power as they truly are but this one actually does. Hes really bulky and has a wide face with smaller face features. Kinda like Andre in Prison school manga but less ridiculous looking lol. His whole look is kinda misleading in a way cause in these fantasy ones you kinda always expect a younger more teenage looking lead whose either average looking or super gallant looking like i said but hes more of the Conan the barbarian looking lol. It does work good for the story and makes a lot of moments more funny. His design may be unusual but just like Saitama in Onepunchman it works for the series and hes still a bad ass with it. So yea i recommend people give this a chance cause its good and dont take it too seriously.

... Last updated on January 16th, 2016, 11:23pm
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