15 years ago, the world discovered magic as well as mythical beings from another dimension. Humankind learned to summon these dangerous mythical beings and used their power to great effect. Seven countries formed contracts with these "gods" and gained their allegiance as a result. Summoners on their 14th birthdays will be chosen by a God and given a stigma. Schools have been set up to train summoners and magical swordsmen as a result.
15 years later after the finding of magic, Kazuki Hayashizaki is chosen as a summoner and given a stigma to indicate that. It is surprising because males aren't chosen as summoners due to their low amount of mana compared to females. As the first male to become a summoner, Kazuki is under a lot of scrutiny by almost everyone.
To complicate matters, his sister who is a magical swordsman is against him going to summoner school to train there as a summoner. Because summoners and magical swordsman are in conflict where summoners think of magical swordsmen as inferior, his sister naturally is against him going there. She'll stop him even if it means going to war.
Kazuki, however, is determined to thrive in summoner school and is already determined to give it his all. Even if he's the lowest ranked student at Rank E and his fellow students intend to demean him, he'll prove himself as the strongest summoner.
I chose this LN to read because it was one of the few finished and completely translated at the same time.
The story looked simple and straightforward at the beginning, but with the following volumes, the plot started to twist and wasn't just about harem anymore, although there is a big emphasis on it in every volume.
I would recommend this LN to anyone seeking a medium long series with harem romance, magic and sword battles, some world mythology and a LN that is finished and fully translated, because this was what I enjoyed and what I think is the main article of this LN.
Magika is an ecchi/harem LN I picked up to get back into the habit of reading LNs, and let me tell you it was a good choice.
The first few volumes build up the core harem members (the ones that will end the LN by being pregnant) and their relationship with the MC. As the story progresses, the story gets more complicated with the entry of the Kings of other contries.
I'll admit I found the Yamato war a little dragged by the end, and the America arc didn't really interest me, but damn was the end worth it. The battle in Atlantis was awesome, and
the final battle against the big bad guy (won't say who since it's a spoiler) was just amazing.
The epilogue shows the MC and his harem (including members who were added only after Atlantis) and how they'll live from now on.
I personally didn't like the way the story ends (it's a small spoiler. MC gets rid of magic in the world), but it wasn't a bad end, and I wouldn't really change it.
It was a great ride, I'm happy to have picked this one up.