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Synonyms: Helck the Hero
Japanese: Helck


Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 111
Status: Finished
Published: May 5, 2014 to Dec 18, 2017
Genres: Action Action, Fantasy Fantasy
Serialization: Ura Sunday
Authors: Nanao, Nanaki (Story & Art)


Score: 8.191 (scored by 77387,738 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3892
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #585
Members: 21,959
Favorites: 581

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While humanity celebrates the defeat of the Demon King by the hands of a lone hero, the denizens of the demon world prepare for the contest of a lifetime—a tournament to decide who would inherit the title of Demon King.

Now, three months later, the tournament has been proceeding smoothly—well, other than the fact that the favorite to come out on top is the human hero Helck! With a smile and a wave, he easily bests his demonic competition, all while loudly proclaiming his hatred for humans. Though he calls for the destruction of humanity, the truth of what lies behind his cheery façade remains a mystery.

Doubtful of Helck's intentions, Red Vamirio—one of the "Four Heavenly Kings," who oversee the realm of the demons together—seeks to uncover what the hero is truly after. With the title of "Demon King" at stake, the fate of the demon world rests on her shoulders.

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In 2015, Helck ranked 8th in the "Tsugi Ni Kuru Manga Taishou" (次にくるマンガ大賞) in the Next Generation Manga Awards.

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Feb 19, 2018
AmyKodokuna (All reviews)
(I should rewrite this review at some point)

Helck is literally the most fun I ever had with fiction.

It doesn't sound like anything particular innovative, and it isn't really, the Demon King was defeated and they're holding a tournament to choose the next one, does the twist that the guy who killed him is in the tournament and goes around with a funny face saying that he hates humans makes it more interesting? Of course it does.

Helck has a lot more comedy in the early part than the rest, i'm not going to pretend it's a series that "starts childish but get serious" or anything, it's read more
May 17, 2020
hexashadow13 (All reviews)
tl;dr: A manga that uses a good balance of lighthearted and serious moments for a mostly well told plot with an especially well-done friendship between the two main characters. 

The majority of the story was pretty well paced. After the introduction, it had a good dichotomy of the main characters Helck and Vamirio’s side going on a somewhat lighthearted and amusing journey, along with the other main characters Azudora and Asuta’s side having to take on a major foe and the large scale and overarching elements regarding that. Both sides were well balanced and that kept things interesting. This also resulted in slow and steady world read more
Nov 27, 2018
TheHentaiKing (All reviews)
Just personal scratch.
Advised, possible spoilers.
Opinion & Informal

Art: 8/10
I've got quite a few things to talk about in the art area so I'll go through the general stuff first. The anatomy and proportions, for what they're worth, in this manga I suppose are alright. A lot of the characters and beings in this manga were really odd in terms of anatomy and proportions. I'm not saying that the art is bad because of the odd anatomy and proportions, I'm just saying how it is. The odd shapes and sizes of the beings in this manga actually added a lot of diversity and depth to the read more
Jan 31, 2019
GrayRealm (All reviews)
This is actually incredibly well done.

It is also hard to break this into pieces and judge by separate category.

The manga starts as comedy, and over time starts getting serious. However, it is an amazing ride, and the way the story unfolds is quite gripping all the way till the final chapter.We have a hero, a demon lord, and then thing are not what they seem. Sadly it is hard to tell more without spoiling it.

The art is very well done, although the author is quite fascinated with certain mascot creature that keeps popping up in bonus panels.

Characters are a bit exaggerated for dramatic purposes, but read more

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