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Synonyms: Helck the Hero
Japanese: Helck
English: Helck
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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 1317713,177 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4422
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #436
Members: 38,940
Favorites: 1,051


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Chapters: /111


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.

The series has been published in English by VIZ Media under the Shonen Sunday imprint since January 10, 2023.

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Jan 20, 2024
One of the best manga I read and I've been binging quite a lot recently. No pointless arcs, no mindless action, concludes the story with the right number of chapters. Helck is plot, plot is Helck. However, it is a solid 9/10 that I'm reducing to 8/10 because of the frustrating and regular chapter number retconning from the publisher themselves. Good luck finding a site or source that maintains all the chapters with all the pages. One has to keep 3/4 sites open and confirm they didn't skip chapters and pages.

It's somewhat dated manga and the initial parts may feel generic but the story is ...
Nov 9, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (76/111 eps)
I usually don't drop short manga like Helck just because I can just rush through it and finish it in a timely manner.
Helck, however, dragged everything out so far that I just had to drop it. Sorry, I have absolutely zero interest in anything, whether it be the "final battle" between demons and humans, Helck the hero's inner torment, or what happens to Vamiro. The manga manages to have a dramatic story with the most lacking story progression I have seen. As of this chapter, there have been no good fight scenes, and most of the chapters are filled with dramatic dialogue, if anything. There ...
Sep 3, 2023
Helck has an absolutely great start. When i watched the first 3 episodes of the anime, i was hooked. And unable to bear the weekly episode, i jumped to the manga.

I loved it. Then, i loved it less. and i thought about dropping it. But i kept reading until i finally finished it. I realized that i should have dropped it early on.

Anyway, here's the setting:
The demon lord is just defeated by humans and a new lord is being chosen via an open competition. Who happens to be one of the competitors? A human named Helck. At the same time, one of the demon ...

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