Protagonist Vaito, who was reincarnated as a werewolf magician, becomes the Vice Commander of the Third Division of the Demon Lord’s Army.
Having captured a frontier trade city, he is in charge of controlling and protecting it.
Formerly a human, now a monster, he understands the feelings of humans and the feelings of monsters as well. Thanks to that he is being considered as a great commander with both wisdom and courage by others, but in reality it is just one hardship after another:
Making the violence loving demons obey, doing something about the always complaining humans, today also he is working hard as the main leader of the demon army.
Chapter 1 is actually 300 pages long, making a whole volume on it's own. Isn't that weird?
Story: So this story starts in the middle of a war, follow Vice Commander Veight, a werewolf mage of the Demon Lords army. You won't get that typical detailed world building beginning, the Main Character won't unite all the demon races and build a nation. The Demon King already did that. It's just about a werewolf soldier trying to help his people to win a war for survival. You're just gonna have to learn as the story goes on.
The story is pretty standard, Humans VS Demons. But
the demons are fighting for survival, not to conquer. So the main character, Vice Commander Veight, captures a human city and tries to show the citizens there that demon rulers might not be the worst thing to happen. No side is good nor bad. The humans might have started the war, but war is bad for both sides...
Art: Seriously bad. Not "rough" like Attack on Titan's manga style. But the art lacks details, backgrounds are practically non-existent, and there are no names next to characters on the color pages, making it hard to know who's who. (>_<) Of course, light novels barely have any illustrations, so it barely matters.
Characters: This was really freaking well done. The characters all feel alive, no exaggerated tsundere or shit like that. The personalities are realistic and likable, yet having those sad, disgusting sides that show up in war. Veight is a neutral main character, being not good nor evil. He doesn't want to kill, he does it when it's necessary. Along with many other supporting characters, there's not been anyone I have outright disliked.
Overall, seeing the Main Character fighting a war, conquering cities and then making demons and humans to live together. While handling situations of allies being defeated and slowly gaining new ones, this is one hell of a story. It's like "Saga of Tanya the Evil." Whom is also just a soldier in the army, doing whatever she can.
+ Likable Characters
+ Steady Story Progression
+ No Good or Evil.
+- Loyal to the Demon King. (MC won't be becoming the supreme leader)
+- MC is a reincarnated person, but it's barely brought up in the story
- Art is below average
I really enjoyed this story. But in the end it's up to y'all to decide for yourself. Fantasy military situations, everything from skirmishes to sieges to ruling is what this light novel is about. No one-man armies, just a typical warfare story.