I’m Really Not the Devil’s Lackey - Reviews

Alt title: Wo Zhen Bushi Xie Shen Zougou

I’m Really Not the Devil’s Lackey
Rapidery's avatar
Sep 18, 2021

Story: the story is very unique in my opinion, it revolves around a young man being brought to a new world because he wants to own all the books possible, but to do so he uses a ritual and like always there is a price to pay. When he got to the world he runs a book store that he sees as completely normal, but others... they see him and the store as something truly terrifying

art: the art is very clean and fits the story very well, the colours as well match and change based of scene very well

characters: all characters have their own personality and in my opinion each one works very well with each other 

overall the manga is amazing and I'd recommend it to anyone who loves to read manga, it just seems to fit well with everyone

9/10 story
9/10 art
8/10 characters
9/10 overall
gitsup's avatar
Oct 12, 2021

This is one of those stories where the MC is considered noob in his real world but gets transported to new world where also he remains the same (not really but it will be a spoiler) but other people thinks he is some bigshot due to misunderstanding and because the MC talks big from his own world experience which is cool and hilarious really worth it.....and it is quite original and really complements the novel.

9/10 story
9.3/10 art
8.9/10 characters
9.5/10 overall
PhotonDarkness's avatar
Jan 29, 2022

A masterpiece! The manhwa is so well-made. One of the best manhwas to read.

The plot and progression is stable and balanced. The MC is teleported to another world (yes this is an isekai lol) 

The basic part is he is a bookstore owner in another world. He wants to see the books he owns, when he let people borrow the books (It looks like a normal book to him) but to other people it is either Horrifying, Bizarre, Magical, Divine or just Unknown in general.

The MC gets misunderstood every time, thinking that he is omnipotent and can see the future. But he just uses Psychological Attacks and using Cold Reading, basically a con-artist.

10/10 story
9.8/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
ReviewerMc's avatar
Jun 17, 2022

This is a hidden gem.

(newbie review

It really is, the only reason I made an account is to add a review for this. This comic is unlike any other manhua, it's not one where the mc struggles his whole life, suddenly gets a powerup, suddenly changes his whole personality and suddenly everyone wants to challenge his strength. Although this story, in the beginning, has some strength-testing it ends once they realise that the mc is a demi-god; the twist? Mc isn't aware.

The characters are fantastic, the story is well written and intricate, but easy to understand, and the art is fantastic and complements the grim/fantasy theme of the story. It's like a slice of life mixed with isekai escapism. This is and always will be my No. 1 Manhua. I will recommend this to anyone, anytime, any chance I have. You need to read it.


The mc gets transported to another world with a library that he owns which has every book in existence. He is a sort of health guru to his customers, they come to him, vent out their troubles and he offers solutions alongside a book to make profit. The thing is, the people of his world are not the people of earth.

In this world, there are secret magic societies, black mages, knights, dreamworlds, elves etc. And a lot of people complain about how the mc is oblivious, but it is hinted at multiple times that this magic society is kept secret. The mc offers advice to the people that coincidentally actually helps them in their magical endeavours, but that wouldn't be what makes the people who challenged his strength believe he was a dem-god. 

You see, the books he has are magical. Upon opening them you will receive enlightenment and reach a new height in your magical endeavours. And that's where hijinks ensue, why are you still reading this review, READ THE MANHUA!

10/10 story
9/10 art
10/10 characters
9.7/10 overall
Notaghost's avatar
Jan 5, 2022


IRNTDGL is one if not the best novels I have ever read so when I found out that it got it's own manhua adaptation, I was overjoyed so I read this filled with high expectations, surely a great novel would have a great manhua adaptation as well and all I can say is "It's... Good enough but not quite"

While the adaptation is quite good, there were a lot of scenes where it made me say something along the lines of "This doesn't feel right" because I felt like they didn't capture the overall ambience of the said scenes like the scene where he was asked by the store owner on the store next to him to help with fixing their TV, back when I read that scene on the novel it gave me goosebumps even tho I already know why that actually happened but when I saw that scene through the adaptation, it just made me say "Meh, don't feel anything", what I mean is that it didn't really give me the same level of hype the novel made me feel or at least something similar to that level.

I was also really disappointed when some scenes got changed, while this is a common occurrence when it comes to novels getting adapted but honestly there were unnecessarily changes, of course this is just my opinion so I'm pretty sure not every would agree to what I just stated since well, it's an opinion that's neither truth nor fact.

I honestly want to say more but I still have a lot of things to do so I'm just gonna say this as the conclusion of this review; this story is really great and will definitely be a worthy read if you're into funny yet great misunderstandings, action, mystery, op mc's, comedy and a little bit of gore, though it isn't the best, it certainly will be good but if you want a more in depth version of the plot then I recommend you to also read the novel as it's better in terms of telling the reader the plot and it's really awesome.

Ps. This review is obviously sloppy but I just really wanted to share my thoughts about this adaptation lol

?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
7.5/10 overall