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For the man who takes over Hakuno's body, see Akira Oono.


Akira Oono, a.k.a. Hakuto Kunai (九内 伯斗, Kunai Hakuto), is the male protagonist of the series Maou-sama, Retry!. He was the creator of the game Infinity Game after 15 years the game was waxed, but he was dragged into another world trapped in the body of the Last Boss Hakuto Kunai.

Appearance

Kunai is a tall man with penetrating eyes, long black hair and black eyes, wearing the appearance of mafia boss. He is almost always smoking a Cigarette, which reinforces his image as a mobster.

When the demon king "Health" is cut in half he changes his appearance. The characteristic long black hair and eyebrows are dyed in a solid white color, and their eyes are transformed into a red color that makes them think of a crimson ruby.

It was as white as ceramic, even on its skin, and it was also younger in appearance. The clothing is not the long coat or the suit, it has been transformed into something with a very high edge. Its neck is covered with a number of feathers, and the suit is dressed in a Western style. The long coat has transformed into a long black mantle. It was the appearance that resembled a "King of Vampires".

Personality

Akira Oono

He is that of an very sociable single man, and shy with women, he does not like violence against humans and demi-humans, he does not like to be accused for crimes he did not commit. Though he will not hold back once he has a justification for his actions. In terms of category, he would be considered an ordinary person, but when he decides on something, he has quite the guts. He has been trained by long gaming experience and a life as a working adult, so he is incredibly skilled at being a capable actor in a variety of situations.

Akira also has a tyrannical personality who sees the world only from his own perspective and never considers it any other way. When he decided that his old game was incomplete he decided to create another one without ever considering the opinion of the other players or his friend XXX, this led to a permanent separation from the two, Akira never considered apologizing. Akira is aware of his personality flaws and seeks to make up for it with subordinates who can fill in the gaps.

He had fun playing his game by killing as many players as possible or watching them kill themselves as an evil god, but he refused to do the same in the new world because it was not a game. Although he tries to sell himself with a good citizen, he had no qualms about stealing Luna's money or leaving White drunk to cloud his memories of their time at the hot springs resort.

Character Personality

The demon lord of the great empire is a tyrannical man by nature, he does not care about other people's lives and would be willing to sacrifice as many as are necessary to achieve his goals. His assistants thought Kunai was a talent scout, he himself recruited or kidnapped all the members in the committee of the Nightless Castle. Tahara noted that if he had not accepted the job offered by Kunai, he would probably not be alive.

Although tyrannical he can also be generous to his subordinates, he helped Tahara with money to keep his sister in a comfortable life. He saved Yu Kirino from the death penalty and gave Yu a laboratory where could perform all forms of atrocities in the name of the search for the mysteries of the human body. Kunai gave Shizuka, a serial killer without purpose, a way to use his skills to contribute the society of the Great Empire. He found Takefumi Nomura who had sunk in a depression pit after his wife's death a new purpose in life. Yuuya, a Hikikomori could have access to all the games, anime that he wants and live in his isolated, room as long as he killed the players that entered his area.

If Kunai-True had met Luna, if he hadn’t killed her, his relationship wouldn’t be much different from what Kunai-Akira has with Luna, but in Aku’s case he would have left her behind without thinking twice, since Aku doesn’t have nothing that could interest Kunai-True.

Plot

Akira Oono created the Infinity Game, and for 15 years remained an administrator and player. His avatar acted as the final boss bearing his real name, known in-game as the "Demon Lord". As the game became more popular, he changed the character's name to "Hakuto Kunai" for safety reasons. Akira would later create the character Zero Kirisame to participate as a player. After the termination of the game server contract, Akira Oono was transported to another world in the body of his first avatar, effectively becoming Hakuto Kunai.

Volume 01

Chapter One: Enter the Demon Lord

After 15 years the MMORPG Infinity Game is shutting down. The game's creator, Akira Oono, suddenly finds himself summoned into the New World as his character, the Demon Lord Hakuto Kunai. Greeted by the sight of a lush green forest, he initially mistakes the bizarre occurrence as a dream before sighting his reflection in a body of water. After gathering his thoughts, he attempts to access his administrator screen from the game, causing a panel to open in midair. He discovers most of his abilities unusable until "further conditions are met", though he remains uncertain what the message means or how to remedy the situation. Hearing footsteps, he then encounters an injured girl, who tells him to flee as the Devil King Greol bursts into the clearing. The gargoyle-like monster prepares to attack, but the Automatuc Retaliation skill causes Kunai to easily destroy his attacker with a knife.

Allaying the fears of the terrified child, Akira introduces himself as "Kunai" before learning that her name is Aku. Due to her short hair and filthy appearance, he silently ponders questioning her gender before deciding against it, instead focusing on learning more about his own situation. He learns from her that they are in the Kingdom of Holy Light, whose people worship the Holy Church and the angel Cherub. As she leaves to wash off in the lake, Kunai reasons that someone in the New World must have tried to summon a real Demon Lord, but accidentally summoned him. Using his newly-unlocked admin features, he provides her with a towel and a bar of soap, having used the SP he gained from defeating Greol as payment for crafting items. Aku returns from her bath and refers to Kunai as "Demon Lord", but he decides not to correct her. Despite receiving numerous SP from his fight with Greol, he dismisses it as weak and plans to hunt more creatures like it in the hopes of garnering more points. Aku dispels his misunderstanding by explaining that the being he destroyed was a powerful Devil King who was sealed away in the Shrine of Wishes. The so-called Demon Lord then requests that she bring him to the shrine, and upon seeing her injured leg, offers her a ride on his back. She protests, not wanting to get her filth on him, but he remains adamant, causing her to break down in tears over his perceived kindness. Aku reveals she was an orphan whom the other villagers viewed as cursed and was forced to clean human waste before being chosen as a human sacrifice to Greol. He lifts her onto his back by force, assuring her that the person she calls "Demon Lord" would never be tainted so easily.

Upon arrival, Kunai smells a foul odor emanating from within and decides to leave Aku outside for her own safety. Entering the ancient structure, he is greeted by a horrific scene; the room piled with human bodies disemboweled and drained of blood. He then approaches a hideous statue with glowing red eyes, the mysterious idol greeting him in an eerie murmur. The Demon Lord assumes that the being before him was responsible for his summoning, but it denies this, claiming the wish was made by the deceased humans whose bodies litter the room. Kunai asks to be sent home, but the idol mentions that its power was nearly depleted by Greol, and it cannot grant a request that would contradict another wish it granted. Instead, it gives Kunai a magic ring before turning into dust. He dislikes the artifact, but is somehow unable to remove it from his hand. He tries to analyze it for potential curses, but finds nothing of note.

While contemplating the situation, the Demon Lord decides to head for a large city to learn more about the world he was transported to, but agrees to stop by Aku's village first upon her request. Kunai notes the settlement's lack of modern development and technology, confirming how distant this world was from modern Earth. He enters stealth stance and begins to wander the village in an invisible state, using thought communication to telepathically communicate with Aku. He then spots her being admonished by the villagers for not dying as a human sacrifice should and becomes angry. A mysterious voice emanates from the ring on his hand beckoning him to slaughter them, but he manages to suppress it. Kunai reveals himself to the angry villagers, who mistake him for a devil, the misunderstanding made worse when Aku addresses him as "Demon Lord". The presence inside the ring compels him to burn down a house with a flaming knife, and fearful of being controlled again, he immediately flees the village with Aku on his back. As the unlikely duo makes their escape, she questions his motives for arson, and laughs at his nonsensical excuses. The Demon Lord notes this is the first time he saw her smile.

Chapter Two: The Holy Maiden in Gold

Wandering the roads of Eastern Holy Light, Kunai crafts a Survival Pack and a Defense Pack using SP, fusing the items together to create a base for them to camp. Drunk from some liquor he received from a passing carriage, the Demon Lord remains tipsy and talkative through it all, striking poses and boasting of his work. Aku is impressed with the Base and its modern luxuries, but the Demon Lord implies he is capable of creating much more, surprising his young companion. He toys with the idea of creating a Hot Springs Resort before contemplating how he might return home to Earth, or what he could do if he remained in his current world.

A few days later, Kunai is attacked by bandits who mistake him for an associate of the Holy Maidens. This is interrupted by Luna Elegant who sought to subdue the demon lord, Luna forces the bandits to retreat while Kunai realises he can be injured by Luna's magic. Irritated by her arrogant, childish attitude Kunai defeats her soldiers then punishes her by spanking her repeatedly and stealing her money. Upon reaching the city, Kunai uses Luna's money to rent a room at an inn and buys Aku food and new clothes. Later they go dining together, but an embarrassed and furious Luna catches up to them to demand the return of her money, but is forced to calmly join them for dinner when threatened with a second spanking. She later insists on sharing their room since it was paid for with her gold.

Luna's older sister, Holy Maiden Killer Queen, arrives in her war chariot with the intent to drag Luna home. Luna and Queen bicker while an army of Satanists, believing they failed to summon the Demon Lord, plan to kill both Holy Maidens using a miasma sludge sealed in a box called Tartarus.

The satanists then attacks and Kunai realises the satanists wear the same robes as the ones who summoned him. As the satanists unleash Tartarus to weaken Luna and Queen, Kunai's ring tempts him to murder the Maidens but Kunai refuses. The ring paralyses him, forcing him to swap into another of his Infinity Game avatars, Zero Kirisame, at the cost of Zero controlling himself. Zero defeats the cultists and Queen instantly falls in love with him after he treats her like a woman instead of a warrior and decides to make him her husband. Zero leaves and turns back into Kunai who is mortified at ever having created such an embarrassing character. Luna decides to continue travelling with Kunai and Aku.

While travelling aboard Luna's carriage, Kunai disguises Luna as a schoolgirl so she won't draw attention. Two bounty hunters, swordwoman Mikan and cross-dressing mage Yukikaze, are in the area hunting sand wolves for their bounty, but the pack is too large and they flee. Kunai, who happened to be nearby, defeats the wolves for skill points.

Kunai notices Aku's leg has healed badly, causing her to limp. He uses his skill points to summon one of his NPC aides, Yu Kirino, a doctor and scientist who, despite being a genius, has an unfortunate sadistic streak and a fetish for young boys. Despite the possibility of Yu going rogue, Kunai summons her anyway and finds that in this new world, Yu is still loyal but has her own free will. Kunai decides to keep a close eye on her, forbids her from killing anyone, and discloses his situation. Using her unique skill "Hand of God", Yu fixes Aku's leg in no time. Kunai thanks Yu for her help and his praise causes the now self-aware Yu to experience happiness and develop a crush on him. Later, as Aku sleeps, she gains a rare survival skill called "Heroine".

Kunai and the others visit Luna's province, specifically Rabi Village, which is extremely run down as Luna has been letting the Holy Church manage it for her. Kunai suspects the Church deliberately gave her the least valuable territory to keep her out of the way. He decides to improve the village by adding a hospital and hot spring. He removes the useless Church manager and learns the village is populated by demi-humans called Bunnies, whom the Church consider inferior. The Bunnies are struggling to farm the poor quality soil, so Kunai uses skill points to provide an unlimited source of water and better fertiliser.

After leaving Rabi Village, Kunai, Luna, and Yu hold a feast for Aku at the high-class restaurant Artemis in the kingdom's capital to celebrate her leg being healed. They are joined by Ebifry Butterfly, a central figure of nobility in the kingdom who Luna explains through Kunai's telepathic messaging is a powerful social figure with many connections through the kingdom. Kunai decides to attempt to gain her trust, and as he negotiates with her and tells about his improvements to be done at Luna's Rabi Village, the surrounding area comes under synchronised attacks by the Satanist Cult. Kunai tells his party to remain calm and stay in the restaurant while he takes care of the trouble. The Satanists summon a mid-tier demon called Carnival. Kunai easily defeats Carnival and the populace cheers, recognising him from posters as the Demon Lord.

The surviving satanists regroup and summon a demon prince Oluit as their last resort, who lays waste to all the combatants and destroys Angel White's holy barrier. Tron a half-demon is ordered by Utopia prior to the battle to fly in and dump the Tartarus miasma onto the combatants, and she does so while Mink and Queen try to hold their ground against Oluit. Kunai swaps to Zero Kirisame at the last minute and effortlessly defeats Oluit, but not before Oluit mortally wounds Tron and drains her blood to transform himself into a beastial entity. Zero save Tron from death and upon being told she forgot how to smile, encourages her to regardless of her circumstance. Zero defeats Oluit once more and strikes a victory pose, to the amazement of Tron and the bliss of Killer Queen.

Volume 02

Kunai discusses with Angel White, oldest of the three Holy Maidens, where he could obtain more information about Seraph, whilst Angel tries to deduce if he is still a legitimate threat to the kingdom and Church. Both parties end the conversation on seemingly amicable terms, though Angel was hiding her stress, worrying what Kunai's end goal is and wondering how he was able to tame the selfish Luna and defeat Greol so easily, whom Kunai called more like a cheap imitation than a demon king. Kunai finds he has collected enough skill points to summon a second NPC into the world and unlocked the ability to teleport to familiar locations. He and Aku visit the Church library to read up on the angels that allegedly created the world, but also to find ways to give himself resistance to magic, which did not exist in the futuristic setting of Infinity Game. A story he reads to Aku about a dog finding rare treasures in a dungeon gives Kunai the idea of such a possibility. On their way back, Tron finds Kunai and identifies him with Zero, insisting on travelling with him for saving her life. The group teleports back to Rabi Village and Kunai instantly constructs a hospital and hot springs resort, noting they are somehow still able to operate without a source of electricity, with the intent of employing the residents. He summons his aide Isami Tahara, for his fast learning capabilities and marksmanship skills, to protect Rabi Village.

Tahara is tasked with training the residents of the village and managing its upkeep, to which he thinks is too much work, but Kunai reassures he has the intellegence for it, Tahara receives a shock with Kunai's praise, but declines seeking Yu for help. Kunai spends the night thinking how to prepare for Ebifry's arrival. One week later, Ebifry arrives at the renewed Rabi Village. She brings with him Commando Sambo, and Kunai recommends Yu to cure his blindness. Sambo is overjoyed, and Ebifry pays Yu with a holy lambda coin worth 100 gold coins.

Luna accompanies Ebifry to hot springs as a guide, her enthusiasm has Ebifry deduce Luna's crush on Kunai which she embarrassingly rejects. Ebifry ultimately decides to live in Rabi Village. Meanwhile, Angel learns of Ebifry's holiday in Rabi Village, thinking Kunai has manipulated her too, though Queen has no concern, saying Angel has yet to find love whilst the other two have.

Kunai leaves the village to explore the capital again, leaving a letter behind for Luna and Aku telling them to not look for him. Yukikaze and Mikan encounter him there, and Yukikaze insists on inviting Kunai to his favourite tavern Noma Noma, where everyone treats Kunai to food and drink out of gratitude for defeating Carnival. Perturbed by Yukikaze's perverted mannerisms, Kunai states he is unfamiliar with the land's customs and adventurer system. Yukikaze and Mikan tell Kunai about the Guild accepting requests and receiving fees, having monster parts sold, rankings, other guilds competing for the attention of high-rank adventurers, and mercenary work. Kunai compares this business to professional sports, and notes the relative instability of the occupation. Yukikaze also mentions the current state of wartime makes traversing the northern territories difficult. Item classification is also elaborated: Normal, Solid, High-end, Unique, Legendary, and ineffective mass-produced items. Kunai decides to travel north, and Yukikaze volunteers; Kunai reasoning his need for an experienced guide. At the Church, Angel White's anxiety reaches a tipping point. She uses her Omega Staff to teleport to Luna to rescue her, but becomes confused at the sight of Rabi Village undergoing construction. Tahara spots Angel, mistaking her for a magician hired for help, and tasks her with moving a supply of magic crystals. Angel eventually meets Luna, and is distraught by Luna's unwillingness to leave. Angel is even more unnerved at the sight of Tron, and is forced by Luna to let Kyon and Momo escort her to the baths. Believing it's her last chance to pry Luna from Kunai's influence, she explores the baths, and is surprised to find Kunai waiting for her.

Angel finds Kunai at the end of the baths, and reluctantly joins him at his insistence. Greatly embarrassed by the situation and flustered at the sight of Kunai, Angel attempts to interrogate him over his intentions for "deceiving" Luna and Ebifry. Kunai maintains his composure in front of a naked Angel and responds that they acted out of their own volition. Kunai coerces Angel to bathe and drink sake to calm her down. As the two talk, Angel becomes frustrated and breaks down over being called innocent, hardheaded, and ultimately admitting she is incompetent in managing the kingdom well on her own. Kunai gifts her an angel halo in a final effort to reassure her before leaving, noting she is the only Holy Maiden able to reflect her title. After the bath, Kunai uses his teleport skill and the two reappear back at the capital's castle, which Angel mistakes as the same miracle power she used to go to Rabi village. Further compounding this confusion, Kunai confides to Angel that the reason he wants to learn about Seraph is because he believes that Throne summoned him to this world, thinking back to the shrine idol. All of Angel's misunderstandings come together to confirm Kunai's identity as "Lucifer". As Kunai takes his leave, a smitten Angel promises to guide Kunai "back to what he once was". Some time later, Kunai leaves Tahara and Yu to the village's care as he departs to the northern city of Rookie with Yukikaze and Mikan.

Abilities

Hakuto Kunai's body is extremely resistant and possesses superhuman strength, rapid regenerative ability backed by recovery items, and various physical damage abilities that have made him one of the most powerful beings in the new world or the most powerful. Borrowed body and ability of the game’s last boss, but the inside is that of a salaryman called Akira Oono. Fitting of a last boss, his status is exceedingly high, and a special mention would go to his health that can even be called out of this new world. Only players who had reached level 30 (the maximum in the game) could damage the final boss. Players below that level didn’t even deserve a battle against the Demon Lord, in the game, the Demon Lord dodged machine gun fire and even shotgun scatter shots. Of course, even players with maxed-out stats couldn’t keep up against him. Just like the final boss of an RPG, it was nearly impossible to damage the Demon Lord without burning through all sorts of items. At a glance, you would think he is invincible, but he doesn’t possess any resistance against ‘magic’ that’s not in the game, so he is an incredibly unbalanced existence.

Parameters

Level 1

Health: 40,000/40,000

Vitality: 600/600

Attack: 70(+50)

Defense: 80(+20)

Speed: 60

Magic Power: 0

Magic Defense: 0

Abilities and Powers

Attribute Skill

  • First Skill: Assault
  • Second Skill: Blind
  • Third Skill: Thunderclap

Battle Skill

  • Berserk;
  • Forced Breakthrough
  • Drain
  • Pressure
  • Pinpoint
  • Certain Kill
  • Instinct
  • Leadership
  • Revenge
  • Prudent
  • Foresight
  • Enlightenment
  • Conqueror
  • Pulverize: Creates a Giant Hammer.
  • Peerless
  • Limit Break
  • Isolation

Survival Skill

  • Recovery
  • Fighting Spirit
  • Two-Faced
  • One Cut Above
  • Meditation
  • Medicine

Decisive Battle Skills

  • Tyrant
  • Gotta Kill Them All
  • Sword of the Broken Army
  • etc.

Special Ability

Admin (Administrator Rights)

SHADOW EDGE

Dictator of Law

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Equipment

Weapon: Sodom’s Fire.

Knives that can be used for throwing or cutting. Number of uses – Infinite. As an additional effect, it can cause [Burn] at a certain rate.

Armor: Assault Barrier.

Nullify attacks from any that have not reached lvl 30. Durability – Infinite. Uneffective against magic that doesn’t exist in the game.

Personal belonging: Mild Heaven.

It is the most popular tobacco in the Grand Empire. Rather than being bad for the body, it recovers Vitality when smoked.

Demon Lord’s ring – Satan Ring (former).

The last miracle of a Throne. If chaos and destruction were to be brought to the world, it would fulfill many a wish. Rather than bringing light to the earth, it would be more desirable to reconstruct from zero.

  • Was destroyed after summoning Manami and resurrecting Mary.

Personal belongings: Imperial Code (former).

An item that’s given to the Player that defeats Kunai. It actually doesn’t have any effect at all. This item doesn’t show an effect in the game, but the real world.

  • Was taken by Mary after defeating him.

Etymology

  • The name Hakuto means "count, eldest brother, chief official" (伯) (haku) and "Dipper" (斗) (to).
  • Hakuto's surname Kunai means "nine" (九) (ku) and "inside, within" (内) (nai).

Trivia

  • Kunai's original name was Akira Oono, but Akira changed the name to the current about 1 years later.
  • Kunai and all the members in the committee of the Nightless Castle are level 1. The skills and stats are already strong, so the exp they need to level up has been set at skyhigh points.
  • Kunai killed 4,143,792 players, and although it was in the game world, the grudge of souls still haunts him creating an evil aura around him, so not only his appearance, but everything about him is evil in the eyes of the people of the new world.
  • Kunai is very similar in appearance to Tokyo Underground's Pairon.

Navigation

Demon Lord, Retry! Characters
Rabbi Village Hakuto Kunai/Akira Oono · Aku · Luna Elegant · Tron · Eagle · Ebifry Butterfly · Wu Wongol · Kyon · Momo · Cake
Grand Empire Yu Kirino · Isami Tahara · Akane Fujisaki · Ren Miyaouji · Yuuya Kondou · Shizuka Matoba · Masaru Katou · Takefumi Nomura · Manami Tahara · Zero Kirisame
Holy Light Country Angel White · Killer Queen · Marshall Arts · Sambo · Dona Dona · Kakifry Butterfly · Mount Fuji · Gonald McBonald · Milligan · Azur · Bingo · Lei
Tsardom of Light Pope · Otaglasses · Mock Angel
Adventurers Mikan · Yukikaze · Organ · Mink
New Kingdom of Xenobia Beatrice Constance Castilla I · Kongming · Hanzo
Animania Tatsu · Grand Priestess · Blue Fox · Fire Fox · Monkey Magic · Xiaoshou Baldibald
Satanists Utopia · Carmiya · Walking
Devils Greol · Belphegor · Count Impaler · Oluit · Cale · Behemoth · Carnival
Deities Great Light · Cherub · Seraph · Ophan · Lucifer · Moira

Grand Empire
Secretary Hakuto Kunai/Akira Oono
Happy Citizens Committee Yu Kirino · Isami Tahara · Akane Fujisaki · Ren Miyaouji · Yuuya Kondou · Shizuka Matoba · Masaru Katou · Takefumi Nomura
Others Zero Kirisame · Manami Tahara
Locations Sleepless Castle
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Affiliated Locations Holy Light Country · Rookie · Rabbi Village
Races Human

Rabbi Village
Rulers Hakuto Kunai · Luna Elegant
Administration Yu Kirino · Isami Tahara · Ebifry Butterfly · Akane Fujisaki · Ren Miyaouji · Yuuya Kondou
Citizens Aku · Tron · Kyon · Momo · O Wengoal · Eagle · Hummer
Locations Field Hospital · Hot Springs Resort · Casino
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Affiliated Locations Holy Light Country · Rookie · Grand Empire
Races Human · Bunny · Cambion · Hawk Hybrid

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