Natsume Akatsuki’s Combatants Will Be Dispatched light novel series has surpassed 1 million copies in circulation, according to an announcement by Kadokawa’s Sneaker Bunko light novel imprint.
Natsume Akatsuki, who is also known for writing KonoSuba light novel series, first launched the Combatants Will Be Dispatched web novel series on the Shosetsuka ni Naro website. Kadokawa started publishing a light novel adaptation in November 2017, and it currently has 6 volumes with more than 1 million copies in circulation. A manga adaptation by Masaaki Kiasa is also being serialized by Media Factory in Monthly Comic Alive magazine. Yen Press licensed thee Combatants Will Be Dispatched light novel series in English and describes the plot as:
Always bring a gun to a sword fight!
With world domination nearly in their grasp, the Supreme Leaders of the Kisaragi Corporation–an underground criminal group turned evil megacorp–have decided to try their hands at interstellar conquest. A quick dice roll nominates their chief operative, Combat Agent Six, to be the one to explore an alien planet…and the first thing he does when he gets there is change the sacred incantation for a holy ritual to the most embarrassing thing he can think of. But evil deeds are business as usual for Kisaragi operatives, so if Six wants a promotion and a raise, he’ll have to work much harder than that! For starters, he’ll have to do something about the other group of villains on the planet, who are calling themselves the “Demon Lord’s Army” or whatever. After all, this world doesn’t need two evil organizations!
The light novel series had a 12-episode anime adaptation in the Spring 2021 anime season. Hiroaki Akagi (Teasing Master Takagi-san) directed the series, while studio J.C. Staff took care of the animation. You can watch the series on Crunchyroll and Muse Asia.
Source: Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko Official Twitter
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