I enjoy watching anime more than reading mangas or light novels but every now and then I’ll see a title that grabs my attention. The Hero and His Elf Bride Open a Pizza Parlor in Another World is just such a title. At 153 pages, it’s a fairly quick read that is packed full of fun and delicious pizza facts.
The back cover explains it all pretty clearly. After being struck and killed by a delivery bike, Kaito is given the opportunity to be reborn in an alternate world as one of three “hero” classes: 1- A swordsman, 2- A magician, or 3- A hero who saves the world with pizza. When the first two options are quickly taken, Kaito is forced to live his second life as a hero endowed with the power of pizza in a land of herbivorous elves… one of whom happens to be his new wife! What kinds of pizza-related adventures lie ahead for our High-Calorie Hero and his food-obsessed elf bride?
That’s basically how the story begins and within a few pages you understand what happened to Kaito and why he’s now in another world. I assumed it would take a few chapters to get things rolling but was happy to find out his adventures begin right away.
Apparently the vegetarian diet everyone is on in the Elf Kingdom is pretty bland and not very nutritious. That’s where the skills of our High-Calorie Hero come into play. Pizza does not exist in this new world and Kaito quickly realizes this is a great opportunity to help the kingdom while making some good money in the process. Along with his elf bride, Lilia they meet some interesting characters along the way that include noblemen, the elf queen and even a dragon! You also learn a thing or two about pizza along the way! Each chapter is almost a story in itself and that’s what I really enjoyed. Even if I only had time to read a chapter or two, I was still able to fully enjoy my time doing so.
I feel Kaya Kizaki did a great job telling the story and illustrator Shiso helped bring the characters to life with the images. There are 10 throughout the book and they do a great job putting a face to the characters you are reading about. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to my friends as well as our anime-zing customers!
After a pizza delivery bike slammed right into me, I was sent flying into another world where a goddess had three options as to how I might be reborn. Apparently, though, some other guys got there before me and snapped up the sword-wielding and magic-hurling options, leaving me to...save the world with pizza?!? I never asked to be a high calorie hero!!Add to CartLearn More