Title:In Another World with My Smartphone Vol. 7 Author: Patora Fuyuhara (Story), Soto (Art) Publisher: Yen Press Language: English Format: Paperback Pages: 196 Genre: Isekai, Fantasy Publication Date: January 17, 2023
The seventh volume of In Another World with My Smartphone sees Touya in quite the situation as everyone wants to marry him! Any teenage boy with raging hormones would have married all four and had his way with them on the spot but not Touya because he’s dense… at least at first. Once the painfully obvious that all four liked him comes to light, he decides that he’s going to simply wait a while before marrying them; however, he does make the promise to turn them into his wives.
Once that’s settled, Touya heads out to the market to buy some wedding rings… before coming to the realization that this world may not have any, to begin with. There, he meets a mysterious boy who cannot pay for items he wants because his money isn’t accepted at the market. Touya does the needful and pays for him. We learn his name is Ende. Touya brings Ende to the guild so he can register, take jobs, and make some proper money. Ende goes off on his way and that’s the last we see of him for now.
Cesca then brings up talking to the doctor who created Babylon. Conveniently, Cesca has a USB cable in her arm that connects to Touya’s smartphone. Plot device much? Anyhoo, the good doctor appears and talks about seeing Touya’s arrival and the future with a combination of different types of magic. She tells him that it’s in his best interest to bring the pieces of Babylon together because there is a high chance The Phrase will attack and cause mass destruction throughout the world.
They begin their search and discover another gateway buried beneath the sands of the desert. While there, they find some slaves who were in a predicament. After helping them out, a crystal-like monster appears in the desert. The Phrase are there!
While there was a lot of development, the sum of it didn’t amount to much. Half of the volume was spent on Touya reflecting on his feelings of love and marriage. Linze, Yumia, Yae, and Elze are all determined with marrying Touya…. So much so that Elze and Yae challenge Touya to a fight to affirm his feelings… especially when it concerns Linze. Once all of the dust settles, nothing is really settled at all. Touya determines that he wants to wait until he’s at least eighteen before marrying anyone. Looks like their happy little married life will have to wait a bit.
We meet Dr. Regina Babylon and it’s no wonder Cesca is programmed to be a shameless tomboy pervert… her creator isn’t far off the mark… especially the first thing she does as a way of greeting Touya is flash him some panties. She’s obviously a genius and she does give him some great information but oof… she certainly has no shame!
Ende was a nice new addition simply because he’s not a girl and not a new addition to the massively expanding harem. Not much is known right now but there is certainly a lot of mystery surrounding him. I’m sure we’ll see more of him in the future.
Lastly, we need the slaves and their guards. From the aerial view, there seems to be a whole group of them but we only learn of two of the slaves’ names… Will and Wendy, a couple of children. We also learn the names of the guards as well… Rebecca and Logan. They were hired to move the slaves but the slaver died. They learned that they were slaves later on and vowed to get them somewhere safe. Right now, they are living at Touya’s mansion so we’ll see if they play a role later. At least Renne has a couple of people her age to play with now.
That was a pretty entertaining volume. The whole love bit took up too much time, to be honest, especially since it didn’t really amount to anything in the end. After that, we did get some nice action with them taking on some mithril golems. Now that we have the objective of bringing the pieces of Babylon together, that should be the focus for the next couple of volumes. It also means we’re going to get even more robots added to Touya’s ever-growing harem.
Outside of that, there really isn’t much to say. I’m more interested in who or what Ende is versus finding the pieces of Babylon. Even with his brief introduction, there are a lot of questions to be answered. How did he kill so many wolves without a weapon? How does he have ancient currency from thousands of years ago? Just so much left to be unanswered but… my hunch is that he’s really a girl and will become the newest member of the harem because… well… what else would you expect from a series such as this?
Guess we’ll see where it leads in volume eight!
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