Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyōsōkyoku is a web novel written by Hiro Ainana at user-generated content site Shōsetsuka ni Narō in 2013. It was later adapted into a light novel in 2014, inspiration for the manga and then anime.
Programmer Ichirou Suzuki is transported to another world. In a foreign land, he finds that life is an adventure that's sometimes fun, sometimes serious, and full of girls.
Republished as a light novel with illustrations done by shri. First volume was released by Fujimi Shobo in March 2014. Since then 13 volumes + 1 Ex have been released.
The light novel has several major plot changes from the web novel version, such as the deaths of certain characters in one version, while they survive in the other, a reshuffling of the order of events, new characters introduced while others are cut out entirely...among several other differences.
Programmer Ichirou Suzuki is transported to another world. In a foreign land, he finds that life is an adventure that's sometimes fun, sometimes serious, and full of girls!
Living in a gamelike fantasy world, Satou Suzuki is in no hurry to get back to his "death march" at home. He's content to take in the sights of Seiryuu City, go to a play with his friend Zena, and take care of the five girls in his party. After he discovers one of them was summoned from Japan like him, though, he prepares for a journey to learn more--until another friend is kidnapped by an evil sorcerer!
September 19, 2017
January 30, 2018
Twenty-nine year old Satou just closed his eyes for a brief nap at work, but when he opened them, he found himself in a game-like alternate world. Fortunately, thanks to some excellent luck, his level is high, and his wallet is full.
After successfully saving the elf girl Mia from the evil Zen, he's set off to accompany her back to her village. Satou is enjoying his break from work and touring a brand-new world, but such a journey couldn't possibly end without a little adventure, right?
What's a journey without a few bumps in the road?
All Satou wants is a leisurely vacation from the real world, but this time, his travels lead his party into the famously dangerous Muno Barony. Satou may be level 310, but even he has his hands full with giants, four-headed monsters, and haunted fortresses! He still finds time to help out the locals along the way, though, and when one of those people in need is Baron Muno's beautiful daughter, he may be the only one who can stop a terrible conspiracy...
May 22, 2018
September 18, 2018
After rescuing Muno Barony from disaster, Satou and crew head for dwarf territory and rescue an Oracle priestess from the demons! But for some reason, the attacks just keep coming...
After their journey down the river, Satou and crew finally arrive at the old capital just in time for the martial arts tournament, along with some fireworks, a ball at the castle, and sightseeing in the Ougoch Duchy. But the followers of the demon lord are plotting in the shadows...