- Mangaka : Kureha (Author), Yamigo (Illistrator)
- Publisher : Yen Press
- Genre : Fantasy
- Published : November 17, 2020
Being summoned into another world has been a common trope nowadays. There are heroes, villains, and even nobodies being dragged out of Earth and sent into dreamlike fantasy worlds. Most of them are easily bestowed with a mission the moment they arrive in their new world. Be it conquering the world, saving the world from the conqueror, being a champion, farming, or whatnot. But what if the summoned being is just dragged into that world? Would things still be pretty for her?
The White Cat's Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King's Lap follows the story of Ruri Morikawa. She’s been blessed by wonderful looks thanks to her parent's genes. She sports platinum blonde hair and azure eyes. However, she also seemed cursed as she can’t rid herself of Asahi, her childhood friend. Asahi has this sort of charm that attracts everybody to her. That said, she always gets what she wants through nook or through crook. Because of that, Ruri often gets the short end of the stick and even mostly takes the blame for Asahi. When they get summoned to a new world, Asahi has deemed the priestess, and Ruri was banished out of the kingdom.
1. Goofy Protagonist
When Ruri got summoned and banished, she merely believed her end was soon to come. Rightly so, she’s sent outbound by ropes in the outskirts of the kingdom. Just then, somebody cut her ropes, but she was also chased by some monster. Fortunately, she managed to find a barrier and got taken in by an old hag, as she called her. She then learned that she actually had powers so great faeries gather around her. Yep, and she absolutely has no idea what to do with her powers.
2. Another Take on Isekai
We’ve read far too many isekai with main characters aiming to accumulate power. This time, however, the protagonist is already overpowered. Although she doesn’t know how to use it yet, she still holds the potential to destroy cities both through bloodshed and functionality. In fact, magic in this world is connected to faeries. When Ruri said she wanted vengeance against the city that banished her, the faeries stopped providing them magic. As strong as she was, however, she doesn’t seem to have any world-dominating plans. She just wants to have some petty revenge.
3. Decent Plot
The series started out laying down the foundation of Ruri’s bane, Asahi. We are briefly told how she gets all that she wants, as well as putting Ruri in difficult circumstances. Even when they get summoned, Ruri’s banished because she keeps hanging around Ruri. Now, Ruri wants to be petty and make them beg for forgiveness, and maybe sneak in a roundhouse kick or two. This kind of pettiness is what we aspire to be. We mean, hearing all that she has gone through, doesn’t it just make you root for Ruri?
The White Cat's Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King's Lap, to say the least, has a pretty interesting premise. We are already sold after learning her petty goals, but we are actually more captivated by the series’ worldbuilding. Everything, especially how magic works, is explained very well. There’s a certain logic that the world follows, which shows how much the author thought about the series. That said, it’s a worthwhile series to check out.