Light Novel / Knights And Magic

A mecha otaku is reincarnated into another world as Ernesti Echevalier (Eru). In this world, exist huge humanoid weapon known as Silhouette Knight. Dreaming of piloting those robots, Eru, with childhood friends, Archid Walter and Adeltrud Walter: together they will aim to become Knight Runner, pilot of Silhoutte Knight.

Knight's & Magic is an ongoing web novel series by Hisago Amazake-no that got started in October 2010 on the online novel platform Shōsetsuka ni Narō, before Shufunotomo's Hero Bunko imprint picked it up and turned it into a light novel series with artist Kurogin being put in charge with illustrations.

A manga adaptation by Takuji Kato started in April 15, 2016 on Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine. An anime adaptation is also in the works, directed by Yusuke Yamamoto and the animation studio 8-Bit.

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Knights & Magic provides examples of the following tropes:

  • A Mech by Any Other Name: Silhouette Knight.
  • Chaste Hero: Eru isn't interested with girls and is more interested with riding mechs.
  • Child Prodigy: Eru understand the inner workings of Knights for his age. This is justified since in his previous life he was a computer programmer.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Eru has a girly face that those who meet him the first time mistaken him for a girl.
  • Heroic Bastard: The Walter siblings are the illegitimate children of Marquis Serrati. While their older half-sister Stefania cares about them, their older half-brother Baltsar hates them very much and has an inferiority complex which he fears Archid becomes better than him and made heir of the Serrati family.
  • I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: The reaction to most of the females over Eru.
  • Irony: Baltsar believes his younger half-siblings enrolled at Knight School so they can get legitimized by their father and become members of the Serrati family when in truth the Walter siblings have no such attentions and just want to live their own lives and only enroll due to their friend Eru.
  • Punny Name: The NTR Labs.note