Torture Princess: Fremd Torturchen (異世界拷問姫, Isekai Gōmon Hime) is a Japanese light novel series created by Keishi Ayasato and illustrated by Saki Ukai. Media Factory published the series in Japan from April 2016 to February 2020 under their MF Bunko J label. The story focuses on Kaito, a young man who after being strangled to death by his father is summoned to another world by the Torture Princess, Elisabeth Le Fanu. Working as Elisabeth's butler, Kaito aids Elisabeth in her assignment to destroy fourteen demons that torment the
Isekai Gōmon Hime has been published in English as Torture Princess: Fremd Torturchen by Yen Press under the Yen On imprint since May 21, 2019.
"I am Torturchen Elisabeth Le Fanu, both a proud wolf and a lowly sow."
After dying, Sena Kaito was reborn in another world and confronted with a peerless beauty, Elisabeth, who had appeared before his eyes. Introducing herself as "Torturchen," she commanded Kaito to become her servant, but he refused on the spot. When Elisabeth presented Kaito with the choice of either torture or butler, he immediately submitted and began to serve at Elisabeth's side, to accompany her until she completed her mission. Unbelievably, it turned out that Torturchen's mission as a condemned sinner was to eliminate fourteen ranked demons and their contractors!
"Yes, indeed. I shall die, as lonely as a wolf and as pitifully as a sow."
Ayasato Keishi x Ukai Saki! This awesome partnership offers a masterpiece of dark fantasy set in another world! Here begins the legend of world salvation, undertaken by the maiden who had been condemned by the world.
Torture Princess: Fremd Torturchen is a light novel series written by Keishi Ayasato and illustrated by Saki Ukai. It was first released in Japan on April 25, 2016, and the ninth and last volume was released on February 25, 2020. A bonus novel, volume 7.5, was released on February 25, 2019, containing four short stories focusing on the main characters and their daily lives. The series was licensed by Yen Press for an English release with the first volume being released on May 21, 2019.
A manga version of the first volume of the light novel was created with art by Hina Yamato. It comprised three volumes in Japan and was released from October 25, 2017, to September 22, 2018, while the English version was released by Yen Press as a single omnibus volume collecting all three on July 30, 2019.
An art book by Saki Ukai entitled Salty Colors: Saki Ukai Artworks was released by Media Factory in Japan on September 25, 2020. It collects illustrations from all released light novels and bonus materials along with the illustrator's commentary.
(MF Bunko J, 10 volumes of the main story, 3 volumes of the gaiden, illustration: Saki Ukai)
- "Princess of Torture in Another World" released on April 25, 2016, ISBN 978-4-04-068117-7
- "Another World Torture Princess 2" released on September 23, 2016, ISBN 978-4-04-068631-8
- "Another World Torture Princess 3" released on February 25, 2017, ISBN 978-4-04-068774-2
- "Another World Torture Princess 4" released on June 24, 2017, ISBN 978-4-04-069283-8
- "Another World Torture Princess 5" released on October 25, 2017, ISBN 978-4-04-069507-5
- "Different World Torture Princess 6" released on March 24, 2018, ISBN 978-4-04-069809-0
- "Another World Torture Princess 7" released on October 25, 2018, ISBN 978-4-04-065095-1
- "Different World Torture Princess 7.5'' released on February 25, 2019, ISBN 978-4-04-069442-9
- "Different World Torture Princess 8'' released on September 25, 2019, ISBN 978-4-04-065853-7
- "Another World Torture Princess 9" released on February 25, 2020, ISBN 978-4-04-064545-2
- "Another World Torture Princess Gaiden Elizabeth and the Long Night of the 櫂 人" Released on August 25, 2020 (e-book)
- "Another World Torture Princess Gaiden 2 Animal Ear Madness" Released on August 25, 2020 (e-book)
- "Another World Torture Princess Gaiden 3 Swap Rondo and the Sleeping Princess's Kiss" Released on August 25, 2020 (e-book)
- "Another World Torture Princess Comic" Released on October 25, 2017 - ISBN 978-4-04-069381-1
- "Another World Torture Princess Comic" Released on March 22, 2018 - ISBN 978-4-04-069777-2
- "Another World Torture Princess Comic" Released on September 22, 2018 - ISBN 978-4040651064
Kaito is a seventeen year old boy who grew up in Japan, living a life of abuse at the hands of his father. After one day being strangled to death by his father, he is summoned to another world
by Elisabeth Le Fanu, the Torture Princess. She offers him two choices, either serving her as a butler or death. Having experienced a life of cruelty, Kaito initially chooses death only to change his decision after realizing that his death would be slow and excruciatingly painful. Kaito learns that Elisabeth is tasked by a mysterious organization known as the Church to dispose of fourteen demons and their contractors, and once Elisabeth has finished this task she herself will be put to death by the Church for her crimes.
One day Elisabeth decides to grant Kaito with a weapon of his choosing from the Treasury in Elisabeth's castle. Inside the Treasury, Kaito accidentally activates a female automaton which proceeds to chase him. Elisabeth subdues and then proceeds to reset the automaton. Kaito selects a configuration for the automaton that will not result in it betraying him. Afterwards, Kaito names the automaton Hina, whom becomes immediately enamored with him.
A mysterious figure known as the Butcher arrives one day to bring Elisabeth various meats and organs, only for him to reveal that a demon, known as the Earl, has been attacking a territory. Heading to the scene of the incident, Elisabeth and Kaito discover a means to enter the Earl's residence only for the two of them to be separated along with the Earl's other captives. Kaito attempts to protect the other child captives from the sadistic cruelty of the Earl, but is ultimately unsuccessful. Kaito tries to sacrifice himself in order to save a young boy with red hair named Neue, only for the boy to trade places with him while wishing for Kaito to one day find happiness. Elisabeth later kills the Earl, and Kaito never forgets the sacrifice Neue made for his sake.
As they continue to defeat demons, Kaito grows to come to terms with the cruel end of his first life. He begins to regard his new life with Elisabeth and Hina as precious. Kaito also learns more about Elisabeth's past and how she became the Torture Princess. Eventually, Kaito makes a contract with a demon, known as the Kaiser, in order to save Elisabeth from a powerful demon, known as the Grand King. Kaito promises the Church that he will never harm humanity as he does not want to betray Neue's expectations nor does Kaito wish to harm people like his father did. With Hina's help Kaito is able to defeat the Grand King and save Elisabeth, but Hina is left in a temporary state of sleep. Before Hina enters this comatose state, Kaito returns her affections by telling her that she is his beloved wife.
Elisabeth and Kaito receive urgent news that the Capital is under attack by the remaining three demons. At the Capital, Kaito comes to realize that he admires Elisabeth and views her as his hero. While the majority of humanity regards Elisabeth as a villain, to Kaito it was Elisabeth that finally gave him an opportunity of having a happy life by summoning him to her world. Kaito tries to convince Elisabeth to escape the Church's punishment once she defeats the remaining demons, but she insists that she will accept her fate. Unsatisfied, Kaito vows to protect this precious life with his master Elisabeth and wife Hina. During their fight with the last three demons Hina wakes up, and together they defeat them. Elisabeth is then arrested by the Church and sent to the stake the next morning to burn.
Kaito, Hina, and the Kaiser interrupt the execution, and Kaito declares himself the enemy of mankind. The Church postpones the execution and assigns Elisabeth the new task of killing Kaito, much to her chagrin. Elisabeth, Hina, and Kaito come to learn that the Church harbors dark secrets that would change humanity forever. They embark on a journey to stop the Church's secret sinister schemes.
Elisabeth Le Fanu
- As originally Elisabeth is a torture maniac from the Inquisitions, she contains execution tools. After being given a new life Elisabeth has possession of abnormal regeneration and strength that is equal to a high Demon or high Angel race. As a part of his ability to have space of reality in the vault [Treasury], opening a "Medival door" between dimensions that allows for the contents to pass through upon their owner's command, she can able summon items directly into his hand.
- 《Iron Maiden》: Iron maiden is a torture device, consisting of a form a beautiful human girl despite the look it has hindrance passion to attack by his master command. Iron Maiden function has a large belly that transformed into a circular cabinet, with a hinged front and spike-covered interior and able to release six claws that can tore enemy apart.
- 《Black Spike》: This method of execution tools is similar to Vlad Tepes/ Vlad the Impaler method.
- 《Iron Chair》: Iron Chair is a torture device that has several different variations depending on the user this chair had the addition of lining the back, seat, armrests, and leg rests command, and the spike it released to the hole in every part of the chair act as instant death method. Elisabeth can release and unreleased these execution tools.
- 《Executioner Sword of Frankental》: An executioner's sword is a sword designed specifically for the decapitation of condemned criminals (as opposed to combat). These swords were intended for two-handed use but were lacking a point so their overall blade length was typically that of a single-handed sword (ca. 80–90 cm (31–35 in)). The quillons were quite short and mainly straight, and the pommel was often pear-shaped or faceted.
- 《Ducking Stools》: Cucking stools or ducking stools were chairs formerly used for punishment of disorderly. This method released an artificial boundary field that emits a pond of water and a chair that can tie up the person where they could be plunged into the water, hence "ducking" stool.
- 《Gibbeting》: Gibbeting was a common law punishment, that a judge could impose in addition to execution. But gibbeting refers to the use of a gallows-type structure from which the dead or dying bodies of criminals were hanged on public display to deter other existing or potential criminals. The method in use by Elisabeth much brutal, the person has hanged with a chain on both arms up and underneath a giant black spike in between the person.
- 《Crushing》: Death by crushing or pressing is a method of execution that has a history during which the techniques used varied greatly from place to place, generally involving placing heavy weights upon a person with the intent to kill. The method Elisabeth use is to summon a Giant Black Cylindrical bar that crushing from above.
- 《Wheel of Death》: The same method that Crushing but it summoned in between the opponent a Giant Black Cylindrical bar that crushing from above and it has a form of press metal machine.
- 《Breaking wheel》: The execution wheel was typically a large wooden spoked wheel, the same as was used on wooden transport carts and carriages (often with iron rim), sometimes purposely modified with a rectangular iron thrust attached and extending blade-like form part of the rim.
- 《Bone Mill》: Similar creation of meat tenderizer.
- 《Death by Hanged》
- 《Death by Burning》
- 《Black Chains》
Theron Martin from the Anime News Network praised the art style and psychological elements of the novels, while also remarking that the gory aspects of the series are not for the faint of heart. Martin also wrote of the main protagonist Kaito that "his backstory makes the typical otaku lament about an unsatisfying life seem pathetically trivial by comparison." This is in reference to Kaito's initial life of seventeen years during which his father abused and then murdered him after deeming him useless. Shaenon Garrity from Otaku USA Magazine said "the manga looks great, packed with attractive antiheroes, weird villains, gross monsters, good fight scenes, and eerie Gothic atmosphere with blood and rose petals flying everywhere."
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