Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon
|Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon|
The cover of the first light novel, featuring Boxxo and Lammis
(Jidōhanbaiki ni Umarekawatta Ore wa Meikyū ni Samayō)
|Original run||March 3, 2016 – present|
|Illustrated by||Ituwa Kato|
|Original run||August 1, 2016 – present|
Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon (自動販売機に生まれ変わった俺は迷宮を彷徨う Jidōhanbaiki ni Umarekawatta Ore wa Meikyū ni Samayō) is a Japanese
The light novels follow its titular protagonist who, after being crushed to death by a
The then-unnamed protagonist, a Japanese
Stuck in the middle of the wilderness, he encounters Lammis, a young, busty hunter girl. Lammis has a skill known as the Blessing of Might which makes her ridiculously strong, but is still a novice at managing her own strength. The two quickly become friends after he dispenses some food items to the hungry Lammis. Calling him "Boxxo" (the protagonist's real name is never revealed), she starts carrying him around on her back, which allows Boxxo to move, with his weight allowing her to more easily control her strength. The light novels chronicles their adventures as they start exploring the world's dungeon, and the characters they meet on the way.
He described Reborn as a Vending Machine as his final effort after four years of unsuccessfully getting his novels published. Hirukuma wrote that "[it was] one that was fantastical and original, and one that I wanted to write [...] This wasn't a novel where I adjusted for the readers' needs, or had to think long and hard about constructing a plot. Instead, I pursued my own style for it, and it garnered the most popularity of all my work".