Epic of Evil: The Daughter of Evil Fanbook is the second illustrative data book in the The Daughter of Evil Series, released on August 26, 2012. It contains two short stories, an account regarding Yukina's travels, popularity poll results, actions of the characters following The Daughter of Evil: Praefacio of Blue, and numerous illustrations by multiple artists.
The Daughter of Evil Songs
The songs The Daughter of Evil and The Servant of Evil were posted on Nico Nico Douga by mothy in 2008. Creating the two songs with Crypton Future Media's VOCALOID2 Kagamine Rin and Len, "The Daughter of Evil" history concerned the arrogant princess, The Daughter of Evil, while The Servant of Evil told the truth behind the scenes, skillfully illustrating the tragedy that struck the twins. The strong narrative of that time was not unparalleled to the VOCALOID music and The Daughter and Servant of Evil become popular songs in the blink of an eye. Many video derivations, self-interpretations, and hand-illustrated PVs have also been posted, even showing multi-development into cosplay and theater plays.
The Daughter of Evil Novel Series
Two years after they were posted, the popular music producer Akuno-P (mothy) said there would be novels of The Daughter of Evil and The Servant of Evil. The first book, The Daughter of Evil: Clôture of Yellow, wrote the story for "The Daughter of Evil" and "The Servant of Evil" without the music and spelled the perspective of the Swordswoman in Red Armor. The novel gained attention before release and the circulation topped 150,000 copies in the blink of an eye. The second part followed, with it and the third installment also becoming abuzz. Then the fourth installment in the series, The Daughter of Evil: Praefacio of Blue, would also be released in April, 2012. The novelization of the popular music by Akuno-P (mothy), the Seven Deadly Sins series, was also announced.
The Daughter of Evil: Illustration StoryEdit
Main Article: The Daughter of Evil: Illustration Story
The Daughter of Evil: Illustration Story is a collection of illustrative poems included in the databook. It reflects on several of the characters from the series, focusing largely on their personal traits or emotional dilemmas. It is preceded by an expansive collection of illustrations by over a dozen artists.
A section revealing the results of a fan popularity poll for each of the characters. Fan comments were included adjacent to the character's profile. The top five most popular characters received their illustrations in color. The list is as follows:
Afterwards, a short yonkoma manga is included followed by an extensive interview made with the author, mothy, with a variety of questions regarding the series and his plans for the future.
Travel Journal of Yukina FreezisEdit
A section dedicated to a full explanation of the latter part of The Daughter of Evil series. The section provides a brief overview of the events that occurred throughout The Daughter of Evil: Praeludium of Red and Praefacio of Blue, accompanied by a large illustration of the entire Evillious region, numbered with its numerous locations. The section then elaborates on each of the numbered locations. Small blurbs of recurring characters in the light novels are included at the bottom of the summary pages.
The Daughter of FogEdit
Main Article: The Daughter of Fog
The Daughter of Fog is the first short story included in the databook. The story elaborates upon the past of Gast Venom alluded to in The Daughter of Evil: Clôture of Yellow and reveals the identity of the vessel of Wrath through Yvette, a nun who explains the full story to Yukina Freezis after the events of The Daughter of Evil: Praefacio of Blue.
Main Article: Her Reason
Her Reason is the second and final short story included in the databook. The story explains Gumillia's reason for wearing glasses during the events of The Daughter of Evil: Praeludium of Red and provides a more nonsensical and charming perspective on the characters and world of The Daughter of Evil series.
A section dedicated to describing what happened to the characters after the events of The Daughter of Evil: Praefacio of Blue. The section briefly explains the life of each individual character after the final light novel in the series, as well as a basic timeline for their actions throughout all four light novels. Small blurbs are included on the side with notable trivia relevant to the character it was on the page of, such as the otherwise unmentioned Four Horsemen Incident. Afterwards, credits to the individual artists involved in the Fanbook are listed with a description and URL to their personal blog.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- An epic is a lengthy narrative poem, concerning a series subject that depicts events that are important to a culture or nation, referencing the entirety of The Daughter of Evil series in relation to the Evillious Chronicles.
- Although only appearing in one scene throughout the entirety of the light novel series, Gallerian Marlon ranked 10th in the popularity poll.
- Humorously, the trauben fruit native to Elphegort was among the least popular characters voted on in the popularity poll.