Goblin Kingdom

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With a hideous visage they came to be known as goblins.

Hunted day after day, trampled, and crushed, these creatures lived with no other lot than to be killed.

But all that changed when the king was born.

Goblin Kingdom average rating 4/5 - 294 user ratings
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Goblin no Oukoku
ゴブリンの王国
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ZoorYuvonHeim
New ZoorYuvonHeim rated it
September 13, 2017
Status: c100
I am not sure how to remark on this.

The translation's good, the writing is fine, the story holds up - although it falls a bit predictable and heavy on certain foreshadowing - but it remains entertaining enough.

There really isn't much I could complain on this, as the writing and style is good for the story it is trying to convey. Despite it being predictable, its done in an enjoyable manner of which parts are to be expected, and the character development while feeling somewhat shallow outside the MC... more>> fits just fine to be able to maintain interest and help distinguish most characters. It only begins to falter for me when its size grows, but that's to be expected when it exceeded 20+ characters to keep a loose thought on. The world and mechanics are complex enough to allow growth, but simple enough not to confuse much.

I would say it is worth the read so long as all you want is something straight-forward.

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warlocc
New warlocc
September 12, 2017
Status: --
Now the reason why I find its necessary to write this review is because of all the comparison for 're:monster

No novel is like 're monster and I mean that in a bad way to everyone who is saying that 're monster is Good my question is how. The story was fantastic in th first half I will agree with you on that but in the latter half the author went bat sh*t crazy with the skills he had so many Damn skills dat even the author forgot some of them.... more>> Its a terrible novel it had astronomical potential but the author was like fck it let me make him as op as possible It is so terrible that I promise u that he Will one day have a penis enlargement skill just because of the amount of s*x he has <<less
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keklel
keklel rated it
July 27, 2016
Status: c6
This is really similar to Re:Monster. The MC killing the women for no reason other than because they were traumatized. WTF. Why would you do that?

>woman is traumatized from being raped
>better kill her

No. Just no. When I first read Re:Monster I thought this was stupid, and now it happened again. Why are the goblin reincarnates so bloodthirsty against their human mothers? Why would you kill your mom? I just. I give up. It's probably just a sh*tty cliche that has caught on for no reason and another indicator... more>> of the author's lack of original creative thinking.

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Pleasantly-plump
Pleasantly-plump rated it
July 14, 2016
Status: v1c57
It is nothing like RE:Monster which is. MC does not have any overbearing cheat gear/abilities and is kind of strategic. Overall the author presents a nice kingdom building experience... so far
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Necrowasp
Necrowasp rated it
February 19, 2016
Status: --
Simple, easy read. MC is not op. It is reincarnation but he doesn't seem to draw much on his life from the past and is fully focused on becoming a Goblin King, although he keeps his humanity. I really love it and recommend it to everyone.

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serialno5370
serialno5370 rated it
October 3, 2016
Status: c54
Alright, guys. This is my third revision of my review for Goblin Kingdom, mainly because I'm just not quite sure on how to describe its awesomeness. This truly breaks the mold out of all the other reincarnation stories I've read before. It's like what if Glen Cook sat down and started writing a story about a dude reincarnated as a goblin. Madness in power is most definitely a large theme here and it's freaking beautiful to see it so well done in the later fight scenes as the MC loses... more>> his goddamn mind every time he gets tested in battle. The supporting cast are fantastic. Unlike most stories, they are not just plot-filler scrubs to act as a foil for the main character to tsukkomi. Well, actually I take that back. The sort-of main support cast of characters is wildly devoted to the MC, but their specialties still shine through that, by god, you actually put efforts into remembering each of their horrible names on account that they actually start to matter to you. (Like GI Za, the best of them all. 'I guess it's true that there is no such thing as a perfect man... ')

Other than that, the MC is at the perfect balance of qualities that makes him a good antihero in my book. He's angry and self-loathing at the fact that he's a monster, but he takes it in stride as he lets it motivate him into becoming a king that will be remembered into history. He doesn't take it to an annoying level of so-called 'chuunibyou' or emo scale where it annoyingly justifies his cruel actions. In fact, while he tries to come into terms with his monstrosity, he struggles with his conscience a lot that he kind of takes it up there at the same level of broodiness as Batman.

Anyways, I'm going to finish up reading what's left of the translation and end this here. <<less
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Varno
Varno rated it
April 1, 2016
Status: --
I'm not sure if it's the author or translator but this novel is difficult to understand, it's like reading and trying to decode at the same time. This probably happens because the author try's to pervade the story as deep.

This story is needlessly hard to read, so I can't recommend it.

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Scaethys
Scaethys rated it
June 30, 2017
Status: c80
First of all, I don't know what people are complaining about. It's in no way similar to Re:Monster. The author of Re:Monster made a huge mistake granting the MC an OP skill with loosely-defined boundaries (consigning himself to a hell of skill names and descriptions). This novel is much more realistic with the leveling up (although it's still pretty fast).

What makes this so much better is that seems much more hot-blooded. Someone said it was like Kingdom, and I totally agree with that statement. It really emphasizes warrior spirit.... more>> As a plus, all the s*xual stuff is generally avoided within his kingdom. Even when the author brings up the other goblins, he doesn't really go too in-depth about what they do.

All in all, a solid read. Definitely much more interesting than the typical monster reincarnation novels (and a lot of the JP novels out there). Translation is also on point and easy to read. Believe me, there are many more novels that have crappy translations, so I'm glad I didn't have to read in between the lines for this one.

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Raphael
Raphael rated it
March 8, 2017
Status: v1c25
Kinda disappointed with this, I mean it's not bad but it's not quite what I expected or wanted. I liked how it started, MC is savage ruthless and ambitious, great characteristics to have if you are a Monster MC, but then he lets the Saint's Charm thing get to him, I mean I was loving how he was rebelling against the 2 gods but he allows himself to be charmed? I understand the girl is useful but he clearly is letting her have too much control. I don't understand why... more>> he is saying one thing "I won't allow destiny to control me" and doing another "hey lets get this chick to grow to like me so and then in the future be forced to face off". Also it was fine how he started appreciating his most loyal followers but I think he went too soft too fast.

Anyways hopefully it dashes expectations in later chapters, but as much as I've read so far it doesn't seem like the kind to try it's own unique thing.

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Hamsta
Hamsta rated it
October 14, 2016
Status: c70
4/5

Recommended Read. Decently well written.

1) It's similar to Re:Monster like Naruto is to One Piece (Dumb OP kid trying to be hokage/king). Unlike Re:Monster the MC doesn't have some OP evolution cheat that also forcefully evolves all his subordinates. In fact his "divine protection"/skills usually end up hindering him one way or another. Also every individual in GK has to strengthen/evolve themselves individually which is a bit more realistic than Re:Monster (King basically makes living/warfare standards better for his people so they can evolve).

2) Warfare/battles are more realistic... more>> than Re:Monster. Severe injuries actually persist *gasp*. Such a novel concept.

Spoiler

Mecha GI Ga and Hasu will save the day. \O/

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3) Interactions are more believable than Re:Monster. Such as the affection between Reshia and GK or the treatment of prisoner of war. In Re:Monster, everyone just bends over backwards to the MC. Here GK knows that everyone is extremely prejudice against monsters so goes out of his way to treat them with kindness and slowly win them over yet still prioritizing his little civilization.

4) Apparently the gods are d*cks in GK unlike Re:Monster where the voice of the world-bro is chill.

5) MC's memory is simultaneously great yet crappy. He can memorize a ton of names & situations easily but his memory of his previous/human life is horribly inconsistent. He distinctly remembers he had a human life but can't recall simple stuff like smoking meat.

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Xaverius
Xaverius rated it
February 16, 2016
Status: --
It similliar to re:monster but it was more epic because the MC is not way too op and need help from his friends which is refreshing its a good novel and the fighting scene also detailed and theres no rape (for naw)
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leedalys
leedalys rated it
August 29, 2016
Status: c65
I do like the novel at first because the style of writing (or translating) is quite good. Moreover I'm a kingdom building stories lover. But once the author started the introduction of levels, classes, skills... I was disappointed. I hoped it was a true kingdom building where strength is strength, where knowledge is a must, where the MC (reincarnated) make use of the humanity to create something new for his new clan to progress... But nope. It was a fighting --> win --> lvl up --> class up --> fighting.... more>> At one point I even wanted to drop the novel.

But, I still continue this one because of two points: the writing and the plot. The writing is not that marvelous, but it did it's job to keep me reading. Second point is the plot. The author make me stay just to see if the MC will end up with the human girl. Yep just for that.

So I do admit, I often skip par of the novel when the MC (or his minions) are fighting. Overall it's good, it did it job. <<less
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freezray
freezray rated it
February 25, 2017
Status: v1c74
A fantastic piece of work it really took me by surprise. There's serious dept here that you absolutely wouldn't expect. The reason that I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I found myself bored towards the last 15 or so chapters. This is far more a personal reason and not a serious negative. It's just personally I enjoy the kingdom building, enemy fighting and evolution portions a lot more then the (in my opinion) trivial diplomacy, Different character perspectives and "quest" like parts of the story.

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Rreelentless
Rreelentless rated it
December 23, 2015
Status: --
for me this feels like what I wanted from RE: monster, it's about a human reincarnating into a goblin dealing with those problems and trying to carve himself into the world.

while this does feel like RE:monster for those who have read that it feels better to me as it focuses more on the Main character.

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nakie08
nakie08 rated it
December 19, 2015
Status: --
This is very much like Re:Monster, only loads better. It removes all the pointless leveling, the crap load of skills that's never going to all be used, the ridiculous OPness, the focus on cheesy harem, etc. It's basically devoid of all the MC bias that is the very basis of Re:Monster.

Goblin Kingdom is a very raw and primal piece of adventure. It's all about the savage law of the jungle, the survival of the fittest. The MC does not care about civilization. He doesn't try to make his life... more>> fitting of a human again like in his previous life. He's a goblin now, and he doesn't mind living like one. It has some game elements like levels and evolutions but it only serves as measure of the MC's progress and does not affect the plot of the story. And the MC is not OP which makes the story very suspenseful. It fits the theme of the story very nicely.

All in all, while I can't say that Goblin Kingdom is a must read, it does the job of entertainment quite well. If you've read Re:Monster and liked the fact that the MC is a monster and is leading a monster tribe, but hates all the OPness and crap in it, then you'll find Goblin Kingdom a much better read.

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shylight
shylight rated it
March 17, 2017
Status: v1c71
I wanted to like this novel. I really did. I'm quite interested in the plot, but... It ask comes down to horrible writing in the end.

One thing author loves doing is throwing names at you. Bad names. Just open any of later chapters and look at the name cheat sheet that translators give us. There's over a dozen similar names. What's worse a couple of names characters that have any semblance of personality are simply lost in this mess.

That makes reading everything involving said characters (I. e. 80%of... more>> the novel) a pain. You just start glossing over large parts because it's impossible to understand what exactly is going on.

In the end, if you have enough mental capacity and fortitude to ensure that then go for it. Aside from way to obvious plot armour and aforementioned issues it's a decent read. Otherwise don't bother and look for another novel. <<less
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GroseHerrscher
GroseHerrscher rated it
February 15, 2017
Status: c73
Definitely an excellent piece of fantasy and medieval romance. It revolves around an ambitious person reincarnated into the weak body of a goblin, whose race is shunned among the powerful therianthropes and cunning humanoids. In the world that offers them nothing but misery and internal strife, he rises up to become a figure akin to a monarch. In his journey of building a kingdom, he wins over loyal subordinates who devote their professions and aspirations to his nominal crown. Truly an exhilarating novel of the prodigal struggle of an upstart... more>> king who wishes to lead his kin to the paramount.

Along with interesting background and plot elements, this story will immerse you to a world of burning desires and seething passion, of rebelling against authorities like gods, and of fate running amok by his unprecedented existence in the chessboard of "kings. "

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Takumi168
Takumi168 rated it
April 1, 2016
Status: --
I split on this series so 3. 5/5 it’s good and bad at the same time. Although the MC isn’t op his methods doesn’t agree with me. I like characters that can endure, train to become stroger before tackling dangerous situations. But this guy jumps into the frying pan and into the fire each and everytime. I think what’s getting to me the lack of feasibility his endeavor shows.

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Spoiler

Fighting orcs when they are out number and outmatched but still manage to barely win?

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The good part is probably originality though there is similarities with re:monster it’s still different.

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Asf
Asf rated it
January 4, 2016
Status: --
This and re monster focus on different aspect.

Goblin kingdom is more about war between races and building a kindom. He will find his own generals and lead war.

While re monster focus more on evolutions, harem, and making his ideal environment.

Re-monster MC is more OP and almost invincible. While goblin kingdom MC power are more down to earth, as he tries much harder to beat his enemies. Naturally, the battle of goblin kingdom are more intense.

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nin
nin rated it
August 24, 2017
Status: v2c110
It seems like Re:Monster at first glance, but it quickly becomes its own story.

1. The Main Character establishes that he wants to conquer the whole world early on. At first, it's just because he wants to make the most of his second life, but as he warms up to his subordinate goblins, it becomes clear that he's partly doing it for their sake too. He wants to be the invincible King that they all praise him to be and be a shining example, not necessarily morally speaking, but more... more>> in the sense of sheer greatness. Also, he has a sane number of skills in his skill list (less than a couple dozen) unlike most protagonists in the Weak to Strong genre. More than his strength, skill, and intellect, the most OP thing about him is willpower and ambition, and that makes the Goblin King extremely compelling and worthy of his title of King.

2. Most of the named goblin side characters have hilariously simplistic names. The fact that some of them end up being memorable regardless is a testament to how well developed they are. The author will effectively switch viewpoints to show the named Goblin's point of view and characterize them effectively. They are far from mindless loyalists in a monster horde. GI Ga, in particular, gets his own time as the protagonist. The unmemorable name issue starts getting alleviated in the latter half of volume 1. There are some human side characters too, a couple in particular that are really well developed, and even other monster species occasionally have a cool side character.

3. This relates a bit to number one, but in pretty much every major battle, it's obvious that the protagonist needs his subordinates. Even if he's doing a climactic duel by himself, the side characters are always around to help him out in any way they can, whether that may be through waiting patiently to prevent themselves from interfering during an important duel by keeping faith in their king, by holding back the enemy forces, or even by assisting during a crucial moment. In turn, he does the same for his subordinates, to the point that he is hesitant to use risky plans that may directly cause subordinate deaths. They have a extremely strong bond overall as King and Subject.

Honestly, the only complaint I have so far is that the beginning battle in Vol 2 is a little too long. Yet, that battle has so memorable moments that I can't really hate it at all.

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thornyflower
thornyflower rated it
August 23, 2017
Status: c60
When you love the genre of novel (re:monster, green skin), but still end up dropping the novel is not a good sign. I disapprove almost all the choices the author made, evolution path, the gods influence, skills, MC aim, villains I didn't like any of those things.

The fact the MC is a goblin and that he evolves is not enough for me to read more
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sal
sal rated it
July 3, 2016
Status: c2
The first chapter was very interesting. This story is very unique and interesting. Most of the time you read about the MC is a human and you only see the humans point of view but seeing the view of a monster is nice. Read just one chapter and it hooked me in, going to continue reading.

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