Isekai Mahou wa Okureteru! (WN)

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Felmenia Stingray was a genius magician. She quickly became the most distinguished magician of the Astel Kingdom after her discovery of white fire magic, which had the power to burn anything.

However, the world is in peril due to the Demon King. The kingdom’s court magicians perform a summoning ritual for heroes and bring forth a hero and two youths, a boy and a girl. Unlike the girl, the young man refused to fight the Demon King alongside the Hero and demanded to be sent back to his world. The kingdom, angry with his behavior, locked him away.

Now Felmenia stands before the young man with her strongest magic, the white flame, being completely useless and asks who he is. It was already obvious to her that this man was far stronger than she was. To this question, he simply responds,

“Yakagi Suimei, a magician.”

Isekai Mahou wa Okureteru! (WN) average rating 4/5 - 391 user ratings
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Isekai Mahou
Isekai Mahou ha Okureteru!
The Different World Magic Is Too Far Behind!
異世界魔法は遅れてる!
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Isekai Mahou wa Okureteru! (LN) (Light Novel)
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CreamPuffDelights
New CreamPuffDelights
July 7, 2017
Status: c20
Can't say much about the later half, never managed to bring myself to read past chapter 20. The first half so far has been, in two words, dreadfully boring and

To sum it up, nearly everything the MC does is driven by his "common sense", the "common sense" of a magician who has been hunted and wronged by the forces from his original world. The author makes sure to write the story in a way that makes it seem like everything he does is rational,  but then you take a step... more>> back and realize that everything damned thing he does is stupid as hell, and is purely for his own desires to appear cool and powerful.

To give an example, very early in the chapters, he uses his common sense as a mage to join the adventurer's guild because he wishes to gather information about the new world in a low-key manner. As an experienced combatant, that would be perfectly reasonable, if not for one very tiny flaw. the very first thing he does in the following assessment combat is use a good number of imba-for-this-world level magic to beat down three idiots looking down on him for wearing the clothes of a commoner and looking like a short pretty boy.

It's not the only example naturally, he does it again and again, then excuses himself by saying, "Oh! This world's common sense and my own are different! That's why i'm exposing myself!"

Might get better further down the road, but honestly, given his own stated background, his own mental monologue/explanation of magic systems (OF WHICH THERE IS A LOT AND COMPRISE NEARLY 70% OF EACH CHAPTER) nearly everything he does is outright stupid and childish. <<less
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blu3monster
blu3monster rated it
February 26, 2016
Status: --
A unexpected hidden gem. The writing is well paced, the story can defintely keep me interested.

Just one thing: where is the harem? Haven't seen it yet so far....
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Havisu
Havisu rated it
December 30, 2016
Status: v3c2 part1
Since this novel have some exaggerated bad comment, I am going to justify the review this novel been having here.

First, is this a typical Jp novel?
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I would say NO. Typical jp novel involves of being transported or reincarnated into another world, either have op power from the start or slowly getting op, is the main alpha in the story, having harem easily, becomes hero or along all these lines. In this case, the mc is actually a side character if seen from the hero POV(which is actually his best, childhood friend), who wanted to stay being low profile in order to hide about his true self from his best friend. He has been hiding his power from normal, modern people, so why would he just disclose it to his childhood friend just because they were summoned together???

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HE IS HUMBLE TO THE KING?
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what bad joke is this? Did anyone who said this really read the story? He basically threatened the king, sarcastically saying "oh i am powerless" in front of him, and even beat up the king's personal, best magician.

Also, duh, its normal to be cautious and not indebted to anyone, even to a king. Why should he not doubt the king's goodwill? The king got too much money to even bother with him? Oh come on, the one who said this surely is either too rich in real life, spoiled brat, never make any loan, or read too much xianxia/wuxia. Try make a loan with a bank, ever thought why they would be persistent in taking the payment back, even tho what we loaned doesnt even pass 1% from their treasury? The bank objective is profit, and the king, as a leader of a country, should have an objective to profit his country. Where's your logic in this? This is not some xianxia or wuxia for god sake.

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Mc is OP and can crush a country?
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Again did anyone who said this read the novel? The meteor thingy he summoned is just nothinh but illusion. And he is not OP. His modern magic used diff system than that world magic system, and because of this, he has to use one of his masterpiece to fight a mere demon general.

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They tried to make him seen smart?
Mc is over thinking?
Too much monologue?
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Duh, go play some chess, this novel is not about being smart or such, but about how cautious an mc should be, after all he in diff world. He has to think about why his magic is not working as it should be too. Mc is not smart, but that just the way of a magician, to looks like a scholars, and ponder how things work.

Bad writing? Too much detail on character?

Everyone has their own writing style, so let just admit it, this author writing style is not your cup of coffee, and you just like a simple character without any detail like this one. The writing style depends on how author see things, while details is what author tried to emphasis that he is foreshadowing something related to it later on. Also, the characters detail is written in a good way and if you could accept the writing style, they aren't just some boring lines.

Unoriginal ideas?

Is there any other novel with a magician mc who think himself as a side character transported into another world with sword and magic theme? If there is then gimme the name cuz i want to read it. Also, there never been anything original these day, so if you're so pussy about being original, stop reading, driving, riding, sleeping, playing or do anything cuz everything you use is not original, even your techniques in bed are also not original.

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Dusk
Dusk rated it
February 18, 2016
Status: --
Typical JP trope.

Slight spoiler below, Read at risk

Mc is partically a half-saint i could puke looking at his actions, he has power enough to bring destruction to the kingdom but still bows his head and be very very humble to the king that bought him to the world, he recieved some money from the king and thought that the king was a sly fox and made himself indebted to him ? Wtf, if it was like 10% of the kingdom’s money then it would have made sense but a freakin... more>> pouch ?! God knows how could that meager ammount could possibly made him indebted to it. <<less
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Skuzze
Skuzze rated it
January 10, 2017
Status: c7
The MC apologises to everyone who wrongs him. Every useless thing that nobody really cares about is explained in so much detail that you find your eyes feeling heavier and heavier as you carry on reading.

But the real problem with this novel is how several people have wronged him by either trying to kill or seriously injure him with it ending with the MC apologising when he didn't do anything to apologise for.

The only thing this novel is good for is raising your blood pressure.
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k-r-i-s
k-r-i-s rated it
August 23, 2016
Status: c26
They try to make him seem smart, but he's not really.

There's too much description of everything and not in a good way. It's mostly just infuriating inner monologue of the MC about every useless action. It doesn't help that he over thinks everything so a couple minutes would take a whole chapter of this shit. There is a lot of repetition of the same details about magic and actions. Though that could be the result of them trying to meet word count.

I'm too tired of reading this for now. I'll... more>> probably read the word magic novel instead for now. Similar concept story wise. <<less
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upoyorso
upoyorso rated it
August 12, 2016
Status: v2c3
Some reasonably good ideas hampered by rather hamfisted writing. I find It strange that, even though there is the use of 3rd party narration, the author still insists on excessively using the characters to do the "telling." I think this leads to unatural dialogue/monologue chains and verbosity.

An earlier reviewer noted that the author "could do a better job of 'getting to the point'." I concur.
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jebrodrick
jebrodrick rated it
May 15, 2016
Status: v2c3
The author spends way too much time describing each character's inner monologue. In and of itself this wouldn't be a bad thing, but they do this for entire chapters (and even back to back). Other than that, the world, the story and the MC are interesting. But, like I said, the the author could do a better job of 'getting to the point'.
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Kaoru
Kaoru rated it
June 6, 2016
Status: v2 epilogue
This novel is really good, the first vol. is quite slow and there isn't much in it because the Yakagi want to stay low key but in vol 2... god, that was so epic and so great that my Iove bar for this serie went out of control.

The wait is now killing me. For now, there is no harem but who knows ? Well, I'm good with Suimei going with Lefille. I like to think that I am a part of the OTP sect after all.
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Oh_itsPj
Oh_itsPj rated it
May 21, 2016
Status: v2 epilogue
Its a straight up OP mc and a cute heroine on an adventure, he basically in love with her so he always saves her. the story line is pretty nice getting to see two exiled characters fall in love with each other on the way to kill the demon king. Overall the LN is a masterpiece(just that the author takes to long to get anywhere) 2 volumes and they aren't even to the second village or town yet.
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PREDICTION: his two friends are gonna die in battle and he and waifu will take the place of them and kill the demon king and then get married and live happily ever after. Probably the married part wont happen but im pretty sure the first part is gonna happen, since the MC is stronger than his two friends

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rakyu2911
rakyu2911 rated it
March 29, 2016
Status: --
Chapter 28.

First of all, YES, AT LONG LAST, they resumed translating.

MC impression: good so far, a cautious and a smart magician, too bad he's only an average level of magician in modern world though. To the Character Lefille, I love your eroticism. Can't say too much since there's not many chapters translate yet, but the first impression of the novel is pretty good so far.
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Lachiel
Lachiel rated it
October 23, 2015
Status: --
This novel suffers from extremely technical descriptions and wordy descriptions.. The plot is good and the story is pretty good. While the MC isn't the hero hes still strong in his own right. He cares for his friends and all that jazz. I do recommend this to people who like magic and transportation. Just be prepared for extremely technical descriptions.
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tallrice
tallrice rated it
December 20, 2016
Status: c77
Quite enjoyed this. The MC bringing knowledge of magic from an alternate modernity is a really neat concept and the author pulls it off pretty well.

Recommendation: Arcane Emperor

I recommend Arcane Emperor on Royal Road for anyone who enjoyed this or this to anyone who enjoyed Arcane Emperor. Similar concept if different execution: mage in from a family of hidden mages in modern Earth society goes to a fantasy world and has ridiculous OP powers.

... more>> Warning 1: His Latin sucks

So yeah, he actually MC Latin in his spells, which is kind of cool for a JP novel, and there's a bit of a HP Lovecraft/ancient occult references going on. Don't get too excited though: his Latin is mumbo jumbo that's half made up and his ancient occult references are not developed much (where I am at any rate, might be later). Don't read this if you're gonna get hung up over his inspired, but clumsily executed magic system.

Warning 2: Moe culture and harem

Like most other JP novels, there's a lot of moe culture in this one. You have a tsundere mage prodigy, a loli love interest (not underage which makes it somewhat better), the cold military state soldier, and all sorts of other archetype harem characters.

Romance

Despite the harems and archetypes though, the author doesn't do a bad job at the romance. The romance isn't falling in love with some vapid character at first sight. Some characters don't even appear like they'll be love interests early on, the relationship with the loli starts with her not in loli form, and develops pretty nicely with some hard decisions and building of trust.

Don't misunderstand - this isn't some great romance, but for a shounen series' romantic subplot in a harem series, this is pretty good. The harem is also very slow to develop, which is makes it a bit less vapid.

Demons

Finally a JP fantasy novel where the demons are actually demons! An evil god actually seems evil as of chapter 77, as her minions mindlessly kill and bully humanity. There have been some hints of succubus in the mix as well, but judging by the curse they left, it's not the "oh, MC, you're so sexy" type succubus. We'll have to see how it is going forward, but so far so evil.

The OP MC

The MC is OP, but the plot isn't totally destroyed as the MC usually tries to hide his powers. A lot of the series is about his reveals, his analysis of the fantasy world's magic system or his running around in the shadows trying to figure out what's going on.

Satire (?)

I'm not quite sure if the author intends too, but the whole sub-plot with the riajuu "Hero" and his harem of princess and childhood friend is a pretty light and satirical side story, poking fun at some of the Hero plot cliches.

Good action packed novel so far. <<less
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GordonLi
GordonLi rated it
October 27, 2016
Status: v3
Well written, but the biggest flaws are the unoriginal ideas and plot. It doesn't matter how well you can write a story, if it's one we have all read before, albeit written slightly differently. Admittedly I would have given this a 3 star rating, if it weren't for the incredibly chuunibyou chapters at the end of volume 2.

It was fairly well written (?) up until that point, so I had a hard time believing it was the same author writing these chapters. Unless the author is a chuunibyou, which... more>> I could well believe looking at the illustrations he approved. <<less
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nikomaru
nikomaru
February 29, 2016
Status: --
Ireally like the detailed chant, reminds me to series like :
Tasogare-iro no Uta Tsukai
Ar Tonelico
Ar Nosurge
the MC like "hey wtf with this world's magic? they are so weak" that until
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- MC casual magic turn out useless against demon lol at this
- Dark Magic practitioner able to bypass his Golden Fortress

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SorakaNii
SorakaNii rated it
October 31, 2016
Status: --
Does anyone even hate this? I think only a few portion of the novel is translated so it's too early for judgement, well at least for me, this has a quite a lot of potential, the author shows a 'bad' hypocrite protagonist, the type who failed to enact their justice. Then limits it by showing a slightly 'strong' enemies, not to mention the existence more effective than him, then divided attention between the supposed-to-be protagonist while having a slightly 'mysterious' strong guy, the author could choose which concept to go... more>> with and still making it potent because regarding the bad, he could correct his reasoning in action, regarding the strong, he could emphasize the actions, and regarding the mysterious, he can add tense effect through the other side reaction through his action. Thinking abou it most novels which contains excitement are outline with one the three premise. judging from state of volume one I think his going slow within a small setting making this very detailed packing out climax, conlusion, resolution on a single volume, that's why it can also be drawn out. <<less
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scriptor
scriptor rated it
July 19, 2016
Status: --
Very, very nice. The characters are very well fleshed-out and the plot is good. My only complaint is that the chapters are a bit disordered, but that can be easily fixed. XD
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Throwaway
Throwaway rated it
June 12, 2016
Status: v2 epilogue
What I like about the novel:

Great premise, magician from our world comes into another world whose magic is much worse than his and goes on an adventure. Of course life isn't smooth sailing, for some reason his magic doesn't work on the demons in the new world so it's not just coasting through life which is great.

Interactions and character development is definitely one of the best. No such thing as girls falling for the MC on their first meeting just because. There is enough time spent with the characters where... more>> they don't feel like a certain troupe.

Translations, now that it's picked up by SkyTheWood is definitely going to be high quality.

Only con I can think of would be that the translation speed may be somewhat slow, but you have great quality to make up for that <<less
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Vrethalya
Vrethalya rated it
March 29, 2016
Status: --
This is my impression so far with this novel (Ch 25). So far, I personally rate this novel as 4.5 out of 5

This novel is about a magus who was transported as an extra baggage, along with the hero, into the world where the magic aren't as developed as the modern (MC's) world but wait, even though his magic is, by far, more advanced than the level of that parallel world,it doesn't mean that his magic is better at dealing with that world's problem that the current world's magic system... more>> (so far).

There's a hint that the MC might be able overcome this problem (okay, lets bold the "might" part there...) and also, there's a hint that this novel will be tagged with tragedy.

First thing that you would notice with this novel is the slightly thick wall of words. Second thing, is how well it was well phrased (wellp, im not quite sure if this is the work of the author or the translator team, but the constant writing style even when the translation team change makes me think that it's the work of the author. but still, hats off to the translation team who is doing a superb work in showing that) and well written, with close to none useless detail and not dragging things to long.

This novel is quite thorough with its depictions of details, such as emotional depiction of characters, the universe's condition, the MC's social relation with his friends and surroundings, and mostly, MC's inner monologue and thought process.

The author also quite detail with the technical explanation of the magic's theory that was being used. quite, because it's not as detailed as Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, but more like to aru majutsu-ish (explaining what culture is the magic system was based of, instead of how the magic system used would manipulate physical phenomenon).

It's quite fun and refreshing, since the author explain how the MC's magic system is more advanced than the current world in a technical way. Surprisingly, even though the author really care that much about details, the author didn't really succeed in depicting the battle scene. It's feels as if you're reading naruto (shipuden) all over again. The battle would abruptly interrupted with skill explanation and how this skill (mainly magic) is absurd within the otherworld's POV, and this, would be depicted in dialogue instead of naration

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think of it as this
>MC use magic
>magic system is different from the world'd system
>enemy A is confused
>"wtf with that magic? it's literally imposible!"
>MC is confused why it's possible, as if the common knowledge of his magic system should be obvious, while he understand that the otherworld magic system is different
>MC's ally explain why his magic is absurd
>MC explain how his magic system work, and continues on about how their magic system is different
>enemy A left dumbfounded
>reader was left out, expecting for the battle to be continued

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The overly technical and attention to detail kills the previously built up mood for the battle scene and it's quite disappointing (for me, at least).

If i had to compare, i think i can say that this novel quite reminds me of harry potter and "to aru majutsu" with less fan service, comedic tone, and less satisfying battle scene (just like harry potter's last battle in the movie).

It really is a good read, with a lot of potential. <<less
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admira
admira rated it
November 16, 2015
Status: --
I rather like the fact that it's a "hero summoning" with a twist: the hero's friend who isn't granted powers by the summoning, was actually already quite skilled on his own. This doesn't really count as a spoiler since it's revealed in the first chapter, but...
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The fact that he's a clandestine practitioner of magic in his original (earth) world is quite interesting, I think. Especially the fact that he can beat the crap out of the local mages.

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NoobyReader
NoobyReader
December 30, 2016
Status: --
This novel is amazing first reason is. The fight is so realistic that even the forum you can see the flame of the battle and as a reader you will feel the despair of the fight lol.

Second reason is it created the first civil war of translators and readers. So many blood has been spilled and so many forums are been flamed which is later called "Paid vs Free vs Donation War".

Jokes aside the biggest downside of this novel is it got to popular. So it got heated... more>> in many ways.

I will credit this novel for the hate, fear and flames it has created for this community. Loo

Score 5/5 thanks to this Paid vs Free vs Donation got properly divided and later paid got expelled in this community. Haha <<less
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