Konjiki no Moji Tsukai

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Five people are summoned to another world to battle the demon lord who threatens that world. However, there were only supposed to be four heroes that were summoned; the other was an innocent bystander. What will the innocent bystander do next?

Konjiki no Moji Tsukai average rating 4.1/5 - 596 user ratings
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Konjiki no Moji Tsukai (Golden Word Master)
Konjiki no Word Master
金色の文字使い (小説)
金色の文字使い ~勇者四人に巻き込まれたユニークチート~
金色文字使: 被四名勇者波及的独特外挂
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TheRaven
New TheRaven rated it
July 24, 2017
Status: c98
My main gripe with this story is that it appears that the author bit off more than he can chew with the MC's power.

His power is Word Magic, where he can write a word on a surface or shoot the word (kanji - character) at a surface. This basically allows him to alter anything and anyone. He starts out with having access to only one word (kanji) at a time, getting access to more as he levels up.

The problem I face is that even though he has access to a... more>> magic that allows him to do basically anything, yet he never uses it in a versatile way. He basically only uses 'Protect' and 'Speed', with a couple of other like 'Fly' and 'Pry' to move about or gain info. Sure there's couple of others, but the first time he even thinks about using an adjective is when he already has access to three-word chains. And the words he used were 'Colossal Strength' to punch an enemy that has regenerative powers on the scale of limbs-restore-within-seconds... Disappointing, to say the least.

Spoiler

Sure, his intention was not to defeat that monster. But the entire situation was so completely out of character for our MC anyway, so...

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Moreover, the guy learned the language of that world so he could read books better, but it never occurs to him that something that is a two-kanji word in Japanese, like transfer/teleport, might be a 'one-word' word in a different language. Especially since more-word chains cost a lot more mana, aside from other restrictions mentioned in the story.

In short, a power with great potential ruined by another protagonist that should have been smart, but really isn't. <<less
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Nostras
Nostras rated it
May 7, 2016
Status: --
Honestly, really enjoyable at the beginning but got worse overall halfway.

A confident MC is always a pleasure to read, all these spineless ones tend to get annoying.

Started at a 5…

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Spoiler

I hoped this novel would’ve gone more like the Mushoku Tensei way, you know, that part when they get warped to that demon continent. But sadly it doesn’t, suddenly you’re put half a year into the future and randomly introduced to new characters. A damn real shame, I wanted to see what he would’ve gone through on the Evilas continent.

As chapters went on more and more lolis started to “show” there love to him. “Do you like breasts?”… Really… Think of time and place, come on…

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Should you read this? I’d say give the first 100 chapters a shot, I liked that part a lot. <<less
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Eternal Liar
HolyGuise rated it
March 21, 2016
Status: --
I liked how the how the main character's objective is food and books, also with how he doesn't have a major world changing goals despite those world changing events being tossed toward him.

While his magic might seem omnipotent but it doesn't directly promotes him to the most powerful character. He will still have vulnerabilities.

As for the character, you have a diverse range of characters each with some degree of background. But you don't ever fully delve in them much if i recall, except for one of the arcs... more>> where it was necessary to know.

Character interactions, nuff said. Lolis ! Lolis! and more Lolis! The execution of interactions between the character were quite well done, although not to the point of where it seems natural but still good enough.The romance factor starts to kick in sometime later in the story but that is where i stopped giving this story a 5 star.

Spoiler

I officially buried all and any hopes for the romance when he doesn't even budge when Eveam threw herself at him. But he goes like "what is wrong with her?". This is not your every day dense, this is your Ichika (Infinite Stratos) dense. So yes i give up, unless at any further point in the story he reveals to develop romantic interest. Let me just get this out "Hiiro, you dense mother (replaced with the 'F' word) !

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lonewolf93
lonewolf93 rated it
January 25, 2017
Status: --
Quite a good start, however it became obvious to later on that the story really had nowhere to go. It tricks the audience into thinking that Hiro is different from other lightnovel MCs, unfortunately he is not. Everything in this LN is similar to other LNs (all the LN tropes are in my other reviews getting tired of writing the same all the time), unfortunately no matter how many times you try to serve me shit in with different kind of dressing, it doesn't change the fact that it... more>> is still shit. He still shy, lacks personality and no matter how many quirks the author tries to push on him, it changes nothing. He is just another OP protagonist with an ability so broken that literally breaks the entire story.

It gets worst when he agrees out of the blue to create a country because of someone else's dream, which contradicts his paper-fin "personality". This came out as the author way of adding a plot. However like I said before, it doesn't matter how evil organizations and cram different plots in the story, if it doesn't affect or has anything to do with the MC in a personal or essential level it doesn't matter.

Like I said before the MC is so overpowered that you know that he can undo most things. There is nothing at stake here. Plus the author did a weird time skip to justify a power up. If we know that the MC's abilities can increase by him grinding monsters by using his cheat abilities then what is the point of introducing foes around the same level has him? In 6 month he managed to enter the top of all the best fighters in the world. What is there to stop him from taking 3 months off and do some intense grinding alone and become lvl 300 or 400? Oh right, nothing! Since LVLs seem to not have a limit. If he was able to increase by almost 150 lvls by taking care of some little kids, you can only wonder how much stronger he can get alone. So because he doesn't do that he comes out as an idiot with a death-wish. Also why is the author trying to nerf his abilities in the later arcs for no reason. The story can't even serve has a good power fantasy anymore.

Also for someone who has the ability to do almost everything he wants it seems pretty tamed, especially the fights, it is as if the author never heard or played games like dbz, bayonetta and dmc.

True score is 2.5 but again not possible in this site. <<less
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BrotherofHavok
BrotherofHavok rated it
September 18, 2016
Status: c185
Interesting plot. Liked the whole "innocent bystander" bit. Word magic is good. Characters are interesting. Fights are awesome...

So why is it that there are like only 20-40 chapters that I really liked? Even when I was first reading this series there were a number of chapters in which i just skimmed or quickly read, trying to get back to the interesting parts. Now, whenever i go back to re-read it, i just skip to the chapters that i liked and don't bother with anything else.

I stopped reading this series because... more>> of the Tournament Arc. That is death to this series for me. Absolutely 0 interest to read it and it took about 30 chapters (still don't know if they finished or not). Would recommend to read this after you've read all the other best stories or when you're really bored. <<less
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Lachiel
Lachiel rated it
October 23, 2015
Status: --
While this novel is extremely popular, we once again have a transported person into a different world, except he doesn't become a hero for the humans and instead does whatever he wants to do.. with his OP magic..

I recommend this for anyone who likes OP main characters, and lolis.. buttloads of lolis.
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Seregosa
Seregosa rated it
January 7, 2017
Status: c236
Well, really. This is a good work, above average, no doubt. There is no doubt that Hiiros snarky attitude and companions are great, no matter how serious something is, as soon as Hiiro arrives, everything becomes a gigantic comedy, even if the end boss himself arrives with evil wishes to conquer the world when Hiiro himself is greatly weakened after a huge battle.

Well, so, I totally recommend it, but that doesn't mean that it's not without some significant flaws, otherwise I would've given it 5 stars. So, first of all... more>> they're summoned to this world, an innocent bystander that becomes one of the most powerful beings in the world and the four heroes that are so ridiculously naive its borderline retardation. Seriously, those self-important cowards treating it all as a game pissed me off to no end. Well, that's not really much though, it was somewhat amusing sometimes to see their stupidity and laugh at their idiocy. But this author is freaking horrible at writing drama, his side plots/other POV stories are so ridiculously bad it's somewhat amazing. He doesn't manage to get you to feel any sort of immersion and the clichés on the drama side is so numerous I almost wanted to punch him in the face when those stories came up. Well, some might enjoy that too. But there are two things I hate more than anything, that totally pissed me off countless times. The first is the power system, the author totally screwed it up. He went for a half year jump and we missed an enormous amount of interesting encounters and nice traveling, and all of a sudden he tripled his level. Well, I can buy that, the mc with all of his cheats and titles can surely get to that level by power leveling. But some other characters have a waay higher level than they should have. They were supposed to be at around level 100 from earlier, after being alive for at least several hundred years, then all of a sudden they gain a lot of levels... Well, no matter. But the plot holes/inconsistencies are glaring. An character that wasn't introduced at all in the WN and shouldn't possibly have been met considering the time restrictions in the WN was introduced at around chapter 230 as if he had met her, that character only shows up in the LN and manga... Then there's something about a guy who got crazy, there was some epidemic or something and they explain how it happened, it was an impossible scenario, there's no way the important royal family would not save portions of the cure for themselves, the most important people in the country, and some other things was also extremely weird and implausible at that point. There's a lot of more minor and major things that didn't work with the scenario of this story or just at all from common sense, but I won't mention them here.

So, all in all, Hiiros perspective is often amusing and is something I really love, that's why it got a 4/5 in score. But you might want to entirely skip the extra stories that is not from Hiiro or his companions perspective. If you can ignore the crappy drama writing, the glaring plot holes and the obnoxious cliché characters at the "enemy side", it is surely a story worthy of 4/5, above average but not really a story that would keep you reading until you've finished all available chapters without stopping, but enough to make you keep reading. <<less
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Lingaard
Lingaard rated it
June 23, 2016
Status: c205
This is a really fun and hard to put down novel, easily one of my favorites. The MC, although hard to relate to, is a really likable character. Even though he seems arrogant and cold he is honest and never hides his opinions. He treats everybody he meets in an equal and non-biased manner, doesn't matter if it's a slave, a soldier, beastman princess or the demon lord herself, which seems to be very rare in this world filled with prejudice and conflict among the three races and this ,together... more>> with his strong powers, earns him friends and respect from all over.

He has a very "do whatever he likes" personality which is perfectly shown in the beginning where when he sees that he is not a hero he basically goes "well this has nothing to do with me" and leaves the "quest to save humanity" to instead decides to tour this new interesting world by himself. (Though the "himself" part didn't last long)

He has the power of a wordmaster which means that words he writes with his ability will give some sort of effect related to that word.
The action scenes are varied and cool. It's fun to see which words he uses as well as their effects.

Although I really like the series and there are very few bad parts with it, there is one one thing I find infuriating. It is the half year time skip at ch100. Im not against time skips in general but this one is horrible. Not only did we miss out on a lot of seemingly fun adventures (which is the best part of these kinds of novels), they even introduced a new character and changed the appearance of an old one. The backstory of the new character and the reason behind the change for the other one gets neglected for many chapters and then only gets mentioned in some casual conversation with the MC. More than 100 chapters has passed now and the story behind the new character and the reason for her in the novel is still very foggy.

Except that one infuriating thing I really love this novel and the characters in it. (Except the new one) <<less
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Ethreality
Ethreality rated it
August 17, 2016
Status: c212
This is a really nice light novel to read. Starts off with pretty good pacing, and relationships in this novel are developed pretty well. The main character is very likable, since he has a "does whatever" attitude and is not exactly the typical main character. He is also very intelligent, but very dense (ha-ha).

Two problems I have in this light novel though, one being we didn't really get a good description in the half-year time skip, especially with the new characters ... more>>
Spoiler

Nikki and the Bird Ostrich girl

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and lately, he is becoming pretty overpowered, which makes the battle scenes a little dull. <<less
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Hunterxwx
Hunterxwx rated it
August 9, 2016
Status: c200
Great story with a MC that actually uses his brain! Unlike other light novels, the MC doesn't take everything at face value. In other words, he wouldn't just accept the words of a total stranger even if it's the king of an empire who is trying to save the world. The MC stoic personality is a bit of a downer at times, but the complex world developed by the author perfectly makes up for it.

Overall, I would highly recommend reading this novel. I know I did, multiple times... After... more>> reading almost all the novels from wuxiaworld, and many other sites, this is still the only novel I have read more than three times while waiting for the next release. <<less
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Aruzu
Aruzu rated it
January 18, 2016
Status: --
It starts really good with a lot of potential

But after a while it gets slow, the battles seems less interesting and the MC too overpowered
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captain crunch
captain crunch rated it
May 5, 2017
Status: c264
Updates Rating: 3 stars, Translation: 3.5/5 (multiple translation teams, most chapters range from 4/5 to 3/5)

(My reviews may sound negative, but I often list reasons why I didn't give 5 stars.)

[[5 star = almost all readers may enjoy. 4 star = large majority of readers may enjoy. 3 star = 50/50 of readers may enjoy. 2 star = a niche audience may enjoy. 1 star = maybe portion of niche audience may enjoy.]]

[[5/5 = Infrequent minor errors. 4/5 = Frequent minor errors or infrequent major errors, no difficulty to read.... more>> 3/5 = Frequent major errors, some difficulty to read. 2/5 = Difficult to read. 1/5 = Unreadable.]]

MC is one of five high school students (17-18 year olds) who get summoned to another world to defend the human kingdom from the demon kingdom. However, MC was caught up in the summoning by accident. Instead of receiving the hero traits, he gets an unusual magic ability. He is also skeptical about the geopolitical issues, and immediately decides to leave and go exploring on his own.

Features: summoning to another world, RPG-like leveling and magic system, rude MC with OP ability and fast leveling but starts from level 1, demihumans, monsters/beasts, small group combat, traveling/exploring, temporary companions, probably large scale combat later on, national conflicts, loli and loli-shaped characters. So far does not include nation building or harem/romance.

The concept is interesting because MC does not want to be involved in some strangers' wars, and his cheat ability is somewhat different. The story does include the usual reincarnation/fantasy themes such as adventuring and magic combat. So I think most readers in the genre will feel familiar with the format, although with some added twists. But I do have a few major criticisms.

The MC's attitude can quickly get irritating. He is all about fair trade and not doing things for free, but on the rare occasion that he needs something from another character, he gets a little pissed that other people want something in return. He is also about being direct, getting to the point, and disposing of formalities. But his dialogue often is nothing like that. It's almost always insults and being rude. I think it's supposed to be funny, but after 200+ chapters, it's getting tiring.

The dialogue and some characters are very exaggerated, like 1970's children's cartoons. For example, MC will constantly use the same insult on a companion, and the companion will react with the same highly exaggerated outraged response. Many characters also speak with sound effects and catch phrases. I think this is also supposed to be funny, but it's a bit much.

Almost every female character is a preteen girl or a loli-shaped woman. Why is this necessary? Most of them fall for the MC and that stereotypical schoolgirl dialogue and reaction with MC. But there is no romance, because MC has his independent attitude theme going on. Again, this continues on all the time. It doesn't stop. It also doesn't make sense why everyone, even males, like the MC. He doesn't do anything likable. I would understand if people admire his OPness, but not him as a person.

One thing that I think readers will be split on is that the MC changes roles after the 1st 100 chapters. The MC starts out just wandering around, leveling up, and forming connections. After chapter 100, the MC has decided to ally with a long-term goal or a faction. Some readers may be OK with both of these, but some may only prefer one instead of the other. My opinion was that I was concerned the story wasn't going anywhere in the first 100 chapters.

I gave this 3 stars. It's a different variation to the reincarnation/fantasy genre. Fans of the genre will probably be comfortable with it. My rating may be biased; I'm starting to get tired of the MC's attitude

and the dialogue.

Other: This is the WN. There is a LN, but the translation appears to be much further behind than the WN. I don't know what the differences between the 2 are. <<less
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ranobesuki
ranobesuki rated it
March 14, 2017
Status: c257
One of the must-reads of the genre I suppose.

The actual neutrality of the MC is refreshing. Other characters are a bit 2D, and I can see why he doesn't particularly like anybody.

Biggest complaint is the unneccesary timeskip where he goes from 'pretty strong' to 'basically superman' and readers are expected to suddenly remember a bunch of new characters whose introductions were skipped. Odd choice, author.

General impression: Good story, tolerable level of cliches, starting to drag, future uncertain.
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Tycheri
Ghostap rated it
March 9, 2017
Status: c200
I liked it at the start but then eventually it just became dragon ball Z. The main character has such a unique magic, but all he does is use it for strengthening and speeding himself up? Oh yeah and he has a kaio ken if i recall correctly he literally glows red and his strength and speed are multiplied. Oh no the enemy looks super strong what will we do? Oh well just power up of course. Just got boring near 200. But eh at least the side characters were... more>> sort of funny/cute. <<less
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Snooty
Snooty rated it
February 8, 2017
Status: c120
It's not quite a 4, but rounded up from 3.5.

It starts off quite nice and actually logical with an anti social MC who is actually cautious about things rather than just accepting every instruction of whoever summoned them. The author does a good job avoiding a lot of the boring OP character traps because our MC doesn't have any ambitions. Screw saving the world or revenge, let's travel and read books.

However, as you read on you notice a lot of inconsistencies within the story. For anyone not purely good, the... more>> MC will maintain his stubborn facade of never revealing any information, very arrogantly, even to people who can crush him with their pinkies (who all happen to be lolis). For some odd reason the only super powerful people he meets all enjoy his straight forwardness/arrogant demeanor, while anyone who has a problem will is weaker than him. And for anyone who won't cause MC any troubles later on, he will reveal his whole life story to them the next chapter.

Because our MC is so secretive and anti social, the world building really suffers a big hit. You can never really know the opinions of other characters. <<less
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CharLok
CharLok
January 25, 2017
Status: --
Okay I'm not going to write anything detailed, but I think some peoples reviews are really too harsh. I must say this novel isn't the best.

Super cliche and typical. But let's remind you that when this novel came out, the idea of have stupid heroes and a different main character was still pretty new. And the way that this novel presented it was refreshing and rather original at the time.

While it seems pretty typical now, this was among the first novels that presented hero summoning in this way, so it's... more>> too harsh to simply cast it off as cliche.

As such, even now I enjoy it since it isn't overly littered with template scenes and the characters interactions are very much amusing. I'm not much of a harem fan, never mind Loli harem, but its acceptable and the MC really doesn't have any interest. It's easy to swallow once you've seen highschool of th dead *shivers*

I like the MC, he isn't super op, uses his brains and is logical, all though I'm not super awesome and rational like him I can relate. Whilst MC is always right, he's only right because what he says, is actually truth. In fact, it's an obvious truth. He doesn't butter anything up, or make anything seem less that what it is. And he can do that because he's detached purposefully, as I said, he's not super op, therefore he cannot possible find solutions to everything. There are of course, all sorts of complications and complexities in the social and political world. And the MC can see the obvious flaws and mistakes because he, like the reader, looks from afar and only gets involved if it benefits him. Not like those other novels where the MC tries to "right" everything when it's simply not possible.

MC isn't right because he's "just", but right because it's true.

It only seems that everyone else is stupid because
1, cultural difference
2, hey, it needs an amount of plot right?
3, the world is complicated and people don't always do things because it's right, but because hey want to.

There are other intelligent characters there, that end up surrounding the MC, and mind you, they are intelligent, and want to change the world but can't, as such they become attracted to the MC because of his indifference. He won't judge them simply on their race and ethnic. His detachment and emotional strength makes him a person good to rely on when your unstable, since he won't feed you sugary or bitter words.

Anyways I really like this, although it gets a bit bland after around 150 chaps. It's good nonetheless, and I expect it to pick up. Expecting an entire several hundred chapters novel to have the same pace and fresh excitement constantly, I say in an unreasonable and unrealistic expectation from some readers. There WILL be places where you'll get bored, and the point is to read it, know it, and that so called boring chapter can other serve as a good break or be a part of something bigger. <<less
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furqon37
furqon37 rated it
September 18, 2016
Status: c200
Interesting plot, the hero who don't pay attention to race future, humanity etc and others problem if it didn't bring benefit to him. I like MC personality even being transported to another world and choose his own path, he is going to journey to sight seeing and culinary activities. He didn't stupid like typical another world character who accept their fate become hero.

The power of "Word Magic" itself is cheating and interesting but it didn't seems to much overkill.

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Spoiler

If you expect love drama in this series, I think you will disappointed. Because even Hiiro is trigger some flag/route and get tittle loli killer (which give more positif effect to catch loli route), he always get loli/sister type girl and he seems dislike lolicon act.

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wdewolde
wdewolde rated it
September 6, 2016
Status: c153
Its a great read, love the whole play on the cliche 4 Heroes summoned to another world.

Similar style to Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken, and Re:Monster as in there is a really OP character that is more focused on food than anything else, but still ends up as a major player in the events of the world

The only thing that I would say is bad about it is the amount of different translating groups, down websites etc which can mean that in order to read it either you occasionally skip... more>> a chapter or send a bit of time hunting it down. <<less
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lekhoa88
lekhoa88 rated it
June 14, 2016
Status: c189
The story was good until after MC acquires a lot companion. Several things that didn't work out well for me:
- Repetitive story line - MC fights one battle in one place, and move on to the next.
- Too much lolis
- MC personality & author sense of humor doesn't work with me. I simply hate the fact that MC would mindlessly do anything for food.
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Gvitor
Gvitor rated it
June 6, 2016
Status: c186
It's very good to read story, a confident MC and he got an ability that is a cheat but controlled though, it more like it has limits, however...
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It became very bad after he got to the demon continent, because, one chapter you are seeing he taking shelter in a house of a loli demon lady and the next you see him eating with the demon lord(??) which is in fact a loli too... the duels that came after are good though...

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qzty
qzty rated it
March 17, 2016
Status: --
The cheat is that draw to this story, how MC uses it is best thing. Though MC may come as arrogant, " I don't care, if it does not have to do with me." Is something that completely a valid stand for someone, who was transported to another world without any say, and this does that in a good way.
Spoiler

Though he is getting dragged in the issues of the world, and solving problem. Conclusion Tsundere MC

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