Magi Craft Meister


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There is only one Magi Craft Meister in the world. After the death of the last Meister over one thousand years ago, Jin Nidou was transported to another world in order to succeed her will.

After obtaining the knowledge of the Magi Craft Meister, Jin attempts to use a warp gate but it malfunctions, transporting him to an unknown place. Along with that, an automata he recently restored also uses the warp gate in order to search for her “father”. Thus, the crafting journey of the new Magi Craft Meister begins!

Magi Craft Meister average rating 3.9/5 - 315 user ratings
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Magicraft Meister
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New TamaSaga rated it
September 19, 2017
Status: v8c20
It starts off great. But then the weaknesses of the story start shining through at the 8th volume. At this point, the author has started to push for romance. Unfortunately, he messed it up bad by completely discarding every other option in what seems like 3 chapters.

Now that the author has probably chosen the pairing, it's time to create drama to bring them closer together. And let me tell you, watching the protagonist reveal every one of his secrets just to show off to the... more>> girl while also suppressing the bad guy by figuratively bringing a nuke to a knife fight... it just screams convenience and utter laziness.

I came to see magical technology that can pique the imagination. We had that at first, then the author forgot the story's roots and wanted to focus on the romance. Jin has now embarked on the path of a Chinese wuxia protagonist. Christ... <<less
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New UnknownSaint171 rated it
September 5, 2017
Status: c8.18
I have very mix feelings about this. After contemplating for several hours, I have arrived to a conclusion. It's not bad but... this story has so many flaws! I almost want to rate this 2stars out of anger. Please read the Cons.

    • He can easily avoid conflict if he took matters into his own hands but instead becomes indebted to others.
    • The MC heals the very people who wanted to kill him
    • He can destroy the entire world, why he under others?
    • He helps the very countries that want to kill or tie him down
    • What happen to being free and unrestrained?
    • He spills his secrets everywhere & completely oblivious of all his enemies reaching for his neck. But 'No don't kill them' Are you serious?!
    • There is no plot but based more on MC depression majority of the series.
I can't like the Romance! All she's there is to look good. She has no appealing quality as a character and was born with a golden spoon. (As much as I love Kuuderes she's only there for emotional support)

    • The only reason I'm rating this one star more... It's the Daughter! She makes it worth reading. It's just sad she's not being used properly. Even sometimes treated like sh*t by MC and unintentionally makes it hard for her. I really love this character.
    • Spoiler

      Beana was a girl who loved MagI Craft and came from a poor background. So why not parthner up with her? She's also hilarious and had good potential. But instead it's with Elsa whose literally there for emotional support. She's not worthy of being called 'Mother' by Reika...

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rdawv rated it
February 28, 2016
Status: --
Review as of Volume 3.

After 3 volumes there isn't a sense of where the story is going. The MC has an adventure in one region, goes back to his fortified home and then goes on to another adventure elsewhere via teleportation.

If you're looking for more like Death March's relatively laid-back style, you will get more here. Unfortunately none of the characters are as colorful as those in Death March. Perhaps more deeply constructed and given an interesting background than the generic tropes of Death March, but not enough... more>> to make MCM's characters stand out.

Time filler material.

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drunkenbull rated it
July 3, 2017
Status: --
This novel is mediocre at best. MC is your typical lame Japanese character that the author put no thought into.

Here's some examples what to expect from this novel and why you shouldn't waste your time

    • Gets transported to another world. Gets helped in a random village. MC knows this is a different world. Yet yet... Constantly asking remote villagers if they've heard of Japan. when they is magic in the world he is in.
    • Introduces a bunch of technology and freely gives it out without thinking of the repercussions. and constantly tells everyone who he is and sh*t that you would keep a secret.
    • So far from what I've read he goes to random areas finds a chick and blows her mind with revolutionary technology and queue some random nobles/kings saying you're dangerous/work for me and him simply running away and leaving the problems after causing all of it. " Good bye for now" " Touch this village and ill destroy your kingdom" while running away like a bitch when he could of solved the problem before leaving since he is all powerful and in reality said villages would be destroyed. Now these are just some of the examples off the top of my head after being annoyed while reading. Japanese authors for me at least personally have a lot of trouble making a likable MC. MC is a genius and inherits memories like a dictionary and can use all magics and calculate bullsh*t things while saying it's because he is meister but a whole volume goes by with him not knowing he can use magic to strengthen his body or knowing what world he was on since he has all his masters previous knowledge. Plot holes like that are just annoying to read.

      P. S it really blows my mind that people actually give this 5 stars.

      ignore it or at least read 20 chapters and you'll see yourself. It is 3 stars at best if you're being generous. Even for a slice of life novel and interesting concept it was not done well enough.
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Hamsta rated it
January 9, 2017
Status: v4c2
3/5. Mediocre.

Starts off interesting with a relatable/pitiable protagonist (hard working orphan, gets sent to another world to take on the mantle of "MagI Craft Meister, " has enough common sense to not diarrhea out technological advancements too quickly. Sadly the author can't keep established facts & character personality straight to save his life, continually introduces fan-service scenes in a poor attempt to keep things fun, and hops all over the place like the protagonist himself...

Actually the Author is probably a pedobear.
- The village children just strip... more>> nude in front of MC after he builds a hot springs (which they've never seen in their life).
- Reiko is wearing nearly indestructible, easily cleaned clothing, yet strips nude to push a boat, lol wut? (Even though there's cleanup magic and her indestructible clothes & body could probably be cleaned with fire if she wanted to...)
- Marcia & the other competitors just happens to end up in a swimsuit, because "tradition"? (And they're all like 15 years old females... while the rules for a GOLEM BOAT RACE demands a human be on board, why? Wouldn't it be much more effective to have autonomous boats if possible?)

Examples of such derps include:

1) MC knowing he can't release too many technologies (asks if patent systems exists, knows current world golems are poorly made things) and has enough common sense to render his potentially compromised warp gates inoperable at the start. Yet he completely forgets this and goes around tossing around innovations left and right without building any anti-theft safeties into his new innovations like the warp gate has (how difficult is it to have his plane/boats/golem have the same option as his warp gate?... why is he making all these planes and ships operable by anyone?)

2) Supposedly magI craft meisters are shunned during the predecessor's time and there is only one magI craft meister at a time... yet said magI craft meister is extremely powerful, wealthy, and has access to highly advanced technologies. 1, 000 years later somehow magic craftmen are all over the place with regular non-magI craftmen nowhere to be found (still haven't met a non-magic craftsman magician 5 volumes in...) The author claims the war 300 years ago wiped out a significant portion of the magic population but that wouldn't explain why magic craftmen became so popular or why non-magic craftmen magic people are nowhere to be found.

3) Supposedly writing magic formulas in Japanese makes them more efficient and would be an excellent way to prevent others from stealing his work (Having a self destruct option like the Terminator CPUs when the magic plate is opened up or something would be very effective, right?) Yet either the entire world can either magically understand Japanese or he just forgot all about this.

4) Apparently swords are a thing, but flint/firesteel aren't? A stupid way to make MC's "lighters" popular. MC also apparently completely forgot about his magic stone powered stoves he made for the village which would make lighters completely unnecessary. (Since they can literally run on fragments of fire magic stone dust found in a river bed.)

5) Current world golems suddenly gain a level in technology during the boat race ark. Apparently golems are rare, hard to make things yet all of a sudden an entire city has boat racing competitions with custom made highly advanced golems (Reinhardt made LoreleI which is somehow an autonomous golem which are supposedly very difficult to make, wut?)

6) Magic craftsmen also gain a level in technology during the boat race arc. They can suddenly read the orders/mana signature of enemy golems to figure out their directives and who sent them. Wtf? Why was this not mentioned/done during the 3 volumes that came before it? Why the balls didn't he do this when Gen/Gon first attacked & he re-purposed them?

7) The various villains are extremely stupid. I guess common sense fell drastically along with the technology/magic levels of the world. Supposedly Magic craftsmen are very rare and precious commodities being jealously hoarded by various nobles yet Dumbarse McNoblederp tries to rhape the magic craftsman chick MC was providing blueprints to. Supposedly she's the apprentice of a famous local magic craftsman which makes it all the weirder than said noble would try to rhape her. The village villain is yet another dumbarse noble that tries to manhandle the MC even though the King is trying to curry MC's favor. (How the hell do you fail that hard in your mission) ? The boat arc villain is dumb enough to leave a crapload of evidence (literally left 4-6 golems with his signature and very clear sabotage orders... in a city filled with magI craftmen that could read said orders/signature if they got their hands on them, wut?)

8) Around volume 4 when MC is making his robot army author claims "Knowledge transfer is not effective in transferring knowledge to other humans. " Yet he literally received most of his knowledge from the previous magicraft meister via knowledge transfer... and has been employing it with very little problems. The only downside is that it's like having a "book" memorized in your head to reference. But that's still PRETTY DAMN EFFECTIVE. I'd love to be able to download books directly into my brain.

9) MC drops a bombshell about magic (apparently everyone has a limited amount) as late as volume 4 chapter 6. (Prompted because of Reiko's concern to him)..... then it's brushed off because the MC has a magic body which can absorb ambient mana, so it's okay for him. Wut?

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Lachiel rated it
October 31, 2015
Status: --
This novel is slice of life. Material. All I can say, there's not many fights and it's almost all about the interactions between characters. We can see the few times the MC decides to invent something but other then that he gives his idea to someone else and then goes on his way most of the time. The MC is like-able and the side characters seem pretty dynamic instead of static.

So I do recommend this to anyone who likes slice of life in a fantasy world.

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tallrice rated it
December 20, 2016
Status: c130
This is quite an enjoyable series. It's a relaxed series about technologies and foods being introduced to a fantasy world by an adventurous and easy going MC. I frequently look forward to seeing what new idea the MC will come up with and how it will send ripples through the world.

World building is pretty good. I love maps, and he actually provided one. As the MC is an OP mage and engineer, he gets to see various countries, essentially be a tourist, which is neat.

The enemy conspirators are... more>> pretty comical in their attempts to revive lost technologies and their constant blunders and shock of the MC's oppressive fascist- ahem, military strength.

I am not a fan of harem manga, but most of the romance is platonic enough that I didn't mind for a long time. I did get a bit bored after 130 chapters, partly because some of the royal court scenes were annoying in their banality and the harem romance was taken a centre scene. Not sure if I'll go back and continue...

There isn't much development either. The whole "I have an automated super military of magical robots" thing just destroys much of the plot, as there's little to go from there. His whole Japanese-nostalgia island paradise is also neat enough during the first two volumes when he is building it, but then just feels boring and unnecessary without anything to add to the story later on. <<less
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Mothman rated it
June 25, 2017
Status: v5c7
I cannot stress enough how un-enjoyable this novel is.

There is no struggle. The characters do nothing. The MC learns nothing. There are no love interests, old mentors, rivals, enemies, pressing concerns for safety, long-term plans, nothing. Even under those circumstances the series might be salvageable, or even a masterpiece if it managed to remain interesting without relying on any preconceived trope of storytelling, but it isn't. It's trash.

The MC goes to a place. He meets a person. He does a magicraft-related thing for the person. Then he leaves.... more>>

That is every volume.

P. S. The translation becomes unreadable at volume 5 so don't even bother.

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falcon010 rated it
June 25, 2017
Status: v8
Again, a novel for those who doesn't want to take literature to the extreme.

it's just some "OP MC who doesn't care about the world and let it walk on it's own but will interfere with overly OP ability that he got from random nonsense if a chick get annoyed or disturbed by some random stupid villain" and "a sh*t ton of plot armor and plot holes that just brushed off like that by author because he's too lazy to laid the plot in the first place"

a laid-back novel with... more>> a sh*t ton of random non sense but still acceptable to be read. Basically character development still non-existant, but maybe there will be some in the future because MC has spreaded all the seed for potentially harem member all over the place.

plot is very repetitive, but still some different changes altho only a little bit. The world history is just complete non-sense with jumbled words all over the places and somehow contradictory event being told (?). World building is just the worst, settings is just bad, plot not even that amusing.

can be read, not that bad, but obviously not for those who are serious in novels.

4/10 from me, maybe will go into 5 or 6 if the character development exist in the future chapters.

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stifi222 rated it
June 3, 2017
Status: v5c6
Edit: After v5c15 a new translator took over with good quality translations. But I am not shure if he is going to retranslate the chapters between or not. But if not those chapters might hinder some people from continuing to read thsI novel.

The novel started pretty good and was quite enjoyable. Thats why I would give it a 4/5 till volume5 chapter 7. The plot was already explained by those comments before mine, thats why I am not going to write that again and want to focus on the... more>> quality of the novel in the later chapters.

From start to v5c7 the translation has a good quality and is easy to read. But after this chapter the it's like the translator used google translation and just copied the result without editting. The chapters are just gibberish and not readable.

Would have hoped that the translator edits them after some time but after 5 months I think this is not going to happen.

Thats why after v5c7 I would give this novel 2/5 or even 1/5 because it is not readable.

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Arumanfi rated it
July 30, 2017
Status: v3c17
Wonderful other world story with a creative approach to world-building development, although the early chapters portray this wonderfully, the recent chapters focuses on the MC relationship with people which is not the writer's strong suit, if you're into world-building then I suggest you start from the first chapter.

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justice41 rated it
June 11, 2017
Status: v6c4
3/5. Average

Story-wise it is a good and refreshing one but the main problem of this type of novel is to the MC. If you read further and further, you'll only get annoyed and annoyed more on how the MC acts. He's like a walking genie that doesn't even mind his surroundings and can't read the air, how he just whimsically spreads new technology without minding the repercussions and effects it would make. It would had been better if the MC is like Shiba Tatsuya from Mahouka or Makoto from TsukI... more>> ga.

It is good to do charity work but sometimes, in an isekaI that like this doesn't go well so easily. People like those are the type to be easily manipulated like our MC here. It's very cringy but at least there is her automata to save the day.

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ScotlandForsythe rated it
November 25, 2016
Status: v3c14
Okay. So maybe the MC's Personality irritates me at times, but this story is entertaining. I like the fact he has a profession that he does and that this drives the story.

I don't know if the MC has an ambition, but he at least doesn't go around ignoring people do I'm good.

Check it out. This is very slice of life, but it's a fun read. And the problems he runs into make sense. 😘

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Ssjn4vega rated it
July 19, 2016
Status: v3c19
Great novel, a perfect combo of slice of life and adventure.

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Melakias rated it
October 22, 2015
Status: --
Poor but Hardworking character dies in the middle of his work but's saved by the golem of the only, now deceased, MagI Craft Meister, who gifts him a new body and all her knowledge, making him the new MagI Craft Meister.

First thing he does with his new powers is rebuild the golem girl, who starts to call him father, but because of an accident the MC's sent into a far away village, there he starts to introduce modern inventions and the story moves on.

Pretty Slice-of-life, MC's no real... more>> objective besides travelling around, story's slightly repetitive, meet women in problems, help them, get in conflict with a noble, expose amazing power and move on. Still is amazingly written and always enjoyable to see what happens next.

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plushiesoda rated it
August 3, 2017
Status: v6c34
This is a fairly enjoyable read, with an interesting premise, enjoyable characters and an above average writing style for a japanese isekaI novel.

Just don't expect too much, MC becomes op, helps girls, introduces a technology gap wherever he goes leaving people be like "oooh he's so cool, so awesome!!" gladly so far as volume 6 chapter 34 there ain't "harem elements" though there are some girls interested in the mc

My advice? Give it a shot, a focus on golemancy ain't that mainstream among isekaI so it is somewhat a... more>> "fresh" read <<less
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Mabbo rated it
July 17, 2017
Status: v5c11
Well, you see, what I'm interested in this series is how our MC Jin is making his crafts. It's rare to see series that goes full detail about materials and craftings. If we to compare it with Arifureta, Hajime (Arifureta's MC) created a plane only by adding a material named [Gravity Ore] and make it float, while Jin properly made the engine and many other details.

The bad part tho; Stagnant Storyline, Undeveloped Character (except Reiko, which gradually becoming yandere), Infinite Amount of Material in his Lab, and most irritating... more>> of all; unreadable translation.

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hellogarry rated it
July 11, 2017
Status: v6c31
There is a lot of low rating reviews, so here I am trying to motivate some readers.

The premises is pretty enjoyable if you're into slice-of-life. Sadly if you're looking for a harem like series then I don't think this is for you. I'd be honest there isn't much romance but at some point there will be. I've asked people for spoilers and there is a reason why he is not interested on the opposite s*x and it will be fix at some point.

What's really enjoyable here is watching... more>> him create things, meeting new people, and doing crazy stuff. There is also a lot of character and they don't feel flat at all. Not everyone likes him like those usual stupid novels where everything is way too easy for the MC.

The only problems is there is not much POV chapters.

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Oukis Lips rated it
June 21, 2017
Status: v6
You'll be disappointed if you're expecting an action/adventure novel with tons of monsters and demons. Magicraft Meister is completely a slice of life novel. But in that regard, it's the best slice of life IsekaI novel that I've ever read. The MC has his strengths and he sticks to them, he's not too ambitious but also not a complete pushover (unlike 99% of IsekaI novel protagonists), and he's not so OP that the story becomes boring... Not boring, but the story is rather repetitive. So far... more>> the story is: MC travels to a kingdom, helps a potential waifu in need, shows off his engineering skills, then leaves, repeat in a new kingdom with a new waifu. But he never makes a move on a potential waifu; unfortunately, the MC does have the annoying "herbivore" trait that is common in Japanese light novels. But he's laid the groundwork so it's not impossible to see some romance/harem in the future.

All in all, this story is great if you're into the slice-of-life-in-another-world genre. Ah, btw, the "mecha" tag is somewhat misleading; it's more like golems. There are no pilots and the "robots" move through magic power. <<less
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admira rated it
May 13, 2017
Status: v3c6
(I read v3 translations, and farther in the raws. My details are a little outdated, so this is based on past notes I took.)

Fairly solid slice-of-life. If you like Death March, this might be your speed. The MC is pretty altruistic, doing things because it's the "nice" thing to do rather than because there's any real benefit to doing it.

The age certainly shows in the style (not a bad thing, just an observation). This series features:

  • Daughter-maid groupies (he's father and master), i. E. The platonic daughter/imouto/servant harem
  • Japanese cultural aspects catching on and becoming instantly popular
  • Situations with predictable outcomes, but are still mildly interesting
  • Encounters with various female characters who don't seem to have any male relationships, or experience as such (the faux-harem)
  • Some signs of self-preservation instincts, but MC definitely doesn't have proficiency in the deception skillset.
  • Generic Japanese-style altruism
Whether those items are good or bad is up to you. I thought it was cute, but not enough to survive my latest reading list purge. I'm giving it 4 stars because it was good. It simply isn't my cup of tea.

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john2roque rated it
January 1, 2016
Status: --
Although the plot is repeative like building a harem while exploring the world and MC is lacking in ambition im looking forward to the reactions of the nobles he pissed off in the places he visited when they realize who he is so yea quite a good read.

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makenai89 rated it
November 13, 2015
Status: --
Slice of life story built on interesting premises, but repetitive plot. The first volume is very good, but by the time the third volume began, the story has lost its charm for me. No character development whatsoever, and as the MC has no ambition, it became boring. Still, if you like Desumachi, Seiun o Kakeru, or such, you may like Magicraft Meister as it is very well-written. I too may come back later to check up on how the story builds up in later chapters.

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