Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka?

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Five hundred years have passed since the humans went extinct at the hands of the fearsome and mysterious ‘Beasts’. The surviving races now make their homes up on floating islands in the sky, out of reach of all but the most mobile of Beasts.

Only a small group of young girls, the Leprechauns, can wield the ancient weapons needed to fend off invasions from these creatures. Into the girls’ unstable and fleeting lives, where a call to certain death could come at any moment, enters an unlikely character: a young man who lost everything in his final battle five hundred years ago, the last living human awakened from a long, icy slumber.

Unable to fight any longer, Willem becomes the father that the girls never had, caring for and nurturing them even as he struggles to come to terms with his new life, in which he feels the pain of helplessly waiting for his loved ones to return home from battle that his ‘Daughter’ once felt for him so long ago. Together, Willem and the girls gradually come to understand what family means and what is truly worth protecting.

Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka? average rating 4.5/5 - 100 user ratings
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What Are You Doing at the End? Are You Busy? Can You Save Me?
有關結束時在做什麼呢?正忙著嗎?被拯救可以嗎?
終末なにしてますか? 忙しいですか? 救ってもらっていいですか?
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Fuez
New Fuez rated it
March 11, 2017
Status: v3c1
This LN is a very refreshing read. It is a story of someone who simply yearns for what he has lost. And he is very frightened of having to experience that sense of loss again that he could fall into despair. One of the scene that instantaneously captivates me into reading this novel is the very first scene that author shows us. Specifically, the first chapter of the first volume. It is a portrayal of warmth. That is all. A warmth of being with your family members or someone dear... more>> to you. It is a very simple scene. The MC is just having dinner with a family member of his and they are having a chat to pass time. Simple yet so meaningful that I could actually feel this fuzzy warmth in my heart.

Another lovely aspect is the MC's interaction with the children. The children that I'm referring to are the Leprechauns. Their idiosyncrasies makes them truly lovable and Willem handled them splendidly. The scenes displaying their interactions are some of the enjoyable slice of life part in this LN.

I like how the other readers describe the MC as "broken" which ties back to his experience of losing something. It is a very accurate description of him and a driving motivation for me to read the LN in order to understand more about Willem's "broken" personality. In the 2 volumes that I have read, the author would give a revelation in their final chapters. A revelation that foreshadows the overall plot/setting. Hinting a darker and much crueler fate that awaits Willem or maybe other characters.

I think other people has already described how this LN criticizes the theme of being a Hero. It brings the a unique concept which contradicts many stories about heroes who are an epitome of hope. In contrast to this LN, the Hero of Heroes are an epitome of despair.
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The LN describes that those who are chosen as the Hero of Heroes(Main hero of Regular Brave) are people who had lead a miserable, tragic and horrible life. These elements of negativity are their driving will to live on. So that they could take revenge or inflict punishment to those who have wronged them.

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After reading 2 volumes, I tried to correlate from my reading with the LN's title and the LN's cover page for every volume until the latest one. Consequently, I felt as if my heart was wrenching. Almost every cover page is illustrated with character(s) who are crying. It may be a symbol of tragedy/drama genre heavily influencing the story. Trying to understand both of the titles; "What Are You Doing at the End? Are You Busy? Can You Save Me?"(Prequel) and "What Are You Doing at the End? Can We Meet Again Once More?"(Sequel), they just scream of bad omen. Not that it means that its going to be bad. But, it made me more intrigued to confirm my theory and speculations in reference with the "revelation" in each volume. It is another driving factor of mine to read this LN, to know what kind of fate befalls these characters. <<less
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andruil
New andruil rated it
March 10, 2017
Status: v4c2
This is such an usual story. Beautiful yet laced with tragedy. Even now I don't know if it will have a happy ending or tread the bittersweet path. And still, I love it all the more for that. Can't wait to read the rest.
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marine1corps
marine1corps rated it
July 5, 2016
Status: v2c4 part2
This is a story about a man who lost everything. His home, his people, his friends, his loved ones..... all lost in the passages of time. As the last human on the face of the world he has to start a new in a strange new world ruled by creatures unfamiliar to him. He has to cope with loses and deal with wounds that will never heal, physically and mentally. Until one day he meets a group of girls who has to face the same fate as he did 500... more>> years ago. There he has to face his past and once again step forward.

Spoiler

Do not get this wrong. This is NOT a harem novel series just because he is in the middle of a group of girls. I got some spoilers from other forums and he sticks with one girl. I think this is worth the read because it is a story that will pull at the heart strings as you find out what the MC has to go through. I will update this review as the story progresses.

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Edit 1: Boy does this novel have interesting twists and turns. Questions as to why the world came to be are clearly spelled out to you and make a lot of sense. Not only does the MC have a sad fate but so does the Heroine. <<less
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Arbiten
Arbiten
July 2, 2016
Status: v1c5
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Prepare to be depressed when a massive bombshell is dropped so early on (v1c5)

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... more>>Otherwise, decent story. However, be warned that your emotions are gonna be messed up. <<less
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Sumire
Sumire rated it
January 5, 2017
Status: Completed
This is a story of suffering and darkness with the glimpse of light and heart warming. This is a story of a man who has lost everything, who was broken, who tried to get up just to be put down again, who desperately to find hope just to lost it again.

This is a great story, but a very sad one. It can't make it to my top 3 but definitely in the top 10 of all the novels i have read.

Edit: just finish the book and have to say as... more>> expected for the most part. Still hasn't make it to my top 3 thou. <<less
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Gwylon
Gwylon rated it
October 13, 2016
Status: v2c2
This is a real gem hidden amongst the piles of mediocre, average and occasional trash story on Novel Updates.

The premise is quite unique with humanity already extinct and the remaining races stuck upon a limited number of floating islands. The Beast's that roam the surface are still a clear and present danger to the inhabitants of the isles and that is where the fairies come in. They are the only thing that can deal with Beast's but the mortality rate is high. ... more>>
Spoiler

Only by self destructing can they hope any guarantee of winning.

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The MC was a former pseudo Brave from an orphanage whose body is now broken beyond repair.

Now enter an amazing story filled with gut punch feels, awesome narrative, great character development and the best LN romance I have ever seen. This is one hell of a emotional rollercoaster. Honestly, this series is one of the best I have EVER read. <<less
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TakenAway
TakenAway rated it
September 29, 2016
Status: v2c2 part4
It is a good novel (as far I can see for now). This is a bit different than your average jp novels that you can find in this website.

This isn't about a OP protagonist who lives a happy life with his harem. Rather, it's about a [Broken] character in this new world. In fact, this is basically the novel's main selling point.

The summary describes him well in this regard:

A young man who lost everything five hundred years ago, the last living human awakened from a long, icy slumber.

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Spoiler

The story might flare up your emotions as you progress your reading, with how bleak and depressing it can be. I don't think it's at the level of some tragic masterpieces, but it is more darker than your average japanese fantasy novels

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There isn't any [mecha], so that might be a turn off for some people who likes it or must have it along with their sci-fi.

Other than that, you should try giving this a read. <<less
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vezerr05
vezerr05 rated it
January 10, 2017
Status: v1
So far it's one of the best light-novels I've ever read. At first glance it might seem kinda cliche, with all that loli-warrior-harem stuff, but actually it shows us a really cruel setting. The protagonist, who only suffered troughout his whole life, the girls, living in... well actually they aren't even living... So yes, definitely worth reading. The translation quality is great (perfectly understandable, and easily readable), and it is one of those books, which if you start, you just simply can't put it down until the end. Looking forward... more>> for the full release of volume 2 - and of course for the others :) . <<less
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