The Spearmaster and the Black Cat

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After a tear in reality pulls Kagari Shuya into a white room he discovers a futuristic interface for reincarnating in a different world. After looking through the different races and skills he unlocks a new race, Lucivault, a type of vampire with none of its characteristic weaknesses. All set to start his life in a new world, Shuya is confused to discover that he is enveloped in darkness. As it turns out something went wrong when he was transported and instead of appearing where he was supposed to he appeared in a underground cave. Shuya faces untold dangers, runs for his life, before finding his way out of the underground world. After escaping he meets his Shishou and begins to learn to fight with a spear. There is also a cute black cat named Rollo.

The Spearmaster and the Black Cat average rating 4.1/5 - 295 user ratings
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Spear Wielder and Black Cat
Yaritsukai to, Kuroneko
槍使いと、黒猫
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shiro
New shiro rated it
August 28, 2017
Status: c30
I really want to like this novel but it is boring.

The pros :

The translation quality is good.

The adventure is here and the world building is full of good ideas.

Rollo (she is the most intersting character)

The chain ability is very cool (thought underused, it is cool).

The cons:

MC is really bland and boring. I just don't care about him. Beside completing his pact with Rollo and sleeping with every women he can find, he has no clear goal or desire and without that, there can't be character... more>> growth. He is so OP each time he fight there is zero tension. He is simply not interesting and for me the biggest drawback to this novel.

Side Characters are useless to the story. They aren't one dimentional and their interactions are sometimes interesting (mostly when they don't interact with MC) but the author spend a lot of time describing them and, in the end, they don't add much to the story.

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wuhugm
wuhugm rated it
August 1, 2016
Status: c161
At the point this review is written, the raw is at c161 with 1, 602, 879 Japanese Characters. Also it's daily updated, so I doubt any translator can catch up to it... But I wish they could, because this is probably the best true adventure novel in Narou

It's extremely detailed, you don't know what will happen next, hell, you don't know who are the heroines.

It's amazing. Try it~
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pentadrian
pentadrian rated it
February 27, 2017
Status: --
What could've been a good reincarnation novel ended up getting ruined by standard WN writing cliches. While this refreshingly did away with truck-sama and a mysterious God who manages reincarnated people, there was no rationale as to why the MC reincarnated, why he could literally choose OP cheats, how he was so calm after rinsing transmigration etc.

I'm not sure if it's the original wiring or the translation, but most of the chapters are filled with useless onamatopoeic romanjI that add nothing to the plot. I'm here to read a... more>> novel, not page after page of sound effects. The plot is hard enough to follow as it is. On top the race names are confusing as hell. But what really does the novel in is how the MC gets used to killing so easily and the rate at which he acquired absurd skills.

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kensei001
kensei001 rated it
July 16, 2016
Status: c4
I never really write a review, but because there was no one who reviewed this series with great potential I thought why not. (Sorry for the clumsy writhing in advance).

This series seems pretty good. I don't really have anything to complain about.

Well, the MC is transported to a room where he has a choice to be reincarnated or not. The prologue was done pretty unique with its description on how the process of the whole reincarnation is done.

It has an interesting story thus far, hopefully it... more>> stays this way.
The MC also has a choice to choose his own race and 4 skills which are pretty interisting.

At the moment it hasn't really gone indept to the world building because the MC is still somewhere lost. So no new characters introduced, so hopefully there will be some unique and interisting one.

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NoobaLoob
NoobaLoob rated it
March 29, 2017
Status: c53
PROS:
- The Game Elements are done well, it isn't until much later that he gets an item that replicates an 'inventory'. It has been confirmed that there is an 'identify' skill, but the MC doesn't have it.

- A vast world filled with several types of unique magic and abilities. Various gods are well explained. Makes me want to read more!

- Good mystery set up from the start. The story is told very naturally, the MC moves on his own devices but you feel like something is going on... more>> in the background.

- The 'black cat' is a misnomer, it's actually a super panther when it fights. The cat does not speak or control the MC with suggestions. The MC promised loose goals to it, but that's it (very loose goals with no timetables lol).

- The fighting scenes are really well done.

- MC is strong and his race is OP (literally Lucifer) but he isn't instant-OP, he needs to work for it and he can die if he's not careful.

- This is a small detail I liked, his race is 'Lucivault' and he has a tattoo of a cross of light that's covered in chains. Idk. Symbology or something.

CONS:

- The first 24 chapters are terrible to read. The translator works super quickly but didn't get an editor until then, and it shows. I know the editor said he's working on old chapters (to be fair, the editor is really. Really good) but for now you will be pulling your hair out sometimes.

- There really is no rational for why him (or others) are able to transmigrate to this world. The world is set up explicitly to stop gods from entering it. Unless there is a major explanation in the future, this is simply convenience for easy plot sake. Especially when you consider the god/being that brought the MC to this world gave him the ability to choose any race+4 unique awesome powers regardless of how those powers worked with that race. (For example, he could have choose to be a water spirit with fire powers)

- Like all Japanese novels, the MC is super. Super unrealistically friendly to women. I get that women have vaginas but this MC literally tells a female assassin (aiming for him) that he loves her after knowing her for like 4 days with VERY limited interactions.

- With few exceptions, all notable characters are women (ALL notable humans/elves are women). I guess it's possible but how likely is that? I feel like this author is going to make the MC, who is reasonable is every-other aspect, someone to only have women companions or something. It's annoying. (Oh, and there is the trope of western looking woman fawning over a self-admitted bland japanese dude)

- He is fixated on being an adventurer for no real reason other than "it's just the thing to do". The MC is not as strong as an Elder dragon or something, but he is strong as a S-Rank adventurer (at least s-rank maybe even s-rank+, he hasn't been pushed yet except by his master). The world is in turmoil and he is already Immortal (not invincible, he just wont die from aging) - I do not see what is stopping him from making a base already. HE ALREADY CLAIMED THAT TO BE ONE OF HIS GOALS!

- The BIGGEST con for me is the name of his race. It is CLEARLY Lucivault but the translator is keeping it Rusivault. It should be Lucivault because although the MC is a good person, his power most resembles *Lucifer*. It just makes sense for his evolved form to be Lucivault, not Rusivault.

- For the last 10 chapters or so (chapters 43-53) the plot has become incredibly annoying with the women aspect. The MC can not meet a woman and not mention her breasts and that woman can not help but to immediately spread her legs for the MC (all while acknowledging his bland Japanese face - 'bland' is not my word. It's in the novel). The author set up an incredibly intriguing world but HALF (at least) of the dialog since the MC has made it to human lands has been about women.

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jackslate
jackslate rated it
March 3, 2017
Status: c30 part2
Shuya's an effin weirdo, but gets the romance (if you can call it that) going pretty quickly. But all of this is after what I'd call the prologue chapters, which takes a while to get through, since each chapter is pretty long, almost triple of what you'd usually see.

He might be OP, but he does work to get there, and his approach towards the world arround him is kinda refreshing.

The translation is pretty good, though there are some weird word replacements here and there.

The weapon of choice... more>> is rather unique for this type of story, but so is a lot of other things.

I hope this one doesn't start going downhill any time soon, though it probably will.

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Haruko
Haruko rated it
April 28, 2017
Status: c50
Well... to describe my impression of this series after reading 50 chapters, I would say that I am disapointed.

Allthough reading this novel in its early chapters felt a bit boring but it got better later on and plot seemed interesting, however it suddenly chanced after Shuya got into contact whith women. Story itself started to circle around of boobs and butts, missing the bigger plot.

So... yeah its not a novel to my taste anymore and I will drop it, because if I want to read about ero things... more>> I will read novel specified of them, not something that feels like some teenager horndog wrote it.

I am giving a thumbs up for the translator & editor though. Allthough the novel let me down plotwise, its guality is great and translator & editor comments are hilarious to read ^. ^ <<less
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Orphiex
Orphiex rated it
March 31, 2017
Status: c51
This series started out with promise; the main character had an interesting quirk, and his starting point was good, but after he got done with training his new skills and headed into inhabited territory, the author turned him into a s*x-crazed maniac and started spending more and more time describing the female characters' breasts, at which point it just started feeling like another wish-fulfillment story. This isn't a bad story by any means, but it's lost whatever it was that kept me reading. It's up to you whether... more>> to give it a try or not.

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TUSF
TUSF rated it
March 28, 2017
Status: c9
Honestly, the story sounds interesting. The chapters are a decent length and the story at least seems to flow nicely. I normally don't review stories and just leave a rating, unless I feel the current reviews are inadequate. And you know what? The translation quality is bad. No one seems to be talking about it, but the translation is just irksome.

It doesn't melt brain cells like a machine translations, but it feels like none of the sentences have any feeling, and they're all so monotonous. On top of that,... more>> there are a lot of weird sentences with broken grammar and such. It feels like a chore to read this translation. This story is in serious need of an editor.

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xypha
xypha rated it
February 19, 2017
Status: c20
KagarI Shuuya found himself inside a white room where he was presented with a futuristic interface to assist in his reincarnation in a world of swords and magic. He chose extra skills and reincarnated as a brand new species that unites light and darkness, Seivalt. His destination was a very severe place that, even with his cheats, was not going to be easy to survive. He encounters a white giant winged beast, an apostle, which instantly overpowers him and starts consuming his flesh. They commence a life and death battle... more>> and amidst his flesh and blood, Shuuya meets a black cat.

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ArgosYesu
ArgosYesu rated it
May 31, 2017
Status: c58
Hrm, how to say this... it's a bit hard to think highly of?

Ignoring the TL quality in the beginning and middle, the story itself is kinda... meh. MC is both serious yet always seems to think with his d*ck. This doesn't show much when he's training with his master, but once he leaves it's basically "She's beautiful, let's get acquainted and maybe spend the night. " People seem to like this kind of thing, though, and I blame it on all the heavily dense/boring Japanese MCs out there. Horny really... more>> isn't that nice a trait.

If you think I'm making a mountain out of an ant hill, then you just need to read. Whenever MC visits a place, the first thing to be noticed is any beautiful girl. He'll somehow be able to stare at her breast for some indescribable amount of time, and the other party rarely notices, or they have a disposition where they actually like the attention.

I'm kinda scared what will happen when the MC gets himself involved with the slaves...

Overall it's a 3. I'm not that much of an ass to lower the score due to TL quality for this one since the TL does try and get editors and proofreaders, but it's still a very hard read... Meh. <<less
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GrumpyWerebear
GrumpyWerebear rated it
March 10, 2017
Status: c53
I'm giving this five stars because I am one of the editors (currently the only one) for Birdy translations and I love it. Although I just picked up the position I enjoyed it before I started. (Working on editing the older chapters 6-30 as we speak, sadly my edits ended up being deleted so I am starting over again.)

*****
Remember this review is my opinion and it should be taken as such. Please read the web novel and see for yourself whether you like it or not.
*****

The MC is level headed (not when to comes to woman) and calm plus the reason why he was reincarnated... more>> is unknown and I like that. He is not the hero or anything. Honestly his luck plays a decent part in why he is where he is for being in the right place as the right time. He then trains to become better over time after meeting his master. He is NOT instantly Overpowered and works his way up. (Still kind of overpowered)

The authors obsession with the female body, how beautiful the females are and that the MC wants to do them them (all the time) is slightly annoying even coming from the editor standpoint. I am hoping for them to use their brain more after getting in trouble at some point.

The story is good and the action is nice. I will update that later if is still feel the same way.

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elhessan
elhessan rated it
July 3, 2017
Status: c57
Nice story, quite perverted MC but at least he has balls to get what he wants. Detailed world, unfortunately the translation still has room for improvement, lots mistakes and sometimes I just skip some lines because they're too confusing, but despite everything I'd say good job for author and translator and also editor...
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pluspy1337
pluspy1337 rated it
June 29, 2017
Status: --
Started out pretty good actually, but somewhere along the way it felt like the story/author ran out of steam a little bit. Also, the MC's weird but sometimes funny. I mean, the dude seems to have a fetish about cats pissing. Got a good laugh out of that one. I think 2 is a bit too harsh for this, since it's an okay novel, but I cannot give it more than 3 stars for various reasons. In other words, a story with some good elements and some bad elements... Of... more>> course, I'd rate much of the stuff they call novels on this website at 2 or 1 so giving this thing 3 is already a generous assessment for me I'd say. <<less
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