June 23, 2018
I wanted to like this series, and I really tried to like it, but it's just too painful.
There's so much wrong with it, but let's cover the main points...
The MC is brain damaged. It's the only explanation I can think of for how she can so consistently fail to succeed in even the simplest of thought processes. It's like her brain switches off the moment she has to think about anything other than cooking. Sure, it's funny at first, but after 3 volumes she's apparently still at it.
Every one but the MC is capable of rational thought EXCEPT when around the MC. Too many characters just accept really stupid and obvious inconsistencies that only make sense from the perspective of advancing the plot. There's only so long a constantly examined misunderstanding can survive for before someone notices that things don't add up, yet the characters here fails miserably in noticing even the most blatant changes in behaviour and personality.
The MC constantly forgets she's reincarnated. Or rather, that's the only reason I can come up with for why she's constantly processing everything about her current world in terms of her previous world. I can't help but want to slap here every time she refers to something using concepts that outright can't exist in the fantasy era world she's been living in for nearly 2 decades.
The MC is a smug condescending pest. Her response to anyone trying to give her information, regardless of how little she knows about the subject, is to talk down to them, tell them they're imagining things and/or feed them lies to get rid of them. She constantly insults everyone and when forced to make a decision based on common sense versus her sense of self importance she picks self importance every time.
The only times the MC actually rejects her belief in her own superiority over others is exactly when something demonstrates her real OP stats.
The joke was funny for the first chapter, after that it rapidly changed to just making me angry every chapter.
October 30, 2018
What a disappointment.
Having read the description I was expecting a story about this evil looking character intent on going around playing the hero, a story about subverting expectations and playing with tropes in creative ways. Ya know, an action comedy with a bit of ecchi.
What I got is a protagonist that spends most of his time sitting around doing nothing while the plot does its best impression of a shambling zombie. In the span of 33 chapters he's left his castle twice and visited 3 locations... some how managing to
be anticlimactic in every case. The author seems to spend more time hammering home that protag-kun is an utterly broken build than they do making the character do interesting things. The other characters in the story don't come across much better as pretty much every single one is a caricature that makes you wonder how they managed to survive daily life until now.
Of course I haven't touched on the personality of the protagonist, partly because he doesn't have much of one and partly because he's as useless as every other character. If I had to name a redeeming feature for him it would be that he's so pathetic that he's unlikely to ever be a threat to world peace. How anyone could reasonably empathise with such an apathetic and shallow creature is beyond me.
If you want something with a similar premise but better execution, consider the Korean WN called "The Returner" about a Demon King that just wants a peaceful life.
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