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Kyself
This has absolutely no substance. Feel-good fluff with a functionally flawless protagonist and his fox maid that the author wants you to want to vigorously copulate with. There are no conflicts, only things that pretend to be. There is so much wrong with this self-insert trash and it's 1/100, 000 MC that "somehow" invents things. The translation is good, but this only serves to trick you along with the favorable reviews.
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Kyself
Kyself rated it
To Be a Power in the Shadows!
April 15, 2018
Status: c20
The main character is a full-blown, off-the-walls chuuni. It was fun to read in the beginning how he tries to justify the existence of magic and ends up losing it, all in the quirky voice of his inner monologue. My one gripe is his ability to create overpowered and over-efficient equipment. Training is one thing, but snowflake-y craftsmanship doesn't feel like it belongs here. I appreciate how good the translation quality is at the very least.

EDIT: The writing really is quite stylish and fun to read, but you'll be disappointed... more>> if you want something with some sort of dilemma or character growth.

EDIT 2: So far it's only happened once, so I wouldn't worry about crafting ALL THE THINGS. The author is absolutely crushing it with his writing style. The quips come very organically. <<less
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Kyself
Fills a niche of fantasy yuri. Middle of the road writing; prose is okay but plot is generic so far. I'm not optimistic about this staying away from stat wank and jobbers. There's a lot of untranslated material worth withholding a rating for, but still, it's kind of bad.
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Kyself
Kyself rated it
I Was a Sword When I Reincarnated (WN)
April 14, 2018
Status: c115
I like this WN, as simple as it is, but the King of Cooking arc is awful. Uninteresting filler. Overall, the character development is lackluster and it bothers me how ... more>>
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the author doesn't talk about how weird it is for a sword to have a human doppelganger, or at least have Fran react to it in any way; unless it was so underdeveloped that I skimmed over it. The first mention of Shishou using it is done off-screen in secret, but more as a surprise for Fran than something he wanted to actually hide.

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So much focus being put on cooking and Fran's appetite was such a monumental mistake for the story. I'm only reading on in hopes that it gets better. Comet Translation's machine-filtered garbage from Ch. 67-72 almost made me drop this from how bad it was. Good luck. <<less
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Kyself
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Fire Girl
December 13, 2016
Status: v1c24
The writing started with a very sarcastic charm but suffers from an overly descriptive second half as every action and reaction by the characters become clogged with emotional tells. Even worse, our protagonist Homura's feelings become borderline bipolar, throwing the usual jabs and literal jabs at our punching bag Touya and then suddenly being on the verge of tears. Another thing that really bothered me is ... more>>
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the superhuman physical ability she initially displays within Nutella that is completely forgotten.

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Without these melodramatic lulls, Homura's wit and humor are a driving force in my enjoyment of this series. On a final note, Nutella has absolutely nothing to do with chocolate hazelnut spread. This is simply a quirk of the translation. <<less
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Kyself
Kyself rated it
Monster no Goshujin-sama
April 25, 2018
Status: v1c15
Gonna drop it for now. The MC has a very well-developed inner struggle, based on the chaos he goes through at the start of the story, but there's nothing interesting about a teenage breakdown of society. Just a bunch of idiots who couldn't set up rules and regulations with and/or despite their cheat powers. With that being said, losing the point of view to the family of monsters is more than I can bear. They are basically simple-minded servants in their individual turmoils. For some reason the author goes extremely... more>> recursive when
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Kato talks down Lily and Rose. It's like reading a loop; the author goes back and forth with bringing the girl, talking about the responsibility, saying they can't trust the girl, etc. Etc. Can't progress the plot at all, especially when you consider how much sweet time they're taking blithering on and on.

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Worth reading for the MC's introspection. Not much else. <<less
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