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Mabbo
Okay, so, I LOVE this series.

I still don't like how the translators post the chapters without categorizing the Arcs (it's very important, I tell you) since every arc has different nuances and goal. For example, the first two chapters are from Arc zero/prologue and are filled with nothing but expositions. It's fine. The world building is heavy, and so is his rants of the sh*tty world he's trapped in. Chapter 3 to 7 are from First Arc (First Half), they're dedicated to the groundwork for building his secret society. The... more>> next half (8 to 18) is when the sh*t goes turbo. It'll need more time and chapters until we can see where is this going, we need to build the anticipation before we can enjoy the great and flashy climax. Not to mention, the intermissions between the arcs.

THE PROTAGONIST IS THE MAIN ANTAGONIST. Come and change my mind, but to me, that's how it is. I'm sure all of us has already known what they are, but let me recap it for a bit. The protagonist is the center character of the story, while the antagonist is the one who stirs troubles. Most antagonists are an active character who pushes the plot, while most JP's protagonists are a reactive character that is being pushed by the plot. Sago (MC) is a completely active character. He was once a reactive character, but as the world is sh*tty, there is nothing he can react to. We can see this transition at the end part of the prologue. He is not a villain (he could literally conquer the whole world singlehandedly, but he didn't), but he doesn't fall to the category of heroic either. An anti-hero protagonist? Maybe. Everything he does, every little thing it is, he does it out of self-interest. In OPM, Saitama is bored because he has nobody who can fight against him, and he doesn't do anything about it. Sago, on the other hand, acts. He nurtures people and plays with their life. There are several antagonists in the story itself, characters like cops and thugs alike, but nobody can actually stand to him. He has to do it himself. If anything, the closest thing to the concept of antagonist for Sago is the dull and boring world.

I won't say that this novel is flawless; I can list a number of plotholes that emerged after the third arc (Arc 1 and 2 are perfect, fite me). The magic system is Hard (go find what is Soft and Hard magic system, it helps a lot) in this novel. And most prominently, while the MC is the one who runs everything, we still can't get bored by how the novel progresses. Many surprises and gags are laid out cleverly. There are d'aww moments, exciting moments, and ROFL moments despite the fact that everything goes within prediction. Not to mention, his interaction with Kaburagi (main heroine) is refreshing. Romance subplot mostly doesn't develop, as Sago and Kaburagi are the perfect half of each other from the very first time they met.

The characters are interesting. Sago is the godmaker, he is the plot and the force of the novel. Kaburagi is the supplier, she is the one who intermediates between Sago and other characters. There are also Touka and Shouta, "Main Characters" that Sago and Kaburagi made. Vava-nyan, a lolibaba. And Igu, the main heroine (monkey). That's the set for Arc 1 and 2. For Arc 3, we get a whole new set of characters for Sago to play with, and they keep multiply as the story goes. As of the time this review is written, the RAW is only up to 67 chapters (Six Arcs, including the prologue). <<less
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Mabbo
Okay, I'll be honest. I fell in love with this Novel is not because of how OP Koutarou is nor how cute Alice-chan is. Not because how funny the Bulletin Board (read: Forum) went, not also because how unique and original their ideas are. What's so mesmerizing of this story, to me, is how real Yuuji feels.

What's so great about a wimpy guy like him, you ask? Someone who's so dumb, he technically succumbs his own defenseless back to wounded goblins? A power-leveling leech, he sucked off preys even from... more>> a 7 y.o girl? Well, you know it already then! He's a coward and never dares to step out of his house, but who isn't when facing an unknown danger where your life is at stake? He's an idiot at making decisions, but the whole mankind average IQ has been through a (ropeless) bungee jumping ever since Stephen Hawking's death after all. Please, not everyone is a genius like you. He might be a weakling that relies on any powerhouse he finds but is it not human's nature to do so? If anything, I'd call it wise instead.

Toward the author who successfully created such a useless, unreliable, average, and very relatable humane character among the others, I tip my hat off. Really, he is not strong, not wise, not brave, and not even he gives any hero vibe. He is just, literally, a run-of-the-mill villager A who caught up in an accident. A face among many. Someone very human. Not a man you look up to, but a person you know through and through.

Yuuji is Yuuji. One of the most humane characters I know with a real depth in him. <<less
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Mabbo
I hope there is 4.5, coz this one is definitely worth more than what you think.

One thing that you have to take a note about this series is that you can't expect some shallow and cliche storyline. Indeed, there isn't any particular heavy conflict thus far, but this series allows you to enjoy the world our MC reincarnated in. As the title stated, this is an adventure novel. An actual adventure for true adventurers. Both the MC and his partner are not tied to one place, they keep moving and... more>> having a journey all around the world.

MC is certainly strong, but he is by no means OP. His partner, being an Elf who has accumulated her fair share of experience in life, is still stronger than him. Along with his journey, we also learn how MC develops both his strength and character. His skill, Jack of All Trades Master of None, allows him to "efficiently use" anything he desired. However, as Master of None is stated, he does not master them, only know how to use them. He has to work hard to actually master both swords and magic.

There is NO harem. MC only has one partner, and she's one jealousy lass. She, the partner, is not only his lover but also his mentor. She is the one who teaches our MC how to fight and how to live, and how to enjoy the nightlife too.

To date, I find no particular problem with it. Definitely a good read. <<less
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What's with people? I kinda like this one, since the Reincarnation part was only a pretext and not destroying the pace even a bit. Like, you know, there's this MC of a certain WN where he always brags that he's from another world, and then killing off his other characteristic just like that. While on the other hand, our Kururi here was reincarnated and that's that, he doesn't brag much and he shows his character clearly.

Also, the main selling point here isn't the action, it's the romance and youth. Like,... more>> how Kururi and his two (weirdos) friends doing crazy things, or how he and a plant (freak) specialist develop a certain (fishy) product to sell, or his nonchalant chat with his (gay boyfriend) new friend about things in his medical class, transforming into a cat and being horny when seeing a cat, dressing up as giant radish and beating up bullies, etc. This ain't your normal OP MC with nothing specific to do, this is a man in his puberty spending off his youth in an academy. <<less
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Shinka no Mi
January 22, 2018
Status: c116
Warning, this is a comedy. I repeat, this is a comedy. If you aren't into a pure rom-com (or Com-Rom, since it's more into Comedy?) without any real plot and actions, better leave this at it

MC is a fatso, he smells, and he is weak in character (Herbivore). He is indecisive, gets startled easily, naive, slow in the head, and rather than posing as the main character, he is more suited as the second character or even mobs. MC is dumb, he doesn't know what to do with himself, keeps... more>> belittling his own worth, and always being lead by other characters without much resistance.

The MC, Seiichi, sucks as our protagonist. But that's why it's funny, this story IS a comedy after all.

Seiichi was a lucky (?) fatso. He was bullied, left out by the group, but thanks to that, he was free from the Empire's hand. He was fat and kept sweating, and all those sweats accumulated into his super smelly pants, which saved him from a carnivore. He finally got stronger, but that also means he left the humanity altogether. He couldn't even be described as a human anymore! His status mocked him, and the announcement notice laughed at him. When he finally found himself a harem, it was a gorilla, a donkey, and a cursed girl. He was so lucky, all his new acquaintances are perverts, if not weirdos

Spoiler

After reading chapter 74 of the Raw, now I understand why Seiichi was written as such a spineless guy. I mean, He's just too OP. He, theoretically, and practically, could adapt to any kind of environment and situation, even the Netherworld, which was a place not for the livings. And not only that, he could create any "concept" out of thin air without any restriction.
Yep, any.

I mean, in Olga's case, it is already the world's law that the slave could only be released by its owner. But our MC "create" a "magic concept" that "erases the law". Then, could he not make a "magic concept" that "resurrects the dead"? (He already did though.) He made a subspace that has a living being in it, why wouldn't he make a new world altogether?

What is that if not playing god?

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Spoiler

Seiichi was just too strong, the world itself asked him to not use all of his power. Since it would be too dangerous, for the world that is.

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The main selling point of this novel is not how strong Seiichi was, or how serious the plot is. But lays on the comedy, gags, and infinite tsukkomi moment you can't miss. It's about how Seiichi desperately telling himself, and everyone around him, that he was genuinely human. Even though he was not. About how stupid his reactions were when he was facing unexpected situations, powerful (?) enemies, and his (perverts) acquaintances and (weirdoes) friends. This is a rare comedy story, where there is almost no misunderstanding aspect to make it funny. (Except Seiichi's identity as a human)

Also, the thing with that particular side character (s) ? Well, the author actually didn't forget about him (them), he was just preserving it well. <<less
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Kujibiki Tokushou: Musou Hāremu ken
March 26, 2018
Status: c1183
Quite simple. This novel provides us an MC who is honest to his desire, mostly women. Started off OP, he shows us that he can get even stronger as the story progresses. Each chapters are quite short compared to the other ones, and honestly makes me crave for more, but the arcs completion is satisfying. Every characters are unique to themselves except all of them are leading actors. Especially his harem members. If she's just a poster girl, he'll make her a queen. If she's just an adventurer, he'll make... more>> her a legend. If she's just a beastkin slave, he'll make her the most proficient maid in the whole world that all of his women envy her. Yuuki Kakeru is an MC worthy of the world, and he makes his women worthy of him.

What's so different from the other novels, is that Yuuki is really honest to himself. He's free from any bound. His character grows along with the story goes. Even so, he doesn't overshadow other characters, as they also grow catching up with him.

The story itself isn't bad. They have underhanded tricks, dirty politics, anything goes for their ambition. A puppet king, rebelling dukes, you name it. Everything is filthy and contorted. It's all depending on your point of view. <<less
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Genocide Reality
December 24, 2017
Status: --
To put it simply, it's literally (literally) a mini retro Dark Soul being played by a high-end player who had beat it countless times.

The first chapter feels weird, but that weirdness will attach to you as the story progresses.

The characters have their own haywires. MC with his "don't bother me and my slaughter" attitude, that genius boy with his trap element, the brokenhearted virgin slut, Mr. Oh-I-am-Perfect-Look-At-Me and his down-to-earth crush, etc. They all make the story a little bit more colorful, even though not lasting for long.

In all honesty,... more>> I want to at least give it a four. But, even though I'm sorry to him, the second translator was literally just copying Google Translate, makes the translation unbearable (for me). That's not all though. The story is slowly turning into a typical Harem.

Spoiler

The MC got driven mad by his own strength part was good, but adding that bunny and her ridiculous purpose was a mistake.

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I’m Back in the Other World?
December 23, 2017
Status: c96 part1
First and Foremost, MC is a loli. No need to say it though, she herself will always act and mention it all along the story's progress.

Second, this isn't a thrilling action type of novel, but if you're looking for an OP loli highschool girl cooking delicious things for a prince and their sweet sweet romcom scenes, this novel is for you.

Third, there are many lewd scenes casually laid out by the author here and there, mainly focused on MC's undeveloped body. Rather than lewd in "actions", it goes like, well,... more>> checking her chastity, or how to insert the tampon, etc.

Fourth and lastly, there isn't any real plot. No, not that kind of "plot". Well, the MC indeed doesn't have that kind of "plot" too, but no, not that. I mean, the story isn't heavy at all. It's all about MC and her daily life and her cat and the prince. Only revolving around them. Once you thought the plot finally moves, it shattered then and there.

Spoiler

At a certain chapter, she met the so-called Demon King. Got killed by him, or rather, by his rampaging idiot lesser dragon. Met god. Told that she got no chance to go back to her old world. Got cheat abilities. And BAM! She lived her normal daily life as if nothing happened.

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Spoiler

Well, the currently latest chapter tells us about her getting back to Earth by chance. Though I bet she'll back to that world to meet the Prince again.

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Mabbo
Honestly speaking, this is a good one.

First, I'll talk about the story. Summary, the dark god released from his 1600 years seal, reincarnated into a human boy from a remote region, met the light hero, and start liberating the world from the gods' grasp thereon. The MC didn't become an adventurer or anything, but that only means that this novel is off from the cliched and mainstream adventurer template.

Second, about the MC. He was a wimp when facing women, but that's more like he didn't know what to do with... more>> them. All in all, he's a good MC. He has his share of resentment, he also has his vengeance, but he wasn't driven mad by it. Rather, he acted out of rationality. What's the best course of actions? How should I resolve this situation so that everyone could be pleased by it? He acts according to those thoughts.

If there's any complaint, it must be the battle scene. The characters are basically explaining things while they are fighting. "My power of light or something is the strongest attribute there is. Even if it was your fire flame explosion or whatever my power is still better at attacking in a concentrated manner. Your power might effective against a vast amount of small fries, but I am no small fries." Or, something like that. Kinda different, but along those line. <<less
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Magi Craft Meister
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 of... more>> all; unreadable translation. <<less
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