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Mommy rated it
In a Different World with a Smartphone
August 18, 2017
Status: c57
Just a review showing why I think this is not worth anyone's time. For whoever sees the anime and thinks the novel should be way better it is. But the anime is utter garbage.

First of all the good stuff. So what's the good stuff? I guess that it is an isekai which is really popular right now and that is it!

Now towards the world building. The world is not really complex and gets slightly widened as the time goes on but stays relatively easy. No complicated relations between countries or... more>> groups and only a very basic system of magic.

The MC is some ridiculously lucky bland and uninteresting guy whom gets cheat powers granted buy god and a harem thrown after him.


His body is reinforced and he can use all kinds off magic including rare magic that is mostly unique to a person with his pretty much unlimited mana. Even his language translation skill is a cheat since he hears the magic language in English which he understands while nobody else does granting him an edge in learning new magic. Not that he really uses it


While he has those powers he basically excels in nothing. A true master of the art is always better than him in their respective art but he still defeats everybody and everything with easy due to him being a legendary jack of all traits and his "unique" magic (s). He does not seem willing nor do I see him develop in the future

On several occasions he turned down offers to be taught. He helps one of his companions with training and shows admiration towards her dedication but never tries himself

. On top of that he is a good guy with no redeeming features aside from being lucky. On a side note: the smart phone is only another form of cheat.

Because this is an OP MC this should rather be funny instead of action oriented right? Not really. The start is a bit funny but as time passes it's just gets annoying. No funny puns, no funny tsukomis!

The female cast is not better. They are 1-dimensional beings whom fall for the MC for no apparent reason. The interactions seem often times forced and aside from a single characteristic they just like the MC are boring.

In the beginning of the series the MC "saves" two sisters although it is pointed out later that those two are quite capable themselves so they should not have needed his help at all against 3 city thugs


The writing style is not very good but also not bad either. Pretty basic and short sentences and therefore easy to understand. Developments are not predictable in the long run but only due to his luck/fate that he seems to run into situation after situation for which he has just the right ability bringing him in better and better positions.

After all this ranting it feels like I rated this series too high but in all honesty after a couple chapters it becomes a boring read but if you don't use your brain all the time and turn it down a bit in order to read this it is just a bland story. Nothing that will make you smash your PC on the wall <<less
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Mommy rated it
October 1, 2018
Status: c20
More like a summary rather than a full story:

After reading the first few chapters of the manga I was hooked and wanted to read it's source material the WN.

The MC is hopelessly OP which wouldn't really be that much of a problem if the rest was funny but after a little while the support characters reactions towards him simply become repetitive as hell. I like the idea that the MC is planning on discovering the world at least.

So now to the worst part of the WN and the reason that... more>> I rated it so lowly: the writing. If I didn't know better I would have thought that I was reading a summary of the WN's individual chapters and not the WN itself. I don't know why you would choose to do that but I can't find enjoyment in those short sentences devoid of any emotion. It is actually the first time, with the exception of some NTR WN, that I prefer the manga over the WN, it's source material. <<less
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