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Doom Lord
May 24, 2016
Status: c856
So somebody finally decided to try to translate this. I rounded up to a 3 for 'I like it'. I am feeling generous today.

It has the typical reincarnation into the past in an apocalyptic scenario. But the twist is that it is 99% integrated as a mmorpg/city building game. My favourite aspect is the city building and upgrade part. There is a main class for killing stuff and a secondary class for crafts. There are also unique classes and unlockable classes for the public too. It is fun.
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But there are issues. The author is plain TERRIBLE with romance and endings. I read his previous work and it is just initimacy with a single potential lover. There are some signs of crush or favourness but that is all. The endings, this and the previous novel, ended very abruptly. It felt like he lost interest in continuing but did so only to finish it.

His previous work:
He wrote another novel that was also game-like but with the three kingdom theme. It had the SAME style, half ass romance with excuses and rushed poorly written ending.

He literally had like no romantic scenes with the girl. The girl just waited for him and waited for him and waited till the last chapters. And then, their supposedly mutual feelings are known and accepted. So when the novel was ending, the author crammed their "romance" in like two lines. They got married and lived happily ever after.

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In short, it had a:
1. Fun start.
2. Decent and enjoyable progress.
3. Declining or deteriorating climax.
4. Sh*tty end.

Lastly, whoever named this as 'Doom Lord' should just take a shotgun and just start shooting his/her feet then legs then between the legs then the stomach then the chest and finally, the head. This 'translator', aka butcherer, turned a world saviour into a demonic lord. <<less
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Heavenly Calamity
March 8, 2016
Status: --
Since there’s no reviews, I’ll write one. I just finished the whole novel. I'm giving it 2 Stars for "it's okay". It's not spoiler free. Most spoilers are hidden though. And those are just examples, so feel free to skip them.

Plot:
The premise of this novel was that a higher being, or “system”, tossed everyone into a game-like world. This is a reincarnation; the MC reincarnates from 70ish days in the future. So he has 70ish days of knowledge and experience. Stuff happens but it starts off a very apocalyptic... more>> survival type of novel. It’s fight after fight, enemies after enemies, new people after new people, new places after new places, etc. But then, it escalated into wars. You can think of it as, “the game already existed many many years ago and many different races have already been tossed into this game. The newcomers are the Humans.”

The plot is as above but it doesn't last too long. And the whole horror, survival or tragedy aspect is lost after the first few volumes. To put it in the simplest way, it's replaced with guild wars, faction wars, and cultivation. Later on, even the leveling system is replaced with cultivation. So after the first few adventures, it progressed and they are still "struggling to survive" but it's presented in a RPG-like adventure. It gives off a feeling of being dull.

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The MC starts off in a forest and tries to reach a survival camp (village). During that, he gained plenty of allies and eventually a mercenary group (300 people). And from then, it became less of a 1 on 1 or 5 on 5 survival fight but more like guild wars, or guild raids. The MC is just a commander. After the MC arrives, he basically finds out Humans are in war with Dino People (Humanoid Dinosaurs), Gnomes, and Dog People (Humanoid Dogs).

After all that, the MC simply goes to another region to fight another war due to the "system's" quest. And after that, it's at another place with another war. And each of these, the MC restarts from "poor" and "weak" and works his way up again. Finally, the wars kind of stop and it just simply became "kingdom building". A bunch of adventures while MC tries to build his kingdom for humans. But many things happen.

In the end, he became a god. Told you it's cultivation-like.

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Character:
The MC was originally an author. And thanks to his 70ish days of living hell, he became a very strong willed and quiet character. He's also very tolerant (to humans). He is also part of the "smart" and "cunning" MC with his 70ish days of knowledge. Somehow, he is still able to be on top of others after those 70ish days (plot armour!!). As a leader, he tries to be very fair and equal. He prefers to distribute gold and guild points and let his members purchase whatever items they want from him. Sounds fair right? You work harder, you get more gold/points and you can buy more. Except..."core members" are allowed to borrow gold/points. Orz

Besides that, to a point, he's also arrogant. And more so in the later volumes. And his plot armour gets thicker, beefier and more powerful as the novel progresses. That also means he's also a bit selfish. He grabs the best items as the leader. It's seriously just snowballs with that broken distribution system, which is there's no real distribution system when dealing with the MC.

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At first, his class is very modest, a Ranger. It's well-rounded and decent. I know what the author is planning. He wants to give any and all possible things to the MC. And he does. But later on, his class got changed to Hero. And with that, it's more and more OP cheats. Example is that as a Hero, he can use anything and everything. He doesn't get "stronger" as the story progress, he gets more "cheats". Lol

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As for the other characters, you got a bit of everyone. The loli, the cool quiet killer dude, the fighting maniac, the seductive girl, the lil sis, the reliable second in command that basically manages everything, etc. But the issue is that it starts off trying to be a horror or tragedy and that usually means a lot of death. A bunch of the initiate characters came and go. I don't like characters dying but if it's part of the theme and it's great. But nobody ever dies anymore after a certain points. It's always just the henchmen that dies and they just become a number.

Overall, both MC and the side characters don't have any growth or depth. If this is his/her role, than it's his/her role for eternity. The loli who became 21 after 6 years of adventuring is still a loli, an ungrowing and unaging loli.

Romance:
There is some romance. But it's very light and just there because it needs romance. There's no harem but there's still a bunch of girls who like him for various reasons. Like brother-sister relationship, idol-fan relationship, close friends or simply intimacy. It's not great and I feel that it's poorly written.

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So, there's a lot of unexplained parts about the romance. For the longest time, there was like 2 main competitors and 1 loli who tries to claim the MC as hers. Eventually, the MC picked one girl but never went into the aftermath. And this isn't the only example. It's everywhere. There are so many loose ends with the human-human relationships.

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Ending:
Ugh...I mention it became a cultivation-like story right...? What is the final step of cultivation?

Spoiler

Immortal or God. In this case, it's God.

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And it's a happily ever after ending.

Final Remarks:
Yeah, the plot derailed to something else. But who knows, maybe the author never meant it to be a horror or tragedy and the translators are just tossing it in to mess with us. Not that the characters aren't fun, but they are a bit bland. The romance sucks. But, at least, the title stuck true to the plot, more or less. Heavenly Calamity: heavenly -> divine -> of, from or like of God; and calamity -> disaster. In short, "Act of God". Or "tian zai" -> natural disaster or act of God. <<less
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Limitless Sword God
December 12, 2015
Status: --
I saw the fairly okay rank and a few people mentioning it in the forum and so, I decided to give it a try. I read the raws and read up to Chapter 110 or so.

It’s a very standard "xianxia-style" novel:

You got your protagonist who is OP in one way or another.

... more>> You got your protagonist with some powerful artifacts.

You got your reincarnation to the past with a vengeful past.

You got your reincarnated protagonist with a ridiculous library of knowledge.

You got a lame ranking/level system.

You got the childhood friend (girl). The question is does she stay?

You got the harem candidates. The question is how big of a role do they play?

I can probably list more but I am lazy.

The premise is mentioned by others, so I won’t dig too deep into it. But I will outright say that this novel is not very... innovative, unique or anything like that. His most OP skill, which is the ability to control many swords, is rather mundane and very boring. It’s one of those ideas/themes that often occurs in Wuxia novels. The ability to control swords such that they can flight and be manipulated at a very fast speed is supposed to be the strongest skill of all time (or something like that). So, anyone with a Chinese novel background will see that this is not attractive at all. If you put it into superpower terms, it’s just telekinesis but limited to only controlling swords instead of random objects.

The vast knowledge that the protagonist has is ridiculous.

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What the author is telling us is that within that 15 years he tried to cure himself, he went around the whole country/continent learning new things. And somehow, he is able to rival the #2 doctor in some really famous valley when he only supposedly stayed for a “short time”. And afterwards, he went to the demon continent and able to learn some of the strongest magic circles just like that? I mean, what about working from the lowest rank and up? You know? Him, being the weakest piece of sh*t ever, won’t be recognized by anyone. Even if you say that he gained some knowledge/talent here and there, you still need a ton of time to master it before he’s useful. And let’s remember that out of those 15 years, he spent 3-4 of those doing nothing. He only snapped out of being useless when his childhood maid died.

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As for the protagonist’s personality, it’s likable. Who doesn’t like a badass protagonist that doesn’t mind doing whatever he needs to “protect” his loved ones? He’s viscous and smart. He’s also rather selfish to his goals. But he’s also fairly “fair”. If you help him, he’ll help you. But if you’re his enemy, he won’t help you as much (he’ll still help if you did, just not much). He’ll only kill if you want to kill him; else, he’ll just beat you up.

The author previously wrote a lot of web novels that are in a game setting. And he brings it into this novel. This novel is item based. You want to get stronger? Eat a lot of magical fruit or something that’ll boost your power. You want to master a certain skill? Eat a lot of magical fruits or something and you’ll be able to learn faster. You want an instant boost? Go buy a bunch of ingredients and use it as part of a magic circle. See the common denominator? MONEY. This is a “pay to win” novel. If you can get your hands on a lot of money, resources or whatever, you’ll become the strongest dude ever. If you like this kind of getting stronger, you’ll like it. If you like the ones that go on an adventure and gets stronger due to their own selves, you might not like this as much.

I do understand that I'm complaining about most of this genre.

In short, if you’re looking for a very typical "Xianxia-style" novel, this is not a bad one. Don’t expect a lot though, as there are many “forced” plots/situations and many parts that aren’t well written/conceived. <<less
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Supreme Arrow God
January 6, 2016
Status: --
I read up to Chapter 680 or so. Summary with spoilers:
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Your MC is half reincarnated and half transported into another world (as in transported into another person's body). So, what is his cheat ability? A super computer incorporated in his mind that allows him to train and learn much faster, easier and better than others. Unfortunately, the author kind of forgot about this and just threw it in the background as "you know all know why he's so good, I'm not going to bother mentioning this super computer processing mind again".
As for the plot, apparently the Emperor, who is a tyrant, got an oracle reading and said that an archer, or bow user, will overthrow his tyranny. Therefore, he decided to hunt and kill all archers. So, the MC has to get stronger while hiding his true identity and overthrow this tyrant. And at the same time, he has to goal of chasing after his girlfriend, who will ascend to a higher realm/world.
There's no harem or multiple love interests. This I like. There's only one love interest but she's not much of a female lead. Her screen time is minimal. It's still the "damsel in distress" but a variant. MC isn't trying to "save" her but she is still one of MC's motivation to become strong.
Up to Chapter 680 or so, the MC uses three different weapons, his fists, a spear and a bow. And from weakest to strongest is in that order as well. By Chapter 680 or so, MC was told that he should focus on only one weapon and master that because once he masters that everything else will fall into place. So, whether he actually focuses on the bow and become a true archer god, I don't know.
He also has the "Black Hole" Star and "Sagittarius" Constellation by default. 1 Star is normal, anymore than that is not. A whole constellation only occurs in the legend. MC uses his "Black Hole" Star and absorbed fire to create a "Fire" Star. Therefore, he has three different stars/constellations.

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With that done, to put it bluntly, I place this novel in the category of where character developments are horrible. The MC is pretty much a loner. He gets help from people that acts as his mentor/master. But that's all they stay as. A random dude that comes and help and disappears, no attachment. His girlfriend is not a lot better. There is a background story but her role is minimal in general. He's pretty much always going on adventures alone. His adventures are very standard. I don't see anything spectacular but nothing too horrible either. If you're looking for another "Xianxia" to add to your reading list because you have nothing else to read, it's not a bad choice. But it's definitely not my top choice and I got fed up with it and dropped it. <<less
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I like it a lot. Not sure about future volumes but in Volume 1, it’s really slow. However, I like it. It’s kind of like the slice of life of an adventurer. The cheat ability is actually a little similar to the one in Slave Harem in a Labyrnth. In the Slave Harem one, the protagonist got the ability to reset his skills without restraint. And his list of skills is much more in depth. In NEET, his list of skills is your basic list and he can only reset... more>> it once a month. However, that’s all the similarities. The whole game mechanic is different. This one is very simple. The other one is like a convoluted loophole. As for the protagonist, he’s awesome in that he is very normal. You can see and relate to his actions. What he does is kind of what any guy you see might do, more or less. It’s not “I need to make a slave harem and then sleep with them like crazy with my enhanced libido.” More like, “there’s a really cute girl and I want to know her more and get closer. But I’m scared she might reject me.”

As for the adventures, there aren’t much yet. I can’t say too much about it. He only grinding low mobs and a young dragon, a huge contrast. <<less
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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear
December 14, 2015
Status: --
You know, after reading several reviews (in general), I got mixed feelings.

I read some complain about how so-and-so novel has a generic plot. Well, this is a novel where the protagonist is transported with a cheat (or OP) ability. And the protagonist doesn't like that cheat ability but s/he forced to use it. It's like a virtual reality game with game/rpg elements. And all that are fairly "generic" and you can probably find it in a "Idiot's Guide to Japanese Reincarnated Light Novels", if someone actually wrote one.

Now, there's a... more>> deviation, a comedic plot or a "serious" adventure plot. This is a comedic one. And I do believe that, to someone, it falls under the generic comedic plot as well. Actually, I don't believe there's even a plot.
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It has a "Slice of Life" touch to it. Like, Yuna isn't actively striving to be at the top of the guild. Nor is she really actively seeking a way home. She's not really aiming for anything, so I can't actually think of a proper plot for this novel. The best thing I can label right now is "she's aiming to enjoy her life" and hence, the "Slice of Life"-ness that I mentioned.

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So, yes. I can probably and safely say that Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear has a generic plot, nani ka? While I often complain myself about "generic plot", there's actually nothing really wrong with "generic plot". Generic plots are generic because people often use it. And why are they often used? Because they were probably once popular and worked really well. It's hard to find innovative and unique ideas/plots. So what ends up being more important is the execution and/or delivery.

Kuma is fairly well written so what the author wants to achieve. It's really light and very enjoyable as a pastime. Yuna is a very likable character for this kind of novel. The gimmick in this novel is not a Nobel Prize idea. But it works really well along with all the cuteness overload the author tries to toss in. The gimmick is that all the cheat abilities and overpoweredness comes in the expense of wearing the Bear (Kuma) Suit. Everything is Kuma related.
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Yuna wants to use fire magic? Sure, no problem. But she needs to wear the Kuma Suit. Is the Fireball too weak? Sure, no problem. But she needs to reform the Fireball into a Fire Bear.

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Gob Tensei
December 14, 2015
Status: --
Not much to say about it as there isn’t much to go in. The protagonist is reincarnated into a goblin, who is a Lolicon, Elf-con and Big Breasted-con. He got the ability to mutate and he does. And he goal is to become human-like with hair. And by doing so, he can get laid or go to a brothel and pass up as a human. Basically, he wants to get strong and be human so he can have s*x. That aside, this novel is not the Cheat or Charm ero... more>> novel that deals with s*x slaves. While I don’t really see a real plot yet, it is more comedic with a touch of ecchi-ness. So those people who can’t stand a single bit of rape, don’t read. Like all goblins, they are horny and will capture other females to reproduce and satisfy their lust. There’s bestiality as well if you consider goblin and animal rape. It is not expicitly written in detail but it’s mentioned. <<less
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True Martial World
January 3, 2016
Status: --
I actually want to give it a 2.5 stars for something in between “it is okay” and “I like”. To be frank, there’s absolutely nothing special about this novel. The reincarnation aspect is pretty bad. The “cheat” ability is simply the ability to absorb/steal “power” or “energy”. This simply means MC will “level up” much faster and easier. And for some reason or another, normal modern kid is “naturally gifted” and “talented” in martial arts. He is able to grasp techniques and whatnot very easily. Nothing really makes any sense... more>> if you ask me. Why is your average modern university student talented in martial arts? Why is your average modern university student obnoxiously smart and calm? In other worlds, it lacked a good background story.

The pacing of the novel is also a bit slow. You can read a whole chapter and it won’t progress anything and only give off some background information. Sometimes, it is useful while at others, you can skip it. This also means that you can skim chapters really fast and easily. And that’s the exact reason why I read 150+ chapters within a day or so. Yes, I can read rather fast but I mostly skimmed it as I won’t miss out on anything. There are two female leads in this novel. One is a sister (not by blood) and the other is a potential love interest. One is strong while the other is weak. This novel also suffers from MC having a weak female character that he needs to protect/save. It’s nice to have someone you want to protect but can that person be like Xiao Wu from Douluo Dalu and not just Princess Peach from Mario? As for the plot, so far it follows a typical one. MC starts off at a rundown village and he slowly gets stronger. Then he progresses to an academy or training camp of some sort. Stuff like that. I guess in this aspect, it sort of resembles The Desolated Era but The Desolated Era has a lot more action. It’s not, as of yet, a mindless fight after fight plot.

Despite all that, if you do enjoy this genre and type of story, I do recommend it. It’s a rather nice “everything out of an idiot’s guide” type of novel but not taking it too far. Is this something I will look forward to each new chapter? Nope. I’ll probably forget about it or come back after weeks or months to read in a bulk. <<less
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Ehhhh, I just can’t agree with aiming to just run away to survive. He isn’t unmotivated. He isn’t a coward. His mentality is just messed up. It’s not wrong to improve your defence as it is his strong points. But to improve to just run away instead of thinking if a way to defeat the opponent is not the slightest bit appealing. Though that isn't saying there's no fighting potential, it's just that he pushed all the strength or offense to the fairy. Is he even a man? Yes, I... more>> know those are useless pride. <<less
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Against the Gods
December 9, 2015
Status: --
Not saying this isn’t a good novel to pass the time with, but there are issues with it.

1. The romance, the harem or the female characters are 100% tossed in because it needed female characters in it or else the readers won’t like it. I’ve read other Chinese novels that are pretty good but decided to just push off the romance aspect with lame excuses, like “Need to focus on gaining power and surviving first”, and went from good to pretty good or worse. Thing is, there isn’t a real... more>> harem. A bunch of potential harem candidates? Yes. Officially married wives? Yes, there are two but one doesn’t want to be associated with him out in the open. Number of gals that surround him at any given time? More than one, less than three, usually two with one virtually always hidden inside. It’s better than nothing but it’s not great either. Not saying there must be a harem, but at least some centralized female protagonist or character would be nice.

2. Things get dragged out. This isn’t that bad. The first and third point is worse. This is just a slight annoyance. Anyone remember the manga Gantz? Anyone remember how one chapter can simply comprise of "omg" type of reaction? Be warned that similar chapters are everywhere.

3. Good things are overly used. Remember Yuu Yuu Hakusho? It was basically tournaments after tournaments after tournaments, if I remember correctly. Or maybe Dragon Ball, which is “I’m gonna take/destroy the world” after “I’m gonna take/destroy the universe” after repeat either one of the previous ones. For this, I don’t remember. But I do remember the protagonist entering one tournament for his wife to help the royal family hold the highest position in the country (wife = princess).
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Another tournament between the six countries (I think it’s six, it could be seven, I forgot.), to determine the ranking of the countries. And now, it’s another tournament (untranslated) between the loyalist and the revolutionist of a certain kingdom. Both sides comprise of the guardian families and the houses of lords (or nobles or aristocrats or something like that), with the protagonist’s side on the weaker side.

That aside, each tournament followed similar format. The first one, it was protagonist vs the country. The second one, it was protagonist vs the other countries. And on the current one, there’s an improvement. He’s only going against like 6 or 8 out of the 12 instead of all 12 of the opponent. It’s a 12 on 12 team where he’ll be facing against most of them, again.

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It also follows the format of, “I’m level 1 but I am as strong as a level 69.” (Exaggeration intended.) And the reaction from the other people are all the same, “omfg, how is that f***ing possible?” Stuff like that.

4. There are some stupidness induced plot. And then there are some lack of thought process to help the plot proceed too. Things like that are present in this novel.
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Example is that the protagonist went missing for 18 months but he feels no rush to get home. He demonstrates no rush. And soon, the whole idea of going back home disappears as there’s a new plot in front of him. I really don’t think I’m asking that much, right? A bit of thought process? Personal feelings? I mean, he made a total mess and enemies of the world back home, yet he isn’t in any kind of rush to go home to see what kind of mess he made. This isn’t even just a “calm” or “smart” or “confident” protagonist anymore.

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5. Why the heck are there so many tags? You people are just tagging every single thing possible aren’t you? Why don’t you people add “Aunt-Nephew Relationship”? And yes, it’s in the Harem genre but we also need to specifically state with the polygamy tag and then a more specific one, polygyny. Poisons... really? You people are way too hyped up on this. Why don’t you add “Arrogant Male Lead”, “Badass Male Lead”, “Clever Protagonist”, “Conceited Protagonist”, “Different Social Status”, “Discrimination”, “Doctors”, “Evil God”, “Fantasy Creatures”, “Fearless”, “Hell Training”, “Hiding True Self”, “Kingdoms”, “Legendary Sword”, “Levelling Up”, “Long Distance Relationships”, “Male Lead with Tragic Past”, “Masochistic Training”, “Master-Disciple Relationship”, “Massacre”, “Multiple Worlds”, “OP Male Protagonist”, “Second Chance”, “Secretive Male Lead”, “Special Blood”, “Strong Male Lead”, “Strong Protagonist”, “Strong-Willed Male Lead”, “Swordplay”, “Swords”, “Tournaments”, “Tragic Protagonist”, “Transported to Another World”, “Troubled Past”, “Violent Male Lead”, and whatever I missed.

Since it’s already long as hell, mind as well tag more, right? Orz. <<less
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P.S. I like Miracle from above.

You can’t actually deny any of the reviews. People are entitled to their own opinions and they do have their own perspective.

Below will be more of a rant about the people below than anything. That, I won’t deny because those people are rather annoying. To the person above, you’re right. It’s a soap opera and welcome to the set. I’m pissed off at how that rape hating guy is being so pretentious. And you’re annoyed that we have all too much time on our hands,... more>> yet you are the same.

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Here is a better analogy to explain the rapist thing instead of just repeatedly say it is rape. You know those movies or television shows or even some other novels where the rapist is some psychologist or hypnotist? That is pretty much what the MC is. He deprives you of your own free will and changes your mind such that you don’t even know it.

Think you some psychological treatment but the psychologist hypnotized you in a horny slut begging him to have s*x with you. Afterwards, he releases the hypnotism and you go back to your life. But in this case, it is permanent.

So, yes. There is an undeniable fact that MC raped 20 female Knights if you think of it this way. However... let’s take a step back. Say MC never had s*x with them and simply took them as slaves, which they essentially are, and just made them do mundane task or conquer the world. Now MC is a murderer. He sends the Knights out as fodder and they die while killing others. And I suppose being a murderer is better than a rapist?

I really don’t see the point of arguing in this topic or matter. This is a freaking fantasy novel. Let me take that back, this is a freaking novel, a FICTIONAL novel meant to be written to satisfy certain audiences. Sure, it’s “better” to read a book about a detective solving murder cases but there are books like diary of a murderer or assassin. And people do write and read those.

So, is murder better or rape?

Taking two steps back, for the record, the Knights wanted to murder him. He, in turn, used a charm skill that deprived their free will. It is very extreme and more than necessary. But that was the only skill he had. What do you call doing whatever you can to avoid yourself being MURDERED? I think it was called self defense.

And analogy would be, MC knocks all of them out with a concussion and they end up losing their common sense and memory. They wake up and became super dependent on the person they saw and “helped” them. And that is basically what the charm skill did. It made them dependent on the MC and orient around him.

And then these newly devoted Knights want to sleep with MC, it’s not rape anymore if they wanted it, though you need to remember their mindset changed. There will be arguments with this analogy, so now assume a girl got into an accident, lost most her memories, changed her personality and a lost a few screws. She changed from a person who look downed on men and dislikes them to an open girl. Say, you, who is her rehab social worker that is helping her recover, developed a relationship with her after she recovered and left. You end up sleeping with her despite telling her about her past hatred for men. So, do you call that raping her past self that might or might not reappear? I’m sure if she remembers and if this scenario happened many times, there will be splits between her going to court to file a case on her social worker and accepting her new life.

Last note, do remember what a slave is. If you toss a job description to it, it’ll be something like, “expect anything and everything to happen as it is your duty and you have no rights, unless otherwise stated” It’s true. Not American but read their history in the past and back then, their slaves do get anything and everything, from respect and kindness to rape and abuse. So, the moment you guys and gals read the title with “slave harem”, rape is already a possibility to the story. It’s a given that it might happen. There’s another novel with “slave harem” but in a labyrinth. The author wrote it with much nicer tone. All the girls just willingly accepted their master’s “love”. That MC is a nice guy, more or less. But it’s undeniable that those girls are basically “trained” not to say no. And hence, stripping away their free will. One way or another, you can still think of it as rape or manipulative s*x/rape, treat them nice so they think you’re nice and then sleep with them while they think you’re nice.

Why the hell are you people arguing on this topic? If you’re going to argue about anything, isn’t it more important the fact that the girls are LOSING their own free will? If you’re going to argue about what’s right and wrong, you should aim at the core of the problem. The MC isn’t just going in, stripping their clothes and raping them. The MC is depriving them of their own free will and make them think that he is their one and only purpose of living.

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After all the ranting and explanation, it doesn’t matter what the topic is. It’s a book. It’s fiction. And you are welcomed to read or not read it. You can have your own opinion too. No one can stop you. But don’t exactly try to force your opinion on others as the various perspectives I explained. And don’t have narrow vision or you end up sounding like a pretentious person. (Complain about one novel but not another. Complain about one world issue but not another.)

Personally, I don’t like stories with rape or even with prostitution. I only read them when there is essentially no plot and it’s even hard to label them as rape or prostitution as it’s just s*x scenes over and over and hilarious. I mean, in those stories, rape, prostitution or whatever doesn’t really matter. You can sub one for another and the story continues. And that is exactly what this novel is.

It’s better to review that there’s essentially no plot here while trying to force a plot. It’s “save the world by f**king all the queens into submission.” Or to review the ero scenes, which is... well I haven’t read that many to say. I can only say, so far, it’s worse than the other book this translator translated and that one isn’t that amazing. But, at least, that book aimed for varieties, lol.

Update on the ero scenes: if you liked The Story of Living as I Please After Being Reincarnated in Another World with a Ridiculously Cheat Power, I think you will like this one too. This one is similar but with a bit more of emotional desperation input, e.g. “I want your cock in me” type of sayings. Though, if you ask me, I think the other one (Cheat Power) is better. It’s one of those where you know it’s bad, the author knows it’s bad, the protagonist probably knows it’s bad too, and it’s really ridiculous but it doesn’t matter. It’s just a novel with a bunch of ero scenes and ridiculousness and stupidness that makes it funny. <<less
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Atelier Tanaka
December 14, 2015
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Like others, a bit of a mixed feelings in this.

I don’t mind fighting dirty.

I don’t mind an ugly protagonist. I generally prefer to not read them if it’s ugly + obese + harem. That’s just satisfying a population’s secret desires.

... more>> I don’t mind a novel with no plot.

So, I find this novel not bad. Let me make this clear, the protagonist is a mixture between a 36 year-old virgin and a 16 year-old virgin. He acts relatively modest and nice like how a normal person should. He’s also more tolerable to things too. But then, you can take that as the 36 year-old part or just a really mature and not horny 16 year-old. But he also acts all horny and such. Also, I truly do not like how the protagonist handled Chapter 8. It’s not even about being an underdog or being tolerable or being modest and nice anymore. It’s a different issue.
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So, some waitress mess up with her service as a waitress to some noble, like bump into him or something. The noble grabs her and basically needs to “teach” her some respect. Protagonist comes and saves the day. He burns the noble and heals him. Noble leaves and come back and uses the waitress to lure him. And what he does is just walk with him. Noble asks him to do something, he does it. Noble says I’ll pay you, and he goes sure. I like money.

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Yeah, it’s one thing to be modest and nice. It’s one thing to be tolerable to certain things, like a drunk fight happens and a chair got thrown into you. It’s an accident. It’s one thing to be an underdog. But it’s another to be spineless. I’ll look forward to future chapters to see if he changes. But I really don’t like it as much anymore.

Yup, I don't really like 9 either. <<less
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Martial World
January 5, 2016
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I’m too lazy to write a long review. To put it bluntly, the protagonist only has one goal and it is to be the strongest. Yup, it is as boring as a hero summoned to kill a demon king without any twists. And this novel is exactly that. It is very linear, typical, and out of a manual. There is absolutely nothing spectacular about it. But it is not bad if you are simply looking for Classical Xianxia-like Xuanhuan. I can finally use the term Xuanhuan!! Author listed it as... more>> Xuanhuan but it follows a Xianxia-like format. The worst part for me is that either write a story with romance or don’t. And if you don’t, it’ll suck. So, there should always be some romance. Anyways, this author included a ton female characters with intimacy with the protagonist but nothing happens. They just disappears. I guess you can pick your poison. Have a novel where female characters are used a plot devices and added into a harem, or have a novel where female characters are used as plot devices and then simply abandoned once their use is done. Personally, I don’t see a huge difference, neither is giving female characters any justice. Because this is your very typical Chinese influenced weak to strong story, you can in fact skim a lot of it and not miss anything. There’s also none of those Omgz moments. So yeah, I skimmed 300 chapters within a few days easily without spending a lot of time on it. To be honest, I suggest to stay away from this novel and try this authors second novel if you really want to read a weak to strong story. The author did nothing new or innovative but I feel that it is written slightly better. (Both aren’t great.) <<less
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The rape theme sucks but in a sense, it is more likely to happen if you are really thrown in a fantasy world. There are and will be barbaric tribes and races. Orcs became that in this novel.

Overall, this novel is very standard yet I like it a lot. There’s a harem but Kazu still only like Arisu, for now. I like it when the protagonist has a clear love interest, even if there are swarms of bees roaming around him. I also must say that betrayal is a common... more>> theme in light novels or Japanese culture and yes, it is here too. Kazu got betrayed. Arisu and the girls got abandoned by their families. There are some behind the scenes. Clearly Arisu knows of Kazu’s nemesis and she is plotting something. And the game element is interesting too. You literally get a “Get out of Jail Free Card” when you level. Basically, when you level up, you get teleported to a place where time freezes and you can stay there potentially indefinitely. Two skill points per level sucks and each rank of skill increases the required skill points by one also sucks. This means no OP Master of All Trades, or even an OP protagonist. This also leads to the point that the protagonist is not OP or has any cheat ability or abilities. Though the cool part is one rank in magic equals to four skills, even if three of them are usually not that useful. And every time you go into this white room, you get access to a Wikipedia, lmao. <<less
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Young God Divine Armaments
December 22, 2015
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For starters, it’s true that the grammar is quite bad. But if you read enough translated works, then you’ll gain the ability to decipher through nasty grammar. It’s a total pain and it can burn your eyes but it’s not the worst I’ve read by far.

As for the novel itself, it’s your typical, “I’m an OP character and I want to make a harem.” But it’s toned down quite a bit. I’m not up-to-date on the latest chapter but there’s a point I want to make. (Currently at 13) As... more>> far as I know, there’s no slaves or rape or anything forceful with the MC trying to make a harem. To put it one way or another, the MC is a “normal” guy who is tolerant, nice, carefree, stupid and also a big pushover. My biggest problem thus far is his pushover side.
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Basically, a girl, who is pretty, tried to be equals with the MC and his waifu, who are a god and a goddess. The girl tries to think she’s smart and understands that the MC won’t be forceful and try to put humans as slaves. So, she tries to make arrangements with him as equals. And the MC just happily accepts and that’s it. The Goddess also accepts.
The MC is a “human” before so maybe he’s used to being a pushover. But even that is not something most people would be happy to agree with. He knows he’s being taken advantage of. And the worst part is the Goddess is an actual goddess. She is fully into the humans can be used as offerings mindset. Yet, she, without a single bit of hesitation, accepts the girl’s deal.

Can’t the author written it in a better way? I know it’s just to advantage the novel, add a plot and add a harem member. The plot progresses rather nicely afterwards. But couldn’t s/he done it in a better way? This is just another “forced plot”, which is another way of saying “lazy writing”.

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Otherwise, the book is pretty decent so far, nothing great nor horrible. It currently has a minor subplot if we call that "making a harem" as the main plot. It's your typical "save the world" type of subplot though. <<less
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This is... okay. It is not great by any means.

I like Kumoko but Kumoko isn’t amazing either. It is, however, pretty good. And Kumoko is cute and funny. If you compare it to this, this makes you feel like it’s a bad ripoff of it.

To start off, the MC is an idiot, plain and simple. And not in a very cute way either. I feel that the biggest problem with this is that the author couldn’t or failed to write it in a cute and funny way. The... more>> novel follows an evolution based mechanic. You level up to max level and you’ll evolve.

A little spoiler, the MC has 3ish unofficial goals. (Chapter 27)
1. To get stronger. (From mysterious voice.)
2. To get along with humans and be nice. (From MC himself.)
3. To change back into a human form. (From MC himself.)

MC is 100% shortsighted and it is annoying. As I said before, the author failed to write the story in a cute and funny way. The running away Kumoko was funny and nice to read. But the running away Dragon was just pure cowardice.

In the end, it’s still a decent casual read. It’s definitely not as bad as the other makes it. As long as you don’t compare it with Kumoko, it’s not that bad. But it won’t be something I want updates everyday and want to read asap, to put my interests of it into perspective. <<less
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Ark
December 8, 2015
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I don't know. I started with Log Horizon then LMS then Ark. Log is Log. It's okay but it's just a Log. It got dull but I finished all that was translated at the time. I never went back to it though. LMS didn't get dull. I didn't like Weed's personality that much. But he was a pretty good protagonist. I don't like the manhwa as it literally butchered all of my imaginations of the characters. That aside, I was forced to stop as nobody at the time continued the... more>> translations. Still, I liked Weed and he's very smart, more or less.

Now Ark. I went through the same problem as LMS with no translators or very slow. (Sorry Japtem, you are slow. I like you. I loved you but you are a bit slow. Quality work, yes. I came back and reread your quality work but you are undeniably slow.) That aside, Ark Machine Translations popped up. I was happy and went back to reading it. But at some point, Ark is just too much. As a carbon copy, I liked Ark since he seemed a little less asshole-ish. But, in the end, that didn't really do anything. I can't put it into words but I gave up continue it after a while. Ark just lost its touch and got irritating more than anything. I liked the game character. I liked the skills, the summons, some parts of the plots, and other things. But, altogether, it just got boring. It made me lose my interest, unable to hold it. Not sure how it developed but that's what I got from Ark. And I definitely did not get that through the 6 volumes I read non-stop for Log Horizon, or the 20 volumes I read for LMS, which was also non-stop, day after day. <<less
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