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chojen
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Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka?
April 22, 2017
Status: c231
So the first arc of the series is pretty interesting, the multiple points of view and different interconnected story threads that showed up in the different pov's was a nice touch but between 150-200 things get really weird.

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So somehow the MC gains the ability to split her body up into different locations and randomly invade the body of other people? Also, the MC finally leaves the cave and the demon king shows up and kills her main body but she isn't dead because she mentally took over her mother's body, the whole process for which happens completely off-screen without any indication it's happening.

After that the series gets really bad with it's different POV shots and loses pretty much any sort of internal consistency it had, fairly early in the series we learn that despite the main story being told at the same time as the side story with the price and gender-bender princess the MC actually happened much earlier in time while the other characters were still babies. Strangely though the MC walks out onto a battlefield where we find out she's the one who killed the Hero Julius despite that supposedly being something like 10-15 years in the future from where she was supposed to be time wise.
Somehow it actually gets worse after that. After that section the POV's get even more convoluted because they constantly jump around telling the story retroactively about how the Demon King realized she was being taken over by one of the MC's parallel wills and then went over to kill the main body that happened 30+ chapters earlier and then we get these weird introspective by the Admins having vague conversations that make absolutely no sense.

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TLDR: It's a decent light novel for the first 150-200 chapters (depending on your sensibilities) but starts getting pretty bad both in story and writing quality. <<less
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chojen
chojen rated it
Knights & Magic
November 30, 2015
Status: --
This is a pretty good light novel, it has a lot of familiar tropes but I think that it tinkers with the formula enough that the end result is unique enough and interesting to read. The problem is the translations, at chapter 28 the series was dropped by Skythewood and picked up by Bakadogeza and though I can certainly appreciate him taking the time to do translations it becomes so much more difficult to stay engaged with the series reading his posts.

Here's a side by side comparison of the same... more>> statement from the two.

Skythewood
The requirements were too amazing, even Ady who was listening by the side almost said: “What kind of requests are these?” Despite that, Eru was still smiling happily.

Bakadogeza
On the contrary, Even Ady who had been hearing the whole thing, and had a thought of [Which part of it that was not a big deal?] and almost protest this, It was Eru smiling with his ease when he response to the order with overflowing joyful that stop her. <<less
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Skeleton Knight, in Another World
February 11, 2019
Status: v8 epilogue
So I've followed this series from the beginning and kept going because it showed promise. The brief asides when we get the POV's from other main characters and learn more about the political undercurrent revolving around the MC's actions showed what I thought were the various threads of a story that were eventually going to weave together into the main plot. Skeleton Knight has a ton of awesome events that appear to be lead-ins to further plot development and intrigue but at the end of it all I'm just stuck... more>> asking "What the f**k did I just read?" This series has absolutely no deeper plot other than "The MC ran into bad guys."

Hell, I'd argue that it doesn't even have a plot. A plot implies a complete story with a beginning, middle, and end where events happen to move forward a narrative the author is trying to convey. Skeleton Knight is just a sequence of semi-related events showing off how cool the MC is. <<less
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