Oh, you just declared war on my country, invaded, took my girl hostage, tried to kill my fellow classmates and fired cannons with the intention to kill at me?
Best I can do is to knock you out with rubber bullets and let you live! I can't kill anyone, this is the best I can do!
At some point he even outright says that he can't kill and wonders how long he can let the bad guys off lightly. All while subjugating pirates who steal and murder.
Then there is this hugely inconsistent plothole. Why is the head of the country the king when it's supposed to be a matriarchy? This literally doesn't make sense.
A ton of stereotyping about the women too makes it really weird. Why do I feel as if there is incel tier stereotyping towards women?
I could look past these two flaws but the first one really pisses me off.
The closest thing I can relate this to is Rain, but with a female main character.
It has some strategy in it, but it doesn't have the world building nor the depth of a proper strategy novel like Tenkyou no Alderamin and Altina. While it has plenty of fighting scenes, it doesn't have the deep plot, developed characters, relationships and epic combat scenes as novels like Rain, 86, the faraway paladin or highschool battle novels like Mahouka.
I really wish that the novel had more depth to it and was more fleshed out. There are hints of world building and the overarching plot, she tries to find out her origins and here Z is, but those bits are really short and leave much to be desired. I keep bashing this point because I feel like this novel had so much more potential. Right now it is just ok, but it could have been a much better novel.
It's no masterpiece, but it does do its job well in telling a story that is attractive for a certain crowd.
The hero is actually a woman.
The MC is a masochist who throws herself onto the villainess, (an actual child and not a mentally mature person like the mc), with emotional scars. It literally became sexual harassment at some point. But lets put that on the side shall we since it gets better later on.
In this story we constantly get fed on the political views of the author. Monarchy is failing, and thus it is concluded that everyone should be treated equally. I mean it's fine and all but with how the MC is "guiding" the villainess love interest on her political views I really feel like I'm being spoonfed politics. Which isn't what I was looking for.
Another thing is the authors view on homosexuals. Yes, I get it, homosexuals aren't accepted everywhere, there is need to preach about it, and since this is a yuri story I was expecting some kind of talk about that since it is part of the character development. What I didn't expect was again, the authors political views on homosexuals being spoonfed on us. Also, they mentioned at the start of the story that homosexuals were RARE, then how come we keep getting important people introduced that are homosexual? Or is it just purely for the yuri harem the MC creates unintentionally?
Also in the later chapters we get a bombshell dropped on us that one of the males is actually a female and we get an entire lecture arc about gender identity. Like why? How is this even relevant to the plot of two girls trying to love eachother? The MC didn't even know that since it wasn't in the original Otome game.
I have no problems with homosexuals, otherwise I wouldn't be reading this novel, but I was looking for romance, not politics.
First arc is how Chris (the female mc) meets her sister and dotes on her. This is fine and all just like the summary portrays.
Then comes the 2nd arc of Chris falling in love with the 3rd prince and her literally taking 2 years to come in terms with her feelings and express it well. Like what? Completely not in sync with how her character was portrayed at first.
Then comes the intermission of her and her "friends".
And finally there is the 4th arc from chapter 80 on. Where Chris decides to play the villain for the sake of her sister only to reconcile with her sister who sees through the scheme and manipulated everyone in order to make up with Chris.
At this point I was very confused. What about all those future snippets of her becoming the real villain. What about this entire overthrow the nobility thing that gets mentioned? Is this even the world of the Otome game? And above all, why is Chris still acting like a kid even though she has the memories of her previous life and lived so long in this life? It makes no sense.
Her sister, who was bullied according to Chris' memory, isn't meek at all. She is a yandere with some very high scheming skills like her mother. Whom we also know next to nothing about but keeps being mentioned as a dangerous person who can manipulate everyone around her and trying to cause a revolution.
At this point I had no idea what is even going on anymore or where the story is headed. Was it supposed to be a tragedy like a certain other brocon story or is it just a story about a foolish girl (Chris) who tries to make her sister, who actually needs no protecting but only cares about having Chris by her side, happy?
And then out of nowhere, the story ended after they had made up. All these loose ends and plotholes left a very unsatisfying ending.
In the end it was a happy ending for the MC, as she apparently became pregnant and bore a son with the man (2nd prince) whom she loved. This ending is fine, but it's not what the novel was implying at the start?
In chapter 628-629 we finally unravel the mystery about Lu Ming (the mc). His weird constitution, his lack of talent and why his parents are not around. However this serious backstory is ruined immediately by forced comedy about his dad not recognizing him. They then fight over some shitty "funny" misunderstandings while saying tsukkomi's that are supposed to be funny. Then afterwards when his dad reveals the story Lu Ming has to think about inappropriate things again so it's "funny". I find this entire thing very distasteful, his parents were very irresponsible. They gave birth to him knowing that it would cause issues, they then put an even bigger issue into his body in order to fix the aforementioned issue. And then abandoned him in order to fix the issue they created themselves. And since his father didn't even recognize him it means that they didn't even bother to check up on him. His sister tried to keep him safe but didn't manage to do so because the original Lu Ming has already died, and our otherworldly MC basically hijacked his body. And now all of this is basically being invalidated because haha we need more "dirty jokes", tsukkomi's, misunderstandings, "black faces", ect. This entire thing is so disappointing.