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Jujutsushi Wa Yuusha Ni Narenai
June 24, 2018
Status: --
Why this is bad:

  • MC is beta JP male that gets beaten and bullied without even trying to run/hit the opponent back.
  • Long exposure/ramblings/useless info dump/internal dialogues that takes most of the written content. Plot is painfully slow because of it.
  • Several POV of characters that we don't care about slowing the plot even further. Btw everyone is stronger than the MC in every way, skill and self-worth wise.
  • There's no tactical thinking or smart MC as in some reviews. He's just some wimpy kid that figures some way to use things at hand that are perfect for the situation because 'plot'.
    • Spoiler

      putting poison mushroom he found a few chapters ago in food of bear monster is not award winning feat

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  • For the most part you're cheering for the monsters because all characters are unlikeable.
  • Love interest is a big, fat and shy girl with a battle oriented vocation. Every interaction of the MC with women is the usual horny with anything cliche. There's even s*xual tension when he's looking at the panties of the fully dismenbered body of a classmate that's getting eaten by monsters. WTF.
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Show Me the Money
August 10, 2018
Status: c52
This is a 3.5/5. I gave it a 5 since there are one too many trolls giving it a 1 or 2, which the novel doesn't deserve.

As far as chap 52 the novel is about a naughty Fatty that plays a VRMMO and solo boss monsters in interesting ways. Traps mostly, but interesting still.

The novel is not good in character development. Everyone is an asshole, the MC included, and specially the first female lead, Liu Lan: she's just a bully and unliakable bitch. Character interactions are just disputes for bosses... more>> between guilds or ways to level up and get loot.

Also there's a little to much grind and not enough story. Fatty is playing just for money, and so far there's just no reason / drama / suspense aside from whether he'll die and lose a level and the boss (that'll just respawn later).

Nevertheless it's still a good novel to waste time so far, not worth of the several poor ratings, specially in a website like NU with so many sh*tty copy&paste xianxias with high ratings.

Finally, good work by the translators with several releases and good translation. Chapters are not short and without too many useless expositions. <<less
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The Simple Job of Only Perishing to the Hero
August 21, 2018
Status: c40
Too many expositions, too little story.

Be prepared for several paragraphs of random explanations between a single line of dialogue and full chapters of explanations of random things that don't really add to the story.

The pace is weird, being really fast and choppy at some points like the initial development of the dark continent, and really slow in others where the MC takes several chapters walking down a street buying things or having a simple conversation that means little to the plot.

His powers aren't really explained. He's a SSS ranked and... more>> kick ass at magic, but can also create fully intelligent races in a few minutes like a god? It's kind of weird and we don't know what are the limits of his strength. So far there's also no challenge and he and his maids just kill everything because 'they're strong' and that's it.

The premise was nice, but the execution and writing was really poor. <<less
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Running Away From The Hero! (Remake)
July 19, 2018
Status: c20
I really wanted to like this, but it's boring.

  • POVs are all over the place, going forward and back on the time line, making it confusing and unfocused.
  • MC has 40 year time skip from being a farmer to a 'drill sergeant' for an evil corporation in a few paragraphs.
  • Things that would be a nice plot twist are instead explained in a dumb POV internal monologue.
  • Several POVs of the same scene, including from side and unimportant characters.
  • For more than 20 chapters he's training a new class and nothing really happens.
So much wrong... more>> in so few chapters. Could be forgiven if the story was nice, but it's not. <<less
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Argh... I guess I'm too progressive for this novel.

The MC is a female transmigrator in a medieval europe settings. You think she would be against arranged marriages, or use her knowledge to be independent, take over the Fief or even find her own path.

Not this MC, she immediately accepts her role as an unimportant woman in a medieval society that is a tool for the family and must get thinner to find a husband and therefore be 'successful' in life.

She has no problem with her cousin taking over the earldom... more>> that belonged to her father and threatens to send her away unless she finds a fiance by 15. Meaning, GTFO or be my political tool. The MC: Okay, I'll marry any person that wants fatty me!

He also uses her 'inventions' to make a profit and she asks for nothing in return. Being fat also equals to being human scum in this novel. Because she's fat she's entitled to nothing and unless women are pretty they are useless and will be shunned by all.

The only value discussed for female characters is if they're pretty or not. Frankly, this is a disturbing view from the author and I couldn't get past it, even if the story is lighthearted. Would expect this from Harems but not from Shoujo novels.

That being said, the pacing is slow. Chap 50 she's 14 and the story from the game hasn't even started. Translation is also slow. Can't recommend this.

Edit: Someone picked this up and translations became quite faster. <<less
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Common Sense of a Duke’s Daughter
July 20, 2018
Status: c150
Started well, became boring and stale at later chapters.

It seems like the author is milking the plot as much as he can with fillers. He set up all these nice scenarios about politics, wars and intrigue, but doesn't seem inclined to follow through with any.

Prepare yourself for dozens of chapters with lots of talks about how the character is feeling, inner monologues or random POVs that adds nothing to the plot.

About Translators: AsianHobbyist divided each chapter into 3 parts and had slow releases. Djurasico made a lot of releases but... more>> it's bad MTL. Meaning, both are far from good and make things worse for a novel that was already going sour with its plot.

Tried to give this a second chance, got even more frustrated.

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To Be a Power in the Shadows!
June 16, 2018
Status: c86
Supreme Chuunibyou should be the name of this novel. Overpowered but boring MC that keeps doing things just because he thinks it's cool like a kid.
He dreams to be some kind of ruler in the darkness but does everything in a flashy hero-like way delivering cliche punch lines.

He's obtuse and dumb but does everything right by accident (throwing knife at map and discovering kidnappers hideout, always doing something random that saves the day), except when he's fighting, because then he is god incarnated and no one can hold a... more>> candle to him with no explanation but 'because he's strong'.

Was a little funny at first time but got boring quick. Really overrated series. <<less
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Advent of the Archmage
June 27, 2018
Status: c210
This is like finding the perfect girl then discovering "her" to be a man.

First arc is amazing. MC uses magic in intelligent way. Techniques matter more than power levels. Story is fast paced, action is well done, plot is nice and there's little info dump even though it's the first chapters. I really got excited thinking to have found a gem amidst all the garbage in qdian but everything falls apart after.

The start of east academy arc is still good (mercenaries small arc), but later the MC stops using the... more>> game system, becomes a magician shut-in and the plot starts to drag becoming slow-paced.

There's no more intelligent spellcasting and everything boils down to spell levels vs character level. "No spells under lvl 5 will work on the demon because he's lvl 5" etc. Mana doesn't matter anymore as he always have enough (with rare exceptions because plot) and the micromanagement of casting time becomes ridiculous like other reviewers have said.

Because the MC is so freaking amazing like the author reminds us every chapter, he makes his own magic which usually is one lvl stronger than regular magic, defeating stronger beings with said magic while everyone is in awe of his amazing power (everyone else is just incompetent and adds little to the plot). In summary. It becomes regular xianxia trash in a new skin. Fortunately there are no noisy young masters, but everything else is similar including the writing with long exposure/infodump paragraphs that adds volume but nothing else to the story.

It's very sad. If the author kept the story going in the first arc's direction this would be an excellent novel but it just became common rubble. 3 starts only because of the first arc, otherwise it's just a one. <<less
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Good start but falls apart very fast. MC uses blacksmithing at first but stops a few chapters in. His land was doomed to fail but quickly became sucessfull. After that there's no plot. Former game events don't matter and now the world revolves around him. MC is described to be strong in martial arts and magic at first but he get his ass kicked every single time by random noble kids without putting up a fight. All chapters about him learning stuff are just wasted because he never uses. The... more>> novel is at end just about relationships (love interest /friendship) between the characters. Some characters are likeable but that's it. The main heroine of the game however is really unlikeable. She changes love interest as if chaging clothes, flirting with the MC at one moment and falling in love with random character when right besides the MC. It's ridiculous. She's also bland and adds very little to the story. While I dislike OP MCs, a wimpy one that is stupid and gets his ass beated by any random characters is just as bad. Romance is also bland, nothing else going for it. Don't waste your time with this one. <<less
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Non original but entertaining story until chap 100 and few.

This is common mary-sue into trash body reincarnation trope. All family bully her, some strong mysterious ML falls for her, blablabla.

It's a good waste of time for those who like this kind of guilty pleasure, though, so why a 2.0?

... more>> The answer is meaningless expositions and repetitions.

While this novel has almost 6, 5k chapters, each chapter is really small and most of it will be useless ramblings or repetitions that add nothing to the plot. Encounters will be dragged though several chaps and characters will ramble for several pages instead of acting.

In each chapter you'll read 2-3 paragraphs of actual plot, at most. Everything else will be waste written for stretching the novel.

What little story is left is actually amusing, and I enjoyed, even with the OP couple, since none of then are complete psychopaths like most novels in this genre.

So, if you think you can manage the absurd amount of filler content after chapter 100+ go ahead and read it, as I think the plot and characters are nice, but after reading 420 chapters I can tell you the little that happened could be written in only 70 at most.

Although I liked, my patience ran out. Adding the fact that this has 6.5k and probably won't be finished, I decided to drop it when the story became a little lukewarm (check the releases per week and calculate how many years would take to finish it at this rate). <<less
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Unruly Phoenix Xiaoyao
July 22, 2018
Status: c84
Listen... it's funny... but only if you can shut your brain off.

The premise makes no sense, her powers make no sense, the MC is dumb as a door and if you consider the character's actions, the male lead is a bastard manipulator usurping her little by little and the MC is the most broke, powerless and stupid emperor, ever. Which has no work btw. She just fools arounds all day.

So, as long as you don't take the story seriously, there'll be some laughs. That being said, it does wears off... more>> after some dozen chapters. There's no character progression and the plot is stupid, just like the novel overall.

Recomendation: Read until you get tired of it, while shutting you brain off, for some gags. <<less
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Reviewers about this novel: Hey, let's go to a party. You'll have to be beaten up and raped first then watch 666 hours of Justin Bieber videos. But after that, the party will be super fun, okay?!

Slow paced really short chapters, dumb punching bag MC, too many repeated and long descriptions, unlikable characters, dumb inconsistent boring plot that just revolves around everyone pissing at the MC. This is just pure trash.
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Kujibiki Tokushou: Musou Hāremu ken
June 27, 2018
Status: c35
Garbage. MC defeats everyone with one punch. Harem members are dolls without personality that loves him for no reason. He also buys a slave and immediately have s*x (rapes in my opinion) with her, who cares if she was willing. Writing is poor and seems like the author is a 12 year old kid. There is no plot.

Don't waste your time.
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Overrated series. First chapter is nice with the ruthless poisoning but everything else is boring. Nothing happens and the MC gets nothing done. A lot of content about nobles and politics but once again the MC just goes with the flow and quotes those themes as if you are reading a history book. There is no territory management by her and everything is done by her guardian. She's still 6 years old by chap31 without any accomplishments whatsoever.

While the premise is the reliving of an otome game, the MC doesn't... more>> know anything about the world or the future events of the game aside from her family being executed in the end. Being a reincarnator also has no effect on the story at all except for not acting her age. There is no magic until now and everyone trains sword/spear including the MC, but so far there's no action at all for any character. No war, action, romance, drama, adventure, nor territory management, not even food porn.

Maybe it'll get better in later chapters but I'll never know. <<less
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The Defeated Dragon
September 19, 2018
Status: c58
A kingdom building story that became dull quite fast with a boring MC that is like a robot in auto preservation mode.

MC transmigrated as a baron and despised by his father, was given a sh*tty run down place to govern. It's middle ages with magic but we seldom see any magical things and everything is pretty mundane.

MC is coward and just wants to enjoy life of an aristocrat. Those are his only reasons to develop his territory.

He doesn't give a sh*t about anyone but himself and can't even love the... more>> dog he's raising from a puppy, saying that it can die at any moment and he'll just eat it.

Author also nitpicks too much with small unimportant details like 2-3 chapters of new servants selection that will never be used again in the story. The story is slow paced because of these kind of things.

Read only if you're bored and have already read Release that Witch. <<less
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The Princess Wei Yang
August 12, 2018
Status: c77
First of all, if you want to read this, you must know chinese pronouns and titles.

The translator don't help us at all, and you'll find yourself being lost by reading a bunch of meaningless words that could have been easily replaced by the character's name or something like brother, sister, mother, etc.

Intead you see bunch of Da jie, mei mei, jiejie, er zi, Da xiejie, Li Furen, San dianxia, San ge, Qi di, shuzi, shaoye, nubi, dage, xiong mei, yatou... the list goes on and on and on. I... more>> took all the examples above from only one chapter, though.

Or you could just have a spreadsheet of all these beside you to look it up every time...?

Second: This revenge story is like boiling a person in a big water tank... using only a lighter. It's slow, stupid and not efficient at all.

Her biggest enemies are a few rooms over. Just go over and stab or poison the bitches or something. Instead the MC keeps playing 'nice' while countering several stupid 3rd rate villain schemes they throw at her.

Btw, these petty schemes are always foiled but nothing substancial happens to the culprits. The novel consists of this smalls penalties accumulating over time. Things that would warrant death penalty to the MC are wrist slaps to the villains.

It would be nice if there was a big plot that the MC used to take down the evil step mother and half sister, but in the end all you see are several simplistic and dumb schemes that any half wit could see through (Except for the prime minister and La furen, apparently).

This is an overrated series with poor plot and bad translation.

Don't recommend. <<less
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If I can summarize this novel so far is: Plot holes and hypocritical MC. Bad title btw. She's no doctor nor tamer. She has a healing cheat and gain some beasts though luck. That's all.

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Spoiler

At first she cries injustice for her family being thrown out and how people are evil and everything is unfair.

Then a little in the future, she's training child murderers, assassinating people in gruesome ways, torturing people, forcing a betrayed woman to be a whore for her own ex husband that she hates, or even kidnapping phoenix babies from their nest while threatening to kill the other two.

Lying and schemming are also already a second nature to her.

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Anti-heros are fine. Hypocritical ones are not. If the MC doesn't care for the pain of innocents, we won't care about hers.

Villains are like saturday morning cartoon shows. Their plans are stupid, always fails, but they don't die and just go away to come back next show.

The MC foils the plans of her father, the concubine and the crown prince so many times, yet they all don't fall and at max just change positions.

Spoiler

The king caughts the crown prince raping and killing children during the act. He's set for execution but is pardoned for stupid reason. The royal tutor that loses the position but falls upwards as a general instead of being disgraced.

Royal doctor that gets demoted and almost executed, involved in treason plot, somehow can treat the king while all other royal alchemists just watch him do it.

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The sixth prince faction is composed of lazy dumbasses that knows nothing and do nothing except for the MC. The enemy faction plots and fails the entire time and nothing happens to them, while still making demands from the king. It's just ridiculous. The king is just the most stupid character in the entire novel and can't see the most obvious plots in front of him.

If there's something good to salvage is one of the male leads: Feng Shen. The only character worth something in the novel. I read so far only for his romance with the MC, but nothing really important happens aside from some fluff moments. Every important male falls for a 13 year old girl by the way. Don't ask why.

For last, at the start there were fights and cultivation, but after arriving at the capital everything slows down to a crawl and the MC just stops evolving. It's like the author thought: 'This is too fast, let's stop and milk the plot as much as possible."

And after I saw the "4790 Chapters (Ongoing) " while there's already so many bad things as far as chap 322, all I can think is 'f**k this, I'm out!' <<less
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The Good for Nothing Seventh Young Lady
August 3, 2018
Status: c100
It's very hard to keep your interest in this novel. Mainly because how it's structured. Kinda like this:

    • 60% internal monologues from the characters in the scene
    • 30% meaningless exposition
    • 10% story
The pacing is too damn slow, the scenes get cut all the time with the random content, chapters are really short. Fillers and more fillers for word count purposes.

A simple meeting in the begining took about 11 chapters, for example.

In comparison, things that would be interesting, like the stealing, are done in one paragraph with just a quote "The little thief went into house X, and stole things Y, Z, W." and that's it.

But if the little annoying cousin got angry and jealous for the thousandth time, we'll read it in a rant of 3 or more paragraphs in between a dialog... yet again.

MC did something amazing? Why don't we spend 3 chapters with only the internal thoughs of side characters calling her an idiot and being in awe of the situation? (this actually happened)

I like the MC, though. She's not keen on killing everyone and she's smart to bid her time and lay low. That's why I lasted for so long, but damn, it's so hard to keep reading. I caught myself just skipping several paragraphs all the time and finishing a chapter in less than a few minutes, but then I missed some important info amidst all the garbage, got lost and had to go back.

I cannot understand these high ratings at all. Be warned.
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Into the World of Medicine
July 24, 2018
Status: c97.7
Chapters are too small. These 100+ chapters are really about 20-25. Story is cliche but face slapping never gets old. MC is also liakable and kick ass intead of just talking.

There's little repetition and meaningless exposition, which is a big plus in xianxias.

Overall a good waste of time, just be warned the chapters are really small and the story will be just starting in these 100+ ones.
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The God Slaying Hero and the Seven Covenants
June 23, 2018
Status: c20
5 short lines of plot. 10 long paragraphs of info dump/ramblings. History is really slow paced because of it. Ruins any potential the novel had.

MC is beta male with low self esteem. Thinks he's trash but everyone thinks he's awesome kind of thing. Chapter releases are also slow.

Overall don't waste your time on this.
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