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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'.
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      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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Grimoire x Reverse ~Reincarnated Demon Romance Tale~
June 22, 2018
Status: v2c13
It's a game world with level ups but no stats. Power levels are abstract and the characters are overpowered at one point and weaklings a moment after due to author's whim. Sometimes he uses levels to portrait power but ignores it for most of times. It's a mess.

MC only solves things with pure strenght bashing things. Eventually he finds someone stronger, uses the magic stone, get stronger himself, bashes the enemy in the same way but with more power now... rinse and repeat. Hirago is only there to play tsundere... more>> and kidnapped/bullied princess.

Translation goes bad really fast with weird dialogues with no meaning. At first MC takes story into consideration but in vol2 he say's f**k it and does whatever he wants.

Had potential but failed to live up to it. Don't waste your time. <<less
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Great novel although it's a usual Humans vs Demons premise. The MC is likeable, balanced and not overpowered (he's neither the hero nor the demon king).

He kills when he has to but is not a xianxia honey badger killing everything that moves. Diplomacy is used to win over cities when he can and we can believe he's a better ruler than the humans. There's more strategy warfare than single encounters but both are well done. Don't agree with the slice of life tag btw as most chapters are story... more>> related with few fillers with other's POV.

This is a must read for people who likes fantasy genre and one of the best in this site.

Bonus: no harem or bland females to drool over the MC for no reason. So far, no romance unless you count his devotion to the DK as love. <<less
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Common Sense of a Duke’s Daughter
July 20, 2018
Status: c101
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 to be inclined to follow though with any.
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