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Hachinan tte, Sore wa Nai Deshou!
October 24, 2017
Status: c71
This novel does NOT have romance, action, ecci or comedy. All marriages are political and arranged. MC marries a bunch of girls because influential people just sent him the girls or said he should. MC: "oh, I guess the girl will be in trouble, I have to marry her". There is very little interaction between MC and his wives. By chapter 71 there is 1 kissing scene and 1 "walking into the bath where the naked girl is" scene. This is really just pathetic if the novel wants to say... more>> it's a "romance and ecci".

Second biggest problem in this novel is that it lacks any kind of emotion at all! Even the moments that suppose to be emotional just feel super dry. When MC had his first date with his first wife, it turned into a business talk with the jewelry shop sales clerk and some political talk. When his first wife was suppose to be bonding with the second and third, it was so boring, anticlimactic and unemotional, I cannot even describe it. The bottom line out of the bonding was that the first wife despite of being political marriage might actually have some feelings for MC, which is not even stated in a strong way, but more like hinted. All characters are super dry and there is no connection at all. This also applies to the so called "comedy" part. I maybe giggled twice and that was about it. The humor is dry and stupid and not funny at all. There is nothing here that can be classified as comedy.

Now, the biggest problem is that this novel is just endless amount of talking. Even when there suppose to be action, there are 2 sentences of action and then 10 paragraphs of freaking dialog that gives you trivia. In the middle of an intense situation characters just casually walk and chat with each other about women, politics, or some other stuff that not related at the moment at all. Even if you try to feel any sort of tension, it really is impossible because of the idle chatter and poor writing.

Also, there are endless recaps upon recaps, and even the recaps have recaps! You keep reading the same sh*t again and again and again. And then you read about stuff you don't care about. All dialog is disjoint and some trivia is always mixed in. The style of all dialogs are like this:
- The character starts saying something
- What he is saying is not showin
- MC in his head says "in summary he said this", and then recaps. It gets really annoying.

The story itself is actually good, but all the annoying stuff and poor writing makes it boring and hard to read. <<less
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Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu
September 18, 2017
Status: c200
The premise of the story is ok, but the storytelling is just terrible. First, the timeline is all messed up. One chapter can say "six month later" and describe events that happen, and the next chapter starts at six month prior. Not only that, there is no indication when the events happens. It gets really confusing.

Second, the writing is all over the place. It is incoherent and confusing, especially in the first 50+ chapters. Bunch of different thoughts is often just jumbled together and is thrown at the reader. It... more>> gets a bit better later, but not by much. In addition to the bad storytelling and confusing chapters, the translation also have many problems, but that is really just an icing on the cake here.

Third, hateful MC. He is just a little naive child mentally. He is pretty dumb and does not even learn when sh*t happens to him. He is really classical japanese teen (typical novel or manga mc) with a bunch of complexes. There are no interesting qualities about him. He is really as average as it gets. He does not think things through and does not consider consequences of his actions at all. He is oblivious to what's going on around him. How's the story where the MC is just a stupid child is going to be good? He basically doesn't grow up at all and is still as naive when as at the beginning. Not only that, he is being babied by his followers! They hide stuff from him because it's complicated and might change the way he sees things and thinks.

Also, the story gets often quite boring. There are many pointless chapters that just dedicated to things like discussion about inventory of the store and the items in stock or how one guy is peeping at the MC magically and what he is thinking. Interesting events in the story are often just skipped and overlooked. Also the events are super stretched out with idiotic and pointless things in between. Basically terrible storytelling.

Those poor girls that follow him... I already see a tragic event happening and him realizing how he feels about them... The story has a tag "romance" but really there is none. There is some talk about s*x in the story, but zero romance. MC's followers develop feelings for him and it is shown, but only in occasional discussion. It really gets depressing eventually. MC has zero romance interest in anyone. It is very sad that at the chapter 200 there is so little character growth and MC is still a naive child. Also there are some changes to his character, it's not really much.

Spoiler

Huge plot in the story is how many people are afraid that MC may become derange and start murdering everyone. Looking at how unstable and stupid he is currently, there is actually a possibility that story might take that path. Also because his followers hide a lot of stuff from him, it also might be a factor. Honestly, the more you read this, the more disappointing it becomes.

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Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyusoukyoku (WN)
July 16, 2017
Status: v15
I was looking for a slow-paced novel with an interesting setting for a long time, and this is it. I really enjoy slice of life part of it. I got really tired of other novels where there is nothing but action. The MC is really OP, but because he does not know enough about the world, there are still dangers for him and his companions. He goes at his own pace and does what he wants. I also like that he is not an idiot and actually talks to his... more>> companions and friends and tells them stuff that need to be said (for the most part)

A lot of people complain about him hiding his identity, but in the novel it is a proper thing to do. He does not want to get involved in the politics and wants to be able to travel peacefully with his companions. He would not be able to do that if just exposes himself.

Overall a pretty nice easy read, where you don't have nothing but action, but it also keeps a good balance with plot progress and things happening. It does get a bit more boring at some point, but then recovers and major stuff happening in v15 <<less
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This is honestly one of the worst novels I have ever read. First of all, the title says "longs for magic" and this is exactly what is happening so far. He cannot use magic after reincarnation because he does not comprehend it. After 50 chapters he is still not even close to using magic.

Overall for the first 30 chapters, there is absolutely nothing that happens. The content of the 30 chapters can be moved in 3-4 chapters without any problems. There are two!! Full chapters that describe how MC has... more>> muscle soreness. WTF!? Less time is dedicated to his sister than to muscle soreness!

The dialog and inner thoughts are broken for everyone. There are almost no sentences in this novel that make sense. Almost everything is incoherent and is hard to read. They are just mumblings without completing the sentences and using abstract words in order to confuse the reader. Characters always say things like "do this", "go there", "I know what to do, I will do that". This kind of dialog is just plain stupid. A good example of how this novel is vague on purpose is the skill MC gets. It is so obscure that no one understands it, even MC himself! That skill causes MC to be disinherited in the most ridiculous way.

After 30 chapters there is finally an event that happens, but it is so boringly described and ends so abruptly, even though it lasts for several chapters, it is just dumb. The whole event that lasts about six chapters can fit in a sentence: MC found the fortress with bad guys, went in and killed them all. Really, almost nothing is described. How many people were there, what did he do overall. It is just classical damsel in distress rescue at the last second. There is not even a battle with the main baddy there that is worth mentioning.

MC in this novel gives me the impression of a lobotomized emotionless robot. He does not have likes or dislikes, he goes every day to work out for a while and then listens to the incoherent mumblings of his sensei. He mostly throws one-liners and doesn't really talk much. He doesn't care what happens to him at all. When anything happens, he just goes with it saying "oh well, what happens - happens, such is life". By this time, I actually want MC to be his little sister or the demon girl he meets. At least they have stuff going on and have emotions!

It is extremely poorly written novel! Bad translation doesn't help too. I give two stars because I like the premise, but reading this novel can give you a brain aneurysm, so be careful. <<less
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Nigotta Hitomi no Lilianne
February 18, 2018
Status: c138
I really love this novel! I guess the reason why is because it has a well-established common sense that the author does not break. It is very realistic in that regard. The novel is written from the perspective of a baby. The guy from our world is reincarnated as a baby girl in a different world. The novel shows the grows of a baby, how she adjusts and learns. The reader is kept in the dark and knows only what the heroine knows. As such, we grow together with her... more>> as we learn more about the world around us. I think this is one of the main reason why this novel just makes you want to keep reading. I like that novel keeps thing realistic from biological and common sense point of view. As baby grows, she has to learn how to properly speak, walk, move. You can see all the appropriate stages of growth for a baby. Even she has experience from a previous life and high comprehension ability as a result, she is still bound by the laws of nature.

There is no drama or action since it's all about a baby. It is a cute story about the growth of a little girl. It is very slow paced with a lot of inner thoughts. It is surprising that such a slow paced novel is entertaining to such degree. It is pretty funny and you can't help to want to learn more about the world together with the heroine. <<less
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Kuishinbo Elf
February 23, 2018
Status: c46
This novel is painfully dissatisfying. Right from the start it appears to be drawn out slice of life and continues to be the same. Everything is so slow and nothing makes sense. MC is useless and weak, does not have personality and just gets dragged around by everyone. She has this amazing healing ability that she does nothing interesting with, but her overall uselessness just negates even that... She does not have brains, talent for martial arts, magic, or even basic physical strength. On top of this whole thing, this... more>> novel does not have fluff, cute stuff or anything of the sort. Not that much comedy either and absolutely zero adventure so far. And the writing after chapter 20 or so just became incoherent rumbling. It's like the author is the same age as the MC in the novel (5 y.o.). I can't find the reason to read this...

Spoiler

So she meets the ghost of the noble girl adventurer who was betrayed, raped and killed. MC inherits all her knowledge and memories, including magic and martial arts. But apparently, for some reason, she still has to go to school? She doesn't know a lot of common sense, like what is a healer association. Why doesn't she have a theory about magic and weapons already? Why can't she do stuff that the nobel girl could?

And finally.... When that peach-senpai appeared... I stopped reading this sh*t novel...

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Ore no Isekai Shimai ga Jichou Shinai!
December 3, 2017
Status: v3c1
This novel is super dumb, the dialog is broken, the story is incoherent and the MC is the worst of it all. Why do you write reincarnation as a plot and make MCs mental age to be 30 and then make him act like a child? He is just sitting there and never does anything, he is so immature and can't make any decisions. When the story starts, it interesting and you wait how MC will make a nice comeback from the situation he is in, what will he do?... more>> He lives there for 10+ years and does nothing! The author tries to create a sense of mystery, but the plot is so obvious, it is not even funny. Everything that MC does is dumb and not thought through. It becomes quickly very clear that this novel will not become what you expect. I find myself wanting to skip chapters very fast. Part of it is probably bad storytelling, because there is a ton of events that happen. But the way everything is handled is dumb, MC is just weak in all aspects, he is indecisive and a coward. There is no way a 30 year old would act this way. I really can't read this novel because it has horrible storytelling and idiotic MC. Also all of the resolutions to the problems in this novel are stupid and don't make sense, along with the setting.

The way he is treated by his family is also the biggest bullsh*t ever. First of all, why is he not allowed to even learn how to read and write? Because he will become a threat because of it? How are they expect to use him for marriage, to another noble house nonetheless, if he is illiterate and knows sh*t? What's the point of even keeping him there? Just send him away to some remote forest and he will never even know and live a better life. <<less
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It is a lot similar to Slave Harem, but much better. It is not stagnant and a lot of thing going on. So why 3 stars? It really doesn't have anything going for it other than being "not bad". You can pretty much guess how the story will turn out, the is no tension and not much comedy. MC starts off not that good, then becomes better and then falls to be no good again. It also becomes a mega-coincidence plot device where it turns out almost all characters know... more>> each other. It's an OK read, but not great and exciting. Just something to read while turning the brains off. <<less
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Slave Harem in the Labyrinth of the Other World
October 24, 2017
Status: c220
This story is about horny teenager who got his hands on some s*x slaves in another world and for the first time in Japanese novel he uses s*x slaves as s*x slaves to fulfill his teenage fantasies! He never fails to remind his slaves that they are indeed his slaves by constantly reminding them how much they cost. Every time he buys something for them, the situation goes
- But master, this is so expensive!
- Don't worry, you are much more expensive!
- Ok, master, thank you very much!... more>>

It gets really old really fast. By the way, for those who hope at least to get some ecci parts, there is almost nothing of the sort here. Yes, they have s*x and take baths together, but the way it is described is almost ok for children to read.

Action is pretty bad here, or should I say that action is barely there. Whenever they fight something difficult, it ends very quickly. MC in his party are always in the dungeon and the author does not fail to describe every little detail of it! There are loooong description of how they walked, what they smelled, how MC want to grope the girls every single moment all the time, etc. All the stuff that is not interesting to read after maybe 2-5 chapters about it.

And every 10-15 chapters there is the same thing happening over and over and over again. MC gets new slave, then he f**ks her the same day, then he brings her to the dungeon, then the girl is surprised how strong he is, then she is surprised that she can eat together with him and then promises to serve him forever. Basically this pattern is repeat in a cycle all the time.

All characters are forgettable and nondescript. There is nothing ever happening in this story other than some key points, like buying a slave. Everything else does not change anything, so you can skip 20-30 chapters and be just fine reading because there will be nothing new there. What I means is that nothing MC does or noting that happens in the world have any influence or changes the setting in any way. There is no progress in any direction, other than MC gets more slaves as the story progresses (or rather not progresses). <<less
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Long Live Summons!
December 12, 2017
Status: c611
This novel is written by a drunken schizophrenic. The grades for the cultivation are not set up clearly, as well as how you cultivate. It becomes a confusing jumble of things that sometimes contradict each other and often don't make sense. The author sometimes forgets what he said before and then contradicts himself. The order of events are often not properly explained and is confusing. Sometimes characters would do something, but it was not clearly stated. And then the text would just assume that it happened without proper explanation.

MC is... more>> the worst of all. He is a degenerate moron. After he is transported, he didn't get memories of the guy whose body he overtook, so he basically lacks all common sense knowledge about the world. So what is he doing? Nothing. He just keeps repeating "oh, I lack common sense about the world" and that's it. And then he just gets a massive knowledge transfer out of the blue and becomes one of the most knowledgeable people in the world. Seriously, wtf? In addition, all his thoughts are nothing but girls and s*x. This is not at the level of perverted protagonist, this is a level of degenerate. When he sees one of his girls dying, his first though was "oh, I have yet to take her virginity". I don't know if the author thinks it's funny, but this something only a psychopath would think. He just always lies and calls it "chasing girls". Very quickly his behavior becomes a block for the progress in the relationships and the novel. Also, the way chicks fell for him doesn't make sense. Not only he never always lies to them, cheats on them, he f**king tries to rape a few of them several times, and the princess of the country at that. The only reason that does not happen is plot convenience: something happens as he is pushing the chick down and tearing he clothes off. Like someone shows up or some noise, etc.

Another problem I have with this novel is that the author is jumping around all the time. For example, the fight starts. Then the author says "the enemy holds some_powerfuls_sword" and will go tell the backstory about the sword for a large portion of the chapter. He does this multiple times about many different things. You end up reading multiple backstories during single event instead of reading about the actual event. By the time backstories are over, you don't even remember what was going on.

The novel is also filled with nonsense that you can often find in chinese novels. No logic and bunch of bullsh*t is presented as something good and even justifiable for MCs behavior. There is so much idiotic stuff where MC contradicts himself, it's just stupid.

One thing, there are some nice moments, which are surprising. Some of the humor is funny and the way he treats his monsters is way better, compared to the way he treats his women.

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I like this novel a lot. It focused on character interaction and development. It is somewhat similar to the Death March in a sense that an OP guy travels leisurely with kids and and has fun. I read it after I read one depressing and violent novel and this was like a breath of fresh air after a long dive. It is mostly focused on slice of life, but it does have action and such. Also it is questionable who is more OP - the MC or the kids, who... more>> are currently higher level than him. Overall really nice casual novel. <<less
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The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor
August 5, 2017
Status: v42
The story is pretty average, but at times entertaining. What I don't like is that timeline sometimes is messed up and the author jumps from present to the future, but then goes back to the past. And not for something important, but for trivial stuff. He often uses these kind of tricks to gain more interest, but what it causes are situation like "wait, did I just missed a chapter? Why are you talking about this random thing?"

I also hate MC. He is super rotten and treats his friends like... more>> crap. They are also handing out with him just for benefits. He also seem to have split personality where he thinks one thing and does another.

Really, he does not change at all, there is no character growth here. It is sad, but majority characters that are close to MC (except for the gf) have flat personalities. Really, Geomchies are most interesting out of them....

What is also quite irritating is that the author seem to think that he has to write about the game every few paragraphs. He will switch to it in the middle of some interesting event and talk about random things, as long as it is in the game or about the game (like in the middle of a dialog). This discontinuity becomes quite irritating as you keep reading.

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One of the biggest disappointments for me was how Seoyoon started to speak. She was exchanging notes with MC because she was too shy one moment and then in the next paragraph she was working in a restaurant talking to a bunch of strangers. WTF? Huge deal was made of how she was able to communicate only with him and then sudden jump to complete cure. Such a missed opportunity for a good chapter.

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The story is surprisingly not bad. I like the events and progression overall. What is bad in this novel are the characters.

MC is useless, spineless and stupid. As I keep reading it I am getting the impression that MC thinks the god sent him to another world to be a farmer until the world is destroyed. He keeps whining and whining how he wants to be a farmer and to live a peaceful life. He is a walking contradiction. He doesn't want to stand out, but he keeps doing flashy... more>> stuff, he got a cheat skill but can't fight. He can use magic because the spells are basically provided for him, but when he upgrades his physical talents, he is useless. His slave has the same level of physical skills and she is way stronger. He says he wants to keep stuff about him a secret and then blabs about it to everyone. I had the urge to punch the screen at least twice and flip the table at least three times because of how stupid and contradictory MC is. He is never proactive, he dreams of becoming a neet in another world as well and stuff always happens to him. If he was not forced to do stuff, he would just shut himself in the house and never leave!

Let's talk about romance for a bit. MC basically says he wants a harem right off the bet. Then, of course, he buys himself a cute girl slave who has a condition which he cures. Of course, she falls in love with him immediately. She started to actively go after him and invite him for the night. So what does he do? He is running around scared and screaming: "this is baaad, what do I do, she wants to get naked, aahhhh, this is sooo baaad". I mean, are you for real? Isn't that what you want? Now, he meets few other girls and they all suddenly fall in love with him for no apparent reason. He keeps running around scared and then suddenly he f**ks all of them and before you know it, they are all married. I think the time span in the novel was one month between him meeting everyone and then getting 4 wives. Moreover, when other girls confess to him too, he is also running around scared and screaming: "why is this happening, what's going on? why did she say she likes me? what did she mean? what do I do?" And that is from a guy who actually likes the other party as well and dreams about a harem. To illustrate just how bad the romance is here - tsundere! confessed!! first!!! and told him she is going to marry him and he has no right to refuse!!!

Overall all characters are one dimensional. There are no character development of any kind. Ther is a minimum backstory given to each one, and they stay exactly the same as when they were first introduced. That includes MC as well. All characters get one trait and that trait gets emphasized all the time.

Overall story progression... every arc volume is structured so you get about 60-70% of idiotic meaningless stuff and then during the last 30% of the volume something interesting would be happening. However, the aftermath would generally be described in the next volume. I do like the actual story, it would be way more interesting if not for the moronic MC and one-dimensional characters. Honestly, MC just makes the whole thing so much worse. He just does so much stupid sh*t that whaterver enjoyment you get from the novel gets negated.

Also, the writing is overall amateurish. There is a severe lack of emotion in the story. Even during the wedding and other moments that supposed to be emotional, it feels very dry. In addition, the translation is quite bad. The grammar is ok, and I can't say it is not english, but the actual translation is often incorrect. To be precise, this translator has a problem with verbs. The sentence that should be in the past tense is translated in the present tense. First person becomes third person, passive voice becomes active. The reverse is also true. Every chapter multiple times the meaning of the sentences would be reversed. I often have to pause and think of what is actually happening there. Not to mention, some of the sentences are really not english. I think about 5 cases were translated so poorly that it just a meaningless sequence of words. <<less
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This novel.... I have to say, I really hate and despise MC of this novel... He is a total sociopath.

The author of this novel is going for being stupid to the point of being funny. I gotta say that he succeeds. This is the most perverted novel I have seen. I would go as far as saying that it is more perverted than even porn. The whole comedy is tied around perverts and perverted jokes. I usually don't like this type of humor, but I have to admit that this... more>> novel did make me laugh eventually.

Don't expect anything from the harem and romance. There are no relationships like that at all. All women in the novel are there only for the sake of comedy and nothing else. At least until the very end, I don't see anything happening there.

Now, this MC. As I said, he is a sociopath. He runs around naked from the very beginning and asks women if he can grope them. Every single sentence he says is meant to be some sort of perverted joke or a pun. However most of the time the reason I laughed was the side characters and not MC.

Overall there is nothing here except perverted jokes, but for some reason, I did have fun reading it. I wanted to give this novel a lower rating originally, but here you go. Also, I have to say that MC is super OP, but I have no problem with it. And there is a story of sorts, you can call it "adventure, " where MC is going from place to place and does stuff, but it's mediocre.

Oh, and the latest translator is sh*t (angry angels translator). Starting chapter 78 it is hard to call it english.... <<less
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Monster Musume Harem wo Tsukurou!
March 13, 2018
Status: c113
I like the story overall, but the novel is just an ok read. The biggest problem that kills the novel is an awful translation. In later chapters, it feels like a copy-paste from google translate without editing.

MC is a big disappointment. He is a spineless coward who wants a harem but is scared to do anything with the harem. After his monsters evolve, they started to push him around and force him to do stuff. Good for them, because otherwise, he would never initiate the relationship. Overall MC's motivations are... more>> not that clearly stated, and he is somewhat whimsical. I don't really like his character.

What I liked about the novel.. I liked that he didn't just get the girls from the start. He got female monsters and had to evolve them while building the relationships. But the monsters pretty quickly fell for him, so that is a bit of missing opportunity. I also like how MC is not actually powerful and need help from his monsters. It was also interesting that after he got slaves, not only he released them, they also just left and they didn't have any sort of relationship after that. Usually, in these type of novels, they would be in a harem.

Overall it is not a bad novel, but there are few underdeveloped things that make it a missing opportunity.. MC's character also makes this less enjoyable than it could. I wish the relationship part was focused on a bit better. The parts with relationships are not that great, if those are improved, the novel would be better as well. <<less
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Magika no Kenshi to Shoukan Maou
February 19, 2018
Status: v14 afterword
This is a great novel. The first volume was full of cliche, but it was not bad and it did set up the world, school, and relationships. The novel picks up at a good pace later on. There is always tension, and there is always a risk to MC. Character development in this novel is pretty good for the most part. Almost everyone gets a good backstory and personality. Relationships a getting properly built and they are progressing! A bit past midway the novel turns pretty much into a hentai... more>> with a story. But that was not bad for me - the whole novel from the beginning was built so that this was expected. Pretty unique story, lots of fanservice, and quite enjoyable overall. <<less
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Shinwa Densetsu no Eiyuu no Isekaitan
February 12, 2018
Status: v2c21
The novel is interesting, but I can see why people were confused at the beginning. MC does not do anything at all until chapter 15. He is even barely mentioned. I like how the novel starts (other than not focusing on MC for 15 chapters), it is a bit different from other isekai novels. However, it does become a bit predictable. The main focus of this novels is politics. There is a battle for the throne within the empire and he becomes involved in that. The amnesia part is quickly... more>> resolved and he regained his memories, so I am not sure why it even was there. It didn't serve any purpose.

One thing that I don't like is that there are still some elements from classic Japanese good guy protagonist. Like in every novel, he refuses to drink because he is "underage" even though he is 16. I don't know if they are required by law to write stuff like this because kids might read that or something.... It just really annoying to me. There is also cliche of "saving the girl at the very last moment.

One major BS happened in the second volume when MC released enemy spies. That whole thing entirely relied on spies being idiots and keeping silent. If this kind of BS will continue, this novel is not worh reading as everyone around MC is mentally deficient and this never makes for a good novel <<less
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The Dungeon Seeker
November 1, 2017
Status: v5
It starts similar to Arifureta, but it is a much darker novel. Pretty much any gruesome thing you can imagine is in here. The story itself is not that great and it's too dark for me. The writing is poor, most of the characters are murderers and rapists. Every single battle is exactly the same: someone sees MC and thinks he is a wimp, talks to him in condescending tone and them MC kills them in a gruesome way. The only thing this novel has is just gore, nothing else.
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I Said Make My Abilities Average!
October 30, 2017
Status: c130
This novel is quite entertaining and funny. At least at first. One problem with this novel is that the author seem to ran out of jokes and after chapter 70 or so keeps reusing the same jokes over and over again. And the biggest problem is actually with translation. The novel will probably be much more interesting and entertaining if it was not butchered by machine translation. It is really, really awful quality and gets progressively worse. Sometimes they don't seem to even edit it at all and just publish... more>> machine translation directly. Since this novel's focus is on interactions and dialog, you can't really dismiss the translation quality.

Overall I like this novel quite a bit and the "dense protagonist" here is actually fun to read and does not irritate because it is a little girl. Whatever she does, it's not irritating, but actually funny, unlike in some other novels where you might rage quit because of an idiotic MC. I think this is the first novel I came across where I don't think naivety of the MC is a minus to the novel. <<less
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Netooku Otoko no Tanoshii Isekai Boueki (WN)
April 17, 2018
Status: c60
This is one of the most irritating novels I've read. The MC is just too stupid in life overall. First, why does he keep calling himself a NEET? He actually had several jobs. They might not have been a normal office jobs, but jobs nonetheless. He is also doing business reselling used stuff in the auctions and actually making a profit. Yet every darn chapter there is at least one line "I am just a 21-year-old virgin NEET". I get it already, move on now!!

MC supposed to have experience... more>> in trading and some other jobs, yet he is utterly stupid. One of the biggest complaints I have is that why the hell would you post on the web something along the lines "I have a mirror portal to another world" and even pictures!? Do you really want to get rid of it?? The logical ending of this novel should be as follows: some psychopath from the web reads his post and actually believes him. He then tracks down MC using his web data and kills his whole family at night and steals all of the mirrors. Then rampages in the other world in his house and gets killed by Rebecca (maybe). Why is that web sh*t even there? It is really irritating and stupid.

The story progression... Overall for about 20 chapters, the author kept me somewhat interested, but as the story goes on, it becomes more and more boring and irritating. It is filled with the most irritating cliche and overall the writing is quite poor. The author has a tendency to state something at the very end of the chapter, and then he would just not talk about it in the next chapter, or at least half of the chapter. This jumping between different scenes is just so annoying. Another side of this problem is that the author tends to jump in a middle of some event like MC last chapter was in the hunter's house and then he is suddenly in the middle of the town giving him a dagger. And then after a while, the author writes: "the story went as follows..." and would recite the past events. This kind of situation happens quite often is also quite annoying after a while.

The author doesn't seem to know what he wants this novel to be. It appeared that it should be about trading, but there is very little trading. In the first 50 chapters the MC

    • Bought slaves
    • Had one time sale from a stall
    • Bought a place for a regular stall
I mean almost nothing really happened for a freaking 50 chapters. Harem? He has plenty of girls, yes, but there is very little interaction with them honestly. Even less something that resembles romantic interaction. Oh, and the tropes... The princess appears to be tsundere, but she is not in reality? The MC is getting cockblocked multiple times by different girls... He cowers at the thought of s*x with the girls even though he bitches every freaking chapter that he is a 21-year-old virgin. So yea, this is very very slow paced... What did they do in the 50 chapters? Well... it took 20 chapters to get the slaves, 20 more chapters to by clothes for the slaves. It took about 10 chapters to get to the first town and about 40 chapters to start doing any sort of trade and training... I mean he bought the slave for the purpose of being his bodyguard (because her boobs are big) and then for the next 20 chapters he goes with her to the restaurants to eat, to the market, to the performance... And yes, turned out the girl can't do anything, so it's not like she can protect him from anything. So yea, for about 50 chapters all he did was go shopping.. Only after about 40 chapters he started to actually train and learn things a little bit. And got the useless girl to train as well. Oh, and he was leeching off someone else to get his house up and running and buy all kinds of stuff... I mean seriously, he didn't do anything noteworthy for 50 chapters... And he is supposed to be smart?

Then magic... he saw how a magician in the performance showed off water and fire magic, then he was able to produce fire himself. And then he went and called his slave-princess magic a cheat skill because she could light a fire using magic... Even though he himself could do the same...

Now about his skills... Well, he gets some interesting skills and then.. never uses any of them... Why did he never use appraisal on any of his slaves? Why does he not try the other skills he has? Because he failed once? It's just stupid...

And the most useless thing ever in this novel, the tool made for the purpose of moving the plot because MC is just too stupid to move the plot himself: the guidance of the spirit. The spirit apparently gives out quests that a mandatory to complete... MC currently has like 5 of them and yet he does not even try to achieve them... I can't wait for something to happen and yet, MC just d*cks around in the first city and can't even manage a single stall properly. He has 2 quests to go to different cities and one more to hut monsters. Yet he does nothing...

So basically the author just keeps trying to do so many things, yet, he can do none... The story overall is somewhat interesting, but because MC is stupid it's just too irritating and stagnant... I am even willing to overlook undeveloped side characters because MC alone spoils the whole novel... <<less
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