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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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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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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.

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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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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 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 the... more>> 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. 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. He f**king tries to rape few of them several times, and princess of the country at that. The only reason that does not happen is plot convenience: something happens as he pushing the chick down and tearing he clothes off. Like someone shows up or some noise, etc.

The novel is also filled with nonsense that you can often find in chinese novels. No logic and buch 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. <<less
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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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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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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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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.

Spoiler

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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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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Shinka no Mi
November 27, 2017
Status: c64
The novel starts pretty well and is funny. However it is quickly becomes filled with fillers and stupid stuff that just degrade the quality too much. First of all, this novel is a dumb comedy before anything else. So if you come in expecting something else, you will not like it. Second of all, the biggest drawback for this novel is MC himself. He is a huge dumb-ass. He is stupid and emotional over the top. Every time he gets new skill, he is screaming in his head and sometimes... more>> out loud or actually drops on the floor. Every time he sees something that not really that surprising, he is still getting surprised to the point where he screams. Basically the major chunk of comedy for this novel is tied to MC emotional outbursts that happen many times throughout the chapter. He is getting emotional every time he levels up, every time he gets new skill, every time he sees new monster, etc. Its not that funny in the first place, but it gets so old so quick, that just becomes annoying. There are some good points though overall.

I don't like how he gets his harem so quick. The second one was already too quick, but was somewhat ok. However, the third and fourth one was just too fast. He basically got the whole harem in one go. Another problem is that the author forgets to develop the characters that are in the harem. As soon as the girl gets in the harem, suddenly the interactions with MC decrease and she goes into background for the most part.

Also the setting with MC and hiding is retarted. He hides his true status because he does not want to get involved in politics and for people to know how powerful he is. And the first thing he does is as soon as he gets to the first town with people:

Spoiler

gets involved with the king, defeat dragon god, wipe out army of 10 thousand in front of the whole city, creates new magic that thought to be impossible before in front of the king and other people, etc

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and after that he keeps hiding his face anyway... because a sheep in the dungeon told him so....

Well, even with all the stupid stuff this novel has it's moments. If you skip especially dumb stuff, it's not a bad read <<less
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Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (WN)
October 26, 2017
Status: c179
This is pretty enjoyable read. I wanted to give this novel 5 stars despite some bs in the novel, but the final battle brought it down to 4 stars. Overall this novel has good balance between action where some suspense exsits, and light moments with character building. The characters don't really have that much depth, also the author attempts to build them up. Shia is probably the only character that is developed really well, probably even better then MC.

MC is OP, but constantly faces very strong opponents and gets defeated... more>> few times over the course of the novel. Overall I like the pace and how there is visible struggle and danger. However the lowest point in the novel is the final battle where everyone suddenly gets super power up and the abundance of cliche upon cliche with the boss fight. The actual ending of the novel is good, but the ending of the final battle is not.

Spoiler

Basically the final boss is way to strong and has too many tricks so MC and the whole freaking human race has to get sudden power boost. And the ending of the battle is just idiotic overall.

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Also remember that the novel is only 179 chapters long, and after that there are only side stories, so don't complain about the novel being turned into cliche harem novel :) <<less
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In a Different World with a Smartphone
August 9, 2017
Status: c180
This novel is slow paced without overall much tension. It is kind of similar to Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyusoukyoku in this regard, but I like this one less. The MC is immature and as you keep reading, it really becomes more and more annoying. He also has kind of wimpy character with the girls. I don't like novel where MC is just getting abused or talked to one-sidedly by the girls.

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Marring the girls just because they told him to is also stupid. Especially the princess who forced herself on him, then gets jealous even though he said "no" originally.

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Overall the novel gets boring after the first 100 chapters. The more you read, the more boring it gets. See spoilers for why

Spoiler

Making establishment of a new kingdom boring must be a special gift of the author.

The reasons are 1) MC is too OP. There is never a feeling of danger or any tension. His companions are also never in danger 2) All problems are solved in a boring way. He only uses 2-3 magics, somehow he just becomes expert in martial arts even though he never trains. 3) Whatever the situation is, there is always some kind of deus ex machina ready.

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To me this novel suffers greatly from immature MC and poorly done slice of life stuff. There is actually not much emotional connection to most characters there because there is not much time spent developing them. The action part also most of the time is very small. I don't like it when one battle stretches many chapters, but in this novel I don't think there are any battle that lasts even half a chapter. Basically sever lack of overall tension is a big minus here.

One of the reasons for this lack of tension is that MC is super OP. The way it is presented in the novel, this kind of OP is also boring. His character also deteriorates as the story progresses. He becomes less and less prominent and overshadowed by his harem.

There is some nice overall story here and some potential. Since there are not that many chapters yet, this novel can either improve in the future or go down the drain.

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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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This novel is quite boring. There is stuff happening, but there is no tension, MC is just an idiot and the jokes are not funy at all. I haven't even smiled while reading this novel. It's not the worst out there, but it is still a pretty boring novel overall. MC is immature and all of the problems are never getting solved.
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No Fatigue: 24-jikan Tatakaeru Otoko no Tenseitan
December 5, 2017
Status: c77
This novel is boring. Most of the time there is too much expo that is dumped on you in endless stream of information. Not to mention, the idiotic setting when half a year old baby has the body of 3 year old child, walks around, infiltrates criminal organisations and kills master assassins. If this novel already doesn't have common sense, it will certainly start breaking all the rules later on.
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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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Other World’s Monster Breeder
November 29, 2017
Status: c63
MC reincarnated into another world and dragged down a goddess of beauty down with him from haven. He got "deus-ex machina" pokeball that catches any living creature or an item inside and the living creatures he caught become his slaves. He uses this ball to pretty much end all fights very quickly, so don't expect a lot of action. He immediately wants to build a harem, but with all the girls he gets he does not do anything at all. The girls for no reason randomly start to developing feelings... more>> for him. The weirdest one is actually the goddess since she is not only not angry with him, but actually seem to start liking him because MC complemented her once.

Overall there are many plot holes in the novel and it is not really funny. Majority characters are immature and behave like middle school children. The biggest thing I hate the most is the traditional japanese selfless act where charaters without talking to each other assume what is best for their companions and do a "sacrifice" of sorts. For example MC feels guilty to go after the vampire girl because she had one-side crash 300 years ago. She is clearly into him, and instead of actually talking to her and asking about it, he just assumes bunch of stuff and artificially builds this sense of mystery where there is none.

The comedy is dry, but it is sometimes funny. I would say it is entertaining novel, if you don't pay attention to the plot holes and some other dumb stuff. <<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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Nidoume no Jinsei wo Isekai de
August 23, 2017
Status: c64
This novel is incredibly boring, but for some reason I don't hate it. There is very little action going on and most of the time the focus is on daily life. I can't really say that there are relationship development as the focus is mainly on MC himself. Also there are some nice moment with regards to relationships. Also, I don't feel comedy part of this novel. There are few funny places, but most of the time it doesn't even prompt a smile

One thing that is irritating, but for some... more>> reason is not super hateful probably because it is super slow, is that MC originally is portrayed as smart, but as he goes on, he becomes dumber and overlook some obvious things or makes stupid assumptions. He also shows naive and careless attitude as novel progresses. Also it is not the degree of hate, it is just mild irritation as it does not seem to actually influence the story that much.

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1) When assassins attacked his home and the fairy killed them all, he thinks that they all left by themselves after she asked them politely because she said "they all left". Even though right before that she told him there are assassins and no one will miss them when they are gone and locked him in the room while she was killing them. For real? Mentality of 5 year old from 94 year old.

2) When he increases his mana to ridiculous amount, and people are telling him "wtf, your amount of mana is 10 times normal magician should have", he still thinks that he does not have that much mana. He also thinks that he is average in strength even though he is OP and that everyone around him should be the same. If he just looks at people around him, he can realize what kind of freak he is, and yet he does not.

3) His sword. Not only he trades a higher level artifact sword for the lower level artifact katana, he does not even freaking suspect anything. When his katana starts to perform above normal sword, he does not investigate it at all and just chills out still thinking it is a normal sword.

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There is also a ton of inner thoughts of everyone. There are chapters upon chapters of nothing but inner thoughts. All of the action is very short.

Overall the story is super boring, but can be a light read if you skip boring parts. Because this story does not stir up hate, I give it 4 stars since it did not produce a feeling of wanting to just stop reading, nevertheless it is very boring overall. <<less
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