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To Be a Power in the Shadows!
September 22, 2018
Status: --
Let's be clear: the main premise is the protagonist is obsessed with enacting his chuunibyou fantasy to the point of pursuing power to withstand a nuke. If this does not establish that he is insane and a gag character enough for you, I don't think anything else could do it. So if you do read the novel, keep your expectations within the bounds of the first few chapters and what their setting. A good novel usually follows through with their premise, as does this one.

I'm taking the time to write... more>> this only because many here seem to be complaining that the main character is this or that, when, as described above, all those choices were intentional so you either have to take it or leave it.

That is all. <<less
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Top Management
June 15, 2019
Status: c199
A very well deserved high rating. The story is very compelling and refreshingly new. The plot progresses at a good pace and the tension is great, hooking you in for the next chapter. It doesn't beat around the bush or rely on infodumps, it doesn't insult your intelligence nor try your patience. In short: a very well written novel.

Of course, it's not perfect as nothing is, but its strong points completely overshadow any potential negatives. So I can give it five stars with no regrets.
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History’s Strongest Senior Brother
June 3, 2019
Status: c292
Most reviewers have already said all that needs saying about this novel.

I only want to supplement one thing: the real problem with this novel, in my opinion, isn't even the repetitive and generic chapters, but the word padding in the chapters themselves. Overly long descriptions and drawn out and repetitive action makes it a chore to read this. If you're going to drag a story, at the very least make the individual chapters not mandatory to skim.
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History’s Number 1 Founder
August 12, 2019
Status: c1000
The story is good and fun, but it suffers from the same ill as many other webnovels: repetition. It is simply infuriating to have the novel drag its feet and read the same thing over and over again. This gets worse as the story progresses. Of each chapter, only 10-20% actually matters, the rest is either repetitious garbage or "tell rather than show", irrelevant infodump. You absolutely must skim read to preserve your sanity. It's truly sad how many novels all of the above applies, including "History's Strongest Senior Brother"... more>> as well.

tl;dr: Brevity may be the soul of wit, but word padding is what pays the bills, I guess... <<less
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