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Muyoku no Seijo wa Okane ni Tokimeku
December 31, 2016
Status: c104
I usually loves misunderstanding comedy like "Angel Densetsu, "Tillea's Worries", "I Said Make My Abilities Average!" and many others, but unfortunately I can't like this one. I can't laugh at characters who got their life screwed up by the misunderstandings produced by the main character. Initially it's quite entertaining, but after passing sometime the jokes becomes forced and nearing the end of the series it's completely not funny.
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My Engagement was Annulled (lol)
August 3, 2018
Status: c30
As per usual of Shinsori's pick: it's fluffy, childish, and free of any serious coflict slice of live webnovel. On the downside; as usual that everything is cliche, everyone is dumb, the plot is very simple.

If you liked the other stories Shinsori picks, then most likely you won't have any problem reading this one.

It seems even shinshori has dropped this WN due to it's low quality...
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Juu Sai no Saikyou Madoushi
April 17, 2017
Status: c45
This series have similar vibe with Kenshi o Mezash*te in which it's a story focused on over-powered young female protagonist with her female companions doing adventures and slice of life fluffy things. Even though initially it seems dark, most of time it's fluffy story. Sometimes the author dropped hints of greater plot behind it in between of the fluffy chapters, so maybe the plot will proceed a little bit slow.

The MC is a rather gullible and adorable child with poor background that's becoming the centre of attention with her cuteness.... more>> Unfortunately the author haven't use her background for anything important yet other than to make her looks pitiful and incites protective feelings to her. The supporting characters are using the usual Japanese moe archetypes, they're fine but maybe lacking distinctive features.

PS. This only applied for the WN version since the author changed the story dramatically for the LN version, perhaps with more polished plot and story. <<less
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The beginning chapters of the series feels charming, it was pleasant to see an actual adult as MC in an isekai genre but then suddenly the MC acts like wimsy teenager. It goes from refreshing theme into cliches/tropes. Sometimes even the Japanese readers are questioning the author's intention for the series as the series becomes dumber and dumber as it's going on. At first the joke is quite fun, though it's not the laugh out loud type jokes but a smile inducing jokes, but at the latest of the series... more>> it becomes cringe worthy; I still can't fathom the author's intention in creating terrorism scenes with laughable villains that just suddenly popped up in public without clear purpose, and the ninja jokes... <<less
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Beloved Wife on Top : Master Mo, Softly Kiss
October 22, 2018
Status: --
.... Even from the first chapter we've shown how dumb the MC is. She is drugging herself with aphrosidiac then throwing herself at her fiancee, in an attempt to seduce him. She lost her logical reasoning due to the drugs (she drunk twice the normal dosage, smart lol), and the fiancee who is still sober refused her drunk advances to go to his ex-GF. Since she's so in love with him, why did she need drugs just to seduce him? Why didn't she use it on him instead of drinking... more>> it on her own? Didn't she have any pride as a woman?

I usually always wait for dozens of chapters before deciding it's good or not, but this one it's too dumb even if I have low expectation on it. <<less
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Written by a 3rd grader highschool boy, this is quite good. There's no glaringly annoying failure yet, it's mildly entertaining. The characters have a quite amusing quirks, the plot so far is simple but engaging.

The MC is a genious in alchemy but he's weak in fight. It's quite refreshing to see a MC which really have to use his brain to survive instead of brawn, but even with brain it doesn't mean he's granted to win.

Also since the MC is an alchemist, ofcourse there are chapters about him creating things.... more>> The process itself is on the simple side, the description is short and brief. For people who wanted to see an ingenuity on fantasy alchemy, it might be not satisfying enough, even though he did try to include a reasonable excuse which told us it's not as simple as it seems.

Well in conclusion it's quite fun, it might seem amateurish, but hey the author is indeed an amateur teenager at this point. <<less
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A story of martial artist master written by an author who barely knows anything about martial art and didn't bother to do any research beforehands... The author create an over-powered main character with bogus reasoning, he can do anything with "martial art". Supporting characters are made into silly charicature with low intelligence to show how great the MC is.
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Albert Ke no Reijou wa Botsuraku wo go Shomou desu
November 18, 2016
Status: c74
A funny and sweet romance story, which have one or two particular differences with it's peers that this is not a reverse harem and the MC is immediately disclosing her past memories to someone! Instead of working alone in the dark like other MCs, she's working with her aide.

The author's creating characters with lovely personalities, Mary and Addie's banter is fun to read, Alicia's naivety and unpredictability is funny and cute, and Patrick's chill way of handling things are pretty much cool.

Mostly lighthearted comedy, but there's some dramatic moments inbetween.... more>> Well, lighthearted as it is, it feels like a fairy tale for kids. Which is enjoyable for light read. <<less
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Undead Seeks Warmth
October 1, 2016
Status: c123
It's a tragedy, adequately thought and planned from the beginning. As the story goes it's unravelling the mysteries around the MC and why he ends up that way, with the ending put a definite closure to the series. Though as some people pointed out that the MC is somewhat wimpy, that's the point that his action/inaction propel the plot forward into a chain of tragedy. Later it will be more focused on side characters to show the world with him as the vocal point of the tragedy. And the author... more>> is rather unforgiving with the tragedy. <<less
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I've read it until the end of the first arc, it has potential but it also have it's drawbacks too.

The good part:

  1. The MC actually showing character development, from having a severe inferior syndrome case into a confident man.
  2. So far it seems it's not a harem, the girls didn't automatically interested in him. There's also a couple other than the MC's.
The bad parts:

  1. The point of view changes a little bit too much. At some point they even neglected the MC for something that's remotely interesting and it doesn't matter for the main story.
  2. The antagonists are plain badly written, they're cartoonishly evil and completely devoid of common sense.
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Actually it's a fun story that might deserve a 4 star, but due to a desicion made by the author I'm dropping it into 2 star.

As an action fantasy story it's fun, there are some pretty decent action scenes and the MC's personality on the action side is hillarious. There's magic, but as the title stated she mainly used modern firearms for combat with magic as support.

The otome side though... Initially it's not that bad, but halfway through the story it becomes annoying due to how the author building the... more>> conclusion. The author take a lot of time to build supporting characters romance but neglected the MC's side. The supporting character pairings have decent time to develop the chemistry while the MC's just abruptly end with happily ever after without any major interaction between them. To make it worse, the author spent much more time to develop the stalking horse than the actual male lead, with MC interacting more with him and there's actually some good scenes with them.

TLDR: fun action isekai, but a failure of romance genre. <<less
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Physical Contact
September 21, 2018
Status: c9
Cheesy romance attempting to look mature and gritty while failing miserably. Reading the male lead's edgy lines made me cringe, and the typical naive and kind heroine didn't help. The ending is so anti-climatic that made their happy ending feels so cheap and lazy.
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Their problems are being resolved by a third party off screen, while they are litteraly just standing there doing nothing and being confused since they didn't know why the villain randomly got their comeuppance. Imagine if in romeo and juliet a random stranger threaten both of their families to reconcile so they can marry and living happily ever after while they know nothing of it. It's baffling.

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How To Live In A Different World
March 27, 2017
Status: --
The novel cover is a false advertisement lol, there are no major characters aside from the main character. The story is being told solely focused on the MC so the people around him are extremely shallow that you can explain them with "she's a nun" or "he's an adventurer" and there's absolutely nothing else on them. They don't even have personality, they're even less than NPC in RPG games whether they're there or not it doesn't matter. To make it worse the MC himself is a blank state character lacking... more>> personality, which means he's not even better than the side characters.

The story itself is so thin, the MC just do quests after quests. There's no proper human relationship in the series. It's all about him fighting with monsters with his status point allocation skill which becomes dull very quick. <<less
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No Fatigue: 24-jikan Tatakaeru Otoko no Tenseitan
September 16, 2016
Status: c142
Though the MC is OP, so does the enemies, basically it's still fun to see how the MC struggles with his friends opposing the enemies. Though it's true in the beginning the enemies are still little fries, later there will be stronger and more cunning enemy. Well actually since the archenemy is known since the very beginning it's better than usual WN that there's no clear purpose or goal to achieve, in this series it's about how to foil the plan of the archenemy. Both the MC and the archenemy... more>> are making moves and preparation on their own so when they're finally clashing in the end it's satisfying, it's a back and forth struggle since both of them are almost have the same strength level. <<less
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I'll have to say this is entertaining, albeit not in the proper way. It's so bad that it's good. The first arc is properly done, but on the next arcs you'll realize it's full of plot holes, repetitive plot+characters, etc. It's so ridiculously dramatic that it's surprisingly funny/entertaining to read, but as a proper novel I think it's bad. If you can turn off your brain completely and enjoying ruthless female MC who curbstomp everyone who opposes her, it's probably a 5/5, but if you still used your brain logically... more>> you'll find it laughably bad.

Continuous face slap story. This is the most appropriate way to describe this series. All of the arcs consisted of introducing a set of seemingly good characters but the author then slowly revealing that they're all actually evil, in the end the MC face slaps them all the way until their demise and we'll never remember them again later. Some even didn't actually tried to harm her and she just found them as annoyance so she face slaps them and trying to prove that she's the one who always have the higher moral ground by preaching them like a saint.

The amount of drama is way over the top, it's as if every single human in that world which not included in the MC's gang is all evil and actively trying to harm her and her gang. Everyone which clearly not classified as her friend will found an irresistible urge to bully her the moment they met, it's like they are alive solely to think of harming the MC. Even when it's somebody who never met the MC for years, they can accidentaly spot her in a crowds then suddenly have the urge to randomly provoking her. They all acts completely the same, just with different names. For one or two arcs it might be fine, but for dozens of arcs after that you'll just see the same recycled personality for the cannon fodders the moment the previous cannon fodder died. Even just by bumping your shoulder towards the MC/having slightly different opinions than her, you risked to get your whole life in jeopardy. It's to the point I'm rooting more to the villains since they actually got tortured/bullied way more than the MC's gang, the author designed them to be so evil that made them feels not like an actual people but just a victim of the author's plot device. Yeah those evil villains deserved their comeuppance, but do the author have to deliberately made almost everyone so villainous? It's like the author tried to express that everyone you met is actually evil, the society is only full of sickening bastards who don't have rights to live. I will believe it if the author stopped the story right after the first few villains got defeated, but the amount of villains throwing themself to the MC is just too much it seems the author didn't know when to stop her story.

About the healthcare parts, it's shallow and misleading, the author didn't even try to make it believeable. It's just like whatever the MC does in the story will absolutely cure the patients with bogus reasoning. The author always tell us that western and eastern healthcare method basically have it's own good and bad part so no particular method is more superior than the other, but then the author proceeds with introducing all western medical practitioners as corrupt, inept, rude, jealous of eastern practitioners while discriminating and trying to sabotage them all the time, showing that her eastern medicine is much better than theirs etc. The bias is so blatant here, that eastern medical practitioners can heal all the diseases that western cannot, western method is full of dangers, ineffective etc. It tried so hard to make eastern medicine as the ultimate path it made me rolls my eyes. If the author sincerely tried to express both way as equal, why being so hypocritical and trying to discriminate against the other one? To top it off, the MC used her medical knowledge to torture her victim instead (she even implicated innocent victims for a part of her schemes), so ethical of a supossed genious doctor revered for saving people's life. Other people is punished to the oblivion for having a dark side on them while the MC can walk away scot free. <<less
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Tensei Shite Inaka de Slowlife wo Okuritai
December 28, 2016
Status: c81
The first arc when the MC's on his own home is lightly entertaining, well the comedy is quite relaxing though at some point it's a little bit slapstick. Too bad it failed to keep the momentum and halfway trough it lost the appeal, since well the MC's basic setting is "don't want to do anything bothersome" so the story stalled as it's progressing. The MC becomes empty husk which only function is to respond to anything done by the side characters, he barely initiates any activity and when it seems... more>> he wanted to, he will give up as quick as one chapter. Also the author runs out of jokes...

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On the second arc after that it's become completely dry, the author introduces new characters but they're not as interesting as the characters from the first arc and the author seems trying too hard to prevent the MC doing something exciting. The author repeatedly makes the MC refuse anything that seems will be exciting since he want to laze around, which makes him looks like a slob... (In the first arc it's barely mentioned but on the second arc it's often mentioned as if to remind the readers to not expect him doing something, which makes it feels irritating instead)

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I Kinda Came to Another World, but Where’s the Way Home?
September 29, 2016
Status: c30
Earlier parts are showing promise that it will be a unique series, with believable struggles and not so overpowered MC plowing through trials and tribulations. But then after the first trial is over and the MC reached the town, all the expectations are thrown out of the window and it becomes a shallow isekai harem series. The MC no longer struggles and soon become OP, then he collected unreasonable harem members...
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Common Sense of a Duke’s Daughter
September 19, 2016
Status: c147
A great read, the otome game reference is only at the beginning of the story since it's a story that's started at the epilogue of the game. The MC is smart and hardworking, not that dense in romantic sense either. While she's moving a lot, there's a lot of things happening behind the scenes from side characters, some of them are aiding her and some of them are hindering her. Though some people write that she seemingly never got adversaries it's a wrong accusation, she does got adversaries, most of... more>> the time the enemies are plotting to strike down her and some of them are actually heavy blow to her image. She needs to work hard to recover from the schemes that's thrown at her. <<less
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A novel in which the author vehemently refusing to advance the plot at all. He just wanted to keep it going with nonsense type misunderstanding drama (misunderstanding because the MC is a block of dense concrete which won't understand anything around him even if people telling him something straight to the point).

It might seemed good when you only read it through slowly released English translation since it means that you're still reading the fresh idea the author had, but if you're able to read the raws you'll find out that... more>> it have nothing else to it for hundreds of chapters. They're still walking in circles. <<less
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Dragoon
May 16, 2017
Status: Completed
This series was written by the author of "Sevens" and was his earlier novel. There are a lot of Sevens' elements in Dragoon and it can be said that it is a practice ground for the author since it shown how much he have grown by the time he wrote Sevens. That also means Dragoons is lacking compared to Sevens, he got the idea but the execution is wavering between good and bad, some times it's good but some times other it's bad.

This is quite a unique case, in which... more>> the main character (and the main heroine) are the worst part of the series and instead some of the supporting characters are developed well. The main character isn't growing and remain one dimensional until the end of the series, but the supporting characters are growing with believable rate becoming better person and they have more plot and goals than the MC. But I didn't mean all supporting characters are good, other than a few characters, most of them are often neglected by the author and remain irrelevant to plot even when they're on the scenes.

The plot itself is the usual shounen battle series, it's enjoyable but shallow. The plot is progressing steadily to the climax, but the way he end the series feels lackluster. The dragoon part was not developed well even when it's the title and even feels like a downgrade for the MC. <<less
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