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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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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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The translation is very good, easy to read and there's little to no mistake at all. The problem is the story itself, it's mediocre. The world is written solely for the MC: all plot important characters around him are girls and every female character mentioned in the story will fall for him. The setting itself is not written properly, we don't know how the world outside of the bar looks like, and even when the author shown them it's very shallow and lazy. The plot is episodic, with the format... more>> of "Girls who will fall for the MC this episode"! The forced denseness from the MC is grating to read, he's also a failure as a guild master (a weak girl being overconfident wanted to defeat dragon, instead of showing her how reality works, he buffed her and provided her with a cheat guide. Good job stunting someone's growth MC, though since the world is being made for the MC, ofcourse everything went well in the end) <<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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Yuusha Isagi no Maou Hanashi
November 29, 2016
Status: Completed
A chuuni trying to write tragedy series, which fails miserably. The characters are walking tropes with a forced tragic background on them. Try to imagine chuuni with angst and slip in perverted antics and you will got the MC on this series.

Also all the tragedies are resolved way too conveniently, it's basically a rom-com fairy tale trying to disguise itself as tragedy story. It's halfbaked, which directly causing the series lacking in direction. It feels the author was not sure on whether trying to be tragic, funny, or romantic.
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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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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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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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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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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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The God Slaying Hero and the Seven Covenants
September 22, 2016
Status: v9
Early part is hard to read mainly because the MC's inner monologue of being extremely lacking in motivation is rubbing me the wrong way, though as the story goes it's revealed why he become like that. If only the author toned down the amount of it and not repeating it every chapters I think it will be a lot better, as long as the basic traits have been established excessive repeating to reminds the readers become annoying instead.

Actually I liked the concept that he's not so OP and have to... more>> push trough with both will power and preserverence, and to get more power he have to go trough certain unfavorable situations to activates, it's just sometimes the author makes the end of the arcs very anticlimatic after a seemingly good build up chapters.
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And even the ending is somewhat anticlimatic, not that it's bad, it's good, it's just feels, "That's it? It's already over?" even though all the plot resolved neatly I still think there should be something more from it...

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In conclusion, it's a good series but the first trial for the reader is the author is excessively mentioning the MC's lack of motivation can be putting off potential readers, the MC is not OP so the fight is a shown in desperate measures, it's just sometimes the conclusion of some arcs/chapters are anticlimatic even though the build up is good. <<less
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This is a very slapstic perverted comedy series with actions as a flavouring, the type that either you liked it or hated it. The MC is the usual pervert but over-powered and kind person, helping and collecting girls in his journey. The story is very simple and straightforward, so it's very easy to read if you don't mind the type of comedy provided from the series.
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