<Infinite Dendrogram>

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July 15, 2043. On that day, a Full Dive VRMMO was released, its unique system called <Embryo> allowing each player to follow an extremely varied—or rather, an “infinitely” varied pattern of evolution. What’s the game name?

<Infinite Dendrogram>

Possessing an element that, until now, had never been achieved by VRMMOs and was considered a technical impossibility, <Infinite Dendrogram> took over the entire world, becoming a major hit in the blink of an eye.

One and a half year had passed since the launch of <Infinite Dendrogram>. A young man named Mukudori Reiji had finished his university entrance exams and began living alone in Tokyo. In order to celebrate the end of that lengthy studying period, after being invited by his older brother long ago, he finally started playing the game.

This is a story where the line between game and reality is blurred.

And also, a tale of reminiscences.

Associated Names
One entry per line
Infinitto dendoroguramu
〈Infinite Dendrogram〉-無盡連鎖-
インフィニット・デンドログラム
Related Series
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
12/11/16 Hot Cocoa Translations v1c7
12/05/16 Hot Cocoa Translations v1c6
11/20/16 Hot Cocoa Translations v1c5
11/18/16 Hot Cocoa Translations v1c4
11/06/16 Hot Cocoa Translations v1c3
11/06/16 Hot Cocoa Translations v1c2
11/06/16 Hot Cocoa Translations v1c1
10/28/16 Hot Cocoa Translations v0 epilogue part2
10/28/16 Hot Cocoa Translations v0 epilogue part1
10/28/16 Hot Cocoa Translations v0c6
10/28/16 Hot Cocoa Translations v0c5
10/28/16 Hot Cocoa Translations v0c4
10/28/16 Hot Cocoa Translations v0c3
10/28/16 Hot Cocoa Translations v0c2
10/28/16 Hot Cocoa Translations v0c1
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Dragon
Dragon rated it
October 28, 2016
Status: --
After reading the first arc, the prologue, I found it pretty interesting. The story is in a VRMMO world that has lots of possibilities.

Any player in that game gets assigned a specific embryo that they cannot choose, like a helper or soul weapon or something. Interesting to see how this goes, since it means that characters are not really set on generic classes and there can be a lot of deviation.

There are politics between NPCs and players, there is a goth-loli that follows the MC, and there is humor as... more>> well, mainly through the MC's brother so far. I had a pleasant time reading this, especially since the translations were well done, and I anticipate more chapters in the future. <<less
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ultragunner
ultragunner rated it
April 17, 2017
Status: v1c7
I'm still waiting for more translated chapters...

Slight spoilers ahead
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Spoiler

As far as translated chapters shows, the world is pretty fleshed out. In-game politics has clear effect both from NPCs and players. The unique eggs give lots of possible interactions (the kid with a succubus is awesome!) much like how HxH had cool nen powers.

The MC is a typical knight, but may turn to a darker power while still being kind (total assumption from the cover) so he's pretty played out as a character but still interesting. His OP brother (it's not that hard to guess his OP-ness) is going for a kinda cool kinda cuddly style which sorta works by giving his character a starting layout without wasting too much words.

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Anyway the story has great possibilities so I'm giving it a 5 for now <<less
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lordofthebooty
lordofthebooty rated it
May 21, 2017
Status: c11
7 months and we are only right here? I mean, for such a good novel, multiple translators are losing it with the chapter speed.

This VRMMO has a lot of possibilities due to the random assignment. This isn't like an OMG OP AF M/C like Shura's Wrath. There's a partner system and while a lot of people are very strong, there isn't a godlike player lol.

If we can get a translator that can actually pump out 2-3 chapters a week, I'd change it to a 5 rating, but the horrible translation... more>> speed brings it down to 4. <<less
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Zom the Monk
Zom the Monk rated it
October 28, 2016
Status: --
Pretty solid story so far, we have a vrmmo that has a partner system in which that partner forms based on their experiences and personality. What is nice is that while you have the MC going down the OP route, they have already built that sort of thing happening to others so it does not look like a game breaking MC like Shuras Wrath. The translators/editors did a great job so far, and it is by no means hard to read, with decent grammar. So if you are interested in... more>> this sort of genre it is worth giving it a shot. <<less
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Aqualaguna
Aqualaguna rated it
February 13, 2018
Status: v1c7
The story is so good. The illustration is exceptional especially the color.

Spoiler

MC has OP brother. But when they met the MC brother wear a bear suit and spoiling children around him. When his brother spotted him. Worse there a sign which his brother write 'Welcome little brother'

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Its like 'A Certain Middle-Aged Man’s VRMMO Activity Log' LN, but there is a goal and the character building is good.

I recommend to read it before other MMORPG genre.

Btw there is a manga although the LN has more chapter
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Ysor
Ysor rated it
November 7, 2016
Status: v1c3
(This is my first review so it may be biased or lacked any necessary points) I enjoyed this novel as the concept is quite original and the pacing of the story can be considered around normal or a bit fast which I enjoyed. As previously mentioned in other reviews, the editors/translators have done a great job in translating this work. So far, I have no difficulty in reading their works. I will be looking forward on how the story will be progressing due to how deep the story plot... more>> is and character interactions. <<less
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Semi-Immortal Cat Akumu
Semi-Immortal Cat Akumu rated it
February 26, 2018
Status: v4 end
Well I enjoyed this novel a lot. Although it only has 4 volumes thus far I think I enjoy it more than I did Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance on my first read, an that was my first light novel so it has nostalgia bonus. Also for newer readers just search on the Google "Infinite Dendrogram Volume 1 pdf" to find the website with all volumes both epub and pdf.

Now review time! On a side note I'm just a casual child so forgive me for a bad review.

Let's see NPCs... more>> are real people too. Players or Masters are abnormals who don't fit in. The main character dies at least once, yay enhanced realism. The main character is op but currently others, The Superiors, are a lot more so than him. Bro bear and cat in afterwords are funny. Also their characters in the story are similarly funny.

~ Akumu, The Semi-Immortal Cat <<less
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AndyDarren
AndyDarren rated it
May 4, 2018
Status: v4
As of volume 4, it's gonna be a NO from me.

I bought and read the first 2 volumes of this novel. Read it, liked it, decided to also buy volumes 3 & 4. Big mistake, could have save a whole 14 bucks. Mind you that I live in the Caribbean and 14USD is a lot for an unemployed student such as myself, but I digress.

The story itself is good but it suffers from the problem that there is way too much monologue done by the MC and an excess of... more>> tedious exposition, most of which would be unnecessary if not for the fact that the author puts way more focus on the happenings inside the game and around the environment of the mc's party than on the MC himself. When reading from the mc's perspective, rather than actual game-play, 80% of the read is the MC having discussions with veteran players about the construct of the player society within the game and their lives and interactions with the npc society. Other than that, all we get is the occasional off-screen grinding and the mc's inner monologue where he goes into tedious detail about unimportant topics that are uninteresting and usually completely unrelated to the plot.

What irritates me most about this novel is that rather than the MC working hard to git gud, the author puts a lot more focus on characters who are already veteran players in the game. Most action scenes usually involve a display of skill done by end game player characters that only serve to emphasize how much of a noob the MC is. As of volume 4 the MC still hasn't even reach level 50 of his first job.

The last straw for me though was the fact that halfway through volume 3, the author completely cut away from the main story and spent the remaining half of the volume introducing the life story of the side characters of the mc's party. Worse yet, this continued into volume 4 where the entire first 80% of the volume was focused on the same uninteresting background characters life stories and experiences. From that point I realized that this story was gonna turn into a friendship is magic slice of life and that's just not my cup of tea.

Maybe in the future I might pick this novel back up to see where it goes but for now I'm just not feelin' it. <<less
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Tenacle
Tenacle rated it
April 12, 2018
Status: v6
tldr; I like it, I'm reading vol6 right now!! But it feels like the author is controlling the MC rather than writing about the said MC. Inconsistencies with the MCs thinking and overemphasis on his character that would other wise be known already, it just makes it a bit stale. We know what should have been already known. You don't need to put words on the mouth of the MC.

It's a good novel but..

The main characters thoughts are too long. I wouldn't mind if it enforces an idea or fact,... more>> or if it adds depth to the story and helps with empathizing and imagining things but it doesn't. He goes into and explain every detail that readers should have gotten by now. He goes into a full circle and a half before concluding things and it gets frustrating because of this.

Also, because of the overwhelming attention to unneeded detail, it misses up on otherwise important ones. This also makes things inconsistent as the reader would conclude the MCs actions based on this, but will leave disappointment in the end as his actions go about otherwise.

The exaggeration and overemphasis on some detail drowns out the overall impact of the story. It makes me feel like I can't think for myself. I can't use my imagination because trying to conclude with the overemphasized information and detail would give me a different outcome. The MC is supposed to be this and that but fail to be one. What is he really? <<less
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AriettaPen
AriettaPen rated it
September 4, 2018
Status: v1c7
Quite enjoyable!

The main character is strong, but doesn't have things too easy. I like the bond he is developing with his partner and I wish that there were more translated chapters, but this was a fun premise and it goes into detail explaining the mechanics of the world. It may not be a very realistic game, but hey, it's fun to imagine.
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