A NEET’s Guide to the Parallel World: Healer, the Strongest Cheat?

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Right after jumping off the roof Masamune was caught up in his classes transition to a new world.

A throne hall.

The students had all received high-class jobs such as Sage or hero. Except for Masamune, who became a healer, the weakest known occupation.

Cursed at and called incompetent, he alone is banished. After wondering the darkness, Masamune who received the skill [mischief inversion {extreme}] through inverting the healing magic gained the ominous magic [Encroachment Wave].

Now the strongest, Masamune swore his revenge.

Demons and the white cat tribe, precious companions he met on his journey. Together they explore the new world.

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Nito's lazy foreign world syndrome
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Haru553
New Haru553 rated it
June 30, 2020
Status: c240
As the one would bears the grunt to read this depressing novel WN up to Volume 4 of the novel in hopes for it change to a better light in latter chapters, what can I say is, read this novel when you have nothing to do, up of a depressing wild ride or JUST DON'T READ IT AT ALL COST.

At first glance, I thought that this novel has some potential to become a great novel, but I was greatly disappointed everytime I read it. The plot is somewhat stiff and... more>> a little bit forced, and what tick me the most was the MC was too fixated on his revenge that he even discards people that really cares about him.

Expect for some huge character development? I'm sad to tell you theres little character development. In the first and second volume its ok, it goes downhill after that. The MC is dumb and dense, he is given this OP power and did try or experiment to the fullest extent of the given powers, but he simply doesn't know how to use it the correct and efficient way. There are times that I question "Why doesn't he use this particular skill on that particular situation?" and sometimes MC's actions really makes me wonder how much dumber can he get?

Please for the sake of any god that you believed in, read this novel when you have nothing to do, up of a depressing wild ride or JUST DON'T READ IT AT ALL COST. <<less
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Queen of Sheba
New Queen of Sheba rated it
June 24, 2020
Status: c12
It's so typically Japanese that it hurts.

Revenge theme, but there's never revenge. Is the protagonist at least the tiniest bit ruthless you may wonder? No. The protagonist may have all the power in the world, but his mentality is exceptionally weak. A pretty girl? His hands begin shaking at the very thought of even attacking her, let alone killing her. Attacked unprovoked? The protagonist feels that since the attacker has friends, family et cetera, it would be a crime against humanity to kill them.

I would only recommend this novel to my worst enemies. Painful to read.
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falloutexile3
falloutexile3 rated it
December 22, 2019
Status: c3
I try not to write long scathing reviews all that often unless needed, but this one NEEDS IT.

But falloutexile3, you've only read 3 chapters! How can you know how good or bad a story is just from reading so little?

It's easy when the premise is flawed.

Much like constructing a building, an premise must be solid. Sure, the story and objectives therein may change as plot develops, but you still need a good starting line. I couldn't make it past chapter 3 due to the sheer folly of the setup. A... more>> flawed premise is like a poor foundation, it seems like it can be handled for a short time, but the more you try to add on to it, the more it fractures and stresses until it breaks. Beware "plot prep" spoilers.

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First off: MC being bullied is normal as a story motivational concept. Standard trope. MC being sent alongside summons of class. That's fine and becoming mainstream. Someone standing up for MC when he's getting bullied-par for the course. Where it falls apart is that the MC is so self-absorbed that he thinks that he has NO RESPONSIBILITY in the matter. He is LITERALLY told that he has to DO something to stop being bullied (real shocker folks). However he somehow tries (and fails) to cast the person telling him that in a negative light as someone with a "sense of justice" BUT THEN turns around and blames everyone else for not doing anything as he is being bullied as he goes off to commit suicide. YOU CANNOT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS. MC is blaming everyone else for not doing anything when he is being bullied and then when someone IS trying to help him by getting MC to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT he discredits them for trying to help. Accountability? Standing up for oneself? Nah I'll just chuck myself off a building instead, that'll show them all. WTFITS? It's basicaly summed up in these lines:

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I'm the one at fault?

What is this guy saying?

I committed suicide.

He effectively killed someone.

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No child... just, no. The bully may have contributed to the suicide as a driving factor, but suicide is ultimately the selfish act of killing oneself. The bully did not chuck the MC off the side of the building. THAT would be him "effectively killing someone" or in other words: murder. MC is hiding himself behind a victim mentality where everyone else is the problem just so he can abandon responsibility. When the basis for your revenge is your own lack of responsibility, you likewise lack any true credibility for vengeance.

Second: Healer is being classified as a tr*sh profession in the other world because they prioritize firepower above all else.

Bull. Sh*t.

Anyone who understands the basics of war will value the idea of a healer no matter how powerful a weapon they desire. When you look at the casualties of war throughout the recorded centuries more fatalities stemmed from diseases and infections than from actual combat until you hit more modern times with sanitation efforts. Go see how many people are still alive today due to combat medics and battlefield medical staff ranging from surgeons to technicians that would have otherwise died. Go ahead, I'll wait. No matter how asinine rulers might be in this other world, there must be an adviser who would whisper a "sir, we can still use him" to the rulers. Anyone with a lick of sense would see the value of a person who can prevent one of their vaunted heroes from hemorrhaging out on the battlefield. Classifying a healer as useless is like saying "Oh, this person only has the ability to carry a bunch of materials in a sub-space dimension. That's garbage, he can't possibly help our war efforts at all. We'll throw him away rather than have him transport incredible quantities of materials quickly and efficiently to the front-lines to supplement our supply caravans."

The only logical conclusion that can be drawn is that the rulers have a plethora of healers readily available and they realize that the MC (who has literally just confessed himself to have shown a blatant disregard to the value of human life) is better off cut out of their fight. This is a logical and practical decision that is putting the lives of their summoned "heroes" and their own citizens out of harms way by casting off someone who lacks self-preservation and trustworthiness. This further weakens any plot of his vengeance being justifiable. "But teh prinzess laft at me and thru me owt..." So a princess is a spoiled brat who doesn't pull her punches-reality check, kid: in ye olde days citizens were considered property of the crown. Attempted suicide was punished with execution because you attempted to deprive the crown of his property. MC is "lucky" (read: plot armor) he got himself transported elsewhere to try (and unfortunately fail) to sort out his mental issues rather than having a quick date with the headsman's axe or hangman's noose.

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Result: When I first saw the tags I had hope this story could have been interesting. I usually like isekai underdog/revenge stories and throwing in skill assimilation further whet my appetite. The problem is that when the premise of revenge stems from the MC's lack of responsibility and a victim mentality that perceives his problems to be the fault of everyone EXCEPT himself to the point that even people trying to HELP him are labeled as an enemy from their attempt to help him, revenge becomes unjustifiable. I'm abandoning this "story" before I get my hopes dashed even further from additional faulty logic.

Edit: to clarify, I'm not saying the bully was guiltless, I'm saying that blaming a suicide (even a failed one) on everyone else but yourself is twisting the truth of the matter. MC needs to accept the consequences of his own actions and inaction or he is no better than the bully who did the same to him. Instead, MC is so completely self-absorbed he doesn't bother to think about or even make any mention of family much less pause to consider how killing himself will hurt them. <<less
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cencourang
cencourang rated it
January 26, 2020
Status: c10
Spoiler

Nnnah... Don't get jebaited by the premised "ISEKAI REVENGE STORY"

Many Japanese novel with that theme have a ret*rd plot or story or characters, and this is one of them.

Thankfully, you just need to read until ch 10, and you will understand why. LoL..

Just imagine you just get out from the dungeon, and met a party. Suddenly one of them turn hostile against you, and you already proof that you mean no harm and you can easily wipe them out, and on top of that, your humanity still kick in and choose to spare them. Suddenly one of them attack you from behind, mocking you, and finally you can turn the table. That person now knew your power, and scare of you. Suddenly say this to you "Chill out bro, its just a joke, I mean no harm, I have no mean no kill you" meanwhile you literally can feel he wants to kill you. What will you do after that? On top of that, he mocking you again with saying "lets be friend bro" out of nowhere..

Well, you can guess what MC did in this story when he said that. He be like "Okay" LOOOOL

So, avoid this novel as soon as possible.

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Shadowsword8
Shadowsword8
April 20, 2020
Status: c12
I wanted to give this one a chance because I like the cover, but I wasted my time.

The MC is a bitter tr*sh. His reasonning is extreme: Most pretended to see nothing when he was bullied? He'll kill them all! Some tried to stop the bullying? The white knight hypocrites, he'll kill them too! The princess and king of a kingdom at war don't want to waste time coddling him and send him away? He'll destroy the whole nation! And so on...

And the story goes downhill after this. Despite issuing... more>> those death threats right to their faces, he's free to go. The summoners see his status that has a super-OP skill listed (skill absorption, a classic Get-OP-with-a-few-kills of this genre), but they somehow don't care because he's a healer. The random teleporation send him in a OP dungeon, because reasons, where he just happen to get another super-OP one-hit kill skill, even before meeting any of the monsters. And one use of that skill later, his gained level and stats instantly remove any element of tension or danger there could have been. So much for the high-level dungeon.

At this point the Deus Ex Machina is so blatant it would be suited for a parody of revenge isekais (and not a subtle one). But no, the author is serious.

This WN is a greatly inferior version of Failure Frame or Arifureta, don't waste time on it. <<less
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Fuxy
Fuxy
January 10, 2020
Status: c9
So far I'm not impressed... the MC is completely belligerent and acts like some big d*ck baller even when he just got his arm bitten off just recently and is obviously in a high level dungeon.

An arrogant and s*upid MC does not make for a good story....
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S.D.
S.D. rated it
February 26, 2020
Status: c16
The thing with all revenge isekai stories is that they need to be compared against Failure Frame, which is undisputably the leader among them that deserves 5 stars. Compared to Failure Frame this novel got:

    • A less likeable protagonist. Really miserable, embittered and with unreasonable expectations from society to boot. Reminds me of an old parable about the guy who was sitting praying on the rooftop during the flood.
    • A weaker revenge justification. No matter what he thinks his revenge claims on every but two of his classmates are damn null. Revenge claims on king / princess are weak as well, because not only they used willing human sacrifices to fuel the summoning and got someone below their expectancy, the person himself happened to be rather toxic too. Regretfully, it is stated they were going to send him off to random location regardless - if not I would had concluded that this is how the author intended the character to be, and looked forward to some personality development. Alas, apparently not the case.
    • A much more ridiculous deus ex machina. The protagonist of Failure Frame was specifically sent to impossible dungeon to die, and had it harder in the beginning, facing not only enemies, but things like lack of food and mental fatigue. The protagonist of NEET Healer just happens to land in the impossible dungeon, just happens to find a massive powerup (without any downside), just happens to find here a stockpile of food and wine, just happens to find equipment that is immediately useful, etc. Feels like it was nothing but gain for him.
    • A less consistent character decision making. But who knows, maybe it's actually intended by the author that protagonist is an angsty do-gooder who would spare people who not only tried to silence him, but clearly said that they plan to recruit people who he swore revenge upon.
    • Harem. Harems almost always drag the story down. Part of the reason why I regard Failure Frame highly is because it has no harem.
All in all it's a coin toss between 2 and 3 stars. It was a bit fun, so I'm going with 3 stars.

EDIT: lol @ current recommendations, the only one that makes sense is Arifureta. Guess I should add some reasonable stuff myself. If you're reading this then consider upvoting Failure Frame and Garbage Brave.
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xrave
xrave rated it
January 6, 2020
Status: c9
The setup scales too hard too fast for not enough reason. If someone achieves an insane amount of power - should it be something they worked for?

one way to answer is no. Death March is a classic example of Power given without a lot of work, but the interesting part about Death March is how the protagonist innovates on top of his OPness. He uses his powers in interesting ways to accomplish difficult goals that are difficult because of his perfectionism.

another answer is yes. This category would have classic weak... more>> to strong progression arcs like Shield Hero. The hero toils for the experience and progression.

However, this WN follows neither of these patterns. The MC is immature and psychologically unstable, the process he gains power unearned, the way he uses it unsatisfying. His revenge plot is simply kill everyone that he perceived wronged him, and he’s backed up by the skills he was gifted. Spare yourself an hour and don’t read this, it’s like Shield Hero plus 100x more edge and minus anything that made it good. <<less
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kawaii12345
kawaii12345 rated it
March 2, 2020
Status: c26
As of the current state of the translation it's hard to tell about this one. First you should probably start with manga

I don't know if it's the difficulty translating Japanese or just the ratio of visual/ literal in the mangas but they always come across better than the novel translations.

Edit: managed to read 10 chapters of this through google translate and it's pretty bad. The opening which was what I thought was iffy and could have been better was actually the best part. And it seems to be dropping off... more>> a cliff from there. Toss in the fact that it's 300 chapters currently and as of 30 theres still no revenge, and seems to be dropping to an OP guy with a harem that drops into his lap, despite the girls winding up always protecting his honor. Toss out my old review and just drop it as 1 star or less. <<less
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sjmcc13
sjmcc13 rated it
January 5, 2020
Status: c9
Before I get started, there are some finer details in what is actually going on at the start of this story that are easily missed.

Do not apply logic from some MMORPG as if it is gospel, a decent MMO will have balanced classes, and not have obviously superior classes like sage and hero available at level 1, this is not that type of story. I would say most class based summoned hero stories are incompatible with much MMO logic.

In class based systems, class <> role. Just because a class has... more>> a name does not mean it is the only one that performs that role.

Most important when there are numerous classes and ones filling similar roles, there will be a tiered value system. Really the closest comparison I can think of is the class tactics games like Disgaea series where not only are classes tiered, but you have to meet requirements to unlock the stronger classes, so you have the beginner classes you have at the beginning, and several tiers of strictly superior classes as well as potentially derived classes that can combine its role with another.

Finally, the logic of the world is not necessarily the same as what we expect, and other then the author the only ones who understand what has not been explained are the world natives. If they say something assume there is a reason behind it. For a class to be considered tr*sh there is going to be one of 3 cases involved 1) there are superior classes that do the same role but better or on top of other roles, 2) the class has some difficulty developing (for example if there is no shared group experience, and there are games like that btw, then clases lacking offensive abilities could have great difficulties leveling and fall massively behind or even get stuck at lower levels) or 3) there is some part of the world that makes reduces its usefulness or necessity.

On to the story :

To start the MC is basically the class punching bag and has literally been bullied over years, with multiple regular witnesses and no one doing anything to stop it, to the point of suicide.

The class is summoned, and everyone gets high/end tier classes, but he gets the lowest tier of healer which has no abilities other then healing
Spoiler

he does have a unique skill, in the form of a diving blessing, which is potentially broken as hell, but would take some time to develop and they did not look at it

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not a common low tier class with weak stats that they should have plenty of available and already trained up. Effectively they are looking for end tier classes only, and he has a beginner tier class. They dispose of him by teleporting him to an end game level dungeon. At this point many of the ignorant start throwing a fit over "never dump on the healer", but that is not what is going on here, not all classes will be equal, it is closer to low tier common classes vs high tier rare classes, and they are going to have an excess of that class already so why train a new one who is likely years behind the ones they have (of the same age)

MC gets lucky and after nearly dying to a mimic and find a item that grants him an extra ability from the Revenge God which allows him to turn his healing to an offensive ability and uses that combined with a could quirks of the mimic to kill it and gain some strength and start on his path of revenge.

TLDR : MC has been abused to the point of being traumatized, has nothing special about him and is sent to his death only surviving due to luck and possible divine intervention but starts on a part of revenge towards those who wronged him. <<less
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Spectra8
Spectra8 rated it
December 11, 2019
Status: c5
Just read this novel to chapter 5 but it surely pull my interest. Hoping to see how the MC will fare in this world and how he will take his revenge. Same transported to other world while MC become op because of some god. Hope it get translated to the end.
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JackB
JackB
January 6, 2020
Status: c27
Edit/Update*

Ok read up till chapter 27 and man I got pretty bad. The MC is so carefree that I don't even see this as a revenge story and the author is forcing the harem party members so hard it's painful to read. The rest of the story is so shallow that the initial veneer of a serious story has all peeled away. If you are thinking of picking this up to read be warned.

... more>> Old thoughts*

Not sure about this one. Seems a little forced and cliche. It may be a decent story but the genre is so overdone right now that its hard to tell a gem from a turd sometimes. The potential is there but it really hard to take an OP character and make good use of their abilities and be interesting. The fact this is also going to be a harem novel really makes me less optimistic. Harem novels almost never offer anything witty or creative. They simply pander to the lonely and desperate. Here is hoping the harem is a minor byproduct and not a major part of the story. I'm only at chapter 9 so I figure by 20 or sooner I should have my answer to if its good or not by then with how fast the pace is. Will update my review then. <<less
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