A Wish to Grab Happiness


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Lugis is an adventurer who accompanies the Hero’s team party. However, every day he has to fulfill tasks that are not pleasant at all. In addition, he is oppressed by the other members of the group. The only reason he remains on this journey is because of his childhood friend, Ariane. But she is fascinated with the team leader known as Hero. One day a shadow figure appears and tell Lugis, “Let me give you a chance. A chance to redraw your life.” And so, Lugis is given the opportunity to be sent to the past to restart his life.

Associated Names
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As For Me, Give Me Happiness
Negawakuba no Kono te ni Koufuku wo
Related Series
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (WN) (1)
The Amber Sword (1)
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
12/15/19 TOMO Translations v3c52
12/08/19 TOMO Translations v3c51
12/01/19 TOMO Translations v3c50
11/24/19 TOMO Translations v3c49
11/17/19 TOMO Translations v3c48
11/10/19 TOMO Translations v3c47
11/03/19 TOMO Translations v3c46
10/27/19 TOMO Translations v3c45
10/20/19 TOMO Translations v3c44
10/13/19 TOMO Translations v3c43
10/06/19 TOMO Translations v3c42
09/29/19 TOMO Translations v3c41
09/22/19 TOMO Translations v2c40
09/15/19 TOMO Translations v2c39
09/08/19 TOMO Translations v2c38
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magefeanor rated it
March 31, 2019
Status: v1c15
A story about a wronged man going back in time to start anew. Sounds familiar right?

Well if that doesn’t sound too appealing, this will be the perfect series for you.

Because he aint changing anything. Spoilers ahead.

... more>>

He still gets f*cked over by his guild master.

He lets his crush leave for the church, she clearly doesn’t want to, to presumedly once again become a party member of the hero.

The female knight that beat him and hates him still beats him and hates him.

Nobles trample all over him

He whines constantly about his former life and how this time around will be different.


Either the author has the memory of a gold fish or he clearly doesn’t care about the plot he established in the beginning.

Perfect story for anyone that loves pathetic mc’s that constantly gets f*cked over.

I don’t. <<less
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macy2 rated it
July 21, 2019
Status: v3c47
For anyone looking for revenge galore and all the typical tropes in a second chance story; this is not for you. As of V3c47 at least.

This novel, in my opinion, offers a realistic take. Yes, our MC is useless, and arguably wimpish male that sacrifaces his happieness to be by his childhood friend's side (his crush). This decision puts him in the hero's party where everyone is highly competent and amazing; except him. And so, scorned and dismissed by the entire party (which is a harem), the MC is unhappy... more>> and resentful of the righteous great hero (who represents all that is good and righteous, but is ignorant). Btw the childhood friend is no better either; purposely (in my opinion) ignorant of his circumstances she is 'greatful' he stayed by her side but shows no consideration for him at all.

And so a second chance is given and he returns to the past. And the MC vows to pursue a different path. First of all, in contrast to the comments saying he doesnt change anything; that is false. It may not be flashy or grandiose like all other novels. But the MC actively tries to better himself training as an adventurer. He does use prior knowledge and is smarter. The only difference is that the changes currently are subtle and unnoticeable. He is more proactive and stands up for himself. After all not everyone can have an indestructible plot armor that allows them to make society changing decisions. The MC who is still powerless and weak starts off with himself.

Along his pursuit of a better life. He makes some decisions using past life knowledge and becomes embroiled with one of the hero's future party members. And the actual story starts.

All in all, this a slower story with a weak, trampled-on MC who has no power in society. There is not much action either. The appeal lies in its realistic take and the character explorations. Throughout the novel the MC repeatedly and scornfully recalls the future female party members viewing him as dirt. The ones in his 2nd chance (pre-hero party era) are vastly different from the future. Through these new interactions before the hero came along, we see what drives thier personalities in the future and why they hang off the hero. As well as the subtle changes the MC causes.

For anyone who wants a novel with some actual deeper substance and plentiful character growth (and building) this is a novel worth checking out. (Btw the first party member he encounters is pretty unlikable, please keep that in mind)

Once again this is slow moving plot; even at vol.3 not much has actually happened or been revealed. The above is my take on the novel so far and may be subjected to changes in the future. <<less
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Zunas rated it
May 28, 2019
Status: --
Novels with Second Chance titles mostly defines the MC is changing what they had done wrong, or trying to.

Now This MC, doesn't even try to change the past, and let it play it out over.

Not worth your time

i don't like pathetic/dumb/weak MCs, no offence
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Andrew_Ligas rated it
July 11, 2019
Status: v2c29
A good hook - the author sets up the uncomfortable situation, and then the opportunity presents itself. Obviously, the MC grabs it. As other reviewers' mentioned, it has a slow start, but worth it. The change in the MC is subtle, but by the point of this review you can see changes in his character and the others. The MC is weak with an angry victim mentality - he wants revenge, and the Second Chance gives him that opportunity. With this kind of story, I think the author can introduce... more>> more mature elements (violence and sex) without affecting the R-15 label.

As for the translator, he does a good job to maintain a flow with few, if any, distracting mistakes; the only downside is that I have to wait about a week to read a chapter.

Finally, I think this series is good enough that a publisher might want to pick-up. <<less
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pramit rated it
October 29, 2019
Status: v3c45
The prologue starts off in a very interesting direction. Here the story is told from the perspective of someone who is not the "hero" of the group. But as the story progresses, our protagonist goes somewhat out of character (at least from his impression in the prologue). The story is written in a very visceral way, with vivid descriptions of inner feelings of the protagonist. If you will read this story, it will probably be just for the protagonist who is an interesting fellow.

The quality of writing is good (for... more>> this genre). The translation is good, but there are some minor mistakes in sentences/grammar that are really easy to notice (could be avoided if someone proof reads the translations).

I can see the reviews here that talk about how the protagonist does not change anything, but that is blatantly false and I don't understand why people make conjectures about the story after reading 15 chapters. <<less
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Bourne91 rated it
November 14, 2019
Status: v3c47
Not the usual isekai/fantasy novel. Slower then other ones but it's worth reading if you are searching for a more mature take of the trope. The MC isn't op and does everything he can to survive and get to his goals, even dirtying his hands and using people. That doesn't mean he is the typical Edge Lord MC but that he is just a weak human trying to live. If you are in to a more serious fantasy where the MC isn't op from the beginning then I strongly recommend... more>> it. If you are searching for an op MC or harem or gore revenge story then this is not for you. <<less
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