Apotheosis of a Demon – A Monster Evolution Story

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A back-to-basics(?) monster evolution novel.

A new VRMMORPG, “World of Yggdrasia”, was recruiting beta testers from all over the world. Ten thousand testers began their journey of swords and sorcery in a new realm, one that was as large as Earth.

At the same time, a clandestine experiment was underway. Unbeknownst to the world at large, 100 secret alpha testers were given bodies of monsters and summoned to the same land.

The girl of white was one such tester. Despite the odds against her, she continued to evolve again and again. To rebel against the real world’s invasion, she would become a most terrible beast, the destroyer of worlds… the Bunny Girl!

“…wait, what? Me?”

Our protagonist would survive, unyielding, knowing no despair.

Associated Names
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悪魔は異界で神となる【人外進化】
Related Series
Demon Noble Girl ~Story of a Careless Demon~ (Same Franchise)
Recommendations
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Demon Noble Girl ~Story of a Careless Demon~ (3)
The Death Mage Who Doesn’t Want a Fourth Time (1)

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06/17/19 Trashlation c54
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05/29/19 Trashlation c52
05/19/19 Oniichanyamete c51
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04/29/19 Oniichanyamete c45
04/28/19 Oniichanyamete c44
04/27/19 Oniichanyamete c43
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04/25/19 Oniichanyamete c41
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Iotameru
New Iotameru rated it
June 8, 2019
Status: Completed
The whole story is interesting, MC is constantly struggling to survive.

I won't spoil the WN ending but it became a bit emotional.

Overall, the story is good with twists and turns. I enjoyed it...
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SorrowSong
New SorrowSong rated it
May 22, 2019
Status: c51
This is a criminally underrated novel which is crippled by a synopsis which makes it sound like a comedy.

Spoiler alert: it isn't.

Long chapters, a wonderful protagonist (with an annoyingly vague backstory) and a realistic version of the isekai meets game genre. The translation is quite good as well.

Read this.

The bad: this is a great 100 chapter novel. It would have made for a much better 250 chapter one. It feels overly compressed at times.

The good: just about everything else.

Read this.
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LilDevilGamin
LilDevilGamin rated it
February 2, 2019
Status: c23
Despite this story having less than 30 chapters as of now I'm in love with it. The progression so far is great and it's an amazing read as well as very original! As the tags show the MC is a human, playing as a non-human giving us a brand new experience. As of now we see the MC hanging low and gathering her beliefs and as a plus she's not annoying about it and doesn't cover her actions with 'righteous' justifications. The translator is great and I've seen very few... more>> mistakes as of now. The story makes sense as well. The chapter updates are picking up as well. But even if the updates were less the story wouldn't be any less enjoyable. Make sure to give it a chance and check it out. <<less
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AZ09XO
AZ09XO rated it
March 29, 2019
Status: c100
Seeing as this novel is written by the author of Demon Girl ~Tale of a Lax Demon~, you can expect great things from this guy. I've read the translation up to chapter 31 and went to read the raws all on the same day. It's addicting, and a real page turner. The MC is honest and endearing, and the plotline is well-executed coming from a web novel.
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Bizmatech
Bizmatech rated it
March 21, 2019
Status: c28
It's not an unenjoyable series, but certainly not worth the five stars that so many people seem to be giving it.

It's a video game isekai that is clearly written by someone who has no idea how video game development works, or how the playerbase of such games think.

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Alpha testing and Beta testing don't happen at the same time. It's like phase 1 and phase 2, not team 1 and team 2.

Also, how stupid are the beta testers? You'd think they'd be wondering why the NPCs don't have respawns timers, cause you know that in any other game they would have found a way to nuke an entire city by this point.

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The premise is tenuous at best, and quickly becomes nonsensical once it gets to the early twist.

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The illuminati locks psychic children in a video game so they can... make a magic battery, test drone weapons, and apparently make some cash from monthly subscriptions. Seriously?

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The plot itself is fairly contrived, and relies on a deus ex machina exposition dump to actually get started.

The setting is very sparse in worldbuilding, and falls apart under even the slightest scrutiny.

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I have no idea where the MC is, she doesn't even care where she is, and none of it matters anyway because the entire world seems to be a monoculture.

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ahuramagina
ahuramagina rated it
April 9, 2019
Status: c38
As of now, im liking this a lot.

MC doesnt go around being naive and goes with "i shouldnt kill". If she needs to kill, then kill.

about the world building, I guess its fine due to only having 100 chapters. No need to explain the details of a place she would be passing by.

The only thing im oof about this, is the 100 chapters. Why the hell is this so short!!
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Pau
Pau rated it
February 26, 2019
Status: c20
This novel is really good. Thought it only have 20 chapters translated for now, but the story already intrigued me.

The plot a bit different from the most of other VR strory (playing game or transmigrasion into game)

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It's not just about playing game or some inhumane research using VR. There's deeper plot in it.

From some hints dropped by author in ch 17, the VR world Yggdrasia was actually a real world. And the game (beta and alpha test) was just research/preparation for the real invasion that planned to do after enought data gathered.

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I also like other novel written by the same author of this novel (demon princess), and this novel might be better than his/her other work.

So, for now I gave it 5 stars. And I have high expectation for this novel. <<less
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PersonaJXT
PersonaJXT rated it
May 10, 2019
Status: c100
Read through translated chapters and then finished the raws a while back. It's a pretty interesting story, but the writing is very sloppy overall. The author admits that this story is a lot rougher than the others in the series since it was written a lot more of the cuff, but IMO it's still entertaining enough despite its flaws. I probably wouldn't have sat through it if I didn't like Lax Demon, but I did and I imagine others that like Lax Demon would too.

So the story follows "Shedy" as... more>> she starts as a human, shortly after becoming a demon, and then eventually becoming a god. This isn't a spoiler as it's literally in the title (though the translation is very loose at times and the title was an unfortunate victim of this). A more literal translation of the title would be, "A demon becomes a god in another world [non-human evolution]". Shedy is a very broken person, abused from an young age and then basically sacrificed on the altar of science. She becomes a demon in order to both survive and to avenge herself and the other victims. Doing so throws the other world she's in into chaos, and eventually her original world as well as she quickly grows in power on her steady march towards eventual godhood.

Shedy herself is an interesting character. She doesn't care about much and her values are definitely warped, but she's mostly a kind person? As a demon she cares very little about humans and treats them more like animals. If they attack her, she'll kill them. But if they treat her well enough, she'll leave them be or even help if the mood strikes her. In fact, she treats everyone that way, including all the other different races. There are only a few that get special treatment from her, though only a few of those get very much screen time at all. So if you don't like Shedy, this story won't be for you since this is her show and everyone else is just window dressing at best.

There are other characters... but this is one of the stories weak points. There's a king... but he's one king in a world where there are way too many of them and he's not really that important. He sort of gets an arc, but it gets time skipped left and right so it's more like glimpses of one more than an actual story. There's a guard... who gets flanderized, becomes a villain but does so little that she doesn't matter at all, and then gets killed. There's a player person who gets named, but only matters towards the beginning and in a few minor sections towards the end. There's two animals, but they're animals and don't really do too much. There's a hero guy who actually does get a decent arc, but only in small chunks so it's like the framework of an arc more than an actual arc. There's another hero who gets a silly scene and then a pretty badass heroic scene, but then nothing else. And another hero who's inexplicably evil because the plot needs that hero to be and otherwise does nothing except do stupid things because... plot, I guess. And there's a fan of Shedy who's character never rises beyond that because that's basically all that character amounted to despite a decent amount of screen time (though to be fair Shedy cared very little about said character aside from being transportation). There are others, but they all fare worse, which should say a lot.

The pattern should be pretty clear from the above, but to put it plainly there's not enough story for any character beyond Shedy to actual have anything of real substance. There are 2-3 that have a semblance of a story with meat on it, but if you actually try to summarize it you'll find your summary won't be too far off in size from what actually happened. That's how bare bones it is. And even Shedy herself has some development hand waved by time skips, especially towards the middle chapters when she's
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back in her world a second time terrorizing not-America.

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It's even worse for the baddies. Because seriously, it seems like half of everyone is a complete asshat in this story. From blatant racism to psychopathic sociopaths, most of the characters seem to suffer from some form of mental problem. And I do mean mental problem because many of them are basically frothing at the mouth as they spout stereotypical villain lines to justify them getting killed by Shedy. It's kinda sad the lengths the author goes to in order to justify Shedy's kills, but then turns right around and has Shedy kill entire cities because the author remembered that she's supposed to be a demon and wants to show that. Outside of mass killings, I can count the amount of people Shedy personally killed that weren't psychopaths of one flavor or another on one hand. Maybe even one finger, depending on how technical you want to get. The baddies in this story are basically caricatures and 90% of the characters you meet (and then get killed) are baddies, so expecting anything more than that would leave you disappointed.

I especially have gripes with the last arc of the story. It's... long. And basically the same thing repeated over and over. IMO it should've been condensed down to maybe 10 chapters at most with major time skips, but for whatever reason the author chose not to and dragged it out for 20 chapters. As such, we get almost 20 chapters of
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Shedy fighting off a demon god as she flies around the world destroying saplings in order to get enough power to actually beat the demon god, followed by an evolution into Dea Ex Machina, a man-made goddess to protect the world. So literal deus ex machina, lol.

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It's very repetitive reading her repeat the same thing over and over. Sometimes she gets help and there are some nice moments interspersed, but it's basically the same thing on repeat. Not very interesting at all, though the climax was pretty fun.

Shedy also doesn't really get a good ending IMO though that'll depend on how you view things. She's happy and everything after she becomes a god and whatnot, but from my perspective the ending is sad.
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Shedy becomes a demon/god and lives the rest of her life protecting the world tree. She has no friends beyond a monkey and a slime and possibly the souls of the other secret alpha testers who she can't really talk to anyways. She's apparently happy, but I can't help but feel sad for her since her life now consists of sleeping until a threat appears for her to squash, followed by more sleeping. Not what I'd call a happy ending.

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I don't like the ending much at all and felt kinda let down by it. YMMV depending on how you feel about it.

Now it may sound like I have nothing but problems with the story... and to be honest, I do have tons of problems. But at the end of the day, how I rate a story depends the most on how much fun I had with it. And for all its flaws, this story was a lot of fun. Shedy getting her vengeance and wiping the floor with half the world is a power trip and one that almost always feels justified because of how many utter assholes there apparently are. And that's fun. So despite all its flaws, I did end up liking the story and reading it through to the end. I'd like it better if it spent more time developing things, but since the author apparently didn't feel like thinking too much while writing it (maybe wrote it as a breather of sorts?) we have to take it as it is - a fun power trip that you can enjoy if you turn your mind off while reading. I can't recommend it as a story since it's too sloppy, but for those who like Lax Demon I'd say its worth giving a shot. [3/5] stars.

The translation is mostly good. There are some things that were very loosely translated such as the title and some names, but by and large I didn't notice any major problems. I didn't directly compare the translation with the raw so I can't say that it's absolutely problem free with any certainty, but I also didn't feel the need to which is more than I can say for a lot of other translations. A very solid translation. It's also very readable... which is unfortunately also not something I can say for a lot of other translations. No major grammatical mistakes and the sentences flow well enough. If I were to give it a grade, I'd say [4.5/5 stars]. Good overall with only minor portions I'd disagree with, no major errors and certainly nothing noticeable. Highly recommended. <<less
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Nyamu
Nyamu rated it
February 14, 2019
Status: c15
Oh damn this is good. 5 stars. But I sneezed and clicked 4 stars xD.

The secret experiment is pretty brutal but the MC is still able to 'keep her humanity'. Yet she doesn't find excuses...

Rather, she doesn't need one. The worst that could happen to someone else is getting their accounts deleted and every human NPC she has met so far are definitely villains
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crazedreader
crazedreader rated it
March 11, 2019
Status: c23
Like other reviewers said, this novel is good. Although compared to the other novel of the same author, the world-building is a bit lacking, this novel is still much better than other novels with random plots. As long as you don't mind a bit of dark story you guys should go read this. It's worth the time, I promise. At least the protagonist is not a brainless retard, and only a bit less smarter than most, plus considering the fact that she is under mental stress.
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ghostk
ghostk rated it
March 18, 2019
Status: c27
This is a good story its interesting the whole time that I was reading it and it never went into generic Japanese tropes. The main character has a goal and she goes out to accomplish it
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jeb8
jeb8 rated it
March 15, 2019
Status: c22
This book is pretty amazing so far. Good MC. Amazing world development (And it will continue because the author has all the stuff planned out... in his authors notes:)) with mysterious past that is actually unravelled in a well defined way.

Spoiler

No.1 guy dumps exposition with his scribbles on the wall

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Side characters: NA -
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Only side character we meet is the blob but it doesn't really talk so... not many side characters so far

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So for now, I think this novel is a great read
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AlexandriaV
AlexandriaV rated it
May 5, 2019
Status: c45 part2
The plot, while following along with the theme of living in a game world, gives a darker view than most other novels with the same theme. The protagonist is really intelligent and pretty cold, but not to the point that the reader can empathize with her. Also the plot progresses pretty quickly, so the reader won't get bored by a bunch of filler chapters. And the translations are done really well at a pretty quick pace. I personally don't read too many dark novels, but after giving this a try... more>> it's become one of my favorites. I would reccomend this novel to people who want to read a novel with a female protagonist who's smart and capable, and want a plot that gives a pretty dark but fresh look onto the transmigration into a game world sub genre. <<less
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Fuxy
Fuxy rated it
April 8, 2019
Status: c100
It's a bit weak if you ask me.

Don't get me wrong it's a good enough read if you are bored but it's just not satisfying enough.

The overarching story flows well enough but there are many things that are just not explored.

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A good example would be her Simple Appraisal skill that even at the end of the story never evolves to plain Appraisal even though all her other skills undergo changes... and those skills are unique while this one is quite common.

Then there's the fact that she never really tried to get any more common skills besides the ones she already has.

Some magic skills and close combat skills would have gone a long way but she didn't even try.

Even if she is more limited because of her race with her unique skills there should have been a way...

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zuizui321
zuizui321 rated it
April 3, 2019
Status: c100
I like this story and I love the author's "Tale of a lax demon" too. Also I actually like the MC of this story more out of the two, just my personal taste. It is also kind of funny that I kept relating this to chinese's fantasy novels, haha may be it's just me.

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A bit disappointed that there was no interaction between this and the other novel but oh well.

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tilkku
tilkku rated it
March 31, 2019
Status: c34
It's okay.
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The setting is about a military corporation that has found an another world in "cyberspace". They gather two dozen people with superpowers and send them in to gather mana, which is convertable to electricity or something. However, unlike any sensible military organisation, they decide to kill off their supersoldiers for experiments and then send in untrained civilians, who think they are playing a VRMMORPG.

The protagonist is one of the two dozen supersoldiers, but manages to get away from the evil corporation's grasp after dying, mostly due to bad choices made by the civilians. She is overpowered to say the least, but is nice enough to almost never use her skills after the prologue (which is 20 chapters long).

The writing is okay and the translation is good. The writing fails to address why everyone, including the protagonist, keep making shortsighted or outright nonsensical decisions, but does a nice job of conveying the protagonist's power up progress. Indeed, this novel is best enjoyed as a simple power fantasy rather than the Matrix of WNs it's trying to be, simply because everyone is so stupid that there is no suspense.

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Invenatus
Invenatus rated it
March 26, 2019
Status: c29
I approved of her actions so far because she barely has a choice if she wants to survive she can't lead a rebellion, push a reform or rescue the demi-humans she just doesn't have enough power, influence or wealth to do anything beyond what's in front of her.
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Cows
Cows rated it
February 26, 2019
Status: c17
This novel is by the same author as Tale of lax Demon, which is one of the highest rated long novel in this site. So I will be using that as a comparison since it is quite popular. (Seriously read it if you haven’t)

If you read that series you will get the same feeling for the MC in this story compared to Yuru. The MC however is not as demonic as Yuru is but still does the job when needed to. The fluff is not as much compared to... more>> that series as well.

What this series edge out on is the non-repetitiveness of it. Some have complained that Lax Demon is too repetitive especially arc 1. The world building, cuteness and writing is a tad lower than Lax Demon, which to say is not bad as that series is beyond excellence.

You have seen me compared it to the other series a lot. Let me clarify, this is a very good novel. There is very little you can critique it. It is great in every aspect.

I can’t give it a 5 stars tho. For me, 5 stars is something that shine out in a pile of gems, that is special even compared to good works. This is a great work which can get out shone. Which in my category gets a 4.

However my opinion may change once we have more chapters. <<less
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Roxas902
Roxas902 rated it
March 25, 2019
Status: c29
This series in its current state can be summed up in three words: hammy, but fun. The 'bad guy' organization in this story is almost comically evil in the way it acts, but at the same time the story takes itself rather seriously. Even so, it is very fun to read - the rpg elements don't bog down the story, the progression is interesting, and the main character herself is fun to read about.

Overall, this is an enjoyable read if you're not looking for a deep, intricate plot. The plot... more>> is interesting no doubt, but it is, as I said before, hammy as hell. Other than that, the translator's work has been consistently high-quality and released rather frequently. If you enjoyed the author's other story, you will probably enjoy this one as well. <<less
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