Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (LN)

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Seventeen year old Hajime Nagumo is your average, everyday otaku. However, his simple life of pulling all-nighters and sleeping in school is suddenly turned upside down when he, along with the rest of his class, is summoned to a fantasy world! They’re treated like heroes and tasked with the duty of saving the human race from utter extinction. But what should have been any otaku’s wet dream quickly turns into Hajime’s nightmare. While the rest of his class are blessed with godlike powers, Hajime’s job, Synergist, only has a single transmutation skill. Ridiculed and bullied by his classmates for being weak, he soon finds himself in despair. Will he be able to survive in this dangerous world of monsters and demons with only a glorified blacksmith’s level of strength?

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Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest
ありふれた職業で世界最強
平凡职业成就世界最强
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YameteOneesama
New YameteOneesama
May 19, 2020
Status: --
Dont ever read this trash of a novel. The first volumes was entertaining and I had great expectations for the series but author just keel adding unnecessary plot. Why you shouldnt read this.

1. Its supposed to be a dark novel about a guy who wants revenge. But oh boy those comedy ruined it. Too much Fan-Service is being used. But Ive ignored this part cause I want to see MC destroying his classmate for revenge (but I didnt get this part so I dropped the series)

2. The Harem is... more>> poorly done. F*ck. I don't mind harem as long as all the Heroines are likeable and had proper development but this sh*t just keeps adding more girls on our MC's harem for literally no reason. 3. Main Heroine (Yui) is f*cking unbearable. First she acts Hajime's d*ck is only mine (literally being a bit*h for the MC's dick) and suddenly stops after she cant control the situation and will just harass all the girl's that are part of our MC's Harem. 4. It is cliche and repetitive. The story is more or less (per volume) MC goes to another place, meet girls, encounter problems of girls she met, save the day, girl's added to MC's Harem. The girl's try their best to get a part of the MC's d*ck but Yui stops that leaving them for little to no character development. If you are fine with this then continue reading this. I expected a MC to be a revenge only (cold) minded kind of guy, getting few girls (was expecting Kaori and Shizuka on his side and they marry), the one's who summoned them are the true devil, and so on. But the author had another thing in mind and this was the reason why the novel sucks. <<less
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FolaraS
New FolaraS rated it
May 5, 2020
Status: v3
I really like the series so far.

The protagonist is so overpowered that it's absolutely over the top but I like that for a change. To always be sure he will win anyway. Sometimes that's bad, somethimes that's just right and here it fits what I'm searching for.

But I do have some problems with this series.

I absolutely don't get the romance. I don't feel any sparks between Hajime and Yue at all. Nothing. She has been in the dungeon for 300 years without contact to anyone, so it may be logical... more>> to cling to your rescuer. He is a guy in the middle of puberty, so if a girl ambushes him in the bath... what can he do? But there is nothing more. I can't see any real romantic feeling. Especially she shows very little feelings in general. That the author described their relationship at first more like her molesting him may not have helped. Of course it was told with a wink, but since the earnest part was missing, it didn't work for me.

Spoiler

It got a bit... not sure... bizarre maybe, after his main-girlfriend Yue somewhat accepted his first concubine Shea (since it's genre is harem...), who is at this point a somewhat lovestruck travel companion or maybe friend.

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Hajime knew Shea deserved some kind of reward.
“Shea. Is there anything you want me to do for you?”
“Eh? Anything I want you... to do for me?”
“Yeah. Think of it as like... a reward for your hard work. Just keep it reasonable, okay?” [...]
“Okay, then I want you to take my first—”
“Denied.” Hajime instantly shot her down. Shea glared sulkily at him. [...]
“... Hajime, is it really impossible?” For some reason, Yue was taking Shea’s side. Shea hugged Yue and started sobbing in her arms.
It was obvious Yue had no problem with Hajime sleeping with Shea. [...]
It wasn’t everyday someone’s lover asked them to have s*x with another girl. Hajime buried his face in his hands, despairing. But no matter what anyone said, he had his own principles.
“The only person my heart desires is you, Yue. I don’t have anything against Shea, and I do care about her, but... I can’t treat her the same as you.” [...]
“I want to be faithful to you Yue. And no matter what the reason is, I don’t think I could accept you having another man, either. Call me selfish or petty all you want, but... I was hoping you’d feel the same way about me, Yue. So whether it’s Shea, or any other girl, could you please stop telling me to have s*x with them?” [...]
Other people might have found Hajime’s words a bit too possessive, but Yue couldn’t have been happier to hear them.

She is trying to sell him!! And being fathful and wanting a fathful girlfriend is possessive?? What's with that? Even if it is a harem novel, that's just stange.

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I'm just really bad with the 'romantic' parts, because I don't find them romantic at all.

I also dislike Aiko-chan. I think she is supposed to be the perfect teacher, loved by all her students, but I just don't.
She is such a goody two-shoes. She acts all high and mighty about her virtue as a teacher. She only wants to protect them, she dosn't want them to have to fight, she dosn't wants them to risks their lives,.... They don't have to fight for these stranger, they shouldn't risk ther lives for a them, they are just children,.... All true. I'm absolutly with her.
But if she is the one to asks them to fight, to kill monsters, to risk their life, then it's the right thing. If she deems something worth saving even her precious students have a moral obligation to go to war.

Spoiler

She wants Hajime to fight a monster army of 40, 000.

quote:

“Nagumo-kun. Isn’t... Isn’t there something you can do about that monster army? No... I know you can fight them.” [...]
Hajime averted his gaze, and Aiko pressed her case, urging him to help.
“Nagumo-kun, won’t you please help us? At this rate this beautiful town will surely be destroyed. Worse, many people will lose their lives.”
“... How unexpected. I always thought you prioritized your students before everyone else. Aren’t you even only helping this country with its war because you’re hoping it’ll let them get home faster? And yet now you want one of your students to fight and possibly die for the sake of some strangers? Even when they don’t want to? Isn’t that exactly the same thing those war-hungry priests were trying to get us to do?”

That's right, Aiko, what's wrong with you? And then she starts to lecture him on his morality.

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“Nagumo-kun, I understand that you have your own principles, and that you’ve already decided your path for the future. I won’t try to change that, but I also think that no matter which future you choose, it’s... too lonely to only live by ignoring everyone aside from those you care about. If you keep going like this, neither you nor the people you cherish will find happiness. If you want to find happiness... you can’t lose sight of your kindness or empathy. You have to think of other people, even if it’s only a little. Those are valuable qualities you possessed from the start... Please don’t throw them away.”

She dosn't really know how strong he or his friends are and it is an army of tens of thousands, so she essentially asks one of her precious students to risk his life and that of his friends.

The one leading this monster army to destroy the town and kill Aiko and the other students is another of her precious children. After the battle and after confessing his plan and showing his lunacy he gets mortally wounded and Aiko wants Hajime to save him since all her students are her precious babies and he is still one of them. Instead of saving him Hajime kills him after realizing he will never become sane again and will always be a threat.
So then Aiko starts to doubt Hajime. She is disappointed, maybe even angry and afrait of him and really gets worked up about it.

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Why did Nagumo-kun kill him? They were classmates, weren’t they...? Was it because he was an enemy? Is that all it takes...? Is killing someone really that easy? Is life really that cheap? That’s not right... Humans aren’t monsters... you can’t just kill them like that... Is he just someone who can kill easily...? If I leave him alone will he kill other students too...? Is he that dangerous? If he hadn’t been here, would Shimizu-kun still be alive? If he died, would all the other kids be safe? As long as he’s here...

So an insane student that tried to kill her and some of her other students and a whole town has to be safed, but one that killed this one already mortally wounded (and not by him) boy to keep her, his friends and his classmates safe is the bad one. And all that after she expected him to kill for her, to fight a battle against monsters almost alone.

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She does realizes how wrong that is and she also does know that she is very contradictory, but it still angers me to no end.

But overall it's quite good. <<less
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Chulloswag
Chulloswag rated it
July 14, 2017
Status: --
I personally love stories where the protagonist is an antihero or villain. However, the problem is that most authors completely butcher the character. We either get someone thrust into a villain role who actually risks everything to save others, or we get an antihero who's an obnoxious edgelord. This series would be a prime example of the latter (with SAO being a similar case) and it ruins almost everything after the Great Orcus Dungeon. A lot of the other characters are just plain annoying. The only reason this is a... more>> 2 rather than a 1 is the beginning. <<less
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Phaeous
Phaeous rated it
April 1, 2017
Status: c223
Hajime (m.c) is one of two of the best characters I've come across (I've read a lot of great novels) & the essential reason is how intensely dedicated he is to the achievement of his own happiness; how ruthless & shameless he is in fulfilling that end. The only purpose of existence is happiness, & happiness is ultimately an individual capacity

Anyone who attempts to claim that one intrinsically owes any random passerby or society in general anything, can come try & settle that claim with me--"One is an end in... more>> oneself"

I love you Shirakome, given that the maincharacter is ideal, I hope you never end this glorious series <<less
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akak
akak rated it
November 4, 2018
Status: --
Arifureta is one of the worst series in existence.

The first volume is decent, but right after it the series become very very bad. It completely change genre and become a really terrible crappy harem comedy.

The main character, Hajime, is one of the crappiest protagonist that I have ever seen. Other than that, he's also too much of a mary sue, too much stronger than everyone else, his power to create anything he want instantly resolve every single problem he face, everyone love him etc. etc...

Like in all harem series, all... more>> the female characters don't have any personality or characteristic, they are just... there, to lust over hajime, and nothing else.

Obviously they fall in love with Hajime without any single reason, and some of them fall for him even if Hajime insult them, doesn't care about them, and even physically beat them.

There is a reason if the 99, 9% of reviews and opinions about this series across the entire internet says either "this series is extremely bad" or "1 volume is fine, then it become extremely bad".

And no, it never ever becomes better, it just becomes worst, and then even worst.

I strongly advise to avoid this series. <<less
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Ruduen
Ruduen rated it
October 16, 2018
Status: v7
I think plenty of other people have said it, but I agree with the general thoughts on this.

The novel starts off with an interesting enough premise and characterization. However, somewhere between the second half of volume 1 and the first half of volume 2, the default characterization and a rather unique outlook on combat changed, and the main character's handling takes a sharp nosedive.

It's after that point that things go from rather interesting, to the main character constantly reiterating how edgy he is, then does the 'heroic' action anyways after... more>> finding the obvious edgy excuse. In addition, the main pairing feels like it has little depth (and feels creepy to boot). Then unnecessary harem elements show up, and the rather juvenile humor keeps coming along with it.

At a certain point, I was reading more to see what the 'side' characters were doing, rather than how the overpowered main characters were breezing through everything. It feels far more like poor wish fulfillment than anything of interest. It's a shame, too, because the side stories had a lot more potential. However, the poor handling of the majority of the book is lacking.

You'd need to have very specific tastes to enjoy the bulk of this. It has some interesting elements, but I would be hard-pressed to recommend this to most. I couldn't even recommend this to people who enjoy dark characters, with the main character having such contradictory actions that it just feels stilted. <<less
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introparadox
introparadox rated it
May 19, 2017
Status: c37
Epic emotional start, a nice and week MC, turned into a OP and badass one, but then suddenly turned into a cruel disgusting bastard for no reason what's worse is I think the authors thinks this is funny, so I think he would continues this way, he rather sight-see someones dies than moves merely his finger to save him, yes merely his finger as he has a powerful magic that works by finger (you will see if you read) he doesn't have any risk nor aftermath to fear but with... more>> the sick excuse that someone can't just save everyone in need, what the hell I'm I supposed to applauded or to be impressed, what's more it's awfully contradictory, at start when he was in his worst state of anti-humanity (or rather close) he risked his life for a stranger, how should I feel about this change, it's like someones return your sincere smile out of the blue with slap or spit in the face. I'm really deeply disappointed. <<less
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victor daigo
victor daigo rated it
April 10, 2017
Status: v5c2
Really awesome story. First I thought it was just like the others isekai light novels, but after reading a few chapters I got hoocked to the story and the main character. Love the protagonist (nagumo hajime) character, and chuuni suki (the author) for making a great story and a even greater badass main character, who didn't obtain power just because plot but with efort and self sacrifice (not sure if this is considered spoiler). Sorry if there are mistakes, english is not my mother language. I definitely recommend this novel.... more>> Also the manga is pretty good <<less
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berdanka
berdanka rated it
May 16, 2018
Status: v3
MC is OP and lost his sense of reason after fighting for his live alone, everything is good, but...

for everyone who will wait for the hero to stand on his principles after hell-like experience - don't get your hopes high. MC is edgy in unreasonable places and stupidly kind to his classmates even after overall contempt and betrayal. It doesn't make sense.
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Ispheria
Ispheria rated it
January 11, 2020
Status: v10 (finished)
This novel is separated into 2 parts, the first half of vol. 1 and everything after that. Let's review them one at a time.

The first part is a about an edgelord suffering because his edge isn't sharp enough yet. The problem is that it all takes place inside a dungeon, where he's all by himself. It starts with him being bullied by his classmates, but once he's by himself, he stays by himself for ages before partnering up with someone else. So nothing he's doing down there affects anyone but... more>> himself and it's mostly just fighting.

Here's a monster. Suffer a little. Description of random ore. Create something to beat it. Kill and eat it. Repeat. Over and over. You can actually skip all the fighting and not miss out on anything important.

If you're planning on reading this story despite reading this review, here's my advice. Once the MC beats the first monster, just skip every fight scene. That'll be most of the chapters in the first half of the first volume.

Then the MC teams up with his first harem member and it becomes a harem power fantasy.

Pretty much every single character serves one of two purposes.

If it's a guy then their purpose is to look weak and pathetic compared to the MC. The hero, the classmate with the hero class, is the main victim of this. Every scene is basically just him being ignorant and self serving. And whenever anyone fights the author goes out of their way to make sure you know the MC would have won the fight easily.

I'm not saying power fantasy is a bad thing, but this isn't interesting. It's not funny, fun, or exciting to read the fights because nothing can even come close to the MC.

If the character is a girl however, their purpose is to shove fanservice in the reader's face and cater to a specific fetish. The vampire is a loli who is in love with the MC. The bunny girl is a well, bunny girl who is love with the MC. The dragon/kimono girl is a masochist who is in love with the MC. The classmate who seemed like they would be the heroine in the beginning is the girl all the guys in the schools like who is in love with the MC. The other classmate is the female swordsmen who, you guessed it, is in love with the MC.

But none of them are handled well.

First off, the loli is constantly described as being so sexy that everyone around her can't help but fall for her charms. That's pretty disgusting. Not everyone is a lolicon but the author decided that doesn't matter and everyone is into little girls. I hate reading the lewd scenes with her for obvious reasons. And the MC and loli constantly flirt with each other. The author makes sure you know just how much they flirt with each other by having the other characters constantly complain about it.

Next is the bunny girl. She basically exists to be a s*x object. She has no major impact on the story and could be replaced with anyone in any of the battles. In fact the MC gets so strong that he could just have a drone replace her. Other than fanservice she has no purpose. Technically that's not true, but I'll get into that later.

Then there's the masochist. She's not a maso in the real sense, she's what an otaku thinks a maso is. I could go into more depth but basically she just goes, "oh, pain! yay!" and it gets really annoying. There's a few moments when she gets serious and acts like an actual human being, but they are few and far between. And even when she does, it doesn't make her more interesting or even likable.

After that is the classmate heroine who is in love with MC because she saw be nice once. That was the entire basis for her falling in love with him, but even after he turned into an edgelord and even killed some people in front of her, she decides she's still in love with him anyways. Like, he's a completely different person and but the author decided she wouldn't takes longer than about a minute to decide she still loves him. Basically she exists so the readers who like a girl in school can vicariously experience having the pretty girl in school be in love with them for no reason.

Finally there's the other classmate who's a strong, independent female swordsman. Normally these are my favorite heroines. And she was until the author decided that she isn't a strong independent woman. Instead she wants to be a damsel in distress and that's her character development. The author decided to make her just another girl who is in love with the MC and spends all her time relying on him. It was such a disappointment.

Oh yeah, and there's a fish girl that calls the MC "Papa" because uh... it's another fetish I guess? It's not explicitly stated that she's in love with the MC, but her mom totally is. So there you go, another 2 fetishes checked off.

Oh, and the loli teacher is in love with him too. I'm sure there's more but I can't remember off the top of my head.

If you think the characters are the only thing wrong with his story, you'd be wrong. The MC spends most of his time either in dungeons or traveling to other dungeons. I've already explained why I don't like dungeons, but after the first dungeon there's some sort of quirk with each one. There's still a lot of pointless skip-able fighting in each one, but it's better than just pointless fighting for the whole thing. Good thing the MC just happened to find them in order of easiest to hardest.

But that doesn't make the dungeons any more interesting. One of them is just a troll area that reeks of "lulz so random". Another is essentially just a cutscene. And of course there's the generic dungeons that make them fight copies of themselves and fight against their desires or whatever. Most of them take a break for fanservice of course.

The plot is essentially move from dungeon to dungeon for a while. Then there's some stuff with demons and the MC killing hordes of enemies but it's nothing to write home about. There's a lot of anti-gods backstory going on which I always appreciate, but it's never really relevant until the end of the web novel, which the light novel hasn't caught up to yet. Even then it's just another fight and novel interesting regarding religion is done.

Basically the characters are all bad, the plot is boring, the fights are skippable. I don't recommend this novel to anyone. <<less
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rhianirory
rhianirory rated it
May 3, 2019
Status: --
don't be fooled by the first volume, it takes an abrupt 90% turn afterwards and the MC deteriorates into a walking cliche. To be specific, I liked it up until they left the first dungeon and met up with the bunny girl. After that I started to lose interest at a very noticeable rate as it went from action/survival/ mystery to romantic harem comedy. Such a good start and then it goes downhill fast. It gets an extra star for the beginning, otherwise this would be a 1.
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DeathStroke96
DeathStroke96 rated it
August 22, 2017
Status: v4
It had a boring start (well mainly c1) but that was a set up so, I was willing to ignore that pretty meh chapter, however towards the end of c1 of v1 and then onwards it was fun! Really fun, especially seeing how the MC broke down and then transformed to the bad ass he is was really enjoyable, plus with the intro of Yue and the continuity of conquering the dungeon and the ending about the truth of the world made the first volume awesome.

v2 continued onwards from v1... more>> with an Intro of a new female character and some other side characters and a new dungeon.

honestly with this being my second isekai, after Death march (LN) I have to recommend it to anyone new to either LNs or isekai genre overall but my suggestion is to read the official J-Novel translation as the quality of the translation is huge! <<less
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Enferlain
Enferlain rated it
February 27, 2019
Status: v8
I loved the first volume, it had mostly everything I'm looking for in a novel. Unfortunately it falls into the same trash category as soon as 2nd volume comes around, namely adding new heroines for no reason. What's the point? Why add another useless harem element to an already enjoyable fantasy? Can the author not write about the adventures of the 2 main characters, does he so desperately need to keep adding new sh*t that serves no real purpose? It's the same every time. I've been reading novels for a... more>> while, but somehow it seems like other than Spice and Wolf no one can write something with a meaningful one on one relationship with no harem trash or multiple love interests added. I'm really f*cking disappointed right now. I thought I found something great, but I guess I should know better at this point to get my expectations up. I'll continue reading because I want to see just how bad it gets, or if it gets better. Until then, this is a 2 star from me. Without the first volume, it would be just one shitty star. <<less
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Kio Ciel
Kio Ciel rated it
June 30, 2017
Status: v5
Even though I'm not currently on Volume 5 (because I'm already read the Web novel version and finish the entire series) I have to says I skipped several chapters in volume 1 and I regret it because when I was done with volume 1 it completely hooked me! So I have to go back and re-read it once again.

If you're a type of person who like to see BAD people get punish or received retribution then this one has it for you.

But if you're a type of person who doesn't... more>> like Harem then this might be a little bit hard to handle since there is a harem in it, but on the bright side is that the actions will distract you from the harem so don't be worry. <<less
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captain crunch
captain crunch rated it
May 26, 2018
Status: v5
Rating: 3.5 - 4, Translation: 5

[Rating/Translation scale: 5 = almost all readers may enjoy / infrequent minor errors. 4 = large majority of readers may enjoy / frequent minor errors or infrequent major errors, no difficulty to read. 3 = 50% of readers may enjoy / frequent major errors, unable to understand some sentences or a paragraph in a chapter. 2 = niche audience may enjoy / unable to understand moderate portion of a chapter. 1 = portion of niche audience may enjoy / unable to understand most of a... more>> chapter.]

I read the J-Novel Club version of this LN.

Summary: A Japanese high school class gets summoned to another world to be heroes to fight against the demon country. MC was a kind of otaku loser and also does not get any special abilities. Eventually, an incident allows him to gain extreme amount of power. He tries to find a way back to Japan, and in the meantime forms a harem and learns some secrets about the alternate world.

Good: Has the main isekai features for isekai fans. MC does not have to follow the standard "good guy" role and is independent. Each volume feels like a complete arc, and like a novel.

Bad: After MC becomes OP, the action gets a little repetitive. 1st volume is a little dark and a struggle for the MC, but then 2nd volume onward has a strange change to have a lot of comedy sketches with new harem members becoming comedic relief instead of serious characters.

Overall: Good for isekai fans, sort of anti-hero MC. Storytelling is fair to good. However, action gets repetitive, author makes strange choice to add a lot of attempts at humor after V1. Better than hit-or-miss on my scale, slightly above 3.5. <<less
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DragonHJT
DragonHJT rated it
January 20, 2018
Status: --
At first I thought the novel would be great, but as I kept reading, it progressively got worse. It had great potential from the start, ... more>>
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But there was no good revenge scene after he met up with everyone, and after he met the usagi? (Bunny) girl, it became more cringey with his arm becoming a op shotgun gun that can one shot a few monsters at his will, Indiana jones bolder scenes, and creations, like a car and railgun, that are too advanced to be understood by other unimportant characters in a swords and magic world.

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I like how it gave some explanation on how things worked with a some sort of logic instead of just saying something along the lines of "the rock is useful to make things because it is different from the rest" like I have seen in some LN's, but for his weapons to be too advanced for anyone else to know what it was except for his classmates, it doesn't seem like it belongs as a main weapon. If it showed some progress to advancing technology in general, it would be a lot more reasonable. I think that it started off great and would have had amazing potential if it didn't go the way it is now. <<less
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Elphus
Elphus rated it
July 11, 2019
Status: v9
If analysed, you'll find that almost the entirety of the main characters' personalities are influenced by or due to trauma.

Hajime is a broken kid who had to kill of every aspect of humanity just to survive the Great Orcus Labyrinth; Yue was trapped in isolation for almost three hundred years; Shea has seen so many of her people killed or sold into slavery; Tio watched her hometown burn to the ground; Aiko is at first sad she couldn't save Hajime, then later is someone that weeps when she realises she's... more>> killed people; Shizuku breaks down from trying to be strong all the time in the Ice Cavern.

I doubt the author's intent was to write about such broken kids as a reason for anything more than edgy/chuuni cool ideation, but all of these kids are broken in some way, which makes this series more about humanity than almost anything I've read.

It's a bit too heavy on the tropes which is why it's only 3☆. <<less
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RagingDs
RagingDs rated it
February 10, 2019
Status: v5c1
Absolutely a great read well worth your time. It does get a bit repetitive and predictable in places, but even with that I still found myself enthralled by the story. The author does a very good job combining different elements of comedy and adventure as well. Not my favorite all time series, but solidly holding onto a top 10 or maybe even 5 spot.
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Mideris
Mideris rated it
October 14, 2018
Status: v8
This Light Novel is being animated! Expected release, Currently, is 2019.

This story is for all intents and purposes, is one of the better ones I have read in all my time here. The overall structure is sound, the plot develops at a reasonable pace, and it is well written enough to look decent in English. All in all this warrants 3, of the four stars, simply because it stands at a quality level unlike most novels. However, giving this story a solid 5 is completely unjustified for a number of... more>> reasons. Chief amongst these is that the author enjoys playing entirely too heavily on Hajime's otaku personality and his now "reforged" soul or morality. It is not enough of a problem to warrant not reading.

Let me put this bluntly, you will get completely SICK of his morality being reestablished so much, at least into the second volume. The story is interesting and actually original to some degree. I am picky, so very few novels will make me ignore their issues. This one did not, however, I still enjoyed it. If you're looking for a character-centric light novel, primarily focused on the character and less so on skills, this is a good one. If you dislike OP, then you'll be amused seeing as this one plays it as a complete joke.

If you wish to read this light novel, it can be read through Meido <<less
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arnoldstrife
arnoldstrife rated it
June 7, 2018
Status: v6
It's actually quite good. The first Volume was awesome. It showed the struggle "From Commonplace to World's Strongest" like the title implies. It was definitely emotional and started me towards reading the rest of the series. From there the story changes quite a bit and doesn't quite hit the same emotional tone. But it still does fairly well overall.

Particularly of note is that this is really like 2 stories running parallel to each other. We have our MC who starts out weak then becomes strong. We then also have the... more>> other character which the narrative switches around to every so often which started with cheat abilities and was already strong, he's the archetype dense male lead hero type. The contrast between the 2 stories is really what makes this story great. In 1 story it showcases that being Isekai is actually pretty terrible filled with lots of hardship and is really unreasonable. The other plays into the trope pretty hard. These 2 stories started in the same point, then diverge into wildly different ways and continue to meet and split up again over and over. But always the 2 lines merely intersect each other and never stay in twine for to long as they have there own themes that they play into.

Some Minor Spoilers in regard to some of the other reviews concern while I try to be as vague as possible

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As mention the story tend to weave between the 2 story lines between our MC and the "Hero" party (the group that was OP from the start) But it also goes back and forth thematically. In the beginning the MC is hit really hard dramatically while the "Hero" party plays the Isekai part and is a bit comedic. However after the first arc the ton shifts as our MC goes Isekai trope hunting and the "Hero" party gets hit with drama. The 2 story lines though change frequently flips in tone (Not always drama) but the author does a good job of always picking contrasting tones between the 2 story lines to make it interesting.

Also there's a rule of cool system that takes place in terms of action it helps mitigate raising power levels by having cool action scenes separate from character growth. It isn't always about him being strong. It the MC growing as a person too. Part of that means he's kind of a crappy person in various ways until he grows out of it.

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The series is extremely self aware but it plays into it really well when it needs to and contrast well when it wants to.

Also the MC is awesome. He's extremely decisive not dense protagonist here. He has a best girl and lets everyone know. <<less
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Nieli2095
Nieli2095 rated it
February 14, 2020
Status: --
Lot of people say this series is getting worst

We cannot denied it

I read this series 7 times from vol 1 till vol 10, and found what makes this series bad

Character = 0/0

Hajime is too naive till vol 10. He getting softer

And this series too much lovey dovey romance.

The language they use is for 10 y.o kids, but have 17+ y.o advice

Huuh, I love the setting about their world, its diffrent and more amazinh than diffrent isekai

But the character ruined this diamond series
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Confinement wave
Confinement wave rated it
January 10, 2020
Status: c1
Love the story except some people in the comment section that are too stupid to tell the difference of good and bad shows to thinking they know all about it that they think the author gets beats up that he made up this stuff is a pure and unadulterated dumbass 100%. Love this show and series my mean comments isn't for the author just some of the idiots I see in the comments because I usually see people sh*t on things weither they like it or not and it's annoying... more>> I don't mind negative comments or their opinion I just don't like it when they actually have no reason or thought behind it and think it's right to sh*t on it for having nothin come to mind. So love to support this series hajime and yue is a adorable couple and can't wait for vol. 11 release! &Lt;3 <<less
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