Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (WN)

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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?

Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (WN) average rating 3.7/5 - 1192 user ratings
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From Common Job Class to the Strongest in the World
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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Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (LN) (Light Novel)
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LAOG
LAOG rated it
January 23, 2017
Status: c153
Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou for better or worse is a story that fails to live up to the quality and potential it displayed in the first volume. The premise and concept that were seen in the first volume actually made it seem different from the various "transported to another world" light novels that have recently plagued the market as of late.

The first volume presents us a story about a boy who had been betrayed and left for dead. A boy who's very essence of his humanity was destroyed.... more>> He drastically changes in order to survive the extreme dangers that he faces around his environment. So far the premise of the story sounds good, and the potential that we'll see a dark story filled with psychological conflicts of his humanity all seem to be in place, but nope that's as far as this story goes. The first volume ends with him being introduced to the first heroine of his official harem...

And that's where the story completely goes down the drain and as if the author waged his tail at the sign of $$$ the author decided to completely ruin his own story by falling back into typical, generic tropes that all other similar light novels have.

It becomes another edgy, angst, cliche, harem story where the MC consistently complains and has awkward moments with his harem. The girls themselves aren't anything special and they fall to the typical tropes of a loli, oppai, demi-human, etc. They add nothing to the story other than to emphasis how great the MC is. The other characters in the story are completely useless and are only added to the story to help support the idea that the MC is amazing. From the second volume and on nothing ever really threatens the MC because he can easily overpower them with his deus ex machina that the author will consistently write in the story just for the sake of it.

At this point I'm merely still reading this story simply because I'm too stubborn to drop something at this point.

Story: 2/5
Characters: 2/5
Originality: 2/5
Overall: 2/5

Read the first volume and then proceed to drop this harder than the bass at a night club. <<less
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Poppukko
Poppukko rated it
February 4, 2018
Status: c303
First of all, to those who expect this to be a story where MC goes 'hurr durr, I'm gonna kill you all after obtaining all these powers for muh revenge', kindly avert yourself from reading this and read Sutaretara Yuusha no Eiyuutan or Legendary Shield Hero instead since that's what you are looking for. Despite the premise where our cunning yet weak MC getting indirectly murdered (which doesn't succeed) by his own classmate might makes it look like we're gonna have a revenge themed story, this is not it.

Like the... more>> synopsis, our MC: Nagumo Hajime is your everyday mediocre Otaku who gets bullied a lot due to a popular girl in the class trying to get close to him sincerely out of seeing his kindness and quirks. After getting summoned to the other world, he who has a weakass job and stat alongside his classmates found themselves in a pretty pickly situation where a certain jealous classmate doing stupid sh*t and ended up in him falling down into the abyss, costing him an arm (left), an eye (right), hair color, and almost making him a murderous barbarian if it isn't for the female lead.

The main theme of this novel is about a guy who got betrayed and faced with harsh reality in the other world where your life is always in constant danger with either an asshole god making you a pawn of his game or the monster trying to kill you. Here, our MC, in his traumatized state after the sh*t he's forced to go through in the abyss, reverts to all human's basic instinct: Survival which made him a ruthless man to everyone but his troupe or innocent people which is pretty realistic since let's be real, every human would think of surviving the ordeal where their life is on the line first instead of instantly wanting to murder the one causing them into such predicament. And even after that, he doesn't think much of a revenge against that asshole classmate of his. Why? Cause he's a typical Jap MC? Nope, he set his priority straight of trying to get back to his world with all the Cheat he got after losing many things in the abyss instead of indulging himself in a petty revenge that would waste the time he needs to find a way home. Collecting harem and helping almost everyone in a pinch? Reminder that Yue and his harem members are acting as his moral compass to prevent him from becoming a mere murderous monster just because he got the power to destroy anything. So, in the end, the story is not about revenge, but more of the line about a guy who wants to go home while making merry friend along his search for that way and breaking common sense while doing it all. I'd rate it 4.5/5 for the main story while 5/5 for the after story which is hilarious as hell. <<less
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rdawv
rdawv rated it
February 24, 2016
Status: --
I read this at the same time as Tate Yuusha (Shield Hero) and Death March and Re:Monster. Arifureta tries to differentiate itself by going down a darker path of power and revenge: taking the bitterness of Shield Hero’s MC, combine it with the JP novel tropes and harem of Death March and the ridiculous OPness of Re:Monster’s MC.

Initially the story was interesting, but it quickly went down the “I suffered this tragedy and got this power and so I’m entitled to do what I want because I can” way like... more>> Re:Monster. Meaning the author tries to justify whatever the MC does, because firstly how he had suffered and thus unable to easily trust others, and secondly because he has the strength to disregard the opinions of others.

If you liked Re:Monster, you will find much of it here. It is a little better written than Re:Monster and more translation effort is in it. The dialogue is a bit more colorful and the supporting cast are given ‘screentime’ and not just prop onaholes like in Re:Monster. The setting and the harem which is acknowledged but blatantly ignored by the MC who point blanks tells everyone he is only in love with one of them is what makes the story different than other harem novels.

It is the ultimate in wish-fulfillment fantasy, a self-serving story that serves to bend to the whims of the MC. It might be very difficult for some to empathize with the MC, but some readers will enjoy reading someone who was bullied and abandoned becoming all powerful and treating every one except for the main love interest as dirt. <<less
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Jinnai.l
Jinnai.l rated it
May 13, 2017
Status: c259
First thing First, yes the tone does change into light heart comedy after the first volume and the character is a bit shallow at some point but hey every thing have flaws and while their are few thing wrong, they did do something right

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I have to admit that Yue romance barely function (but it make sense, people would naturally find something to cling to in thier absolute rock bottom) and Shia start as a disaster. Let not mention the dragon, she a pervert no need for comment. Remus and Aiko still confuse me but given what MC did it understandable that it happen. However, Kaori and Shizuku romance make the later part of the story worth it and made up for the disaster that is Shia. One is about accepting change to the beloved as natural and be there to help him (bring him slowly back from absolute jerkassery). One is about accepting herself and her feeling. Shizuku's character development is done exceedingly well that it will make you wish that this arc happen 5 volume earlier.

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Now the main story, tragedy happen MC gone from weak to strong and get force into the Harem he eventually warm up to... not the worst thing in the world. Some of the best story often have simple structure.

For those yelling about the dark trope. Please don't take away my faith in humanity. Instead of using your narrow point of view and what could have been. Please judge something as it is.

Spoiler

KOUKI exist to be hate right from chapter two as a classic hero. So hate him

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this is a story about a nice guy who fell to hell and become a badass with heart of stone (something most reader will like because reader are total sadist who like to only see MC struggle). And he he find somethings to love and slowly getting back that empathy of his (which the reader totally hate because it ruin that nice original setting

for soft and fluffy romance, guys read v14 the dark in the first volume Is continue here and lynch as an Aesop. The hero journey is not about dark for dark sake but fall and slow return to the light side (?) of an incompetent hero into a man he will be come.

4 star... minus one for the clunky romance but otherwise recommended read especially for the side stories. seriously those thing are so good. <<less
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Kurotsubaki
Kurotsubaki rated it
April 24, 2017
Status: c244
Many hate this novel because of the sudden turn on volume 1. But I'm a fan who read it until the afterstory so, im aware that this novel is out of norm and at the same time, following the norm

Some point needed to be known :

1. This isn't a dark story.
Many compare this to another masterpiece like shield hero. But the shield hero maintain its dark attribute until the middle story and become more mellow after his revenge are fulfilled and have a heroine to support him.
Arifureta have... more>> some dark traits, but the author limit it by adding "i want to go home" wish and adding a heroine at first part of the story to suppress the MC darkness. So don't expect any revenge story here as the goal of the MC is "to go home with his important thing" as his goal.

2. Have many turnaround.
At first, many concluded the MC are going dark.... But the heroine suppress this
Then the MC turn badass, but another heroine suppress this too.
And many reader disappointed, and many drop this novel from their reading list.
And the MC turn into someone who will always protect his beloved one and spoils them like a good husband.... (personal opinion)
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what turn him to protect his surrounding is his teacher saying that "living with only you and your beloved surely a lonely way of live" and because the MC think that he can't live in modern live like that he save his surrounding as a coincidence

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SorakaNii
SorakaNii rated it
October 14, 2016
Status: --
I don't know why one of my favorite novel is so low in ranking but this is a very unique series you know, most of the stories are only 3rd rate in the imaginability, but this guy tops even Kazuma Kamachi when it comes to imagining what happened inside. It's charm cannot be explained unless you change your perspective. Try reading it very slowly and repetitively that a volume could take an hour or two to finish, of course, while you imagine. If you cannot do that then you are... more>> mostly biased and don't have the capacity to imagine further. Well, depends on the person really. The fights, the labyrinths, the surface, the valley is imaginable on a large scale. Very descriptive. Truly a unique series. The characters too, might be cliche but you can see what they're doing happening. Especially all heroines and their tendencies, it is all within the scale predictable, with draft environments you can freely doodle. Draft heroines + draft environments = you can set it the way you like. And the author never fails to answer you. Very enjoyable new experience.

Hint: if you know a lot of thigs then you can play most part of the novel for real in first person perspective. Even the plot. Try playing skyrim or the like to improve your sense of lighting and texture, and Sfx. Best to read at silent places. As an addition, this story is sweet and the atmosphere is dark, so try weaving your feelings accordingly as the MC <3, as reference try knowing more at companionship *it can give you insight in the future on how to judge the feelings an author poured in his stories.

Unnecessary, don't read
Edit: I've read the comments but seriously!? I mean you didn't see it coming? And volume 1 was actually pretty sweet, the writing didn't even change much. I don't know what you were expecting, but this novel just wasn't meant for 'that' hateful kind of dark, and I guess it is overall enjoyable if you did not go outside the authors point of view, from the way I see it, you just expect things to happen without actually going deep on the waters, and don't just go ahead and judge the authors character from the perspective of a social degenerates (someone who is reliant or more prone to complaining their problems) it doesn't necessarily mean that bullied people are vengeful, most of them are just peaceful, and the correct term is loner. To those people who actually viewed the series as someone who thinks that the author has the image of those who wants to get back on others or wanting to be cool, can go read more novels before coming back here. Loners rarely gets angry, and the image they want is something out of longing for something, not the trendy-or-wanting-attention kind of cool. And do you even read? Try SAO to polish that. And reading is definitely not something for those who judge based from preferences, especially a poor judge of character, seriously. <<less
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admira
admira rated it
May 16, 2016
Status: c127
I'm honestly surprised that I managed to get up to chapter 93 in the raws before I got sick of this series. Certainly, I skimmed some, but skimming is a lot more difficult when you can't read it to begin with. Well, to be fair, I only read ~40 chapters in Japanese. But, even so.

Various plot spoilers in the following, read at your own risk:
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In hindsight, this story was great until he met Yue. It was a gritty, fight-for-your-life survival. And yet the author decided to turn him into a chuuni nightmare (for us) --WHILE acknowledging that it was chuuni. At the time, I was caught up in the addiction of reading chapter after chapters, so I didn't even realize how stupid that was. But now...

Moving on, it went from great to good after leaving the 1st dungeon. Then it went from good to okay, and okay to "why the heck am I even reading this?" I really wanted to know what happened after they reunited, though, so I kept on reading.

When he meets the girl from his class again, I'd say that's when things were really ruined. I got the rabbit girl clinging to him. She didn't seem to be the brightest, and was a persistent girl. To be honest, I always thought she was just mistaking other feelings for love. But that chick from his class?

I've never understood devoting yourself to a man who you love, but obviously has someone else he loves and is sleeping with. Correction, a man you are infatuated with. Because I don't think that it can be considered love when it's entirely one-sided on her part.

Anyways, when it hit the underwater arc, I just couldn't take it any longer. I stopped reading the raws back in 2014, and then blasted through the translations a few months back. And after that, I decided that it wasn't just my shaky understanding of the story--it was really, incredibly boring. Too many power-ups, too much OP.

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The only pro this series still has going in my mind is that it's a bit earlier in the OP department. At the very least, OP wasn't nearly so common (and boring) back then. <<less
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clam
clam rated it
January 26, 2016
Status: --
rate 1/5 a waste of a good read first volume great he has a great transformation in personality then later on he just becomes a slave to his harem its rather annoying also he just doesn’t seem to know the word “no” it then just start to annoying you and you really start to hate the characters no like you really start to hate the characters.
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soleil de la ange
soleil de la ange rated it
November 29, 2017
Status: --
Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou for better or worse is a story that fails to live up to the quality and potential it displayed in the first volume. The inconsistency of the MC was fed me up.

At first it looks like an interesting dark fantasy novel with a betrayed hero as its MC. But, then it changed into a story of a labile teenager that don't know what he really want.
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Lav
Lav rated it
September 14, 2017
Status: c281
Alright, first of all, I would like to say that seeing people who are actually giving this novel bad reviews have clearly not seen enough of the typical boy meets girl-->romance-->tsundeb*tch beating up the wuss MC beCUase CoMedY.
Honestly, I started this novel because I read a bit of the Manga (fully expecting it to be another Is It Wrong to pick up girlsblahblah in a dungeon.) I have to say this was the most refreshing novel I had ever read. None of that bs where the MC gets beaten... more>> up by thotderes for cOmEdY, a powerful MC who knows how to be alpha as f**k, the cliches are there but in a nice way, kinda like my hero academia. MCs main girl is the one coercing him into a harem, don't blame him, he cannot win against his princess (even nightbattles). You know the annoying, naive, MY OWN JUSTICE IS THE TRUTH- kind of character? Well If you've got a grudge against them, you'll absolutely love this novel. The smug is present, the laughs are there, the diabetes are there, and badassness you cannot get enough of is also present (a good 40-60% of the novel depending on what you classify as badass). Also his weapons are waifu material if you love guns and the like. <<less
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TigersAreYellow
TigersAreYellow rated it
August 27, 2017
Status: --
Normally I would give this a 4 star, but seeing as how generally on these websites scores are inflated, I raised it to a 5. Is Arifureta something amazing and new kind of like how AOT and SAO was for anime watchers? Definitely not. But is it something worth reading? In my opinion it is.

Now first of all, I'm not one of those guys who loves those dark, gritty, realistic types of stories. I love fantasy, I love OP MC's, I love having pretty girls all over the place. Why?... more>> Because real life kind of sucks compared to that, and I'd like to read something that I don't experience pretty much every day, or on the news. I understand why some people don't like this type of writing, it's "unrealistic" and "predictable". Okay, go read classic literature. This is for people who love cliches, who love the background of "fantasy world, MC adventures around" and like to explore all the different routes authors can take.

The characters are funny, and most of all, distinguishable, and even without necessarily having arcs revolved around them, you get to understand the characters better through their actions and conversations with each other. The MC is someone I was confused by at first, because generally MC's will be super nice and want to save everyone, but it's interesting how the author takes the road of (nice guy) -> (cold, "mean" guy) -> (cold, nice guy). His life threatening experience and harsh treatment in the first arc changes him drastically, and throughout the story, he slowly regains his humanity.

I would recommend this to anyone who likes isekai types of light novels, but if you're a Saya no Uta kind of guy, this is not for you. <<less
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Ferorius
Ferorius rated it
June 26, 2017
Status: --
Made an account just to write this review.

First of all.

If you've read all the reviews before, you can skip mine. Since I write practically the same thing.

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I recommend reading the first volume of the novel, since unlike most other 'otherworld' novels out there, that one single volume is clearly different.

The MC's journey there is well written, it actually takes you by the soul with all the dark stuff (gory, but not enough to make you feel bad). The fights and his life in the begining makes you feel like it's actually a life&death type of situation for him.

Basically the first volume is worth reading and mostly approved by everyone. Afterwards... Well... If you like cheesy harem/romcom with fights where the MC, basically oneshots his enemies (yes, OnePunch man, but with a gun). And have a crap ton of time on your hands with nothing else to read (go read Coiling Dragon), you can read this. But read at your own risk!!!

So 4, 5/5 for the 1st volume.

And -9000/5 for 2nd volume and up. <<less
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sjf40k
sjf40k rated it
April 6, 2017
Status: Completed
Arifureta is a good read for someone who likes the absurd. It starts off with your typical "transferred to your other world" opening, and proceeds with a character who is basically expendable. After his traumatic trip through hell, his personality does a 180. The first volume is excellent for this. The remaining 7 volumes basically become Hajime's struggle through the absurd. He learns to lighten up, but stays true to his convictions.

Yes there's a lot of eyeroll moments, yes Tio gets out of hand. The story would have done... more>> better with just Yue and Kaori as main heroines. It seems that this was intended, however, since the ending of the story states it - "fighting the absurdity with more absurdity". <<less
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calebra
calebra rated it
February 2, 2017
Status: c135
I don't really understand all the hate this series garners but it isn't that bad. I guess most people started reading this because of the dark themes in the first arc / volume. If you want those heavy, revenge centered plots, this isn't for you. It kind of becomes light hearted in the latter part. It still has action but the events of the story is definitely lighter compared to the beginning.

Also, for me, best girl is
Spoiler

Shizuku

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RpR1337
RpR1337 rated it
January 26, 2017
Status: c133
I'll be honest, and try to stick to being as diplomatic as possible. Just so that no one gets indigestion due to my standpoint.

First of all, I think this novel is good. The importance is on 'think' - and this is a shoutout to all the review writers that rated the novel low without even trying as far as writing 'I think' - since it's not a be all, end all, just an opinion. This one will be my opinion. I'll respect the fact that others have opinions, but I... more>> won't respect the actual opinions, unless they're adhering to some decent logic. End of first rant.

The series is a dark hero concept, which translates fairly well, because the actual dark hero isn't the usual extremity (like some other concepts), but a sort of apathetic dark hero. Psychologically speaking, the reason he shows only faint interests in most common flags of 'OMG it's gonna' happen' plot twists in the white horse, blonde prince style stories is that his capacity due to the events of Volume 1 amounts to that much only. Instead, we get a protagonist who's constantly dancing the fine line between being a dere housemat and a mad sociopath. And I find this concept much more interesting than either standard heroes, or standard dark heroes. Instead of focusing on one end of the spectrum, he shows a variety of extremities, which, coupled with his mature but mischievous character, creates a spectacle which is similar to a brat bully, but in fact isn't. So in my opinion, I find him a very good character, and enjoy that he's a stu. Maybe only Tatsuya from Mahouka was so close to my ideal MC, apart from Hajime.

As for the romance part, it's also an interesting and enjoyable perspective for me. Sorry that I like my novels 'happy and gay', but quite honestly, my belief is that if you want drama and tragedy, look out your window - consequentially, I can't understand people who actually enjoy tragedies. But that's also one way to look at things, so I won't condemn. End of second rant.
I personally prefer RomComs, and this one has a nice setting for me, with a little twist - having a harem situation while being a monogamous kind of person, which is also a novel (lol?) idea in my reading. I do like harem stories too, just so you know.
The 'pink space' power' of Yue, Shia's usual behaviour, Tio's entire being, and a certain closeted aspect of Kaori's all translate well to comic relief in my opinion. Overall, the RomCom aspect is a nice strike for my tastes.

The female characters are also nice representations of the standard archetypes of Japanese novel n' manga females. No actual fault there, I believe. I'll leave the rant related to this to later.

The story itself is sometimes a bit slow-paced - I actually didn't like the description of many combat scenes, as they sometimes suffer the illness of the "destruction of Namek", if some old-timers still remember that one. However, the description of feelings transmitted, ethics, morals, and some psychological aspects in the series are, albeit a bit iffy, rich and well-performed, I think. Also, I like my novels dense (as in Campione! level dense - text, descriptions, mostly related to feelings, less in the case of battles). That made it much better for me. Also, though I can think of a few examples off the top of my hat if I were to liken this series' plot to that of another (Konjiki, primarily), I still find it rather novel and interesting.

For the next part, those who can't take a bit of criticism, please don't open the spoiler tag, because it's mainly related to the justification of rants above. Those however, who can take it, and understand it without popping a vein, do read it, I recommend them to. If you still pop a vein, even if you were convinced you won't : well sorry, but just as I can disregard your opinion, you're free to do so to mine.

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Now then, to illustrate some of my points, I'll just do some shoutouts again.

- To people rating this novel with 1 star, then justifying it with 'this novel is sh*t' multiple times, with a plethora of different sentence structures : if you do something, and whack up somewhere, are you interested in people pointing it out to you, and from their own perspective, no less? Yes, I'm pointing at you, LoL 'BG'-ers. You, "reviewers", are the same. In short: either review decently instead of an immature and uncivilised rant, or forget it.
- To people rating this novel with 1 star, then still recommending it : why are you even here? Why are you even reviewing?
- To people rating this novel with 1 star, then ranting it's clichéd, stereotypical, or not 'original' enough : why are you even reading Japanese fiction?
(Addition : Japanese entertainment has clichés. They work. Otherwise, the Shounen genre would've died out long ago. Instead, what do we have? Yes, ladies'n'gents, Shounen Jump. We have Shounen Jump. It's not specifically a problem for me if you don't enjoy somewhat 'clichéd' stories, but you really should switch to European or modern American literature in that case.)
- To people rating this novel with 1 star, when they read less than half the story : don't. Just don't. Self-sacrifice (actually reading something, and only after that, writing an opinion for other people to potentially reduce their wasted time out of the goodness of your heart) is different from suicide (writing an opinion when your understanding goes only as far as 'this seems round, but not completely - is this an egg?').
- To people rating this novel with 1 star, then not giving any decent justification in general, and half of the anti-wall-of-text is "sh*t" : go get kicked by a horse and die. I have nothing more to say to you.

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And for the last part, recommendations, hopefully a bit more balanced than about... well, most of the recommendations in other reviews:

- If you enjoy thrill, drama, tragedy, virtually on every page of a novel : I think you shouldn't try this to avoid the letdown after Vol. 1. Instead, either try some other novels with more descriptive tags, or go for western literature.
- If you enjoy a stable RomCom with some twists and turns : I think you should give this one a try. It's a bit non-conclusive for male-female relationships from the harem aspect, but goes to second base fairly quickly with how MC's a mono instead of a harem king, and is a steady, all-out castle siege afterwards. Also, lots of comedy, laughs and stuff.
- If you enjoy a typical shounen development curve for characters : MC is a stu, so I wouldn't recommend this series, since there's a fair chance you won't get the meaningful power-ups that often, which may dampen your enjoyment.
- If you enjoy a dense-worded story regardless of the content's weight, or use novel reading as a time sink mainly : you should give this a try in my opinion. Lots to read, with depressing parts, sometimes, you'll go "awwww" from the cuteness, sometimes you'll get thrilled, sometimes you'll laugh. It's quite the varied experience, if you don't expect Earth-shattering events every 2 pages.
- If you only enjoy out-of-the-box concepts from every angle, with no repetition, and this isn't your first Light/Web Novel : you should leave this one be, since it won't fulfil your expectations anyway. Refer to point one of recommendations.

To summarise: this story is semi-bland. I don't think that it's even close to being bad. Some originality in my opinion, some stereotypes - it's 'just another Web Novel'. I find it good, and if you're interested even after hearing it's semi-bland, you should try it. <<less
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corfean
corfean
August 11, 2016
Status: --
The half-assed history of a half-assed guy.

A very simple plot that feels even worse because of its promissing begining, since his "rebirth" all the suspense is gone, the MC who until the moment only could manipulate the walls then becomes a military expert able to craft a railgun in a few days... And so the simple plot of a super OP guy who gets everithing in the first try withot effort... There isnt a development nor anything
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Trejon
Trejon rated it
August 23, 2015
Status: --
Well, its like a Chuunibyou, but thats what makes it feel good. The protagonist starts weak as newborn but after extremely painful, tragic, and survival kill or be killed situation. He overcomes things by pure will. When he was in middle school he did an amazing thing for some people, that thing is something that you must have an iron will, and a courage beyond normal people. I also really like how his personality changed but did not break after all he went through. And since I have read lots... more>> of fantasy settings and the like, this novel has a classic feel, so its nice <<less
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Darkzeta
Darkzeta rated it
February 17, 2018
Status: c305
Warning: This story does start off with grim darkness. BUT.... it does go fluffy wuffy later.

So from chapters 1 - 176 it is pretty much other world shenanegans and stuff that can be grim dark and emo and sad and stuff. And oh we get some harem action going too.

After 176 is when it gets really interesting and funny and stuff. So try to get pass the 176 chapters.

... more>> Remember: 1-176 = grim dark fantasy and some harem action.

177 + = fantasy, funny, entertaining and over all better than I had expected.

Best of luck and join the rest of us. hahahaha! <<less
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EvilGenesis666
EvilGenesis666 rated it
December 17, 2017
Status: v7c2
After seeing all the extreme comments for this novel I wanted to check it out to sate my curiosity. I started with manga and not only was it not bad, but it was great ! It had a good start, showed promise and I personally liked the character designes very much. Then after I finished 16 chapters of it, I started reading the WN, and even the first few volumes which were adapted to manga were subpar compared to it. WN strengthened the impression of MC being bullied by his... more>> classmates which increased the readers dissafection towards them and ultimately wishing for revenge on them when MC becomes OP which wasn't fulfilled. Manga on the other hand didn't focus too much on bullying and bad aspects of MC's life before transport so even if MC doesn't take revenge it won't feel so underwhelming. But even with that, I can't say that first 4 volumes of it were bad, as they were still acceptable and relatively promising.

However then comes the bad part when Shia comes into picture... After she appears, I get the feeling that author decided to change and fk up everything. Plot goes on too fast - there isn't any breaks between storylines, MC's IQ drops too much as he casually reveals important secrets to strangers and even people that were hostile to him a moment ago, other characters are very dumb and irrelevant - they exist just to talk 1-2 sentences to the MC, there is too big of a transition of ''naive slice of life'' in 1 chapter and then in the next the cruel brutality of story is shown (author tries to depict people in the worst possible way with their greed, gluttony, lust, etc... but it just doesn't work as he very soon switches to slice of life of a 16-year old highschooler)
From then on it's basically a culmination of sh*tty wish-fullfilment and tons of stereotypes from shounen genre that makes people who were expecting something original from the prologue sick. Personally it was a total let down, because the beginning and the manga were so awesome, but thankfully I was already prepared for it and didn't have high expectations as most people already said it was gonna be bad.

MC in the first and second volume felt cool and very badass-like but after that he turned into a sh*tty tsundere which everyone could play with - he didn't have any dominance in relationships as when the girls ordered him to do something he always does it while grumbling and he lets off other people too easily which brings me to my next point - The ruthless protagonist tag is absolutely unecessary, as he is far away from it because he lets people talk sh*t about him and flirt with his girls in front of his eyes without punishing them severely (or some times at all) while before that he was killing everything for a slight griveance. After the first several volumes he's basically like a spineless shounen protag with a short temper.

For the side characters, the only one that helped MC in some way is the main girl. Everyone else feels like a hindrance, they exist only to lenghten the chapters, to enrage or to slow down the MC. But even the main girl becomes annoying later as she forces MC to do things he doesn't want and to be nice to other girls who are very annoying to him while she was being jelaous of how clingy they are to him just a second ago... But beside the main girl, others can also make him change his mindset very quickly which transforms him into the ''gonna save everyone'' type of guy which should be totally out of character for how he acted before that.

Also, about the translation -
Spoiler

before bakapervert it's extremely bad, as there has to be at least one mistake in every sentence written, so I also won't recommend this novel for grammar nazis or people that get triggered when they see an amateur grammar mistake.

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Thought about rating it 2 / 5 stars just because of the start, but I just can't...

Sorry for the rant, but I just had to take it off my chest, as I was very disappointed by how story went even after all the warnings... <<less
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President_Lincoln
President_Lincoln rated it
August 7, 2017
Status: c200
Thus, yet another great story falls into the depths of trashy harem light novels. Arifureta Skokugyou did well early within the story in developing the MC's psychological state of mind, and the romantic interest was equally enjoyable. Each has a unique backstory that captures the reader's interest; this is maintained as characters encounter stressful situations. There is a satisfying brutality to the novel as old side characters are reintroduced into the plot only to find the MC's persona significantly altered.

However, all of this changes after the Great Orca Dungeon arc.... more>> The author falls into a state of depravity and petty lust as characters lose their defining elements. The MC becomes a polygamist, powerful women flock to his side without rhyme or reason, and each traveling companion can be summarized by a singular stereotypical personality element. The seriousness of the novels lose their sense of gravity and seriousness only to be replaced by poorly executed romance comedy.

In conclusion, if you must, do not read past the MC's escape of the first dungeon. Consider such the end of the novel, and move on in ignorant bliss. The remaining text should be burnt in a dumpster fire. <<less
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