Atelier Tanaka

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Yoshio Tanaka gets reincarnated into a fantasy game world, with healing magic as a “cheat” ability. The strongest wizard. I mean magician! The one with the fireballs. Oh, wait that sounds wrong too…

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Atelier Tanaka - Age = Years Without a Girlfriend
Tanaka no Atelier ~ Nenrei Ikōru Kanojo Inai Reki no Renkinjutsu-shi ~
Tanaka The Wizard
Tanaka ~ Nenrei Ikōru Kanojo Inai Reki no Mahōtsukai ~
田中~年齢イコール彼女いない歴の魔法使い~
田中のアトリエ ~年齢イコール彼女いない歴の錬金術師~
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Date Group Release
07/02/24 Infinite Novel... v8c6 part3
06/18/24 Infinite Novel... v8c6 part2
06/04/24 Infinite Novel... v8c6 part1
05/21/24 Infinite Novel... v8c5 part7
05/07/24 Infinite Novel... v8c5 part6
04/23/24 Infinite Novel... v8c5 part5
04/16/24 Infinite Novel... v8c5 part4
03/26/24 Infinite Novel... v8c5 part3
03/12/24 Infinite Novel... v8c5 part2
02/27/24 Infinite Novel... v8c5 part1
02/13/24 Infinite Novel... v8c4 part11
01/30/24 Infinite Novel... v8c4 part10
01/09/24 Infinite Novel... v8c4 part9
12/26/23 Infinite Novel... v8c4 part8
12/12/23 Infinite Novel... v8c4 part7
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Renovartio
Renovartio rated it
May 6, 2016
Status: v5c3 part2
I always find it funny when a reviewer doesn't like a series for nonsensical reasons. Yeah, it's one thing to find faults (the MCs actions, mindset or what they say doesn't make sense or fit their character) in the story. It's something completely different if you take a thing that isn't even a fault and then rant about it. (The fact that the MC thinks about s*x a lot).

It's a good series, after seeing the illustrations. You can see that the MC isn't actually ugly. He just doesn't fit the... more>> Japanese modern standard of beauty.

It's supposed to be a story on how this guy is coping with living under unfavorable conditions in another world. Don't like it? Don't read it. <<less
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TypeFantasyHeart
TypeFantasyHeart rated it
May 27, 2016
Status: --
Well I can say about this... Romance? no chance, harem? not even mention it. MC gets a girl? Nope.

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What I don't like is that basically one of the girls likes to be gang-banged, the other girl even though she is having s*x with another dude she says she loves the MC then she goes back to have s*x with the other dude along with the other girl resulting in group s*x. The MC somehow ends up with engaged with the girl that has quite a few s*x friends but they don't end up together as she goes to search others.... And the MC doesn't want to have s*x with a non-virg*n so since every girls he knows has done it already you can guess the rest.

Well this story is about an OP protagonist that somehow don't get any of the heroines of the story with the girls being like, I love you but I only have s*x with others... and stays virg*n.

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Strident
Strident rated it
May 9, 2017
Status: c131
I've read the entirety of the web novel and I can confidently say that everyone who says the MC gets his girls NTR'd, or that after girls fall in love with him they go and have s*x with other men, have absolutely no idea what they're talking about.

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Spoiler

Every girl who sincerely falls in love with him are entirely uninterested in other men, the only exception being Sophia who, by the end of the web novel, has just begun to fall for Tanaka. None of these characters have s*x behind Tanaka's back, and no one gets NTR'd from him. The first s*x scene absolutely does not count because the girls were already in a s*xual relationship with Allen by the time Tanaka even meets them.

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What makes Atelier Tanaka so good is how it turns the traditional Isekai genre into a satire on the audience's carnal desires. Traditional isekai novels emphasize being young and unwanted in modern Japan and thus given a new life to exceed at and realize their true potential. Along the way, these self insert protagonists who are unusually handsome (Ikemen) and good natured collect virg*ns to add to their harem and become renowned across the land adls an unparalleled hero. It's entirely wish fulfillment. Atelier Tanaka turns this trope on its head by inserting a dirty old man who is bu*t ugly (busamen) and Japanese in a medieval European setting where nobles ab*se the hell out of peasantry. He is a Wizard in both senses and from his inner thoughts you can tell he loves every genre of hentai there is no matter how weird it is, except traps. He obsesses over losing his v**ginity with another virg*n and collecting a harem, but at the same time represents traditional Japanese values on the outside through humility, kindness, and polite speech, and he's very introverted around around new people. He is a manifestation of the desires of people who eat wish fulfillment right up. Instead, Tanaka has to deal with the reality of his life and is almost never offered an easy way out of his predicaments without the help of his overpowered magic stat. He is a tragic protagonist, and a true societal underdog who bonds with deep, female characters that have their own desires unrestrained by wish fulfillment or a petty sense of censorship. <<less
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charioles
charioles rated it
December 11, 2015
Status: --
A very untypical transported to other world adventure novel. The author really doesn't sugar coat the story like many other where the MC become handsome or instantly a lady-killer in the new world/life. There will be poop throwing as a fighting method, the MC stays ugly and old as he was, he starts pennyless and level 1 although with insane MP and INT.

The guy is basically a nice and moral guy, at least he's not an as*hole alpha male like some other novels. He's pretty understanding, patient, and mature. Unlike... more>> most other older MC in many novels that somehow getting a teenager personality and liking young girl after being transported or reincarnated.

I'd recommend reading at least until ch6 to see the potential of this novel (MC will start getting recognition of his OPness by then). Don't be discouraged by the early nasty poop fighting, if it looks s*upid but it works, it ain't s*upid. <<less
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elainekoek
elainekoek rated it
October 17, 2016
Status: --
Just a warning for those who wants to read this. If you are looking for a romance / harem story then this is not for you. What brings this novel out compared to others is the comedy inside. What's enjoyable about reading this is that the MC from this novel is different than the MC from other novels. He's more... to say realistic. If you're looking for a story with a popular MC with a dozen of harem then this is not for you.

Give this a try only if you're... more>> looking for something different. <<less
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Subzeroblack
Subzeroblack rated it
May 11, 2016
Status: --
Starts out great and funny with only a few “upsetting” scenes/events but you realize its not your everyday lucky (raijuu) transported to another world MC. Its an average guy put in difficult situations... Chapter 10 feels like the series picks up after a few disturbing scenes/events that a lot of the previous reviewers disliked (ch.7) which I was a bit put off as well.. But again Chapter 10 it feel the series is back on track.... RATING 4.5/5
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tilkku
tilkku rated it
July 24, 2016
Status: c12
Very funny series with absurd humor, though the misunderstandings do go over the top sometimes.

The MC is basically an ugly sex-depraved white-collar douchebag that gets transported and picks healing cheat to cure PTSDs, because he wants to have lots of s*x.

Now he's not the brightest bulb of the lot, just living day by day and accidentally (with the help of alcohol) saving the day or blowing up everything with default fireball and >9000 INT. Misunderstandings ensue as he just wants to bang girls and doesn't have any other care in... more>> the world.

The story takes about 10 chapters to set up the characters. Just don't take it too seriously and you're in for a ride. <<less
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Rin
Rin rated it
December 14, 2015
Status: --
A middle aged man with average looks being reincarnated into a fantasy world as he originally is and gets OP recovery magic. He is a well-mannered person but has slightly ecchi thoughts. An interesting read. I think the end of chapter 8 is a good place to determine whether you want to continue to read or not.
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Thilde
Thilde rated it
February 12, 2016
Status: --
A very refreshing story when you look at the MC’s interactions with people. The MC is very timid and the people he meet have very ordinary reactions when you compare it to the often unnatural interactions between most MC’s in these scenarios. It’s a story where the characters makes sense in being realistic. The MC is an middleaged, ugly, and timid man, and a bit of a pushover, so he encounters the sort of unfair treatment that is expected. It’s what makes him likable, as you can easily relate to... more>> him, and you start wishing for good things to come his way. <<less
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TheManko
TheManko rated it
December 14, 2015
Status: --
At time of writing I've read up to chapter 7. So far I'm having a great time. It's wonderfully off-beat compared to other fantasy series. Like when the protagonist goes off on his first quest, nothing plays out like it would usually do, and this is true for each step of the story. It gets going quick, and so far it hasn't fallen into any predictable patterns. The second I thought he was going to be a miserable underdog for most of the series, he started showing off OP abilities.... more>> But because he's naturally awkward and off-putting to everyone, this isn't exactly going to help him achieve his hopes and dreams. I'm fine with there not being any clear plot arc going on, as the situational comedy has been spot on. <<less
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FatalStrings
FatalStrings rated it
December 5, 2015
Status: --
[by the time of this review chapter 5 is the latest update, Opinions stated here is not final, future revision might occur.]

This series has potential!

this series’ protagonist is likable not because of his positive characteristics but because of his flaws, and that’s rare. right now the MC is following the “underdog” archetype so a switch in tone might happen in the future, but so far I’m enjoying it.

Update: as of chapter 9

Well I did say it has potential but it didn’t live up to it...

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Spoiler

Early in the novel the MC was treated unfairly buy humans: he was accused and imprisoned by the guard, betrayed by the woman he helped and was beaten up by passersby for no reason other than his ugly face. Then he met a goblin which he helped and then later helped him back TWICE, on two separate occasions!

They exchange dialogue with the goblin stating that not all goblins are bad.

Now what does that chain of events tell you?

Humans = shit

Monsters = reasonable

His first friend is a f*cking goblin while every human is a d*ck to him. This is a clear set up for a revenge story, which didn’t happen, what we got is an inconsistent derp adventure. I was expecting the MC grows from a humble underdog to a badass antihero.

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It started out good and a refreshing take on a familiar premise, and the MC is relatable. The early chapters made me cheer for this guy. But the change of priority by the author killed any good will I have for this novel.

I also looked at the spoilers just to see if it proves. It doesn't.

I’m disappointed, very disappointed.

Changed the rating from 4 >>1 <<less
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a random fly
a random fly rated it
May 6, 2020
Status: Completed
ahhh! I seriously liked the story at the start, I mean it was good, about middle-aged man (not that good looking) transfer to a world with OP magic stats, manly healing magic.
It was good but..
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First of all he is waaay to much obsessed with virg*ns. I mean not that I hate it or something even in IRL there's are ppl like that BUT author, he played well. Come on like I was hoping he would get sophia but nooo author went and led her had s*x with another guy. Like seriously author ur kidding. Then if its not enough at the end of the story he decides to tell his feelings to Edita-sensei but could not and went to drink water at well annnnnd fell and dies... SERIOUSLY!! my man didnt died when he was beheaded but died dropping in a well. then god ask him about wanting to reincarnate again as all the girls were crying over his body BUT nooo. COME ON!why! Its the same feeling of frustration I got when I was reading MY Wife is a Beautiful CEO, the feeling of me throwing my mobile outside of the window and kill myself of frustration. Ah! btw he never had s*x throughout the whole series

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Anyway if u can take it then I salute u.
Sayonara
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Kaithar
Kaithar rated it
March 15, 2020
Status: v3c1
I can't anymore... how did this tr*sh get enough interest to reach this many chapters?

The genre list is garbage. The tags are garbage. The ratings is garbage. *deep breaths*

Ok, let's start with the protagonist. He's s*upid. Not s*upid as in the comedy trope, s*upid as in a liability that gets everyone that meets him killed or tortured. s*upid as in the kind of walking disaster that acts on whatever idea crosses his mind without any consideration for the terrible consequences that are obviously going to happen. And he does this... more>> with the social status of a broke peasant and the war potential of a nuclear Armageddon. By himself, his character is already enough to make the story difficult to read. He's not by himself.

The protagonist's first encounter has him thrown in to (what seems like) death row for looking suspicious, no real explanation of the logic that leads to it. There he meets a female knight who seems to have been scheduled for execution, also for no readily apparent reason. Tanaka breaks out of jail with her, killing a bunch of guards in the process, just so she can tie him up because he broke out of jail and is a criminal. The next time we see her she's back to her normal job as an imperial knight. None of this has been explained by volume 3, none of it has had any consequences even though they both remained in the same city and repeatedly interact with the guards. Her personality and behaviour never really improve.

Other members of the main cast of idiots include:

  • the noble who appears to ab*se his power when the author can't think of a way to explain the cause of a plot development.
  • the waitress/maid that primarily exists to provide a cheap supply of s*x jokes and "luckily" discover information every time the author wants to provide an exposition that otherwise makes no sense.
  • a trio of incompetent "adventurers" who seem to exist as more cheap comedy excuses.
  • an elf loli who serves as a convenient excuse for the MC to have a bunch of knowledge he'd otherwise have no reason for knowing. She doesn't seem to have any other purpose in the story.
So given that the story contains no decent characters, the world must be the redeeming feature? Nope. The "Level System" and "Game Mechanics" of this story have absolutely no consistency. The numbers in the stat values are all completely worthless, seemingly arbitrary numbers. The skill levels make even less sense... Level 3 fire magic seems to be expert level, and level 15 fire magic seems to able to handle wyverns no problem, so level 45... isn't that much difference than level 15, just conveniently more of the same kind of fireball. Every time he needs an ability he just dumps all his skill points in to whatever skill seems useful. Need to fly? Level 55 flight magic.

And the problem is, everything in this story is handled with the same half baked approach.

  • Comedy - "s*upid people are funny"
  • Drama - "Nobles ab*se their power... some of them get insta-killed, some seem to have no consequences."
  • Romance - "Social car crashes count as romance"
  • Alchemy - "I made 2 potions and memorised a bunch of books"
  • Magic - "Fireball, Fly and Heal are the only spells anyone really needs."
  • Dragon/Cheats - "Let's kill a dragon and brew a mythical potion, that'll be easier than trying my cheat MAX level omnipotent healing magic."
  • Hiding True Abilities - "I could solve all these problems in seconds if I bothered trying, but everyone has to suffer for the plot to advance... and then the problem will be solved in an overly convenient way anyway once we've milked it."
The entire story so far has been this kind of stuff. The. Entire. Story.

This is a story with an MC who flies around the front lines repeatedly healing people on the verge of death, including people have been cut in half, so that they can jump back in to the fight. Dragging out the battle for hours, while his allies are repeatedly suffering fatal wounds and jumping back in to the fight after he heals them.

The MC could have ended the battle in seconds just by casting a few fireballs and vaporising what ever enemy soldiers didn't instantly run away from the flying mage casting 10m diameter fireballs. But he didn't. Because actually solving the problem would require the story to move forward. And because he's going to use that insta-slaughter approach to all the other battles, so this first one has to be done the long way. <<less
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MegaAtomic
MegaAtomic rated it
August 3, 2017
Status: c11
TL;DR: This novel is a comedic play on how an awkward guy might handle an isekai. This novel is really unusual compared to most isekai and includes a small amount of 18+ themes. Everyone shits on MC but not as bad as a "isekai hell" novel

It's a refreshingly comedic and maybe realistic take on isekai genre.

People are not falling at your feet, waiting for you to rescue them. People are not kind-hearted and gracious every single time. If you've been living a life where you were unpopular, going to another... more>> world was not going to change that unless you just have luck (which the MC has a pitiful amount of). People have personalities that show their own desires instead of desiring to please the MC. In a sea of happy, cool guy isekai, you have Atelier Tanaka.

MC is really uncool (he gets thrown into prison in the first scene and has to throw poop to escape! And he picked healing magic as his cheat so he could visit prostit**es and cure his STDs!) but that's part of his charm as a more realistic and awkward guy. He's a perv, thoughtless, indecisive, gets depressed easily, and has no charisma, but he's not a bad guy.

The characters and situations are almost purposely the opposite of most isekai. Girls hate the MC, MC's first friend is a goblin, people see his actions as troublesome and treat him like he's a pain. Honestly, if he did not have a cheat, this world would suck total ass for him. However, he gets his time to shine and be cool in uncool ways. <<less
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SorakaNii
SorakaNii rated it
November 13, 2016
Status: c13 part2
The portrayal is really fluid and connects perfectly. The character itself acts a 3rd party and not directly connected to conflicts, I really wonder if this really have comedy but this really makes me feel giddy because the author's feelings clearly reflects the antithetical side of most harem reincarnation story, while again, being a third party. The MC took stand as a real otherworldly person, but uncaring towards his surroundings and only wanting to put airs, in essence, making him quite cool compared to other protagonist. Well, the MC also... more>> doesn't care about relationships. Well, same could also be said towards the other characters, they are uncaring, indirectly involved with each other and well of course they're diverse. Well all I could say, is the author is really cooler than most MC. <<less
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slay_mithos
slay_mithos rated it
July 29, 2016
Status: --
Well, at least there are not many chapters translated, so reading this was fast.

Seriously though, it starts with some of the laziest settings possible, a writing style that's poor, and a translation that's overall ok, but not great.

The story ab*ses the "you are ugly" that's put onto the MC, gives no crap about any kind of description or background, and puts the MC in situations that make no sense at all.

Spoiler

From chapter 1:

For example, the prison thing at the start, he is put there for not having money to pay the entry toll into the town, never questioned or anything, and put into a cell with a death row convict, but for her execution, only 1 jailor comes in to take her away, leaves the door open, despite being in a cell with 2 people.

He dies, the girl somehow cooperates to escape, single handedly kills every soldier that's in the way and they escape from a castle (the escape thing is done in 2 short sentences too).

She then betrays him for no reason and he is beat up by some random people and left to die without even clothes.

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Nothing gets described well, there is a boring system of stats, skills and skill levels that doesn't really add anything. Also, the stats don't represent reality, as we have a protagonist with 5702000 intelligence but that doesn't seem to think much or be capable of great mental prowesses aside from being able to kill in cold blood without feeling anything.

All in all, a very badly put together novel based on a concept that could have lead somewhere, if it was from someone that had a story to fit with the concept, and much better writing. I mean, a protagonist actually ugly (he describes himself as "an especially unfashionable middle-aged man", so not really that ugly per say, but whatever) that is really proficient in healing, this could have made great stories.

A serious one that delves on the darker side of society an how it treats people, as well as corruption and so on when his skill is discovered, with people trying to ab*se his gift or strait up s*avery could fit. A lighter story where he makes up for his handicap by helping people could also work well.

Maybe it could make a story more in the line of a comedy too, where the ugly part and the "holy" healing part contrast so much that it gives rise to incongruous situations.

But you'll find none of this here, just a vague attempt at making it feel gritty, but with nowhere near enough characterization and description to make you feel anything for the characters.

I am starting to think that there are people that rate 5 stars no matter what, and none of the 5 star reviews feel like they are talking about the same story I just read, as they describe the protagonist as "well mannered" or "timid", where all he does is act awkward and inconsistent (kills someone without feeling anything, takes the lead on making decisions on multiple occasions, but at other times just act like a moron, and the "ugly" is used to justify just about anything that happens to him).
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Fireww
Fireww rated it
September 8, 2019
Status: --
Although this is my personal opinion, the story isn't as good as some people say it is, and not as bad as some other people say it is, but it is leaning towards the bad side.

If you hate NTR, don't read it, although not exactly true, it basically plays with the theme a bit too much for comfort.

The novel is trying to convey the "B*tches turned Housewives" basically.

... more>> The MC is also a problem. He is very contradicting in his personality AND doesn't evolve. Instead the others are evolving around him.

The MC has a disturbing side, really disturbing side, but in fact, if you ignore his inner thoughts, he is an all around good guy. He has immense power but isn't exactly corrupted.

The difference between what he thinks and what he does for the most time isn't even hypocrisy that is why I'm confused by the MC.

The problem with the novel are the conttadictions aswell.

The girls are basically all sl*ts of the highest grade. Not a single one is decent and some even could give the MC's thoughts a run for their money. I think the other reviews explained the girl's particularities well enough.

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Basically, the girls were sexually active before they met the MC with another guy who basically is the standart Knight Cliche.

The MC joined the party and realistically, they didn't fell in love immediatly with him, in fact, nothing happened.

The novel actually does that part well. Heroines don't necesseraly needs to be virg*ns, especially when one is a half succubus.

The problem comes after this...

So a few things happens and the girls are starting to lean in favor of the MC, as in actually falling in love.

They are not in love yet, but they are close, yet it doesn't stop them from fooling around with other guys. One of them has a gang bang fetish btw.

So instead of trying to, you know, get in a serious relationship, they basically fool around while pursuing the MC.

Ironically, the MC wants to be with a virg*n girl...

As I've said, it isn't NTR, but it's obviously nearly the same. The girls all have a deviant behavior in regards of what it means to be in a couple or a deviant behavior all around.

So the contradiction comes from the fact that there's part that are quite realistic, but others don't make much sense.

Another point is that I think there's genuine NTR at least once but I can't remember when.

Note that the girls actually get serious after a while, but what they've done should have earned a straight rejection. But then again the MC isn't normal.

Basically the MC is somewhat creepy and slightly metally ret*rded but the girls are the same. <<less
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Custardmouse
Custardmouse rated it
May 19, 2019
Status: v4c3 part7
Five stars to counter trolls that can't read tags.

However!

Be warned that some of the perviness in here has a really violent edge to it that I did not enjoy.

This story is almost like an intellectual exercise: if you took all the weird subgenres of p*rn that Japan has mastered and made Tanaka, a repressed, bitter middle-aged virg*n and wage s*ave in his last life, a willing perv to every one of them despite his otherwise constructive society abiding and good-natured public lifestyle; then transported him to a dark fantasy world... more>> full of other people having s*x by choice before s*xual violence can be done to them and give Tanaka almost unlimited power to thrive there; leave Tanaka with his butter face that he still keeps him insecure and set him loose in the world to m*sturbate to at all the evil and good he encounters; could you still write an exciting, deep, hilarious, and even emotional fantasy novel while staying true to all the worst dark fantasies of Tanaka's personality no matter how damaging or unrealistic they may be to the verisimilitude of the story at that moment? When you save the girls from the orc rapists because it's the right thing to do regardless of reward is it still OK to have a hardon when you do it and m*sturbate lots later? Is this still a real character you can empathize with or just a satire of our primitive natures and a mirror showing us how little free will we actually have?

I don't really know the answer, but I do know that this is a helluvah good, and sometimes incredibly evil, dark fantasy that is deeper than its erot*c surface.

Don't worry, although Tanaka's insecurities and bitterness keep him oblivious or scornful of the romance he could have with the main girls of the story, he does seem to be evolving self-efficacy and awareness of his true strength and influence in the world. He also never commits evil acts no matter how jealous or aroused they make him, and remains a fundamentally decent human being In Action to this point of the story. <<less
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kevinmul
kevinmul rated it
May 17, 2018
Status: v3c2 part5
Just believe in my word, this novel is a decent one.

Maybe not for everone since the MC's illutions are sometimes borderline with common sense.

This novel doesn't have a story rich, but if you are searching some novels to reas in your times, this one would do great.
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H0NEYBEE
H0NEYBEE rated it
August 24, 2020
Status: v5c5 part5
When I first saw the story, I thought it would be another one of those generic isekai with a harem and a dense MC who would gather girls half his age like pokemon.

I didn't even want to give it a try, but I just happened to be very bored and did read it.

Boy, was I wrong. This story is amazing!

... more>> I guess it's a bit satirical and mainly focuses on comedy overall, but it surprisingly is capable of drawing a fascinating world a reader could immerse themself in.

The main attraction is the colorful cast of characters who all are memorable and interesting, unlike the flat cardboard copies of extras of novels of the same genre.

I'll first describe the MC.

The main character is tr*sh, both on the inside and the outside. His looks have been described as ugly, he calls himself a "middle-aged soy-sauce faced busaman". His personality is even worse: he's a pe*vert who lusts after little girls and has considered delusions of raping some female characters who have appeared.

Despite this, he is a rather smart man who can pull himself, and his companions together and lead the way out of many tough situations. Occasionally, he has a silver tongue as if he maxed out his speech skills like in fallout.

Basically, he's not a brainless monkey who thinks with his lower body but a person who can actually think of the consequences of his actions (though I think it begins to show more in the light novel version), which already sets him aside from most common isekai protagonists.

He also is a great friend. There were so many unexpected but touching bromance moments in the series, reading them was truly heart-warming.

I guess what I like a lot in the novel is that despite his op-Ness, he needs to work real hard to get out of the sticky situations he found himself in.

Then, other characters.

Truth be told, I got tired of describing the MC, so I'll summarise: the side characters grow and its not stuck in our faces but it shows and its interesting to see and the growth doesn't seem forced.

Magic noble
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typical noble that treats commoners like dirt - > magic nut - > an actually reliable companion and friend - > a man in love who works hard to achieve his goal

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Ester
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typical tsundere, part of hero's harem - > assertive brat, pursues MC - > assertive pe*verted but reliable girl who actually isn't an incompetent baggage, pursuing MC with no success as of yet

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Sophie
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typical commoner bartender girl, seems like she'll either be an extra or become part of the harem - > a kinda scheming petty girl who's envious and fearful of nobles - > a kinda pe*vert, she's a bit pitiful, maybe will be a part of the harem? - > a girl who loves gossip, a closet sadistic pe*vert, a person who can do good work. I doubt she'll be romantically involved with MC at this point

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Allen
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a typical harem MC, an ikemen - > he's a shounen protagonist stereotype right? - >what a bro this guy is! I kinda ship him and MC a bit - > dude is so pitiful, but he's so bro

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He story starts off light, but little by little it deepens and thickens, becoming more interesting and subtly making itself more and more unique.

There isn't even harem there! Nor is there romance (though I can't help but feel sorry for that loli character pursuing the MC...) <<less
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