Bannou “Murazukuri” Cheat de Otegaru Slow Life ~Mura desu ga Nani ka?~

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In these troubling times, Luke, the son and heir of the lord of the land, turned twelve and received a Gift. Unfortunately, it was a Gift useless in combat called [Village Building]. To make matters worse, his step-brother was the one blessed to inherit their father’s [Master Swordsmanship]. And so, their positions were completely reversed.

Luke was then banished to an uninhabited wasteland. There, his mysterious Gift activated and instantly made a village. He thus prepared himself to live modestly in this tiny village of his. Or so he thought. As the population of his village grew and grew, his Gift got stronger and stronger until it evolved.

Before he knew it, his [village] had tall buildings everywhere and had the strongest army. His village became the best there was…!

“Wait, can this still be called a village? And what happened to the slow life I’m supposed to have…?”

Associated Names
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Amazing Village Building
万能「村づくり」チートでお手軽スローライフ ~村ですが何か?~
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Otherworld Nation Founding Chronicles (1)
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Fire Arrow? No, This Is a Rifle!!! (1)
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Fluffums
Fluffums rated it
January 23, 2021
Status: --
From the minute a parent banishes his otherwise talented and decent son for not being overwhelmingly powerful in combat, you should understand that there will be no decent character-building. Having a "system" and "talents decided at birth" means the world-building will be suspect at best, and of course you can expect people with the right talents to show up in the village at the right time.

Otherwise it's just a normal protagonist with a really powerful ability who was banished and immediately shows off his skills and gathers a harem... more>> (there's no tag right now, but there will definitely be a harem. There's always a harem) and becomes successful and probably saves the world without even trying while the people who banished him fall into ruin. It just has a town-building flavor taking any [time] or [effort] out of the "building" part, so it can focus on the more important scenes of everyone praising the protagonist.

The rating is 3 because it's not offensively bad at what it does. <<less
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HentMas
HentMas rated it
June 25, 2021
Status: c69
It's a very very very convenient story for the MC.

Don't be confused by the "slow" part in the name, this isn't paced as a "slow slice-of-life" novel where you see extended scenes of pleasantries and warm moments or the MC living leisurely with his companions, or even explanations of how things get built and how the integration of new villagers transpired, I would change the "slow" to "easy".

If anything I was taken aback by the pacing because this novel is very fast.

This novel haves too much "hand waving" that leaves... more>> things as "whatever, just accept it", to the point that it loses any kind of "Kingdom building" that fans of that genre would seek out in this kinds of stories.

So... it's not for the "slice-of-life" lovers, it's not for the "Kingdom building" readers... there is no cooking, no contrived set pieces of dread or action scenes, no drama, no real character development...

Who's the target audience for this novel?

I think it's aimed at the people that find enjoyment out of the "Tsukkomi" act between the characters...

Because all the set ups and plot points are veered towards a punch line.

And it's a bit inconsistent, the jokes are sometimes funny, sometimes not, sometimes you miss it completely... but it's all there.

It seeks enjoyment by making fun of the common fantasy/medieval settings and measuring them up to modern living standards, while at the same time not explaining anything in too much detail.

So it all comes down to your particular taste in humor.

I find it funny tbh, it's lighthearted, there isn't really much outside of the jokes, some devices that are there just to make some future dread that is just in the background and aren't really a problem because everything is just too easy for the MC.

So I would say that you need to peek inside and see if you enjoy the humor because that's all it's got going for.

It's not "bad" it's just that the focus is very niche, so read a few chapters, if you're not laughing, drop it, simple as that. <<less
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Shellman
Shellman rated it
October 28, 2021
Status: c122
The story could get a 3 considering the setting. But the MC turns it into a 2 with his personality and mindset. Indeed he's an actual kid and literally acts like one during the whole story, but that also turns the story into a joke. His easygoing attitude becomes more annoying the more I read it. Wars happen and thousands fight, but literally no one dies and everyone is forgiven regardless of being bandits or enemy invaders.

I uncharacteristically, gave it a lot of time and chance so that he grows... more>> old enough and the story enters serious mode, but enough is enough. It's clear it will remain like this till the end. Dropped. <<less
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Archerreborn2
Archerreborn2 rated it
May 7, 2021
Status: c22
The story is pretty mediocre, there is a distinct lack of detail, and very sparse worldbuilding. Characters are flat, and everything that happens is very convenient for the main character to the point of disbelief.

The impression I get from the author is that they put very little thought into the story. Besides characters and events conforming to basic tropes, there isn't much nuance to it.

Its okay if you have nothing else to read, or want a junk food like literature with harem building and kingdom building stuff. Otherwise if you... more>> want something of a similar genre, there are other alternatives that in my opinion give a superior experience like Release the Witch. <<less
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somerandomreadingenthusiast
somerandomreadingenthusiast rated it
April 10, 2022
Status: c175
Pretty good kingdom-building story, except for the fact it's too convenient for MC, especially the appearance of the refugees but I don't have anything against this, I actually like this kind of convenient kingdom-building novel but I don't like the fact that the MC has low IQ and the fact he acts all humble in front of the royal family, I dropped it when he agreed to help the kingdom, I would've given it 5 stars if the MC refused ti help the royal family.
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sedition-
sedition- rated it
July 30, 2022
Status: c156
Honestly it wasn't great for the first 140 chapters but it was still somewhat of a story at least, but afterwards it turns into nothing but a checklist that exists to tell you about all the amazing stuff that happens because of the mc's gift.

I mean the whole story is basically just jerking off the op MC, but it was somewhat entertaining, but the author just stopped trying and it's incredibly obvious.
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Bobwillrule
Bobwillrule rated it
June 6, 2021
Status: c59
A word to describe this story would be "mediocre" nothing new, nothing old. The world building and the character development is almost non-existent, with little to no depth to the story riddled with plot holes. The story is basically about MC building stuff out of thin air with no explanation, attracting op people to his village and his city becomes the greatest in the world. Don't waste your time on this story unless you have a lot of time to spare.
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Temp950
Temp950 rated it
August 21, 2022
Status: c181
A story where a child has outlandish powers that allow him to build and move an entire city. That in itself isn't too bad. I mean, its childish wish fufillment, but its not terrible. But what really makes this too s*upid to tolerate is how they fight entire wars without killing a single person somehow. He makes cannons, but uses them to "scare" off half the enemy army without causing a single wound. If you are going to write a story set in medieval times and involving people fighting each... more>> other.. It makes no sense to have this somehow be a bloodless affair that hurts no one. <<less
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kenjirou05
kenjirou05 rated it
March 31, 2022
Status: c186
I like village development and country building novels or those who utilize modern knowledge to develop their territory or even if its just their own household.

This novel focuses on MC and his territory improvement. He doesnt need to be completely op but the fact that he has something that has the potential to be op based on how it is used is exciting.

This novel excites me and its a little frustrating that its only up to 186 so far. Hoping for more chapters and volumes.
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Positive
Positive rated it
October 21, 2021
Status: c119
Very simplistic writing style and fairly shallow character development. Seems very much like a schoolboy wrote this. Saying that, it can be enjoyed as light hearted entertainment. It's fun to read about the MC's gift and how the story develops.
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Akahika
Akahika rated it
February 19, 2021
Status: c135
It's actually have a decent city building at 1st arc, but MC became way too OP and this story became comedy novel (at least for me) and there'll be major change within WN and LN from the information author provided:

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Spoiler

MC from 1st arc and 2nd arc is someone with minimum knowledge about management well he is the son of a noble and all, but suddenly from arc 3 to matching the content of LN, MC is like Procell from maou machizukuri who have knowledge about modern technology with difference that MC is aware he is reincarnated but only the knowledge

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SkyWind332
SkyWind332 rated it
March 19, 2022
Status: c124
It's actually quite good, characters aren't dumb, the pacing is good, the kingdom building is also good.

My only complain is that

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Millia became a some sort of secondary character after chapter 50 or so, yes the story focus more on the kingdom building but she is one of the main character yet after chapter 50 the author seems to forget about her and not much happen with her, the author just reference her here and there sometimes but that's about it.

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ErikHarrison
ErikHarrison rated it
September 9, 2021
Status: c202
It's a fun simple SoL JP novel. The main difference is the MC doesn't immediately rush rice/soy sauce. Surprisingly that's enough to make this feel fresh and fun. I'd recommend it for a light hearted novel.

Though through the romance you would think the MC had ED/mental disability. I'm glad they dropped those jokes because it was painful.
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GusSan
GusSan rated it
July 23, 2022
Status: c234
Another "they banished me because they didn't understand my power" mixed with "I'm an obtuse but good guy" and "now I'm surrounded by people that admire me".

Nothing special, as all of those novels, the build up till 'the world' understands their power is better than after that point. To that part I'll give one star more.
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Th3BirdMan
Th3BirdMan rated it
July 18, 2022
Status: c146
After Volume 2, the story goes from a fairly fast-paced "okay" fantasy novel and then just slams to a stop turning into an isekai slice of life after the start of volume 3

I think if the author wanted a slow life with some action thrown in from time to time, he made his beginning volumes too "exciting" and ended up making the chapters after the beginning of volume 3 feel like a change log of everything they wanted to work differently

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Spoiler

The main character has memories from another world now, his powers work differently (imo in a much worse way at least with no explanation), and the villagers/buildings were made more op than it was before even though he never really lost a battle and was progressively getting stronger?

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EytBit
EytBit rated it
July 10, 2022
Status: --
As of chapter 229, the rating will be lowered from a steady 3.5 to a rather desolate 2.

This is your standard 'noble child with seemingly useless gift gets ousted by said noble family and later realizes his gift is batsh*t op and faceslaps every character and their mother for initially looking down at him' trope, complete with a harem, a power system that is thrown out the window, and side characters doing nothing but serving to follow the single characteristic and role that was assigned to them.

There are a lot... more>> of issues with this novel, and honestly, it is quite sad as it HAD potential.

  1. The MC has no backbone. It is insane how little the MC does in the way of anything remotely... dominant. About as forceful as a speck of sand, if any random side character were to tell the MC to start dancing, you'd see a full length sentence about how the MC is on the ground breakdancing due to the fact that they simply cannot say 'no'. Becoming only more apparent in the latest chapters, the MC really needs to do something to cement himself as a MC.
  2. The author has a ton of unexplained fetishes floating around in their novel. Look. Every novel will be a small gateway into what kinds of things the author enjoys and dislikes, and this novel is like that, but instead of a small gateway, this is a massive gaping hole that desperately needs some wooden boarding or tape covering it.
    - There is a BDSM grandma (perhaps initially for comedic value, but has worn out her welcome)
    - Muscly muscly man that things dresses in drag and acts like an over the top anime princess.
    -Main supporting character that is about 2.5x the MC's age of (9 or 10) who constantly drools over him and attempts to have her way with him multiple times.
    -And much more.

    Honestly, this story had a little bit of potential when it started, but it is just so unbelievably bad now.
    2/5. You will roll your eyes so hard that you will be able to see your brain.
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ValorPhoenix
ValorPhoenix rated it
January 30, 2021
Status: c156
Read up to current raws: it's an okay-ish story, but there are better ones. The MC is a pacifist Japanese MC in a world full of violent idiots, that gets handed a bunch of plot conveniences, particularly with all of the villagers that show up being grateful hidden gems. It's okay as a casual wish fulfillment sort of story, but don't expect any serious territory/city development as the MC's cheat is OP to the point that he doesn't have to care.
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Goonmeat
Goonmeat rated it
June 19, 2022
Status: c220
Light read, short chapters

Son of a noble family gets what is deemed a "tr*sh gift"
exiled to frontier and builds an amazing village.

not too bad, a lot of common tropes. Progress is steady.
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ZeroA2
ZeroA2 rated it
June 18, 2022
Status: c212
I was enjoying this, but the maid is an out-and-out shotacon to the point of trampling over the autonomy of the protagonist. Maybe because a lot of the current nation/kingdom drama has been resolved in one way or another by this point and it seems to be a transitional or interim arc, but this sort of thing grew too much for me, so I'll be dropping at this point. I enjoyed the conceit of the skill and some of the ways it was used for quite a while though.
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Drake888
Drake888 rated it
June 12, 2022
Status: c217
This is another city-building story with jobs and abilities where the MC is essentially God. His ability allows him to build all sorts of buildings, move them around, and know everything about his villagers. There is also a level up system and points to spend for some reason, but both are completely unnecessary. The MC can accomplish ridiculous things whenever it is relevant to the plot and there is no challenge for him to overcome. I know that he starts in a wasteland but things are never hard for him.

The... more>> story is not high quality by any stretch, but it's not terrible. It is kind of fun to watch a village or city grow and to read about the MC's power expanding. This particular story is a little childish but it is nice to have everything go well. It's forgettable but at least it doesn't make you sad. <<less
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