Common Sense of a Duke’s Daughter


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I was reincarnated as the villain character of an otome game, the daughter of a Duke. However, when I regained my memory, I had already reached my “ending.”

My engagement had been canceled and if things go according to its “course,” it was set that I will be imprisoned by the church.

Where is my bright future?

Common Sense of a Duke’s Daughter average rating 4.6/5 - 758 user ratings
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Duke's Daughter
Koushaku Reijou no Tashinami
Simply Good Sense for a Duke's Daughter
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New Clone394 rated it
November 18, 2017
Status: c84
So far a good light novel that surprised me when I saw the reincarnation tag. It does keep you in suspense when the MC goes through tough times. The only downside I have is with the translation jump, though its understandable why.

Main points:

  1. There is no magic
  2. The MC isn't omnipotent
  3. You start of at the worst ending of a bad otome game.
  4. Good drama and suspense
I'll try and explain without spoilers. By using her wits and the knowledge she has from her previous life, she made a name for herself and a good... more>> standing. But, do to political issues in the kingdom she gets in trouble, though she doesn't want anything to do with the capital. <<less
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New duranathos1962 rated it
November 5, 2017
Status: v2c51
I like the story, its kinda fast pacing story. It was translated by JAPTEM.

I dunno what happen, but there's no more updated translation in this team.

I found this novel yesterday and I finished reading it today morning. So you can say Im a BINGE reader.

... more>> The plot is okay, very readable how it was translated. Im just wondering how the MC, switched in the story. Because there's no story about that details.

The length of the story per chapter was short for me. So the more details, let say it was remove. But still you can imagine how the story goes.

And also, since it was a fast pacing story I just find it Lacking in Surprise Area, yes the MC she's making her fief revolutionarizing but thats I want to say its so fast.. Hehehe.

But still I like it.

I just hope there's a more in deep tackle of the characters in this story.

Because I finished reading what the JAPTEM TEAM translated yo v1-v2-c51. As for now, its my opinion..

Now let me see the other translators did on this Story. <<less
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dorkfall rated it
May 8, 2016
Status: --
A very good read to change your pace from Chant Orbs, gun enthusiasts, slime MCs, kumo chans and hitogami...

1. It starts out slightly slow but skips the obligatory hoopla's of being a kid again.
2. Characters beside the MC are kinda hard to tell apart.. (don't know if I'm the only one)
3. Being better than being bitter after a breakup
4. Sadly... no magic users but still a great read nonetheless
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Sherrynity rated it
June 3, 2016
Status: --
**reading the synopsis**
>tag: reincarnated
"Meh, another reincarnation story?" O.o

**tried to read it because I was bored**
**got hooked**
**keep checking Japtem everyday for the newest release**

"Where's the next chapter, oh Cat-sama...." 😞
... more>>

MC was a woman who works with tax in her previous life. She regain her previous life's memories right when she was almost publicly humiliated. With quick thinking she was barely able to slipped out from such predicament. Now after being 'exiled' from the noble society, she decided to use her previous life's knowledge to create a better place for the people in her dukedom.


It's a slice of life story, about a woman who's more noble than those sh*tty nobles in her country. <<less
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viper764 rated it
April 20, 2016
Status: --
The premise of the story is very misleading.

The essential idea is that the main character is from Japan, and reincarnates into the body of a villainess from an Otome game she played. Except she “merges” with that villainess, and it happens at the moment where the villainess gets a bad end. Great premise.

The problem? The villainess wasn’t really evil.

Everything she does is petty stuff that is justified later. The entire “redemption” promise is completely discarded. Rather, it’s the good guys who are apparently stupid and bad. Everyone that opposes the... more>> MC is shortsighted, ignorant, or dumb. Everyone that supports her is brilliant and capable. She always succeeds in everything she does.

Characters are flat and one-dimensional. Most exist purely to admire and brag about how brilliant the MC is. Because of this, the story is predictable.

Overall, the writing is decent. I can see why people would like it. But a ton of wasted potential. <<less
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nEoQuIcKsiLvEr rated it
April 27, 2016
Status: c43
One of the best reincarnation Oujo-sama stories I’ve read yet. As the MC doesn’t have a clue about the future as the ending already happened when she gets there. She’s the "rival villainess girl" and gets her “bad end, " yet she’s still trying to prevent any further negative consequences.

She doesn’t get the “prince” and her rival "the main girl of the game" can be all lovely dovey with him. She doesn’t care, It’s all about her rising up and building a brand empire. With memories of her past... more>> and current life, she navigates through politics and business. There’s no action in that sense but there’s a lot of glorious drama. It’s a very good and quick read. There are hints of a romance but that is put on the back burner.

It’s funny how we see the other side of how the main girl of shoujo manga’s are usually air-headed, stupid and not to their own benefit but detriment. They wouldn’t survive in the real world. It also shows how providing care for "everyone" leads to extravagant futility. That the prince was actually a wasteful moron as well. This includes everyone in the "main girls" harem, who having some positive qualities and look beautiful are inept to the real world, blind to reality.

So far so good. <<less
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VanAlex rated it
May 7, 2016
Status: --
Like most of the typical novel “Reincarnation, World Transfer and “Overpowered Protagonist” is applied here, the Exceptional Things are “Political schemes, Economic development and Business Management”

The novel is using frame-up technique, but one of the problems in this novel is the slow pacing execution, It’s not really bad but it’s one of those problems that affects the character development. The story is not really complex, nor simple, but to call it unique is an exaggerated remark, this one in the category of ‘exceptional’. The novel does not rely on... more>> the typical tropes of Shoujo themes nor relies on the Adventure themes, most of the time the novel focuses on Business management and Territorial development, it’s not really bad but it makes the novel very ‘predictable’. There’s only few complex things which was mentioned in the novel and almost are very simple, well the as I’ve stated, the story is slow and it’s affecting the development. The Individual elements are so slow, it’s more on foreshadowing the schemes, planning rather than results. The ‘genres’ does not shine very well, the ‘tags' (shorten version of Business Affairs [just look in the information of the novel] are shining so much that most of the chapters are all about the ‘tags’. So the problem here is the Execution, since the novel is quite intelligent but it’s not very intelligent as it seems to be. Well as for the redeeming factor, it’s Intelligent, most of the time is all about the intelligent dialogue and planning, it’s logical, the Business was logical, it’s realistic, like the Improvement of the Fief.

The characters here are very predictable, only few are well rounded and some are still mysterious. Though that might be the case, at least the characters are developing in a very slow way and at least they are not typical as the other novels. The Protagonist is a very intelligent character, but at least she’s not the Perfect Character as it seems to be, but she’s not flawed either too, the only problem to her is that she’s not good at Romance that have lead to trust issues. The supporting characters are flat or not well rounded, but not so much to consider them as plot devices or stepping stone, just bad execution and lack of written developments about them, the only redeeming supporting character is the Queen Dowager, the Mother of the protagonist and the Prince. The antagonist are still your typical stupid characters, except for Yuri who seems to have a mysterious background. So only few are memorable and most are forgettable, well the main problem here is the execution.

Well I’ve mentioned so much Flaws, but I’ve enjoyed it, I’ve never regretted reading this novel, it’s not mindless like most of the novels out there, nor it’s full of unpredictable intelligent writing, it’s really one of those novel that I enjoy despite of flaws, and those flaws are forgivable. This novel is not dreadful, trying hard, nor stupid, it’s a novel that is aware of itself, the whole series focuses on the responsibility of the protagonist. Well the most enjoyable thing here is the process of transferring the knowledge by using that knowledge to improve the livelihood of the people, where responsibility, discipline, and goal setting shines.

Overall if you like to an exceptional world transfer reincarnation overpowered intelligent protagonist, then this is one of the best pick along with “A Realist’s Kingdom Reform Chronicles” before reading Genuine Intelligent Econmic Focus Novels like “Ookami to Koushinryou” and “Maoyuu Maou Yuusha” <<less
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duchessofFandom rated it
June 19, 2017
Status: c74
I think this is a fair read. I really love reincarnation novels and I like the fact that the MC isn't stupid or dense BUT there is just one problem, the MC is too smart, too knowledgeable. How the hell does she know how to make chocolates from cocoa beans, even I had to research it after reading this not only that how the hell did she manage to create different flavors, is she a chocolatier perhaps in the previous life? Nope, she was an office lady, she knows... more>> so much it's just too unbelievable. She also knows so much about banking, how to make a bank, accounting, bookkeeping, oh and she's a designer too, a seamstress, shoe maker and patissier? Wait there's more, a chemist cause how the hell can she make beauty products, I can understand her using eggs or coconut oil for her hair but making a conditioner let alone other sort of beauty products? And let's not forget a perfume maker.. Or perhaps she was a DIY enthusiasts, yeah right. I just don't understand how she knows so much, as far as I know, on her previous life she spent a whole night playing an otome game.

The plot was good the first chapter I liked how she pointed out the damage the others had done to her but that was it, what the f. The only redeemable point for me was how that knight boy who was violent to her at the first chapter realized how stupid they were. And that was it. <<less
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makenai89 rated it
October 2, 2016
Status: c50
Reviewed at c50, rated 4.

Common Sense of A Duke's Daughter is a very nice read. However, I wish it would go more forward at times. The way it develops right now, it is rather half-hearted, be it as an otome game-based novel or as domestic affairs-based novel, as well as the political maneuver around the MC.

Still, Common Sense presents a unique charm in the way a modern woman who was transported into the body of a supposed villain in an otome game faces her adversity (yes, she did face adversity).... more>> Also, the novel's characterization are "make sense" and relatable, be it on how the higher echelon of the country acts or how the stupid youths make mistakes. <<less
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Skoonting rated it
September 1, 2016
Status: --
MC experiences no adversity whatsoever. You would think that maybe as the "villain" character in the game she may have many enemies and few friends, but no. She's loved by everyone and has plenty of attractive, talented loyal allies right from the get-go. In addition to that, the land she is given to manage is described as the second-most prosperous in the kingdom. The only thing that isn't going perfect for our beautiful, intelligent, ultra-rich noble-lady MC is the income inequality of the lower-class, but we're never given a real... more>> example that makes us give two sh*ts about it anyway, so I see no reason why I should be invested in this story at all?

I guess the translation is good though, not like it matters. Entire thing is a wasted potential. <<less
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caszandra6 rated it
May 23, 2016
Status: --
Interesting plot, more on government and economy which is uncommon for me, I like iris, the fact that she is selfless and goal oriented protagonist makes the story even more interesting. She reminds me of shuurei from saiunkoku monogatari
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BaramII rated it
September 4, 2017
Status: --
The story, is great, well should be great. But unfortunately, it isn't written well. So Unfortunately, it's a horrible 2. Not a 1, since the story setting is pretty interesting. As to why I ranked it that way.

There are too many missing links. A single paragraph can skip a few days, a single chapter difference can be months apart.

It's a diary where the author writes what the MC did for Day 13 and then the next chapter it's day 97.

... more>> Exaggeration? No.

in chapter 11, the MC planned to create a business by selling a certain product, mind you from chapter 1 to 10, there's no mention of said product, so at that chapter, you have no idea where the heck it came from, anyways, the plan was suppose to take 3 months.
In chapter 12, The chapter title is Conglomerate Established. That means between chapter 11 and 12, you have a missing link of how that happened, what did the commoners, the nobles think of a business suddenly rising. What happened in that 3 months. And that Business was concluded without you knowing anything, and on that chapter 12, it took 6 paragraph to end it and start a new topic.

Basically, you have no idea, much like the product mentioned in chapter 11, you have no idea, how, when or what.

The story itself? It's nice. But the way it was written, was horrible.
There are stories out there with too much details, but this story does not much detail to the point it killed the characters.

Do I recommend it? For the novel, It's a big NO,
My ranking might be horribly low for this novel, but there is a manga out there. The manga created what this novel lacked, atmosphere and life to the characters, The author for the manga also added in bits and pieces to fill up the missing days that the author of the novel somehow just skipped thinking the reader can just guess what happened.
For the Manga for this Novel, I sort of recommend, mainly because the chapter updates are so slow

A year and a half for the Manga and only 13 chapter are translated to English, don't know how many are raws. So be warned, don't get hooked. <<less
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girlycookies rated it
April 24, 2016
Status: --
Although it’s different from other otome stories, as a reincarnation story, the MC displays cliche traits generally found in many other reincarnation novels (generally male leads). She’s very much like a “Mary Sue”: an idealized perfect character who’s so young and beautiful but can yet solve any problem with unworldly abilities. Lacking in seemingly any character flaws, if not endearing, the story revolves around her achievements at a fast pace.

I agree this story itself is unique because it focuses on business and politics. This brings to light the practicalities... more>> of her accomplishments and, of course, her efforts are done with good reason. So there’s no doubt the MC is very intelligent, and it creates for an interesting turn of events now that the story line is no longer follows the format of the otome game. Naturally, she’s a favorable character.

But like a Mary Sue, she doesn’t face too many problems that could obstruct her, and so her large accomplishments happen easily. The development of other characters is also rather shallow in that they either love her or are against her. And those who are against are always wrong and deplorable.

So all-in-all, it has under-developed characters but the story is okay. <<less
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Bunnypillow rated it
November 6, 2016
Status: c50
It's really unique and there's also a manga adaption on it! I love it, it's your usual MC recarnates into a different dimension, but I love how strong and clever she is. One my favorites!
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Kagamiya rated it
July 20, 2016
Status: v2c43
All in all it is a good novel, with fresh idea and plot about social-politic and economy, not so cliche romance and enjoyable MC. But the most disappointing about this novel is the writing style that makes reader sometimes got confused, and there are too much skipping in it that the novel's potential cannot brought out.
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iyok rated it
June 29, 2016
Status: v1c14
Boring stuffs; not because of the content, but because of the writing style. It dragged on and on. If you have a conversation, you started with greeting and pleasantries, then proceed to talk about the thing you want to talk about. Almost. Every. Dang. Time. It's rather tiring to read. I really don't want to read "hello-how-are-you-how-was-your-day-oh-by-the-way-your-house-is-on-fire" every chapter, every conversation. Did I mention conversations are boring? And that the story itself was so slow and full of filler scenes? For example ther's this one time the MC went into... more>> a restaurant, it went like this:

MC and her grandpa went in. Someone greeted her. They went to sit.

"Welcome. What will be your order"

"I'll take xxx"

"Then I'll take xxx"

Waiter went away and came back "Here is your order~"

I mean, seriously? Do I need to know all these info? It always goes on like this. <<less
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ArgosYesu rated it
May 21, 2016
Status: v2c43
Nice, short read. I like the rambles about the economy building. It's kinda jumbled to read all the POV shifts, but I get used to it when good characters pop up.

Because of pics, we get to see Iris (main character) and the other side characters... this time, instead of a bunch of overwhelmingly beautiful men, Iris is quite pretty~~
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RandomComment rated it
May 3, 2016
Status: --
Whether its shoujo or whatever shouldnt deceive you. This is, hands down, the best isekai/reincarnation story. Its not like some others where the MC is just OP with cheats or reincarnates with knowledge of the worlds future (ie. Because its a game or whatever). Rather, the MC comes into the world as the villain, right when the good ending is reached. She then works hard and, though she does use IRL knowledge, the progress she makes and the success she achieves are due to her hard work. She is a... more>> very hard working, intelligent MC, at the same time entertaining. <<less
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Nume rated it
April 18, 2016
Status: --
Don’t let appearences fool you. This is not you usual otome game reincarnation story. No, this story is a giant “f*%# you” to the cliches of otome games reincarnation stories and otome games in general. The MC is the “villain”, but is kind, intelligent and caring, the “heroine” have dubious morals, and the “romantic interests” are giant self-centered fools. The whole “downfall of the villain” is a giant injustice. The message of the author is very clear: otome games stories are usually stupid when confronted with reality.

Instead of a usual... more>> pink bubble story type, the author delivers us a story about public service, management and politics that makes you think that you are reading Game of Thrones if Tyrion was the MC. It is one of the best stories in this site and I cannot recomend it enough. <<less
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August 26, 2017
Status: --
One of my fav reincarnated FL

  • She is not like Bakarania, our stupidly cute harem queen
  • She is not like Reika-sama, our cute and imperfect empress
  • She is not like Rose-sama, our loli princess and her weird harem
She is our Lady Iris, A duke daughter that has common sense and quick witted. I love her at the first ch. I really want to call her oneesama. She is so cool when dealing with the breaking engagement event on ch 1.

For me, reading this really bring a refreshing feeling because Lady Iris is already... more>> meeting a dead end on the very first chapter. So, this is a story beyond the game that she played. <<less
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Shien rated it
April 2, 2017
Status: c71
I am hooked to this novel because of the illustration. It is very beautiful ♡. The story also not bad. The plot is not deep. So if you just want a light reading, this is for you. I have hope in the future chapter the author will give a deep and complex plot.

I am more looking forward for the romance though. ♡ I love Dean.

The story itself is a typical "reincarnated into villainess noble girl" story. The smart female lead is a point plus to me, because I am... more>> sick reading a dense female lead. Although at beginning MC is supposed to be villainess noble girl, there is no evil bone in the MC. Even the original MC is so kind that she took homeless orphan to her house. It confuse me. How can a kind hearted girl like this has a villain label? <<less
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Yuuki10 rated it
January 31, 2017
Status: c62
This light novel is interesting. A business woman is reincarnated into a otome game being as "wicked" daughter of a Duke. After her broken engagement with the Second Prince, she starts her journey with her fellows in order to seek the happiness. With her modern knowledge (economic and politic), she stays in her hometown and she trying to built a beautiful place for everyone. And like all story of the time of kings, there are the fight for the throne (fraction, corruption, manipulation...)

It's not a classic reincarnation story with... more>> magic, combat (no many physical) or anything else. So that's why, it's pretty good, interesting and novelty. Moreover, we start the story with a strong and beautiful protagonist so it's perfect for me. <<less
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