Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyusoukyoku (WN)


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Suzuki, an adult programmer, suddenly notices that he’s been thrown into a different world while wearing a casual clothes at level 1. He gained high levels and treasures after using the 3 times use-disposable-magic, Meteor Shower, once. After that he intends to do different world “sightseeing tours”?

He meets 3 beast girls, beautiful purple and black haired sisters, and an eccentric blonde haired elf girl along with various people during his trip. Although there are occasional fighting with demons and demon lords, this is a heartwarming fantasy story at heart.

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Death Marching to the Parallel World Rhapsody
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06/18/18 Sousetsuka v16c52
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05/21/18 Sousetsuka v16c48
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04/30/18 Sousetsuka v16c45
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04/16/18 Sousetsuka v16c43
04/02/18 Sousetsuka v16c42
03/26/18 Sousetsuka v16c41
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New wildbamuth rated it
June 18, 2018
Status: v16c21
First of all, for those wondering, this is not a true harem. MC slowly but steadily becomes much more of a guardian figure for the girls, and finds his soulmate outside of his close circle of companions. Moreover, he's pretty adamant about it and talks straight about his love interest. Which is great, in my honest opinion. Well, moving on...

Death March had a bit of a rough start. I myself was pretty dissappointed with MC is some early events, but I'm glad I endured and kept on for the sake... more>> of other cast members. In the end, sticking with it was so worth my time. And while this novel does deserve some criticism, in the end of the day, it offsets almost every one of those with it's incredible variety and actually interesting worldbuilding.

Without a shadow of a doubt, the main thing DeathMarch has to offer is variety. Sometimes you might notice, that even fairly good novels has a problem of making characters or events distinguishable. Slice of life novels can be very much guilty of this, and DesuMachi's pie-chart-of-genres has SoL as quite a prominent piece. But disregarding genre definitions...

Let's say you've read a fantasy/comedy novel about lack of common sence and headaches of the people who try their hardest to offset MCs eccentric behavior. Supporting cast always buisy, always doing something... but we never get specifics. "So much paperwork" or "He/she was almost overworked to death". Do we really need to know more? It wouldn't hurt to have at least some details. Tell us what happened, who did what in couple of simple statements. But alot of authors don't want to go out of their comfort zone and give us those details, or give them in the most boring way possible. That's why I think novels like Duke's Daughter or the tale of Eliza Kaldia were (and are) just that great. Well, they specifically weren't comedies about lack of common sence, but you get the picture. They give us details. And if you, by any chance, think like me on this matter, oh boy does DeathMarch have variety in spades...

Reading about Satou and Co's travels, social interactions, different lands and different cultures was never stale. Almost every free moment filled with something, be it exploration, new crafting experiments, learning about the world MC came to, slice-of-life and/or fluffy moments, bits of lore or just some random events. And those never outstay their welcome, so you won't be stuck for hundreds of chapters reading just about crafting or cooking, which is a great thing.

The background and supporting characters too have quite a variety. Sure, some are a bit one-dimensional, but even still, they're doing their job. Some are foils for MC and his group, some are allies. Novel got bonus poins from me for not making every kinda-antagonistic character loose to him in some way. Couple just went 'eh, screw it, I don't care' and continued on with their lives. It's kind of refreshing. Also, many of Satou's companions change while the story goes on. Not all of them change for the best, but the change itself is a welcome thing.


- Lisa goes from a shunned slave to a cold and proud warrior with her own code of honor, but acquring some bits of hubris along the way. Never giving in to the pressure, yet fierce when someone badmouthes her lord. It's a joy seeing her stand tall and unflinching, in a '*sob* she matured so much' sort of way.
- Tama and Pochi, while still being cheerful children they were, found their own ways to grow and new hobbies, as well as attachments. They are the fluffy things that stalk the night... and warm our black shriveled hearts.
- Arisa... Arisa. She's awesome throughout. Moving on.
- Most drastic change of all, Lulu, becomes much more confident in herself, end even somehow detached from her previous troubles, used to strife and death. Where that timid and burdened by low self-esteem girl went? The change is... a bit creepy, honestly. But still nice.
- Mia is by far the most boring of characters. Loli-elf-magicial who also cockblocks as a hobby. And while reading Arisa's exploits was really fun, Mia... just excists. So I'll just leave her be.
- Nana's newfound motherly instincts are pretty fun to read about, they add quite a bit of depth to her. Also, breast physics.


And while variety is the spice of universe, worldbuilding of Death March is it's meat. The world of this novel feels ancient and expansive. Even if at first MC gets some clues about a particular event, but can't discover the whole thing, the scraps of knowledge pile up until they are fleshed out with new facts or rumors. But there are always some breadcrumbs, some bits of lore that are left for later date, and almost none of them are useless. Stuff that happened before Satou's arrival WAS, IS and WILL be relevant for the world at large. Sure, his actions (both direct and indirect) change situation, but he isn't the only one who has the power to affect the flow of events. At the time of his travels he meets or hears about dozens of named characters, who will most likely show up later on. Almost none of those are completely irrelevant. They might not take a huge part in the latter events, but they are there, mostly alive and mostly well (depends, actually), and some even take their own jorney of change and discovery. In the end of the day, you might see huge cast of background characters as a bad thing, but in my honest opinion, they just make the world feel populated and show us how grand the whole picture is.

There were alot of small events or bits of knowledge which showed up long before they got their resolutions later down the line. Just a few of many, MANY examples:

- In one of the earlier disscussions with Lisa, MC finds out that she and her kinsmen were enslaved by the weaselkin and sold off. 'But does it matter to us?' It does, as it turns out. We knew about this fact almost from the start, but it sat there, waiting for it's time. And later on not only do we find out that this event was but one of many similar ones, we even get the perspective of the ruler of weasels himself.
- Satou get's confused with the Hero pretty early on, but we meet actual person quite a number of arcs after. Other people, who looked similar to MCs appearance at the time of crysis, later got a bit of a screentime (pagetime?) too.
- MC buys a child's toy at the flea market before he leaves the first town, but it's creator plays some role in some much later events.
- Before MC and his group arrive at the Muno's territory, we hear about local lord's ongoing strife with the invading kobolds. This gets it's mini-arc too, but not before ALOT of things happened in the meantime.
- The whole godly buisness was hinted to us at multiple occasions, yet only in the resent arcs Satou goes further into this matter.


All in all, if you (like me) enjoy to read isekai for the sake of escapism and interesting worldbuilding, this is THE novel for you. I will wholeheartedly recomend it to anyone with such cravings. Just... get past the starting arcs. It gets SO much better, it's not even funny. Maybe just a bit. <<less
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New Gift S rated it
June 2, 2018
Status: v16
well~ death march is novel that make you think about the whole story to make you more know what author's intention to give to you, so if you don't get it you shouldn't just say that this novel is the worst or something, because that is about preference about like and dislike, so don't blaber whatever you want, just go off from this novel and search another novel that you think good and realize that whatever you say will be not reducing reader that really love this novel.

so~ if you... more>> don't like death march and just critize it, why don't you make your own novel and find out how difficult it is to develop the story to be accepted to the business world and society. (^_^*) <<less
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TerraEarth rated it
May 2, 2016
Status: --
The worst webnovel I've ever had the displeasure of reading.

Uninteresting side characters, boring/hypocritical/typical beta-jap MC, an atrocious skill/leveling system, etc. Etc. As for the story, it seems to lean more towards SoL and lacks anything that could be defined as a plot.

MC becomes OP in his new-found rpg life by pressing a cheat button that destroys god-level monsters and dragons that he just so happened to be surrounded by on his arrival to the new world.

In this system, every level-up nets you 10 skill points which can be invested... more>> into just about any skill you like - from shoveling dirt to stitching, washing ditches, wielding a sword, etc. Etc. This system is incredibly lack-luster and unpolished. For example, when it comes to learning to wield weapons, instead of having a broader weapon specialization you must invest into each skill (weapon) separately. When in reality, wielding one weapon should give you a better grasp of wielding weapons in general these kinds of nuances are never addressed in this low-level story. To make things worse, every time the MC encounters a new skill - regardless of how pointless or useless it is - a popup text will appear describing the skill that was discovered. Since MC gained thousands of these skill points for free, he wantonly wastes them putting them in everything and anything as he is both stupid and careless. I could go on and on about this topic but I feel disgusted just thinking about it so I'll stop here.

What makes things worse is that MC picks up/befriends numerous pointless side characters - many of whom join his party - who we constantly have to be reminded of through numerous POV aside chapters where the author thinks it's clever to show us the same thing from different points of view when it doesn't lend anything to the story and only serves as pointless filler.

If I could give this 0 stars I would but unfortunately there's no option for that. <<less
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sixhundrednineteenth rated it
May 9, 2016
Status: --
Typical Japanese novel op, relaxed, moralist MC (hypocritical considering he knows the dark sides of this world), not recommended for those who want action every chapter (but still has some).

Very lighthearted read and adorable characters, perfect for weak-hearted, emotional people hahaha. Slow paced story but has fast quality translation to make up (still good story even if translation speed dropped). 5/5 because of tama and pochi. Nanodesu~~

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I just wish they start getting travelling soon or something like very surprising plot twist that you'll get your jaw dropped (foreshadowing is so shallow that the guess comments in translation site mostly comes true) because its getting boring lately (as of volume 13)

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rdawv rated it
February 28, 2016
Status: --
Review as of V12-20.

Death March is what I consider the epitome of light-hearted adventure. It has comedy, it has fluff, its dramatic moments few and far in between and you never get a sense that the characters were in any sort of certain doom. It’s a near day-to-day first person’s diary of an overpowered MC who is hesitant to take advantage of his ridiculous powers to take over the world and his circle of women who follows him loyally.

The main selling point of the series is the characters. Not the... more>> main character, because he is a generic OP guy with superpowers; but the side characters. They are generic tropes (the lecherous one, the shy one, the stoic one who lapses when it comes to meat, the two cutesy ones with speech peculiarities, the emotionally-detached one etc), but because their dialogue and actions are written well and easily digested, any reader who has watched a few animes can basically animate them in their heads. A simple “awawawa” exclamation easily conjures up the image of a distressed loli elf waving her arms in panic, because the author has built up the character and let us read into her personality from previous interactions.

Yes, it’s a harem, the sort you see in animes. Yes, the MC is pretty much a herbivore. The running gag is that he is surrounded by lolis when what he want are busty ones.

Usually in novels like this, the harem is a vehicle to show the ‘awesomeness’ of the MC. In this series, the author has built the side characters well that often they are the color to what is otherwise a drab MC who tries to be friendly with everybody. The MC of Death March is basically an excuse to gather these side characters together and showcase their eccentricities.

It really reads like a web novel, you feel that the author is writing to please his web readers who click on his page day to day. There isn’t a sense of an overarching plot or end-goal, like a slice-of-life anime that doesn’t have an main antagonist and no end in sight. The LN version is a little more polished and there are some differences to the pacing and sequence of events, but the translation of that hasn't gone far enough to change my opinion above.

With all that said, new readers should read this as a time filler, not as their main novel of choice. For readers who had followed the series for a long time, reading the latest antics of Pochi and Tama are like tuning in to your favorite Saturday morning cartoon. <<less
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lnv rated it
June 25, 2017
Status: v15 intermission 9
A lot of people seem to hate on Death March because its "cool" to hate on the long running popular stuff. But overall it is a pretty interesting story. There are ups and downs here and there but overall the characters are pretty fleshed out and well done with their unique personalities. If you like adventure with casual slice of life and OP MC, this is a must read.

Now then to address the complainers:

  1. There are some complaining that there is lack of a plot, but that is not true. The plot is just nothing grand like going to kill the demon king or etc. It is pretty sad when we devolve to needing the plot spoon fed to us like a child. The plot of Death March is pretty simple, the MC ended up in a new world and goes to discover and learn about the world, how he got there while at same time enjoying himself. There are also plenty of sub-plots in each volume. There is also nothing wrong with the setting.
  2. The MC has plenty of reasons for not wanting to stand out. Initially his plan was since he doesn't know how this world works, it makes most sense not to stand out until he learns all the details. Which is the smart thing to do. As it goes on and MC gets better understanding of the world and his power, the MC decides to keep his strength hidden in order to protect the girls. While he is very powerful, he couldn't be everywhere at the same time and the girls could be used as hostages or etc against him. So he chose to let them gain strength and fame so that no one would think about messing with them. And since they think he is their weak point, all the plots would go against him instead of directly at them. After they become strong enough, he has no problem revealing that he is strong.
  3. Just because the MC reincarnated into a 15 year old does not mean he should act like one. There is nothing wrong with him acting like an adult. And by the way, if you didn't notice, the MC is into older women. It isn't even about morals but his preferences. And just because someone loves the MC does not mean he should automatically love them back. He also does go after someone romantically and seriously (100, 000 year old high elf). I will also remind you as far as brothel goes, there is a big difference between love and s*x. Or are you saying he should make out with the 14 year old even if he doesn't love them in that way?
  4. I am not a big fan of too much focus on cooking either, but its not too bad. And last I checked it is Fantasy, Action, Adventure AND Slice of Life. Not sure how some miss that genre and complain about it having Slice of Life.
  5. They don't particularly go too deeply into the system, but there is no indicator that it is bugged. Things have skill point values, and depending on the difficulty, things have different values. I will also remind that killing monsters is NOT the only way to level up, it is just the fastest way to level up. Arisa leveled up without killing a single monster simply through reading. I am sure there are other ways to level up as well.
  6. Being 250 levels above is not the be end all, skills and having combat experience are also a huge factor (which is explained later on if you bothered to read). To give and example with the demon, he had a Petrify ability. The MC was lucky he resisted due to higher level, but the possibility of him not resisting was not 0. To say he had no risk to himself is nonsense. Even people who played video games know there are skills that can cause instant death even if your char is higher level. When you don't know all the rules of the world and your life is at stake, of course you would be cautious. And him hesitating is perfectly normal, stop thinking novels and video games and think real life. If a giant demon who can wipe out an army appears in front of you, even if I tell you go in there it can't hurt you, you would still hesitate as hell while pissing in your pants.
  7. Every female does not exist to fall in love with the MC, and every male char does not exist to make the MC look cool. There are plenty of females who do not like or hate the MC. That said, the MC is very popular and for good reason. He is a popular noble akin to a war hero. And he is filthy rich. Every character has growth during this series, even side characters who have no importance in the future which most novels wouldn't even bother covering, the author still provides their growth and stories in the intermissions.
  8. The level he got was 310, not 3000 something. And how he killed them was explained, Meteor Strike as per developer notes was added as a 3 time use to wipe out the entire map, no questions asked. If the dragon god was sleeping, he would easily be wiped out due to the inherit ability of the spell. Not sure what you mean by 2 lolis and 1 normal girl and decided to raise them as pets, but if you mean the beastkin, they were slaves, so it takes time to adjust them to living more normally. Overall though he treated them like his children, not pets. But he does acknowledge their beastkin natures as well.
  9. It is sad when people read too many novels and lose their sense of realism. It is unrealistic for the MC to not save everyone just because he can? Really? So you are saying the MC should just turn into a robot and become a slave of justice doing nothing but saving everyone? He is a human being who wants creature comforts and enjoy life, and him not taking any risks is BS. In an unknown world, risks can appear from anywhere. He learned that the hard way when a dragon bit through all his defenses. He saves the people he can save, but at same time he still wants to maintain his own life. You can save a lot of lives in Africa by donating the majority of your salary and just living on the basics, it poses no risk to you and yet I don't see anyone doing that... why not? It is unrealistic that you choose not to save people when you easily can! Oh wait... please stop pretending with the BS of what is realistic and what isn't.
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MondoX rated it
April 27, 2016
Status: --
Not sure how this novel is rated high, the story is slowly paced. The worst part of the story is the hypocritical MC. One example is:
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After annihilating a bunch of enemies, he has a problem killing one demon because he is against using violence. Since he did not kill said demon, the demon ended killing several more magicians and soldiers. The MC was at over 300 while the demon was LV 60ish, and the knights and magicians under LV 30. The demon could not hurt the MC, and the MC was self-regenerating HP the whole time, yet he was afraid.

The MC is your typical Japanese beta OP character. <<less
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lonewolf92 rated it
June 22, 2016
Status: v14
I am baffled by this light novel. It is just so incredible, I am almost speechless about what to say. I mean I read SAO, and compared to this abominable piece of sh*t of a LN, SAO is a masterpiece.

This novel has the WORST game like system I have ever seen (read). They pretend to explain but give no real explanation. I get that this is a light novel, the premise isn't really about the world itself. The world is merely a gimmick to show how OP the MC... more>> is, its real premise is about a grown man grooming his own harem mainly composed of little girls. The most disgusting premise I have read so far.

I used to hate Kirito from SAO so much that I would feel disgusted to my core, but this guy, Satou, is so much worst than him that all my hatred for Kirito is gone. I mean before reading this LN, if Kirito was real person and I met him on the streets I would have thrown so many stones at the guy. But after reading about Satou in this LN, I am ready to name my future daughter or son kirito.

This MC, is a monster, like an amalgamation of a ton of characters, it doesn't feel real. He isn't your average bland self-insert MC, Satou is the most impossible to relate character I have ever read.

I could go on on how there is no plot, stupid (I mean one dimensional) characters, no tension, the MC being the biggest hypocrite in all the history of LN protagonist, but it wouldn't matter because it doesn't matter to the author, he simply does not care. All those things don't matter, this isn't a story, not really this is pure self-indulgence and fan service. Nothing, will never truly change in this LN, because growth would kill this fantasy like world created in this LN. This world is meant to be the perfect otaku paradise. Thus, any review is pointless, there really is no need to talk about it. This is an endurance test, to see how long one can take of this nonsense. I thought I was strong enough, strong enough to defend myself against the LVL of absurdity, but I can't. I found my limit up to volume 14, but I was already starting to lose my mind at volume 12.

I would give this 2/5, 1 point for being well written enough (maybe because of the translators), and another point for being such a parody of everything wrong with escapist LN. But since this piece of garbage took so much time of my life and pretty sure it killed a few of my brain cells, I would give it 0/5 but since that's unrealistic I have to settle for 1/5.

Yes, I am petty and d*ck. But, the real d*ck in this story is the author. That asshole created worst piece of crap that was ever written. I read Mein Kampf, and somehow I felt more disgusted by this abomination. <<less
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Sherrynity rated it
November 4, 2016
Status: v15c20
It makes me wonder how people even rate this novel 1/5; you simply don't get it.

With all of hot-blooded novels in my reading list, I need novels with relaxing story; novels with the purpose of simply being read and enjoyable, and not to be burdened with expectation of intricate plots, awesome character developments, etc.

And you can say this novel has done its job brilliantly. Almost no plot, only your relaxing slice of life stories (killing Demon Lords, destroying armies of aliens, wooing an Elven miko, etc).

Our God★Satou will show you... more>> the true path of life; what an overpowered transported-into-another-world MC should strive to do.
**fading-in epic revelation music playing in the background**


now that tl;dr rants has ended, I'll tell you some important points about this novel.

First, this story actually DOES HAVE plot; you simply don't notice it. The majority of side stories ARE IMPORTANT and RELATED to the main story; even a seemingly unimportant side story about a boy and girl playing around in the park is a spoiler if you notice it. The author is a b—tch, he tends to put important clues on side stories you will forgot in the future. Please be aware that Satou's followers are lurking on the comment section (Disqus chat), and they sometimes provide explanation or background story of the said chapter.

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Yoruno rated it
May 6, 2016
Status: --
Not fun at all. First, It's really quite irritating how the MC wants to stay "low-key" in fear that people might discover his "OP-ness" to the point that he let people die, even if he has the power to help just so no one would know the extent of his powers. Second, despite his powers and cheats he has a hard time dealing with a lvl 41 geezer despite him being lvl 310. *Sigh* I don't even know what happened next and I don't even care anymore I just dropped... more>> it. <<less
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Yukkuri Oniisan rated it
April 6, 2016
Status: --
If you want to read epic tale of saving the World and epic battle... This is not a novel for you.
If you want to read macho tale of men exchanging fist and punch with each other... This is not a novel for you.

Then what is this novel?
This novel only have basic plot: Satou going sightseeing with his entourage of (former) slaves and try local cuisine. If some demon lord appear along the way, then he will exterminate them to not disturbing his tour and guarantee safety of his... more>> entourage.
If you like light reading, no deep plot, funny character interaction, and Satou kicking ass to get a pickle for his cooking (and whale kaarage), then this is a novel for you.

Oh and also... Aze! <<less
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keklel rated it
July 24, 2016
Status: v5c1
Why is it so boring and flat? Most of the story is about shopping. Just the MC walking around with his harem and buying food and eating food. Surely there could be more interesting things than that but no! Forget about fighting the imminent demon lords or finding out just how many magics there are. MC just wants to go to brothels and f**k prostitutes and then go out shopping with his loli slave harem. What's wrong with this guy. So boring.

Characters are one dimensional, as I mentioned MC... more>> is defined by passivity and doing random things like wiping out an entire tribe of dragons for absolutely no reason other than "I think this is a dream so I'm going to use this skill for no reason even though if it wasn't a dream it would be genocide" and the girls are defined by wanting his d*ck. We don't know anything about the girls other than that they are members of his harem and want to fug.

All the details about the game are completely and utterly inconsequential. Tons and tons of text about how the game menu is arranged like folders when it's completely irrelevant. Similar details abound.

MC is OP. I can accept an OP MC except he doesn't actually use his powers to do anything interesting or useful. He just f**ks around. I can live with some slice of life here and there but this is just too boring. <<less
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donkidonki rated it
October 5, 2016
Status: v14
This is an amazing heart warming novel, it has a good plot, the story is mainly talk about the protagonist's journey but this world is full of concealment and mystery things which make a very interesting story. I like the protagonist, he is OP and also very smart especially in creating goods and magic using his previous life's knowledge.

And a lot people mention wrong information in their review. They who don't know anything to the world in this novel said that the character don't do anything or can't beat a... more>> low level enemy is all wrong, they thought this like some game where high level trample lower level. Level are not everything in this world. One example is Zen. Someone complain that satou can't even beat him then drop this novel. He is only lvl 41 but not a small fries. He has an unique skill immunity to all physical attack. At that time protagonist have only physical attack. Can you link this together. Not to mention that Zen have ability to against people with "absurd strength" via God. You know what it mean, people like satou! His unique skill is very special (the only skill so far divine sword can't cut after left owner's body). And some still mention him as small fries? That made me laugh.

The situation is even worse when satou fights the greater demon in the beginning of story. Someone said he do nothing even his level so high which is not true. This is his first battle. He doesn't own any skill and experience which cause him in trouble. Imagine like a bulky person with out knowing martial arts

About the side character, they are NOT filler. Their characteristics are very well developed. They are very cute with their act and thought. They made the story more warming and interesting. Love them! Later some interesting male character are added too, especially other reincarnated people.

About realistic, if you complain about the unrealistic of the system through something like wielding one weapon should like this and like that then I think you hard to find novel you can read in this side. Each novel has its own system, you get used to one system doesn't mean other are sh*t. If think clearly, even the existing of magic is absurd if you compared to real life. Alot other novel are one hundred time unrealistic compared to this if you think carefully, don't want to mention. And normal people in this world does acquire and upgrade their skill during training and practice. Even the protagonist need to meet certain requirements to acquire a skill, he just "learn" it super fast. <<less
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michbot99 rated it
October 10, 2016
Status: v15c10
re-Read it a lot of times when I'm bored or something. It's soft, easy pace adventure novel. And because the MC is sooo f**king OP it became a low tension story which is, for me a nice thing to read when I'm feeling down. I know the MC sometimes gets on your nerves because of hiding his abilities to the world. But Satou is just Satou, you can't do what you don't want to do. You can't go loud and save the world and every individual of suffering just because... more>> you have the power. Well, at the least he does the saving on arms reach. And regarding about the technicalities and stuff, I don't know, It's Another World after all, common sense doesn't work and im just going to take what the author is going to feed. And just because you read a much more good novel packed with savvy actions, buffed up personalities and glamour doesn't mean you can belittle this novel, it's just not your cup of tea.


But for me I read this novel for my one and only Pochi~, I read for Pochi, I live for Pochi and I'll die for Pochi.

Because Pochi is justice~!

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PhoenixVII rated it
August 18, 2016
Status: v13c38
I actually went into this novel liking it (not loving, but liking) but I eventually grew bored of it. Satou is just too boring of a character, there have been robot characters that I can relate with easier than this guy. For an OP guy (ridiculously OP, like Xianxia OP, he's somewhere between gods and demon lords) he does alot of complaining how he doesn't want to become a noble and doesn't want fame but he then lets the current of events carry him and/or be used by others over... more>> and over again. For example, when he finally becomes a Viscount, he complains how he never wanted this much status, but does he ever think of telling the king that he doesn't want to deal with this nonsense and go elsewhere? Nope. He just doesn't have a will of his own. The MC also expresses little in the way of emotions (kind of like Tatsuya from Mahouka except that this MC has no reason to be like that), has no ambitions other than marrying an elf princess, and is able to win over the most calculating and uncooperative nobles with the power of... his cooking. I know that the nobles in many LNs are idiots but this series just takes it to the next level.

There's also too much wish fulfillment in this series. As time passes he effortlessly expands his harem and while not all of them are bad characters, with there being over a dozen harem candidates most of them are poorly developed (IMO, harems larger than 5-6 women are doomed to have this problem... High School DxD with 8 women is the one exception that comes to mind, but a dozen? not if you care about well-developed characters), and it feels like they have nothing better to do than spend many volumes waiting for Satou to change his mind even though many of them are higher nobles and should have other suitors. And, as if the author can't help but spoon-feed everything to Satou

said elf princess will in a later volume tell Satou that he needs to make a harem before she can marry him since his awesome genes must be passed down in quantity and humans can't reproduce with elves.


The MC is an absolute passive beta who wants nothing, but the author wants to shower him with everything so he forces everything onto him from titles to harems with the most ridiculous of justifications. And if you ever want to feel any sense of urgency, even if it's only for 2 seconds, then you can bet it's not going to happen in this series. Whether it's monsters, bandits, women, or conniving nobles, nothing ever goes wrong when Satou is on the job. He doesn't even have any enemies in the kingdom! None! Satou combines the worst traits of the stereotypical Japanese salaryman and shounen hero with none, NONE of their good traits... and yet everything works out hunky-dory for him.

The good parts that got this series a 2 instead of a 1 is that underneath all the otaku fantasies lies a well-made world and some of the characters are decent when they're not fawning over Satou or having foodgasms. The current translator also does an exceptional job at translating which is a benefit that not every series out there getting translated has these days. <<less
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Mahiro9 rated it
October 10, 2016
Status: v16c17
A slice of life and comedy novel that does it job and does it extremely well. A perfect blend of light-heartedness, a bit of thrill, fluffiness and cutesies, and absurd commonsense-breaking events.

The jokes never get old. There are times that you just take some paragraphs or sentences in face value, until you realize what it means and end up with your face in your palm.

"I gaze at the fountain of blue light gushing out from a black disk." these words were thrown out casually, but then you realized he's in outerspace and watching a quasar.


The adventure is done well like a detailed RPG game where each country, cities, or any other places have its own uniqueness, story, and events. The mix of adventure and slice of life is done extremely well that it made the novel entertaining all throughout the hundreds of chapters.

The characters have their own uniqueness, although they follow some stereotype japanese tropes, at least it's mostly the good ones.

Some people might complain about the MC being too strong in later chapters, but please understand that it is a slice of life. But his strength is not without story and struggle, even when he became overpowered, the world-building and storytelling didn't suffer as far as a slice of life novel could go.

Overall it is a great light-hearted and relaxing novel to read. I recommend this to people who are tired of too much drama or unending cycle of senseless brutality from other fantasy novels and want to relax and have a good laugh.
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kfkeishin rated it
June 22, 2016
Status: v12
If I could put 0/5, I would gladly!

Overpowered MC, who is hypocrite, dumb, naive and boring as hell. How can a 29 years old "adult" can be like this, even as Japanese? Real life programmer, and always questioning about this or that? OMG, are you really in this branch of job for real? USE YOUR HEAD, author!

Translators save all this novel, and author is killing it.I first read the few manga chapters, and found this, I'm at volume 12 atm, and still reading, but I just want to spit and... more>> sh*t on both MC and author who created this garbage.

As a fellow adult, I'm ashamed of this MC, who trully isn't a programmer, neither a japanese, because he wouldn't be like this. I talked about this novel with a 27 years old japanese friend, and he told me he would "kill" if he were to be summoned to an other "cruel" world, like this one.

This novel is obvisouly a self fapping novel where you just skip everything but read the "moe" parts only.

Compared to harem-type / summon to an other world type oàf novel, Afureta is wayyyyy better. (Afureta 4/5, and this garbage, 0/5)

I'll still continue to read, but just to "know" what happens, even if this gives me headaches <<less
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Ziru Asteri
Ziru Asteri rated it
April 20, 2016
Status: --
It’s... so... floofy... !

Easygoing MC careful about who knows his strengths that sightsees around the world. Also, lots of cooking. Did I mention it’s floofy? Barf them rainbows!
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poporia rated it
May 5, 2016
Status: --
If you’re into slice of life and easy going novels this is the novel for you, the MC is overpowered from chapter 1 and could not care less about stupid struggles for power and some other lame things, he just goes around the world traveling and eating, it apparently has a deeper plot, we are given some clues that lead to that through the story, if you have some free time you should read it.
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jaq921 rated it
June 1, 2016
Status: v7
Read 7 volumes, so far... its bland.

MC is generic.
MC is a half-ass cheat user.
MC, despite being an adult, behaves like a little sh*t from elementary school.
No farm/store/city/empire building.

The plot is messy.

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Plot A:
Buy stuff from town-A then go dungeon-town-B to train and levelup.
[Me]: I like it, simple and direct. +1

Plot A-a:
Have a princess rescue mission, while introducing villain/victim X. and add more women.
[Me]: ahhh... forcing the story to a harem.. ok that's acceptable. +0

Plot A-b:
Have a save-the-city event on city-c using 10% of MC abilities, so he can let people pointlessly die.
[Me]: half-ass. -1

Plot A-c:
Give MC honorary court title as plot armor. and add more women.
[Me]:ahh.. a prelude to politics and intrigue, possibly to building an empire. +3

Plot A-c-a
Make MC not care or use his honorary title.
[Me]: Why did he even accepted it? He could have just run away if he didnt want the title.. ahh wait.. right... moe/boobs and all that sh*t. -5

Plot A-d
Proceed to dwaven kingdom-D and make swords, buy scrolls, books. Lets not buy commodities for wholesale.
[Me]:what the happened to original plan Plot-A? -10

Plot A-e
Lets throw some more women, moe, loli, boobs, ass, vagina to the mix.
[Me]: shame, shame, shame.


7 volumes and he still has not done anything that portrays a merchant.
Alice/Arisu/Arisa is the only notable character due to her actually knowing her sh*t.

+1 though, for this is the only web/light novel I've read where generic shounen-demographic MC actually went to a brothel and f*cked a woman. <<less
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elhessan rated it
May 9, 2016
Status: --
Daily life of an OP MC and his harem. So far I find the story interesting. Although most of the time it is about MC's daily life and the food he enjoys along with his friends/harem, but there is a potential plot inside ... more>>

a fight against demon lords who want to revive their king and also a potential conflict with God (s) who summoned him

The MC is an easygoing person. Different from most of the typical dense Japanese male lead, he knows his companions feelings but somewhat ignore them. The reason is because he thinks that they're too young for him. But he isn't a straightforward person too. In fact, he is in love with one person, but instead of making a confession, he chooses to play with wenches. And this, I think is his most fatal flaw.

Update and

: he confessed to his love and he is on his way to become divine which was a quest in order to be with Aze-sama

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Parth37955 rated it
April 6, 2016
Status: --
Death March is like the ultimate "slice of life" meets "action" and "adventure". There are game mechanics involved, slaves (don't worry MC does not lust for them, he just took them in cause he's nice), and food, tons of food. There are underlying plots and conspiracies but that's not really the main purpose of the story. This is more like the MC decided to take a leisurely tour of another world and occasionally has to save it. Oh and MC is so OP, it's ridiculous. He's too busy enjoying his... more>> tour and likes his freedom too much to show off too much, though. <<less
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