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, at 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
Desumachi
デスマーチからはじまる異世界狂想曲
从死亡之旅开始的异世界狂想曲
爆肝工程師的異世界狂想曲
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Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyusoukyoku (LN) (Light Novel)
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TheNewGuy
TheNewGuy rated it
October 22, 2017
Status: v1c1
Death march is a slow paced, light, and your usual transmigrated to another world troupe. The MC is, contrary to what some people write in their review, isn't a beta MC. He's your day to day businessman, who all smile but he might make you bankrupt. He have a ball to wreck his enemy but not flaunting it in a public like a a shameless person, not a dense typical stereotype as he have a certain girl as a goal and said it to her although the process is too... more>> long for those who expecting all japanese novel to be a hentai, he did go to the prostitute some time. He's a overprotective parent to his follower or girl, but halfway he let the girls fight without him creeping in the shadow.

He is a moral character albeit his hipocrisy sometime. And the character around him has their own moral bar.

The side character is a interesting bunch with their own background story and personality, although it's not always directly witten that way.

The world have its unique leveling system where you might questioning author about his/her understanding about gaming knowledge. The politic shown in the story is too perfect sometime and MC usually end a political or other stuff on a whim or without his knowledge where the author can put a little bit more writing into it to make it interesting but no, he/she usually only put a sidestory to the some interesting stuff and usually just leave it to the reader to speculate and questioning their analysis ability.

Althou he's overpowered, he rarely get into fight as his follower fifht is more interesting as the MC fight usually is like a gif which it end in a few second, interesting fight do happened to the MC, althou it's so rare and in a light story mode.

If you into a light story where nothing get too overly complicated if you don't really interested in analysis or political stuff, and an overpowered MC that don't waving his pen-s in public shamelessly, this is for you. <<less
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Darkzeta
Darkzeta rated it
June 30, 2017
Status: v15 intermission 10
Excellent story so far.

I agree with the prior reviews that new readers should be aware of these points first if they want to dig in.

  1. It's slice of life first, cuz it all revolves around cooking and eating. Kind of like Toriko, I think. Never read it, but I get that vibe.
  2. Harem (under 17. so no obvious sex-u)
  3. Summoned Hero, who really just wants to go around enjoying his time and NOT really wanting to save the world... but he does when it crosses his path. So don't cross his path if you're gonna ruin his cooking and hanging out. Cuz he will REK you.
  4. OP MC. as usual
  5. Funny and neat supporting characters and fun too.
  6. Deliciousness is justice!! nodesu, Poch is best!
Overall if you are looking for a light read and NOT... more>> too heavy or dark or depressing, this story will brighten your day. And improve your appreciation of food. (NOTE: do NOT read this story on an empty stomach! I warn you...)

bon appetit! <<less
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norach212
norach212 rated it
December 16, 2016
Status: v14c32
If you are looking for refreshing to read and funny novel, then this one is certainly for you. Slow paced daily life story with fluffy character, the MC is super OP so you don't have to worry about repetitive "miraculously survived" plot armor, he doesn't need any miracle since there is nothing can harm him.

This is not typically serious action novel where the MC keeps fighting a strong opponent and experiencing near-death situation and then survived due to his sudden fantastic power-up... no! This is a story about MC... more>> who leisurely visiting various place to find some delicious meat and vegetables, playing with sand and stone, then accidentally kill a demon lord because he is throwing stone to hard. I really enjoyed this series because the author seems just to make random event with bunch of side story, but actually in the same time he puts some hints which will know the meaning in the future plot.

The only problem about this novel is there are so many character on the story. even the side character who I had already forgot will eventually re appear on the story. sometimes I read the comment section hoping there are people who discussed something I forgot. lol

Overall, I really recommended this novel for everyone except people who dislike slow paced storyline <<less
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karu
karu rated it
October 20, 2016
Status: v13c1
This WN started as one of my most favorite WN of all time. At least in the beginning. The story was a little slow pace. It seems to follow a pattern of

First: Do something fun socially (play with kids, cook, loli jokes)
Second: Learn something new (crafting, magic, level ups)
Third: Major event (demon lords, rebellion, promotion)

For every volume. For now, that formula would work for the first (and I'm pushing it here) 10 volumes. But even a little before that, the story goes bland and... more>> in a way too complicated. The MC keeps getting more and more side characters added to his group that now its hard to focus on the side characters we love in the beginning. They are slowly disappearing as just random 3--4 lines or something to fill in the side stories in. I get where the author is going, but it is going out of control and doing the same formula without anything world turning events in terms of character growth or story progression is not helping. Some good and bad points in the spoiler, note I'm no reviewer so its not organized like the pros and doesn't cover everything.

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Main Character: [Good] In the beginning, I understand his need to hide his OPness to everyone. I get it. He doesn't want to stick out and get things pushed to him just because he has the power to. A very smart and nice man. I like him (at least in the beginning). Now he's getting on my nerves.

[Bad] Oh man, where do I begin, as you continue on to the story he creates alter egos so he can do stuff like "save the country" which was simple at first. Now he has like I have no idea how many secret identities for each category of his needs (one to be an OP warrior/crafter that owns a company, another that is a kingdom's hero, another name for when he sells his crafted jewelry, another for when he engineers some new magic or something, the list can keep going). It gets really bad to keep track at this point it is so confusing. How he refuses every offers from nobles and kingdoms are starting to get on my nerves. I mean even the other characters are so annoyed they force him anyways to join the ranks. He's a straight up liar! (Spoiler within a spoiler), many people have told him and hinted how the world works, so the girl he loves told him "do your duty as a human and make babies" (I know not ideal in ours, but I get it in this world's culture). He says "Sure" and in his mind he like "F that shit, I won't sleep with girls who love me and make babies, i'll just pay for s*x when I get horny but not make babies" Now he really doesn't say the s*x service part but he has took part in it in the past.

Side Characters: LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM. Someone mentioned it before but yes, Pochi is life and is the only reason I'm still reading this.

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ieh
ieh rated it
November 28, 2017
Status: --
Yet another stereotypical Japanese protagonist who is incredibly overpowered but wants to avoid any and all recognization. The only reason to read this is to see what kind of food the Main Character chooses to make on this slice of life web novel.

The main problem with this story is that nothing ever really happens. Problems are solved as effortlessly and easily as they suddenly appear. There are no interesting fight scenes, or satisfying character growth, or interesting gotcha moments. It's just MC goes to a new city, things happen in... more>> the new city, MC leaves for another city, repeat forever. The MC is also a 29 year old computer programmer that accidentally genocides the entire valley of elder dragons right after he goes to the fantasy world making him Lv. 300+. He is almost 5 times the level of even the strongest previous legendary Heroes.

You'd think oh levels then he'll have interesting abilities! Nope, in this story, you get 10 points per level up (Only for the MC, other people get less) and every skill is on a 0 to 10 rating, where 10 is extreme mythic level. Not to even mention how boring every skill is, from close listening, bargaining, to spear, sword, cooking, just really boring mundane abilities that the author doesn't even bother keeping track of and there are a ton of them. This web novel gets a 10/10 in being as boring as watching paint dry. The MC pretty much maxes everything he can. I don't even know how many points he has remaining because the story doesn't even care about its world's rules or limits. Why would I as a reader care more about the story than the author? Why would I continue reading a story that goes nowhere, with no real tension or threats at all? Even demons who can wipe out entire kingdoms are maybe level 40~60 to give you an idea of how powerful and effortlessly the MC will defeat all his enemies. The worst part is the constant parade of women (most of them either physically or mentally underage 11-14) throwing themselves sexually at the MC because he had the bravery to treat s*aves like a human being. It pretty much happens every single chapter after the initial story arc, so unless you enjoy reading about multiple 11 to 14 year olds trying to have s*x with a 29 year old man every chapter for hundreds of chapters I'd avoid reading this.

For a fake merchant who just wants to travel the world living a laid back life, I was expecting more... merchant skills, nonphysical difficulties/challenges, or character development. I would've loved it if they made it all about cooking, that also works. This story has none of that, he's pretty much King Midas everything he touches becomes gold and goes his way almost instantly and effortlessly. In fact, most of the time, the only obstacle to getting something done is because the MC just doesn't want to do it because he finds it to be too troublesome. Oh, his only flaw is being unable to use normal magic but he can make scrolls that are just as good, usable by anyone, and worth an insane amount of money. Also from him killing that valley of dragons he has a ton of legendary weapons, more money than most kingdoms, magic laser guns (Yes I'm serious), he can even run faster and longer than a galloping horse, he's pretty much the most powerful and rich person/nation the world has ever seen.

I don't understand how anyone can defend this MC, he is so devoid of any character, passion, drive, or desires. He even treats saving people like its a huge burden. What the hell else is he going to do? Hell, he doesn't even bother to put in the effort to set his large underage s*ave harem free even after talking about how he abhors s*avery. There is no plot, the story goes nowhere, he's afraid of people knowing his true strength so prepare for a bunch of hamfisted attempts of pretending to be a normal weak merchant. Of course, every woman falls in love with the MC after a short chat and every other characters' only role in the story is to lavish the MC with compliments. The MC is a self insert Gary Sue and I wish I could fall asleep under my desk and never wake up or if some comets could hit me so I can finally forget all about this poorly written story. <<less
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Oukis Lips
Oukis Lips rated it
May 29, 2017
Status: v12
This series is enjoyable, not great, but enjoyable enough--that is, if you can read past the first volume, which is complete nonsense.

But, putting aside the first volume which is way too rushed and incoherent, there are 3 major problems with this series:

  1. The MC, even though he's literally the most powerful person on the planet, he still has that Beta-Jap personality; I don't want to stand out too much. As a result, his s*aves who he personally trained take credit for all his greatness (through the MC's own design), while the rest of the world just considers him a frivolous s*ave owner who mooches off of his s*aves accomplishments. Moreover, the MC's sense of morality is lacking in logic. The MC is in the body of a 15-year-old, and he's followed by a s*ave girl who's 14 years old and is absolutely in love with the MC (for good reason), but he says: No, I'll at least wait until she turns 18, it's immoral to have a relationship with her at this age, but then in the same chapter he'll go visiting brothels like it's no big deal. Somehow that's how his sense of morality works, to forsake an innocent girl who loves him and has nobody else in the world to rely on for the sake of a prostitute. ugh
  2. The cooking, so annoying. The author describes, in excruciating detail, every single damn meal the guy eats. The story is supposed to be a Fantasy Action/Adventure but there's more information about the food than about the actual plot. Somehow it's like I'm reading Shokugeki no Soma.
  3. The skill system is bugged. Some things like Magic and Magic Resistance I can understand, but somehow you can't become proficient at everyday things like cooking, arithmetic, or even talking to people, unless you allocate skill points to it? And you can't obtain skill points unless you beat monsters and level up? How did society function in this world before the MC came along, I wonder?
The Pros:

Tami and Pochi are cute af... That's about it. I'll give it one star for that, and another just because I particularly enjoy Isekai novels.
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findwrite
findwrite rated it
January 24, 2017
Status: v15c41
This is one of my favorite novels among the numerous stories listed on this website. The lead characters are memorable, and most are likable. It's hard to read novel after novel of arrogant or gritty protagonists in xianhuan that trudge through days of slaughter and brutality, so for me, this is a great break from those. If you're coming in hoping it to be full of action or plot, this is not for you. This novel does have an interesting story, and there is some action here or there, but... more>> most of the novel is just peace and happiness. Expect slice of life and cute things.

(Note: If you start the novel and enjoy it, be sure to read the intermission chapters and short stories at the end of volumes [the first few volumes don't have intermission chapters]. Some of them contain information key to the plot.) <<less
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Okoron
Okoron rated it
September 11, 2016
Status: v14 intermission 3
It's sad to see people take this so seriously. Even worse, those same people will give stuff like [A Step Into the Past] and [Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou] a good rating and review because of the "realistic characters."

This is not meant to be taken seriously at ALL, it's a light-hearted easy to read novel. With a shallow plot meant to be viewed as a slice of life. The OP characters are nothing more than a plot device the author created to get rid of any uneasy and dark drama.... more>> Because without it, this world would be horribly dark. The s*aves, especially the women and demi-human s*aves are used to satisfy nobles lust and greed, that is all.

But since Satou is so OP that doesn't matter at all, if he wanted he could essentially rule the world, only the gods have enough strength to challenge him. So where is the drama? There is none! That's the whole point. If you can accept that, you'll love this novel, if not, go read a dark fantasy that has unnecessary amounts of r*pe and NTR.

As for the women throwing themselves at Satou, I find it funny and cute, because most are little loli's, so his harem is basically him being the parent/big brother.

And no he isn't a dense whiny MC if you're looking for one you won't find it here. That point alone makes this a great Japanese novel. <<less
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aldrinkhan
aldrinkhan rated it
May 17, 2016
Status: v13c32
This is slice of life in a magic world novel rather than a action adventure one. Everything about this novel makes me want more. I usually hate loli chars but this novel makes me give exceptions multiple times. MC is not s*upid, naive, warmonger. Just cool.

If Ii have one complain, it is that there are too many names to remember.
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dqviin
dqviin rated it
December 30, 2018
Status: v16c80
I don't know why people criticized way too much about the novel that is not interesting for them. For me, this novel has a good plot and the author has developed every characters very well, even with side characters. I enjoy reading both WN and LN of the series and following the adventure of the MC. If you don't like it from the beginning, just get out and read your favorite novel. Don't push yourself up to 7 or 8 volumes and get disappointment.
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Promethean
Promethean rated it
November 28, 2018
Status: v10
Probably one of the first most popular and bland Isekai's.

If you like reading every cliche, every generic isekai, every one dimensional isekai character, ever, this is your thing. I don't know if its the first, but it is almost the worst.

Reasons:

    1. No plot. No, plot is not necessary. I agree with that. But thats only when the characters are interesting. They are not. It's boring has hell. There's no real conflict or drama, character's don't really develop, change or grow. Its even worse than Saturday morning cartoons with no plot or story.
    1. Boring Characters. The MC is as boring as it gets. I'm guessing like with most Isekais of this genre, the author modeled them after the fat otaku neet, wet dream story-type character. You know, where the MC... more>> is a fat otaku neet. Turns badass. Gets a harem. R*pes everyone. Well, the only good part is that up to the part I read, there was no r*pe.
    1. World is pretty bland and boring. Its a generic fantasy world. If you've read others, you've read this one.
    1. Writing - The writing style is okay. Just okay. Its not good, just average for its type
Well, that's pretty much makes up the bulk of how to rate a story. This series is just soooo boring. I didn't think I would find a series I hated more than Mushouku, but then I found Arifureta. And then I didn't think I would find a story more boring than Arifureta, until I found this (but then I found something even worse, the one where the adventure turned into a slime and every chapter had a "goblin r*pe joke", like it was it's thing)

Japan never ceases to amaze me with terrible stories, and how popular their terrible stories get, and how unpopular that actually good and well written stories become.

I expect this from chinese webnovels (its to be expected in an industry where 9/10 of all the novels are carbon copies of each other), but I kinda expect better from Japan. <<less
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Tanhalevi
Tanhalevi rated it
July 10, 2017
Status: v16c1
My favourite Novel ever.

I actually started reading Web Novels thanks to Death March and even after 16 volumes it continues to give me that fuzzy, warm feeling.

Its secondary characters are mostly well written and the intermissions and side stories make most of them tridimensional, the main cast evolves and grows without, however, losing itself; and Satou.

Satou is the Miracle Chef, Tourist as a main job and Demon Lord Slayer as a part timer. He loves cooking, but the Author manages to not making the chapters heavy with it, often relegating... more>> the full time cooking to the intermissions.

I could probably write for an hour about what I like, but then I'd probably spend the next 3 deleting and re-writing it because I'd feel it's not enough well written, so I'll keep it short.

A fantasy slice of life with an op MC, with fuzzy warm feelings, with some of the typical tropes of the Isekai genre, bur in a well written way.

I love it. <<less
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Liu
Liu rated it
June 5, 2017
Status: v7c17
Generic, bland, Lolita army forming merchant who had potential at the beginning but just lack any cohesive direction in plot, with overly rushed arc and half-assed settings. It just became too repetitive to continue reading.
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ButMomIForgot
ButMomIForgot
May 14, 2017
Status: v2c1
Not really sure why this novel is rated so high. Many people complain about how rough the system is, and while I agree completely, this isn't my main reason for disliking this novel. The problem lies, primarily, with the MC. This utterly overpowered MC is completely useless. I stopped reading directly after the fight with the demon because the MC somehow struggled to fight something he 250 levels above. Not to mention the fact the he struggled to even convince himself to fight, even though it presented no danger whatsoever... more>> to himself. This novel appears to be one riddled with frustration due to the sheer incompetence of the MC and the author's failure to correctly use the system of his own creation. <<less
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Vince Rapog
Vince Rapog rated it
April 29, 2017
Status: v15 intermission 6
Best slice of life novel, adventure isekai I've ever read. I pity the people who drop this series. Please read until Volume 7 before you review/judge. The story will got interesting after volume 5. I got bored at first too because the story is slow (Because vol 1-5 is like the introduction of the story and the characters) But keep reading it. The hype starts at vol 7, after that I promise you wouldn't drop this series. Dropping it because you read the first 6 volumes and you find it... more>> uninteresting is s*upid. It's more s*upid to drop this series when you got at the end of vol 7 or more. This story is long, so keep your time reading it.

If you find it boring, just keep reading I promise it will be fine in the end. This is a 15 volume novel at the present. And the translation is just one day late from the raw. The raw release every sunday (except when the time the author is really busy and we have to wait for two weeks) Patience in reading is the key in finding the greatness of this novel. <<less
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Vanedrick
Vanedrick rated it
March 26, 2017
Status: v15 intermission 3
Not for readers that seek Dark Fantasy or the Realistic Nitty Gritty edgy teenagers.

Light main story that gives you a fluffy feeling. Great time wasters. Typical OP character however with an adult mindset. Morally Lawful Neutral. However this does not mean that there is zero darker colors for the world building. Highly recommending reading the intermission to see the contrast and the realer point of view of the world. And the plot thickens slowly in short bursts after long intervals making the conflicts the side quests in the main quest that is
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FOOD

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Great writing. Linear albeit shallow character development. Great light snack in the food that is called literature.
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DeathStroke96
DeathStroke96 rated it
January 16, 2017
Status: v2c9
I understand that I did not read much to get a better view of the story but I just couldnt take it anymore of forcing myself to continue. Like I understand that people will probably assume that I read a bit and started spouting bullsh*t about the story... but you have to understand the first chapter of this novel was the biggest bullsh*t you will ever read... and let me explain what happened... the MC arrived in a new world and somehow created a meteor strike (out of fuc*ing nowhere)... more>> killed sh*tloads of different creatures including a god and instantly levelled up to lv.3000 something... I would not care about it if it was explained within the entire 1st volume about how he managed that bs... but nope it is not it just happened and we are meant to understand that as logic, then he walks about gets millions of different skills just by doing simple things... like although it may be seen as being on easy difficulty and I wouldnt complain about those simple skills that he acquired by doing simple things, but how the f*ck do you explain a meteor strike as an easy skill to grasp? and then it went on and on until
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he got himself two lolis and a normal looking girl just because... and he decided to raise them like pets...

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I mean if it just had a bit of sense, like people bash xianxia because of s*upid reasons like filler, harem or something else but IMO this is the biggest bullsh*t I have ever encountered from the beginning of reading light novels... <<less
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itssumitrai
itssumitrai rated it
September 2, 2016
Status: v14c42
First of all, Do Not read this Novel if you are looking for some action, battles or some sort of epic story.

This is meant to be a very light hearted tale of an over powered Main Character. Give it a try read 3 - 4 chapters and decide if it's for you or not. Don't just tr*sh on the novel if it doesn't cater to your needs, it appeals to me and I am completely addicted to it. This is a piece of gem, I have read many light novels... more>> and it's pretty damn good in what its trying for, meaning light hearted entertainment.

So guys just give it a try for a few chapters and decide for yourself. <<less
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DeEmerald
DeEmerald rated it
May 15, 2016
Status: v13c31
For starters, this novel is a bliss. Laid back MC, traveling the world in search of sights. Sounds generic, I know. However, it starts way more epic than other summoned/reincarnated stories.
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Meteor shower OP

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Trust me, this one will have you restlessly clicking that F5 button when you see the progress meter going up on Sousetsuka. I'm already hopelessly addicted, with no chance of rescue, so see for yourself if you can live the terror that is Satou.
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Harlam
Harlam rated it
September 13, 2020
Status: v18c13
So much early promise... but it was disappointment, wrapped in a popular genre.

The beta boy MC is not "rare" by any means (WTF is wrong with japans writers? Are they seriously see their own young one like that? It bloody every where...)... Why would you drop your MC in RPG style world and give him godly powers and actively try and avoid to use it? Why gave him in the first place? It turned me off.... Im not gonna go on plenty been said by those before me.... I... more>> guess you can find some joy in it, if you look really hard... but there are plenty better one out there where the story have some spice in it. The best words I can use to describe it are blend and underwhelming. <<less
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