Dragon Life

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I used to be a human girl, I can’t recall my name nor how I looked. All because I’ve turned into a dragon. What’s more, in a certain kingdom I am considered a sacred dragon. My diet consists of humans. It seems that after eating a human, that human’s magical power is what sustains me.

I’m a type of dragon called an “Earth Dragon”, which for generations have formed contracts with humans in a certain kingdom, leading that kingdom to victory in wars against other kingdoms. I don’t care about that any of that. I just want to live in peace. However before long my human eating escapades branded me as a “man-eating dragon”.

Growing tired killing those sent to vanquish me, I decided to entered human society, I ending up serving in the castle, where tasty looking humans abounded.

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Doragon raifu
ドラゴン・ライフ
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05/02/19 Asian Hobbyist c65
05/02/19 Asian Hobbyist c64
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08/29/18 Dragon MT c62 part2
05/18/18 Dragon MT c62 part1
04/25/18 Dragon MT c60-61
03/19/18 Dragon MT c58-59
02/10/18 Dragon MT c57
01/15/18 Dragon MT c56
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11/15/17 Dragon MT c54
10/17/17 Dragon MT c53
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Tyizor
New Tyizor rated it
May 31, 2019
Status: c64
The beginning starts off fairly interesting: man-eating dragon starts picking up fragmented memories of a past-life as a naive 16 year old girl. The dynamic between being a lovable unrepentant cannibal and suddenly having a human's moral consciousness if quite enjoyable, and it's definitely not something you see often. Unfortunately, the author starts moving the story in a direction that's very much expected (since he lays the groundwork for romance, moral dilemmas, and the question of freedom vs responsibility very early on) but I'd say that other readers and I... more>> were pretty disappointed by it. I'm not saying it's necessarily a bad direction to take it, but it's... less interesting. All these themes are pretty common in other stories and the reason Dragon Life had its own charm in the first place was because it set itself apart from the others. The author has decent writing and a hefty amount of innuendos mixed it (which can be a lot of fun to read), but unfortunately that doesn't shine through as much with recent developments. I would recommend this, but I can't help but say I'm a little disappointed. <<less
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Hamsta
Hamsta rated it
October 13, 2016
Status: c30
2/5 (Gave it an extra point for the fluffy.)

It's a neat premise but the inconsistencies and extremely cliche love story ruined it for me.

Basically a moron gets reincarnated as a dragon. Biggest annoyance is that the author can't pin down how much common sense/memory the dragon has in various situations. One moment she's decently competent, the next she derps out completely.

1) She has plenty of past life memories, to the point where she can work out that eating humans --> subjugation party --> knights. And even work out a... more>> plan of action.

But the next moment she derps out completely and fumbles her secrets away left and right to everybody. (cleric, witch, probably even the captain).

2) She has no guilt eating humans wholesale & even burning them to a crisp. The next moment she has guilt about not entering a slave contract to save a country she isn't even a part of. Wut?

3) She basically learns she can use magic (shapeshifting, regeneration) even making a grand connection between her food source and her shapeshifting.... then does absolutely nothing to figure out more about her powers. Derp. Failure on numerous levels. (She should've at least had some memories that dragons are hunted/killed.... in fact people tell her straight up that some of the past earth dragons were KILLED. In fact she even gets blindsided several times in the story. Derp.)

Inevitably coming to bite her in the rear around 20 chapters in... and of course she completely forget about her shapeshifting powers. Derp. <<less
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dysry
dysry rated it
March 30, 2016
Status: --
Reviewed at ch25:
A girl from modern Japan wakes in the body of a man-eating dragon in some medieval alternate reality. Disguising herself as a human girl, she interacts with the local populace where she makes friends and a potential love interest, while trying to avoid the glory and duty of becoming assisting the country in its war as a legendary dragon.

The female lead is a dragon with a human conscience who adapts remarkably well to her new circumstances, although she occasionally struggles between identifying humans as friends or... more>> food (until she gets hungry). While the male lead is an airhead knight with a love for dragons and would willingly present himself on a silver platter for the MC to eat if she asked (he kind of does, only he didn’t have time to prepare the platter). His hair is kinda weird though.

The story is quite creative and very cute, with a sensible MC who sometimes loses to her dragon instincts, especially around dinner time. The humour is very well done, while the female lead is very believable and somewhat relatable. The ditsy male lead and the romance are still in its beginning stages, and hopefully as they interact more, his character and their relationship will be give more depth.

Overall it’s very enjoyable, very funny and has the potential to develop into something epic (if they go into battle... which they will since he'll honey trap her into it) although it’s still good if it follows its current tone. <<less
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Glue
Glue rated it
July 21, 2017
Status: c26
Dragon Life follows its genre tags fairly close: Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo.

Take what I say with a grain of salt, because I stopped after chapter 26. The initial concept was interesting, and the dialogue was at its best in the beginning. It swiftly takes all the benefits of a high-fantasy setting and throws them out the window for a slice-of-life, medieval shoujo. Honestly, I can work with this.. But the writing just is not there.

A lot of the interaction lack basic reasoning (mild spoilers). A raven back talking a dragon it... more>> just met, even though it warned its companion about the ferocity of dragons. A low class maid with a stomach ache being escorted by the prince to a legendary cleric for healing. Woman roars like a dragon at a soldier *five seconds later* soldier attacks woman for ignoring him. Carrying an injure animal, immediately spots a cabin in the woods, happens to have a legendary healer. We have a meeting in the woods with a country well known for backhanded dealing and general trickery. We will only bring our key military figures and the crown prince; it's probably a trap, but we don't feel like doing anything about it.

Either this author is going to pull something brilliant out, or he is simply bad

Frankly, the romance progression is terrible. It goes from 10 to 100% instantly, and romantic interest is also just creepy. I have nothing else to say on that. He is creepy.

The character is essential a Mary Sue with an identity crisis. The author can not make a character with common sense and reasoning as of chapter 26. <<less
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CandleLight
CandleLight rated it
May 14, 2016
Status: --
Ehm... my first review. As of chapter 28, I believe that this novel caught me with hook, line, and sinker (did I say that right?) I've always loved dragons for one, the main reason why I even picked up this novel. But...

Oh la la~

The romance caught me off guard. You see, of the many things I've read, the most I do is smirk or smile or cringe or no reaction at all from anything tagged romance, but this one is one of the few that made me squeel with... more>> delight (thank god I was alone at home in 'that' chapter).

Still, the translated part is too few so who knows if it will keep up to my expectations. Just that, I really-really-really recommend this one to anyone wanting a real dose of sugar in their boring life.

Author-sama and Translator/s-sama, thank you for making this story available to me! <<less
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Prochy
Prochy rated it
October 27, 2016
Status: c26
Starts nice, has a great premise and first 15 or so chapters were pretty fun, but after that started going down and now around chapter 25 it is just generic shoujo romance.
I'll probably check it again in future to see how it goes thanks to the premise, but right now there is nothing to keep me reading.
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Ruubix
Ruubix rated it
May 29, 2016
Status: c29
This novel is everything I like in a novel
-Fluffy animals
-talking fluffy animals
-Dragons
-Dragons nomming and fighting things with flames
-Shapeshifting
-Fluff
-everyday life
-Romance
-No mercy to the enemy so noms
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Alexus
Alexus rated it
December 3, 2018
Status: c50
TLDR; Beginning is great, then gets average, finally becomes badly-written cliche trash.

SPOILERS!!!

The start of this was fun to read, I mean a Dragon who actually acts like one is always a plus in my books. The switch into more heavy Shoujo tropes with the castle arc was good as well as I'm a big fan of romance and the light mystery elements were fun. The hallucination BS was painful though and the MC occasionally acting like a ditz for no reason where she acted intlligently to begin with was similarly... more>> hard to read. What killed it for me was the contract and demon reveal part. Any good will this story built up in its first part was wasted when the MC just randomly compromises all her ideals for the sake of plot and bad writing. Also Demons as the big bad after the emperor. The writing gets noticeably worse with characters falling into the 'LOL I have no interest in anything but helping the MC or being excessively evil but also retarded', it got too painful to read at the 50 chapters mark. Save yourself the disappointment and don't touch this. <<less
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thorlong
thorlong rated it
July 12, 2016
Status: c32
Great story, it's plot is the developing type which means the author took time to preplan the story arcs. It has good living characters that express their unreasonable emotions. This is a tasty story and I recommend it.
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Lynkz
Lynkz rated it
November 13, 2018
Status: c38
If you enjoy watching from the sidelines as a small child is led to a van by a middle aged man, then driven away only to receive videos in the mail of that child being mentally abused over and over again... then this novel is for you. oh, this was all metaphorical. I KNOW the character is a dragon, but with that level of common sense I wonder sometimes. Most of the time she is OBVIOUSLY being manipulated yet instead of resist or deny she allows herself to fall further... more>> and further from her own will. It's honestly like an intervention, but one held by a mysterious entity (yes I know what it is, but that would be a spoiler) instead of family and friends. I don't care if at the end of the novel the dragon/person/whatever ends up "happy"... The bad ends of netorare depict the victim as eventually being "happy" as well, but that person is a best a mere shadow of their initial selves... much like our dragon heroine by chapter 38. Which is incidentally the chapter where my patience ran out and I dropped this series. <<less
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korneliswicaksono
korneliswicaksono rated it
July 18, 2018
Status: c31 part1
1/10, cliche love stories, bad writing midways.

The story at first was unique, but from ch 20 onwards it become a cliche love story where an indecisive girl fall in love with a dragon knight.

Moreover the writing style is bad as the author tend to put as many sentences as possible without actual story progression. Theres no way someone could think a 2 pages thought in 5 seconds only.
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Framee
Framee rated it
July 10, 2016
Status: c32
Its tripping. I though it was just girl reincarnated as dragon. The story revolved around the girl which conflicted with herself as a former human she can't eat another human, but as a dragon she need a magical power of human to survive. The romance is fuwa-fuwa and mofu-mofu, if you say otherwise i'll shank you.

in 32 Zhuangzi dream thingy hit me.
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admira
admira
March 3, 2016
Status: --
A very amusing story; whenever her more dragon-like traits come out in the narration, it always makes me laugh. The emotional developments are gradual, but have impact in the long run.
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SilverMist
SilverMist
December 17, 2015
Status: --
Very funny. Very interesting. I love how the MC is not the usual where justice is everything and whatnot. If she's hungry, she'll eat. Who cares. Well, she has conscience but she can't help it which is very cute. She's also not the type of fragile-girly-oh-no-help-me person. The male lead is also extremely adorable thing!! I repeat, adorable! I ship them~ I hope to read more of this kind of story! Awesomeness.
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Wyntile
Wyntile rated it
November 26, 2017
Status: c52
I was really tempted to give it a 2 out of 5, due to that one moment in this novel where the author suddenly decided to screw everything up (If you know what I mean, it's the "war" arc) - but considering the overall progression of the story to where I currently am at now, I decided to give it an average at best.

Dragon Life follows the usual style of isekai novels, but as the synopsis says, the heroine is a dragon instead of a human. After reading this, this... more>> novel is leaps better than Kumo Desu-ga (a novel in which I will never make sense of EVER) in both terms of translation quality and story content... where unlike other novels this one has romance. Heaps and heaps of romance. Given that all of the animal-reincarnated novels I've read so far are really boring, Dragon Life isn't one of those and is rather fun to read. But if you're expecting a novel where the heroine ends up being the top dog or use her powers all the time, then generally this novel isn't for you.

But man... I swear everything was perfect until the war arc. It's like the moment where the main character of a story ends up finally achieving his ultimate power after many years of training - but for some reason the author decides to suddenly write bad and present this milestone moment in the most crappiest way possible. *sigh* <<less
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RedsFable
RedsFable rated it
September 13, 2017
Status: c51
Pretty unique read.

When I started this I was a little wary of the whole non-human protag as that can go crappy fast but Dragon Life is a fun read and I recommend this to any who love the whole, "Do not interfere in the matters of Dragons for you are crunchy and tasty with ketchup." philosophy.
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Myross17
Myross17 rated it
July 13, 2017
Status: c47
This story is interesting. I mean, she still have a vague memory of her human self but she still eat humans, and then, she also eat Captain or drink his blood hahaha

I like how naive and innocent she is but I hate how dense she is when it comes to the feelings of captain. I mean, she don't want to fall in love 'cos she is a dragon when she already heard the love story of those past contractor and earth dragon =___=

I also like the sweetness of captain hahaha... more>> he likes her before he even learned that she is a dragon but because he is obsessed in dragon, the time he learned about her identity, he became possessive xD

This story is really fluffy and cute *thumbs up* and sort of gore hahaha <<less
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RenTheWitch
RenTheWitch rated it
June 14, 2016
Status: c30
i LOVE this story, its fun, fluffy, I love it <3 and the MC rocks
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Adastria Lillith
elhessan rated it
May 31, 2016
Status: c1
A hilarious and light hearted novel about a dragon with human soul inside. Even the story is kind of light, but the potential plot is interesting, with the possibility of a great war and unknown enemy, I hope the author doesn't fail the expectations. The romance inside is truly hilarious one. Although I kind of hate a dense protagonist, but really, this dragon is super dense. Perhaps because of its (or her) thick scales, the feeling doesn't get through? Fufufu.. Poor captain..

In the end, it's a light reading for you... more>> to read in your spare time. I recommend this one. <<less
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Vi2
Vi2 rated it
July 12, 2018
Status: c62 part1
I created an account just because I love this novel so much...I really love the main character especially. Sure, it has its flaws, and I should probably give it a lower rating, but I enjoy and love it enough that I'd give it 5 stars. The character relationships are also quite fun. I'm not usually into romance, but I will disclose that the romance in this one had me squealing and laughing. I feel that this story will stick with me for a long time.
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Haxagen
Haxagen rated it
December 5, 2017
Status: ch 54
There enough details in there to make it a nice slice-of-life story, while also not skipping out on action and simply badass moments like dragon transformation in public. However, it's also slightly disappointing since the MC is hinted to possibly die at the end of this series, which makes it difficult to read on, and one of the only reasons why I did not rate 5 out of 5 stars.

Also, translator-sans are doing a great job, but releases are too slow. Rip my patience to read more.
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