Dream Life

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A middle-aged engineer who was weary of life ended up being reborn into a different world as Zack, the son of a frontier feudal lord. Once there, he received a mission from God. He was told to prepare himself for the task of “guiding the future hero of the world”. With that in mind, Zack not only trained himself in swordsmanship and magic but also committed himself towards reforming problems in hygiene and education. After developing a new local product, Zack was reminded of his once forgotten dream: brewing alcohol! As he resurrected his long lost passion, it was the beginning of his “Dream Life”.

Associated Names
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Dream Life ~Living in an Oneiric Parallel Universe~
Trinitas Series - Dream Life ~Living in a Dreamlike Parallel Universe~
Trinitasシリーズ ドリーム・ライフ~夢の異世界生活~
Related Series
Trinitas Mundus (Same Franchise)
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
03/30/21 DragonTea v2c4
03/29/21 DragonTea v2c3
03/28/21 DragonTea v2c2
03/26/21 DragonTea v2c1
03/25/21 DragonTea c43
03/24/21 DragonTea c42
03/23/21 DragonTea c41
03/22/21 DragonTea c40
03/21/21 DragonTea c39
03/20/21 DragonTea c38
03/19/21 DragonTea c37
03/18/21 DragonTea c36
03/17/21 DragonTea c35
03/15/21 DragonTea c34
03/14/21 DragonTea c33
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EumenesOfCardia
EumenesOfCardia rated it
November 4, 2017
Status: v1c1 part6
This story is somewhat nice and there was a lot of potential with the narrative, but poor characterization really killed it for me. The MC is actually well-built and human, with a depressing but normal past life (without being a NEET, which is always a plus). The problem is when he attempts to interact with others, it always falls flat. If it was just the MC it would be fine (even interesting) but none of the other people in this story seem real at all but just automatons designed to... more>> make the MC more comfortable in this Medieval world.

Spoiler

Case in point, in the chapter I just read (v1c1 part 6), he decided to tell everyone that he was a reincarnator. This would be a very interesting decision, and a logical one, especially with his desire for an interesting and self-fulfilling life. However when he tells his parents, they... well, they still consider this 45 year old inside their child exactly the same.

What?

It just killed the narrative for me and made the previous poor characterization even more obvious.

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If you want something like this, but with better characters, read Duke's Daughter or one of the "recommendations". This just does not stand up well as a story.

Again, the sad part is the potential was there. The MC seems like a smart and capable person who does not wish for superpowers but to use his knowledge to build a better world and live an interesting life with people. Unfortunately again, the author does not live up to his own expectations. <<less
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summers
summers
July 11, 2017
Status: --
Im a pretty harsh reviewer so be warned you may like this. All I can say with the chapters out right now is that its the usual. Normal guy goes to other world, growing up with his pretty mom. Blah blah. He doesn't seem like an OP jerk so far, that good, but I could not keep reading. It is marked slice of life, but that does not give it a excuse for that life to be uninteresting.
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AlphaOC
AlphaOC rated it
July 26, 2020
Status: v2c12
I've enjoyed reading this so far, but the translation is pretty flaky and I worry a bit that I'm missing some of what's going on. I feel like I understand most of what's going on, but that a lot of nuance may be lost.

Story wise, a lot of it is in the MC's head so to speak. He spends a lot of time thinking about plans and reacting to things and not so much actually talking with people. This can leave a lot of the other introduced characters without a... more>> great deal of developed personality.

Part of why I like it is because of the introduction of technology to a medieval society. The MC isn't a highschool student, but rather someone with a legitimate engineering background. It's a lot more realistic for him to have the knowledge necessary to implement those technologies. That said, I think the author underestimates the technologies already present in those societies (like smoking as a method of preservation/flavor).

Personally, I like what the story has been about so far but I feel like the quality of the translation is starting to fall short. None of it is "great" but the earlier chapters ranged from "ok" to "good" for the most part. In more recent chapters a lot more is being "lost in translation". <<less
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FluffyBacon
FluffyBacon rated it
August 24, 2020
Status: v1c7
Disclaimer- I only read 7 chapters before I dropped it.

To start off, The slice of life I read so far I ended up liking. The character so far doesn't seem to bad since he's a middle-aged man reincarnated. He doesn't seem dumb like MCs in other novels, so far.

The reason I dropped this. The Translation. I found it really hard to read. I tried to ignore it since I enjoyed the plot but it just kept getting more annoying. It isn't spelling errors but more grammar errors. When it comes... more>> to the exposition and describing events, it isn't too bad; However, when it comes to dialogue, you can really see more errors.

If the translation doesn't bother you then you might enjoy this novel. <<less
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plainwalk
plainwalk rated it
November 1, 2020
Status: v2c29
The story needs harem and shotacon tags. The MC is 10 years old (physically) and has two adult women after him, plus a little girl. The translation is almost purely machine translation (calluses on his hand are called "sword octopuses" for example,) and the story is primarily narrative with little dialogue or action. Lots of potential, but poor execution.
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atomsphere
atomsphere rated it
July 12, 2020
Status: v2c79
Everything just feels a bit underwhelming. Stats and skill levels don't feel impactful and mostly disappear as the story progresses. As Japanese novels tend to be and despite it being a harem, it is very low on interpersonal interaction. Most of the text is exposition on tangents. Even though it's pretty typical for a Japanese webnovel, it gets points for not talking about the following: the superiority of mayo as a condiment, breakfast isn't breakfast without rice, ketchup belongs on omelettes.
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Pisteuo
Pisteuo rated it
February 4, 2021
Status: c30
Not too sure why so many people are giving bad reviews but it is what it is. In my opinion unlike most novels this has a good build up and doesn’t rush right in to everything, but I get most people don’t have the patience for that. The story concept itself is also unique. First time I’ve read a novel like this and it’s really promising. The main characters and harem members, are also good, it’s a little early since they’re so young but it’s a good start. Anyways it’s... more>> a good casual read so far, I’d recommend. <<less
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blackhawkrider
blackhawkrider rated it
October 11, 2020
Status: v1c6
The story is great but I could not get past the 6th chapter due to the quality of the translation. It feels like at is almost at the level of a machine translation with some minor editing. It was so distracting that I couldn't get immersed in the story.
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gautam1989
gautam1989
February 13, 2021
Status: v1 illustrations
This is a nice twist on the 'slow life' and 'reincarnated as a noble type' Isekai.

Unlike nearly every other such series

1. The MC's goal isn't to be a hero or save the world, and in fact his combat skills, adventuring etc are incidental to the main story.

2. The MC's previous life experience in the modern world is more important than his special abilities in this world because that's how he gets the knowledge for making civic improvements and brewing alcohol, which is what he becomes known for.
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