Fake Saint Of The Year

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[The Eternal Scattering Flowers: Fiore Caduto Eterna] is a game ill-suited of being known as a galge, as the main heroine would – regardless of the chosen route – meet her demise.

Fudou Niito, a resident of Japan, went to bed dissatisfied with the ending of the game. When he next awoke, he found himself in the body of the game’s hated fake saint, Elrise.

Confused, but with an understanding that Elrise’s actions would spell disaster for many lives in the future, he took advantage of the situation and acted to change the course of history.

As a result, despite her rotten personality, Elrise was adored by those around her as a perfect saint. Furthermore, the game itself was intrinsically linked to his original world and changed accordingly to suit Elrise’s actions. Without any knowledge of what the hell was going on, the fake saint Elrise continued to alter her fate.

A saint on the outside, but a man on the inside.

The transmigrator was a piece of sh*t and the person he transmigrated into was also a piece of shit. A combination of sh*t and sh*t would cause an accident – to create the greatest fake saint sh*tshow of the year!

Associated Names
One entry per line
Nise Seijo Kuso of The Year (Previously)
Risou no Seijo? Zannen, Nise Seijo deshita! ~ Kuso of the Year to Yobareta Akuyaku ni Tensei Shita n daga ~
偽聖女クソオブザイヤー (Previously)
年度最垃圾伪圣女
理想の聖女? 残念、偽聖女でした! ~クソオブザイヤーと呼ばれた悪役に転生したんだが~ (Current)
Related Series
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Recommendations
My Death Flags Show No Sign of Ending (3)
I Reincarnated into an Otome Game as a Villainess With Only Destruction Flags… (2)
Muyoku no Seijo wa Okane ni Tokimeku (2)
I Was a Man Before Reincarnating, So I Refuse a Reverse Harem (2)
Fake Holy Sword Story ~I Was Taken Along When I Sold My Childhood Friend~ (2)
To Be a Power in the Shadows! (LN) (1)
Recommendation Lists
  1. Personal recommendations
  2. Saint/Saintess
  3. Gender Bender
  4. Venus & Mars
  5. Glorious Misunderstandings

Latest Release

Date Group Release
11/20/22 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c18
10/09/22 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c17
06/19/22 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c16
05/29/22 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c15
02/14/22 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c14
02/06/22 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c13
09/26/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu illustrations
09/26/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu c4
09/19/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu ss 3
09/12/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu ss 2
09/12/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu ss 1
09/05/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu extra 12
09/05/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu extra 11
09/05/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu extra 10
09/05/21 Watashi wa Sugoi Desu extra 9
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ForlornFly
New ForlornFly rated it
November 26, 2022
Status: Completed
Very fun story. The end parts are certainly better than the start, but I would attribute that more the the end parts being really good, rather than the beginning being in any way bad. The entire story is enjoyable and although obviously not perfect, I don't think I would want anything to be changed.

This story was clearly planned out, and it was planned out well. The ending is very satisfying and the short after-stories make the story ending not as frustrating (which is good because it is only 88 chapters,... more>> so most people will end up finishing it). <<less
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bankbank
New bankbank rated it
November 10, 2022
Status: Completed
The story is overall good but there are elements that drag it down. Several parts feel like they could be edited to have greater effect. It's short at only 89 chapters but there's still a bunch of unnecessary/pointless infodumps and repeated information. There are some developments that should have been foreshadowed or at least hinted at before being brought up abruptly, while others feel like the author spoiling their own story.

A few examples:

During one scene the action stops so the MC can internal-monologue about how she's wearing an mp-restoring flower... more>> on her head, then detail exactly how much MP each petal restores even though she's never actually used it. It's later used by another character in a fight but makes no difference in how that fight plays out.

A hugely important part of the saint/witch dynamic is nonchalantly spoiled early by the MC thinking to herself. In a later scene this info is later dramatically revealed up to other characters who react with appropriate levels of shock/horror. Shouldn't this have been revealed to the reader at the same time? Just because the MC knows in advance doesn't mean the reader has to.

The MC is OP in both magic and swordsmanship. She spends several paragraphs talking about how she invented a spell that lets her copy other people's swordsmanship in addition to training herself to be able to handle the demands it places on her body. She never actually fights with a sword, in all the fights she only uses spells.

Most of the story is told from the MC's perspective but there are sometimes POV shifts which repeat the last chapter as seen from someone else. Some of these work well, others are 80 percent the same other than the MC's dialogue sounding classier.

Finally the earth plotline is overcomplicated and takes up too much time considering the simple and inconsequential conclusion. Nothing in this story necessitated a sideplot concluding in an entire chapter explaining timeline mechanics. <<less
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ResNovae
ResNovae rated it
May 4, 2021
Status: Completed
The tags for this novel are extremely deceptive, this is at least 10 times better than I ever hoped it would be.

It got to the point where I had to dabble in the dark arts of MTL to know how the story would proceed.

The plot is surprisingly well done, our MC here is a self proclaimed NEET (male) that got transmigrated into the body of the fake saint Elrise (female) a minor villain of a gal game. She strives for the "ideal ending" as usual in this kind of story... more>> but as the plot progresses we are made to realize that things are not as simple as they seem.

This is fundamentally a misunderstanding comedy but it's different from the likes of "Overlord" or "To be a Power in the Shadows" for example because the MC here is counsciously deceiving other people most of the time, she is an extremely selfcentered person, a sociopath if you want and I'm a sucker for this kind of characters when they are done well and Elrise is pulled off reasonably well.

This isn't a masterpiece by any means but for a webnovel, especially one of this genre, this is far ahead of anything similar I've come across, the novel is also translated pretty well and, if you want to MTL that's also readable.

I can only suggest you pretend the tags don't exist (especially the "romantic subplot" ones, as they are a stretch) and give it a shot. <<less
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Ichigoeater
Ichigoeater rated it
May 23, 2021
Status: c45
So, if you'll notice, all the reviews saying bad things only read ten to twenty chapters. All the reviews saying good things have completed it or at least went past twenty chapters. This is not a coincidence.

At first, the world building seems clumsy, the characters seem cheap, the misunderstandings seem obvious, and the MC seems a little s*upid, changing things and expecting things to go the same. The MC also seems extremely selfish and uncaring of the people around them. Also, the reincarnation explanation (or lack thereof) was complained about.... more>> BUT. If you continue reading,
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the world around the protagonist is explained more clearly. The MC's cause for their thought process is elaborated on, and you begin to realize that maybe his original personality really is a bit saint-like, and though he degrades himself and has trouble being genuinely considerate of others, he does want to be better. As for as the reincarnation explanation? I thought I learned about the truth of it a few chapters ago, but it seems I may be in the middle of being hit with a double whammy reincarnation explanation/world building exposition that might be quite unique! I'm looking forward to it!

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Anyway, what I'm saying is, don't judge the story by the first few chapters, as it just gets better and better as it goes on. Even tr*sh of the Count's Family had us misunderstanding our beloved protagonist for ages. Go in with the mind that this protagonist is not as bad as he seems, and that he's an unreliable narrator, just like Cale Henituse. He's seriously growing on me. <<less
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Nelanlan
Nelanlan rated it
May 31, 2021
Status: c33
Great novel. Unlike many JP novels, this story sets out with a clear idea of where it wants to end. Some might see 'only' having 85 chapters as being a downside but I much prefer this story where this any annoying fluff and filler. Every chapter move the story forward. I was very satisfied with the end.

I am also a sucker for characters like Elrise, and I fell in love with her instantly. Other characters could have been more interesting if developed differently, but that is forgivable. The story is... more>> also pretty light hearted so the story is as tense as it could be.

While I wouldn't call the writing a masterpiece, this was one of a handful of stories that I have actually loved all the way though this year. I would definitely recommend giving this a try. <<less
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meelock
meelock rated it
August 18, 2021
Status: Completed
One of the best damn novels I've read in a while; The MC is relatable and seems like a real person more than many mc's I've read about so far. She honestly might be a psychopath all through out the story up until she fights the [witch], but somehow her realization of this makes her seem more real. She understands her mortality and has good reasons to act without much care to her own personal well being, but it doesn't come off as forced.
At the end, I was hoping... more>> for really any romantic development, but wholesome slice of life is good too. <<less
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MythosRes
MythosRes rated it
July 4, 2021
Status: c85
This is Amazing!!

A perfect gender bender with misunderstandings, if you are like me, crazy for these two tag you should just read the novel, don t read the review, those are base on different tastes. (Not maniac like us!:D)

Just read the novel!!!

You Will NOT REGRET !!!!
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silla
silla rated it
December 9, 2020
Status: c24
Waiting for ch. 2, the story start getting interesting there.

Misunderstanding accelerated.

What protag doing in the game? World affect (change?) the game contents in the real world side. And here we got interesting players side reaction.
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LittleBigSnowFlower
LittleBigSnowFlower rated it
May 23, 2021
Status: c88 + 12 AF
  1. I'm actually hooked that I finished this at one sitting.
    Spoiler

    The world building for a galge is quite good to be fair, the author has done the plot a good conclusion even without a romantic end which is nice considering that I want her to be as pure till the end. (lol)

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    Edit:

    Seems like it will go like bakarina LN which will extend after the dating sims ended (or not, just added side stories). I'm quite hyped for the continuation!
Edit 2:

Hoo boy the After-story has quite a bittersweet taste onto it... Kinda hope it's got deeper really (or is it just me that doesn't want to end that part, it's really interesting to have a reverse isekai part for some reason as it's rarely used genre.)
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Bunnyman13
Bunnyman13 rated it
September 4, 2021
Status: Completed
One word, masterpiece.

Okay, that might seem like a exaggeration but this novel really is a very beautiful one. It has very good comedy, very nice plot and a huge feels trip. I

The characters are all nice and realistic upto a degree. The MC is just awesome as well.

... more>> The world building is excellent specially its history.

The plot is pretty good too and will make you laugh and cry at the same time. Some things might confuse you at first, but as you keep reading, you will find that almost everything is explained properly.

Hope it will give you as much enjoyment as it gave me. <<less
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Selha
Selha rated it
November 9, 2021
Status: Completed
I did not expect this novel to be as good as it was. There were almost no loose ends, and for once, the epilogue chapters were unbelievably satisfying. It's like the author knew exactly how to make the ending into one that doesn't leave you feeling empty. Easily one of my favorite novels now.

Edit: I was wrong I feel so empty now
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MadXBite
MadXBite rated it
October 11, 2021
Status: illustrations
Spoiler

As other reviewers who read about 1/4 of the novel say: early chapters can be annoying to read. But once you can get past that, you can experience a great joy as I say below

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Rarely do I read such story so mysterious right at the start that ends with explaining everything leaving no plot holes. It amazes me how well thought out the world building was, as well as how the mystery and twists were handled.

It's a story you'd want to continue reading forever but of course, it just ended.

Definitely would recommend.
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Raestloz
Raestloz rated it
July 13, 2022
Status: Completed
What the heck, this is absolutely amazing

A lot of reincarnation stories rely on recreating the original story and thus they'd be able to say obtain cheat items and whatnot, or they use modern knowledge to improve their standing. There's also the usual bullsh*t of "Ducal family" and whatnot.

This story uses some of those

Is that bad? Actually no, the author managed to make Elrise's life exciting. This is done by clever use of dual POV: we get to see how Elrise do things, and then we see how things unfold from... more>> outside perspective. Since Elrise by nature needs to keep up appearances, her words and actions easily get misinterpreted, and miraculously the author managed to build the world in a way that makes sense. A lot of stories rely on deus ex machina, but this novel doesn't really make use of that: everything gets explained in consistent manner which is much more important than "believable".

Another beauty of this series is it doesn't overstay itself: characters that don't need to stay simply gets pushed away, the story also concludes in a very satisfying manner that doesn't seem dragged out, it ends when you think it really should end. The cast are also entertaining with clear, consistent thought process and you can see where they're coming from.

The story is also captivating, I always want to see what's coming. While it's true that the protagonist is OP, this is actually beautifully handled: everyone embraced the fact that she's the most powerful person to have ever existed, and with that they also understand the consequences of her powers. This is a source of conflict later on that actually has layers in it which is incredible considering how short that story arc is and is actually one of the cornerstones of the main story.

Amazingly, unlike in other series where being OP is just a deus ex machina for "we'll finish this problem" and therefore needs equally ludicrous issues to hold the OP powers back (looking at you, Kryptonite), her powers are limited due to social constraints, with various people trying to protect the protagonist obviously don't need to be protected, thus preventing her from attacking lest the blast causes collateral damage, because she needs to save face. This is akin to Superman always trying to lure the bad guy to some deserted areas, but executed well.

There are many novels that get 5 star from me simply because there's no 4.5 star, or simply because I find it entertaining despite the flaws. This is one of the rare novels that I truly believe deserves 5 stars, simply because I can't find any complaint about it <<less
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Jay0935
Jay0935 rated it
October 3, 2021
Status: Completed
This is good, it made me tear up 2 times. The plot holes in the early parts are explained later but I guess it is hard to understand it little. The MC has an unreliable narration, what he does is different from what he says inside his head. The MC is really a saint from the POV of the others. The misunderstanding is a little repetitive but that's bearable. Don't worry about it being gay because there's no romance with the MC at all. Don't be bothered with the POV... more>> of the MC at the start of the story because it's the unreliable narration part, the POV of the other characters towards the MC is more reliable to know what she does and what she says on the outside, but the MC POV is on purpose. Anyway it's really good and I think you should read it <<less
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Airlol
Airlol rated it
September 26, 2021
Status: Completed
Amazing. This novel had many plot hole at the start but at the end many plot been hole been filled that I can't help feel amazing. Especially I like that MC power is not an blessings or cheat but more an cursed if been normal or amazing human. Only because MC had broken personality that it became her power.
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Yatakovi15
Yatakovi15 rated it
June 9, 2022
Status: Completed
To be honest, this is my first review, so don't expect too much.

  1. I will make it short
I thought it would be just a normal lighthearted story (and it is), but it has more depth than I expected, the explanation and plots are amazing, and the connection character and development are masterpieces, I don't want to spoil too much so I'll leave it here.

But I assure you that you will not be sorry if you read this story.
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ibad08
ibad08 rated it
January 19, 2022
Status: Completed
It is a really good novel. The protagonist is likeable and funny. And the story is always progressing, without making it feeling rushed.

Recommended for those who seek comedy gender bender trope.
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Gwentessential
Gwentessential rated it
December 23, 2021
Status: Completed
My gosh, this novel is so unique and funny. While no harem was a plus for me, I thought the no romance (besides some side cp in extras) would be a downer. But nope! Surprisingly, the gender bender of this very weird guy, our MC, carried this novel from start to finish. Honestly, MC should get an Oscar for his acting skills lol! He saw that he looked like a cute, angelic girl so he acted like a saint. Who would’ve known she (he) was a fake saint that would... more>> become the strongest and most saint-like existence out of all the world’s other saints haha.

Great comedy and great ending. A lot of the mysteries presented throughout the novel eventually gets revealed and explained. Definitely a fun read I would recommend, and the extras were satisfying too. <<less
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YeetusOffACliff
YeetusOffACliff rated it
October 9, 2021
Status: c41
Saw this randomly popping up, and oh man you're never going to regret picking this up.

At first, I thought this is just yet another generic isekai, and the first few chapters do make me think so. However, after the first few chapters, everything start unfolding. No filler, no bullcrap, every chapter filled with plots and can you believe it? An isekai with PROPER MYSTERY, and a damn good one at that.

Reading a chapter just makes me want to read the next one immediately, it makes you want to binge it... more>> as much as possible. Even as an isekai, I can safely say this is one of the best series I had ever read. The pacing is really really good. Jam-packed with actions and plot but not fast to the point of overwhelming.

You know what's the most surprising? This story actually managed to make me get attached to the MC unlike every single other isekai. The plot is so unbelievably good that you actually get worried about the MC.

Spoiler

Right now, at c41 in the story, the MC is currently in an inescapable death countdown that's impossible to survive and it'll go off in less than an year. Even if our MC manages to kill the witch, it'll still require her to end her life to break the cycle.

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There aren't much chapters and each chapter are jam-packed with plot and action, so please don't go in expecting a lot of world-building, slice of life and character development (except for MC and the characters that are particularly close to the MC)

tl;dr: just like what the rating of this series imply, this series is truly fantastic even while being an isekai. Action packed, no filler, no bullcrap. <<less
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kanade12
kanade12 rated it
September 27, 2021
Status: --
It's a fun adventure with a guy that ships the MC and heroine so much that he commits mass genocide on their enemies so they would be free to romance each other only to break the story by becoming the main heroine. I highly recommend it
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bakaemon
bakaemon rated it
September 7, 2022
Status: Completed
>The MC is genderbended from male into female

>Is really OP

>People almost align him/herself as a god.

... more>> Yeah, sounds alright, but there must be other novels that already explored that premise right?

So what make this different?

Firstly, the story is really funny with the uses of misunderstanding, to be more specific, the way people interpret his/her action that make them even more delusional that the MC is giga-ultra-extremely awesome.

Secondly, the MC is actually awesome. He/she is the true selfless saint abeit he/she is fake. People are no fool, they know what the saint is based on action value, not face value. The MC actually helped a lot of people, in the name of "playing to kill boredom" in his/her word. The only sin he/she has, it disregarding his/her own well-being.

Thirdly, it has proper drama, suspension although the MC is already OP. Almost nothing can get in his/her way but in the end absolute power isn't really the answer to everything, even death.

Fourthly, the casts are good, they have proper development and their chance to shine, although they are still not fleshed out and still ultimately being supporting role for the MC's story, it isn't really bad. After all, the story never drag too long, so it isn't entirely necessary to explore all the character depts.

Finally, it is a rollercoaster of emotions. You will be sad, and you will feel pity, ultimately, you will feel happy. That is what the story will offer, and you will be satisfied.

That's all my point of how this novel is different and why you should read it. <<less
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Balmy
Balmy rated it
June 8, 2022
Status: Completed
This story is a masterpiece. Maybe it fits perfectly into my tastes, but this story hid so much more depth than I could have imagined. I don't want to spoil anything, all I will say is I'm disappointed it took me this long to discover it. Author and translation team, thank you so much for the great work.
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