Hakai no Miko

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A very ordinary high school student in modern Japan, Kizaki Souma, was summoned to a different world by someone.

In that world that oppressed demi humans, Souma decides to fight against the human countries for the sake of saving the beastmen, who helped him, by using his knowledge from manga and games.

This is the story of a boy that becomes 「 Soma Kisaki, the Divine Son of Death and Destruction 」who is going to be called a slaughterer and the history’s worst destroyer in the future

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God's Son of Destruction
破壊の御子
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LNTB
LNTB rated it
July 20, 2018
Status: c13
Sick of seeing reviews at 3 chapters read...

Anyway, here's my review. First on this site, may do more based on reception. Will also update this as I read more, up until I either drop it or it's completed/dropped by translator (s). Summary at the bottom.

This novel really gives me mixed feelings. On one hand, it has an engaging plot, characters that actually behave like, well, living beings, and it has some decent world building (not too much not too little).

On the other hand, the actual writing is of poor quality,... more>> ruining the potential that Hakai no Miko carries.

It's like some fifteen year old came up with a great story, but as (s) he's fifteen, he lacks the writing experience necessary to properly convey this great tale he's come up with.

The foreshadowing is terrible, as it reveals not just future events but also the general direction that Hakai no Miko will take, ruining the potential build-up of the story. It's like the author got overly excited about his own story and wanted to show off how "epic" it is, only to then ruin it with these teases of this "epic" tale.

The dialogue is unnatural, and doesn't really flow well. A lot of the characters' dialogue feels rather forced, the same can be said for the paragraphs that describe the thoughts of said characters.

And most noticeably, the descriptions. While I can't say with any certainty it's entirely the author that's at fault here, it seems quite likely considering the overall poor writing of the novel that clearly is not a result of the translator (s). There's loads of short and simple adjectives used to describe things, with these descriptions often being unnecessarily lengthy and sometimes even redundant. Many of the descriptors aren't placed well either, disrupting the flow (and for myself, immersion) of the novel. A brief example of this poor writing would be:
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... yelled at a suspiciously acting young warrior who seems to harbour feelings of guilt in his heart. (Chapter 12)

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The description of guilt in his heart doesn't even make sense, as from the perspective of the first character, there's nothing written to show that he can see something that makes this character look guilty. Nothing like a downcast face, or blatant hesitation. That's just focusing on a small part of the sentence, the entire thing is poorly done.

Overall, my opinion towards this novel is the following:

Currently, I can't recommend it. If the author's writing skills pick up in the future chapters, or the LN gets translated and shows experienced writing, then I think I'll then be able to confidently recommend this as a great novel. Until then, it's just wasted potential. In saying that, if you can tolerate poor writing skills (I'm sure most of you can, given the amount of MTL and overall bad novels), give it a go. You may like it. Just don't expect something amazing. <<less
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Unrivaledfury
Unrivaledfury rated it
August 23, 2018
Status: c1.25
I have read over 400+ novels. And Is I could not bear with the low ratings, I have made a novel updates account. Don't judge this novel just by reading few chapters. This one is refreshing as it gives a totally different experience than your standard cringy Isekai novels. The world is vast with well defined characters and profound interactions. I love how how they foreshadow things as in a narrative and give us a little peek at future events without spoiling it. Ill try not to spoil. Though this... more>> is not a tragedy, the MC will go through hard times. And I love how he starts off cornered with little resources and walks a difficult path. I recommend this to readers of "Dungeon defense" and "Your and my asylum". Also there are furries, elves and dragons and various other races. Give it a shot guys, good reading! <<less
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Nyamu
Nyamu rated it
March 26, 2019
Status: c59
Its a 'good' story that is kind of fresh. Unlike most, there are no harems here and the 'romance' as of chapter 59 feels 'realistic' both ways. (Fictional race's culture reasons) The humans have also been portrayed quite 'realistically' (We are a racist, arrogant and religiously influenced species, don't even try to deny it) Main character DOES get an 'ability' but it is not something that would help him in any way unlike every other OP hero stories.

Now, let us talk about the so called low rating because 'spoilers'. I... more>> don't see any spoilers tbh. Calling him the history's worst destroyer is literally part of the title "God's Son of Destruction" Who else do you think it's referring to? Saying he is extremely 'cruel', is made in the point of view of humans, which were his enemies. Saying that he 'won' as spoilers is also s*upid. If he 'lost' then he wouldn't be a main character and there would be no story. Of course this story also has its faults. Like every other strategy stories there would be 'chess matches' where you play both sides and then you make one 'lose on purpose'. <<less
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General Tanya
General Tanya rated it
October 28, 2018
Status: c30
I will only give points for the author interesting idea, world structure and decent way of writing. But story is so boring. And this whole concept of MC saving the other race is so s*upid. This so called race he rescue is beyond retarded, savage and have a IQ of a kid. Having them being exterminated would have been better. They are so s*upid it's a miracle they survive that long. There is literally nothing likable or interesting about them. Is the way the author try to introduce the MC... more>> and other characters is so hard to like. Plus what's with all the spoilers in the beginning? But I do admit this novel at least is decent that all those isekai novels these days, but I really wish the author at least try to make everyone a little smarter. A war novel should be a proper war novel. Not a amateur one. If author can't write war novels, he should have chosen a different theme. It had potential but author is not up to the task for this kind of mature novel. The most s*upid thing I though was when MC was rescue from prison by a beastman that single-handedly infiltrate a human fortress without being notice or injured, while at the same time be so incompetent when leading his people. What amaze me the most is how easily this modern society Japanese kid that has learn to be a good person all his life could easily adapted to that world. The biggest error author did was to announce in the prologue what kind of person the MC was and just how legendary his quests were in the future. Don't start promising a mansion to someone when you haven't even lay the foundation of the house yet. Because author promise too much and would not be able to deliver it. He gave too much expectation to the readers. This kind of writing only works if the story is short and author already mapped out the complete plot in his head and have a ending. <<less
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Paps
Paps rated it
August 24, 2018
Status: c1.22
This novel has a slow star, the author is taking his time to build up the MC personality, and shift of enviorement that brings been summoned to a different harsh world to person his age. And I have to say that he has been doing a great job at it. This world is harsh, cruel, foreign and full of wonder to the MC, he guets dragged forcefully and the expierence almost kill him. He is facing a completely different reality and needs to find his way to adjusting to it.... more>> If you are looking at a sligthly new take on been summoned I recommend it to you. But as I said it is slow, the progress won't turn the kid into the man his future reputation leaves overnigth, it will take time for him to create his myth and as everything in history his accountings migth be exagerated or underplayed. <<less
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Vidolin
Vidolin rated it
August 22, 2018
Status: c1.21
Ok so, basically this is the history of a kid being transported to another world where fantasy bigotry won.

Humans are on a campaign to exterminate other races because racism. It's immediately established that this isn't a "both sides have a point" issue, so we have a good hearted protagonist having to cope with the fact that there is no peaceful solution for this problem, and being forced to grow throughout the conflict.

Good story, really like the main character so far, the mythology of the world is interesting, and the conflicts... more>> in it are a mix of complex and s*upid (just like real life!). Besides, it's aways nice watching a MC crush a system that preaches racial supremacy. <<less
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novaes
novaes
September 6, 2018
Status: c1.22
Do yourselves a favor, read the author's note in the start of the prologue and see if it's for you.

No magic, no skills, no jobs, no status and no harem...This is a story about him being called the history’s worst destroyer.

If it is, then I have one piece of advice. When you see the author's spoilers (in the form of stuff like "and in the future『blah blah blah』everyone remembered this『thing』and here's a『spoiler』to ruin the suspense"), just scroll past it. I'm absolutely serious! Although it seems to be the... more>> style of the novel itself and part of the author's intent, I found that it detracted more from the novel than it added. It was delivered in such a way that it ruined, rather than gave suspense. [opinions]JUST. SCROLL. PAST.[/opinion]. Read at your own discretion.

As for the story, it does carry the some of the feelings of a typical JP isekai, especially ones from a few years ago, but it is far enough from the tropes that it doesn't read like a straight-to-anime script, unlike many, many other JP-WNs which are all carbon copies of each other. No herbivorous invertebrate puppet MC with random bouts of being a sexual predator, none of that garbage.

But seriously, just skip the spoilers, they are easy to spot. Don't even indulge in curiosity and have a skim. Just ignore them. <<less
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Jakeel94
Jakeel94 rated it
April 23, 2020
Status: c45
This Book is a masterpiece. It doesn't fit into the type of books I like. I prefer an OP MC through and through, but this book is so well written it's crazy. I think the older reader would appreciate it more than the younger crowd personally due to some of the seriousness in the book, but I had shivers reading what the MC spoke.
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Aoi_Tan
Aoi_Tan rated it
October 18, 2019
Status: v2c5
Story setup without much spoilers:
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The story takes place in a world where multiple non/demi-human races suffer due to a human-supremacist empire. Our hero is somehow transferred to said world and found unconscious by humans. However, as he has a divine mark making him some sort of evil god's favourite, he is thrown in jail with a captured "Zoan" (super-strong beastwoman). They end up befriending each-other and getting saved by other Zoans... After some time he becomes a sort of war-leader and teaches them high-end concepts such as: running on open terrain toward fortifications is bad, esp. when you have no distance weapons and you opponent does.

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The MC concept is interesting: MC is your average Joe, with no extended knowledge about making black powder, supernatural intelligence or any other OP power. His main ability is being and history nerd, allowing him to use historic events as references to craft battle plans.

However, this is served by very poor writing.

  • The Zoans are s*upid brutes and it's a wonder they didn't go extinct before the start of the story.
  • Characters are empty, only being defined by one or two traits and no depth at all.
  • The story feels as if it was "imagined while it is written". At some points, the MC gets in situations that he can't overcome without using a deus ex machina that the story must then proceed to explain. For example, at some point, a battle occurs, and the MC suddenly uses troops of a race that he is never mentioned to have met before. Ensues a flashback to explain how, actually, they were there all along.
  • Sometimes, things are told from a "distant future" point of view. Think the journalists of "the Saga of Tanya the Evil" kind. The aim seem to have the reader stay interested in the story, wondering how the story went from what he (or she) knows to the legends described in "distant future PoV". However, the story feels way too much imagined while it is written for such a narrative construct to work. Instead, it just breaks immersion and spoils the events, lowering the tension instead of increasing it.
I still gave this 2 stars because the MC concept is interesting and I can somehow still overcome the bad writing to satisfy my curiosity. But frankly, I don't expect to last until the end of the story.

I do not recommend. <<less
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PandoraTiger
PandoraTiger rated it
June 23, 2019
Status: c71
+5 For this novel and the translation.

Another hidden gem on Isekai-genre, it didn't get much attention comparing to other isekai, but it was actually good to read.

-MC doesn't possess any Super Power/Hidden Power, MC doesn't have any Harem around him, Ratio between the Male and Female Characters/Side-Characters are same.

... more>> -MC using his Modern Knowledge to gain a victory on every war (He is not making any Modern food / Cheat Weapon like Gun or Dynamite or something like that) He just using strategy that led him and his allies to victory.

-The Story itself is about War, Kingdom / Empire Building, and Strategy. Taking a place in Medieval Period, this Novel told about a little guy whose helping Non-human (zoan) creature from Annihilation by human, because most of Non-human in this era are Brainless and only care about Individual Power. Later on, created a Kingdom where everyone can live together without any difference.

-Hakai no Miko have different Writing style from usual JP. Novel, because on some chapter you will see spoiler about what happen in the future, the Author trying to give a Historical/Heroic vibe writing-style for his novel.

Overall this is a Great novel, Still waiting for the next update, Really love it <3 <<less
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Anemology
Anemology rated it
August 23, 2018
Status: v1c21
A great story so far none of that excessive wish fulfillment mess or extreme overpowered abilities. Hopefully the story will maintain the same level of quality.
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Kurobito
Kurobito rated it
January 4, 2020
Status: --
From the start of the story, my head was already telling me to quit it. As I read further, I realise, this is a no brainer strategy going on. The MC seem to be a person with no qualifying traits that differ him from the other typical MC in this kind of setup jp novel. Zzz time to stop reading story..
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Lanboy
Lanboy rated it
July 30, 2019
Status: v1c72.5
This story is incredibly well written and built upon a well defined world.

As it is an reincarnation story, it is placed in the balancing act between pacing and exposition; but unlike many others which fails at this act. This story is very well paced meanwhile giving exposition in context and natural (mostly)

Its premise is really good and it's characters are well written (most of them) it has total control of it's consistency and never exalts the main character for actions unnecessary of such praise.

However there is one crippling... more>> flaw that is well hidden by the author: you will know how the story ends due to the occasional chapter segment that is in the perspective of the future. Which can kill the tension in the story at times, even though it is so well written. Which is disheartening because the story will become either boring or terribly bland knowing the MC will prevail.

If you wish to enjoy this story to the upmost, never read the parts that will quite literally tell you the future of the rebellion and take your time when reading this to enjoy the detail in it. <<less
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ReadingSoul
ReadingSoul rated it
May 27, 2018
Status: c2
I wonder why chapter one has part of the prologue and was the end of it a spoiler as for how the story ends? Thb I'm not sure why that was in the chapter nor do I enjoy when stories have something like that

I hope they work chapter one into the story right or them just killing off how he got into the other world will just feel wrong (or was it this worlds people have no magic and a the truck-sama god send him?)

anyway who cares about... more>> the novel what I wanna know is

"The God of Beasts was born from His genitals."

Is he a beast in bed?

(I gave myself aids typing that I hope your happy)

(side note I change my ratings a lot so don't get upset over it) <<less
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DCVoidsWrath
DCVoidsWrath
May 9, 2018
Status: c1
Currently, just after finishing translating the first chapter, I'm giving the story a rating of 4 Stars.

Overall, the story is a lot more refined and the writing is less than horrid from what I was expecting from an Isekai novel. I wouldn't compare it to, say Overlord, but it's definitely a decent read thus far, granted I was somewhat liberal in my translations to prevent the story sounding cancerous at some parts.

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So, the first chapter starts out with the main character getting transported whilst in his home. Afterward, he appears in an underground temple to a quote-unquote "Evil God" worshipped by heretics. After the heretics are what I would consider carefully introduced by the author with a good amount of detail, the author then kills them off, basically pulling a bold move as if the story were Game of Thrones. From there, the rest of the chapter is kind of used to world build, leaving the reader confused as what came about the MC while everything went down around him.

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Ixcez
Ixcez
July 13, 2020
Status: --
Okey so having read a fair I amount I felt like doing a review on this story.

To start of the bad parts

The description used by the author at the first couple of chapters is pretty bad in my opinion just the first few lines were he writes that thousands of thousands years ago, no even ten thousand times tens of thousands of years ago. Then hundreds of hundreds years ago, so instead of writting how actual far back it is the author felt it more dramatic to write time in... more>> two sentences following each other. It does however get better once you get to some 20-30+ chapters which makes this not to bad but it will turn of readers who won't even get past the first part because of this. It doesn't turn out great later on either but it is decent and sometimes even good.

The MC is a normal highschool kid from Japan who get's teleported into a fantasy world set in what appears to be about the roman empire timeline. Still because he played a bunch of video games, read manga and light novels and chatted with otaku friends he for some reason knows a ton about warfare and how to make weapons etc (though because he can't explain what saltpeter is (for some reason) he can't make gunpowder). So like a lot of these stories the MC is a walking library. This is something I am not a fan of especially when the author tries to portray the MC as being someone pretty much normal, weak and with no special power.

The author loves to foreshadow/spoil things that are to come or even to some parts how the story will end, and I kid you not when I say that about 1/5 of the story for the first 100 or so chapter is pretty much about this. There really isn't any suspense since a lot of the major plot points or things to happen down the road are already spoiled by the author. I can't stress enough how much the author is a fan of this. Personally I don't mind either the first few chapters going something like "the "insert MC" saved the world but few knows the real struggle at he/she wen't through at the time, this is the story about the true history of "insert MC"." Even some small foreshadowing can be nice but when a large part of a chapter talks about how
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For instance the MC will win this or that battle by doing this or that, or the MC was still kind hearted but after being betrayed he will turn into a monster etc etc

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it kinda sucks the excitement of finding out what will happen, though I supposse some will be looking forward to when said part happens.

The author tries to go for a heavy and dark setting but for some reason when anyone interacts with the MC they simply go hooray follow the MC! With little to no reasons except that it feels a bit too convenient and he's the MC so why not?
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For instance a female elf has been kept as a captive by humans for about 200 years while being raped/abused for almost all of that time, her home was also burned down and her family/race mostly butchered by humans but when she meets the MC (who is also a human) and is prepared to become his s*x s*ave to protect the other female elf s*aves (she was even abused/raped to such a degree that she had become someone with split personalities before meeting the MC) the author even spends a whole chapter to tell us about how bad of a life she had. But then MC say's your free! So she breaks down her split personalities becomes one again and almost instantly proclaims her loyalty to the MC and becomes one of his most trusted general within just a few sentences and then also makes all her elven sisters follow her and they become one of the MC's most trusted archer company, which the author tells us by spoiling the future shortly after.

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Most of the time it is all explained by the MC being a divine child (which is someone chosen by a god). The only problem is that the god that has chosen him is someone that almost no one knows about since no one prays to her and even the other gods fear her and doesn't want any knowledge of her spreading so almost no one should know of her, but a long the line everyone just seems to go with the flow and go oh we had a goddess like that? Cool.

Now to the good parts.

First of I quite enjoyed most of the characters in the story though some are just unbelievable or the author just seems to change them to fit a stereo type for no good reason. The MC for some reason goes from weak to powerless in this story which was a surprise and as far as I've read he doesn't really have any strengths outside of having played video games, read manga/light novels and had some otaku friends.

The world setting and plot is overall good though there are some plot holes if you look for them. To summerize it the ruling humans call the other six races sub-humans and is pretty much set to either exterminate them entierly or turn them all into s*aves while the MC appears and say's thats bad lets all make a country where we can all live together without prejudice, but since the ppl in power doesn't want that MC and friends goes on a jolly adventure where they kill most of the ppl getting in their way. So in short an underdog story.

Some nitpicks.

While I do enjoy that the story is fairly realistic (though with beastmen and dinosaurs that can talk) some parts are just plain weird in my book and sure I guess it's for the plot but still, some spoiler ahead.

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A spymaster is introduced fairly early and wow the dude is pretty amazing in a world without magic, technology around the iron age and only one spy in the city where the MC is at well the spy that is stationed there is pretty OP I mean everything the MC does from the secret plan making talks to his everyday life everything is recorded down and sent to the spymaster in no time. For instance when they are to be attacked it takes at least two weeks for the army to walk that distance if they barely rest but for some reason the spy is able to send a complete detail of the MC's battle plans to the spymaster within 6-7 days at most, who then in turn hands it over to the general leading the attack.

During the major battle where the MC has some 1200-1500 soldiers with only weapons and almost no training in how to fight as an army while going up against an army of 7000+ elite soldiers fully decked out with spears/swords/armor/shields etc they manage to get a decent hit into their flanks but does no real damage they start shouting that they've won and then the elite army who is being lead by the strongest general their country has ever had and that is about to crush them just instantly crumbles. I mean there are more then ten chapters dedicated to this single battle showing of both sides strategies and how the battle turns out but then when the bad side is about to crush them the MC just screams out you lost! And then the super elite army just crumbles. Cause the author say's their morale broke since most of them turned around to see what was happening and couldn't see clearly so they all decided to flee for their lives. This really felt like some deus ex machina sh*t cause the author pretty much realized that they had made their MC and friends to weak and couldn't think of a way for the to win so they just went with, oh the other armies morale broke so instant win.

There are other things as well but yeah getting a bit longwinded here.

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Rosver
Rosver rated it
September 6, 2019
Status: --
It has it strengths like the well developed setting of this incredibly rich and vast world and the story's grand ambition on tackling a story of an epic scale and hard themes. The are some issues like some shallow characters that kinda ruins the depth the story is trying to and the dumb spoilers that ruins the tension and suspense.

But the story's greatest fault is in how it handles it themes.

The author is so blunt and clumsy when it comes to handling of the story's themes. One that most annoys... more>> me most are the gods, specifically the god of humans and goddess of death and destruction. Here is where the author is at the most clumsy. The god of humans is irredeemable, maybe the author's commentary on humans. The goddess of death and destruction is wishy-washy who just keeps appearing to speak empty platitudes which reflects the author's very shallow understanding of death and destruction.

The author just don't have much deep understanding of the themes that the story tries to tackle. It kinda feels like these themes are tacked on in the hopes that the story would feel deep and meaningful, only that, it fails to be.

Though, I have to give credit, the author did try and the author do try to tackle these heavy themes respectfully even if the author falls short in the end.

Overall, this story is still a great read if you can forgive the author's ineptness in tackling the story's themes and few other elements. The author definitely put thought and heart into this story and that to me makes this story worth a read. <<less
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