I Aim to Be an Adventurer with the Jobclass of “Jobless”


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Without a goal, a boy named Mars Ruina, who spent everyday lazing away, saves a girl named Laina from the attack of a monster. Defeating the monster in an instant, she witnessed Mars’ true power, and inquires which Adventurer’s Guild this must-be famous adventurer is from. However, the truth is Mars’ Job Class is simply “Jobless”. Laina invites Mars to train to be an adventurer under her tutelage. Although having a job class of “Jobless”, this exceedingly strong boy somehow or the other aims to become an adventurer. Before he realizes it, he has already formed a harem on the road of his expedient success story.

Associated Names
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Shokugyou Mushoku no Ore ga Boukensha wo Mezashite Mita.
Shokugyou Mushoku no Ore ga Boukensha wo Mezasu Wake. (LN title)
職業無職の俺が冒険者を目指すワケ。 (LN title)
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Felix3D rated it
May 28, 2016
Status: c70

That is the one word that comes to mind when I read this series. A combination of less nuanced translation and the formatting do not help this hackjob of a work. The source material is disappointing, with terrible writing plastered all over.

There is no drive, no conflict, no moment of actual awe, substance, or meaning.

... more>> Let me be clear.

If this was a mindless action novel with no stakes akin to bad Xuanhuan, I wouldn't say this.

What I mean that it has no action. It has no actual hook to keep the reader outside of its premise which is utterly generic.

This series is like air. It is utterly insubstantial.

You have the classic "Overpowered hero" and the classic japanese "Don't bother anybody" trope, but then you mix in the "easy at everything" and "Misunderstood" tropes but then dial everything, instead of up to 11, back down to 1.

The protag's personality and Laura as a character are the only semi-redeeming features of this series, but they are wasted on cheap jokes and overlooked most of the time.

Let me summarize this in a simple way

This series has:

Cheap jokes, but no actual laughs.
Cheat abilities, but no actual uses you care about.
Barely interesting characters, but no situations or dialogue that allow them to shine.

It is not abjectly terrible or some sort of utterly filth-encrusted author-wank written by someone's who morals I utterly oppose.

Unfortunately, I am a "Mechanical" reviewer. I don't give a f*ck if a work is advocating r*pe, misandry, or whatever. I review things on 3 criteria -

1) Enrapture/enjoyment (how easily one can get into/lost into the work, both target audience and myself),
2) Literary mechanics (how well put together the ideas, sentences, and other concepts are, with allowances made for translational errors/incompetence)
3) How well a story does what it sets out to do (i.e. How well this concept/story could be both as a story and within the confines of the genre.)

This story fails on all 3 points. And while some would say "That's a 2 or a 3 because it's a meh" I don't have that scale. Because if you are utterly repulsed by something you're diametrically opposed to, that's a reaction. That's feeling. That's art.

Art makes you feel.

Art elicits a reaction.

Literature is art. It's meant to be at least.

And the worst thing it could be is something without passion. Without feeling. Without meaning.

Without anything else to describe it other than "Meh".

Therefore, 1 Star.

Because even if you like the genre, reading this series is pointless. It is a waste of time. It is negative time to enjoy other better exemplars of the same plot, the same story, the same idea.

Edit: Ch 70 -

It. Gets. Worse. : ( <<less
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Nostras rated it
May 7, 2016
Status: --
Looked promising, but I get Infinite Stratos vibes from this novel. That’s a bad thing.

Aside from that... Everything is so generic, what makes this one stand out? Well, Nothing really. Might give it another shot @50, but it's not gripping me at all.
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Domar rated it
April 2, 2016
Status: --
For some reason, the rating stars are unresponsive, so I’ll just say it here, 2/5 stars, explanation:

I love fantasy stories, being in a different world, swords and magic, fighting monsters, demons, dragons, I can’t get enough of it.

I hate school setting stories, mundane day to day actions written endlessly, I find them incredibly boring. This novel series pulled a bait and switch on me, name and start of first chapter indicated an adventure story, suddenly jumps into school life and doesn’t leave it (at least not for the first 10... more>> chapters). <<less
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Avagantimos rated it
February 28, 2016
Status: --
Pretty interesting book so far one of the few novels I’ve read recently in the fantasy genre that doesn’t involve Truck-sama or a spiriting away. I’ll be on the lookout for more updates. I love Mars’ personality.
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March 21, 2016
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The MC has great personality. So far not much development but the way the story goes is well liked. The author seems to mix well the conversations, inner thoughts and PoV's. Something that is usually hard to accomplish but has great impact if well implemented.

A shame the chapters are short but I hope the translation goes fast (hopefully).
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