I Became A Ghost In A Horror Game.


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I became a ghost in the horror game [Mystery Exploration Club ~Summer Vacation Nightmare~]. Give me back my body.

Translator’s summary:

Han Yoo-hee is an unlucky man who fell into the world of a horror game and became the tutorial boss.

Now, wanting to go back, he will guide the protagonist and her group through the game and achieve the ending, confronting many different monsters and finding more about the truth of this world.

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[TS]공포게임 속 귀신이 되었다.
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Recommendation Lists
  1. Male to Female Protagonists
  2. A mix of everything EXCEPT romance
  3. Everyone thinks my life is tragic (it's not)
  4. favorites
  5. Non-humans and their meng pt.2

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11/28/23 MTL Rookie c55
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07/28/23 MTL Rookie c43
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New Kleinz17 rated it
December 3, 2023
Status: c55
Best thing iv read in a while! I love the concept of trying to help while trying to paint yourself as a villain. This novel handled it so well. The characters are handled well and their dynamics was good, AND THE URBAN LEGENDS WAS SO GOOD!!
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Chirriro rated it
March 28, 2023
Status: c58
So uh, translator (proofreader) here. Decided to write a review after finding out that a surprisingly amount of people are liking this novel. Sorry for my bad English, it's not my native language.

So, where do I start? The protagonist may give an impression of being generic like others of this genre by saying things like "I won't change the story, so let's leave it be" but right by chapter 2 he throws the idea out of the window because of his conscience.

The novel has likable characters, everyone pretty much trusts... more>> each other with their lives and it's nice to see their teamwork and them overcoming deathly hurdles along the story.

The protagonist (Ella) explains the strange world logic that makes no sense as simply the game settings.


But after a while Ella notices that everything has a reason, part of a bigger plot.


The protagonist herself is interesting, and along the novel she/him gets confused about her/his identity, giving a sense of crisis, so seeing character development about Ella is nice.

Anyway, that's about it, one of my favorite novels, don't want to spoil too much. <<less
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Average Strawberry Melon Salad rated it
April 7, 2023
Status: c73
The series is one of the best thing I have ever read, as it gives a breath of fresh air after years of breathing polluted air of common/cliche korean novels that always involves the typical Regression, Transmigration, Reborn and it goes on further. This story might be a typical transmigration story at first where a man became a women haunted spirit, but its done right, at the first of the story man gets transmigrated to a game where he usually played and conveniently is in front of a mirror, "shocking".... more>> Then the man gets greeted by a ghost gal, and they swapped souls because lonely emo western ghost girl was sad that she was trapped in a mirror, swapped bodies with the MC, dies walking through stairs and refuses to elaborate further, its that easy.

The Novel series has an unorthodox start and that's why I fell in love at sight of the novel, its a very interesting and a new interest grabber to a reader with a very good first expression, the plot is great and all.

Like there are Pros to something there are always Cons to a thing, the novel may sound good and all, and that's true for half of the story, Part 2 of the ghost girl Ella extravaganza ends in a new plot, with a conveniently new body surrounded by very suspicious scp wannabe that kinda makes the story stale or nahh but I won't spoil any further.

TLDR IM addicted to the novel and biased to say its 5 Ghost Girls in 5 Ghost Girls. And here is a bonus theory with the spoiler tag. Ooooooo~ spoopy.


I have a theory regarding the next characters and their possible abilities.

First, we already know that MP aka Mephistopheles has 7 unfinished games and there is 7 seats, in the fairy tail group they have, there are Pinocchio, Alice, Ariel, Jack. And three missing, is it a coincidence that there are 7 games and 7 seats? I think not. I think that this characters like Jack, Alice, Ariel, and Pinocchio and the rest came from the respected games made by MP. With that in mind, we can assume that they also has the same experiences as Alice, being from a normal human that is addicted to the game, and then transported in the game as characters in their respective games, being boss enemies/supporting characters and such.

Secondly, their abilities. Might also be affected by the game they came from and their characters played in the game, an example of this is Ella having the abilities to manipulate mirrors, and when she became a devil, it has been changed to a mirror that can summon ghost stories and store items and such, the mirror ability came from Ella, and the ghost summoning came from the game she was in. There is also one more proof, Pierrot, Mrs. Spider and Mary are also in the mirror and the junk demon as well. And also one more thing, Alice in the Wonderland and being Alice in the story might've also affected her abilities as well to an unknown degree, but from my observation it might be a safe haven from monsters and ghost stories to yokai's. With this knowledge we can guess and have an hypothesis on what are their abilities.

The next character will might be, Humpty Dumpty, or Big bad wolf, or Little riding hood.

In fact this is just a Theory, a Novel Theory!!

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Scholek rated it
March 26, 2023
Status: c4
Firstly, I just love stories where the villain character is misunderstood and feared.

The story only has 4 chapters out so far, but it was a very strong start that surprised me in a great way. I wanted to add a comment to support the story despite there being so few chapters so far.

The MC makes an excellent monster and I can tell that this story is going to be a fun, wild, and weird ride! Even if the story ended right now, I would be satisfied. It's just killing it... more>> so far.

The machine translation is also great. It's fully comprehensible. Not even a hint of brain cancer yet. <<less
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Killmew rated it
June 4, 2023
Status: c27
Long time not read Horor Novel! Although this is not completely horor, but it's so refreshing! I really like it!

Also, even there's no Yuri tags here, but somehow my mind always go to Yuri route here. Is it the story or my brain just too cultured?
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RayREI rated it
March 27, 2023
Status: c71
I really like this, I love the characters and the story is great. I always find it interesting when the reason the MC got reincarnated/transported/etc got explained (well partially, not all has been revealed yet) instead of it being 'just cause'

... more>>

What I like the most though is the fact that the MC tries his best to make the horror game that ends with a bad ending into a happy ending, which is always the reason why I usually avoid the horror genre. I like the concept of Alice who turns 'fear' into 'amus**ent' and 'horror' into 'adventure' because despite all the danger, they all came back safely, as if they just entered a haunted house in an amus**ent park.

Like for horror movies for example, even when the protagonist and their pals tries their best to defeat the ghost, more often than not I see the ghost not fully vanquished just biding their time for their next attack, they failed, or it is a pyrrhic victory.

Some people I know often says that it's more realistic that way or whatever but well... the reason I got into reading in the first place is because it's doesn't have to be realistic, because it's fiction. There are already enough suffering in real life, of hard work that ultimately doesn't pay off. I like to see at least fictional characters got their happy ever after.

Well despite what I said, some people do die in the latest chapters but well... it's still a kinder story than most horror genre I've seen.

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jpmrblood rated it
June 16, 2023
Status: c34
I usually avoid gender bender genre because I don't know how should I feel about the MC. This here is a magnificent storytelling of a Ghost story game more than meets the eye. The author seems also like to incorporate other popular IPs into the story. They are there to the story not just because of fanfic.

English is not my first language, but the translator made a good choice of translation so that I can follow the story organically. The footnotes are there for some things that may be obscure... more>> to some, but they are not on the way. That's why, I think kudos to the translator to make the footnotes available so anyone needs additional context can follow, but considerate enough to not break those who are still having immersion on the story. <<less
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Rei444 rated it
July 10, 2023
Status: C43
I love the idea of this novel, and it is implemented so well..

The foreshadowing is extremely good considering I've only read 43 chapters as you can see through not only the words but also the pictures, it has a good amount of horror (telephone train summing guy spooked me), pictures of the character, and amazing plot.

It's so much fun to read this novel while taking fusses at what is going to happen next.

I like how the author incorporated some other things into it such as Alice in the wonderland, Scp... more>> foundation and some myths/legends.

The bad parts are, not enough chapters and not enough slice of life moments/daily life. I say the latter because I enjoy those daily life/ slice of life moments so much...

Btw why have so many of you read past chapter 43? Like do you all know Korean or smthing? <<less
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