I Quit Being a Noble and Became a Commoner


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Because my father was an Earl and my deceased mother had been a commoner, I was burdened with a narrow life as an illegitimate child. As a 16 year adult, I have decided to leave the aristocrat family registry and become a common citizen. I wonder if the knowledge I obtained as a member of nobility will help me in living as a commoner.

Will the common people’s wisdom bestowed upon me by my mother as well as the art of living be put to practical use?

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Kizoku Yamemasu Shomin ni Narimasu
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New Torichii rated it
July 31, 2020
Status: c87
Well, this wasn't that great, but not that bad. The FL was way too mild and poorly depicted and don't get me started on the males characters!

However, despise being frustrated and angry most of the time, this series did make me laugh quite a fair bit, and I read it 'till the end.

The author sunk the ships way too abruptly but I was very glad that romance was out of the picture at the end, it was kind of fresh.

I'll Still give it a good grade for it entertained me... more>> for some days. <<less
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New keikomushi rated it
July 18, 2020
Status: c87
I started reading this series thinking that the premise would provide lots of room for the writer to write a compelling story. In spite of my hopes, I was sorely mistaken. Whilst it most certainly delivers on the promise to have the main character quit being a noble, it feels anticlimactic. In the end, I really felt like I wasted the day reading the eighty-seven chapters. A very disappointing read.
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Haruko rated it
March 29, 2018
Status: c87
well what can I say about this novel...

I don't like it very much and only completed it because it was relatively fast story to read untill the end and I thought to give it a shot in it's entirety before judging.

First of all it has otomeish setting but no romance, most of characters are unlikable in mc's crappy reverse harem and pace is slow, it takes 20 chapters to reach prologue setting. The most likable characters are playing only minor roles in the story, wich is sad since pretty much... more>> only characters who are good for MC like the inkeeper for exaple, get so little exposure in the story.

overall this novel just left me unsatisfied, not my cup of tea. <<less
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DR_Chain rated it
September 22, 2018
Status: c87
I agree with Haruko.

For me it started of great, a little slow but I don't mind that.
But it just kinda stayed slow? Like, stuff was happening, but nothing was happening.

There's no real depth to any of the characters besides the main character.
Any new character that is introduced really only has their name and background information.
I get the nobles, because the MC wanted to stay as far away from that world as possible,
but even pretty much none of the other characters, who were commoner, ever took... more>> the spotlight in any way.
Sometimes the author would write little tid-bits from the perspective of other characters, but that was it.

For a novel called "I Quit Being a Noble and Became a Commoner",
there's really not a lot of story about the commoner part. Or at all really...
It's more like "though born into a noble household, I want to be a commoner (but stuff happens) " kind of story.
Personally I thought that after the part of the Thousand house,
I would get to read about her life as a commoner, like a "How to be a commoner" kind of story.
Or maybe that Roberto and the Prince, who saw potential in her,
would come by trying to convince Asha to come back to the ranks of nobility and work for them.
That didn't happen.
(The cover is very misleading in this sense).

Lastly, there were a lot of parts where I thought the writer would go more indepth
or explore things mentioned in previous chapters, but they didn't.
All in all, it was a nice concept, but not all that satisfying to read.
If it had been executed a little better I am sure a would have thoroughly enjoyed it.

(Side note: I think the title would make more sense if you translate it as "I'll quit being a noble and become a commoner.") <<less
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wapulos rated it
January 29, 2019
Status: c54
I dropped this. This is heavy for my head.

I can't help but fee angry for the MC'S situation. Her helplessness made my head ache. I don't want to continue reading it anymore.

This is 1 star for following reasons:

... more>> 1. Translation is done poorly

2. The title is misleading

3. Slow pace. I could have tolerated it but the plot makes me angry as I read further

4. Annoying characters. Honestly, I don't have any love for the characters. The MC is okay esp with her goals. But for the other characters esp the Prince and his men just make me want to throw up in disgust.

5. The plot. Honestly, I don't find it interesting. I was enduring reading the novel in hopes to get a gist of what the plot is.. But now, I conclude that the plot is not only uninteresting, it is bad for my head.

I regret wasting my 3 hours reading this. <<less
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dytabytes rated it
February 26, 2019
Status: c77
This honestly isn't as bad as the other reviews imply. The thing is: don't read this if you're looking for for drama or adventure or a fast-paced romance.

This is a slow paced read, with little to no serious plot 70 odd chapters in, and only the smallest hint of any sort of love story... but it's comfortable and honestly I enjoyed it. There's a certain joy in reading about a good-natured MC dealing with small problems while trying to make her way towards her goals.
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newcumber rated it
September 17, 2019
Status: c79
I don't mind the slow pace. What I absolutely can't forgive is the motivation of the character. She seemed to so strongly believe in one thing - quitting being a noble - and then, with the very first obstacle, she gives up? With no reason and nothing explained?? If there was a reason to show WHY she changed her mind then I wouldn't mind. It's sh*t writing on the author's part. Translation wise, though, this story is great! Sorry translator-sama, but I hate this novel. 🤮
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democarplus rated it
June 13, 2019
Status: c87
First time doing a review and I haven't read that many novels.

The protagonist is someone with a clear goal to accomplish and, well the title of the novel is technically a massive spoiler. So I think this novel is one to enjoy the journey of the protagonist more than expecting a bombastic ending or a poorly executed one.

I have to say though at times I thought either go be a commoner and run away gurl or, for the love of god just get on with it and finish what you... more>> have to do, but I think I didn't see it for what it was and after I sat and pondered about the overall progress and pace of the story that I noticed it was just a story of a woman trying to be what she wants to be.

The translation was pretty well done and edited and I didnt notice any major mistake or contradiction. Thanks for the work Clody TL. <<less
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kaylani rated it
March 19, 2020
Status: c58
This story is so frustrating.

There aren't any real characters to get attached to except for the MC in the first arc.... more>>

the mom dies because the family neglects her which makes you sympathize more with MC wanting to leave.


So you basically read over half the book rooting for the mc's goal, becoming a commoner, only for her to meekly accept the indefinite postponement of that very thing.


even taking into account that she can't say no to the prince, I hate how she was smart enough to realize she'd be a target but said nothing in relation to this (at least before she started working). If it was because she believed she was disposable anyway that is even worse.

I reached my limit once she found out her job was just sorting documents (that's why they chased her down??), coupled with her bout of social anxiety during lunch (understandable but it was the stick that broke the camel's back, she doesn't even want to be there so it feels worse)


It becomes a rapid sequence of continuous "she can't do much in this scenario, so she just accepts it." I kind of get why she doesn't make a fuss but I hate having to read about it.

The translation wasn't bad and I like slow stories but I can't stand the plot anymore. <<less
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Snoweee rated it
June 16, 2019
Status: Completed
I’ll give this story 4.5, I liked the start of the story, the character development, the author granted her wish to become a commoner, but hey I’m like waiting for a romance during my read and it’s kinda disappointing to finished the novel without any results in terms of romance... I want more of WayxAyesha scenes 🙃🙃🙃
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mariaflora1208 rated it
May 4, 2019
Status: c70
[Edit: I can't update the rating but it's 2stars for me]

Just like what the others said, this one is really slow paced and has little romance

... more>>

It's actually more focused on her struggles to be a commoner instead of living her life as one.


And I'll drop this one despite reading up to this chapter.


I'm at the 70th already but man the story is too slow I don't feel any progress at this point, no romance and she's still being used by those bastards, I'm afraid at what kind of ending I'll see


The cover is misleading and her "harem" is rage inducing

except for the black haired purple eyed dude

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eremetic rated it
March 27, 2019
Status: c82
If you're looking for a slow-burn read with lots of thought into the world-building and politics, and a relatively realistic take, then this is the story for you. I found the main character refreshing, and while certain plot points are frustrating it leads to interesting places and makes sense considering the story set-up.
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kuraha9 rated it
March 20, 2019
Status: --
I don't mind a story where the MC doesn't get everything their way, I think it helps in a story where there is supposed to be progress.

But here it's done to the extreme, aside from a couple of things at the start, nothing goes the way the protagonist wants it to. ¿What's the point of reading a story where the charachter the author made you like loses everytime and it's too powerless to change anything?

The only way you could find that enjoyable is if you hated the protagonist or if... more>> you were a masochist.

On the other hand we have the side characters that were made with the sole purpose of making the MC and reader miserable.

Then we have the pacing of the story, where every chapter adds nothing and it's only filled with things you really can't bring yourself to care about, and by the time it feels like something could happen the chapter ends. <<less
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Neleothesze rated it
December 16, 2019
Status: Completed
4/5 for the translation, 3/5 otherwise. The story had a lot of potential but it looks like the author couldn't decide what genre they wanted to write and just threw in a bit of everything. It made everything feel half-baked and ultimately unsatisfying.

It's an ok read if you've got a few hours to waste... but the journey of self discovery blends with superficial action-adventure, boring romantic undertones, unfinished court intrigue and obvious, predictable mystery elements.

Hopefully the author gets a better handle on things in volume 2. ('Kind Hottie' needs more... more>> screentime.) <<less
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yeagerxd rated it
June 9, 2019
Status: c87
Phew managed to read it in one go from chapter 1 to the end in a day. Conclusion I am not quite satisfied with the ending.

In terms of the MC personal goal is achieved but if taking into the perspective of love relationships there is no end, she gain potential love relationships but the development of it just suddenly cut off, not one but all of them the relationships just simply cut off.
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carlogv rated it
June 8, 2019
Status: Completed
The novel is completed.

Is an "ok" novel to past time, you will sure love Ayesha.

I consider a short-length novel about self superation, but its kinda lacking.

Well I still liked it though

MY congrats to the staff of CloudyTranslations for finishing the translation.
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TaiyakiPan rated it
July 14, 2020
Status: Completed
I enjoyed the novel very much and the translation was great. Although, a piece of advice before reading this, do Not expect heavy romance with this one. Heck, it doesn't even have that much fluff. I think it's more on the FL growing up and developing her character. The cover photo makes it look like it's going to be one of those typical romance harem shoujo novel, but it isn't. I just feel like I have to point it out since I've noticed in the comment section while reading this... more>> that there were people who are anxious about when the romance part will start. Her "harem" was hinted on and there were some but the story didn't go deeper in that direction.

Im so glad I chose the right ship though! The ending was kind of open ended but I think that it's going to be the both of them who will end up with each other. Some may find it unsatisfying cuz they barely have any screen time together but I think it's pretty cute. It allows Aisha, our FL, to live on her own and go through hardships. Not relying on a guy for character development.

Last thing that I'll comment about is how some people hates this particular group of people in the story. They weren't that bad. I think they were portrayed realistically. Nobles are selfish and apathetic to other people's feelings right? They don't give nada to anyone who has a lower rank than them. And they are not abusing Aisha through work, sheesh. Its called working in the real world. And I believe she is well compensated and everything they made her do has purpose and in the end, Aisha benefitted from it too. She grew up splendidly and it turned into a great training ground for her (her 1 year ordeal there reminded me of my architecture friends during their 2 year OJT. Lol. Most of them were whipped for 2 years 😂 it's actually pretty sad but it only goes to show that what Aisha went through in terms of working is kinda realistic)

Seriously, this was a great read. Just don't expect too much romance from it! Just read it and enjoy the journey. <<less
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SatchPangit rated it
June 15, 2020
Status: c41
Seriously...I forced my self to reach a good amount of chapters to justify the slow pacing but what do I get? it's a repeated cycle of our protagonist showing how weak-willed she is and a pushover.

The premise is good but the flow of events are so frustrating that I regret reading it up to chapter 41. If not due to Covid-19 that I already reached the raws of all the novels I follow then I wouldn't try new novels which shows promise. Yes, this one shows promise but it went... more>> downhill. <<less
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shimatsukki rated it
May 5, 2020
Status: Completed
It's very mediocre. If I could rate it properly, I'd give it a 2.5, but that rounds up to 3. The translator did a good job, but the story still feels somewhat half-baked. She's blackmailed into serving the crown and doesn't become a commoner until the very end. Even then, it's not satisfying. There was potential for a villainous Dirk arc and a few chapters to make proper amends with her family instead of just leaving them like so.
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ReadingIsLife rated it
April 12, 2020
Status: --
The story at first was very interesting cause I thought that while her stepmother and annoying stepsisters and just everyone that was harassing her would be severely punished when MC becomes or gets what she wanted cause somehow I got used to protagonist stories becoming weak to strong but in reality this novel was different to what I expected. The story was really pitiable or should I say the MC cause not much amazing or the impossible stuff happens like other novels but it is very interesting cause it is... more>> different from other novels but overall I just wish the protagonist could be a badass main character she deserves to be. <<less
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January 13, 2020
Status: Completed
The title is misleading; this is about a noble girl born from a mistress who tries to become a commoner but doesn't stick to her beliefs. We follow her through her daily life as she deals with people, mostly nobles.

To me, the biggest issue with this novel lies with the protagonist. She is extremely weak-minded and gets strung along with no objections. It feels like the author's ideal woman is someone who agrees to everything and just stays quiet, especially with the misogynist remarks done by others here and... more>> there.

It's very unsatisfying because you never feel like she settles any scores and she's always on the losing end. You think there would be character development and she'd learn to stand up for herself, but there isn't.

The side characters are lacking backstory and personality, just like the MC. But they make sure to have a bunch of people around that you really, really don't like throughout the story.

Anyway, it left a bad aftertaste in my mouth. Though I'm grateful for the translation. <<less
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Mavsynchroid rated it
December 24, 2019
Status: c55
I enjoyed the first part of this novel. The fact that she was earnestly working hard to free herself from being a noble to become a commoner was great. She didn't let anything stop her, no matter how people treated her. However, not even a short time later after she finally got her life long wish, it only took a simple meeting with a prince and suddenly she's thinking things like "I'm looking forward to serving the prince!"

She completely gave in after a short tea party, ... more>> ruining everything the novel stood for up until now. It was so uncomfortable to read that I had to stop after a few chapters. I really dislike weak willed characters, but I despise characters that are supposed to be strong willed who crumble without warning. <<less
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