I Reincarnated as a Losing Heroine, the Hero’s Childhood Friend Who Lost to the Main Heroine, so I Switched Jobs to Alchemist


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When I saw the fangs of a demon roaring in front of me …

At that moment, I remembered “I’ve seen this before”

“I’m in the world of the classic RPG I used to play in my previous life.”

“And I’m … a losing heroine who is the hero’s childhood friend, but will be forgotten by him in the future!”

This character is a childhood friend of the Brave Hero, she confessed to the hero, before he went on his journey to defeat the Demon King, and promises to wait for him until his return …

But her time on screen ended there, after only an hour.

The hero fell in love with another girl, the Main Heroine, on his journey and forgets her promise … making many players feel sorry for her.

If I stay in this village like in the original story, my future is only the one of a losing heroine!

In order to prevent this from happening, I’ll leave the village, armed with the talent for concoction of magical potions that I’ve been working on.

And then, I’ll aim to become an alchemist Master in the Royal City.

I’m not sure what the end was for the childhood friend of the Brave Hero in the original story but …

I’ll grab a happy future on my own!

Associated Names
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Because I Reincarnated as the Loser Heroine Whose Profession is the Brave's Childhood Friend, I'll Change My Job to an Alchemist
Yuusha-sama no Osananajimi to Iu Settei no Make Heroine ni Tensei Shita node, Chougou-shi ni Job Change Shimasu.
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May 21, 2020
Status: c7
Finally a different backstory than the whole 'I have a bunch of death flags as the villainess, in 10 years i'll be accused and exiled by the Crown Prince and his Baron Heroine Girlfriend' storyline. Man!
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kawaii12345 rated it
July 5, 2020
Status: c100
TLDR: Toooo much bad writing excused by the game is making it happen

Translation 2/5 Google translate was actually brtter

Readability 3/5 Author is by no means a great communicator. The writing is poorly organized and concepts are often omitted

... more>> Characters: 3/5 The MC is the only well fleshed out character and she is dense and more than a little s*upid. What's more she is rather weak willed. Not sure if that's ontentional or just the best the author could do

Plot: 2/5 Odd take on slice of life reverse harem, not much here. Noted glaring problem is the game plot has force.

World: 1/5 RPG/Otome game that's not well defined <<less
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Azurame rated it
May 19, 2020
Status: c100
I like this one actually, it's not bad.


There's no harem, character develops and I can't wait for the decent translation to catch up to the raws. I was reading it through the google translate.

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CN_Cyanide rated it
July 23, 2020
Status: c10
It started promising. But I can't handle this MC's personality... she thinks a lot of things and does nothing. It makes me imagine how people around her see her all the time (someone staring into the ground or in the distance with a blank look while thoughts go through her head).

If she wants to leave completely the plotline, she should have a bit more attitude, if she wants to help the Hero and alert people of their impending doom, she should just go and do it a bit better. When... more>> she was thinking of telling something to Lucas, and ended up telling nothing. Or when she ruminates for 3 chaps over a new hot chara and his (possible) impending doom... nothing. Just thoughts thoughts thoughts. Where is the action D: <<less
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Janadestiny rated it
April 8, 2021
Status: c142
I'm not good at writing, and this is the first review I have ever written. But seeing how little attention this novel's got, I can't help but want to write one.
The translation is only to chapter 36 (available more on translator's Patreon), but I found the raw and read it using the sloppy gg translate to the latest chapter (c142 currently). That's how much I love this story.

First of all, I love the settings. I'm kinda tired of villianess settings already so mob character/forgotten heroine like this one felt like a breath of fresh air.

Secondly, I love the MC. She's not strong, she has no fighting power, her only talent is alchemy (potion making). So anyone looking for an OP MC or MC who could fight, this is not your story at all. But I like her for that. She's not strong physically, but she's very strong-willed and hard-working. She's talented but she's never neglected her alchemy study. What she has is not only from her talent but also from her own effort as well. She's kind and caring. She understood the burden everyone around her is shouldering. But she's not the kind to always pour out comfort words. She's just be there, offer her comfort in her own clumsy way, through action. I like that point of her as well. She's very humble too. Although she's considered as a "genius", she always thought she was nothing compare to her friends, the "heroes". She worked really hard so she would not be a burden, so she could help her friends even just a little. That one chapter when she said she was glad to be born as "Laura" because "Laura" had the talent of alchemy, "Laura" could save the one she loves. I was moved to tear a bit. I like that of her too but I hope she would love and care about herself more.
I talked too much about MC didn't I... I love her after all. But aside from her, the 2 ML and the supporting characters were all well-written. Maybe it was from MC's POV who was pretty observant of others. But the characters appeared really lively, with their quirk, and flaws and all. I adored all of them.
One point I must write out is the heroine of the original game. She... I like her. As she was introduced at the start, she's pretty one-dimensioned. But meeting her, she's a nice and smart girl, or a "good child" in MC's word.

Thirdly, the plot... how could I say. Because our MC is only an alchemist with no fighting power, don't expect a novel full of action, sword swinging and magic flying. It's just MC's adventure and potion making, human interacting, happy daily life... To some people it may seem boring. But I like it.
One thing I really like about this novel is that it deals with "reincarnation" and "original game's story" topic pretty throughly. I won't say much about this, this is something you need to read to find out more.

Lastly the romance. Alas the romance. I thought there's a "romance" tag in the main tag? I just checked it? But there's hardly no romance, like, at all. It's just romance teasing at best. I want to cry. Sure I don't like overwhelming amount of romance, but this' too little, even for me. I devoured any romance teasing like a hungry wolf eating his prey. There's 2 ML as you could see on the cover image. One is like a puppy (very cute and literally a ball of sunshine) and one is like a kitty (distant and awkward but care for you in his own way). No harem whatsoever. I'm here praying for more fluffy interaction between them mind you.

Tldr; I love this novel. MC not OP. Not much romance. Plot might seem boring but it has its own charm.
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November 14, 2020
Status: v1c8
The MC don't have trauma with the Hero, but why she repel him like the Hero hurt her, like he traumatized her??

That is one of reason that keep me wonder, she is cutting off Hero, and puppy Hero is very sad because he lost his precious friend.

I mean, if you set your heart, you wont fall in love with him right? Why need to lash at Hero?, I feel bad at him, suddenly his friend become cold, and he himself not sure if he done something wrong. You just need... more>> to be normal, and not fall in love with hero, start new goal, become alchemist not shun hero, he is not evil and done nothing bad like killing or torturing. He just doesn't reciprocate the girl love confession.

I will read again further chapter. <<less
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