I Reincarnated For Nothing


Links are NOT allowed. Format your description nicely so people can easily read them. Please use proper spacing and paragraphs.

“My life as a demon… No. My life as human is really…”

Artpe was supposed to live a charmed life as the 4th strongest in the Demon King’s Army. However, his life was cut short by the hero’s blade.

With his previous life’s memory intact, Artpe will live his life again. His boldness and resourcefulness will make him unrivalled!

I Reincarnated For Nothing average rating 4.5/5 - 217 user ratings
Associated Names
One entry per line
환생은 괜히 해가지고
Related Series
Everyone Else is a Returnee (Same Franchise)
Infinite Competitive Dungeon Society (Same Franchise)
I Got Reincarnated And Mistaken As A Genius? (2)
My Disciple Died Yet Again (2)
Revolution of the 8th Class Mage (1)
Crossing to the Future, it’s Not Easy to Be a Man (1)

Latest Release

Date Group Release
03/20/18 Wuxiaworld c48
03/17/18 Wuxiaworld c47
03/15/18 Wuxiaworld c46 part3
03/10/18 Wuxiaworld c45
03/09/18 Wuxiaworld c44
03/04/18 Wuxiaworld c43
03/02/18 Wuxiaworld c42
02/28/18 Wuxiaworld c41
02/24/18 Wuxiaworld c40
02/23/18 Wuxiaworld c39
02/18/18 Wuxiaworld c38
02/17/18 Wuxiaworld c37
02/16/18 Wuxiaworld c36
02/11/18 Wuxiaworld c35
02/08/18 Wuxiaworld c34
Go to Page...
Go to Page...
Write a Review
18 Reviews sorted by

New Eriht rated it
March 10, 2018
Status: c45
I just love how story is parody of usual "hero journey".


MC want to be Villager A


Novel have a lot of comedy moments, is easy to read but also (what brought my attention) many psychological and sociological questions with which MC has to deal...
4 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
New Nvelist rated it
March 10, 2018
Status: c45
This low rating stars faggots don't really the aspect of this wonderful story.

What a retarded bunch. You all like those cliche about Hero and Demon King.

Well too bad cliche retarded as here the story diverged from the cliche roles!

... more>> I really like this story.

Even though its setting is towards the cliche part of being a Hero against a Demon King. It at least morphed and distorted from its original path. Instead of the long run, uselessly dramatic climax, gaining strength to some obvious situation, the story here diverged to a more proficient and better route with shortcuts and recommendable tactics and strategy. It will be in a repeated cycle if not Artpe reincarnated as a human and a hero.

His existence alone made the biggest change in the Hero and Demon King cliche saga. Praise all mighty Magician-nim!!! <<less
2 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Anthony rated it
November 14, 2017
Status: c1
*reads description* Hmm not breaking the mold but it could be good depending on the author's skill.

*scrolls down*... Toika? TOIKA!!!

I'm preemptively rating 5 just cause I don't think this guy has it in him to suck and even if he does his past fictions deserved 10 out of 5 stars so those would roll over here anyway =D

Edit: Yup, already loving it.

Just like his other translated works, it might not sound like anything special but Toika's writing is just so much fun to read.
28 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
keklel rated it
November 18, 2017
Status: c3
Yet another comedy reincarnation story that brings nothing new to the table. The demon king is basically some kind of mind-controlling megalomaniac who wants to take over the world. It's the old Disney villain story - just kill the bad guy who's brainwashed everyone and they will all be turned back into good guys!

Allow me to digress a little here. A more sophisticated novel would explore for example why wars happen (hint: in order for genocidal wars to happen, the populations actually need to have a reason to fight (starvation,... more>> nationalism, racism, etc), not just "because the king wants it" - this only happens in sh*tty children's stories). Actually this is a criticism of the hero-slays-demon-king type stories in general. In real life, you don't end a war by killing one person, even if that person is the king. It's like thinking that assassinating the Roman emperor would have made any difference to Roman warmaking potential. Many Roman emperors were murdered before the Roman empire reached its greatest extent in history under Trajan (the real reason for the military decline of the Roman empire is interesting in itself. Hint: it has to do with the Romans' willingness to fight - or lack thereof). There are many novels that explore this idea to some extent, for example Dungeon Defense (although the politics portrayed there is still overly simplistic). That's why I regard Dungeon Defense as a masterpiece among webnovels, whilst most of the JP and KR hero-kills-demon-king stories are complete and utter garbage (at least the ones translated on this site).

Summoned Slaughterer answered the question of "why should a summoned hero agree to do his summoners bidding?" with "actually, he doesn't have any reason to", which I thought was an interesting take. By contrast, this story uses the tired old cliche "because the Demon King will kill all of humanity if you don't kill him - and you're the only one who can". Okay, so the author chooses to play it straight - that's fine, but it means the author has to do something else original to make the story interesting. Reincarnator plays the "save humanity" trope straight, but it does character psychology perfectly (at least earlier on it did), so it has that going for it. Tsuyokute New Saga also plays the "save humanity" trope straight, but then it has a rational thinking MC who thinks about things like "heroes need money and powerful backing in order to become popular". The MC in this novel has so far thought of nothing other than complaining about being reincarnated at the wrong time.

So what does this novel have going for it? Comic relief? Sorry, that gets old fast. Levelling up? Sorry, if I wanted to level up I'd play a video game. What is actually interesting here? It's been 3 chapters and all I've seen is a 12 year old girl acting like she's 5, and a MC that thinks of nothing except how to avoid work so he can laze around all day. The novel gives no reason to continue reading it. <<less
23 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
TerraEarth rated it
November 15, 2017
Status: --
After reading most of EER I have to confess that I am not a big fan of 토이카. The first few chapters look like they may be interesting but knowing this author, I'm afraid of this novel coming to involve a cancerous tumor of one-dimensional side characters latching themselves onto MC and telling him how glorious he is for half the novel (cough, Everyone Else is a Returnee, cough). If it does I will drop it. Let's see if the author has improved from previous works (he probably hasn't). I'm... more>> willing to give this a chance.

I will rate when more chapters are released.


Update as of c5:

1."You even know about the Demon world. Artpe is amazing.!"

2. Despite that fact, she passively accepted everything he said by saying, 'Artpe is amazing!'

3."Artpe is really amazing!"

4."Yes, I'm amazing."

5."Artpe is really really amazing...."

That didn't take very long, in fact this has been going on since chapter 2. All of these phrases were taken from just a SINGLE chapter. I can only imagine how bad it will get when more cheerleaders - I mean characters - are introduced to MC's party. <<less
16 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Insanist rated it
December 20, 2017
Status: c1
This will be a simple review.

The author is Toika.

You'll either absolutely love it or hell bent on hating it.

The author writing style revolves around humor and comedy. Readers whom expected a serious novel and relatable characters will be disappointed. Those whom came in here are expected to let go of their common sense and in for a good snicker is going to have a great time.

I repeat, this is a comedy.

Those that didn't like it probably expect something heavy and serious.

Those that like it knows what they're in for.

Simply that.
10 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Shance rated it
February 8, 2018
Status: c34
This story is a good one, it is disguised inside the Demon King Vs Hero cliche.

In this story we have a reincarnaed demon with a power that cannot be turned into pure battlepower, making him weak.

Or at least as a demon he could not exploit it completely, if you can't hurt someone, what's the use of knowing their weak point?

... more>> He reincarnates as a hero (And we all know what that means, OP) that is the childhood friend of the original hero.

They go on a journey and escape the human kingdom, as a bit of a spoiler

the human kingdom goes through a coup and is replaced, putting in power a tyrant, making everyone that lives in the human territories downgrade in living conditions, corruption runs rampant.


Now, the only thing that made the old timeline fail it's coup was the hero, our MC interfering indirectly caused the suffering of every human in the realm.


In his past life, the Diaz Kingdom had been held together quite easily. It wasn't as if there wasn't a rebellion caused by the Archduke, but the hero was able to suppress it easily.

Diaz had been peaceful thanks to the hero, and they were able to prosper. This was all before the full-out war with the Demon King's army had started.

'However, it isn't like that anymore.'


He knows it is a concequence of his actions in a way, but can actually see the root problem instead of heaping piles of blame on himself as any self respecting cliche hero would.


In some ways, this was the biggest change that had occurred, because of Artpe. If Artpe hadn't run away with the hero, this rebellion would have never occurred.

If the agitated Maetel, who was next to Artpe, was still inside the castle, the humans that sought to satisfy their own selfish interests and desires wouldn't have been able to take control.

Still, it was as Silpennon had said. This occurred because of the internal politics of the kingdom. This wasn't Maetel's fault. Of course, Artpe wasn't at fault either. This was why they didn't need to feel any guilt.


We also have a realistic view of the world, the demon king being defeated does not mean a happy ever after. This is a conversation had after our MC says that they only need to kill the demon king and the people will be happier.


"Will everyone become happy when we defeat the Demon King?"

In the old tales, the world became peaceful when the hero defeated the Demon King. Of course, these were only old tales. Artpe's view was grounded in reality.

"No. However, if the Demon world loses its leader, people will rush towards the Demon world to conquer it. For a brief time, there would be a need for manpower, and even civilians with no abilities would have a chance to get their hands on a good amount of loot. Of course, it also depends on the ability of humans to defend their newly found peace."


In the real world if you can think, you have the possibility for good and evil, and even then, good and evil are defined by cultures, religions etc, and even between humans those of differing belief clash causing conflict and war. Imagine a completely new race appearing, how many crazies would turn against them to ignore their own suffering?


"You don't have to worry about the Demon race. We just have to kill them all."

"Everyone said that Demons are bad, but.... There are bad people amongst humans, so wouldn't there also be kind Demons in the Demon race?"


Artpe shut his mouth at the unexpected question. Her eyes did not falter. She stared at Artpe with sincere eyes. This was why he was hesitant to give her a rash answer.


In the human world, everyone grew up being educated that 'Humans are good and the Demons are bad.'

The power of indoctrination was scary. Even those that were learned and experienced in the world held absolute hostility towards the Demon race.

'However, she came to hate the humans first.'


So yes, up till now chapter 34 we have had a good run, the chiche is there but without unthinking characters, gthey rationalize, they make judgement of stuff, even Maetel our heroine who has deep unflinching trust in our MC has had her time of doubt, indecicion bettween blind trust.

It all makes a good highlight on their growth since they are still kids, how they will end up, how the world changes, I want to know, I want to read, and I recomend you all to read too.

It is a fun light read, with bouts of serious contemplation about the morality of it all, and to top it all a solid translation. 5 Stars. <<less
8 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
pentadrian rated it
March 9, 2018
Status: c36
This novel is patently absurd. There aren't even any pretenses on what it aspires to be. Much like the author's other works, you've a seemingly omniscient God masquerading as a poor mortal who apparently hates what he is (an hero, please press F to pay your respeks) but goes around doing heroic things. Completely by accident.

All characters other than the MC are one-dimenional cardboard cutouts. You've the main female lead in what's already become a harem by chapter 10. The female lead is a gorilla. Yes, you read it right.... more>> A gorilla with boobs. All she can say to the MC are "Ooh" and "Ooh-ooh-ooh" and "Kyaaaah~". Sometimes, I think this is an autistic gorilla.

The MC does MC things, and all women when they look at MC go sploosh. With copious wetting of undergarments, said female characters also lose their sense of reasoning. So far the MC has been gaining absurdly OP powers, all because he wants to be a farmer. What a n0ble goal! Anyway, the long and short of this is the MC is a self-insert. A wish fulfillment fantasy with an army of female gorillas who cant wait for the Big D of the MC, all the while going "Ooh ooh ooh", with a splattering of "Hihihi"s.

Read at your own risk. You have been warned <<less
7 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Maulty16 rated it
November 22, 2017
Status: v1c4
Many people are gonna down rate this novel because of the generic plot. However if an author can produce many unique comedic situation and the comedy is very funny it would still be a worthwhile read. From the few chapters available I feel that I will enjoy reading it very much.
7 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Shirt3 rated it
February 21, 2018
Status: c38
Probably one of the best Korean novels that i've read so far, although i've only read a fraction of the novel.

While the basic premise is the cliche "hero vs demon king", the characters themselves, and the world around them do not really follow the cliche. Most notably, the characters throw the ideas of absolute morality and the obligation of heroes into the trash at the beginning of the novel, and they only live to protect each other.

The main character, Artpe, isn't the most powerful person, or even the one that... more>> grows the fastest. At every stage of the novel so far, he is weaker than his companion Maetel. However, because of both his ability and his previous life, he knows more about the world and the path she must take than anyone else. I think that this is the biggest difference compared to all the other "level up, become the strongest guy in the universe" type novels. The main character doesn't want to do that. He only wants their journey to end because the universe will not allow their lives to be peaceful otherwise. He doesn't even care about his own strength, and he takes every opportunity he can to give power that either one of them can acquire to his companion. His female companion Maetel is the one who has the character of the typical protagonist. She's simple, impossibly pure, gets stronger faster than everyone else, and has the mindset of wanting to save everyone

The relationship between the two leads is where the novel really shines, and I think the characterization is among the best that i've seen. Artpe used to be a demon, so he doesn't think like other people do. He doesn't sympathize with others, and he has nothing resembling "honor." On the other hand, Maetel is always conflicted on whether what she is doing is "good or bad", with fragile innocence. You can see them becoming more similar to each other as time passes. Artpe feels happiness for the first time by using his power to save someone else, while he never would have wanted to bother before. Maetel loses all of her reluctance to killing people when Artpe shows her that even if he stands by innocently, others try to kill him for trivial reasons. This dynamic poses serious consequences. Notably, Artpe worries that he is leading her down the wrong path when she begins to hate humans before she has had the chance to hate demons.

For a story like this, what stands out the most is the relationship between the two main characters. Each character on their own isn't interesting enough to be a main character, but the both of them together result in an incredibly compelling duo. <<less
6 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Kurumekun rated it
January 16, 2018
Status: --
The author is really good at his plot. Just from the synopsis I could guess that it will be the one I will like to read. The author have many plot twists in the story that's why I really like it.

Just like in this novel

... more>>

I thought for sure after reading the prologue that the MC will be reborn as a demon again then work hard to resist the hero and become the Demon King but DAMN!!. He became a HERO together with the original HERO now that's a BADASS PLOT TWIST that's why I got motivated to read more on this


The author's character is unusually talkative but it gives a nice vibe in the novel although some of his jokes are hard to understand or just bland or hard to translate from original.. whatever... but still I highly RECOMMEND THIS if you like his other works

Also the author's MC is mostly if not all they are all SUPER DUPER DENSE in romance and it's hilarious to see the hopeless girls chasing the MC.. THAT's ALL THANK YOU <<less
4 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
November 21, 2017
Status: c11
So far the early chapters are very well written and I'm excited to see more.

I originally didn't have any expectations when I saw this but seeing it is written by Toika made me change my mind. I have I high expectations for this. He wrote both Infinite Competitive Dungeon Society and Everyone Else is a Returnee. Both of those so far have turned out to be a great read.

There are too few chapters, so I won't be rating it as a of yet.
3 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
January 8, 2018
Status: --
It's a work of Toika's, so I have really high expectations for it. And as of now, it surely is meeting, if not, exceeding my expectations.

First of all, I thought this novel had no romance in it considering there's no tag stating that there is romance, turns out I was wrong. It even seems like the plot will rely heavily in the romance seeing as though the heroine's highly influenced by it.

The characters here are also quite fun and entertaining (I liked the merchant), I just hope that this novel... more>> will maintain that fact, would be nice if the newer characters aren't made only to place the MC on a pedestal.

The MC and the Heroine's personality is quite entertaining too, especially the Heroine, I'm just hoping that this fact will remain consistent, like some novel's protagonists' personalities change and bend for the plot. It loses its own uniqueness.

I'm really liking it so far, so for now, I'd rate it a 5/5. <<less
2 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Theworld rated it
January 5, 2018
Status: c30
I hope no one judges me too harshly for writing a review before I even started actually reading this but as soon as I saw that it was written by Toy Car I had no choice but to give it 5 stars to up the rating, if this book is even half as good as his other ones then I expect great things I'll update this as I get further in.

(Update chapter 30) Very funny so far and love the MC
2 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
March 5, 2018
Status: c35
For people who complained about how generic this series; the story started from ch35. You could say the previous chapters are like the introduction part.

Here we have two heroes with plot armors. Opportunities came for them, as they are 'the hero' (lol). The girl hero is innocently idiot, while the boy hero, her childhood friend, is a bit clever.

Interesting novel to read. Won't spoil too much as it would ruin the fun....
1 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Ekoo1 rated it
February 21, 2018
Status: c38
This is really amazing, is kinda bland in some aspects, like some already written, is a bit annoying reading the cheerleaders just suck the MC all the time,

In any case I recommend it, give it a shot, good comedy and decent character buildup, good as a light reading and im not even a fan of Toika.

I hope the translator dont give up on this one as im pretty excited abt it
1 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Leon07 rated it
February 16, 2018
Status: c36
So our MC Artpe, who was once the weakest among the 4 Heavenly Kings of the demon world was killed by the hero's party (well was killed by a member of the hero's party because the hero Maetel hesitated.). And then he was reincarnated as the childhood friend of the same hero, a friend whom the hero (obviously female) loved and trusted with all her heart. Now during their class ceremony (something like that where their class awakens), both of them turned out to be heroes.

So now... more>> lets get to the main parts. The story is still only 36 chapters translated, so there is still plenty of chapters to go. The story currently revolves around Artpe's influence on Maetel, how they explore dungeons after escaping from their village, how Artpe teaches her about the world (well he teaches only what's convenient to him) and so on, and how Maetel's influence causes slight changes in Artpe's personality. Artpe's character is cold hearted, him being a former demon and all, and Maetel is the pure hearted girl who blindly listens to Artpe. Artpe having been reincarnated back in time has knowledge about the future and uses it for his and Maetel's benefit, although their actions ends up changing the future which he knew in a large scale, but it's still too early and only a few changes have been discussed yet. Will need to wait longer for more details.

Well one of the reasons for why readers should read it is that currently it's a comedy novel. You'll be laughing a lot while reading this, and it's not the commonly used jokes so should be fun. If you're here to have a fun read, then this will probably be enjoyable. It's a lot more fun and interesting compared to the other bland isekai novels (well technically this is not an isekai novel as Artpe does not travel across worlds).

Another reason why you should read this is because the author is Toika. His other well known novels include Everyone Else is a Returnee and Infinite Competitive Dungeon Society, both having a large fan base. Although those novels started loosing their wonderful storyline towards the end due to becoming too predictive, overall they are very well liked. So we can all look forward to this novel and see how it goes.

So overall this was a fun read for me and hope it will be for you as well. Try out the first few chapters. Don't drop it because you didn't like the beginning, give it more time. The translation quality is pretty much excellent making the reading experience better. So start reading if you haven't started yet and have a wonderful time reading. <<less
1 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
February 1, 2018
Status: c31
There's no single chapter where I haven't laughed after reading it, the comedy and humor was written well here.

And for people who looks for a serious novel I think that they wouldn't enjoy this that much, but if you're a person that just want to relax and have a good fun reading then I Reincarnated For Nothing is a must read for you
1 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Leave a Review (Guidelines)
You must be logged in to rate and post a review. Register an account to get started.