I Said Make My Abilities Average!

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When Viscount Ascham’s House’s eldest daughter, Adele von Ascham, became 10 years old, she remembered everything with an intense headache.

Her previous self, Kurihara Misato, 18 years old Japanese, lost her life when trying to help a young girl, and then she met God…

A somewhat capable person burdened by the many expectations of the surrounding people, Misato, who couldn’t live as she wanted, pleaded to God.

“In the next life, please make my abilities average!”

Yet, somehow the story is wrong!

The girl with 3 names, being careful to not accidentally become a S-rank hunter, lives normally.

I mean, I’m just an average, common girl. No, seriously.

Associated Names
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Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!
Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!
私、能力は平均値でって言ったよね!
Related Series
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Recommendations
Evil God Average (11)
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear (6)
I Got Reincarnated And Mistaken As A Genius? (5)
Kenshi o Mezashite Nyūgaku Shitanoni Mahō Tekisei 9999 Nandesukedo!? (5)
Demon Girl ~Tale of a Lax Demon~ (4)
Tilea’s Worries (3)

Latest Release

Date Group Release
08/28/18 Estelion’s Secret... c243
08/27/18 Estelion’s Secret... c242
08/26/18 Estelion’s Secret... c241
08/25/18 Estelion’s Secret... c240
08/24/18 Estelion’s Secret... c239
08/24/18 Estelion’s Secret... c238
08/23/18 Estelion’s Secret... c237
08/22/18 Estelion’s Secret... c236
08/22/18 Estelion’s Secret... c235
08/21/18 Estelion’s Secret... c234
08/20/18 Estelion’s Secret... c233
08/20/18 Estelion’s Secret... c232
08/19/18 Estelion’s Secret... c231
08/19/18 Estelion’s Secret... c230
08/18/18 Estelion’s Secret... c229
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Cryarc
Cryarc rated it
August 13, 2016
Status: c108
It's a lighthearted story with a female MC who just want to have friends and do anything as she please (which she thought as fun) after reincarnated in another world with magic and monsters. The magic system is quite unique since it's actually advanced technology disguised as magic. She's having quite OP power but basically an airhead. She's doing ridiculous things and her friends act as tsukkomi. The side characters are fun, so far some of them have been fleshed nicely in a story arc.

It's initially a misunderstanding story of... more>> obsession being average girl vs OP girl that later focused more on lighthearted adventure similar to death march with comedic vibe. <<less
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Glue
Glue rated it
September 26, 2017
Status: c106
The series was never designed to be written well. It's simple entertainment. I traditionally call this "delicious garbage". That said I have a few complaints that solidly knock it from a 4 star garbage to a 2 star.

In short, the Estelion translation is holding this story back. I like story and characters, but the repeated poor quality of the editing and machine translation ruins a lot of it. I honestly wish they'd drop it, and someone else pick it up.

When they released a purely machine translated chapter 106 it settled... more>> it for me. The writing is occasionally ambiguous and hard to follow. The editing is often plagued with redundant and poorly constructed sentences. Seeing the garbled mess of machine translation the editors are working with gives me new respect for them, but ultimately, they are mediocre editors working with a garbage translation.

I like Mile and her companions. I like the concept and the parts of the story that shine through. I don't like the translation though. <<less
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LeeEzekiel
LeeEzekiel rated it
February 6, 2018
Status: c55
Fantastic and fun story, but drop it when you reach Estelion's Secret Imouto translations. Absolutely terrible English, "editors" (Hah! Grammarly would do better) make the same mistakes over and over again, plus there are irritating comments from the translator/editors all over the chapters to break your reading immersion. Enjoyment dropped severely the moment it was picked up by this group.

I'm shocked that Estelion isn't offended by these people using his name when he's one of the best JP translators in the community.

Anyway, overall translator ratings IMO are as follows:

... more>> Aria: 3/5

Whatever: 1/5 (skip all of his work)

Raising the Dead: 4/5

Estelion's Secret Imouto: 1.5/5 <<less
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Fghsses
Fghsses rated it
April 16, 2018
Status: c171
Readable until chapter 49. Estelion's Secret Imouto picked it up from chapter 50 onwards and the translation became simply unbearable, I'm not even a native speaker and I have headaches reading the translations. Looks like that damn Loli o Mamoritai wasn't satisfied ruining "The Reincarnated Vampire Wants an Afternoon Nap" and decided to destroy yet another novel. What's wrong with her? She acts like a 9 years old, she simply skipped a huge chunk of a chapter and changed it for "Blá, blá, blá" with a note stating it would... more>> bothersome to translate.

Also she does the same as in Vampire's Nap and allows her personal opinion about characters influence her translation, putting notes on side chapters like: "Gladly there won't be another side chapter for the next X chaps", as if everyone would only be interested in the same things as her. Actually those side chapters were about the only characters that were decently developed, and the only thing that kept me going in hopes those three dead weights the MC calls a party would leave the story sooner or later and the story would maybe slightly change for the better.

Yet she simply keeps trying to force her opinions about them on the reader and God save us all if someone tries to write a comment containing some constructive criticism. She'll simply erase it and then put a note on the next chapter about how we should be grateful for her work and that she won't accept being offended as if trying to teach us morals.

If someone is going to do such a poor job then, frankly, it would be better if they didn't do it at all. I (and not only I) would be really grateful if this translator dropped some novels for now and concentrated on the quality of her work, if not, then she should just stop with this sh*t she calls translating and find herself a new hobby. <<less
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Felix3D
Felix3D rated it
May 30, 2016
Status: c29
This is not exactly like Evil God Average. It is, instead, basically a reskin of the jokes of Tilea's Worries with a protag that acts like Satou from Death March. [This review is based off of the Japanese RAWS]

Basically it's sole purpose and point is to derive dramatic and comedic irony from the MC

1) Wanting to stay low profile and "Average"
2) Being extremely powerful and cheaty because "average" is defined differently than what she thinks.
3) People looking on in awe of her
4) The MC not noticing that... more>> her actions cause the awe (or when she does, anything she does to downplay her own abilities is just basically humblebragging)
5) Nanomachines*

It is a lot more competently paced than Tilea, but it suffers from similar pitfalls as High-spec girl, where there really isn't much interesting "Stuff", just tons of exposition that basically means nothing in the end because the setting constantly changes.

It's not bad, it's enjoyable even, but it clearly is not written by a mature writer. There's a definite hint of teenage rebellion "You don't know how good I am until I'm gone!" kind of undertone to all of this.

*I have no idea why they are a part of the story because they randomly show up out of nowhere, Kojima style. They really don't do anything for the plot, even if they are "magical" and tied to magic yet... There hasn't been any point to them. <<less
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Masachere
Masachere rated it
June 15, 2017
Status: c54
Was an amusing enough read until they eventually got to the generic bandit encounter.
Spoiler

Despite them going out of their way to discuss how fighting with the intention of sparing someone who is trying to kill you is impractical and unnecessary, despite the statement of Mile being of the thought that bad guys don't have human rights, and even despite the incredible insistence of their team mate Rena, they still spare the bandits. I almost forgot to mention how the entire point of the quest they were on is to kill the bandits, yet as often happens in these stories, absolute retardation wins the day, and the bandits are spared.

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Don't build up to something, and then not deliver on what you said. Don't go out of your way to point out what is the right thing to do, and then still do the wrong thing, and then act like the person who wanted to do it right is the crazy one. It was fun, but I can't stand this kinda sh*t, so this is dropped for me, and I would advise the same to any others.
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Artemis1990
Artemis1990 rated it
August 24, 2016
Status: --
1 word: Hilarious. So, MC asked to be reincarnated as an average person but ended up being OP since the "God" was being kinda lazy in his definition of "Average" Instead of taking average value of the entire world / race, He simply takes the Top value and least value then halved the result. The first 2 chapters were slightly dark due to MC's circumstances but otherwise, its mostly hillarious
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Shiraori_
Shiraori_ rated it
November 1, 2016
Status: c26
This review is mostly my thoughts on the MC and the general plot as of 26 chapters in.

Firstly, if you're wondering about the "Overpowered Protagonist" tag despite the Synopsis and want a brief rundown of what the deal is...

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Spoiler

The God who reincarnates our protagonist, whether willingly or not willingly, chooses to use an unconventional scale for "average." Rather than taking the mean, he takes the median, which obviously would skew her power levels. Her magic level is in the middle of the most powerful magic user in the Universe and someone with no magic. Whereas the average magic user is probably in the lower 5%, she's plainly on a completely different level from the average populace. She reincarnates into a noble household because the median in the class system happens to not be "commoner, " but a lower rank of noble instead. So on and so forth.

So technically she is average? I guess? It's not like Evil God Average where the protagonist asked one thing and God just said "f**k it" and ruined everything for sh*ts and giggles. This God's just lazy. Really though, this is another story with an overpowered protagonist, and if you thought it was about someone with average skills in an underdog story or doing some other interesting stuff with that premise, then I'm sorry for your loss.

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Well, moving on, let me get some of my gripes with her character first. I can't help but feel that the author is a bit fickle about how he characterizes the MC. One minute she's socially awkward and can't hold a conversation without tripping over herself and the next she's giving grand motivational speeches to her classmates. She notices she can't act, so she "practices off-screen, " and now she's capable of convincingly improvising an act in front of royalty. She's smart and quick-thinking one minute and full retard the next. She's just whatever the author needs her to be at the current moment.

That being said, I'd say that somehow beyond all that she remains likable. She tries earnestly in most of her tasks and really at the end of the day is just happy to survive. Her motivations are purely to not stand out, which she manages to fail at at every turn, in spectacular fashion -- she is incredibly naive, in an oddly endearing way. Observing her actions without knowing her thoughts would easily lead you to the impression she had the mental thought processes of someone actually her age.

The novel has been mostly her moving from one setting to another, trying to not stand out despite it being evident to everyone she's overpowered. There are some plot threads going around in the background but nothing significant yet. The plot hasn't really ramped up yet, and I doubt it will soon, if possibly at all. Your enjoyment of this novel will mostly hinge on whether you like or dislike our protagonist. I suggest reading up to chapter 9 or 10 or so. Chapters aren't too long and if you're bored with her or the plot, or dislike her outright I'd recommend dropping it. <<less
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Kimchiwarrior
Kimchiwarrior rated it
June 17, 2017
Status: c51
The group who picked this novel up are doing "ok" for a MTL group but the quality of the chapters is an obvious drop compared to all previous groups so be warned if your a stickler for quality.

The story is a lighthearted tale of a girl who was reincarnated to another world, all she wanted to be was an "average" girl living with no worries about having to always be perfect and meet peoples expectations, like her last life. God being the troll he is in this novel decides to... more>> take every living being in this world and "average" their abilities and voila you get Mile's hilarious tale. <<less
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kublikhan
kublikhan rated it
August 30, 2018
Status: c147
MC is OP and an airhead. These 2 qualities combine to often land her in trouble. The story started out good with some nice humor in it. However after the school arc ends it starts getting boring. Just randomly roaming around going on quests without any point at all.

And although much of the story seems like a fluffy slice of life piece there are parts that descend into some dark & nasty threads as well. It gets pretty messed up. Apparently no matter how bad the actions of the bad... more>> guys are they must never be killed. This is not the modern era with jails and trials and attorneys. In this era killers were summarily executed. Yet the powerpuff girls don't wish to dirty their hands in that manner. All bandits captured alive when team powerpuff enters! Crap like this comes after a chapter long lecture on how they should just fight to kill. BS your readers some more why don't you? It gets worse later on. Apparently even when people are being kidnapped and enslaved, you can't bring back even one of the slave drivers to question them. Because that might be interpreted by the slave drivers as hostile action. WTF?!?! Some really screwed up values here.....

Also, I get she's an airhead but there are limits to how stupid this girl can be. She has a radar that can locate anything. She is looking for something. Something she wants to find very badly. So naturally: use the radar to find said something right? Nah. Her plan was this instead: "I will ditch my 3 best friends so I can wander aimlessly around the world alone for years. Maybe I'll run into it accidentally." WTF?!?! That logic is along the lines of: "I have a nail I need to pound into the wall. I have a hammer in my hand. The only solution to this problem is to drop the hammer on my foot and bash my head into the nail until it goes in." This is no longer in the realm of dense protagonist but bad writing.

Finally, I got tired of the same theme repeated over and over: person (s) x are doing evil deeds. However after team powerpuff got involved it was discovered they were really good people. They were only doing bad things because they had a situation. So team powerpuff let them off the hook after resolving their situation. All past deeds forgiven! Screw that. Everyone has a situation. You don't get a pass on criminal activity just because you "have a situation". You do the crime, you do the time. <<less
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MrsNyan
MrsNyan rated it
October 10, 2016
Status: c24
Not your frustratingly dense MC but rather honest, hard-working and funny kind of dense MC. Kind of a surprising turn in how she got into that Hunter-problem thing (as mentioned in summary) but still incredibly hilarious!! And it's not like there weren't any serious moments at all.

Though the beginning might be "heavy philosophical" for others - I sincerely do not mind that kind of thing. It was refreshing while it lasted and the rest is getting funnier and funnier. So don't be scared off!
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BaramII
BaramII rated it
September 27, 2017
Status: c134
Story is Good.

Translation is getting worse. Previous translator did a good job, the new translator Estellion did fine on the start of their translation, but there was a time that it got bad. Then it became decent again, after that few chapter of good translating it went back to being bad. At first, I rated it as 3 star due to the fact that the story was pretty interesting, regardless of bad translating, and some chapters were actually edited, but now it's closer to google translate. So I'm dropping this... more>> to 1 star.

I recommend this as a story, but I don't recommend picking it up to read, translation is bad. If you're fine with it, then it's a pretty good story. Just that translation is bad. <<less
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RandomComment
RandomComment
May 26, 2016
Status: v1c3
The synopsis seems... very reminiscent of evil god average. Well, its not too bad. Worth a read for now, and there are no characters that I have a terrible impression of characterization wise (so far). Hard to tell since its just begun though
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asynt
asynt rated it
May 20, 2018
Status: c88
This series is actually fairly good plot-wise and rather humorous, and I would give it 4 stars if not for one thing: the severe drop in translation quality with the new translator in the ~50s (Estelion), resulting in a drop to 2 stars. The humor and language quickly becomes lacking and I wouldn't suggest continuing it.

I never knew how important good translation is until I read this novel.
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Kanjin
Kanjin rated it
July 11, 2017
Status: c77
At first glance, it is an isekai/another world type of story but there are a few points to it.

  1. Female Chara - is quite rare in this type of genre (warning: yuri characters promotes the "Lolita, Yes! No Touch" religion)
  2. Op much? - it does have that factor but the MC herself tries not to show it which is a futile effort in everyway, only to backfire which makes it interesting. (The main joke of the entire series, but I don't feel tired of it because it's used in the right parts)
  3. Out of novels to read - this is a good one to spend some time while you wait for your other novels to update. (Sometimes its serious then turns to jokes and quirks, vice-versa for entertainment sake)
But really,... more>> I can't just say no when it has Moe on it... (>///<)

I'm a trash so it can't be helped with my biased review (-.-") <<less
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Wry Warudo
Wry Warudo rated it
June 3, 2018
Status: c150
The novel itself is pretty good, even with the relatively generic isekai setting.

As the other reviews here have said though, the translations wrecked the novel. It's almost as if someone took an MTL and somehow made it worse.

If you're interested, read up to the point where the translations are still decent then MTL the rest yourself.
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HonGaDaisuki
HonGaDaisuki rated it
January 14, 2017
Status: c42
I personally really enjoyed this web novel (especially the comedy aspects). Though the story is by no means deep, the main character is hilarious in her inability to notice how 'non-average' she actually seems to the people around her, all the while believing she is able to portray the image of a normal person flawlessly. While she is technically an intelligent person with a good memory and high learning capability, she has an absolute lack of common sense and completely cannot read the mood, which leads to some very funny... more>> misunderstandings on her side. I am very much looking forward to the future development of this story, and can't wait to see what kinds of situations the main character will encounter in the future. I can highly recommend this web novel to people who do not mind an overpowered, airheaded, slightly naive but otherwise funny and unpredictable heroine and that are looking for a fun and thoroughly enjoyable read. The characters and overall plot are fairly generic, but still more well written than a lot of other, similar stories I have read. People looking for a unique, innovative story with intricate character design/development should stay away from this, but readers looking for a hilarious, well written, normal story as a simple and nice diversion from everyday life should definitely try this one. <<less
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tjenwei
tjenwei rated it
September 24, 2017
Status: c109
I don't get why this novel get high rating. Well, different people different opinion. Let it be. At first seems interesting that a naive girl with "average status by the strongest being perspective" but after a while it's just a repeat of that. A naive girl Very OP without world common sense only her own common sense and justice.

But that kind of justice only apply to the MC group, no one can deny them or overpower them.

Overall the 4 person party seems to depend too much on the MC. Receiving... more>> so much benefit from the girl. It should be doing more moderately whether power up or anything. Everything already done and help by the MC.

If you don't like that kind of typical naive and stupid justice without real common sense, then drop it. Unless you don't have any more to read and only want to fill your time with something to read. <<less
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ReadsWebNovels
ReadsWebNovels rated it
June 10, 2018
Status: c200
The whole novel feels like filler... In the first 80 chapters, it felt like it might have some long term arc/story, but then it became a series of unrelated arcs in which the MC solves mundane problems with op powers.

The humor comes from the MC using op powers to solve mundane problems, which is funny the first time, but grows stale very quickly.
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enigmator
enigmator rated it
January 28, 2018
Status: c93
Interesting story. This is kind of an isekai that's presented in a more comedic light, and I appreciate that. Another work that does something similar is Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, which is another (if even more) nice and fluffy series to relax to. That said, there are serious flaws that hold this story back:

    1. It must be said that the translation is bad, like godawful bad. Not only is this MTL, the translator (and maybe the editors too?) doesn't seem to have the English language proficiency to produce easy-to-understand sentences, which is to say the text is a chore to read through. But in the end, a bad translation is better than none (is that really true though??).
    2. The writing of just about any insignificant male character so far comes off as creepy, at best, to downright disgusting. To a lot of them, the initial intent towards our main characters (most of whom happen to be 'cute girls') is to rape them, marry them, or else 'protect' them. Really hard to read these parts without rolling my eyes.
Well, excuse me for ranting, but I had to find an avenue to let out my grievances with the story. But seriously, I do want to enjoy the story since I like its distinct approach to the isekai template, so it'd be great if I could do so without having to feel uncomfortable.
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