I Shall Survive Using Potions!

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Kaoru Nagase was caught up in a mysterious phenomenon and died when returning home from work. It was because of a time-space distortion that a higher life form was cleaning up, but she was able to receive a younger body and the ability to create any potion she wanted in another world!

Kaoru, who’s now a rather sharp-eyed 15 year old girl again, will work hard for a peaceful life in another world!

Eh, as a commoner she doesn’t understand the thinking of nobles? She’s now stuck in a delusional story that she’s trying to escape from?

Hey, this is different from what you told me, goddess!

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Potion-danomi de Ikinobimasu!
ポーション頼みで生き延びます!
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Loli_Mamoritai
Loli_Mamoritai
July 31, 2017
Status: --
I already read almost all raw chapters available.

This is my impression of this Novel.

This Novel is average value of "I said makes my abilities average" and "Evil God Average".

Main Heroine of this Novel is like Misato/Adel/Mile, she re-incarnated to another world.

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She be-friend with this world only goddess Celestia just like Ahri be-friend with Sophia.

She has no common sense of this world and everything she does is too OP make she stand out.

At some point, just like Adel, she calls herself as Celestia's friend (there's no lie with that though) and was worship as a Silver Hair Loli Goddess of Micracle.

She flees the country from the stalker Prince. And she is working in another country just like Adel change her name to Mile and flee to the Kingdom.

At some point, she use her ability again in an Earl's party and is worship as a goddess again.

The Royal family invite her to the castle and for some *spoiler* event, she swears in the goddes Celestia that she never come to the castle nor listen to the Royal again, the king can only helds his head in agony.

Next, the Pope of the Church thinks she is an impostor but wants to use her, he comes to her workplace and act high and mighty and yells "You dare to defy me, don't you afraid of goddess's punishment?"

She answers with "Between me, her best friend and some mortal human who dare to mis-use her name, who do you think will get the goddess's punishment?" And she use her ability that out of this world. The Pope flees for his life in fear.

Next, she reveals herself to public as Goddess Celesia's best friend. She sells her potion in another world. The potion can only last 5 days to prevent country use it for war.

The Holy Empire that 6 days travel from the Kingdom don't have any benefit from the potion. And their country is proud as the country of Goddess Celestia, they demand to take our heroine to their country.

They waves war with the Kingdom.

The whole Kingdom is worry about the war that they might lose. They give out 40.000 soldiers to the bolder to stop the Empire and only keep 15.000 soldiers to guard the capital.

The Empire have 80.000 soldiders in total, they bait 40.000 soldiers at the border and 40.000 soldiers cross the mountain to invade the capital.

Our Heroine finally heard the news, she understands that this war was because of her. So she casually talks with the Royal, I will stop 40.000 soldiers that try to invade the capital.

*Spoiler* And then, she and her party really did it. 40.000 Empire soldiers are surrender with zero-condition when facing 15.000 Kingdom's soldiers.

Next, she tells the Royal that she will defeat 40.000 Empire soldiers at the border too. The Royal family try to stop her because it's dangerous, but she doesn't care. They tell her that they won't provide horse nor food.

But she just get one of the war horse from 40.000 surrender soldiers and go by herself. The Royal try to follow her only to know that they are no match for her alone. They reach the border with both soldier and horse tired to nearly death, but MC is casual like nothing.

After that MC and Royal member lead all soldiers to battle.

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Torauth
Torauth rated it
October 17, 2017
Status: c30
I'm pretty disappointed with this one. The story originally showed a lot of promise for the first 15 or so chapters and then quickly went downhill. Basically, I think the MC is written in such a way as to try and make her seem smart, but she fails to make rational choices and judgements in such a way as to just further the plot and make other characters see how OP she is.

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Spoiler

Surely, if she wants to live a peaceful life then why reveal her powers? When she runs away why not change her name and appearance? Why does she intentionally attract huge amounts of attention to herself by repeatedly showing off her power and then get upset when people want more of that power?

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It's just bad writing, and this contradictory personality irks me to the point that I'm no longer interested in continuing with this one. <<less
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rexzshadow
rexzshadow rated it
May 29, 2018
Status: --
Start out promising but quickly becomes really really shitty. At the start it was pretty standard then when the first noble tried to like capture her showed how serious it was for her to randomly use her power. All good and she learned a lesson which she proceed to not follow get found out again. Runs off to another country and get found out again and basically reveal to the world she is friend with the goddess.... All of this happen in like the first 20 chapters its like wtf?

Her... more>> actions completely contradicts her own thoughts constantly. Also thought it be something fun like someone who interested in alchemy and find new way of crafting potions. No just instantly get whatever potions she gets. <<less
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BakaBlue
BakaBlue rated it
June 13, 2018
Status: --
In some variation or another the author keeps insisting that the MC her is intelligent, however judging by her decisions throughout the story, she is no where as smart as she thinks she is.

Though from another point of view, she has the author on her side, who basically warps reality that she is always right, so from that point of view where her claims (no matter how ridiculous they would be in reality) she is intelligent in knowing how the world works. For example, she only meets people who are... more>> just as smart as they need to be and predicts their movements, she counts on and expects them to do the "sensible" thing which she predicts, rather than them being to stupid or smart to deviate on it.

From her stated goals, she takes options that seem to contradict with it, as if she finds amusement on keeping check how long she can keep it up before it blows up in her face.

Moving on, her powers to create potions, in this world potions can basically do anything. She can basically manipulate reality if she wants with a "give you awesome powers" potion if she wanted. She her niche about potions is basically translated as "I can do any crap I want in a pinch, " which removes any real expectation about it. <<less
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MoeNaomi
MoeNaomi rated it
October 6, 2017
Status: c20
To be honest, I really like FUNA-sensei's novels.

The MC is not some super-kind-heroine-idiot or maybe a 'smart' person with an exaggerated 2000 IQ.

She's a realistic person.

... more>> Not some "oh boi!Since the god give me some sort of OP abilities, maybe I should pretend this is not an OP abilities and be some sort of saint-like person who collect harem!"

The kind of ability she got is not some exaggerated thing such as- 9999999 mana, 999999 strength NO! And also!The nobles in this series is more realistic than a certain novel who have a so many ruler or nobles who keep on laughing 'Ga-ha-ha-ha!You're interesting!I'll give you my daughter to marry!'

She is also a smart 15-years-old loli who could manage to escape from a certain situation realistically!

I recommend this novel and don't forget to read other FUNA-sensei's work!
Pluuuuus, Kaoru is a person who learn from her mistakes! (Unlike Mile) <<less
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Molenir
Molenir rated it
October 23, 2017
Status: c23
Slightly fun story, rather poorly written. This story has many problems. Many of them can be set aside with handwavium. Others regarding human nature not so much. For example...

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During the war chapter, the author says, no one would kill the citizens of occupied countries because of future tax revenues. So for the citizens its not a big difference if the rulers change. The naivety in this statement is so far beyond idiotic its staggering. Apparently rape and looting does not happen in this fantasy world.

During the same chapter, it says The army is under command of the general. There is no such thing like the king comes to the battle front. The king has to stay safe in the royal castle. I thought, seriously? Feudal era, the king absolutely has to be on the battlefield. They may not charge into battle, but they damn well have to be there.

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So many other issues as well. The actual story itself is ok. The characters fairly cute, though a bit bland. Comes nowhere near others such as Average in storytelling. <<less
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Bysc
Bysc rated it
April 7, 2019
Status: c93
The novel is good, I just ignored the reviews and just read it and I liked it.

Just don't care about the reviews and just read it. If you don't like it, then stop reading it, but I doubt you won't like it unless you like very specific things. (Like a super calculating MC that doesn't care to help people that is suffering just because it won't bring them any benefit, and that although they asked for a super OP skill they keep hiding it for the entire novel because "they... more>> don't want to stand out".)

Someone said it's getting out of control for a slice-of-life novel. It's not even a slice-of-life novel so wtf?

People saying that she keeps using her powers when she knows it brings problems. Why would she care about using her powers if even the goddess doesn't care about what she does in that world, and nobody other than her can stop her anyways. And why are you reading an isekai novel if you don't want the MC to use their OP powers? I find it more annoying if they keep hiding it. At least she uses her powers to help people.

Other people saying that the MC and the other characters are dumb, well appart from the annoying crown king from one of the first countries and the priests from the religious country, I haven't found anyone exceptionaly dumb.

Besides, this world where we live is full of dumb people and nobody cares.

OH and another good point about the novel, the MC is an eternal cute loli, we must protect the lolis. :3 <<less
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oddlyy
oddlyy rated it
April 3, 2019
Status: c92
Starts off as a 10/5 star read. Funny and light to read

Dramatically takes a nosedive into boring. OP MC. Author gives up on reasonable, sensible or normal and nosedives into absurd no-limits hot garbage.
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Incar1
Incar1 rated it
January 19, 2019
Status: --
It had potential, then it threw it all away. Her powers make potion creation about as exciting as consol commands in Skyrim, her personality is almost physically painful (it wouldn't be so bad if she wasn't learning impaired "I can't just use my powers in the open." *immediately uses powers in the open*), and she constantly name drops a freaking goddess.

There's an old manga called "Potion Mania" that only has like 3 chapters translated that does this concept much better and doesn't even have reincarnation. It's just about an orphan... more>> girl who gets by as a traveling Alchemist. <<less
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aratacchi
aratacchi rated it
November 15, 2018
Status: c66
I'm a simple man, If I find a story about "instant karma" or where "the bad people get punished" I'll read it even if the the novel itself is an average light novel.

Just like that, it's another typical Funa sensei style where you'll find "an immortal little girl MC" who often punish the bad guy who appears to bother the MC's other world life.
The story always starting good but as the chapter goes on, the character itself stop making logical sense in other word they stop acting... more>> like what "normal person would do or can't give a normal reaction to a certain thing that happen around them" like when the MC takes out random OP tools from her bag but other ppl around her never questions where did she get that tools (ppl in this scene doesn't know she has goddess power) so those ppl reaction seems not normal. <<less
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GronkJuice
GronkJuice rated it
November 4, 2018
Status: c73
I would have to say that this story, the 80, 000 gold, and the Healing hero one are all great concepts that have so much potential at being unique that I just had to try them. Even the synopsis sounds amazing in all 3.

However, the sad truth is that every one of these stories (as well as many others) fall into the same "No idea how to make it unique so lets just make it OP MC." you find in almost every story. Sure I enjoy an OP MC just... more>> as much as the next reader, but even Average with Mile/Adel the story takes a hard left into terrain that should not have been explored in the first place making it seem like the author would rather continue with a bastardized version of the story then just write a new one.

In the end I will still read this as it has not went competently dark like average, and have not turned into such a new story like 80, 000 gold. But sad to say the problem that healing hero has with its stupidity of "Just add heal to it and I can use it" is used in this one too with the whole potion thing. Sure I can wrap my brain around a shaped potion, but one that can be used as a detector.... that is just lazy ass writing. <<less
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Chrysanthemum Kiss
Jase Aniban rated it
March 25, 2018
Status: c46
Loved the beginning but lost interest midway. Potionmaking skills were not used as creative as I imagined, ... more>>
Spoiler

her turning into a friend of the Goddes for all to know just killed the plots and twists that may be able to develop, it was a novel suicide since obviously no one would be up against her and the excitement of the novel just evaporated.

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I was leaning towards her making witty potions and all but nahh it came flat when the autor just put the bomb of letting the MC sacrilegous to be a foe. <<less
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Diskat
Diskat rated it
October 11, 2017
Status: c3
"Kaoru who was a novel enthusiast, felt like this situation was somewhat familiar."

This sentence tells me that the protagonist loves to read light/web novels. Yet, for some reason she still lacks the common sense in the medieval world that so many other web novels have explored.

Spoiler

Here's already 2 taboos that she had done by the 3rd chapter that I can name off the bat.

    1. She already assumed otherworld currency = to some fixed yen amount. I haven't seen a web novel that had NOT disproved this theory.
    2. She assumed the market price of making her first potions without checking the actual market. There's web novels here and there had people amazed at a protagonist's [lost] legendary healing potion compared to the actual potion tech at the protagonist's time.

Btw, the I'm smarter-than-you advices schtick is tiresome since Funa uses it in at least 3 of her novels.

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Then she blames her lack of common sense that she was basing off of games that she played. What? Whatever happened to her novel knowledge?
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Bofhen
Bofhen rated it
October 5, 2017
Status: --
This novel is quite fun and haw a nice pace to it 2 and the loli is legal, , ,

Story 4 stars if you like slice of life and comedy

MC 5 stars because her personality is really interesting and she is quite Street smart and clever

... more>> plot 3 1/2 stars so far it is Nice but well haw to see how it develops..

and if you like novels like I said makes my abilities average or Evil God Average or Arachne Then you should cheek this little thing out probably right up your alley whey <<less
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Walkingpineapple
Walkingpineapple rated it
August 6, 2017
Status: --
Legal Loli reincarnated, and tricked the god of that world to give some awesome cheat abilities. Legal Loli. All you need to know.

Pretty similar to miles from 'i said make my abilities average', in the aspects of being smart but at the same time not.
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Otaku108
Otaku108 rated it
May 7, 2019
Status: c50
Average at best. The story is very simplistic, or sophomoric if you will, which in a way is part of it's charm. This just doesn't lead to a lot of depth in character or plot sadly. The translations are also fairly rough but seeing as I'm not paying for anything it feels wrong to complain about that. Just consider it a fair warning that muddling through someone else's idea of English can be a headache when it obviously isn't their first language.

MC is definitely OP but that's also kind of... more>> the running gag throughout the story. She's been given a license to do pretty much whatever the hell she wants and uses it liberally at times. Other times it seems like she's trying to hold herself back from doing so, inexplicably. It's that lack of consistency which throws off a lot of readers, but this does make her seem more human. We are fickle creatures after all, prone to influence through our emotions.

In any case, the story is cute, the concept isn't particularly original but done in such a way that you enjoy the MC's journey, stumbling and bumbling as she does yet succeeding none the less. The kind of character that's happy to be kind to those that are kind and even happier to be harsh to those that are harsh. She gets all sorts of vindictive when you wrong her but heaven help you if you wrong those she cares about. No, considering the goddess of this world is her actual friend, they'd be beyond heaven's help xD

Is it worth reading? Certainly, especially if you're good at reading Engrish and have no problems with a character that isn't practically perfect in every way (as I find most OP MC's are written). There's plenty of humor to be found, characters that give you the feels from time to time, and that instant karma which can sometimes feel forced but is still satisfying none the less. Are there better things to read? Yes, absolutely, but there is even more that's way worse. I spent a couple of afternoons reading this far and I haven't felt it's time wasted. <<less
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Zlayf5
Zlayf5
May 3, 2019
Status: c98
This novel (I will refer to the novel as 'kaoru' since it's the name of the protagonist) is better than "make my abilities average" in my own opinion, since it isn't as inconsistent as the previous mentioned one by the same author.

Kaoru is a really interesting novel in my opinion however it can be really inconsistent at times for example the protagonist being really smart and getting away with a lot of stuff but seemingly she lacks common sense such as "oh wait medicines aren't as godly as mine in... more>> the current era" of course it's not a quote but basically that, she doesn't seem to entirely grasp the fact that it's abnormal, literally everything that she considers common sense it's not but so far she has yet to grasp such a concept.

Other than that I would say it's worth a read, it's enjoyable. <<less
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Synchrotron
Synchrotron rated it
June 16, 2018
Status: c51
Just like all FUNA novels (novels which MC is stated to be smart, but is actually someone prone to mistakes) this is basically a Marmite. You will either love it or hate it. No in-between. I like how the MC took advantage of loopholes. And remember, this is not a serious novel. This is a comedic one (but yeah it is sometimes stale)

Indeed, the potion part is actually killed by how she uses it, but the thing is she took advantage of an initial deal's loopholes to get such... more>> power. Read at your own interest.

Edit: this thing deteriorates so quickly that I can't say it is good in any way anymore. <<less
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cleesus
cleesus rated it
May 25, 2019
Status: c108
I like it, I dont expect much from these type of stories, so I was able to find it interesting.

The main character of this story reminds me of the light novel about the pharmacist in china, cant remember the storys name
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AriadnaAtthanasia
AriadnaAtthanasia
April 25, 2019
Status: c98
I really love the manga of this and thus I decided to hint down the novel and finally found this. I immediately read the chapter 33 (since it’s the chapter 22 in the manga) and seriously, I don’t understand why many people don’t like this. I literally just ignored most senseless reviews because for me, it seemed those people don’t really understand our main character and the world she is in. They were so used in other novels about being reincarnated and having to do serious stuffs (I don’t know... more>> how to phrase my point) and you know what I mean. Anyway, I hope the next chapter comes out soon, at the meantime I’ll return to Mitsuha (Saving 80, 000 gold coins....) ! <<less
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