I Was Kicked out of the Hero’s Party Because I Wasn’t a True Companion so I Decided to Have a Slow Life at the Frontier

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In a Fantasy world in which a young girl with the Divine Protection of the Hero battles against the Demon Lord. In that world, Red, the elder brother of that young girl Hero, possessing the Divine Protection of the Guide which only grants a high initial level, fought in the initial party of the Hero.

However, with a Divine Protection that only grants a high level but no magic nor martial art nor supernatural ability, he gradually could no longer keep up with the battle and in the end, a companion, a Sage, remarked ‘You are not a true companion’ as he snatched all his equipment and kicked him out of the party with just a single copper sword.

Having his heart completely shattered, Red distanced himself from the battle against the Demon Lord’s army despite knowing that the fate of the world rests on it, aiming to live an inconspicuous life alone at the frontier Zoltan as he earns money to open a herbalist shop by utilizing the knowledge he acquired throughout his journey.

Together with the Half-Elf Carpenter living downtown and the Princess who couldn’t become the Hero’s companion, he aims to live a slow life in the frontier of the world governed by a person’s inborn Divine Protection!

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Shin no Nakama janai to Yuusha no Party wo Oidasareta node, Henkyou de Slow Life suru Koto ni shimashita
Slow Life Frontier
不是真正同伴的我被逐出了勇者队伍,于是决定在边境过上慢生活
真の仲間じゃないと勇者のパーティーを追い出されたので、辺境でスローライフすることにしました
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MondoX
New MondoX rated it
September 7, 2019
Status: c85
The MC is a typical beta Japanese protagonist, that is “smart, ” but dumb when the plot needs to advance forward. From the beginning, he was “tricked” to leave the party by one guy, and he left without at least proper farewells to the rest of the party. Then the cliche, MC decides to live a peaceful, slow life, but he is forced to be involved in events, one after another. No matter how many times MC proves himself, he continues to doubt himself, and it is not his Divine... more>> Protection, because he mentions he is able to deal with it. However, I continued reading, until the betrayal of one character and there were no consequences to that character. <<less
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KukiAme
New KukiAme rated it
August 28, 2019
Status: c127
great slice of life story! And nice fluff moment between Red & Lite~
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Sinai
Sinai rated it
September 24, 2018
Status: c42
One of the most surprisingly deep light novels out there, the world is carefully constructed in such a way that the pecularities of the world are crucial to the plot. The entire world is a parody of RPG tropes, but at the time taken seriously by the author. In short, it's reconstructionist or even hard fantasy.

For example, the MC has the Guide class, which translates to the RPG tropes of a Jeigan character, a strong, but temporary party member you get in the beginning who shouldn't be invested in because... more>> they have low long-term potential. So he gets booted out of the party before the story begins by the party's Sage, who essentially corresponds to an in-world min-maxer. In a great send up, the MC is stripped of all his heroic gear except a worthless copper sword and sent out of the party, just as we are generally advised to do for temporary characters who might otherwise disappear with epic gear that could better go to the new replacement party members.

What makes this novel great is that the above is all taken very seriously. The author never makes it obvious that is it a parody, the reasoning is explained in-universe convincingly that the hero's party is defeating the Demon King and obviously it's a better use to save the world than for the MC to keep the gear he personally helped quest for.

Thus begins his Slow Life, the genre of "I am in a typical fantasy (RPG) world, but rather than pursuing the hero's quest, I am going to have a slice-of-life story of me not doing anything particularly of note." Where this novel sets itself apart from its peers is how well it plays by the rules of the RPG world yet has a realistic response from the characters of people stuck in a fantasy RPG world. The novel heavily plays on the existential horror of being consigned to a Class and more lightly upon the equal casual horrors of a world where you grow more powerful by killing things and gaining experience. Also, despite it's Slow Life at the Frontier setting, the novel doesn't ignore the Hero's Quest at all, carefully parsing out dribbles of what's going on, and teasing the audience with the idea that the MC will get embroiled in the Hero's Quest again as even his sleepy town is affected by the rumblings of the conflict between the "light races" and the demons. Not that we expect it to happen because that would imply a genre shift, but it's surprisingly effective teasing nonetheless.

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What drives the plot is the conceit that classes impel a person to fulfill being the ideal representation of their class, and the stronger the class, the stronger the compulsion becomes. This idea is examined in-depth and is the motif running through virtually every story arc.

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All of it is also set against the greater backdrop of a possible "Rebel against the Gods" RPG storyline too, and it wouldn't surprise me at all if it incorporated "The Demon Race isn't really evil, but Evil in that they are fighting against Good, which isn't really good" which could easily end up with the MC allying with the Demon King in the end in the fight against God, all which of, again, are standard deconstructionist RPG tropes.

Also features one of the sappiest romance subplots I've come across in recent years, if that's your jam. Eye-rollingly non-sexual, but endearing in its own right, and at least their slowness is, again, explained plausibly in-universe.
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Also, probably plot-centric because the Hero happens to be a yandere bro-con, and the MC is the onii-san in question. And for the record, the reason she's a yandere is also explained in-universe making her a pitiable Hero.

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sgrey
sgrey rated it
September 11, 2018
Status: --
I don't know why people praise this novel so much. It contains all elements that everyone hates in other novels: bad MC, obvious plot, dumb characters. The title and the summary are actually wrong and it is clear as day from the first chapter. MC is a weak beta and a complete retard. He was not kicked out, he was tricked into leaving by a guy who clearly has alternative motives. The novel is really a tragedy waiting to happen. The whole thing is soooo obvious, and yet in a... more>> classic japanese tradition instead of actually talking to other party members and especially his sister, he fucking escapes and cries. This is so irritating. This is exactly the kind of situation I hate the most in novels because it is completely avoidable if you just use your brain a tiny bit. And of course, the hero's party now is in trouble because the only guy who could manage it properly left. I bet that the dude who tricked MC will also attack the hero in some way (maybe poison or drug) in an attempt to rape her or just to kill her because she rejected him. I am gonna wait until they reunite and see if this is worth reading. <<less
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BiawaKeren
BiawaKeren rated it
February 5, 2018
Status: --
I hope this one can get a lot of attention.

  1. The story is promising, cuz there is a solid logline. There is still a job for him to do, but he was chased away.
  2. Its a slow life, where you can get enough of cuteness (hopefully) and a life.
  3. No OP (for now) and hope it will.
  4. And I think the MC is not a dump man.
  5. And this review is not certified yet.
  6. Enjoy guys
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Ai chan
Ai chan rated it
January 2, 2019
Status: c80
The author lied. Slow life at the frontier? The only true thing is 'at the frontier'! What slow life? You liar! Red saved the day in almost every chapter!

The correct title would be "Mofumofu life with a hot princess in the frontier".

I don't know what that @sgrey guy said. Because he clearly didn't read the novel considering that everything he said was wrong.

There was not a moment in this novel where I considered Red to be stupid, dumb, beta or weak. In every chapter, the author drilled us that Red... more>> gave up on his hero life because he felt that he couldn't keep up and decided to live a normal life in the frontier. Effectively, he was exiling himself because he felt inadequate to support his sister and would only be a burden to her, the current hero.

Despite wanting to remain low-key and live a normal life, he had to use his power (which wasn't actually weak, as he and that Ares guy thought) and his wisdom (not fake wisdom, but a genuine smart character) to save the day. Because of his low-key actions, the villagers merely thought of him as 'the hero's husband' and not 'the hero'. No, he didn't marry his sister, he married the next best thing.

Regardless, this is a very enjoyable read. It has action and it has mofumofu in good measure. If you're tired of p***y protagonists, fear not, he is neither p***y nor dense. He was practically married to a princess (who ran off from her country to live a simple life) within 20 chapters. <<less
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pasimasi
pasimasi rated it
May 28, 2018
Status: c21
Translation quality is excellent.

The story itself is a refreshing take on a fantasy slice-of-lifesque story without the worn isekai + cheat combo.

At the beginning I thought the MC was a bit of an idiot but he got better, thankfully he's not a blockhead like so many other characters..

Edit: Eternal praise for a good romance and no harem, seriously.
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graydragon12
graydragon12 rated it
May 15, 2018
Status: c54
First let get the premise out of the way. This is a cookie cutter novel straight out of most the recent Isekai/Fantasy novel with game like element. In short, God give blessing/job and you are stuck with it till you die. Not sure if you can advance like from apprentice blacksmith to intermediate or so but you get the jest. These type of novel live on few key things: the execution, characters, interaction and the MC ability to carry the scene.

So far so good is what I gonna say. The... more>> first 10 or so chapter is quite slow but from the name, this is a slow novel. MC sometime belong to the type of missing common sense but in ways that I can believe for a person been raise in royalty/savior of the world type. The equivalent would different value between civilian and government. A normal civi might spend years of his saving for a $100k car while the government can say that a $30 million jets cheap. If you were in a medieval age where the king IS the government, your sense of value would be quite skewed and the MC sometime display something like that.

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Doesn't bat an eye a person try to swindle him a gold bar but being calculating with a few copper for daily needs

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Romance, the flag that kill many novels. I hate force harem and romance where it doesn't belong/under cook. Realist Hero is a great example of it. So far, the MC has committed to a target and if you read the description, you would found out who. Reading their interaction was fluffy and heart warming because I don't really have high demanding for romance writing. Just make it feel normal, believable and loveable. Real life relationship isn't that flashy anyway.

What else there is, MC is competent, interaction is believable, relationship is nice and character is nothing bad so far. Rating might change if author f**k thing up but as of now, go read it. Just remembered this is a slice of life novel so don't expect any fast development or so.

Edit: NO HAREM. The author said it himself. Huzzah. The story is still solid, character interaction is better than ever, world building got deepen and overall a solid and enjoyable experience to read. Of all the new novel I pick up recently, this is no doubt one I enjoy the most. I have no beef with harem when done right but with japanese author writing style where all girl are equal and get treated normally by the MC and sometime even declare themselves to be in the harem, it never fly well with me since most of the time, their personalities consisted of at most 2 generic trait that can be found anywhere. True harem need some sort of hierarchy else it would just going down a cluster f*ck, arguing and other nasty thing.

c54 Edit: Kudos to author, this chapter is great. I suggest you to read yourself to this chapter and not read the spoiler but for those who developed motivation to read after reading a spoiler go ahead. What has happen in this chapter is a respectable thing from the author. Truly one of the best romance/fluffy novel I had the honor of reading in recent year.
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MC meet up with his sister at the end of chap 54 surprise me. In these type of "looking for an important person" type novel author like to tease the meeting with "near miss" to the point of frustration but here, like the romance, short, straight to the point and lovely.

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Nuinui
Nuinui rated it
August 30, 2018
Status: c44
I'm glad I stuck with this story, because it really beat my expectations. The premise is similar to other "I was kicked out of the hero's party so now I'm living my own life" stories, but what sets this story apart from them is how the characters are portrayed and how the plot moves.

The MC is actually likable, and he's not the typical beta male we see in other JP novels. He's not a submissive character, but he does have low-self esteem, which had been caused by years (?) of... more>> dismissive remarks and abuse from his teammates. Yet despite this, the MC is actually calm and at peace, knowing that all he wants is to live a quiet life doing stuff that makes him happy. He doesn't feel a need to go and "prove" himself, which is what a lot of other shitty beta males end up doing.

Interestingly enough, his personality actually causes him to be somewhat of an unreliable narrator when it comes to describing himself. He often states how he isn't a master at certain skills and how he's limited in what he's capable of. Yes, he isn't a master, but he's a jack-of-all-trades kind of guy, and he has the intellect to utilize what he knows. This makes him a formidable ally, but one who is often overlooked due to not having a specific talent. But that's literally what his Divine Protection is. He's a "Guide." To expect him to be something other than a support teammate is incredibly stupid. His teammates took him for granted, and they're definitely regretting that.

The heroine is pretty adorable, and I like seeing her interactions with the MC. And thank god, this story is not a harem. The romance isn't slow either. It's a quiet sort of love. They get together pretty early, and you know that they're happy together. The side characters also have personality, so it's not like the story is limited to the MC and heroine.

As of now (ch. 39) things are getting kind of dark, so this story isn't going to be 100% fluff. There's an actual plot, with important questions raised about the current world's status quo.

I'm really interested to see how the meeting between the MC and his sister, the hero, will go. No spoilers, but we get surprising insight into the sister, and I just feel really bad for her. <<less
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Fui
Fui rated it
July 11, 2018
Status: c29
I am current the translator for this novel in another language, actually I translate it from eng -> my own language so I have to say thanks to Tseirp for picking this marvelous novel. Although I dont get anything while doing that but I really love this novel so it was my motivation. And even if someone donate me I would use that money to donate to Tseirp. Too bad my japanese is just barely N5 so I cant do much except waiting for new chapter in eng.

And about this... more>> novel. I think this novel has a very balance between action and romance, the plot is like a flow up and down, although this is Slice of Life but it's not boring because everything is not repeated but the author always adds new thing for every chapter, it'll make you feel like a child that excites to open a present box every day.

The story itself is good, no plot hole (at least until now), the character development is deep, MC is not OP but he knows what to do, the romance surely is the best thing in this novel, MC not dense like usual japanese novel, this is like a gem to me, maybe my english is not good enough to describe it but if you're looking for something relax, sweet or get bored with usual harem novel, op MC novel then try this. <<less
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shinidoshi
shinidoshi rated it
December 8, 2018
Status: c75
Comfy, but the more chapters you read, the more you realize the MC and his sister has a plot-induced gravitational field to attract the rest of the cast. Not only that, the plot progresses from multiple POVs. As a result, you are being dragged onto a never ending incline on a roller coaster ride, until you're let off the attraction. Once that happens, you take a rest stop on ... more>>
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fluffy lane with the MC and his gf

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. Rinse and repeat, and the pattern will get boring for some.

With all of these Blessings of the XYZ about, you get a Justice League vibe. If you look closely, the MC is very much like Batman. Despite the shitty cards he was dealt, he min-maxed his build to its peak. To compensate for his "lacking" he fights entirely based on observation, preparedness, and technique.
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In this regard, his little sister is the Superman of this world: forever isolated because she is all-too powerful.

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I wouldn't doubt there are people who'd think the MC is a Gary Stu because of all these traits, but that is the main appeal of this entire novel: Underdog on the streets, Overachiever in the sheets.

The author does a good job of paying attention to the rest of the cast. However, you never hear anything beyond Zoltan (as of c75).

I rate this: 1 quiet life out of 2 quiet lives. <<less
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dniv
dniv rated it
August 7, 2018
Status: c35
This is a surprisingly well-written story with a well-developed cast of characters that have a lot more depth than how things might appear at first appearance. Also, rather than a generic setting, it looks like a lot of very interesting things are happening behind the scenes.

I like the main protagonist a lot and also enjoy the other characters. "Side-characters" don't really feel like side-characters and also have proper development. The story starts out slowly, but appears to be setting up bigger things very nicely.

I also really appreciate how the romance... more>> is being handled. All in all, a recommended read. I wasn't sure when I first saw the summary or the title, but this story holds a lot of promise and I'm actually very excited to see how things develop later on since a lot of interesting things seem to be in play. 5/5. <<less
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orario
orario rated it
August 3, 2018
Status: c31
I liked the start but it gets boring. I mean I know that the title kind of suggests that, but I'd like to know more about the general affairs of the world, about the hero, about the demons... not some random children's problems and some useless villagers.

Sigh, it's a Japanese novel after all. Don't know why I expected anything from it. Even more than so given its title.

I've no idea how it will continue from now but so far it's been a generic slice of life with a fantasy setting.... more>> The only bright side of this story is that it has no harem. <<less
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dwiggity95
dwiggity95 rated it
March 5, 2018
Status: c6
I'm wondering why this novel's rated so low? At the moment the pace is rather slow but that's what I expected from a slice of life novel in the first place. At the moment, I find the premise of the story interesting and still hoping to learn more about the slow adventures of the MC.
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zaimokuza
zaimokuza rated it
October 13, 2018
Status: c21
The setting itself is quite decent, but everything else is so dull (half-assed at best). It's supposed to be fantasy world, but I can't feel the 'fantasy' feeling at all. Simply boring.
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grrman
grrman rated it
November 1, 2018
Status: c66
It masquerades as a fluff novel centered around an OP MC who is trying to live a quiet life around normal people. Indeed, it even starts out that way, but the novel is good because offers a lot more. It's got a great romance with adults who have never fell in love before. The MC is laid-back because of lack of confidence in his skills, but he's not beta. It's even got a proper plot besides the MC wanting to live a quiet life, and asks some tough philosophical about... more>> what makes a person a hero. The side characters are relatively fleshed out, but more importantly the author is able to introduce plot points/characters that will be useful for the plot development later. The author does a good job balancing what happening between with the MC and what's happening in the overarching world.

Come for the sugary, diabetic-inducing romance, get intrigued by the good action and plot, and stay because the romance is written well. <<less
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Renaxan
Renaxan rated it
July 2, 2018
Status: c28
Its a story of Red the MC who kicked out from hero party and decided slow life in outskirt town with heroine afterthat. Unlike other most MC of non r-18 fantasy story, Red are'nt dense.. He is just inexperience in romance same with the heroine, so somehow both of them make fluffy moment. There's no harem yet (maybe coming soon) and MC isnt much op too, just reasonable strong.

The Divine protection system itself felt unique, tbh im find it bit annoying

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since only those can decided a job and the behavior of the divine protection owner. Like the hero

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Anyway the story itself flowing great as slow life and the translation quality are top quality. <<less
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Zedzack
Zedzack rated it
April 11, 2019
Status: c112
Damn it I hate flashbacks. And it's not even about the main cast, just some people who weren't even properly introduced (might be that author want to introduce them through the flashbacks... but I hate flashbacks).

The story does not even focus on Red OR Lit anymore. The romance, their life (for those crying this is a slice of life) takes a back seat.
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Zombiefan
Zombiefan rated it
September 18, 2018
Status: c47
A cute slice of life romance novel. There's some action sprinkled in along with an overarching plot in the background, but so far it's been about this couple.

My only complaint is that the romance didn't have a build up, but I'm at least grateful it didn't last 685 chapters before they hell hands.
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Bakanogami
Bakanogami rated it
May 15, 2018
Status: c88
It's alright. It's one of those fantasy worlds where everyone has a job/class/role/gift from birth, but there are problems with that system here. Namely, the gifts are completely arbitrary, so a poor peasant might get "General" or "Royal Poet" or something like that, and a noble might get "Bartender" or something. You can also only level up your gift by killing stuff, so even non-combat classes have to go out and fight.

And lastly, and most central to the story, your given gift will actually affect your personality. Someone with the... more>> Bar Brawler gift will get violent quickly, someone with the Torturer gift will get urges to hurt others, and a Hero will have uncontrollable urges to save people.

It's an interesting premise, and they tie things together pretty interestingly. The MC is alright (if a bit on the negative side), whose thing is that he's high level but can only use common skills all classes can get.

I knock one star off because the slice-of-life parts that are billed as the central theme of the story honestly feel a little weak to me, and I wasn't really sold on the main heroine, who just kind of decides to live with the MC out of nowhere, and the MC decides he loves her back with little development in between. The stuff with the Hero in the second volume is much more interesting. <<less
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SeventhTale
SeventhTale rated it
April 3, 2018
Status: c11
A story that deserved 5 star. The current chapter is too early to have main development but we can see now how our MC works hard. How the heroine appreciate him and how he live in peace and spend his life to be an apothecary, with his abundant knowledge in many field. His divine protection is also "Guider", from the word itself we can expect some good development here.
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bjjjg
bjjjg rated it
February 13, 2019
Status: c96
I personally liked the story. I'm always in for some slow life.

But I have to say the whole divine protection system is shit. It's like god playing a strategy game.

The MC is was a little bit to easy to leave the party. But later I come to understand it a little bit (I wouldn't like to watch my sister living like this) . The only thing bugging me is how he could believe that his sister likes that Ares guy? When did it happen I mean he was the person... more>> holding the party together and should have at least seen signs of this happening. But in general I enjoyed the story so far and will continue reading it in the future. <<less
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