I Was Reincarnated


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“It’s my principle to never let go of the people I once reached out my hand to.”

Reincarnated again and again for failing to reach his life span, the protagonist’s soul finally lost its ability to become human in his next life. Finding it amusing, God decided to send him instead to a world where magic and demi-humans exist, and turns him into a Demon God — a legendary, fearful existence among the residents of that world.

Associated Names
One entry per line
Tensei shita ore
Related Series
The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love (2)
The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System (2)
Transmigrating into a Mob Character to Rehabilitate the Villain Plan (2)
Every Day the Protagonist Wants to Capture Me (1)
I’ve Led the Villain Astray, How Do I Fix It? (1)
Rebirth of Chen An (1)
Recommendation Lists
  1. (Complete) BL R/T/SC
  2. Comleted Yaoi 2
  3. Smart MC (career over romance)
  4. Big Book of BLs
  5. Harem (Yaoi,Shounsn ai)

Latest Release

Date Group Release
05/30/18 LiS Translation extra 2
05/30/18 LiS Translation extra 1
05/26/18 LiS Translation c99 (end)
05/26/18 LiS Translation c98
05/23/18 LiS Translation c97
05/19/18 LiS Translation c96
05/19/18 LiS Translation c95
05/16/18 LiS Translation c94
05/12/18 LiS Translation c93
05/12/18 LiS Translation c92
05/09/18 LiS Translation c91
05/09/18 LiS Translation c90
05/05/18 LiS Translation c89
05/05/18 LiS Translation c88
04/28/18 LiS Translation c87
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Anra7777 rated it
April 28, 2018
Status: c87
I should have listened to the other negative reviews. I'd meant to hit three stars, because I find the other aspects of the story interesting, but my finger hit the two star instead. Oh, well. It's true that the so-called "romance" is, in fact, an increasingly toxic relationship.

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Although the MC never r*pes the uke, he does emotionally manipulate him and physically threaten him, first, if the uke runs away or falls in love, then, after he's been sleeping with the uke for a year and finally falls in love and marries him, for doing anything independently. The MC starts as being morally ambiguous, but quickly becomes an abusive person. Although it is always emphasized how "gentle" he is toward the uke, it's only because the uke is his "thing." Not because he loves him. And everyone is aware of this. At one point the MC threatens the uke for even speaking another man's name, but the MC has 0 qualms with sleeping with others. Even after getting married and being "in love, " he still sleeps with other people in order to make the uke jealous. (Later, the MC still isn't sure that he actually loves "his wife" who is still "his thing.") This behavior transforms the cowardly uke from a barely competent guy, but at least he tries, to a supposedly OP fighter who is clingy, whiny, wracked by negative thoughts, and unable to do anything, much less use the skills he's been training. Although this sort of character is annoying, I 100% blame the MC's manipulations for him becoming that way. The MC even knows that he's done this, and likes it. He threatens "his wife" with cutting off his legs if the uke does anything independently. Although the audience "knows" he wouldn't actually go through with it (because the MC thinks it), the uke, quite understandably, believes it. And I wouldn't put it past him to actually do it. After all, the MC loathes mature people. He himself said so.

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saekicchi rated it
October 17, 2016
Status: c20
The protagonist is your typical lazy MC who was quite popular in his school despite his delinquent status. He once threw a student off the second floor for bullying his best friend (who also happened to be his f**k buddy).
The mystery behind MC's death

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stabbed to death by his bff/f**kbuddy-turned-yandere, which MC accepted because "to be killed by him (bff) means he's so crazy in-love with MC that he'd prefer MC died instead of others snatching him away"


was sufficiently explained, which is surprising, because I thought the author will write it off as a fateful coincidence.

Now in a different world, MC reincarnates as a Demon God. Some circumstances lead him into taking two beastmen and some s*aves to his castle. Thus, their fluffy daily life begins~

This story has a nice set up and a good plot however further into the story, the uke becomes one of those damsels-in-distress which I hated. He's a beastman with strong combat abilities but he just cry and hide behind the seme. I stopped at the point where the main plot is starting, I admit. Maybe I'll read this again someday.

Edit: Dropped. <<less
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Skilvh rated it
December 3, 2017
Status: c32
It starts out okay, but along the way all I read was about how cute the ML's Uke is. How he likes to spoil him (and the kid too) and I see no other story development... or it's there but too slow for my liking.

As far as I read almost 70% of the story is about the ML thinking how cute and how he spoils his Uke and kid.... Ugh...

Whether he acts cute, whiny, crying, jealous and so on... No story or character development at all...

Makes me bored out of... more>> my mind. Too lazy to read the rest, so Imma dropping it. -sigh-

I'm amazed the translator can hold on this long to translate this story....-claps and bows-

Thank you for your translations though, sorry that this can't hold my interest for long. <<less
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Kolo rated it
November 27, 2017
Status: c31
Okay, so it starts out good and it stays steady till around ch 15-20. Then it becomes a story not worth much.

The demon god is actually a pretty interesting character. He explains his emotions and I think he gives a pretty good reasoning of why he is so uncaring of himself and the world around him.

Unfortunately, those two adorable characters you met in the first few chapters turn out to become spoiled and worthless. They just laze and want more. Especially the main love interest. His thought process is truthfully... more>> hard to stomach after the many pity-filled thoughts.

I don't think the author knew where they wanted to go with the story. And that harem tag is a lie so far as the demon god sticks to the one interest in every instance but one.

If you want filler, it's fine. But if you want a plausible story, it's lacking. <<less
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zloi medved rated it
July 5, 2018
Status: c35
I won't go into the character stuff, other people have already done that. I'll give my major complaint that hasn't been touched on by any other reviewers:

About 50% of this story just does not need to exist.

It's not uncommon for Japanese stories to switch POV between characters, at the very least, this POV switch offers something and still moves the plot along. Every second chapter of this story switches to another character's POV but just rehashes things that have already happened, to no real purpose. Many of these characters are... more>> minor enough that their viewpoints do not matter. It's just an artificial inflation of chapters and pointless filler. While a switch in POV providing an outsider perspective on the MC in a first person narrative can be interesting, if done in moderation, when literally every second chapter, sometimes three chapters in a row, is just the same event being covered and whole dialogue texts being copy pasted and repeated, it becomes tiresome and pointless and just stalls the story.

If you can skip entire chapters of a story and not lose anything, it's a poorly written story. <<less
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August 12, 2016
Status: c2
A lazy human who keep dying without being able to live his age quota lol. The God made him reincarnated into a demon king instead so he can't die anymore but our demon king just want to have an easy life. He wants a castle? Done. A castle appeared and he got his beautiful sleep. Someone banged his door and shouted "wth why this castle suddenly appeared out of nowhere" and questioned the demon king only to be commanded to strip by the said demon king??!

It's a knight with animal... more>> ears and tail wohoo o/

Found this today and honest I am itching to read more! Too bad it's on hiatus ;__; oh well, here's one soul hoping it will be updated someday~ <<less
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darksideofthecookie rated it
February 10, 2018
Status: c58
The beginning wasn't bad, the idea of completely OP and somewhat emotionally detached MC was quite interesting and fun to read. However, the further I got, the more frustrating the novel became, time after time I got really iritated with characters' attitude.

It's not for me, but if you don't mind whiney love interest, self-absorbed and overwhelming MC, maybe you'll be able to somehow enjoy it a bit more. Overall would not recommend.
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Allroundfangrl rated it
March 10, 2018
Status: c45
Since I can't change the star rating I'll just say it here. 1 and a half stars out of 5, would not recommend.


I really don't like the love interest. He is becoming whiny, annoying, spoilt and a cry baby, it makes me dislike each chapter.


I prefer him with Dea or Sei to be honest. At least the both of them have strong personalities and are useful.

So far my favorite characters are, Shin, Dea and Sei, Rona and The freed villagers. Rua to I guess. In chapter 38 he (Shin) noticed his (Sei) smile. I SHIP THEM SO MUCH!!!!

I can't read this anymore, I'm stopping at chapter 45. My final verdict is, I really don't want to read this anymore. It's making me angry and I just want to hit someone reading this. The MC is okay, the love interest can go jump in a boiling lake of lava for all I care and the only one I can honestly say I can tolerate is the Knight Sei. Everyone else may as well be cardboard cutouts that occasionally have lines.
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ResidentialPsycho rated it
October 21, 2017
Status: c16
So far, there isn't any plot to the story, and all of the characters are coming across as pretty shallow. The writing isn't good enough to keep my attention or pull me in, and I'm too bored with it to keep reading.

The idea is interesting, but the writing could really use an upgrade. There isn't any drama or plot, and the action is mostly completely skipped over. I haven't seen any strengths in the story up to this point.
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Sarsanilla rated it
February 12, 2019
Status: --
It was fun to read, until our poor beast dude became a whiny, jealous, clingy thing that acts like a four year old. Completely MCs fault. Rip beast dude's original personality.

Honestly, I feel bad for these characters. This man is mean. I feel extra bad for his ex. Why doesn't this have the "evil protagonist" tag? He kills quite a few people with no hesitation whatsoever, and manipulates those around him, as well as mentally abusing his "thing".
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SubaruCat rated it
June 7, 2018
Status: Completed
This is one of the best ones on this site. The ending is worth reading until. I recommend this to anyone who sad/touching/sweet novel.

and dont don’t say things like it isn’t sweet because if you say that it means you didn’t see the masterful ending
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izayaYY rated it
November 7, 2019
Status: --
Well, I gave it a try, despite all the negative reviews because I am not a reader who needs to identify with the protagonist in order to like a novel. I don't mind evil demon gods with zero humanity (Shin's behaviour and mindset are totally coherent with his character) ; I don't mind weak characters who are clingy and obsessed (Rune's character also coherent given his circumstances) ; I also don't mind heavy themes like cheating, abuse or unrequited love, so long as there's a happy ending.

But I still did... more>> not like this novel. Because of the lack of romance... I love fluff and there is none here (except at the last few chapters)... this is more a harem-style genre which I usually avoid. I also did not like the odd point-form narrative style more suitable for a school science project than the art of creative writing. Also, there was too much repetitive sentences. I don't know why the author felt the need to repeat the same things so much.

It's a shame because the characters are interesting, the story is intriguing and the multiple POVs is original but it was the (careless?superficial?lazy?) writing style that put me off and the absence of romance. <<less
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Fuufuu rated it
June 20, 2018
Status: c23
It was interesting at first, but then it just got boring. The ML (uke) wasn't at all compelling as a lover (as the MC, the reader is put into the seme's role and there is nothing about this ML that makes him more worthy than other characters to be held). The main thing that described the ML was "cute" and "jealous". That's pretty much it. Both the romance and the story wasn't engaging enough to keep me reading. I tried to give a chance but after 23 chapters, I'm just... more>> so bored. <<less
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Zefelina rated it
April 8, 2018
Status: --
I liked the beginning but later on it became 'too much'. I like the ML but the uke is too whiny, cries at nothing and behaves like a child afraid of everything even though he's an adult (even better - a warrior, though inexperienced one) and survived for 22 years alone. It feels like his character devolves as the novel goes further. Don't want to slurr japanese novels but as expected of one - even yaoi is same as the typical harem novel. Rated as 3 because beginning wasn't bad... more>> and I haven't read till the end so leaving space for character evolution eventuality. <<less
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Gluttony rated it
December 1, 2017
Status: c27
Hmmm this can be summed up as being simply average. It’s not heartwarming enough to be enjoyed as a simple slice of life novel and not climatic enough to be enjoyed as an adventure novel. Very little emotional investment and yet not fun enough to make up for that.
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Fangirl rated it
October 24, 2017
Status: c18
The MC was a lazy type of guy, but the flow of the story makes him practically invincible in a unbelievable but funny way. The translation was great too. I literally jump when I saw this being picked up! Hope it'll turn as good as it is~ looking forward to Shins Love blossoming _~ Five stars!
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pinkumilkuu rated it
December 29, 2018
Status: Completed
Wow, that was a bad read. The plot was all over the place, the POVs are weird, some events are repeated due to the change of POV but no substantial info was added. The romance is fcked up, the MC is still a douchebag. His "things" were forgotten halfway through the plot and they were barely mentioned. I skimmed through almost all of the chapters and I still got all the needed info, and as another reviewer here mentioned, it's a bad story if you can skip some of it.

Kudos... more>> to the translator for completing it tho they didn't particularly like the story. <<less
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TheFluffyOne rated it
December 10, 2018
Status: c101
Because of all the bad reviews here, I had to leave a comment.

I absolutely loved this novel. It is extremely well-written, and I read it in one go as I just couldn't put it away. Although it's written with chapters alternating from different characters' point of view, it just brings more depth to the story.

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As the story progresses, the reader will notice that the MC is seriously messed up - and the MC himself clearly knows this too. At first it will be small hints:

• Him calling (and viewing) the MC and other living beings 'his things'.

• Him adapting to killing other living beings in the early few chapters, though he was human just a few days before, and not feeling anything about it.

• And most of all him being extremely posessive of 'his things' to the point he'd rather kill them than let them go - and rather break them than let others have them.

Later on a lot of flasbacks and whole chapters describe the sh*tty childhood and non-existing care he received growing up - which in real life clearly would make anyone turn more or less insane.

But later on he does change in small ways, and it does end rather sweetly.


It a story worth reading, and though I bet some won't be able to identify with the MC, I have to admit I found it rather easy.. Maybe that just says a lot about me, who knows..


And though a lot of reviews points out that the ML is clingy and insecure, I think most people would react/become like that considering their world's discrimination of different species and the experiences he's had.


So do give it a try if you want in-depth characters, a little humor, a well-written storyline and a HE.

- It is not a 1v1 love-story though. <<less
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chere100 rated it
July 31, 2019
Status: Completed
So, I feel like I'm being generous with my rating. However, it doesn't really deserve 1 and still doesn't impress enough to leave 2. In other words, utterly average? It's certainly not good enough for 4 or 5 stars. The protagonist is hateful. If you dislike whinny useless characters the protag turns his lover into one and you'll see that character a lot. The only character I liked was one the protag hated. I feel that this can only loosely be called a story and if it didn't keep doing... more>> things from different points of view it would have been shorter. Even then, it felt oddly rushed.

One example that sticks out in my mind is when the author says that the protag embraced another, but the author never wrote about that so you just get confused. You think, is he talking about the hug? Nope. He apparently really did that guy, but you're abruptly learning that now. Bad writing. Show, don't tell. At the very least tell in the order of events rather than after the fact.

Also, remember when I said the protag was hateful? He's unfortunately almost entirely lacking redeemable traits. He even admits to knowing he's no good, but at least he's aware of it unlike these other people who are unconsciously bad. The protag acts like this is a good trait. Has the author been beating his head against a block of tofu? Or did he just really want you to hate the guy? That's not a good trait! It's better to be unaware of a fault and do nothing to fix it as a result, but when you know your problems and don't try to fix them this makes you irredeemable! I'm hoping the writer of this book is a child because I can't help wondering how much he's like the characters he wrote. If he's like the protag I badly want to punch him. Repeatedly.

Such a sh*tty unenjoyable character. He only becomes slightly better near the very end. Also, I wouldn't call this a romance. Not even close. More like a story of stockholm syndrome. Which in theory I wouldn't have a problem with if the author knew how to write it in a way where I'm enjoying the ride. They don't though. The author both failed at making the protag likable or sympathetic, and almost no one wants to read a story of a character they can't stand. Now, saying all this, will you potential reader like this story? If you don't go in expecting a masterpiece, but just a time passer. It you don't mind following a potentially unlikable protag. If you don't care that one of the characters is useless and whinny. If you go in knowing and being okay with this not actually being romance. If you don't mind a floaty slightly rushed feel. Meeting all those requirements, yes you might like it. Otherwise, perhaps pass? <<less
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elhessan rated it
April 27, 2018
Status: c30
Overall I like the story, it has promising future. Until chapter 30 though, they still revolve around one country, or one region of the country perhaps (?) but anyway there's still room for world building.

The reason why I can't give this novel a full mark is because like one of the reviewer said, the uke is too clingy and meek. I know world is a scary place but, ffs, he was a scout/milita from the village and he became meek like a 5 YO kid? This is quite disappointing for... more>> me <<less
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