I Woke Up Piloting the Strongest Starship, so I Became a Space Mercenary


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When I woke up, I found myself inside a spaceship.

I guess you guys think I’m talking nonsense here, but I also have absolutely no clue about what exactly happened to me.

I was really close to completely losing it, but fortunately, I managed to notice that this place was really similar to the world featured in a game I was playing recently.

Am I dreaming? Nope, it’s no dream. Maybe I actually got sent to a different world or something?

But didn’t those things usually involve getting sent to a magical world with elves, dwarves, dragons and whatnot?

In any case, I don’t know what caused this, but I guess I’ll just have to suck it up and live properly in this world from now on.

It’ll be okay. I got my trusty spaceship so I can probably make some money. It’ll work out! It has to!

This is the story of a man abruptly thrown into space along with his private spaceship. He runs around with it and saves damsels in distress along the way, flirts with said damsels, earns money as a merc-for-hire and uses his gaming knowledge to work his way into living freely and easily.

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Mezametara Saikyou Soubi to Uchuusen Mochidattanode, Ikkodate Mezashite Youhei to Shite Jiyu ni Ikitai
When I Woke Up, I Got the Strongest Equipment and a Spaceship, so I Went and Became a Mercenary in Order to Live as I Please while Aiming for a Detached House
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New sukets rated it
March 23, 2020
Status: c22
This is just another wish fulfillment collect harem type of novel, and a vadly written one at boot. Characters personality are inconsistent on a chapter basis, and the plot is filled with holes.

I don't really recommend this, even for its sci-fi, since it is really poorly done.
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hawlol rated it
October 10, 2019
Status: c10
10 chapters in and I already wanna punch the author. This is just another plotless isekai where an OP MC collects girls.

First, his spaceship is a never seen before cheat that allows him to be unrivaled. The MC is a master gamer in piloting it inside a Game and FPS which automaticaly converts in being a good shot and pilot in 'real' life... Guess all COD players are John Wick now.

He comes into the first trade center, pretty girl receives him, randomly walking in street, pretty girl stops him to... more>> talk, walks a little more, pretty girl being attacked by hooligans.... that's a lot of random girls appearing from nowhere in little time.

Add that to a lot of talks about food, nothing meaningful happening, slow pacing, a low sense of morality by the author and that's the novel.

The worldbuilding is also faulty, borderline dumb: There's an universal virtual coin, even among intergalatic empires who are at war. Who controls and enforces the value of the money? Scans go through spaceships showing every single piece of cargo the ship has. An intergalactic Adventurers/Mercenary Guild. A Feudal Society in space. Urgh... Basically every single fantasy Isekai cliche setting, but in space.

I don't like reviewing novels with so little chapters but what I read was enough in this case. The final drop was the MC taking a scared, grieving and homeless girl into the ship and having s*x with her in the first night while the girl literally said 'I'll take care of your nightly needs so you don't throw me away.' She was also almost gang raped at the same day, so let that sink in. <<less
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leprosus rated it
September 25, 2019
Status: c105
This novel could be taken like some fresh breeze among isekais, at least on NU. It has some points in common with 'Me, her and the Ballistic weaponry' but it has also its own personality. The author is the same as 29 sai dokushin wa isekai, but the writting skills improved a lot, this is way better. Like his previous novels, the romance is fast, maybe too fast :D

More positive points, the MC is not an idiot, he is skilled, smart mostly of times, he is not a dense ret*rd... more>> and he is a shameless guy sometimes. The MC owns a powerful ship, a small one with almost the same firepower as a huge cruiser but it's far from being a overpower one.

I've read all the current raws (105 chapters), the first three arcs are good, maybe not the most original ones but it's a hice plot, with some nice battles, likable and not too plain characters ans sometimes a small 'star wars' inspiration. Just give it an opportunity, even if you don't like sci-fi.I could write more about the other characters, but it¡s better if you discover it by yourself <<less
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Bakker rated it
September 28, 2019
Status: c5
As the author didn't find inspiration in the vast expanse of the universe and ran out of ideas by chapter 4, he introduced

... more>>

A mercenary Guild

Of course, this feudal society still care so much about the well being of it's sell-swords that they have admission tests for them (Chapter 6) and give them ranks, basically the whole cliche of the adventurer guild but renamed mercenary guild and imported into space.

Chapter 7 is about food and chapter 8 is about saving a girl in an alley...


Long story short, if you are expecting an epic sci-fi novel. Prepare yourselves to be disappointed. <<less
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Nightazday rated it
October 17, 2019
Status: --
This is just a typical isekai with a scifi paint on it. It even has an adventure guild. I have very low standards and I was still disappointed.
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CaptainMorgan rated it
February 15, 2020
Status: c29
I recommend this WB for this reason:

  1. Spoiler

    The MC is not a chicken nugget get the girl first so we don't have the typical N*sek*o Problem

  2. WE don't have too much the Sci-fi Japanese Novel in the recent time (2020) so have this WB is perfect
  3. This Novel is Outer Space so is very uncommon If you want learn some news original scenario is perfect
  4. The MC is not the typical Hero that want Help, the MC have a goal and want live freely

    When I read the Chap 29 about the proposition for military recruitment, I thinking "Damn another typical motherf*cker weak MC that accept everythin" AND I HATE that ! Some News Shojo have better MC now because The author don't find a reasonable excuse for help

  5. Isekai + Sci-fi + Outer Space is Very Uncommon !
  6. Spaceship everyone love Spaceship
For this reason I will give 5/5
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phreakinsane rated it
February 8, 2020
Status: c12
Updating my review.... again

You can skip the rant below unless you want greater detail. In summary:

... more>> I loved the concept. So I started to read the novel.

The MC turns into a shameless pig with no respect for women. The women have no real character and their personalities change chapter to chapter to better fit whichever perverse direction the author decides to go. Also the logic of the entire world around them changes to better suit the authors horn dog agenda. Rendering the whole story illogical and completely aggravating to read.

Not worth reading. Zero stars. Loved the concept, despised the execution. Waste of time trash that is a total disappointment.


Only 19 chapters in and I see where people are questioning his character. I wonder if it was in fact edited by an author before, he's now clearly shown through his 'thoughts' and a few comments that atleast somewhere in his mind he's a pig.


Even made a joke in his head about another woman repaying him (he is considering paying her debts) with her body


Honestly this MC is starting to gross me out.

-1 star

As someone else mentioned they screw up the figures by adding a digit (30 mil vs 3 mil.. kinda a huge sum) and the MC also "teaches" a character who has already had basic firearms training how to turn off the safety on her gun. These things are highly immersion breaking and take away from the story.

Im not sure how much more of this MC I can take.


While a girl is hopeless and crying he spouts this garbage:

"We don't have much time. Go and make your decision already. It's either you become one of my crew, or get thrown into a prison filled with former pirate inmates to serve as their plaything."

That girl's personality totally changes upon his offer, turning her into a meek submissive one that's focusing on pervy thoughts. Totally setting up a unworthy pig MC for a second plaything.

-1 star

I love harem novels, but only when each character is happy, willing, and their being their makes some kind of sense. This didn't accomplish that.


It's starting to sound like some creeper/virgin wish fulfillment. You can totally sense how little the author thinks of women through their writing at this point. Im dropping it.

- 1 star


Military orders aren't followed, no court martial? No correcting the mistake? = not believable. = not worth reading

MC continuing into the new pig personality? Screwing/ taking advantage of the elf? MC is a trash villian.

Two really big reasons I have to drop this. It could have been good if it wasn't turning into teenage virgin wish fulfillment. Author (not translator) just had to go and make the characters so repulsive.

- 2 stars

I literally would rate 0 if I could. Not worth reading.

Below is my first review/ impressions (12 chapters in) it's outdated.

concerning the girl who was nearly raped and the MC who saved her:

i noticed some revision dates on the raw web novel, perhaps the different opinion is simply because we literally read different stuff.



1. MC saves girl with only pure intent.

2. He's teased by another girl (acquaintance) about dirty intention and it's made blatantly obvious he had no designs on the girl.

3. Almost r*pe victim girl showed an almost instant physical and emotional attraction to MC. Its definitely plausible here when you consider her background/ he was her prince charming in the darkest time of her life, right before things were about to go irreparably bad for her.

4. Elf girl sees this growing infatuation and MC's unwillingness to abandon the girl, but is concerned about her betraying MC so says some harsh things to get girl to see from a outsider's perspective, so she can appreciate just how much MC was doing for her, which makes her fall for the MC even more.

5. Then elf girl sets up perfect opportunity and education to help girl build a relationship with MC.

This is something MC was against, even spoke out against, but elf girl creepily messaged after the refusal (is she peeking!?) And other girl used his kindness by claiming she needed to do this so he doesn't leave her, even though the next chapter shows her perspective and that's not at all her concern. She is infatuated and grateful. She says this just to make a sympathetic decent guy give in and let them be together. After she and the elf persuaded him, he slept with her mostly out of sympathy, but also a mutualattraction. The next morning she initiates it a second time, they're relationship gets more sweet and romantic and she works hard in other ways to show value, (neither of them see s*x as a transaction!)


They are not in some kind of nasty s*x slave relationship, but are in a happy relationship with eachother. There's a ton of chemistry developing and I'm loving it! It's not the way some reviewers made it sound. (IMO

End of chapter 11 her own thoughts:


"There were a lot of sad and painful things that happened to me. But now, I'm within Hiro-sama's arms. Right now, I am truly happy"

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Pablo Figueroa95 rated it
January 14, 2020
Status: c23
It's interesting, but the author confuses the profits he gets from units of millions to tens of millions.

In chapter 22 doing calculations, you should not have more than 10 million and ends up paying 30 million.

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Triot rated it
January 17, 2020
Status: c24
Basically if your familiar with the game Elite Dangerous this WN is basically about a guy that gets isekai to a scifi game world like that. Author doesn't resort to slavery for harem building like so many authors do lately. MC seems altruistic and competent but also acts more realistic than most other protagonists I'm used to reading about. Wish fulfillment but I don't mind it. Hopefully author brings in some hardship soon though. The story is predictable too. But other than that I've enjoyed it. Spoiler stuff below about... more>> the harem stuff.


If you're concerned about MC and the girls. MC dose end up getting his two love interests through paying off their debt and giving them a job on his ship. MC pay's the girls properly for their work as ship crew and gives them their own rooms. He's paying them based on percentage of mercenary mission earnings and the MC is making money hand over fist so they are actually making way more than the average ship crew. There's no indication that the two girls couldn't just ghost on MC once they make some money. They're not slaves after all. MC also never asked them to have s*x with him to stay on the crew so its all been consensual and MC has never said he would kick them out if they stopped having sex.

But the author could have at least had the girls become lovers with MC after they built some romantic feelings instead of rushing it with misunderstandings. It would have came off a little more natural that way.

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sjmcc13 rated it
November 1, 2019
Status: c9
The concept looked interesting, but this is just medieval fantasy isekai re-skinned as space opera.

All the standard tropes are present.

cheat power -> over powered (for its weight class and upkeep) starship

... more>> adventurers guild -> mercenary guild complete with ranks

bandits -> space pirates

self entitled nobles -> self entitled nobles

serfs -> they need a pass to be able to leave the station (or maybe the nation, but either way they are not allowed to leave) and it costs the equivalent of ~$185, 000 USD, also there seems to be different tiers of citizenship.

Poor social order included, when the MC is in a space station it is in the 3rd tier area, which basically has no law and order, and there is no social safety net, one female character is an orphan whose parents died in an accident (at an oxygen plant), had her parents blamed for it (it is not said if they were the cause, but my guess is it was probably a higher ups fault and they passed the buck down the ladder to a scapegoat) and had everything she owned confiscated as a result and she is evicted to the slums where her best hope is to be pimped out against her will and is striped of pretty much every legal protection. To get her on his ship the MC has to pay of the remaining bloated debt, as well as late fees and buy her out of the colony (the total is apparently equivalent to 50, 000, 000 Yen ($461, 750 USD) including the base fare to be able to leave the station). The MC is effectively buying a debt slave from the colony, including night service : (

To make matters worse the MC comments on how this could be allowed and is basically told that there is a program to alleviate the debt but there is a time limit, and 100% guaranteed no one told the girl or she would have applied, and that being allowed to be banished to the slums, where she will nearly 100% be abused raped and pimped out, is the safety net. Simply put they seem to be treating their population as property not people.

Lets not even get started on how horrible the food situation is, there is no real food anywhere outside of the super rich. It is all synthetics that apparently taste horrible. This makes no sense as once you get off land then there is not limitations on building other then raw materials (which should be in abundance), and adding in a hydroponic farm is an easy way to produce food (as well as air for people to breathe). I can understand some foods, like meat, being expensive, but vegetables should still be in common use easy enough. If it is so expensive then why has no one build a station just to farm food and sell it, seems like a real money maker, and you do not need to rely on dangerous oxygen plants. Plus small grow ops should be in pretty much every home, the biggest resource needed is water which is one of the most common materials out there, and does not get destroyed in the process but would just get recycled over and over again

Of yes, there are no carbonated beverages, no one even recognized the term, so the MC's goal becomes to get rich enough to buy land somewhere so he can drink a coke (carbonated beverages have issues in space, due to the low gravity)

The setting looked like an interesting twist, but the author relies to heavily on re-skinned fantasy isekai tropes, and did a poor job developing the world of the story <<less
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ocureader rated it
January 12, 2020
Status: c24
Acutall rating 3.5

If you don't like isekai stories don't bother reading this. Decent space isekai story to waste time. Actual harem. MC is stupid/dense when it comes to love, but at least he gets "something" compared to all the other stupid dense japanese MC that doesn't realize his harem before it is endgame.
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November 29, 2019
Status: c11
Yeah chapter 11 made me feel physically sick. The protagonist literally is trash and takes advantage of girls to sleep with them.


The girl he saves from being raped tries to sleep with him because apparently she wants to tie him down to her so he won't leave. Rather than comforting her and telling her she's worth more to him than her body, he sleeps with her on the same day she was almost raped. How can we like a protagonist when he sexually manipulates girls like this. Digusting.

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