I’m a NEET but When I Went to Hello Work I Got Taken to Another World (LN)


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The NEET Yamano Masaru (23 years old) went to Hello Work and found an interesting job offer. [A sword and sorcery fantasy, test play for Miniature Garden of Razgrad. Extended period of time, preferred to be able to live on site. Monthly salary of 250,000+]. He immediately went to the interview and signed a contract.

However, the place of employment is in another world. Because of the contract, he’s taken there, and in order to survive, Masaru received a cheat but is told the shocking truth.

“This world will be destroyed in 20 years.”

Can a simple NEET prevent the destruction of the world!?

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NEET dakedo Hello Work ni Ittara Isekai ni Tsuretekareta
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02/02/20 Working NEET Translation v7c14
01/27/20 Working NEET Translation v7c13
12/01/19 Working NEET Translation v7c12
10/06/19 Working NEET Translation v7c11
08/21/19 Working NEET Translation v7c10
08/21/19 Working NEET Translation v7c9
08/21/19 Working NEET Translation v7c8
08/21/19 Working NEET Translation v7c7
05/19/19 Working NEET Translation v7c6
05/19/19 Working NEET Translation v7c5
05/19/19 Working NEET Translation v7c4
02/26/19 Working NEET Translation v7c3
01/02/19 Working NEET Translation v7c2
01/02/19 Working NEET Translation v7c1
01/02/19 Working NEET Translation v6c20
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poli rated it
June 22, 2016
Status: v2c17
Personally I always find these lazy/pessimistic MC types to be very lame unless there is an extremely good writing style or sense of humor, and this one just goes much more the slice of life route so it isn't for me at all. If I had to say there is one good thing, at least


the main characters actually sleep together relatively quickly for once, so much more decisive than a bunch of other harem comedies out there

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Ulvr rated it
July 3, 2017
Status: c2
First off, monetary system: why does every Japanese novel insist on telling us how much the lowest New World denomination is in comparison to Old World denomination.

Second, is the over-use of "somehow, I did this/that". It just gets annoying and as you can see I'm currently only on chapter 2!

The above mentioned points happen so bloody often in Japanese novels that I just automatically turn away from them, even if I think 'ya never know this one might be different' its not, and for me personally that's a let down.
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furqon37 rated it
September 17, 2016
Status: v2c21
Yeah this is the LN/WN which I waiting for. MC is not naive and restrain to make harem paradise in pararel world. Typical another transport which MC is deviated form harem route (or at least didn't accept one of fantasy world girl feeling) and choose girl which he love and not known where is she instead is certainly suck.

The story itself is heart warming and attractive. MC is not strong fighter in first place and I am not feel bored to read his development even he can use cheating skill... more>> (is not overkill cheating like another LN/WN in same genre). <<less
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Maleandar rated it
April 3, 2016
Status: --
Really enjoying this!!! MC is summoned to another world. However the world will be destroyed in 20 years. As he gets more emotionally involved with the world, his choices become more clear as time goes on..... Entertaining and a fun read. 5/5
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ersyadiaz rated it
September 30, 2019
Status: v4c10
The premise is actually very, very interesting to me (an extra star just for that). But sadly, the way author writes the MC is just... Why? Why even bother?

His brain and balls is nowhere to be found. Oh, not really ball-less. At least he has enough courage to frick his harem.

It's very emphasized that he's a NEET (heck, it's actually in the title) and maybe an otaku. But the way he uses his cheat ability is like a total noob who has never touched an RPG game before.

Another bullshit, one... more>> of his harem (which of course a beast-kin slave), who haven't even touched a sword before, is a lot more proficient in being an adventurer than him despite he already become one for like a month.

Throughout the series (or at least up to vol. 4), all he can think everytime he encountered a monster is "I'm scared..." and can't think about a single solid strategy which always end up with him being a punching bag and then his harem comes to the rescue.

Another of his famous lines is "i can't use fire magic in the forest". He has the ability to reset his skill points yet he can't even think about resetting it and max out another element instead.

Also, since his party really lacks a vanguard, he always complains about it. Yet he didn't have the balls to reset his skill and become one and always cowers behind his harem. <<less
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aaronlz rated it
June 26, 2018
Status: v4
I think everything you need to know comes from the fact that reviews before Dec 2016 are favorable and after that they fall off. This story started with a lot of promise. The MC struggles to grow and, even if I dislike harem tropes, the interactions with the girls were fairly well done. After a while, though, the growth started feeling cheaper and, as he starts leveling he girls as well, they quickly become incredibly OP. Though they are not peak of the world yet it has been less than... more>> a year and there is no doubt they won’t need the full 20 years to reach unworldly strength. That and after marriage the relationships stop developing and the story just starts to drag in almost every aspect. If you really like the OP isekai+harem format you’ll likely enjoy this series but even then it isn’t remarkable after the first 2 books. <<less
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calebra rated it
May 20, 2017
Status: v4c14
A bit unusual from the overpowered summoned hero protagonists you usually find. The main guy, Masaru, is your average Japanese NEET who decided to one day, find a job for himself. He ends up being teleported to another world and he was told that that world will end up being destroyed 20 years from now.

Masaru, while his growth level is definitely faster than the others, still encounters difficult obstacles on his adventurer's life. He gets scared of dying, he gets beat up by monsters at times, but he definitely grows... more>> with all these experiences. While it can be pathetic sometimes, it's not entirely a bad thing. So, there's definitely character progress in this story.

There's also fast development in the romance front compared to other isekai titles and he eventually gets

4 wives later on.


It's a good story if you don't mind the protagonist occasionally being beaten by monsters and out shined by the others in his party, because they're definitely growing with all these experiences - level and knowledge wise.

I only have 2 problems in this series so far:

    1. Ellie can be annoying at times. She's a sweet girl deep down but geez. I guess that's a noble lady for you.
    2. It can actually get annoying when he gets beat up by monsters. He's getting strong but it's still a bit annoying hahaha.
Other than that, it's a good read if you want character development, good romance, and other world adventures. <<less
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Destrucfor rated it
April 22, 2017
Status: v4c12
Overall Very entertaining story. Cute and fluffy character tropes. Self aware yet negative MC which is exponentially better than a Dense MC. However, MC feels like someone who has very little going on upstairs.

... more>>

He discovers day x that he can learn passive abilities through actual training and yet.. He constantly belittles fundamentals and focuses on the desired end result. Of course he can't handle scary situations as a result, zero thinking just reacting behavior. OH! I'm not as strong as the trainer even though my stats and my skills are stronger? No way is this because of my fundamentals and no way will it impact me in the future!


If you can read it without wanting to pick his decisions apart it's a very good story. Filled with fluffiness and sweetness, a bit similar to Mushoku Tensei's Rudeus. <<less
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Seregosa rated it
April 7, 2017
Status: v4c10
Hmm... Yeah, where to start... Overall I like the concept, to some extent. I found it to be a pretty interesting read, but it feels quite shallow at many points. The comedy made me laugh a few times, but most of the times it feels like the author doesn't know how to make something funny. Like when he got beat up by a wild rabbit, the author has that as some kind of a running "gag" throughout the series. Everyone is extremely amused by the fact that he lost in... more>> a 1v1 fight against a rabbit, but I just don't find it to be funny at all when the author is trying to use that to make the readers laugh. First of all, rabbits are scary creatures with sharp, pointy teeth that can only be killed with a holy handgrenade, everyone knows that. Second, what the characters fail to notice or mention is how he, as a total newbie, killed of around 21 rabbits, they kept coming and at the last few rabbits he was so exhausted he could barely lift a finger, so he came to a draw with the last rabbit to arrive and fainted. The amount of rabbits killed were registered on the guild card, yet everyone, including the MC, acts as if he got to a draw with it while having 100% of his stamina left, even when he explained about the rabbit thing to his wives later on, he doesn't mention that there were 20+ rabbits and it's as if he, himself, forgot that it was perfectly justified and not really weird at all that he lost against 20+ mutated super rabbits big as dogs when he was just a weak newbie that just picked up a sword for the first time and never trained in anything. Well, there's a lot of examples like this where the author fails to make people laugh even though you can see he tried to be silly in the novel, that really disappointed me, because I came here for the supposed comedy.

Now, about the rest of the story. Yeah... It's a slice of life, a bit too much. I don't feel like he's truly trying to get stronger, at all. He does say he wants to get stronger, blah blah, but he never really puts it into practice and trains like a madman. He's pretty much extremely unskilled in both scheming up traps or strategies, his close combat skills are also horrible, even though he's got cheats that give him extremely huge advantages in stuff like that. He acts like a fool all the time when it comes to combat. By v4c10 that I've read to (the latest released translated chapter at this time), he just kept getting his ass handed to him all the time while building up a trauma or two and just being a general wimp. After more than four volumes, he can barely beat some B rank adventurer girl that likely has a way lower level than him, he gets beat to a pulp easily by the instructor or anyone remotely strong, he has also almost died at least five times in stupid ways, like getting beat up by a rabbit, almost getting killed by a big boar, almost getting killed by a dragon, and then the two parts I hated the most, getting saved by some guys while almost getting killed by a few small harpies and then almost getting killed by an orc king only to be saved by his wife. Everyone seems to level up much faster than him and be much more skilled than him in his party. The slave (now released and is one of his four wives) are now a few levels higher than him and is probably way more powerful, even though she started out later on and is much younger than him, the other three wives can't be said to be much stronger, but they're close to his level already even after starting out EVEN later. This is the case even though he's got even more cheats than they do by associating with him. He keeps being unmotivated and undetermined and can't decide on stuff properly. It's pretty cringeworthy how timid he is, if we consider that he's supposed to be the MC.

So... why did I give this a 4/5? I don't know, really, perhaps 3.5/5 is more appropriate. I feel it was a pretty good read, it's not unreadable, the romance is somewhat interesting and I like many of the characters. It's worth reading, but I don't find it extremely good. If you go into this, make sure that you don't expect a strong MC that no one else can truly match up to, because that will not happen. Perhaps later on he will become one of the strongest, but his wives will likely still be stronger than him, or at least as strong, thanks to the cheat where he can upgrade his comrades that has enough loyalty. Don't expect a lot of adventures and thrilling action, that will not happen either. Don't believe that just because the world will end 20 years later, he will act like it and try to do something about it and become stronger, perhaps that will happen later on, but as of volume four it's still a good bit off. Just go into this expecting a slice of life novel about the small-scale adventures of the no-balls (half a pair later on?) hero (?) harem party and their exploits. There's no real drama or thrill, there's a lot of whining and foolishness, but it's quite light-hearted and satisfying to read. I guess this is pretty much what would happen if we send a fairly normal adult human (23 I think?) into another world where he gets some cheats, a pretty timid one with no aspiration to truly become stronger.

I liked it to some extent, but this is certainly not a novel that is worth re-reading later on. Good way to kill some time. <<less
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Dips rated it
January 9, 2017
Status: v3
This is brilliant so far. Really enjoying it. Good characters. Good development of romance. The 20 year time frame is pretty sweet. Its defo gonna be something amazing. Can't wait for future translations
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May 24, 2016
Status: v2c13
Excellent progression and character development. The personify is somewhat naive with his NEET personality but I'd not annoying. His haram is slow developing and not a total crinee-fest. Overall better than average 'other world' story.
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mythmaker12687 rated it
December 10, 2018
Status: v3c17
I'm surprised how long I managed to stay with this story, because it isn't very good.

Where the story really lost me is when it started revolving more and more around the harem. The characters in the harem are incredibly shallow, and their relationships with the MC even more so; you can sum up their whole character in a single sentence, and their relationship to the MC in 5 words or less.

There's nothing unique or interesting about the lore, the world, or the MC who finds himself there. After the excitement... more>> of starting a new novel wears off, there's nothing but a stock isekai world, full of stock isekai characters, with a stock isekai protagonists, and a subpar harem storyline. <<less
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Sherrynity rated it
April 11, 2018
Status: v2c17
This is a slow-paced story. You will only get character developments started from vol 2, so I can understand why many people dropped this novel.

Even though he got cheat skills, he was living as a NEET before and I must say... so far, his attitude is truly befitting a NEET (lol). But he's slowly coming out from his cocoon, thanks to those kind girls (harem) and his environment.

Despite his cheats, this MC feels so 'human' compared to many isekai novels out there. I like it. The minus point is the... more>> story often bore you, that's why you should only read it when you feel relaxed and have nothing else to do. <<less
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thenewattacker rated it
December 14, 2017
Status: v3c15
The quality of writing is too low for my standards but it's enough for a standard wish fulfillment isekai. At least the MC has the balls to have s*x with his partner and gets married so I'll give the author props for that but the MC still has no backbone most of the time. Very standard in terms of storytelling and relationship debelopment.
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Hijria rated it
September 29, 2017
Status: --
I've read this WN from the start to now, however I can't help but think that this WN's quality is just normal..

The plus of this novel is that the protagonist is not an OP, although has cheat ability. And he's steadily getting stronger and stronger.

The story is easy going like Death March, but for some reason the quality felt a bit inferior. A bit lacking. Maybe because the protagonist is just way too normal. The situation surrounding him is not though.

I love the scene where the protagonist struggled so hard... more>> the most. <<less
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August 3, 2017
Status: v2c7
Slow to an exasperating extreme. Although the plot and development speed at the beginning was acceptable, by volume 2 chapter 7 seems to have turned into stagnant routines of regular every day activities without a major development nor unexpected twists that could entice the reader to keep fervently reading, including the s*x activity of the MC within his harem. Now, as in reference to famous novels, books or any other literature masterpiece, up to Vol.2 Ch.7 is impossible for any average web novel to develop the whole plot, but for... more>> whatever god you believe in sakes, not even a small hint of why the MC & company should thrive on..!?! <<less
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SunsetChaos rated it
September 10, 2016
Status: v2 idle talk
Slow and steady story. Got a couple more volumes to go. No major plot or anything (so far).
Mature romance so there's a bit of implicit "plot".

Got the general fantasy world harem with the adventurer MC. Let's not forget the mandatory slave who is also a beast catgirl.

It's a good novel for one of these kinds of story, but that's about it. There's honestly nothing that really stands out or unique about it.

... more>>

Ok get this. What really irks me is the fact that MC knows he's a neet, can't do anything special, no modern knowledge or skill or anything advantageous to change the fantasy world or to become rich etc etc. In fact, he examined himself and mentions those about himself.

.... Then suddenly out of nowhere, we start reading about him cooking, that he's a capable chef and has knowledge of modern recipes and stuff. Making sauces, desserts, etc. That's already an advantage. He could easily start a business or sell the recipes and get famous and rich that way. In fact, if this was a cooking manga with reincarnation or world/time travel, it would already be happening. But it's like he (or the author) forgot or ignored that..

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josh1002 rated it
September 4, 2016
Status: v2
Finished V2 and raised the score to 3.5 rounded up to 4

MC grows half a pair, but is still mostly dicking around. However, things are starting to play in the background which should force his hand soon. Hopefully, the story and plot becomes more interesting and raise this LN to an actual 4 than a 3.5

Still, the first volume is slow world building and MC is quite a sissy.

... more>> He gets slightly better with V2 so hopefully by V3 he looks like the hardcore badass on the cover.

Angela best girl!


Just finished volume 1. As of now, it's so-so. I'm being harsh, but the story is carried only by the MC. Nothing else in the story makes it a "must read" as you'll read everything else in anoyher LN.

People are praising it for the MC because he does "reasonable things".

However, the MC, at times, lacks spine. Like he got a surprise quest from God, that would award him Skill Points if he healed people with all his strength? You know what he did? He pressed "NO", declining the quest and then proceeded to heal everyone he could anyway!

Anyway, perhaps later on the MC will grow some balls and actually want to go out hunting bigger monsters. He did help kill a dragon but that was because it was a surprise and he was more if tagalong. After killing the dragon, he resolved not to go on such dangerous quest.

It's reasonable, however, he got invited by a veteran party that has killed multiple dragons already and he just said no.

Fine, don't go look for danger, but at the very least don't do retarded sh*t like refusing skill points for something you're going to do anyway.

As of yet, I haven't seen character growth so that's also a negative since the MCs character is critical to the story.

As it is, I'm FORCING myself to go and read the next chapter but in all honesty, I'd drop this in favor of other LNs with better MCs. But hey! At least this is better than XiangXia MCs screaming uncle and fighting who has the bigger dick, so it's got that going for it, which is nice. <<less
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TheCrimsonChicken rated it
March 28, 2016
Status: --
Really like the story. It’s enjoyable to read. Slow but good MC development.
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qzty rated it
March 17, 2016
Status: --
Follows the template of any transported to another world story, but does that is good way.
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