I’ve Became Able to Do Anything with My Growth Cheat, but I Can’t Seem to Get out of Being Jobless


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I, Ichinosuke, failed to get a job for 100 consecutive times. Furthermore, my record is still being updated as unemployed.

On my way to a job interview, I was involved in an accident with a truck and tragically passed away.

And then, a Goddess bestowed upon me the ability to grow at a speed 400 times faster than normal, before sending me to a game-like otherworld.

However, knowing that I would not become stronger even if I continued growing while jobless, I aimed to get a job, but I found out that it was my terrible fate to remain jobless.

As my Growth Cheat and Jobless Cheat existed side-by-side in this otherworld, an adventure record, no doubt certified by the job-placement agency as a harmful book, begins here.

I’ve Became Able to Do Anything with My Growth Cheat, but I Can’t Seem to Get out of Being Jobless average rating 4.1/5 - 565 user ratings
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Growth Cheat
Seichou Cheat de Nandemo Dekiru you ni Natta ga, Mushoku dake wa Yamerarenai you desu
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Slave Harem in the Labyrinth of the Other World (11)
Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyusoukyoku (WN) (10)
Sevens (5)
I Leveled up from Being a Parasite, But I May Have Grown Too Much (4)
I’m a NEET but When I Went to Hello Work I Got Taken to Another World (LN) (3)
I Aim to Be an Adventurer with the Jobclass of “Jobless” (2)

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New Alexic
March 15, 2018
Status: --
It like your everyday isekai reincarnate Light Novel invloded with truck-kun hit a random person with OP' MC that became instantly strongs right of from the start also don't forgot with his journey that attract countless girl which made his life full of Harem girl
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Jiggy rated it
June 20, 2016
Status: --
If you like OPness then this one is for you, if you like MC's that are not perverts and not cowards then this one is for you, if you.... just read it till c10 since the chaps are short and see if you'll like it
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Ssjn4vega rated it
June 30, 2016
Status: v1c30
Awesome, I love it! Even though the plot is nothing original it's fun, well written, and translated well which is what a light novel should be. P.S. The MC is not a douche, always a plus!
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Leon07 rated it
January 6, 2017
Status: v4c88
Review at Chapter 88 (Quick summary at the bottom)

It's a good story which you can enjoy reading, and unless you're someone who is extremely picky, you won't get bored with this.

First of all, don't judge this based on the tittle, although the MC is Jobless, that is because he finds out that being jobless is more beneficial than getting a job. (Hint : Jobless is just a class like wizard, warrior, thief, etc..... Having the class Jobless does not mean that he is actually without a job)

If you've... more>> read "Slave Harem in the Labyrinth of the Other World", then this novel is similar to it, but personally I like this much better. The plot in this novel is much better and from the way it is progressing, I fell that it will just keep getting better as more and more secrets are being revealed (especially his little sisters past). The story has been presented in a planned manner and the events happening have their roles in the progression of the story, unlike many other novels which just throw in random stuff just to keep the novel going on even though it has no relevance to the plot.

Unlike Slave harem which is plain and just focuses on the Labyrinth, cooking and more girls, this novel has a lot more in it. Even though the setting of the story is like Slave Harem, the feel I got when reading it is more like Death March (and I really loved death march) with the way it is progressing lately (not just the feel, there are other similarities as well).

The characters are interesting and will keep you glued to this. Some of the characters like Miranda and Cenetaur are hilarious and the actions of the two idiots (forgot their name) are also quite funny (though annoying sometimes). The characters introduced in the novel are not wasted and they play their roles for the development of the story.

The MC, just like other MC's of isekai novels, is OP and his cheat ability helps him grow 400 times faster than normal people.

There isn't any major antagonist or so yet, and no major action scenes in it (at least till now). It is more of a light read.

The translation in also good which makes reading this much better

To sum it all up, if you like
A story with less action and more plot
MC who is not a s*x maniac or pervert but not dense and enjoys his time with his girls (yes he does sleep with his girls)
Funny Characters
Slow paced story
Then you will enjoy this :) <<less
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Fluffums rated it
October 30, 2016
Status: --
There's nothing exceptional about this story either way. It's kind of a mediocre story but inoffensive enough if you like isekai novels and game mechanics in your fantasy. It hits all the main tropes without having the main character be too pathetic or edgy, compared to other japanese novels.

Where it lost me was one point where the main character should have investigated something, and would have based on his personality and actions so far, but the author very obviously made him not investigate it while hitting the reader over the... more>> head with 'foreshadowing'. Don't make your character OP and intelligent and proactive, and then make him act out of character just for dramatic tension. There are better ways to achieve the same effects. <<less
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Dizzcity rated it
March 26, 2016
Status: --
Review as of v1c4:

So far, it’s a decent but not outstanding story of a reincarnated individual in a fantasy world with a cheat ability. Rather average compared to others of the same type, but it’s too early to tell which direction the story would turn. Similar to the series Invincible Saint ~Salaryman (also by this translator), Seijo no Kaifuku Mahou, Man Picked Up By the Gods, and Atelier Tanaka. If you like those, you’d probably like this, or at least find it similar. Potential for an OP MC fairly quickly,... more>> but personality of the MC looks like it’ll head more towards the slice-of-life type story instead. Tone seems to be light-hearted and relaxed, but no wild ‘HAHA’ kind of funny moments yet. That may change in the future. Also, the title is misleading...


he can get out of being jobless anytime he wants, just that the benefits of remaining in it is better than not.


Ratings (compared to others of the same type) :
Story Originality: Low
Characterization: Average
Plot: Average
Story Pacing: Slow
Humour: Average
Translation Quality: High
Translation Speed: High

Overall: Decent (3.5 out of 5) <<less
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LazyLuong rated it
October 28, 2016
Status: v3c58
Basically like Slave Harem. The difference, the couple in Growth Cheat isn't constantly horny for s*x, and the story does not feel like a daily routine trying to progress through the labyrinth to earn their living expense. It's kept slightly fresh by having the MC and his crew to travel to different labyrinth to recieve the blessing of the goddess, with incident happenning at the towns they visit. But the incident seem so small due to the reason below.

The fighting scenes lack tension and suspense, making it pretty mild... more>> and tame, which is a huge flaw. This is obviously why the author pretty much fastforward the labyrinth exploration and action scenes. Theres really no memorable scenes.

The side story of the idoitic couple antics and the MC sister's mystery at the end of some of the chapters gives the story of fresh air since they are either enjoyable characters or cringeworthy characters depending on your taste.

Again, what hurts the novel is lacks of tensions buildup for all their comedy, conflict, and combat scenes to make it a memorable novel. <<less
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captain crunch rated it
April 6, 2017
Status: c109
Rating: 3.5 - 4 stars, Translation: 5/5

(My reviews may sound negative, but I'm just listing reasons why I didn't give 5 stars.)

[[5 star = almost all readers will enjoy. 4 star = large majority of readers will enjoy. 3 star = 50/50 of readers will enjoy. 2 star = a niche audience will enjoy. 1 star = maybe portion of niche audience will enjoy.]]

[[5/5 = Infrequent minor errors. 4/5 = Frequent minor errors or infrequent major errors, no difficulty to read. 3/5 = Frequent major errors, some... more>> difficulty to read. 2/5 = Difficult to read. 1/5 = Unreadable.]]

MC is a 20 (?) year old high school dropout, who has been unsuccessfully looking for a job, after he and his sister's parents died. On his way to his last job interview, he was killed in an accident, and a goddess (es) transported him to an RPG-like world with multiple cheat abilities.

This series is basically a transported to a fantasy RPG world with cheat abilities. MC has quick leveling, everyone and everything uses a game-like system (even regular jobs and everyday life), and there's magic, combat, dungeons, demons, beasts, demi-humans, harem, slaves, and other Japanese transports.

The story is pretty standard to its genre. You won't find many new ideas. However, it doesn't waste time with too much slice of life or redundant information, that lots of other JP WN/LN suffer from. On the other hand, chapters are extremely short. The storytelling is light and smooth, and the translation is one of the best I've read so far. Characters seem typical, not much development, but they have their roles. MC doesn't have much strong motivations or goals. He's just mostly leveling up while being "jobless, " and picking up slave girls. At least he doesn't run away from confrontations, which is a problem in some series in this genre. There are some side characters and side stories, and a background story to mix things up and seems to be directing the overall series along a bigger arc.

I think a medium to large majority of readers (3.5-4 stars) would find this series entertaining, even if it's not original. Some readers may lose interest if they read too many of the same type of story and was expecting something different, especially when the MC doesn't have strong challenges or goals. Some may not like harem or the cliche "good" slavery. As of c109, a turning point is nearing where the background history and a side story will meet with the MC. I don't think the rating will rise above 4, but there is potential for it to go below 3.5 if this turning point leads to a strange route or doesn't give the MC more direction. I'm enjoying it so far; we'll see how it goes. <<less
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Aristanto rated it
January 28, 2017
Status: v4c93
I'll say this first. The author is a troll

Its a good story, not much plot but its there. The main story is about a reincarnated person with cheat ability and go adventure (nothing new)

But, the diff is, the MC is not a dense person, he do have s*x with the member and there is the romance, not just s*x for fun and those them around

... more>> And, the major thing I understand after some chapter, the SIDE STORY is the ACTUAL plot, while the main story is the heartwarming part.

Does it worth it to read? Yes it is
Are there good plot? Yes it is
Is romance good? IMO it is
What about the action? Not really good, cuz the MC just blast them with some skill, even the boss fight just use 2 or 3 skill. But that what you got from OP MC so im not complain <<less
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darkevangeli rated it
September 27, 2017
Status: c140
Pretty decent but nothing new. For its Action when ever there are fights the chapter would be 90% talking about being careful and what he wants to do then a couple of words like "I used slash until they died" to end it. Also this is a slice of life to the core and the side characters in the side stories are the one who gets to be in adventures and heroic deeds. There should also be no OP tag in this, just strong. Cheat tag is alright but since... more>> he never fully use he only comes out strong not OP. As for why


He has 3 cheats which are 2 blessings from goddess and jobless. The blessings are 20x experience point and 1/20 experience to level up (meaning if it normally takes 100 exp to level up this blessing makes it so you only need 5), to put it simple it is the same as 400x exp. Quite a cheat right? He must be OP already? The answer is no. He is strong but not OP for one reason. He does not grind for exp. Whenever he does get to fight monster he will only fight very few and you can actually feel the author controlling his leveling. For jobless it is a cheat since he can change his job at will and equip at most 5 jobs where everybody can only equip one. Now you would think he is OP already because of that but no. Even if he can equip 5 jobs one of it is jobless and the other 4 are apprentice jobs. Other people have 1 job but it is holy warrior or barrier magician or demon lord. Yet he has 5 but it would be apprentice swordsman, apprentice magician, apprentice alchemist, apprentice practitioner (healer) and jobless. The stats stack up but still lose out to high tier jobs that other people have. For me it felt disappointing how our MC did not take advantage of the 400x exp and grind. With those blessings and cheat there should be no problem solving trouble along the way. But since he is underleveled despite the cheat and his low class jobs, he barely manages to succeed.


All in all not an OP MC just with cheat he only occasionally us and slice of life story for our MC (journey for food) but adventure and action and good plot for our side characters (demon king vs heroes etc.) Good thing most of the time there are sidestories of each side characters at the end of chapters. <<less
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ipapotihus rated it
September 29, 2016
Status: v3c62
Slave harem minus the s*x scene. Short chapter. No great plot, just a job change specialist who is collecting slave and clearing lab. More of a slice of life, nearly no cliffhanger or build up.
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sgrey rated it
November 1, 2017
Status: v7c162
It is a lot similar to Slave Harem, but much better. It is not stagnant and a lot of thing going on. So why 3 stars? It really doesn't have anything going for it other than being "not bad". You can pretty much guess how the story will turn out, the is no tension and not much comedy. MC starts off not that good, then becomes better and then falls to be no good again. It also becomes a mega-coincidence plot device where it turns out almost all characters know... more>> each other. It's an OK read, but not great and exciting. Just something to read while turning the brains off. <<less
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GabeZhul rated it
August 28, 2017
Status: v6c118
A surprisingly decent isekai reincarnation story with some RPG reverse-abstraction.

-Premise: The protagonist is a young japanese man who cannot get a job because he dropped out of high school in order to take care of his little sister after their parents died (even though the little sister is a genius billionaire). He dies and gets reincarnated in a fantasy world with a JRPG framework focused on skills and an extensive job system. Because of a booking error, he receives two boons from two different goddesses that add up to a... more>> 400x XP gain rate. On top of that, due to his quick leveling he unlocks the seemingly hidden potential in the default "jobless" starting job that allows his to stack other jobs and skills, setting him on a road to become truly OP. Like that he sets out to have a fun and fulfilling life in this new world.

-Characters: We have our protagonist, Ichinojo, a simple, straightforward male lead. He ends up as a harem protagonist, but since he is older that your average light novel protagonist, his interactions with the harem are a bit less awkward and embarrassing than usual. Otherwise he doesn't really have any other defining characteristic. The harem member this far include Haru, a kemomimi slave girl he purchases in order to save her from being purchased by an obsessed noble, Carol, a legal loli who looks young because she is half dwarf (or mini-human or whatever) and whose original job makes her a monster magnet, and Marina, a fellow reincarnator who is normally incredibly shy, but when she puts on a mask she adopts and over-the-top chuunibyo character even though she is just a Street Performer. There are a lot of other important characters, but these four appear to be our main ones, with the protagonist slowly recruiting more harem members at roughly the rate of on girl every two arcs.

-Writing: Not bad. The comedy is very hit-or-miss, and the misses can range from unintentional (eg.: japanese puns) to cringe-worthy (eg.: pretty much anything related to the camp-gay muscular tailor dude called Margaret, the BL fujoshi girl or the idiot couple and their OP donkey). That said, while the story has a rocky start, after around 30 chapters it slowly finds its sea-legs and it actually does a lot of clever subversions based on stereotypical characters and situations. The romantic (or rather, erotic) relationships between the protagonist and his harem are fairly bad, but thankfully the author never really dwells on it and the off-screen s*x is mostly used as a punchline in the comedic scenes.

-Translation: Very good when it comes to prose or general dialog, but some of the specific terminology is just head-scratching. For example, why did they translate "Cleric" as "Practicioner"? Or "Scribe" as "Magical Journalist"? These kinds of gripes aside, the rest seems good.

-Summary: If you want to read a light, straightforward isekai story with decent characters and writing, this will scratch that itch for you. There is a decent amount of foreshadowing here and there to keep the reader interested, as well as some nice power fantasy elements, but the comedy often feels too overwrought, which drags it down a little. Fortunately thought most of the worst of said comedy gets compressed into separate chapters following the idiot couple and their equally one-note companions, which you can mostly skim through without losing much. Overall I would recommend it if you like these kinds of stories, though it probably won't show you anything new. <<less
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DriftingCloud rated it
April 30, 2016
Status: --
Read up to Chapter 13 so review is subject to changes:
The start is actually interesting as it gives us insight into what kind of person he was before he became a world traveler (it doesn't start off with a clique beginning). The story is fast paced (as is his leveling) with a quick introduction to the slavery qliche with a unique twist on it. Hopefully the author will give more details to the chapters in the future as the fight scenes and story telling leave much to be desired... more>> (which will probably happen as he has to reach a strong opponent some time... right?).

TL;DR: This is a very promising, although somewhat clique, wish fulfilment / slice of life story about a cheat MC living his life to the fullest. <<less
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ieh rated it
January 17, 2018
Status: c187
I didn't like death march but I liked this light novel. The MC is a pretty relaxed and a laid back person who decides to start following his heart instead of running away like his life in Japan. The MC isn't another doormat that gets dragged around the world by his harem. The MC actually does things that reflect his values and beliefs. I've read some criticisms about how the MC doesn't just spend all his time powering up. You have to remember he only wanted enough to live a... more>> peaceful life. He never wanted to be a hero or someone insanely strong. He just wants to get word that his sister is safe back in Japan. Any monsters he kills is just incidental for the most part, the fighting and the power leveling isn't the main focus of the story.

Unfortunately, the main love interest and slavery existing as a story device is the low point of this story. Haru the love interest who shows up pretty early doesn't really have a character and feels like a cardboard cutout. However, that's made up from how colorful the side characters are. I sometimes wish the MC's sister was the main character, then I realize the story would prob get stale fast if that happened. She's great because she isn't the main character or the main focus of the story. Centaur and the comedic duo become pretty great recurring characters. They even grow and get their own party members as the story progresses.

The MC's party members serve as the info dump guide by providing background information and helping the MC familiarize himself with the new world. There are even other Japanese people and they are pretty great weirdos in themselves.

I like how the hero of the world has to be kept hidden by the church because he doesn't live up to his heroic image. The part where the old heroes team shows up is neat. So is the way you get tidbits of lore that fleshes out the world as the story unfolds. I just like how there are essentially 3~4 groups of people with their own stories that sometimes intertwine and then go their separate ways. You know they're eventually going to run into each other and it's something you really end up looking forward to. It's not to the level of Baccano or Snatch but it's a nice change from the normal light novels. This is the slice of life, easy going novel that Death March wishes it was. <<less
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Blaquerose08 rated it
December 3, 2017
Status: c176
This starts out as your typical Gone off to another world LN, but it really starts to detour when you begin getting into the back stories of the characters.

The baby sister is SAVAGE AF

The MC is not a douche which is a nice change of pace. He doesn't immediately screw all his harem including the lolis. He's has performance issues like any normal guy and truly is devoted to his girls.

He doesn't really have a plan other than to meet the guy who helped him out in the begging by leaving him a book and magic bag. So he sets out to do that. Along the way he begins to grow as a person. (Not just becoming OP) He starts to realize it's ok to follow your instincts and your heart, that you don't always have to be logical about things. If it makes you happy you should do it. Ironically, I think he began to realized this thanks to the comical idiot donkey duo that he repeatedly runs into.

Luck plays a huge part in this novel. There are a lot of lucky coincidences that happen that just push the plot forward. However, since the goddess that brought our MC into the world is the goddess of luck then it might not be so unplanned as it appears. So on the surface it looks like a bunch of improbable events, but I personally wonder if that's honestly the case.

This is worth the read, but you really should stick with it because you get a LOT of back story that makes everything in the beginning make a lot more sense later.
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bloggbigg rated it
April 9, 2017
Status: v3c57
This is yet another

'This character sheet's evolution in an incidentally broken game which the MC will cheat in, that happens to be a world the author loosely designed based on games' type story.

Despite that, It's pretty good. It starts off pretty much a 'slice of life' story design- and isn't bad or particularly noteworthy in it's construction... except for the paragraphs- every sentence or 2 is it's own paragraph for some reason- but 'whatever'. In V2 the surprising, welcome and more layered story evolution starts, and it's got... more>> several simultaneous developments. By V3 it's actually pretty good, though the chapter length shortens somewhat.

The good:
Doesn't start with truck-san
Has a fairly enjoyable story, with some good humor thrown in now and then.

Explores the divergent path of non-combat XP techniques

The bad:

horse-san, why so cruel?

The concept of 'jobless' is perpetuated through semantics juggling.
The world economics are pretty much nonsense.
The writing is riddled with expositional afterthoughts. It's clearly written 'off the top of the head' of the author, and 'corrected/expanded' as he progresses (even though plotting does develop as it progresses.
Almost every random occurrence turns into some sort of 'win by accident' or 'win by OP' event. Any surviving setback turns into a benefit eventually.

Going to sell my starting clothes... oh they're super valuable? Really?

Casual 'Predatory/motherly X-dressing gay stereotype' for humor.
Casual view of some 'cleaned up' form of slavery (lots of justifications).
The MC starts out as an idiot. Thankfully that doesn't last too long. The story, characters, and setting are all pretty much simple and cliche- BUT it does get better.
'Gamey' game rules are actually enforced world rules. (ie- Cannot equip 'wrong-class' items. jobs tied to limits & rules for acquisition/progress). Surprisingly, this is used to good effect by the author for occasional humor (and of course to frame problem solving/advancement tactics).

The different:
The 'author's notes' both betray the 'slapped together' story construction, and give interesting insight to the author's writing process and the story's popularity at the time.

Overall? Worth reading- just know the first 8 chaps or so are pretty weak. <<less
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S.D. rated it
January 27, 2018
Status: v8c188
As far as Isekai stories go this one is pretty good. It's captivating and very easy to read (although the very beginning felt pretty slow, boring and gamey). The only flaw is author decided to go with slave harem setting. Seriously, why every second japanese isekai novel has to be slave harem?.. Well, I give it 5 stars nevertheless, because if I rated this one at 4 then 90% of Isekai stories would be 3 or below.
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kirisaki_shin rated it
April 8, 2017
Status: v4c83
Well... actually it's good but... it's to mainstream. And I also read so many novel that look like this before. And it's not bad but there's other that as good as this or more good than this. That's why I only give it 3. What make it interesting is yandere imouto element on it. And there's big plot twist regarding that. So that's why I'm looking forward at the continuation of the story
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GenericName rated it
March 3, 2017
Status: v4c101
Until now it seems like the typical but good "reincarnation" story. MC is a man but no pervert or lolicon, also does not behave like a dog in heat and has character.

Mostly no real drama since characters have plot armour even though it is not on death-march levels. Also no not to much common sense rape at the moment but maybe it will come.

"Fluffy" read and nice read
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starvingsloth rated it
July 28, 2016
Status: v2c39
The story is about ichinosuke, who have lost both his parents and now his life, reincarnated to other-gamelike-world, receiving cheats from Godesses but remains jobless.

The characters have deep backgrounds and likeable, especially ichinojo with his OPness and righteous mind.

It's a bit early and the story has many promising features, and I'm looking forward to more plot in the future.

Recommended for those who like OP MC, deep side chara, funny moments, status window, gamelike otherworld

Similar to: Legendary Moonlight Sculptor (in terms of status window haha)
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