Let’s be an Adventurer! ~Defeating Dungeons with a Skill Board~

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Karaboshi Haruki has no presence as far as can be recognized, and so he became an adventurer with only the desire to “stand out.” One day, a dungeon appeared under his home in Hokkaido. Coincidentally, he picked up a “Skill Board” with which he can spend skill points to increase his growth rate. Is it possible to become a popular person by obsessively diving into your home dungeon everyday?

Associated Names
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Bouken-ka ni Narou! ~Skill Board de Dungeon Kouryaku~
Boukenka ni Narou!: Skill Board de Dungeon Kouryaku
冒険家になろう!~スキルボードでダンジョン攻略~
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
06/30/21 Asian Hobbyist c166
06/30/21 Asian Hobbyist c165
06/30/21 Asian Hobbyist c164
06/28/21 Asian Hobbyist c163
06/26/21 Asian Hobbyist c162
06/14/21 Asian Hobbyist c161
06/01/21 Asian Hobbyist c160
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05/29/21 Asian Hobbyist c158
05/26/21 Asian Hobbyist c157
05/24/21 Asian Hobbyist c156
05/22/21 Asian Hobbyist c155
05/21/21 Asian Hobbyist c154
05/19/21 Asian Hobbyist c153
05/02/21 Asian Hobbyist c152
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Review
23 Reviews


bozakir
New bozakir
Sep 02, 2021
Status: --
If you want an easy way to see if this story is for you or not, just read chapter 76. It's a super short side slice of life chapter which has not much to do with the main story without any real spoilers. You'll see what kind of "humour" author likes and it'll clarify if you'll enjoy it or not.

Personally I dislike story because everything happens for plot and nothing happens organically in the story. MCs power level depends on plot. Enemy level depends on plot. Even MCs character changes... more>> depending on what author wants in a chapter. On one chapter he'll ignore a rescue quest because he wants to look after his plant. On next he engages in a dangerous combat to save evil humans. One day he says he wants to be an adventurer to increase his presence, on another he says he is an adventurer to save people.

Even geography is designed for plot.

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There is a floor with ample of grasshoppers. Conveniently grasshoppers don't go on places without grass. Conveniently there are no grass near walls. Conveniently after walking for a while near walls MC see a grassless path going into the middle. Conveniently that paths ends up in a skirmish between rice plant monsters vs grasshoppers. So entire level design is a prop so that MC can jump into that skirmish "because rice" and get reprimanded by his teammate Karen.

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bloggbigg
bloggbigg
Apr 10, 2019
Status: c136
Let's not mince words- this story isn't particularly good.

That said, it's not as bad as some suggest, though it has its flaws. I find it interesting & hope it improves.

The Good:

  • The MC is somewhat interesting. His character is pretty simple and somewhat relatable, though his goals are trite, and he's forced to be dumb by the author.
  • The author put some small bit of effort into his world (though to be honest there's nothing special there other than the specific 'cheat' used- and that's not 'new' by any stretch).
  • Some humor is 'ok'- definitely not the author's forte.
  • Use of 'Net responses' for development, information, and feedback is done rather well (considering the rest of the story anyway).
  • Some of the story developments are odd/surprising. Nothing impressive, but at least 'non-standard' is pleasant.
The... more>> BAD:

  • Author is crazy verbose. Explains too much, too often. This gets slightly better over time- but not a ton.
  • Translator is good, but for some reason has some crazy numbering scheme for the chapters in some places. Also, not all chapters properly link to the next. If you get lost or it looks like it stopped too early, come back to the NU links and go from there.
  • Characters are all stereotypes, except the MC- who is two (borderline MPD) stereotypes vying for dominance (not literally, but close enough- it's fairly annoying). The MC is also both a jerk, and forced to be unbelievably s*upid for (mostly) 'comedic' purposes.
  • Plotting is both erratically paced and often forced. A lot of 'narrated explanations' about 'why things work'- that are later not followed.
  • Though not unusual for this kind of story (isekai-ish feeling fantasy), it is too fast for a character based story (fast development vs 'deeper' characters). Mostly 'impatient author' issues.
  • Author does 'and then/suddenly another thing happens' writing every so often, just spitting out wish-fulfillment type events that he thinks look cool. They make no sense, but they're over quickly enough- so bear with it.
The Different:

  • This is an odd 'weak to strong' story that has potential to do something different. Not sure if this author can pull it off, but may be worth watching it's development.
  • Monsters as ingredients in a classic Japanese 'food culture' setting with all the crap of preparation, smell, taste, excessive description & reaction- etc. Just a waste of time to me- but some people like this stuff.
For the time being, this is nothing special- we'll see if it stays that way. It has potential, but the author may be unlikely to reach it fully.

  • Apparently (according to the translator) this ends around 166 (note on ch 136 the there are 30 ch to go). In that respect, unless there's a new volume/sequel, then the author will have wrapped it up unexpectedly.
Spoiler

At this point the author is treating his MC as a running joke, and has made him a cartoon in both looks and behavior. This doesn't have to be bad, but I'm pretty sure few people find it as funny as the author, and might instead prefer some actual character development. In fairness, 'trolling the MC' is an actual, prescribed writing method (though not in those words), so I can only criticize so much.

That said the MC clearly has some mental issues and needs help badly, and no one will notice in this asocial world. Well- it's really that the author needs him as a puppet to do stuff, so you can look at it as you like- but the story still suffers somewhat.

Putting that aside, the author is increasingly really running with this 'using the MC to put on a show', and has him increasingly do unnecessary things for half-assed reasons (c 130+was about fighting a lumpfish (because 'It's a lumpfish!'), then somehow forgetting to get some lumpfish when the fight was over). Oh, and fighting the lumpfish wasn't the plan anyway, but it did give the MC the opportunity to put on a show, and get noticed, acting like a attention-craved child while thinking 'look at me!' (seriously- this happens).

The story has some low moments, I guess is the point.

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sumantri_eko
sumantri_eko
Feb 07, 2019
Status: c10 part1
The MC has a mentality of loser. Too much self retort. Oh, I had a thin presence so I'm like Air, how can I dense my presence? But, he keep using that s*upid mask, and not let to she know him even after he saved that girl. f*cking idiot. Also, the way he act is like an 8 grader, for what mimicing other people blog? Why he not upload the picture or a video about him defeating hundreds of centipede if he really want to get known? Too much hole... more>> for the plot, the explanation is so simple, for example, nuclear is useless against dungeon, what the cause then?? *sigh... <<less
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TinCan
TinCan
Apr 24, 2020
Status: c166
The Novel as a whole is pretty good if you want to find a munchkin novel. However it does get a little repetitive,

My only problem is the numbering of chapters with Asian Hobbyist such as ch 35 of the WN is labeled as ch 47-49 on Asian Hobbyist
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Animeboyz
Animeboyz
May 29, 2020
Status: c75
Started out interestingly enough but the tense atmosphere quickly deteriorated. I finally dropped it when they started to literally farm the dungeon. The mood has become light hearted and it's now just a slice of life kind of story.
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zadumu
zadumu
Aug 25, 2020
Status: c2
This is so frustrating. I have read MTL in the past and could get through them but for whatever reason this translation is infuriating. I got hopeful when I saw the asianhobbyist also had chapter 1 - 22 but was almost immediately disappointed to find it's just a copy of the original translation.
I normally do not leave reviews for poorly translated novels but I really felt this story had potential but the constant switching from 1st to 3rd person makes it nearly impossible to read.
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grim5000
grim5000
Jul 01, 2021
Status: c166
Honestly, the story is kind of interesting, and was clearly building up to something huge, but it just straight up ends with nothing being completed. All he's done is gotten about as strong as the strongest people in japan, and gotten their attention, and defeated some really powerful monsters relative to him.

Absolutely nothing is answered. It ends after he defeats a monster way stronger than him, nearly killing him and everyone else in his party, and thats it. The next chapter is: he got some new gear, people... more>> are talking about him online but don't know who he is, and they enter the next level of the dungeon in his garage.

I had fun reading it, but the ending was disappointing to say the least. Maybe the light novel is going to continue it, but I have no idea since I can't find anything about it. <<less
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RangaTempest
RangaTempest
Dec 19, 2019
Status: c21 part2
Bit unique.

Not the first time i've seen this style story I'd dub "inverse isekai" when the other world comes to you.

Typical MC gets a cheat/special power that gives him an advantage.

... more>> Mostly enjoy the plot/premise so far however if I were to criticise one major point in the story, the main character has a small "presence" basically like he innately and unintentionally is in stealth mode at all times and despises this fact and thus is trying his best to stand out so he can be recognized.

Thing is if he resents his lack of presence so much why the heck would he name himself "air" on the official hunting forums/bbs.

Secondly given the nature of his cheat since it allows him to "peer" into the inner workings of the "level up" system and he discerns that skills are awarded/created person to person based on their suitability/what they actually do, why the hell if he has such a small presence would he not innately have a stealth type skill?

Otherwise a fairly solid story so far. <<less
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Druidacious
Druidacious
Aug 14, 2019
Status: --
Really wish someone would pick this up again.

I enjoyed a lot of what people are complaining about. The author does get pretty descriptive about things that we honestly don’t need to know about. The pacing is fine, the author is probably trying to not just make the MC the strongest in the first 50 chapters. And I’m a big fan of MC’s attitude. I’ll put it in spoilers, though it’s probably not necessary.

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Spoiler

The MC has the innate ability to go unnoticed, and by innate ability I mean completely uncontrollable at this point in translation. His purpose to becoming an adventurer is to become famous enough that people will always notice him, mixed with it being a good source of money. Recently in the newer chapters we can see that he is really getting into the fighting to the death, adrenaline junky aspect. It’s not often that a MC is a battle junky and I like the difference.

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The harem that’s coming is completely unnecessary though, I can’t fathom its place in the story. Probably just to add in female characters that don’t need developed personalities. <<less
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ForeLeave Clover
ForeLeave Cl
Jul 01, 2021
Status: c166
Love this Novel. Karaboshi is strange, and the humor you get from watching him become weirder and weirder while the strange rumors about him grow is great. My biggest problem is that it just ends on ch 166, with them them only just becoming advanced adventurers. Maybe the LN has more beyond that point, but I have no idea.
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Anduin
Anduin
Apr 04, 2021
Status: c70
From the start, many readers will immediately draw parallels between this and "Everybody else is a Returnee", such as the ability of the main character to go unnoticed and the sudden introduction of dungeons to Earth. I am usually not a fan of novels that bring fantasy elements to Earth, because such settings usually include Earthly politics and nationalism, which is something I like to leave behind when delving into fiction. However, this one has been tasteful (so far). I have not seen excessive politics or nationalism.
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playa3
playa3
Feb 28, 2021
Status: c133
It's not very good. The MC is a complete loser. There isn't a single thing about him that's likeable. He's a self-insert that doesn't have any redeeming or interesting about him. The heroines are unbelievable. The MC's while shtick is that he has no presence, but for some reason they like him. He's also gross and creepy. He even cries when people notice him. Let me repeat myself, he's gross and creepy... and disgusting.

The characters are all generic and static. I stick with the story because I felt like there... more>> was potential for character development or something interesting would happen, but my expectations were misplaced.

Verdict: don't bother <<less
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ErikHarrison
ErikHarrison
Jan 09, 2021
Status: c126
It isn't good. The MC is kinda interesting but quickly grows annoying and stale. The side characters start poor and get worse with the latest additions being so horribly bad (literally f*ck that fish, who enjoys being annoyed constantly? Is it suppose to be funny when I have a stroke every time I have to read it's dialogue?).

The skill board kept me there but wasn't used well at all. The author should learn how to write enjoyable characters instead of just very different ones.
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SatchPangit
SatchPangit
Sep 05, 2020
Status: c88
I would be better if it got romance in it and not harem. The girls are only there for just the sake of it but no progress in relationship. I rather have one girl but with a budding romance than a harem which is more bland than talking to a game npc. I would rate it higher if so but no, it's just an stoic relationship and the MC is so fixated with his standing out that it's annoying.
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Eathu
Eathu
Jan 13, 2019
Status: c7 part1
Off to a great start, and (as of c7 part 1) the MC has yet to find a way to "cheat" extra skill points, but he is growing level wise quickly, so potentially over powered, but he isn't "teh bestest at everything and is the prettiest and handsomest guy alive" which is a nice change of pace. It has promise, but so far is average (hence the 4 stars). The main aspect I'm worried about is that as we have another protagonist who has the "no one ever notices me,... more>> and therefore my nickname it air, however I'm not stealthy" trait, which can get really anoying from the ways the author chooses to get around it, so I'll wait to see how they handle that before adding or removing more stars. <<less
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phalen
phalen
Aug 09, 2021
Status: c166
My review is on the story not the authors choice.

  1. Main char is simple and naive. The author unfortunately uses that as a crutch some times to bridge occasional unreasonable points. As another user mentioned film the hoard of centipedes or what ever. I don't remember technology not working in the dungeon being mentioned but may have forgotten. The dungeon break would have been recorded and other things that would have gotten him presence but were shoved under the carpet by the author. He should have spent more non dungeon time in the story with the female lead and possibly with further interactions with the sales lady to build a better understanding of what the author was trying to portray.
  2. the humor in the series goes both ways some as test gags and other as decent parts of the plot. Its not great but is usually in the right places to liven it up.
  3. there's a fair amount of obvious build up and moderate side build up that is not used making it frustrating for the reader over time. [Authors choice at the end.]
  4. side char's are well developed and used decently most of the time with occasional flops later on in the book.
  5. the main story is some what unique as he goes beyond normality and hunts to exhaustion to get strong rather than it just happens. The direction the plot was hinting at is a decent one. The questions the leave behind as to how others will treat him and if he goes his own way how ever are left hanging.
The authors choice to end the web where it is and complete the story in the ln make the series a really frustrating one that most others are going on about. Making a teaser ark like this plus seemingly using it as a testbed makes it hard to be happy about the sieries... more>> the story. It is good and worth the read none the less. <<less
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Zencorwen
Zencorwen
Jul 18, 2021
Status: Completed
This a fun, relaxed, read but as several others have stated the ending is very sudden and abrupt and does nothing to conclude anything. It feels more like the ending to an arc rather than the story and leaves everything from the protagonist’s primary motivation to the deeper mysteries hinted at in the later third of the story completely unresolved.

Overall an pleasant read while you’re reading it but retroactively decreases in appeal due to the sudden non-ending. If you’re okay with that going in worth the read if not... more>> best to keep clear. <<less
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plsRespawn
plsRespawn
Jul 19, 2020
Status: c105
Somewhere in between good and bad. The premise is interesting enough, but I feel the author could have gone in much more interesting routes. The author alludes to going down these routes, but settles on a generic SOL instead.

The MC, to me, is starting to get more and more annoying. Doesn’t want to live with his team member because he’s an “old” man (27?) and she’s too young (18?) so he doesn’t want rumors in his 3 person farm town to start. He laments the fact that he has a... more>> low presence, a running joke, while at the same time that gives him a crazy OP assassin type ability.

Yeah I get it, the author is trying to make a joke of it,
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but to have the MC actively trying to bring up his presense (albiet failing in every case)

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. The MC is just coming off as an idiot.

This never factors into my reviews but asian hobbiest the translators are complete garbage as well. If you’re reading mobile turn off javascript otherwise it’s barely functional to be able to read.

So in the end I’m giving this a 3 because, honestly, it’s a 50/50 that the chapter arcs are going to have something that pisses me off (usually involving the MC) versus something interesting. I’m still reading it but it’s not that high on my list of priority stories. <<less
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sgrey
sgrey
Apr 04, 2019
Status: c20 part2
This is a boring story with nothing special going for it. It's not the worst you can find, but it's overall pretty bad. The translation quality is not good, the text is chunky and doesn't read well. You also get you average ret*rd MC who calls himself an old man at the age of 27. There is nothing special about dungeons in the real world, it's just basically your normal isekai, but without the isekai.

Overall it's not enjoyable at all. The attempt at humor in this novel is just sad.... more>> Not funny and just a bunch of overused gags we all have seen before. <<less
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ojamayellow
ojamayellow
Apr 06, 2021
Status: --
Honestly im really disappointed of this LN. The fact that the premise of the story is very intriguing with incredible potential yet as you read it there were many factors that destroyed the potential of the story. First is the s*upidity of the MC, Second is the flow of the story from which it was very confusing with so little details off important things, Third is, well im sorry about this but I think the author was not that smart since there were no clever spots in the story where... more>> you can evaluate anyone there as "smart". Another annoying thing is that I really dont get why you need a web/forum on these dungeon/hunter types of stories, I mean whats the point of bragging your achievement in a forum like that? I can understand if the posted ones are recruits or needed items but for the blogs or posts of recent activities? What nonesense! <<less
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starkaster
starkaster
Mar 13, 2021
Status: --
The story starts out as an adventure/combat story, but quickly morphs into a romantic comedy about an insecure man spoiling his deranged wife.

Unique story elements? There are none.
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