Living in this World with Cut & Paste


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A world where God will grant abilities called Skills to whom who come of age. The protagonist, bestowed with two skills, uses them and rises to an existence called a hero.

Living in this World with Cut & Paste average rating 4/5 - 283 user ratings
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03/18/18 ShiroKun’s... c116
03/13/18 ShiroKun’s... c115
03/09/18 ShiroKun’s... c114
03/04/18 ShiroKun’s... c113
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02/11/18 ShiroKun’s... c108
02/07/18 ShiroKun’s... c107
02/03/18 ShiroKun’s... c106
01/29/18 ShiroKun’s... c105
01/24/18 ShiroKun’s... c104
01/21/18 ShiroKun’s... illustrations 1
11/13/17 Junk Burst Translations c103
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New MagicPill rated it
March 14, 2018
Status: c43
MC got very strong very quickly, his unique ability is very OP combined with extreme luck. I really can't believe he got something like an exp booster, something frivolous in the grand scheme of things that it's completely unnecessary other than speeding things along. Even with all this he is doomed with a life of a kind and polite pushover since most JP LN MCs are like that, he really got ... more>>

forcefully married even though he just came of age, got to level 60-something from clearing a whole orc settlement while the moderately powerful princess knight is only 24 or something and still feel threatened by her

. All the MC needs to do to win against anyone is just look at them and their skills are gone, opponent then falls into extreme confusion and sudden disadvantage. This trick also works against a group. Honestly he can have every escape ability ever and no one would be able to kill him. <<less
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Cryarc rated it
March 25, 2017
Status: c184
A completely light read, the chapters are short and the plots are simple. The MC is young and naive but luckily he's not dense and rather straightforward due to his naivety, so the romance is proceeding in fast pace it feels refreshing compared to the usual incompetent/dense MCs.

Unfortunately the plots are very easy to predict and the characters are shallow so jaded readers will probably find it not satisfying. But since it's delivered daily and written in less than 5 minutes reading time for each chapters it's just fitting to... more>> pass time while taking a break. <<less
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udin-san rated it
January 30, 2017
Status: c9
It's still too early to give a solid review, so consider this sort of first impression.

tl;dr, it's boring.

It's not entirely bad, it's just boring because the idea isn't unique so there's nothing new to catch readers' interest.
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here we have a (not so tragic) boy with both parents already dead, in his coming of age ceremony, granted by god 2 skills that (as stated in the tag) can steal others' skill --one of those is the cliched appraisal skill. Then he defeated bandits and monsters and steal their skills. Later, he decided to become the cliched adventurer.

And that's it, 9 chapter. You won't miss much. You won't even get to know the world's setting where the MC live aside from the kingdom's name.

Same old, same old. Nothing new.


But if the idea is fresh to you, do try to read the series while waiting other better series to update. <<less
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UnknownSaint171 rated it
August 8, 2017
Status: c94
I don't think this deserves 4 or even 5 stars. Now hear me out first.

  • All the tension of his, secret skill that had been built up over a long time, to only be exposed in the stupidest way.
  • The writing is also very bad. Be honest.
  • The Author is just milking it along the way and doesn't feel properly planned out
  • Romance: Its just nonsensical.. She's 25-29 and he's just turned 15.. Despite the Princess having potential it just feels wasted. (She even feels the oddity of the relationship)
I can't... more>> help but feel angered because its not worthy of the beautiful illustrations and cover... What about you? I did not lie about anything...

  • I really like the MC kindness and how his environment didn't corrupt him. He's very smart and cautious. But not intelligent.
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Tarlos rated it
July 21, 2017
Status: c34
This is the kind of novel you read, and then forget about on the same day. There's nothing memorable about it.

Personally I couldn't enjoy this novel at all. The MC is just way too naive and malleable. I get that some stories are all about the growth and coming of age of the protagonist, but the MC here is like a piece of soft dough that gets kneaded by everyone. He doesn't seem to have his own thoughts, just going along with whatever someone else says. It's like he's an... more>> AI programmed to always respond "yes" to people. <<less
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ZoorYuvonHeim rated it
September 17, 2017
Status: c101
As of Sept 9, 2017 the TL Izzy from Junk Burst Translations has unfortunately quit, so the progression of the story past c101 won't continue until someone else picks it up.

I am saddened by this because I actually enjoyed this story.

Update; an aspiring TL was kind enough to pick it up for the time, its not perfect, but its good enough to read at least.

... more>> At times there was some cliché and otherwise predictable extreme plot-driven moments, but it remained an enjoyable read nonetheless.

There was considerable clutter behind it which to me detracted from it, but the characters' growth and eventual push in its potential within the story showed significant promise. However, until the translation catches up from someone else it'll remain a mystery for me right now.

I would gladly recommend this as it is, as it was a fun read. <<less
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z4raki rated it
May 16, 2017
Status: c40
Well, this novel is so straight forward that it was surprisingly good. Our MC have ability that's not a cheat at a glance but turned to be a cheat as story goes. The plot is straight, too straight that may be I'll eventually bored of it. But for "daily life" genre like this, it was good.

*ps: the romance part of this novel is pretty straight forward. But that makes this novel refreshing. The MC is not dense, but I think he just overwhelmed and naive.
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Artemis1990 rated it
February 10, 2017
Status: c18
Easiest way to explain the entire premise of the novel is an isekai novel WITHOUT the isekai part. To make a long story short, in a world where EVERYONE gains skills from God when they turn of age (15 years old), the skills are basically separated between "General skills" and "Combat skills" and completely randomized like a gacha system in games. The MC gain two "general" skills but when he combined the two, he end up discovering a cheat level possibility with them.

Fortunately, the MC has a pure and good... more>> conscience which prevents him from going the dark path despite that had he chose to, noone would be able to stop him. One way or another, his use of skills gain him attention from others (mostly female so far... but its not a surprise considering the premise).

The pace of the story is rather fast considering the length of the chapters but not overly so that makes it hard to follow and understand. There are also occasional change of POV telling the story from other character's view which gives explanation on things that the MC doesn't explain which is also a nice touch.

All in all, this novels shares a lot of common point with Danmachi. If you like Danmachi, I suggest at least giving this a try. <<less
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GregLuck rated it
September 30, 2017
Status: c100
If you like a story that have no clear purpose / base, while the MC is totally happy-go-lucky pushover brat, then this is for you.

It feels like some middle or high schooler writing about OP MC with dull plot and no clear purpose.
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LeeEzekiel rated it
July 5, 2017
Status: --
Well... it's very amateurish and generic. I suppose you could call it a novel good for passing the time with. Decent up until the first major "boss" fight, but at that point his power just spikes up to a ridiculous level. It completely kills any form of escalation this novel can have.

1. Writing style - The typical JP fantasy style targeted towards middle schoolers. Think "Don't give up!", "I'll do my best!", "there's no way I can let that happen to heeer!" In short, very melodramatic shouting of cliche lines.... more>> It depends on your tastes whether you'll find it cringeworthy or entertaining.

2. MC - It's like the author can't decide whether to make him a badass or a wimp. He's mentally a carbon copy of every timid beta teenager from other JP novels, yet he fights with extreme ruthlessness. Weird gap that the author never really bothers to justify.

3. Enjoyment - Action scenes are mediocre. No real humor to speak of. Him stealing skills is fun at first, but quickly becomes repetitive.

4. Heroines - What do you expect?

Overall, it doesn't bring anything new to the table, so just read it if you're a huge fan of the genre and can't get enough. I'd recommend something like Hello Work or Growth Cheat over this; at least those two have somewhat richer worlds and storylines.

EDIT: As a response to Seaofmisery's review, I'd like to point out that "pasting" stuff probably doesn't make them automatically snap together. They need to already be in contact. And "cut" cannot be used on living things. Good grief. <<less
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December 25, 2016
Status: c99
This RAW is a daily release. I used Chrome browser translate feature to read ahead. The MC was bestowed the "Appraisal-completed' and "Cut and pasted' skills by God when he reaches the coming to age. The MC uses his skills to take away his opponents skills and abilities and give to either his companions or himself. That was the method he used to combat his opponents several levels higher than him and win. The story itself is quite refreshing and I recommended to add it to your reading list.
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Sherrynity rated it
July 6, 2017
Status: c73
tbh, at first my thought was "oh great another sh*tty cheat story blabla" then I read the reviews, become a bit interested until finally I decided to read it...

... which I don't regret at all.

The MC is kind and honest to the core; even though the story seems flat, but it's a freaking Slice of Life so it's tolerable. I like seeing how he, casually, follows what his heart wants to do and willing to bear the consequences. Even though he seems sooo airheaded sometimes, but he knows how... more>> to judge the situation and choose how to approach it.

Legit 4/5 until ch11

(might edit my review later though...)




If I couldn't give an answer myself, then I'm definitely not a man.

「..... I understand, let's..... get married. Please take care of me」


Man, I just love this kind of humble yet decisive MC...



Finished reading until the latest translated chapter. Man, that was quite an enjoyable binge reading experience.

Upgraded into 5/5 <<less
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barashkafromro rated it
September 11, 2017
Status: c91
The protagonist is aggravatingly stupid, he never even thinks about pasting regeneration skill to his wives. And only pasted regeneration to his pet after it almost died. What retard would keep lifesaving passive skill constantly turned off and only turn it back on when it is almost too late already. It isn't like you will always be safe enough to have time to turn it on. During battle with orcs and Orc King he already experienced terrible consequences of not having lifesaving skill and he still doesn't use it after... more>> that. <<less
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DaydreamGe rated it
July 29, 2017
Status: c94
It is an interesting story where the hero was blessed with good people around him and avoid become a dark MC.

Well what is lack on this novel is the HP and MP concept, or maybe additional vitality or stamina concept.

Overall the story didn't explain about stats at all. And just make the MC can use his ability unlimited when fighting and only collapse in the end of battle.

The weapon have the value damage but we didn't know the damage from the MC and if you think about it, it becomes... more>> like the weapon is not needed when it damage only +10 or +50, when the MC becomes level 60.

There is also "origin" weapon that haven't changed until chapter 94, that makes you wonder that the author forgot about them after all this time. <<less
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Mahiro9 rated it
July 15, 2017
Status: c85
This novel has every cliché templates you'll see in other similar novels while changing some bits to be a bit unique.

It can be considered a good read but it also doesn't have anything special.

I've seen a lot of novels like this that has a lot of potential but chose the path of mediocrity, it's not necessarily bad but it's kind of a shame.

There times when I facepalm because of the direction the author is going for (in terms of common sense the MC lacks, someone said he's not stupid but... more>> I seem to doubt that at times), though it also have its highs where it is very entertaining.


In the later chapters the author spent more than 5 chapters just about taking a bath in the MC's house. He even used a one month time skip in between and still continued his obsession about the bath.

No fighting, no story progression, and no skill acquisitions in a lot of chapters because he focused on useless things.

It is alright because it's a slice of life but like I said, taking the path of mediocrity when the novel has a lot of potential.


Overall it's a pretty decent amateurish novel to pass time with. <<less
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February 11, 2017
Status: c18
I like the story so far the pace is some what slow and fight boring the MC seems dim to his true potential but still good but one major complaint.

I don't get how cut and paste are not offensive skills cut is used to cut grass and disassemble? It cuts anything you see why can't it cut unmoving, unaware, or immobile/immobilized monsters? In the Second Chapter he says he can't attack first not that it can't be used. Paste sticks what you see like a dagger into it's sheath or... more>> shoes to the ground. So why not your hand to your face your arms to your sides or your legs together making it a full body bind skill. Sealing lips and eyes to silence and blind easy targets for anyone. Seal nose and mouth to suffocate then use Cut or a weapon to kill them. Yet non-offensive skills that are not used to the full potential at all.

But I have not read much might change but really even without stealing skills killing an orc would be easy. Why you ask simple glue your hands together now RIP them apart now reglue your bleeding hands and do it again no, well now your stuck and an easy target. Yes tearing skin and flesh just to move would be hard and PAINFUL almost IMPOSSIBLE for anything that you use Paste on. So why is Cut and Paste useless when even one would do well? <<less
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Prolux rated it
November 27, 2016
Status: c6
Though the first chapter may give you a feeling of the ability that he has is really weird and not very useful as well as not being what you expected. By chapter three you will understand that the ability that the MC has is much better than originally explained at it actually makes the story very interesting so far. I suggest reading it.
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hellogarry rated it
January 31, 2018
Status: c45
People will probably think this is your typical harem cheat series. I can't deny that but this series have a charm and the MC is not some kind of lucky pervert or a gutless idiot. He is pretty likable and his background is actually pretty good. My only concern is there is no concept of "mana" so it's actually use all skill as you want but heck I don't care I mean most series have unlimited of them anyway because of their 'cheat'. But I prefer this series having no... more>> concept of 'hp' because those kind of things are not really that accurate.


Thankfully there is no slave crap so far and while the marriage is a bit forced at least it is more logical than the other series I've read.

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ahuramagina rated it
July 23, 2017
Status: c91
The story I guess its interesting for me so its 5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Translation around 5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (because TL is a nice guy)

Its better than the other skill stealer guy because you can see that He is still a child or recently became an adult, with a good surrounding people even though his parents arent with him and he does'nt go on a rampage of "this world is unfair and sh*t and ill use this power to destroy anyone whos blocking my way by stealing their God-given skills"

He uses the skill for the... more>> intentions of growing and doesnt really use it against people unless they are nuisances to him.

Mostly for Monster Hunting rather than farming on humans.

Give it a try till around chapter 90. Theres Ups and downs but its a good read. <<less
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Taroprinny rated it
July 5, 2017
Status: c69
When I read the first chapter, I was unsure how good this novel was going to be. I was looking for something other than the generic light novel MC that I see a lot lately in these type of fantasy novels. Not some lazy, OP MC that just wants girls or a naïve ignorant OP MC where everyone falls in love with for no reason.

No, this story started off as a "light story" where details aren't explained very well, however once you get to around ch 10 the story and... more>> character development really takes off. Up til ch69 it still retains that "light story" feeling but the MC has great progression with his personality, relationships make sense. Story plots are ACTUALLY explained in a way that flows with the story. The world isn't fleshed out as I would like but it works in the sense that the MC starts off as a "commoner from the countryside" so the world is explained as he discovers them.

One thing I have seen that I didn't like in character development is that he gets strong really fast and a lot of unnecessary details are involved in his skills but its not too over the top is bareable. <<less
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mechafanboy rated it
June 21, 2017
Status: c94
I think the setup and the writing is quite predictable most of the time but there's enough variation to make it unique. The peppering of both translation notes and the author's own notes opens up a soft spot for me. There's an interesting charm early on given how most of the advancements are predictable and feel amateurish but some of the later developments rather sharply cut off access to tropes I expected to occur. Ultimately however, most of the worldbuilding is only now beginning to form and will take more... more>> time to fully come into play.

Edit: alright around 90 chapters in and I think it's safe to give it 3 stars, honestly I think it's ability to be fun and light would give it 4 stars, but there's simply not enough interesting plot happening for me to justify that level of commitment. Aside from that, it's very slowly advancing in a pretty predictable manner. There's elements of a greater plot, but it's unlikely to show itself for another 100 or 200 odd chapters by the rate this is going so... *shrug* if it ever gets to a point where I think the major plot is worth more stars, I'll update accordingly. Otherwise, I think it's a bit too generic for 4 stars. <<less
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