Magic Gems Gourmet (WN)


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Thanks to the Goddess, he was reincarnated into nobility! That should have been great―― but the skill he got, 【Toxin Decomposition EX】 was simply too plain, and he was made fun of everyday at home……

However, at one time, he noticed he could eat the magic stones of monsters with that skill and absorbs their abilities, furthermore, he was informed he was the prince of the neighboring country!

What awaited him at the royal castle was an environment where he could train and experiment with the abundant amount of magic stones, bringing out his strong potential――and finally, even acquiring the ability of the legendary monster, the Dullahan!

Surrounded by an assertive fiancée and a clumsy knight girl, the new life for the boy who will become a “King” begins!

Associated Names
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Magic Stone Gourmet ~I Who Ate the Power of the Monsters Is the Strongest!~
Maseki Gurume: Mamono No Chikara O Tabeta Ore Wa Saikyou!
Maseki Gurume ~Mamono no Chikara wo Tabeta Ore wa Saikyou!~
魔石グルメ ~魔物の力を食べたオレは最強!~
Related Series
Magic Gems Gourmet (LN) (Light Novel)
Invincible Saint ~Salaryman, the Path I Walk to Survive in This Other World~ (2)
The Reincarnated Boy’s Growth Log ~The Harder I Work The Stronger I Can Become!?~ (2)
Chronicles of an Aristocrat Reborn in Another World – the Apostle of the Gods Who Know No Self-Restraint (2)
How to Live as the Enemy Prince (1)
The Novel’s Villain (1)
Reincarnated as an Aristocrat with an Appraisal Skill (1)
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
09/02/21 Travis Translations c60
08/26/21 Travis Translations c59
08/14/21 Travis Translations c58
07/30/21 Travis Translations c57
07/10/21 Travis Translations c56
06/24/21 Travis Translations c55
06/15/21 Travis Translations c54
06/09/21 Travis Translations c53
06/03/21 Travis Translations c52
05/29/21 Travis Translations c51
05/24/21 Travis Translations c50
05/04/21 Travis Translations c49
04/23/21 Travis Translations c48
04/17/21 Travis Translations c47
04/11/21 Travis Translations c46
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13 Reviews

unwashed heathen
unwashed hea
Jan 21, 2020
Status: v1 illustrations
The story is just OK. However slow pacing + slow translating speed means you will forget what happens by the time a new chapter is released. I would suggest waiting until there is a large backlog before starting to read.

The translator's site is kind of awful. It's fine if you are just reading chapters as they are released, but if you want to go through the backlog clicking "next chapter" doesn't take you to the next chapter, but instead a blog post with a link to the next chapter. Most... more>> of the chapters are also broken up into two parts, so you have to repeat this with each half. There are also huge blocks of whitespace after each paragraph. It's probably the worst reading experience I've had on a TL's site. It takes away any immersion you might have when reading. This isn't reflected in my rating of the story. <<less
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Nov 13, 2019
Status: c421
I really like this novel, the story is very interesting, although the MC is OP but the action scenes are well made and not impressed OP at all, if you start reading this novel, then you will be curious about each chapter.

later you will be curious who exactly Ain is.

I will not explain the story of this novel, but I guarantee there are no distorted stories like NTR or others.

I give a 5/5 value

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you need to know, this is not isekai

Ain was not son of the aristocracy of Roundheart, he was born from a magic stone given by goddess to his mother.

Ain reincarnation of..... hahaha sorry I won't explain it

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May 07, 2020
Status: c28
Novel started out interesting but the author either lost focus on his theme or just has some wierd ideas about what makes some one heroic. At first it seemed like it was going to be a story about coming up from the bottom through effort and earning recognition. But it now has quickly turned into "Surprise, you've secretly been PRIVILEGED all this time!" The last 15 or so chapters has been nothing but padding the MC's stats by power leveling him with royal money, lol. Where's the hard work in... more>> that? Kid's gonna turn into a more privileged a*hole than his supposed spoiled brat of a brother. Good job author! <<less
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Feb 13, 2021
Status: c35
This book is about the slowest book I've read in a while, however it never failed to create scenarios I enjoy thoroughly.

MC is op but still is hardworking, which is a very appealing character for me.

10/10 I want more translated please
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Feb 05, 2021
Status: c31
Generally, I TRY to make something critical and constructive. But I just, really like this novel.

I obviously advise to read what of it to make your own opinion. But I think it depends on the person.

Note: The translation is back, so we should get more finally
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Sep 29, 2020
Status: c20
The story is pretty enjoyable personally I don't have complaint but the translator is a hundred chapters behind the raw and there's a bit of problem with the site
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Dec 28, 2019
Status: c18b
Surprisingly solid so far, the prologue seemed so generic I actually passed this by once, the story is still very early on but it doesn't suffer from the same problems most of the newer Japanese light novels do, the plot so far has been logically progressing there's been a bit of comedy and altogether it's entertaining so far.
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Jun 03, 2021
Status: c52
First, the good part. It has a good "slice of life" feel with just a little action to move the plot along. The MC (Ainz) is a generally good guy. He's OP, but he ends up facing problems he couldn't handle otherwise.

The bad part. It's VERY slow paced, and although the main characters are portrayed as the "good guys" they're just as terrible as anyone else.

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The main premise of the story is that his father and family treated him poorly. The problem with the whole "dad is bad" is that Ainz isn't his son, it turns out the mother has been lying and looking for a way to back out of a political-marriage/trade-agreement from day 1.

The most recent chapter was just hard to read. A pain in the rear prince that's looking for two missing nobles (who ran off to join Ainz for next to no reason) is made a fool of. So 1, he's a jerk and it's nice to see bad things happen to bad people. But 2, chapter 52 is all about the "bad prince" struggling to get information on two missing people, and the "good guys" Ainz & Co. tormenting him for fun...

Oh, then Warren (From team Ainz) decides to insinuate the main love interest (one of the missing people) is a who*e to her home nation? That's kinda' a big deal in midevil-ish cultures. But sure, why not slander an innocent girl...


Honestly, it's a nice concept, it's just poorly executed. <<less
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Dec 10, 2019
Status: c17
Pretty good underdog story with a childish tone. Interesting premise, with the MC being looked down on until it is revealed that he is secretly OP. The tone is a little too childish for my tastes and the mother con stuff is a bit offputting but this story has potential to be really interesting.

It might be best to wait for more chapters but I definitely recommend this for its genre. Specifically, the MC is treated unfairly and looked down upon but suddenly he gets a better family and is revealed... more>> that his oppressors were too s*upid to recognize his true power. Yet at the same time, it is not dark and depressing. It might be too soon to tell but I have some hopes.

Edit after reaching ch 20:


Nope. I'm out. An entire chapter's worth of world-building to explain why it is totally ok and even normal for MC to hook up with his own mom? No thanks. There still seems like there is some potential with the powers and I have to acknowledge that my dislike stems from personal taste so I won't lower my initial score, but I feel like you should leave fetish stuff for smut novels and keep it out of my mindless harem LNs. Still totally G rated for anybody concerned. No heavy petting or anything beyond essentially announcing a relationship between the two but I don't even like that much.

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Oct 30, 2019
Status: c13 part2
It's good. Reincarnator gets pity from a child goddess on how he died (and it involved a c*ckroach). The skills he gets via gatcha is supposed to be Rare but ends up being a Ultra Rare to a point where the goddess doesn't even know what it does. He still retains some (not all) of his past memories, but he is a mother-con as a kid. Although you cannot blame him. His father's family rejects him, the second wife tries to snub him because she feels threatened by a 5... more>> year old kid (I know...), and the servants just pity him. His mother becomes the only thing he wishes to protect, so he focuses on training on multiple skills. His father gives up on him in favor of his younger brother. An event lead to a final straw between the mother and father, and the mother departs for her homeland. Issue is that the homeland is a technologically advanced civilization compared to the rest of the world by hundreds of years, and she is royalty! <<less
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Oct 26, 2019
Status: c12
Pretty good so far, but it’s starting slowly, and paired with the slow translation rate it can be frustrating to keep up with. I recommend waiting to read this after more is released. (Currently ch 12 is most recent)
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Aug 15, 2019
Status: c3
No idea how this will turn out, so far from just the 3 chapters available it's just decently average, but I like the mood and where it's going. Seems to move slowly and the chapters are very short.

There's two translations so pick the good one. If you're reading halfway and start having ????? Pop up, you'll know you're reading the wrong one.
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Jul 17, 2020
Status: c19
Very slow and drawn out; it feels like the 19 chapters I read could be condensed into 4 or 5. Most of the plotting and intrigue mentioned doesn't hold up to scrutiny, either. Lost interest.
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