Master’s Smile


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I am the master of a certain dark guild.

Including me, there are only 10 other consistent members in this guild. However, all of them are like daughters to me… is what I think.

Since this is a dark guild, we act without standing out too much. However, it seems like everyone has been acting a bit too weird recently.

They’re acting really weird… eh? What? [Presenting me the whole world]?

Associated Names
One entry per line
The Master of a Darkness Guild well smiles today.
The Master of the Dark Guild is smiling today again
Yami Guild no Master wa kyou mo hohoemu
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Fluffums rated it
January 1, 2018
Status: c15
Normally, I despise a MC this dense, but here I can't help but feel like his denseness is keeping the world from being destroyed. I also appreciate that half the story (?) thus far has been him going around and patting cute girls. Can't help but look forward to more!
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Novelupdatesaccount1 rated it
July 13, 2018
Status: c10
I'd been extremely hopeful given all the positive reviews this series has, and the translation appears to be great (I can't read Japanese so I can only assume) - but I was ultimately disappointed by this series.

10 chapters in and the story just appears to be a tr*shy harem version of overlord:

The key characteristics of this are:

- Incredibly OP characters

- All of whom are girls and in love with the MC

This series is for you if you want to read about edgy girls c*ckblocking each other over a dense MC
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Higira rated it
August 30, 2018
Status: c15
I didnt like this. You are thrown into the story without any background. I read up to 15 chapters, and it is literally all the guild members fawning over the master, and the master not wanting to understand. If you're into those things with zero world building, and ZERO background, by all means go for it. But this isnt for me.

All you really know is their name, some character attributes and that they are all OP. Nothing progresses.
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RenaieNovel rated it
June 18, 2018
Status: c140
This is one underrated story. Why? Because people dropped it in the first 3 chapters that's been translated by that meowmeow maniac. If you want to have the serious translation start reading from Daoist.

Although it resembles overlord a bit it has a unique charm that would make you want to continue reading it. But if you're not a fan of mildly dark novels I can't blame you.
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DryWater rated it
July 19, 2020
Status: c7
Just. No. This is basically a lesson on how not to begin your novel 101. This may quite possibly be the worst introduction to a novel I've ever read. Not only is there absolutely no context to begin with, but the first 7 chapters ARE LITERALLY THE EXACT SAME. No seriously, it's like the author copy and pasted the same chapter 7 times but with the names slightly altered. You don't know who these characters are, you don't care about any of them, and yet the author seriously thought it... more>> was a good idea to show them "being op" and cutting down random mob characters for 7 chapters straight. And here's another thing; THERE'S WAY TOO MANY CHARACTERS INTRODUCED AT ONCE. In the span of 7 chapters, the author throws 8 or 9 characters at you and they all do the exact same thing each chapter. There's differences in powers and appearance, but they may as well all be the same character. You can't just throw a bunch of names without any context at the readers and expect them to be able to follow.

This novel may get better or it may not. Quite frankly, I don't have the motivation to go any further after the author botched the beginning that hard. <<less
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Alpcake rated it
June 4, 2016
Status: c3
Super cute yet mildly disturbing at the same time. Would reccommend
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March 28, 2020
Status: c7
One sentence summary: Overpowered girls who are in love with their guild master keep slaughtering other people for world domination.

Basically similar development for each chapter with no surprise or strategy elements. Characters are not impressive. Novel dropped.
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Seregosa rated it
November 18, 2018
Status: c29
Not bad, it's pretty much just a story about a lot of girls who couldn't possible love the MC more fighting eachother and protecting their master from everything and anything. Even though they know he's super OP, they won't even allow anyone to get close to him.

The MC is a super old human easily quite a bit above 100 years old and with extreme powers. However, he's also ridiculously dense when it comes to his "daughters" and even his own powers. He seems to believe himself to be quite weak,... more>> at least far weaker than the girls who are extremely powerful. The girls, on the other hand, seems to know of his real prowess and that he's far more powerful than they are. So, he's just sitting around being protected by the girls while not even being that concerned with anything, the girls won't even let him go out on jobs.

It's not bad, it gets more interesting as it goes along. The first 18 or so chapters (can't remember the exact amount) aren't that interesting because it's just a kind of introduction/description of all the girls, first from their perspective as they're fighting off some people who wants to get to the MC and then from the mc's perspective as he goes through his castle and meets all the girls, one by one. After that, the "real" story starts and it finally gets more interesting. Not anything revolutionary, but it's a good waste of time. <<less
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Cheesetakery rated it
November 7, 2017
Status: c9
Too early to make an substantial opinion on the story but has started out very nicely. I am interested to see how the interaction between the various yandere characters will play out, and I sincerely hope that the grade of this novel won't fall after the initial disturbingly cute factor has worn off.

Although the first translators "meows" were a little annoying, I find it hardly fair to judge the story and translator by such an addition. "Daoist", the second translating group has laid off on using "meows" and the translation... more>> flows fairly well, with little to no obvious grammatical or usage errors. I just wish that the translations would go faster so I can read the rest of the story.

As can be discerned from the synopsis and the tags, the story is about a guildmaster and his yandere guild members, all of whom are girls. The guildmaster's charm might seem a little off putting, especially since no reasoning has been given to why he's so attractive, however the guildmaster looks to be super dense so any romantic portion of the story might take a while.

Read only if you like sort of fluffy, bordering on creepy yandere and a dense MC. I have a feeling that the plot will be fairly lacking and the story will just focus on the yandere interactions between the MC and his rather sizable following. <<less
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goga rated it
March 26, 2021
Status: c69
chap 58 really got me

it's getting irritating at that point

he's OP but looks down on himself too much, he's so wimpy in his attitude that it's irritating

... more>>

here we have a strong MC (at least it's what it seems to me), so strong that all the higher ups across the land has come to fear him, wants to cut off his arms just to get out of a hold of some small fries (he was "taken hostage"). It should be pointed out that he's gonna dismember himself infront of one of his supposed daughters (just OP guildmates he raised) that loves him very much (ahem yandere). He's gonna mentally scar someone he's supposed to protect (cause she might "sacrifice" her dignity for his freedom)


I'm gonna say it again, he looks down on himself too f*cking much, yeah I get the trope where the MC is dense about his OPness but come on it has to have to some limit, all I can say is that in this novel, it wasn't done right

it's not funny, it's just irritating <<less
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January 9, 2019
Status: c33
This slice of life novel satisfies my power fantasy itch. For me, it was more like slice of life rather than shounen. You see the daily interactions of guild members and MC, while guild members want to give the MC the world. Each story arcs are centered around one of the guild members and a bit of character development. The ending is satisfying.

Furthermore, each character arc teased good backstory i.e. How MC and each of the guild members first met, which the author is currently now righting. I await character... more>> development of this new arcs.


They weren't able to give the world to MC due to unseen circumstances. Lol. Its not even harem, since only the girls fawns over MC, while MC only sees them as family

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FRASH_18 rated it
April 3, 2021
Status: c69
This is good harem, I love yanderes. Hope someone picks this up and completes it, cause it seems like some groups just mass translate for a week and then drop it until another group picks it up months later. Reason its not 4 stars is cause MC has no sexual attraction to any girl, he also doesn't know how op he really is.
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