Monster Factory

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I am Ye Qing. Lucky I found a [Monster Factory] application.

This bunch of super strong monsters are individually comparable to over 100 human beings, and they bring all kinds of skills!

Efficiency? With the skill processing speed +300, you still want to compete?

Precision? *cough, cough* Bring me that legendary dial caliper, let’s show them what absolute precision really mean.

Ye Qing: When, us, men want to be successful, we pull out our wallets.

Monsters: Don’t play those malice games with us. The creation of ultimate machinery is our love and life. These impenetrable bodies are our tools of the trade.

A 20 meter tall, overly buffed, savage looking monsters hold on to a ultimate cutting machine and yelled at the sky: “I am not targeting anyone specifically! Rather I am telling you all that, everything, in front of me and my tools are, nothing, but TRASH!”

Associated Names
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Chao ji guai shou gong chang
超級怪獸工廠
超级怪兽工厂
Related Series
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Game Market 1983 (2)
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God of Music (1)
Recommendation Lists
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09/15/19 senseitranslation c248
09/15/19 senseitranslation c247
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08/06/19 senseitranslation c233
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ZarethKnyght
ZarethKnyght rated it
December 10, 2016
Status: c26
I don't understand some of the reasoning behind some of thd 1 stars. I mean... the bit about this being a typical Chinese fantasy novel doesn't make sense to me. It's clearly a Chinese fantasy and it says as such and is fairly obvious that it will have some of the common stuff that's found in most Chinese fantasy. It's like people don't realize certain things about China and assume people are free to write as they please there.

Or the one about how long it takes to complete a transaction.... more>> Chinese writing tends to be flowery and filled with flattery. Unless the translator or editor cuts off those things, there will be a lot of words being used to describe one thing, most often in several different ways. It's part of the culture.

It's like all the gripe are about stuff that's commonly found amongst Chinese culture and nothing to do with the story. As for my view on the story, I'm finding it very amusing. The MC gets control of monsters ans gadgets to build his business empire. Very different from the usual xhuanhan stuff that most people translate even if the MC is fairly stereotypical for the genre. I'm eager to learn more about things as the story goes on. I don't expect things to go above 1000 chapters but who knows. Looking forwars to finding out what kinds of business the MC goes into next and stuff. <<less
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GonZ555
GonZ555 rated it
November 8, 2016
Status: c5
The story of a hard working guy who is earnestly trying to save his family business while trying to cope with recession, inconpetent workers and just plain bad luck. One day an accident happened in his factory, and on his way to the hospital he witnessed a mysterious phenomenon that will change his life.

Ps: heads up, first 3 chapters are really gloomy, but it gets better afterwards
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Raneday
Raneday
November 5, 2016
Status: c2
*sigh* Why does people here are so trigger happy to rate new novels with a one star rating did they even read it.

Sorry for my small rant. Hmmm well the novel is still on it's early stage but it still show some prospect to be a good novel, the translation quality is also good. And well this novel reminds me of God of Cooking/Music and The Almighty Martial Arts feeling so if you'd like those novels then perhaps you might also like this.

Edit: Chapter 113 4/4/2017

So far I'm enjoying reading... more>> the novel. Well day to day life of Ye Qing on his factory as he strive to become the number factory owner. There's some funny scenes that I really like.

And I'm not against some people who gave the one star rating as long as they already READ the raws ahead and not just basing it on the cover of this novel and especially if the novel has only 1 or 2 chapters back then. You can't see any plot development on that stage at all. And I would have refrain from rating it as a 5 star if the 1 star ratings aren't so large back then too, just remember ratings can also affect the motivations of some translator/s into translating. <<less
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00petar00
00petar00 rated it
March 7, 2017
Status: c89
Really 47 people voted one star on this novel.. I am guessing it is just because of the picture.
It does not deserve to have such a low rating compared to other novels that have 4.0 or higher that aren't any better then this novel.

I think that this novel is quite good, if you like business management novels.

I prefer talking about flaws about the novels I read in general so here it is.

It seems a bit too easy for our MC, that's one of the flaws with this novel that... more>> I currently have.

I'd like more details on his power and to know how the summoned monsters think, as I was quite surprised when one of them was acting arrogant, while there's no explanation about them.
We don't know if they grow stronger/smarter with the level his factory is at or whatever the reason for that behavior. <<less
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ArgosYesu
ArgosYesu rated it
September 15, 2017
Status: c815
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Do you know, one of the reasons why good novels aren't read is mainly because they're covered up by bad marketing. For this, Monster Factory, I blame the covers. The first cover I saw was a bunch of hulks in construction equipment. The second cover is a cute cartoon monster that's supposed to attract what kind of audience?

Monster Factory is a good novel for what it's supposed to be. Monsters? Yes, there are monsters and the rules behind their use make sense and are nice to read. You have grunts who follow commands well and are very hardworking and precise. You have master craftsmen who are smart, sly, confident, and very good at giving commands. There are land dragons for mining, living armor metallurgists, electric brats with supercomputer-grade tech skills, and giant titans 20 meters tall for the delicate, but massive work. While the MC is limited in how many monsters he can have, that limit increases as his factory levels up and the stage he has to walk becomes larger. It's nice to see some balance.

The Monster Factory provides the MC with both monsters and black technology. He goes from building super construction machines to household robots, to the most futuristic phone one could hold. His smart electric cars are to die for, and I know for sure I would like a set of super light, super comfortable bulletproof clothing.

This MC's goal is to surpass the previous the businesses around him and beyond. He eventually goes against world-grade companies like Apple, and he isn't afraid to tackle them in their home territory.

Countries? The US is his main issue atm, and that's mostly due to President Trump trying way too hard to insincerely catch him and his super company (sending a military jet to harass your private plane home is a d**k move, but seems very Trump-like).

Nationalism and racism is minimal, but it's not completely gone. But since I've read HacKer, it's on the easy side of things.

Currently, I feel this novel deserves a higher score than what it currently has.

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Boon
Boon rated it
June 12, 2019
Status: c199
Translation from chapter 1-183: A+

Translation from chap. 184-196: F-

Translation from ch. 196-current: C-

... more>> A great and fun little wish fulfillment work fantasy. It has a lot of standard tropes, but with some new ingredients and a fresh mix, it feels like a new and original story. It's a comedy, so it doesn't take itself too seriously, but it's clear that the author took time to research about modern machines.

If only the translation quality could do the story justice. The original translator did a superb job but unfortunately they dropped it. Someone else "picked it up" and just pasted a direct machine translation, which will make you muddle headed trying to understand. The new translator is superior to an unedited MTL, but it's just passable as there are constant mistakes of all types every other sentence.

Here is the first paragraph of the latest chapter (215) as an example:

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This generous courtesy really made Ye Qing surprise.

In the face of the solemn promise made by the mayor, who tell the truth.

Ye Qing really can't find anything of it at this moment, because he has any difficulties to solve.

The huge heavy work is in progress, and Ye Qing is also wet because of the warmth and the sweat.

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So I highly recommend reading this up to chapter 184, but then putting it into a "needs editing/needs translating" pile and waiting for someone else to finish it. <<less
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illusorum
illusorum rated it
March 10, 2017
Status: --
To be honest, the picture is the only major fault in is over. Suprisingly, looks do help you in life. The story is done really well with combining a game like environment with reality. Although its a bit annoying n the first few chapters, it picks up the pace and start rolling out great stories.
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takslight
takslight rated it
March 3, 2017
Status: c74
I'm not sure why others giving this Novel 1/5 - I hope they really think this novel deserve 1/5 and not because they only want to make it low score. I really like this novel - it's a different concept and you will be able to know more about mechanical and construction stuff. I highly recommend this Novel if you like I'm really Superstar & I'm in Hollywood
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AeonicI
AeonicI rated it
November 6, 2016
Status: c6
I would say the story has similarities with "Bringing The Farm To Live In Another World" which I also enjoy reading.

The setting of the story is in the modern world where the main character (MC) has terrible luck which can be seen in the 3 early chapters. The variety of emotions shown by the MC in his reactions in these circumstances make him likable almost making the reader root for him (not sure if it will be the same in future chapters as most start off good and drop).

While there... more>> are lines that are hard to understand the translator is doing a good job with how he's improved after chapter 3. Finally, I think the author deliberately titled it "Monster Factory" as word play. Is it a factory that produces monsters or is it a factory with monsters working in it? Read and find out. It will be surprising. <<less
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timma
timma rated it
September 6, 2018
Status: c158
If you like business management, give the first ~100 chapters a shot. They are fun. The chapter where his minions deals with knockoff manufacture is about where it peaks, I advise stopping after that. Story is solid ~4 territory until this point because you can reasonably suspend disbelief. I think after this point, once the factory starts expanding, suspending disbelief gets very very difficult the modern setting just leaves me questioning the world. Where are your corporate spys? Where are your government agents?

How can he literally mine an area without... more>> getting noticed?
Spoiler

his dinosaur minions are headbutting rocks, this shakes the earth, people pay attention to this kind of thing

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Most of all, Why is NO ONE asking him questions? His parents are just out of the picture after he pays the bills, so why don't they question their son? Early on he lies and says "imported/borrowed technology" to them, but everytime it's publicized in the news it's all "Our innovative county is light years ahead of everyone else". Why aren't they calling this bluff?

Chapter by chapter it got harder to believe this world where he could have it all exists. The final straw is
Spoiler

THE GIANT MECH

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This is too big of a leap. This wouldn't be allowed to sit stationary without reporters from across the world questioning it. People would ask if it was a weapon. They would be scared a tiny bit, but most of all, if it wasn't a weapon, people would make it one.

Please ignore the cover, maybe summary too. This one is better to just jump into, you'll get some fun until you can't believe it anymore. <<less
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StayGoldIvesAnn
StayGoldIvesAnn rated it
July 13, 2017
Status: c156
I've picked up a gem of a story!✨ Started reading yesterday and finished just now at ch156. Fantasy sci-fi cross-over in modern setting. The MC not your typical handsome guy but is cool in terms of his actions & thinking. The first 3 chapters kinda sad but it all gets exciting and satisfying onwards. This novel is a good read for me because so far no angst, depressing stuff, etc. I look forward to the next updates how MC continues to rise along with his company of hi-tech monsters and... more>> they rule the mechanical industry.😊 <<less
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eflow
eflow rated it
June 8, 2017
Status: c690
Highly enjoyable read. I'm personally pretty much up to date with the raws.

Though the author makes some mistakes with details here and there, just treat it as this story being written in an alternative universe that's 99% similar to ours. (No such thing as a Gulfstream g750 in service bro)

Likewise, the translator does a pretty good job. There are some small diction/grammar mistakes but they don't detract from reading too much.
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kevinh92
kevinh92 rated it
February 14, 2017
Status: c74
Damn, this series is really refreshing and interesting. The technical bits do not really matter, because it's that enjoyable. And he has this greedy bits, when he want to have this and that, which make it more real. The story is quite linear until newest chapter, but I really enjoy it so far. Recommended for all kinds of reader, which very much done with reincarnation stories.
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slay_mithos
slay_mithos
November 10, 2016
Status: c5
Unusual setting to say the least (although those "app influencing real world" are starting to get popular), but so far it seems fairly decent.

I never understand the mass of either 5 stars or 1 stars, especially when it's neither garbage nor near perfection, but from what we have now, it could turn into a fairly interesting story, if the author continues with the setting of using actual machinery.

A bit early for me to rate it, as it's fairly often that the major flaws of a novel only appear after a... more>> while, but those first 5 chapters are fairly decent quality, both writing and translation.

That said, it only just started introducing the "app" and what it can do, so if you want to get a good feel for the novel, maybe wait a bit more before giving it a proper go. <<less
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raysha18
raysha18 rated it
April 20, 2017
Status: c120
I had my doubts when I was reading the introduction and when I saw the picture of the cover, I thought this was going to be a pokemon-ish kind of story however it is not. If you are into fighting and cultivation novels then you will not enjoy this novel but if you like empire building then this might be up your alley. this story's setting is in modern day China wherein a young man who graduated as an engineer works hard to make their family business survive in it's... more>> industry however as life would have it the company is experiencing it's downfall. His cellphone then becomes a "magical item" that can summon monsters who specializes in their line of work. Now he must try to be the number one company in the world without tipping the balance too much or they might suspect him of having some alien technology.

if you are going to give it a try then I suggest reading at least 50+ chapters to get an idea on how the story will flow.

the translation is decent and they release regularly at the moment. <<less
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Root Greevil
Root Greevil rated it
April 19, 2017
Status: c120
I did not have high hopes going into this but was pleasantly surprised. If you like reading Chinese novels, then chances are you will like this. If you do not like how most Chinese novels are written, then you might not. This follows the general trend of "I want to make money and start out with some debt or really unlucky streak" which is a common theme in Chinese and Korean novels and does it using production and heavy machinery. It has a bit of a dumb opening premise, but... more>> I don't think it is any dumber than finding a heavenly mythic treasure that has some old grandpa's spirit that can teach you his heaven defying techniques. And according to the novel, even I Eat Tomatoes likes the merchandise the MC makes, so what's not to like? <<less
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Bib
Bib rated it
September 21, 2017
Status: c170
The MC is quite ambitious and hilarious. Although the technical terms in industrialization will somehow leave you confused but the story will want to make you wanting for more. It's a fun read. Highly recommended for those empire-building with comedy and slice of life aspects.
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acoleman2
acoleman2 rated it
January 6, 2017
Status: c68
Despite my rocky start with this novel, I actually enjoyed it. BASIC SYNOPSIS (minor spoilers) :
Ye Qing is the son of a factory owner. The factory is going under, and matters only get worse when they find themselves suddenly saddled with a lot of debt. Luckily, Ye Qing gets a phone app called [Monster Factory]. The app can be used in a lot of cool ways. Ye Qing begins to use this app to get his family out of their bad situation, and to rise as a Big Boss... more>> who can spend money like it has no value. Pros:
1. Translations are decent quality.
2. Interesting premise, can't think of any similar novels except maybe Game Market 1983
3. Cool gadgets
4. Power of the app is OP, but there are some limitations on it usage (which are gradually getting removed, but here's hoping they add some more)

Cons:
1. Repetitive
2. Repetitive (oh sorry did I repeat that?)
3. Things are a little too convenient for MC at times, but deus ex machina is expected in these novels I guess <<less
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JonX2188
JonX2188 rated it
January 2, 2017
Status: c42
It' well written, it started by explaining a normal and likable MC and his circumstances and what led him to obtain this lucky chance. The Monster Factory can give him benefits but it also takes into account that it has to be kept secret. The Story is really interesting I hope you read it at least half the chapters before reviewing.
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GBA123
GBA123 rated it
June 17, 2018
Status: c1059
Read the latest raw chapter,

The story is well written and has many chapter where it makes you want to read more.

... more>>
Spoiler

Right now it is about

  • they release a prosthesis that can act like or better than real arms
  • many countries wants to cooperate with the company including the US because there are a lot of disables in those country,
  • but the MC don't want to cooperate with the United State
  • the citizens are putting pressure on the US government to get the prosthesis introduced
  • US president decide to swift the moral to them and make the MC look bad.
  • unknown not release yet
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There are a lot of these cliffhangers where you want to know what happens next.

Also don't bother waiting for the translated version and just read the MTL after you finish the latest translated version because it is still understandable (after you ajusted to he switch) and wont lessen the intensity (that how I feel) and it will never catch up to the raw. <<less
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