Moto Sekai Ichi’i no Sub-chara Ikusei Nikki

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He never performed well in either middle nor high school, and even after becoming an adult, he never worked. Be it morning, noon or night, he only played an online game. For him, being the world’s number one rank, playing that online game, was his very reason for living.

One day, his account was hacked and his character deleted. Restoration was impossible. Nothing that could be done. The number 1 rank that he literally spent his life to attain and to defend was now lost. Filled with despair, he turned to suicide.

When he opened his eyes again, there was the online game. No, the world itself looked similar to the game. He had been reborn as the extra character of the premium avatar he created in the past, but left untouched.

The former world’s top, was reborn in a world that looked like that online game. That was the beginning of his extraordinary legend.

A knight, a cat, a dark elf, and so on. Together with several unique companions, his training to regain his “world’s first rank” now begins.

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Diary of the former world’s #1 raising a minor character ~ A former player conquering the other world!~
元・世界1位のサブキャラ育成日記 ~廃プレイヤー、異世界を攻略中!~
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alris
New alris rated it
November 2, 2019
Status: c37
Another one novel I picked up after reading manga bit, and also another one dropped in frustration after a while. Honestly it is not very bad. It is bland Isekai based on the game. MC, while not being very interesting, at least is okay OP MC. Game elements, while not being very original, are not annoyance much – skills or items descriptions are not taking ridiculous amount of space (or rather pretty much missing). Protagonist party is very normal – regular pretty girl, regular beast-girl, regular elf – but at... more>> least not over-bloated to the point you hardly remember all their names or/is full of lolis. Translation is quite fine. As a whole, something seen a lot of times and passable to spend some time.

Then author forced plot into some ridiculous point. Characters acted unreasonable and illogical only so it could transition in a scene where everyone goes wow about MC. Even if MC was showing his awesomeness with his knowledge and skills on the daily basis, it apparently was not enough. Sure OP protagonists are always act over the top and their party usually are the audience to admire them. But to force scenes just for the sake of MC to showoff his OP? It gets annoying.

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Where I dropped it. MC comes to the city with the goal to make some money selling goods from the dungeon. The dungeon which considered hard and was not fully cleared yet. So he goes around the stores and stores do not believe he can supply the goods. What would be logical thing to do? Conquer dungeon for the few days, gather enough so you can use it as a proof that you can deliver the goods? Somehow the party dismissed the plan. No, apparently you need to make them all trust you can do it before you really can start gathering supplies. So there comes convoluted plot to get registered in the Adventurer’s guild, waste some time raising rank in the guild and involve Merchants guild, which, amazingly, does not trust in MC abilities either. To convince Merchants guild of his prowess, MC needs to make demonstration for 200 people. Who are the those 200? I would understand the need to convince directors, branch managers, but why MC needs to convince every last grunt? Where is this mob even comes from? Janitors and cooks? Realisation comes at the scene of demonstration. Its faceless background so they can be awed by the MC. He does kick**s summoning, and the mob goes cowering in the corner. All because author wanted to feed to MC’s “I am awesome.”

There was this old anecdote: Job interview at circus. Applicant describes his performance. “We suspend few dozen sacks full of sh*t under the roof and drop them. Imagine – audience covered in shit, artists covered in shit, orchestra covered in shit... and here I enter the stage, dressed all in white.” In the end, sums a lot of novels.

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Jakeel94
New Jakeel94 rated it
October 31, 2019
Status: --
I'll never understand why people who do not like Isekai novels with OP main characters read books that are tagged as Isekai with overpowered main characters. 3

Most Isekai novels will have this same concept that is what they are.

This novel isn't a Pulitzer prize winner, but it's a stable read. The only thing I really dislike is that he speaks plenty of stats and experience as well as levels, but the author hasn't included it.

Any novel that is based on a video game should have a character skill sheet, that... more>> is my personal belief.

The thing I like about the MC is he seems logical.

overall good read not great. <<less
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CreamPuffDelights
CreamPuffDelights rated it
March 29, 2019
Status: --
Didn't get past the first five chapters, and I admit this will be a biased review. One of my biggest problems with Japanese isekai novels is how.... OP they are.

I personally don't mind OP, its just that the logic behind it pisses me off something bad. Going to the root of the issue, these NEETs and trashes of society need that level of assurance before they even take a single step into a world fluffiness and healing.... because what? they got too scared in our world? So you're the only... more>> one who had a hard life? So hard that you had to run to another world, specifically one that bends over so hard, it can kiss your arse from a mile away just to make you happy? And even then, you had to pile on OP powers before you even considered living again?

This novel, in the first five chapters, basically exemplifies that though process, to the point where I thought it was a parody at first, but when no explanation or backstory was forthcoming, I realized the author was serious. He legitimately considered committing suicide to be a good excuse to go to another world.

The author probably though it was comedy thing, that the MC is so hopeless IRL that just hacking and deleting his character was enough to drive him to suicide, then wink wink nudge nudge, he goes to another world.

National treasure of a character aside. Probably not even much of a treasure if the company isn't even willing to do a simply roll back. <<less
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Silver Celeste
Silver Celeste rated it
April 8, 2019
Status: c11
Pretty good.

I've always been a sucker for second chance sort of stories, and this one's great. The MC starts off pretty weak but knows how to get strong, and uses his knowledge of farming and training and stuff in an effective manner to get stronger. The process is methodical and reasonable, which makes it a joy to read and is somewhat relatable as well since his strength doesn't come immediately through a cheat but through a long process of detailed and lengthy grinding, which makes his character more tolerable and... more>> his growth easy to accept.

Speaking of the MC, he isn't bad either. He isn't the sort of Mary Sue self insert character you see in many isekai's and he isn't the ruthless merciless emo edgy murderer you see in many Chinese novels either. He's somewhere in the middle, having an interesting and somewhat charming personality while also not being a completely immoral and ruthless prick. It's honestly somewhat refreshing, as you get tired of seeing the type of hypocritical characters who claim to be on the side of the innocent while slaughtering whole clans of random baddies indiscriminately. His motivations are clear and easy to understand, and his personality is likeable and somewhat complex.

We haven't been able to see many side characters so far as there's only one person following him at the time of writing, but from what I've seen she's also pretty good and scores similar points to the MC in terms of character growth and development.

The writing so far is somewhat generic, but the biggest gripe I have with this novel is the style of writing. I'm not sure if I should blame the translators or the author for this, but the writing style (paragraphs, sentence structure e.t.c.) is sometimes awkward to read and needs some getting used to. Perhaps this won't be so strange to a native Japanese reader but this style certainly nearly turned me off to reading it.

World building is strong so far. The world is gradually developed as new chapters come out, and the explanation for the world and the skill and magic system is also pretty fun and intriguing to read and wrap your mind around. A small pet peeve of mine is the integration of video game elements into what is supposed to be a real world, where characters would literally refer to video game things like stats, levels, skills and drops as if they're actual things in the real world. I don't know, some part of me just doesn't like that sort of system where things like power levels are integrated into the real world as it makes conflicts and fights a bout of who's numbers are bigger rather than pure skill, but with skilful weaving this could potentially work out just fine.

Overall this is great. Certainly much better than a lot of the other novels up on this site. <<less
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Tykos
Tykos rated it
May 30, 2019
Status: --
Well, that escalated quickly.

To be honest, when I read the manga and started the novel, I thought this was a parody, but no. Apperently, grinding for lost stats is worse then death. The begining of the novel is something I can forgive, but it still frustrating as f*ck, it doesnt make any sense. Firstly, if you are a number one in a vrmmo in the whole f*cking world, I am pretty sure you can call that a job. You can sell items on internet, post videos of high difficulty quests... more>> or just make commentary. Whichever suits your fancy. Secondly, the games, especially high difficulty ones (like vrmmos, I presume), usually put more emphasis on player skill rather then avatar level, the only thing you need is to grind again and if the game is your life, you wouldnt be that hard pressed, especially since other high level players lost their avatars too. The writing is incredibly minimalistic. World building is basicly non existant. And the most cringy factor is when the MC is looking at girls with pity (like, I know how it feels like, or this reminds me of how I used to be). Bitch, girls are awesome in this novel (the only reason I gave it 2 stars), they all acted towards a higher goal to help others. You played video games and then killed yourself because you were too lazy to grind.

Message for the author

  • More world building
  • Start writing yuri novels because girls were awesome
  • Learn to write male characters
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ocureader
ocureader rated it
July 18, 2019
Status: c42
First and foremost I recommend reading the manga before starting reading the novel. The MC looks so much cooler in the manga compared to the novel, I like to imagine the "manga mc" when I read this novel.

This novel is bound to not be everyone's cup of tea, in many ways this is a typical isekai story with the MC surrounded by a harem, but when you compare it to other isekai stories this is a lot better. Currently there are so many translated isekai stories that have a story... more>> that heavily relies on the isekai genre to carry and the MC got no personality at all. Also I'm sick and tired of reading isekai stories where the chapters are really short. This story have a MC with a decent personality and the chapters have decent length (actually it has become longer the latter chapters), in addition the world building is not bad.

If you like the novel "world teacher - other world style education & Agent" or "My Death flag show no signs of ending" you should try this novel. The problem with "world teacher" novel was that it became kinda repetitive in the long run so it remains to see if moto sekai can keep up being interesting. Currently I will give this novel 4.5 star. <<less
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Custardmouse
Custardmouse rated it
May 17, 2019
Status: c25
A very likable story from very skilled translators. Don't let the harem tag and R-15 tag fool you, at this point, there is no romance or echiness. The story is still in the early stages, so hopefully, that will change. The MC did not have an admirable first life or death, but like all good isekai stories, is making the most of his second chance. The "harem" ladies are distinct and fun, though no one's character is particularly deep so far. For the LitRPG folks out there, a pretty unique... more>> game system involving Oriental Chess (sorry I don't know the Japanese word for it). <<less
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DimaShishandra
DimaShishandra rated it
April 5, 2019
Status: v1 illustrations
It's quite standard Japanese novel but with a bit more logical MC.

MC is OP. But it's not like he gets some best equip or skills at the beginning so it's fine
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BakaBlue
BakaBlue rated it
July 5, 2019
Status: --
An uninspired generic isekai story with little outstanding features.

The female leads just happen to have problems which can be solved which concerns leaving their place in the world and joining the MC's harem. Any little personality they might have had is removed once their problem is solved and reduced to singing the MC's praises whenever he so much as takes a step. They even have POV chapters where the MC does some mundane thing and they gush on how amazing it is.

The MC does not have the traits one would... more>> expect from his backstory. Someone who has no life outside of his game to the extent he would kill himself when something went wrong, then being so self-important while he gives you life advice, which in meta rings hollow since he wouldn't have anything to call back on for it.

Background characters are bland one note, who just so misunderstand the MC enough to give him exactly what he wants, just because of trivial reasons such as "he's wearing nice clothes today." <<less
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AndyDarren
AndyDarren rated it
August 3, 2019
Status: c6
One of the laziest forms of isekai writing imo is the type with interactive game elements. The type where all the MC has to do is tap on an interface and dump a bunch of 'skill points' into a skill to instantly learn/master that skill with little to no effort whatsoever. I really don't see how people find enjoyment from reading this type of uninspired, lazy wish fulfillment garbage.

And somehow this novel takes it one step worse by not even describing what the MC gains from killing monster, whether it... more>> be xp or skill points, completely glossing over the process and going straight into the result. The MC will just literally raise a skill from 16th rank to 3rd rank without the reader ever knowing how much skill points was needed, how much he has, how much xp he's accumulated or even what level the MC is even at. There's a status window yet the reader is never told any of the information displayed on it. Wtf is the point then.

This novel is literally just "I did this, I did that, useless info dump, 2D heroines"

Garbage <<less
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berdanka
berdanka rated it
August 7, 2019
Status: c41
This is the novel that you will forget about just in a few months.

Pros:
- Harem is not a decoration. At least, the author is trying to flesh out every participant. Though the cat girl feels like a mascot, every other girl has some personality and character development.
- The point of view sometimes changes. I like this. It helps you to understand the side characters. The harem participants especially win from this.
- The author has omitted boring parts like grinding, dungeon fights, etc. Cons:
- This novel will... more>> benefit after switching from the first person to the third person. Unnecessary thoughts of the main character are irritating. It feels like Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi. Though not as bad.
- Though boring things like dungeon fights and grinding were compressed by the author as much as possible, it's better to cut them completely. Nothing is interesting there to read about this stuff since mobs are pretty boring.
- Harem is too slow in jumping on the main character's d*ck. It's kind of a waste to make a harem and not use it.
- The author hasn't decided yet what he wants. This novel is simple at its core but pretends to be too serious sometimes.
- The MC is kind of overpowered. It threatens to divide all pros by zero. I will rerate this novel once it happens.
- The story is forgettable and characters are dull.

All in all, it's a nice story if you want to relax and read about overpowered MC reincarnated into the game. The protagonist even feels alive, the only problem is that he was described like asocial human garbage but acts like alpha instead. I guess he really likes the game. The main problem of the novel is that it's very featureless. I recommend it for those who need something relaxing but hates slow life waste. <<less
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Sinai
Sinai rated it
October 17, 2019
Status: c23
Bland, mediocre wish-fulfillment with OP MC who is an "all-rounder" who is good at everything, therefore bad at nothing with no discernible personality despite supposedly having the drive to become the best at something in his past life. Side characters are harem candidates that fall into his party with essentially no effort. Of course, being Japanese, no matter how beautiful and willing, MC's sexual desires are never realized or voiced beyond PG-13.

Even though he has transmigrated into the world through unknown means, it is 100% a game world. Things have... more>> stats, and hp, and everybody in the world is aware of them. Dungeons magically regenerate as soon as you exit them.

MC is particularly stupid, in that he never tests anything in advance, just assuming everything will work exactly as it did in the game he played, despite it being obvious that having been upgraded into a living world that he inhabits, he can easily be surprised at the differences between a game and a game world, such as blacking out when hit in the head by a club. Of course, the novel never punishes him for it, and he just merrily keeps on doing it. He never stops to ponder why the very strange world is the way it is, or how he got there, and really, it's hard to fathom how he could have actually reached #1 in the "real world"

Fortunately for him, he starts with every advantage under the sun; just for starter's he's apparently the most beautiful man in the world because he's a cash shop character. Then he has his encyclopedic knowledge of the world while the game denizens are degraded to lacking basic knowledge or the intelligence to seek it. He has a cheat where he learns things instantly when denizens of the game world do not. And he starts off a billionaire, because he's an alt.

Let's be frank, if this was a game, he'd be a cash-shop smurf using cheats who plays straight from walkthroughs. Worse, it becomes quickly apparent that the only reason he has transmigrated is to make it easy for him, because actual other Players would represent competition which would require the MC to display some sort of talent that makes him beyond a self-insert blob.

All of this might be forgiveable if the writing was good, but this is what you're faced with reading this mess.

"For the first 2-3 laps, we proceeded in a relaxed manner while prioritizing the acquisition of Eko's 【Shieldmanship】 skills.

 From 【Shieldmanship】 I only want her to learn 6 skills. In addition to the basics 《Soldier Shieldmanship》 and 《Lance Shieldmanship》, there is 《Knight Shieldmanship》, 《Gold Shieldmanship》, 《Bishop Shieldmanship》and 《Dragon Horse Shieldmanship》.

 The other ones are attacking skills with shields, so these six skills are enough for defense.

 Eko easily acquired everything except the 《Bishop Shieldmanship》 and 《Dragon Horse Shieldmanship》. Each of their effects are: 《Soldier Shieldmanship》 normal defense, 《Lance Shieldmanship》 piercing deflection, 《Knight Shieldmanship》 defense + knockback, and 《Gold Shieldmanship》 range guided defense + knockback."

Don't forget the epic description of fights:

"Listen Eko. Activate your skills to match my voice as you defend. It should take roughly 15 minutes without breaks. But if you make a mistake, it's starting from the beginning again. Can you do it? "

 I give her some instructions before confronting the Rock Turtle.

"..... Yep. I can." 

 Eko nodded with an unusually serious expression and then closed her mouth.

"Let's go."

With my voice as the trigger, she rushed in front of the Rock Turtle.

So far, we've defeated the Rock Turtle around ten times. Up until now, Silvia and I have been attacking it with 【Archery】 from the back while Eko defends at the front, but this time is different."

That's right, there was no description of the fight itself, unless you count "rushed in front" as a battle description.

You might think that skillful character personalization is something that can redeem it, but...

"Eko looked happy, as if she was having fun every day. She often asked "What will we do today?" or "What will we do tomorrow?" and when I answered with something she'd go "Kyaaa!" and cheerfully jump around. She's supposed to be a cat demihuman, but from the way she acts she seems more like a dog."

This could easily be a parody where nobody has a name. MC could be called "Generic Harem Protagonist Cheat", first girl could be "Female Knight", second girl could be "Catgirl", and so on and so forth. People's personalities are defined by NPC tropes.

You've read this before, and it's particularly sparsely written this time around.

But honestly, this was my tipping point where I stopped:

"This is my wrath. A warning not to look down on PvP games. If you don't wear down your nerves and put your life on the line, there's no way to be the top in PvP. If you're not that serious, it just looks like you're trolling. And even if the surroundings allow it, I will not."

The author is an idiot. He has his MC, a gamer, telling people in the game world that they're not taking a fight seriously because they're not putting their lives on the line in a magic school tourney and that's the reason they won't win and all they're doing is playing "a stupid game". I don't think it's possible to be more hypocritical than this. I get that he *thinks* he was putting his life on the line in his past life, but obviously he wasn't. That was just self-delusion, and there's no sign the author gets it.

At it's very best, it's passable at what it does. But considering the genre as a whole, it does not do a single thing well enough to be noteworthy, and the only thing that keeps it from being total trash is that it can't be taken seriously at any point. <<less
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Sherrynity
Sherrynity rated it
October 13, 2019
Status: c57 part2
I like how people think they could be sure to gave bad rating when they only read like, what? 20 chapters at the most? Pfft.

First; the beginning was the worst. The first and second chapter were such a turn off people dropped this novel thanks to them. Even the situation won't improve that much after 10 chapters. The real deal only started at chapter 40-ish when they, finally, for real, started planning to achieve their goals. The world building barely started from there, so don't expect too much detail.

Second,... more>> expect knight in shining armor moment from him, especially to his harem candidates. I like how the author depicted him as someone who thought himself was a cunning guy, while in reality he was just being kind. It stems from his inferiority complex, inherited from his past life experience, that causes him to act dishonest and shielding his real feeling.

Third, as stated on my second point, he's actually a kind guy... albeit having serious screws loose in his head. You can say he's actually a man of focus only when he enters a certain state of mind. For the rest, he seems like an arrogant boy while actually feeling insecure inside.

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In conclusion,

This is actually a slice of life novel about MC that's trying to find a meaning in his existence (and new life). He feels humane in a really weird way, and maybe that's why I feel he's quite charming.

As a human being, of course. No homo. <<less
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unseen_hz
unseen_hz rated it
October 12, 2019
Status: c57 part2
A well done generic isekai with game elements. MC is smart and competent, can communicate well and knows his limits. Characters are decently developed with distinct personalities. Enjoyable.
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Aho555
Aho555 rated it
October 6, 2019
Status: c208
(4.5/5)

Pros:

-This is more towards a slice of life story at a moderate pace. Comedy and especially characters and dialogue is well crafted and written, and it makes me anticipate the interaction when MC encounters new characters.

... more>> -MC though overpowered, became so through hard work. Intelligent and deals with situations accordingly, so it's not frustrating to read.

-Harem relationships progress naturally, and when it gets 'there', it gets there. No artificially dragging things out. An instance that makes me give this story high points is at a much later point in the story, MC and a haremette travel to an old place and reminisce about when they just met.

-Sometimes viewpoints shift to other characters and provide more character development.

-This story does one thing unique which these 'cheat character' stories have not: (mild spoiler)

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MC buys a huge land and builds multiple mansions on it, fills it with many servants (many of whom later appear as interesting background characters). I agree with this. Why use the cliche of making the MC OP and rich but then just buy ONE mansion?

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Cons:

-Extremely game-like system of gaining skills and stats requires the reader to already have common knowledge of the setting of these "isekai" novels and accept them beforehand

-Though there are tense battles, you might get annoyed that MC is overpowered

-Pretty high focus on fights and tournaments, and although there's variety and creativity there, it's in the techniques and skills used in the fights. Might get tiring.

Overall I would recommend this based on the colourful cast of characters and interacti0ns. The places and situations the MC encounters in becoming strong is also interesting. Other than that there's not much to the plot/story. <<less
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scribbledoutname
scribbledoutname rated it
August 7, 2019
Status: --
The world's system could be a little deeper, but the MC is relatable and the story itself is quite enjoyable. In particular, there's one touching moment where the MC relates to a character who is enduring the same thing he did in the past, and it's what got me invested in him as a character.

If you like LitRPGs / stories with game elements, this is definitely worth a look.

In response to AndyDarren's opinion of stories with interactive game elements, I'll have to disagree. It's wish-fulfilment. There's nothing lazy about it.... more>> Calling it garbage is a bit like claiming that the romance or thriller genres are garbage because you don't derive any pleasure from the feelings they're meant to elicit. Each to their own. <<less
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Sherrynity
Sherrynity rated it
October 13, 2019
Status: c57 part2
I like how people think they could be sure to gave bad rating when they only read like, what? 20 chapters at the most? Pfft.

First; the beginning was the worst. The first and second chapter were such a turn off people dropped this novel thanks to them. Even the situation won't improve that much after 10 chapters. The real deal only started at chapter 40-ish when they, finally, for real, started planning to achieve their goals. The world building barely started from there, so don't expect too much detail.

Second,... more>> expect knight in shining armor moment from him, especially to his harem candidates. I like how the author depicted him as someone who thought himself was a cunning guy, while in reality he was just being kind. It stems from his inferiority complex, inherited from his past life experience, that causes him to act dishonest and shielding his real feeling.

Third, as stated on my second point, he's actually a kind guy... albeit having serious screws loose in his head. You can say he's actually a man of focus only when he enters a certain state of mind. For the rest, he seems like an arrogant boy while actually feeling insecure inside.

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In conclusion,

This is actually a slice of life novel about MC that's trying to find a meaning in his existence (and new life). He feels humane in a really weird way, and maybe that's why I feel he's quite charming.

As a human being, of course. No homo. <<less
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