My Status as an Assassin Obviously Exceeds the Hero’s


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Oda Akira, a high school student who excels in erasing his presence, was summoned along with his classmates to another world.

In this world of sword and magic, Akira and his classmates were asked to become heroes and bring down the demon king.

Having a bad feeling about the king and the princess who asked them, Akira uses his special skills to sneak into the king’s library, in hopes of discovering the truth.

Whether to help or abandon his classmates who knew nothing, it all depended on Akira.

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Ansatsusha de Aru Ore no Status ga Yuusha yori mo Akiraka ni Tsuyoi no daga
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Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (WN) (2)
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nobodyimportant rated it
October 22, 2018
Status: c19
Cliche angsty edgelord protagonist who has plot armor and is portrayed as smarter than everybody else in the novel. Except for the fact that, you know, the author has him go full ret*rd whenever he wants the story to go in a certain direction.

"Would it be smart to kill this enemy who hates me and will probably continue acting the exact same way they have been so far?" - "Of course not! Then where would my ANGST go!" -

"I'm a full stealth character literally broken to the point that nobody... more>> can stop me (besides Mr cliche happy go lucky guy who is incredibly helpful and nice but somehow still works for the bad guys because you know that's so honorable and all that jazz), should I make use of it to defeat my enemies?" - "LOLNO let's turn off stealth and show them who I am and then taunt them and leave, THAT will make them stop being bad guys!" <<less
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ReadsWebNovels rated it
August 17, 2018
Status: c2
The story summary probably has more content than the first 30 chapters will.

Chapter Summary

Ch 1. The MC is summoned with his class. Time passed, 0 minutes.

... more>> Ch 2. The MC checks his status. Time passed, 3 minutes.

Chapters are extremely short and cut at awkward times. The first 2 chapters might be a page long together, and are both during the same scene. In fact, I expect this 1 scene will take 8 chapters to complete, where other stories would do it in 1. This is destroying the flow and cohesion of the story.

At present, this story is below average, but subdividing chapters will likely cause the author to repeat details and parts over and over again, and it's all but guarenteed to grow worse as time progresses. While "how trashy" this story ends up remains to be seen, this story will enevitably end up bad. <<less
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Halmista rated it
December 18, 2018
Status: c17
This novel is so cliche, I couldn't help but roll my eyes whenever the cliche scenes come up. And the pacing doesn't help this novel. It just makes everything so fricking bland. Avoid if you don't want to waste your time on something soooo... bland. But if you're into OP isekai protagonist with ability-devouring skill who goes on an adventure with a beautiful female companion, then this one is for you.
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bloggbigg rated it
September 14, 2018
Status: c10
Yet another 'summoned to be a hero in another world with a twist' story

The Good:

  • The MC seems pretty sharp (though still cliche 'borderline amoral/selfish').
The BAD:

  • The prologue is pretty bad.
  • The pacing is pretty drag-ass
  • The 'villains' are conveniently overconfident (pathetic).

  • Nothing really.
Overall? Wait & see- nothing exceptional so far, but I'm not particularly encouraged yet.
Just as a side- note, there is a manga for this, and though only 2 chapters are out, it is paced differently (faster), and already beyond the prologue & 10 chapters of novel translated so far.
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rhianirory rated it
October 16, 2018
Status: c59
on the plus side it's not a harem (which is why this isn't a two) and MC isn't a total dense idiot when it comes to his love interest. On the minus side, why do almost all Japanese Isekei stories always vomit out so many POVs that the reader forgets who the MC is by chapter 3? You get one chapter of the MC, then several others with random people, then the "hero" (who sounds more like a jilted girlfriend). It jumps around so much that I can't bring myself... more>> to care about any of the characters which is a shame, since the whole assassin thing could have been pretty cool. It's not a terrible story but there's nothing interesting or unique enough to make up for all those POVs and cliches. <<less
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samspd71 rated it
July 24, 2019
Status: c21
1/5 - F Tier - It’s a power fantasy through and through.

The initial hook of a hero who isn’t really a hero followed by him not being cut by the same mold (e.i being an Assassin and checking out the underbelly of the world) is, although not original in the least, still a good selling point.

However, the novel soon divulges into a situation in which the main lead is led around the nose like, guess what, a hidden hero? However, that didn’t last for too long I suppose. I have... more>> no idea what the author was entirely going for. Also, every other student aside from him are morons and one dimensional at best.

Yet, what may just be the worst is the writing: The action scenes suck so this novel is clearly not for people looking for ‘epic fights’. The dialogues suck, though they give the sense that they’re somehow supposed to be “wise” or “hidden gold between each mound of dirt”—keyword, supposed. The continual thinking of the main character merely repeats dribble that had already been said or shown. Even the amount of exposition dumping is unnerving. Plot points seem to just pop up and the MC doesn’t really seem to be in much danger, there is no tension throughout.

The MC’s ability is so OP that regular people, even people with powers, have no idea to the first step of actually finding him, much less fighting him. So, you may be left with a bitter taste of ‘Why not just go Stealth?’ I mean... it could help in fights, in chases and escapes, and in pretty much any troubles he faces. Like: “If I concealed myself, it was also possible to break their necks as I walk by.” Then why don’t you just do that and get it over with? His power could be abused so well...

The MC continuously says “I don’t really care about other people.” In fact, it’s supposedly one of his character traits, but it’s a lie. He tries to be ‘emotionless’ and the like but it just comes off as ‘edgy’.

It tries to be funny at certain moments. It fails.

The book sometimes reads like a list or summary of events (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing if done right) and, If I was being honest, this author would probably write best in third person, not first. <<less
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sgrey rated it
April 9, 2019
Status: c68
The story is interesting enough, but overall the novel is quite shallow. The biggest problems I have are really two things: your expected pu*sy of a protagonist and the pacing of the novel.

The protagonist is not the worst I've seen, he is actually a bit better than in other novels. However, his character is neither here, nor there. The author seems to want him to be the good guy, but he just leaves his classmates hanging while they are cursed. He also (so far) seems to be more selfish in... more>> self-centered then you would expect from the MC who is good. Basically, he acts as a tsundere who wants to look like a selfish egoistic person, but reluctantly helps others and behaves like a good guy because stuff happens near him and he has the chance to help. Well, and he doesn't touch a willing chick too. Basically what you expect from a japanese MC: can't touch a girl or something very bad will happen.

The novel's pacing is pissing me off, though. The author constantly switches from MC to some other boring character's POV and events. MC would be in the middle of a battle, and the author in the next chapter would switch to how few of his classmates in a different town were pickpocketed. At some point there were few consecutive chapters where the author switched every chapter - 1 chapter MC's battle, next chapter describes different town, next chapter MC, chapter after that something else. It's just so irritating. And lastly, the stupid. MC, in the beginning, had a chance to kill the king but did not. Now he keeps going and regrets it. However, he had many chances later to kill the king and the princess. Not to mention, with his skill he can just walk into the castle and kill them and no one would be able to do anything. Then, there is the problem of the whole class is cursed. He had an opportunity and several ways to remove the curse from everyone but did not. In addition, the setup that happened around that time was just dumb and was super obvious. <<less
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Renaxan rated it
January 17, 2019
Status: c45
I call this arifureta downgrade version. Sorry if im compared this to other novel but I want to express my feeling. Here some reason :

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- MC is not hero, while that one MC job is underwhelming, this MC job still fighter category

- Hero envies MC, and both MC only has one friend before isekai. In arifureta case the friend is girl, while in this world MC has gay friend

- Betrayed. While arifureta setting more cruel for it, in this world MC just framed kill commander which is not thar cruel.
- MC level up in dungeon and found first waifu inside. While arifureta forced to do so because survival, MC on this novel do because he want to do it. And yeah, both first heroine also god class magician!!
Its just endou go to isekai and got hajime plot armor

Story is about akira who has presence -1000 even before isekai got summoned to otherworld, just to used by the kingdom (probably as war power). Then MC with his presence got assasin job which undoubtly make him more powerful. And yeah, MC stats stronger than hero. Character, there's a lot cliche character as basic isekai character. However I just think author fail to introduce them better because on early arc stort just about MC lurking arround. Plot, somehow messed up tbh. The pace is weird, sometime fast, sometime dragged.. Author probably love give full detail about unnecessary things. World building? We dont have it yet, even its still vague about location. Overall you could enjoy this if you didnt think to much about this, as usual jp isekai like this. Also kudos to translator.
3.5/5 <<less
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Shaiyamine rated it
November 27, 2018
Status: c31
Well... pacing is ridiculous. The human relationships in this novel feel eh pretty rushed. No- very rushed.

The pacing us also draggy as some would say but at the same time the chapters are short so thats pretty forgiveable for me.

It just irks me about how everything feels so shallow.

Anyhoo this is an ok read just to pass the time I guess.
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AutoCounter rated it
August 19, 2019
Status: c107
Ok, so this is an arifureta rip off. MC is summoned to another world with classmates. Check. MC is betrayed (by the kingdom instead of friends). Check. MC goes to a dungeon to find an extremely beautiful girl who so happens to be an op magician (Amelia=Yue). Check. MC goes around fighting demons, and going on a massive power trip. Check. MC is even more pathetic than hajime as he needs to get saved by his shadow magic every other chapter while hajime had to train and go through hell... more>> to become OP. MC will do anything he can do get home exactly like a certain white-haired brutal protagonist with red eyes and huge harem. Check. There are many more points that im too lazy to get into, but you see where im going with this. ARIFURETA DEGRADED is a better title for this novel in my opinion. Im not saying this novel is bad, but its not original. But it is worth reading especially if you are a fan of arifureta or similar novels. This novel lost one star for lack of originality, another one for super thick plot armor and no progression, and third star lost due to small small small chapter that are basically one paragraph. I apologize for any grammar or spelling mistakes <<less
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Xenagos rated it
March 2, 2019
Status: c57
When does it become interesting? There are many chapters that don't bring anything to the novel; little to no world-building, no character development, no revelation, no upgrades, just conversations, and no plot progression. MC becomes overly attached to Heroine, heroine is just as plain as she says MC is MC and he does MC things, its as boring romance as my ex. I am waiting to this novel get some progress...
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TheGibber rated it
November 15, 2019
Status: c130
This one frustrated me to no end. I like isekai cheat stories in general, but this one just feels off. Rules are constantly introduced, then ignored. It tries to be complex but ends up having a simple story with tons of elements that just don't make sense thrown in. Lastly, it feels like there are so many evil people in this world that just go completely ignored ... more>>

Someone mind controls an entire country, gets no punishment. People attack a character with THE INTENT TO DISSECT HER AND SELL HER ORGANS. Gets no punishment "We don't want to be the bad guys". Etc. Etc.

and people constantly act retarded. <<less
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N0r rated it
March 20, 2019
Status: --
The plot is interesting enough and the characters are engaging, but there’s a bit of a drop in quality when it comes to the writing itself. While it has sufficient clarity and brevity, emotion isn’t conveyed well and certain scenes feel flat. The other aspects of the novel make up for the writing enough to create an enjoyable read.
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OrderedChaos rated it
December 26, 2018
Status: --
Well what can I say, this is extremely rough but you can definitely see what the author is going for. Cliches' for days and the handling of multiple POVs just serve to magnify the author's lack of skill. As usual it is for isekais, the ideas are good but the execution is lacking. However, I do enjoy it because the world building is amazingly decent and interesting. The writing looks like a summary rather than actual story writing. Its as if the author had a bunch of summarized notes and... more>> expanded on them a little. <<less
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October 16, 2018
Status: c7
So I read until chapter 7 and for that reason I won't rate it.

I'm not sure if I will continue to read this one because the angst and edginess of the MC is so fvkin high. Its more edgy than kirito or even than Hajime of Arifureta. I don't know if the novel is really good or not but with a few chapters, I can already tell that the author of this novel is just a middle school in the middle of his chunni puberty when he started writing this.

The... more>> MC is self proclaimed clever, he likes to be isolated, he is dissing all his classmates, he have a job of assassin, and the most decent character is praising him and calling him mature unlikr his classmate who are just children pfft.

Well anyway, I can't take the cringe so I stopped at ch7 for the mean time. I mean I want to give it a chance I finished arifureta and it was enjoyable. I also tried othet edgy web novels so why not this. In the first place I tried reading this because of the manga. Even though the manga was edgy it's not as edgy as the web novel. <<less
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Zing rated it
October 29, 2019
Status: c128
This is written by a very young author with very little skill. Resulting in some stupid, avoidable cliches and a plot so predictable it puts you to sleep.

Dropped after 128 chapters.
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BigBadBoi rated it
June 11, 2019
Status: c88
The only reason I read this is because the manga adaptation caught my eye.

I'll just bluntly say that this isn't bad, but it also isn't good. It is just another mediocre, generic wish fulfillment isekai. The fights aren't the type that will make your blood boil in excitement, you just feel like "ahh, the fight ended" and feel absolutely nothing but boredom as you get bored and skim through it all.

MC isn't even an assassin, he just got high stealth (that he never f*cking uses). We rarely see him stealthily... more>> kill someone, we just see him wipe out enemies with OP shadow magic.

The plot twists are badly planned,

elf waifu's imouto did something stupid and elf waifu saves the day. Imouto got memory wiped so she doesn't feel guilty, doesn't know that elf waifu saved their asses and imouto got jealous because waifu op and loved by all. Imoutos charms everyone except the king which is immune (?) or whatever but let imouto do sh*t anyways because reasons (i don't f*cking know)


The pace is so slow that even a slice of life has a faster pace than this. The POV switches are annoying and add nothing except that Hero and Samurai is gay for that assassin d*ck (they aren't I'm exaggerating)

The translator did a good job, a great job in fact, but the story is so bland that I can't read anymore.

Translator - 9-10/10

Story - Meh/10 <<less
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March 7, 2019
Status: c52
As great as the summary is, the way the story is written and executed is done poorly, especially at where chapters start and end.

Like others said when writing their own reviews the author has great ideas but executes them poorly along with using generic cliches that you can see or just awkward cliches that are revealed poorly. Though I'd like to say it's world building is pretty okay along with the ideas that drive the story, it's second arc which I believe is the elf one, just seems weird and... more>> doesn't seem to flow well as the early chapters. It's Manga seems better but I guess you can say the reason why its Manga is doing better is due to it's art and how there isn't any long or awkward transitions or it's because it's still in it's 1st arc before the elves territory.

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Cheuk4 rated it
August 28, 2018
Status: v1c5
Interesting premise, blatant enough foreshadowing that we know something terrible is going to happen soon. Pretty typical at the moment, but has potential to go either way.
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