Never Die Extra

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Extras die every day in various ways in the game [Yo-Ma Great War 3].

He was an extra when he reincarnated into the game.

I’ll never die. Never.

“Let’s get started.”

Evan had come to a conclusion. He tapped his cheeks as a way of signaling to himself that he had made up his mind.

He would become a character who never dies.

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NDE
죽지 않는 엑스트라
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doodle0211
doodle0211 rated it
October 1, 2020
Status: c43
The quality of the translation is really bad at various places that it becomes nonsensical or unreadable. This alone made me drop the series.

The story is interesting but I wish the protagonist would stop being irrational about how weak he is, since he should be able to differentiate between his current self and the game counterpart. It gets a bit annoying after a while when he's just so obsessed about his fraility when the world clearly tells him that's not the case.
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Not Red Yet
Not Red Yet rated it
October 30, 2020
Status: c57
Translation is bad, what could be a mildly interesting novel is smeared by lackluster translation and or editing.

By far the worst Toika novel I've ever read. Its extremely boring mainly since it's just his monologues that you find in those boring Japanese slice of life reincarnated stories you can easily find. MC knows stuff from the game and yet no one questions him even though he is a child, MC also states he is weak even though he can one shot strong enemies (Not a one time thing, this... more>> is every chapter almost of him stating he is so weak)

I could go on and on but I highly suggest you skip this novel since Toika failed at this whatever you call it.

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hawlol
hawlol rated it
September 12, 2020
Status: c92
Revised review: The premise is interesting but the pacing is terrible. Too many info dumps, tell don't show, and repeated lines will annoy until you either start skipping them or drop the novel altogether.

The action/adventure tag is misleading, this is a slice of life with an overpowered MC who thinks he's weak and his followers who are also overpowered. The battles are done in one or two lines with no challenge or tension and you'll get tired of being told about how all the characters are so amazingly strong and... more>> incredible even though they haven't done anything strong or incredible. Said battles are also rare and barely happened in these 92 chapters. The first dungeon diving was at chapter 80+ and equally lackluster.

Most of the content is the MC talking with characters from the game, but instead of developing the character within the story, we get a tell don't show explanation of what he/she was inside the game. That turns most characters one dimensional with rare exceptions. Let me also point that all followers love and trust the MC with such passion and loyalty that would only be reasonable with mind control. It turns them bland, boring, predictable. Mindless drones that only exist to praise the MC and constantly tell us how amazingly cool he is. Also, there are no antagonists or villains.

And for the small amount of plot, there are too many characters being presented at any time. The worst problem is exactly that: Lack of plot or actual story with too much of everything else.

Although the translation is bad at some points, it does get better, and they start to release 3-4 chapters at once every 2-3 days since there is so little actual story per chapter. That was a good decision on their part as reading one chapter per day would be a terrible experince with all the problems I've mentioned.

So while I thought the novel was okay at first, it becomes unbearable as time goes on, with the Author using all king of bad practices to increase word count and delay any actual story, to the point it feels like there isn't one at all, just the Autor mudding his way through each chapter to fulfill a deadline.

Read only if you have nothing else, skip the info dump and repetition for mental health's sake, and gather a lot of chapters at once to be able to discern any plot.

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Below is the previous review from chapter 40. Points are still valid, but I was still hopeful for the novel then.

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TLDR: The novel is okay but not amazing. First fifty chapters are slice of life, not action adventure. Read only if you don't mind slow pacing.

It suffers from common problems in the 'reborn as a child in another world' settings. They are: slow pacing with years of training sagas. MC learns this, learns that, instructors are amazed, he ponders about lots of power system explanations inside his head in a 'tell don't show' manner, etc, etc. The second are super kids. Normal kids are dumb, but because the MC is so amazing, the other kids suddenly start behaving like teenagers so they can interact with him, because of course, no one wants to read about regular kid's dumbness. At least this happened after 10, I've seen lots of super 5-6 years old in these novels.

So, in 40 chaps, he's still 12 and there has been no action/adventure. It's a slice of life with fantasy setting as the background. That being said, the characters are good enough to keep you hooked. The Marquis, Grandpa Bernard, Mapbell, all interesting and likeable, not all characters are, of course, but considered it's tagged as harem, having any meaningfull characters that aren't waifus is good on my book.

As usual, the novel would be better if his childhood was skipped. That's why transmigration stories are usually more popular than reincarnation ones: because we skip the boring childhood and fall directly into the story, and without all the time skips.

Although there's no action, the MC already shows signs of being OP due to his 'farming xp' method, and all the game chars he recruit become OP as well. It's safe to say there won't be much challenge or tension. On the good side, some problems do appear like going against a bishop and opening a pharmacy, keeping the novel fresh enough. (In common harems of this kind we get food talk, generic monster hunting and waifu dating, so yeah, the standards are low)

Read it for what it is, a slice of life with an OP MC, his future harem and followers.

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zCupim
zCupim rated it
December 21, 2020
Status: c86
yep. I'm dropping it like any other novel of toika. It starts somehow interesting and make you read like a lot of chapters just to get more and more aware of how sh*t his writing skills are. I dont even know english grammar that much to write something readable, so I'm not good with expressing myself in english, but I'm here making an account and trying to write a review just to warn someone of how much of your time this novel can waste. so, basically, it's exactly as the... more>> user HAWLOL said, it's impossible to keep reading this shit, the MC is problably an IA that speak phrases like "oh no I've just oneshoted this monster guess I'm extremely lucky cause I'm way to weak to actually being capable of doing this", or "I'm just a extra I'm weak you know", and the others characters are all the same, just know to say "look how big the MC D is" or... I don't know, actually I think that they say just this sh*t and nothing more, don't waste your time, each chapter of this is like reading a report of something unrealistic that MC is doing and he telling what happened on the day. <<less
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Shuchou
Shuchou
September 7, 2020
Status: --
I'm so confused with this novel. The premises are good, writing style and everything, even the world setting. But why TF the author made a mistake like this?

I mean, the MC is 9 years old, not only that, he doesn't have any prior education since his whole family dotes on him real hard and just make him play all day. Yet despite that, no matter what shinnenigans he does, they just accept it like some normal thing a 9 year old can do.

Suddenly train and can even lift a rock... more>> that not a normal 9 year old can lift, they just wondered he's being cute and weird.

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Buying s*aves and speak like a god damn old guy who has experience the world many times, and people just let it go and just thinks he have talent in finding talents and just being weird again. And cute.

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Spoiler

Created a marketing strategy that the adult can't even think of. Nah they just let it go how a 9 year old can think of all of that when he didn't even receive any education prior to that. They just think he's a genius merchant and being weird again. And cute, it seems.

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Invited an old guy pharmacist, who's it seems the best pharmacist in the previous story. Yet the old guy lost to the MC, who's a 9 years old in making potion. They just accepted him as an Alchemy Master that can make every type of potion despite just being 9 years old. He even teaches that old guy pharmacist in alchemy. Sigh. He's just being cute and weird again. I guess.

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There's no really character development since the character that the MC obtained feels like just a doll who's future is already set in stone. They're a characters that without the MC's intervention, they'll still go stronger, if not strongest.

I'm seriously losing braincells reading this. No matter who the MC talks with, he speaks like an adult and no one cares about it. The only time he acts like a kid is when he acts cute when he needs something with a puppy eye, and being cute they say.

The only saving grace is how good the translation is. But hey, if you doesn't care about all the point I said above, then you can give this novel a try. Who knows maybe you'll like it. <<less
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FrostFlare
FrostFlare rated it
December 10, 2020
Status: --
What a disappointing work from Toika.... I can't believe it's the same author with Everyone Else is a Returnee (EER)

It's full of plot holes, one-sided perspective and half-assed reasonings.

I feel like I'm betrayed...

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In addition, I don't know if it's just me or what but... The translation feels like I'm reading it on MTL.
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Plopthedog
Plopthedog rated it
July 3, 2021
Status: c300
It's boring, bland and extremely repetitive. Like most, if not, all of the Toika novels I've read, it revolves around a either a ugly, nobody, normal, powerless human being (or human looking being) who becomes the strongest being in the first couple chapters and continues to grow stronger while a harem builds around him, and of course is oblivious to the fact that the harem loves him unconditionally. The conclusion of this story would then be wrapped up when MC defeats the big bad finally recognize that his harem loves... more>> him and so he reciprocates that love. And of course, this novel really doesn't steer away from this cookie cutter template that Toika uses, apart from the setting and the MC's personality.

However that's not Toika's main problem. His problem revolves around the middle chunk of the story and needless to say, like most of them, it stagnates slowly and falls in a cycle of repetition that is mind-numbingly boring and bland. Power-ups revolve around the same one specific aspect (eg Dungeon exploring) which repeats over and over again, big fights and action scenes never live up to the moment and are tensionless and sometimes resolved off-screen. The characters around him are mainly his harem, which never do stop gushing about how great MC is. Of course when this happens for around a couple hundred chapters (so far) and likely, it won't stop until they take down the last boss.

The worldbuilding is decent and MCs personality whilst annoying is tolerable and unique compared to those emotionless MCs.

But there's nothing new in this and there's nothing great. It just spells out mediocre for me. <<less
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half_f
half_f rated it
April 12, 2021
Status: --
Plain

Found guy A, guy B, girl A, girl B, item A, item B bleh...

There's no excitement over MC's premonition. Replace "Yo-Ma Great War n" with "author's cheat sheet", it's a concept only the author/MC can relate and understand, it means nothing to the reader.
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peterkxm
peterkxm rated it
August 20, 2021
Status: Completed
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Combining action, adventure, and slice-of-life, we deliver yet another Toika novel that satisfies the readers' desires and completes a wish-fulfillment romance/harem novel.

  • Alright, the MC in the initial 60 chapters or so act like a typical JP-shounen protagonist where he believes he is extremely weak when in-fact, he is breaking the rules of common sense that currently exist within that world (like who else squeezes slimes 24/7 and squats up and down to gain levels and skills). Despite this somewhat seemingly disappointing persona of the MC initially, he grows to acknowledge his power immediately in the first 1/3 of the novel and then continues to notice his sheer absurdity later on when fighting demons/devils and other beings that threaten his well-being. Don't give up in the initial 60 chapters, give this novel some time to grow on you and let it sink in if you have enjoyed Toika's other works.
  • The harem is pretty generic in terms of a fantasy world. How so? Well we got royalty, a daughter of a noble, the personal maid, a succubus queen, the empire's future empress/noble and a high elf. This is basically the ULTIMATE harem when it is all put together if we exclude the aspect of "beast-kin" or generic "demi-humans" that also appear in most fantasy novels (if you want that kind of harem, just go to the JP-novel called Garbage Brave, but the romance really lacks in that novel except for the first girl) . The romance is a bit lackluster for a portion of the harem and here is why: the royal princess is just obsessed with the MC for seemingly no reason other than the fact that he gave her "worms" (aka slimes and dragons) , the succubus queen was obsessed with the MC from the beginning but not really explained why other than his good-looks, the empire's future empress fell in-love with him as a "teacher" of her skills and abilities, and the high elf just observed the MC from afar and thus fell in-love with him. The real romance really only exists between the daughter of the count and the personal maid where the MC falls in-love with the personal maid before the count's daughter but the progression in both series of romances are well-explained compared to the other four harem members. The other four harem members just seem to be thrown in for wish-fulfillment or rather just for the sake of creating a more diverse harem (no complaints here really but not a true romance with these four members, I mean even the JP-novel "In Another World With My Smartphone" had more romance in the harem compared to this harem, with even about 100 less chapters) . No complaints overall though, I really liked the novel's harem since it was quite comedic at times.
  • For the actual plot, it's pretty unique overall with the slight plot twist that existed at the end of the novel for our MC (which I won't spoil, just read the last 30 chapters and you'll understand it well enough, but no tragedies though, don't worry) . The fight scenes are well thought-out and it adds a good sense of suspense and action throughout the novel although the Demon King fight was quite disappointing (I mean, did that thing just implode on itself or what LOL) . The MC always seems to the get last punch in (literally, his ability is annihilation when the Gods bless him at the finale and he throws stuff that gets huge and falls like a meteor) but the side characters always seem to do most of the work initially. We also have a sort-of slice-of-life aspect to the novel with the MC's random antics with bathhouses, artifacts, and constant sporadic dungeon raids but it adds the fantastic world-building of the novel where there are seemingly 4-5 main areas in this world that are focused upon.
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Wills03106
Wills03106 rated it
July 21, 2020
Status: c10
I am going, to be honest; I love this novel so far. The first few chapters feel and read like setup, but once it gets in the groove, it is firing on all cylinders. I find characters' interactions and the set up to be quite interesting and entertaining. I can't praise anything else about the novel yet because there is just not enough content, but if the author uses what he sets up right this could become one of the best novels I have ever read.

Minor spoilers for the first... more>> 10 chapters

There is something I would like to point out: this novel much like the authors other works will probably have a harem, but I have two things to people who might get scared off by that: firstly, the protagonist is going to avoid harems like they are the plague because the body he is using has the tendency of getting stabbed by lovers; secondly, so far, the author is keeping the male to female the ratio of the supporting close to one guy for every girl. Now even with those considered it will probably go down the harem route due to the handsome protagonist tag, but I still want people to give it a try, especially, because the translator will change the frequency of releases depending on the number of clicks. So please, give it a shot.

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Handoro
Handoro rated it
December 12, 2020
Status: c111
This series is basically for people who love that the MC is the strongest of all, the only problem is that after ALL the characters have affirmed that he is ridiculously strong
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He killed a final boss with a single "hit" (he really has a kind of marble that throws with enough force), and still says things like "why bosses die so fast if I'm so weak"

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, he keeps saying things like "surely x character is holding back, I'm going to die, I'm going to die ".
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Rheela
Rheela rated it
December 15, 2020
Status: c82
This is just disappointing.

There is a limit how delusional someone can be to underestimate himself so much.

It is said the MC played those game hundreds of times to save Evan so he should be very clear how all those mechanics work and, for God's sake, know how much exp he is farming to raise his existence level. He started to kill slimes since he was 9 years old and probably farmed billions of exp points. Enough to raise his level to an unimaginable level. He KNOWS that he got 1... more>> experience point for those small slimes. He KNOWS that he got even more exp for those stronger slimes. And he kills two in less as a second. But he sees himself as just some weak extra who just dies at every opportunity. Sorry, that's just s*upid.

So denying him this much intelligence is just very very bad storytelling.

I was curious if he every realizes that he is just strong so Ive read some spoilers. That made me even more disappointed to see that, halfway through the story, it doesn't change one bit. So I'm dropping this at this point, because it makes reading it just a frustrating chore. <<less
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WanderingOakTree
WanderingOakTree rated it
October 31, 2020
Status: c246
This novel was not what I quite expected yet at the same time it was. Let me explain. What my expectations were was reading about a young man getting transported to another world obtaining the pinnacle of being OP while duking it out with other people every other chapter while meeting friends, rivals, bad guys and also making a harem on the way. (Since it is a Toika novel) Unfortunately I got a slice of life novel with bits and pieces of harem making and the MCs OPness but still... more>> it threw me off with it's pacing.

Now if you are actually reading this short terrible paragraph review you might have some questions like. Do you recommend this? Yes.

Is it good? Depends on if you like a slow burn Shounen not Shounen slightly Comedic Harem novel then sure.

How's the MC? He's not a beta for sure but he's overly cautious towards women and he has quite a funny reason for that. If you want to know read it!

Edit: So I'm at the near halfway point for this novel and it strangely feels like things are paying off. I know 200 chapters of what some people would call build up is annoying but these characters, hopefully one, might actually have someone you can root for. Its werid. At first reading this with the MC being so young was a bit strange but I enjoyed it. Why? Because we could see how his life in this new world was being built up. The characters around him and even surprise surprise, his attitude toward being able to accept a lover. As I stated before this novel is more like a slice of life. Well yes near the beginning but I felt like it was fine because this helped me get an attachment to some characters. Sure I don't like all but they do a good job at where it is right now. And the current chapter at where I am now feels like things are finally getting really serious in this novel. <<less
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yellowpuff
yellowpuff rated it
October 27, 2020
Status: c82
. well I am kinda dissapointed it started rather well but then the more u go the worse it becomes... he is kinda to 2d always talkes about how he is a side character and all. That though doesnt even start ro change and I am at 80 smt chapters
Then talk about girls.... he says he is afraid of them for u know reasons for his death and all but he never pushes then away its more like he does it but he doesnt ? and it gets the... more>> same with every character
The autor should have at least made him a bit more 3D some more characteristic.... anyaay its very dissaponting the more u read <<less
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unclebebby
unclebebby rated it
February 19, 2021
Status: c71
Edit: ok, 71 chapters later and this is basically the distilled essence of Toika novels. Toika is the master of overprepared protagonist and 71 chapters in, the proteg, Evan, is still preparing either by training or collecting strong friends or building things. This is basically Toika saying "oh, you like The tr*sh of the Count Family novel? Hold my Beer"

It's still pretty entertaining so far.

God bless the Active Translations group, but sweet jesus their translations can go from "oh this is tolerable" to "sweet jesus I think the male lead... more>> just took a poop in a girl's mouth oh wait no I think they mean that the female support character just said that she wanted food... how did they translate so badly?" <<less
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Toanngo
Toanngo rated it
February 5, 2021
Status: c152
after reading countless number of novels, I finally decide to register for an account to leave a review in here. The novel progress with extremely slow pace that filled with bunch of filler and unnecessary conversation. I cant belive this is written by the same author as EER, such a waste of time. Not to mention that Active Translation are so inconsistent with the translation quality, as 30% of the chapters are unreadable.
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taptothebeat
taptothebeat rated it
September 17, 2020
Status: c41
Nice so far! The premise that he's avoiding a billion death scenarios is a great catalyst for his growing stronger. The completion of the first main arc, aprox. ch. 40, was worth the wait for me. Everything came together very satisfyingly.

Downsides:

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    • the author has trouble making kids sound/talk/act like kids... so it feels like the author just gave up.
    • People seem to accept Evan's adult mentality too easily.
    • The money-making pharmacy setup felt a bit rushed and glossed over. For example, if the potions are priced too low, wouldn't a merchant just buy the whole stock and then sell for-profit?
    • When introduced, the side characters are given a backstory. But after, it feels like the characters have been forgotten.
    • There isn't any tension in the story yet. Everything feels under the control of the MC.
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promet
promet rated it
October 23, 2021
Status: c358
True score is 2.5/5.

This Toika story is a big disappointment. Why? Because 1) Toika has proven he can write interesting stories, and 2) this story had some promising parts, but turned out to be a big meh.

First of all, Toika's novels often have a lot of common elements. What's great about this novel (and what made it promising) is that Toika tries out new things in this novel: more characters, better characters, more fleshed-out characters, slower pace, more slice-of-life chapters, and better milestones in terms of relationship development between MC... more>> and his love interests (yes, it's a harem, and not just MC has multiple lovers).

The problem is that the author was overly ambitious, and he overdid it. He simply bit off more than he could chew.

In order:

    • there are too many characters that are supposed to be relevant; it's a problem because
    • while some characters are much better than on average in Toika's stories, it's difficult to ensure that for all of them, especially when there are so many to work on, and
    • Toika indeed failed to properly flesh out most of them. Basically: yes, there are more characters, yes, they are more distinct compared to your average cast, but they're still merely 2d characters without true depth to them (in most cases).
    • Additionally, while the author's idea to try a slow-paced novel is good, he again overdid it. It simply didn't work out, because firstly, his characters weren't up to par, and secondly, the events themselves weren't up to par. In the end, we got filler chapters that I would skim through impatiently because neither the characters nor the events were interesting enough to even glance at. Where's the entertainment in that.
    • When neither the characters nor the plot could carry the lackluster filler chapters, the author just had to add another nail to the coffin of the slow pace: weird time skips that ruined the pacing. From early on, we could easily tell that some character development (and relationship development) was necessary, and I know Toika can be trusted on it as he proved it in most of his novels. However, not only did obvious steps of such development take very long, Toika also inserted time skips of literal years at weird timings. My suspension of disbelief died there: I couldn't believe, for example, that love interests didn't try to get closer to MC for two damn years of a time skip and made no progress with him when they could do so much faster between time skips.
    • I already pretty much described slice-of-life chapters above, so I won't repeat myself.
    • Lastly, relationship development milestones were quite good, and Toika wrote some very good scenes in this novel. I think they were the best up to date (Toika is more of a shallow harem than deeper romance writer, and it shows in all his works, but he showed here that he made some improvement in this area). Sadly, the weird time skips ruined the pacing for those milestones. Like I said, I couldn't believe nothing happened during those time skips. I think we all know that MC is gonna end up bedding love interests (since it's Toika), so I won't put it in a spoiler, but imo it's taken way too long for their relationship to reach that stage (at least 3-4 years later than the pace (outside the time skips!) would suggest.
So yeah, I hate time skips in this novel. It was like the author pushed the pause button, and then the rewind button, and the characters didn't move, but the time went forward. I mean, they did move, but hardly so.

I won't go into details on the boring plot (I'm sure other reviewers did), but I want to remark some more on the characters.

So, the protagonist is big crap before he comes of age (and his later character development was nothing special tbh). Basically, he matures in reverse. When you're reincarnated as a kid, I suppose acting childishly to some degree is reasonable if you want others not to suspect anything, but this guy acted childishly even as "teenager", and he came off as a massive weirdo anyway. The level of obliviousness is heavy with this one, and honestly speaking, the protagonist doesn't really have anything much to him. He knows about the game, he is strong, and he worries about dying in various ways. That's honestly all there is to him until the point I read. I also can't get how he can act like a brat with his grandpa who isn't his grandpa (you'll know what that means if you read the story; I won't spoil it).

A good thing is that Toika finally decided to include other prominent male characters in the story. However, the only ones really worth mentioning are the butler and the shield guy. They're much more fleshed out then Toika's male nonprotagonist characters in his other stories. The author has greatly improved here, so let us applaud him. Unfortunately, they're nothing spectacular, either. The members of the past hero party, well, one of them had a limited screentime, and it fitted just right, but the other one is overly prominent a character (because chapters with him are too boring, so I blame the fillers). As for other minor characters, there's the archer that does deserve being a side character, but others usually don't deserve even this standing, which they have for some reason. The ones with the weird names (you'll know if you read the novel).

Sadly, Toika hasn't made much progress on love interests, or if he did, then it wasn't significant. They're still pretty shallow. Well, maybe one or two of them has more depth than in other Toika stories, but it's still not enough. However, the crappy protagonist might be at fault here because of the way he acted (I won't go into spoiler territory here) for a long time. And of course, we get completely unnecessary harem candidates too. Tsk, Toika should just focus on 2-3 love interests and give them more depth instead of adding love interests as if he has nothing better to write about.

So anyway, to sum up, this story is simply too long and has too many elements. The author has overextended himself, trying to do more than he was capable of pulling off well. As someone fond of Toika, I'm sad. A VIP as Soon as You Log In was already on the verge of mediocrity (even if it had some good elements), and the demon king one was quite the garbage, but now we get this.

Oh, one more thing. Active Translations, the group that started picking up Toika stories, may be partially at fault for this lowering quality of Toika's stories. Why? Because Toika always loads a bunch of reference-based jokes into his stories, and the stories translated by AT have a suspiciously much smaller amount of those. Who knows, perhaps those filler chapters I dissed were actually filled with good jokes that AT failed to translate? At any rate, AT prioritizes speed and uses at least several different translators on one project (at least for Toika stories), and I saw signs of some obvious translation mistakes (I'm an editor, and edited a good 8, 000, if not 10, 000, chapters over the last four, five years, so I can notice some hints even if I don't know Korean, even if what I notice will be merely 5% of translation mistakes as others can't be seen so easily). Going by my gut feeling and my experience, the translators they hired know Korean, but aren't familiar with anime, manga, and such (things that are referenced by Toika), and that's why a lot got lost in translation. The only good thing is better editing (better English) than in the oldest Toika translations. <<less
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Krystalz
Krystalz rated it
June 4, 2021
Status: c72
Reviewing at chapter 72. (Further reviews will come later)

How do you know if the first 72 chapters of this story is for you?

    • Delusional and dense MC that is ignorant about his OP strength and plays it off is 'he must have been weaken' when he easily defeats others. (For me, ignorance is a sin.)
    • The MC is OP and every competent in most cases other than romance and understanding his strengths.
    • Story focuses on world building and growth of MC financially and physically, but nothing stands out particularly. (Many novels does it better)
    • Pretty chill story (Stress free. Even crisis doesn't feel like one at all)
    • Little to no action sequence
    • Unique charm of a misunderstanding story where other characters is capable of perceiving his value.
    • MC uses game 'bugs' for exploitation and grow strong exponentially.
    • Great father and son interactions.
    • MC rants about how weak he is because he is an 'extra'; at least a couple of lines every chapter or two, despite being strong (It gets annoying since there isn't much that stands out other than this within the story)
    • MC is phobic to woman. (Justification 'woman will lead to his death')
    • Extremely cautious personality
The main point is, there is nothing exceptional about this story. No hook, nothing to captivate the readers attention. Even the misunderstanding, which is the charm of this story, isn't executed particularly well. It feels annoying rather than amazing.

The justifications are especially lack cluster. It feels like the author isn't attempting at to justify it. Instead, the author plays into the realm of imagination and expectations.

I had to pick this story up over 3 times over the course of 72 chapters.

Why? Itjust feels bland... It's not bad but not good either. I like the cautious personality but it's way to extreme that the MC becomes blind and delusional.

It's a forgettable story to be honest with you. I can't believe it's the same author who wrote 'Everyone Else is a Returnee' and 'I Reincarnated for Nothing'.
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Hawk73 rated it
May 17, 2021
Status: c330
C72: Honestly, it would get 5 stars but I can't stand a super dense MC, especially when he is so competent in all other areas. Romantically dense I can understand, in part because it can be more denial than actually dense, but being dense in relation to his actual strength is pretty annoying.

c242: He is no longer in denial about his powers, which is good, but I'm not a fan of how the harem romance is playing out.

I don't like harem romance in general, but if I compare this too... more>> Little Tyrant, where I haven't minded it as much, it's because in Little Tyrant each relationship feels like an individual romance, where they go through trials and tribulations together, and trust and depend on each other. You can see why they are willing to look past the messiness of his other relationships

In this novel, everyone simply falls in love with the MC, he never really trusts or depends on them, their relationships aren't really given any development, so the love is pretty one-sided. As the reader you don't see the harem fall in love (except Belois perhaps), it is usually love as first sight, and so far you can't really see the basis for how their relationship has developed so far. They love him... because he's awesome, and he loves them... because they love him. It doesn't really justify their relationship that much, but maybe that's because I like a good romance.

Edit: ch330. I got pretty repetitive. Their are some nice twists, but I dislike how it got pretty repetitive, I didn't enjoy the romance that much because characters were treated more at harem members then fleshed out characters, and the whole universe revolves around MC.

Earlier in the piece I really enjoyed the world, and I like overpowered protagonists and such, liked how he used his metaknowledge, but there start to be arcs where they are there for the sake of being there, its boring and predictable, and the power scaling and plot developments which make much of what happened in the past redundant or insignificant make it hard to take the plot seriously, because you feel whatever happens will eventually be made trivial as well. It started of really fresh but where im up to would only give 3/5 <<less
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